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  1. Dave and Matt Many thanks for your responses. Having watched a couple of youtube videos, I am now trying to use the string fixed to the screen technique (actually a piece of red cotton!) and I think that might eventually get me there. At the moment, My biggest problem seems to be maintaining the centre line as I get nearer to the touch down, I think I tend to over-correct and end up going too far to one side and then to far to the other, so that when I do touch down I am nowhere near the centre line! I just know I will crack it one day, so I will just have to keep trying. . . Dennis
  2. OK I now have a brand new pc, so I'm getting around 30 fps now. The other thing is that I have installed FSiPanel which does exactly what I want in terms of setting up the scenario for repeated approaches. So far I have done something like 10 or 12 approaches using this software addon, BUT with varying degrees of success. I know I just have to keep practising, but I don't seem to know quite how to improve. In the past I have done lots of landings with GA aircraft, but getting my current aircraft (737ngx-800) to (a) line up correctly with the centre line and (b) flaring at the right point and with the appropriate pitch angle continues to be a real problem to me. I am not sure what I am doing wrong so any guidance would e much appreciated. Cheers, all. Dennis Hickman
  3. Thanks guys for your latest comments and suggestions. At the moment, my present computer is really not up to running fsx, it strugles to get better frame rates than 3 or 4 per second! I have already placed an order for a new machine from 'wired2fire', which I am hoping to be able to collect during the next couple of weeks or so. Apart from that, I am really getting well into the 737ngx800 flying - but my visual approaches are rubbish!! Hence the need for practice. Dennis
  4. Hi guys, Many thanks for your replies. Some great ideas there. rfresh737, I have been trying your suggestion, except that I found that when I want to repeat the approach, I have to close down fsx completely, otherwise when I reload the saved status, the aircraft starts flying the approach in the cold and dark configuration, which of course is not ideal, especally at 2000 feet or so!! I think probably Brian's suggestion of touch and go is probably the way to for me. Thanks Brian. I will certainly look at the other things you guys have suggested. Dennis
  5. Kevin and Brian, Thanks, I will certainly try out both ways. I was sure that there must be an easy way! Dennis
  6. Hi all, Not sure if anyone has raised this question before, but I could'nt find and previous questions of this type on the forum. Anyway, here goes . . My question is this: is there any easy way to be able set up the situation such that I can practice finals and landings over and over again without the need to start every flight from scratch every time? Although I have been flying on flight sim for several years, most of my flights have been on light aircraft, and its only recently that I 'graduated' to flying the fantastic pmdg 737ngx 800. So I am just trying to develop my landing skills so I can do fly the aircraft manually on the final approach and landing. I have to admit that I do have a tendency to flare either too early or too much and I either float or hit the ground too hard! I would just add that my autoland is perfect every time (nearly!). ['So it should be . . .' I hear you saying!!!] By the way I do have the height call-outs enabled. Cheers guys, Dennis
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