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One very screwed up flight

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I returned to a saved flight in FS9 where I had left off at KACY. I decided to fly to KLGA. I was in the F1 ATR-72. I entered the default flight planner, set my route and imported it to the FMC. For some reason I could not set the arrival and departure runways into the FMC, finally just left NORAY be my first waypoint instead of the runway at KACY.Next I attempted to file my plan with ATC. Only ground options. Twice I went to the map and changed my heading by one degree; hoping ATC would refresh and give me the option to file IFR. Since the field was IFR conditions I could not request takeoff at all.Finally I gritted my teeth and followed a Baron to the active and into the air. I right clicked on the throttles to get them to the auto-power setting notch. After a minute of holding the brakes, the engines had spooled up to takeoff power. Of course the usual scolding- no takeoff clearance. I hit the ATC key hoping I could file. No dice. I got scolded twice more about taking off with no clearance; then ATC terminated services. Finally, I had an option- not filing, but opening an IFR clearance. The flight planner window showed my flight plan as intended, but the "OK" was greyed out. I went into the "find route" option and reinstated my only intermediate waypoint, NORAY. I then had to save it again, FS9 insisted that I overwrite my already saved flight plan.So that was over with, I got my clearance and then KACY departure gives me an ILS clearance to runway 04 KLGA 80 miles out. I attempt to turn to course, then TrackIR starts having fits- intermittently freezing. Overspeed warning- with all the commotion on climbout I was level at 5,000 still with power set to climb. I set the power to cruise and get back to trying to turn when TrackIR wouldn't let me see the HSI and heading bug at the same time...To make a long story short; OVERSPEED BREAKUP :-(AAAAURRRRR!!!Good thing it's only a sim...Donald T. :-waveFLYing? It's cool. Trillions of birds and insects can't be wrong.

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