Hoochy

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  1. Hoochy

    737 CDU Losing Connection

    Thanks Ricardo, I will try that over the weekend... All the best, John
  2. Hi , I am using the 737 CDU on an iPad 2 with FS2004 iFly737. It connects fine and works very well. However it drops the connection fairly frequently and sometimes reconnects itself back to the FMC /SIMU page. Other times it just says 'reconnecting'..... I have to shut down the app and restart to connect. I purchased a wifi extender as I thought it may be a weak signal but it happens with the extender in the room and also if I bring the ipAd in to the main room with the router. Our wifi is 50mb + so that should not be the issue. Is there a certain port number I should use in the settings to stabilise this ? By the way I recently purchased the MCP and EFIS and it works flawlessly.. really amazing product at a great price !!! All the best, John
  3. Hi . Link to video below of my TH2Go digital edition setup in FS9. Zoom rate is .3 on main visuals. No stretching really. Still a great piece of kit.
  4. #Greenspirit new Aer Lingus Livery for Irish Rugby Team. Good photos on Twitter and Google. Check it out Wilco A320 repaint would be nice !! All the best John
  5. Hoochy

    Germanwings 4U9525 dissapears over the Alps

    Indeed, it seems to descend in a direct line where a turn to the West, East or South would have made sense. If the aircraft could not turn then this would point to a control issue such as a hydraulics failure or smoke/fire issues. The descent is about 3,000ft per minute which is not a dive by any means. RIP to Pax and Crew
  6. Enjoyed a nice evening flight... Dusk Climbout From Skiathos. Wilco A319 Easyjet https://imageshack.com/i/pbMsQqzHj Cruise https://imageshack.com/i/exEmm6Bcj Passing Over Main Bridge to Venice https://imageshack.com/i/f0pbLUBVj Short Finals https://imageshack.com/i/p1lUUZZ5j Very Short Finals https://imageshack.com/i/idhxOukFj Nearing Gate https://imageshack.com/i/pa3GUAGRj Parked up https://imageshack.com/i/pcbWGX8lj Rgds, Hoochy
  7. I use Matrox on FS9 and its a fabulous experience. See PIC below of landing view. http://imageshack.com/a/img908/971/G3jK7w.jpg Rgds, John http://imageshack.com/a/img673/3183/ehARy7.jpg
  8. Hoochy

    Anyone using FSX Follow w/ FS9?

    Hi, A much better option for FS9 is the remote flight App that works on iPad and iPhone. You run the remote flight server process on your desktop and connect via your wifi. Excellent performance and high quality map and interface. Rgds, John http://remoteflight.net/remote-flight-map http://remoteflight.net/remote-flight-map-hd
  9. Hoochy

    Squiggly cursor

    Hi Peter, Not sure if he is using more than 1 screen. If I load it up in one screen everything works but as far as I know the cursur problem and 2d panel crash is down to the resolution you are using. For example my 3 screen resolution is 5760 x 1080 and the PMDG 747 seemingly cant handle that which is why I use the workaround I mentioned. PS. The iFly 747-400 does not have these problems. Only downside is the FPS in the VC is not as high as I would like. Time to get a new computer ! All the best, John
  10. Hoochy

    Squiggly cursor

    I had this problem in FS9. 1. Always load your flight using the default cessna. 2. Make sure you are in 2d Panel mode and using a single screen initially (if you have more than one screen that is) 3. Remove the 2d panel by hitting W twice. 4. Then select the 747 from the aircraft menu. 5. Once loaded remove the 2d panel if present using the W key. 6. Then switch to the Virtual cockpit and all should be ok. 7. If you load any of the 2d subpanels it may cause a problem with the mouse again. Hope this helps Rgds, John
  11. Hoochy

    DXTFixerX v2.2

    Hi All, Just a quick question. How long did it take DXTFixerX V2 to complete the process on your FS9 root drive.. I can run it against individual folders no problem, but when I ran it against the root it was going all night and seemed to hang .. I do have a lot of aircraft and scenery so I guessed it would take some time but just wondering about your experience with it. All the best, John
  12. Hoochy

    Away For a While

    I use Active Sky Evolution and its a decent addon. I would recommend the addons below as they have helped me make my FS9 look the best its ever been.. My Texture sets are a mix of Real Environment Pro V2 with Dutch Rural Landscape enabled Zinerteks Ultimate Water, Zinerteks Night Environment 2010 Zinerteks World Environment 2012 (Clouds Primarily) (You can also use the freeware High definition Environment (HDE V2) Clouds which are freeware) Zinerteks Ultimate Airport Environment Zinerteks Natural Tree Environment FS2004 Beetleprints Experience X for 3d Night Lighting (at Sparse or Normal Autogen levels) TaxiSigns HD by Flightsim tools Active Sky Evolution for Real Weather (Can cause a pause when loading new weather station data) Scenery Config Mgr (Really helps will adding/managing scenery) My setup is Intel i7 @ 2.8ghz 8gb Ram 2 x 500gb HD Nvdia GTX 550ti Matrox Triplehead to Go (3 x 24" Dell monitors + 1 19") Rgds, John
  13. Hoochy

    where is this aiport please

    Hi Pete, Fairly sure this is Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.. Best of luck.. John
  14. Hoochy

    FS9 and RAM usage: Help!

    Hi, Stutters can be a symptom of a texture problem (Scenery, Aircraft or AI Aircraft) (1) empty texture folders in Addon Scenery (2) textures without Alpha channels (Aircraft & Scenery) (3) large file sized scenery textures. For problem 1 you can use an application called Remove Empty Directories (Link below) http://www.jonasjohn.de/red.htm For Problem 2 you can use dxtfixerx (in my experience its best to use this folder by folder as it can take ages if you run it against the entire FS directory. I just use it on addon scenery and aircraft folders. http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=187538&CatID=genutilsr For Problem 3 I use Texture Doctor (Payware $9.95) This allows you to convert .bmp files into DXT 1 or DXT 3. (DXT5 is FSX only). http://www.flightsimtools.com/texture_doctor Another couple of tips that I use. In FSUIPC Visibility Tab you can reduce the distance you can see at high altitudes. I set max vis to 4000 and it gets rid of any cartoony terrain issues I set my Terrain_Default_Radius in fs9.cfg to a high setting (need to check the number later and get back to you) but I think this sets the distance at which terrain is loaded. You can still get some blurries / stutters when approaching an area with a big payware airport that will use lots of memory to load. What I have done to try and alleviate this is to use Scenery Config Editor to only load the airports that I am departing, arriving and maybe alternating to. To do this easily you must put each scenery area into a country group and a continent group. you can then easily disable (not delete) a continent in one click and reenable it later easily when needed. I have over 1,000 scenery folders and this realy helps to add, prioritise, enable, disable or delete them. http://sourceforge.net/projects/fs-sceditor/ I also have my cloud settings as follows 0, 0, 90 (in FS settings menu) My Texture sets are a mix of Real Environment Pro V2 with Dutch Rural Landscape enabled Zinerteks Ultimate Water, Zinerteks Night Environment 2010 Zinerteks World Environment 2012 (Clouds Primarily) (You can also use the freeware High definition Environment Clouds which are freeware) Zinerteks Ultimate Airport Environment Zinerteks Natural Tree Environment FS2004 Beetleprints Experience X for 3d Night Lighting (at Sparse or Normal Autogen levels) TaxiSigns HD by Flightsim tools Active Sky Evolution for Real Weather (Can cause a pause when loading new weather station data) My setup is Intel i7 @ 2.8ghz 8gb Ram 2 x 500gb HD Nvdia GTX 550ti Matrox Triplehead to Go (3 x 24" Dell monitors + 1 19") I have limited my FPS to 26 and get this most of the time using the iFly 737 @ most airports and heavy weather. Drops to about 20 in really heavy scenery , cumulous clouds) Hope that helps. If you already have tried these things then apologies for the long winded msg. All the best, John
  15. Hoochy

    Cyber Monday?

    Hi Dirk, UK2000 have 25% off. Just got the new Prestwick Extreme for £12.75. Includes FS9 & FSX & P3D versions.. Great airports !! http://www.uk2000scenery.com/newsite/default.htm Rgds, John