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Hi Everyone, I did a search but can't find a solution to turning off the don't sink and flap warnings in FSX. I fly mostly helis, so hearing this is driving nuts when going into a hover everytime. What function turns these sounds off if possible? Worse case, I'll find the files and edit them but would like to avoid that. Thanks for any input.

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JeffThe "wav" files are in FSXsound folder and start with "GPWS....wav", I don't know how to turn them off or modify them, but you could turn the volume down.Keep us informed.Peter Hayes

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Very few of my planes have their original sounds. I collect them and use them to customize my favorite planes. Such as the touch down and roll sounds.In this case, you could simply rename it. What I did was rename the offending sound,or delete it, then replace it with another with no sound. Look through other planes sound files and find one you want. Now simply name it "dontsink" "flap" or whatever it was named.Hope this makes sense its late....

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Don't delete it. Just RENAME it to something like ".wav.ORIGINAL" (add the .ORIGINAL to the end of the file name). That way FSX won't use it anymore, but you can always rename it back to the original filename if you want it again. You never know....

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Well, of course you can delete/rename the .wav files, but IMO the best way to silence the built-in FSX-GPWS is to keep it deactivated at all time. And you can do that per aircraft.In the aircraft.cfg file, add (or change) the section:(GPWS) //Use square backets heremax_warning_height = -10000Giving it a high, negative altitude effectively disables all GPWS callouts.Cheers, Rob

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>I wouldn't deactivate the entire GPWS - it will save your a#s>some day when you forget to lower the gear. He just doesn't>like the annoying "don't sink" callout, the tolerance of which>must be set to some impossibly narrow threshold of vertical>speed.Alex, GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System) is an entirely seperate function from the other warning systems, such as the gear, flaps, et cetera.Further, there are many options that may be configured for GPWS:max_warning_height The height below which a warning is activated.sink_rate_fpm If an aircraft exceeds this rate of descent a warning is activated. excessive_sink_rate_fpm If an aircraft exceeds this rate of descent an urgent warning is activated. climbout_sink_rate_fpm If an aircraft starts to descend during takeoff, and exceeds this rate of descent, a warning is activated. flap_and_gear_sink_rate_fpm If an aircraft is landing, and exceeds this rate of descent without flaps or gear extended, a warning is activated. For example, the default 737-800 entries are:{GPWS}max_warning_height = 1000sink_rate_fpm = -1500excessive_sink_rate_fpm = -2000climbout_sink_rate_fpm = -100flap_and_gear_sink_rate_fpm= -100

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Thanks everyone for your input. I started noticing this when I changed the sound set on the default Bell 206 to the new TSS set. Interesting.... Anyway, I will probably just modify the sounds or rename them incase being I am trying to develop start up sounds for the TSS set from other sets I have. Thanks so much again :)

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I appreciate the systems clarification Bill, and the config data for adding / modifying the GPWS in FSX. I've been experimenting with adding the callouts to 3rd party aircraft in FSX. But common, Bill, you didn't have to tell me what the GPWS Mnemonic stands for...I've been around the the block a few times too. :)http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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>Hi Everyone, I did a search but can't find a solution to>turning off the don't sink and flap warnings in FSX. I fly>mostly helis, so hearing this is driving nuts when going into>a hover everytime. What function turns these sounds off if>possible? Worse case, I'll find the files and edit them but>would like to avoid that. Thanks for any input.You can go to 'options' and then into the menu where you set your keys and set a keyboard or joystick hot-key for GPWS on/off. This way you can switch it on and off whenever you need it in mid-flight.JEL

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>I appreciate the systems clarification Bill, and the config>data for adding / modifying the GPWS in FSX. I've been>experimenting with adding the callouts to 3rd party aircraft>in FSX. But common, Bill, you didn't have to tell me what the>GPWS Mnemonic stands for...I've been around the the block a>few times too. :)That was included for the benefit of other reader's, who may not know what GPWS stands for... :+

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Yeah - many thanks, Bill! There's more than a few of us dummies who are very, very glad of Bill's expertise! :-beerchug

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Hey Bill,The Airbus is the only one that contains the 'retard - reatard' sounds.Why was that omitted in the default Airbus please?

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>Hey Bill,>>The Airbus is the only one that contains the 'retard ->reatard' sounds.>Why was that omitted in the default Airbus please?I honestly don't have a clue, except that ACES just aren't into "serious systems modeling..."

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I have suddenly gotten this problem as well - but only when using an addon FS9 helo. I note that the FSx helos do not have this in tier Aircraft.cfg files - neither does the cfg file for thos addon helo, but it still comes on Will try the keyboard controls trickBarry

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>Ok Bill, no problem. One more question: can you add default>FSX GPWS callouts to add-on aircraft in FSX? Just by adding>the code you detailed above?Yep! Of course, you might want/need to change a few of the parameters to suit the aircraft, but you don't have to.

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