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Radial9

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About Radial9

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  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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    SW Florida
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    Aviation, Astronomy, Building Vintage WW2 Styrene Models, BlueGrass Music

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    Been flight simming off and on since 2006. Member DC3 Airways since 2006. Most of my sim hours have been in a DC3. Dabble in heavy metal from time to time. Spent 35 years in SE Alaska. Now living in SW Florida getting closer to full retirement. Real world pilot 20 years ago, have not flown in over 15. Owned a tail dragger up in AK and then a small Cessna.

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  1. It does help a great deal. Thank you for the assistance. Greatly appreciated.
  2. I wish to log an around the world flight. I will only use an aircraft for that purpose, no other flights for that aircraft. I wish to log these flights cumulatively. Can I zero out the logbook and have it reset for all aircraft? I read chapter 23 of the manual and did not see this discussed. If I can't, I suppose I can export the CVS file when completed into Excel and calculate my trip stats. However, I don't believe I saw any date fields. It would be great to have the logbook keep trip stats and still fly other aircraft. I could add turn on/off logbook to my checklist. Any suggestions appreciated.
  3. Thank You! Class Act videos. I also found the time to enjoy your other video's. Very well done. I will echo the other comments regarding reasonx for purchase and learning the PC-12. It's history, utility and challenge all combined. BTW... does anyone know if the SWS aircraft under development is this current "45" (I believe) or the newer glass office models. Thanks.
  4. Have the PC-12 configured and flying. Doing some touch and goes, tweaking viewsaand buttons with my Alpha yoke and feeling my away around the office. As one reviewer mentioned, it does feel like there is a BUNCH more mass under you than the TMB. A good thing for my tastes. Have the GTNXi installed. Nice that all my GoFlight and Pollypot software modules seem to function, especailly the MCP and radios. Nice! Two questions: Never mind..... RTFM. Took a bit to find the word not allowed thing hidden in my icon mess. Thanks!
  5. Would appreciate opinions on which GTN750 to place in the firewall. I have a premium Navigraph sub. I have a second monitor which I use for it and other goodies. Most of my flying for the forseeable future will be outside the US (that world tour). I remember reading that may be an issue with the GTNXi charts. I don't mind paying for the premium PMS50. i do know how to use one, flew with it regularly in my A2A Bonanza. Thoughts, opinions, bias or regrets? I'm leaning toward the premium PMS50, but want to get some feedback from experience.Thanks!
  6. Been thinking of purchasing this as a replacement for the TMB930 which I have spent considerable time with the past year. After reading the VERY informed opinions of those here, watching reviews and giving it serious consideration, I’m going to make the commitment. Like a few other pilots here, I wish to do an around the world tour. The TMB is a bit fast for low and slow sightseeing. I’m hoping the PC12 will fit the bill. My suspicion is that my expectations are not as high as many here. The price point, combined with the yet to be determined GTN750 choice is acceptable to me for the few negatives presented so far. Please don’t take this wrong, but I believe many compare this aircraft to the best in their hanger, which is only natural. When I look at the forest from within the trees the past two years, I am in utter amazement at where we are quality wise compared with two years ago. I have found MSFS2020 to be an outstanding earth simulator and, so far at least, a work in progress flight simulator. That’s OK for my time and money. The level of effort being put into both the simulator and aircraft are so far past what I would have guessed two years ago, I’m just extremely grateful for the toys I have here. It will take some time to get up the PC12 curve, but perhaps by the time the SWS study level comes out I will be able to appreciate the differences and just enjoy the flight seeing. Thank you to all the power users who take the time to give us casual users a path to follow. Much appreciated!
  7. Recently upgraded to P3Dv5. Everything went fine with the exception of the Majestic Q400. I have no less than six to eight hours into getting my favorite aircraft up and functioning in V5. Before I rub my neck and write a check to get a pro to get the aircraft functioning I thought I would ensure there are pilots out there flying the Q400 in P3Dv5.2. I have given up on Majestic support. Although brilliant dev’s and most likely very nice guys, IMHO they are simply burned out in the support area. They cite the changes LM have made as being the issues and have simply walked away from the issue. Thanks!
  8. I put it off until just recently. Just finishing it up the past few weeks. Just as much "stuff" as you listed. It went much smoother than I thought it would. Time consuming. A bit of time, but got through without major hangups. I like it. Pleased I did it.
  9. I'm attempting to purchase the RXP 750 set. All the links on the store page appear to be inop.I have attempted to come at it from diffent links, all bring me to the download/ecoomerce store links/buttons that don't work. Anyone know what might be going on? Thanks!
  10. Thanks Guys, appreciate the feedback.
  11. I have recently completed my migration from P3D4.5 to P3D Version 5.2.22.27615. I'll assume that's 5.2 HF2. Worth the time and effort! I'm considering purchasing the Quality Wings 787 Dreamliner. Have read reviews, watched some vids of flights and thought I would giverago. I have the PMDG 737NGXu, and recewntly picked up the 777 and 747 packages when they wereon sale. It appears that QW only allows registered owners of the aircraft to view their forum. I've always had an issue with this policy, but that's just me. It makes it impossible to determine what owners think of the quality of their purchase and the level of support offered by the vendor. In this day and age, read only access could surley be allowed if they desire to keep the noise level down. Anyway, is anyone running the QW 787 on P3DV5.2hf2? The web site reads P3dV5.1 I would ask them directly but every link on their website to contact them or send them a message is dead. Not always a good sign. And... it comes in a Flight1 package. Every time I get near that software and company my frustration level goes off the charts. I was going to buy the Reality XP GPS system for my A2A Bonanza, but I just get a trembling in my fingers every time I go near anything with a F1 label on it. I would be replacing my existing F1 GPS in the Bonanza, which I cannot get to function for love or money, and have given up trying to get updated for V5. Thanks! Bob
  12. Having fully retired at the end of last year I have been (finally) crawling nicely up the B737NGXu learning curve. Flying with a domestic only VA and have some significant hours logged these past six months. Like many of us, there are some landings I would rather not have anyone ever see, but it’s coming along. My thinking has been turning to my long term path of jetliner flying. I have significant resources put out in hardware, including 10 GoFlight modules that have finally been fine tuned and working quite well with both my 737NGXu and MSFS. Dozens of hours of learning and trial and error. I’m in the process of joining another well seasoned VA to begin expanding my learning to the B777 and getting around the globe some. I have not yet pulled the trigger on the PMDG 777. I won’t go into the indecision running around in my head over upgrading to V5, but the more I’m reading of stability and peoples favorable results, the more the indecision grows. I’ll leave that one alone for now. While I’m well aware this is the P3D forum. Trust me, I’m a P3D word not allowed as well as a Boeing word not allowed. However, it’s not necessarily what I “want” for a future growth path to the 777, but where the players and the industry are headed. I just watched a fantastic Youtube video on the real Boeing 777x. There are four currently flying. Seems delivery will commence going into 2024. While no one knows what variant of the 777 PMDG will release, or when, it seems that they are most definitely going to be moving to MSFS. I just don’t see them developing a 777 for BOTH platforms. Perhaps I’m just wrong about that. Not so sure they would offer the 777x as their first 777 offering, but if the pace of releases follows the past 18 months, and with all of Boeing’s woes, I would think they might just hold off and offer the 777x on the MSFS platform first. Where does that leave us old P3D drivers. Sends a pretty strong message to us. Just my opinion. Could be totally wrong with this line of thinking, but I would be interested in what many of the old Boeing drivers here are thinking about the issue. Thanks!
  13. Thanks for the suggestion Glenn. Preset weather, clear, baro 29.92... Turning down the audio solves half the issue, thanks for the suggestion. I still get a Terrain warning visual on the PFD. I'll go through my settings carefully and see if there is something causing this. The fact the issue comes up blank for the most part in searches tells me it's a one off. If anyone has any suggestions they would be appreciated.
  14. I'm spending some time in the C172 doing some touch and goes trying to become more familair with the platform. Upon pitching up from the landing roll and accelerating I'm getting a "Don't Sink" audio alarm repeating along with a terrain yellow panel warning. I'm pitched up 10 to 15 degrees and raising the flaps with full throttle, yet the warning persists, quite annoying. Searches here and elsewhere come up short for a solutuion,other than the usual smart a$$ remarks to "gain altitude" and "don't sink". I have gone through all the assist menu control menu items and turned them all off, at least I think I have. Any suggestions? Simply no enjoyment to fly like this. Thanks!
  15. Yeah… but he’s right. This issue has been annoying to a lot of us since day one. If you don’t have to deal with it, it may seem trivial. My fat finger opened the MSFS tab for the first time in a few months this morning. Thought I would have a look around over my 5am pot of coffee. The reason for the absence is I’ve been spending what limited time I have to fly in DCS. This is one of the reasons. DCS works, it’s that simple, even with its limited geography. (and carrier ops are a REAL hoot!) Three months ago I pulled my Honeycomb yoke out of the mix. It’s sitting on the shelf unused. I jump back and forth between DCS, MSFS and P3D like I image most of us who have been flying sims for a few decades do. There simply is no room for both the yoke and the TM Warthog HOTAS along with my 10 GoFlight modules, two monitors and a keyboard arm on my desk. I get the same 10 degree jumps from the Heading knob on my GoFlight MCP Pro, AND my mousewheel. It seems to have a mind of its own. One day I’ll sit down to fly and it will work just fine. The next day I continue the SAME flight setup (FSEconomy) and I get the 10 degree jumps. It’s not Honeycomb, it’s Bill Gatus of Borg. A tip of the cap to Stone for the link and info RE: VJoy and Joystick Gremlin. It provided a dive into the issue from very smart software developers and others as to the nature of the issue. I believe MarkDH has it right; there is something else going on. At 65 and over two decades of constant flight simming I am unwilling to jump through many hoops to enjoy a nice relaxing few hours of flight sim time any more. I use GIT software for my GoFlight modules and after years of tweaking I have them working both in P3D and MSFS. I’m just not going down the Vjoy rabbit hole on top everything else. If Bill Gatus of Borg wants my continued patronage, they will fix it, if not, then that’s that. (There, I guess I told them, what a huge hit to their revenue stream)! This probably comes across as a disgruntled rant, but the muck to wade through to use much of this new MSFS software has crossed the mouth and reaching close to the nostrils. I just want to sit down for a few hours of enjoyment and “pretend fly” as I can no longer fly in real life, having owned and flown several aircraft in RL. I have come to the conclusion Bill Gatus of Borg is transfixed on “pretty” rather than “functional”. Nice, but I’ll come back and check in in another 4 months and see if I don’t have to jump up on one leg, rub my belly, pat my head, download this, that and the next doodad, thingamabob or jazzarieeeny to get a simple two hour enjoyable flight from an aircraft with instruments that work. If I’m coming across as a malcontent, please feel free to find that ignore button and remove me from your reading list. No harm done. Cheers. P.S. But then I saw the Grumman Goose thread so I’m sure I won’t wander too far. Hope I live long enough to fly it the way Grumman intended. A working Goose and the MSFS visual (and IFR) environment is a true match made in sim heaven. I’ve spent a lot of hours in RL inside of the Goose, as well as the Beaver and the PBY, but I won’t bore everyone with ancient history. An era that’s come and gone.
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