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Everything posted by james42

  1. Sorry to dig this old thread up but i have the same problem. Just jumped into the the 777 again after about a year and when running the before start checklist on the ECL, the display stays open and im unable to close it for the remainder of the flight. After this the FO will no longer interact with the ECL. This is on the 77F with button control.
  2. Hi everyone, I recently decided to give X-plane a go after many years of flying with FSX/P3D. After spending a few days setting up the sim, i've decided to reach out and see if anyone would like to join me on the flight deck for some shared cockpit flights, specifically on the Flight factor 767. I am new to the concept of shared cockpit flying so ill be learning as i go. Anyone interested please do get in touch. James
  3. Most definitely, im thinking maybe DUB,AMS and possibly open a new route to Paris (ORY or CDG not XCR) to fill the void left by Flybe. EXT seems to be in a rather awkward place with NQY to the south and BRS to the north both served Ryanair. A lot of people i know are more than happy to take the drive up to Bristol to grab an Easyjet flight.
  4. Very sad news indeed. This defiantly spells bad news for many of the smaller airports in the UK. I live in Exeter where Flybe was based and flew with them many times to European and domestic destinations, always with an excellent standard in service. Flybe accounted for 80% of passenger traffic out of Exeter meaning a very sharp decline in passenger numbers for the airport. Maybe Ryanair can step in and take on some of the old Flybe routes? Thoughts going out to the many employees that have lost their jobs, many of which i have become accustom to seeing over years.
  5. In the mean time, i was wondering if it would be possible to release a hot fix for the NGXu?
  6. There are many planes with the same design as the Dash 8. In the last 20 years, how many Fokker 50's or Fokker 27's have had as many landing gear problems? Same goes for the Antonov AN-24, 26,30 and AN-32. I'm sure there's probably some I've missed aswell. They all have the same gear folding into the engine design. How often do you see the same problems occurring again and again with any of those types? Have a look through all Dash 8 entries in Aviation Safety Database yourself, many are landing gear related. I'm not saying something happens every week, just more than most. The fact it can be used in arctic conditions and unprepared strips is irrelevant. Antonov AN-26's and AN-32's are both widely used in Africa flying into some of the worst runways in the world without half as many landing issues. As for the fact i quoted media articles. Weather it's a story by CNN or an official safety report, the incidences still happened. The media aren't likely to make these stories up. If they did, i'm pretty sure they'd have lawsuit coming their way from the airline.
  7. I agree, the Dash 8 is a solid aircraft. But landing gear issues are very common with the type. I just had a click through all the Dash 8 occurrences in the Aircraft Safety Networks database and a huge majority do seem to be landing gear related. Both nose gear and main gear failures. Also, i did a quick search for Dash 8 wheel looses and found 4 more incidences: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/6177401.stm https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Midair-scare-kenyan-plane-silverstone-emergency-landing/4552908-5327926-5x0cfyz/index.html https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f672e5274a1317000619/DHC-8-402_Dash_8__G-JEDR_11-11.pdf http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/05/15/new.york.tire.plane/index.html
  8. What is it with the Dash 8 and landing gear issues? Seems to happen quite often.
  9. I have to say I'm quite tempted by this aircraft. Does anyone know if there are any multi crew features included to help with checklists and procedures?
  10. Thanks for the help guys. I've uninstalled UCGX for the time being as we wait for the new version to be released. Will report back if the issue persists.
  11. I've also experienced stutters when coming in to land. I had no idea it was attributed to UCGX, i just thought it was some bad addon scenery. I only have around 150 scenery layers. Its happened with both the pmdg 747 and the fslabs Airbus.
  12. Make sure your comm panel is set correctly with your VHF1 MIC and Speaker on. I had the same problem when I first started using the 747 with RadarContact.
  13. Great news! Looking forward to the release.
  14. What an interesting insight to what is actually a rather complex little airplane. Thanks for all your replies.
  15. Thanks for the advice guys, some really helpful stuff here. I have one more question regarding fueling. What is the correct way to distribute the fuel in the tanks? For example, in vcarlo's post above the minimum fuel required for this flight would be 5,266ibs. How would i go about distributing this figure in the tanks? Fill the center tank first then the wings or wings first then the center? Or is there a way of entering a specific fuel number via the payload manager and fueling the aircraft that way?
  16. Hi everyone, I was wondering what method people have been using to find out how much they will need for a flight. I did a flight yesterday and landed with less than 150 pounds of fuel remaining. Are there any fuel planning/altitude charts freely available online? Thanks in advance for your answers.
  17. I was wondering if it would be possible for the FO to bring up the flight controls page on the lower eicas after the before taxi procedure for the flight controls check? like the 777, the 747-8 has a dedicated flight controls synoptic page. Thanks.
  18. Support ticket sent, thanks for the help Bryan.
  19. Any news on the fix for this? Engine anti-ice was required for takeoff as per the departure brief but my FO set the anti-ice to off instead of on.
  20. I've been having the same problems with my pc consistently restarting after the latest update. I gave in and sent my pc back to the guy who originally built it for me. He reinstalled windows which did solve the restarting problem. Like yourself, i have P3D installed on a separate drive. I finally got my pc back today and was happy to see all of my P3D stuff was still in place on the other drive. But unfortunately, nothing would run, not even simple programs like navigraph charts cloud or even TOPCAT. So I've spent the day uninstalling and then reinstalling everything. I'm guessing it would be a licensing issue.
  21. Thanks for the reply but I've just had a hard drive failure so my flight sim pc is in the hands of my pc expert so I'm unable to check that right now, but ill be sure to check that as soon I get my pc back.
  22. Hi everyone, since the latest Windows 10 update Radar Contact has become almost silent with the ATC voices being extremely quiet to the point where i am unable to hear them over the aircraft. Everything was fine yesterday before i installed the update, I haven't changed anything in my setup since then. I've noticed the same thing has happened to the GSX ground crew voices as well. I'm running P3Dv4 with Windows 10 pro. Any help appreciated with this strange issue.
  23. Definite auto purchase here aswell. The voice control only fs2crew was the only thing holding me back from getting the new maddog. And for the record, a slightly slimmed down version is absolutely fine with me.
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