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  1. downscc received reputation from Jim Young in P3D 4.1 CTD near Labrador   
    May I suggest that those with this problem work together to define the problem.  Come up with a method to be able to reliably create the event.  You have to be mindful of the fact that those with this problem are in a minority of users, which does not mean it doesn't exist but simply you need the evidence not required if the entire user base experienced the problem.
  2. downscc received reputation from Ephedrin in PMDG price.   
    Marc, I didn't realize you were a Russian BOT...;)
  3. downscc received reputation from Ephedrin in P3D v4 & the JS-41   
    Probably on a Thursday.
  4. downscc received reputation from DrumsArt in [20JUL17] Update thread for XPL users   
    I beta tested the DC6 in XP10 and when that was done I removed XP from my computer.  I had a couple of issues that kept me from liking it, aside from the very clunky UI (could get used to that) was the fact that it didn't have seasons and the very pretty DC6 couldn't be seen with shinny polished aluminum surfaces.  I didn't investigate the weather, it didn't seem to have anything equivalent to ActiveSky.  Has XP11 introduced seasons, weather and materials rendering a little more up to date?  That would be interesting.
  5. downscc received reputation from anthonyg96 in [SOLVED] Something is really broke here   
    Would you please describe the problem.  Sorry mate, I'm not watch anybody's videos and spend minutes waiting for "the event."  I've used the 777 since P3Dv4.2 rolled out, and it was beta tested by the team.  You earn the distinction of being the first one to report a problem that you think is a related to the platform update in the 777.  Thanks in advance for describing the problem.
  6. downscc received reputation from anthonyg96 in PMDG 777 ground friction model update?   
    Nope. I don't expect major updates (which this would be, as would be anything related to flight dynamics migrating to outside the box) to the 777 product until after the 748 and probably after the NGv3.  I agree, it would be nice but there's not been a forecast time by PMDG for this to occur.
  7. downscc received reputation from anthonyg96 in PMDG 777 ground friction model update?   
    Nope. I don't expect major updates (which this would be, as would be anything related to flight dynamics migrating to outside the box) to the 777 product until after the 748 and probably after the NGv3.  I agree, it would be nice but there's not been a forecast time by PMDG for this to occur.
  8. downscc gave reputation to c912039 in Why is the structure the way it is?   
    One advantage with the way XP is installed, means I can delete and permanently banish it from my SSD in one quick command.
  9. downscc received reputation from stephenbgs in New Mobo and HD Install   
    I just replaced my mobo, cpu and memory last night.  I didn't have to authenticate any PMDG product much to my surprise (I have them all), and if you do have a problem a simple support ticket will get it cleared up.
    Be sure to read microsoft support article on verification after replacing hardware.  The steps include adding your on line Microsoft account such that the digital license is available when you try o boot from the new mobo.
  10. downscc received reputation from PATCO LCH in Just got the 777 For Prepar3d...   
    I've not flown RW so I'm not guessing, but for my sim world I climb/descend as required to the desired flight level before entering the FIR with the different yardstick/meter.  I found a nifty pdf from Michael Krauss that provides the flight levels for metric, Russia and China (they are different of course) and standard foot for both RVSM and non RVSM airspace.  I presume the coordination between facilities is established by LOA or whatever you'd call an international agreement.
  11. downscc received reputation from ms2 in STAR versus Approach Transition   
    There is a procedure naming convention difference between US and other authorities in that FAA published terminal procedures are SIDs, STARs and Approaches and all three may have transitions. The SID transition selects different enroute departure waypoints, the STAR transition selects different arrival waypoints and the Approach transition selects different IAF (Initial Approach Fix) waypoints.  As discussed by Kyle, sometimes the STAR has branches to connect the arrival to an IAF but often in the US there will be vectors involved to make that connection.  Numbers are suffixed to the procedure to signify currency or updates. The procedure names (RNAV based) usually has nothing to do with the waypoints involved and are nothing than indications of ATC sense of humor, so we have such gems as Gibbs into Kyle's KIAD (not for the NCIS character but for a sports celebrity much to my chagrin).
    The other naming convention that seems impossibly cryptic to me is the European naming convention where the number is not used to signify currency but there are letter/character combinations in all manner of variations around the world that typically signify which branch lead to or from a specific runway and the procedure name is based on the enroute waypoint.  It is impossible to determine which procedure to use without studying the charts carefully.  At least this convention uses procedure names that seem to be based on an enroute waypoint.
  12. downscc received reputation from Ephedrin in After my real world flight, I don't feel so bad about using my speed brakes for extended periods of time   
    The line pilots that visit here have commented that they use speedbrakes about half the time.  Much depends on the traffic, if there is no one ahead of you ATC isn't going to care if your speed slips upward... there is usually lots of distance once you are down to let things slow down.  However, in busy airspace everyone needs to be on the same IAS to give the controller a chance at maintaining desired separation.  This will usually result in speedbrakes.
  13. downscc received reputation from flyfed in Radio/Baro Altitude Mins /STD Baro   
    The answer to your first question is on the approach chart.  All instrument approaches have minimums, and there are various minimums but that is a different question.  The standard MDA or DH for a CAT I ILS is 200 ft AGL but it varies, you cannot use a standard value. You must use values from the chart.  ILS CATII & III usually provided minimums as a radar altimeter reading, RA, and again there is no standard.  In fact the RA value may vary from the height above landing threshold if there is sloping terrain under the approach.  Again, use values from the chart.  The basic bottom line rule is that you must go around at the minimums unless you have the runway environment in sight (unless you are authorized for CAT III zero-zero approach).  The runway environment is a FAA term, I'm not sure about other authorities but rules vary.  The runway environment can mean that you can land if at minimums you see the approach lights but not yet is the runway visible, this is exactly what you'll see when at 200 ft AGL and 1/4 mile visibility.
    Every nation or authority as in Europe has it's own Transition Altitude, there is no standard.  The STD setting is an option in your PMDG Aircraft Options and is default 18000 (N Amer). The difference between TA and TL is a different quesiton, but Transition Level is often set by ATC depending on barometric pressure.  Again , use the charts for this information.  You switch from local to STD climbing at TA, switch from STD to local descending at TL. The TL value is entered on the descent forecast page in the CDU, the TA is set on the VNAV climb page.
    The B key command shortcut only sets local baro.  I have the toggle between local and STD assigned to Ctrl+B using the PMDG Options Keycommand menu (EFIS).
  14. downscc gave reputation to richjb2 in 737NGX & P3D ver 4.2 and nosewheel steering   
    someone has to be first, although it's not good to be the first penguin off the iceberg. He's the one usually eaten first...
  15. downscc received reputation from Jude Bradley in Service Updates   
    You effectively ruled out finding the source of the problem, most likely a corrupt panel state.  While the switch is in ground start position, does the start valve annunciator remain lit or does it extinguish as expected around 50%N2?
    You should install the micro updates offered by the OC.  Not keeping up to date effectively nullifies the ability to get help with problems.
  16. downscc received reputation from achutchison in P3D 4.2 Update.   
    Chris, sorry man but that is absurd.  The 777 works as intended in P3Dv4.x, I cannot think of a widespread problem reported by others.
  17. downscc received reputation from anthonyg96 in packs of takeoff   
    True enough.  This bird in particular has a glamorous history earning the moniker Queen of the Skies; however, her original developers never expected her to be a commercial success based on passengers alone and from the beginning she had the cockpit above and strengthened deck structure to support cargo service.  The converted freighters simply have interiors removed, cargo decking installed and a side cargo door.  There's not much need for anything more than that.
  18. downscc received reputation from anthonyg96 in Operations update for PMDG 777   
    Interesting, my first thought was that your antivirus software was stopping the update but then I'm not sure if "i see the script writing" is a clear indication that all files were downloaded and updated.  Reading what the script writing is saying would be helpful. Please report back on how the uninstall/install process works out.
  19. downscc received reputation from Ephedrin in P3D v4 & the JS-41   
    This is a wonderful JS41 destination.  I spent an hour or so in the local pattern working on my VMC 'circuits' as Brits call it, pure enjoyment.  I've taken the DC6 into here too, just be sure to plan where you are parking before the flight.
  20. downscc gave reputation to EasyE in Consistant CTD after long hauls   
    Just an update. I loaded the same identical flight that I did the day before, same time, same route, same approach, etc.
    This time as soon as the sim loaded I shut down the UT Live client via Task Manager and then proceeded with the flight.
    I'm happy to report that the flight was uneventful and I landed successfully at PHNL after approx. a 10 hour flight. So it appears that it was indeed a corrupt texture in UT Live and I strongly suspect it was one of the FedEx models I installed a couple of weeks ago.
    I have removed the FedEx schedules and aircraft and will of course perform further testing to be sure, but I'm cautiously positive that the issue is fixed,
    I sincerely thank you gentlemen for pointing me in the right direction and for all your help.
  21. downscc received reputation from gregmorin in Polls on FSX   
    My two cents regarding costs. I am unable to come up with a hobby that costs as little as this one even if you build a computer every 2 or 3 years (building cuts cost by half) and have all the addons you want.  Fishing and hunting are more expensive, bowling probably is.., perhaps surfing is cheaper if you don't pay a premium to live near the coast.  As far as aviation goes, I can tell you that compare to operating and maintenance cost for a plane this hobby is just peanuts.  I appreciate not everyone has surplus cash or a disposable income that might allow flight simulation as a hobby, but that is hopefully a transitional status that is soon overcome with education and better employment opportunities.  This hobby is relatively cheap.
  22. downscc received reputation from EasyE in Consistant CTD after long hauls   
    You'd think that was logical but software is much more complicated.  You ran two trials but they were not controlled to ensure all variables except the controlled variable were consistent.  That you are not getting a OS generated event report may indicate that the error is occurring such that the error trapping features of run time libraries and the OS are not aware of the event.  This would point me to something pretty low level like video processing so the AI texture issue might be one to rule out.  I've had one of these unreported events lately and it was related to shifting between full screen and windowed mode and was not repeatable.  Your problem is recurring at different places and flight segments.  I've no idea what REX is doing for you but  problems with ASP4 and Vector are usually not of this type.
  23. downscc received reputation from Richard McDonald Woods in Excellent FACT Cape Town scenery for P3Dv4   
    The fact is no one else is doing So Africa scenery, so I for one want to support that.  I will grab the FACT now that it is ready for P3Dv4 but I would rather they update the FAOR because I'm US-based and there are Delta KATL-FAOR flights.  As for quality, when no one else is doing the scenery, it is not the key consideration as long as it is better than Blueprint, which it is.  I'd put NMG squarely in the middle of the pack.
  24. downscc received reputation from gregmorin in Polls on FSX   
    My two cents regarding costs. I am unable to come up with a hobby that costs as little as this one even if you build a computer every 2 or 3 years (building cuts cost by half) and have all the addons you want.  Fishing and hunting are more expensive, bowling probably is.., perhaps surfing is cheaper if you don't pay a premium to live near the coast.  As far as aviation goes, I can tell you that compare to operating and maintenance cost for a plane this hobby is just peanuts.  I appreciate not everyone has surplus cash or a disposable income that might allow flight simulation as a hobby, but that is hopefully a transitional status that is soon overcome with education and better employment opportunities.  This hobby is relatively cheap.
  25. downscc received reputation from gregmorin in Polls on FSX   
    My two cents regarding costs. I am unable to come up with a hobby that costs as little as this one even if you build a computer every 2 or 3 years (building cuts cost by half) and have all the addons you want.  Fishing and hunting are more expensive, bowling probably is.., perhaps surfing is cheaper if you don't pay a premium to live near the coast.  As far as aviation goes, I can tell you that compare to operating and maintenance cost for a plane this hobby is just peanuts.  I appreciate not everyone has surplus cash or a disposable income that might allow flight simulation as a hobby, but that is hopefully a transitional status that is soon overcome with education and better employment opportunities.  This hobby is relatively cheap.