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  1. RudiJG1

    AI2UTL Injector - Public Beta

    Thank you for providing this handy tool....much appreciated!
  2. RudiJG1

    Should I get the FSLABS A320?

    There are good tutorials, as mentioned (see Blackbox711 on YouTube), including a good pdf-based tutorial that comes with the aircraft itself. There won't be available the kind of manuals that come with the PMDG Boeings, simply because Airbus hasn't made them available to FSL.
  3. RudiJG1

    TBM-900 for X-Plane released

    The support forum is here:
  4. RudiJG1

    New to p3dv4 and wondering something...

    SimStarter NG from Aerosoft
  5. RudiJG1

    Scariest commercial flight?

    John, the guy next to me on that flight was retired USAF...he was sure the incident we experienced together resulted in a broken eardrum...he was in pain, but it was pain he was familiar with due to his USAF flight record. I was shaken but physically fine.
  6. RudiJG1

    Scariest commercial flight?

    1998, and I was traveling from Jakarta to Washington DC to arrive in time for the scheduled C-section birth of my son. I had a layover in Honolulu and boarded the flight to LA (the second of three flights!) well before dawn. The flight took off uneventfully, and just as we reached cruising altitude and breakfast began to be served...the entire passenger cabin rapidly depressurized. At that point, two oxygen masks tumbled from the seat back in front of me onto my lap. I stared at them, handed one to the guy on my left, and put the other on. The plane then began a steep dive...a really steep dive, with the noise of the wind and the shaking aircraft increasing.No screams, no conversation, and no announcements over the PA. Needless to say, I wondered if I was going to meet my soon-to-be-born son and see again my 4-year old daughter and my wife. After what seemed like a really long time, the plane began to level off. At that moment, the captain came onto the PA, apologized for the lack of communication ("I was kind of busy up here..."), and explained that all the panel lights were green but one - cabin pressure. He had no idea why we lost cabin pressure. He had had to dive from cruise to 12,000 feet in order for us to take off the oxygen masks. The bad news? We had to return to Hawaii! When I got off of the plane, avoided the reporters and TV cameras and went straight to the pay-phone (remember those?). I called the local office of my company, who arranged for another LA flight within 2 hours! I arrived in DC 2 hours before the birth, jet-lagged, stressed, but happy and relieved to be there with my wife and daughter. My son turned 20 last February.
  7. RudiJG1

    Pro ATC X Pros and Cons

    If you do a search for the topic in the P3D forum, you'll find dozens of opinions about the program, which I like.
  8. RudiJG1

    A question for FSL Fan Club

    No crashes here either on my Win 10 system running on an i5-2500K overclocked to 4.4GHz, 16 GB ram and nVidia 1070 GTX
  9. RudiJG1

    Better rain/detailed rain effect

    Yes, but the "generic" rain in P3D is unaffected by the FSL A319 (and soon-to-be A320) windscreen effects. FSFXPackages does offer an alternative.
  10. RudiJG1

    No Green bar?

    David, there's an option to toggle this in P3D settings...I think it's under the General tab?
  11. RudiJG1

    FSL 319 Liveries

    See here: FSL forum post on registration and downloads
  12. RudiJG1

    Prepar3D v4.3 has been released

    Neither PTA or the GTN is working yet
  13. RudiJG1

    FSL Website hacked ??

    That's disappointing to hear...even the /r/flightsim admins on Reddit condemned the hacker. And then to make completely unfounded accusations against FSL and add insult to injury via a backhanded comment about an older product...well, that warrants an "unsubscribe" to his YouTube channel. Call me naive, but what ever happened to common decency? And in the spirit of transparency, I'm a beta tester for FSL.
  14. RudiJG1

    FSL Website hacked ??

    The FSL forums are back online as is their primary website.