YAACARS - XACARS-Plugin replacement

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Beitrag von nex » Sa 5. Jan 2019, 14:23

Hey Markus,

thanks for this long and very informative message late at night!!!! I'm still relatively new to FlightSims (XP11) so I didn't know most of this stuff.

But yes, a big help would be to have all the information from FTW ACARS filled in or at least displayed in YAACARS.

Then YAACARS exporting the weight and fuel info into a text file is the next big helpful step in my opinion. Afterwards a sample script of how to use this information to load for example the X-Plane 11 default Cessna 172 with the correct weights and fuel would be really appreciated :) but one step after the other....

Thanks a lot for all your time and effort!!!

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Beitrag von Teddii » Sa 5. Jan 2019, 14:53

Flightsimming is different for everyone. And with different level of detail. That's ok and will for most people change over time. At least it did for me :-)
I also started with the "load and go"/"time is money" variant in FSE ;-)
Fortunately, FTW tries to handle things a bit different and you can take your time to land your plane the right way (without having a time limit like in FSE). So we should try to focus on getting better pilots, and not primary on making money ;-)

I think the idea of exporting the data is a good approach. I will add that to YAACARS in the next version and maybe add an example lua script, if I find the time :-)

And thanks again for your valueable feedback! Much appreciated.

Cheers,
Markus
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Beitrag von Teddii » Sa 5. Jan 2019, 20:51

Thank you so much for your donation, TitanBoss78!
This will help buying our Twotter for Susi Air :-)
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Beitrag von Teddii » So 6. Jan 2019, 15:06

Latest TESTING build #79
(I didn't even had a flight with it, so don't use if for your next 747-cross-the-pond-megaflight!!! :-)

Use the internal Updater (and please let me know, if it does not work for you!)
or get it here: http://openair-alliance.eu/yaacars/download/

- loading weights are exported to a lua script. A basic yaacars_loadManager.lua is available for download
http://openair-alliance.eu/yaacars/down ... r_V1.0.zip

- "Live" Payload and Fuel weights from the plane are shown for easier comparision

- arrival coords are also checked when ending the flight
- after entering or pasting the flight number, you can load the FTW Flight directly by pressing ENTER
- Tailnumber can be changed (it's not used in FTW, but might change in the future)

- "Pirep sent" message now also shows the distance flown and a hint to continue in FTW now
- (hopefully) fixed the qnh for FSUIPC (not tested, please reports if it' still wrong)
- copilot texts changed for overspeed and stall
- "Flight started" event is added again to the event list
- Removed "you are at the wrong airport" copilot message
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Beitrag von Teddii » So 6. Jan 2019, 15:45

Thanks a lot for your donation, cas0r85!
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Beitrag von vladyi » So 6. Jan 2019, 16:38

Thanks Markus!
I'll try new version as well .. glad that "wrong airport" message was removed; first time it made me to doublecheck where the hell am I :)

Autoupdater didn't work for me, although I have correct directory structure - see link below:
https://image.prntscr.com/image/Ls2wXjR ... ld4sRQ.png
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Beitrag von Teddii » So 6. Jan 2019, 17:04

Hi Vladyi - sadly I always get "403 Forbidden" when trying to open your link. Maybe you can send it to me in Discord?
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#28

Beitrag von Trapper007 » So 6. Jan 2019, 17:34

Hi Teddii,

first of all thanks for your great work. :clap:

I just installed your newest version with the export function. The autoupdater worked fine for me. :thumbup:

I like the idea with the export/import of the fuel and load data. My first test with your lua script worked in principal. But I'm wondering when the script should do the import to avoid loading old data.
Therefor I wan't to ask when YAACARS does the export?

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Beitrag von Teddii » So 6. Jan 2019, 18:12

Hey Trapper,

YAACARS creates the lua file whenever the payload- or fuel-data are changed within YAACARS.
This data will be written with the "tracking=0" indicating it's safe to change fuel and payload.

When the flight is started, the file is rewritten with "tracking=1" indicating that a flight is in progress.

If I remember correctly, the file is left unchanged in this state unless another flight is loaded.
So the data are marked as "don't use then" until a new flight is loaded in YAACARS.

I also created a VERY small documentation of how it's supposed to work ... you won't need it anymore, but just for reference:
http://openair-alliance.eu/yaacars/doc/ ... anager.lua

And as said, it's just meant as a proove of concept. I'd be happy, if one picks it up to create a small interface out of it.
This interface could also show the "state of flight" or if the flight tracking is running (to remember the pilot of starting the flight in YAACARS)

Cheers,
Markus
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Beitrag von Teddii » Mo 7. Jan 2019, 17:57

Latest TESTING build #82
Use the internal Updater (and please let me know, if it does not work for you!)
or get it here: http://openair-alliance.eu/yaacars/download/

Added
- added metar button
- alt airport can be edited (just for metar info right now)
- Tailnumber, departure and arrival airports are converted to uppercase

Changed/Fixed
- Copilot's "Hi" goes to the correct box now
- aligned Text in "pirep sent!" messagebox
- Update-Process should run in a dos-box now

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