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  1. In the settings part of MSFS, in the VR section. you can assign a control to take you in and out of VR, can't remember if it had a default, but I set mine to a joystick button, and go in an out of VR using that.
  2. VR Sim guy has had one for 9 months, and produced a long term review of his motion sim here: It looks impressive, I love the way it really throws him around! It costs around £2000 which in hardware terms isn't expensive. He's done over a thousand hours in it, and gives it a glowing review. I'm planning to go down the motion sim/VR combo at some stage, they're an ideal match. Once you ditch the big screen, and the hardware, the sim footprint is actually very small, another advantage to those without a lot of space. I think this is the rig he uses: https://www.amazon.co.uk/DOF-Reality-Motion-Simulator-H2/dp/B07KRGRCQ8 Eugene
  3. I tried 3 coupled ILS approaches in the BS King air today, at around 400 ft it stated going below the glide path, varying from half to full scale fly up for me. The autopilot still got me to the runway okay, and at 50 ft I disconnected the autopilot and landed normally. So it seems that the BS autopilot does have problems following the glide path below 300-500 ft, but as the decision height for a CAT 1 ILS is 200ft or above, disconnecting the autopilot around 500 seems a reasonable workaround, although it should do a better job.
  4. In case anyone is tempted, the Aero now has permanent price reduction to 990€, about half the price I paid last year. You need a Steam VR base station, currently around £170 UK. One is fine, it's all I've got, as you're seated, it doesn't need to triangulate your position. Expect some duty might be payable in the UK too, mine was shipped from Ireland. But still a big saving. VR Sim Guy's a big fan, still says it's the best VR headset around, even over the Pimax Crystal. Varjo's new lower pricing could be a headache for high end headset producers? VR Sim Guy's take on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL7b8EwUAOI&t=160s
  5. A number of UK airfields have non RNAV SIDS, Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester (EGLL EGKK EGCC), and I'm sure others too.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Super cute, but is it legal?
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. 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
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