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A Quantum Leap in long-haul flying

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Tired of wasting time cruising over the vast oceanic and polar reaches in your simulated 747, MD-11, 777, etc?

I've written, and released to the AVSIM library, a small utility program that allows you to warp an FSX plane at cruise ahead to a future point on your flight plan. It allows you to select a named fix or enter coordinates plus a time of arrival, and transport the airplane in its current configuration to that position and time.

For example, you can take your loaded-to-the-gills B777 from Sydney headed to Los Angeles, fly the heavyweight takeoff and departure and get yourself established in cruise. But rather than waiting for 15 hours (or a couple of hours at 16x accelerated flight), you can transport yourself ahead, quark-like, to a point on your route a couple hundred miles off the California coast at the time you'd expect to arrive there, and fly the arrival/descent and landing without the mind-numbing boredom of the long-term droning. (You will have to reset your fuel manually at the leap-ahead point, though).

Another example...you want to fly a polar crossing in your B747 from Seoul to Detroit, but know that FSX will yakk on you like a vodka-chugging frat pledge once you get above 85 deg latitude. Solution? Leap across the pole!

With thousands of hours under my belt flying a military transport at cruise over the vast wastelands of the planet, I hope to spare some of you that butt pain. ;-)

Quantum Leap V1.1 is in the library now: http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=179703

Regards

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WOW!

 

This sounds really exciting Bob.   Guess where I'm heading straight to .......... the AVSIM Library!

 

Thanks in advance for your time and efforts in making such a superb, useful tool.

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thnaks for this, but i have lots of fun using time acceleration instead.

 

Would probs use this tool for those butt aching got to land now flights

 

cheers

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This utility sounds really great. However I should say that don't forget if you already own a certain other application, :smile: you can already do this with fuel and time depleted, and corrected for time zone and weather adjusted and other options.

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I like the title of the utility!  That alone is exciting stuff!  :Big Grin:  Thanks Bob for the contribution. 

 

Best regards,

Jim

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Bob, thanks for your continuing contributions to the community. This sounds like a great one. Now, can I ask you to even this score out a bit with the PMDG T7 for me?

 

Takeoffs = 127,

Successful Landings = 0,

Ugly Bone Crusher not landings = 1.

 

B)

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Bob, thanks for your continuing contributions to the community. This sounds like a great one. Now, can I ask you to even this score out a bit with the PMDG T7 for me?

 

Takeoffs = 127,

Successful Landings = 0,

Ugly Bone Crusher not landings = 1.

 

B)

Tom

 

Just change your name to We Tu Lo, slap that logbook summary on a resume to Asiana and you could come out of retirement!

 

...dang, that was my out-loud voice again, wunnit? :-O

 

Cheers

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Just change your name to We Tu Lo, slap that logbook summary on a resume to Asiana and you could come out of retirement!

 

...dang, that was my out-loud voice again, wunnit? :-O

 

No, no, no... You don't get it Bob. I need you to create a utility that overcomes the fact that I have closed my eyes on approach. :Praying:

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I really like this, Bob, and thanks.

 

If only I could use it with Radar Contact...or can I?

 

Anybody else using RC wanna think it through?

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I really like this, Bob, and thanks.

 

If only I could use it with Radar Contact...or can I?

 

Anybody else using RC wanna think it through?

You could use it, then request "direct to" . I have had to do that using Auto Cruise on the T7

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Sounds like MS Flight "skip to waypoint".

 

Yes, and I am looking forward to using it (if my earlier messages seemed to confuse that fact)...

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No, no, no... You don't get it Bob. I need you to create a utility that overcomes the fact that I have closed my eyes on approach. :Praying:

 

:Idea: I've got a go back 20 seconds button for when I crash :blush:

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:Idea: I've got a go back 20 seconds button for when I crash :blush:

 

I am afraid I might need more like 2 minutes. :lol:

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...I see your point. Come to think of it, 20 seconds is around the time of the final screams from the passengers on my flights. lol

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Landings shouldn't be a problem; it's just a question of having a good co-pilot

 

Well, that explains things. My CP is a cat. She sucks as a co-pilot... In fact, she can be down right ugly when I mess up. :ph34r:

 

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How will this affect the FMS waypoints, fuel and zulu time (VA Acars etc)?

Thanks.

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Tom, ever thought of recruiting your cat as a moderator! :lol:   She looks like she could resolve any disputes pretty unambiguously! 

 

In fact even just posting a pic of her whenever someone's bisbehavin' would probably have the desired effect....  :lol:

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Great add-on Bob!

 

We did have that in PS1, exactly waypoint-based, and the 744 would jump to that waypoint with all of the simulation variables properly time-warped :-)

 

I'm downloading it right now :-)  THX!!!

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It's all there in FSNav, but it is one of the many reasons why we stick to FS9!

 

Those of us that continue to use FS9/FSNav will know that once you have taken off you can, if you so desire it, move your aircraft to another point in the flight plan; then listen to all the waypoint changes (ding, ding, ding, etc) and monitor that the aircraft's altitude, speed and fuel have changed, too!

 

Sauviat

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I really like this, Bob, and thanks.

 

If only I could use it with Radar Contact...or can I?

 

Anybody else using RC wanna think it through?

Chris--I wrote and tested it with RC V4 in mind. Just get ATC to give you a clearance direct the waypoint you want to warp to before you make the jump to light speed.

 

Cheers

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