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  1. Hey I have started a new project and need to try and find a FS2004 module developer. If you are interested then please give me a shout on here or on MSN: clod_l33t@hotmail.comThanksJames
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    PMDG MD11

    I would say they are L-1011's but its not a great pic. At a push I would say DC-10's. These are easily confused with the MD-11 to the untrained eye!James
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    No-eyebrow model

    Thanks for the fast feedback.I look forward to the 737NGX :DJames
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    No-eyebrow model

    would it be possible to do a model update for the fs2004 with a no eyebrow window option?Just a small request. James
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    Direct climb during SID?

    I am gatwick base (EGKK). I think you'll find that use of LNAV and VNAV, and when they are engaged is purely down to the airlines. I find that the operating pilot will hand fly on LNAV and N1+Alt as they are cleared by ATC to climb, then after 5 minutes or so they will engage autopilot. Also if you check out this page:http://www.b737.org.uk/fmc.htmYou will see that the 73 doesn't have the same climb dir option as the 76.James
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    Direct climb during SID?

    I have just got off a positioning sector and our airlines procedure (this of course may change) is that VNAV is not used until passing about 10,000ft.Before this N1 and level change were used in the climb out and LNAV for the headings.Hope this helps.James
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    PMDG Boeing 737-800 questions

    Just reading this topic and thought I'd put in my little bit.1. Cost Index can change quite a bit dependent on airlines, for example the airline I'm with uses a standard CI of 65 but other airlines use higher CI (or indeed lower)2. Using the takeoff performance tables is very useful and can also be used to make your simulation more realistic. The performance table can be used in 2 ways. The first is to work out your Vspeeds based on runway length, OAT and takeoff weight. The charts are usually organised as individual charts for runway length/flap setting/runway condition. Then from the chart that applies i.e: 4000ft/10/WET you read down the side to your OAT and read across to the column that is at the wind factor. This gives you a figure like 1669*/57-59-64 (for example) this would mean your Vspeeds are V1: 157 Vr: 159 V2: 164. The first figure is the MTOW (this example is for 767) The other way to use the charts is to work out your reduced thrust. This is not the same as de-rating the engines. The difference between de-rating the thrust and the reduced thrust takeoff is;* de-rate reduces the thrust from the engine ie from 26000lbs to 22000lbs* reduce thrust takeoff means that when you hit the TO/GA button and the throttle hold takes over on the takeoff it won't max the throttle therefore reducing wear on the engineReduced thrust takeoff is usually used when the runway is very long. So rather than accelerate to Vr quickly and only use half the runway length instead you accelerate slower to Vr and use more of the runway but reduce wear on engines and get better fuel burn. To calculate the reduced thrust from the charts is to again select the correct chart i.e 4000ft/5/DRY then reading up the column find the figure nearest MTOW to your calculated TOW then read across to the temp. If you put that figure into the FMC then when you takeoff you will notice that you don't hammer the engines as hard. Hope this makes sense.James
  8. It may also be that the textures are there but just in the wrong format. You may need to get hold of a copy of DXTbmp (search google should be near the top) and convert the texture to the right format.James MacLeod
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    XL Airways VA

    I am James MacLeod and I am opening in the next 2 months a VA of XL Airways. We will be using an accurate fleet and route structure.I am currently looking for anyone interested in helping set up the VA, and of course any pilots who are interested in flying for us.MSN: clod_l33t@hotmail.comEmail: xl.airwaysva@googlemail.comCheersJames MacLeod
  10. I am James MacLeod and I am opening in the next 2 months a VA of XL Airways. We will be using an accurate fleet and route structure.I am currently looking for anyone interested in helping set up the VA, and of course any pilots who are interested in flying for us.MSN: clod_l33t@hotmail.comEmail: xl.airwaysva@googlemail.comCheersJames MacLeod
  11. I am planning an online flight. I want to try and do a round the world flight in the tiger moth. I am planning to do this flight on a number of legs using real world wx and I am going to fly online. I won't be using the online atc like vatsim but if there is anyone who wants to join me then I will be on a teamspeak server so everyone flying can communicate.I am currently just planning this and I hope to setup a site with details of leg and display photos. If anyone is interested in joining me on flights or just interested in the project, please contact me at: james@bigbarn.co.uk or MSN me clod_l33t@hotmail.comThe purpose of the flight??? I hope to that people will sponsor me and anyone who joins me the proceeds of which will be split between the Tsunami Reflief Fund and R. Harvey Scholarship.All flights will be flown real time and no auto pilot will be used so it should be a challenge for any pilot :DI hope that there is some interest in this project and I hope to get some good response. I hope to fly the first leg on March 1st. I will delivery more details when I have them.Cheers James
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    BMI A330-200

    Not wanting to be snotty, but the easiest thing is to just buy the livery. a bit steep at
  13. If you are using photoshop the easiest way of all is to use the light effects filter. You will find this in the filters -> Rendering -> Lighting effects. Play around with those and that should fix you right up for lights.If you don't want any light on the just turn off the light in the options and you should get a dark mask. Hope this helpsJames
  14. Hey, Bit of a noob in panel and gauge editing, what programs are best to use?James
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    Why no Maersk NC...

    I am working on one, keep an eye on avsim.