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  1. I would like to know the answer to this question myself.I've had this happen to me at different times in the past. The most recent was last night while flying the Eaglesoft Citation X.While approaching Centennial airport in Denver I was given a heading of 55 degrees and could only select 50 or 60 degrees. I selected 50 and continued the approach. For whatever reason during a later phase of the same approach I got the fine adjustment back, it fixed itself, like some things tend to do.
  2. This topic has been moved by the moderator of this forum. It can be found at:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...7&topic_id=4044
  3. I'm a Daryll too with 2 "L's". Perhaps KDFW should have used quotation marks. He did separate, with dashed lines, his personal comments from the copied, cut and pasted statement that he used to back up his viewpoint in the post.Current FS9 users, deep within our hearts, wanted a Flight Simulation upgrade that we thought was promised in FSX. We do not want FS9 to stagnate and affect our enjoyment of using flight sim but it seemed someone was working against a deadline for the RTM for FSX and the release of Vista with Dx10.When I look at the screenshot forum and the screen shots that accompany files in the library that do not identify what simulation the screen shot was taken from I have to look for clues that identify the simulation that was used for the screen shot.I love FSX water textures . The ground textures look good too but that's due to the texture files being twice the size that they are in FS9. Buying the computer equipment to run FSX is like going into a fast food place for lunch. Someone has figured out how much money they need from each customer to make a profit. No matter what place you choose to go to or what you order from the menu, a person has to spend $5 to feel satisfied.
  4. In the US, the airplanes that operate for hire (money) do so under FAA Part 121 (schedule airlines) and part 135 (on demand non-schedule airlines). The FAA issues the operators certificates to operate under either of those parts based on the operation manuals that are submitted by the operators. The manuals are reviewed by the FAA to meet the regulations for certificate issue. A properly written operations manual will address safety first and then consider efficiency for profits sake. Your question depends alot on what the turn around time is and the cost of jet fuel for the APU vs ground based electrical. You can bet the operations manual will have a section covering this and probably a graph showing how long the airplane can remain powered down at a given outside temperature.
  5. I was wondering if there are any servers or plans for any servers to hook into real air traffic something like Tile Proxy does for scenery. FlightAware.com is live tracking of air traffic in the continental US which has a feed from ATC for their mapping. I don't see why it couldn't be interfaced with flight sim. Same thing for the car racers. If the broadcasters can track each car on the track during the race why couldn't someone who is into sim racing join the real race in real time?
  6. The salesman said that broadcast HDTV was going to be broadcast in 720p. I think using it as a TV should be the first consideration for me. He also said that the only applications now that could use the 1080p were some gaming applications, design programs and the HDTV / Blue Ray players. 1080p has an additional cost over the 720p which I think I would rather use the money to get a set with a contrast ratio in the 6000 to 8000:1 range.thanks for your feedback.
  7. There's about a year left before the TV broadcasting system changes over to digital. I am considering the big step of bitting the bullet and buying an HDTV LCD 720p in the 32" inch range. Contrast ratio will be a prime consideration in the decision.Since my computer is in the same room as my tv I was wondering if anyone is using their HDTV for flight sim because they do come with a VGA connection.This is one more consideration that might just kick me over the line into buying.thanks
  8. Just a suggestion even though I don't have the airplane which has always been one of my favorites.Jacques-Yves Cousteau had a PBY for his Cousteau Society. One his TV programs had it flying in Africa and I believe it traced the source of the Nile by air for that program. They filmed at times from one of the bubbles and I think that was the first time that I ever saw the wing vortex swirl a cloud after passing through it.One of his sons, possibly Philip, was the pilot and subsequently was killed I believe off the coast of Spain when it crashed.Color documentation might be found by searching the Cousteau Society.
  9. In the real world the ILS is a set radio beams, which transmitters are located at the end of the runway and are always turned on unless down for maintenance. Flight sim tries to duplicate those radio beams. The flags on your HSI or whatever instrument that displays your glide slope and localizer are there and pop up into view as a warning when the ILS (glide slope or localizer)signal is insufficient.
  10. I think you're asking can you use the ILS when it's VFR and either hand fly the ILS or couple it to the auto pilot. Sure can.If you're asking can you shoot the ILS in instrument conditions without ATC. Nope. You just can't bust in flying IFR and trying to talk to the tower without declaring an emergency. In instrument conditions ATC (approach control) has to clear you for the ILS on a given runway. That means they will vector you to a point at a given altitude to intercept the localizer at a slight angle to the runway heading before turning you over to tower control.In marginal VFR you could be cleared to a parallel runway that doesn't have a ILS in which case you can follow the ILS on the other runway and just do a side step when you have the cleared runway in sight.
  11. I don't know if this relates to your problem or not but when I finish loading an airplane, I always hit the keys "B" sets the baro pressure for the Altimeter and "D" which sets the HSI heading to the correct compass heading. Those are the only times I have encountered problems like you describe.
  12. I don't rely so much on FPS numbers to tell me how well the sim is running.I look out of the side window to see how smoothly the scenery passes by, by fixing on a point.For a long time I couldn't chase down the micro-stutters that I was seeing as the scenery passed by.Finally somehow I figured out it was the head latency in active camera. Even at .10 I saw the micro-stutters. They disappeared when I turned it off. I decided I liked the sensation of a smooth gliding ride through the air more than the head latency.I supposed some computer systems can give you "your cake and eat it too".I do keep the ground turbulence effect with a high setting though to separate a ground based suspension ride from an air based wing ride.
  13. Just to drop in and post some of my observations on the question.Some auto-pilots have ALT and ALT SEL. In climbing and descending situations if you push ALT the auto pilot will hold the altitude that the plane is currently at when the button is pushed. With only that feature turned on, it makes it very handy in maintaining a constant altitude during maneuvering.With ALT SEL button pushed the auto pilot will seek the altitude that is set in the altitude select window which then should require you to select the VS, vertical speed, each time the altitude select window is changed. With both buttons active, ALT, ALT SEL, I think you don't have to select the VS each time the altitude select window is changed.Snaking on the ILS localizer. Does the airplane stay within the ILS localizer fan? If so it is because of the distance from the source transmitter. Same as tracking a VOR. The farther from the VOR the more snaking that takes place when you are tracking inbound. The trapped glide slope should produced a 500 ft descent rate.
  14. I would like to voice some of those same thoughts myself. Why upload a repaint without any screenies at all or even a mini picture? I expect on those rare occasions that I should at least see a screen shot in the zipdive. 2. Even if the computer doesn't have the right stuff to run 4X AA smoothly I would expect the AA to be turned up to just get the screen shot.3. Another thing that bugs me is no aircraft shadows for those screen shots on the ground. The airplane seems like it has no connection to the ground or the sun.4. If anything has to match, it is the fuse stripes must meet correctly at the nose where both sides of the airplane meet. If that can't be done at least put a black nose cap in the front.The payware guys have learned that a good repaint will sell an airplane which is what re-painters want to do with their uploads. They want people to download their hard work.
  15. The word "condition" might best be explained as a question asking the pilot what condition does he want the engines in? Ground idle or Flight idle. This of course depends on what his intentions are.Turbine engines are noted for their lag time in rpm response to throttle up and throttle down conditions because of the rotating mass of the turbine as opposed to piston engines. Because of this and other factors the fuel control has two different idle rpms.The thrust generated from a piston engine is directly related to engine rpm whereas the thrust from a turbine (turboprop) is directly related to prop pitch (power lever).Ground idle has a lower "idle NG" because the slower thrust response time isn't needed for ground Ops. Also, on some engine/prop configurations, because the props aren't turning as fast in ground idle there is less centrifugal force which allow the beta locks in the prop hub to engage each blade. Beta locks restrict prop blade movement on the ground at low idle Ng.Upon taking the runway for take-off the condition levers are advanced to "flight idle". This increases Ng to the bottom of the rpm range for flight conditions. As the props start spinning a little faster the beta locks withdraw from the additional centrifugal force. This allows the full range of blade movement including reverse pitch.If you notice on the AFG Beech 300 which uses PT6 engines (note where the exhausts are located), when the engines are shutdown the blades go into feather. They go into feather because of the lack of engine oil pressure. This should occur on all PT6 engine airplanes in flight sim but they don't (aeroworx B-200) and conversely the airplanes powered with Garrett engines (exhaust at the rear of the engine) should shut down with the blades locked in beta (0 pitch)and not feather. Examples of Garrett engine airplanes are the Cessna 441 and the Aero Commander 690.
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