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  1. So, so sad to hear. Thanks to Tom for all he did to make flight simming what it became from a primitive start to state of the art. Thoughts and prayers to all. Geof Applegate
  2. Got it finally fixed-boy this was a difficult one. Thanks Manny for all your help! Now that it is working I can only praise this DesktopAviator gps the highest praises. It has removed the last bit of awkwardness of using the sim for rw training and is possibly the most useful and good value I have bought for the sim.
  3. I finally got most of the buttons to work by manually editing the fsiupc file with the command syntax, however I still can't get the power button or right outside knob to work, even entering the commands manually. The keyboard shortcuts do work from the keyboard though.
  4. I am having the problem that many of the keypresses such as ctrl f3 don't show up in fsiupc -eg. the press key box doesn't register anything when I press that key combo-however pressing the key combo from the keyboard in fs does-anyone know what is up here? Thanks!
  5. I just bought the DesktopAviator model without the monitor and need some help. I programmed it per instructions and it works flawlessly with the default gps's. However, I don't seem to be able to get it to work with my reality xp gns's. I have tried programming fspiuc both for button presses and keyboard presses and edited the realityxp.ini file with relative button calls to no avail. Most buttons do nothing-some which I have programmed via keypresses in fspiuc when pressed change for instance the spot plane view. Any ideas? Is there a conflict somewhere? Thanks for any help/insights...
  6. I have everything working now (most problems were user error on my part) and with this scenery, my sim savvy 50 cm photoreal, and the milviz b55 I am in heaven and this has brought me back to fsx after about a 1.5 year absence. Living now in San Diego this scenery brings it alive! I have now a 4 year old computer system and if there is a fps hit it is very, very minimal. The airport is amazing (since I have spent a good amount of time in it the last year) and the flavor of San Diego is great. If I had a wish it would be to add the museum of Man in Balboa park which is a distinctive landmark for San Diego, but I can't say enough about this scenery. Very happy customer here!
  7. It is great-and the patch and fooling around with ftx seems to have helped my problems mentioned above. I still get the wierd name when I load ksan in the airport selector menu, and the only Baboa Park building I get is the aerospace museum despite checking Balboa park buildings in the installer. Is this what everyone else has or am I still missing something? Thanks!
  8. The Carenado's baron replaced them with creaking strut sounds, which while more appropriate for a Cessna is a welcome relief.
  9. I got it and it looks pretty great. Just a few problems (probably on my end-I haven't used fsx in quite a while). When I change to ksan-the requester box says "San garage" in stead of Lindbergh field? I have land in the San diego bay. Balboa park seems to have only the aerospace museum and none of the other buildings?
  10. re: the graphics on the milvz b55-they couldn't be anymore realistic because they were made from pictures from my real plane and duplicate it in every respect, including normal wear and tear you see on most rw aircraft-not the airbrushed perfection often dreamed about but mostly seen in a sim. As someone else said-it is like comparing an A36 to a V tail bonanza-similar aircraft and not similar aircraft..both are worth owning, and if a Beech freak as I am, I own them all, by all sim manufacturers. ...and my wife didn't like the club seating in the B58 (or A36) - said she would never feel comfortable riding backwards in someone else's legs-much prefered the seating arrangement of the B55.
  11. I also did not know Michael but any loss to this community is a loss of family. Condolences to his family.
  12. I'd wait for a real manual. Autopilot's from this time were pretty primitive-who knows what it does/does not? I had an stec 50 which was state of the art for the plane I got in 1993-but it did not capture glideslope (the plane was not stc'd) and would light up to tell you to trim in flight (manually) which was necessary. I was thrilled at the time-it was state of the art for then. This one is even older and probably more flukey.
  13. Gman-thanks!! I just got my new system two days ago and this was driving me crazy!
  14. That is the honesty variable.... if it is better some with no loyalties will switch.....I am always open minded as I know you are.Bring the competition on...but it has to compete!
  15. At least on my machine the new version seems to correct this left turn stuff as well as a lot of the twitchies.However, after months of tweaking and trying xplane I find there are only a couple things that keep me coming back to xplane-the feel of the plane in the air once after takeoff, the real prop sounds, and systems failures.With the Carenado Seneca, JF Duchess, and Real Air Duke and frankly better fps on fsx with similar (well no-higher relative settings) I am having trouble using xplane much-especially since there seems to be a nasty nvidia compatiblity problem. I'd like to see it compete-even with a nearly 3 year old product (fsx) xplane appears to be well behind -I'd like to see it at least catch up if not surpass.
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