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  1. Hi, I have a CH yoke mounted to my desk which has a pullout keyboard. I'm thinking of getting a Honeycomb yoke and throttle setup but I want to make sure they will fit my desk. There is a 2 1/2 in. clearance from the bottom of the desk to the slide out keyboard desk. With the keyboard in place the CH Yoke mounting screws just clear the top of the keyboard with about 1 cm. but the keyboard moves freely when the keyboard shelf slides out. I understand the yoke and throttle come with stick on mounts as an option. I'm afraid if they are used they may be hard to remove or harm the surface. Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. Hi, Just getting familiar with MSFS 2022, I was flying the Cessna 152 with no problems when I wanted to pause the sim. I pressed the "P" key. I forgot that the new sim uses "Pause Break" key instead of the "P" key. The sim paused completely with no sound. I pressed P again and tried different keys but nothing worked. I exited with the ESC key, and went back to the previous screen, then tried to go back to the flight. The flight resumed, but with no sound. i tried several times but could not get sound back. I had previously changed a few bindings on the yoke when I first got the sim but nothing else. I have Thrustmaster pedals and a CH Products yoke. Thanks. Tom
  3. Hi Belga, Your prop mod looks great. I'm not that technically inclined. How is it installed?
  4. Sorry guys for not wording what I was referring to clearly. Cianpars is right.. I was referring to the new Flight Sim 2020 rather than FSX, Prepar3d, etc.
  5. Thanks Belga for your help. Does this mod work with the new 2020 version?
  6. Thanks for the replies guys. It's good to see that I'm not the only one who sees this. It simply comes down to the prop animations are unrealistic in higher RPM situations such as takeoff and cruise settings. We can use the slower animations for taxi, ,landing, and idle situations. WestAir is right. We aren't trying to simulate the playback of a video recording of a flight where you will see awkward views of the prop due to the limitations of video playback rather than the actual flight itself. Tom
  7. I recently went for a scenic flight in a Cessna 172 and sat in the front' right seat. As we slowly taxied along the runway to take off I could see the spinning propeller through the windshield somewhat similar to what it looks like in Flight Sim. However, once the throttle was advanced to takeoff speed and then at cruise only a faint arc from the outer edge of the blades could be detected and the main prop was practically invisible. In Flight Sim the spinning prop appears visible and unrealistic when the throttle is advanced to full. In the Flight Sim 152 and 172 the graphic changes very little from taxi through takeoff when it should be at full throttle and changes very little while at cruise when only a faint arc should be seen. I have the A2A 172 for Prepar3d and they have it pretty close to the real thing. I thought they would have adjusted this in the new FS2020 version but apparently not. I saw a post suggesting a switch to turn off the visible blades to just the hub as a quick fix. Is this possible or can the speed of the blades be adjusted in the config file? The props in FS2020 twin aircraft spin somewhat unrealistically also but are no problem through the front windshield obviously since the props are to the sides... If an adjustment for higher rpm situations such as takeoff and cruise settings could be made would make a huge difference. We already have the taxi and landing prop speeds.
  8. Thanks for the help guys. Busdriver, I saved a screenshot but I'm not sure how to add it to this post. Thanks. Tom
  9. Hi, I have installed ORBX Global, Vector, and NA LC on Prepar3D with no problems. I also downloaded Pilots FS Global Ultimate and began the installation process but I am unsure of the next steps. Could someone please walk me through the rest? I have basic computer knowledge but that's it. I followed the included instruction sheet and unzipped the one file into a directory I named "Pilots FS Global Ultimate" . The path is Primary drive SSD{C): /USERS/TOM/DOWNLOADS/PILOTS FS GLOBAL ULTIMATE/. The LOCKHEED MARTIN directory is on the same drive. I also checked each of the 18 ".zxx" files with HASHTAB per the instructions to make sure they matched. The instructions further say in step 5 that "after unzipping correctly, you will find some *.bin and one *.exe file. Run this *.exe file to start the installation." I have more files than that. Included with the 18 "SC.zxx" files is a compressed file "FSGUNGFTX_DL_SC" that opens to BIN files, several other files, and a "Pilots.Setup.cfg" file that has the Type "Application". There is also another compressed file "FSDISK1". This opens to two files FS GLOBAL_MESH which is a multi language intro sheet and an Interrnet Shortcut called "FSGX". Where do all these extras go? There are many other files included other than the BIN files mentioned in the instructions and no EXE that I can see. This is as far as I have gotten since I don't want to mess things up. The instructions only mention "some BIN and one exe file". I have several more including the compressed ones. Any help will sure be appreciated. Tom
  10. Thanks for all the detailed help, guys. Regards, Tom
  11. I just created an IFR flight in FS9 from Maui to Kona selecting IFR and Low Alt airways. As usual, the clearance and takeoff, but instead of vectoring me to my GPS path as usual and telling me to "resume own navigation", ATC ignored my GPS route and kept me off it but somewhat parallel to it. The GPS low airways route created by the flightplanner goes around the high mountains over the ocean before joining Victor 5. ATC ignored this and took me straight over the mountains and staying parallel to V5 for the whole route. I went back to make sure I selected IFR rather than VFR and I did. ATC has always cleared me to my planned GPS route through "resume own navigation" before. I thought it might be because I was only about 75 miles from Kona to begin with, and FS seems to never let you fly your planned route to the destination once within 50 or more miles of the airport, and begins vectoring. Is this why? Thanks. tom
  12. Wow. Thanks guys for all the feedback. Very interesting. I never knew. I just took for granted that if a several thousand dollar car had a key (and some newer ones a combination pad), so too would a multi-million dollar airliner! regards, Tom
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