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  1. 11 points
    I agree with this! Our hobby is so tremendously diverse, with many doors to open! Some of those doors will not only lead to a better/enhanced experience flying the A330, but a better (even exiting) overall experience in flight sim! Just a few examples: 1. If you don't fly on VATSIM or IVAO, you can take this time to learn how (and if we get 6 or more people, I'll be happy to hold classes on flying online in a realism based environment, flight planning, communications - the works!). There simply is not better, more realistic way of flying than online! If you're not convinced, then at least give me a chance to convince you! 2. Flying Shared Cockpit (Connected Flight Deck). The A330 will be the very first long haul, wide body aircraft for flight sim that has Shared Cockpit capability. If you've not flown shared cockpit then you'll be in for a very special, even incredible experience! The human interaction and team work make for exciting times and building some terrific memories. Fly shared cockpit on VATSIM or IVAO and you'll reach an incredible level of flight simulation! I still remember the first event I flew online in shared cockpit - it was absolutely amazing. It's even better when you can fly with a good friend! There are several shared cockpit groups where one can find someone to fly with. While waiting for the A330, why not take the time to work on your Crew Resource Management (team work between the left and right seat) in the A318/A319/A320/A321 while enjoying this amazing feature that Aerosoft provided us with! 3. Join a group or Virtual Airline! There are many terrific groups and VAs in our hobby offering everything from learning more about flight sim to performing group flights and events! I come across people all the time who have been stuck flying at their computer alone, not being aware of just how many other things there are for us to experience! The best part is the interaction with people who share the love of this incredible hobby! My very best to everyone!
  2. 10 points
    ICAO: EGCC NAME: Manchester Extreme V2 TYPE: Payware new version FS: FS9, FSX, P3D DESIGNER: UK2000 LINK: Scheduled release 14-1-2017 AES 2.45
  3. 9 points
  4. 8 points
    Gentlemen, I don't mean to conflict with that the Boss has said.... but THE answer is specifically 42.
  5. 7 points
    Is it even legal showing us these screenshots and getting away without the "Buy Now" link?
  6. 5 points
    Hello everyone, we are working on an update which we plan to release pretty soon. The update adresses things such as the AFCAD and other issues reported by you. We will keep you updated and work hard on our end to get those things sorted
  7. 5 points
    Friends, This is splinter topic which started in the A330 Preview thread, and I'll start it off by re-posting my initial comment from that thread below. This is a topic which should hold interest for those who have not yet taken the evolutionary step to flying online with other people in a realism based ATC environment. With some flight experience of my own, and many years flying online, I've found that even those who fly on the two predominant networks (VATSIM/IVAO) still have a lot of things to learn which would improve their overall experience, so the purpose of this thread is to discuss: 1. How someone can get started flying on on these networks, and 2. How people already flying on the networks can increase realism, immersion and better their interaction with ATC and other pilots. 3. How to fly Shared Cockpit on these networks. THE INITIAL POST THAT KICKED THIS DISCUSSION OFF Our hobby is so tremendously diverse, with many doors to open! Some of those doors will not only lead to a better/enhanced experience flying the A330, but a better (even exiting) overall experience in flight sim! Just a few examples: 1. If you don't fly on VATSIM or IVAO, you can take this time to learn how (and if we get 6 or more people, I'll be happy to hold classes on flying online in a realism based environment, flight planning, communications - the works!). There simply is not better, more realistic way of flying than online! If you're not convinced, then at least give me a chance to convince you! 2. Flying Shared Cockpit (Connected Flight Deck). The A330 will be the very first long haul, wide body aircraft for flight sim that has Shared Cockpit capability. If you've not flown shared cockpit then you'll be in for a very special, even incredible experience! The human interaction and team work make for exciting times and building some terrific memories. Fly shared cockpit on VATSIM or IVAO and you'll reach an incredible level of flight simulation! I still remember the first event I flew online in shared cockpit - it was absolutely amazing. It's even better when you can fly with a good friend! There are several shared cockpit groups where one can find someone to fly with. While waiting for the A330, why not take the time to work on your Crew Resource Management (team work between the left and right seat) in the A318/A319/A320/A321 while enjoying this amazing feature that Aerosoft provided us with! 3. Join a group or Virtual Airline! There are many terrific groups and VAs in our hobby offering everything from learning more about flight sim to performing group flights and events! I come across people all the time who have been stuck flying at their computer alone, not being aware of just how many other things there are for us to experience! The best part is the interaction with people who share the love of this incredible hobby! My very best to everyone!
  8. 5 points
    Here's the official video
  9. 5 points
    Perhaps we should do the whole manual like that,
  10. 4 points
    Hard to tell yet. What's left to do list is not that long. We're missing runway and apron lightning, 3D grass, airport vehicles, surrounding buildings and city objects. Oh, and 2-3 other things that I don't know right now but will find out during work.
  11. 4 points
    I solved the performance issues with it.....By uninstalling it. Won't ever buy another IDS made product. I see by the feedback their Manchester is having same issues....
  12. 4 points
    Sexy. Seeing as the release was "weeks away" about two weeks ago, shouldn't it be wrapping up for release not too long after he returns? I'm not aware of the state of the aircraft at the present moment of course, but that's judging solely off phrasing and the general optimism that has been shown as of late, which has been encouraging. Regardless, I've got my fingers crossed hoping that this is out before Valentine's Day, before my girlfriend asks for something.
  13. 4 points
    Hi there, Attached are two files. AB_Fixes.lua AB_Fixes.lua: a custom script that, with a registered version of FSUIPC, enables two fixes: enables the simulator's structural deice when the Airbus' Wing Anti-Ice switch is used. At the moment, it is a very crude on/off behaviour. In a future version, I will make it check for faults and bleed pressure? turns IvAP's (and, I think, SquawkBox's, since they share the same offsets) transponder ON when the Airbus' transponder is set to XPNDR/TA/TARA AB_Pneu.xml: this is a replacement for the stock file (typically found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\SimObjects\Airplanes\Aerosoft Airbus A320_A321 Base\Panel_Fallback\AB_Systems, adjust to match your sim/drive etc.). It changes two simple things for the moment: bleed air is available as soon as corrected engine N1 reaches 18%, instead of 20% by default; as a result, you can now have air conditioning with idle engines (and without the APU), which was impossible before (!) bleed air pressure is now the correct 36 PSI at low RPM and increases to 45 PSI at higher RPM (threshold is 30% corrected N1). The default behaviour is the opposite, which made little sense. I think it might be feasible to implement the wing anti-ice fix directly with a gauge, but it has only been a week or so since I started playing with the whole thing so I still have a lot of things to experiment with Cheers -- Romain Edit: title
  14. 3 points
    And we promise to handle the new files as speedily as possible when we get them.
  15. 3 points
    It seems that many people (not gonna lie myself included) are waiting eagerly for the A330 to be released. The best advice I give to those people is to occupy yourself with something else, another thing you enjoy. By doing this not only will time advance faster your attraction to the plane will grow even more. It applies not only to this project but pretty much anything you are waiting for in life. I'm sure the A330 will be a splendid plane once it's released.
  16. 2 points
    Yes, absolutely. When SkyForce is released, I think we'll see A GREAT MANY PEOPLE using REX WXR. I know I will be! SkyForce is one of the top products I'm looking forward to this year, should be a real, honest game changer.
  17. 2 points
    My Friends, The VATSIM / IVAO discussion deserves it's own topic (plus we don't want to muddle up the 330 Preview Thread). Plus this is a topic that I hope will be of interest to many people, regardless of their experience level. With that, I created a new topic (linked below) for this discussion. Please come join or follow the discussion - it should be a great one!
  18. 2 points
    There are some very serious memory leaks in this scenery. It kills frame rates once you are in it in P3D v3.4. I mean drastic! Tried everything already mentioned here. It really needs to be looked at, or it is not a feasible product for anyone with Prepar3d. It truly isn't compatible with Prepar3d with that much of a drop in frames.
  19. 2 points
    Das hat wohl nichts mit AES zu tun, da wirst Du wohl im Scenery Forum einen neuen Thread machen müssen. Ja, weil es eine neue Version ist, ist wohl naheliegend, dass es erst einen Anpassung für AES mit der nächsten Version geben muss und wird.
  20. 1 point
    Mathijs, I assume your talking about the REX Weather Radar? I think some people think you mean just REX weather.
  21. 1 point
    Also gratis wohl nicht, du kannst für den Wilco/Feelthere Airbus (der ist es ja) den FS9 oder den FSX nehmen, keinen anderen! Ob es ersteren noch im Handel gibt, keine Ahnung, den FSX bekommst du für etwa 10,00 € meine ich, brauchst dann aus dem Internet noch 2 Servicepacks. https://www.amazon.de/Microsoft-JH7-00055-Flight-Simulator-X/dp/B000FII8AQ Die jeweiligen Systemvoraussetzungen & Anforderungen stehen übrigens bei den zahlreichen Payware Produkten bei. Den FSX von Steam würde ich persönlich nicht nehmen, solange ich nicht muss. Ich bin auch nicht sicher, ob dein Airbus dort funktioniert, da die Steam Version oft separat angegeben wird. Du solltest natürlich noch wissen, dass FS9 und FSX im Rohzustand nicht das liefern, was du vielleicht in Videos siehst. Man kann vieles optisch verbessern, viele Szenerien kann man kaufen, um ein halbwegs reales Bild zu haben, ohne bleibt es beim Standard Airports, wo zwar Rwy´s stimmen, aber der Rest eher lieblos und ohne Wiedererkennungswert erscheint. Wenn man wirklich richtig am Simulator fliegen will, muss man schon ein paar Euronen in die Hand nehmen, auch für Hardware (Joystick, Pedale, Throttle, Yoke). Für den Anfang tut es auch ein Joystick mit Schubregler, macht aber eher wenig Spaß. Es gibt aber auch viel Freeware (Szenerien und auch Flugzeuge), die man nutzen kann. Also nicht aufgeben, sondern den Einstieg in die faszinierende Welt der Fliegerei fortsetzen. Frank
  22. 1 point
    The same day at Mogadishu. The LH delegation should have been already in their hotel while we still sat in our separated lounge in the main building. While we had heard in the morning still the sound of car traffic, the sea gulls became more and more weight in this concert even if the wind had just turned to N-E and we got some noise from the harbour as well. Late in the afternoon, we still had no sign that anything would happen, we discussed within the crew the alternative staying at the airport and spending the night in our aircraft. Even if there had been no 1st Class seating included, the usual standard seats had been exchanged against proper Business Class chairs that surely would allow a better comfort as any stretcher they probably could offer us in the building. When I finally left our provisional lounge in order to discuss our decision with our agent, I already saw a quite long shade thrown by our plane. About 10 minutes later, the FO entered with a guy who appeared to be the airport commander. He told us that our delegation got in some trouble already while being on the way towards the city. However, thanks to the bus driver they had managed to escape from a shooting that happened in an area being considered to be safe. Via an army officer he had heard that they are now on the way back to the airport guarded by soldiers. Without waiting for the bus, we took the decision to leave Mogadishu in the morning, but still in the darkness, without filing officially a flight plan. We would do it later while being already airborne. When the convoy reached the airport, LH’s delegation ‘sandwiched’ by a heavy armed military escort, we informed them about our plans. There was no argument against it, no wonder all of them looked a bit worn. We took our dinner together with some friendly guys from the ground crew, the local agent from OPS who tried to help us all the time and some army officers who obviously enjoyed this opportunity as the food was surprisingly delicious. Later we entered our plane and tried to get some sleep. We prepared already everything being necessary even if our start would be necessary all of sudden and hacked in the flight plan and weight & balance as being already calculated. Fortunately we had sufficient fuel on board. Leg #99.1 HCMM-FSIA (Mahé, Seychelles), 783 nm, 2:07 hrs, A320, MOGDU UR400 MOGUD T133 FS122 T116 UNBED At 5 am we began our startup preparation aiming for taxiing within only a few minutes after firing up the APU. All ground connections had been removed the evening before, the front wheel had just been blocked by piece of would that can be easily overrun and there was no need for being pushed anyway. Ten minutes later we began to taxi and surprisingly we got some guidance of some airport cars that switched on their lights even if we decided not to use our taxi lights if possible. Even if we likely could take off with even only half the runway left, we turned right and taxied about half the way and turning with the engines towards the sea, still being covered by barracks and with no lights at all (thanks to the moon it wasn’t a real problem when dimming down our panels. After taking off an reaching about 3000 ft we established the normal procedures. After half an hour, we already had contact with our central at Frankfurt, we connected to SEYCHELLES approach and submitted our flightplan and a brief summary why we did it this way. The guy we talked to took it quite stoical, approved our desire including our requested flight level of FL390 and said no word until we began our descent. The flight offered a wonderful sunrise even thought our weather radar showed some thunderstorms far away. The Seychelles received us with clouds, however the thunderstorms would not bother us even if visually present. We had wind from the north and had to leave Silhouette Island and Mahé to our left in order to use ILS31 for our approach. Even if we caught some rain from time to time, the visibility was sufficient asking for a visual. Soon later we docked side by side to an Etihad T7 (it wasn’t the bird I’d flown recently) and I think all of us on board had the feeling of needing the days off here around as the appointments of our group where scheduled in three days. A word about the scenery: It's the completely overhauled FSDG Seychelles X, available via Aerosoft. Thanks for reading and see you (wherever)...
  23. 1 point
    Well, it's time to go back topic... Here is my report about a flight into kinda forbidden zone: Even if Djibouti appeared to be a sort French enclave, okay the Baguettes had been nearly as good as in Paris, and with some hints from residents we even found the one or other nice restaurant. We stayed at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski and I’d been happy not being charged at all. Early in the morning our shuttle picked us up in front of our hotel. We had a soft breeze from the Ocean, the sky had been a bit scattered with clouds and the temperatures where still well over 20°C. Leg #98 HDAM-HCMM(Mogadishu), 586 nm, 1:33 hrs, A320, LUBA2E LUBAR UR775 MOGDU We started with our flight preparation at 6 am (local) and managed it to take off a bit than less two hours later. I had no idea what motivation our delegation directed us to our next destination as I still remembered what happened to LH 181 at Mogadishou many years ago. I really had some bad feelings when we prepared to taxi out. Finally the routine got the upper hand. Before getting sufficient time thinking about it again, I saw the push-back truck approaching us. Twenty minutes later we’d been airborne. The clouds had been eaten even from the early morning sun meanwhile and we turned over they bay heading towards our airway. Since Somalia had been ripped in parts by internal quarrels that might have been even heated by external interests a still valid NOTAM published at FEB 2005 warns: OPERATORS SHOULD EXER EXTREME CTN AND FULLY ASSESS THE POTENTIAL FOR RISKS TO FLT SAFETY AND SECURITY WHEN PLANNING OR CONDUCTING OPS INTO MOGADISHU AIRPORT DUE TO LACK OF INFORMATION ON ARMED CONFLICT AND THE LACK OF AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION. The FAA even had published a prohibition rule not flying lower than FL260 over Somalian territory. However, Germany had not been as strict, there had been a similar rule for a specific airway, but it was clearly a trip with some risks. The airport has a long list of incidents. Following this we crossed the coastline during our approach well over the given recommendation and turned with a wide bow in a (mirrored) S-shape course towards the coast again. Mogadishu was well recognisable as a dork spot in a desert like surrounding. Finally we approached the runway steep and with a last second turn with almost a right angle. However, the landing was smooth, except the need applying max brakes to keep the time without any protection of buildings as short as possible. Less than half an hour later we’d left the plane while the delegation was already out of sight. Our bird stood in the bright sunshine while armed guards took hidden positions in a wide circle around it. As nobody came to pick us up, the crew and I decided to stay at the airport leaving it to our agent organising something. Of course the appearance of a Lufthansa bird had been a big event and caused some disorder. However, we got a closed area next to the restaurant where we tried to relax while our agent tried to organise a transport to our hotel - obviously without success. He even told us that he even didn't get a phone connection. While some of us tried to get a nap it's time for a word about the scenery: Even if the objects are nice looking I’m not to convinced about it. I won’t repeat the discussion we already had above. I used the package Dale had provided (many thanks), and his renewed container objects. Alone this measure increased the frame rates dramatically. Furthermore it was a good reason for checking the entries within fsx.cfg for unnecessary stuff and a proper setting of FSX itself and the GPU. All together happened before the flight, but the success was worth the time. As the sound of the sea gulls was way too loud (it even was clipped at maximum) I worked on the WAV-file myself and lowered the level by 7dB, bringing it in some balance with the second sound file being part of the package. The next flight report will come soon – stay tuned…
  24. 1 point
    We don't want to make a false promise. We are working on it with full effort at the moment and will share progress here!
  25. 1 point
    No worries Dave! Understood. From the looks of the T5, you've done a great job...and if you're like me...you'll not be able to stop yourself from tinkering and will inadvertently take on the next project! :-D LOL.
  26. 1 point
    There are three types of Shared Cockpit. 1. Micorosoft's Shared Cockpit 2. Third Party Shared Cockpit Leonardo, Majestic, Aerosoft, and Digital Aviaition (no Virtual Cockpit) 3. Desk Pilot. I'll describe the different types in a functional manner. Microsoft Shared cockpit is for Default Aircraft in FSX. It works very well. Third party Shared Cockpit uses custom networking to achieve a syncronized state between the two aircraft. Desk Pilot uses networking to send keyboard commands, so switches in the Virtual Cockpit don't work between the two aircraft. It's not something that I've ever been interested in and for me, not really worth pursuing. So to answer your question, you can fly Default FSX aircraft in Shared Cockpit, and this is done via the Multiplayer section of FSX. Go to the AVSIM Shared Cockpit forum for good information on this (or you can also Google it). If there is a freeware aicraft developed by someone other than Microsoft, it MIGHT be shared cockpit capable if they programmed the gauges with the Microsoft Shared Cockpit feature, bur I'm nor aware of any, Before going into Shared Cockpit, I'd study the OVPA CFD Guide... there is a LOT you need to know first.
  27. 1 point
    Nope, basically what happens when you connect in "shared cockpit" mode is you don't show up to the controller. That way the ATC doesn't see two identical airplanes overlapping. The actual shared cockpit functionality is never handled by vPilot.
  28. 1 point
    As I explained Hans (the main dev at this point) is working on a real sim in Austria at this moment, so not a lot of progress now. He'll be back next week.
  29. 1 point
    Thanks David, looking forward to it. Love the airport btw.
  30. 1 point
    Boscombe Down. Dave
  31. 1 point
    Unterwossen (or some variation of that)?
  32. 1 point
    It's amazing what turns up when you least expect it. Dave
  33. 0 points
    Didn't miss that at all. Just decided to say that if you don't mind. Thanks richcam427
  34. 0 points
    Well, it's not like it was news. It was posted on the last page.
  35. 0 points