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Camden Bruno

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Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2018, 10:24:22 pm »
Camden Bruno (BN) – 1253785
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Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2018, 10:17:25 am »
It looks fantastic gentlemen. Do you have any pictures and perhaps a list of the GA aircraft that are contained? As a P3D user, I do hope the venerable C172 has been added since P3D doesn’t have this aircraft.
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Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2018, 12:12:00 pm »
We have definitely made a point of ensuring there is good model matching available for general aviation. I can't speak to precisely which models are included, but I'm sure Matthew will be able to reply with more.


Evan Reiter
Training Administrator

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 05:12:42 pm »
It looks fantastic gentlemen. Do you have any pictures and perhaps a list of the GA aircraft that are contained? As a P3D user, I do hope the venerable C172 has been added since P3D doesn’t have this aircraft.

Hey Lantz,
    Thank you for the kind words! I'm going to split this post up into two sections: Airliner and General Aviation.
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With the airliners, BVAI supports the following aircraft with fully functional AI for both FSX and P3D V4:

Airbus:
A318, A319, A320, A321, A332, A333, A342, A343, A345, A346, A359, A388.

Aérospatiale:
ATR42, ATR72, Concorde.

Beechcraft:
B1900D

Boeing:
B732, B733, B734, B735, B736, B737, B738, B739, B741, B742, B743, B744, B748, B752, B753, B762, B763, B764, B772, B773, B77L, B77W, B788, B789.

Bombardier:
CRJ2, CRJ7, CRJ9, CRJ1000, DH8B, DH8C, DH8D.

British Aerospace:
BAE 146

Embraer:
E170, E175, E75L, E75S (Yes, there is definitely a difference), E140, E145.

McDonnell Douglas
MD11, MD80, DC91, DC93, DC94, DC95.

Fokker:
F50

Saab:
Saab 340, Saab 2000.

General Aviation AI supported in both FSX and P3D V4:

Pilatus PC12
Baron 55
Baron 58
Bonanza A-36
G8 Airvan
DHC6 Twin Otter
Cessna 172, C208
Cessna C402, C404, C414, and C421 (For you Cape Air flyers)
King Air A100, F90, C99, B200, and C90
Sorts SD330/360
BN2 Islander
Hawker HS125
Beechjet 400
Learjet LJ23, LJ24, LJ25, LJ31, and LJ35
Gulfstream GII, GIV, GV
DC3/C47
Citation 510, 550, 750
Challenger 604/605
Embraer Phenom
Global Express
Piper PA28, PA31
Cirrus SR22
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Please keep in mind this list is changing every day as we add or subtract aircraft that are not quite optimized for P3D V4. The airlines are a lot easier because you have a set callsign and aircraft type that Vpilot can use to scan and find a match within the BVAI package. General Aviation is a lot tougher because you can have any set of number or letters.. i.e. N_ _ _ _ _. The model matching code relies solely on the user's aircraft type to match the correct AI model, which is causing some issues. We're currently working through these issues. We're also seeking to improve load times with FSX and P3D V4. The more aircraft you have, the longer the sim takes to load. Aircraft like the Russian Antonov-70 are fun to have in the sim, but are seen very few and far between on the network.. if at all. Even after release, we will continue to provide hotfixes and updates to improve this list.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 05:31:40 pm by Matthew Miller »
Matthew Miller
C1 Controller
Retired DATM and EC

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 06:33:24 pm »
Matthew, wow! What a list! It was more than I could have hoped for. Really looking forward to the initial release.


Lantz
LZScout - Lantz | [email protected]
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Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2018, 10:03:59 am »
Any AI helicopters?

Danny
Regards,

Danny

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2018, 05:19:49 pm »
Any AI helicopters?

Danny

AI Helicopters are a tough one. Throughout the beta testing, we've used one single model to cover all helicopters. So far we've tried three helicopter models across eight beta versions with little to no success. The helicopter aspect of AI modeling is just not quite there yet in P3D V4. We're gonna keep trying to incorporate some sort of helicopter model, but it's not at the top of our priority list for this first version.
Matthew Miller
C1 Controller
Retired DATM and EC

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2018, 09:59:12 am »
Wow wow wow is all I can say !

Looks fantastic gentlemen  :D

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Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 11:42:21 am »
A quick note concerning the regional airline model matching as I've recieved a few questions about it.

One aspect of BVAI that will be implemented is regional model matching. As a frequent regional flyer myself, nothing bothers me more than seeing a default aircraft in the place of what should be a regional jet.  {...}
The amount of extremely thorough forethought that has gone into this project is VERY, VERY impressive.

I call BS on it being a "quick" note, however   :-)

EDIT: I also love how Michael Scott was the first one to comment after "his" scene from The Office was referenced :-)

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2018, 12:17:09 pm »
One thing to note, this will not work if you have multiple AI Packages installed. There are too many variables going on to match the correct livery with the callsign and aircraft type. We’ve found through beta testing that any additional packages installed will interfere with our model matching file, and cause Vpilot to crash.

MR, can we touch base via email or phone/TS about the above? This should not be the case at all. You should be able to run multiple packages and set the priority for model matching, such that, e.g. vPilot will use BVAI's model matching rules first, then fall back to other packages.

And it certainly should not cause vPilot to crash!

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2018, 04:40:17 pm »
Hey Ross, no problem. I will send you an e-mail shortly.
Matthew Miller
C1 Controller
Retired DATM and EC

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2018, 09:57:59 am »
Any update information?

Danny
Regards,

Danny

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Camden Bruno

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Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2018, 06:21:47 pm »
Any update information?
Ever since BVAI's announcement, the team (specifically Matt) has been approached with many comments and suggestions. Those pieces of feedback have continued to improve BVAI's capability. Rather than releasing BVAI and then immediately pushing dozens of updates, Matt would rather share a final product (with less need for immediate updates).

Matt can explain further, as necessary, but what my main point is that staying patient will pay off and you'll be getting an even better product.
Camden Bruno (BN) – 1253785
Air Traffic Manager Emeritus

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2018, 07:15:45 pm »
Ever since BVAI's announcement, the team (specifically Matt) has been approached with many comments and suggestions. Those pieces of feedback have continued to improve BVAI's capability.
Oops.  Partially my bad.  EVERYBODY STOP MAKING SUGGESTIONS IMMEDIATELY!

... lol...

Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2018, 10:26:13 am »
Thanks.....suggestions are good.....Danny
Regards,

Danny