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  1. Has Microsoft been pushing out little updates behind the scene? I've noticed the aircraft aren't as sensitive as they were before... But as of about 24 hours ago, my sim performance has degraded to almost being unusable. I've been running 4k on Ultra, in high density areas and storms with no issues. Now, I can't even pan the view from the lag and stutter! No other updates or changes on my PC.
  2. elche

    ADF

    Same in Australia unfortunately... NDB's are all over the place. I do enjoy the challenge though. Diego
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    qantas 747-400

    G'day,My father flew in a Qantas 744 a few years back and said that he only had a personal tv screen on the return flight. It had a menu with the usual movie/radio channels aswell as a flight tracker channel. Now that was a few years back, so I'm guessing all their 744s would have the screens by now. Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Arrow/Duchess115.6 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
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    EasyJet Question

    Could be a charter flight. U2 hired an Aerolineas Argentinas MD-80 for their Aussie tour. When i saw it, I thought my eyes were playin tricks on me :-eek Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Arrow/Duchess115.6 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  5. Congrats mate! sounds like everything is going really well for ya!Isn't flying at night simply amazing ?? Its so quiet and... well dark :( Did you notice how the engine seem to make more weird noises?? :DQuestion... Are you flying a high wing or low wing plane? Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Arrow/Duchess115.6 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  6. elche

    zoom ratio

    A decrease/increase of 0.50% with each press of the -/+ key, and a decrease/increase of 0.02% with each press of the Shift and -/+ key combination. Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess93.3 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  7. elche

    zoom ratio

    Hey there,In your Panel.cfg file, add the following under VIEWSVIEW_FORWARD_ZOOM = 0.750You can also add some of theseVIEW_FORWARD_LEFT_ZOOMVIEW_LEFT_ZOOMVIEW_REAR_LEFT_ZOOMVIEW_REAR_ZOOMVIEW_REAR_RIGHT_ZOOMVIEW_RIGHT_ZOOMVIEW_FORWARD_RIGHT_ZOOMVIEW_FORWARD_UP_ZOOMVIEW_DOWN_ZOOM Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess93.3 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  8. No worries...Fair dinkum true blue Aussie (imported from Argentina) :(If you don't mind me asking, how are you planning on building your controls ?I've been thinking about making one for a while now with trim, but I haven't put it down on paper yet. Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess93.3 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  9. Ok here are some numbers i got a few days ago....To the left it turns 90 degrees, and to the right its slightly less. The diference is so small that I wouldn't even bother trying to build it into your own controls.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/154333.jpg Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess93.3 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  10. On a PA28, from memory...pitch neutral - the yoke sits about 13 to 15cm away from the panelfull back pressure - it will come out to about 27 - 30cmfull Left/Right - if i remember correctly it turns to about 95 degrees either side... it's definitely beyond 90 degrees.I will be flying this afternoon, I will get some proper numbers then if you'd like? One more thing... when you pull the yoke towards you it also has an upwards movement.. :( Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess93.3 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  11. My list....Boeing 707 (Aerolineas Argentinnas)Boeing 727 (Aerolineas Argentinas)Boeing 737-300 (Qantas) Boeing 737-400 (Qantas) Boeing 737-700 (Virgin Blue)Boeing 737-800 (Virgin Blue)Boeing 747-200 (Aerolineas Argentinas)Boeing 747-300 (Qantas)Boeing 747SP (Qantas)I know I have been on a Pan Am to somewhere, but not sure where, when, and on what :(Piper Arrow (VH-XDM)*Cessna C152 (VH-TLQ : VH-TLN)*Cessna C172 (Out of Essendon, but can't remember rego, and flight time wasn't logged)*Piper Tomahawk (VH-CMV)*Piper Warrior (VH-PDR)*Piper Archer (VH-UBM)*Beechcraft/Raytheon Duchess (VH-IIF : VH-ASA)* command timeBy the end of the year I should have flown in a C210, C207, and Aerostar VH-UYY (fingers crossed :D ) Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess93.3 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  12. elche

    Your age?

    25... Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess93.3 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  13. "If I was to get a force feedback joystick would it simulate that? Maybe it would be easier for me."I don't own a force feedback joystick, so I'm afraid I won't be able to help you with that one."Another question I have is that when you add trim how soon should you let go of the stick to see if you added enough trim? Like should you let the plane settle first? Cause I know when you add some trim it seems to either make the plane climb or descend almost immediately when you add either up trim and down trim."Once you have levelled out and set your cruise power, tap the trim a few times, say 3 or 4 times and wait for the aeroplane to react. Only when you notice a change in pitch (nose attitude), release some of the forward pressure (it will only be a very small amount of pressure relief) until the aeroplane is in level flight. Continue this until you no longer need to add pressure on the stick.I know this might seem a little awkward at first, but believe me, with practice, the pressing of the trim button and the easing of pressure will become automatic for you, and you will never have trim issues again. :DAlso, if your trim is too sensitive, two things could cause it. An incorrect setting in your control assignments, and/or a trim parameter in your selected aircraft's config file.For now I think its best to just check your control assignments.Go to the Options menu -->> Controls -->> AssignmentUnder the Events Category pull down menu, select Control surface commands which is the third on the list.On the event table, locate elevator trim up and elevator trim down. You will see under the repeat column a slider. Set that slider to its middle position for both elevator trim up and elevator trim down. I find this works best for me. Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess90 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  14. Hi there,I replied to a post in the The AVSIM Flight School forum which might be of use to you. You can check it out here : http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...&mode=full#2471I hope it helps ;) Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifPrivate Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess90 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  15. Congratulations mate!! Now the real fun begins!! wish you all the best! :-beerchug Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER1.gifStudent Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess79 hrs TotalView my flying photos at http://www.3dflite.com/dac/pics/main.htm
  16. Hey Ken, good luck with it, I hope it all goes well for you!I passed my PPL exam on Tuesday and will take the flight test by the end of the week (if the weather holds out!). Have a great Day/Night wherever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess73 hrs Total
  17. Thatnks John, it was a great read!I can't believe he kept on going! I would have jumped on a greyhound back home! :-outta Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess70.3 hrs Total
  18. use the square brackets instead of the less/greater than ones. Here is the body font I use...font color="black" size="2" face="verdana"just add this between of the bracket.For my banner font its...font color="gray" size="2" face="verdana"It's the same as standard HTML format, only with square brackets Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess66.3 hrs Total
  19. Thanks :DAll I've heard sofar was that they changed the alternator, and at full power the engine still has a 300rpm drop on it.I don't think it will be flying any time soon...It's a shame though because it's a really nice plane, it has a cruise propeller and long range tanks! Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess69.3 hrs Total
  20. Cruising speed is True Air Speed (TAS). Groundspeed is wind dependant. Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess66.3 hrs Total
  21. "Everything RealAir does is first rate."Absolutely true! I have the Spit, and is stunning!! The Fligh1 172 I don't like too much though, it just feels way too stable!About the circuit...My check starts at 300 agl. First, Fuel pump off, Ps and Ts in the green. 400 agl look left, center, right for traffic, 500 agl begin crosswind turn ( in Aus you are not allowed to turn below 500 agl).Bankstown circuit is usually busy and full of 152s. So in the Archer its a steep climb to 400 agl (usually takes about 15 seconds), shallow out the climb cut a bit of power and extend the upwind leg to around 700agl to maintain seperation.Like Jim says, there is no target altitude on the cross wind. Depending on traffic, I reach 1000agl just before turning downwind. I have been forced to extend my upwind to 1000agl several times due to slower traffic. On the "Trauma"-hawk and 152s there is a very short crosswind leg, usually only reaching 700-800agl, any higher than this and I would be too far from the runway. In the Duchess it's just a continuous Rate 1 turn from Upwind to Downwind, things happen really fast in this 1!!End of downwind (when runway is at 45 degrees behind the wing), It's Carbi-ON and power @ 1500rpm then maintain the nose attitude while turning onto Base, Speed will bleed from 110 down to 80 on Base, 1 stage flaps, at 650agl begin turn onto finals (again, in Aus we are not allowed to turn below 500agl). On finals second stage flaps, Third stage only when y r sure you are going to make it.Bankstown can be quite tricky due to it's 3 parallel runways, and speed management is crutial! If you leave your turn onto finals too late, and you are slow, you risk entering a spin due to the urge to over bank the turn to avoid crossing finals. Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess66.3 hrs Total
  22. " Is it to assist with the pilots ability to generate enough back pressure on the yoke sufficently to rotate and lift off? "Yes, and this also has to do with the weight and balance. Say you load your B200 to its maximum forward limit. The aircraft is going to be nose heavy, and would require alot of back pressure to rotate. To reduce this pressure you give it some positive trim.I'm taking a guess here... but I think the reason the B200 won't rotate unless trimmed for T/O, is because the author has tried to simulate the pressure a pilot would feel on the controls. I read another post on trim where a CRJ pilot had purposely taken-off with an incorrect trim setting. He said that this wasn't putting his aircraft in any danger, but because of the pressure required to maintain climb attitude, it was a real pain to get into the air.When I'm in the circuit doing TnG's with the Archer, on the approach I like to trim so that I need to maintain a little back pressure on the control which for me helps on the flare. Once I take-off again I usually don't trim until I'm on climb. As I rotate and settle in to my climb speed and attitude I need a fair amount of back pressure because the trim is not on T/O config. Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess69.3 hrs Total
  23. Hi CowlFlapsOpen,The trim doesn't affect the authority it just relieves pressure. If you take a look at a B747, B737 or any other airliner in FS you will see that it doesn't have trim tabs. When setting the trim on these planes you are simply changing the angle of tailplane.Edit: I just had a look at the tailplane of a 747, and noticed the elevator is split in two. Anyone know how this works? Also whould like to ammend what I've stated above. By adjusting the angle of the tailplane, the effectiveness of the elevator is affected.The Tomahawk has a spring-loaded trim instead of the trim tab. The spring is tied to the yoke. When you adjust the trim wheel it adjust the tension on the spring, which in turn moves the Yoke back/forward (you can see the yoke move inside the plane, and you can feel the tension on the wheel as you reach max pitch up/down setting).Elevator Authority on small GA aircraft usually happens at around 35-40kts, higher for T-tail aircraft, so by the time you reach rotation speed you have more than enough elevator authority.In real life, I find that the C152 is the only plane that will climb on its own with trim at T/O position. The Duchess, Archer, Warrior and Tomahawk usually needs a few spins of the wheel down from T/O setting to climb unaided.If you need so much trim to T/O on the B200, you might be a little nose heavy. Try and adjust your weight and balance.Hope that helps :D Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess66.3 hrs Total
  24. Hello all. This is my first post here...Photos are from a flight taken a few days ago by me and a friend of mine with two c152's. The flight was planned for Bankstown to Bankstown via Mudgee & Bathurst.The plan had to be changed due to engine problems with my friends 152.Taxiing to RWY 29R. The Archer holding short is the Archer I usually fly. http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151243.jpgSt Marys. Private strip...http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151244.jpgWarragamba dam...http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151245.jpgFlying over the Blue Mountains. There wasn't a cloud in sight! What an amazing day for flying!!!http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151248.jpgFlying over Katoomba...http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151247.jpgThe Blue Mountains...http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151249.jpgLithgow... My friend's 152 started having problems from here. I circled around to get behind him and keep an eye on him. While he sorted out his issues, I quickly worked out a new track to Bathurst and passed it on to him. Neither of us could get a fix on the NDB.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151250.jpgWe found an engineer at Bathurst to take a look at the engine (top left: testing the engine, to right: My desk, main: Departing overhead, Bathurst)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151251.jpgThe flight back to Bankstown was uneventful .http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151252.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151253.jpgI hope you enjoyed the photos :D Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess66.3 hrs Total
  25. I'm glad you are enjoying the lessons!"the first is the trim, i think i understand the principle behind it if you set it up correctly then its like someone else having hold of the joystick9 but its centred)?"The trim does just that, it relieves the pressure on the controls.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/151242.jpgThe control position image is just a way to show the pressure you need to apply to the control to maintain the elevator position. The greater the gap, the more pressure required.Basically, the air flow hits the trim tab forcing it down, in turn pushing the back of the elevator down. It works like the aileron. When the aileron is deflected up, it pushes the wing down."I dunno if im been a bit heavy handed when im setting it in FS but i seem either to clim or decend i cant like make it stop at a constant rate, is there anything im doing wrong? "I made a reply to another post in how to trim for straight and level flight.http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...=2470&mode=full"Also is it the VOR Panel again after doing the tutorial I still dont really understand this, do you know of any other tutorials or could some one explane it in a different way to me."Sorry, I'm not sure I understand what you are asking... Have a great Day/Night where ever you are! :-wave http://www.3dflite.com/dac/img/BANNER-soccer.gif Student Pilot - YSBKC152/Tomahawk/Warrior/Archer/Duchess66.3 hrs Total
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