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  1. Has anyone questioned Asobo and/or Microsoft why the green & white flashing civilian airport beacons are operating in daytime VFR conditions? They should only be operating at night or during the day when the ceiling is less than 1000 feet and/or visibility less than 3 miles. Mike
  2. Glad to see that it (always) seems to work for you that way. That said .... I will remap both of these switches like you've done. Thanks! Mike
  3. Good afternoon (from Colorado), I have the Honeycomb alpha yoke and recently received the bravo throttle. My question concerns flying the C172 with the steam gauges using both of these devices. I recently installed the driver to get the LED lights working on the bravo unit. When I only had the alpha unit, I used the large red button on the right side to turn on/off the autopilot. Now that I have the bravo unit, I've used its small autopilot off/on button as well and sometimes still use the alpha's red button for that purpose. Most of the time I have no problem having that autopilot off/on mapped to a button on both the alpha and bravo, but sometimes I do and no matter which I press to turn off the autopilot, it stays on. I realize that in the real plane one can turn off the autopilot several ways (by just turning the unit off, by pressing the smaill red button on the left handle, buy pressing down both trim buttons on that handle ... and should none of that work, one can always pull the fuse out the autopilot fuse on the panel). FYI ... yesterday I was approaching an airport to set up for the landing and tried to shut off the autopilot and couldn't. That said, when I was close enough to the airport to make the runway I slowed down, lowered the flaps then shut off the battery and alternator (to shut off the autopilot). Has anyone else experienced this where you can't shut the autopilot off with the bravo autopilot off/on button? Does anyone know why this may be happening? Could having this mapped to both the alpha and bravo devices be causing a conflict and be the cause? Should I just map the large red button on the alpha to something else? Mike
  4. Hi Matt, Yes... slightly positive until the alternator replaces the used battery current .. then zero. 🙂
  5. Good afternoon... I'm using the C172 w/ steam gauges and the Honeycomb Yoke. After starting the engines (and ensuring that both the alternator, battery and avionics rocker switches are all activated) I notice that the ammeter is discharging instead of being at zero (as it should in the real plane). If I lower the flaps, for just a moment the meter jumps to zero but immediately discharges again. It will remain that way throughout the flight no matter what I've tried. As a real C172 pilot, I find this frustrating. Has anyone else had this problem and, if so, is there a fix for it? Looking forward to your replies. Mike
  6. I've noticed that during the daytime and during VFR conditions those airport beacons are on/flashing and they shouldn't be. Has anyone else mentioned this before with hopes that MSFS 2020 / Asobo will correct this? Mike
  7. Yay! I finally was able to solve today's ORBX update problem. While in the main page of MSFS 2020, I brought up the scrolled listing of all of the installed planes, airports, scenery, etc., that show the version #s and that they are "up to date." I located the ORBX London City addon in that listing (version 1.01 .. which was today's update) then clicked on it. A small tab opened up giving me the option to "Delete" it. (Keep in mind that in the Marketplace, I show it as being "Owned." (so I figure that deleting it here shouldn't be an issue). After deleting it, it now showed that it was "in the library." I then double clicked on that tab and it gave me the option to download it again (apparently from the library). I downloaded the file and it installed, but because it was the same version (1.01) I thought that when I flew from London City, that it may still cause the same error. To my surprise and joy, I found the correct ORBX scenery had installed this time (this update even corrected some of the issues that others didn't like in the original ORBX London City). My guess is that early this morning when I first clicked on the ORBX update tab, even though it appeared to download and install, it somehow got corrupted (thus the original MSFS London City scenery showed up instead). Fortunately, what I just did (above) allowed it to install properly. Hope this may help some others who may have the same issue. Mike
  8. To all: I'm a bit confused about this. Would someone please explain to me: 1) What is the "Community" folder? What is the "Official" folder? Where are they located? 2) What is the content.xml file and where is that located. Thanks, Mike
  9. Good afternoon, On the day MSFS 2020 was released, and after I downloaded it, I downloaded (also from the Microsoft Store) the ORBX London City scenery after first flying in London and viewing the stock scenery. The ORBX addon worked well for me but, of course, I read the multitude of posts in the forums from unhappy people on how this ORBX download actually changed some of the buildings and the Tower Bridge to appear worse than what appeared in the MSFS 2020 stock London scenery. As far as I was concerned, the ORBX scenery was fine. This morning (Oct 5th) when I started up MSFS 2020 (which I hadn't flown for a few days) I saw that several updates were now available (the update for Japan, and ones for the ORBX London City Airport and for the London City Scenery), so.... I downloaded all three of them. I next took off from that airport and flew around London and saw that several things no longer showed up: the London Eye, the ORBX version of Buckingham Palace (instead the original stock scenery palace was there), and the original stock scenery Shard building was again showing up instead of the ORBX version. It appeared to me that this Marketplace update for ORBX London City had totally reverted back to the MSFS 2020 stock scenery. I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED AS TO WHAT HAPPENED and what I can do to get the ORBX scenery back??? Can anyone help me with this .... please? Mike
  10. Good morning from Colorado: Like the rest of you, I was expecting to see an update today when I started MSFS 2020. The "Checking for Updates" screen did come on, then the program settled on the main screen (where we choose flights, or other tabs). That said... I searched further and went to the "Contact Manager" screen. The first entry at the top showed this: "Core Content... Mandatory Package... by Asobo Studio...Relaunch the game to update ... 79.80 GIB." There was nothing to click on in this section or on that screen to relaunch the game. So I went back to the main menu and clicked return to the desktop, which turns off the program. Next, I started up MSFS 2020 again (which is essentially "relaunching" it). What ended up happening is exactly what I've stated above. (back to the same verbiage in the Contact Manager.) I relaunched it one more time with the same result. I found myself in this loop with no obvious way to download this update? Did I do something wrong? Should the update automatically have started the first time I relaunched it? Confused.😕 Mike
  11. Glad to hear that you are getting pretty much of the real weather (minus the winds). I'll keep trying my "Real" weather as I fly around this part of Colorado and report back here IF (magically) it starts to mirror what I'm actually seeing outside. (hope so!) Mike
  12. Good morning from Colorado, Have tried (unsuccessfully) to get the expected results using real weather. In fact, yesterday we had some low overcast in the Ft Collins and Loveland areas and very high / gusty winds. That said, I loaded the C172 in a parking spot at KFNL (Northern Colorado Regional Airport) here in Loveland using real weather, at the current time. Once the sim loaded, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and the winds were less than 3 knots. In anyone having any luck getting real weather when using the "Real Weather" selection? Mike
  13. Hi everyone: 1) Would like to see option to change the spoken temperature in ATC comms from C to F. 2) Would like ability to choose a male pilot's voice for the ATC comms (you can obviously change the pilot's avatar but not the voice?) 3) Don't want to use the taxiing arrows when following ground's direction to parking all the time as you have to set it either on or off in the sim's control panel. Would like the option to use a "Progressive taxi" choice in the ATC menu which could be toggled on and off instead. 4) My monitor setup is 4 screens using Nvidia 2080 Super. These are configured in NV surround mode and all function together in a windows' expanded desktop so that when I'm not using MSFS 2020 I can move things anywhere in all 4 of them. When using FSX I had it set up to use the top three monitors in a "virtual cockpit" mode and could open smaller windows in the sim (like ATC, checklist, Garmin GPS, etc.) and then slide them down to the 4th monitor below. I was hoping to be able to do that in MSFS 2020, but can't. The top three monitors function as before, but after opening the map, ATC window, I can reposition them anywhere in the top 3 monitors but can't move them down below. Wondering if anyone else has figured out how to do this and/or whether Asobo/MS will allow this in future update? Mike
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