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  1. breakinghbts

    Tfdi 717 and 4.4

    Just to give an update. I did purchase and install the aircraft. I had about 4 hours in it to mess around last night. I really liked what I saw, however I did experience the changing views crash. Twice. Very disappointing. I am gunna need to figure out exactly how this workaround should be done. Other than that, the FMC was very different that I'm used to, but I figured it out. Did a complete flight BOS-BWI. Now, to read the manuals in more detail, so she's not yelling "Stabilizer" during the entire take-off roll.
  2. breakinghbts

    Tfdi 717 and 4.4

    So how often is this CTD an issue? And to fix it, just open a 2nd window? Any view? Or does it have to be done a specific way? Sounds like that could be trouble. Extra windows always means less FPS....
  3. breakinghbts

    Tfdi 717 and 4.4

    Thx for the info. I flew the maddog back in FS9. Dont recall much from it. So i guess ill have to get out of the boeing mindset. (Since v4.0 i havent flown anything but boeings) Im thinkin about setting it up tonight after work. Hopefully the learning curve isnt so big.
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    Tfdi 717 and 4.4

    I know there has been many topics already on the 717. But it seems so scattered, was hoping I could get a few quick answers? Ive been debating on getting the 71 for awhile now, and a clean install of 4.4 seems like the excuse. Over on the tfdi forums quite a few people mention a CTD while changing views? Is that still an issue? I prefer to cruise in spot view...and i like watching gsx do its thing. How worried should i be about this issue? Also, has anyone had issues with 4.4 at all? Its so new, i havent seen specfic comments on the 717. And last, how easy is it to learn to fly? I currently have been obsessed with the QW787. Ive flown pmdg stuff too, so im not above a complex airliner. But im looking for something hopefully easy to learn, so i can start enjoying it. Any other tips a new 717 pilot should be aware of? Thanks for taking the time! -Tony@PVD
  5. breakinghbts

    an idea

    I kinda like this idea. Why not a Netflix like model? Id pay say $30/mo for unlimited airports (obviously this means add ons), maybe $50/mo would include planes as well? Seems like a great idea to me. Kinda how the movie industry is. You have netflix for a subscription. But you also have the ability to buy them too. Of course developers would have to be on board with this. Tho im sure for the right price it could be all worked out. Just my 2 cents on this. -Tony@PVD
  6. breakinghbts

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    If you follow the 2 steps to setup auto step climb, you will not need to manually change the MCP ALT. Start with your initial cruise altitude, and when the time comes to step climb, the aircraft will do it all for you. -Tony@PVD
  7. breakinghbts

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    1.The cfg file is located in your <P3D ROOT>\qualitywings folder. The file QW787.cfg. In the back of the manual there is a bunch of things you can add in there. The one for auto step climb is: SetMCPAltOnAutoStepClimb=1 2.Then when you hop into the airplane, using the CDU LCD, not sure if you can pull it up on the main MFD, click the info button. Now the screen changes, and there is a few buttons at the top. Select QW Config, then under that select MISC. There is an option towards the bottom for auto step climb, select it. Hope that helps! -Tony@PVD
  8. breakinghbts

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    Just thought I'd give an update to my personal experience with this plane. Having now done 5 flights, 1 of which was long haul (lax-syd), I've learned quite a bit, and I may be in love. Not once have I had the TOD issue, maybe its a config problem some users are having? The auto step climb feature was NOT clearly explained. Theres 2 things needed for that to work, one is in the a/c itself. The other is an entry that needs to be added to the QW787.cfg file. A few searches thru the manual solved this for me. One thing earlier in the thread that was I'm sure unintentional misinformation was the lack of pax/bags loading in the sim. I found it in the EFB! (Funny after I found it, quality wings mentioned it in a post haha). Again its not PMDG level. But for me personally, my flying style, this plane fits the bill. I hand flew my first landing into BOS last night, and it was the smoothest hand flown landing I've ever done. If anyone has any questions, I'd be happy to try an answer them for ya. -Tony@PVD
  9. breakinghbts

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    I had this problem as well. Not sure if its the same issue. But I discovered that if during taxi, I turn on the auto throttle (it will instantly turn off), that on take off the TO/GA button will work. Hope that helps! -Tony@PVD
  10. breakinghbts

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    Just thought I'd share my initial thoughts. Last night I goofed around with it. And just now I completed the tutorial flight. I made a few small notes. 1. ATC refers to my aircraft as experimental, anyway to fix this? I'm sure its just something in the cfg maybe? 2. Both last night, without CDU setup, and today during tutorial, the TO/GA switch didn't work. Not sure if this is my fault or not. More flights will help figure that issue out. 3. During decent and also after arrival, the fuel cutoff switches kept toggling by themselves. Didn't see this issue posted about yet. Maybe it's something in my setup? (they toggled in the VC, but it did not affect the behavior of the engines) Other thoughts: I did not have an issue with TOD or ILS capture. Hopefully I won't have the issue pop-up in the future. The aircraft seems very sluggish once airborne, both the tutorial, and my goofball flight both had a significant loss of airspeed just after liftoff. Not sure if this is intended behavior? Just nerve wracking when co-pilot calls for flaps 1, and your speed is dropping. That's pretty much my first impression. Frames on par with NGX I'd guestimate. So far I'm impressed. No it's not PMDG level, but I didn't expect that. I was expecting something similar to aerosoft airbus level, and this seems so far to be similar. -Tony@PVD edited for clarification on fuel cutoff switch toggle
  11. breakinghbts

    QW787 P3Dv4 - first impressions?

    Would it be possible to explain this issue a little more? Or a link to the video? Id planned on purchasing as soon as i get home tonight. And bugs that are popping up would be good to know about ahead of time. Thanks. -Tony@PVD
  12. breakinghbts

    QualityWings 787 for P3Dv4 soon?

    Thats better than nothing. Thanks for the info. I guess I'll give it a try. I'm really excited for this plane. -Tony@PVD
  13. breakinghbts

    QualityWings 787 for P3Dv4 soon?

    Quick question for those of you who have this for FSX, or beta testing for v4, Is it possible to load fuel/PAX from within the sim at all? One of my favorite things about v4, is being able to do back to back to back (and more) fights, without ever leaving the sim. I've had the PMDG 777 do 5 flights, over 4 days, never left the sim, or reloaded a/c, scenery etc. I'm just curious if this will be possible for the 787? If the answer is yes, this will be a day one buy for me. Thanks for the info. -Tony@PVD
  14. I was very close to buying the FSL before the scandal hit. To each his/her own as to how they feel about it. But that decided it for me. FSL will never get my trust. I've been waiting for this aerosoft bus since last may (I think it was may) when v4 launched. In v3 it was my go to aircraft, I didn't fly much else. In my eyes, personally, the aerosoft airbus has a solid reputation. I didn't follow the CRJ drama for 7 years or whatever it was, but I did buy it at launch, and well, since the upgrade to 4.2 I haven't bothered to install it. This news, and all the talk of the timing with the FSL 319, has me worried. If they release a half baked product it could hurt, significantly, the reputation of their airbus series. I'd prefer to have a delayed release with a solid product. Either way, over the last year, I've migrated over to PMDG. Who knows, I might not want to fly the airbus much at all anymore.... -Tony@PVD
  15. Did they fix the charge at simmarket yet? I want the update, but I'm of the belief it's extremely unfair to charge early adopters (if you can call us that) an extra $2. Or well 2 like $2.5.