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  1. Me too. November... That's good. Waiting will make the summer last for ever.
  2. Can't think why. Kickstarter campaigns generally need some exposure so that people can subscribe. In case you misunderstood my English, Ron: "Will you be letting us know here once you've launched the campaign?" D
  3. Hi Chris. You've mentioned the throttle kickstarter a couple of times. Will you be letting us know here when you launch the campaign? D
  4. Hi Chris. My yoke... Gosh! What a lovely piece of engineering, from design and material selection, through build and even to packaging. Put me down for a throttle quadrant. And pedals. And a trim wheel... And a tiller... And are you going to make any panels? 😄 Merry Christmas mate. I love it! D
  5. @ConstVoid Ian, thanks for that. As is always the case when a clearer thinker points stuff out, it's obvious now. 🙂 @Ray Proudfoot Thanks for your patience Ray, especially given that none of this is really causing a problem, only frustrating my curiosity. Copying the expanded csv files into \data\ and adding a row to a4.csv works well but with 2000+ runways between 1000 and 1500 feet, and mostly at uncontrolled airfields, I can see me resorting to simply requesting clearance once I'm up... D
  6. Hi Ray. I believe the two versions work in a similar fashion. While I had P3d I was using RC (and MakeRwys) with that sim too. I have a couple of tangential questions while I work out whether or not I've got this short-runway thing right. What is the second term in each row of m4.csv? I can see the airport ICAO and the transition altitude but I can't find anything that matches the bit between them. EGCC , 1515 , 5000 What is indicated by the letters B, D and G in the ILS term in r4.csv (or r5 depending on where you look)? The 180° error in runway heading in this example is the developer's fault. I've never flown there and can't be bothered to investigate... EGCJ , 0240 , 53.786304 , -1.223475 , 26 , 62.800 , 2598 , 109.30BG , 59 , -4.000 , 53.788151 , -1.218316 , 0 , CT , CL Alright, three then: What are CT and CL, the last two terms in r4.csv? Finally, for FS9 the MakeRwys.bat launched by clicking Rebuild Scenery DB copies r5.csv from \FS2004\ to \RCV4\data\ and renames it. Copying r4.csv (the logical & obvious action) causes a runtime error to do with departure information. A small historical window upon development problems? D
  7. Thanks again Ray. Using SAYJ as an example, what I've found is this: I run C:\fs2004\MakeRwys with no switch. That creates C:\fs2004\r4.csv for only runways longer than 1500 feet, which excludes SAYJ. I then run it again with the />1000 switch. That updates C:\fs2004\r4.csv with entries for shorter runways so now it includes SAYJ. The files in C:\RCV4\data\ are so far untouched. I launch RC and click Rebuild Scenery DB, going through standard responses. That updates a4.csv, c4.csv and r4.csv in C:\RCV4\data\ but still with no SAYJ. The other data files in there still have a 2006 date. It has also overwritten C:\fs2004\r4.csv with the normal >1500' entries so SAYJ has disappeared again. At this point, can I redo the manual run with switch and then copy the custom files from C:\fs2004\ into C:\RCV4\data\ ? Would I also need to add SAYJ manually to C:\RCV4\data\a4.csv ? The question has arisen only because I've just filled in some more of the gaps in my UK2000 collection and I wanted to clean a few things up before installing the new airports. It's largely academic as I'm only doing short VFR flights but that half-memory has been niggling for a couple of days. D
  8. Thanks Ray. I'd assumed that clicking Rebuild Scenery DB in RC4 copied the /FS2004/ files into /RCV4/data/ but by watching the timestamps change, I see it's actually overwriting the /FS2004/ files. I guess that means I just have to rerun MakeRwys manually with the />1000 parameter after finishing Rebuild Scenery DB. Should I copy the correct csv files into /RCV4/data/ and will I need to add the appropriate lines to a4.csv or to any other files? D
  9. Hello from breezy Mid-Wales. Many years ago I had a problem with RC not picking up a short runway at my departure airfield. In my memory there's a hint of something about modifying a parameter or adding a switch, possibly to makerwys or maybe in one of the csv files, in order to allow shorter runways down to 1000' or so into RC's database but I can't find it in the suspect thread (or in my memory). https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/374050-airfield-doesnt-show-in-rc-plan/ Am I only imagining that there was such a simple solution? It may have been in Ronzie's second link but that one goes nowhere now. I'll just add, a propos of nothing, that I'm enjoying some fantastic early spring weather today: sunshine, hail and a seriously fresh breeze. D
  10. Can I take it from this that the disappearance of two posts was not caused by a hardware fault at my end?
  11. My thanks Dominique. I suppose then it's not a French spur. My battered OED gives this derivation for apron: an apron from the middle english a napron from the old French naperon, the diminutive of nape (used in English as nap on a billiard table and as nappe in geology) from the Latin mappa meaning a napkin. -kin being a diminutive suffix means that napkins are just small tablecloths. I spend far too much time on my own. I'm off now to have a bath in the gin.
  12. Hi. In case you haven't found it yet... There are two texture files and one lightmap for each livery. One texture file is specific to the 800, the other contains parts that are common to all versions of the AIA 737 Max series. The horizontal stabilisers are in AIA_737_MAX_t.psd and not in the file with 800 in its name. D
  13. I wouldn't be surprised to find a streaming website with that name...
  14. Returning to a couple of earlier questions, I first thought that apron might have come from the French "éperon" as in the part that sticks out from the piste d'atterrissage. Then I recalled the naval origin of many aviation words (captain, tiller, rudder, navigation, aeronaut et c.) and decided that apron is also naval in origin. A dock apron is the manoeuvring area for the loading and unloading machinery. The construction of dock aprons led me on to the dam wall, which has an apron spread out before its foot, suggesting that 'apron' has been in use for a long time in the context of a flat hardstanding adjacent to something else. @Dominique_K could remind me of the French for a concrete apron, which would deal with a large part of my waffle. The word origiates in the Latin "mappa" meaning a small cloth and the foregoing examples may have no more obscure an origin than a similarity to a cloak spread over a muddy puddle... In the UK, ramps are inclined and lead smoothly from one level to another. Can you have (other) horizontal ramps in the US? Concerning biscuits and gravy... in the UK the dish would be called savoury scones with a meat-based white sauce. It doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily. Just reading through a couple of online recipies is making me hungry. Coming obscurely back to aviation, the sauce looks less like a bechamel base and more like a vol-au-vent filling. UK gravy is the thickened juices from the bottom of a roasting tin. I first encountered the Canadian version of that wonderful staple, chips & gravy (which answers the question of what to have with your fries...), only a fortnight ago. It seems a bit rich but worth a try. Regarding the original post, tubeliner makes me imagine a construction method like pipework, where short lengths of tube are attached end to end. I think some large aircraft are built that way. My biology teacher once pointed out during a lesson on digestion that humans are also just a funny-shaped tube. Does anyone else here call chocolate digestives "half-coated"? D
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