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  1. I recently replaced my OS Win 7 Pro with Win 10 Pro. Did a clean install of P3D, then started re installing add-ons. When I first tried to install the NGX (after uninstalling via control panel), I installed and first did not have any -600 or -700 WL models. So uninstall NGX and reinstall. I am now missing the gauges and the aircraft is not initializing, see attached. Just wondering how to correct the install. Thanks.
  2. System: 4790K, GTX 1070 FTW, 16GB RAM, Win 7 Pro, latest Nvidia drivers, new install of P3D v4.4 (client, content, scenery) Add-ons: FlightBeam airports, GSX, FSDT airports, ORBX global, NCA, PNW, SAK, ASP4, FSUIPC (standard), SODE, PMDG NGX, Aerosoft PANC, EDDF, EGLL I am using the slider of the throttle for the thrust lever. When I initially load in, the throttle is at idle, but when I advance it then pull back to idle, the throttle remains stuck about haflway in the NGX (and default Piper Cub). I assign the throttle axis in P3D, but it will not retract to idle unless I hit the "f2" key. I am stumped and wondered if anyone has suggestions on a remedy. It worked well prior to installing the add-ons. Thanks in advance for your help.
  3. Fixed it. I had to go to the settings menu in Navigraph and change the folder from C: Prepar3D to D: Prepar3D.
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    First reactions to P3Dv4.4

    Well, rats. I just did a full re-install of P3D last weekend on a new SSD and spent a lot of time installing the ORBX stuff, Flightbeam, FSDT, ASP4 and PMDG 737/ 777. Back to square one this weekend.
  5. Thanks, Kevin. I did set the path to there in Navigraph FMS manager. Crossing my fingers to see if that fixes it.
  6. I purchased a 1TB M.2 drive to add to my computer. I uninstalled P3D v4, the PMDG aircraft, the scenery files, etc. I next did a full install of P3D v4 on my "new" drive (drive D) and kept the OS on drive C. I installed the PMDG NGX and 777 to P3D and see it on the new D drive, but I also see the PMDG file on my C drive under Prepar3D and PMDG is the only entry under that folder. I also have the same folder on the new D drive in P3D. I tried to update the nav data using Navigraph FMS Data manager, but the aircraft is still stuck on the 2011 AIRAC. Do I delete the PMDG entry on the C drive or is that where I point Navigraph? Thanks
  7. Try C:\Prepar3D v4\PMDG\Flightplans, unless you installed P3D to Program files.
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    replace fsx by pd3

    EFB will work with P3D, just need to change the path where it reads from from FSX to P3D. Active Sky will require a new program, Active Sky for P3D. AS16 will not work on the 64 bit program. I don't use FSCommander.
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    Froogle's take on FSW and possible impact on P3D

    I generally like like Froogle's videos, but the latest one was a "bit" of hyperbole. I did pony up the $$ for the Professional License for P3D v4, and a lot of that was based on one of his videos, which made sense to me. Some simmers spend thousands of dollars on their rigs to run, then don't want to spend $200 on the base program for their add ons doesn't make a lot a sense to me. For example, I was looking at one You Tuber who does some videos about flying the different aircraft (with New Testament passages, even), has a "sponsor" and Patreon link in his channel, yet is running an academic license P3D. IMHO that is the type that should not be using an academic license. FSW and DTG, I don't see them doing what Froogle espoused in last Sunday's news.
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    Captainsim 757 thoughts?

    I have owned the CS 757 and QW757 in FSX and I did plunk down the money for the P3D v4 version. I think it is a better aircraft to fly than the QW version and does have continuing support. I do not know what you interpret as study level, but it does fly quite well in P3D v4. I do not think it models system failures though, but the flight model seems accurate. I do have to make some adjustments to the FMC when I import a flight plan in from P3D. Is it worth it is something you will have to ask yourself. I do enjoy flying it. The CS team have been addressing customer issues as they bring them up ( they have a very responsive forum you can browse). It does seem to consume more fuel than the PFPX profile models, so I usually add 20% to the PFPX fuel calculation. It did work for me in v4.1 and now in 4.2. https://www.captainsim.org/forum/csf.pl
  11. I have moved on to P3D v4.2 and have the NGX installed. I do not use the default ATC in P3D. Since flying the NGX, I keep hearing the Morse code for the Localizer ( I guess) when I am sitting at a gate at departure or starting my approach. What the heck do I need to do to turn it off? What dial/ switch on the radio stack kills it? It is really bugging me. Thanks
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    Is P3D V4 lacking a regional jet

    I am updating my thoughts on this post now that the latest update to the Aerosoft CRJ 1.0.5, has been released. In my opinion, it is working very well in P3D v4.2 and it has now become a great aircraft to fly. I now think it is far superior to the FeelThere eJets.
  13. And Dulles has STARS for the Redskins football team, SFO has SIDS for the Grateful Dead and wine, STARS for other Bay Area rock bands/ musicians.
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    Is P3D V4 lacking a regional jet

    Since OP is looking for a regional jet, I'll put in my 2 cents. I own both the Aerosoft CRJ and the FeelThere e-Jets for v4. While neither of them is perfect, the e-Jet is far and away a better aircraft to fly in the sim at this point. I purchased the CRJ after a lot of glowing reviews from one of their beta testers (who apparently did the live stream of the 319). I used to think he was pretty knowledgeable about what he was saying about how great the CRJ was in beta, but frankly it was a hot mess when released. I now have to take things he says with a large grain of salt and I am beginning to doubt his objectivity, since he gets all these add ons that we pay for dearly, for free. Why in 2018 would I have to load a Piper Cub at a commercial gate, then change the aircraft to the CRJ to even get it to run? I do like some products Aerosoft makes, but IMHO, they release products with a LOT of bugs that should have been addressed in the beta. I also think their manual for the CRJ is confusing, misses a clear explanation of how to fly the tutorial (which could be due to translation from German to English) and dwells far too long on stuff the usual customer really could care about. The e-Jet is not perfect (could use some texture upgrades in the virtual cockpit), at least it can fly a route without the frustrating glitches the CRJ has.