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  1. Thanks for that byork. I'd done a couple of flights after reading the manual and watching a couple of youtube videos. Just wondered what that one was 🙂 Thanks.
  2. Hi I recently bought this product for the Fenix, and it seems like a lot of fun but I'm flying to understand the process. There is a flow named 'Main Cockpit Preparation' but I don't see it in the manual and it doesn't seem to do much when I trigger it with a button. Does it happen automatically with a certain trigger, and if not, how do I ask for it with voice? Also, what does it do? Thanks, I don't think I missed a manual with the answer in, but if so, sorry 🙂
  3. What the heck? 😃 I'm definitely, 200% sure that I tried that when it first happened. 🤔 But it worked this time so I probably pressed the wrong button previously. Thanks for the very fast response Dave.
  4. Hi. I get an error with activating Pilot2ATC. I've only ever used it on this PC I think. It is possible to disable the license on the "other PC"? I hope that this is the right place to ask. Thanks.
  5. Thanks Bryan. I think its fine if I start the APU before the Before Start Checklist, which probably makes sense. (i.e. if I want to delay starting the APU until needed, it still makes sense to have it up and running before running that checklist). Thanks.
  6. Hi. I tried searching for this but didn't find anything similar, so sorry if I missed it. I'd been trying to delay starting the APU until I needed it. I was running on External Power up until then. Then, I pressed the APU power and the FO seemed to turn the External Power off at that point (which made everything go blank until the APU had started). Is there a way to fit starting-the-APU-10minutes-before-pushback into the flows successfully? Thanks very much.
  7. Thanks for the reply Bryan. I did search youtube, I tried phrases like "msfs pushback express distance mode" or "pushback express msfs beta". I'd seen the comments in the release notes about how scenery and aircraft are encrypted and how simconnect has limitations. That does answer the question I'd always wondered about "why doesn't someone just make a copy of xplane's Better Pushback?". I was just hoping to see someone using PBE. So, in the above example, Distance moves the marshaller and represents the total distance of the pushback. Offset is how far from marshaller the aircraft will start turning and final heading's meaning is obvious. It does look like a pretty good solution within the limitations, thanks. One small suggestion, it might be worth adding the aircraft's starting heading for information on that screen. Obviously you can see it in the cockpit but it might be handy. Thanks.
  8. Hi. I'd ignored PBE because I wanted a pushback solution that would let you define the pushback before it starts and then not need to worry whilst the pushback is happening. Distance mode looks interesting. Anyone know of any youtube videos of someone using distance mode? Thanks.
  9. Hi. Thanks for ChasePlane. I looked on the P3D forums and Prepar3d doesn't require you to run as an administrator. Could you please add an option when installing to not run as administrator? Also, please allow a custom Documents/AppData location (so that Chaseplane doesn't add settings to the administrator's documents and appdata folders, and then that folder not be used when running it from within P3D as a non-admin user. I saw it mentioned that Chaseplane requires admin rights in order to work, but if Prepar3d can run as a normal user then I would suspect that it would be possible for CP to do this as well. I have Prepar3d v4 and Chaseplane but I never fly with them (instead using a different simulator). This is a major reason for that. It is a shame because ChasePlane is a very nice product other than this. Thanks very much.
  10. Thanks Dave. So you can request flight following whilst in flight using Pilot2ATC? That's good to know. I'm still on the trial license but it does seem very impressive. I was on a flight the other day, ATC assigned me a STAR. I messed it up and ATC gave me vectors to get me back on track again (several times). Nice.
  11. Jumping on this old thread as it is related and has some overlap. I want to fly a Baron 58 from London City airport (Category A) which will then change to VFR when clear of relevant airspace. What is the best way of doing this? I could, I think, file an IFR flight plan leaving EGLC in the right direction and then cancel IFR at the appropriate time. I could I think then fly un-ATC'd until approaching the airfield I was going to, where I could talk to Approach. My first question was, can I request flight following whilst in the air? (after cancelling IFR?) Secondly, can I use VFR flight following as a valid way of leaving EGLC rather than filing an IFR flight plan, instead going the whole way VFR with flight following? Thanks.
  12. Hi Dave. Bumping an old thread but I had a similar problem. I had no text shown in the grammar help. Seeing your response here I went and checked and because I'm not running as administrator, the file GrmrHelperData.xml had gone into the administrator's appdata rather than mine. Copying it over seemed to resolve the problem. (OT, I had another issue earlier where no response came from controllers over the radio; turned out that I had Ext Pwr and Avionics on but not the battery so it was ignoring me, so my fault on that one 😀). It is still my first say with P2A but it seems really good, thanks.
  13. Thanks very much for the reply Pete. I don't have the trial yet as I wanted to check a few things first. Previously I've had trial versions of very good products but half used them for a day or 2 and then because they didn't quite do what I expected and/or I hadn't done the correct configuration, I put them to 1 side of a week, then panic with a couple of days of license left. Good to know there's that option there.
  14. Hi. Is there an option to tell controllers to speak more slowly? Ideally I guess you could say that verbally but is there a speed choice either within the interface or perhaps by changing the Windows text-to-speech settings? I ask because although Pilot2ATC looks very good, the controllers seem to speak very quickly. I know that you can either read the text as it appears on screen, and/or click the button to get the 'copilot' to read back for you. Just wondered if it was possible to slow down the audio a bit for us noobs? Thanks. (Sorry, I did try searching the forums but couldn't find any relevant results)
  15. Also that running FSX was involving more and more workarounds. These aren't needed with FSX-SE it just installs. Dovetail updated FSX enough to get it to be easy to install and to run at a basic level. Then they worked on updating it to 64 bit and hopefully a few other updates. I haven't played Flight School as much as I'd have hoped, but that was due to the lessons and tests not being as good as I'd hoped (sorry DTG). Assuming that DTG continue allowing 3rd parties to make addons as they have with FSX and Train Simulator, and work with those 3rd parties, it should be well worth buying imo. Its likely that not every issue on everyone's wishlist will be covered on release date (or at all in some cases) and it probably won't be as optimised as it could be (nor is xplane).
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