• Project Magenta - High End Flight Simulation
  1. Flight Sim Center (Flight Training in Milan, Italy)

    May 11, 2011 by Enrico Schiratti

    This training center in Milan (Area Piazzale Lodi) offers courses for companies as well as individuals.  Their courses range from Pre Interview Ground & SIM Assessment to MCC Training and they also offer individual flight hours on their simulators.

    For more information please go to their web site: http://www.flightsimcenter.eu/

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  2. Site Search

    May 8, 2011 by Enrico Schiratti

    A new and useful feature of our website is the Search, you will see the input box for it in the top right corner. As the site grows, together with the upload, file change logs and FAQ section.

    Should you be searching for something specific without being able to find it, please let us know. You can e-mail us or use the comment feature on these pages.

    Also, please note that you can add an RSS feed of this and the other blog pages to your Browser or RSS reader.

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  3. MyCockpit Website

    May 5, 2011 by Enrico Schiratti

    MyCockpit is an excellent resource for cockpit builders. As its tag-line says, it brings aviation enthusiasts together – of the very dedicated kind.

    Please check it out: http://www.mycockpit.org/

    They also have a Project Magenta User group: http://www.mycockpit.org/forums/forumdisplay.php/99-Project-Magenta-User-Group

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  4. Sim Builders Blog

    by Enrico Schiratti

    We will soon open up a channel where our customers will be able to share some experiences, constructive criticism and tips with other cockpit builders. It is not sure yet how we will organize this, but if you are interested, please let us know.

    If you would like to post something about your simulator here, links to photos or website, please contact us and we will set you up. Email: admin@projectmagenta.com

    Just as an encouragement, we have roughly 1000 unique web site visitors each and every day.

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  5. Pardon Our Dust

    by Enrico Schiratti

    Dear Customers and Visitors,

    Although we received several encouraging comments about the new Project Magenta dot Com, there is still going to be a transition period in which all glaring holes in the website will be filled. It requires some reorganization on our side, thoughtful atomisation as well as planning how to best make information and updates available to our customers.

    In the meantime I would like to thank Craig Middleton of Xpress Media for bringing the website into the 21st century and for his being so incredibly patient with my somewhat shallow learning curve. Their website is http://www.xpress-media.co.uk/

    We will surely try to make the most out of the new tools we have been handed.

    Let us know what you think!

    Enrico Schiratti

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  6. Instructor Station

    April 12, 2011 by admin

    Several new features and improvements were introduced in the new Instructor Station, the details are documented in the corresponding Changes file within the zip.

    - Fast Repositioning
    - Direct Access to FAIL and CONTROL pages via a menu.
    - You can use pmSystems Variables as well as Offset Definitions
    - Fuel Freeze
    - New Map Mode Button Layout
    - Map Slew for Position, Heading, Speed and Altitude (see Changes file)

    In one of the next versions pmRemote code will be included, this will allow you to use a Wifi device such as an iPod or Tablet to interact with the Instructor Station from your cockpit seat.

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  7. Beta Autopilot Feedback?

    by admin

    Some may have already experimented with the alternative Autopilot in the MCP and the FCU, and I think it has reached a point that it may be ready for primetime. Many changes have been made, especially since we put more effort into X-Plane.

    To allow easier interaction with that mode, I have added a page to the MCDU and CDU that allows you to enable/disable the Beta AP and also set its parameters. In both FMCs, press MENU twice, then MAINT, AP (or A/P).

    As a general note, most flight models will work well with a Pitch value of 30 and a Bank value of 50 (factors). There are some flight models that require much higher settings.

    The test procedure for the lateral modes (bank) is to first select a new heading, see how it turns towards it and captures it. If things are too violent, lower the bank value, if too slow, increase it.

    For pitch select a vertical speed, 1000 or 2000 ft/min, then see how fast it gets there and set factor accordingly.
    The next step is to fly an approach in normal approach configuration and see how that works, adjusting factors accordingly.

    I might write an automatic test procedure as well, it depends on whether it is necessary.

    Airbus builds on www.projectmagenta.com/updates.html
    Boeing builds on www.projectmagenta.com/latest.html

    The Boeing even number versions will be released in the next couple of days.

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  8. Navdata New Version 38

    by admin

    Some changes were made to the navdata files, the new Version 38 has been uploaded to the ‘latest’ section with the 1013 cycle data. Many thanks to Richard Stefan.

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  9. Turbulence in ESP/Prepar3D

    by admin

    If you want to disable the turbulence in these sims altogether, then edit the esp.cfg or prepar3d.cfg respectively and set DisableTurbulence=1.

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  10. WhazzUp/WhazzUp Plus on Windows 7 64 bit

    by admin

    If you have problems running WhazzUp on Win 7 64, please just run regocx.bat before starting the program for the time being.

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