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About AKflightsimmer

  • Birthday 07/16/1954

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    Snohomish WA 98290
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    Almost to many to list, air rifles, snowmobiling, machine work, welding, hiking with my wife of many many years, gardening, flight siming now, photography, love to fabricate things in the metal shop using the mill and the lathe, bicycling with my wife, absolutely love to eat at local micro brew pubs,,,, etc,.,.,.,..............

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    I just retired after 40 years under a welding hood, and I am now hoping for a little RVing time with my wife and just doing what we want for a while! Love to build things..

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  1. AKflightsimmer

    settings menu

    Oh My,!! what a wonderful tip 188, I didn't know about the ctrl key plus scroll wheel on my mouse either! This is really nice now. I was having a little trouble seeing text on my new 27" HP 1440p monitor set for full screen also. Now it is much easier to adjust the text. Thanks for the great tip. These old eyes aren't what they used to be don't ya know.
  2. AKflightsimmer

    The Signature photo, a question.

    Thank you very much for the quick reply, Jim! I will go through all of these steps later today and get it figured out with your help.😊 I've been flying around Kodiak Is. Alaska all morning and can't shut it off, if you know what I mean. Touch and go, and more touch and go's,,,,,,,, LOL Thanks
  3. Thanks Janov for your help and kind reply, I have ordered x-plane 11 so am just enjoying 10 right now, but will probably move on to 11 once it arrives. Thanks for your suggestions. I am sure trying to learn all of this and do it correctly. It just takes a little time dont you know. 😊
  4. Really Nice!, Right in my backyard😁
  5. AKflightsimmer

    Evening at Valdez airport

    Great Pictures, I've been flying a lot out of Valdez lately in my DHC-2 Beaver, but haven't figured out the posting of pictures yet, hopefully shortly I will be able to upload some for people to enjoy too. I love the early morning flights from Valdez.!
  6. New here and I am trying to get the jist of how to post a small photo in my signature. Searched everywhere on here but cant find a direct answer, lots of info about posting regular pictures for people to view, but nothing that I can find about a small picture in the signature.I've read the rules, and see that a direct upload of a small reduced size .jpg picture is not allowed anymore like I have done over the years for adding to a signature, and that pictures must be hosted somewhere else online with a direct link to them for posting, ok I can figure all that out, No problem. My question though has to do with the size limitation that is in the signature rules. It says no picture bigger than 500 x 125 pixels ( not really sure just how visually big that is) to be allowed. Does that mean I need to reduce a picture down to that size before i upload it to a sharing site like google photos of some other, or can a regular size uploaded and saved picture be accessed through the url link and somehow added into your signature without resizing it 😕. If the photos are hosted else where on line, I don't understand how the size of the photo would matter then, since it isn't stored here on an avsim server. I do understand that avsim doesn't want giant photos linked too, just because of the slow speed of downloading for people that would like to view them, totally understandable. Just need a little help in getting a small picture to sit in your signature, Sorry just a little bit confused about all this. Thanks
  7. Good morning Everyone, I just wanted to pause the flight sim on my new gaming pc for a few minutes 😀🤩😄👍jump on the laptop, and let everyone know I was able to finally fix this problem today. Oh man I can’t thank everyone enough for all the input as to just what might have caused my lack of joystick control for my DHC-2 Beaver that I wanted to fly so badly. I have been exhaustively researching any and everything I could think of. I was told to try and download some C++ redistributable packages from Microsoft to possible fix this issue. So I did that a few days ago, but it didn’t help so I kept looking for other options. Then I finally did what Longranger suggested and looked in the log file today. I didn’t even know where to find that before, but found instructions online and went into the original X-plane 10 folder and low and behold there was a log.text file that I opened and read through. I finally came to where I had loaded up the Beaver to fly and there WAS AN ERROR MESSAGE stating, Error Code 126 : The specified module could not be found. So I jumped back on the laptop and searched what that meant, and stumbled onto instructions that said if this happened check out your C++ redistributables again. So I went back in the New windows 10 PC and looked in settings/Apps and scrolled down to where it listed all the C++ redistributables that I had, and I had a bunch, but no 2010.x64bit package installed. So I went to Microsoft again and downloaded that particular package, installed it, and opened X-plane 10 again,,,,, and with fingers crossed, loaded the Beaver into the Airport @ Valdez Alaska. Everything started up fine and WaaaLaaa,,,,,, everything is working AGAIN!! Oh man, I am so happy. I flew around and then shut down, and restarted everything up again just to make sure it all worked again and it did. So I guess in a long winded way I just want to let everyone know how important those redistributables are. I’m no computer programmer or coder, 40 years under a Welding Hood doesn't make you one of those lol, but I am really beginning to understand just how important all of this coding really is, as my son who is a coder and programmer has said, so that we can all sit in front of our nice big 27" flat screens and act like pilots in the comfort of our own homes! LOL,, Thanks to all of you for helping me think of so many different things that this could have been. We never quit learning do We! The old Guy flyin in the Woods
  8. thanks everyone for your input I hadn't thought about checking the activity log, I will do that. I'm not sure how to check for individual plugins but I'll figure it out ,And yes it is only the beaver that is having the problem, all other airplanes in X-Plane 10 all work correctly the beaver is the only airplane that I have purchased online and since it worked fine on the laptop I just expected it to work fine on this new gaming computer. I will review everything everyone has said and then as stated above I should probably upgrade to X-Plane 11 so I will consider that also. Thanks everyone this gives me some things to try to accomplish today excellent! really appreciate all your input thanks again,,,, the old guy flying in the woods😁 I will post any of my results and what I find out so this might help someone else also
  9. Thank You for the reply, Olderndirt. I will certainly try that again and see if it does anything. Im wishing it will be that simple. Im sure it is something easy if I can just figure it out.LOL Thanks
  10. I hope that I am in the right spot and won't irritate to many old timers to much, LOL. I just got into flight siming a few months ago, and started on a Toshiba laptop. I knew that it wouldn't be very powerful but planned to eventually build a gaming pc so just put up with slow frame rates, and dull graphics, 18 to apx 30 fps and have really had fun flying around Idaho and Alaska in the back country. Bush pilot flying is my favorite kind of flying. I purchased the soulmade DHC-2 Beaver and absolutely love it, and it worked flawlessly on the laptop. Both pc's are running windows 10, Well I finally got my new pc up and running this last week and it is running great. It is a i7-8700k cpu with a msi GeForce gtx 1080 gpu, 16gb ram, I ran some benchmarks and everything is stable and running fast, and is working great with every plane that came with X-plane 10 that I am running. But when I finally loaded up the DHC-2 Beaver that I had been using on the laptop, I found that all the buttons on my Logitech 3d pro joystick are working, all of the programed buttons and throttle work fine. But even though the pitch,roll,and yaw register movement correctly in x-plane when set up on the setup screen, once I get back to the cockpit view or look at the plane externally, none of the 3 controls surfaces work at all when I move the joystick. I have spent hrs. researching the problem and thought that by downloading new MicroSoft C++ redistributables for everything form 2005 up to 2015 as was mentioned throughout online resources as a possible fix, I still have nothing. Seems so funny because everything else, well almost everything else on the Beaver works as before. The oil light on the dash no longer works, the switch to turn on the instrument light doesn’t work, and the yoke isn’t in the cockpit anymore. The throttle works fine, and all programed buttons on the base of the joy stick work fine. I am in a real quandary right now. I can’t find any information addressing this issue other than the Redistributables for C++ that I already downloaded and installed today hoping that might address any programming issues, but it didn't help. I have deleted the original Beaver and reinstalled it and that didn't do anything either. I really need some help from someone with more experience that myself in computers. The Beaver is unflyable right now, so am hoping someone has had this problem before or knows what I could do to possibly fix this. Thanks so much for hearing me out, sorry if I was a little long winded but tried to explain things clearly as to what is going on. Thanks Again