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  1. Thanks for all your very helpfull input on how to downgrade the TTS voices so they sound more realistic in the sim. It made me think about an even simpler solution. Basically all we need is some kind of AM-radio filter on the channel where your headset audio-device is plugged in. I found that the free Equalizer APO works very well. It is modular so you can easily add effects and also some VSP plugins. When installing Equalizer APO the installer asks you for which audio device you want the equalizer to work. I choose my USB Headset. In Equalizer APO I only modified the 15-band equalizer. Putting all channels below 300hz and above 2000hz on zero. Everything in between I played with what sounds best (400hz on 15, 630hz on 18, 1000hz on 9 and 1600hz on 10) Besides the Equalizer module I added the Filter module with a Low-pass filter on 1750Hz. (please note: I am a complete noob when it comes to sound editing...so I just played around until I found the TTS voices sounded credible) I started up Pilot2Atc and tested some voices in the configurator and compared them to real world ATC. When I was happy with the settings I closed Equalizer APO and next time you start your pc the filter is automatically applied. No extra actions required, all sounds via that sound device are now modified. I havent noticed any performance drop when using this software. PS: the downside is that this software always modifies the sound coming through the audio device you have set up. I believe there is a way to bypass this by assigning a Equalizer-profile to a specific application via one of the many Equalizer APO mods available like this one. I havent tried these yest because I am using an aviation headset dedicated to flightsim. Let me know if this is helpfull for you! good luck!
  2. Hi Alex, Did you have a chance to look into Open Flightmaps? I am very curious to see if they could be used in LNM. I have looked at the Marble tutorial on how to create a .dgml file but I am a complete noob at this. Before I give it a go I wanted to check if you think it is possible at all? Thanks! Martijn
  3. Hi, First of all I would like to thank you for your contribution to the flight sim community. Little Navmap is of such a high quality it is unbelievable that it is free to use. I am using Little Nav map for almost every flight and it has enriched my hobby. I am currently doing a lot of VFR flying and trying to learn and understand the different airspace’s and when/where to contact which controller. I can identify airspace’s in the Map-window but what would help immensely is a side view of how my flight plan intersects with the different airspace’s in the Flight plan profile window. it would look like something like this: https://goo.gl/images/oGoLMu I don’t know of any other flightsim tool that has this feature and I don’t know if it is doable at all. But I can imagine it would be very useful to visualize which airspace’s you actually have to deal with. Thanks for considering my suggestion. I’m looking forward to your expert opinion.
  4. Hi repainters, Recently I came across an old FSX favorite of mine: the Realair SF260 SIAI Marchetti. I spent countless hours in this plane several years ago. If I remember correctly this model was quite innovative at the time. Mainly because of its flight model and wonderful 3D gauges. I tried to install the aircraft in P3D and to my surprise it worked perfectly. I believe the flight model and the modelling of the gauges can compete with many newer planes that were released afterwards. The guys at RealAir simulations did an outstanding job...perhaps even ahead of their time. It's a pity they had to end their amazing work. The only thing that did not quite stand the test of time I think are the textures. Inside and outside the plane looks a bit bland and honestly somewhat boring. Maybe a bit too clean and perfect. It could use some details, stickers/ decals and some wear and tear. The pilot could use some new clothes as well (and maybe even a new face) ;-) My repaint request applies to the outside of the plane as well as the virtual cockpit. I don't have a specific real world SF260 in mind. Perhaps it is easier to take one of the default liveries as a starting point and add some life to it. The virtual cockpit at some points looks like no texture is applied. The trim wheel for example is plain white. The floors, instrument panels, throttle quadrant etc could look more interesting with some scratches, decals, stains etc. Maybe it is also possible to put some fingerprints, stains or scratches on the canopy (like Realair did with their Lancair) Perhaps I am asking the impossible. If so, please forgive me as I have absolutely no experience or knowledge about repainting planes. Maybe my request is extending what re-painters can do but I have seen some amazing work out there. I just felt this model could use and deserves a new life... ;-) Thanks in advance!