Please check out the following FAQs (Frequently Asked Question) in order to find the quickest solution to the issues you may encounter with REP.

If you still have questions, please contact us at support@simcoders.com providing the log.txt file created by X-Plane.

General

To use the imperial units, click over “Plugins”, then “SimCoders – REP”, then “Settings”.

There, check the “Use imperial units” option.

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Our plugins are compatible with X-Plane 11.

REP is compatible, can be installed and used with X-Plane 11 although Carenado’s planes may still require an update from the manufacturer to be 100% compatible with X-Plane 11.

Please note that X-Plane 11 Public Beta 14 is broken and will prevent REP to complete the installation. Make sure your X-Plane 11 copy is at least updaetd to Public Beta 15 before installing REP.

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Make sure that you installed REP inside the “plugins” folder of the aircraft and NOT inside the main plugins folder of X-Plane.
Also, you should put the plane’s folder inside the “Aircrafts” folder of X-Plane in order to make it working properly.

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This is issue has been solved by Laminar Research in X-Plane 11 Public Beta 15.

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This is a known X-Plane 11 bug fixed by Laminar Research in X-Plane 11 Public Beta 15.

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In this case the Cessna 172 + REP must be removed from the UI airplanes.
Please do as follows:

  1. Open Aircraft menu
  2. Click on the “AI Aircraft” button on the top-right corner of the “Aircraft” pane
  3. Remove any C172 from the list

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To see which version of REP you’re running, click over “Plugins”, then “SimCoders.com – REP” and then “About”.

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REP works on Windows, Mac and Linux in both 32 and 64 bit variants.

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If you get a message that says that “You must be on the ground with engines off” when trying to enter in towing mode, to start the walkaround or when opening the hangar, make sure that the “Cold and Dark” option is set in X-Plane’s settings.
To activate it:

  1. Click on “Settings”
  2. Click on “Operations & Warnings”
  3. Activate the “Start each flight cold and dark” option

After reloading the airplane you can reset that option to its original value, if necessary.

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The speed reported by the tables is the True Air Speed while the airspeed indicator reports the Indicated Air Speed.

To shed some light on this, we published a post about it.

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The performance tables can be found in the kneeboard.
To open it just move the mouse to the right-side border of the screen or go to “Plugins”->”SimCoders – REP”->”Kneeboard”.

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You can disable the failures from the plugin settings menu. In this way you can fly without worrying about the operational limitations but still take advantage of the REP flight dynamics and other features.

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Please write to support@simcoders.com providing as much informations as you can about your support request.
Our company is based in Europe. If you’re living in the Americas or in Asia it could take up to 24 hours to receive a reply from us.

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Installation

This happens when installing REP over a B58 that does not match the expected folder structure or files contents.
To solve the problem:

  1. Make sure you’re using the B58 V3.2
  2. Install REP again over a mint B58 folder

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After v2.2.0, the installation procedure is rather simple:

  1. Move the “REP” folder from this package to the “plugins” folder of the target airplane. Please note that:
    • After this operation, inside the “plugins” folder of the target airplane there must be another folder called “REP”.
    • Inside the “REP” folder, there must be threee folders called “32”, “64” and “data” respectively.
    • If you’re updating the software, feel free to overwrite the existing “REP” folder inside the “plugins” folder of the airplane.
  2. Run X-Plane
  3. Load the REP airplane
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions

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If you’re sure you’re typing the licence correctly, this problem could be related to an installation error.

On version 2.2 or newer

Please follow this procedure:

  1. Remove the plane’s folder from X-Plane
  2. Install the original aircraft folder (for instance, the one provided by Carenado)
  3. Extract the rep files in a temporary folder
  4. Copy the “REP” folder from the package to the “plugins” folder of the aircraft (do not copy it inside the main “plugins” folder of X-Plane)
  5. Run X-Plane
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions

Note:
When installing REP, make sure that inside the “plugins” folder of the aircraft, together with the plugin folders from Carenado there is another folder called “REP”. Inside it, you should find the “32”, the “64” and the “data” folders.


 

On version 2.1 or older

Please follow this procedure:

  1. Remove the plane’s folder from X-Plane
  2. Install the original aircraft folder (for instance, the one provided by Carenado)
  3. Extract the rep files in a temporary folder
  4. This is the important part: copy the files from the “airfoils” and “plugins” folders contained int the temporary REP folder, and paste them into the “airfoils” and “plugins” folder of the aircraft. Do not replace the folders “as-is” or their original content is deleted. If you’re using a Mac, you can get more info about merging two folders here: http://www.howtogeek.com/198043/how-to-merge-folders-on-mac-os-x-without-losing-all-your-files-seriously/
  5. Copy the other REP folders/files into the aircraft folder
  6. Run X-Plane

Note:
When installing REP, make sure that inside the “plugins” folder of the aircraft, together with the plugin folders from Carenado there is another folder called “REP”. Inside it, you should find the “32” and “64” folders.
Also, in the main folder of the aircraft you should have another folder called “REP” in which you should find the installation.cfg and configuration.cfg files.

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For example, you see the pilots while in cockpit view, the switches are not clickable or you get this error message:
Airfoils Error

This is related to a corrupted installation. To fix this please follow the procedure stated in the following FAQ: http://www.simcoders.com/faqs/i-get-the-invalid-product-licence-error/

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This problem may happen after an update if your previous REP installation was somewhat corrupted. This may happen especially if you are updating from v2.2.0 to v2.2.1.

To solve this problem, remove the folder of your REP airplane from X-Plane’s “aircrafts” folder and reinstall both the airplane and REP from scratch.

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The crash is most likely caused by SASL.
Some users reported SASL-related crashes on Windows 10 as well on El Capitan (see this post by Ben Supnik).

To fix the problem you must update SASL to a newer version:

  1. Download SASL from here: http://www.1-sim.com
  2. Extract the zip files
  3. Copy the “sasl” folder to the “plugins” folder of the REP aircraft you want to update. Overwrite the existing “sasl” folder.
  4. Run X-Plane and enjoy REP!

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Engine

This usually happens in XP11 if you have a Warthog HOTAS connected to your PC.

To solve this issue:

  1. Open the joystick options in XP11
  2. Select the Warthog HOTAS
  3. Make sure that the fuel pump switch is not assigned to none of the buttons

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This is caused by the Warthog HOTAS. See this FAQ to solve the problem.

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The Reality Expansion Pack simulates the failures of a real engine.
For example, you should not overboost the manifold pressure or run the engine over a certaing amount of power for too much time.
Do not run the engine at high RPMs when the CHT is too low.

You must always refer to the engine limitations reported in REP’s manual.
For the Cessna 210 the major limitation you get is 36 InHg of manifold pressure and 2700 RPM for a maximum of 5 minutes.

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To fix this proble, assign to the mixture control the “mixture1” axis instead of the generic “mixture” axis used by default. If you’re already using the “mixture1” axis, switch back to the “mixture” axis.

To assign a joystick axis:

  1. Run X-Plane
  2. click “settings”, then “joystick & equipment”
  3. A window opens. There you can change the axis assignments of you joystick.

If you’re using CH Control Manager, make sure that its settings are correct for X-Plane. Some users have reported that uninstalling and reinstalling the latest version of CH Manager solved the issues.

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The T210 comes with an automatic turbo wastegate. It means that when you set the throttle to specific MAP value, that value is kept constant by the turbo system.
You won’t need to adjust the throttle while climbing, descending or changin the RPMs.

You can see the automatic wastegate at work if you abruptly change the RPMs. Changing the RPMs will make the MAP rise/decrease for a while then it settles back where it was.
A side effect is in the fuel flows. When you decrease the RPMs you will see the fuel flows decreasing as well and vice versa.

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It all depends on the CHT. If it’s more than 70-100 °C you easily incurr in a vapor lock. That’s how the TSIO-520 behaves.
Just run the fuel pump for at least 30 seconds. This will recirculate the fuel in the fuel lines with two effects:

  1. Convert fuel vapors into actual liquid fuel
  2. Cool down the fuel lines for a while

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Keep in mind that the engine manufacturer usually provides the power output/fuel flow tables with an average of the 10% of accuracy. This means that a 10% of error is still admitted.
That said, always check the performance tables for the specific EGT you should set to get the proper readings (for example, many tables report the fuel flow at peak EGT). This means that you must lean the mixture properly.

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Just set full throttle and close the mixture then engage the starter.
As soon as you see that the prop is accelerating, set full mixture and reduce the throttle.

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Other Systems

Beechcraft provides an oxygen system for their B58s as an optional feature.
The oxygen handle is always fitted in the cockpit but the oxygen pressure indicator is provided only if an oxygen system is present.

In the model simulated by Carenado there isn’t an oxygen pressure indicator, therefore that B58 is not equipped with an oxygen system.

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Make sure that the Panel Lights are set properly.

You find the panel lights switch in the lower section of the main panel.

Bonanza Panel Lights

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Check that you turned the alternator switch on.

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X-Plane does not reset the hardware preferences when you change/upgrade your hardware.
If you used to assign the toe brakes axis to an older joystick/rudder pedals that you do not own anymore, you may find that REP is not able to recognize the correct toe brake axis in use.

To solve this problem follow this procedure:

  • Remove the preferences files of X-Plane (especially “X-Plane Calibration.prf”) from the Output/preferences folder.
  • Run X-Plane. It will reload the hardware.
  • Set the joystick axis assignments as you like

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The flaps sounds should be audibile only when the engine is not running. This is actually a feature.
To get more informations about how to operate the flaps without hearing them, please read this post: http://www.simcoders.com/2015/10/18/all-you-want-to-know-about-reps-flaps-implementation/

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The Centurion, like many other Cessnas, has a spring loaded front steering wheel.
This means that you are not directly controlling the nose wheel steering using the rudder pedals but rather you must turn using the toe brakes.
To allow the front wheel to steer correctly, you should first let the aircraft move towards ahead and then, only when it’s moving, you start turning by moving the rudders and applying differential braking.

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If you turn on the master switch and nothing happens, it could be that the battery is completely discharged. To recharge it, open the Hangar Window, click on the Electrical System tab and then click on the “Recharge” button in the battery section.

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The performance tables contained in the kneeboard were written by the aircraft manufacturer basing on data recorded on a full loaded airplane with a specific Center of Gravity (C.G.) position.
This means that if you are flying with a different plane load or with a aft/forward C.G. the resulting speed may differ a little (few knots) from the one reported in the tables.

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