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  1. I have GF throttle quadrant, so I think it might not be calibrated right with fsuipc.. I will try to remember to do a walk around. Thanks,
  2. For some reason, my spoilers are always deployed upon loading the C208 EX. I usually don't find out until I rotate and the airspeed drops to 70 with the FPM at 0. How can I fix this?
  3. bic

    What do you guys think of Air Hauler 2?

    I have a couple Dash 8s with AI that fly across the Atlantic, EHSB to KABE, which are my two bases.They do it in about 8 hours.
  4. bic

    What do you guys think of Air Hauler 2?

    It generates a list of jobs from / to your base and some inbetween. You choose a base(s) airport. The cost of base varies based on grass, paved, lights, and ils, amongst other factors.
  5. bic

    Most interesting moment of flight

    One of several flights in 1980s on TWA880 (or was it 882?) JFK to Cairo was an overnight flight, upon just touching the north Africa coast over Alexandria with two hours of sleep on my side, the pilot one morning starts pretty steep descent and announces "Good morning, we have begun our descent into Cairo!" It felt like a roller coaster ride! Another flight TWA from Paris to JFK or so, shortly after takeoff the pilot states the landing gear won't retract and we will never get across the Atlantic. We go back and about an hour later are taking off again. A minute or or two later, we can't get the gear up. We go back again and they claim it's fixed. Third time, we end up having to go back and everyone has to get off the plane and the arm has to be replaced. We finally takeoff a couple hours later and the gear comes up!
  6. bic

    POSCON online flying

    If ATC had some fake traffic to push around to keep their boredom down while waiting for traffic, VATSIM would probably have a lot more ATC online more often.
  7. bic

    POSCON online flying

    VATSIM Boston has been working on AI, this seems like their second work:
  8. I just upgraded to 4.3 and all my keyboard, joystick, GoFlight mappings are different. How can I deal with these easier between each upgrade? Can I copy the 4.2 keyboard mapping file? What is the filename? Where would it have been (I believe I saved \programdata somewhere)? I think I can just copy my old fsuipc.ini file? GoFlight...for whatever reason the USB (keyboard?) seems to get remapped, so my throttle levers become rudder control. I still have the original ini and it looks ok in the GF control panel. Is this P3D that is somehow mapping rudder to it?
  9. bic

    Just Flight 747 Classic

    I really enjoyed the CLS 747 on FSX, I like doing step climbs as they are somewhat under powered with full load after takeoff.
  10. bic

    Videolink - How do airports make money

    Quite true, EWR airprot is ridiculous I used to pay $9 a day at the long term P6, which can add 20 minutes since it's is about two miles from the terminals (and the one you have to get off at is usually the last one). With bags quite heavy, well my wife's, we take a limo instead.
  11. bic

    Videolink - How do airports make money

    Fees makes my blood boil. Some airport charge more fees, EWR to LHR a couple weeks ago, we paid: Airfare: 1,025.00 USD U.S. Customs User Fee: 5.65 U.S. Immigration User Fee: 7.00 U.S. APHIS User Fee: 3.96 U.S. Transportation Tax: 36.60 September 11th Security Fee: 5.60 U.K. Air Passenger Duty: 108.10 U.K. Passenger Service Charge: 62.30 U.S. Passenger Facility Charge: 4.50 Per Person Total: 1,258.71 USD eTicket Total: 2,517.42 USD The airline has a landing fee (which is probably in the airfare), yet I am being charged a fee too? Isn't that double taxation? My dad's ticket in the 50's cost $35 (I believe it was ATL to CLE) and there were no taxes listed.
  12. bic

    V 4.3 will not run?

    Thanks, I also disabled a couple others from this thread and that seemed to have fixed it:
  13. bic

    V 4.3 will not run?

    My issue was that I had moved p3d a year or more ago from my c to g drive, so I had a shortcut on c to g. When I installed new 4.3 version, I put it onto G, when I should of used C. When I used C, it's now starting and generating scenery indexes, but got stuck at 96%.
  14. 😉 It's an alpaca...but fiber is very good
  15. You gotta be kidding me, the spoilers were deployed. I have no hair left for this now.