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  1. I'll check out those sounds! The fuel selectors and crossfeed definitely worked before.
  2. You notice the fuel selectors and the fuel cross feed don't work after the upgrade? What sound are you using?
  3. I think you and I are on the same page on this one. I bought it and have enjoyed flying it on Cape Air routes for a Cape Air VA I fly with. It is much nicer than the PAD 414 it replaced for me, but the panel is around the quality of the F1 441, which I love but is not really Carenado quality. I expected this from the video and the screen shots someone posted on BVATC, so I knew what I was in for. I have only flown less than an hour in a B55 in real life, so I have no real twin experience to speak of, but I thought the plane flew really well. I am disappointed at the lack of documentation. I wish the GPS would pop up when clicked. I did not see the avionics switch. Am I missing something? Anyway, all in all it's a good plane that would be better priced at $19.00, but I have a use (almost a 'need') for it. And I'm a sucker for FSX purchases, too!!
  4. You guys are amazing painters!! Thanks so much.
  5. Thanks for this topic. This has been driving me crazy.
  6. Ditto. Glad it's not me. Also, top of the TCAS/VS guage flickers on and off for me.
  7. You flew over and didn't say hello?!? Here's some pics of the bay.
  8. The best primer on the subject of C/S prop engine management was a series of articles written by John Deakin over on AvWeb. http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182081-1.html http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182082-1.html http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182084-1.html http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/182085-1.html
  9. These are all great ideas!! I'm going to try some of these.
  10. What I do is climb out of pattern altitude with prop max and throttle max. Changing MP first is absolutely correct. You throttle back for climb, then pitch for climb. I use 25 squared (25 MP, 25 RPM) for climb in the R172K Hawk XP. As you climb, note MP decreases so you may have to increase the throttle to maintain 25 in/HG. I cruise at 23 or 24 squared, though at higher altitudes you can't get that MP with the throttle full forward. Having a CS prop is nice because of the fuel savings and performance you get. You get good climb performance as with planes that have a climb prop installed. But you also get good cruise performance, as with planes that have the cruise prop installed. Feel free to ask me any questions any time.
  11. if there is a GPS, there's you're DME. Mine doesn't have DME, so if I don't have the 496, I don't have DME.
  12. Thanks for asking the question and everyone's answers. I was wondering the same thing and am now going to put it on my short list!!
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