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  1. Hi Keith. I have read that FSUIPC mouse macros only work with C++ gauges and not with XML gauges. See here.... Scroll down to Glynn's reply posted on July 3rd 2015. I have not tried this and you may well have seen this thread anyway. I'm just doing a bit detective work here LOL.. Cheers...Ken.
  2. Hi Bruno. I have just noticed that you are using P3D ver4.3 with W10-64. I am also on W10-64 but I fly using FSX. I have noted that people are having problems with P3d v4. Perhaps that is the source of your problem. Still let me know the airport and STARS you are trying to change and I'll see if I can make the change in FSX. Cheers...Ken.
  3. Hi Bruno. I am not sure if this is what you mean, but this works for me. I make use of the GCU477 unit to make all of my entries. My home base is Edinburgh EGPH so let's fly south to London Stansted. After entering the Departure Airport EGPH and the SID GOSA1C and RW24 with no TRANSITION the waypoints of the SID are shown in the SEQUENCE box at the bottom. Then select LOAD? and hit ENT I then press the PROC softkey again and scroll to SELECT ARRIVAL and hit ENT. I then use the outer knob to clear the Airport data entry line and enter EGSS by using the unit's keypad and then hit ENT. STANSTED is displayed in the Airport box. I then hit ENT again to select the ARRIVAL. Using the outer knob I scroll to LORE3G and hit ENT. There are no TRANSITIONS so ENT and no RUNWY so again hit ENT. The waypoints are shown in the SEQUENCE box and LOAD? is flashing. Hit ENT to load the arrival. I then use the PROC key again to select and load the APPROACH for the appropriate runway and TRANSITION. Then I check it all by using the FPL key. All is well. However, tower then inform me that Stansted have changed the runway in use and advise an arrival via the ASKEY STAR. I have to hit the PROC key and scroll to SELECT ARRIVAL and hit ENT. EGSS is still active so ENT again to select the ARRIVAL option. By using the outer knob I scroll to the ASKE4Q ARRIVAL and hit ENT. NO TRANSITION so ENT and no RUNWY so ENT. LOAD? is now flashing so again ENT. This has now changed the ARRIVAL from the LORE3G to the ASKE4Q STAR. the FPL key will show the new waypoints. This is an extreme change from coming in from the north to one from the south but it illustrates how I change things. Please reply and let me know the airport you were trying to change the STAR for and I will have a go at it. This works for me but I know that things can be a bit iffy for some folks in this aircraft. I find it okay though. Regards...Ken.
  4. Hi Chuck. If you are using the G1000 display then the MFD will show you the current cycle that is installed. Here is how to see it. In the MFD there is a small window at the lower right side. There are four options in it plus some small boxes. These options are MAP WPT AUX NRST. Use the outer (larger) FMS knob to scroll to the AUX option. At the top of the display it should indicate the AUX - TRIP PLANNING page. Use the inner Smaller) knob to scroll to the last box. The display will now show that you are on the AUX - SYSTEM STATUS page. On the right hand side you will see four sections, the third one says AVIATION and the third line will show the EFFECTIVE cycle. When you say about the opening screen, are you meaning the display that shows when you switch on the batteries? If so, that is a static image with fixed dates. With a bit of graphic work you can change the image to show the current cycle dates, but it would mean doing it every 28 days. Cheers...Ken.
  5. Hi Keith. You are some man!! My wife Sandra is very impressed. Oh and the yoke looks good too LOL. Best Regards...Ken.
  6. Hello again. I will ask my son about his first officers and get info on what aircraft they were flying before the 'bus. Cheers...Ken.
  7. Hello again. My pc threw a wobbly and I had to replace a drive. It would not move past the boot screen because it found a dead drive. Anyway, all working again. Yes, I am feeling that simply adjusting the levers to match the selected airspeeds is the way to go with this aircraft. I keep the trend bar to a minimum and it seems to work fine. The FSMania videos use VS to adjust airspeed and keep within limits. I am trying to adjust airspeed, so that when I select FLC the aircraft behaves as I would expect it to. My son is a real world Airbus captain and even he made a face at the antics of the aircraft. However, he is used to selecting Managed Airspeed and various other refinements real world in his 'office' that this 300 does not have. All good fun!! Regards...Ken.
  8. Hi there. I know what you mean regarding the cofffee!! The Carenado has a couple of softkeys to select CLB and CON if I recall correctly. I select them as required to display on the MFD and then manually adjust the levers to match the marks on the quadrant. However, even doing so, the aircraft has a mean turn of speed and I usually have to adjust further. The result is that the levers no longer align with the marks. Ah well, I try my best and whatever works, I suppose. Although I would like to get it as real as possible. I'll need to do some more reading. Please come back if you can think of ant hints and tips for the thrust settings. I am enjouying reading your replies. Cheers...Ken.
  9. Hello again. I have seen mention of detents before in the forum. I'm a bit hesitant to ask and appear silly, but...are there detents as such? I usually just manually adjust the levers for each stage of flight according to the marks on the quadrant and aim for the selected airspeed. My apologies for keeping on with this but I'm keen to learn. Regards...Ken. Ahh...I've just made the connection between your last line and my question!! No modelled FADEC, hence no detents in the sim. So manual it is then.
  10. Hello again. Right, again thanks for the heads up. Is that something that the pilot would aim for when advancing the thrust levers? I mean, would they stop advancing when thrust power on the N1 gauge reaches the calculated N1? Rather than just advancing the levers to the TO/GA detents. Cheers...Ken.
  11. Ahh, okay, thanks for the info. I appreciate it, Regards...Ken.
  12. Hi Guys. I have been flying this aircraft for a short while now and am keen to expand my knowledge of it. I know what the TOGA button does in a real aircraft and I understand the concept of FADEC systems, but... What should I be seeing when I press the TOGA on the ground after inputing the outside air temp. and other factors. I am wondering if there should be a numeric display or the engine gauges should show a thrust setting marker. I have been watching the Jesse Flies series of videos and he mentions Take Off power set. Does anyone know if this is displayed in the sim? Is it modelled at all? Regards...Ken.
  13. Hi Slavamirin. Two things here. As part of your flight planning you will know from what direction you are approaching your destination and perhaps what airway you will be on. This will give you an indication of the STAR you will be using. The second thing is wind direction. This will determine the active runway at your destination and again this will determine the appropriate STAR. You should have checked this as part of your flight prep. I use the allmetsat website for this...http://www.allmetsat.com/ There are some good websites that show the various charts required for your planning stages. Regards..Ken.
  14. Hi Scott. Thanks for the info and the link. My apologies for the delay in getting back to you, my pc went belly up after installing a new USB card. All okay now though. I'll set up the layers I need and pay attention to those pesky pixels. Cheers..Kenny.
  15. Hi Folks. I have been simming a long time and am able to change reg. numbers on the fuselage of aircraft. However, I'd like to change the reg. on the engines of the Carenado Phenom 300. The engines are split into two different panels with part of the reg. on the top half and the remainder on the bottom half of the engine cowling. Not only that, the two parts are curved as are the reg. letters. I am thinking about making selections and pasting a new image to work on and then pasting back onto the texture sheet but there is a lot to think about. I would appreciate any hints and tips. I am using PSP 2018 Ultimate and DXT2bmp. There does not seem to be a paint kit for this aircraft although there is a blank white texture. I understand about the use of layers but there are no separate layers here. I'm fairly savvy but a bit stuck now. Regards...Kenny
  16. Hi jimst57 If you are using the G1000 display then the MFD will show you the current cycle that is installed. Here is how to see it. In the MFD there is a small window at the lower right side. There are four options in it plus some small boxes. These options are MAP WPT AUX NRST. Use the outer (larger) FMS knob to scroll to the AUX option. At the top of the display it should indicate the AUX - TRIP PLANNING page. Use the inner Smaller) knob to scroll to the last box. The display will now show that you are on the AUX - SYSTEM STATUS page. On the right hand side you will see four sections, the third one says AVIATION and the third line will show the EFFECTIVE cycle. When you say about the opening screen, are you meaning the display that shows when you switch on the batteries? If so, that is a static image with fixed dates. With a bit of graphic work you can change the image to show the current cycle dates, but it would mean doing it every 28 days. Cheers...Ken.
  17. Hi Stinger. Okay, getting technical now, MAC is the Mean Aerodynamic Chord. This applies to an individual aircrafts wing chord. This has to do with the Centre of Pressure and the chord of the wing. It is better to give a link perhaps.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chord_(aeronautics) This will make good bedtime reading for you.... Cheers...Ken.
  18. Hi Guys. It is beginning to look like this aircraft is system dependant. I do not have the problem that you folks are having. I can make a flight plan without any problems and fly ILS approaches just fine. There seems to be a commonality here in this thread where people report problems and other folks do not appear to have them. For my part, I had to install/uninstall a few times before the aircraft worked as it should. For example, initially I had to wait overnight for the Navigraph extension to update itself. Now it updates in a few minutes after each new airac. Again, initially, the cockpit graphics would stay a shade of whitish grey and refuse to kick in with the correct graphics and gauges. Now it works fine for me. Very strange behaviour on differing systems. I had to get help from Bert to sort out a problem with the digital checklists, but that was merely a cosmetic problem where a line was repeated twice in the code. Not much help to you guys I'm afraid though. Regards...Ken.
  19. Hi Guys. It took me at least four installs and uninstalls with the Navigraph extension pack added before I got this aircraft to 'settle down' into my FSX. I have Windows 10 and FSX Deluxe with the service packs. I was pulling my hair out but suddenly it worked. I have no idea why it took all those trys. All I can suggest is keep persevering with it. Everyone's system is different. When you read through the various posts here, different folks are having different problems. What does not work for some seems to work for others. Cheers...Ken.
  20. Hello again Cees. Once again a great effort on your part, many thanks for this update. One small point however, you correctly mention arming the ELT and you say that this is the Emergency Light. The ELT is actually the Emegency Locator Transmitter. This is a radio transmitter that broadcasts a signal in the event of an accident. You may wish to update the text if possible. Best Regards...Ken.
  21. Hi Stinger. Okay, the link works albeit side on at 90 degrees. I have no idea what that is. I certainly do not get that in my aircraft. It could well be a display issue of some sort. Sorry I can't help further...Ken.
  22. Hi Keith. I'm wondering if that is the Airspeed Trend Vector. Here is a snippet from the Garmin pdf 'The Airspeed Trend Vector is a vertical magenta line that appears to the right of the color-coded speed range strip when airspeed is either accelerating or decelerating. One end of the magenta line is anchored to the tip of the airspeed pointer while the other end moves continuously up or down corresponding to the rate of acceleration or deceleration. For any constant rate of acceleration or deceleration, the moving end of the line shows approximately what the indicated airspeed value will be in six seconds. If the trend vector crosses VMO/MMO the airspeed and the Mach readouts changes to yellow. If the trend vector crosses the red VLSA range, theairspeed readout is displayed in yellow. The trend vector is absent if the speed remains constant or if any data needed to calculate airspeed is not available due to a system failure.' Cheers...Ken.
  23. Hi Bert, Bruno and I started out to simply change the opening splash screen to reflect the current Airac cycle rather than the static dates that display at startup. I know this means changing it every twenty eight days but I like the idea of it being accurate. This led me to think I could also change the Digital checklist. I know that yourself and a lot of folks prefer the GTN750 but my G1000 works really well and my son, who is a real world jet jockey has shown me how to interpret the speed trend arrow so that the aircraft is a lot more stable in FLC mode. Anyway, I digress.... I've opened all of the relevant CAB files in the FSX Gauges folder and now have sub folders in there as you suggested. My issue is with the Cockpit Safety Checklist. In order to power the electrics, you have to switch ON both batteries, you may have the GPU but this requires at least one battery to be on. As you work through the checklist, you come to a line that tells you to switch both batteries to OFF. This killls the electrics, no displays, no checklist. So I am assuming this is incorrect. There is also a line which is repeated twice. This is the Bleed valve 1 and 2 switch. Plus the checklist does not mention the INSP Light Switch which should be OFF. I've looked at real world checklists and am trying to amend the sim to be the same. I can see there are the spb files as you say and I wondered if they could be opened in some way. They may well be the files that need changed also. I'll go look for a convertor. I would like to take you up on your offer of help via PM as I feel that the more we learn, the more we can help others. I'll be in touch. Thanks and Regards...Ken.
  24. Hey Guys. Is anyone familiar with the old style FSX XML code? I've been looking to change/correct a couple of lines of text in the G1000 Cockpit Safety Checklist digital display in the MFD. I've opened up the various CAB files and changed the actual text to read what I want but the MFD is still displaying the original checklist. Either I've not saved the files as I thought or the xml is 'reading' the text from another file somewhere. The text is easy to change but I am a novice regarding the xml code. There does not seem to be a lot of code as such for each of the checklists. The text is where the check says to switch off the batteries. The displays just die when you do that. The other line is where the Bleed Valve 1 and 2 switch is repeated. I've edited the text but cannot get it to display. I'll keep trying because it's possible I've simply became mixed up with all the different files. There are about 6 to 8 files that seem to use the same text and I've changed them all. I have the originals backed up, so I'm still okay if things go belly up. If someone could get back here and give some help, that would be great. Another friend has said to just live with it, but I'd like it to be changed if possible. Cheers...Ken.
  25. Hi Bert. Sorry for the late reply. I do remember reading in another thread, a reply from Bill Leeming, where he mentions making use of Folders in place of the CAB files. I'm having an issue with the xml code for the G1000 unit. However, I'll post that as another topic. Cheers...Ken.
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