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  1. There are many ways to model poor surface conditions with FS9, FSX or P3D. As rdtv91 noted, FSCaptain looks at the current METAR and ambient conditions to warn you and then to apply poor braking functions on taxi / runway phases. FSCaptain also offers the ability to tune any airport's ability to clear any ground contamination such that if you were working with a large & professionally-handled airport (EGCC, EDDM, LSZH, KORD, etc...) you could have exceptional ground crews to clear your surfaces. If you were at a smaller or inefficient airport (which you could define) then contamination removal would be slower. Like other add-ons, FSCaptain uses current METAR/Ambient conditions together with projections. However, for several years I've worked on the bits for a service which would provide a short-term 'weather history' instead of simply 'current conditions' so if LSZH were to experience a 48-hour blizzard... it could take somewhere in the range of 36 to 72 hours to have all surfaces clear of contamination. With some time, FSCaptain could factor 'current weather history' into its functions. ----- Totally apart from FSCaptain, the DynamicFriction.lua script which can be executed with FSUIPC offers lots of possibilities on its own. Years ago, I started running a custom script that will bog me down if I'm on 'non-hard surfaces' in rain/snow conditions. Imagine trying to taxi in mud.... :smile: I've recently started tests with a new script that will do the same with a surface type of 'Brick' so I can simulate an EMAS surface with some hand-adjusted airport BGLs. About two months ago I experienced a landing at my KROA 34 (on an overcase ILS34 approach) where my default CRJ7 did the same thing that happened with Governor Pence last week. (Overrun, EMAS, stop, evacuate.) Our simulators have lots of "hooks and whistles" that anyone can easily take advantage of. With regards,
  2. Zigarten, Which add-ons are not supported by FSCaptain? We've done our best for the past six years to work with as many aircraft, sceneries, and other add-ons as possible, but if there's something that we've not addressed we would like to know.
  3. Simmer2050, Sorry for your frustration. FSCaptain has not shipped with aircraft configuration and load map files for the Mooney, so I had to go through the process of having the FCDU auto-generate them, and then I had to customize them for the style of flying you are wanting. In about 10 minutes I was able to have everything configured and I dispatched and flew a 3 PAX test flight, followed by a light cargo flight in the same aircraft. (KMER - KMOD and back again.) I did not have to edit the Mooney's aircraft.cfg file to change the atc_model - I left it as is. If you would email us your Admin and FCDU log files for your attempts, we will work out what the problems are that you're having. Otherwise if you would restore the atc_model value in the aircraft.cfg file, I've uploaded the FSCaptain aircraft configuration (http://fscaptain.net/atm/index.php?action=downloadfile&filename=M20TS.cfg&directory=Aircraft%20Configurations&) and load map (http://fscaptain.net/atm/index.php?action=downloadfile&filename=Mooney_Acclaim.cfg&directory=Aircraft%20Load%20Maps&) files to our file sharing area. (I'm not able to attach them to this post.) FSCaptain has grown in the past year, but the core elements in this area - aircraft configuration and load mapping has been fairly unchanged for over four years. We have added new values to track, but like all other configuration elements it's usually a case of set it and forget it. If you have any specific items to discuss, we're always welcome to engage. One other thing - if you can let us know what was the version of FSCaptain which you last used, we could write up a "what's changed since then" file. Regards,
  4. Moderators, please mark this as "the best answer." :smile:
  5. My initial year or so as an FSCaptain user (or "Captain" as we say) was spent in a Grand Caravan, tooling around the wilds of the PNW and areas to the North. I've since moved to RJs and medium-sized airliners for short-haul and the odd cross country flight, but just this week I've started to fall in [non-mushy affection] with the Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended. I've even enabled the default Trike to be used for really small and really short revenue flights. :lol: If you are still looking at similar products, I'd like to invite you to give FSCaptain a try - there's an unlimited-time and feature-full demo that only limits you to takeoffs from three PNW and three UK airports. If you find that it's not to your taste, that's okay too.
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