Michael Smith

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    FAA Ground Instructor & Private Pilot - Instrument
  1. Michael Smith

    Trojan inside RXPGNS2-430-FSIM

    Thanks - I had checked before posting but bleary eyes didn't see this!
  2. Michael Smith

    Trojan inside RXPGNS2-430-FSIM

    False positive based on....? This is the first time in many years of flight simming that I’ve had this happen.
  3. Michael Smith

    Trojan inside RXPGNS2-430-FSIM

    Downloaded this file last night because I thought I had previously purchased a license... this morning after a regularly scheduled virus scan, Windows told me this... what the hell?!
  4. Michael Smith

    Diamond DA42 Twin Star VI

    What's sad about it?! DA42 is a twin.
  5. Michael Smith

    Diamond DA42 Twin Star VI

    These are only for FSX and P3D v2. Is there one for P3D v1.4?
  6. Michael Smith

    Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat

    Ok so here's the deal... the Horizon Simulation A-22 designed by Rick Piper is a cool little airplane but I did not have success with using the converter (mentioned above) in bringing the airplane into FSX with DirectX 10 Preview selected. Granted, DX10 is only a preview but anyway, no success. But, I DID find this model for FS9: http://flightsimulatorjbs.blogspot.ae/2013/04/aeroprakt-22ls-foxbat-wheel-ski.html This was the one I talked about earlier in the post but at that time I couldn't find the link. So, I tried it and the result was pretty good, except black glass (windows and windscreen) and a solid gray propeller. I managed to swap the propeller texture file out with the default C172 from FS9 and that made it look presentable. But I've tried the same trick with glass textures and having no luck. Any ideas?
  7. Michael Smith

    Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat

    Thank you Mesh - I will give this a try! For anyone who is interested, the aircraft I'm specifically trying to work with is NOT the one from Horizon... It's from a Russian developer but I don't have the name of the brand at this time.
  8. Michael Smith

    Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat

    And before anyone points this out... Yes I'm aware that DirectX 10 is a preview in FSX... But like many others have posted about their systems, my system runs FSX better with that DirectX 10 box ticked. I'm not asking for an all encompassing fix to make DirectX 10 (or 11) work for all aircraft that have this issue... Just wondering if anyone knows a way I can swap out textures or something in CFG files that can be changed or tweak to make this aircraft work with DirectX 10! Thanks!
  9. Michael Smith

    Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat

    That model only works for me when using DirectX 9. I'm using DirectX 10 since everything else looks best with it. When I use that model plane with DirectX 10 the exterior and panel are all white and gauges are unreadable.
  10. Michael Smith

    Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat

    Apologies for the duplicate topic... My phone is being very slow on avsim lately and I hit refresh.
  11. Michael Smith

    Aeroprakt A22 Foxbat

    Hey y'all... I've searched around and found a couple models for the A22 but both are based in FS9. (Even though one claims to be compatible with both FS9 and X) When I add one of the A22 aircraft to the FSX aircraft folder most of the plane looks fine but most of the panel and components are invisible and transparent... Most of what I have read says missing textures are to blame. How can I fix this? I do not know how to change textures... This aircraft is important to me as its the same plane flown at the local club.
  12. Michael Smith

    Rodney Dangerfield

    Some of the younger folks out there may have no idea who Rodney Dangerfield is... his running joke was the lack of respect he received as a comedian and actor. Perhaps its not a popular thing for sim pilots to preflight their computers, flight controls, keyboards, etc. But here's an idea... the next time you reach for that flight plan download or new aircraft file to add to the library, take a minute to download the airplane flight manual for your make & model of flying machine and learn about the preflight inspection items! While you're at it, have a look at the post-flight inspection items as well! It might give you a better understanding as to the systems and components that make your machine flight-capable.
  13. Michael Smith

    Welcome to the Student's Hangar - Fundamentals Forum

    Greetings AVSIM Members! I'm new to the AVSIM forum (and probably new to flight simming compared to most of you) but looking forward to sharing ideas and maybe even helping someone learn a thing or two. I'm an active ground instructor and instrument rated pilot who enjoys tinkering with the home cockpit when the wife allows. Feel free to drop a line as you like and I'll be happy to help any way I can.