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Shayne

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  1. To me Turbulence is nicely modeled in Xplane with Active Sky and Zibo Mod 737. We know Xplane simulates air flowing over the surface and watching replays of a crosswind landing in Xplane is like watching a real crosswind landing. I know MSFS was or is simulating airflow but it certainly behaves nothing like what I felt or encountered in a real aircraft, no wing dip or displacment other than along that center axis. I hope there is a fix for it as that is like the plane is sitting on a stick. Speaking of replay is there one in MSFS and if so maybe we could watch a crosswind landing and see how it behaves, I haven't flown enough yet with the game since weather is not working here in the US so we never seem to have wind. Shayne
  2. That did it, thanks so very much. Tiny steps for all.
  3. I am listening, as far as mapping as they do work but I sensitivity does nothing its full deflection or nothing.
  4. Has anyone gotten a linear response from there rudder pedals and if so what setting and please help. I have literally tried every sensitivity setting and it appears it has no difference what so ever other than delaying the response to full right or left rudder. I can change the travel so that as I get closer to the end it goes to full deflection or I can have full deflection at first movement but regardless of what I do it full deflection always. Is this how it is as I cant use them as rudders??????? If I could complete a flight it might be cool. Sure looks pretty and lots to learn but if I cant fly its useless to me. Also trim on almost all the turboprops seem really wrong. If you trim it the behavior is nothing like a real aircraft, is there a trick here?? Also seem like I trim down and get it stable then it move largely either up or down, like its trying to fight you. Anyway that I can play with more but rudders does anyone have them working or is it the CH propedal just not going to work?? Thanks and cheers. Shayne
  5. Quick background, I have been simming since Sublogic and I have about 30 hours of real fying in 152, 172,Seminole and about 8 hours in Full Level D sims a320, 747-400 and 767-300 so my first impressions not that it matters but I have flown a few things over the years and will be working on my private again shortly are as follows. Control sensitivity and software programming is way off, I have a honeycomb and then CH pedal and Saitek/logitek Throttles and for Xplane they work great, even for Prepare and FSX I could get something descent but after trying for over 3 hours to get the Kingair, the CJ3 and TBM to even have a rudder that was usable I am simply at a loss. There is either no movement on the rudder with almost 50% deflection then it goes to full or there is instant deflection. When it looks like you might have it via the sensitivity setting and graph but after saving and trying it simply doesn't work. I have tried every combo of sensitivity, curve ect but nothing get a true response that is even re motley flyable or usable. Has anyone come up with a combo that works??? Great looking sim and so far my performance is good but San Diego looked like it had a bunch of pilons and artifacts all along the shore. For the record I have fast internet 980 done and 960 up so I don't have any speed problems or bandwith. I think there is some huge potential but i have never spent 2 days trying to set up cameras and controls and I really haven't flown one complete circuit. I hope we can ban together and teach each other how things work if not I am going to stick to Xplane as the flight dynamics are so nice and I heard so much about what microsoft was able to achieve but I certainly haven't seen it yet with my settings.. Shayne
  6. Thanks for the thoughts. I did, at least I think its correct, I will research more when I get home and report back.
  7. I noticed today that as I was flying I had great lights in the distance and it looked great but under and around my plane never had lights for about a mile or so out. Even as I landed in Midway it was dark right up the the field but all the airport lights were fine. so as I fly the area around my plane becomes dark or never actually lights almost as if I am flying and they are turning off the lights in front and around the plane. Any thoughts on what it could be or how to fix.. I was using the Zibo 737-700 and the extended USA nightlights from Xplane.org downloads. Thanks . Shayne
  8. I have been flightsiming since 98 and fly privately but I have also spent over 7 hours in the 737NG/767-300/A320 real sims and I can say that XPlane Dynamics are much better and more realistic. That being said the pros of P3Dv4.4 no out of memory and its much smoother overall compared to FSX, weather with REX and Active Sky is the best you can get and the developers are great. Sim wise the flight feel for P3D is more arcade but you do have some better flight models that you can buy and many of choices. X Plane11 Zibo MOD is hands down the most accurate 737-800 you can get and its free and worked on almost daily with many updates weekly. Xplane weather is getting better and I have active sky but it lacks turbulence in and around CB's at the flight levels and the haze shader or modeling isnt the best if you are from a region that is relatively clear with 50 plus miles of vis. It can be real for that hot summer hazy day in Socal. One big negative is there are no seasons or easy seasons with Xplane 11, I understand they are coming and there are a few programs available. Clouds textures are also not of REX quality but there are some good ones out there. Xplane doesn't have as many payware airports but many of the mainstream developers are going over so its getting better all the time and the sceneries tend to be less money for equal quality. Xplane is still smoother overall and easier to work with from a rebuild or addon standpoint, I have used it for 9 months without one missed boot, if something isn't correct it tells you and still boots and is flyable snd you get scenery message. This last point is my favorite as I also have ORBX Global and Vector with P3D and its a nightmare every time you update anything, I know it is getting better but I have to mess with it and fix it way more than anything with Xplane. I hope this helps as I use both depending on the missions but its ans awesome time for flightsimers. By the way, one last thought is you will need at least a 8G 1070 video card and a newer Intel Processor of at leat 4 or 4.5Ghz for P3D. I get about the same frames with all the addons in both around 30 steady, when Xplane dips its smoother still than P3D but I have very little problems with either in the performance category, also less if any tweaking to CFG in P3D compared to FSX. Shayne
  9. How can I get Auto pilot fix as I just purchased the PC 12 and its unusable right now.
  10. I just wanted to give this a shout out as I purchased it recently. I have been looking for a real nice turbo prop to go to all the hot and high airports in the us and this thing is a lot of fun. I have a friend who has some time in this thing and its fast and can get up to FL30 or a little higher. The systems and modeling are awesome and its an easy plane to land for some reason. I have been flightsiming for over 18 years as well as have some real time in small aircraft but his thing is great. The outside model is not as fancy as most would like but do not let this fool you its a great simulation. I fly yesterday from KPHX to KEGE and was up at FL310 with a 60Knott tailwind doing 375Knots and I had to keep pulling power back to prevent and overspeed. My buddy claims it can keep up or beat a CitationII. Its a great aircraft adn I am having tons of fun with it. More technical info would be great but there is alot on the Web so no worries. I normally fly tubes and have many hours as a virtual airline captian but his thing is awesome. I cant wait to get a hold of one of the good business jets thats coming. Shayne
  11. Just got off the site and it says its 29.99 Euroes. What am I missing???
  12. Thanks I will try that, one strange thing is I flew there putting in ANU in the default GPS sent me there and there was the scenery. Strange but what can we say.Thanks Again.Shayne
  13. Hi everyone, I will be going to Antigua end of this month and wanted to fly my leg from San Juan to Vc Bird Intl so I downloaded the scenery here at Avsim and added it but I can't find it in the Scenery lookup area. I have tried everything from the Caribbean to St-Johns to the air port code of ANU and it seems there is no Caribbean in my flight sim, any thoughts on this baffeling mystery would be great. Strangely enough I also looked in FSX and found no Antigua or VC Bird Intl.Thanks in advance.Shayne
  14. I get an appliocation has generated an exception it can't handle, press to debug. I tried that and get registered de-bugger is not valid.Any help would be great.Shayne
  15. Thanks I will give it a try.Shayne
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