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  1. Hi, just got the saitek pro flight throttle. Could anyone teach me how to setup the reserve thrust ... I am currently using registered FSUIPC and I linked throttle axis 1 to control No.1 and No.2 engine and axis 2 for No.3 and No.4 respectively. It is different then setting up the CH throttle since for saitek, the reserve thrust is actually a button rather then an axis..thanksBenPS I didn't install the accompanied saitek Driver (CD that comes with the box), should I install it or just leave it alone if I am only gonna to use it on FS for pmdg 747
  2. Hi, just wondering that is it necessary to format the hard drive in order to install Vista 64.... or I can just install this as if I am updating from window XP home to Vista home... thanks,ben
  3. hi,same story, it is happening right now, and besides all 4 engines have smoke coming out, the winglets are also missing...bencheer
  4. FYI, It is possilbe to go over 250kt below 10000 in HK. pilot:'XXX, request high speed descend'ATC:'XXX, high speed descend is approved'.ORATC:'XXXX, you are cleared for ELATO one alpha arrival, expected rwy 07L, from mango direct to sokoe, all attitude and speed restriction cancel' Frequenlty happens in the morning for traffic coming from the eastBen
  5. Hi, Sometime the FS9 menu bar disappears flying 744 in FS9, especially when flying in VC mode and switching from and to VC mode. When the problem begin, the screen ususally flashs for about a few seconds then the menu bar disappeared, and I can no longer get the menu bar back and lose all the option such as save (even if I press ;) or exit ( need to use ALT CTRL DEL and force it to stop). After I quit FS9, my computer start behaving strangthly. (e.g. Firefox doesnt start..) I also notice that it happen most frequently when I am using non high end graphic (8600GTS), and the problem happens less when using 8800GTS.Have any even had same problem with me?Many thanksben
  6. Hi,everyone, problem solved... Many thanks for everyone....Ben
  7. Hi, I have the same problem, in fact, my problem is even worse.After the 744X touched down, the autobreak doesn't work and it doesn't turn to disarm neither. I still see autobreak 1 on the EICS after I touched down, and no auto breaking action at all.. ALSO, the auto spoilers doesn't work as well, as if 744X doesn't realize that it has touched down...Ben
  8. Hi Ronald, thank you very much.... I appreciate...ben
  9. Hi, Could anyone tell me what is that litte thing beside the flag lever for? http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1292284/L/ benthanks
  10. Hi, Yup, the book helps a lot (e.g. when to press to TO/GA button..), but don't expect it gives a very detail explanation or description of the aircraft. It is also very entertaining, a 747 manual that makes people laugh... ben
  11. hi,Quoted in Mike Ray, The unofficial Boeing 747-400 simulator and checkride procedure manual."The VNAV function is so far too complex for a mere human airline pilot to understand so let's accept the fact that we will NEVER fully understand VNAV. We must be constantly aware of what it is doing and confirm that it complies with what we want it to be doing...""The complex mode is simply NOT INTUITIVE and so it is confusing and difficult to operate. If you get in that position, revert the simple FL CH until you sort things out. I would say 63% of the times when you ask,"What is it doing?? It is because of the VNAV""The VNAV function is the most disliked feature of automated cockpit system.""..73% of pilots used VNAV in the climb phase, while only 20% used the function in descent and 5% use the function in approach."The way he comment the VNAV is quite entertaining and educating, I bought the book and I just want to share with you...ben
  12. Hi, let say the 8800GT will be released on 29 OCT, how long will it take for those manufacturers like EVGA to produce the card and put them on the shelf for sale. I knew the 747X will be available soon and I have a big plan on upgrading my PC before X'mas holiday and spend all my X'mas time playing it....the new video card and a Q6600 or E6850 will be the X'mas present I will buy for myself...thanksben
  13. Hi sam, is that real? I just order an EVGA 8800GTX (yeah, that's true) and I am going to cancel the order.....thanks,ben>Have ya'll been following this? >>http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/new...92-scores-outed>>This is the G92 and it will be called the 8800GT. We were>hoping this would be a triple over the 8800GTX. Seems it>didn't work out that way. It appears it will end up "only">providing the same performance as the GTX . . . but the good>news is that it's a single slot card (laptop bound?) and may>only cost 200 bucks. It's due in the 29th, so we'll see then.>>
  14. Hi, I have a questions regarding that topic... I want to get a new video card, either 8800GTS 640mb or 8800GTX. However, the price gap between them are very huge, almost double. My question is that is it worth to spend double amount of money to get a GTX instead of GTS for playing FS9(primiary) or FSX(seldomly)? i.e. will I get at least 60% performance increase with gtx compare with 640mb gts.There are a lot of people making comparsion between them but they are not using FS as a benchmarking tool. I know FS is different from other PC games and I want to hear some advices on that.Beside that, what do you think about the price trend for the 8800 cards, everyone knows that they have new card coming out very soon and the price for 8800 GTS and GTX will drop for sure, but the question is, how many percentage. If the expected price drop is just 10 to 20%, I will get it right now, otherwise, I will wait. what do you think?thanks,Benny P.S. I am using Pentium D 940 3.2ghz oc to 3.8ghz, 2gig DDR2 800, Asus P5K premium, 22" LCD monitor and a 650W power supplier
  15. Hi, I am thinking of replacing my CH throttle with the one from goflight... The CH one is good but goflight's one LOOKS wonderful for PMDG 747, especially the reserve thurst and the flap lever. Having said that, I haven't use that before and I want to hear some feedback from anyone who has a goflight throttle.Ben Thanks
  16. Hi Q, Yeah.. I do the same thing as well.. except for landing... when I am about 500 AGL, I usually disengage everything and land it manually like a pro...and sometime during gusting condition, I need to make minor adjustment with the power in order to stay in the glide path and maintain the speed(or 2 red 2 yellow for PAPI) and that's the time when everything screws up...for example... the A/T is at 68%N1 and the lever is on 80% N1, even with A/T disengeged,the power will remain at 68% as long as I don't touch the lever.... However, the problem pop up when I want to give the 747 some power... I move the lever forward and hope to get around 75% N1, and the position of the lever is orginally at 80%... guess what.. I move the throttle a little bit and I get 90%N1... and the nose pitchs up and the approach is screwed....BADI am still thinking what is the best solution to this problem.....Ben
  17. Hi, talking about servomotors... does anyone know where I can get a sim throttles with servomotors... it is like the pain in my A** everytime when I disengage the auto throttles for landing... you know... unlike airbus in which there is a donut on the EPR or N1 display so that people can align the throttles levers first before disengage the A/T...However, for PMDG 747 (or other Boing SIM products) I have no idea where exactly I should adjust the levers to the A/T determined thrust, and end up being either overpowered or underpowered....Could anyone give me some advices on it...cheers,ben
  18. Hi, I want to get a new video card using NVIDIA CPU, and my buget is about $200 USD... any suggestion?Besides that, which one should I take? a video with more memory but slower GPU speed or a video card with less memory but faster CPU speed (e.g. ECS N8600GTS-256MX+ and N7950GT-512MX)thanksBen
  19. thanks...However, any foreseeable price drop for 8800GTS 640mb in future? Also, I want to get 2* 1gb of DDR2 800mhz ram, and there are many different brand and options to choose, with price range from USD90 to USD 200, could anyone gives me suggestions? (what is dual channel ram anyway?)Sorry about for asking so many questions... I am now doing a major computer upgrade project, a new motherboard, ram, case, adapter, DVD writer... except my CPU and harddrive (Pentium 940, want to wait a little bit and get the Core quad;)...so far, I have decided to get the motherboard with nvida 650 chipset, 8800GTS 640mb... I only only interested on playing FSX and FS9 with PMDG, and no other else. COuld anyone gives me suggestions on how to build a system which will cost around USD850 excluding CPU and harddrive...benthanks
  20. Hi, THe reason is that it is recommanded to have a 512mb Graphic card as stated in PMDG 747-400 FSX website, and I am not sure whether I should follow that recommandation to get a 512mb card with slower GPU speed, or fast GPU with 256 mb ram. ( I am not going to spend 600 USD for those higher end graphic card with 512 mb ram like ATI1950 with 512DDR)thanksben
  21. Hi, from flightaware.comMAY 22 UA897BUFFR J518 IHD J518 DJB ALPHE J34 GRR GRB MPCEG YNE 5900N 10000W 6500N 10400W 6900N 11000W 7200N 12000W 7700N 14000W ORVIT G494 IBDIN G494 IDORA G494 SIMLI A588 QD A588 HRB G212 LR HURplug it in into FSbuild ..you will get a really "REAL" flight if you also have ASV....Ben
  22. hi everything, Just spent my whole weekend working with it, and my Fs9 is working perfectly so far..thanksben
  23. Hi, For aircraft addon, I only have PMDG744 and I feel that it is more than enough. However, I do have a lot of sceneries where I flew my PMDG744 to. Detailed addon scenery and pmdg744 is a perfect match, and without any one them, the remaining is meaningless. (The most enjoyable moment is when I am taxing, taking off and landing in a detailed airport with pmdg744)I still haven't start uninstalled it because I want to hear some more suggestions first. It is a one way trip. After I clicked the uninstall button, there is no way back...thanksben
  24. Hi, I only have PMDG 744 as my addon aircraft. However, on the other hand, I have some addon sceneries. Could I just backup some related files or folders such as scenery.cfg, and cut and paste those files or folders to the newly installed FS04 directory and let FS9 build the scenery database itself.thanksben
  25. HI, I am having a problem with my FS04, it can't start, after I clicked the icon, the DC3 picture pop up and then the FS quits. I insert the Disk one and thought that it has repair function, but unfortunately it doesn't. Now I have no choice but unistall and re install it again. My question is, will I need to reinstall all the add on such as PMDG or scenery?thanksben
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