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  1. Have the same issue here. Problem is Riva. Was running 7.2.2 with no issues. Update had downloaded in the background. After rebooting, P3D crashed. Killing RTSS eliminated the problem. Tried the 7.2.3 beta of RTSS with no joy.
  2. The NACO charts are. Navigraph uses Jepps, which are far superior IMO.
  3. Odd issue I'm experiencing, and wondering if anyone else has had the same problem and/or knows how to fix or what to check. Normal FlyBy camera behavior has the aircraft as the central focal point of the camera, i.e. it tracks the aircraft during the flyby. However, occasionally (I cannot reproduce it on demand) something changes and the central focal point is no longer the aircraft. It appears located above and behind the aircraft. The result is that when shifting to FlyBy view, the camera moves in the direction of the aircraft, but the aircraft is offset from center, and the aircraft itself moves out of frame. This happens with and without ChasePlane running. Any ideas? Thanks!
  4. Thank you so much! The new script for the MadDog fixed it. I appreciate your work! Regards,
  5. Since after discovering LINDA recently, it has really brought my sim experience to a new level, thanks! I have a question regarding button press and hold functionality? Does it exist? When I press and hold a button, I'm looking for it to hold that control in LINDA. My button does show as being held down in my device controllers. Specifically, I'm looking to assign a key to APU Start in the Leonardo MadDogX. When I press and hold the button, it sends a single command to the sim to start the APU. The switch momentarily moves to start, then back to ON. However, I need to hold it in the start position for several seconds. Is this possible? Am I missing a setting? Regards,
  6. I'm not sure what the negative comments about an A/P are about. I've about 60 hours flying a TwinCo (both PA30 and PA39) up and down the east coast. It's a solid light twin, a joy to fly (has some quirks) and a great x-c IFR platform. However, if the plane didn't have the basic heading and altitude hold AP, not sure I'd take it on a long trip. Flying single-pilot in IMC through busy airspace (i.e. N90) on a 4+ hour trip... NOT having a basic A/P is crazy talk. People that complain about autopilots... are you using VORs or GPS? I hope now, because it's SO much easier to navigate with a sextant! Autopilots are there to reduce pilot workload. Granted that unfortunately people use it as a crutch, but they are there for a reason. On a side note: I picked up the Twinkie over the weekend and am looking forward to taking it up for a spin this week.
  7. RedSpinnaker

    AF 447

    The best book/accounting of the incident is a book called "Understanding Air France 447" by Bill Palmer. He does an excellent job marrying theory, training practices, weather data, FDC, and CVR sources into a comprehensive picture of what and how it happened.
  8. Before you go down the uninstall route, I'd recommend disabling all the vector layers in your scenery and fly for a few days to see if that helps with the long pauses. If it does, re-enable the layers and see if the pauses come back. To completely uninstall, I'd point you to the ORBX forums for support on how to correctly and completely uninstall Vector.
  9. This is exactly what happened on my system. A couple 5-10 second pauses every flight. I uninstalled Vector, pauses went way. I reinstalled Vector, pauses came back. I still will get occasional 2-3 second pause (when getting within range of a add-on airport on approach), but nothing like the 5-10 second ones getting with Vector during all phases of flight. YMMV
  10. You made the right choice. ForeFlight has grown leaps and bounds over the past 5 years. I've also used WingX, Garmin Pilot (for Jeppesen Charts). Now that ForeFlight has Jeppesen Charts, and you can install it on two ipads and an iphone, it's all one stop shopping for me. Outside of the sim, when linked with a Stratus for GPS/AHRS and ADS-B, it's perfect. Only shortcoming is inability to link with Garmin flight decks. Since you went with ForeFlight, don't forget to check out the ForeFlight Web Based flightplanning site: https://plan.foreflight.com/ Use your FF account credentials and any planning you do on the web will show up in the app.
  11. Not sure exactly what you're referring to. If you're talking about the sim navigation aids, then: http://www.aero.sors.fr/navaids3.html If you're talking about RXP or GTN, then you just have to be smart about the procedures you accept. You obviously can't shoot an RNAV approach if it's not in your database.
  12. And the best news has been left out... No more Couatl Addon Manager required.
  13. Echo this request. Just installed ChasePlane and after spending some time getting used to it, it's definitely a game changer! I'll give it another week of using it exclusively, then will likely get rid of TrackIR. Thanks for a phenomenal utility!
  14. For simply passing the test: Shepard Air.. hands down. For actually learning the material: It comes down to your personal learning style. I've had students have success with King, Sporty's, Gleim and Jepp. Have also had students who weren't self-learners and needed the traditional "ground school". I'd recommend sampling some of the bigger name products out there before going all in with one of their packages (they're quite an investment).
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