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Hello

 

I'm looking for some advice please.

 

Recently, some strange FSX behavior has started.

 

I launch FSX and get the main FSX 'aircraft in window' form (with the FSX Trike showing as my default flight)

 

I select the desired aircraft, location, time etc, and then pressing 'Fly Now' and the aircraft loads partially submerged.

 

If I then return out to the FSX aircraft in window screen and re-press 'Fly Now' I get no problem, everything is displayed properly above ground.

 

If I load a saved flight I get no problem, everything is above ground.

 

What is happening the first time I launch a flight and what do I do to correct it please?

 

Thanks in anticipation

 

 

Andrew

 

 

 

I have tried to attach an image of my problem via Flickr and Photobucket but got a message here saying it was not allowed despite Elaine Dixon's Avsim post :

"How do I Post a Screenshot "

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While staring at your sunken aircraft, have you tried going to the menu bar/flights/restart flight? This might be easier until a solution is found.


Charlie Aron

CPU-AMD 2GHZ  2GB RAM  NVidia Graphics FSX with SP1 and SP2  running Win XP

                                     

 

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Hi Charlie

 

Thanks for your help. That suggestion works, now at least I don't need to exit the flight completely. Wish i could work out why its loading in a sunken state first time tho. Very strange as its been fine for three years!

 

Andrew

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Any new addon lately, either freeware or payware? Did it just start doing this recently? Does it happen with all aircraft at any airport?

 

Maybe a Windows or driver update just occured?


Charlie Aron

CPU-AMD 2GHZ  2GB RAM  NVidia Graphics FSX with SP1 and SP2  running Win XP

                                     

 

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All good points which I have considered but come up blank.

 

The problem is, I mostly load a saved flight and so don't really know for certain when it started happening.

 

The FSL A320X was the only program addition recently and not aware of any Windows / Driver update. I have uninstalled and re-installed the FSL A320X without any positive effect.

 

Strange thing is, unusually, no one has popped up saying "oh yes, this also happened to me and......"

Seems to be a pretty rare thing.

 

Hopefully, someone will have experienced it and offer a fix suggestion. These things are always trivial when you know where to look!

 

Andrew

Also, it's all aircraft, all airports.

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Usually a Problem of this Nature would have to do with Contact Points, However in Your case, I Don't think this is what it is ?? Have You tried to delete the FSX.cfg File and let it rebuild on Start Up ?? - Johnman B)


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When this happens to my fsx, I Press "y" key, for slew mode, then move the aircraft a little foward, or backwards and voila..airplane on ground..., I don't know a better fix for this, but for me it's a ready to fly

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Hi Andrew

 

When I have had the occasional issue with aircraft appearing to be sunk into the ground, I have almost always found it has been related to the presence of duplicate AFCAD files for that particular airport. However if, as you say, it affects "all airports" then the problem is unlikely to be duplicate AFCADs.

 

Is the FSL A320 the ONLY addon you have installed to FSX around the time you first noticed the problem? I would however be very surprised if an aircraft addon caused this as is sounds more like some sort of elevation issue.

 

Bill

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