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  1. Angels40

    Strange behavior on start up

    The first thing I would check is in your FSX Settings. Go to the General Tab and make sure that Show Opening Screen is enabled. If this not enabled, FSX will bypass the Opening Screen and go straight to the default flight. Chris
  2. Angels40

    FSX starts to load but then disappears...

    It seems that FSX is shutting down at the scenery loading point. I assume that this is when your autogen scenery is loading. I used to have a similar thing happen, but at the weather point in the loading screen; my solution was to change my weather setting at FSX main screen from User Defined to Weather Theme. It could be in your case, that there is some conflict in your Autogen scenery listing or with some other scenery add on (where you have made some changes and the data base is re-configuring, but failing because of some conflict). Maybe your installed add ons on the old HDD are the problem. I would first check here: Your Drive:\Users\Your Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\scenery.cfg Open it in Wordpad and check each Area No. and Layer. They should all be numbered consecutively and matching with the Layer numbers, (e.g. Area .002 should have Layer=2, and so on). If this checks out okay, then it would be your choice whether to reinstall FSX (clean install, removing all your old add ons), or try to do an FSX Repair. Chris
  3. Angels40

    Boxed version of FSX won't install

    You're right, Jim. We're probably going to run into more problems installing FSX into later MS Operating Systems. Our FS9 brethren already know about this, as FS9 uses Safe Disk DRM and those having problems launching their Sim (via Disk 4) because of DRM blocking in Win10, have had to use a No CD fix. FSX users may well be going down a similar the big switch is inevitable. Charlie, PartMgr does work for both Deluxe and Acceleration, but from my observances at the Microsoft Community Site, it has been more successful on the Deluxe version than on Acceleration. Chris
  4. Angels40

    Boxed version of FSX won't install

    Before dumping FSX, the following appears to be the only fix with a fairly high success rate for Activation issues: Follow these steps (but take care when changing Registry values - back it up if you're unsure). You can copy the Registry files from within it and going to File > Export. 1. Close FSX and run Registry Editor (press Windows key + R and type regedit and Ok). 2. Expand the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e967-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} The letters in this key (e.g. 4d36e967....) could also be in caps (e.g. 4D36E967....) 3. After you find the folder, double-click Upperfilters on the right side. 4. Change the value from 0 , (any other value there), to PartMgr (note, this is case sensitive). 5. Close Registry Editor and reboot Computer. 6. Launch FSX and check whether the Activation box comes up. Chris
  5. Angels40

    Speeding up taxiing

    Thank you Frank: can't disagree with your comments.
  6. Angels40

    Honeywell Bendix/King FMS

    That's great news and no doubt much relief to you in getting the AP to come on and follow the route you've set in the FMC. Yes, if you click the LNAV and VNAV buttons OFF, you're effectively taking the commanding of those aspects of your flight from the AP and electing to either steer your aircraft manually without the AP at all, or selecting HDG SEL and/or Vert. Speed using the AP. Chris
  7. Angels40

    Honeywell Bendix/King FMS

    Sending you a link to a video about setting up the IRS in a Wilco B737. In fact, you can probably learn much from searching the internet for answers that your Manual may not give: What is concerning is that none of the buttons on the MCP work/light up in spite of your checks with FD, etc. Not sure if anyone else has reported this: there's a Wilco Forum here at Avsim. It could be an IRS alignment problem or maybe that the FMC hasn't been properly set up, but if you are in flight and select HDG SEL and click on AP and nothing happens, then there could be some other problems with installation of the aircraft, conflict with an add on, etc. Hope you can find out the source of this problem.
  8. Angels40

    Honeywell Bendix/King FMS

    As you know, VNAV stands for Vertical Navigation and LNAV for Lateral Navigation. So when you set up your FMC for the various altitudes (and speeds) for each leg of your route and you want the AP to command your aircraft through those altitudes, you would select VNAV and it should follow your inputs for the various Flight Levels. Some pilots will steer their aircraft manually for quite some time until they hand over control to the AP; others, soon after take off. If they want AP to control lateral steering, then LNAV would (also) be selected so the AP knows what it is required to do. In FSX default aircraft, selecting AP does the same thing, i.e. it takes your route from your Flight Plan (not FMC, this time) and will only steer if you have NAV or LNAV selected. If you want to steer the aircraft manually, e.g. there's a large storm ahead and you want to avoid it, then you would use HDG SEL to manually change to a new course (which is not in your FMC). The AP now no longer follows the FMC but will take direction from your input. Similarly, if you need to descend to an altitude different from what you've inputted into the FMC, first VNAV is disengaged and then the new altitude is set and then manually setting the descent rate in your Vertical Speed. For Top of Descent to Approach and Landing, you would generally use LVL CHG as the FMC controls the rate of descent that is required. Of course, all this depends on ATC recognizing your FMC inputs and that you also know both your departure and arrival runways. The departure runway, of course, you will need to put into your FMC, so the FMC can give all needed aircraft take off performance data. "the plane doesn't respond to any commands I put into the knobs". My comments above should answer that in respect to what mode selection you press for the AP to take instructions from. "The plane does have the IRS, and I "align" it, but I'm not sure really what that's doing or how". Your manual should instruct you on this, but basically, you set both IRS knobs to NAV and then put in the required inputs into your FMC Pos Init page. On real aircraft, this operation can take several minutes. Anyway, do study your Manual that hopefully came with the download as that should give you sufficient information to get you moving along. Chris
  9. Angels40

    Speeding up taxiing

    Sadly, whatever you do to try and speed up taxiing aircraft, will be unrealistic; I guess, as Flt. simmers, we have got used to some extra needed un-realism to get to our intended target and satisfaction. I do two things: a. lower the amount of ai aircraft (flying to or from EGKK and EGLL can become very frustrating with high ai settings). b. when sitting on the taxiway waiting for landing aircraft or other aircraft in front of me to move on, I just speed up the simulation a fraction to get them moving along. If you're very short of time, then hit 8x and get rid of the whole lot of them. Flusifix will do the job as suggested, along with its many other useful features, but it will mean that all your ai will constantly move at a faster pace. The method I use for this frustration, lets me decide when I need them to go a little faster or back to normal speed.
  10. Angels40

    Honeywell Bendix/King FMS

    I can't comment specifically on the Wilco 737, but generally on FMCs. When you put the inputs into the FMC, are they actually recorded in it? If you are putting in your figures, for example, into the Legs page, and then moving to the next item on your FMC programing list, without activating/executing it, then there won't be anything recorded, hence the autopilot won't have any commands to follow. After programing your FMC, do you, for example, see your flight path, with VORs, waypoints, etc., appear on your Navigation Display? If all that appears okay, then the other question is: are you in Navigation mode enabling the AP to follow your flight path (whether VNAV or LNAV)? Or, if you try to fly just with heading inputs from you in the MCP, with HDG SEL, will the AP light up and follow that path? The above are only a few things to think about and try. Not knowing how you've programmed the FMC and what you're seeing on your instrument panel makes it a little difficult to suggest much more, without regurgitating all the instructions in your (hopefully included) B737 Manual. It will take quite some time to properly understand and program the FMC. But if you follow the steps in the Manual, you should soon get onto the 'right path'. BTW, not sure whether this B737 has a working IRS or INS (Inertial Reference System) included, but that of course would be one of the early 'tasks' to be performed when entering the cockpit, so that your aircraft position can be verified and aligned in your systems.
  11. Angels40

    Honeywell Bendix/King FMS

    The ILS selection page can be found by clicking on the "Dep/Arr" button. After ATC gives you the runway for landing, you can select that runway from that page (whether it is ILS equipped, or you can choose from other options there (e.g. VOR DME, RNAV, GPS, etc.), that may assist you when turning onto Base Leg and Finals). Of course, you will still need to tune your radio to the ILS frequency, which you can get from the Nav Data > Airport Ident page after typing in the ICAO identifier, and ensuring that your Navigation mode is set to Nav. Hope this will keep your interest up while awaiting that day you get an FMC equipped B737.
  12. Angels40

    Honeywell Bendix/King FMS

    This FMC is very basic, being simply an interface to the default GPS. What you set up as your flight plan (via the FSX flight plan) will be seen in the FMC. You can't properly set up this FMC without first setting up a flight plan. When you're in the air, the FMC may be useful for its Map provision, observing the status of your aircraft's flight path/legs, setting up the ILS for landing, finding out airport information, nearest VORs, radios, etc. The only thing that you can control is making inputs to the Legs page in regard to Speed and Altitude for each leg of the route (which your autopilot will follow), but the problem arises as to what data should one feed in, as there are no airport/company route charts to refer to. So, my impression is that this FMC is only useful for appearance sake and as an introduction to Flt. Management Systems. If you are wanting to do some serious FMC programming and get good functionality, you will probably need to purchase aircraft that have it. Others here will be able to suggest aircraft/developers that do produce advanced avionics in their aircraft.
  13. When you were in Device Manager, did you also go down the list to USB Controllers > USB Root Hub and do likewise in the Power Management tab? Chris
  14. Angels40

    I only get partial rudder during flight

    You don't mention what aircraft(s) appear to have this problem. If you're flying larger aircraft, make sure that Yaw Damper is off. Chris
  15. Angels40

    Problems reloading FSX

    As a matter of interest bcroston, you mentioned: "I have had two more tries at loading FSX Gold Edition, the first with the Acceleration pack and the second without." Can we assume that you did do the second option fully, i.e. installing FSX Gold, without installing the Acceleration pack, and activated it. Did you then take a flight and what was the result? If the activation went through okay, then you should have been able to fly for more that thirty minutes without any problems. It then could be that the Activation error message you see in other scenarios refers to the failed activation attempt of the Acceleration pack when that is also installed. Chris