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About dbrashears

  • Birthday 12/09/1952

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  1. Yes..I do..I have been stuck with updates from Microsoft as time had already passed before I realized what they messed up. The latest update to 1709, OS build 16299.98, has helped because I have been able to complete a flight with the 777 in fsx-se. However, the 737 brings up the error creating child window the first time you try to use the menu, followed by crash to desktop. I have heard the Aerosoft A320 is working as well but I haven't had time to confirm it. Also, Fs2crew is also a possible problem.
  2. I currently have the FSX version of Level-d 767 working in a Steam only with Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit very well. Do you think that the button version of FS2Crew 767 would work as well? Don Brashears dbrashears1@comcast.net
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    Farewell to Tom Allensworth

    To Tom's family and friends, our sincere condolences. To Tom: Blue skies buddy, calm waters and rest in peace..see ya in the next life. God bless.
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    PMDG Link

    I am having the same problem. I have been able to trace the website and can get to it using the ip address. However the Domain name is not being resolved with the ip. Any suggestions? I suspect there has been a change on PMDG's Domain server and for some reason the IP address is not being connected to precisionmanuals.com.Don Brashears
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    B772 B777-200ER are recommended

    Q. There are much B777-200 and B777-200ER than B777-200LR, why dun PSS add the .air file for themI believe you are asking about adding the -200 and 200ER FDE's to create a new aircraft. Unfortunately, the 200LR is so different, it would also require different models as well. I do not think PSS will go for that one at this time. Hope I did not step on anyone's toes.Don Brashears
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    PSS777 Sensitivity

    Hi Guys: I have a problem with the sensitivity of the 777-200LR (Latest version). Flies more a like a jet fighter than a heavy aircraft. This is noticed in just about every aspect of flight. It really shows up with a light load. Landing below MLW with any kind of wind is like a feather in a wind storm. Almost impossible to stay on track and glide slope (hand flying mind you). I have found that as long as the correct speed and height are set at ILS intercept, autoland works perfectly. Mimicking that setup is extremely difficult. I have tried changing the sensitivity in the FS9 configuration without success. Any help would be appreciated as I do like the aircraft and panel.Don Brashearsedited: by mod: no need to post the entire cfg file.
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    757 Utility Workaround

    Hi Guys: Norman, I thought I might post this solution to the forum as it might help the newbe's figure out how to correctly fly the 757. I know it involves another piece of payware but it works very well.1. I use FSBuild for my route and my fuel. The stats I get from it are on the money.2. For the pax weight, you already know how many passengers can go in the 1st class, coach sections. Take that knowledge and put it to work with a calculator. Use 170 lbs per passenger and do the math. I also use 50 lbs per pax for the cargo calculation. I take that number and divide by 2 as there are 2 cargo holds withe same weight (Fwd Mid and Center). I use the 1st class passengers cargo for the Cargo Forward. Usually I also make the Cargo aft the same as the Cargor Forward. 3. Load the plane in FS and go to the fuel/weight section. (Not the one in the panel). Below are the sections you will have to change with the weights you came up with. For the fuel, use the setup in the panel. That will load your tanks correctly. station_load.0 = "320, Pilot & Co-Pilot" station_load.1 = "600, Technical Crew" station_load.2 = "5000, First class" <---- station_load.3 = "13300,Coach Class Fwd" <----- station_load.4 = "13300,Coach Class Aft" <-----station_load.5 = "3000, Cargo Fwd" <-----station_load.6 = "4000, Cargo Fwd Mid" <------station_load.7 = "4000, Cargo Centre" <-----station_load.8 = "3000, Cargo Aft" <----- 4. For your zero fuel weight (ZFW) add the empty weight and the pax/cargo weight. Pretty simple. If you take your known empty, passenger and cargo weights, and the fuel weight, add it all up. Now you have the total weight of the aircraft. For those that use FSBuild, add up your pax/cargo weights and you have the number to enter on the aircraft form in FSBuild. The other advantage of FSBuild here is that you will get you Taxi and Takeoff weights and expected landing weight in the process. You will also get your Vspeeds for take off and landing. It doesn't get any simpler than this.5. As far as the MAC and trim percentage goes that is something we will have to waite till the utilities are released. However, using somewhere between 15-22% on the MAC has worked for me like a charm. Putting that in the FMC gives you your trim. If you play with it a while, you will get a feel for what should be used. Better yet, go on the net for the charts and use them like a real pilot. That will give you even better info.I am not advertising for FSBuild in this. I suspect other routing software will work just as well for the purpose. This is not an attempt to get you to buy anything else. Just the obvious fact that is is working for me. Given that the utilities are not done yet, this is a system that works. You can believe that real world pilots do not depend on some utility to load their fuel and the cargo. I know that the airline does it for them, but they take that info and double check to ensure the aircraft is loaded properly. Point here is, if you really want to make it real, get use to doing the calculations for yourself. The PSS-757 is the best one on the net hands down.Dbrashears
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    PSS757 VNAV Problem

    >Don,>>Did you start FS as recommended @>http://www.phoenix-simulation.co.uk/defaul...displayfaq&id=8>?>>Is the version of FSUIPC the latest for your version of FS?Hi Norman: Thanks for the quick reply. Looks like I need to read a little slower. Totally missed the startup. It cured the problem I was having. Currently at FL340 and smooth as can be. Loaded this one to the max to see the performance. I got what I figured. They climb a little slow when they are that heavy. By the way, I am running FS9.1. I also have the registered version of FSUIPC 3.71 (Peter's latest). Again, thanks for the help. Hope to see the load and fuel planner soon. I like everyone else am guessing at the CG% and trim. Makes a real difference.Don Brashears
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    PSS757 VNAV Problem

    Hi Guys: Problem I have is after take off and the aircraft is cleaned up, once I am above FL100, I switch to lnav/vnav. That is when she goes hay wire. It attempts to climb at over 5000 ft per min and obviously, looses airspeed and you can figure the rest of the picture. LNAV does hold, however it will not control the speed nor V/S. Any ideas? I know it is not over weight and fuel is ok as well. A W/B issue is not the problem. It is like the systems are not even there. The FMC is properly programmed. I have attempted this twice with the same result. Hope someone has the fix. Don Brashearsdbrashears1@comcast.net