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  1. 4 hours ago, Jazz said:

    Why wouldn't they be?

    Because I’m mixing the original quadrant with sidestick x - just making sure before purchasing 


    4 hours ago, flyhalf said:

    packages are usually a bit better value 

    Yeah but it’s not which is why I’m asking if they’re compatible 


    4 hours ago, orchestra_nl said:

    If you also want the flap- and airbrake addons I recommend you purchase the TCA Captain Pack X Airbus Edition. It is currently cheaper than all the separate products combined.
    That has the new Xbox compatible sidestick, the quadrant and both addons and is guaranteed to work with both Xbox and PC.

    If you are just interested in the quadrant (2 throttles) and the sidestick than the separate products are cheaper than the officer package. I don't know if the quadrant works with Xbox but it probably will.

    Thanks, yeah I’ll add that on in due courses, trying to stay within budget 

  2. Looking to upgrade my machine due to a power issue. Anyway I currently have a 2060Super and AMD3600X, 16GB RAM and only sim in 1080 for now.

    I’ve been given a quote which is just on budget and it includes a 4070 GPU and 5700X CPU…

    Am I better off keeping 2060 for now and putting coin into a better CPU or what should I do??

    Remembering this is currently on a budget maybe slight over so a 4090 is out of the question

  3. Hi Guys, 

    I'm researching my own home built switch panel. Just to change dials, turn things on and off etc. Not a replica cockpit.

    I've got a Arduino Leonardo board and also seen the MobiFlight scripts. Firstly these two are not compatible.  So keep that in mind..

    My Leonardo board can accept input from a switch and read this as a keyboard /joystick command, so that'll work. It just means I need to write the code.

    MobiFlight requires a new board but I believe I can get one locally (see link below) and is a lot more plug and play.

    My question are

    1. Does either have a limit on how many buttons switches I can use?
    2. Does either or both allow for readouts? l.e showing my heading.
    3. What are these readout boards called?
    4. Are there any good retailers online who sell very close to switches and toggles? (PMDG 737 or A320)




    Thanks in advance

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  4. 18 minutes ago, snglecoil said:

    I’m using MobiFlight with an Arduino Mega. Pretty impressed with it. They have a WASM module that exposes a lot of the avionics that haven’t been brought into simconnect yet. Don’t know if it supports the Leonardo, though. 

    Yeah it says they don't support it.


    Where did you buy your board from? I can't seem to see one listed anywhere here in New Zealand so would need to find one with international shipping. 

    MobiFlight does seem like plug and play a lot more and relies less on coding.


  5. Hi Everyone,

    One of my 'frustrations' with flight sim (any flight sim) is the loss of emersion when you have to grab your mouse or keyboard, scroll away from looking out the window to adjust things like auto pilot settings or turning on landing lights, seat belt signs etc.

    I'm keen to build a panel at home which replicates some of these common features.  I fly FBW A320NX but more recently PMDG 737.

    I'm not yet looking at the FMC/MCDU, just other common switches and panels. I'm also not trying to replicate the layout yet. Just want to adjust dials or switch things on/off. 

    I'm curious as to where to get started? 

    I've seen this module


    but also native tools like below.

    Does anyone have experience with these? I have a Arduino Leonardo board so would prefer to use that if I can




  6. I’ve been a flyby wire A320 fan for a very long time and I still love this aircraft. I’ve purchased the PMDG 737 for some variety and what an amazing aircraft this is.

    I’m still getting my head around some of the differences. 

    my flights to date have been using and ILS approach, I’m disengaging autopilot when I’m close and have good visual. My question is how or what should I be doing to reduce speed before touchdown? Do I need to disengage autothrottle or what is the process exactly

  7. On 5/2/2022 at 9:58 AM, fppilot said:

    First and foremost question is this.  During each flight, how much are you using rudder pedals?  Based on what you stated above I would assume steering during taxi, takeoff and landing rolls. and initial control after rotation, and control on final after extinguishing autopilot.  Does that pretty much sum it up for you?  Just attempting to draw a conclusion from the description you provided, coupled with my own experience when flying in a similar manner.

    If my summary is on song, then virtually any quality rudder pedals will serve  you well and thus my feeling is you may be over-thinking this.

    My flight style is primarily general aviation. Single and twin engine props.  In that vein it is likely that I fly much more VFR and VFR in tight local patterns and maneuver's.  That is with these simulators when more precise rudder pedal controls is desirable.  Desirable, not mandatory.

    I recommend you measure the use you make of rudder pedals and what level of precision that demands.  No need to overthink or overspend.  Note that I am not mentioning any brands/makes/models.  Assess your own needs and ignore any tribalism you might read.

    TO be honest, I just use the C1 & C2 toggle on the ground. That's moving the tiller more than anything though. 

    In flight I don't use it. I'm wondering if pedals will help my flying / landing.

  8. 18 hours ago, fppilot said:

    Great response.

    For NZAA, rudder pedals and yoke make or brand are in no way exclusive to each other.  Nothing particularly wrong with the Saitek/Logitech pedals, I used a set for 14 years trouble free. Several other makes of rudder pedals are equal or superior, just depends on your budget. 

    What aircraft types do you mostly fly and what is your flying style?  Barnstorming, crop dusting, air racing may likely find one make better, but VFR sightseeing or IFR airline flying might find you making a different decision.  Factor in the characteristics of your own flying and then ask again.


    Currently flying the FBW A320 but will be looking at PMDG 737 when it's released. 

    Only looking at Saitek pedals as I assumed they'd need to be compatible with my yoke.  I was considering the Airbus sidestick but haven't done it yet because I wasn't sure if I'd switch to Boeing and PMDG based on their future 777 as well.

    Based on the fact they can be independent, what good options are out there?  

    Here's two local supplies in NZ

    https://www.computerlounge.co.nz/ProductCatList.aspx?q=rudder pedals&scid=-1


    Cost is towards the upper end of what I want to spend, but have family heading to the USA shortly who could pick something up over there. 

  9. I've been flying the A320NX for a while now, always turning on AP1 after positive climb once I've cleared the runway. Auto pilot until I'm on the ILS or have visual then land manually. 

    I'm wanting to improve my knowledge of the aircraft

    Here's a few questions, if you can reply referencing the number I'd appreciate it.

    1. What is the LOC button and where/when do you use it?
    2. What is the EXPED button? again where and when does it get used?
    3. What is ADF?
    4. Does RNAV arrival work in FBW yet?
    5. How does one fly a VOR arrival at NZAA? I can't find any VOR markers or charts. See the link below. I can only find the approach charts.




  10. 3 hours ago, tup61 said:

    If a chart tells you to expect vectors you have to vector yourself (if you don't use VATSIM or something similar). So yes, it is possible to follow the chart but only up to the vectoring part: after that it's up to you. There is no way to find or know those vectors: just use your common sense. 😉 In this particular case I'd preceed on that 264° course after passing TESAT and then do a direct to ANKUB at the right time (which is up to you) so you'll make a nice turn left to intercept the ILS. 

    So when someone says expect vectors, is plain English it's like saying expect directions which will be in the form of a heading which you then follow. 

    So in your example for here https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/SSYSR02-170_24MAR2022.pdf

    You'd simply stay on 264 after crossing TESAT for a while, you want to intercept ANKUB at 10nm so long enough than when you left turn back towards ANKUB you'll intercept it this far out plus some room to straighten up 

  11. Thanks for the replies. I didn't remove any discontinuity warnings. 

    Just looking at the charts. Following the MARLN5 arrival it takes me to TESAT which is directly above the airfield. Runway 7 is coming in from the left of the chart 062'.  So to get lined up at ANKUB which is off to the left (of the image) I'd need to go to an unknown point and turn around?

    Sorry for not using aviation terms. I'm still learning. 

    To achieve this ATC would normally give me vectors of directions? Therefore following charts in MSFS without VATSIM is not possible?

    Is there a way I could find or should know what these vectors are or would be?




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