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About zfehr

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    Zane Gard
  • Birthday 04/14/1963

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    Aviation, Simming, Autocrossing, Mensa, Pilotedge, saving lives with Chiropractic,

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    President elect 2013 Columbia Aviation Association, 2nd oldest pilot's club in USA. www.caapilots.com
  1. zfehr

    Scenery FlightZone 02 Portland, Wow!

  2. Everywhere PilotEdge is operating and Orbx NW scenery.
  3. I'm loving it. Thanks for the hard work. I used to do repaints when I had time and I know the work you've got to put into them. It is interesting to note that while N90GT gets used in Beechcraft/Hawker promotional material the N number actually belongs to a Merlin!
  4. You can the buy the throttle quadrant itself, I believe they run $595 but may have changed.It can be configured in many different lever combinations, you just would have to purchase additional lever sets which thumbscrew onto the front. I have the three lever, six lever piston and the six lever turboprop sets for the Cirrus II hardware.
  5. PFC Flight Sim Combo is on special $1,395, you get yoke, throttle quadrant with choice of three or six levers (get the six), and pedalsCH Combo runs $359.85 for yoke, throttle quadrant and pedalsSaitek combo runs 329.85 for yoke, additional quadrant (so all compared have six levers), and pedalsThat is 3.89 to 4.24 times the price!All would be plus shipping since and YMMV. Given price shopping Saitek is the least expensive, deleting the throttle quadrant will lower overall price but also limits what you can properly simulate. I do like the feel of the Saitek better than the CH product but neither compare to PFC nor is that a realistic expectation. Saitek also has several additional units that can be mixed and matched for simulation of specific functions which I think is interesting.
  6. Agreed, their Flight Sim Combo is a little more money but you get Professional Flight School quality hardware that will last so much longer and feels right instead of like a joystick for a video game.
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    Carenado aircraft wish list

    From Carenado's past releases I would suggest that their forte is 4-6 place GA aircraft of the late 60's - early 80's vintage. These would pose the easiest access for them to get photos and take measurements of. I would love to see them do a very early Mooney A,B or C model with the manual gear lever (the ones with the rounded windows). An FSX version of the Tomahawk or better yet Beech's Skipper trainer. An early Cessna 310 would fit right into their work... maybe even a 320. The upcoming Bonanza has already been mentioned and I love what I see, just hope that they can get access to a Baron and do the same kind of job so they can offer a Beech Twin with the older panel arrangement. Now what would be extremely helpful with all of Carenado's aircraft is if they could design the VC radio stack so that it was a continuous stack in the panel.cfg making it possible to change the order of the default radios to better emulate an existing aircraft and also to allow for retrofitting RXP and other more modern avionics if the buyer so desires.
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    ATIS conflict

    Hi Ken,You need to turn the ATC sound off in FSX. I believe it is under the options menu under sound, the last checkbox is ATC.
  9. The prompter is there to help out, many users don't know what to say (or should I say what the computer is expecting you to say) so the prompter will "prompt" you :). The voice recognition will recognize your request and if you're on the correct frequency and make the correct type of request (you don't always have to say exactly what's on the prompter, just your ID, where you are and your request).
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    VFR flight question

    The earlier versions would, the present programming though is to allow for circuit flying, aka flying the pattern or touch and goes (verbage depends on where you're from). To accomplish this VoxATC will assume this is what you want to do if there is no flight plan loaded. I haven't tried it recently but on a flight plan VFR flight I have been able to tune any airport frequency and request landing, the prompter will not guide you though since this is outside the programming protocols, the voice interface though will recognize your commands. Try it with the present version and see if it still responds this way.
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    Newbie question re output

    With VoxATC X you can have four assigned voicesets. I purchased a male and female 8khz voice set from Cepstral and use them for the other aircraft voices and maintain the higher quality ATT voices for the controller. Mixes things up nicely and the 8khz voices from Cepstral are not as clear as the ATT so makes for a more realistic combo of sounds.
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    Newbie question re output

    Have you tried the "sounds and audio devices properties" window? If you are running XP you can set the audio to one card and voice to another card. Vista has a similar arrangement although the name may be different.
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    Steve Fossett declared dead...

    I have an old friend that discovered a downed aircraft on a hunting trip. The majority of the aircraft was in the trees still and had been there for almost ten years. We had a mystery disappearance in Oregon just a few months before Steve's and that aircraft has also not been found despite a very extensive search, they too found other lost crashes.
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    Disappointed with FSX performance

    Most things look good inside and outside a new G58. I have a friend working on a repaint of the one I flew and I've been dabbling a bit with modifying the bumpmap... you can do some rather interesting things with that.
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    Disappointed with FSX performance

    I gotta give that a try, I like that idea.