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  1. Tips good vr in 4.2

    The cockpit "judders," as you call it, happens when the frame rates get too low. I have found that single pass rendering in the VR options helps with this. However, the downfall is you can get some strange pop-ins and artifacts with single pass rendering at the moment because it has some bugs in it. It is worse when you are on the ground at an airport with a lot of objects on it. You can also adjust your scenery settings. A lot of the high quality settings you don't need in VR because of the resolution limitation. I have the Oculus Tray Tool set to 1.5 Super Sampling with ASW turned off to improve the resolution. The caveat with super sampling is you need to turn some of your settings down a bit. I normally prepare the plane and taxi to the runway in stereo mode so I do not get all of the weird artifacts. Then I switch to single pass before takeoff so it is smoother. Enroute you can use either mode depending on whether you are experiencing any artifacts from single pass or not. I typically keep it in single pass as I approach another airport to land because I need it as smooth as possible in order to hand fly the landing. Once landed I switch back to stereo mode to get rid of the weird artifacts.
  2. P3D Only Starts After Full System Reboot

    I have the same issue with it getting stuck on the splash screen. Have pretty much since the beginning. What I do to fix it is I have a shortcut to my scenery.cfg file on my desktop. Before I start P3D I edit the file and just add an extra line to the end of it, save and close. Then start up P3D. I think it is because of the popup for compiling scenery that allows it to get past the splash screen. Next time before I start it up I delete the extra line. Deleting the scenery indexes does the same thing. I had also deleted the Prepar3d.cfg file and let it rebuild it and that worked one time as well. But once I started it up the second time it got stuck on the splash screen again.
  3. Landing Lights in VR

    I figured it out. You need to have Dynamic Lights turned on in order to see the Landing/Taxi lights. I had turned that option off as part of my settings optimizations for VR as I heard it eats up some frame rates. Now I see ground lighting in all of the aircraft I tested.
  4. I am using Prepar3D 4.1 with an Oculus Rift and did my first night flight with the PMDG 737 and noticed that I could not see the landing lights in VR. They did not illuminate the ground and I double checked that I had the display setting checked "landing lights illuminate the ground." I also tried other aircraft, the PMDG 777, the TFDi 717, and some GA planes and none of them showed the landing light on the ground. Do landing/taxi lights not show up in VR or is there something I am missing?
  5. PMDG / FSLABS and VR

    I use the PMDG 737, Majestic Dash 8, and TFDI 717 in VR all the time. I have a pretty high end computer so I use the Oculus Tray tool to set the super sampling to 1.5. This makes things much easier to read in the cockpit and I have no trouble seeing airports from further away. I mostly kept the graphics options similar to what I had in 2d but I did turn all traffic off. With traffic on, for me, it gets a little stuttery when taxing at large airports. With native P3D VR, it is easy to switch from VR back to 2D so once I get comfortable in cruise I usually turn it back to 2D and take the Oculus RIft headset off. Then I do something else to occupy my time until I get close to the Top of Decent and turn VR back on. Programming the FMC in VR with the super sampling on is not too bad. I can read everything without having to lean too close. The only issue is that your mouse pointer is synced to both your mouse and your head. As long as you keep your head still, you can move your mouse around but if your head moves the mouse resets to follow your head. This does mean you have to keep your head unnaturally still sometimes while you are programming the FMC or dialing in altitudes or things like that. I am curious to try Leap Motion though as an add on to the rift to track my hands. https://www.leapmotion.com
  6. Learjet Nav not capturing GTN 750 course

    Well my installer said I had version 2.04 and the current version listed on the website is 2.04. So unless they snuck some fixes into the release without updating the version number, It should have been the same as I had before. I re downloaded just to make sure there was no corruption in the download and also to test my upgraded internet connection. :)
  7. Learjet Nav not capturing GTN 750 course

    Yay!!! Finally it works! I uninstalled the GTN completely and re downloaded it, reinstalled it, and deleted the .dat file. Fired up the Learjet and I now have Nav control. Its weird because in that Flight 1 thread, most people seemed to be having issues with Carenado planes but my GTN always worked with all of my Carenado and A2A planes, it was just the Flysimware Lear that had issues for me. Anyway, I am happy that it is now working and I can use the plane in Airhauler 2. Thanks guys for all of the suggestions. Ryan
  8. Learjet Nav not capturing GTN 750 course

    Thanks for the suggestions Al. I found that thread earlier and tried deleting the F1GPSGeneral.dat file and was hopeful that it would work but it did not. My window specifications in the panel.cfg look like what you listed above. I did do a reinstall of the GTN but I didn't uninstall it first. Wanted to try the easy route first to see if that worked. I will do a full uninstall and reinstall of it later. Thanks, Ryan
  9. Learjet Nav not capturing GTN 750 course

    The tool tip says "Active navigation source: GTN750 UNIT 1 (Right click to change)." I uninstalled and reinstalled the learjet but this time I selected the dual GTN cockpit. I right clicked to change the active nav source to the GTN750 Unit 2 and the autopilot Nav was still stuck in Arm. I also tried switching back and forth between nav and gps mode and also disabling heading hold and just enabling nav. Didn't work. I did try an ILS approach and that worked fine. Presumably because it was in VLOC/NAV mode and not GPS mode. I also tried flying the plane with the GNS 530 GPS and the Nav mode worked on that. Maybe I will try reinstalling the GNS750
  10. Learjet Nav not capturing GTN 750 course

    I tried what you posted but it still didn't work. I am attaching a screenshot so you can see what it looks like. Just to verify that my GTN was not broken somehow, I loaded up my A2A and Carenado planes that use the GTN 750 also and was able to follow a flight plan and shoot an ILS approach with them.
  11. Learjet Nav not capturing GTN 750 course

    I have all 4 possible GTN's listed in that file. Below is the full contents.... [GTN750.1] Radios=0 Autopilot=1 Mouse=1 Link CRS=1 Auto CRS=1 Fuel=1 Sound=1 Invert Mouse Wheel=0 Active Mouse=1 CPU Core=0 Play Click=1 Airplane=4 TAWS Voice=1 AVDB=0 Unit Type=1 VC Brightness=6 Color Airplane=0 VFR Code=1200 Fuel Type=0 [GTN750.2] Radios=1 Autopilot=1 Mouse=1 Link CRS=1 Auto CRS=1 Fuel=1 Sound=1 Invert Mouse Wheel=0 Active Mouse=1 CPU Core=0 Play Click=1 Unit Type=1 VC Brightness=6 Airplane=0 Color Airplane=0 TAWS Voice=2 AVDB=0 VFR Code=1200 Fuel Type=0 [GTN650.1] Radios=1 Autopilot=1 Mouse=1 Link CRS=1 Auto CRS=1 Fuel=1 Sound=0 Invert Mouse Wheel=0 Active Mouse=1 CPU Core=0 Play Click=1 Unit Type=2 VC Brightness=6 Airplane=0 Color Airplane=0 TAWS Voice=0 AVDB=0 VFR Code=1200 Fuel Type=0 [GTN650.2] Radios=1 Autopilot=1 Mouse=1 Link CRS=1 Auto CRS=1 Fuel=1 Sound=0 Invert Mouse Wheel=0 Active Mouse=1 CPU Core=0 Play Click=1 Unit Type=2 VC Brightness=6 Airplane=0 Color Airplane=0 TAWS Voice=0 AVDB=0 VFR Code=1200 Fuel Type=0
  12. Learjet Nav not capturing GTN 750 course

    I didn't touch the default settings on the GTN for this plane. I just looked in the GTN configuration tool and the 750 Autopilot is set to Nav and the Radios are Com1/Nav1. One thing I didn't try is using the cockpit with dual GTN's to see if that makes any difference.
  13. I just purchased the Learjet and tried to take a couple flights with her. I ran into an issue in that the Nav button on the autopilot goes into Arm mode but never captures the GTN 750 course even when flying right on top of the magenta line. The Nav mode is set to GPS and I tried changing it to Nav/Vloc to see if that made any difference but it did not. I had to steer the plan using the heading hold to manually follow the line. The HSI course pointer did switch to the appropriate course heading at each waypoint but it didn't have the horizontal deviation bar at all; just showed I was centered on course no matter if I was or not. The vertical navigation part of the autopilot worked just fine. This is installed on Prepar3D v4.1 on Windows 10 and I have the latest 3.0 version of the Lear. I tried watching some videos of people navigating the Lear with the GTN 750 but they simply selected Nav mode and it capture the course for them. Not sure why mine is not behaving the same way. I tried deleting it and reinstalling to see if that made a difference and it did not. Thanks for the help.
  14. Would Air Hauler 2 suit me?

    I have been using Air Hauler 2 for a while now and previously used the original Air Hauler for a long time as well. My thought is that you can make it as easy or as complex as you want. If you want to set up a bunch of bases and have a fleet of planes and AI pilots, it can take on more of a managerial simulation role. If you want to focus on GA flying with a base or two and no AI, you can do that as well. To answer you second question, you can specify a starting base in Norway and you can drag a slider for flight duration. It will generate a random variety of flights that meet your specifications. That being said, I find it more profitable to find a commodity to transport from one airport to another on my own, rather than flying the generated cargo missions. You could also do passenger operations but those are far less profitable, however you get to pick your exact point of departure and arrival. You can fly in just the Comanche if you like. You wont make a lot of money, especially doing passenger ops but if that is what you like then there is no limitation. If you have a minimal amount of bases and no AI pilots then you wont have many monthly expenses. You could probably cover all expenses with a few flights a month. But yes, if you take several months off, your account will go down by your monthly base rental charge each month.
  15. CRJ P3D?

    I didn't do the migrate at all. I just double clicked the installation executable and when it asked for the FSX directory, I just pointed it to the Prepar3D directory and it installed and works fine.