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  1. Thanks for the replies. Anybody else please using Windows 7? Regarding Windows 10, I am a bit unsure about transitioning to it, we all know the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". My PC originally came with Windows 7, it still works well for flight simulation and I don't want to mess things up just to get one add on!
  2. Sorry if this has been done before, I surprisingly did not find many references. As the title says, is the latest NGXu working with Windows 7? I have read PMDG requirements, it is not clear. I don't want to purchase it to find out it is not working. Anybody out there who has the 737 NGXu with Windows 7? Any issues? Is it working ok? 2nd question: will it work ok with an i7-4790k and a GTX 1660Ti? Thank you. Fred Naveau.
  3. Hello, Sorry if this has been asked before. I am contemplating upgrading my GPU from a GTX 960 to a GTX 1060 (possibly more) to improve the overall usability of P3D V4.4. At the moment, it works ok, but there is a lot of room for improvement. I was wondering whether a GTX 1060 will improve things significantly (or just a little) and whether it will work nicely with a i7-4790k CPU? Thanks for sharing your feedback.
  4. I will second Jim... ADE is the software to be used. However, creating an airport which does not exist is quite a complex process if you are not familiar with ADE. Good luck!
  5. Hi guys, I thought I would share my latest video with you, a 777 startup tutorial. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Enjoy!
  6. After landing, if the taxiways are wet or it is raining, snowing, etc....and cold obviously, then you keep the engine anti ice on all the way back to the gate. If you deice/anti ice on a remote pad with engines running, you would taxi there with the engine anti ice on, and keep the switch on during the de/anti ice treatment.
  7. If it is cold, but the weather is clear, no precipitation and the runway is dry, then you don't need to use the engine anti ice on the ground or for take off. Be careful with wing anti ice..... On the B777, you do not use wing anti ice on the ground or for take off, for example.
  8. As far as I know, no brake check on the 737, at least I never did one....you would realise while taxiing out if your brakes did not work.
  9. Bluestar, that would have been good fun, wow...! Fantastic! This is an approach I would have liked to fly. Obviously, it is no longer possible...
  10. LOL, I also did it at night, have a look until the very end (last couple of minutes).... It is quite nice at night too, with all the lights and textures.
  11. Too many complex addons will slow FSX significantly, but if you keep it relatively simple, then, with a good PC, it works well. I am often asked if my sim is FSX or something else, it goes to show that FSX works and looks good, still...
  12. Hi Guys, If I may, this is my take on the famous IGS approach runway 13 in Kai Tak. I hope you like it. Enjoy! Thank you.
  13. Hi guys, A suggestion from one of the channel followers.... Enjoy!
  14. Thank you, I'm glad you like the videos. I invite you to have a look around at the channel. Enjoy!
  15. Hi guys, The latest video, today we are in beautiful Africa. Great views and bonus footage at the end. Enjoy!
  16. The answer to the OP's question is simply no. However, the simulation is so good that it will give you an overall overview of the flight deck layout, of the autopilot functions, the FMC, etc... But it won't help "feeling" in control of a real 350t 777.....
  17. For further info, the 777 can indeed do an autoland with 1 or 2 engines, flaps 20 or 30. Although flaps 25 is a landing flap setting, you can't do an autoland withflaps 25. Unless in an emergency, it is also not certified to do autolands when overweight. The 737 cannot do an autoland on one engine....also, it is not possible to use the autothrottle when flying on one engine...
  18. One of the latest videos on the channel. Enjoy!
  19. The company I am working for doesn't always use the same cost index, it varies between almost the lowest (1) to fairly high (350), it depends on the route, the relationship between flight time and block/schedule time and if you are running late, for example.... As a reminder, cost index is a compromise between time and fuel, it can be adjusted at convenience according to the situation. In the sim here, therefore, don't feel like you have to stick to one CI....be flexible and use whatever you feel happy with. Fuel is "virtual" and time...well....
  20. With another machine, you can run something like the Aivlasoft EFB. It works well on a home network, and you don't need to worry about simconnect. Otherwise, you can run something like Active Sky Next or Plan G, but as was mentioned, you need to set simconnect up. Last thing, you can use a second machine as a some sort of FMC, there seems to be apps/programs which work that way....
  21. On the Boeing 777, above 20000 feet, if you try to extend the flaps, nothing will happen, the flaps system is inhibited to prevent any unwanted deployment.
  22. Payloand and range is all about achieving the best compromise. If you have max payload, you are not gonna be able to take as much fuel as you can (limited by the max take off weight), therefore your range will be limited. Depending how far you fly, you need to consider the landing weight, because on a short flight, you will have too much fuel left. And vice versa, if you take maximum fuel, you can't take max payload....and you need to watch the landing weight.
  23. Engine anti ice needs to be on on the ground when icing conditions exist. You normally switch it on during the after start/before taxi flow. Then, once the flaps are up during the initial climb, you switch it back to Auto. In flight, if icing conditions are detected, and the switches are in the AUTO position, Engine anti ice will come on and EAI will be displayed near the N1 gauge. After landing, you switch Engine anti ice to ON straight away with the after landing flow/when you clean up once you vacate the runway, and leave it on until you shutdown the engines (in icing conditions, of course). Wing anti ice is never switched to ON on the ground, always stays on AUTO. In flight, the automatic function kicks in if required, and WAI is displayed. Very rare to see WAI in flight.....You can also switch it to ON, but it is not a routine thing to do. I am not sure to what extent the aircraft detects icing conditions in the simulator. I guess it is a very difficult thing to simulate. I did some sort of test the other day... I had engine anti ice on on the ground with 20 degrees C, clear skies, and did not have the EICAS ANTI ICE ON message...
  24. I remember finding bugs likes this trying to install add on scenery like this in South America, above all in Ecuador, Bolivia, etc... where the high mountains are. I think this is due to inaccuracies in the terrain in the simulator and add on airports having difficulties fitting in..... Nothing much you can do about it....
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