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!

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:

Added fix for torque spike that was causing very occasional aircraft ‘flips’

Improved compatibility with third-party utilities including FSEconomy and OnAir

Added message on installation to warn user if their EXE.xml file is corrupted

Improved handling of unwanted trim inputs sent by default MSFS autopilot

Improved telemetry support for force-feedback devices

Added barometric pressure to altimeter tooltip in legacy mode

Improved hardware switch compatibility for autopilot

Improved hardware switch compatibility for battery switch and starter button

Improved animation smoothness of controls surfaces and yoke

Added animation lag to main door

Added functional external handles to the cabin door from nearby walkaround positions

Added persistent altimeter pressure adjustment

Fixed reversed propeller pitch LO and HI shortcuts

Revised tablet controls to indicate if at least one chock or tie down is placed

Fixed XML conflict with aircraft registration fonts

Fixed tablet not being clickable if B78XH (B787-10 Heavy) add-on is installed

Fixed reversed yoke animation when moving ailerons during walkaround

Disabled walkaround once aircraft is in motion

Added “PilotVR” entry to cameras.cfg

Improved support for MSFS ATC calls

Fixed animation of pitot cover ‘remove before flight’ tag if left on during flight

Added clickspot to restore tablet to wall pocket if tablet left outside during walkaround

Fixed emergency landing gear handle

Limited throttle input to positive values if hardware reverser axis is used

Improved handling of wing flex animation at low fps

Slightly increased P-factor

Slightly reduced effect of prop wash over stabilator

Improved turn coordinator inclinometer ball physics

Fixed bug in mixture lever calculations

Slightly reduced rate at which fuel dissipates from engine cylinders

Tuned EGT and CHT cooling rates

Tuned engine heater effectiveness

Removed EDM 830 fuel totalizer count with simulator paused

Improved MSFS parking brake support for third-party utilities

Restored missing engine cooldown sounds

Restored some engine pulses at very low RPM

Fixed any accumulated carburetor ice not being removed when replacing the carburetor

Reduced possibility of a mid-air prop strike due to terrain errors

Fixed beacon illumination when battery is off

Reduced speed of brake pedal activation when using button/key input

Fixed some small gaps in cockpit model

Fixed bug with 5x failure rate (5x failure rate was producing failures at 1000x rate!)

Fixed logic for maneuvering speed placard below airspeed indicator with tip tanks installed

Prevented instrument views from automatically unstowing tablet from side pocket

Revised Vy on tablet and in pilot’s manual to use more recent numbers

Revised alternator failure emergency checklist on tablet and in pilot’s manual

Added links to original Narco Avionics manuals in pilot’s manual

Added links to pilot’s manual and input configurator in community folder

Fixed noise cancelling switch on headphones not being stored when headphones unplugged

Improved support for propeller rotation states in multiplayer

Added functions for rotating autopilot roll knob via key/button to input configurator

Fixed slightly misaligned text on manufacturer’s data plate

Fixed typo on turn coordinator tooltip

Fixed nosewheel steering being affected by a broken rudder

Updated input configurator (no longer requires legacy DirectX library)

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