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  1. Lol, Carenado modeled their product on a plane with the "reverse door handle option" installed 😄
  2. Thanks Bullpup, I will try, though I get the impression that Eaglesoft's forum is dead. Hopefully I'm wrong. I will keep experimenting in the mean time.
  3. Although it's showing its age, I still enjoy flying the Eaglesoft Citation X v2.0, I've had it for 5-6 years and never really had any trouble with it -- until last Monday. I have not (consciously) changed anything on the installation, which makes this all the more weird. The problem that appeared on Monday was that the throttles suddenly didn't work anymore. I have a Saitek X-56 with dual throttle, I use it with FSUIPC and it works fine with a variety of add-ons. And it used to work fine with the Citation X as well. But starting Monday, pushing the throttles forward after starting the engines does not result in a similar movement of the throttles on the screen. The engines revv up a little, but get nowhere near takeoff power, and then reduce back to idle after a couple of seconds, even though the X-56 throttles are pushed forward. There are a number of posts on this and other forums about the ESDG_CitationX.ini file, which state that if you have dual throttles, that file should contain the following lines: [FADEC] LeftFadec=2 RightFadec=2 Throttles=2 FSUIPC=1 My file contains these lines. On the FSUIPC forum, it says that changing the FSUIPC.ini line AxesWrongRange=No to AxesWrongRange=Yes may make a difference. I tried and for me it made no difference. I tried re-calibrating the throttles both in FSX and in FSUIPC, again no result. The one thing that does make a difference is setting the Throttles line to zero (Throttles=0). When I do that, the engines do react to my X-56 throttle movement, even though the on-screen throttles still don't move. I can increase and decrease power so the plane is flyable. However, the FADEC is disabled and there are no T/O, CLB and CRZ throttle stops simulated. If you push the throttles all the way forward, rather than going in T/O made like the engines should, they actually over-revv and you get a bunch of warnings. I hope someone can still help me with this old bird, the Citation X is such a fantastic bird, but this issue is a bit of a bummer.
  4. Mmmmmm thanks for the answer, I was afraid of that... I can't imagine the real Collins system doesn't have a Cruise Altitude function. I'll do a little more experimenting with altitude and TOD, if I find anything interesting I will let you know.
  5. Carenado has a sale going, so I finally joined the ranks of Beech Premier owners, hey, for $11 I figured I would take the chance (FSX version). So far I am cautiously okay with the plane, though I haven't flown much yet. One question that I didn't see on this forum yet: The FMS defaults the altitude of all waypoints in a flight plan to FL280, except for the SID and STAR waypoints. Is there a way to override that or change them collectively? Or can I safely ignore those altitudes and just use the altitude window on the autopilot panel? It's just a bit of a drag to always change them one by one.
  6. I don't believe they light up in real life either.. I was a bit surprised about this, but I checked a few of Premier1Driver's vids on youtube, I couldn't detect any lighted buttons.
  7. Alex, The test buttons in the weather dialog all test OK. I've tried the following: - Both VRC and vPilot give a message upon startup that they cannot access the remote server and are working with cached data, but otherwise work fine, - ping www.vatsim.net and status.vatsim.net both is OK - ping us.data.vatsim.net and eu.data.vatsim.net times out (I tried pinging from another laptop with the same result; it was however the same router and ISP). I think the root cause of my problems is that I am not connecting to these sites. - Turning off Windows Defender Firewall doesn't make a difference. I don't see VATsim related sites in my Firewall rules. - Turning off my Avast antivirus doesn't make a difference - Turning my router off and back on doesn't make a difference I'm starting to think that my ISP is somehow blocking these sites, getting a little desperate.
  8. Thanks for responding! Well, temporary hickup is already going on for 4 days.... Maybe an internet port was closed or my internet provider changed something? Is there any setting I could doublecheck? Firewall settings?
  9. Hi Alexander, Earlier this week, without me having changed any settings, VATSim data stopped loading into LittleNavMap. No airplanes on the map and the table to the right of the map is empty. I get no error messages, but the data simply isn't there. Funny enough, a similar thing happened to VATSpy. But other VATSim-related software is fine (vPilot, vatstats). This makes me believe that it's not the software but VATSim changed something. Here is a link to the post I put on VATSim about the problem: https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=80283 Any ideas? Alex
  10. I'm sorry, but I'm trying to install the I've downloaded the eCommerce wrapper for both the GNS430 and 530. I run it and select Reinstall. Some files get placed in c:\RealityXP and they run without an error message. But then when I load up FSX and load a plane with a GNS 430 or 530, it still gives me version 2.4.15 (not during the initialization of the GPS unit, and still crashes upon a Shift Right Click. I don't know if the update has been installed correctly. Should I uninstall 2.4.15 before reinstalling
  11. Apologies if this has been posted before, I didn't find it. I have both GNS 530 and 430, FSX Acceleration, Windows 10. So far, I have the 530 installed in the Carenado C421 and the 430 in A2A L049. In both cases I used the config utility that came with the plane as opposed to the one that came with GNS. General operation seems fine so far, except for the following: when I Shift Right Click on the top to get to the configuration menu, the menu pops up briefly, then the entire sim crashes. This happens in both cases. Yes, I read some posts about not having to run FSX in Admin mode. However, if I do that, I get a popup that Flight Sim Labs needs to be in Admin mode (I have their A320) and FSX restarts in Admin mode regardless of me telling it not to. So I cannot test if turning off Admin mode will fix things.
  12. Hi all! My name is Alex (different Alex from the author) and I "discovered" LNM about 2 weeks ago. My only comment so far: "where have you been all my life?" 🙂 I have two questions about the aircraft performance files: - I have already created a few, I basically collect data on every flight. Is there a structural/preferred way to share these in the community? Maybe we can get a little library going on this forum. - Is there a way to average the files of several flights done by the same aircraft? Is there a need to? I was even thinking about writing a small utility myself, the performance file parameters seem straightforward enough. Thank you Alex, great job and I will recommend LNM in my circle of FS addicts 🙂
  13. @metzgergva just curious, if 0 degrees is the minimal drag position, what is the use for the negative cowl flap positions? When would one use them?
  14. Well, a re-install didn't solve my problem but something else did: the old "starting FSX with the default aircraft and then loading the DC-6" trick. When I start with the AirCreation Trike and then load the DC-6, I get reasonable speeds, still a few knots lower than published but that is certainly within limits! So I can fly Shannon-Gander without running out of fuel 🙂
  15. Alexander, Thanks for your suggestions, I have tried two more flights at much lower altitudes (6,000 and 8,000 feet), lighter aircraft and using cowl flaps at zero instead of -2. I still do not get better than about 200 knots TAS (170 indicated) when using the 1100 HP table. The link below shows a screenshot. Vital data are: altitude 8,000, BMEP 155, RPM 2000, weight about 91,000 lbs (from Shift-4), cowl flaps 0, mixture autolean, temperature slightly above standard, autopilot on including altitude hold, everything else normal. Just to make sure I serviced my engines and props using Shift-6 before the flight. IAS is 170 kts instead of the 205 kts from the table on page 291. Fuel flow right on the money at 500 lbs/hr. I noticed I'm a bit nose-high so I figured I'd accelerate to get on the right side of the power/drag curve, but when I reduced power I fell right back to the 170 IAS you see in the screenshot. Since I seem to be the only one with these problem, I am considering an uninstall-reinstall of the DC-6 after this flight. BTW I forgot to mention, using FSX Acceleration and Windows 10. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2kcynp26bodk9ot/Capture.JPG?dl=0
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