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    P3D, X-Plane 10, DCS

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  1. sbclark

    PFPX V2

    Thanks Chris!
  2. sbclark

    PFPX V2

    Hi All, Does PFPX Version 2.03 still provide the Fuel Planning and Load Planning Page that proceeds the Flight Plan? This is a useful tool to make sure you don't exceed your max Ramp Weight or max Landing Weight for example. It also breaks out all the fuel planning elements such as ALTN, FAR RSV, TRIP, EXTRA. I remember when they the developer removed this page a lot of people complained and after a bit, they inserted it back in. Bill Clark
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    pilolt2atc in VR

    Welcome to the world of VR Dave!!!! Bill Clark
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    pilolt2atc in VR

    Muskoka, As to microphones, I have microphone attached to my network PC (PTA) and another separate microphone to my flight sim PC to communicate to Voice Attack. I didn't attempt to use the VR Headset mike as it was easier to do the way I chose. As to the VR headphones, I receive all the engine, cockpit, and co-pilot sounds. I have an external speaker attached to my networked PC and turned up in high enough volume I can hear with the headset I wear. It works well. I'm lucky, as I have a dedicated room for my hobby that permits me a lot of privacy.......family is not disturbed. Unfortunately, VR is still a niche product for simmiing, and has a lot of limitations, especially resolution and field of view (FOV). It could be a number of years before, if ever, it becomes mainstream? I'm a die hard fan of VR, so I put up with the warts and all. Bill Clark
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    pilolt2atc in VR

    I use VR with P2A and I run P2A on another PC. I fly primarily PMDG 747-400 and during AC setup (FMC entries) and push back, I run in monitor mode. Once I initiate clearance delivery, and P2A is off and running, then I turn on VR and do pushback, taxi, takeoff, and climb to cruise. During cruise, I switch back to monitor mode. Just prior to TOD, I put on the VR goggles and fly the descent, approach, landing, and taxi to gate or cargo area. i also use a small program Voice Attack to supplement my HOTAS programmed buttons. Voice Attack will convert voice commands to key strokes. A very powerful tool. I use FSUIPC to transmit press to talk to P2A over the network. Sometimes I lift the VR goggles up a bit to sneak a peak. I know it is cheating, but it doesn’t destroy the overall immersion. The downside is you have to commit to memory all the necessary ATC lingo, or use a cheat sheet like I do if I forget. I love VR, I primarily fly P3D V4.3 and DCS World Bill Clark
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    Adding voices: SAPI5 only? Sources?

    I just looked at my Program Files (x86) and that is where I believe all my speech files are located. It appears that these 32-bit files do work with P2A. Bill Clark
  7. Hi, Last year I purchased a de-lidded and binned processor from this company. They also provide a 1 year warranty. I picked up a guaranteed 5.2 GHz chip. Have been very happy with my choice. Currently, they are waiting for the release of the latest Intel chips.....so you have to check daily to see when and what they have availabile. https://siliconlottery.com/ Buying a chip from Amazon or NewEgg is a crapshoot as you don’t know if your chip is slow or fast at a set voltage. Bill Clark
  8. sbclark

    Recovering Liveries

    Thanks downscc, I filed a ticket with PMDG website. Bill Clark
  9. sbclark

    Recovering Liveries

    Hi, I recently had to uninstall, then reinstall, all my PMDG 737 600/700 add-on and PMDG 737 800/900 base packages due to a corruption issue. The reinstall seemed to go well, as I can access all the the 737 models (600/700/800/900) but I am having an issue getting access to my previous "skins." These skins show up in the folder below, where they were originally saved, but I'm not able to access them: C:\Users\My Name\AppData\Roaming\PMDG\PMDG Operations Center\Liveries When I pull up the PMDG Operations Manager, the Livery Downloader shows the "skins" as previously installed, however, they don't show up at all in the Livery Manager? How can I fix? Bill Clark
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    Unread Content not working

    It is still not working..................
  11. sbclark

    Flight1 GTN750 and P3Dv4.3 Problems

    I'm having the same issue in 2D mode and also when in VR mode with the Oculus Rift. Bill Clark
  12. sbclark

    A2A Accu-Sim Mustangs for P3Dv4 now out!

    Hi, Does the civilian version support the GTN 650? Bill Clark
  13. sbclark

    You Don't See in 4K

    Rob, I pretty much fly VR most of the time. A good mechanism for interacting would be Voice Attack (VA), in addition to a HOTAS, which I use when flying in VR. Using VA, create audible check lists that could be stepped through once a check list is started. For example: Pilot - "Check List Cessna 182" VA - Starting Check List. Pilot - "Next" VA - "Check all switch positions and then turn on Battery" Pilot - "Next" VA - "Prime engine 3 times" Note - From this short, made up off the top of my head, you can get the drift.................. Also, if the vendors would mount a camera on the front of headsets, that could be turned on or off when needed to view other monitors, or documents, or interact using a keyboard on a second PC, this would go a long ways towards addressing our needs.. I'm surprised Vive or Oculus have not considered this feature on their next version, or maybe they will? I'm looking forward to the new PMDG 747-8 that will include an EFB. This will permit the viewing of Navigraph charts while under the headset, and I assume you could also view PDF files of self-created check lists or other documentation. These features are supposed to be migrated to the other aircraft such as the PMDG 737 and 777. So this will address my needs for airliners I fly. In my opinion, the biggest objection to VR currently, from people I have demoed this technology to, is the resolution. Bill Clark
  14. Now that it was just announced (7/27/18) that the Operations Center will be pushing updates to the PMDG 737NGX and PMDG 777, will there be a fix for the Light Sensor that is causing a "white box" to appear when in VR? Bill Clark
  15. Look forward to update. I use VR a lot with PMDG aircraft. Just want to know if latest update fixed the “White” box Light Sensor issue when using Oculus Rift Goggles? Bill Clark