kama2004

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    Quebec, Canada
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    Prepar 3D V4.4, RW Pilot on Cherookee Warrior (IFR rating 2013....)

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    I7-6700, 4 Ghz, 16 GB, RTX 2080.

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  1. kama2004

    Vertx DA62 Spotlights

    For Night Flying with the DA62, I created a Flight Sim Labs Spotlight profile allowing a dimmer lighting than the one offered by the original flood light dimmer in the VC. FSLSpotlights is an application that FSLabs incorporated in their Airbus and made available for free to the public as donation ware (since v2.0.0.9). It works with P3d V4.1 and more. It allows creating a group of small lights in the VC that can provide dim (or bright) lighting to various part of the panel. I used it to put a dim bluish light on the G1000 PFD and MFD knobs and buttons. Also one for the compass. Installation: You need to download and install Spotlights from FlighSimLabs web site under the “tool” menu item. Don’t worry about the price shown, it’s free now. There is some information on the page also about the app. Then drop the spotlight file (FSLSpotLights.ini) in the aircraft menu of P3D. Same place as you find the aircraft.cfg file. For those registered on the FSLabs forum, you can go the the FSL Spotlights section and search for the thread named “Spotlight Config Files To Be Shared With The Community” and look on page 3 to find the file. Others can drop me a PM and I will send them the file. Operation: FSLSpotlights will put a small contextual menu on the bottom left of your P3D screen (a very small square that you can click to expand the window). It’s described on the product page. You can use this menu to put this lighting ON or OFF or to modify the dim level. I put a level of 70% for my machine allowing you to select slightly higher or lower level. The results is affected by several other settings on your system; your monitor: mode/brightness/contrast your HDR settings; mine is 0.29, 1.0, 1.0 maybe shaders mod or other … I haven’t tested During day operation, I either reduce the level at 10% or close the splotlights altogether. You can also show or hide the Spotlights window using the option provided in the Add-On menu of P3D. Limitation: - You cannot operate those lights with a VC switch, you have to use the FSLSpotlights menu to put them ON or OFF. Dark sky…!!
  2. Night Flying and C337 lovers, I created a Flight Sim Labs Spotlight profile to make life easier for night flying. FSLSpotlights is a free application that FSLabs incorporated in their Airbus and made available for free to the public as donation ware (since v2.0.0.9). It works with P3d V4.1 and more. It allows creating a group of small lights in the VC that can provide dim (or bright) lighting to various part of the panel. I used it to put a dim bluish light (to keep the existing mood of the C337 panel lighting) on the switches, Collins Radio Knobs, autopilot and compass so they are easier to read and operates at night. Installation: You need to download and install Spotlights from FlighSimLabs web site under the “tool” menu item. Don’t worry about the price shown, it’s free now. There is some information on the page also about the app. Then drop the spotlight file (FSLSpotLights.ini) in the aircraft menu of P3D. Same place as you find the aircraft.cfg file. For those registered on the FSLabs forum, you can go the the FSL Spotlights section and search for the thread named “Carenado C337 Skymaster”. If not registered on FSLabs, just drop me a PM. Operation: FSLSpotlights will put a small contextual menu on the bottom left of your P3D screen (a very small square). It’s described on the product page. You can use this menu to put this lighting ON or OFF or to modify the dim level Limitation: You cannot operate those lights with a VC switch, you have to use the FSLSpotlights menu to put them ON or OFF. Happy dark sky flying…!!
  3. kama2004

    Majestic Q400 - altitude select problem

    Had the same but noticed it when trying to input the weight of the aircraft. It was also caused by the metric setting. But I don't have any remembering of modifying this parameter in the Q400.
  4. I use the switch panel and the autopilot panel with the Airbus using LINDA and the library that was made for the airbus by Linda creators. I assigned to the switch panel the following functions: Baro HPA/HG switch, BARO STD, Park Brake, Transponder (3 buttons for TA/RA, ALT and ON), Packs ON/OFF, Dome light, Beacon, Strobe, Taxi and Landing light. For the AP panel, I assigned one of my yoke button as a SHIFT key to Linda which allow me to simulate the Push or Pull functions of the Autopilot. I assigned to the various buttons the following functions : AP ON (shifted OFF), HDH push (shifted PULL), HDG/TRK & VS/FPA, SPD push (shifted pull), Alt push (shifted pull), A/THR on (shifted OFF), Spoiler ARM (shifted disarm). The radio panel is working partly but I don't bother trying to improve it. I can put a frequency in the standby portion of the radio panel (but it doesn't change in the VC standby radio display). If I push the Xfer button, the frequency will become active correctly both on the Saitek panel and in the VC. It is faster to use the pop-up radio in the VC.
  5. kama2004

    ChasePlane Freezing

    I traced down the problem. ChasePlane external views freeze exactly when REX SF3D inject In-Sync Cloud Model. I sent an email and CP generated problem report to Keven. Lets see what he can find.
  6. kama2004

    ChasePlane Freezing

    I tried injecting clouds model and texture then closed Rex before starting Prepar3d. No problem durind a one hour flight. So it is definitively something between RSF3D and Chaseplane that cause this problem. I tried also a flight with all Rex textures and P3D settings set to minimum and still Chaseplane freeze. My videocard is a new RTX2080 so should not have any problems with those kind of low settings.
  7. kama2004

    ChasePlane Freezing

    I’m investigating a problem with some common behavior on my system. But only the outside view are not accessibles. All my inside VC view works but the view throught the cockpit windows stop to move at some point. The freeze is permanent in my case. The plane still behave normally as shown on the ND screen of the Q400. I can use the autopilot to change heading or altitude and everything looks normal on the PFD and ND. There is still engine sound. Only the outside view is frozen through the cockpit window and external views are not accessible when I click them on Chaseplane user interface. It started when I added REX sky force 3D a few days ago. I have read all Chaseplane and REX forums and tried several suggested fix to no avail. I will test further in the next few days to try to isolate the problem. My feeling is that there is a glitch when REX inject dynamic clouds models that causes Chaseplane to stop working. I’m not using REX weather engine but AS. I have a three screen Nvidia Surround setup and it is sometimes related to specific problems on my system that others users does’nt have.
  8. kama2004

    F1 GTN750 Unusable After P3D4.4 Update

    Also not very happy with F1 GTN for my A2A Cherookee. Even with my new 2080 card installed a couple of weeks ago, it still very difficult to use the Home and Direct To buttons (they need a quick double click to eventually work, then slowly changing page or opening window for the direct to). I tried through A2A support to solve the problem as it’s not so bad when I use the GTN as a pop-up in others airplanes. I was trying yesterday to reinstall everything with the new F1 p3d 4.4 installer and the latest Cherookee installer but no joy. Also a minor issue with Spotlight for night lighting the cockpit. The GTN textures and button stay dark even if i overlit the area with a light beam. I was trying to locate where those textures are but cannot find them. Time for Reality XP maybe ?
  9. Hi Keven, all is fine on my system with version .20...... thank a lot...
  10. Also a problem with the new version on my 3 screen Surround system. When I start P3d and chaseplane, the virtual cockpit screen is fine. Burt if I try to switch to external view, it shows me the airplane cabin instead of my normal external view (this is with A320 but same behavior with other plane). If I make the following sequence with 2 consecutive Chaseplane shudown and restart, I can solve the problem. First restart: ========= - Put enabled advance settings to OFF - close and restart Chaseplane. This solve the external view but now the VC cockpit view is overzoomed. second restart ============ - put back enabled advance settings to ON. - Then shutdown and restart chaseplane Now everything work fine. No zoom problem in the VC and the switch to external view works fine also. Anyway to correct this ? Thanks...
  11. kama2004

    Navigraph Data in GTN750

    Ok noted, I will look for this file.
  12. kama2004

    Navigraph Data in GTN750

    I will try this, I remember having a look at the SD card content but it was different than the files you list. Maybe because monthly update just copy an incremental database and not the complete set....
  13. I solved this by modifying the panel.cfg for the plane. Assuming the height of the pop-up is ok, then you have only to worry about the with of the window and its position from the left edge of your left monitor. These are the two figures to change for each pop-up in the panel.cfg. The panel.cfg is located in the airplane folder. For the FSLabs A320, the path looks like (but depend where you installed each airplanes); ex c:\Users.......etc......\simobjects\Airplanes\FSLabs A320 IAE\Panel\panel.cfg Then you can copy 2 lines to keep the old settings in notes. The window size line as the name imply control the width on screen. All you have to do is divide the first digit that control width by 3. Example for the MCDU pop-up of the A320: //window_size= 0.234375, 0.643056 (putting the slashes put this original line in comment so you can have the original line if you need it). window_size=0.061, 0.485 (this is my new setting, as i wanted to scale down the size a bit, i divided the first figure by about 4 instead of 3. I also reduced the second number to keep the proportion). The second line to look at is window_pos //window_pos= 0, 0 (original developpers position which means leftmost and top) window_pos=.256, 0.5 (this my new position, the .256 means the pop-up will start at 25.6% of the total horizontal span of your 3 screens measured from left. The 0.5 means the top of the window start at half the screen height. Of course you have to select those values so the entire pop-up stay on screen). I made an Excel calculator to expedite the calculations for my differents aircrafts.
  14. kama2004

    Canadian Airports

    Several freeware for Quebec province here. http://www.jpfil.com/quebecfsx/scenes-aeroports.htm CYQB Quebec is the most comprehensive one, CYRQ Trois-Rivière is also well done
  15. kama2004

    TRS-80 WON'T PLAY P3DV4

    Well, old memories, My father purchased the 13 unit of TRS-80 sold in Canada. I got my first arms at computer on this machine. I remember also having done my first electronic projects on that. Connecting a Novar terminal to the computer. Building a light pen (that was detecting the TV beam and translating this into position) and I remember there was also modification to the tape recorder to eliminate the sound level problem. Some Zilog assembly language programming in the process... The Ira Goldlangs site is still alive; http://www.trs-80.com/wordpress/