The A2A Comanche 250 gets its first update with a long list of improvements and fixes

Just over a week after releasing the superb Comanche 250 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, the whizzes at A2A Simulations have dropped the first significant patch for the package. Update 1.1 is a feast of fixes and improvements that address the community’s valuable feedback from the past week.

The new version includes a wide variety of changes, which you can check out in full below, but we’ve noticed a few that may be of particular interest. For example, this update bolsters compatibility with third-party utilities such as FSEconomy and OnAir (hopefully NeoFly too), which had trouble detecting engine starts and shutdowns with the Comanche and therefore couldn’t track the airplane to the completion of a mission.

Simmers should also notice improved hardware switch compatibility for controls such as the autopilot, battery switch, and starter. My Honeycomb Alpha, for example, couldn’t activate the battery switch with its corresponding controller, but that now seems fixed!

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It’s inescapable. The Comanche is the quintessential GA aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Adjustments to the flight model are also part of the update, along with the addition of engine cooldown sounds and engine pulses at very low RPMs. These subtle details might not seem ground-breaking, but they will surely add another layer of immersion and realism that are the hallmark of this aircraft!

To get the patch, simmers must simply redownload the installer from their account on the A2A Simulations website. The update process is straightforward, with no need to uninstall the previous version, and, importantly, all accumulated airframe or engine hours will be preserved.

Comanche 250 v1.1 changelog:

  1. Added fix for torque spike that was causing very occasional aircraft ‘flips’
  2. Improved compatibility with third-party utilities including FSEconomy and OnAir
  3. Added message on installation to warn user if their EXE.xml file is corrupted
  4. Improved handling of unwanted trim inputs sent by default MSFS autopilot
  5. Improved telemetry support for force-feedback devices
  6. Added barometric pressure to altimeter tooltip in legacy mode
  7. Improved hardware switch compatibility for autopilot
  8. Improved hardware switch compatibility for battery switch and starter button
  9. Improved animation smoothness of controls surfaces and yoke
  10. Added animation lag to main door
  11. Added functional external handles to the cabin door from nearby walkaround positions
  12. Added persistent altimeter pressure adjustment
  13. Fixed reversed propeller pitch LO and HI shortcuts
  14. Revised tablet controls to indicate if at least one chock or tie down is placed
  15. Fixed XML conflict with aircraft registration fonts
  16. Fixed tablet not being clickable if B78XH (B787-10 Heavy) add-on is installed
  17. Fixed reversed yoke animation when moving ailerons during walkaround
  18. Disabled walkaround once aircraft is in motion
  19. Added “PilotVR” entry to cameras.cfg
  20. Improved support for MSFS ATC calls
  21. Fixed animation of pitot cover ‘remove before flight’ tag if left on during flight
  22. Added clickspot to restore tablet to wall pocket if tablet left outside during walkaround
  23. Fixed emergency landing gear handle
  24. Limited throttle input to positive values if hardware reverser axis is used
  25. Improved handling of wing flex animation at low fps
  26. Slightly increased P-factor
  27. Slightly reduced effect of prop wash over stabilator
  28. Improved turn coordinator inclinometer ball physics
  29. Fixed bug in mixture lever calculations
  30. Slightly reduced rate at which fuel dissipates from engine cylinders
  31. Tuned EGT and CHT cooling rates
  32. Tuned engine heater effectiveness
  33. Removed EDM 830 fuel totalizer count with simulator paused
  34. Improved MSFS parking brake support for third-party utilities
  35. Restored missing engine cooldown sounds
  36. Restored some engine pulses at very low RPM
  37. Fixed any accumulated carburetor ice not being removed when replacing the carburetor
  38. Reduced possibility of a mid-air prop strike due to terrain errors
  39. Fixed beacon illumination when battery is off
  40. Reduced speed of brake pedal activation when using button/key input
  41. Fixed some small gaps in cockpit model
  42. Fixed bug with 5x failure rate (5x failure rate was producing failures at 1000x rate!)
  43. Fixed logic for maneuvering speed placard below airspeed indicator with tip tanks installed
  44. Prevented instrument views from automatically unstowing tablet from side pocket
  45. Revised Vy on tablet and in pilot’s manual to use more recent numbers
  46. Revised alternator failure emergency checklist on tablet and in pilot’s manual
  47. Added links to original Narco Avionics manuals in pilot’s manual
  48. Added links to pilot’s manual and input configurator in community folder
  49. Fixed noise cancelling switch on headphones not being stored when headphones unplugged
  50. Improved support for propeller rotation states in multiplayer
  51. Added functions for rotating autopilot roll knob via key/button to input configurator
  52. Fixed slightly misaligned text on manufacturer’s data plate
  53. Fixed typo on turn coordinator tooltip
  54. Fixed nosewheel steering being affected by a broken rudder
  55. Updated input configurator (no longer requires legacy DirectX library)