Wolf0

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  1. Or you can consider the option to add fuel as a way to replicate in-flight refuel. B737 has that ability (the navy variant called Poseidon) and A330s can do it too (the tanker version). No harm in enlarging the scope of the simulation. As others have said it's all about the user freedom. Use it or leave it. But even if an option seems unrealistic today (10 years ago no 737 or A330 could refuel in-flight) it doesn't mean that we have to forbid the user to do it. Sometimes reality catches up!
  2. Wolf0

    PFPX V2

    I've installed PFPX v2 and I've had a very nice experience since installing it. I haven't experienced any errors or bugs. Performance is indeed better and there are plenty of new exciting features to explore. Even if there are bugs what's the big deal? The developers provided this version for FREE! And an hotfix has already been released which means that development is continuing and bugs are being smashed. Every software has bugs. It's the development that matters. And to me it's a really nice thing to have PFPX updated after ~2 years without major changes. I don't get all this rant from the OP. If you don't like the software don't use it. But starting a rumor from day 1 after release is just poor judgement and really unfair to the work of the developers.
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    Venice X 60% off

    The Justsim's version of Venice is made for P3Dv4 and has instructions to use some files of the old Aerosoft version in order to add the city models to their own airport. So this is a very good offer if one wants to have an up-to-date scenery of LIPZ with a functional city.
  4. Wolf0

    Landing Rating Calculator

    I have another solution: Simflightmanager. It's a logbook/flight tracker software that amongst other things records the landing rate. It even gives you a statistic of your landing rates over time according to the specific aircraft or general fleet. Check it out!
  5. There is a statement of an update on LVFR's site for SCEL V2 addressing the missing textures and photoreal ground. http://www.latinvfr.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=27 It appears that the simmarket reviewer caught some bugs but they were addressed already. Good job!
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    Is it worth buy FSLabs a320

    Plus it makes sense to add the inputs. In a yoke aircraft when a pilot is training (even in a 737) the instructor will follow the movements on it's own yoke and add it's own inputs if the situation is urgent (adding force to the linked controls). Naturally if the situation allows time there will be a takeover via the "I have controls" drill. In a sidestick aircraft the controls need to be added algebraically to resolve this same kind of urgent situations. If you read reports of tailstrikes/hard landings (especially) on A321s you'll see that in many cases the instructor/captain added it's own inputs on the very last seconds (sometimes with success, others without). You'll also see that no one uses the takeover pushbutton. It's planned to be used in the disabled scenario. The urgent cases need that control addition because that's what humans expect it to do! Add your "force" to the controls.
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    Question about Fuel Prices

    Bingo!!! Thank you so much. Exactly what I was looking for.
  8. Wolf0

    Question about Fuel Prices

    Thank you. I suppose there isn't any open website with the quotes per airport..? (I know that the prices will be negotiated on a airline/supplier so they will differ even within the same airport, but I'd like a more depth ideia of the figures than at world region level)
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    Question about Fuel Prices

    This is an interesting topic. I'd also like to see if someone knows any website with current prices for jet A1 worldwide. I'd like to build a statistic for my flights.
  10. Wolf0

    Stavanger X in P3d

    I confirm. Fully working on my v4.
  11. There is another issue at play here. Even if you keep your downloads from let's say FSPilotshop (and I have them on a backup also) that doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to install them again in the future due to the anti-piracy features. The .exe contacts the server during setup to validate the installation key. Suppose there is no server online answering these calls (the vendor goes kabum for instance...). Thus the software will not install. A way to circumvent that would be to have all files that the installer installs copied to a backup. But again, with the hundreds of aircraft and sceneries that we have installed its almost impossible to keep track of the changes that the new installer performs... So... let's just hope no one goes kabum shortly. Long live FSim!
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    LPPT from MK Studios coming for P3D and XP11 :)

    They do as long as you have SODE installed. And the APIS work out of the box too. Overall it's a great quality scenery.
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    Obstacle assessment for takeoff

    Unless you have access to professional performance software the answer is: 99.8% of the world simulated flights are conducted without accounting for terrain clearance. There's no tools available to compute that. The closest is indeed topcat with all it's limitations. I guess our virtual passengers aren't all that safe (especially now with GSX lvl 2 we can actually see who we'll be killing in case of a failed engine climbing out of Innsbruck in IMC)! Jokes aside I'd be willing to pay for such software, but commercially speaking I guess the market isn't that big. There's a significant part of the community that values VFR and the ones who simulate airline procedures do that with different depths of realism... After all, if topcat was a great success it wouldn't be abandoned as it is now...
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    Why Is The FSLA319 Such A Job To Fly?

    FSLabs confirmed that it was only necessary on the FSX version. It no longer makes sense for P3Dv4 and I can confirm that it works without selecting a default aircraft first. I've read your detailed statement on how you perform your steps and I can see that you focus a lot on what the aircraft gives you when it fulfills the information automatically for the fmgc. That means that if you get a value that doesn't make sense you'll fly with it. It's better to run your own calculations at least to get a feel for the values needed by the aircraft. Check this site: http://wabpro.cz/A320/ Assuming that all the values you've obtained are good than we're left with a controller problem. Have you set up your axes according to the FSLabs instructions? Have you checked that there's no axis being used for two different functions? Some users have suggested the use of F1-F4 keys to avoid the throttle axis. That's good advice. Try a takeoff using only F4 for TOGA/FLEX and F1 to go back to CLB. Autothrottle should engage once you set the CLB detent (it's not set for takeoff, it's on a standby mode during the runway acceleration and initial climb until CLB thrust is selected). With that and a valid (sequenced without discontinuities) flightplan you should be able to activate autopilot and A/T for the flight.
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    Why Is The FSLA319 Such A Job To Fly?

    Without any disrespect but the FSLabs A319/A320 are such a job to fly because they are trying (and succeeding) to simulate what constitutes two highly qualified crew's jobs! This is one of the most advanced simulations available for the home user. It requires some preparation from the user. The simulator needs to be setup according their requirements (specifically regarding the axis and null zones). After that the aircraft has to be treated with due care, i.e., program the fmgc with valid data for the route, weights, speeds. Make sure the panel state is correct for the flight phase (it's always better to start from cold and dark and make sure everything is well programmed than from a saved state and the forgetting something). This is a deep simulation of a real complex piece of engineering. Regarding your specific problem. Have you setup your flight correctly on the ground at LEPA? How did you determined your loadsheet? How was the actual loading made? Have you calculated your V-speeds? What was your TOW and CG? Have you retracted your flaps according to the correct speeds? Are your joystick axes spiking? What was the speed tape showing when the AP disconnected? I mean... there are hundreds of users marveled by the FSLabs software who don't have those sort of complaints. I'd be more inclined to believe what is happening is due to some (or a combination of) incorrect steps you've made. Are you starting from a panel state saved on a previous iterations of the software? Can you reproduce your efforts in a video to see what is happening in real-time? Best regards