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Everything posted by Fabo

  1. SimBrief makes the CI fit your planned flight time, with some assumptions made about taxi times. If you are using real flight times, then probably Southwest just plans longer than other airlines.
  2. My 747 crashed a lot of times, but never in Halifax I don't think. @scandinavian13 Kyle, Halifax has RNAV RNP approaches as well. I guess it's possible the commenter was thinking of that not being available for that 74F. Of that, the PMDG bird is not capable on account of navdata format which is not ARINC 424 compatibile.
  3. On a serious note, it's about bloody time we got that Woodpecker. You've been blaming insufficient technology for ages, but now with P3D 4 being mainstream, there's really no delaying it any more. Besides that, yeah. New NG/Max. The 787. It's all natural order of things really.
  4. Do you, by any chance, have set up autothrottle override in your settings?
  5. I'm not sure you get my point. I don't want to just buy the expansion pack for 25, and leave the base pack for 90 be. What I would like to be able to do is to buy a 600/700 standalone pack for 90. Same situation with the 777. I own the FSX base pack because, well, I do. I don't own the 300ER expansion nor do I own the P3D version. The 200LR is a great plane, I'm not saying it isn't, but I'm not interested in paying for it just so I can buy the 300ER (and potentially 200ER in the future), which is the one I actually want.
  6. Well that's exactly why I would only do it if a ticket comes in, right? Let the users do the heavy lifting. And wasn't the point of OC updaters that this exact kind of thing would be very easy?
  7. I think Ryan did the tutorials... Best bet to see if this can be fixed is to go through the routes, note any discrepancies, find suitable alternatives which don't change the actual route flown too much, and submit all of this in a ticket so PMDG can review whether it would be an easy fix for the tutorial.
  8. Looks like I am about two weeks too late, which is just fine. Thanks for telling it for me Kyle. FWIW the design limits are more in the range of ILS approach with no flare at all, so don't fret about that either.
  9. I've been asking PMDG to consider making it so that any package can act as base since back when they decided to make it so that 800/900 was base and I wanted to fly the 700... but I guess it doesn't work like that :(
  10. The NGX is also the first that was released, probably before the reasons that ensued... eh. I'll leave that be. I still believe we'll find out why manuals are perpetually out of stock if RSR fulfills his promise sometime in the future as per "one of these days, I'll tell you about the crazy stuff".
  11. IIRC Orbx, in their infinite wisdom (as usual) included some new/modified AFCAD files for airports worldwide in one of their products... Disable all the ORBX stuff you can, in their configurator and in Scenery Library, and see if it still happens.
  12. I was going to ask you to consider your words, as I have half-jokingly asked one of the different software houses to delay the release of their sim product until after I'm back from my winter holiday, only to be met a couple of days later... with a delay announcement. But... I feel like a slang term for a male reproductive organ now. I can atest to therapeutic qualities in simulation from a first hand perspective (which is a story I haven't drunk enough whisky for today), so all I want to add now, is godspeed, and I do wish upon you a future gift of healthy and beautiful progeny.
  13. That's the "advanced" tutorial. The "basic" tutorial goes to somewhere like Amsterdam.
  14. Please provide the fuel slip and loadsheet.
  15. This does something entirely different though.
  16. Actually this is for runway length reduction. So for example on my home field, the (very simplified) runway situation is like this: 19__I______01 where the I bit is a taxiway direct from the terminal. I would use REDU of 500m to reduce the effective RWY length for a 19 departure from the intersection. Yes.
  17. I can wholeheartedly recommend Chaseplane.
  18. There isn't much to do but to wonder blindly. As far as I see it: 707 - too old 717 - too small a footprint, not really a Boeing, and there is an apparently decent one out there (Don't own, can't tell from own experience) 727 - too old 737 - Classic wouldn't be interesting for PMDG at this point I think. MAX will probably get into the pipeline sooner or later. Probably rather later, maybe with an NG revamp as well. Still sad about missing ERs and BBJs (insert a "you promised" meme) 747 - 400 is out, 8 is coming. That's probably gonna be the end of it, for both PMDG and Boeing proper 757/767 - While I think there's still enough commercial interest in these... I don't think PMDG will go for it. 777 - I still want my 200ER, but I think we are more likely to see the X models in a couple of years rather than that. Too bad. 787 - I think this is going to be the next flagship after 747-8. It's out there in force, and it's a Boeing. What else. Airbus - I think, for the first time in history of flight simulation, the market is getting saturated. Aerosoft is good enough to capture a significant part of the market. FSL is slowly, but surely moving towards filling the A32S family, and I'd expect, A330 in the background. Even XPL is getting a piece of this game supposedly, with FF. Nobody cares about A380 anymore except Emirates. Older props - DC-6 doesn't seem to be as popular as was maybe expected. I see a possibility of a DC-3 as sort of a passion project, and I'd be pretty happy. But I don't see it as very likely. X-Plane - PMDG tried XPL with DC-6. They don't seem to like the results enough to update it for XPL11. I think this is not going to happen in foreseeable future, unless something major happens like LM closing the doors for home simmers and FSW turns out to be a commercial or technological dead end. E-Jets - there it might be something of interest. I don't know about the US, but they are everywhere in Europe. There. Now RSR & Co. can go laugh themselves to sleep in their underground lair.
  19. Are you sure you aren't mistaking the stopwatch for the Elapsed Time clock?
  20. Dan: Actually carryons should be included in PAX weight. 20-30lbs is often used as assumption on a per-pax weight of checkin bags where it's impossible or impractical to weigh them individually.
  21. Microsoft Security Essentials is all you need and all you want in a modern computer. Assuming you have a legitimate, always up-to-date windows install. But if you don't, I don't feel sorry for you.
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