I’ve wondered this same question as I too want more than is offered. I count at least 8 different inquiries to be able to add airframes. Do you intend to offer this feature or not? All I see is the problem being turned back to the customer with some half baked scheme of how to do what they’ve asked for. Very unprofessional.
People pay good money for this service and deserve a straight answer, not a workaround. So please let me know if you “plan” to offer this function so I can decide on whether I will continue to support what I’ve thought to be a decent product thus far. Sending the problem back to the customers is unacceptable.
We have many requests to add users’ favourite aircraft. Sometimes these are variants of existing airframes, sometimes completely new. When completely new they require considerable research into the parameters of a specific airframe. So we tend to prioritise airframes by numbers of requests.
Which airframe did you wish added to Simbrief?
The King Air is the one in particular that interests me. I’m just surprised that a namelist file can’t be supported with all the parameters in a set structure that you could ingest. This would allow individuals or 3rd parties to generate a simple flat file text input that you can add to the DB set.
Sorry to sound so terse, but it’s born out of frustration. At a minimum all default AC in MSFS should be available.
Thanks for asking and sorry if I ruffled any feathers, I assume after doing software test and integration for NASA for 37 years, it would be an easy thing to accommodate, but obviously a bit myopic on my part without understanding your architecture.
Your point is well taken, but a combination of factors make this more complicated than it might seem. The flight planning system has been designed under the assumption that aircraft profile data is error-free and formatted correctly. Much more error checking and handling needs to be added before users could conceivably upload raw performance files.
And that error handling would need to be designed carefully, so that it remains accessible to the average user (i.e. with error messages that are easy to understand, associated help articles, etc). If it’s too complicated, it’ll only serve to frustrate people and we won’t be much better off.
Rest assured that better profile options are in the works, hopefully we can have them ready soon.
Also, for what it’s worth, 2 King Airs are already available in SimBrief. Listed under B350 (Kingair 350) and BE20 (Kingair 200) in the aircraft selection.
Ok, I understand. I figured I was being a bit assumptive on what it would require. I did not think the B350 was the King Air. I guess I should pay closer attention.
I look forward to what is in the works and will wait with bated breath for its release!
Thank you very much for indulging me with this thread and next time just slap me and I’ll come to my senses!!! Take care.
Not a problem, glad it is resolved.
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