Wolf0

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  1. 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
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    Taxi2Gate+TropicalSim Airports

    Hello. The official TropicalSim information (somewhere over their forums) is that if a scenery is labeled as P3Dv2 it will work on v4 without issues. The older sceneries install correctly if you point the installer to your Prepar3D main folder and add them to the scenery library manually. I even have older sceneries labeled as only FSX compatible working in P3Dv4 with night runway lights and without issues.
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    LVARs changed for FSLabs

    On a very fast check everything seems to be working. I will report any further finding here although I doubt there will be any problem. Thank you again for this Andrew. Really nice!
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    LVARs changed for FSLabs

    Wow! That was fast! Thank you for your efforts, Andrew. Will try it and report back.
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    LVARs changed for FSLabs

    Thanks, Andrew. Let me know if I can help. I just need to know how to look for the LVars. I used to be able to do that (on the Aerosoft Airbus using LINDA's console) but somehow I can't seem to make it work with the current LINDA console and FSLabs.
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    LVARs changed for FSLabs

    Hello. I'm a user of LINDA and have the latest module for the FSLabs A320 (0.10a). With the new update (compatibility with P3Dv4.3) A320-X v2.0.1.258 some LVARs must have changed. My ENG START button function, ENG Master Switches on/off, etc. are now triggering other rotaries (like the pedestal light knobs). Is there any chance for a revision on the module functions? I wouldn't mind hunting them myself, but so far I was unable to find out how to get the console to display the codes for the switches...
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    Prepar3D v4.3 has been released

    FSLabs A320 is out!
  12. Can you share the name and details of the said tool? It sounds interesting. Does it work with P3Dv4?
  13. Good news, then! Regarding the FSLabs A320 the answer was expected. No SDK and a freeware logbook plus all the non-standard features would only bring way too much work than any other model to the author. It's perfectly understandable. Regardless of that it's good to know that the program is alive and will continue to evolve. I'm sure there are dozens of potential users who (like me) have never heard of this software before. Maybe with a little more awareness over the usual places where the community gathers we could see this software becoming mainstream. It fills a void we have at this time with P3Dv4 since no local logbook is available with the features this one already presents to the user. Thank you for the feedback on the author's response and please do inform when you have more news about this software. Happy Easter!
  14. Yes! Now that would be awesome. Either option would allow us to customize the logbook a little bit further. I have two flights now and I can say that what's already built is really solid and in some aspects years ahead of other "commercial" logging software available, like the sorting options. One obvious thing that would be nice to track and is missing is the fuel used. Other little thing that would be good to have is the option to add the flight number after the flight is over. The program assumes the flight number that we have on the aircraft menu options, and my flight planning is via PFPX. I never open the default flight planner nor the aircraft callsign options. I'm sure there would be tons of other requests to add... but in the end what is already done is enough and very good to use. Would you keep me advised if the author gives you feedback? Currently I'm not a Reddit user...
  15. I've tried SimFlightManager and I have my problem solved. Thank you so much, Rob Jones. I would never have found it without your input. The program itself has everything I was looking for. It could be further developed and better integrated with FSLabs A320 but as far as I could see development stopped 1 year ago. Plus FSLabs is taking forever to release their SDK so it's nearly impossible to adapt most things without it. I hope that when the SDK is out there the author of this SimFlightManager regains interest and improves a few details. Nonetheless it is fully functional as we speak and does a brilliant job as a local logbook. The best I've seen according to my needs. Kudos!