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I have noticed PF3 has had a major update last month and wonder how much the negative opinions on PF3 has changed as a result. Any comments?


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I have noticed PF3 has had a major update last month and wonder how much the negative opinions on PF3 has changed as a result. Any comments?

 

I had it before the update and didn't really notice any problems. Since the update, I have flown many flights and the ATC has been excellent. 


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I listen to Heathrow ATC a lot. From its 4 holding points its ATC vectors all the way to touchdown and its a constant marvel to me how they create that daisy chain of aircraft in the sky. Can you configure PF3 to provide 'vectors only' at destination?


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Can you configure PF3 to provide 'vectors only' at destination?

Affirmative.

 

You can choose for each flight if you will be vectored or not. And there's a nice little tool to randomize this choice if you like that.

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Affirmative.

 

You can choose for each flight if you will be vectored or not. And there's a nice little tool to randomize this choice if you like that.

 

And the vectoring I get has been 100% spot on, even in difficult areas like Salt Lake City. 


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This thread has been silent for quite some time obviously but I thought I'd post some experience from my flights with ProATCX, for those interested.

 

To be honest, I'm not overly impressed. While the voices and general user interface is good, in-flight it keeps messing up. On almost every flight I did it kept giving me weird vectors, seemingly back to a waypoint at the very beginning of the flight plan because for some reason it didn't realize I was already well beyond that waypoint. When I requested direct to the next waypoint it kept calling me American even though I was United and told me to descent to a FL I hadn't even passed yet. For this reason I ended up flying most of the flights where I used ProATCX without any ATC.

 

Right now I'm on my way to Chicago but without ATC again because it crashed and I can't re-establish ATC communications mid-flight.

 

Looks like I'll be looking into PF3...


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This thread has been silent for quite some time obviously but I thought I'd post some experience from my flights with ProATCX, for those interested.

 

To be honest, I'm not overly impressed. While the voices and general user interface is good, in-flight it keeps messing up. On almost every flight I did it kept giving me weird vectors, seemingly back to a waypoint at the very beginning of the flight plan because for some reason it didn't realize I was already well beyond that waypoint. When I requested direct to the next waypoint it kept calling me American even though I was United and told me to descent to a FL I hadn't even passed yet. For this reason I ended up flying most of the flights where I used ProATCX without any ATC.

 

Right now I'm on my way to Chicago but without ATC again because it crashed and I can't re-establish ATC communications mid-flight.

 

Looks like I'll be looking into PF3...

 

 

I think you will enjoy PF3.  I have been using it for a couple of months now, and all my flights are very well done, ATC wise. The immersion for me, is much more realistic than PATC was. 


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This thread has been silent for quite some time obviously but I thought I'd post some experience from my flights with ProATCX, for those interested.

 

To be honest, I'm not overly impressed. While the voices and general user interface is good, in-flight it keeps messing up. On almost every flight I did it kept giving me weird vectors, seemingly back to a waypoint at the very beginning of the flight plan because for some reason it didn't realize I was already well beyond that waypoint. When I requested direct to the next waypoint it kept calling me American even though I was United and told me to descent to a FL I hadn't even passed yet. For this reason I ended up flying most of the flights where I used ProATCX without any ATC.

 

Right now I'm on my way to Chicago but without ATC again because it crashed and I can't re-establish ATC communications mid-flight.

 

Looks like I'll be looking into PF3...

 

Is there a possibility there is something wrong on your end? I ask because you mentioned that ProATcX calls you with a different callsign and that has to be set up in the options.

For me Pro ATC/X has been working perfect.

 

I do like PF3 but I don't like the fact that you have to manually input your altitudes for SID/STARS among other things. I wish the author could add support to Navigraph.

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I have correctly selected my callsign. It was after requesting direct to the next waypoint it started to call me with a completely different callsign and giving me instructions which make no sense.


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I see. Hopefully you can get squared out. Maybe a visit to their support forums is in order. Probably you have already done that.

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I do like PF3 but I don't like the fact that you have to manually input your altitudes for SID/STARS among other things. I wish the author could add support to Navigraph.

It takes no more than a few seconds to do that. And once done it is remembered.  So it's no big deal.


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I recently purchased P2ATC (for XPlane since I already used ProATC for P3D). I'm really impressed it's loaded with features such as a nice flight planner, satellite maps, etc., and using the microphone is fun. support is great too with frequent updates.

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