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57 minutes ago, Ron Lefebvre said:

My engines are already at 92 and 94%. Probably taking off to hot on my first trips.

A little early for wear and tear. about 10 hours of flight

 

Thanks, good to know.  Pre-oiling, warmup and mixture/temp awareness on the ground and in all phases of flight pays off, not surprisingly.  

Of course now that I've said that, something will probably blow up.  😄

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4 hours ago, sloppysmusic said:

I learned that from my RealAir DT days! Have only used the factory B60 so far until I've got it perfected. 

On an unrelated BS (!) matter, I stopped using the previous models B58/KingAir/Baron has I found for some reason the autopilot ignored my set baro readings and only used the actual current outside pressure. For example, I'm above TRAN ALT (10000 for example) so set 2992 with cruise set for 17k. Aircraft levels at 17300 though. After much messing around I pressed B key out of desperation and BINGO ac now descends to ALT SET of 17k!

If I never use STD 2992/1013 then there is no issue but of course I do....especially in Europe with STD being as low as 3000ft sometimes. This issue also means that even if I do not set STD that if the pressure has changed at all since take off the AP will NEVER be able to cruise at set altitude. Only where it READS the current outside pressure reads that altitude at.

Very annoying! The current B60 does NOT seem to have that issue BTW.

Was wondering if this was an MSFS default bug or just the BS.

The AP probably has a baro setting you’re missing. 

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21 hours ago, orchestra_nl said:

That is why I changed the mousewheel zoom to only work when I press the wheel at the same time. This only works if the mouse wheel acts as a button as well of course.

It is a bit finniky to setup in the interface but prevents accidental zooming.

 

This is a great idea!

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12 hours ago, sloppysmusic said:

Sadly no. I tried every click, left right and wheel i could. The giveaway is that the tool tip is an UP arrow there with no corresponding DOWN arrow. 

Using the Grand Duke last night I had access to both up and down hidden pitch click spots and both open and close for the hidden center (both cowl flaps) cowl flap click spots.


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13 minutes ago, GACSavannah said:

Using the Grand Duke last night I had access to both up and down hidden pitch click spots and both open and close for the hidden center (both cowl flaps) cowl flap click spots.

I'll try the GD tonight if you get a chance can you quickly try the B60 factory? I've only used that one so far.


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So if someone is looking for their first 3rd party twin piston, would you guys say Duke or 310R? Pros and cons of both?

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1 hour ago, s0cks said:

So if someone is looking for their first 3rd party twin piston, would you guys say Duke or 310R? Pros and cons of both?

I'd say FlySimWare Cessna 414 if it can't be the Duke.

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1 hour ago, s0cks said:

So if someone is looking for their first 3rd party twin piston, would you guys say Duke or 310R? Pros and cons of both?

They're all a little different. The 310 is a bit slower, and is not turbocharged, so you'll fly it mostly between 4000-10000 msl.  But it also has the most wear and tear abilities.... the airframe will get dirty as you fly hehe.  But instruments wise, it's very basic compared to the duke or 414.  The 414 and piston duke are a little more matched in speed.  All 3 of those have superb sound set and visuals.  The Dukes have the most avionics options.  I believe all 3 support TDS/PMS GTN and WT GNS

I'd buy them all haha!

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About the clickspots, part of the iconology seem to have been inverted. As an example turning a rotary knob clockwise there's the right arrow, if it can't rotate any further there is still the right arrow but the stop sign is on the left which should be on the right. This is somewhat confusing.

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2 hours ago, s0cks said:

So if someone is looking for their first 3rd party twin piston, would you guys say Duke or 310R? Pros and cons of both?

The 310 is a great plane but lacks speed as Ryan mentioned. I end up using the Commanche more

I love the 414. That one is a tough call.

The view is better IMO out of the 414.

Sounds almost as good as the Duke.

Wear and there will be better with the Duke. I also think the panel easier on the eyes with the Duke.

The Duke is new so the latest.

Not helping much here except to say you can't go wrong wither way.

The 414 should be cheaper by now.

The sounds from the Duke Piston is really amazing

 


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1 hour ago, ryanbatc said:

They're all a little different. The 310 is a bit slower, and is not turbocharged, so you'll fly it mostly between 4000-10000 msl.  But it also has the most wear and tear abilities.... the airframe will get dirty as you fly hehe.  But instruments wise, it's very basic compared to the duke or 414.  The 414 and piston duke are a little more matched in speed.  All 3 of those have superb sound set and visuals.  The Dukes have the most avionics options.  I believe all 3 support TDS/PMS GTN and WT GNS

I'd buy them all haha!

Haha. Yes, well, it's easy to spend money on MSFS that's for sure.

Difficult choice. I will probably end up doing what I always do... procrastinating and then end up just flying one of the excellent single piston planes I have lol.

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2 minutes ago, Ron Lefebvre said:

The 310 is a great plane but lacks speed as Ryan mentioned. I end up using the Commanche more

I love the 414. That one is a tough call.

The view is better IMO out of the 414.

Sounds almost as good as the Duke.

Wear and there will be better with the Duke. I also think the panel easier on the eyes with the Duke.

The Duke is new so the latest.

Not helping much here except to say you can't go wrong wither way.

The 414 should be cheaper by now.

The sounds from the Duke Piston is really amazing

Yes, the Duke sounds amazing even in the vids.

Does the 414 have any wear and tear? Or failures?

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2 hours ago, s0cks said:

So if someone is looking for their first 3rd party twin piston, would you guys say Duke or 310R? Pros and cons of both?

 

The 414 is great. I prefer the Duke, but a solid plane.

The COWS DA 42 is also really fun. Good sounds and flight model, though as a modern plane with modern avionics (and a stick, not a yoke), she's almost too easy to fly and not much going on when in flight. Lately I've been flying her a lot.

I also really enjoy the Black Square rework for the King Air 350 (analog gauges).  Not a complete overhaul (just systems and flight model I believe - exterior the default MSFS plane), but IMHO solid performance and fun.

As I think I've mentioned, love the Duke but the views out the cockpit are not good.  I can still land her easily and she's fun to fly, but I value cockpit views a bit.

EDIT: Also forgot about the OV-10 Bronco. Unique plane and flight model, and I just can't manage to land her correctly.  But some folks love that plane.

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1 minute ago, WolverineHusky said:

As I think I've mentioned, love the Duke but the views out the cockpit are not good.  I can still land her easily and she's fun to fly, but I value cockpit views a bit.

Yes, that's the thing. I like to fly VFR a lot and value good views. I actually lie, I have a couple of twin props. The BN2 and the Beech 18 (which is very good with Denarq mod). I guess I'm just missing a more modern, twin cruiser.

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