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  1. Gary, FYI I applied this tweak and just had another one of the 330's infamous rocket climb/dive behaviors after 9.5 hours over the Atlantic into LEMD. That doesn't mean it won't work for you, but it didn't resolve the issue on my end. Oh, btw, the tweak is a Prepar3d advanced setting mod from LM; there's some limited reading here: Advanced Settings Everything on my system is current, clean new install of P3d and the 'bus.... same old Aerosoft behavior. Lost track of how many months it's been since purchasing this add-on that remains half baked, and am honestly tired of the "our plane is perfect, you shouldn't expect to fly with scenery and AI" attitude on their support forums. I'm off to fly my QW/PMDG aircraft into heavy scenery, weather, and busy airports without needing to experience CFIT.
  2. Looks like it's going live- LVR's Ft Lauderdale announcement noted the FSSI sloped runway tool is included (see FSElite).
  3. Anyone using BDO's Phuket lately? Just purchased and have spent three hours trying to get it working. Annoyingly it requires multiple apx file replacements that seem to wipe out Krabi. That's one thing, but P3d just hangs as soon as Phuket is added to the scenery library. ps- no, their website doesn't offer support (without providing real name, phone number, and address - yeah right), and email support is poor....
  4. Further to this, the 330 currently has a characteristic (stated by Aerosoft) wherein if the frame rate drops below 15 at any time the sim will fault/fail. The symptom of this is that your aircraft will suddenly dive with protection modes active, or climb straight up at TOGA, etc. Aerosoft has acknowledged this, pointing to it being a problem in users' pc's rather than a bug/fault/failing in their product or design methodology. I've experienced this in situations where I was FAR away from airports or spawning AI and frame rates were in the high 30-50 range. Regardless, the 330 is a nice add-on, but it's frustrating to be on approach to a busy airport and suddenly lose the flight because your sim had a microsecond stutter when loading or refreshing the AI located at your destination. You'll likely be happy with either plane, as long as these traits are known at the start.
  5. Dev was on FB page EOY stating target for Simmarket was last week of Jan 20. Yes date was missed, but that's pretty close to the finish line so I'd guess it's past the point of cancellation....
  6. Had a similar experience last night ex-VHHH over mainland China. At cruise altitude, no AI within many miles. Plane decides to go max throttle and make a run for orbit (near vertical). This weekend same thing happened several times, most of which were away from the departure airports so it's not tied to AI spawning. Something is definitely amiss, and I agree it's a deflection to simply say that a drop in frame rates for a split second will cause their aircraft to cease functioning. As has been said, other very "heavy" addons continue to operate with no issues in low fps environments. My recent occurrences were all at very high fps conditions. If a minimum rate is required it should absolutely be HIGH in the product requirements, but there is more to this issue. I'm disappointed, and having long days and two small kids it's frustrating to have my few chances to fly interrupted in such a way. Oddly, I don't recall having these issues with the original release; perhaps there's hope that this will be addressed.
  7. It's ironic to me that there is an argument about numbers in service/age of airframe. The 77LR/F has somewhere just over 200 in service, combined yet no one questions the validity of the PMDG offering's existence (I'm a fan). Meanwhile the 763 fleet worldwide currently is in the 6-700 mark, with new frames being manufactured (albeit at 2-3 per month). Regardless, a developer must have both the passion for the work (massive) and at least expect a market to justify their efforts. While we fans of the 76x see it as a given, the lack of an uptake on such a project may sadly indicate otherwise....
  8. Thanks, at least I can narrow it down to my system then and not with the product 😎
  9. Anyone with EIDW having issues with GSX not recognizing the airport gates? I've installed/updated and reinstalled the product but only see two small gates through GSX. It's correctly aiming at the MKStudios' afcad file, so not sure what's wrong. The 1.02 update announcement referenced a custom GSX configuration, but I am finding nothing on my system to back this up....?
  10. Have the same issue- came to Avsim looking for a reason the $%&^ spoilers on the a321 won't retract. Handle is down/locked, axis is calibrated, etc. No matter what the speed brakes pop up to about 15 degrees in flight. I also noticed my elevators are deflected down about 10 degrees, also with no apparent effect on flight behavior. Aerosoft's attitude in their forum is essentially "we can't reproduce it so it's not our problem" in response to several similar posts. The fact that every other aircraft in my hangar is able to correctly use my key bindings and axis assignments is irrelevant, and I'm done recreating my p3d config file (done that too many times to count to no avail).
  11. Thanks, at least I'm not crazy (or at least not for this reason). I'll just plan on disabling the thunderstorm modeling when descending / on approach. Was definitely one of my more wild approaches into TBPB 😎
  12. After a long haul into Grantley Adams AS for v4 (fully updated) reports thunderstorms with winds of 14kts up through 12k AGL. However, all the way down to sea level the simulator is giving me air speeds of over 300kts in wild gusts. Windshear (20%),turbulence (20), and max surface winds (38) are set way down in the depiction settings. It's as if AS is exponentially inflating the local winds, making flight near impossible. Anyone finding similar depiction problems and solved them?
  13. Thanks HT- that's a bit different then. I do have the same erroneous EFOB calc at arrival, but on long flights I'm literally running dry 1000+nm short of the destination (with no pax or cargo). I've confirmed the latest version is installed, but may just go back and remove/reinstall in entirety; for some reason I needed to reapply the client and content to get those strobes visible, even though I'd had no new products installed since the latest p3d update/hotfix. Still, no regrets- I know these little issues will be addressed eventually, and am enjoying the plane more each time I fly it.
  14. HT- by this do you mean that the system will show negative fuel and at some point show zero FOB but the engines will keep turning? Just curious as I'd hate to come to the end of a multi hour flight before "testing" this. I am in the mid-5k's for fuel burn as others have noted. Thx.
  15. So, just ran dry 1200nm short of FMEE with an empty load (no pass, no cargo) and TO with 168klbs of fuel. Clearly burning fuel at a prodigous rate not consistent with reality. For ref, the route is in the neighborhood of 9350km. 333 range should be 11k+, especially with no paylod 😂
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