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    Retired, Build PCs, Programming, P3Dv4, simming old routes in "new" buses with female bus drivers and male attendants. About time! Gosh, can't touch any buttons but heading and altitude anymore. Need in-flight movie on flight deck to stay awake.

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    Hold Commercial, Multi-Engine, Instrument ticket, with expired Medical <grin> The tat on my head is a little guy with a lawnmower keeping me trimmed.

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  1. I am wondering, since this project has taken so long, and American Airlines is supposedly decommissioning their 15 year old A330-300's, why I need to wait on this project any longer.
  2. Mr. Barrett: Thank you so much for your input and it is appreciated. Herr Kok emailed me with a relevant and informative reply to my original inquiry, which is exactly what I would have expected from Herr Hartmann, who, from his comment, apparently is still of the opinion that installing outside of P3Dv4 is "unnecessary". Any reference of mine which was unfortunate should not have entered into my post and neither of his into his response and my sincere apology is offered to all. We are going to attempt the "lifting" to see if it works, if not, we will reinstall.
  3. Mr. Barrett: OK, I get it. Thanks for the information and reply, which is what I expected in the Aerosoft forum. Let's get this straight though. The sole reply I received from Herr Hartmann was that he felt I inferred that he was "incompetent" or some similar remark. I stated my inquiry, included the "best practice" statement and anticipated more than what I received, other than his reference to the "best practice" being "unnecessary," which surprised me. He, at no time, answered my inquiry. I am sorry if my post irritated his German efficiency or pride, and possibly causing his inference that I must be an inferior American to his expertise. John P. Parkinson
  4. I recently installed Aerosoft CRJ700-900-X and noted the installer refusing to install into a folder outside of P3Dv4, as recommended by both Aerosoft and P3D and I had no choice but to allow installation into the P3Dv4 Ecosystem folder. In the Aerosoft Forum, I inquired if there existed a method of overriding this installer to install the program into a folder/drive outside of P3Dv4 and commented that such was the recommended procedure. As a terse response, the developer Herr Hans Hartmann, implied that I suggested that he was "incompetent," (apparently for not updating his installer to accommodate P3Dv4 installation suggestions), to include his additional statement that P3D's suggested method was "unnecessary," failed to answer my inquiry, and summarily closed the post. I am now leery of getting anymore "Warnings," like from Herr Kok of Aerosoft, for posting my inquiry in the Aerosoft Forum. This program is advertised for P3D compatibility, even though created prior to the current P3D, but from the comment of the developer, he apparently does not feel an update to the installer is required, as "unnecessary." (Note: my posts and the responses are on the Aerosoft Forum). So, very simply, with no updated installer, I would like to "lift" the current installation from its location in P3Dv4 Ecosystem and place it with the other Aerosoft A318-319-320-321 installations on Drive J of my system with an "xml" locater placed into the Documents folder with the others and am hereby inquiring of Forum contributors, P3Dv4 staff, or moderators, if this would be possible. I just am not certain if that such "lifting" would work, but unless I obtain a definitive suggestion in this forum, of which I am a member, not anticipating such from the developer, or Aerosoft, I may just simply try that and see if it works. All that can happen is that it does not work and I have to reinstall it back into P3Dv4 until a new installer is created that complies with the current P3Dv4 installation suggestion to keep the P3Dv4 installation "pure", or having to reinstall P3Dv4. After all, I purchased this program and this is still my computer and I do desire to comply with the suggestions provided by a developer such as Lockheed Martin.
  5. Bryan: I found it, but not where the instructions said it was: C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft A318-A319 Professional\Configurator
  6. Thanks for that reply Jim, but it is kind of annoying that it does appear in front of both P3D and FSX banners, instead of the upper right of the screen like with other add-ons.
  7. FS2Crew: Aerosoft Airbus Pro (P3D 64 Bit Version). www.fs2crew.com Important Reminders: 1. To activate FS2Crew Button or Voice Control, you need to ENABLE FS2Crew on the Aerosoft Configurator. The Configurator is in this folder: C:\Users\***your user name***\Documents\Aerosoft\Aerosoft A318-A319 Professional\Configurator\ There is nothing at this location after installation, nor in the P3Dv4 folder at this location.
  8. I wonder if MS knows that Flight1 Software's Ultimate Traffic Live Banner obscures the loading information of FSX by placing Flight1 Software's UTL Banner on top of the FSX banner, instead of in the upper right corner of the screen where addons normally place their banners on FSX startup. It is very annoying to not be able to observe if FSX is loading properly and highly improper for Flight1 Software to do. I have asked them to move their banner, with no reply, so I was forced to code their proggy to place their banner properly. John
  9. I found an even simpler solution: make sure that your ADE taxiway and other drawn surfaces properties are set to: "Draw Surface", because the default is that box is unchecked and P3D doesn't know the difference and only supplies the underlying surface.
  10. How are we going to know when Button Control is going to be available for AS 318-319 Professional for PD3v4 as I have these installed in PD3v4 and later when AS 320-321 is ready?
  11. How to edit FS2Crew xbw files with DirectX SDK, since there are no "projects" to access? Would like to use my own voice as PF, like with Aerosoft's A320 PF files. I have DirectX and appropriate audio file creation equipment. I understand the process is tedious and has to be done with precision.
  12. Reference my post #162 above, I figured it out all by myself. To avoid engines out (and subsequent drop of the RAT) upon restart from an in-flight save, Save properly: 1) Pause the flight; 2) Save the flight in the MCDU through the "DATA" button; 3) In FSX click "Save"; 4) Name the flight (BUT ALSO CHECK "Make this the default flight" before saving); 5) Save the Flight and exit. Restart properly: 1) Start FSX; 2) Select the saved flight (it should start in Paused Mode); 3) Unpause (just long enough for the MCDU to become active and Pause again); 4) In the MCDU select the "DATA" button and load your saved flight and leave it in Pause); 5) Fill in the INIT page and its next page); 6) Fill in the Arrival Data of the PERF pages; 7) Check the Flight Plan page for your next waypoint); 8) Check that your throttles are set correctly; 9) Check that the Upper Panel settings are correct; 10) Check that the Altitude, Heading, and Speed settings are correct; 11) Unpause and immediately check that the Altitude, Heading, and Speed setting are on managed settings and that the throttles are set correctly. Your engines should then be coming more alive and settling down. Your flight will then resume at the altitude, heading, and speed you saved. John
  13. I cannot grasp why anyone would be upset with the BBS A330-300 that I am currently flying back and forth EDDF-KCLT, as AAL704/705 in American livery. It certainly is better than waiting for Aerosoft to do anything other than continuously state "It will be done when it is done" and kick you off the forum if you ask too many times (after years) when will EDDF be fixed, or when will an A330-300 finally be offered. I finally "fixed" EDDF myself, including no autobahn vehicles crossing the taxiway from RWY 7L-25R. I just have not yet figured out how to place dual jetways to fit this A330. I have a CLS A330-300, but simply cannot find anyone to provide an American Livery and besides the CLS aircraft cannot compare to this BBS one. I have had absolutely no problem with this BBS aircraft, during this eight hour flight (a pilot has to use the restroom sometime) other than trying to figure out how to stop the RAT from being deployed after an in-flight save and re-load, because the engines have apparently been stopped in-flight and need to be re-lighted and the throttles need to be reset. Of course, this requires the RAT to be automatically deployed to provide power and hydraulics in an engine out situation. If anyone has a suggestion, I will have one pretty darn good aircraft to fly otherwise. I certainly can live with a deployed RAT at FL380 and 280 kts, since (while simming) the blades are not being ripped off. John By the way, rather than paying for updated Navigraph data, simply open whichever data you need to update in Notepad, scroll to the data you can find online for say a non-listed waypoint, scroll to the insertion point, update (making certain to keep the same blanks and commas) and save. All current wpt, nav, ryw, sid, and star data is available free online. Of course save the existing file first, in case you make an error. John
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