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Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:04 pm
by Geoff Quickfall
A pub visit after an incident in civilian clothes was tongue in cheek, mainly to inform that after one incident the day would be done for the crew. But in simulator we get another eight incidents.

“Playing” with calculators use to occur because the on board systems did not have the capability to calculate: ground speed, wind correction, landing distance, anti skid failures and etc ... It was mandatory to carry circular slide rule which did conversions and etc (1970s). These were replaced by dedicated approved electronic aviation oriented calculators. With the advent of programmables such as the 41, they the. became approved. So the fact that you see a calculator on the flight deck does not necessarily mean “playing”.

Check out this HHC for what calculators can be employed for on the flight deck.

https://youtu.be/564WxcPuGsY

I have converted (regressed) charts (cumbersome) into formula which are programmed into the calculator for ease of use.

When you were in the air for 15 hours back in the 80s (DC-10 engineer) and not allowed comics but only aircraft operations related material I spent many hours converting charts into programs for the hp41 and infrared printer.

As far as breaks on the flight deck, once frowned upon intently, there have been many studies including from NASA indicating a break helps reaction times and concentration. There are, however specific requirements that must be followed to allow for “controlled rest” on the flight deck.

Cheers, Geoff

And yes, once I got around the windows 10 driver issues the update was very smooth.

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:42 pm
by Walter
Hey Geoff, you did see my ;) when talking about playing, didn't you? Continue enjoying your cockpit time! :D

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:33 pm
by Geoff Quickfall
I did!

This airplane goes to Frankfurt, so we can have another beer discussion! :D

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:08 pm
by Krauts In Space
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:33 pm
I did!

This airplane goes to Frankfurt, so we can have another beer discussion! :D
Frankfurt? Beer? Naaaaa!
Going to Frankfurt you must drink "Äpplwoi" (apple wine), a sort of apple cider.

In case you're still capable to fly your plane after this, you must go to Nuremberg (NUE / EDDN) where you can taste 90++ different brands of frankonian beer - real beer!
Must remember to post a photo of a typical beer store near my home the next days. B)

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:17 pm
by Walter
Looking from YVR to FRA, minor deviations in the order of 10^(-3) allow for a large area covered, far beyond Sachsenhausen. ;)

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:12 pm
by Russel
Wow...that was easy!

I just realized that my DM42 was running 3.4a and firmware 3.5 is available. Followed the instruction and installed the firmware while at lunch break. I am very impressed. Simple and quick using Debian. I wish every hardware manufacturer supplied what you need to update from Linux!

Thanks Swissmicros!

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:52 pm
by ardvan
Maybe it would help to update the manual on the website and the builtin help (which mentions DMY) with the text below.
I had to search this forum about DMY it to know how to do it again:

Press [Σ+] to toggle between DMY and MDY modes.

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:34 am
by MikeOR
Mine is v3.7 😎

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:40 pm
by toml_12953
No more announcements of updated software? The last one was in March 2018

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.5 available

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:04 pm
by HPMike
toml_12953 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:40 pm
No more announcements of updated software? The last one was in March 2018
There have been updates since then, just not announced here >>> https://www.swissmicros.com/dm42/firmware/