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  1. I have actually hit 6 controllers in one zone. Are you getting this in EVERY ZONE? Would be great to know thanks. Also altitude plays. If in RVSM and depending on where you are, you can really go through some controllers in the RW environment. I drive a CE-680 and when we get up to FL470, there is hardly anyone to talk to. That all said though, thanks for the answer to the question. Your advice will help me make my decision!
  2. That is mostly correct. Early jets of any kind had no FMS or even GPS. Old school VOR Vicotr airways and Jet Routes. One might want to go over to ISG. His FMS equipment is WELL worth the $$. Looks like this will be the good model to put those into. IF you do that however, do yourself a favor and get FS Panel Studios to go with it.
  3. Shall we raise the ante? How about not only stick time but what type ratings do we have Hawker 400XP, Mitsubishi 300 Raytheon Premier, Dassault Falcon 10, King Air 350, (Schools) King Air 200, King Air 100, King Air 90, Caravan, Pilatus PC-12 stick time/checked out in. C210, C182, C172RG, C172, C-152 Belanca Super Viking, Mooney 201J, Piper Arrow III, Scenca III, Navajo, Aerostar, Apache, Jeronimo, Warrior From there I have been on DC-9, DC-10, 727, 747, 737 KC-135, 757, 767, UH-1, CRJ 200, CRJ 700, EMB 700, Convair 580
  4. Wow!! Impressive. Just stopping by for a quick look. Keep up the good work!
  5. UPDATE - Madcatz just sent me extra throttle caps and mounting screws no charge.
  6. Hi Guys, I am a line pilot for a jet chart company, ATP and I was a CFI in days gone buy. I fly the Simuflite (KDAL) or Flight Safety simulators a bunch. Now I have an X52 as well as a relatively new Saitek Pro Flight Yoke. I find the detent not annoying at all. I have never flown an aircraft where you would pull back on the controls and have them merely stay there. IN FACT they will spring back to center just like the Yoke or X52 does. It is the Aerodynamics (Positive Dynamic Stability) that brings us back to SnL over time. Unless you are in a fighter and then it's Negative Dynamic Stability controlled by onboard computers then. Sol to have totall accurate feedback would be costly. To me Saitek has done a good job since (as all of us simmers know) there is a huge plethera of models out there for us to fly. What you guys might want to do is go into FSUIPC registered versions and calibrate the yoke so that you don't move the yoke so much to turn, climb, etc How you do that is to move the yoke back maybe 1/4 travel or whatever your needs are and press the max button or min button etc wash rinse repeat. Another item may be of interest, is that many of the jets out there are hydraulically operated. They have a system onboard called an Arthur Q (google it) and that gives us "feel" ha ha so to speak in the cockpit. So to expect feedback from a controller here in FSX is a little odd. To expect NO feel is simply gaming then at its best I'd go fly Xbox at that point. Real World. The feedback you feel from a Piper Navajo is a world of difference away from say a Cessna Caravan. Both of which I have over 1,000 PIC. Not trying to toot the horn here but simply giving you some real world input. On a last note, I was just speaking with the techs out at Simuflight Dallas while I was there for training in April. The programming involved to give us the full motion experience takes (servers) to get it even close to being right. And I still laugh when I train at the 1/4 to 1/2 second delay for the motion to catch up with my control inputs. :) I sorta like my cheap springs in my new Saitek Wonder box! :) I would bet that everyone wants the controls to "feel" like they feel while on the ramp. My thoughts are Saitek designed this yoke to give the BEST of all realms as it cannot be all things to all models to all people and all their wants wishes and desires. My two cents. Have a great day. :) Well said. I use FSX just for that too. It actually is that good. We have 8 aircraft of the same make and model on our line that I fly. Every single one of them flies different, feels different, sounds different, etc. For me I don't get all into the "enth" so to speak here in FSX every RW flight is different, FSX might as well simulate that too. :)
  7. OR? Just take off the knobs and pretend. :) JK. Creative, Ill give ya that!
  8. So we can all agree? THEE Guy(s) who can make knobs for corporate, and airline jet knobs, then sell them for $9.95 per set Throttle, Flap, Spoiler, (Heck Id even toss in the friction knobbette), would make a fairly good haul on this? OR send it in a nice storage box. Knobs for your favorite three aircraft. They could make custom sets for Saitek.
  9. Hey Azteca. Thanks for the report on the Flight1 B200. I agree with you. I have never seen a B200 with the Garmin 1000. Not to say there are none. I for one have never seen it. I was afraid of what you are experiencing and that would be a major hit on frames just to run the G1000 Of the 5 King Air B200s. Only ONE have I seen with the Avidyne. I have no use for it. Frame killer and again, I have not seen too many B200s with it. Carenado would have done well to offer it in only one or two liveries. Most operators cannot afford all of those toys so you will see more of the old KING LORAN's in them with only ONE Garmin 530. The BENDIX Radar/MFD is what you will find in them more than the Two Garmins. Sure would have been nice, as long as we are killing frame rates to add a functional radar. After all, the King Air line LIVES in crummy weather. I found some great settings and I will post them in a new thread.
  10. Sorry to come late to the party. I to am a real world King Air 200 pilot, and 350, 300, 100, and C90. Over all I have logged some 2400 hours in all things King Air. My reason for purchasing this product, and from Carenado was for one I am accepting a job where I will be back in the King Air 200 and I needed to simply get my cockpit scan down and re familiarize the basic feel, speed, not only going from jets to King Airs but for going from Glass to Steam Gauges. The reason for Carenado was I had a really nice experience with the T-210, which I have time in as well. When I first saw the plane after downloading I was really impressed. To say the least. When I "climbed in" and popped on the master it was like saying hello to an old friend. The sound if the -42 is spot on in so far as the basic operations. Reverse sounds like Beta, I was really entertained by that. But to even have that sound at all I felt as if it was a treat. (The RW King Air reverse is probably tuff to do) But hey we get at least beta. Also low condition lever setting Beta too. I sort of wished they could do better with ground fine. Took me for ever to get the throttles to be right. Thanks again Pete Townsend. Cannot be done without ya. Incidentally guys for an X52, it is Throttle 1 and 2 Settings on page three letting FSUIPC handle it and set the FSUIPC and set the zero. You can do well with -1 any lower and you will taxi too fast going into beta and reverse to slow down. The other main issue and ( I did not read all the posts so maybe there is a fix ) is that the engines are not as responsive as in the real aircraft. That is a hard one for me to swallow. I have tried to set things differently with my X52 but the throttle movements to no avail. In my opinion the actuall working of the Auto Feather, (the one time I tried it was spot on!) I mean wow they nailed that part. In a Real King air 200 Rudder Boost is not that great. Good but not great. Unlike it is in the 350. The 350 rudder boost is a lot more effective. So in my opinion rb in the Carenado 200 is worked pretty much as it should... Crappy to kinda crappy as it is in the RW Aircraft. If you want to do V1 Cuts. Do like I do in the Flight Safety simulators. Get yourself Vr +10. That will keep you out of the ditches. The very first Flight Safety V1 cut in a King Air 350 put me in the ditch. The next two were the same. My instructor then said he let me do that so that I would respect the Vr +10 on subsequent King Air rotations. Sorry to bloviate. My other gripe is the ice vanes. LOL. They do not pop on and pop off as in the sim. It is a 4 - 5 second transition process. The performance difference on vs off is out of whack. The ice vanes do not take that much reduce performance that much. Some but not that much. My passengers would flip out if the engines actually did that. I used to fly Panicky Surgeons in and out of Rochester (Mayo Clinic) MN. Usually to go get body parts after some kid wrapped himself around a tree for the last time. If I could get fixes for those issues it would be like Christmas. All the other programming these guys did over at Carenado is about spot on. I appreciate the OP and his post. I agree with it. And as the OP most eliquintly put it, there is no way we are going to get all he had in his squawk list unless we as a customer base demand it. Oh one last thing. The autopilot tracking approaches is way off. Every 200 I flew did a dead on tracking job. Eventually Carenado's version gets things settled down but well after and only well after the outer marker or so it seems to me. I too am worried about fames with the F1 King Air 200. I'll pass on that for now. 1-10? I give this a 7.5, but worth the money. Except for my issues posted above they did a fantasic job for what we have as a simulator within FSX. I am getting most of my money out it.
  11. Thanks for the great fix. I know this is an old post but wow. 5 hours without a hint of a crash.
  12. Wow I never knew Mike and wished I had. What an excellent post and thread! Im moved by your experiences and heart in what you do and hold dear. Thank you by the way for sharing and being candid here. This really is an awesome hobby we all share.
  13. Hi Rob, Not entirely. In other words it surely is not some sort of black mark on you if you go to the regionals. In my corporate/charter experience though many chief pilots can ferret out if you are coming to build time or coming to work for longevity with no designs on airline work. It would be all about the interview at that point. The only other issue too is that there is growing fear within corporate flight departments of airline guys coming over for a place to hang out until they get recalled from furlough, thereby taking valuable training resources with them just because XYZ Airways calls them back. With the looming pilot shortage I dont think that is going to bee too much of an issue when all the pilots on the street are back flying again. Once that happends I think there will be hiring in all areas. Over at www.climbto350.com we've seen an increase in corporate positions coming up all the time. There seems to be a lot of FO Jet Jobs coming too. AND for all low time guys there area a BUNCH of entry level charter sp frieght jobs etc coming available. GREAT ways to get very valuable experience. Hope that helps! Mark
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