• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

29 Neutral

About jtwhite

  • Rank

Flight Sim Profile

  • Commercial Member
  • Online Flight Organization Membership
  • Virtual Airlines

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Evansville, IN

About Me

  • About Me
    Retired journalist

Recent Profile Visitors

340 profile views
  1. It is amazing how much fun it is to fly xp11. And now that I've become fairly good at handling Dreamfoils Bell 407, it's going to be tough going back to fixed wing aircraft. Even at low-level flight, XP is really very immersive. You can't beat tooling around Catalina Island (with MisterX6's scemery) in a chopper. Just sayin'
  2. jtwhite

    Bell 407 load error

    Yes it is. I find it hard to go back to fixed wing. I really feel compelled to go through the whole routine of untying rotors before takeoff and retying them after Ianding. It's just that fun. I created a building with a helipad on the roof and placed it downtown from my home airport (KEVV). I've been practicing crashing into it LOL. Creating scenery for XP is soooo easy. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rXpCbTZS0l2dr7ERHArpy1KSLyA4quJZ/view?usp=sharing
  3. jtwhite

    Bell 407 load error

    Thanks for the heads-up and the link. Yes, they did have a fix, and all is well.
  4. I'm flying the Bell 407 by Dreamfoil Creations. However, on startup of the sim, I'm getting the error about the aircraft may not look right and to check the log file. I checked the log file, and this is the only line that looks like an error of some kind..... 0:01:09.104 E/ACF: The manipulator type used has been deprecated. Please update your file. Anyone else get this, and how do I go about "undeprecating the manipulator type"? John in Indiana.
  5. I've been trying helicopters lately. Because of that, I've also been playing around with the various headtracking software out there ... facetracknoir, trackerxp. When I returned to regular flying the Baron to get away from the stress of learning to fly a helicopter, I noticed that the horizon wasn't level anymore. I switched airports; however, still slanted. I got to mucking around in the XP settings screens and noticed that the "visual offsets" boxes had some weird numbers in them. I reset them, and voila, horizon is again, well, horizontal. Anyone else noticed this? And could that facetracking software had altered them, either by something they did, or I did in messing with the settings response curves? Since I fixed it, it's no big deal. But I was just curious. John in Indiana
  6. I figure my problem is some sort of scenery issue, so I'll post it here first. There's this little airstrip just east of Juneau (7AK2-Snettisham) that has a gravel strip. It's owned by the utility company, which has a hydroelectric plant up in the mountains. The thing is, when I land on Runway 33 and taxi toward the other end... BANG, the plane hits what appears to be an invisible brick wall and crashes just before reaching the end. I thought perhaps it was something my WED custom version was causing. I removed it and found out the reason was a deep "dip" in the terrain just past the end of the default airport. It seems whenever I save the custom airport, the "dip" now appears before you reach the end of the runway (I didn't change the length). I extended the airport boundary and told WED to always flatten, but the problem persists. Any idea what it might be? JTW
  7. Weather is not a big thing with me ... I mean, why would I want to fly over really cool ortho scenery or high-def mesh if I can't see them through the clouds. I like general aviation aircraft over airliners, so if the weather were really accurate, I wouldn't be allowed to fly anyway. I use SkyMaxx Pro for the clouds and it's good enough for this flier.
  8. There is a chain fast-food fish restaurant near my house. I go there, maybe, once every six months - to remind myself why I go there only, maybe, once every six months. It's the same with P3DV4 ... about every few months I drag it off my storage HD, install it and all my add-ons - to remind myself why I switched to X-Plane 11. I'm not here to start a flame war, but there's just something so much more realistic about XP, a sort of visceral feel - the atmospherics, the extreme ease of creating scenery (Ortho4XP, WED or custom stuff using Sketchup) and creating my own cockpit buttons and switches (if you haven't tried ArdsimX Arduino interface, it'll blow your mind) - that I always end up deleting P3d, again. Now, if only XP's skies and clouds could look as beautiful as P3DV4 and its enhancements, well ... Just saying. John in Indiana.
  9. jtwhite

    FlywithLua errors

    Thanks for the replies ... but I figured it out myself. I reinstalled FlyWithLua, the complete package, and it got rid of the errors. Not sure if I had done that in the beginning'
  10. Anyone suddenly getting error messages from FlywithLua with the latest X-plane 11 beta?
  11. You can materialize in some of the strangest places. Here I started at gate at Salt Lake City in the Zibo mod 737. I'm either going to need the pushback tug to push very, very hard, or I'm gonna need full power to taxi.
  12. jtwhite

    Zibo mod error

    Never mind, guys. As when you lose your TV remote, call someone to come over and help look for it, then find it before they get there ... well, I guess I hadn't given the problem much thought before posting this, because as soon as I did, I thought, "Why don't I just reinstall it?" Bam... problem fixed. So, for all you out there who were hard at work solving this problem for me, thanks for the effort, but I fixed it.
  13. I've started getting this error while trying to load the Zibo mod 737.. "Error loading the scenery file: .../B737-800X/b738_vrconfig.txt" Any ideas what that is or how I can correct it?
  14. jtwhite

    Atmospheric colors

    I've returned to flightsimming after a long absence, using both X-Plane 11 and Prepar3d v4.I switch from one to other depending on my mood; aircraft choice; whether I'm flying day or or night; and if I'm crossing familiar terrain. The major difference between the two is the "atmospheric" feel of X-Plane vs. P3d. XP colors seem more muted and with a haze that give it a very realistic feel. P3D always seems to me to be rather garish, looking more cartoonish than real. Is there a tool, a tweak an add-on that will bring P3D more in line with the look I've come to love in X-Plane? Thanks in advance JohnW, Indiana
  15. I've gotten back into simming after a long absence and was considering building a home cockpit .... again. (My how the thing gets back in your blood) While wondering around on the web, I came across this site, http://www.simvim.com/ardsimx/index.html which made me think perhaps I now have a use for those Arduino boards I bought years ago. Has anyone tried it? Seems like an easy way to handle the hardware. Thanks in advance. JohnW