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  1. fjr_nate

    Flight1 GPS

    The GTN750 has changed flight simming for me. It's so intuitive to work with a mouse that I no longer have to pause fsx while I fumble with knob controls trying to find that little plus or minus spot. I would love to see a G3000 sometime in the future for small business jets.
  2. Having trouble getting the definitive answer on this. I'm looking for a traffic addon and noticed this is on sale again.
  3. Thanks, that's what I figured.
  4. A surprising thing happened on my approach to a small private airport (07FA) Ocean Reef Club. I'm 14 miles out flying the Phenom 300 jet and hear on the unicom a Cessna 172 doing touch-n-goes. He announces he's on downwind. On the radar I see he's already way past the airport so I assume he'll turn base right in front me, as usual for AI. I announce I'm on final and amazingly he waits to turn base and pulls in behind me about 10 miles out. Was this just a fluke or was this AI smarter than the average bear?
  5. Not sure if this has been posted before, but here's a video of the Phenom 300 with the G3000 Prodigy. The touch screen is very similar to the GTN 750. Thanks again Bert.
  6. fjr_nate

    Nav Extension or GTN 750?

    Hi Chuck. It seems everyone has different little glitches when it comes to fsx addons. If everything is working correctly for you I'd certainly leave as is. For me, for whatever unexplained reason, the Phenom wasn't capturing the ILS GS. After reinstalling the Nav Ext over Berts GTN mod it was working again, weird. I'm finding the GTN 750 to be a great fsx addon.
  7. fjr_nate

    Nav Extension or GTN 750?

    I'm new to the Phenom 300 but here is my experience so far. In the long run it worked out best to have both the 1.3 expansion pack and the GTN 750. This plane turned out to be more expensive than intended but it turned out to be a fun experience and nice addition. With the expansion pack things that should work on the plane actually work, for the most part. The problem I was still having involved the G1000. It just doesn't seem set up right and it's usually more effort than it should be to enter flight plans or change plans during flight. It also still completely bugs out now and then. The GTN 750 with Bert's mod makes the Phenom so much easier to fly. For the Phenom 300 purists it's not the correct Garmin, but the GTN actually works and it fits into the flight deck nicely. I no longer have to pause the sim trying to get the G1000 to behave. It's a bit expensive but it's an overall great addon being that you can use it for your other planes. I have the GTN set up in just one livery for now, so I can still use the G1000 if I want to. I uninstalled the 1.3 expansion pack as per instruction and then installed the F1 GTN 750 with the mod. I then reinstalled the expansion pack and now, finally, this plane is fun to fly. I found reinstalling the expansion was necessary because it fixed a couple of glitches such as the plane not capturing glide slopes. Hope this helps.
  8. fjr_nate

    Looking for a Traffic Addon but...

    AI Controller looks interesting. Thanks
  9. The same thing was happening to me so I finally decided to make the switch to FSX Steam (couldn't find my boxed version). Not sure if it was because of the fresh install or something a little different in the Steam version, but problem went away.
  10. ...don't want all that traffic in my way. Tired of all the go arounds. Do any of the AI programs accommodate the most important plane in the sky, MINE?
  11. Problems fixed! I've owned every Microsoft Sim since the Commodor 64 version and this FSX version since its release. I decided to try a fresh FSX install. Tough call due to all the addons and tweaks, but the only addon I really cared about was PMDG. Of course I couldn't find the FSX discs so I downloaded the FSX Steam version thinking it might be better optimized for windows 10(not sure). Installed the Phenom and it works perfect! PMDG is now also steam compliant so I'll re-download that next. Frame rates are great and no crashes (the program and the jet). I'm not sure what the problem was as I tried everything. Most likely a conflict of some sort with one of the many other addons and downloads. The Carenado Phenom seems a little lacking in a few spots but with all the info here I'll hopefully find some solutions and get some fun out of this sucker.
  12. I bought the Phenom 300 recently and it has been a frustrating experience to say the least. For payware this seems unacceptable. I'll put off a general review until I give this product a better chance and hopefully find a fix for all the bugs. So far this aircraft has caused my FSX to randomly have fatal errors and crash. Enough so I can't finish a flight. It also causes the view (spacebar - mouse) to freeze. I've uninstalled multiple times to check it and it's definitely the Phenom 300 addon. Is the keypad suppose to work? The problem I'm trying to work out first is the Navigraph EMB505 Phenom 300 Extension Pack install. This causes the Phenom 300 to have unusable frame rates. The frame rates are fine without the expansion. With the expansion it takes FSX about 5 minutes to load. I also updated with the Navigraph FMS Data Manager. I've found a few things to try but so far nothing seems to work. Any ideas would be helpful, thanks.
  13. I'm looking for some tips some of you might have in my attempt to make flying the big jets as real as possible. Here is the way I currently fly the PMDG 737. First I go to and find the route I would like to travel. I generally try to keep the flights relatively short. For example, from Las Vegas (KLAS) to Los Angeles (KLAX) I find another 737 flying the route BOACH5, HEC, RIIVR2 at 28,000 feet. Then I go to to the destination airport (KLAX), and listen in for the current active landing runways. In this case, it seems 25L and 24R are active for arrivals. I choose 25L for programming the FMC and will ignore FSX. Then I tune in the departing airport (KLAS) using ground or tower. I start up FSX and set my 737 cold/dark to a gate at KLAS. I have FSX set for no collisions with other aircraft and simply use the real weather within FSX. I tune in the FSX ATC ground and listen to confirm the departing runway (25R) while I'm preparing everything. When ready for pushback I contact FSX ATC for instructions to the runway and takeoff etc. Once I'm airborne the FSX ATC will hand me off to monitor departure and then I'm done with FSX ATC until I land. I like to listen to the relevant channels during the flight. During decent and arrival I don't tune in the FSX ATC. After I land I'll contact FSX ground for directions to the gate. Until an awesome ATC addon is available for FSX this the how I attempt to make it as real as it almost gets. I would buy an ATC addon that included SIDS and STARS and actually sounded real. I just recently got back into flightsimming, so any tips, ideas, addons, would be appreciated. FJR_Nate