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  1. Jerry: It offers the most flight plan import and export formats than any other software that I've ever seen. IOW, it can import and export to more flight planners and payware aircraft. That was enough for me to buy it at first. I am often lazy and don't necessarily want to enter entire flight plan into an FMC.

  2. Anybody have some quick tips for building flightplans with FSBuild?Thanks,-Matt
    Yes. Start using it today and READ THE MANUAL. No kidding! -- I kept trying to get it without doing that and you've hit the nail right on the head -- it's not intuitive at all. Not until I actually started using it and reading the manual did I start to realize it's full power.

  3. Also, play around with the order you have the scenery placed -- like try putting the scenery at the very top of your priority list (No. 1) and see if that helps.And I love to be "thanked" -- just didn't think I did anything in this case . . . :(

  4. I, for one agree. Coincidentally (and now pretty much O/T) this just came up with me. I downloaded a Lockheed C-27 last night from a VA. They offered an "alternative" soundset and since the download was 26 megs and the website download speed was slow, I looked at the aircraft's native sound.cfg file to see if I could get by without it: the plane's sound was aliased to the default Beech Baron. :-bla

  5. Thank you, ThrottleUp! I downloaded it late last night but couldn't get the electronic displays in the suggested panel to show themselves -- just blank screens. I installed all patches as directed in the readme's, too!Maybe work on it this weekend, but THANKS! No matter what, I'll no longer shy away from the Airbus -- at least the 300 - 310s! Cool!(PS: ThrottleUp -- I just PM'd you on a different matter. Hope you don't mind.)

  6. I'm just curious: can people let me know why they fly Airbus jets as opposed to other manufacturers? I own the Overland Boeings and love them, but recently it seems I've seen a larger number of repaints and .cfg fixes for their Airbus series which got me wondering what I may be missing. I've avoided Airbus simply because (I think) they're flown mainly using a joystick instead of a yoke and, although I'm not a stickler for ultimate realism, I don't like simming with a joystick so this detail has kept me from flying Airbus. EDIT: BTW, I have flown some smaller jets from POSKY, as well as the MD11 that comes with the Overland Boeing package, so I do have experience flying other manufacturers. I thought it is a nice plane, if not understandably tail heavy, but nothing overly special.Can anyone share their special preferences for Airbus with me?

  7. I use Flight Environment and Active Sky and I simply can't fly without SoftHorizons! If forced to make a choice, I think I'd give up ASv6.5 before I gave up SoftHorizons. I use the randomize feature in FE frequently. To solve the overwrite of SoftHorizons textures issues, I wrote a simple .bat file to recopy SoftHorizons textures back to the appropriate folders with a shortcut to it on my desktop. Now, double clicking on the shortcut after an FE randomize has just become yet another routine step in my standard FS9 start up routine. It's an incredible time saver to achieve an outstanding, consistent flight experience.I'd be happy to share it so long as John doesn't mind. You might have to cusotmize the script a bit for the proper folder names on your system. And/or I could upload it to the file library here, but I wouldn't do so unless John OK'd it.

  8. >>Surprised you haven't seen it before Chuck.Hey, Andy! I'd read about it here before, but never actually remembered to take the time to check it out for myself. And because I wasn't expecting it at all this time, it turned into one of those really cool Flight Sim moments. When I showed it to my wife, even she thought it was great -- and there's not much I can show her that will impress her anymore. :-)

  9. >>I dont know if the CH software works well or not as I have not >>used it, I am sure it probably does work very well.Well, now I have experience using all 3 and of the 3 I have found the software made by Saitek and CH Products to ge equally deficient and aggravating, if only because they do add that extra layer of control, which can confuse the system. FSUIPs biggest drawback seems to be in its utter vastness -- it tries to do a lot (and it usually succeeds!) -- if not in it's somewhat confusing or verbose documentation. The customer support persoan is cranky, too! :-hah

  10. Thanks for your comments,ha5mvo, and I do agree with most of what you say. I bought FSUIPC a long time ago when it seemed like the only answer to several issues and every body always raved about it. However, for me, CH CM causes far, far more problems -- it totally confuses my FS, assinging different designations to and/or not recognizing my hardware at all, it doesn't hold assignements easily unless I save and exit after every change, etc. etc. etc. Right now I've removed it and I'm back to FSUIPC controlling everything including my reversers, and is working great and see's everything I need it to see, which is all I ask. However, as we all know in this hobby the future is always in question. :-DThanks again!

  11. See previous posts: I had to install CH months ago because FSUIPC wouldn't recognize the reverse thrust command from the indent on my throttle quad.I'm going to delete the CH software yet again tomorrow morning and try starting from scratch with just FSUIPC. This will only be about the 6th time -- What's the definition of 'insanity'? Repeating the same thing over and over, expecting different results. :-)

  12. I just bought and downloaded the freeware Boeing collection from Overland/Simmer's Sky about a month ago and I love them. Clean, simple and easy to fly. They're not exactly freeware but they're very inexpensive -- about $25 bucks for 9 or 10 jets, including some heavies, and tons of free paints here in the library.

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