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  1. Also try temporarily turning off UAC on your Vista PC, control panel/user accounts.John
  2. No real answers, but just some of the procedures i would run through :)Try a crossover cable as you suggested, this will remove the router/hub from the problem.Can you test by temporary enabling the guest accounts?Can you run the programs using the right click "runas administrator"?Can you copy a file from one pc to other i.e create a *.txt file, copy from one share to other, try it both ways, if yes can you edit the text file from either PC. Just trying to make sure you have full rights to the file, read/write/execute/delete.Check the shared folder permissions tabs. Open up the ip properties for your xp network conection, on the general page double click on internet protocol tcp/ip to bring up properties, click on advanced, uder WINS tab, put a tick in enable netbios over tcp, may also need to do this on vista.The only other network fault i can think of is a corrupt tcp/ip stack.You can correct this on xp, by opening up a msdos box command prompttypenetsh winsock reset catalogThis will restore xp default ip stack, (you need xp sp2 installed to do this).A reboot will be needed.John
  3. My neigbour has fsx acell/sp2, genesis land & mesh. He installed aerosoft heathrow 2008 ver 1.1, all seems ok, until taxing from gates in default 737-800 or Airbus.Gets to runway threshold,when moving onto runway plane crashes, with crash detection off, the planes have sunk to their axles.Is this problem with the mesh /landclass, having a different AGL than heathrow 2008.John
  4. Mods, not sure if this is the right forum area, please move if deemed necessary. When i had XP, i used a freeware program called gamexp, which function was to remove all unnecessary running programs & services, so that when you played games/sims, all available cpu power/memory was available for games.Does something like this exist for vista, as FSX needs every resource it can get.John
  5. Are you talking about using Vmware Workstation, I guess this would work, but the host operating system will need lots of ram, plus each Vm machine has generic hardware profile.Or do you have a different method.John
  6. As above really, could I install FSX on say C drive, & again on D or whatever drive/folder.That way you could use one location for your real setup, & the other to test different configs/sw patches/scenery or tools. If it works in you test directory then you could add to your proper FSX flying sim drive.ThoughtsJohn
  7. flyingAtoB

    No one can figure out how to...

    Try installing a different DVD drive unit, had this with installing windows Small Business Server, on HP servers, with similar error messages.Borrow a drive out of one of you other machines.Worth a try.John
  8. flyingAtoB

    Fsx, default 737-800 airspeed & vsi problem

    Thanks for the replies, that explains it.Now that i'm using ASX, the weather is playing a new part that i had not noticed before, i.e the icing problem & reading 000kts.What do the red tick bars, above or below the ASI mean?Also glad to know that the VSI problem is, err 'normal' :)John
  9. Hi all, I keep getting problems with autothrottle, & VSI problems.I create a flightplan, takeoff engage vor/loc and set a arbitrary airspeed of approx 250kts, set altitude hold as required by ATC, & climb rate of the default 1800fpm.What i am noticing, is that ATC ask me to go to the next altitude either higher or lower, i increase the value on the altitude hold, & the aircraft either climbs or descends, depending on what i put in altitude hold. What happens is the aircraft doesn't always climb at the set rate of 1800fpm, i get a lot of 500fpm, to correct this i click on the VSI up one to 1900 & then drop back to 1800, this works, & I stop getting nagged to 'expedite my transition'.The other problem is with my airspeed indicator which i set with autothrottle, this works fine, then all of a sudden the airspeed indicator reads 000kts,with lots of red dashed lines either on top or below the 000 reading, the majority of times the plane crashes.Unless i disengage autothrottle, even then the ASI reads 000kts, sometimes the speed indication comes back to normal, if i re-engage autothrottle, it may work OK for a while, but then it goes loopy again.What am i doing wrong, i'm sure it didn't do this before. It was happening on FSX SP1.I'm now running FSX+ acceleration, ASX,X-graphics,+landclass meshes.I'm not a great pilot, but know enough to know that's not working right.ThoughtsJohn
  10. What about starting in window mode,start a flight, then put a tick in one of the top drop down file menu's to start in full screen,(haven't got fsx started, but it's one of the drop down boxes) exit & restart again. With a bit of luck it should remember the setting, rather than doing alt-enter.
  11. flyingAtoB

    Localizer landing

    Just found a short video landing on runway 33, looks even harder than the 09 landing :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZM2DmSTRGo
  12. flyingAtoB

    Dimpled aircraft, are there any?

    Thanks Chris, I thought I was onto the next worldwide patent there :)Once you mentioned tube though, i got itIt's great how, the mind can throw some weird visions together, & maybe, just maybe come up with something new.I guess in a sense, Barns Wallace, had one of those eureka moments, even though it was a Navy idea to skip cannon shells on the sea, to hole the hulls of enemy wooden ships Ahh well, back to putting my thinking cap on:-wedge John
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    Dimpled aircraft, are there any?

    Just being watching a TV program on the famous Dam Busters raid during the WWII, and how they came to design the bouncing bomb.The conclusion of Barns Wallace tests, found that if a object is dimpled, it would travel faster & straighter.Even though this final design was never used by them, mainly down to time constraints.The example of dimples was well demonstrated with golf balls.A golf ball with no dimples; but exact in every other way to a normal golf ball only went half the distance, 150yards compared to 300 yards.So, my mind asks, are there any aircraft that have being tried with a dimpled design?It seems like there would be compelling benefits to do so, i.e less drag, less fuel, better aerodynamics. I imagine this would only be good for subsonic speeds, long distant aircraft.A Boeing 737 or 747 for example.ThoughtsJohn
  14. flyingAtoB

    Localizer landing

    Thanks for all the tips, Don't mind sucking eggs :) Your right it is a valuable lesson to learn, even if I'm only using FSX.I used to think why do pilots need to check the weather for short flights; well I guess my short flight gave me my answer!I'd always think it's a nice sunny day here at my departure & my destination may only be 30 miles away. Pretty amazing what can happen in such a short distance.When i flew this with real weather using FSX the weather was clear & sunny at takeoff, but when i got to 20-30K from (EGBP) :) (i'm learning) the weather below me changed, without me taking much notice pretty cool, I thought.So yes, have a plan & fly it, & then have a backup. As to this being a difficult Airport, it seems to bear out, just found this-1979 July 31st. UK, Shetlands, near Sumburgh: Dan Air Hawker Siddeley H-748-1 overran a runway and crashed into the ocean; 17 people died, 30 survived.What you may not have noticed on that approach chart, is that a road crosses directly within the extended beginning of runway 09, I drove along that road, which takes you up to the lighthouse. As i was driving past I could see the piano keys & 09 markings. For me it was an interesting place to go(was working there for a week),I live in London, nothing as nice as that.Saw Oil Rigs in the North sea, on the flight from Aberdeen to the Shetlands.I noted there were two vor/dme's. I guess you could tune to both, I'm sure that would cause a mix up on DME, or would you tune one to VOR & other to DME. Thanks AllJohn
  15. flyingAtoB

    Localizer landing

    Thanks for replies, just thought I'd explain I'm only a flight-simmer, wish i was a pilot though.Thanks for those most interesting explanations, & the link for approach charts, I've signed up & can now see what you mean about at 10kmiles i should be at 2100, & then need to descend at gradient of 5.24 degrees, and descent is dependent on type of aircraft & speed.There is a big cliff/hill (sumburgh head) there alright, which has Sumburgh Lighthouse on it, but if i recall it was on the southern tip of the island, great views can see the runway from up there :) http://www.lighthouse-holidays.com/pages/s...0Lighthouse.jpgSo after lining up with the 2.2 offset localizer, i also need to have tuned into SUB 108.50 vor/dme. to get & monitor that measurement.I notice from that approach chart they have Radar, as this Island has bad weather a lot of the time & has scheduled flights (Logan-Air)would these flights be radar guided in?Thanks againJohn