• Content Count

  • Donations

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

3 Neutral

Profile Information

  • Gender

Flight Sim Profile

  • Commercial Member
  • Online Flight Organization Membership
  • Virtual Airlines

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. troybilt

    Improvements in sim performance

    Could you give the year of your computer and the specs. It would be of great interest as I have checked out Jetlines internet site a few times in the past. My last computer for flight sim was??? 2014. I have been using flight sims since 1998 and never, NEVER had what I would call a good system. The one I have now is a HP Envy. It was getting so bad that I looked up what was available in compatibility with the motherboard etc.. in there original advertisements. I bought a I7 3770 for it which was an expensinve $400 plus dollars. It was suppose to be an 3770k but I don't think that panned out. It has a turboboost from 3.5 to 3.9 which SEEMS to work. Then from the pea shooting gtx 645 I spent $5oo on a GTX680 which made ALL the difference. WHY DID I NOT BUY A NEW COMPUTER. Answer is it would take 2 months to put back and tweak everything, software and hardware to get working as EVERYTHING now finally purrsssss like a kitten. I am TOO OLD to spend ALL my time on piddling and NO sim time. My next move is to either build or buy $3000 worth of computer. My hardware is a mixture of CH products Saitek and Logitech and Elite Avionics. To get them all to work together was a feat in itself. Steves Dx10, Orbx, Megascenery 100 aircraft. Tweaks, fixes, tweaks, fixes, on and on. I have a 6 page brochure next to me just to remind myself of ALL the addons. I also have an original Microsoft forcefeed back stick. I use two different sticks and only the CH yoke which I have completely altered the Mechanics on the yoke and throttles. I just took apart the CH Throttle and restored it and I have TWO Saitek TPMS which I just took apart the old one to vamp up. The other one is Brand new and has minor spiking??? I am really getting interested in the Honeycomb products as a Yoko is $1000. FS Elite interviewed the creator of honeycomb which I watched on youtube an hour ago. WOW!! they are building Pedals and Avionics he said also complete systems but will not give anytime. THIS IS EXICTING as he said, " new product components and price is his motivation". He mentioned we are using a lot of 15yr old technology and his products are all upgraded new materials and technology for a price that is to hit the MORE AFFORDABLE market with highend quality. Austin Meyer tested the Honeycomb yoke and its on youtube. He said though it was not as high end as the yoko, its quality and FEEL were ALMOST as good. He was extremely impressed. Mind you there is a LOT of plastics compared to Yoko and Redbird etc... you do get what you pay for. Flight simming is still a lot less then the $100 plus an hour I was paying to fly 15 years ago.
  2. troybilt

    PC aviator no response after weeks of attempts

    Back again. Nemeth designs contacted me the very next day with new links. They asked me to try them and see if they worked. I think it was on a Friday?? that I installed them but there was no change and the " no visual model" sign appeared again. I emailed them, but of course its the weekend. So, thanks Jim and wanted to post this as a confirmation on contacting the creator of the aircraft. Also on a note. Pc Aviator sent me upgrades to Milviz and other aircraft as they were made available without fail over the years. One time I called Mark at PC aviator to ask about an upgrade and within the hour he had sent me a link. So its still a mystery what has happened at PC Aviator. Tried a phone call just minutes ago and there phone is still shut-off. Its hard to imagine but PC aviator has been in business for 29 years!
  3. troybilt

    PC aviator no response after weeks of attempts

    Troybilt again. Jim, to your suggestion I emailed to" support Nemeth Designs" with my receipt from PC Aviator and briefly told about my difficult in reaching PC Aviator and that I have Called them for YEARS with no problems. I told them if in anyway they could help I would appreciate it as it WAS my B-day present.
  4. troybilt

    End of an Era

    Same here. I bought the Majestic Q400 maybe a year ago BECAUSE it was on sale. I have maybe 2 hrs fiddling with it. I have my Just flight, A2a, Alabeo, Carenado, Ants eaglet, Milviz GA, REALAIR dukes and Legacy, Aerosoft PBY, which are about 100 aircraft. I flew GA in RL till 15 years ago and just never got the itch for larger aircraft. The A2a Connie, B17 and B377 I fly probably because their historical. My dad is 94 years old and was a navigator on the B29's on Tinian Island. I also need to upgrade to the 2080ti series with 320gb memory and a fire extiquisher system before I start getting past the aircraft I have. I still use FSX sp2 which I bought a copy of Acceleration for $12 brand new and have had it installed for about 3 weeks so FINALLY my Milviz B407 and Alabeo R66 work correct. I talked to the people at RealSIm a couple weeks ago "who are a couple hours away" and they said that the P3D platform is probably not going to be as good in the future. I will go back to X-plane and after the new Microsoft SIm comes out, after everyone else has been yelling at them for being offline and NOT helping, I will MAYBE start ALL OVER AGAIN with the new Microsoft sim. EVERYTHING has to be bought ALL OVER AGAIN as NOTHING we own will work on it. I have??? with Megascenery, Orbx airports, and software about $4000 in FSX. My next move is going to be patient and WELL thought out.
  5. troybilt

    PC aviator no response after weeks of attempts

    YES!!! got the Tuesday discount notice. There equipment works so I would assume there office equipment works. There internet works. There ability to accept money works????? Once again what has happened. After all these years I will stop my purchasing from them till the last issue at LEAST gets responded to.
  6. troybilt

    PC aviator no response after weeks of attempts

    Never thought about the hurricane. Sure hope it did not damage their property, business or their livelihood. Thanks for the heads up on that one.
  7. troybilt

    PC aviator no response after weeks of attempts

    Forgot an important detail. The phone message machine worked fine to leave messages weeks ago, now it rings 20 times and then a message something like the " the phone number no longer works". In any case there phone number is no longer operative. Indicating I think there is a good chance they folded up shop???
  8. troybilt

    PC aviator no response after weeks of attempts

    Forgot to mention that this is the United States PC Aviator in South Carolina. I noticed someone having problems with the Australia PC aviator in the same way. I could not tell the POST date as it did not have the year. I think it was recent. I did ask if they went bankrupt or are going out of business??? NO RESPONSE
  9. I have purchased maybe 50 items from PC aviator over the last 15 years or more. I have NEVER had any problems till now. I purchased the CH-47D From them weeks ago. Something was wrong with the files and it does not work. I have tried calling " which has not always been to easy". Sometimes a recording and the last week.... NOTHING??? I have emailed them several times. I preferred to have a fix, but now for ethical purposes I have been requesting a refund with NO RESPONSE. Maybe something "NOT GOOD" has happened that they are dealing with. I suggested in one email if ANYONE is there PLEASE leave something on the answer machine or anything so we have an idea...NOTHING??? IF ANYONE knows what is going on, for there sake could you post it, Thanks so much
  10. troybilt

    Version 1.2 Love this aircraft

    Sorry I meant the fuel control switch oooops
  11. Well, again they have listened and heard us. WOW! reminds me of A2a. I took it for a 5 minute flight and it APPEARS as if it is all fixed. The fuel gauge is completely reworked and functioning, including the artwork. The gauges seem to be all functioning and change as flight changes. Thanks to Alabeo. Wish that Carenado was as fast and thorough in fixing there aircraft??? This ALREADY has priority in my hanger. Thanks again.
  12. troybilt


    Alabeo...oh Alabeo..wherefore art thou.. If you fix the next list we will like you Many times more then the last time we liked you so much for the fixes. A pre-fix thanks again.
  13. troybilt


    I wanted to QUICKLY get back into forum to praise the team at ALABEO. THANKS. Glass rollout-fixed. Ammeter-fixed. Oil temp-fixed. Oil pressure-fixed. Suction-fixed. Carb Temp-fixed. I got this from a quick install and check of my own and not from any list that Alabeo might have provided. One thing I noticed is the LANDING LIGHT switch is turned on with a RIGHT click and all others are with the LEFT click. I did not see a taxi light switch but it does work. The way I know is I have all my lights assigned to the 9 switches on my Saitek TPM. That was a feat in itself but after a year I figured out how to turn on AND off using the switches. Also there is what appears a BLANK switch above the LANDING LIGHT switch. Not sure yet if it serves a purpose. The panel lights is the BLACK round switch to the lower right. The dome light is controlled from the ceiling with a separate RED and WHITE switch lights. My CABIN switch on my TPM turns on one and I have a PANEL light assigned also. Hmmm. well I hope this helps but as I say I downloaded-turned on fsx sp1 sp2. Selected C170B and did a 60 second check. I always add a GNS or GTN or stock 296 to these aircraft with no GPS, and I add either a simple autopilot 2 axis like from my ANTS Eaglet or an autopilot from one of my Carenado aircraft. Example below with the Ants Eaglet. With this I find the P92Gauges folder and put it right into the PANEL folder. I hope this is legal as I DO NOT give it away and ONLY use it for myself. Oh yea I noticed I made a gps popup with the Milviz Transponder which I own all their GA aircraft, hoping again this is legal. I personally, with the Alabeo aircraft with no Autopilot, prefer a simple 2 axis which is probably more realistic as an RL addition add-on //********************************************************* // Alabeo C170B FSX/P3D // Copyright © Alabeo 2019 - All Rights Reserved //********************************************************* [Window Titles] Window00=WINDOW MANAGER Window01=INFO Window02=ENGINE SETUP Window03=KNOB INFO //Window04=INFO GAUGE Window05=Autopilot Window06=GPS [VIEWS] VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=-1.000, 0.000, 0.000 // windowssizeX = (window_sizeY * size_mmX / size_mmY) * 9 / 16 //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window00] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=500,260 position=0 visible=0 ident=MAIN_PANEL window_size= 0.249, 0.230 window_pos= 0.020, 0.150 zorder=5 gauge00=ALAC170B!Control_windows, 0,0,500,260 //gauge00=ALAC170B!Control_windows_tundra, 0,0,500,260 //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window01] file=info.bmp size_mm=555,151 window_size_ratio=1.000 position=0 visible=0 ident=10030 window_size= 0.269, 0.130 window_pos= 0.020, 0.020 gauge00=ALAC170B!Toggle10030, 0,0,25,25 //-------------------------------------------------------- // windows_sizeY*size_mmX/size_mmY*9/16 //-------------------------------------------------------- //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window02] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=600,490 window_size= 0.344, .500 position=3 visible=0 nomenu=1 ident=10060 gauge00=GAUDE_C170B!StartWindowsAircraft, 0, 0, 600,490 //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window03] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=600,490 window_size= 0.355, .500 position=5 visible=0 nomenu=1 ident=10050 gauge00=GAUDE_C170B!StartWindows, 0, 0, 600,490 //-------------------------------------------------------- //[Window04] //Background_color=0,0,0 //size_mm=600,590 //window_size= 0.344, .600 //position=3 //visible=0 //nomenu=1 //ident=10290 //gauge00=ALAC170B!TestWindowsAircraft, 0, 0, 600,590 //gauge01=;ALAC170B!Gauge_CLOCK_DIG, 0, 0, 320,320 //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window05] BACKGROUND_COLOR=0,0,0 size_mm=70, 80 window_size_ratio=0.4 position=6 visible=0 ident=AUTOPILOT gauge00=P92Gauges!DFII_Autopilot, 0,0,70,80 //-------------------------------------------------------- [Window06] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=462,380 window_size=0.30 position=0 visible=0 zorder=0 gauge00=rxpGNS!GNS430, 0,0,462,230 gauge01=B55_XMLGauges!FBS_GTX330, 0,231,462,148 //-------------------------------------------------------- [Vcockpit01] Background_color=0,0,0 size_mm=512,512 visible=0 pixel_size=512,512 texture=$Panel_1 gauge00=GAUDE_C170B!Radios1, 14, 231,485, 162 gauge01=GAUDE_C170B!Gauge_UPDATE_DIG, 0, 0, 1, 1 gauge02=ALASound_C170B!CarSound, 0, 0, 1, 1 gauge03=C170B_WX!SYS_SMOKE, 0,0,1,1 Day=255,255,255 Night=128,64,64 Luminous=128,64,64 [Default View] X=0 Y=0 SIZE_X=8191 SIZE_Y=6143
  14. troybilt

    The Cessna C170B has been released!

    I am on Chemo and would kindly prefer to decline the bug list to Alabeo. I am capable of many mistakes, but would humbly ask if someone else could do it and be very thorough. Could that person please let us know that it was done. Thanks so much. P.S. I have 24 Alabeo aircraft and 18 of them I fly frequently. So saying that, even though I have all the A2a aircraft, several Milviz, Aerosoft PBY and Otter, Just Flight C152 and Arrow's and all the RealAir Aircraft, my 18 frequently flown Alabeo's are just as important. IF you guys from Alabeo read these posts, PLEASE will you completely this time fix all the problems. This WOULD be one of my favorite Alabeo's and a pre-fix thanks. Keith
  15. troybilt

    The Cessna C170B has been released!

    I have almost all the Alabeo aircraft and 3/4th''s the Carenado but I have got to say,,,as simple "basic" of an aircraft as this is almost NOTHING works properly. I paid $25 for this beautiful looking aircraft. HOW DID IT EVER GET RELEASED???????????????????????????? If these items are not fixed I think for the first time am going to ask for my money back. VERY disappointed. But looks great