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  1. Oh wow, I'll have a look through this tonight... Thanks very much Alan, much appreciated. New pictures too! OK I'm very excited about this.
  2. Hello Alan This little snippet interests me no end... I had pretty much given up on the idea of ever seeing this until I saw your post here! Still, on the PILOTs website it looks like the same information that's been there for ages. Do you have a link to this new information at all? From the screenshots I've seen, the modelling of this aircraft looks impeccable. Cheers Stu
  3. Hi Paul You need to change the names of the scenery areas as you add them to the scenery library. For example, when you add the first area, lets say it calls it '4.8m mesh' as the title for that scenery area. Add to the start of that something like 'GenX Vol1 Area1 4.8m mesh'. Then add the 'GenX Vol1 Area1' prefix to the next scenery folder - '2.4m Photo' - so it reads 'GenX Vol1 Area1 2.4m Photo' and so on. Then when you get to the next area, change the prefix to 'GenX Vol1 Area2' and add those. Then you'll also change the volume numbers too so it says 'GenX Vol2 Area1' etc. It takes a while but soon you'll have all 3 volumes installed with unique names so they can all coexist happily! You can copy/paste the prefix names to save time (but remember to increase the area number and the volume number by 1 at the appropriate times! Hope that helps. Cheers Stu
  4. Well I decided to go ahead and try them... they both installed and appear to work perfectly. Just putting this out there in case it's of use to anyone else.
  5. Hello all Just want to check with people before I go installing things in my nicely functioning P3D v4.4. I have a number of Golden Age aircraft which I really love. The most recent one was the Brunner-Winkle Bird which specified it is ok for P3D v4 and obviously works fine. However, I have a couple of earlier GAS planes which don't specify if they are P3D 4 compatible - in fact I think the ones I have only specify FSX compatibility. So, please can anyone tell me if I can just go ahead and install the following aircraft into P3D 4.4: Douglas Dolphin Stinson JR I'm just not sure if the 64 bit environment would be a problem or if they will just install as normal. I know I can just try this out but wanted to check first if anyone has already done this. Cheers, Stu
  6. Excellent stuff Noah, glad that has fixed it. I think a lot more stuff needs to be run as Admin these days. Don't remember having to do this so much until more recently but it seems to be a good place to start when things aren't working right. Cheers Stu
  7. Ah well it was a shot in the dark! I assume you have told Pro ATC to generate flight plans to PMDG when you save your flight plan? Its been a while since I used it but it always generated an FMC co route for me. I wonder if there's a write-protection thing going on with the folder you're trying to save it to? That could stop it from being generated. I suppose you could try running PATC in Administrator mode to see if it can write the flight plan then. I'll try generating a FP tonight with it and see what steps I take - maybe something will jump out at me!
  8. Hi Noah The only thing I can think of that you haven't mentioned in your post is whether you have switched to P3D mode in the options menu. I can't remember which bit its in exactly but if you go through them you should see a couple of radio buttons and you select whether FSX or P3D is active. If P3D is not selected then all your plans will be set up in your FSX folder. Hope you can get it resolved. Cheers Stu
  9. Hi Mark Do you use the Saitek trim wheel at all? Your symptoms sound very similar to what happens to me when I use the trim wheel in P3D without first activating it in windows before starting the sim. If I start windows and then turn the wheel a couple of times so that it makes a little sound - registering the device in windows, I can use it fine in P3D. If however I forget to do that and start using it when I'm in P3D, the sim slows down and the mouse movements become very slow and jerky and I can't click on anything. Then I try to restart windows and it just hangs indefinitely making me have to just switch off the computer. It sounds very similar to what you have described. Cheers Stu
  10. Hi Ruediger Thanks very much for your offer. I'm very interested to see your list of books, that would be great! I'm very jealous that you've had a ride in Cat though!!! That must have been amazing. Did you get any photos at all? I'd love to see them if so. I know, the Aces team did an incredible job when you think about it. I think it's still amazing all these years later. Looking forward to seeing the how the rest of the flight progresses! Cheers Stu
  11. Thanks Andrew I'll check out that book, sounds like it will be a great start. Watched the leg to Wake Island last night and what an arrival at Wake! Just goes to show how accurate this kind of navigation can be - to arrive in 2.5 mile visibility and still be able to find a tiny speck of land in the vast ocean! It amazes me that we can use FS in this way and get accurate results. Looking forward to trying it out myself. I think it will add a lot of excitement to my flying. Cheers Stu
  12. Hi Andrew I just wanted to let you know that I've been following this series of videos and really love them. Looking forward to checking out the latest leg tonight. I've also been watching your tutorials on celestial navigation and it's really got me fired up to have a go at this sort of thing myself. I love the old propliner aircraft but have never tried my hand at 'proper' navigation like you are doing. I've always used GPS or moving maps etc... But this has really captured my imagination now and I'm determined to ween myself off these modern conveniences! To this end I've got all the gauges I need (weatherships, sextant and a driftmeter) for my trusty A2A B-17 and have been avidly reading all the tutorials I can. Thanks for all the links you put on your youtube page - I've bookmarked it as it's so useful. I'm really fascinated by this pioneering age of aviation and have a bit of birthday money burning a hole in my pocket. Do you have any book recommendations that cover this era and operating flying boats and other early propliners and the navigation techniques used? I feel like immersing myself in this age a little! Anyway, thanks a lot for these videos; I think they're great - they feel like proper flying adventures! Cheers Stu
  13. Hi Gerald Yes I confirm the exact same issue. I have been using the payware version of UK2000's Gatwick (latest version) and always the lights go out if my viewing angle is in a certain direction. I had noticed it previously on a number of other airports as I was taxiing around but hadn't paid much attention at the time. I think Heathrow was one of them and that was the Orbx England version I think. By the way I'm still using P3D 4.1 if that makes a difference. Cheers Stu
  14. What a wonderfully generous offer Jeroen, nice one! I'll play - 350 ... I'm probably way off!
  15. Hi Julie I think that is thermal visualisation. I think there is a tick box under the weather options screen to enable or disable it. Just untick it and it should be gone. Hope that helps. Cheers Stu.
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