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  1. Buongiorno a tutti, con questo post vogliamo tenervi tutti aggiornati sullo stato di sviluppo dell'MB-339. In questi ultimi mesi il nostro aereo ha subito un grosso restyling sia grafico che di codice rendendo l'esperienza simulativa più autentica. Tuttavia, abbiamo riscontrato alcuni scogli tecnici che rendono ardua la chiusura del progetto e pertanto è necessario avere accesso alle SDK (ad esempio per creare il sistema di navigazione completo, rendere operative le radio, e così via). Grazie alla recente collaborazione con IndiaFoxtEcho, nota software house italiana attiva da 10 anni su diverse piattaforme di volo simulato, stiamo valutando la possibilità di intraprendere strade commerciali pertanto lo sviluppo dell'MB-339 free è sospeso fino a data da destinarsi. Sarà comunque possibile scaricare la versione corrente dell'MB-339 (v2.0.1) ma non sarà più supportata (ultima versione DCS testata 2.5.6.49798). Non escludiamo comunque la possibilità del rilascio di future fix minori che andranno a sistemare piccoli bug di compatibilità con le nuove versioni di DCS World. Grazie a tutti per il vostro supporto in questi ultimi fantastici anni! FTV Dev Team
  2. Goodmorning everyone, with this post we want to keep all of you updated about the development status of the MB-339. In recent months our aircraft has undergone a major restyling both graphic and code making the simulation experience more authentic. However, we encountered some technical pitfalls that make difficult the closing of the project and therefore it is necessary to have access to the SDKs (e.g. creating the complete navigation system, making the radios operational, and so on). Thanks to the recent collaboration with IndiaFoxtEcho, a well-known Italian software house active from 10 years on several flight simulators, we are evaluating the possibility of undertaking commercial routes, therefore the development of the MB-339 MOD is suspended until a date to be decided. It will still be possible to download the current version of the MB-339 (v2.0.1) but it will no longer be supported (last DCS version tested 2.5.6.49798). However, we do not exclude the possibility of the release of future minor fixes that will fix small compatibility bugs with new versions of DCS World. Thanks for your support over the years! FTV Dev Team
  3. Siamo venuti a conoscenza del fatto che in Accademia Aeronautica gli aspiranti del terzo anno utilizzano il nostro MB-339 per le loro attività interne. Siamo orgogliosi del lavoro fatto e auguriamo a questi giovani ragazzi un futuro pieno di grandi soddisfazioni! Siamo orgogliosi di aver fatto parte, seppur in minima parte, della loro formazione.
  4. We have learned that third year cadets of the Italian Air Force Academy use our MB-339 for their internal activities. We are proud of our work and wish these young guys a future full of great satisfaction! We are proud to have been part of their formation, albeit to a lesser extent.
  5. The Frecce Tricolori Virtuali are pleased to announce the "KEEP CALM AND FLY WITH US" initiative. From today, you will have the opportunity to follow us personally by joining our official trainings onboard our Ponies! For the occasion, during each training we will provide four slots that can be booked within the day before the training session. What do you need to take part in our trainings? 1) you must have the DCS World simulator installed on your computer (stable version downloadable from here -> https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/…/down…/world/stable/) 2) you must have installed our MB-339PAN (downloadable from here: http://www.freccetricolorivirtuali.net/) 3) Join our Discord Server by clicking the link -> https://discord.gg/ybY3fbt Can I take screenshots, record videos or live stream the events by posting them on my social networks? - Absolutely yes! How much? - The initiative is totally free. However, some simple rules must be followed: - Be polite - Do not disturb the flight communications - Book the flight within 24 hours before the training session posting your request in the dedicated Discord channel "book a flight" (training sessions during Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 19:30 GMT)
  6. Hello everybody! MB-339 (v2.0.1) for DCS World available for downloading on http://www.freccetricolorivirtuali.net Changelog: The following bugs have been fixed 1. Beacon doesn't work 2. Fuel gauge PYL indication doesn't show actual value 3. Rotation flood and console knobs is inverted 4. The parking brake deactivates while pushing toe brakes 5. Navigation lights on eliptical tip tanks are not visible 6. Gunsight reticle illumination too low 7. TrackIR doesn't work 8. Unused commands are still present in controls list 9. Canopy lock texture (red mark) missed 10. The aircraft doen't lost energy during high-G turns (G > 6.0) 11. Engine compressor texture is not mapped 12. Sync issue related to tip tanks position in multiplayer 13. Landing light animation in multiplayer doesn't work 14. Flight controls operation while using keyboard input is too slow 15. Kneeboard doesn't close (the pages doen't change yet, it will be fixed) 16. MB-339 sounds replace the sounds of other DCS Modules The following features have been added: 1. Added zoom axis 2. Added force feedback feature 3. Engine shutdown deceleration improved 4. Idle RPM are now affected by Mach Number and Altitude 5. Improvements of external and internal texture/3D model 6. Added training missions with the voice of a real pilot of Frecce Tricolori 7. Added new instant actions 8. Added new mission 9. Added instruments and console lights 10. Added shutdown engine due to negative G flight (longer than 25 seconds) 11. Added new commands into controls list 12. Improved sunspension behavior Cheers! FTV Dev Team
  7. Hi! Please find below the answers: 1. try with RSHIFT+END 2. please, explain better 3. FFB will be included with the next update Anyway, thank you :)
  8. Q1) I can't use the radionav, I can't switch frequencies because the switches are non clickable. Is this still work in progress or am I doing something wrong? A1) It is not implemented yet. It is planned for the future (look at the first post). Q2) And also on ground when I contact the ground crew there is no option to ask for the air supply, only the elec power is available.. A2) Also this feature will be implemented in the future Thanks :)
  9. Ragazzi, siamo felici che vi piaccia e grazie molte dei vostri feedback. Purtroppo il comportamento sul ground è una grave nota dolente... abbiamo perso più tempo a metterlo a terra decentemente che a farlo volare. Con il template per la ground interaction pubblico è davvero difficile gestire ogni singolo parametro (anche perché non c'è una vera e propria guida su come fare) quindi abbiamo dovuto fare un po' a sensazione e un po' con qualche calcolo a manina. Per il rearming ci stiamo ancora lavorando anche perché per ora i sistemi sono semplificati, vogliamo renderli "hard core" come un modulo ufficiale. Sull'insonorizzazione del canopy pare sia qualcosa di saltato fuori con l'ultimo update in cui hanno introdotto il bang sonico... abbiamo già messo in conto comunque di darci un'occhiata. Per la turbolenza delle wingtips occorre abilitarli dal menu opzioni di DCS.
  10. Buona sera a tutti, abbiamo aperto un nuovo thread nel forum internazionale: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=244476 Saluti, FTV
  11. Hello everyone, please see at our new thread: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=3966249#post3966249 @ moderators, could you kindly close this thread? Many thanks.
  12. ****************************** NOTE: this mod is no longer supported by developers. Compatibile with DCS World 2.5.6. Any alteration of the original Mod V2.0.1 is not authorized. This MOD used on current DCS World version will cause CTD. ****************************** After one year from our first release, we are finally back with a big news and a big improvement for our special aircraft: finally, we are going to issue a new major release which includes several new features and we are sure you will enjoy them. We would like to highlight that this is a work made not by DCS official developers, thus all the information used for the creation of this aircraft, such as data, technologies and any other instrument used to do this release are found in forums and modding community. Further, all information on the aircraft are from public domain and/or the result of studies and surveys on the real aircraft. To reach an improved level of realism, we started again the development from scratch. Even if still not perfect, we continue working day-by-day to create a virtual aircraft “as real as it gets”. With this release, we want to focus on the Flight Model. We spent last months to rewrite it from scratch. In fact we changed from the Standard Flight Model (SFM) of current version, which was based on tables of values, to a more organic External Flight Model (EFM), which is still based on table of values, but interpreted by C++ code, customized for this specific aircraft. With this change we reached a great result in terms of in-flight and on ground behaviour. Our aircraft now allows you to fly all the real MB339 envelope, such as not conventional flight manoeuvres (spin, autorotation, stall, etc.), especially thanks to the support of real pilots which provided us precious information about the aircraft handling qualities and tested it to provide us important feedback based on their experience on the real one. Moreover, there will be periodical updates to implement other features like, for example, aircraft systems. NOTICE: This MOD used on current DCS World version will cause CTD. Install at your own risk. Version 2.0.1 of the MB-339 is available here. Paint kit for texture artists is available here. Let’s talk now about the exciting new features of this release 2.0: 1. New C++ EFM, which includes the following features: Adverse yaw Stall and spin The weapons release affects the flight dynamics The payload drag is based on the “Drag Index” information reported on the MB339 performance manual Ground effect during take-off and landing The compressibility effects acts on the aerodynamic data Buffeting due to stall and due to high speed (Mach > 0.78 ) Pitching moment and cockpit shaking due to extension of speed brake, gear and flaps Enhanced rolling friction based on the real MB339 take off times Implemented anti-skid Multi crew feature (currently without systems synchronization) The engine performances are based on the data of the real Viper 632-43 (thrust, fuel consumption, exhaust gas temperature) 2. 3D external model and textures: New details added such as: - Access steps - Landing light - Landing gear hydraulic hoses - Tires deformation due to aircraft weight - New 3D pilot model - Fences and antennas fixeare now correctly d on the 3D model New high definition liveries: - 2x armada (Killmark and Yellow Strips) - 2x camo (Day Glo and without) - light gray - 2x “Marlboro” (S-001 and SVBIA) - Emirates - Malaysia - 1x 313° G.A.A. Frecce Tricolori (PAN – Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale) 3. Miscellaneous: New ejection seat 3D model Real MB339 landing gear warning sound Possibility to switch from front to back seat in single player New high definition cockpit textures Working airspeed indicator with mach meter and maximum speed arrow 4. Bug fix: Nuclear explosion after aircraft ground impact Removed unused commands on the options menu Gunsight test animation Corrected slip ball behaviour Corrected the operations of the airspeed indicator under 50 kts G-meter now shows correct values Vertical speed indicator now shows correct values Gunsight's click points are removed when it is not present 5. Other: English flight manual (the Italian version is no longer maintained) Quick Missions A dedicated mission for "Armada" MB-339 6. Planned future works (brand new C++ implementation) Electrical system with working circuit breakers Fuel system with fuel dump Environmental control system Hydraulic system Navigation system Minor systems Damage model and failures In-flight engine relight and engine shut down due to negative G Random failures v2.0.1 changelog: The following bugs have been fixed 1. Beacon doesn't work 2. Fuel gauge PYL indication doesn't show actual value 3. Rotation flood and console knobs is inverted 4. The parking brake deactivates while pushing toe brakes 5. Navigation lights on eliptical tip tanks are not visible 6. Gunsight reticle illumination too low 7. TrackIR doesn't work 8. Unused commands are still present in controls list 9. Canopy lock texture (red mark) missed 10. The aircraft doen't lost energy during high-G turns (G > 6.0) 11. Engine compressor texture is not mapped 12. Sync issue related to tip tanks position in multiplayer 13. Landing light animation in multiplayer doesn't work 14. Flight controls operation while using keyboard input is too slow 15. Kneeboard doesn't close (the pages doen't change yet, it will be fixed) 16. MB-339 sounds replace the sounds of other DCS Modules The following features have been added: 1. Added zoom axis 2. Added force feedback feature 3. Engine shutdown deceleration improved 4. Idle RPM are now affected by Mach Number and Altitude 5. Improvements of external and internal texture/3D model 6. Added training missions with the voice of a real pilot of Frecce Tricolori 7. Added new instant actions 8. Added new mission 9. Added instruments and console lights 10. Added shutdown engine due to negative G flight (longer than 25 seconds) 11. Added new commands into controls list 12. Improved sunspension behavior Credits People who worked on this mod (since the beginning of this project): • Camillo Perinciolo (3D model and project focal point) • Luca Cirillo (3D model) • Lorenzo Venturi (Textures) • Luca Viero (3D model) • Michele Benini (Textures) • Fabio Grasso (Textures, installer, mod structure) • Roberto Scolari (SFM, C++ systems, lua systems) • Alvio Costantini (C++ contributor) • Erik Dattilo (C++ systems) • Giuseppe Didiano (SFM, EFM, System contributor, Manual) • Roberta Unida (Manual) • Roberto Petrizzo (SFM, EFM contributor) • Francesco Brunetti (SFM, EFM contributor) • Luca Sodano (Sounds) • Ian Hargreaves (Manual – English version) • Stefano Moretti (Instant actions, Missions, Training Missions) Special thanks: A special thank to Sidney “Tango” Christen of the Virtual PC-7 Team, who helped and supported us from the beginning of this project. Another thank to Silent Eagle, who helped us to understand the suspensions logic for EFM. Furthermore, we want to say thank you to Angelo M., who wrote a wonderful article on “Rivista Aeronautica” (the official Italian Air Force magazine) about our MOD and our Virtual Team. A special thank also to Giacomo A. and Sandro S., MB-339 pilots, who tested our MOD paying particular attention to the flight model and providing us precious information about the aircraft in-flight behaviours. We want to say thank you also to Gianluigi Zanovello (ex commander of Frecce Tricolori), Stefano Bernardini (ex Engineer of Aermacchi) and Cesare D’Eredità (ex instructor of MB339 for Italian Air Force) for their special words about our team and our aircraft. Last but not least, another special thank to the Sim Skunk Works and Dino Cattaneo (owner of IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations) for their support in a difficult moment. Special reviews about our aircraft and team: «If someone asked me for an opinion on PC flight simulators a few years ago, I probably would have replied that it was a child's game, that, even if sophisticated, was still very far from reality. Now, after trying to fly with the Frecce Tricolori Virtuali...well, I think it differently. Assuming that actual flight is always unique and unrepeatable, flying the 339 PAN on DCS, especially with VR glasses, is something that absolutely comes closest to reality. Details inside and outside, definition, qualities of flight, concrete sensations you live (apart from the G force) are incredibly faithful and conform to what you experiences when flying "live". Finally, flying with these FTV boys, it recalled me a déjà-vu I had almost forgotten. I found myself a newbie. The classic novice who jumps up and down to be in formation, while the others around stand still and steady in position. After 10 years in the PAN and 2 in the Experimental Flight Department I never thought it could happen. Good job, guys.》 Gianluigi Zanovello, pony 2/4/7/1 and commander of real Frecce Tricolori from 1984 to 1994 «In the last 20 years of professional activity, first in Aermacchi and then at the European Agency for Air Safety, I was able to evaluate flight simulators of military and civil aircraft designed and built by almost all the major suppliers. When I met the Team of Frecce Tricolori Virtuali I would never have believed that flying with a MB339 PAN simulator, designed and built, let me tell you, in an "artisan" way, would have given me sensations almost similar to those I felt the first time I flew on a Jet aircraft. Undoubtedly, detaching the wheels from the runway and hovering in the air is an experience that probably no simulator will be able to give you. However, VR glasses use drags you into a reality very similar to the one you live in the cockpit of an MB339. You turn left and see an aircraft in the wing or extending the landing gear and seeing the MB339 lever lowering with the light indicating the correct sequence...All of these will lead you into a "virtual world" that, when I started flying with the P66 over 40 years ago, I never thought it could exist. In addition to your professionalism and passion for what you are doing, I was also able to appreciate your continuous search to improve. The questions that were asked to me and the subsequent exchange of information with your "gracious engineer" dealing with propulsion, showed me your "thirst for knowledge" and "curiosity" which are the basic elements of every successful program. I hope to meet you again and have a new flight experience simulated with you.》 Eng. Stefano Bernardini - Aermacchi «I get in touch with your simulators during the Verona modelling fair. I did it with great discretion; without telling you I was one who had spent three years on the 339 as an instructor in the Air Force. I felt a little embarrassed ... I was perhaps afraid of disappointing your expectations and maybe disfiguring at the controls after a long time, even if in a "virtual" world. So to break the ice I came back with reinforcements, former soldiers too, real important people: my friends Gigi Zanovello and Stefano Bernardini. This was a fantastic experience ... you welcomed us with great enthusiasm and an extraordinary passion. The work you did in that virtual world is incredible ... it brought me back to when I was "Bianco 38" and to the flips in the Salento sky at the controls of a wonderful machine. But for me, the most beautiful thing, let me repeat it, is the amount of enthusiasm and pure aeronautical passion that surrounds everyone coming close to your group and that made me feel again the atmosphere I lived as an instructor in Galatina among so many guys who were finally realizing their dream. Keep it up!» Cesare D'Eredità – ex instructor of MB339 Many thanks to MagzTV for the amazing video review below!
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