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  1. Thanks all. I am aware of this feature and have used it. I was just wondering if there is a way to have more than one "live" view (i.e. you can press buttons, turn knobs, etc.) while still viewing the original view. FSX and P3D allows opening several windows which X_Plane does not. The instructions for the S340 indicate holding the start switch in the on position a few seconds and then, while doing so, moving the condition lever to the Start position. That cannot be done when you switch to the pedestal view since the start switch returns to the center position as soon as you move the mouse. That resulted in the engines spooling down and not starting when I added the fuel. I did find that if I place the condition levers in the Start position prior to pressing the start switch, the engines will start without issue. I realize that in the real world that may cause a fire in the engine due to the fuel pooling before the turbine starts spinning, but it seems to work. Part of the problem is the Carenado instructions (which never will win any awards) are taken from the actual aircraft and assume two pilots: one holds the start switch and the other then places the condition lever into Start after a few seconds of the engine spooling. As with a lot of Carenado's instructions, I usually have to modify some things for flight simulation. Thanks again!
  2. N Some clarification please: I could not find a menu command for saving a view. Do you mean a screenshot? Or something else? The saved view would have to be "live" in order to hold the start button left or right while, simultaneously, moving the condition lever to the start position. Are you able to do that with the method you suggested? Thanks for expanding on the information. I'm a bit dense. 🙄
  3. Question: I have the Carenado SAAB S340 and during start-up, the instructions indicate holding the start switch and then, "...when Ng has ceased to accelerate and ITT below 175C" advance the condition lever to start. Since XPL does not allow me to see wto parts of the panel at the same time, in this case the O/H panel where the start switch is, and the pedestal where the condition lever is located, moving the condition lever is a bit of a guess using my joystick. I found that if I set the condition levers to the Start position BEFORE engaging the starter, and then guessing the Ng is no longer accelerating, the engines start up OK. Of course, I also wait a few seconds after pressing the Start button to add the ignition. I am wondering if anyone else has another procedure they follow? Thanks Denny Knepper, Newville, PA
  4. I still had version 1.5, so updated to 1.7 and it seems the issue has been resolved. Thanks so much Silverbird!
  5. Does AW Designs have a support website? I am having a scenery error message pop up when I use either TNCM (St Maartens) and TFFJ (St. Barts, which was just released). I'd like to send them copies of my Log.txt files with the errors to see if it is something they can fix. I am also experiencing the stutters with TNCM and would like to know how any of you solved that issue with the AW Design scenery. Thanks
  6. Not sure this topic was already covered elsewhere, but when flying the Alabeo Piper Chieftain in X-Plane 11, every time I am ready to touch-down on a runway, the aircraft veers left and crashes off the runway. I have tried this at different airports and the same thing happens. Final approach is right on and speed and config just fine during the entire approach. But, when I begin to flare, the aircraft just wants to go off to the left and cartwheel into the grass. I have no problem with this flying the Carenado Navajo or any other Alabeo airplanes. Since the Chieftain is designed for both XPlane 10 and XPlane 11, I am wondering if there is something in the coding causing this. Anyone else have a similar issue and discovered the cure? Thanks! Denny Knepper Newville, Pennsylvania USA
  7. I did not see a forum for X-Plane and this aircraft so apologies for putting it here... Not sure this topic was already covered elsewhere, but when flying the Alabeo Piper Chieftain in X-Plane 11, every time I am ready to touch-down on a runway, the aircraft veers left and crashes off the runway. I have tried this at different airports and the same thing happens. Final approach is right on and speed and config just fine during the entire approach. But, when I begin to flare, the aircraft just wants to go off to the left and cartwheel into the grass. I have no problem with this flying the Carenado Navajo or any other Alabeo airplanes. Since the Chieftain is designed for both XPlane 10 and XPlane 11, I am wondering if there is something in the coding causing this. Anyone else have a similar issue and discovered the cure? Thanks! Denny Knepper Newville, Pennsylvania USA
  8. I had this same issue with the PA-44 Seminole and the C210 Centurion. Once I pasted in the registration number and activated, then reloaded the aircraft, the people sticking out of the airplanes were gone. I think its Carenado's way of making sure you are using a legitimate, licensed aircraft.
  9. Thanks everyone! I'll check out these links.
  10. Hi fellow flight simmers: I am a Pennsylvania Yankee currently using X-Plane 11 and purchased the ORBX Great Britain South scenery. I have been trying to locate printed flight charts (either VHR or IFR or both) for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. I have not been able to locate a source for these charts here in the USA. Does anyone know where I can buy these online? I have already tried Amazon and Sporty's without success. Advice and/or links are most welcome. They don't have to be current since I just want them for computer flying. Thanks Denny Knepper Newville, PA USA
  11. In FSX and P3D, pressing the "B" key on the keyboard would always set the altimeter to the field elevation or, when in flight, the the nearest airport or ATC setting. In XP11, that key operates the brakes. I have looked diligently through the list of P11 keyboard commands and while I found the one for setting the DG to the current heading (the "D" key as it is in FSX and P3D), I could not locate the one for setting the altimeter. Anyone know what it is? Thanks
  12. Seems to be working now. I may not have reloaded the aircraft after activating. I believe there was a system crash at the time. Thanks to you all for the suggestions.
  13. Just purchased XPlane 11 and downloaded several Carenado/Alabeo aircraft that are supposed to be compatible with that version. Once in awhile, in the exterior view, I am finding the pilot and co-pilot figures sticking halfway out the bottom of the aircraft (as if they are sitting on the ground with their torsos still in the airplane. Any reason this is happening? Also, on some of the aircraft, the interior view of the instrument panel is partially blocked by the pilot's head, as if the POV is withing the pilot's eyes. This happens on both Carenado and Just Flight Pipers in XPlane 11 versions. Anyway to only show the pilots in exterior views and not interior views. I am used to P3DV4 and all these "bugs" are bugging me. 🙄 Thanks for any suggestions.
  14. Hope I'm not out of line here posting this question but it does relate to this scenery (as well as other examples): Using P3DV4, how do I get from my aircraft views to inside the terminal building to look around? Do I use the slewing feature? Zoom views? Avatar? I can't seem to find any information although I'm sure its probably pretty simple. I have tried using the Avatars in P3D but cannot figure out how to move them around with either my joystick or keyboard. Thanks
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