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Pochi

How to disable birds flocks?

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Hi Xplaners!

It is 2 times in a row I have got bird strikes during flights.

1st one at Vegas, double engine failures right before rotation. 

2nd one the next flight at Heathrow, engine fire just before minimum .

In between those flights I did set renopt birds =0 in xplane.prf but birds flocks are still there. 

Guess what it irritate me a lot ^^ We should be able to prevent this.

Is there any other way to remove those birds?

Best regards,

Pierre

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To turn them off, edit the file "Xplane.prf"...look for "renopt_deer_birds 1" and change the value to "0" 

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52 minutes ago, Murmur said:

They've 'tackled' it already, since 11.10v6, you can turn it off using a dataref. The 'tackling' part they were referring to was the fact, that previously you could NOT turn it of, not even with a dataref. That has changed now. At the moment Laminar thinks that birds and deer are a cool thing (an about 50% of people agree with them), so they won't go away, and probably keep forcing it down on peoples throats. You can turn them off either in the prf file, or with the deer_birds dataref, too. I don't think Laminar will change their position on this. Anyone, who wants to turn it off, can already do it, even if it's not the most convenient way, like a mere tickbox. Don't ask me why Laminar is forcing this on people. Anyway, as long as we can turn it off (and can automate it, so we don't have to do that every time), I'm happy.

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4 hours ago, Pochi said:

Is this dataref available in 11.05 or just 11.10?

Pierre

The dataref is probably available, but it's broken in 11.05, so it doesn't work I think. But I'm not fully sure.

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