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Everything posted by fjr_nate

  1. Asobo needs to just concentrate on optimization and fixing all the bugs. I appreciate new content but would prefer payware on a great foundation.
  2. I'm commenting here out of frustration. This update has rendered my FS 2020 unusable. It went from running smooth to a slide show. I'm tired of trying all the 'work arounds'. It's even more frustrating that the game is 100% broken for me while others have experienced no problems. I wish there was an option to undo this latest update. I guess I'm out until there's an actual fix.
  3. I have an old rig but I've been surprisingly impressed at its ability to keep things smooth at low to medium settings, until now. For the first time since FS 2020 was released the sim is unusable. I'm sure the current problem will get fixed and in the long run things will get better. Meanwhile, I'll start looking for a new computer.
  4. Steam is giving me an error message (missing file privileges) and not letting the program load. I don't have time right now to deal with it. Hopefully, I can work it out tonight.
  5. KVRB Vero Beach, Florida I think it would be difficult to recreate this. It's nice to know it's possible in the sim, but it's just chance for the weather to update and change to IFR at a particular moment.
  6. It was partly cloudy and didn't seem IFR but my computer isn't the best and many of my settings are on low. I can't remember if it gave me the option to ignore. I was probably too shocked that ATC almost seemed real for a sec.
  7. I was flying multiple touch and goes practicing my pattern work and landings when on the downwind leg the tower notified me that the airport was now IFR and requested a full stop landing. Thought that was pretty cool.
  8. Before this update the TBM was at least close to real world landing performance. Now it's unusable for me. The CJ4 floating issue was bad before this update and now it's worse. It seems people are reporting the same issue for most of the default planes. I hope they fix this asap. I'll be grounded until then. I enjoy the scenery in FS 2020 but I don't care all that much about these scenery updates. I spend most of my time at my local airport practicing landings with various aircraft and studying real world performance specs.
  9. Just landed the TBM a few times at my local airport and the flight dynamics have considerably changed, for the worse. Before the update I would do the approach at 85 kts with the torque around 30%. From what I've read that's somewhat close to real world for the TBM. Now I had to go full idle to get to 85 kts and then the plane just kept floating. At about halfway down the runway I decided to see how far I could keep it going and it wasn't until I was at 55kts that it finally settled. After a few more landings I tried the approach at 75kts and it was still floaty. Also the effects of the flaps feel ridiculous now. I have to push the controls almost full forward to keep the plane from climbing a few hundred feet. I was honestly hoping for the ground effects issue to be fixed in this update but it seems much worse. Off to try some landings in the CJ4.
  10. On one hand they look ridiculous, but on the other I can actually use them now.
  11. 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.
  12. Having trouble getting the definitive answer on this. I'm looking for a traffic addon and noticed this is on sale again.
  13. 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?
  14. 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh4o24MJIQY&t=365s
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. ...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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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