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  2. w6kd

    Ethiopia crash

    I don't know for sure how much of an additional pitch-down moment you'd get if you ripped 'em all the way back to idle...but certainly reduced power and speed brakes to slow down would have reduced the air load on the stab. But the better solution would have been not to let the speed get away from them in the first place--the severity of the pitch-down forces would have never gotten to the point where the pilots couldn't control pitch with (heavy) control yoke forces, and at normal flying airspeeds they would have been able to move the stab trim with the trim wheels and relieve the heavy control forces. When they levelled off at 14000 ft, they left the autothrottles on set at climb power (the ATS was left in FLCH mode from the first onset of the problem until they hit the dirt). That allowed the speed to climb steadily to (beyond, actually) the far limits of the airspeed envelope, and that was a pretty big link in the chain of events, as was the decision to turn the stab trim back on. Clearly they were task saturated with a pretty serious issue, and left one of the most important flight performance parameters (airspeed) out of their crosscheck, and for a relatively long time, too. I really think this is one factor in the accident where having an experienced FO on the flight deck might have made a difference. Cheers
  3. I am just curious what causes three different navigation route plotting tools to be slightly different even though the routes are identical. I recently noticed that the degrees calculated by SkyVector, Little NavMap, and AivlaSoft EFB2 are off by a couple degrees - some of the legs are the same while others differ. Also note that for Little NavMap and AivlaSoft EFB2 I have both with AIRAC Cycle 1903, not sure what SkyVector uses or if this even matters. Anyone have any thoughts on this phenomena? See attached screenshots link of my plotted routes for: CZBB WC HUH KORS FHR BVS 3W5 EDIT - Links did not work
  4. Ill have to give this a shot and report back. Still haven't had any time for simming. Hopefully this weekend!
  5. Penzoil3

    Dark Realair Duke B-60

    If I could attach a file, I'd give them to you.
  6. JRBarrett

    Autopilot popup panel enhancements

    Heading and course sync are not possible with the original Falcon 50 APS-80 or 85 autopilot driving analog flight instruments. The heading bug and course selection (OBS) on the analog HSI are driven by electromechanical servos which can only be operated by physically rotating the heading or course knobs. For the same reason, an add-on GPS like the GTN750 cannot auto-adjust the course on the mechanical HSI as it can with an electronic HSI. The later Falcon 50EX was equipped with the Rockwell Collins Proline 4 glass cockpit, and I believe heading and course sync were implemented. Both features are standard on Proline 4 installations in other aircraft I have worked on. However I see no reason not to add heading or course sync for those who may want it, even if doing so would not be 100 percent realistic for an analog F50
  7. RichieFly

    4.5 hot fix is out

    Old thread, but thanks, man. I was about to jump. That was my problem too.
  8. Penzoil3

    Not quite fair...

    What did I ever do to you Ron? Stating that I refused to bow toward Australia on a prayer rug wasn't "potty mouth". Sue
  9. HighFlyer310

    Drzewiecki releases Chicago Airports X

    If anyone is using this + city scenery in VR would appreciate some feedback.. hesitant to spend the $$ as I suspect performance will be an issue.
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  11. Drumcode

    Drzewiecki releases Chicago Airports X

    I'm inbound from DEN to ORD now, will report back if I don't CTD.
  12. Paul Deluca

    Challenger 650 coming...

    Thanks for the info Ryan. Just saw a video about the plane. Nice!!!!!!!!
  13. ...hey that's ok... probably is the better choice, just looking forward to it being released..
  14. airernie

    More AI Traffic

    Not at all and I would think other users feel the same. Ernie
  15. In case people missed the amazing news from the HotStart development team... they are doing a Challenger 650 next with ProLine glass....apparently nearly all custom systems. There's a twitch stream with Goran doing some modelling stuff and chat etc etc. Q1 or Q2 2020 they're aiming for! https://discordapp.com/channels/397379810067742721/397417320005238794
  16. JasonPC

    REX Sky Force technical update 2.2 available

    Finally working again. I think it is a testament that Sky Force is really a good program for me to miss it so much when it's not working. It's a huge upgrade over default clouds.
  17. JasonPC

    Drzewiecki releases Chicago Airports X

    Curious how performance is. This is a pretty demanding area with downtown Chicago and all of the airports nearby.
  18. pete_auau

    sf tech update rex

    yes sf sky force just open up your skyforce and it will show a update, if not go to settings update and click check for updates
  19. A340Bangla

    Pilots FS Global U NG and ORBX LOWI mesh thingie

    by SGE he means ORBX Germany South.
  20. Paul Deluca

    float plane collision in Alaska

    Just read the story about Taquan Air shutting down due to the crash.
  21. Mark, Here's a beta of 2600R3 where I had to change some code related to the pause to fix an issue where Chatter would completely stop. I'd appreciate it if you could give it a try and let me know if it still works well for you. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2og03pj3q9pat3o/Pilot2ATC_Update_2600_x64_R3_b1.zip?dl=0 Thanks, Dave
  22. DChockey08

    Drzewiecki releases Chicago Airports X

    Curious to see how ORD compares to the outdated FSDT version...
  23. ark

    Autopilot popup panel enhancements

    Our resident Falcon 50 expert Jim Barrett may be able to answer this question. I will see if I can contact him. I will also ask him about the HSI CRS knob which when pushed in some a/c will point the HSI course arrow to a VOR with the CDI centered (if in VLOC with a VOR tuned in). This is a quick way to get the course TO the VOR and also to identify what radial you are on by looking at the tail of the course arrow. Al
  24. Hi Gerard! I'm using your all months April v16 here. In the past week or so I've been in and out of REX EF several times. Everytime I install / uninstall I start by loading P3D default shaders and clearing the cache. Then I reinstall your preset. My question is the bright green trees for example on the island to the right. You may need to zoom in sorry... This is with EF UNinstalled. I don't remember them looking that way before. BTW, I also use ORBX HD Trees and this is the Flightbeam KPDX airport. 1. Do they look OK to you? 2. What setting would I adjust to get more depth of shading in those trees? BTW, I would be using May but I haven't gotten around to adjusting the VC and Apr has seemed great to me. Thanks. Bruce
  25. cyyzrwy24

    sf tech update rex

    We are talking SkyForce 3d?
  26. Otmar, I've watched you build this marvelous recreation of the Lockheed Vega for the past few years and have to admire your persistence in bringing it close to absolute perfection! Kudos man!
  27. Added compatibility with Pushover application EGPWS predictive logic (TAD/TAF/RFCF) GSX messages now suppressed for cabin/cargo door notifications Refuel now synced to GSX2 Fuel Hydrant Corrections for flaps timings As always, we'd like to thank you, our customers, for your continued support! Cheers! Here's the complete change log of the A320-X / A319-X update (P3Dv4) v2.0.2.352: Airline packs Various fixes ATSU Fix for takeoff perf runways Added ATC Online list to COMM page Several small fixes Fix for PFPX zero fuel weight info Slot notification callsign logic fix Limit OFP Fuel to 18700 OFP Block fuel rounding up logic fix ALTN missing logic fix Printing logic fixes Crew config logic fix IVAO ATIS logic fix No STD results in slot change fix STD logic fixes Pushover app 'printing' now enabled Doors Arming logic tied to FWC phase now EGPWS Predictive mode logic added (TAD/RFCF/TCF) ELAC AP disconnect protections added C star logic improvements AP disconnects on pause fixed Engines / FADEC CLB limit logic fix External Model CFM Engines decal fix CFM flap marking overlay animation fix Various small geometry fixes Flaps Flap actuation logic fixes FSL Configurator Fixes for missing cfg files and building cfg files GSX Key mapping fix Lighting Flood panel light knob state save/load enabled Beacon light size adjusted MCDU INIT A GND TEMP now not shown in flight Payloads Airframe weights page added to MCDU OPTIONS Passenger configuration parser logic added to protect against imbalance Weights units logic fix Printing Now supports virtual printing to Pushover app Virtual Cockpit glareshield text overlay clipping fix
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