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  1. ClaudeF

    BA 777

    More like approx 12 300ER's and some 46+ various 200's. For the post may have been mis-interpreted and I'd agree it could have been better worded. I never meant to imply that BA did not fly 777-200's. Only that they did not fly the 200LR.
  2. ClaudeF

    BA 777

    I believe it is because British Airways only flies the Boeing 777-300ER. The 300ER is longer with a larger pax capacity. (Assuming you are referring to the 777-200.)
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    Weather radar not functioning

    For what it's worth, I have had the PMDG 777 (latest version) and Active Sky (latest version) installed in FSX (not Steam or P3D) for over 2 years and have not had any problems. I also use FSUIPC (without problems, but you have to use it with care.) Are you carefully following the the Active Sky documentation for installing as_btstrp.dll? The files in your \as_srv directory (found in the Flightsim directory) have to agree with the installed version of ASN. Installing a backup file from an earlier installation of ASN will not work even if the file "looks" similar. I'm guessing your issues could be (are) related to your installation of ActiveSky, but that's ONLY A GUESS! I would agree with Olympic260's suggestion, that you wait until you hear further from HiFi support.
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    Decision to make on 777

    The GoFlight Interface Tool is a hardware interface tool and it has been around for more than 5 years. Originally it was developed to provide an interface between the PMDG 737 and GoFlight hardware modules. Initially freeware then donationware, it is now payware. It is found at PollyPotSoftware
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    Updated GSX file 77W

    I created a modification to add the Bulk cargo belt loader to the 777-200. Assuming you've already done some GSX modifications to the PMDG 777-200 aircraft configurations, then you can edit the gsx.cfg in \user\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Virtuali\Airplanes\PMDG 777-200LR\ change the default: [cargomain] remove = 1 To: [cargomain] pos = 2.29 -18.66 -0.84 9.70 code = 0 uldcode = BELT
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    Typing error in 777F Aircraft config file?

    FYI, I found an old 777F Aircraft.cfg dated 10/18/2014 in some backup files.. Here is the entry: [Flaps.0] type=1 W// ** FLAPS ** My PMDG notes suggest this is from SP1c 1.10.6155, Service Pack 1c Update, Released 10/8/2014 I agree with Michael (pcubine), correct or not, it works.
  7. ClaudeF

    Cant recognize Wheel Chalks and no 300ER

    Just to confirm Dominick's comment. The latest version of GSX recognizes when the wheel chocks are set In PMDG 777 Build 8386 and DOES NOT require setting the Parking brake for GSX services. Claude
  8. The GF-MESM starter module was included with the Tilt Base when I purchased it in Nov 2015. (Unfortunately it was not on sale when I bought it.) I'd agree the GoFlight web site isn't very clear on that and I've heard they do eventually respond. Did you trying calling them?
  9. Perhaps! Not all hubs are created equal. It helps, I think, to estimate the overall power requirements of all your USB devices. Devices such as keyboard, mouse, and printers, generally have low power requirements. Less than 100ma each. Plugging them into a PC should not be a problem. It's my understanding that default motherboard usb 2.0 ports provide about 100ma each. In my setup, keyboard, mouse, 2 printers, a scanners, backup UPS, flight sim yoke, and pedals are all plugged into PC motherboard ports. Their current needs avg 38ma (range 2-100ma). Since I have a number of GoFlight modules including the high current EFIS and MCP-Pro, I decided to use a combination of a powered PC USB card and a powered 7 port USB hub. The PC USB card is connected directly to the PC power supply and the USB HUB is powered by a 5V Adapter providing 3A (3000ma, avg 428ma per port). The modules, including the TQ6 are plugged into the hub. The TQ6 requires about 50ma and the other modules about 32ma each. By my estimate the modules require about 275ma total. The EFIS and MCP Pro require 500ma each so they are plugged directly into the PC USB card. FYI: The 7 port powered hub is a D-Link DUB-H7. The usb card is a Rosewill RC-503. I think the current equivalent is a Rosewill RC-508.
  10. My TQ6 is plugged into a powered 7 Port USB 2.0 hub (D-Link DUB-H7) AND that hub is plugged into a discrete USB 2.0 card on the motherboard. This has worked for me with no problems for several years.
  11. ClaudeF


    "...Norton. That thing is more of a hypochondriac than Howard Hughes was..." Wonderful! I've been looking for a phrase to describe Norton. (Disclaimer??- I do have it installed, but it is indeed a pain...)
  12. Re PFPX - that's great. Look forward to next release. Re anti-virus installation issue - Didn't really think it was due to your software. It seems Norton is very sensitive to software that is "new" and not been reported as safe by what they refer to as "Symantec's community of users." Thanks
  13. Hi Alex, Just finished installing beta version 1.0.3 and altho have not spent much time exploring it looks great. I do have an observation and a question. Anti-virus observation (alert when installing): I encountered install problems with my Norton anti-virus program. Forgot to turn it off first. (Yes, I acknowledge its a PTA, a dinosaur, and just loves to foul installation of new programs.) Reinstall, after turning it off, was without problems. Flightplan loading question: I am unable to load a flightplan. The program always reports a Caught exception Example: "invalid lat/long format "N39? 51' 42.00",W104? 40' 23.39",5434" (I added the ? since I couldn't figure out how to insert a pic in this response). The flightplan was created by PFPX and the first lat/lon entry in the plan is for KDEN: " <DepartureLLA>N39° 51' 42.00",W104° 40' 23.39",5434</DepartureLLA>" PFPX seems to insert the degree symbol in flight plans saved in FSX format and it looks like LittleNavmap doesn't like the degree symbol. Claude
  14. ClaudeF

    Frankfurt (EDDF) ILS Aproach

    I did a bit of "research" earlier today and what I found only adds to the conundrum. The "AFCAD" for the Aerosoft EDDF Scenery(Ver 2.0.6) I installed in May lists one freq each for RWY 07L, 25R and RWY 07R, 25L. My PMDG ARPT_RWY.dat file (dated 8/17/2016) lists two ILS freqs (Y and Z) for RWY 07L and two ILS freqs (Y and Z) for RWY 25R. The current Navigraph Lido charts for EDDF list two ILS freqs for RWY 07L (Y & Z) and two ILS freqs for RWY 25R (Y and Z). The ILS Z chart includes DME information. ILS Y chart does not. The Navigraph SIDSTAR file for EDDF (both AIRAC 1608 and the current 1609, includes three(3) ILS approachs (X, Y, and Z) for RWY 07L and the same for RWY 25R. The file also includes two(2) ILS approachs (X and Z) for RWY 07R and the same number for RWY 25L. ALL of these are listed as ILS Rwy's in the FMC EDDF Dep/ARR pages.