X-Crafts ERJ Family Updated to Version 1.1

By
Keizo Ono
Thursday, July 4, 2019

X-Crafts, developers of Embraer aircraft for X-Plane, have updated their ERJ Family (E135, 140, 145, 145XR, Legacy 650) to version 1.1. Posted on X-Plane.org by systems developer Steve Wilson, version 1.1 contains improvements to the flightmodel, visual changes, as well as updated FMOD sounds.

Here’s the changelog for version 1.1:

AIRCRAFT RELATED CHANGES

    Modified flight models to fly with nose up attitude (1-2 degrees up) on approach (around 120-115 knots)

    Modified flight models to fly at M0.78 with CRZ TRS mode engaged.

    Spool Up slowed down

    Spool Down slowed down

    Throttles are less responsive

    Modified fuel consumption to match closer real life performance

    Less tire friction so the planes need less thrust to start moving

    Fixed CRS Needle offset

    Fixed Fuel page on Legacy had FWD and VENTRAL mixed

    Changed the dome light pitch so it illuminates the overhead panel more.

    Fixed GPU voltage was showing wrong values

    Fixed overlapping EICAS messages

    Fixed Ventral Tank on XR showing zero fuel

    Added Landing Call outs Now its 500ft, 100ft, 50ft, 10ft.

    Shorter Aircraft Descriptions (for JAR Design Ground Handling Plugin compatibility)

    Corrected ICAO signs for E145 XR and Legacy

    Park brake now isnt pulled when toe brakes are used

    Overspeed bar on PFD is red and goes all the way up

    Removed service door indication from Legacy MFD system page


MODEL RELATED CHANGES

    Fixed NAV lights being illuminated while the switches were off

    The engines now both rotate in the same direction

    Remove before flight covers show up only after N1 is 0%

    Outer Spoilers deploy less than the inner ones

    Cabin Lights are now controllable (you can dim them or switch them on/off completely)

    from the FA control panel which is located next to the main door.

    Main door can also be closed from this same FA control panel

    Added a click spot which swaps the 2 FMS units

    Dome and chart holder lights were not actually lit when the light was illuminated.

    Fixed pedestal panel lights being connected to the dome lights

    Removed the dummy avionics manipulator from the glareshield

    Removed easter egg manipulator which rotated the cabin from overhead panel, because

    it's supposed to be somewhere else!

    Removed service door manipulator in Legacy

    The altitude pressure knob nowgoes to FL410 on Legacy and XR

    Touched up geometry to remove small gaps in the cockpit

    Fixed a tiny piece of the cabin sticking out above service door on the Legacy

    Changed parking brake manipulator

    Added manipulators to the trim switches on the pedestal

    Opening the doors on the panel now also changes the door status on the ground menu

    FADEC switches have a default position at 12 o clock


TEXTURES

    Fixed some issues on the belly normal maps

    Some minor tweaks to the cockpit textures to make them blend in better.

    Fixed Speedbrake Textures

    Gear Up indcators on the EICAS are now white as on the real jets.


ERJ FUNCTIONS

    If you spawn a session in flight the avionics no longer go through a self test before being fully active

    Automatically remove the "remove before flight" elements permanently when the engines are started.  

    The user can toggle them back on after shutting down the engines.

    Auto deploy spoilers on landing.   (Note that speedbrake automation will be disabled if the user has

    the speedbrakes assigned to a joystick axis).  Wheels must be spinning, groundspeed at or over 50 KIAS.

    Auto retract spoilers when throttle advanced past 50%.  

    Initialize STAB DE-ICE in the ON condition for all startup situtations.

    Revised the X-Plane descriptions of a few of the custom commands for the autopilot.

    Revised the function of the autopilot toggle to properly control the yaw damper when necessary.

    Created new command:  XCrafts/ERJ_parking_brake.  This will set the toe brakes to "full on" as a

    replacement for the X-Plane "parking brake" and allow people to slow the aircraft without the

    parking brake handle animating.  


FMOD SOUND

    Encoded in 5.1

    Highly modified exterior engines based on new recordings.

    Increased bass and volume of ground roll.

    Increased bass of interior engines.

    Increased Interior start slightly.

    Decreased coffee pot rattle (provided you are not standing in the galley).

    Added shutdown for interior/exterior engines.

    Added main gear retract bumps (only audible in cabin!).

    Smoothed transition from cockpit/cabin.

    Modified thrust reverse.

    50 and 10 callouts added.

    Reduced bass on interior and exterior reverse thrust.

    Lowered pitch of packs by 1st, also added a slight air noise to try to smooth the high pitch sound.

    Fixed overhead switches.

    Reduced volume, increased high pass of thrust reverse.

    Lowered pitch of avionic fans by 2st

    Added nose gear retract sound.

    Added mach scale high speed (mutes 322 kias warning and instead triggers at 0.78M).

    Changed trigger points for speed warning from 250/320 to 252/322.

    Changed Mach overspeed from 0.78 to 0.85

    Changed logic on the gear horn.  Now triggers with gear up when below 1260RA.

    Added triple-chime to gear horn.

    Added end caps to packs when using the bleed air switch to mask abrupt start/stop.

    Custom park brake now working.

    Nose gear extend sound added.

    Reduced galley cart distance.

    Reduced cockpit rattles.

    Fixed 50 and 10 callouts.

    Added additional checks for gear horn.

    Reduced 50 and 10 Callouts by 2db

    Internal mixer placement for packs and nose gear (prevents them from being audible outside the plane).

According to Steve, the update will require reactivation of the product because of changes to scripting code.

X-Crafts ERJ Family is available on X-Plane.org for $89.95 (USD), and can be found here. To view previous articles about the ERJ Family, click here

Thanks to Discord user Janis for the tip off on the Threshold Discord Server, which can be found here

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