andyb_1972

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  • Birthday 09/15/1972

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    P3Dv3, TS201X, Hiking, Cycling.

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    FSX stole me away from my long term Railworks TS201X hobby in late 2013. In May 2014 I migrated to P3D2.2 and currently use P3Dv3.4

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  1. Thanks guys, I will register and check out the Milviz forums. All the best. Andy
  2. Hi, Not sure if this error is anything to worry about? Apart from this message, the installation appeared to go perfectly normally and the Beaver looks fine in the sim. Haven't flown it much yet though. Thanks in advance, Andy
  3. Just awful... They've released the CCTV footage of the crash too...
  4. Maybe it's because in real life I'm an awkward so-and-so but I seem to have a love for all things that divide opinion, particularly aircraft. The Metroliner, MU2 and now the Lear 35A. I must admit I was surprised to read those negative comments in the previously linked article written by real-world Lear pilots - I just assumed everybody loved the Lear and it lived at the top of 'cool wall' for aircraft and that was that. But then I'm not a real world pilot, so I don't have to justify my love for the Lear in any real-world terms :)
  5. Not sure if you know, but this is the rw pilot/owner (drklain) who supplied a lot of the rw data, sounds and photographs from his own aircraft to FSW to help them when they developed their model. If you read he comments, I'm guessing he'll be more than happy to answer technical queries about flying the MU2 given how willingly he offered me tips on how to improve my landings - even once my cover was blown and he knew I was only a PC Pilot :)
  6. SPD hold in the Lear v2.8 still disastrous for me... I've abandoned SPD mode in v2.8 in favour of VS. Whenever I select SPD mode during a climb (2000ft/m @220kts), I immediately pitch up steeply, almost to a stall, before pitching down so steeply I either hit the ground or overspeed. It definitely worked fine for me in V2.7 though. I'm using P3DV3.4
  7. I only tried the v2.8 Lear yesterday as I was waiting until for the WX Advantage Radar to be updated to make it compatible with the P3Dv3.4 hotfix2. First impressions - "SPD Hold" mode not performing as it did before for me either. I was shooting for 10,000ft at 220kts and 1500ft/min climb rate - got to 10,000ft, overshot, pitched down dramatically towards the ground, overshot, pitched sharply upwards to point it almost stalled and I had to disable the autopilot and intervene. I only had a light fuel load and 4 passengers. I'm also sure I had to set my trim value higher than previously to extinguish the 'Take-Off Trim' light on the annunciator panel (4 instead of 3). I also tried an ILS approach using NAV and GS and nearly flew into the ground due to dramatic pitch swings while the AP tried to stay on the glide slope. I only did one flight before calling it a night. Will try again when I'm sober.
  8. Fancied getting this plane since back in my FSX days but only got it after I upgraded to P3DV3.4. I'm glad you posted you were having problems with it because I for the life of me couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong...
  9. Same for me - I couldn't fly between two payware airports without running out of VAS...
  10. Interesting to see my suspicions somewhat confirmed... I sometimes experience extreme turbulence in the Lear, so bad that it can makes flying it very unpleasant. I haven't uninstalled Accufeel because I like what it does - but I do switch it off whenever I fly the Lear. I'm pretty sure I've had the issue in other aircraft too, Twin Otter X and MU-2.
  11. Did you only start getting the weird behaviour with ezdok V2? I'm still on ezdok V1 but I've had an issue with the 35A getting blown about silly in really violent turbulence. It bounces up and down ridiculously and I can hear loud wind noises battering the aircraft outside. Sometimes the aircraft slews almost 90 degrees from the flight path. I had it in P3Dv2.5 and still get it in P3Dv3.4. I've found the only way to get rid of the problem is to switch off Accufeel ASL. Not sure if it's the same issue you're seeing though.
  12. Again, thanks to everyone for all the hints, tips and info. The weekend is here and I can't wait to put in a few more hours with the L35A. I'll probably never know what it's like to experience flight in a real Learjet 35A but I find it genuinely thrilling and massively rewarding every time I use the FSW model. Something about their Lear and the MU-2 has captured my imagination in a way few other models do (Twin Otter Extended is probably the only other one I can think of). I don't fly anything too complex, mostly because I struggle finding the time required to learn the big beasts - but I'm finding as each FSW model grows in complexity and system depth, so too does willingness to find the time to learn them. I feel that as FSW grow as a developer, so do I as a flight simmer. That's why I'm also really looking forward to their Falcon as I believe it will push me even further.
  13. David and Scott - thank you both for your replies to my comments about using the spoilers. I believe I now have a pretty good understanding of what they do and how to use them in the sim. Was very interested to learn that they also have a spoileron function, like the MU-2, during flight. So, when checking the spoilers before landing, is it a visual check (if that's even possible from the cockpit - or is there an warning light?) or is it a prompt to use the spoiler reset switch to ensure both spoilers are down, as per the start flow? Regards, Andy
  14. I think you'll really enjoy it! I particularly love the sound of those engines. There's a guy on YouTube 'drklain' whose channel I stumbled across looking for videos of MU-2. Turns out he helped Flysimware with the sounds, data and photographs from his own aircraft (N130MS) which is represented in the Flysimware package. A really kind, helpful guy who gave me loads of hints and tips on how to improve my atrocious landings in the MU-2.
  15. Hi Scott - thanks for the reply - that already a big help to me.