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  1. hI. I have found the cause a while back but forgot to reply , this was a self induced error , due to an aircraft.cfg mod i did . Basically i added water ballast , to give bomb weight , when water ballast is loaded the aircraft is heavy on controls , but once bombs released , the aircraft flys and handles like a different beast . the problem was caused by putting the water ballast mod in the wrong place in the aircraft.cfg file , which caused the double weight and balance figures , to be generated , which inturn caused the twitching in cold dark . regards alan.
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    A2A Website?

    Hi. A2A website/forums was up for me on late wedsday till this morning on friday 3 may 2019 , NOW DOWN AGAIN how long for this time i ask , the host needs a rocket , to make them get their fingers out , this is not on , if they cannot provide the level of service required by A2A, then they should not be running a hosting site , and A2A should seek a new hosting site , and sue the present host site for loss of business. regards alan.
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    A2A Website?

    I still cannot get to A2A simulations , my saved links for the store and forum dont work , a google search , gives same results. regards alan.
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    A2A Website?

    Nick , have you any update news , as it is still down for me, the hosting people should have a rocket strapped to them , do they know what they are doing , if not , may i suggest you find a more reliable host , as well as sueing them for any loss of business , as it my take something like this to wake them up , this issue is taking way to long to fix.. alan.
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    A2A Website?

    For me its now been down for 26 hours , this is very disconcerting , i hope A2A seek compensation from the hosting company for loss of business , because of this. alan.
  6. Hi corkscrew196. Why delete these files , when all these files do is keep track of ware and tare on the aircraft , and panel state remembers what you set up in ramp manager. As for difficulty starting the engines , this could be because of several things , that you may failed to do or noticed, like was it cold on shut down and failed to dilute the oil , did you do exactly the right start sequnce , fail to do it exactly and the engines will not start, you should not be deleting files or telling others to do so , if you have any issues , then put a ticket in for PMDG to look into any issues you may have . You state you only got this aircraft this week , so you are still learning this aircraft , so there is every chance you failed to do something , this aircraft is not one you can just jump into without studying the manual and lots of practice. Also PMDG require people who make a post in the forums to put their names at the bottom of their posts , or PMDG could just delete the post , so please be aware of this on future posts. regards alan cottrill.
  7. Hi. I typed in the following aircraft reg N90726 , and found a picture that confirms PMDG texture is spot on for this aircraft reg , yet a different reg for the same airline had the painted white on the outboards outboard and inboards painted inboard , and some had the painted areas extending onto the flaps top surface and some did not . regards alan cottrill.
  8. Hi. I think this is normal for the AA texture, if you look on the AA fin you will see orange/white , and on the wings the ailerons are orange , so cowls being white looks like it is done to match the fin, not all the aircraft have black paint on outside of eng cowls , there is i problem that as yet to be fixed on the DC6B , that PMDG are aware of , and that is see through u/c bays with gear down looking from below , this is a model issue , not calling a texture for this area on the DC6B only. Also PMDG require you to sign all posts with your full name , just in case you had forgotten. regards alan cottrill.
  9. Hi. I asked a member of the 91st bombardment group , who also has this aircraft , to do a test , as he does not use the controls through FSUIPC on the DC-6 , he could not get it to go into reverse while in cruise , so it does appear to be an FSUIPC issue , i have since removed the switch control for the water rudder , and managed through FSUIPC to assign it to a lever instead , so i cannot repeat this accidentle activation in flight. Under FSUIPC Axis Assignment , i have reverser (send direct to FSUIPC Calibration) Delta in/out set to -16384 on the RH side to/from set to -16384 and up/down ticked box ticked and Control sent when range entered set to = Toggle Water Rudder in both top and bottom sections. the lever has to move from full back to full forward to toggle the reverser so it should eliminate accidentle switching. regards alan cottrill.
  10. Hi. Today i was inflight between UKBA 91st bombardment group homebase and EGPB , in the cargo version , all controls through FSUIPC in FSXA on win7 system , i was on auto pilot about 5500ft , needed to get away form sim , to get a hankerchief , came back to see BMEMP `s on zero , fuel seleccted to ALT tanks , had plenty of fuel but aircraft speed dropping and entering a stall , at first i did not know what the issue was, but i figured out what happened , as i hung my headset on my second CH throttle quad , the headset must have caught the switch assigned to water rudder , this in turn operated the reverse thrust , while in flight , thrust revese should be isolated via weight on undercarraige switches , so it should not have operated in flight. Before submitting a ticket , can some of you do a test while in flight to see if thrust reverse can be activated on your aircraft , some of you with FSUIPC controls and some who dont have FSUIPC controls but have the controls set in FSX only , to try and find where the problem lies. regards alan cottrill
  11. Hi. If your switch is doing nothing , then i have to ask , IS your ground power connected and batt on . There are two white flood light switches , the cockpit flood switch is on the left roof panel 4 and rear flood for the circuit breakers is on the roof panel 2 . regards Alan Cottrill.
  12. Hi. They will no doubt put an update out to fix several bugs/minor errors all at once , its a case of being patient . regards Alan Cottrill.
  13. Hi Kyle. Yes i do suffer brake creep in the DC-6 , and no its not FSUIPC causeing that issue , as i did reluctantly temporary remove FSUIPC from the sim , and the creep was the same , what did reduce the creep distance , was familiararity with the run up checks , so i get through them more quickly , which in turn ruduced the amount of creep , but its still there , i dont do lua scripts for my controls , only thing i do to get different aircraft behaviour is the slope value on ail/ele/rud controls , and its a case of trial and error to get the feel of the aircraft to what i think it should be like , and also try to find info on how the real aircraft should behave , sometimes by watching videos of the real aircraft , and my control set ups are simple and basic , not complex at all , its just that you can set more basic controls in FSUIPC than you can in FSX . As a note my slope value on the DC-6 was set to +3 , but have since changed this to +1 after seeing a video of a DC-6 at an airshow. All i was asking on this problem was if anyone else had suffered similar issues , i am not blameing any aircraft addon as i dont think they are to blame for this issue . It may boil down to some ASN setting that some of us have set and others dont , as i know about the turbulance settings in ASN can cause issues , i have these turned down , but they may not be low enough for the DC-6 aircraft , i know i turned them down a lot after getting similar problems on the A2A connie , and the settings i have now fixed the connies behaviour , but your DC-6 might require these settings to be even lower , to prevent issues like this , but at this time that is pure speculation. If you have any recommended settings for FSX/P3D regarding ail/ele/rud settings regarding null zone/sensitivity , and any recommend ASN settings , for the DC-6 that i could try , as i noticed nothing like this info in the docs . Regards Alan Cottrill.
  14. Hi Kyle. I personally dont think so , as problem disappeared when ASN was turned off and fair weather selected , and it does not happen consistantly , which is what i would expect from an FSUIPC problem , this is why i suspect a corrupt weather download , which caused this issue , as a lot of high end aircraft add ons and ASN and FSUIPC relie on simconnect. My reasoning , rightly or wrongly , is that the corrupt weather download corrupts the simconnect some how , and while that corrupt weather download is there , in my case i was downloading real weather every 15 min , the temporary corrupt simconnect then corrupts the controls of whichever aircraft i am flying , in this particular instance it was the DC-6A You know more about programming than i do , so i would like to know why you suspect FSUIPC as the likely cause , over a corrupt weather update , if the problem disappears when ASN is turned off , and fair weather selected. Regards Alan Cottrill.
  15. Hi Dan. IFR rules as visability was down to 5nm and oc down to 300ft in heavy snow, the VSI was acting up as if i had iced up pitots which i had put on prior to departure , Att indicator showed slight climb and hard right bank , that could not be levelled as i tried to level off down the fjordur towards the NDB which was indicating the hdg i needed , that i tried to head towards but aircraft failed to respond to controls input , but VSI going from full down to full up in 1 second , is quicker than the aircraft can change attitude , so knew i could not relie on it , yet it was working fine till i went into the oc cloud . i thought my controls had stoped working till i went to outside view , and confirmed they where moving the flight controls correctly , but aircraft was refusing to react to this imput , till the ASN was turned off. I have had a similar problem with the A2A connie in similar weather conditions , but not all the time , thats why i suspect a corrupted weather download that effects these high end aircraft via simconnect some how , as there is no direct connection between aircraft and the weather engine . regards Alan Cottrill.
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