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About jmdriskell

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    Lovebug 10, Late of MAG-13, Chu Lai
  • Birthday 01/10/1937

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    Tacoma, Washington
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    Aviation, Amateur Radio, Reading History, Gin & Tonic

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    Private Pilot (inactive)
    USMC Retired
    W7OWI
    i7-3770 cpu @ 3.40 GHz, ASUS EX-GTX1060 6OC

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  1. I still think they aren't ready for the big time. Too many problems reported by too many people. Jim Driskell
  2. FSX_SE was issued with the old KSEA layout with only two runways. I've added a bgl from the AVSIM library that has the current three runways with their associated ILSs Every ILS works as advertised except the ILS for RW 34R. I've tried approaches with two different aircraft, neither of which recognizes the ILS on 110.3. All the other ILSs are seen. I've tried two replacement bgls with the same result. ADE shows that the bgls contain the RW 34R ILS but it's not seen by the aircraft on approach. Any ideas? Thanks, Jim Driskell
  3. FSX_SE was issued with the old KSEA layout with only two runways. I've added a bgl from the AVSIM library that has the current three runways with their associated ILSs Every ILS works as advertised except the ILS for RW 34R. I've tried approaches with two different aircraft, neither of which recognizes the ILS on 110.3. All the other ILSs are seen. I've tried two replacement bgls with the same result. ADE shows that the bgls contain the RW 34R ILS but it's not seen by the aircraft on approach. Any ideas? Thanks, Jim Driskell
  4. Yes, I do that but it occurs to me that they don’t want to fix the problem in order to nudge users towards MSFS which is word not allowed on my old machine. My old adage is, “Software sells hardware.”
  5. Any ideas on how to fix the pesky cert error when loading FSX-Steam? Cert expired in December 2021. I tried loading newer version but it didn't take. I notice lots of chatter on the Steam site but no one seems to have an answer. Thanks, Jim Driskell
  6. Thanks Ray. Any info on the fuel system? Jim
  7. I just discovered Manfred Jahn's wonderful C-117D. I started with V2 but now I'm flying V3. Incidentally, I have some bootleg time in a C-117D while stationed in Iwakuni in the late 1970s. Couple of Questions: The panel contains an ADF but I can't find the ADF needle. Where's it hidden? The fuel system in the V2 contained 6 tanks with an operative fuel selector panel. The V3 contains 4 tanks but the fuel selector panel has several inop switches. How does one switch from the main to the aux tanks? The tail wheel on the MCAS Quantico paint appears bent when retracted. Is this just within the repaint? I was a member of the Quantico Flying Club in the late 1970s, joining shortly after the C-117D was retired. Logged lots of hours drilling holes in the sky with one of the club's T-34s. Thanks for the info. James M Driskell
  8. Thanks, I'll try it. It's fixed. Jim
  9. Apparently the flight logging function in FSX-Steam has stopped. I had a flight from EGPK to BIKF crash because of Microsoft downloading a system update update during the flight. My next flight from BIKF to BGBW now only records 0.2h with out completion even though I completed the flight. I completed a round robin flight from KMWH to KMWH which also wasn't recorded. I'm thinking the log file is corrupted. Is is possible to rebuild it without losing all the hours? Ideas please. Jim Driskell
  10. It's a pain in the afterburner and someone has dropped the ball. Let's jab Steam and get this resolved. Jim Driskell
  11. I think I see my problem. Never having installed MSFS before, I let it go to the default directory on the c drive. I do now see how to control this so I'll try it again in a few days. I deleted MSFS thru the control panel Programs and Features. Didn't take long and whe I started Steam again, the MSFS entry was labeled "Install". I checked the MSFS data directory under my account and found that nothing had been removed so I deleted the directory. It had 129,264 items for about 130GB of data in it. It's gone now. I do have about 160 GB free on my SSD so I'll try to install MSFS there when I test it again. In any event, I've gotten quite an education reading all the responses to my initial question. Thanks to everyone for showing the real "AVSIM" dedication to simming. Jim Driskell
  12. I don't remember seeing any messages asking me where I wanted the bulk of MSFS installed. I assumed that Steam would put it on my SSD where Steam is and where FSX-Steam is but the installer put the bulk of the files on my c drive which would probably make the whole system run very slowly. So far, my opinion of MSFS seems to correspond with many of the horror messages that I've read elsewhere. We had an old saying when I started working with main frames in the 1960s, "Software sells hardware!" MFSF falls into this category because it sure has made lots of folks upgrade their hardware in order to run this application. I'm done for a while until either I build a hefty new machine or buy a Cray! Jim Driskell
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