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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Hi Roland - you said..... Fixed Repetitive Display of the "User aircraft detected as AI object (SimConnect bug) -- -- AISIDSTAR will NOT process user aircraft (status OK)" message. Now it will only display 3 times...." It is indeed "fixed"....for me, anyway.....the message prints to the screen 3 times then stops. Also....No slewing! Excellent! Thank you! All best, Ray L ('Bird)
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Hi, Guys - Ray L here. Well, I think I figured out what was wrong - though I have no idea WHY the following fixed my prob. I deleted my FSX.CFG (just on a chance), and guess what? I have started 3 flights, and NO SLEWING!! I don't know - go figure. Will do much more testing, to see if indeed this is fixed for me - just thought I'd pass on this info (are you reading this, Roland? Grin) Ok - that's it. All best, Ray L (Blackbird)
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Hi, Guys......The Ol' Blackbird (Ray L) here for a moment....... I am still having SLEWING probs with this program - would like to make it work properly - it's a very interesting concept. I have reloaded a "clean" backup of FSX (no SDK in it) - this was FSX Deluxe. Then, I installed the SDK from the DVD - started FSX - ran it for a minute - shut it down. Next, installed SDK - sp1a - started FSX - ran it for a minute - shut it down. Next, installed SDK - sp2 - started FSX - ran it for a minute - shut it down. Set up AISIDSTAR - ran it - as long as I just use one of the "pre-made" ini files (like NYC Metro) - all is well - no slewing. (Did NOT complete the flight, though - don't know if that is important - like, if I get close enough to NY, will I be "slewed"? The minute I add one of my own local airports (like KBOS) in the ini - I do the same start of FSX and my other progs (OpusFSX, ProATC) - I start AISIDSTAR, get up in the air, then BOOM! Can't stop it from slewing. I'm quite certain I have installed the SDKs properly. The versions of Simconnect on my computer (and where located): In FSX main directory - v 10.0.61637.0 in Windows\winsxs - v 10.0.60905.0 - v 10.0.61242.0 - v 10.0.61259.0. I am fresh out of ideas. I know I must be doing something wrong. If anybody sees what, I'd greatly appreciate help. Roland has been kind enough to try and guide me thru this, but no luck so far - that is, if I want to also use my airports (like KBOS, KMHT, and KPVD) as well as the original ones included with the program. As long as I only use the original airports (like Metro New York), it's fine. Is it because those are far away enough so as not to interfere with my plane? I have not actually flown all the way to one of them yet - maybe I should try that, to see if I eventually end up being thrown in slew mode. Hopefully, this all made some sense - sorry if I'm rambling. Thanks!!! All best, Ray L ('Bird)
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Good morning, Roland.....Ray L here.....only for a moment, though. Thanks for the advice about the SDK installation - that is exactly what I did, and in that order - but, thank you, Sir!! Unfortunately, I will be unavailable for a good portion of today. When I get back, I will continue my testing of your terrific program. Thanks again for your support....it is my considered opinion that all the wonderful ancilliary programs that go along with FS9and FSX are better and more creative than the flight simulator itself. Yours is certainly gaining momentum to that end, Sir. All best, Ray L ('Bird)
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Well - upon further testing - I am still having Slewing - but apparently only when I tell the program to "monitor"(?) the airport close to me - KMHT - from where I departed. Odd. When I don't include my departure airport in the SID/STAR INI file, it seems ok. I thought I'd be able to follow other planes out of Manchester, NH. I guess not. It is late here, now - so, I'll have to continue my investigation tomorrow. Best, Ray L.
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    OK - Hi, Roland - I'm back - Ray L here. Sorry for the delay. Installed the SDK - sorry, didn't realize your program needed that (of course, if I'd more carefully read the FIRST page of these posts :lol: , I'd have saved myself a lot of grief!! With the install of the SDK - all seems to be well - No more Slewing!! I will do a few more flights, just to confirm. I have absolutely no idea why, when I installed FSX many moons ago, it didn't install the SDK, or maybe I declined this during install - I just don't know. Anyway - Roland, thanks so much for your help. I will continue to "test" AISIDSTAR. Good luck on your "Project"!! All best, Ray L (Blackbird)
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Hi - if this is Roland (or even if it's not :lol: ) - thank you for writing back. I must have just missed reading the above message from you, as I sent the same request to you via email. Which way would you prefer to communicate? Either is fine by me. (Actually, email is a little better - sometimes AVSIM doesn't post my post. I have to make sure I copy my message to the clipboard - so if AVSIM blows me off, I can just re-log in, and paste my message again. Kind of a pain. You said - "Go to the Microsoft Flight Simulator X\Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDK\SDK directory and right click on ConfigSDK.exe, properties, details. I could NOT find this - My main flight sim directory is called C:\Flight Sim X - but I'm sure that doesn't matter, right? Anyway - I looked in there and could not find an SDK directory. The closest thing I could come up with is - in my main FSX directory, a file named MicrosoftFlightSimulator.SimConnect.dll. It's version number is 10.0.61637.0. Is this what you mean, Roland? Thanks very much for your help! I will install the newest version of AISIDSTAR, if that's what you want me to do. Ray L.
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Okay - Ray L is back. Problem is still here - my plane (this time, Default C172) gets thrown into SLEW mode almost as soon as I'm airborne. Only way I can stop it is to stop AISIDSTAR. Too bad - I hope this can be corrected, otherwise I can't use this program - was really hoping to. Seems like a really cool idea. Anyone (Roland?) with any ideas? Thanks! All best, Ray L (Blackbird)
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Hi, Guys and Gals! it's the Ol' Blackbird (Ray L) here for a moment - Well, I really like this AISIDSTAR program so far. One prob, though - for me..... Once I'm in the air, and just a couple of miles away from the airport (in this case KMHT to KPVD), my plane is put into SLEW mode, and if I press "Y" to take it out of that mode, in a couple of seconds, it goes back into SLEW mode again and again. I was flying my Realair Beech Duke B60 (non-turbine). I got tired of this, brought the AISIDSTAR "window" into focus, and hit the ESCAPE key to terminate AISIDSTAR. Once I did that, FSX went back to normal flight - no slewing. BTW - the only 2 airports I have "Active" in the AISIDSTAR.ini are KMHT and KPVD. I am using OpusFSX for weather, Traffic X for my AI traffic, and ProATC for my ATC control. These all normally work perfectly together. Any ideas why the slewing? I really like this program - would like to see this anomaly corrected. Thanks...... All best, Ray L. P.S. - I am going to try same flight with the default C172 and see if it gets thrown into slew mode.
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Hi again.....Ray L here.....never mind my previous post. I figured it out. Ray L.
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    AI Aircraft SID and STAR Controller

    Hi - I would like to try out v 1.2 of this interesting program. Question - can anyone tell me where I tell AICONV.exe to get the SID and STAR files FROM? Do I point it to NavDataPro, which is what I'm using for navigation data? I'm not that savvy, so please if you could make it a concise (and simple?) explanation, I'd appreciate it greatly. BTW - I would like to use the Airport KBOS for one - so, if you could make your description specific to that - that would be terrific. Thank you!! Pete, are you around? :lol: Thanks, Guys! Best, Ray L (Blackbird) P.S. - ok - I think I figured out where to send AIConv to get the SID STAR info it needs - now this begs a different question - do I copy that info to a NEW directory, then let AICONV work from that NEW Directory, or just let AICONV get its info out of the original directory, and let it save the CONVERTED files to a SUB directory off a new directory that I have created? Did this make sense?
  12. Hi Will......thanks very much! That's great news! All best, Ray L (Blackbird)
  13. Hi, Folks....the O'l Blackbird is here for a second - to respectfully request...... The new Majestic Q400 - wonderful aircraft - no offense to the folks who really love the new DC-9. I've flown Epsen's other fine creation - the Super 80, but I have passed on the DC-9. Seems silly, but I REALLY dislike the Blue interior.....I know - I can BUY another one from The McPhat boys, but I just wish it was part of the original plane. :rolleyes: Anyway - Q400, please! Thank you! All best, Ray L. (Blackbird)
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    Q400 Bouncing at Startup

    Hi again, Folks......the Ol' Blackbird here for a sec.....well, some more "testing"....."Yes Dear, I'm TESTING - very important work going on here!!" :lol: I will have to recant what I said earlier about setting AF =7; it proved to be smooth on the ground, but performance in the air was not as good as with AF=14, and I "borrowed" Will Reynold's idea of syncing FSX and the Q400's FDE...even though I use an UNLIMITED setting for FPS in FSX. (Does not seem to cause any probs here.....will keep an eye on it....) For ME - this combo seems the best choice.....just wanted to share info. Ok - back to our regularly scheduled inflight movie! Best, Ray L (Blackbird)
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    Q400 Bouncing at Startup

    Hi Bert......Ray L (the Ol' Blackbird) here...... while I can't really give any sort of real insight to the whole affinity Mask thing, I would recommend a program I now use all the time - ProLASSO. I tried it, and was surprised how much it can do (concerning all things CPU). I think there is a free limited demo (if I remember right.) Any way, it makes things like Affinity mask setting, CPU priority setting, I/O priority, (and MUCH more!) child's play. The Options Tab (most impressive!) should keep you busy for a while. It is a VERY complete program for interacting with your computer (IMHO). Obviously, a Solid Backup is recommended BEFORE messing with this. The program is very stable, has a small memory footprint.....all good stuff to go along with FSX. For me, it was worth the $$. Here is the download site (yep, it does offer a free trial - just checked: http://www.bitsum.com/ I have the PRO version. All best, Ray L (Blackbird)