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  1. Thanks, I will try that fix and let you know what happens.
  2. I'm using v4.5. I don't have break pedals. Haven't found a set that resembles realism, so rather go with none. I've tried using the (.) key and also the 2 keys I have assigned for differential breaking, also clicking on the parking break at the top of the panel, with no success. I see you posted a fix for Pilatuz but he has v5. Will it work for V4.5? As mentioned before, the new landing lights illuminate the runway beautifully. Can the Taxi light be aimed down a bit? It's illuminating the sim objects more than the ground, even during the day. Thanks for your help.
  3. Just downloaded the most recent update. I noticed 2 things: First, the new Dynamic lighting is great when operating at night. Runways and taxiways look fantastic. The only thing is, the Taxi/Landing lights illuminate everything during the brightest part of the day. Bright sunlight and the Taxi lights are lighting up the side of the hanger and other objects like a nuclear blast. Also, you shouldn't be able to see the glow of the Nav and Strobe lights from inside the cabin during daylight hours. Second, when moving the hydraulic system selector up (towards #1 On) it applies the toe breaks and locks them there until you reboot the airplane. I don't think that's supposed to happen.
  4. Actually there is some type of passenger cabin modeled but you can see it only by using the spot or chase plane.
  5. I've seen those, They are add-ons. I would love to see someone come up with a private BBJ-type interior. https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-787-dreamliner-private-jet-kestrel-2016-6#the-master-suites-sleeping-area-features-a-large-california-king-size-bed-according-to-vella-the-suite-is-designed-to-be-an-oasis-of-silence-in-fact-the-noise-level-in-the-room-during-flight-is-just-48-decibels--on-par-with-a-quiet-suburban-home-6
  6. Well, I remember a PMDG model from the past that did have a cabin interior. But I much rather spend a few minuets visiting a nice cabin than looking at myself from a spot plane. After all, one DOES occasionally need to use the forward head. And of course, the simple answer was, "no, they do not model a passenger cabin interior."
  7. Wow. For 80 bucks I'd think you'd get a couple of seats. Wondering if they do this to save on fps.
  8. I've used Google to search for this but can't find anything that answers my question. I just added the QW 787 to my hanger. Using the default QW livery. There is no passenger cabin interior; only a flight deck. No where did I read that's all you get. Is this typical of QW? Do the add-on liveries have interiors? It almost seems as if questions regarding QW passenger cabin interiors have been filtered out of all Google searches.
  9. Thanks for the info. VNAV is most helpful for RNAV/VNAV arrivals with multiple altitude restrictions. Over the years I'm able to figure TOD in my head. Y'all have answered my questions. I wasn't familiar with Milvis.
  10. Yeah, The default FMS in FSX will not go "direct to" from current position without deleting the entire flight plan, or it will attempt to join aroute from your departure airport or previous way point. I was wondering about the VNAV function. That was another downfall of FSX. Also, a lot of add-ons FLC functions are unstable. They porpoise up and down trying to hold the IAS. Like the Flight1 Mustang, FLC porpoises under FL180. So it's useless on climb-out.
  11. At least the Flight1 B250 has a reasonably functional G1000 unit. Carenado's is still piggybacked on the dysfunctional FSX nav system.
  12. Not that I have noticed.
  13. Anyone try this model out yet? The tutorials on YouTube are very poor quality. In the one video it seemed to porpoise up and down a lot in FLC mode. Wondering if the VNAV actually functions like the real thing? And wondering if DIRECT TO works correctly if the nav system is just piggybacked on top of the same old default FSX FMS system. None of these functions were demonstrated in the video, so I am skeptical. I can't see spending $80.00 to find out.
  14. TedK

    Milviz KA350i

    Anyone try this model out yet? The tutorials on YouTube are very poor quality. In the one video it seemed to porpoise up and down a lot in FLC mode. Wondering if the VNAV actually functions like the real thing? And wondering if DIRECT TO works correctly of it's just piggybacked on top of the same old default FSX FMS system. None of these functions were demonstrated in the video, so I am skeptical. I can't see spending $80.00 to find out.
  15. Seems to be related to ORBX Open LC North American Lights folder. If you deactivate the folder the stuttering seems to diminish significantly.
  16. I have 8 cores. I actually had better luck disabling HT and used affinity masking to have P3D run on cores 0,1,2,3,7 because those seem to be the cores P3d favors on my particular setup, leaving the 4,5, and 6 for system and misc. ops. I'm looking into the advantages of having a separate SSD for the add-ons. Don't know if that will help. There just seems to be a bottleneck when complex scenery loads. Especially approaching custom airports.
  17. I can now add that I was able to rollback my Gforce driver to a point that would predate the start of the stutters. No luck. I'm thinking it may be a DirectX update that triggered.
  18. It's under C/users/(your name)/App Data/Local/Lockheed Martin/P3Dv4 Be sure to not delete the faders folder in the main P3D directory. It won't boot without that one. Well, I need to update my last post. The stuttering is back, but this time I've actually pinned it down to ORBX OpenLC North America. All the other ORBX add-ons work very smoothly. However, add OLC to the mix and stutters galore. Especially in heavily populated areas. I'm using only one monitor, have the latest hotfix for V4.5 and usually get 40-50 fps. I did the experiment with hyper-threading, adjusting this and that and the other thing, but no luck. All I know is it wasn't doing it a month ago. Can't wait for FS2020 to be released. P3D's platform (in my opinion) is the same old engine they've been using since FS9 but with 64-bit clothes on.
  19. I had this issue as well. Seemed to appear after either a Windows update or NVIDIA driver update. Tried everything listed above. Only thing that worked was deleting the shaders folder and letting it rebuild on the the next bootup. So far, no more stuttering.
  20. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dEC8VLRcmdREpR5IoUDe2InkGhnRL00u https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yeEpMPkDuKd_dbtiqlxrMeOCRF6j3HEb First photo: The real thing in CRU FL320 2-crew no pax Second photo: Carenado's version. Situation duplicated right down to the OAT. Someone decided 96.9 was going to be CRU power for anything above FL300. Thankfully, in the real world, it doesn't work that way.
  21. You've got to love the forums. I can post a statement like, "Real airplanes are easier to hand-fly than the Flight Sim versions," and someone, sometimes a developer, but usually someone whose never flown anything more than a kite is going to take offense, and tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. Never fails. And of course, they must have the last word in the thread. So be my guest.
  22. In the 46 years following my first hour of dual, I (officially) accumulated 5,100 piston; 15,500 turbojet. I began flying at 14, soloed on my 16th birthday and retired on my 60th. The M.71 came from referencing the wrong POH. My mistake. Listen, this bird is going to the hanger until Carenado comes out with V1.2. Too many bugs to be any fun. I have sent in bug reports. Let's see if they agree and fix them or just accuse me of "not holding it right." I contacted a colleague who has extensive experience in an XLS and Excel. The majority of their company flights are between FL370 and FL430. FL410 would be the average altitude for East bound flights over 400 km. FL400 for West bound, depending on weather and winds aloft, of course. Average pax load is 4. He said "Rarely" do they ever have to pull the throttles out of CRU before TOD to avoid an over speed. He also flew the C750. He said that as long as you fly at the "optimum altitude" as calculated by the FMS, you could fly all day in CRU and never over speed. My only experience in light jet with FADEC is the C510, which is a very forgiving aircraft. Set it and forget it. Almost intuitive. Difficult to unintentionally over speed. But I'm not interested in debating the FADEC issue any further. We can disagree and leave it at that. Life's too short. Wasn't this thread about the Primus 1000?
  23. Just so we understand, I've been flying in the real world for 45 years. I DO understand how FADEC works. I KNOW it DOES NOT control airspeed. I don't understand how anyone has interpreted my comments as to thinking otherwise. It IS designed to operate the engines at optimum efficiency for the power setting selected. Manufacturer's words; not mine. The EEC uses air density and temp as 2 of several factors in calculating optimum efficiency. And as I have previously stated, the Eaglesoft Citation X FADEC modeling performs exactly as it should (BTW, I hope Eaglesoft offers a P3D V4 udate). Given the same conditions in both your Citation X and Carenado's 560XLS, taking off at MTOW, climbing to FL400, and after achieving level cruise, the XLS will over-speed in CRU detent. After the climb it's probably down to 19,000 lbs gross weight. I have screens shots of a similar test made at FL450. By the time the fuel had burned off and the gross weight was around 18,500, it was over speeding at >M.74. Last night I experimented by reducing the static thrust from 3991 to 3800 and it performed, in CRU, exactly as per the published performance charts for Max Cruise. ~M.71. As for power reduction from CLB to CRU, it was less than 1% difference at FL400. Something like 97.3% in CLB to 96.7% in CRU or something similar. I don't have my notes with me at the moment. The XLS fuel-flow display is skewed. I have no idea what they're using as a measuring unit, but the fuel flow as indicated by the GTN750 was pretty darn close to the performance charts.
  24. Apparently I DO know. You should study up on it and not base what you think to be accurate on a computer game. Adjusting pitch works in takeoff and climb, but obviously in cruise, pitch is not an option. In the real world, unless you're flying extremely light or descending, the airplane is not going to red line in CRU setting flying straight and level at normal cruise altitudes. "FADEC works by receiving multiple input variables of the current flight condition including air density, throttle lever position, engine temperatures, engine pressures, and many other parameters. The inputs are received by the EEC and analyzed up to 70 times per second. Engine operating parameters such as fuel flow, stator vane position, air bleed valve position, and others are computed from this data and applied as appropriate. FADEC also controls engine starting and restarting. The FADEC's basic purpose is to provide optimum engine efficiency for a given flight condition. [or phase of flight] FADEC not only provides for efficient engine operation, it also allows the manufacturer to program engine limitations and receive engine health and maintenance reports. For example, to avoid exceeding a certain engine temperature, the FADEC can be programmed to automatically take the necessary measures without pilot intervention." Something tells me you don't even own this Carenado aircraft. There is a power reduction, but apparently not enough. The model needs to be tweaked. I've sent Carenado a list of bugs, including gear indicator lights that go on an off with the panel lights instead of being linked to the actual gear position. The only time you get "Three Green" is if the RH panel light is on, and they stay on no matter what position the gear is in. You can't arm APPR when executing a GPS approach. Same thing happens on their ATR-72. Eaglesoft got their FADEC modeling about 99% accurate on their Citation X. Works flawlessly. Carenado's DOES NOT.
  25. How arrogant of you to assume my knowledge. With over 22,000 hours of real-time flying, I know a little more than a flight sim desk-top captain. I know exactly what a FADEC system does and how it works. Simply explained, it manages the engine to perform at maximum EFFICIENCY (not max power) for the that particular phase of flight, based on atmospheric conditions and is not influenced by air/mach speed. Thus, flying at FL390 the thing shouldn't red line while in CRU setting. What would be the point of having a cruise setting if it was unusable? In this Carenado feeble attempt, FADEC is only a placebo as the virtual detents do nothing but activate lights and create audible clicks. There is no power/thrust management modeled with the detents; it's just a basic throttle. And as far as the APU goes: DC master switch on, RH Fuel Boost on, APU master switch on, start switch clicked, held for 2 seconds and nothing. Any student pilot with fewer than 10 hours and the ability to read English could figure that out. This bird is full of bugs. The 3-green gear lights never go out after gear retraction. The AP won't go into NAV mode when using the GTN 750. It has a lot of potential but seems to be nothing but a makeover of their S550.
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