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  1. A number of UK airfields have non RNAV SIDS, Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester (EGLL EGKK EGCC), and I'm sure others too.
  2. Navigraph own simbrief (https://www.simbrief.com/home/) which is a very comprehensive flight planning tool, that makes very authentic flight plans, that can be downloaded in pdf format and printed off. The 2 of them are very well integrated together, you can import a flightplan generated on simbrief directly into Navigraph, it's a very quick way of importing a complex flightplan. Also a number of MSFS aircraft with allow you to import a plan directly from simbrief, including PMDG 737, Fenix A320, Citation Longitude (or any Garmin 3000/5000 using the WT mod I think?), the new just flight F28, and others I'm sure. The Navigraph/Simbrief combo is a dream match for flight simmers, well worth the money in my opinion.
  3. Looks like the 2 large programmable buttons might be useful to someone in VR, plus the 2 rotary switches top left of the keypad, easy to locate even with a headset on.
  4. Every 5 sim sessions or so, I get the never ending "Synching data" message on loading the sim. I've learnt just to kill the sim, reboot (restating MSFS never worked), and next time it always works okay. Had a very small MSFS update recently, hadn't read anything about it, but today on starting MSFS, I got the never ending synching data message, but also a message saying unable to go online to synch data, with an option to play offline, or try again. After 3 "Try again" presses, it loaded fine. So have they fixed it now? Was the reason for the problem always been because it hadn't been able to go online to synch the data?
  5. I had a no connection message yesterday, 1st time for me, I googled it, and someone had similar, went into their settings and data had been turned off! I checked my settings, data was also turned off, no idea why, but turned it back on, all normal. Could be a totally different reason for you of course, but worth checking. Eugene
  6. Pretty sure it would be a Sud SE-210 Caravelle III, here's a pic of one at Heathrow 1972. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sud_SE-210_Caravelle_III,_Scandinavian_Airlines_-_SAS_AN1809005.jpg
  7. Super cute, but is it legal?
  8. Same for me, in the end just did what you did, bound them to a joystick function. Was surprised there wasn't more about it on the web, must affect others?
  9. If I understood the issue correctly, isn't it simply a matter of changing the frequency of the comms box you're using, to any old freq, then ATC stop talking to you? Eugene
  10. I'm with you, love doing ADF approaches. When I got my UK instrument rating back in the eighties, all the aircraft were equipped with RBI's (Relative Bearing Indicator), where the compass rose was fixed with zero at the top, and relative bearings were needed to account for the drift. E.G., if you were correcting right 10 degrees for drift, you'd expect to see the needle on 350, 10 degrees left of the nose. These days almost all aircraft use RMI's, where the ADF needle is superimposed on a slaved direction indicator. This makes things a lot easier, if you'd trained on an RBI, an RMI was a doddle, but if you'd trained on an RMI and then flew an aircraft with only a RBI, you could be in trouble! RBI ADF approaches in windy conditions could be a challenge, especially if crossing the NDB on the approach, and having the beacon behind you as you approached minima! Eugene
  11. Just an educated guess, but maybe for a battery start, the right engine is closer to the battery, which helps with the start. For a ground power start, the ground power unit plugs in on the right hand side, which would mean staring the left engine first, with ground power, then allow the GPU to be removed, and the left generator to supply power, before starting the right engine? Eugene
  12. Thanks for the link, didn't know about this, looks very useful. Eugene
  13. Just in case it helps- It wasn't obvious to me how to get the 25% discount for previously buying the Black Square Bonanza - You need to got to your JustFlight orders, click on the Bonanza "Download/ Activation Details" tab, and the discount code is shown on that page. Eugene
  14. If you have a Navigraph subscription, they have a toolbar app that can be added, then you can view the flight on a moving map, or individual charts procedures, in or out of VR.
  15. I posted about this problem, the TBM 930 rudder trim not working about a week ago, the thread is here: In the end I assigned the trim movements to a rocker switch on the yoke. Eugene
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