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DA40-NGX Improvement Mod

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Link to the active discussion on FS forums

Note: The FS20 file system is very fragile. Mods can interfere with eachother very easily. Please double, tripple check your community folder before posting. 99% of problems have been fixed simply by removing some other old mod.
Please delete the whole DA40NGX folder before updating.

This mod aims to improve the default DA40 in as many aspects as possible.

Key Features

Powerplant changes

FADEC

The FADEC controls manifold pressure, injected fuel quantity and propeller speed according to the desired engine power preselected with the power lever. The RPM will follow the RPM set curve. (Further details in the included PDF)

  • Accurate engine performance in relation to pressure altitude and temperature
  • Accurate fuel flows
  • More accurate Oil/Coolant temperature and pressure behaviour
  • More realistic startup behaviour 
  • Fixed Fuel Pumps (no fuel flow increase)
  • Progressive Engine damage (disabled by default)
  • Added oil and fuel starvation when flying inverted.

Compatibility with WT G1000Nxi

  • Added systems and fuel page with funtional fuel totaliser
  • Correct Engine and Ammeter indication behaviour
  • CAS messages added for Engine, Failures and other systems.

Flightmodel 

  • Cruise speeds and climb rates more closely match AFM numbers
  • Smoother less twitchy control compared to default
  • Improved Cl table and stall characteristics
  • Increased adverse yaw 
  • Increased flap lift and drag
  • Added nose wheel steering (Can be removed)
  • Added rudder trim for those who like to hand fly
  • More accurate sitting attitude and suspension (rear wheels clip slightly)

Systems

  • Increased Fuel capacity to 19.5 gal usable per side
  • Fuel transfer stops automatically 
  • Fuel sloshes back and forth 
  • ECU run-up
  • Functional windshield defrost (always on)
  • Simulated fuel/gearbox temperature
  • Improved autopilot PIDs with correct lateral and vertical limitations

Statsaving

  • Everythring from fuel levels, flaps lights, switches, frequencies are saved between flights. This can be enabled if desired (PDF)

Visuals

  • Improved Internal cockpit lighting and ambience
  • Added white Navlight
  • Quad flash strobes
  • Prop Mod from Bilngualharp7

Other

  • Fuel totaliser can be reset using the ELT
  • Added Debugging CAS messages to help figuring out mod compatibility




Thanks for the help:
Nishmaster, Tim, Birdy,Uwajimaya, Jonasbeaver, BilingualHarp7 and others

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Details
Compatibility
Sim Update 11 3 0
Initial Release
November 02, 2020
Last Updated
2 month(s) ago — V0.10

Version

V0.10

File Size

220.31 MB

Downloads

70,245

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Affiliation
Diamond DA40

Timeline

  • Updated to version V0.10

  • Updated to version v0.9.0.1

  • Updated to version v0.9

  • Updated to version v0.8.6

  • Updated to version v0.8.5.2

  • Updated to version v0.8.5.1

  • Initial File Release

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446 Comments

I cannot get this aircraft to show. I put the DA40-NGX into the Community folder, it has the manifest,json file, all other add-ons in there show but not the DA40-NGX. I re-downloaded the file, removed the folder and replaced it, rebooted my computer, it makes no difference.

Edit: I read on the Microsoft Flightsim forum that it REPLACES the default DA40NG. Is this true? In that case the included readme.txt should be corrected!

Hi,

Thanks for a great mod. I have, however one question: your model does not seem to have any p-factor/left turning tendency? With zero wind full throttle no rudder needed the plane accelerates completely straight. Also, in slow flight/high pitch/full throttle there should be plenty of right ruddere needed but it seems that the plane does not skid at all?

I'm not sure it's something new with SU11 or if I'm forgetting something, but my screens are going black after flying for a little while.

Hello, i have ther red warning ALTNFAIL and after a time the yello warning VOLTSLOW. What have i forgotten or is something bad?

Great mod, thank you

Vielen lieben Dank für Ihren Mod! Sie haben einen alten Mann damit glücklich gemacht. 😉

Hey everyone, does someone know how to sign the keystarter from the DA40 Mod to the Honeycomb Alpha rotary switch? I cant find the right settings to make this work.

Downloaded and installed yesterday. Huge improvement over the stock model in everyway. Big thank you to mrtommymxr. One thing I did notice was that after an hour long flight, both fuel tank indicators didn't move at all.

One of my favorite aircraft improvement mods! Thank you!

does this replace the asobo da40?

Does this mod work with the DA40, Su10 G1000nxi? I have recently started a VR flight trek from Ireland across to Spain and find the flight default flight physics of the DA40 to feel unrealistic. Been looking for a mod to improve on the standard Asobo model and this seems to fit the bill. RPM, fuel flow and lighting in the default model also feel off. G1000nxi is a must.

DA40 has bad pitch oscillation in AP ALT mode. FD moves up and down and the plane's nose follows. If you look down at the trim wheel, you can see it moves back and forth unnaturally fast. I've changed the pitch rate parameters in the AP section of the config file back to the values shown in the Sim's Default DA40 .cfg to no avail. I've been writing Flight Sim .cfg files since FS2000 and I can't even figure this one out...anybody got any ideas? Otherwise, OUTSTANDING mod! I had some time in the DA40 back in 2001 when it was pretty much brand new and the diesel motors were only still an exciting rumor! I was very fortunate to be friends with another pilot who worked as one of Diamond's North American demo pilots. What a blast it was and this improvement mod makes this bird MUCH more like what I remember flying versus Asobo's flight model rendering! Keep up the great work!

I was wondering about the state saving. You mention a PDF, but the only PDF included is the one regarding the FADEC system.

How can I chance to hPa instead of inhg? Before the mod it was easily possible

For whatever reason, fuel is only being drained from the *RIGHT* tank. And very rapidly at that. The emergency fuel selector is not set (it's set to normal). But even setting it to off it doesn't seem to matter(I would expect the engine to die). It's as if it's always in emergency mode. Fuel transfer pump is off.

There are no other mods other than the G1000. I was flying with Simconnect (FSEconomy), but even shutting that off doesn't seem to make a difference.

Any idea why that would happen? Running version v0.9.0.1

Engine cuts out after a few seconds.

Refueling doesn't help. Exchanging the livery doesn't help.

RPM drops and drops and the machine dies.

After loading, the plane is in a cloud of smoke and I have 15 fps less. when i turn the key in the ignition i have full fps again and the smoke is gone, but the machine turns off again or doesn't even start at all.

mod broken? That would be a pity. I had a lot of flying hours with it.

Hello, thanks for the mod. But how do I know if I have instaled the mod correctly and is working in the sim? Thank you 😊

I'm only getting 37~38% off load, and around 1800rpm with full throttle. Any hint?

Hello, this mod looks great. However, when the autopilot is engaged, the plane is continuously going up and down, is this normal? 

Kind regards, 

Hi, is it possible to set a keyboard or joy stick button for ECU test? If there is, what will be the control setting? Thank you




Roadmap
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Backlog
Suggestion, bugs and ideas for the future.

  • Version V0.10 September 30, 2022

    FADEC and powerplant:
    Power settings are now rounded
    Idle and ECU test behaviour improved
    Rain affects engine cooling
    Fuel flow is more accurate at lower power settings


    Systems.
    Now compatible with native WT G1000 Nxi
    Removed Pitot overheating.


    other:
    Engine damage and State-saving are now disabled by default, Instructions in PDF

  • Version v0.9.0.1 June 05, 2022

    Hotfix:
    States will not longer load on first flight, as there obviously are no states to load.

  • Version v0.9 June 04, 2022

    Powerplant:
    • no more need to worry about your prop axis. new WASM from Jarek
    • lower oil temp
    • Added custom water and oil cooling with thermostat and water/oil heat exchanger.
    • Prop idle shake reduced

    Flightmodel:
    • Added CFD
    • Added modern prop modelling
    • Flight model redo: Flaps, stall, ground effect, drags
    • Prop idle shake reduced

    Systems:
    • electrical system fixes
    • Fixed “pitot fail”
    • Autopilot improvements
    • Bunch of other stuffs


    Other
    • Removed overheating, replaced by progressive damage.
    Using the engine normally, ie: Letting it warm up, respecting its limitations and proper checklist usage should cause no damage to the engine

    Damage reset combination: On ground, Engine master off, Full power lever, stick forward and full Right (Reset)

    • Saved states on fuel, switches, lights, instruments, flaps, trim damage reset combination (On ground, Engine master off, Full power lever, stick forward and full Right (Reset)

  • Version v0.8.6 January 10, 2022

    Powerplant:
    Emergency fuel now properly transfers fuel to the main tank. Thanks Jarek <3
    Increased fuel heating
    Tuned engine curves so that power will not increase as RPM is reduced at high altitudes
    Added alternate air and filter icing
    Increased p factor

    Systems:
    NAV1/COM1 moved to ESS bus
    Alternator switches off with engine master switch correctly
    AP tuning: Reverted to some default Asobo values and stuffffff
    Added pitot overheat, TY Jarek

    Other:
    Rudder trim will show on MFD when trimming
    added New languages
    Lowered volume of TAWS sounds
    Added check for other mods overwriting systems.cfg (CAS message)

  • Version v0.8.5.2 December 24, 2021

    Fixed overheating

  • Version v0.8.5.1 November 28, 2021

    Increased autopilot sharpness, should fix oscillations

Frequently Asked

Questions? Find your solution here.

"FADEC INOP" CAS message, Engines turning off

FADEC Code hasn’t loaded in. The FADEC is based on Simconnect and other simconnect mods can interfere with the FADEC. 

Additionally a livery with a seperate Panel.cfg  can stop the FADEC from being loaded in.

 

Check your other mods (Kenetic assist, replay mods, multiplayer mods, Liveries, etc). Try the default livery

"Incompatible Livery" CAS message and alot of other warnings.

The ModelBehaviorDefs folder isn’t being loaded in. Another mod (possibly livery) is interfering with the DA40-NGX.

Check your community folder for other mods that might interfere with the DA40. Try the default livery

Controlling the DA40NGX seems sluggish, slow and heavy.

We all know how sensitive the planes are in this game. Check if you have sensitivity curve setup in your control settings. The DA40NGX doesn’t need a curve and it is recommended that you fly with a linear curve.

I don’t like the nose wheel steering.

The nose wheel steering can be reverted back to a castering nosewheel here

No or little aileron control

Only the modern flightmodel is supported. Check that you are not using the legacy flightmodel.

Cockpit is invisible

Uwajimayas Lighting mod and MixMugs Pilot/Copilot mods are already integrated into the DA40-NGX and are not needed. 

 

Remove those mods

Is le mod compatible with the marketplace G1000 NXi?

It is just as compatible as every other plane. However the engine/system/fuel pages are currently missing and the formatting is slightly different

Donations

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At last - or I was it earlier possible too? Anyway thanks for your efforts! :)

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Tnx for supporting the DA40ng

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