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About Manny

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    FlightSimming, Real world GA flying, Golf, Photography, Scuba Diving, Learning scales to solo on the Stratocaster

    Guitar and music has been the most challenging skill to acquire for me. Circle of fourth? Seriously!.

    Too much to do and so little time!

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    Beta tester for SimStarter

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  1. Manny

    Flight1 Mustang is available

    This is one of my favorite GA aircraft from F1. The only issue I have is, I am still on P3D V4.0 :) I have no interest to patch it up this stage.. not sure if it will work with 4.0
  2. Manny

    Pan Am TV show?

    I believe those same gorgeous flight attendants are still there working not yet retired. They are using those carts as their walkers! Tsk Tsk.. OK I stole that joke.. it is not my original! Sue me! :)
  3. Manny

    Wall Street Journal & flight sim

    IF he was a mechanic for that aircraft, then that would be a no brainier for him.. he would have total access to start and shutdown aircraft without a pilot I would think. Correct me If I am wrong. IF he is any other type ground staff, he would have to read up on manuals. At least the engine start up buttonology. Taxing and taking off ... fairly simple...Actual throttling all the way and then lifting off? gutsy for a person who may have never done it before... but if he had a few hours of a Cessna flight training..then that would give him the confidence too. No need for a Flight sim. Flight sim is a nice to have thing. But certainly helpful.
  4. Manny

    Wall Street Journal & flight sim

    Its quite simple really. Flight sim is like reading the manual of an aircraft and getting to know the aircraft... It's a tool. if you are dedicated you can read the start engine procedure from a training manual and start the plane and lift off and fly around. Simulators are another tool. Nothing more to it than that. Just having the sim would not teach a person how to start the engine and fly.. you have to read manuals for sure. Manuals and instructions are equally important as simulators. The fact he worked at the airport and ground managing this specific aircraft did more to his knowledge and confidence than FSX or P3D Sim I would think
  5. Manny

    Prepar3D v4.3 has been released

    Thanks for that feedback Bert I probably would have to fix the Active sky (not a big deal). But then I would need the get the new version of the EZDOK. This would require some work getting it installed and fixing each types of aircrafts all over again. I've been looking a the Madog MD80. Thats tempting...that requires the .1 update. :)
  6. Manny

    Prepar3D v4.3 has been released

    I am on 4.0 The greatest P3D upgrade ever! Skipped .1 update Skipped .2 update Skipping .3 update. Not into VC. I fall horribly sick in VC. Keeping my stable P3D 4.0 and no addon that is only compatible wtih 4.0+ has tempted me so far. :) :)
  7. Manny

    Good flying books recommendations?

    I would concur with all the folks who recommended "Stick and Rudder" by Wolfgang Langewiesche But if you have graduated from basic stick and rudder and gotten into IFR. there is only 1 book. "Instrument Pilot flight training manual" by Ralph Butcher This book costs around $65 or so..not the outrageous price you see there. But I see you get a used book for 45$ grab it if you are into IFR. This is different from all the 101 IFR books out there (like Jeppesen, rod Macordo..etc etc) that teaches you the theoretical procedure of IFR flying. The The FAA Instrument book is a good book to get for the theory stuff. Butcher's books is about HOW TO FLY IFR. There is no other book like this I know of. Butcher is the IFR equivalent of Wolfgang for Stick and Rudder. The 3rd book I would suggest for PPLs is this "The killing zone.. How and Why Pilots die". This is my bed time book. Not any religious text. this is more valuable than any religious text. Here is a simple statistical truth. A new pilot with a fresh license after 70 hrs of flight is a much safer pilot than 130 hr experienced pilot. It would take close to 200+hrs of experience for a pilot to be come close to a 70 hr noob pilot.
  8. To all the "Angry folks" Don't buy it if its not worth it for you. But stop being a winging jerk. Y'all are really annoying cause you sound like entitled idiots. We are not entitled to anything.. I too wanted something else.. Multi PC set up where I could build a better cockpit.
  9. I am agnostic towards this release. I can understand this would be exciting for very serious simmers and young folks who want a career in airliner. This is heavy simming stuff. For me who have few hours a week for simming, I skip even starting the PMDG airlier cold... I start with the engines all started and ready. However I am happy I have the option to do a cold start if I want to. But this ACARS and real world flying seems like WORK for which I am not getting paid, so I may not be using this much except learning it and doing it once or twice to get to KNOW how it is done.
  10. I was hoping for integration to H/W manufactures like Flight Deck Solutions.
  11. Manny

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    I bought it after reading your post.. I thought I was on 4.1 only during the installation I realized I am still on 4.0 Yeah... need to see what is going with my h/w yoke. I now read the two small manual.. a Quick read and there is no mention of any special install or config of yokes PS: The yoke elevator seems to work..its only the ailerons
  12. Manny

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    OK I bought it.. I have the P3D v4.0 not even 4.1 When you move the yoke in your hardware, does the plane's yoke move too in VC cockpit? Mine does not I am not able to fly this manually. My yoke input via FSUIPC works in spots... the aircraft is about to crash cause I can't pull up or turn and then suddenly it obeys my command.. I checked in FSUIPC and it seems to work. There is connection issue with my yoke FSUIPC command to the plane's yoke And yes... it has crazy trim in the beginning.. when I loaded up the aircraft and throttle it, it noses up at about 70 knots.. like I had a preset trim that was way off... BTW .. I loaded the aircraft in the start state (default). IS there some setup thing I need to do. PS: I have not read any of the manuals or instructions.
  13. Manny

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    I am still on Version 4.1 the requirement says LM Prepar3D Version 4 anyone with P3D 4.1 successfully running this?
  14. Manny

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    They still refuse to send the basic 8 control gauge numbers so we can use hardware like Saitek gauges. I am sorry, This is a pathetic miserable company I refuse to do business with