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  1. Love this plane! Been hooked to it forever since I bought it. I have some strange issues with ILS approaches: sometimes I will loose the glideslope and suddenly plunge to the ground, having to stop AP ASAP. What could cause this? Otherwise, I really wish the mishandling of power would damage engines. I hope to see this in a next update. I have also a question about the de-icing: is the switch working or is it a dummy and is there a difference between normal and high in the in-game TKS efficiency?
  2. Hi! I’ve posted on A2A forums about my issue with the autopilot disconnecting, and I got an interesting reply from the devs (see last answer): https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=139&t=67295&p=511964#p511964 Apparently something must have changed between RealityXP gauges, P3D or Garmin’s trainer.
  3. Hi, I’m back and kind of losing my mind over 2 separate issues: - I tried to redo the RNAV approach and now for no apparent reason my autopilot (KFC 200) disconnects every time it reaches the FAF from IAF. And it happens on every airport I tried. I tried staying in NAV mode or APR mode, same issue, it doesn’t catch GS anymore and it disconnects and I am unable to select NAV nor APR afterwards. (Just crossed my mind: I guess I should select VLOC manually because I am too close to the FAF. That could be the issue. Will try.) - Second issue, certainly related to the initial topic: I created a direct route to a VOR. And of course, the course isn’t matching the line! Once more I have something like a 2 degrees offset. Completely different region (Europe). I checked the GTN magvar and it was correct compared to recent real life charts. Could it be that my P3D magnetic variations are not correct? Pictures illustrating what I am talking about: https://imgur.com/gallery/MTZ8Tgp
  4. So, when I go into the Unit setup, I should see the current magvar on the button for the “Magnetic variation” option? I will definitely try everything this week. Really curious to see the cause of the issue.
  5. This is where I found the databases informations: https://imgur.com/gallery/XCe6F5X
  6. Ok, so I did some tests this morning but I was lacking time: I reloaded the same approach and I got the exact same behavior (change of track after the FAF to RW leg is activated and I catch the GS.) - I searched where the magvar was displayed on the Garmin. I only could find the one on the chart and I compared it with the most recent data and it shows the same magnetic variation. Is there a menu on the Garmin to display the magnetic variation? - I couldn’t find where to deactivate charts overlay? - When going through the device informations I discovered that I had corrup/unauthorized databases: Basemap and Safetaxi. Is it normal? Thanks!
  7. You rock, thank you! It’s actually mostly curiosity for me at this point. I was wondering if I did something wrong in the way I setup my approach. Or maybe some settings I need to change. I haven’t had the time yet to try the GTN 750 in more than a few flights, nor to retry that specific flight. I definitely will. If I find I can’t reproduce the issue again or that it’s specific to this airport, this will add another layer of realism: never 100% rely on your avionics.
  8. I’m going to try this when I have the time, ASAP. I’m curious: why would deactivating charts overlay change anything? About the magnetic variation: if this was the case, shouldn’t it cause an issue in many other cases? Also, weirdly enough, the previous 166 degrees leg from IAF to FAF was followed with no issues.
  9. Yes, I posted here because I figured I could get more help. The A/P did exactly what was shown on the GTN: it flew away from DTK and TRK information seems accurate, as the course needle.
  10. Hi, I was flying the A2A Bonanza with GTN 750 and I loaded a vector approach to RW 17 on KTHV. As I reached the initial fix, I put my AP in approach mode. The plane aligned to the 166 degrees vector, the CDI was showing a nice full arrow and when I reached the FAF the AP catched the glideslope and started the descent.  But from that moment, I watched the TRK moving away from the 166 DTK by a few degrees as we were approaching. At runway level, the track was at 171 degrees, leaving the runway to my left.  What could have caused the plane to move away from the vector track? It was supposed to track the vector since it even did catch the glide slope. Is this about settings? Some relevant screen grabs of the track: https://imgur.com/gallery/b294ijK First picture, I am on 166 vector. Second one: I have reached FAF and slowly going off track (171 degrees on the picture.) The leg was activated with the countdown confirming 166 degrees.  Thanks!
  11. Some relevant screen grabs of the track: https://imgur.com/gallery/b294ijK First picture, I am on 166 vector. Second one: I have reached FAF and slowly going off track (171 degrees on the picture.) The leg was activated with the countdown confirming 166 degrees.
  12. And I didn’t even know about these options! Here are my settings (didn’t touch anything yet): https://imgur.com/gallery/pIxdvEK
  13. Sorry, I meant what are the steps with the GTN and autopilot? Where do you go into nav mode and then approach mode, and so on? I’m wondering if I did everything right or if these kind of RNAV and autopilot errors are common.
  14. I’m on P3D. Didn’t retry it yet. What is your process to make a vector approach?
  15. Hi, I’m having some trouble understanding what I did wrong: I was flying under heavy fog to KTHV with my A2A Bonanza and brand new Reality XP GTN 750 and I loaded a vector approach to RW 17. As I reached the initial fix, I put my AP in approach mode. The plane aligned to the 166 degrees vector, the CDI was showing a nice full arrow and when I reached the FAF the AP catched the glideslope and started the descent. But from that moment, I watched the TRK moving away from the 166 DTK by a few degrees as we were approaching. At runway level, the track was at 171 degrees, leaving the runway to my left. What could have caused the plane to move away from the vector track? It was supposed to track the vector since it even did catch the glide slope. I searched in every manual, wondering if this had something to do with the HDG knob for instance, but I don’t think so. Or maybe it does? Weather was overcast from 300ft and no wind. Thanks for your tips!
  16. It’s “path to resample” = you need to link to your resample.exe (P3D SDK)
  17. Hi, Just started discovering the Milviz Beaver and I really am enjoying it. I find it quite different from what I am used to fly (mostly A2A aircrafts, from C172 and Comanche 250 to Spitfire MkII and P51D). I did some bush flying around Papua New Guinea, altitude bush landings and so on... Real challenging. I got a few questions: I found it really hard to have enough motor power in altitudes around 6000ft. Take offs are taking a lot of distance, more than the C182. (Of course I lean mixture.) Also climbing can prove super difficult. Is this normal behavior? Also, I’m looking for flying tips, especially landing tips. I have some difficulties trimming the plane on final and performing slow flights. I often arrive on the ground a bit fast, or if I manage my throttle better and arrive at around 70mph I find that descending speed is hard to maintain (bleeding speed very fast, adding power to counter but it requires skills.) I’ve done a few flights on a normal field and improved my landings but still struggling to be very good on bush flights and short fields. So I would be super happy to have discussions with skilled pilots and discuss flying tips about this really nice plane :)
  18. Allright, I think I found 2 bugs with custom zoom levels: When I select custom zoom levels, my BMP and INF files get created but are not processed by resample.exe. The second issue is with the water masks. No custom zoom level water masks are created and the custom ZL inf files contain no TIFF source.
  19. Well, thank you! I figured it out while going through the files 🙂 I do have an issue, though. I don’t know if someone would have a solution or an explanation to this: When I want to create custom zoom levels of 18 and 19 to a 17 base tile, I get folders for 17, 18 and 19 zoom levels with BMP files in each. But the ADDON and scenery folders with BGL for the custom zoom tiles do not always get created. - 1st attempt after having created a working ZL17 scenery: Scenery folder and bgl files were created for ZL18 but nothing inside the ZL19 (except the bmp and inf). - 2nd attempt: I restarted the process without changing anything. This time again, no ADDON_SCENERY inside the ZL19 folder. - 3rd attempt: This time I changed the custom zoom and removed all ZL19 and added ZL18 tiles. End of process: no more ADDON_SCENERY inside ZL18 and ZL19. The scenery files inside ZL17 are rewritten, like each time. What am I missing? I did check the tile specific CFG file and the zones are written. And I always save and load the cfg. Thanks a lot. Edit: to say things simpler, it looks like the resampling happens only to the base 17 zoom level and not on the custom zoom levels.
  20. Hi, Thank you for your hard work! I have a question: I only have access to a limited number of sources in the downloaded app (Bing, Google, Arc and Here if I recall correctly). I see that there is a Providers folder with plenty of other sources. How do I add them? Thanks a lot and happy new year!
  21. Hello pilots, I have been (re)discovering FSX after years and I can say I am totally hooked by now. The A2A Piper Cherokee is awesome. I'm not a RL pilot. I just passed the theory for ultralight flying this month because in France you need this license to become a professional UAV pilot (for cinematography for exemple.) I took a 7 days class where I learned many interesting things about flight mechanics, VFR flight rules for ultralights, navigation, weather, etc. I loved it. Didn't believe I could be able to seat 8hrs/day in a classroom and like it at my age. Our teacher brought us to an aerodrom to watch the gliders but the real excitement came when he let us enter a small plane. I am 31yrs old and my first computer game in 1997 was a flight sim. Maybe I'll become a RL pilot one day, but for now I am enjoying the FSX experience with as much realism as possible. Anyway, here is my question: I know simulation can't get close to real flying. But at least the physics can be as accurate as possible. As I said, I have never piloted a plane in real life, so I trust the pilots here that say that, for example, the A2A Cherokee behaves exactly like the real one. What I find interesting with flight simulation is that you can experiment things you would never do in real life because, well... you'd die probably. You can exceed the Vne, stall in low altitude turns, fly inside cumulonimbus... I had heard of that infamous skidding turn on base to final. Well... I experienced it and i think it was cool. Making mistakes in a sim can be instructive. But I find myself doing many mistakes, some on purpose and some because I am not experienced. And I feel like those mistakes have usually no consequences. Is it the same in real life? Sometimes I put flaps and then take too much speed, and nothing bad happens. Sometimes I make 90 degres turns or I even tried rolling and looping and my plane doesn't seem to bother at all. What about the charge factor? I tried to exceed my Vne and I had to go really really high, really really, really fast and open the flaps to finally destroy my plane. Is it really that forgiving in real life (aside from the physical effects on the human body.) ? I've been practicing landing plenty and not once have I crashed as long as I stayed on the runway. Some of my approaches seemed suicidal, yet I was able to - virtually - survive without scratching my plane. I've tried extremely brutal landings and the plane was totally cool with it. Is it the same in real life? Sometimes I feel like I can do whatever I want with my joystick, as long as I don't lose too much altitude, it's extremely hard to lose control or break something. The only really challenging situations have been motor failures and disorientation in fog or night flights. This all seems too good to be true. Is a plane like the Cherokee that "easy" to manœuvre? Is it that forgiving when one makes mistakes? Or is it a sim limitation? Thanks a lot for your answers!
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