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  1. Another consideration is the type of video card you have. If you want to take advantage of syncing the monitor's refresh rate with the video cards, Ge-Sync only works with NVidia cards, and FreeSync only with AMD. As far as I am aware, The Odyssey's only support FreeSync
  2. Tony having the same problem here and in searching for it the same results as you, exactly. Alex Christoff Baltimore, MD
  3. Yes thank you @killthespam and @VIPERGTSR01for the suggested tweaks. I'm going to test them in FS2020 tonight and report back. AC
  4. Having the same experience here. I am a real-world Cessna 172 pilot. A few years ago, I spent a few extra dollars to purchase a Cirrus Precision Flight Control yoke and higher-end Saitek rudder pedals that have worked flawlessly, supported by BOTH FSX and Prepare 3Dv4.5 for every aircraft in the sim, and which could be easily calibrated via the sim or with FSUIPC for a smooth, realistic flight experience that I found to be an indispensably useful training tool for a VFR/IFR pilot. But these controllers have been rendered useless in FS2020. And I am quite familiar with where and how to access and edit controller sensitivity and dead-zone settings in FS2020 (thanks Squirrel!). But nothing works. Aileron and rudder axes are uncontrollably jerky, snap-rolling my aircraft into 60-degree banks, or snap-yawing the airplane far left or right of the centerline with the most minor of inputs, no matter how or where I set the sensitivity/dead-zone sliders in FS2020 (currently aileron and rudder sensitivity 50%, with a 4% dead zone). Every takeoff is met with a stall warning after a zig-zagging takeoff roll. And if I do manage to get the aircraft airborne, landings are more like a real world emergencies than controlled smooth, enjoyable, or realistic experience. I think FS 2020 is a X-Box gamer's sim. Great graphics. Super-realistic aircraft (though gone is the ability to access and undock 2-D panels like the G1000 MFDs and PFDs and drag them to a separate monitor below your windscreen view), scenery and weather I hoped to use as a training tool before a real-world VFR flight to an unfamiliar destination before I tried it for real in a 172. But no joy. I'm not going to dumb-down to cheaper, unrealistic hand-held controllers or FS9 joysticks and basic pedals just to make this work. Maybe there will be a fix, maybe not. I wonder if they beta-tested this with real-world pilots? It's hard to imagine so. Best From Baltimore,
  5. Its not an upgrade at all. P3Dv5 is A COMPLETELY NEW INSTALL that runs side by side with v4.5, if you have the disk space. But after all the investment in aircraft and hundreds if not thousands of dollars in Orbyx scenery, and weather software that looks great in v4.5, to start all over again? NO THANK YOU. P3Dv4.5 works smoothly with my A2A and Carenado Cessna172s & iFly 737/747 add-ons. Over 20 years of flight simulation and now as a private pilot who flies a real Cessna172, I've learned the lessons of knowing your aircraft type inside and out, A few great flight models works much better for me than chasing an imagined panacea of 2 dozen stuttering ones just to get a few screenshots. That said, I do have fs2020, so no opposition to progress. It is VASTLY different than P3D. I love the photo-real scenery and streaming technology. I think it has great potential, and I will work with it like everyone else, because it's fun and that's what we've always done as flight simmers. Struggling to calibrate my flight controls, and I've been doing that without too much difficulty in the flight simulator landscape since FS98. Try the 50nm VFR flight from CYYF Penticton Regional to CYVK Vernon Regional in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia at dawn or dusk in a GA aircraft, using only Okanagan lake for navigational guidance as it twists its way north through the valley and takes you right to your destination. FS2020 certainly takes VFR to the next level, though I can't undock the G1000 gauges and drag them to my second monitor like I can in P3D, where they are as large and visible as they are in real life, and an invaluable teaching aid applicable to the real aircraft. Anyway I digress, no P3Dv5 for me. I don't need it. I will however, read the P3Dv5 posts with genuine interest, and fly it vicariously through those that do! Best from Baltimore, Alex C
  6. Mr Star I completely agree. The YouTube tutorials by Squirrel are wonderful. Got me up and running on my jerky flight control settings in minutes. Thanks for the suggestion! Best,
  7. I developed the same problem as Georgios after installing FTX Global Vector. Uninstalling that it fixed the floating scenery objects and sunken runways. But it's encouraging reading DaveCT2300's reply that there exists a correction for this within the Global Vector application that I want to try, so I can maybe enjoy what Global Vector has to offer.
  8. It would be nice if they released it before the real-world 757 was pulled from service.
  9. I cannot get Track IR version 5.4.2.27545 to connect with P3Dv4. Computer specs below. Have read several suggestions elsewhere - no joy. Best,
  10. Daring of you to take a 747-400 into KSAN, with that parking garage obstacle located a few hundred feet from the threshold of runway 27. A pilot flying a 747 and approaching Lindbergh at the minimally accepted angle would not clear the garage. Hope you went in on RWy9!
  11. Very nice images. You had great weather for that flight too! Which 787 model is that?
  12. Hoang- I'm sure you will hear several opinions about how to use the throttle. But the way I do it is once I'm stabilized in the landing configuration and speed using approach mode and auto-throttle, typically inside the outer marker (a nice reminder to drop your landing gear as well) I disconnect auto-throttle first and manually adjust the throttle levers to establish an approach pitch angle of about 3 degrees, nose up on the Primary Flight Display. Your FMC should give you calculated approach speeds with various flap configurations, so you have a target reference, but in any aircraft really, at any particular weight, and with any given landing configuration, once established on the glideslope, assuming your not at full fuel, the pitch attitude of the aircraft provides strong visual cues for the amount of power you need to apply or remove on final. Best from Baltimore, Alex Christoff
  13. Hi All- Reinstalled FSX on a new machine with the specs listed in my signature, running a Windows 10 Premium 64-bit OS. Everything working just fabulously, smooth performance, etc with a number of updated current scenery, aircraft, and other add-ons installed. I have a number of Go Flight modules, al working just fine. The only problem is, after I program or load a flight plan into the Integrated Simavionics Gauges (ISG) Smith's FMC, the Go Flight MCP Pro will not track the magenta course line in VORLOC mode. It will track VOR radials and an ILS, but it will not work in NAV mode. In the past, with FSX in Windows 7 and NAV mode selected in the aircraft, my older, GoFlight MCP AP would perfectly track the flight plan entered in the ISG Smith's FMC after selecting the NAV button. Any Ideas?
  14. Is there code for enabling LNAV capability in an aircraft.cfg file?
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