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  1. Slick9

    PAJN Float plane AI traffic...

    Thanks for the reply Stew, I thought that was the case but didn't want to miss out if the float planes actually did work. Richard
  2. I asked this question in the ORBX forums but havn't gotten an answer so i figured i would ask other users about their experiences. On the list of product features for PAJN, one of the line items is "AI Float Plane operations" Does anyone with ORBX PAJN actually have working AI float planes? On my set-up I have the float planes parked or anchored in the harbor by the water runway, but i've never seen them move. Just trying to figure out if my set up is crazy or if the feature doesn't exist. Richard
  3. Slick9

    P3Dv4 Navaid / ILS update program...

    Thanks Bob - the feedback is much appreciated!! Richard
  4. Good morning all - has anyone used this product before? It's an updater for P3Dv4/FSX navaids/ ILS frequncies. I want to try it, but wanted to tread carefully lest i have to do a complete reinstall of P3Dv4 😁 anyway, if anyone has used this, please let me know what your experiences were. thnx!! Richard
  5. Slick9

    Randomized FOs

    I just saw this topic - i am hoping this is something that could be implemented and rolled out to some of the existing product line. Richard
  6. Slick9

    Track IR & EZDOK

    hi joaquim - when i first started using the Track IR/EzDok combo, i did feel a tinge of motion sickness, but after about a hour or so of flying the motion problem went away. Now i can't fly without the combo. Richard
  7. sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this. I finally had time to fire up P3Dv4 and enable the green comms bar to see what the system was interpreting when i say "VRef is *" On both the 737NGX Reboot and the T7, FS2Crew interprets my speaking that phrase in random ways. the green bar showed FS2Crew hearing either just parts of Vref, or something consistently different to what i was actually saying, no matter how slowly or how many times I said it, the program just wasn't hearing me. The weird thing is that all the other commands that I tried were perfectly understood by both programs. I even did the voice training twice in Win 7 with no change. Anyway, don't spend a long time on this - if it just doesn't work, I can just continue using the "Set and Checked" answer to the Vref challenge. Richard
  8. Slick9

    P3Dv4 Southwest's new livery (737-800)???

    Thanks for the heads up David - i shall proceed with the FSX repaints in that case. Richard Bansa
  9. morning ladies and gents, anyone know where i can find a P3Dv4 repaint for the 737-800 or 737-900 in Southwest's new livery? since i've been searching the only ones i've been finding are for FSX and for the 737-700. thnx for any tips if you have 'em richard bansa
  10. I'll have to activate the readout bar to see what it says. That's where i'm running into trouble Bryan, I say, "vRef is One Four Five" and immediately the FO says "Check" I've tried with and without the pause, but the FO is always hits me with a "check" after the Vref readout. I'll try again this weekend and report back. Richard
  11. Hi, I have a quick question regarding the Vref challenge during the landing data challenge. I'm having the same issue in both the 777 and the NGX reboot. When the landing data challenge is spoken by the first officer, I respond with, "vRef is One Four Five, minimums, Two Seven Three feet" (or whatever the actual numbers are). The problem I am having is that after speaking the Vref One Four Five, the first officer says "Check" and then after I speak the minimums there is never a response, so I always have to go with the "set and checked" answer to move to the next item. As I mentioned, i am experiencing the same issue with both the 777 and the NGX reboot, all the other checklists work with no issues in both aircraft, this is the only hiccup that I'm having. Am I responding to the challenge incorrectly? Richard
  12. Slick9

    Plane climbs/descends on its own whil on AP

    Not that this will give you a solution, but I am using FSUIPC to calibrate and for control assignments with the T7 and I have no issues whatsoever. I'm using the pay version, so there's that little difference, but hope this at least gives you some ideas. Richard Bansa
  13. Slick9

    ATC Disabled no electric

    I believe you have to make sure the Alternator switch is on along with the battery switch being on. In other words, turn on the battery switch and then make sure to turn the alternator switch on too.
  14. Boeing or Not Going, I took up your challenge this weekend and flew from Cali (SKCL) to Quito (SEQM). The winds were from the north, so I flew the RNAV X approach for RWY 36. Having learned my lesson from SKCL, I made sure to be fully cofigured and at Vref +5 by the time I started turning base. I was flying manually and everything was going perfectly till I lined up on final. I couldn't see the runway because of the clouds, so i settled in and started down the glide slope, no problem, I got this. Finally at 1000 ft agl i caught a glimpse of the runway, about 2 seconds later when I was about to call runway in sight, the clouds moved right into the way and blocked the runway again. i stayed on the glide slope till i hit the minimums at 8540 feet, at that point I still couldn't see the runway, so i aborted and flew the missed approach. For the 2nd attempt, I decided that I'd rather fly an ILS approach since i would need a lower minimums. I flew the RWY 36 ILS and at 300 feet, just 100 feet above the minimums i spotted the runway. It felt really good to hand fly the ILS and popup out of the clouds positioned right where i was supposed to be for the landing. After a 40 minute stopover I took off for KATL. I was kind of surprised by the calculation of the weight limit and the takeoff thrust. I used TopCat and I think I was limited to a ZFW of about 440,000lbs plus 90,000 lbs of fuel for a PTOW of 530,000lbs (my numbers could be slightly off), what surprised me was that when TopCat suggested takeoff Flaps of 15, and derate of T02. If there was that much extra power available, as in no derate, or a derate of T01, why not let me use a higher PTOW since I have extra power in hand. I think I just answered my own question as i think about this, the weight limit is calculated with the possibility of an engine failure in mind. Anyway can't wait till we have the ability to use the in-cockpit flight calculator w/ the 777. Richard Bansa
  15. boeing or not going - i like this challenge, i have my charts and I'll be trying it this weekend. should be interesting. Both RNAVs, 18 & 36 look challenging, but 36 looks a bit scarier. So I'll have both programmed in the FMC and we'll see what the weather presents. Richard Bansa