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#Real-Life #Handcrafted #Photogrammetry #Sightseeing Exclusive Drag and Drop

BETA RELEASE: 2.7 - STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT 

NOTICE: CRASHING INTO WATER WILL RESULT IN FULL GAME CRASH! THIS IS UNFIXABLE DUE TO THE GLIDER'S UNIQUE WING TILT WHILE ON GROUND.

The Schempp-Hirth Discus-2b is a Standard Class glider designed by Schempp-Hirth.

HOW TO INSTALL:

  • Delete any old Discus-2b Betas in the Community folder.
  • Extract "aerosoar-discus.zip" to your MSFS Community Folder.
  • Make sure you folder structure is /Community/aerosoar-discus/SimObjects/
  • Download Touching Cloud's Kinetic Assistant.
  • Map your "Spoilers Axis" to your throttle for variable airbrake control.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: Touching Cloud's Kinetic Assistant

Click Here to Download

CREDITS (AEROSOAR):

  • Rohr 3D Solutions (Model)
  • NewkTV (Developer)
  • Eggman28 (Assistant)
  • TjBurni (Assistant)
  • RPSeara (Assistant)
  • Ian "B-21" (Assistant)
  • TheAlx (API Developer)

BETA UPDATE 2.7 CHANGELOG: 

  • Fix Brake Effectiveness.
  • Fix Pilot Loading Issue.
  • Finalize Wingflex.
  • Fix Landing Gear Lever.
  • Fix Altimeter to 100x/1000x.
  • Re-Add Variotone to 90mm VSI.
  • Fix VSI to include Total Energy.
  • Remove External Gear Sound.
  • Incorporate Ian "B-21" Changes to Flight Model.

ROADMAP/UPCOMING UPDATES:
(TBD) STABLE RELEASE 3.0: 

  • Add Winch Release Animation.
  • Finalize Slip Indicator.
  • Add Switch to mute Variotone.
  • Add/Finish HTML VSI.
  • Add Ballast Dump & Indicator.
  • Add Landing Gear Indicator.
  • Remove Engine Data from Nav.
  • Add Checklist.
  • Finalize Flight Model/Glide Ratio.
Why is my glider not in-game?

Make sure you properly installed the Discus-2b Glider: 
(1) Delete any old Discus-2b Betas in the Community folder.
(2) Extract "aerosoar-discus.zip" to your MSFS Community Folder.
(3) Make sure you folder structure is /Community/aerosoar-discus/SimObjects/
NOTE: The most common reason your glider is not showing up in game is because you have extracted the ".zip" to it's own folder and most like the folder structure is not matching step #3.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 2.7 March 01, 2021

    BETA UPDATE 2.7 CHANGELOG:

    - Fix Brake Effectiveness.
    - Fix Pilot Loading Issue.
    - Finalize Wingflex.
    - Fix Landing Gear Lever.
    - Fix Altimeter to 100x/1000x.
    - Re-Add Variotone to 90mm VSI.
    - Fix VSI to include Total Energy.
    - Remove External Gear Sound.
    - Incorporate Ian "B-21" Changes to Flight Model.

  • Version 2.6 February 23, 2021

    BETA UPDATE 2.6 CHANGELOG: MSFS LIKES TO BREAK THINGS UPDATE

    - Fixed Wingflex.
    - Fixed Slip Indicator.
    - Fixed Flight Model issues after MSFS Update.
    - Fixed Cameras after MSFS Update.
    - Fixed Contact Points after MSFS Update.
    - Fixed Geometry after MSFS Update.
    - Fixed Main NAV Screen.
    - Fixed Variometer.
    - Temporarily muted Variotone until futher Update.
    - Fixed Cellphone Positioning.

  • Version 2.5 February 22, 2021

    - Added Winglex.
    - Added Yawstring.
    - Added External Pilot.
    - Added Slip Indicator.
    - Added New Gaming Livery (DadShorts Gaming)
    - Added Working Cell Phone HTML system.
    - Changed Dashboard HTML system.
    - Fixed Contact Points.
    - Closer to realistic SimPolar.
    - Added Working Altimeter (Meters).
    - Added 57mm VSI with Total Energy.
    - Updated Variotone to work with Total Energy.
    - Fixed Various External Errors (Increased FPS)
    - Fixed Various Internal Errors (Increased FPS)
    - Moved Panel Light Switch to Top of Flight Stick.
    - Moved Around Dashboard.
    - Fixed Various Animation Errors including Landing Gear.
    - Moving Landing Gear Level Location.
    - Fixed Landing Gear Sound.
    - Fixed Various Material Issues.
    - Edited the Panel Lights to Work from Sundown - Sunrise.
    - Fixed Canopy Opening Issues.
    - Changed name from Discus Dev Team to Aerosoar.
    - Other Changes I can't remember at this Point.

  • Version 2.3.5 February 02, 2021

    - Fixed Wheel Contact Points
    - Fixed Multi-Player LODs




Pretty empty over here.

149 Comments
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    dan49
    March 02, 2021

    Hello,
    Sorry, but can someone explain to me how to launch the plane. Thank you

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    NewkTV replied Author
    March 02, 2021
    https://youtu.be/BT43hBdIpgU

    He explains at 2:30 in the video.
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    MACA
    March 01, 2021

    Precioso trabajo, una sensación maravillosa. Gracias por vuestro esfuerzo.

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    Athena
    February 27, 2021

    Never flown a glider before in game or IRL, so this was a great addon aircraft for it. Thanks!

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    Fogel123
    February 25, 2021

    Since the newest release I can't hear the vario sound anymore. How can I fix it?

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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 25, 2021
    As you can see in the Changelog of 2.6, I have disabled the vario until I properly have the 90mm Variometer working with it. It will be coming back in the next update.
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    armageddon51
    February 24, 2021

    Thank you very much. Update seems to work fine and it is always a pleasure to fly a glider. However, the last MS update has been a disaster and the scenery is plague with hiccups and stutters which kill the fun of flying (not your fault of course) Still I appreciate that you are still working on it.

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    NewkTV Author
    February 23, 2021

    UPDATE 2.6 IS LIVE PLEASE REDOWNLOAD!

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    zaelu replied
    February 23, 2021
    thank you for the fixes!!
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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 23, 2021
    Thanks! I probably should of updated MSFS before making big changes. Don't know why they like to break things... lol should be flying like it was before but with the new changes as well.
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    zaelu replied
    February 23, 2021
    I imagine they have a long and very branched pipeline of work... probably is hard to keep everything not breaking and also "run on money" LOL. One of the drawbacks of pay ware.
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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 23, 2021
    Agreed! That's why our small team is focusing on freeware and maintaining direct communication with the community during alpha and beta phases.
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    NewkTV Author
    February 23, 2021

    UPDATE: Thanks for the feedback guys, due to the new MSFS Update, they changed the way CG, Contact Points, and Cameras work. I have temporarily disabled the download. Fix should be here in a few hours. The flight model will be fixed and various small things others noticed.

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    soruse
    February 22, 2021

    After updating to 2.5, I have a black screen on the main screen and a XXX series instead of height and speed :/

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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 22, 2021
    Did you delete the old files first or replace them with drag n drop? You need to delete the old files first and then drop the new folder into your community folder.
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    soruse replied
    February 22, 2021
    It seems to me that I removed - previously it was called discusdevteam-discus?
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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 23, 2021
    Yep, so I changed the name to our company "Aerosoar". Did removing that old version fix your issues?
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    soruse replied
    February 23, 2021
    No, I did it right at the beginning
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    chamol replied
    February 23, 2021
    Same problem here with a correct install.
    The main issue with this version is the flight model which not good at all.
    As an exemple, the rudder just make the glider spin and also sometime it just fall like a rock.
    Too bad because I loved the previous version.
    I am sure you will corect those matters easily.
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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 23, 2021
    Thanks for the feedback guys. 2.6 is now available for download. Looks like msfs broke alot of the work I did haha fixed it.
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    PetervanDijck
    February 18, 2021

    Very nice to fly your glider. Also the thermals using MSFS Kinetic Assistant is great. But somehow I dont get the thermals to work correctly I think. I followed some examples but it feels like riding a storm with almost blowing the plane over if I dont push down hard. So could you give an example how the data in the CSV should look like?
    Mine: Location,thermal,thermal,51.47807,5.34405,3000,0.14563,0.5 5,,,250,2021-02-12T16:38:24.701,
    Or do you know who made the Thermal program if you did not?
    Anyway, thanks for your glider, good work.

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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 18, 2021
    I unfortunately did not make the program. Alex was the primary developer with the Touching Cloud team. Best way of contact for him would probably be discord.
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    davidvance replied
    February 22, 2021
    Hi,

    There is a DG808 manual attached to the DG808 glider (from the same guy who does kinetik assistant). basically you need to ride the flaps based on speed and lift (unlike powered aircraft). If you head into a thermal wih the flaps down you will most likely flip. Also - riding the spoilers/speed brakes is important - so there are 3 controls on the go - joystick, flaps, brake. Also, if you are using exported thermals from little nav map - try turning down the thermal power until you don't get lipped.
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    thealx replied
    February 27, 2021
    Hello. Your thermal entry looks completely fine, weird you have such problem.
    What happen when you enable API thermals (kk7 or openAIP)? their coverage limited but you can easily find hotspots around Alps.

    and even after multiple "holding" variables added, thermals are still too strong due to their nature (we have no wind control so whole process simulated by hacks and tricks), so if you would say "thermals twice stronger that should" I will agree, but maybe you have some different issue.
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    robskij
    February 17, 2021

    Beautiful model and great flight characteristics. Altimeter is missing major divisions, but honestly when you glide that doesnt matter its all by eye anyway!

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    philippe31
    February 16, 2021

    salut
    pour le GPS comme dans la vraie vie j'utilise SDVFR ! GPS réel mais pouvant être utilise sur simulateur ; de plus il est gratuit et complet!!

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    bjrno
    February 10, 2021

    Downloaded this sailplane today and installed the kinetic assistant as well. WOW! Longest flight today was 1:17 (yes 1 hour and 17 minutes) in the Mont Blanc area (LFHM - LFLJ). Highest altitude 15.200ft. Catched 2 thermals and for the rest used the wind on the slopes. Really cool.

    Only issue I encountered is that the battery went flat around 1 hour, which seems a bit short to me. Had to use the VFR map (which in real life would have been an app on my iPhone) to find my way.

    Oh and the altimeter is missing the 1000's. I could see my altitude in the external view, but that doesn't work in VR so I used the FSPM map to see my altitude.

    BTW, what is the unit of the speedo? FSPM said 52kt when the speedo was around 100.

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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 10, 2021
    The battery will be fixed in the next update (Coming Soon) and the Altimeter as well. I put those minor things on hold as I transitioned to html so people can switch from metric/imperial. Which comes to the next part, speed is in KPH. Will be able to switch to knots in next update.
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    bjrno replied
    February 10, 2021
    Ah great to hear.

    One more minor thing: in VR my head is to far back when I calibrate the view with the spacebar. The workaround is to calibrate whilst physically sitting further away and then move forward.
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    NewkTV replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    If you look in the MSFS Settings, there are hotkeys to move you forward, back, up or down. But I'll look into creating a specific VR camera that fits the best profile without screwing up cockpit view :)


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