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  1. I got this as well, and it happened at the same time I "loaded" an approach on the GNS530 but didn't "activate" the approach. An "Approach not loaded" message popped up in the GNS530 and I couldn't clear it. @ryanbatc that livery looks fantastic!
  2. Agreed on the GEN OVHT message (I did say "according to the product manual"). Also, as shown in the product manual, the L CHIP DETECT and R CHIP DETECT are shown on both the warning annunciator and the caution annunciator, when they should only be on the caution annunciator. (Given that Beech made a number of changes over the years as the 350 developed, it's possible that the developer has RW documentation or experience with a real 350 that has these items.) The 30 seconds without engine combustion is IMO very much implied, so we agree here, too. The engine start checklist calls for the condition lever to be advanced to low idle above 12% Ng. The maximum Ng that can be reached without adding fuel via the condition lever is far below 50%...thus, you switch off the starter either when the engine is running at self-sustaining speeds, or when the engine hasn't started after 30 seconds of trying. If you don't see an ITT rise within 10 seconds of moving the condition lever during start, the next step is to move the condition lever to cut off and perform the engine clearing checklist -- which calls for running STARTER ONLY for 30 seconds followed by a 5 minute wait.
  3. I would expect that, from the product manual. Turn off the starter after the engine reaches 50% turbine speed or after 30 seconds, whichever occurs first.
  4. Assuming that the Black Square King Air's Collins AP works as other flightsim Collins APs before it, each click UP or DN on the rocker should change the vertical speed by 100 FPM.
  5. The product manual refers to this as being an indication of exceeding the starter limitations. How long are you running the starter? (30 seconds on - 60 seconds off, 30 seconds on - 60 seconds off, 30 seconds on - 30 minutes off are the limitations.)
  6. @ryanbatc, I had issues with using the same 3rd party livery for the default and the analog Caravan; whenever I tried looking at the analog Caravan in the hangar using the duplicated livery, it would lock up the sim. Didn't do much troubleshooting beyond that, I just deleted that particular livery for the default Caravan. Edit: that resolved the lock-up issue. If some of the 3rd party livery creators are using panel.cfg settings to remove the type-your-own registration, I'd imagine you can add those lines to the Black Square panel.cfg and accomplish the same thing. (I'm sure you've already thought of doing that...truth is, I hadn't, until you mentioned the panel.cfg.
  7. Agreed! 34" and 2300 RPM is 75% power for that altitude, which is max continuous power (per the Continental engine manual), and anything below that is purely up to the pilot. Your power setting saves about 13% fuel while sacrificing 4% of the speed...definitely a better choice if you're considering fuel costs.
  8. Takeoff power: 41" MP at 2700 RPM Climb power: 35" MP at 2500 RPM (mixture FULL RICH up to 20,000 feet and cowl flaps open) Cruise power (20,000 - 21,000 feet): 34" MP and 2300 RPM. Cowl flaps closed, lean mixture to peak EGT, then advance the mixture levers to 75 degrees rich of peak EGT. (Yes, you can run lean of peak, but Continental recommends ROP.) Descend at 500-1000 fpm, maintaining prop RPM and reducing manifold pressure by 1" per 1000 feet of descent. Keep the cowl flaps closed to avoid cooling the engines too quickly. I typically plan to start the approach at 21" MP and cruise RPM.
  9. Pathfinder, https://return.mistymoorings.com/ Bush flying is largely about solitude. I get it. I'm not a fan of people talking to me while I'm trying to make a short field landing, either. There's a community of sim pilots at RTMM who appreciate that kind of flying. The bulk of the staff's effort is on flight planning and scenery creation. The forum is about helping each other enjoy the sim. I invite you to check it out.
  10. https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-forum/general-discussion-news-and-announcements/129736-16jun21-pmdg-dc-6-for-microsoft-flight-simulator-release-date-announcement
  11. All true, although one could argue that backcountry flying is risky enough to justify the cost and extra weight of a set of suitably larger ones that will help avoid bending a gear strut when you hit a rock on an unimproved landing area. As for what's representative of the airplanes out there, a quick tally of one dealer's inventory shows one A-1C with Wipline 2100 floats, one with 35" tires, three with 31" tires, twenty-two with 29" tires, and four with 26" tires. Take from that what you will. 😉
  12. I would hope so. The Husky has a well-earned reputation as a STOL workhorse. I'd hope that Asobo would give us something that represents that: 26" tires, 31" or 35" tires, a cargo pod, and a model with floats. (If they don't, I hope they'll at least not encrypt it all so the community can do it.)
  13. Who put those tiny little tires on it? This is a backcountry flyer, it needs 26" tires at a minimum! Blasphemy! Blasphemy, I say!
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