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    Former co-founder of the Virtual Emergency Response Team - VERT, a virtual airline group that specialized in flying emergency rescue and medical missions with Flight Sim. VERT was founded in 2004 and disbanded in 2009. My callsign was VERT002.
  1. My list is pitifully short, not out of a lack of desire to visit other countries, but a lack of money to pay for the trips to them- USA (38 of 50 states + D.C.) Canada England Scotland The Bahamas Bill
  2. A friend's dad used to be a corporate pilot for a guy that owns a PC-12. On a flight to Texas, the engine started losing power and they made an emergency landing. Upon inspection, they had some cracked turbine blades. I never learned the cause, but in the end, the repair bill was over a quarter of a million dollars. Ouch! Bill
  3. HawkDsl, Thanks for the link. The new paint looks fantastic. The Piper logo on the gloss black looks especially nice. Thank you for taking time to bring us this beauty! Bill
  4. CoolP, Where did you get your repaint? I checked AVSIM and Flightsim and it's not listed yet at either site. Thanks, Bill EDIT- Nevermind. I just found the file under New Files here at AVSIM. I had done a regular library search early this morning and it was not listed there when I searched. I will have to download this beauty when I get home from work.
  5. The new repaint looks really nice, Hawk. I agree with Cool, stick with JetProp logo. I look forward to the release. Bill
  6. The only alternator switch is the STANDBY ALT switch on the pilot's brow panel. In the Startin Gengine (Carenado's typo, not mine) checklist, it describes how to use the STANDBY ALT switch to recharge the batteries after engine start. Bill
  7. I hope this helps- Door Pins- The four small squares inside of the cabin door. Green means locked. Emergency Gear Knob- The red knob under the gear handle. Does not function in sim. ELT- Red switch by breaker panel on co-pilot's side. Cabin Altitude selector- Between pilot's yoke and engine instruments and below the cabin altitude gauge. Cabin Altitube Rate Control- The small knob on the Cabin Altitude selector. Cabin Pressurization Control- The cabin altitude gauge. Oxygen Pressure gage- None that I have ever found. Oxygen Masks- Same as above. Fuel Firewall Shut Off Lever- The lever at the base of the throttle quadrant. No function in sim. Power Control Lever (is this known as throttle too?)- Yes. Battery Select #1&#2 (not the switch, the checklist says to check =24 VDC)- The amp/volt readout is just above the throttle quadrant. Fuelx-fer Pumps L%R- I believe it's the PUMP 1/PUMP 2 on- off switch. Emergencyx-fer Pump- Emerg/Fuel switch on pilot's side brow panel. Header Tank- Gauge HDR TANK above gear lever. Manual Override switch- Small yellow button above throttle quadrant. What is the difference between alternator and Generator. - http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_difference_between_an_Alternator_and_a_Generator Where do you find the alternator- STBY ALT switch on pilot's brow panel. Engine Trend Monitoring Fuel Engine Trend Monitoring AF TIme- The ETM is to the right of the flaps switch. Cabin Temperature- Large black knob above parking brake knob. Supplemental Heater- CABIN HEAT switch on the Co-pilot's side brow panel. Defroster- Large black knob on co-pilot's side above the Hobbs meter. Saving System- ? Time Blockon- Function of the ETM. Volt Ammeter- Above throttle quadrant. Ice Protection- Button panel above transponder. Electrical Heating- Same. Stall Warning Heat- Same Propeller and Air in let Heat- Same. What are all the electrical switches?- If you mean the buttons onthe sidewalls, those are breaker switches. The number on each one is the amp rating of the breaker. they do not function in sim. Bill
  8. The highest Ng I have seen is 101.3%. In the RW, is does no harm to exceed 100% continously? Is the max RPM on the green arc 100% or 101.3%?Another question I have is on the Prop RPM gauge, there are two yellow arcs. The first is between 400 and 1200 RPM. The second arc is from 1600 to 1800 RPM. What is the second yellow arc used for? Thnks for the answers.Bill
  9. YES! We are never limited by Ng. We are limited by Torque below 8000-10000ft then ITT is the limit. We rarely look at the Ng. This is something I have been wondering about since I started flying the PA46T. Based on what I have read here, I have been using 1000 ft/lbs/2200 RPM for takeoffs. Then for climbing, I drop the RPM's back to 2050 and raise the torque to 1200. It works great but I soon noticed I was running 101.3% on the Ng and I wondered if I was red-lining the engine so I would drop the torque to a point where I was below 100% Ng.This had an effect on my climb performance above about 14,000'. To keep Ng below 100%, I had to start dropping the nose to maintain 140 kts in the climb.Based on your real world experience, what importance does Ng have in power management? Can I set the Ng at 100%+ Ng and not worry about it as long as torque and ITT are in the green? Thanks.Bill
  10. That's quite a long list. I can solve one of your concerns. Here is a copy of an earlier post I did to lower the volume of the fuel pumps- Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:51 AMCooIP,I played with various sound settings in the sound.cfg Like you suggested. The settings below work pretty well. The pump is not overly loud now that you hear it while the engine is running, but is easily heard with the engine shut off. Thanks again for the tip.minimum_volume=3000maximum_volume=9000Bill Add the above to lines to the FUEL PUMP section of the sound.cfg. Just in case, make a backup copy of your sound.cfg before making any changes. When your done, the FUEL PUMP section wiill look like this-[FUEL_PUMP]filename=jetfuelpumpflags=0viewpoint=1minimum_volume=3000maximum_volume=9000 I hope it helps.Bill
  11. My new computer (July 2011)-

    Digital Storm Renegade w/ Cooler Master Storm Enforcer case w/ dust protection,

    Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz processor,

    ASUS P8P67-M PRO mobo, 8GB DDR3 1600MHz memory, 750 watt PSU, 500Gb Western Digital Caviar HD 16 Mb cache, EVGA GeForce GTX 550Ti 1 Gb graphics card, DVD-R 24x/RW/CD-R 48x/RW optical drive, High performance cooling fan, Windows 7 OS.

  12. My Components

    Intel® Core™2 E8500 (6MB,3.16 GHz, 1333FSB)

    Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium 64 Bit

    4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs

    Harddrive - 500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache

    Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable

    nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB

    750 watt power supply

    Integrated 7.1 Chan...

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