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  1. Laurie... another outstanding video production. You exhibit a real talent there sir. In this day and age of editing that moves faster than a runaway freigh train it's "comforting" to watch a video that let's the old noodle absorb what is actually being seen before your brain has to do a backflip for the next set of pixels. I've tried to make it to the site three times over the past 10 years since being in the southeast, and each time "something" has popped up to derail the sidetrip on the way to somewhere else. I think I just need to make Kill Devil Hills THE destination and just do it! Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers.
  2. I have embarked on my round the globe FSE trip with the PC-12. Over the past month I have flown 51 legs for a total of 13,398nm. I departed Perth Australia, flew across the south coast into Tasmania, back up to the north end of the Gold Coast, across to NZ via Lord Howe Island, down to Queensland NZ, back up and out to New Caledonia and am now as far as Jakarta. I’m of the opinion this is the perfect plane for this type of trip. Cruising at 250kts is “just about right” for this old pilot. Slow enough to enjoy the scenery and fast enough not to get boring. Of the 51 legs, I have had about five legs where the stuttering upon landing was quite noticeable, even at remote airports. I sport an Intel I7 cpu 2 years old and a 2080Ti 13g, 32MB memory. Twice the batteries have drained and avionics shut down. I most always have to apply significant trim up at takeoff and a few times had to literally fight the yoke to stay airborne. I tend to stay with and fly many hours in an aircraft I enjoy. I have 2500 hours logged in my DC3. I like this aircraft. It’s comfortable to fly. You have to learn it’s quirks, and there certainly are some. I’m still trying to get all the various VOR knobs and buttons sorted out to do old school VOR navigation. I have the TDS GTNXi installed on a second monitor by removing the Community Folder entry. I use a GoFlight MCP Pro. I get heading control with it. I DO NOT get altitude control. I get course control for the ILS green arrows, but not GPS blue. All AP buttons function. I can program a button on my TM MCD’s to get an altitude hold, VS ENG, via FSUIPC7, but I cannot find an event or an Lvar for the arm button. Is someone knows that offset, would appreciate a sharing. Also, no Inert Sep button. All lights, battery, gen and avionics switches program to buttons. De Icing is a mixed bag. One last item; I cannot get the GTN750 to see a flight plan from Simbrief. I point my downloader to what the manual told me down into the ProgramData folder. The files are there, yet the 750 catalog will not see them. Am I doing something wrong here? AM most definitely getting my 25 bucks worth. If SWS comes along and makes a much better one, I’ll be all cheered up. I’m learning Pilot 2 ATC with ATC Chatter and found it much easier to install and use that what I expected. REALLY makes a difference.
  3. What an absolute waste of time reading the last four pages of complaining, running down, criticizing, sniveling and arrogant pontificating. I've not seen a larger bunch of over privileged snowflakes gathered in one spot, ever I think you guys should get together, risk you futures and your capital and build your own software development company. I read his remarks as actually rounding the corner and seeing a fairly clear path ahead. Wow, what has this place has become.
  4. I'm not experiencing any of the issues you're referencing after a good forty hours of flight. I'm truly enjoying learning to fly this aircraft. $25 well spent. I had a girlfriend like that as a younger man. But wowww....was she good. After reading thousands of posts here over the years I have noticed a correlation between the amount of "fixed, tweaks, enhancements, useless community folder folders,add on helpers, utilities and ssouped up snake oil and user experiences. "Intervention" appears to be a high unknown variable in the equation.
  5. Steve has a copy of the 64bit GoFlight version 2.6 on hid Polypott site. I believe he does not charge for it. As far as I can tell Polypott GIT, FSUIPC and Spad.next all will assist in getting GoFlight modules talking to MS2020. All 3 have limitations I'm told and all 3 have significant learning curves. FSUIPC has an advanced guide and John does a great job of answering questions for those truly attempting to learn. I cannot speak at all to Spad.next. I see there Discord channel for GoFlight is empty. Don't know what, if any, support is offered for GoFlight at Spad.next. I'm of the opinion Pollypott GIT would be the way to go for a pre developed profile, mostly for PMDG aircraft. My observations see Steve at Pollypott developing virtual hardware, which he sells, that emulate the functions of our GoFlight hardware. I don't see a lot of development time and support going into his Detective tools which allow for detailed manipulations of LVAR's and Events which are the core of getting buttons, toggle switches and rotaries to work with GoFlight hardware. The really good news is the GoFlight hardware appears to be quite well built. If anyone has direct experience with Spzd.next and GoFlight it would be great to hear of it. I have read over the years the FSX solution works for some, but mostly not for others. I have 11 units and need to evaluate and decide which software vendor to dive down the rabbit hole with.
  6. I also have GoFlight modules. 11 of them. I also too believe they are very well built and will provide good hardware service for many years to come. Like Ray, I have also relied on Pollypott GIT software to keep them alive. Steve has done an outstanding job there. However, it appears to me that most of the GIT support will continue to come in Steve's downloadable premade profiles, most notably for PDMG aircraft. I'm faced with a decision as to the best path to take a "deep dive" to learn what is beyond the premade profiles. If anyone has ever read through the manuals for his Detective programming software or seen the video's for the same, you will soon learn the learning curve is not slight. I'm of the understanding that both FSUIPC and Spad.next also can be utilized to drive buttons, switches and rotaries between the GoFlight units and your flightsim platform. I'm hoping others will agree it would be very beneficial to have a thread here that all of us can share resources, experiences and ask questions. I'm hopeful Ray and the gang would agree. While Polypott is well supported and Steve provides support, going beyond the prebuilt profiles is pretty much a "you're on your own" effort. As Ray pointed out, Steve's focus is in another direction with his virtual hardware emulation.
  7. My home is just shy of 5 miles inland of Ft. Myers Beach. Two kids with grandkids within 2 miles. All of us are shaken, but well. House survived for the most part. New roll down shutters installed 5 months ago really helped. Some neighbors not so lucky, but all 84 homes in our circle held. I was impressed the power came back on in about 50 hours. Irma took 10 days. Have a good genset. The news, for whatever reason, is not really reporting the totality of the situation. I have a good friend thats a sherrif. They expect the death toll to exceed 500 on Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island. Dogs, gators, bugs and other animals beginning to feed on the dead. There are still hundreds on those islands who survived not off yet. The only bridge onto Pine Island in Matlache is down. KRSW is closed. I75 for 2 miles up on the Peace River north of us is under 4 feet of water and if the very stressed dike inland let's go it will be 15. All the hospitals in Lee County are closed due to flooding. Our house sits under helicopter route to beach. Twin bladed chinooks, about one an hour each way, 24 hours a day over the house. Looting has started. Most traffic lights not working and people are just jerks bumper to bumper rather than circle feed across the intersections. Ambulance sirens non stop 24 hours a day. Neighbors helping neighbors. After 3 days, at 67, I feel like I have been beaten about the head and shoulders with a baseball bat. No internet. I took today off from outside, came in and flew my fake plane around to just take my mind off things for a while. No gas. Stores closed, although a few are starting to open with line a block or two long at 7am. If you're so bent PLEASE say a prayer for both the victims, the completely clueless morons who would not follow evac orders, and the hero 1st responders. BTW, up until 33 hours before landfall we were told we were not in the cone and it was a Cat 3. Never seen so many six figure salaried "professionals get things so wrong. The very worst scenario unfolded. My cellphone teathering has been the only link to the outside.
  8. It does help a great deal. Thank you for the assistance. Greatly appreciated.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. Thanks Guys, appreciate the feedback.
  18. I have recently completed my migration from P3D4.5 to P3D Version 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
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. Each to their own. Using an X box controller is playing a game. Flying with TrackIR and flight controllers is flight simulation. JMHO.
  24. Jay, I have 11 GoFlight modules. MCP Pro partial, get heading and alt, both 166's work fine for coms and nav. GF45 Inop. T8's, recognized but still fiddlin with switches.. As Rob says, Steve at GIT is very committed to getting his software functional with GoFlight and MS2020. Install is a snap. If your modules are all working, should be good to go. I'm optimistic it will work out. Get going to stay up with it. It's worth it, from one old fart to another.
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