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    Retired, Aviation anachronism, Field Paramedic, Accident Investigation, Search and Rescue, Motorcyclist, Hill Cyclist, Club Runner. Interests including, cosmology, science, weaponology and UFO's. Now Flight Sims.

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    Retired and now enjoy flying vicariously in flight simulation. Try to avoid doing the same things over again and expecting different results!

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  1. charlie130

    QW787 now Supported

    Many of you will know Radar Contact ATC has gone freeware. It was released in 2001 so was a historic program. I only use RC4 and since it works well for my needs in flight simulator, I have stayed with it. It's sad to see it's removal from sale and support, but it can still be downloaded for free and used. I did a flight over the holidays with RC4 and of course MCE. MCE provides three recorded FO voices for use with RC4. Also you can answer yourself on PTT or even put a silent FO voice in and not hear the replies! Here's the flight. BTW, the QW 787 is a firm favourite of mine nowadays. It's "jump ahead" or "reposition" feature is So good, there is no need to time accelerate on long flights. Also when time accelerate is used, RC4 stays with your updated location!
  2. charlie130

    QW787 now Supported

    I use multi monitors also. Why would you want to keep the checklist 2d window open after the First Officer has completed it? If you have the lower CDU's on a separate monitor you can just select any checklist you want at any time.....or better still, just ask the trusty FO to open it again, he/she won't mind and it will get re opened.Then just say "cancel checklist" and it will cancel and close! The FO can find, open and close any checklist to order. Happy simming! David
  3. If you use Sim Brief, get the Sim Brief Downloader (free). After Sim Brief strings your route and approves it, the Simbrief Downloader will automatically download and install the flight plan into the correct folder. (Works for every supported aircraft and is very clever and functional...just like MCE!) Once it's in your FMC (Just like in the real world where the Flight Plan is uploaded from the company computers) you can go ahead and manually configure your FMC with wind speeds and descent profiles etc. Although MCE can permit you to "Vox Script" a series if MCDU functions, this would take longer than in real world and also in real world the FO/Capt would do this on his/her CDU anyway! With programs like these we can get pretty darn close to RW flight deck procedures. Happy simming! David
  4. charlie130

    FF 767-300ER

    Would this be Flight Factor (xp) Captain Sim or Level D version 767? Since MCE supports all these aircraft. On the other hand, I find controls that don't work in the sim, as a general rule, don't get supported with MCE. Navigation tuning should work in supported aircraft, since the First Officer usually gets to set these in real life.
  5. charlie130

    DCS: F/A-18C

    Will there be a Lightning pod? Thinking of target cueing for JDAM/LGB/AGM65D? A laser lock that spots past 90° off boresight? Also a laser search mode for those JTAC lasers? Will the JHMCS work with NVG? HUD FLIR? Hoping that when it's finally completed, I'll have a 500 knot A10c...;) Best Regards
  6. Hi. Peter. Lear 35a is fully supported. Don't know if there is another version, but the Flightsimware Lear 35 is fully working.
  7. Lorna says thank you as well! 🙂
  8. charlie130

    Touring the world, rich boy style.

    How rich a Rich Boy are you Andrew?😉 For a maga wallet, considering you want a world tour in P3dv4. Well I'd buy a nice Dreamliner. The 787_8 has everything you require. Include the superb "Jump Ahead" feature in the FMC. So you can fly across the pond in 20 seconds and then concentrate on some interesting STARs. A superb glass cockpit with touch screens. A superb fly by wire system and has full integration with MCE. For a medium wallet, the Flysimware Lear Jet. Very 1970's but you get to fly the aircraft instead of letting the AP do it all. There is the Phenom, but it's the "Caranedo"...Integrates beautifully with the GTN 750 curtesy of Bert Peak!....Does fly nicely though and looks lovely! But if your quite rich and like military. Why not pick up a surplus F/A 18e from VRS? That baby has full GPS navigation, full auto pilot, fly by wire, full self defense capability...I mean no one will want to mess up your approach will they? Comes in a choice of liveries including Blue Angels, for that pure show boating "let's buzz the tower" Tom Cruise moment! Comes with FLIR, LLTV, IR HUD, IR Helmet mounted sight, air to air radar modes, TWS, VS, RWS, HI, LOW and Interleaved. Full synthetic ground mapping fact everything the DCS one should be but isn't! Lol! If you have all day and like looking at scenery low down, then the A2A Commanche is as real as it gets. Happy simming! David
  9. charlie130

    RAZBAM Harrier

    Any You Tube videos of the HUD FLIR and MPCD FLIR? Is this implemented yet? I don't use Facebook! Regards David
  10. charlie130

    QW787 now Supported

    Hi. In the Dreamliner, I have full voice control over altimeter baro setting, including "set altimeter standard". I include it in my flow "passing transition in the climb". ND range, as Gerald explained, is a Windows function. Localiser mode I don't use much in the Dreamliner, since it can not use VOR navigation, at least not in auto pilot. So it's a function of the approach mode, which does work, if there is no ILS Glide Slope. I haven't flown the NGX recently in P3d, but as far as I can recall, "nav mode" should work if the VOR is tuned? I think 64 bit Prepared is wonderful, but believe LM altered the window layers and complicated things for programmers of voice AI add ons. Some absolutely need a SDK or they are lost. I think the MCE chaps just code it. That's impressive stuff! Regards David
  11. charlie130

    RAZBAM South Atlantic Theatre

    Hi Scott. We had "Conks" there in 1982. I always wondered if there were any US Dolphins in these waters at that time? Bet it's still classified so you don't need to say anything! 😉
  12. charlie130

    RAZBAM South Atlantic Theatre

    Aha! Quite correct! Thars because I've been in a Mirage 2000c for so long I am now partly! Oh wonderful news! The good old Sea Harrier! With the theatre units in place it's going to be possible to re create much of the war! Coventry and Broadsword crossing paths and Broadswords Sea Wolf systems being blocked, resulting in the Sky Hawks scoring deadly hits. If Coventry had stayed a beam, I wonder how this "new" Sea Wolf systems would have done? Regards David
  13. charlie130

    RAZBAM South Atlantic Theatre

    So we will just need some Sky Hawks, a super Etendard (M2k will suffice but with an Exocet). The Ark and the Hermes. Also some type 42 Destroyers. The Harrier could be trimmed back to a Sea Harrier with the Blue Fox radar, only need 9p Sidewinders anyway, so that should be an easy implementation?..Argentinian Air Force called the Sea Harrier the "Black Death"! But the main aircraft would be the Vulcan! Anyone fancy operation Black Buck? No I am dreaming! Seriously though, it's all doable. A modern scenario would include the Tornado. Finally a chance to ask for that icon of British, French and German engineering! Dreaming again! Regards David
  14. charlie130

    RAZBAM F-15E

    Oh please can I have one for Christmas! Oh and please can I do the Baltic Dragon M2k Red Flag in this? FLIR, TV, Laser Designator, Ground Mapping radar, Synthetic Aperture ground radar, GPS navigation. Not to mention data link.....yumy! Not a pound for air to just several tons! Regards David