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Must I start P3d with a DEFAULT aircraft?

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I know in FSX, it was advisable to start your sim with a default aircraft so that everything loaded properly.  My question is this:  Do I have to start P3d with a default aircraft too, or can I use ANY aircraft in my hanger as the default start?  I have been using the Baron 58 as my start, but I rarely use it for my first flight.   It would be good to know that no harm will come or no performance issues will raise their head if I start with, let's say, a Carenado aircraft or something else.

 

Stan

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As long as you have a default aircraft as the first that appears in the scenario screen when you start the sim, it is fine. No need to load into the sim itself with default aircraft.

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Yes.  That's what I really do.   I guess it's still unadvisable to set up another plane to come up when P3d starts.  I was hoping that changed, but it obviously hasn't.

 

Stan

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Stan the problem is not P3D , there are some planes (particularly complex ones)  that leave traces in the SIM of settings that may be no good for other aircraft..

As said is recommended to start the SIM with a default AC.

 

Jorge

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I start it with an Alabeo Seminole as the first aircraft to appear.. no problems..

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My little trick is to start Prepar3d with Simstarter with a default aircraft.  That takes me to the default scenario screen and I can pick any airplane I want.

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I guess you should not load it with the very complex ones like the FSL Airbus or the PMDG 747.... but you should be fine with any Carenado aircraft. The Carenado A36 is a default aircraft now for example. My default aircraft is the Turbine Duke from RealAir... No problems here.

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So, just to qualify, 'Starting with a default aircraft'.

When I start P3D4.1, I am presented with a pivoting F-22 Raptor.

It is ok to then hit 'Change Vehicle' and select my more complex aircraft e.g. PMDG, FSL etc?

Or do I need to place the F-22 on terra firma someplace, then select a more complex aircraft?

 

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1 hour ago, Jockos said:

Or do I need to place the F-22 on terra firma someplace, then select a more complex aircraft?

 

 

No. You do not have to load into the sim with the raptor.

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I had a problem with the Fuel selector on one of the Carenado/Alabeo Airplanes, the response I got from their support was to load the default airplane, it worked . So there maybe an occasion a load up of the default is still a requirement.

bob

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I always save my default flight as the avatar (Civilian Male) and use the Where are my Aircraft product to get inside the one I want to fly. It works well for me, no issues. 

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Thanks for all the input.   Seems its safer in the long run to have sim start with default.  

 

Stan

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FSLabs A320 you have to start the Sim with the default aircraft. And no I will not adjust a graphic setting just to accommodate it. I have had no problems with any other aircraft including PMDGs by just choosing it on the scenario screen and launching it. 

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I start with the aircraft I was flying in the last flight, which I save as "DEFAULT". Over the last several weeks this has been the PMDG DC-6 and the Manfred Jahn DC-3.  Both fairly complex aircraft. Haven't had any problems. 

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it's a hit or miss thing. Depending on the aircraft, all variables should be reset. Most times it really doesn't make a difference but, again, depending on which aircraft you are flying, you might run into trouble. Sometimes it's just that a specific gauge will not work, or the gear stays down and locked, etc. Other times the complete sim locks up.

Bottom line - it takes no more than a few seconds to switch from a simple default a/c to whichever you need to fly. The majority of the time I'm using the A36 but in a few occasions I've had to load the Piper Cub to clear out the variables.

Vic

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I also used to save my flights as default with payware addons but I stopped doing that after this caused me problems with an A2A plane. Took quite some time before I found out it was due to me having a default flight with that A2A plane. After creating a default flight with a default plane (the Cub in my case) all problems were over. So... better safe than sorry, I'd say. And btw you can select favorites in the plane selection screen and then you can toggle an option to ONLY show those favorite planes. This way selecting the plane I want is extremely easy: no need to scroll through the entire list. Works as a charm and problems are prevented: one day or another you WILL get a problem due to this.

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Bit suprising really that you would still have to load a "default" aircraft considering there are no default aircraft in P3D anyway. They are all third party imports from Carenado, Iris, Aeroplane Heaven etc.

??

gb.

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12 hours ago, gboz said:

Bit suprising really that you would still have to load a "default" aircraft considering there are no default aircraft in P3D anyway

I thought the same thing. But I suppose LM have "inherited" default aircraft from Microsoft FSX, e.g., Beech Baron?

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When I start the sim directly with the FSL A320 my sim simply crashes :-)

No problems with all other birds.

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28 minutes ago, AviatorMan said:

I thought the same thing. But I suppose LM have "inherited" default aircraft from Microsoft FSX, e.g., Beech Baron?

Yes you are right there are a few labeled as created by LM, including the Baron.
I guess the other third party aircraft could have been made with very strict adherence to the P3D skd.

gb.

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I switched the default aircraft in P3D v3.3 from the F22 Raptor to the standard Beechcraft B58 Baron. I seem to remember that the Raptor affected soemthing with one of my payware planes (probably the PMDG 737 NGX), so I decided to change to one of the classic models from yesteryear :smile:

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I am having a problem with my A2A Cherokee and Comanche. They do not respond well to turning on the ground. It's difficult to turn them either with steering the nose wheel or using differential braking. I wondered if this could have been due to not starting P3Dv4 with a default aircraft. Because I had been starting with the PMDG DC-6. So I saved a flight with the Baron B58 as default, closed the sim then restarted. Still problems with ground steering. It's just on these two a/c. Tried a few others, e.g., Baron B58 and Carenado A36, and they are very responsive to ground steering. So I guess not starting with a default c/d was not the problem with this issue. Anyone else having this problem?

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24 minutes ago, AviatorMan said:

I am having a problem with my A2A Cherokee and Comanche. They do not respond well to turning on the ground. It's difficult to turn them either with steering the nose wheel or using differential braking. I wondered if this could have been due to not starting P3Dv4 with a default aircraft. Because I had been starting with the PMDG DC-6. So I saved a flight with the Baron B58 as default, closed the sim then restarted. Still problems with ground steering. It's just on these two a/c. Tried a few others, e.g., Baron B58 and Carenado A36, and they are very responsive to ground steering. So I guess not starting with a default c/d was not the problem with this issue. Anyone else having this problem?

You need to update your a2a planes for4.1 there is a patch on there forums that fixes this issue. And always start your sim with a default aircraft in the window before changing it to a A2a or any other complex aircraft.

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5 hours ago, FreeBird(Josh) said:

You need to update your a2a planes for4.1 there is a patch on there forums that fixes this issue.

Thanks. The patch fixed the problem.

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I'll stay with the Baron 58 on startup.....THEN change to the plane I want to fly.  Seems the easiest and most reliable way to go.

 

Stan

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