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Everything posted by frantzy

  1. Agree with both, and would add a suggestion to check out the excellent apps from Virtual Avionics for 737 747 777 A320
  2. Is the next generation likely to require a new MB? I’m in the same boat and wondering if 2080 with 11gb is the best I can get out of my current MB, or if video cards are now standardized form factors.
  3. Great! Yes, networking is sometimes tricky to setup but wonderful once you have done it. Happy flying!
  4. Hi Qas, I have used both of those for a couple years with ipad and android tablets. Both have been generally stable except sometimes when a new version of airplane is released. Aviaworx has been more reliable and responsive overall, although Virtual Avionics has been good to me and I like their CDU apps better. But an Aviaworx advantage is their more complete set including center cdu. They both work a similar way - you install a server program on your sim PC, launch it, and then connect your client device via your home network. In the Virtual Avionics control panel you need to make sure to associate each PMDG aircraft. In Aviaworx you need to make sure to use the correct IP addresses. What steps did you take? Mike
  5. I’ve been very happy to with the products... so happy that I’ve installed a 40” touchscreen monitor on a projector ceiling mount to display the aviaworx overhead clients. https://www.dropbox.com/s/mkehg90f4w5uwcy/overhead.jpg?dl=0 Mike
  6. I'm inspired to take the plunge on a similar overhead setup. When one considers the cost and complexity of an overhead hardware setup, even a 50" HDTV with touch overlay is an elegant and inexpensive solution. Plus it flexes across type (737/747/777). My wife will think it's insane but what's new!
  7. Hi Mark, Your question led me to the answer. In Windows 10, Display Settings > Advanced Scaling Settings, I had the "Fix Scaling for Apps" option On. Turning it off and restarting the Aviaworx application fixes my issue. Thank you! Mike
  8. Over on the PMDG forum Randazzo said they “inadvertently broke the data feed to external tools“ and a fix is coming “probably tomorrow”. My other utilities dependent on PMDG data (GoFlight hardware interface, Virtual Avionics CDUs etc.) were also rendered inoperative. Hopefully this will fix all - just wish it could all be better coordinated/communicated.
  9. Sometimes I receive an envelope in the mail that says, "The favor of a reply is requested". (It's usually my cue to throw it away because it is junk mail). Bur that's not the case here! I've purchased 8 Aviaworx licenses, Mark... can you at least acknowledge my issue? Mike
  10. Hi guys, I had this issue a couple months ago, somehow it went away but I'm not sure what I did. And now it's back. I use a Windows 10 (Microsoft Surface) laptop with a larger Touchscreen as a 2nd monitor, on which I display the Overhead client. For the 737 and 777, font and button lights display perfectly. On the 747 only, the fonts are too large on buttons, causing them to spill over. Photo attached. If I drag to the primary monitor, the issue persists. I've tried every monitor and graphics setting I can find. There IS a solution somewhere - the problem was gone for a while - but it's also curious that the 777 has similar button text but it adjusts fine. Any ideas? I do really love the product, and of course it still functions with the oversized fonts. Thanks, Mike
  11. I am also suddenly having issues with VA Interface for 737, 747, 777, and logging a support ticket also resulted in an error. I found email info@virtualavionics.com.br and will try that.
  12. I don’t have any experience with warping so unfortunately I don’t know
  13. When the gray screen happens, if you press and hold this key combination: Shirft + Ctrl + <Windows logo> + B.... does it bring up the regular desktop? If so it's something about Tablet mode in Windows 10. It happens to me sometimes and I can't figure out why.
  14. Have you tried adding a third video card (low spec)? Limitation might be 2 video outputs per video card. Also food for thought - I put PMDG PFD and ND on one monitor (widescreen 27" IIRC) and use Android tablets (or ipads) for 2 FMCs using the Virtual Avionics app. (I've not used Steam but rather FSX and P3D in this manner). Upper Eicas and Lower Eicas on individual smaller monitors as you describe . It has been wonderful. Mike
  15. I used to have a similar setup to what you describe... had 2 video cards with 2 outputs each. Video card A had the TH2Go running 3 external monitors for outside forward view, plus one monitor for instruments. Video card B had two more monitors for instruments. It was low spec compared with card A. Each flight I undocked the 2d instrument panels and dragged them onto the 3 monitors used for instruments. The external view was outside view only, no instruments. This is still how I fly but now with a 65" TV rather than 3 monitors and TH2Go. I'm flying the PMDG aircraft (737, 747, 777) mostly. What isn't working for you? Mike
  16. Me as well - PMDG 777 at WSSS, in my first flight with v1.2, no prior issues and not using FS2Crew presently. Used a standard pushback route and UGCX voice - airplane kept moving back even after kill switch.
  17. That sounds awesome! Sorry I don't have experience with those but I connected a 24" Dell touch screen monitor to a Microsoft Surface, and it worked great on my test flight tonight.
  18. Hi Craig - I don’t have the DIO but own just about every other GoFlight product. i strongly encourage you to head over to PollyPot software and use their GoFlight Interface Tool (GFIT). It’s a lifesaver for interfacing to PMDG aircraft. Also their support forum is active and helpful. Good Luck, Mike
  19. Hi Rockliffe, what you’re envisioning is very close to my setup. I have a Sismo single-side cockpit (captain and middle) but so far without most of the actual switches because over the years I acquired GoFlight units for the MCP and EFIS, throttle, flaps/gear, plus lots of buttons/toggle modules I run 3 x 27” monitors for the cockpit outside view, plus 3 more monitors for the 2D in-cockpit screens. I use an old Android tablet for the FMC. All of this runs today on one PC, an 8 yr old i7-2600K with two GPUs (not SLI), an Nvidia 960 and a 750Ti. With all the high complexity add-on airplanes and scenery in 4.3 I have to dial graphics options way down to get good performance. But I’m upgrading now to an i7-8700k with GTX-1080Ti (plus keeping the 760Ti) and of course P3Dv4.4 so I hope to get much better performance overall. I’m thinking about possibly increasing monitor size soon or ditching 3 monitors in favor or a large TV. I also may selectively add Sismo devices like the gear lever and flap gauge. (I actually fly the sim as a 777 or 747 more than a 737, in part because things like the flap positions are displayed on screen). Anyway because we have similar visions in cockpit design, please feel free to use me as a sounding board any time. Mike
  20. I read this just before clicking "Submit" on a new PC order on Saturday. Went back and tripled the size of HDD capacity I was ordering. Today I see why!
  21. Similar to Markus, I have 1 PC with 2 GPUs running P3DV4 on 6 monitors: CPU is an 8 year-old i7-2600K; 16GB RAM, Win 7 on SSD and P3D on HDD. GPU1 is GTX 980. One output is to a Matrox TH2GO and 3 x 27” widescreen monitors. The other output from that GPU is to a 2D cockpit display monitor. GPU2 is GTX 760ti. Both are connected to 2D cockpit display monitors. I fly PMDG 737/777/747 into only payware airports with Active Sky weather and an AI traffic addon. I also have a yoke and pedals and 17 GoFlight modules including throttle. And i use an Android tablet with the wonderful Virtual Avionics apps to run the FMC. Since my cockpit displays popouts displayed on monitors, i don’t fly in the virtual cockpit - only the straight ahead blank cockpit view (toggling as needed to the OH panel now that PMDG made it 3D only). I get smooth 25-30 fps mostly with occasional dips into 10-15 fps at busy airports. My graphic settings are very modest - in most cases about 25% of full right. Some weather settings are higher but notably dynamic lighting is off. I am in the process of replacing my PC with a modern CPU i hope will allow me to improve these visual effects, but flying fluidity and operational complexity is what’s most important to me. I limit graphics features to preserve that. The key to multiple GPUs in my experience is that only 1 GPU drives a 3D output. As Markus said that no longer requires the Matrox triple head device but i have it so i use it. Good luck to all who read this! Our hobby is challenging but rewarding... Mike
  22. I owned the FSX version and now the P3D and I remember the issues you describe, but a major update in March fixed them. It also dramatically improved performance, at least in P3D.
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