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    I'm a private pilot keeping involved in aviation through simulation while I raise my family.

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  1. snglecoil

    X-Plane 11.30 Beta is out!

    Anyone had any luck getting the the new ATC window to come up in the latest beta? Hitting the default enter/return key showing assigned as "contact ATC" crashes the sim for me.
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    Any news on Vertx DA62

    The bar for new airplanes in our sims keeps getting set higher and higher. I can’t imagine the work it takes to develop the type of systems depth demanded by our community...especially the highly advanced glass cockpits of today. If RealAir’s legacy...not the plane but the developer’s proven track any indication of what Sean will release, this is going to be worth waiting for. ...and for anyone who hasn’t started their own business, that’s not a trivial matter either. Patience is warranted. Hopefully we as adults can show a little grace.
  3. Anything to help this segment would be very welcome. LSA can’t seem to find its identity the way it is.
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    While GPS is, in reality, the navigation method now going forward, old-school VOR navigation is still good to know and practice. I personally find it much more interesting in simulation to have to actively engage in the navigation process. ...of course when the weather is VMC I still whip out my old E6B and plan using dead reckoning with no radio navigation at all. But to answer your question, if you enter VORs as your waypoints in the GPS and switch it to GPS mode, it should automatically fly the route for you.
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    Unreallistic Oceans - no white foam

    The whitecaps, or rather lack thereof, are not completely unrealistic. I have often been struck how little they really show from any appreciable altitude unless under particularly heavy seas or wind. I personally would like to see a little more variation in water color in the future.
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    Locked threads

    Ooof...well there go all my hopes and dreams of making the comedy circuit. So sorry again...I'll go rethink my life now.
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    Locked threads

    Sorry, it was an attempt at comedy using a very U.S. centric reference to something said by former President Bill Clinton and the symbol is called "facepalm". I'll let you look that one up for typical uses. .....I had my browser with the response open for a while and didn't realize the thread had moved on. (see what I did there)
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    Locked threads

    Well it depends on what your definition of "is" is. 🤦‍♂️
  9. snglecoil

    Is adverse yaw well modeled in P3D?

    Maybe not rocket science...but aerodynamics for sure, which does involve pretty darn complex physics 😉 I signed up for an intro to aerodynamics course (for fun) that warned potential students of “bone-crushing” calculus. After starting the course, I haven’t been able to walk right since 😂
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    Is adverse yaw well modeled in P3D?

    Well, I'm no air crash investigator...but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. 😉
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    Ha, no need to worry about that. Abysmal flying is a staple of flight simming on Twitch 😉
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    Is adverse yaw well modeled in P3D?

    Well said. I know this has gone way off topic. My concern is that we as pilots be cautious of an attitude that writes off the people involved in these accidents as simply idiots with no business flying. While some may, in fact, be idiots with no business flying, it is dangerous attitude that lends itself to overconfidence in one's own superior judgment or skill.
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    Is adverse yaw well modeled in P3D?

    How many of these cases did you research before you came to that conclusion? The first 2 that I looked at appear at first glance to be engine trouble on of the most difficult situations faced by pilots of all experience levels. The 4000 hour ATP that continued VFR into IMC despite reporting to ATC the attitude indicator as unreliable definitely raises an eyebrow. But it’s really easy to be a Monday morning quarterback.
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    As a dad to an 11 year-old son, the concept of watching other people play video games as opposed to playing them yourself was hard to grasp at first. My son's demographic, though, has made it possible for Tyler Blevins (aka Ninja) to make a projected 10+ million USD this year. For better or worse, Twitch along with YouTube seems to be the media of choice for the next generation. All three of my kids will choose YouTube or Twitch over traditional movies and TV every. single. time. I myself have enjoyed watching several smaller flight sim streamers over the past couple of years, but mostly because they are very knowledgeable or genuinely interesting.
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    Is adverse yaw well modeled in P3D?

    ^^^ This is absolutely correct. Any airfoil producing lift also produces induced drag as a result. As you initiate a roll to the right, your ailerons are configured to add lift (and corresponding drag) to the left wing, while decreasing lift and drag on the right wing. The differential in drag creates causes the nose to yaw to the outside of the turn...left in this case. As Delta558, points out. once the desired bank angle has been reached, the ailerons are neutralized and the primary cause of adverse yaw has been removed. Once established, a level turn requires only very slight adjustments to the rudder to maintain coordination. Now, how well this is modeled in the A2A 172, I don't know. I'll have to go back and try it out myself!