Richard McDonald Woods

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About Richard McDonald Woods

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  • Birthday 07/19/1945

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

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    Retired IBM Salesman & Software Engineer, BSc Hons(Open) Life Sciences

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  1. Richard McDonald Woods

    Objective of UGCX

    Hi Bryan, Congratulations on entering a wide beta test for UGCX. It is eagerly awaiting its release to the rest of us.😂 Now that you are into the beta phase for UGCX, could you give us information on the main functions of the product? Kind regards, Richard
  2. In the last few days of starting the Avsim forums, I have been getting a Google page saying that avsim.com is not secure and showing the httls:// in red. It says that my connection is not private and that I shouldn't proceed. It gives a reason as: NET:ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID. Where does the problem occur and what should be done to solve it? Apologies, I have now seen the post re certification expiry which is the same topic.
  3. Richard McDonald Woods

    Confusion over integration of procedures

    Thanks Kyle. I do understand your point. I was after linking each of the items together into a compact logical sequence of maximum utilisation for when it is appropriate.
  4. As a returnee to the B74x after a time away, I am finding difficulty in understanding how the EFB and standard cockpit procedures should interrelate. Presumably when UGCX is released, we will add another layer of procedures to these. Can you ensure that there is some documentation at release that defines when each of these procedures should be performed? Many thanks.
  5. Richard McDonald Woods

    Storing FP in the B748 EFB

    Great answer. Many thanks😁
  6. Richard McDonald Woods

    Storing FP in the B748 EFB

    I want to store the FP ,pdf document directly into the EFB on clicking the PFPX Export option. Which PFPX export option should I use and to which EFB directory?
  7. Richard McDonald Woods

    [05JAN19] PMDG 747 QOTSII Updates Available via Ops Center

    Hi Chris, With the "You have 1 new notification" showing, I have Installed version 3.00.9019 and Available version 3.00.9194.
  8. Richard McDonald Woods

    [05JAN19] PMDG 747 QOTSII Updates Available via Ops Center

    Chris, I have now downloaded and run http://downloads.pmdg.com/produpdate/p4d/updater/PMDG_Updater_744_P3D.exe and then the notification to update from the OC and I get a different outcome: 11:34:35.697 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Menu changed to page 5 11:34:35.697 11:34:35.697 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Showing page 5 11:34:35.697 11:34:44.890 Settings - Showing product 11:34:44.890 11:34:44.892 Settings - Showing page 0 11:34:44.892 11:34:44.947 Settings - Showing page 2 11:34:44.947 Install Update has been selected from the notifications menu 11:34:47.377 Entered DownloadUpdate() 11:34:47.378 Updater Location: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates\ 11:34:47.378 Pre-Emptive Delete of Folder: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates 11:34:47.380 Create New Folder: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates 11:34:47.380 Downloading the following: http://downloads.pmdg.com/produpdate/p4d/updater/PMDG_Updater_744_P3D.exe 11:34:47.380 Entered FileTimeToString(): 11:34:47.380 Downloading: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates\PMDG_Updater_744_P3D.exe 11:34:47.380 Updater Download Completed 11:34:47.743 Updater Location: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates\ 11:34:47.743 Launching Updater named: PMDG_Updater_744_P3D.exe 11:34:47.743 End of WaitForSingleObject() 11:35:00.519 11:35:00.519 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Checking product version 11:35:00.519 Checking key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B8BBEEDC-2F4A-47BD-99C1-95B01E22FEFF} 11:35:00.519 Installed version: 3.00.9019 11:35:00.520 Product Version is now: 3.00.9019 11:35:00.520 FAIL NOTICE: After the updater ran, the registry version and server versions still didn't match. They should have... 11:35:00.520 Deleting Folder: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates 11:35:00.559 11:35:10.949 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Showing product 11:35:10.949 11:35:10.951 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Showing page 0 11:35:10.951 Checking key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B8BBEEDC-2F4A-47BD-99C1-95B01E22FEFF} 11:35:10.953 11:35:10.956 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Creating menu tree 11:35:10.956 Product Installed: 1 11:35:10.957 11:35:14.090 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Menu changed to page 5 11:35:14.090 11:35:14.090 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Showing page 5 11:35:14.090 11:35:19.425 Settings - Showing product 11:35:19.425 11:35:19.427 Settings - Showing page 0 11:35:19.427 11:35:21.186 11:35:21.186 Unloading product modules 11:35:21.186 11:35:21.186 11:35:21.186 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D 11:35:21.186 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Backing up liveries 11:35:21.186 Allocating space 11:35:21.186 Backup file: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D Livery Backup.dat 11:35:21.186 Reading current entries 11:35:21.186 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-400\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.187 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-400BCF\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.188 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-400D\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.188 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-400ER\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.189 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-400ERF\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.189 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-400F\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.190 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-400M\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.191 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-8\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.191 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 747-8F\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.192 Checking for existing textures 11:35:21.192 Saving data 11:35:21.193 Cleaning up 11:35:21.193 Done 11:35:21.193 11:35:21.194 11:35:21.194 PMDG 777 P4D 11:35:21.194 PMDG 777 P4D - Backing up liveries 11:35:21.194 Allocating space 11:35:21.194 Backup file: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\PMDG 777 P4D Livery Backup.dat 11:35:21.194 Reading current entries 11:35:21.195 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 777-200LR\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.195 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 777F\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.195 Scanning for liveries: D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\PMDG 777-300ER\Aircraft.cfg 11:35:21.196 Checking for existing textures 11:35:21.197 Saving data 11:35:21.197 Cleaning up 11:35:21.197 Done 11:35:21.197 11:35:21.198 11:35:21.198 PMDG 737NGX P3D 11:35:21.198 11:35:21.199 11:35:21.199 PMDG 737NGX P4D 11:35:21.199 11:35:21.199 11:35:21.199 PMDG 737NGX XSE 11:35:21.199 11:35:21.200 11:35:21.200 PMDG 737NGX 11:35:21.200 11:35:21.200 11:35:21.200 PMDG 747-400 V3 P3D 11:35:21.200 11:35:21.201 11:35:21.201 PMDG 747-400 V3 XSE 11:35:21.201 11:35:21.201 11:35:21.201 PMDG 747-400 V3 11:35:21.201 11:35:21.202 11:35:21.202 PMDG 777 P3D 11:35:21.202 11:35:21.202 11:35:21.202 PMDG 777 XSE 11:35:21.202 11:35:21.203 11:35:21.203 PMDG 777X 11:35:21.203 11:35:21.203 11:35:21.203 PMDG DC-6 11:35:21.203 11:35:21.204 11:35:21.204 PMDG DC-6 P3D 11:35:21.204 11:35:21.204 11:35:21.204 PMDG DC-6 P4D 11:35:21.204 11:35:21.205 11:35:21.205 PMDG DC-6 XSE 11:35:21.205 11:35:21.205 11:35:21.205 PMDG J41 P3D 11:35:21.205 11:35:21.205 11:35:21.205 PMDG J41 P4D 11:35:21.205 11:35:21.206 11:35:21.206 PMDG J41 11:35:21.206 11:35:21.206 11:35:21.206 Done unloading product modules 11:35:21.217 11:35:21.217 11:35:21.217 Cleaning Up 11:35:21.217 11:35:21.219 11:35:21.219 Goodbye! 11:35:21.220 It would appear that the problems occur at: PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Checking product version 11:35:00.519 Checking key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B8BBEEDC-2F4A-47BD-99C1-95B01E22FEFF} 11:35:00.519 Installed version: 3.00.9019 11:35:00.520 Product Version is now: 3.00.9019 11:35:00.520 FAIL NOTICE: After the updater ran, the registry version and server versions still didn't match. They should have... 11:35:00.520 Deleting Folder: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates Shall await your decision. Cheers, Richard
  9. Richard McDonald Woods

    [05JAN19] PMDG 747 QOTSII Updates Available via Ops Center

    I am using OC v1.17.27 of 03OCT17 and Automatically check for updates is checked. The end of the latest OC log file shows: 11:12:41.001 Name: Product Module J41.dll 11:12:41.001 Local path: c:\program files (x86)\pmdg operations center\Product Module J41.dll 11:12:41.001 File 23 11:12:41.002 Name: PMDG-OC-Manual.pdf 11:12:41.002 Local path: c:\program files (x86)\pmdg operations center\PMDG-OC-Manual.pdf 11:12:41.002 File 24 11:12:41.002 Update Available: 0 11:12:41.079 11:12:41.079 Checking for product updates 11:12:41.079 Temp path: C:\Users\speed\AppData\Local\Temp\PMDG_OC0000\ 11:12:41.080 11:12:41.264 Done with product updates 11:12:41.264 11:12:41.268 11:12:41.268 11:12:41.268 Load complete. Running PMDG Operations Center 11:12:41.268 11:12:41.268 11:12:41.268 11:12:46.217 Settings - Showing page 2 11:12:46.217 Install Update has been selected from the notifications menu 11:12:50.938 Entered DownloadUpdate() 11:12:50.938 Updater Location: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates\ 11:12:50.938 Pre-Emptive Delete of Folder: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates 11:12:50.940 Create New Folder: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates 11:12:50.940 Downloading the following: http://downloads.pmdg.com/produpdate/p4d/updater/PMDG_Updater_744_P3D.exe 11:12:50.940 Entered FileTimeToString(): 11:12:50.940 Downloading: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates\PMDG_Updater_744_P3D.exe 11:12:50.940 Updater Download Completed 11:12:51.290 Updater Location: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates\ 11:12:51.290 Launching Updater named: PMDG_Updater_744_P3D.exe 11:12:51.290 End of WaitForSingleObject() 11:13:08.516 11:13:08.516 PMDG 747-400 V3 P4D - Checking product version 11:13:08.516 Checking key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B8BBEEDC-2F4A-47BD-99C1-95B01E22FEFF} 11:13:08.517 Installed version: 3.00.9019 11:13:08.517 Product Version is now: 3.00.9019 11:13:08.517 FAIL NOTICE: After the updater ran, the registry version and server versions still didn't match. They should have... 11:13:08.517 Deleting Folder: c:\users\speed\appdata\roaming\pmdg\pmdg operations center\Product Updates 11:13:08.547 I hope this helps. Cheers, Richard
  10. Richard McDonald Woods

    [05JAN19] PMDG 747 QOTSII Updates Available via Ops Center

    Hi Chris, Yes, running as admin each time.
  11. Richard McDonald Woods

    [05JAN19] PMDG 747 QOTSII Updates Available via Ops Center

    Hi Robert, I am having a problem with the OC and P3Dv4.4. After running the install from the Notifications window, the 744 version shows installed version as 3.00.9019 and the available version as 3.00.9194 and the OC still saying that I have 1 notification. This seems to indicate repeatedly that the installation has not happened because a downloaded file has failed integrity-check.. I attach the relevant ending to the pmdg_updater_log.txt file. Regards, Richard 2019/01/06 09:15:40 [PMDG 1] >>> Product: PMDG 747-400 QOTSII for P3Dv4 2019/01/06 09:15:40 [PMDG 1] Finding install-directory this product's simulator... 2019/01/06 09:15:40 [PMDG 1] If a registry key error appears, disregard - it simply means you do not have that simulator installed. 2019/01/06 09:15:40 [PMDG 1] Sim install directory in registry is D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\ 2019/01/06 09:15:40 [PMDG 1] PMDG 747-400 QOTSII path should be D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\\PMDG\PMDG 747 QOTS II\ 2019/01/06 09:15:40 [PMDG 1] Updating you to version 3009194 2019/01/06 09:15:40 [PMDG 1] Product directory D:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\\PMDG\PMDG 747 QOTS II\ exists 2019/01/06 09:15:41 [PMDG 1] Upstream says 74 new file(s) totaling 751051KB 2019/01/06 09:15:41 [PMDG 1] Your files are being updated. Depending on file size, this may take some time. 2019/01/06 09:15:41 [PMDG 1] Need to update 74 file(s). 2019/01/06 09:15:41 [PMDG 1] Total download size is 751051KB. 2019/01/06 09:15:41 [PMDG 1] *** Downloading file 1 of 74 *** 2019/01/06 09:15:41 [PMDG 1] Existing file integrity OK: Effects\fx_PMDG_747_taxi.fx 2019/01/06 09:15:41 [PMDG 1] *** Downloading file 2 of 74 *** 2019/01/06 09:15:42 [PMDG 1] Gauges\PMDG_747QOTSII.dll downloading. 2019/01/06 09:15:42 [PMDG 1] Progress: 2019/01/06 09:15:52 [PMDG 2] Update terminated abnormally for PMDG 747-400 QOTSII for P3Dv4: Aborting file download, a downloaded file has failed integrity-check. 2019/01/06 09:15:52 [PMDG 1] Installed products that failed to update: 1 2019/01/06 09:15:52 [PMDG 1] Installed products successfully updated: 0 2019/01/06 09:15:52 [PMDG 1] Done.
  12. Richard McDonald Woods

    P3Dv4.4 all my cockpit view settings are now views outside

    ...and now I have rerun Airport Elevation Corrections and restarted P3Dv4.4 with ChasePlane and all seems to be in order. I have no idea why this action fixed the problem nor what the problem was😣
  13. Hi Keven, I am re-installing all of my airport sceneries for P3Dv4.4 but Chaseplane will now only give me views outside the aircraft for all of my presets. The key presses are moving the camera as though correct but always outside, What am I doing wrong? Cheers, Richard
  14. Richard McDonald Woods

    Excellent FACT Cape Town scenery for P3Dv4

    Although I have been a relatively happy user of the NMG FACT scenery, times have moved on. I am now looking to switch to the better FSDG FACT scenery😏
  15. Richard McDonald Woods

    B748 - setting elevator trim

    Thanks for the replies. I think that I have lost it! I meant that I didn't know how to set the B748 elevator trim. I shall start a separate post so as to not cause confusion.