RockOla

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  1. RockOla

    DXGI Prepar3d V4 Help!!

    DXGI errors are difficult to understand and resolve, especially if mixed. In my case, I had specifically the "DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED" error, which I solved by taking the following actions : - DDU-cleaning existing drivers + reinstalling previous drivers (397.64) - disabling Nvidia Shadowplay instant replay - lowering my MSI 970 OC profile to "silent" which means clocking it back to the OEM values (this MSI model comes factory overclocked) I am back flying without issues, and while still using the frame limiter of NI (I read some suggesting ditching NI, but I wanted to keep using the frame limiter)
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    Woman in a Red Dress

    Some serious aviation porn here 😅 How would you call that ? A PILF ? A Plane I'd like to fly ? Nice pic, Ryan
  3. RockOla

    How do you fly the Legacy? (perf numbers)

    I missed this topic. I created a kind of "performance spreadsheet" for the turbo version of the Legacy Here it is. Fuel flow may vary according to external conditions, but usually TAS is quite precise. I like to fly @FL200, 2400 RPM and 30" which gives an impressive 300 KTAS. I also reported the medium tank oxygen autonomy for each flight level. This is only a sheet which is used in a "flight planning" spreadsheet that I created for my Legacy world tour.
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    Small, weak and lonely ... but bold

    As always, beautiful shots And also, I forgot to thank you for the informations you gave me in a previous post I followed them and you can see the result in my last topic here (part 12 of my world tour)
  5. Hello fellow simmers 12th part of my world tour, 1 035 nm between Yeniseysk and Chelyabinsk. Last stop officially in Asia, because Chelyabinsk is located right in the East of the Urals Mountains It's almost routine: parking brake check, battery on, strobe and nav lights on, fuel pump on which makes a pretty irritating noise. Mixture and propeller maximum, and turn the key. Almost as simple as starting your car. We are allowed to taxi to runway 17, the opportunity to greet 2 Mi-8 (whose company I do not identify, perhaps Tyva Avia) Shortly after take-off, nice view on the Yenissei river While reaching FL200, I am surrounded by two IL76 which cruise thousand feets above my little Legacy. A military on his way to Bratsk, a civilian freighter Royal Flight Airlines (former Abakan Avia) going to Orenburg Further on, a Lufthansa aircraft whose type and destination I cannot remember About halfway, the weather radar shows big red spots : things are getting rock n' roll 80-100 nm ahead. At Muromtsevo, I request vectors. to get around the storms The brave little Legacy gently sneaks around massive, threatening Cumulus with incredible number of lightning flashes. Too busy finding my way, I don't even notice the kind of plane that taunts me up there, well above the storm By the time I go back to my route, I did between 50 and 100 nm of deviations that cost me a lot of fuel. But in the end, that's not the problem: by reducing the throttle, I could have caught up with the planned fuel. The real concern at this point is the red OXYGEN QTY light that came on, indicating that my reserves have dropped below 20%. That is about 30 minutes of oxygen at FL200. I decide to wait 15 minutes before descending to FL120 at 2000 ft/min. At that level, no more need for oxygen. I choose an economic cruising profile to catch up the planned fuel. Direct ILS approach on RWY 27 after a straight STAR. I begin the approach almost 40 minutes late, but with fuel reserves in line with what I had calculated (a little more than 6 gallons) The debriefing shows the fuel consumption stall, caught up as soon as a more reasonable cruising speed was adopted at FL120.
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    Moon size still too large

    Assuming your are a P3D V4 user, are you editing this file : C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4\suneffect.cfg ? If you are editing a suneffect.cfg that is in your main P3D directory (which may have been installed by an addon) it won't have any effect I share the settings I am using : [general] SunSize=800 MoonSize=800
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    Morning of a new day

    Thank you kiwi. Inspired by your work I started working on sun textures but after hours of work, I just came back to yours and started flying. I'll try your suggestions, thank you again
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    Morning of a new day

    Incredible colors. I take the opportunity to thank you for your sun textures and effects which are top notch. Could you please share the mods you use to get these vibrant colors and dark ground shadows ? I only use reshade and find my sunset / sunrise quite dull Thanks in advance
  9. It's the one from dalcontrol.ru http://dalcontrol.ru/airports/ueee.html They host many quality airports, but some of them are not fully compatible with P3D V4.
  10. Thanks to all for you for your kind comments Flagstaff... This brings back memories, during my honeymoon, while we were heading to the Grand Canyon National Park we had to stop at Flagstaff because of a sudden and violent storm. In 15 minutes, the sky went from CAVOK to completely black. As I am not allowed to post an image after the first post, here is a link to a picture I took that day Mainly because on my chair, in my room, I did not feel the danger I would have felt in real life. That's also why I love simming, you can put yourself in any situation: from taking off at a busy airport in your daily Airbus, to trying to land on the Nimitz with your 747 (dont lie, you also tried )
  11. During part 10 of my world tour, I encountered some nice-but-threatening cumulus above the destination - Yakutsk (UEEE) UEEE METAR was not that bad : cloud base at 5000 ft, visibility up to 5 kms, and 15-17 knts front wind with low to medium gusts But neither the METAR nor previous traffic warned me about strong wind shears on the approach. Fortunately, I had decided to do the approach flaps up at a high speed (~130 kts) which gave me enough margin to recover from the wind shears while on final. Not the most elegant flare, but at least I ended up safe on the ground (video below)... Take a look at the AOA (angle of attack indicator) on the left, which turns full black from time to time, indicating a total loss of drag for a few hundredth of seconds...
  12. Thanks for your comments At this altitude, the Legacy is only limited by its oxygen tank (~3 hours @FL200). This is when you select the "medium tank" in the RealAir config panel After miles and miles of flight above Europe and North America, surrounded by Aibus, Boeing and Western GA, I feel quite out of place in the middle of Russian traffic
  13. It's a strange coincidence, during my world tour I arrived in Holy Russia yesterday, election day. A rather short flight: less than 580 nm, I already did 2x more in one flight. Not being restricted by the fuel, I just tried to beat speed records. At the departure (PASY), bad weather, 3°C, but already 20 knots of tailwind Above the clouds at FL120 climbing to FL200. Love the way ASP4 renders a plain, soft cloud blanket Somewhere above the Bering Sea, I officially fly over Russian territorial waters Ground speed of 335-340 kts, helped by quite strong tailwinds The view is impressive while approcahing the TOD. I will circle around the Koriakski and Avatchinski volcanoes by the left, to align on the assigned runway 36R (ILS approach) Intercepting the ILS over Mokhovaya Bay. An IL-76 Aeroflot is holding while I am in short final Military traffic in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski. A huge Mi-26 on the right, and Mi-8s aligned on the left Reaching the taxiway seems never ending: RWY 36R is 3400m long which takes 5 mn to run at 20 kts. An Il-76 from Irkutsk is forced to a go-around, I can almost hear the Russian insults... Finally... Heading left, for a rather specific taxi which crosses a forest to join the terminals The only signs of Western liveries are freight: Fedex, UPS period. Appart from that, Il76, An74, Aeroflot, Gazprom, Zitotrans... No doubt, we are now in Russia ! Now I'm planning the next flight to the West.
  14. RockOla

    Auto Gear Control

    I've just watched an episode of Ice Pilots last weekend : 2 unfortunate Turkish pilots would have loved such a gauge...
  15. RockOla

    My most beautiful encounter.

    Filou, we all know your interest for Xplane, which you often showcase in a spectacular way. But I have to say that I find your screens, especially when viewed in full resolution, over saturated, over contrasted and over sharpened. I do not know if this a MaxxFx setting or a post processing that you apply afterwards to your screens, but I wanted to let you know. I'm more into subtle and natural colors, and Xplane does a very good job in this field.