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Everything posted by Mike777

  1. In past versions of Flight Simulator there have been addons such as Active Sky that performed very well for past weather. I gather that the MSFS folks are not open to such addons. Does anyone know why?
  2. South African is Springbok and I believe TW Express was Waterski.
  3. Check the OAT, which is displayed on one of the screens. In the past, some addons have caused very high air temperatures at high altitudes, which can seriously affect performance. Also, in the current heat wave, some mid-level altitude temperatures are (realistically) unusually high.
  4. Hi Alexgorider, Just be sure you are in the Community folder and not the one you described in your earlier posts.
  5. Hi Alexgorider, That is not the community folder. The default Community folder is at: ... AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community The folder you found appears to have folders for each installed aircraft that keep track of that aircraft's use. Deleting the entry for Kuro_B787_8 won't delete the aircraft at all. There is no global SimObjects\Airplanes folder in the Community folder (there is one within each aircraft's folder). So start by removing to a different folder all the 787-8 liveries (which can be fixed to work with the new 787-8). Then delete the 787-8 folder(s) in ... Packages\Community. Then redownload the newest version of the Kuro 787-8 and place it in the ... packages\Community folder. Hope this helps! PS: If you have a 787-10 Heavy Division version in your Community folder, you need to remove that too.
  6. The Captain Sim -200ER and 300ER are not too bad if used with the mod Captain Sim has posted in its forum (update of the Salty mod available on Flightsim.to which the author is no longer supporting). Nothing like what PMDG will offer (based on my experience in FSX) but not too bad while we wait. Mike777
  7. Hi BWBriscoe, In the aircraft's Flight_Model.cfg file the jetway placements are controlled by entries under [INTERACTIVE POINTS] . You might be able to delete or modify the line controlling 1L and create/modify entries for Door 2L. However I'm not sure whether you can stop 1L from opening or make 2L open. You would need to consult the SDK and spend some time experimenting with changes in the [INTERACTIVE POINTS] entries. I haven't done this but I just wanted to point out a possibility. Maybe someone who is more knowledgeable about this will chime in. Be sure to back up the flight_model.cfg file before modifying it! Mike
  8. Hi Rene, Thanks for reporting this issue here. Since you are running an SU10 Beta, please report this to ASOBO/Microsoft's bug reporting, complete with your specs and Windows 11 version. Windows 10 is on its way out and newer computers are coming with Windows 11, so downgrading is not a practical solution.
  9. The last time I checked, Navigraph includes the SIDs/STARs and final approaches in its data, so the airport and data show up in FMCs that use it. Simbrief recognizes Kai Tak (VHHX) as an airport and will generate flightplans to and from it. But Navigraph's charts do not include it as an arrival or departure airport. The frequency/course for the offset IGS approach to Runway 13 is 111.9/088. Sometimes the FMC doesn't set it even when you select the correct approach, so you may have to set it manually.
  10. Ali501 has returned - latest version is April 2022. I believe many of the earlier problems are reduced or eliminated. I suggest you give it a try at Flightsim.to.
  11. I've found this to be easy to use and light on frame rates when recording. You will want to select the aircraft first and with engines on. A little free gem!
  12. Once source of RW METARS is Flightaware. It seems to cover the world -- earlier today I tried Kabul/OAKB and a slightly old METAR showed up. Type in the ICAO (just the name may work too) in the search box and then scroll down to near the bottom of the page.
  13. Frank, have you posted your findings as perhaps a bug report in the MSFS forum? Someone with your experience and expertise might just get their attention!
  14. No, Frank, I just said my experience has been different. One example doesn't prove anything. I am well aware that MSFS is far from perfect and quirky ATIS is hardly a surprise. I wold be interested to know which method of extracting weather data from MSFS do you think is more accurate? In this thread it is unclear to me which programs pull data from MSFS, which from RW, and which from addons like Active Sky (which I believe doesn't work with MSFS).
  15. The ATIS is based on sim weather, unlike several of the suggestions earlier in this thread. That has not been my experience. When I listen to the ATIS once I am in range to receive it, the conditions are pretty much what ATIS reports, notably the landing runways and wind speed and direction.
  16. Hi Luka, If you can find the real-world ATIS frequency, you can tune it in your aircraft radio. MSFS appears to be quite accurate in reproducing real-world frequencies. The ATIS usually comes in much sooner than it is selectable by using MSFS ATC>Nearest Airports. If the real-world charts show more than one frequency, you may have to experiment.
  17. Thank you very much for checking!
  18. Hi Waldo, Does this app allow download of the "development" versions of the 78XH and A320NX? The "Stable" versions of these are often not up-to-date, especially after an MSFS update that can mess up the older versions.
  19. Thanks, pmplayer! I didn't know where to find the developer file on that page.
  20. That's only if you start on a runway, where the aircraft is supposed to be ready to go. If you load at a gate or ramp, IRS alignment works (you can still force instant alignment, or choose Real, Instant, Fast, or Normal as the default alignment on the Heavy tab of the FMC). AFAIK the latest developer version is here, put out on July 28th: https://discord.com/channels/808476259016769546/852748629877850143 Choose the DEV version.
  21. I would have thought anything in "Community" would override anything in "Official," even if "Official" contains a "handcrafted" airport or other scenery. Is that not correct? I am sure there would be a problem if two versions of the same airport were included in "Community" -- duplicate, conflicting gates, runways, taxiways, aircraft parked on top of each other, not to mention CTDs as Dillon said.
  22. The FBW folks update the Development version very frequently. I have not tested it since the SU5 update + hot fixes, but it is likely they have fixed the issue(s) or will very soon. Follow this link: https://github.com/flybywiresim/a32nx Scroll down to "Unstable Master Branch Build", then click on the link “Download development build here.” Download the zipped folder, copy the file contained in the zip folder into your community folder (with MSFS not running) and it should show up. On the same page, a little higher up, you will also find the “A32NX Installer,” which can be downloaded and installed on your machine. It will update the Developer and other versions directly into the Community folder as often as you want. This page also explains the different versions..
  23. Just a reminder that you can shut off Live Weather - when I did, the problem went away. Currently in midflight; when I descend I will turn Live Weather back on for the approach and see how it works. Update: Live weather worked fine for the approach and landing at ATL.
  24. But there is an important exception: I would say a 747 that would have to veer off the runway to avoid a collision, is comparable to a container ship in a narrow channel to which a sailboat must give way. Many years ago I did a lot of sailing in San Francisco Bay; in more than one race I remember crossing the path of an oncoming container ship that was blowing its horn as a warning. Its skipper clearly had no intention of turning his ship out of the narrow shipping channel to avoid hitting sailboats crossing the ship's path. The boat I was on was always far enough away that we were in no danger, but it was often difficult to tell how much separation there was for other boats much closer to the oncoming ship. At any rate, here we have power vs. power: a powered yacht vs. a 747. I would guess that the law would give the much larger vessel, limited to the narrow "channel"/runway, the right of way over the much smaller and more maneuverable yacht.
  25. Nothing about which one gives way between a sailboat and a 747.
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