Richard McDonald Woods

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Richard McDonald Woods last won the day on May 22 2013

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About Richard McDonald Woods

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  • Birthday 07/19/1945

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    Winchester, UK
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    Hiking, classical music, genetics, history, avionics, politics

About Me

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    Retired IBM Salesman, BSc Hons(Open) Life Sciences

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  1. Hi Chris, You are already investigating my ticket 0BB-21CEAA84-0411 remember, and good to hear that you are not off-air until the new year. Cheers, Richard
  2. Hi Peter, Not good news if the Win 10 update could cause this situation, I agree. Cheers, Richard
  3. Hi Marc, Windows Defender turned off. No other anti-virus software installed. P3Dv4.1 installed in D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ and 777 freshly downloaded from PMDG. Many thanks for your thoughts, Cheers, Richard
  4. I have recently had to reinstall Windows 10 and now cannot get my PMDG aircraft (777-200LR) to start. I can load the default fighter aircraft in P3Dv4.1 without problems, but when I try to load the PMDG aircraft, P3D hangs with the Windows Task Manager showing the program using a large amount of memory but with the CPU usage at 0%. I am sure that I have done something wrong to cause this situation but cannot imagine what that is. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Hi Dugald, A mistake that I only realised too late. As Kevin has pointed out, I had accidentally pressed the disconnect button but didn't have the energy to repeat the whole clip yet again. Good spotting, Cheers, Richard
  6. Captain Kevin, you are a very sharp observer! The jump in the stop-short lights prior to runway entry is because it is the join between two clips. Each of the clips usually required many, many retakes, and after trying to record the same sequence perhaps 10 or 12 times, I probably got the attitude that the latest take was 'as good as it gets'. I surprised myself during recording how many variables I was having to juggle with - clip length, space for the eventual insertion of both audio and comment clips, procedural accuracy, matching the end of a clip with the beginning of the next, forgetting to repeat in subsequent clips what I had done in previous ones, etc, etc. My admiration for professional directors and editors in their work to create a believable continuum has increased tremendously! I do not feel like volunteering to make another video soon. Any additional comments to help others are most welcome. Have a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas, Kind regards, Richard
  7. Now that the Christmas and New Year break is on us, you may like to review these videos. Your comments are always appreciated and may help others. I look forward to reading any posts that you make. Seasons Greetings! Cheers, Richard
  8. You may find my recent tutorial will help also. Please provide your feedback here. Seasons greetings, Cheers, Richard
  9. I have installed it. Sounds much better. Thanks for the tip.
  10. Many thanks, Chris. Most helpful. Regards, Richard
  11. In a comment on my Tutorial Part 2. Flight preparation, Chris Smart has asked whether pilots flying over remote areas tune a comms radio to the distress frequency 121.5 as a matter of procedure. I do not know the answer to this. If you feel that you can help Chris, you can add your comment to the Comments section below the YouTube video. Many thanks.
  12. That is probably why my many years with the B744 has confused me. Interesting that Boeing seemingly changed their mind on this
  13. I think that I know where I have been going wrong. The FCOM vol 1 page NP.21.39 states that with flap 15 or 20 takeoffs I should select flaps 5 at Vref30 + 20 knots, flaps 1 at flaps 5 display and flaps up at flaps 1 display. For flaps 5 takeoffs I should select flaps 1 at Vref30 + 40 knots, and again flaps up at flaps 1 display. My error is in thinking that I should retract flaps only when I reach the next flaps number display. This then means that I am too late in retraction. Many thanks for your prompts.
  14. Gentlemen, Many thanks for raising these flap retraction points. You have certainly identified an area in which I need further reading. But then that is what a tutorial is for, isn't it? I will add my findings when I have done more study.
  15. Hi Keven, Many thanks for your suggestion. The problem, in the end, has nothing to do with ChasePlane. Instead, it is with FSUIPC5 which I am investigating.