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  1. Can you please program it so that other devices can be used as a map or other virtual instrument ? Thanks
  2. Hey, I just got the PMDG 747-400X and I installed it, everything went well, no errors. I restarted my system after the install and then opened up FSX and selected the 747-400. I pressed FLY NOW and when my aircraft loaded it was like this: What is wrong with this landing gear? I am on the ground Another gear shot. Also, none of the control surfaces work and are locked in the position when no hydraulic power is available. All the aircraft's systems are on. None of the Panels Work, and none of the buttons can be clicked. The throttle also doesnt move when needed. Main Panel. Nothing Works, Nothing visible. More gear. For somereason, even though none of the control surfaces animate, I can still fly the aircraft around. So any ideas? I really want to fly this thing. I have been waiting 4 years for it! Thanks!
  3. Hey guys, sorry if I am posting this in the wrong forum, still kind of a newb to this stuff. I've been pretty much exclusively flying the cessna 172 and have learned about most of everything on that planes instrument panel and how to get around when flying it form airport to airport so I have decided to take the next step and move up to a more modern plane and chose the Piaggio P.180 Avanti that is also included as one of the included planes in x-plane 10. But I am struggling with figuring out how the navigational instruments work on it. I did figure out how to control the autopilot and I can also click the "direct to" on the gps panel (or whatever it is) but I can't figure out how to read anything in regards to the heading so it is basically useless to me at the moment.. I have been using google to try and find some kind of tutorials on understanding newer modern instruments but have not had much luck. I have found a lot on the basic older style instruments and the basic garmin that is in the cessna but thats about it. This is a link that shows the type of instruments I am talking about that are in the avanti: http://asn-xp.aerosoft.com/?page_id=2481 Could someone point me in the right direction? I really want to understand this plane inside and out and I think it is a good one to learn first before moving onto the heavy metal planes that are full of all kinds of instruments. Thanks, Tavis
  4. had my worst flight ever. all started with nice weather at coffs harbour YSCH. programmed everything nicely for my trip to YBCS. All went well when during the climb at approx. FL120 suddenly the copilot PFD quit working. Just said MAP (how funny! possibly a remindfer) in the middle. Then I a horn went off. checking for sign of malfuntion I just saw 1 red light on the overhead: the EQUIP light was on. nothing else. but no enough. checking the FMC failure section in an attempt to cheat I saw that the passenger oxygen masks were deployed. Tried to service them while sinking at a rate of 4000ft and 300 kts overspead but the masks deployed right away again. same time the first real warning popped up: FLT CONT. aha. finally something to work with. latest now I realized that elevator and rudder hardly worked. they only allowed minimal input and I had to use manual trim to slow down the descent and try to level off. only A/T still worked. anyway, when sort of level at maybe 8000ft I pulled the QRH and skimmed them for FLT CONT. amazingly I found nothing in the index. had to use the search function to look for it to find the LOW PRESSURE warning. Which however was not on in my case. Anyway, long story short. Flaps worked but gear did not, tried to fly to the next available apt YVED but I could not maintain a proper sinkrate for a belly landing and crashed. findings:1. what a great simulation indeed. I am flying heavy irons since PMDG's first NG + 747 + MD11 + (well, less heavy) J41.But I never. I repeat NEVER ran into a situation like this that I could not recover from a failure due to the lack of proper counter measures. Sad for the plane and passenger but actually great for me. 2. But what I also realized is that I am missing - for the first time - a cockpit layout telling me where which knob and button is. or did I miss this in the documentation? it is nice to have hundreds of pages of documentation but they have little to no pictures. don't laugh at me now. yes, pictures. as for dummies. plus why does the QRH not list a FLT CONT in its index? luckily I could use the search function but I doubt a printed manual has this. so I came up with section 9.7 about FLT CONTROL switch(affected side). . . . . . Confirm. . . . . .STBY RUD but I doubt that was the right thing as it refers to the LOW PRESSURE warning I did not get . Besides, I was not able to locate said switch anyway. Which refers back to 1, above: what a great simulation as I never had to dig so deep into any documentation to keep flying. alright. time for a restart I guess. second service. will try the flight again. Thanks, PMDG, for this experience which showed me that all my possibly hundreds of landings with your other aircraft at challenging places like LOWI or VHHX were just kindergarten compared to this NGX.
  5. Hi I'm a new member here and I'm currently just learning the ropes of FSX and once I get the hang of FSX, I'd like to start using xplane 10 as well. I'm currently setting up my equipment and I have all Saitek equipment (Yoke, rudder, throttle quadrants, multi panel, switch panel, 2 radio panels). I wanted to also get the Saitek LCD mini display panels but I don't feel like spending the $600+ for 6 lcd gauge panels. I've done some searching and I've seen people with a dedicated LCD monitor just for the instrument gauges. How is that done? I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong forum but I didn't know if this thread falls under FSX, Hardware or just a general newbie question. Believe me, I've searched on google and some of the pages I've seen are way to complicated or I just can't find anything that relates to what I need. If it helps, I just built a new computer (Asus Maximus Formula VII, 16GB RAM, 2 Samsung PRO SSDs, Intel 4790k cpu, nVidia 660ti GPU's running in SLI, 3 Asus 27" LCD montiors) so I should have the hardware capability of running the 4th LCD monitor. I was planning on using my extra 19" LCD monitor to display just the instrument gauges as it's setup in a Cessna. Any help would be appreciated (such as what software I would need or if there are any tutorials out there you can link me to). I've also seen some people using ipads or some other touchscreen for GPS maps. Is this is same process? Thanks!
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