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  1. ailchim

    Using ProATC/X problems

    Gary I'm a customer of ProATC-X with no connection to the developers and I've just been having a look at your posts on the ProATC-X forum. Looks as though the questions you actually asked were all answered within a day and more usually in a couple of hours, so I'm not quite sure what your need is to post the same stuff here. Recurring points are that you should read the manual for any product you use and that when you submit a query to the ProATC forum you are required to submit the log that the developers of ProATC have sensibly made sure the program generates to help them debug problems quickly and easily. Without the log, it's hard for them to help you although they've done their best both here and in the proper forum. Everyone is different of course but I actually prefer to enter my flightplan into the FMC. It takes next to no time and adds to the realism. So in that case, and a few others, ProATC actually does MORE than I require and I switch some of it off. Leaving that aside, I don't suppose any add-on available pretends to be a complete automation of the entire process of simulator flying. Anyway, I hope everything is working OK now and that you are enjoying your flying.
  2. Hmm that's painting a picture for me. Large cash withdrawal on a Saturday, long gap in remembered events, A&E.
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    p3d v4.3 wont start

    I've recently made the move from FSX to P3D, going straight in with the newest download then available, V4.3. I'm having considerable trouble adding scenery, making sure it's all in the right order and, once right, stays where it's been put. Have you added scenery or airports? Does your scenery.cfg look like it should?
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    Norwegian livery

    The PMDG 737NGX comes with winglet and non-winglet models surely. As far as I know ALL Norwegain Air Shuttle's planes have winglets.
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    Or try this free resource which will find and export flightplans in many formats. It also outputs a text string which can be imported into ProATC. It's not perfect in that sometimes it doesn't tie up with current SIDS and STARS but I'd say it works 90% of the time.
  6. Rather like why to men climb Everest....? Because it's there.
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    Norwegian livery

    Or you could join the Virtual Norwegian VA and get ALL the 100+ liveries.....
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    As noted above, you should use the ProATC forum for requests like this. Also, in addition to using the "/" symbol, I have no idea how you think you are exporting a PMDG route. The Export options are FSX (xml), FSX/FS9 (txt), ICAO, Squawkbox and FSINN. ProATC does SAVE PMDG slight situations including the flightplan in the FMC once the flight is started to protect against crashes etc but it does not EXPORT them in advance.
  9. ailchim

    PRO ATC problem?

    The Pro-ATC forum is here. You will need to register to see and participate in all the threads and to sign your own posts with your full name. Nevertheless, you've been given the correct answers. The aircraft descent parameters in the aircraft database for the 737 which I use do look odd although the developers swear they come from a professional source. They do tend to produce an early TOD for me compared to the PMDG FMC so you may need to tweak them. There is the question of whether both sources have a STAR and runway set up at the relevant time. It makes a lot of difference to the length of a short flight if you are having to go right around to the far side of your destination and approach from the other end. In the case of Pro-ATC leaving the TOD too late for your liking, you can request one manually. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that the Pro-ATC aircraft database may be overwritten when the software is updated. There has recently been a significant update (May, to and further updates can be expected. Keep a note or screen capture of the settings you like and check they are still there after an update.
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    737 crashes on runway at startup

    My name is in my signature..... look before lecturing
  11. I think I'm all OK now. Have set the 1st three settings (i.e. the ones on the "new" dialogues) back to Queen's English and the "traditional" Speech Properties/Speech Recognition one to English (US) as normal. Both FS2Crew and keyboard are now working. I must have had some other problem with Sound generally - apologies - but it's an all new machine and a new flight simulator and add-ons which took me years to acquire in Flight Simulator. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! Thanks for the help.
  12. I did that first as I am a longstanding user of your excellent products but it didn't seem to work until I changed the settings in the first 2 pics. Should i only need to do this one? Perhaps I had another sound problem in a brand new set-up which I solved by accident! It does work with all the settings shown above but it's the incidental problems with the keyboard and probably all the US advertising Microsoft will send me! I'll give it another try today.
  13. I've just got myself a new computer and Windows 10 has moved on compared to what's shown in the manual. As far as I can see, there are now two parts to the language settings: And The problem is, I can't make the second (language) settings stay as English (USA) unless the first two are also set to USA. That means my UK keyboard doesn't work. Am I doing something wrong?
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    737 crashes on runway at startup

    So I've gone back to PMDG childhood as after years in FSX, I've switched to P3D and am starting again. It's amazing how much time and money I must have spent over a period of years in getting FSX how I liked it which I'm now having to repeat in a matter of days! On the way, I hit this issue of the 737 adopting a crash position immediately on every loading at any airport or gate. The default F22 did not do this at any location. I'd just done 2 things in the same session with the 737 loaded: Set up my own panel load state and set it as the default Registered the GSX airport services utility. This initially seemed to be confused about gate positions and I foolishly allowed GSX to warp the 737 to where it thought the gate should be. This resulted in the 737 being on top of a scenery object, causing a crash. That's fine, except every time I tried to reload the 737, the same crash occurred in a very similar way to the OP. The fault had to be in there somewhere. Disabling GSX didn't solve the problem and neither did resetting mesh from 5m to 19m. I began to suspect the PMDG panel state. In the P3D/PMDG/737NGX/ folder is a file called 737NGX_Options.cfg, which contains amongst a lot of other things, the default panel state setting. I edited that back to a standard one e.g. StartupPanelState=NGX SHORT. There were also two suspicious looking "Progarm Generated Temporary Scenario" and 2 "Previous Flight.fxml".files in that folder which I removed. The circumstances that caused my problem to start may be unique, but it's clear the first crash had somehow been "remembered" and repeated by the 737NGX. It's working perfectly now.
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    JustFlight Spitfire vs. A2A Spitfire

    Did Realair make a Mk I and Mk II? They made the Mk IX and Griffon engined Mk XIV for sure.... I have that one.