Posts by nicovanj

    Version 1.6 is out and the following is not addressed :
    1. Frame rates down from version 1.4
    2. VOR2 still indicating the wrong direction with no DME
    3. ADF still incorrect direction indicating.
    4. Pulse landing lights working but globe to the right of light position.
    5. When changing the course the course indicator keeps on changing course by it self continuously to different values. (In a loop changing the course value)
    6. Landing lights working but globe to the right of light position
    7. GS holding incorrect no descend on the GS but aircraft is climbing.
    8. Strange 2 x white lights on the tail.
    9. When v/s option is selected in autopilot when changing the vertical speed with the roto the v/s jumps to 1100 v/s no matter the value change it jumps back to 1100. (Bug V1.0b returns in V1.6)
    10. The True North and the Mag North indicate the same value when airborne making the indicated Mag North value out with about 30 degrees.
    11. No callouts of altitude on finals.
    12. Not following the waypoints in the flightplan and AIRAC data incorrect or incomplete.
    13. No option to adjust the brightness of the HUD in day time makes it unusable.
    14. The sound recorder was not near a Falcon 7x (A default mixed awful unrealistic sound)


    At the moment it is only possible to fly this aircraft VFR and what a shame with all the high tech on board that is not working.

    Wilco confirms an unrealistic airplane


    Support answers:


    "As already said, confirmed bugs will be fixed. But the fact that this product has been done under an official Dassault Aviation license, it doesn't mean that we are trying to make a high-end simulation of the Falcon 7X"

    A pilot friend visited and here are his comments:


    "My comments are based as a real time pilot for 40 years and a Flight Simmer since it’s inception more than 25 years ago.



    After flying the Falcon launched by Wilco my observations are as follows:



    · Of all the aircraft I fly (more than 150) the Falcon’s frame rate is the slowest/extremely intensive and takes up a lot of memory and performance.



    · Not able to fly aircraft i t o IFR as the NAV system is not working properly. VOR instrument indication erratic and is sometimes totally displaced in relation to the ground beacon. Tested it at different airports.



    · ILS glide slope active during approach but no localiser indication on the same instrument visible.



    · Aircraft acceleration on full power is totally wrong as it is to slow. You will run out of runway on most density altitudes of above 5000’.



    · N1 and N2 power on engine rotations do not develop full power. Cannot really fly like this.



    · Engine spool up is far to slow and will cause a crash on go around at 200’ with full load.



    · No reverse thrust indication ligths on engine instrument panel.



    · Cockpit to dark and panel and overhead panel lights do not work during day light.



    · Cockpit/instrumentation graphics unrealistic. Some of Wilco’s 2004 aircraft’s instrumentation design’s are far more photo realistic than this product. Can take some tips from PMDG, Alabeo and others.



    · Landing lights incorrectly placed on tail plane instead of leading edge of main wing.



    · Rotating beacon displaced on top engine intake of no 2 engine instead of on fuselage.



    · Engine sound is a computerised version and does not resemble the real engine sounds.



    It is clear that this aircraft should not have been launched yet and that the designers shows a lack of pilot background and experience.



    What a shame."

    The 4Gb patch is a tool to utilize some more RAM for 32bit applications on a 64bit system. (P3D is a 32bit application with a limitation to use only 4Gb RAM of your computer.)


    1, Do you have a 64bit operating system like Windows 10 64bit with more than 4Gb RAM installed on your computer? If so you can use the 4Gb patch to give P3D more available RAM above 4Gb installed)


    I did a flight from FACT (Cape Town South Africa) to EGLL (Heathrow Airport UK) without any problems. (10 hours)


    (Also check in Task Manager to remove all unnecessary programs out of memory before starting P3D)


    I will gladly upload the 4Gb patch program to you to try. (A free, small in size tool)


    V1.5 is out so upgrade from where you bought the Falcon 7x.

    Version 1.5 more bugs than V1.4 (How is this possible?)



    1. Frame rates down from version 1.4
    2. VOR2 still indicating the wrong direction with no DME
    3. ADF still incorrect direction indicating.
    4. Pulse landing lights not working.
    5. When changing the course the course indicator keeps on changing course by it self continuously to different values. (In a loop changing the course value)
    6. Landing lights working at night but not at day, In day time there are holes for the lights that one can see through see the clouds through the light holes.
    7. GS holding incorrect no descend on the GS but aircraft is climbing.
    8. The PDU gauge's info on the top are cut off.
    9. Strange 2 x white lights on the tail.
    10. The True North and the Mag North indicate the same value when airborne making the indicated Mag North value out with about 30 degrees.
    11. No callouts of altitude on finals.
    12. Not following the waypoints in the flightplan and AIRAC data incorrect or incomplete.
    13. No option to adjust the brightness of the HUD in day time makes it unusable.
    14. The sound recorder was not near a Falcon 7x (A default mixed awful unrealistic sound)

    Unfortunately my German is rusted and I am writing in English:(Took German at High School about 35 years ago)


    At this stage I will not buy the Wilco Falcon 7x:


    1. Only a download is available for purchase with no refund
    2. The airplane is incomplete and has many errors and Wilco promised an update on June the 2nd 2016 and up to date it has not been released.


    Errors that I found on the Wilco Falcon 7x:
    1. VOR2 is showing the beacon direction to the opposite direction of the beacon so if the beacon is at 360 deg the VOR2 needle will show the direction of the beacon as 180 deg with the DME not working.


    2. When intercepting the loc with the APP button on in the autopilot on VOR1 the aircraft will turn 360 degrees away from the runway. Then it will follow the ILS into the opposite direction away from the runway.The center line of the runway does not show when in LOC mode the needle only shows the ILS direction.


    3. Aircraft can not descend under 5000ft with the autopilot on. The ALT setting in the auto pilot does not want to set below 5000ft.


    4. Does not keep speed when the speed hold button in the auto pilot is engaged.


    5. Autopilot does not keep altitude when set on eg. FL250 the aircraft will go up about 2000ft above FL250 but will also descend below FL250 sometimes as low as FL220. Aircraft is unstable and will go up and down with warning messages saying "altitude" and "warning" constantly .


    Just to report a few major problems.


    Hope this help before buying this piece of crap.