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  1. Solution (and a question) in the last EDIT. No. And I'm pretty sure I never did - this is a brand new PC with a new P3D installation and I simply never thought of this - in my GA planes beacon was always on - as soon as I turned on the master switch. EDIT: I just reinstalled Linda - the problem appears with the core module (even before aircraft modules are installed). EDIT (another): Early findings. ipc.writeUW("0D0C", 0) in linda\libs\lib-fallback.lua (line 2076) causes the problem. I commented it out and the problem was solved. 🙂 But it may be worth checking why planes call this function. I checked other aircraft (including default) - they were affected too.
  2. Hi, I noticed that in my last P3D installation Linda flips beacon light switch when the module loads. For first 2 or 3 seconds after I load my C182 beacon switch is in on position (like I left it on the previous flight) and then it goes off when Linda module loads (exactly when I get simconnect message). Is there something I can change in config files to disable any changes in A2A aircraft? It's P3Dv4, latest FSUIPC, Linda + C182 module.
  3. http://steamcommunity.com/games/dovetailgamesflightschool/announcements/detail/890967051406171440 This announcement mentions "authentic audio effects". From what I hear / see - they are almost the same as audio files for Alabeo DA42 (same sounds, sometimes different levels). And I know that Alabeo DA42 reuses some files that were created earlier (for example some files are shared with their Pawnee). Alabeo also uses some files marked "Flight Simulator 2000" and created in 1999. The metadata (including the timestamp) is stripped from DTG files but otherwise, the sound is the same. So my question is - how the sound recorded in 1999 is authentic for a plane that first flew in 2002? And I think I missed something when I read this Q&A: http://www.avsim.com/topic/483642-ask-dovetail-games-about-dtg-flight-school-flight-simulator/page-35 I see that the 3d model is different ( ), but other parts look quite the same as in Alabeo's DA42 (aircraft.cfg, air file, sounds).
  4. Name: Flying Over the Swiss Alps Category: MS FS Videos Date Added: 14 February 2016 - 05:19 PM Submitter: Calypte Short Description: VFR Flight from Samedan to Bad Ragaz in Switzerland in Cessna 172 by A2A Simulations VFR Flight from Samedan to Bad Ragaz in Switzerland in Cessna 172 by A2A Simulations. Flown in Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition. Story, add-ons, route: http://c-aviation.net/flying-over-the-swiss-alps-movie/ View Video
  5. I would like to share my tutorial on how to file a Vatsim flight plan. My guide includes basic rules and instructions about what to enter in the flight plan. I also discuss good (and bad) practices and share some comments that I collected when I interviewed Vatsim controllers (who were so kind to share their opinions with me). If your knowledge and/or experience suggests that I should include some additional information please let me know Any comments and corrections will be greatly appreciated. How to file Vatsim flight plan
  6. Go to Navigraph website and download vasFMC package using Manual Install page: https://www.navigraph.com/FmsDataManualInstall.aspx use: vasFMC Flight Management (not the native version) Then install this package into your vasFMC folder (your main vasfmc folder should be in the installation path). Your new navdata will appear in \navdata folder.
  7. I would suggest putting additional waypoints in your flight plan. You don't want to rely on weather data from a point that is hundreds miles away
  8. It is not possible to check winds at cruise altitude in FSX. To do that you would need a good weather engine (for example Active Sky Next). In ASN you can check weather forecast for your flight plan (you can import FSX flight plan to ASN to get the weather forecast). It will also give you your Ground Speed forecast. Alternatively - with ASN you can check look at Skyvector.com and check wind on your altitude (show Wind Barbs option in Layers menu). From this you can calculate headwind/tailwind components in selected waypoints. You can use this calculator: http://mye6b.com/e6b.html#_Wind
  9. D8 means DME 8 miles. It is not a waypoint of this approach. You need to set your Nav radio to ILS frequency and observe the distance readout. And you also should have a general knowledge about there you are. Both D8 waypoints that you can choose from are clearly very far from Switzerland - you do not need any coordinates on this chart to guess that neither will fit (as they are both on the Western hemisphere).
  10. It's a correct in Cessna 172 and Cherokee - you should use rudder to compensate for P-factor - please read Wikipedia page describing this effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-factor In case of AccuSim A2A planes - changing P-factor settings in FSX may not alter aircraft's behavior (P-factor may be simulated outside of FSX). As louisdecoolste said - it should not be an issue in Skymaster - you should check your controls in a default jet - if you do not see the same tendency - than the controls are fine.
  11. I am sorry that I offended you. Unfortunately - that is what I feel as the user of Skyvector - U.S. Airspace is the only one that is kept up to date at every lever. Outside the U.S. you can find navaids that were decommissioned years ago. Also - outside the U.S. the airport information is limited. So if you want to deny that Skyvector is most useful for people who fly in U.S. - be my guest... As to the AirNav - I shared the tools and websites that I use. I had no intention of making a comprehensive guide to all sources available. Such a guide would take ten thousand words (or 20, or 30...) - that would kill the idea of providing a short and useful guide for flight sim enthusiasts.
  12. A little addition to my previous post - I wrote Briefing – where to find charts and procedures? on my blog - hope you will find it helpful.
  13. 1. Have you read this manual: http://support.precisionmanuals.com/kb/a59/fmc-custom-waypoint-entry-notes.aspx ? 2. For approaches you usually do not need to enter waypoints if you have an updated navigation database - just select the approach you intend to fly. 3. How exactly do you enter the waypoints? Which format did you use?
  14. If you need charts - just look around on the internet - you do not need to buy charts for most countries - they are legally available on official websites - in national AIP. For Europe - you can look here: http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/publicuser/public/pu/login.do Registration is free and you get access to Eurocontrol's charts for all European countries. If you are looking for AIPs of other countries - look at Eurocontrol's list: http://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/ais-online Skyvector.com is all you need in terms of enroute charts although it's a little simplified. In terms of using your maps - no software will replace the ability to read maps - you need to learn how to use SID, STAR and approach charts no matter if you use (or do not use) PFPX or similar software.
  15. Take a look at Honningsvåg Valan in Norway.
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