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  1. 7 points
    I think that an as clear as possible answer has been given by Mathijs in his post. It wouldn't get any clearer by giving a percentage number. What would a number of 74.8% tell you more than a "probably this year"? So why do you ask for a clear answer/promise then? Let's assume AS would "promise" you now to release at 01.12.2017 and would by then not be able to finish by that date. Wouldn't that be the exact same situation you wouldn't like to see again? In the end this a standard software development where it can always happen that although the development went smoothly and according to plan, in the end problems arise during final testing that will jeopardise the plan. Aerosoft is as open as possible here. Everything that can be already shared before release will be shared here. But please accept that there are things where AS is not willing to give more detailed or more precise information. Just be patient. It will be released in the end
  2. 4 points
    Why cannot you just release it in the state as it was in V3 (as a paid upgrade) and then just slowly implement new features ? That would make a lot of happy customers - now I am seriously considering FSLABS because I am so tired of waiting,
  3. 4 points
    What do you want to reach with your posts? I'm sure you know, that you won't be able to force Aerosoft to release the bus this year. It's ready when it's ready. I'm also pretty sure that Aerosoft knows that the bus needs to be released as soon as possible. That's what they already said a couple of times. But it's good for no one to release it unready. And I'm also sure people like you would be the first to blame Aerosoft for releasing unready products. So try yourself in patience. It won't help to hurry things.
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Funny, as we do not test the A320/321 at the moment. Only the A318 and A330.
  6. 2 points
    When PFPX is using Active Sky weather data, the wind data in large remote and oceanic areas are incorrect. I have spent a lot of my personal time researching this issue, and clearly, PFPX is reading AS wind data from current_wx_snapshot.txt. In this way, only wind aloft data over AIRPORTS are read, but not pseudo station data from other areas with no airport. This is obviously NOT the correct way to load data and is causing wind data for those areas to be incorrect and incomplete (with little or no change in a huge area). This problem is causing serious error and discrepancies when we are planning any flight through remote or oceanic areas. For other pilots, I don't know if you have also noticed this issue before, but I want us to discuss and share methods to improve the planning precision under such circumstances. I have already inquired Active Sky programmers about this issue. They said and I quote: "You can read about them in ActiveSky_API document located in the main ActiveSky installation folder. The recommended way of accessing weather data in your case scenario is the http based GetAtmosphere method, since it's faster, more flexible and more accurate (avoids time sync issues)." "We consider using current_wx_snapshot.txt a legacy method and moving forward we'd like to see more of the external applications taking advantage of the newer functionality we built in more than a year ago. So I'd strongly suggest you contact PFPX and discuss this with them." So can you address this issue and make PFPX up to date in the coming updates? And if possible please also give us a time estimate. Obviously, PFPX will still have more new users, and we are really looking forward to the solution. Thank you.
  7. 2 points
    Friends, Remember that the stream is an early Beta, and is purely to give you a look at the work in progress. It's incomplete so there really isn't much point in getting into discussions about what you might see on the stream, at least until it's a release candidate. I would really appreciate that. That said, I've received quite a number of comments of high praise for the aircraft despite the fact it's an early Beta. The aircraft certainly deserves that. I must also agree with @TED Zeus, which is what Aerosoft based the aircraft on... a high end Airbus for the mid-range market which cost wise in in reach for most everyone. Still, to me it doesn't work or fly like a mid-range product, it's far better than that in my opinion!
  8. 2 points
    The INS is a faithful reproduction of the real thing. I will check with the fellow who coded it, but I believe all behaviours and features are simulated. When I referred to features being settled some time ago, I was referring to additional features to make it easier for the user, like automated flight plan loading. This is a dual INS set up. You can enter data into both at once, but they otherwise function independently. There is no mixing of positions as in the triple unit installations. There is a switch to select which system drives the autopilot. Typically this was always the first unit. The second is for redundancy or in case, or possibly in case one really messes up the first one! The two units are also useful in that you can display different data sets in each one at the same time, for example wind in one and time and distance to the next waypoint in the other. Each unit will develop random drift independently over time. The aircraft loads with the INS units turned on and aligned. but if you start from cold and dark or turn them off you will need to enter your position and align them. There is a fast align "cheat" available -- not instant but faster. Each HSI has a RADIO/INS switch which will make it display the usual VOR functions, or instead show divergence from the INS track. In the latter case, you need to manually set the HSI course to whatever it should be for the current way point for a full representation of the your track. The fuel system is accurately simulated. Each engine has a main tank and an alternate tank and there are two centre tanks. There is a fuel manifold and system of valves linking all the tanks. Wnen fuel is loaded, it goes first into the main tanks, then the alternate tanks and finally the centre tanks. For normal operations each engine draws fuel from its main tanks. Some time after takeoff, when convenient, fuel management can begin. If there is fuel in the centre tanks, you start transferring it to the manifold and open the fill valves on the main tanks. When the centre tank fuel is gone, you begin transfer from the nos. 2 & 3 alternate tanks to the their respective main tanks. When the nos. 1 & 4 main tanks are below 7500 pounds you start transfer from the 1 & 4 alternate tanks to their respective main tanks. Automatic shutoff valves will prevent the 1 & 4 main tanks from going over 7,500 lbs during this last process. For short flights, all the fuel will be in the main tanks and you won't need to get into all this. The tanks are accurately located so as to to have the correct effect on the aircraft CofG. Cross feeding would only be used in the event of pump or engine failures and so I haven't coded this, although I may do so as it would be relatively easy to add. As for the other systems, it's easier to say what isn't modelled than what is. Pitch trim compensation is not simulated as it makes no sense without force feedback, which I don't think many people use with FS. The manual control functions on the engineer's pedestal are not simulated as these would only be used due to failure of the more automated controls on the engineer's panels. The radar shows terrain but not weather, though maybe this will change in the future. Backup electric trim of the stabilizer is not modelled as you won't need it. The hydraulic trim is separated form the FS defaults. The hydraulic powered stab trim will adjust at the same rate as the real thing and will allow very fine adjustment. The electrical system is fully simulated as is the engine powered hydraulic system and backup electric hydraulic pumps. One unique feature of the DC-8 is that bleed air is not directly used to pressurize the cabin. Instead bleed air can be admitted into a pressure manifold for several different systems.. Air form the manifold can be used to spin up to four turbo compressors that will compress outside air from the scoops in the nose to provide pressure for the cabin. Air from the manifold can also be used for deicing. Failure to use the airframe deicing will have real consequences in this aircraft. Default icing only adds some weight in an amount that is trivial for an airliner and removes it instantly as soon as de-icing is turned on. In this aircraft, ice accumulation will incrementally degrade lift and add drag, and these effects will be gradually reduced over time when deicing is turned on.
  9. 2 points
    We are about to fix the last remaining bugs, you can expect a release before christmas. (Note that traffic is not yet accurate in these pictures.)
  10. 2 points
    Hello, we are in contact with the developers to solve the problem. I will give more information as soon as we solved it.
  11. 2 points
    my "point" was curiosity that something changed, and I wouldn't consider words such as "for sure" as a loose estimate, you know perhaps one is budgeting for purchases considering product options and timeframes to make decisions, will happily remain silent if Aerosoft don't have anything to add, but would prefer a response from them , no offence intended.
  12. 2 points
    So? What's your point? Timelines and plans change all the time - especially when it comes to a highly fluid process like software development. 90% can take a day, while the last 10% might take a year (I know, I know - exaggeration promotes understanding). No-one can predict an exact (or even broader) schedule. The above was clearly a loose estimate. It will be released when Aerosoft deem it ready to be released. There's no sense, in nit-picking these statements.
  13. 2 points
    This is just a general view, But considering how long in general releases take in the fs world, does the fs community really not display patience?, Prepared V4 has been out for 6 Months, I haven't really seen any explosion of impatient folks, perhaps eager but arguably not impatient. Reading back I've notice something, in the Pinned post it seems to have been edited (but I can't see any indication it was?), perhaps Mathijis could elaborate if able to?., Back when it first was posted it was stated "When will they be released? Next week? No. The 64 bit version of the A318/A319/A320 and A321 will come first (because we got so many customers of those who want 64 bit versions). That will be for sure this year." now it's "That will probably this year"
  14. 1 point
    Auf meinem Weg rund um Südamerika, einem Abstecher in die Antarktis und über Afrika Richtung Schwabenland, habe ich in Süditalien beschlossen, die Runde etwas auszuweiten. Also ging es wieder zurück nach Nordafrika, den Sueskanal nach Süden, über die arabische Halbinsel, am Himalia entlang mit Abstechern zum Mont Everest und nach Lukla. Weiter über Malaysia, Singapore und Sumatra nach Java. Java klappere ich von West nach Ost ab und besuche dabei einige der Susi Air Flugplätze. Wie auf einer Perlenkette sind die Vulkane aufgereit, welche hoch aufragen und von weitem zu sehen sind, wenn es nicht gerade bewölkt ist, wie gestern. Heftige Gewitter machten die Erkundung eines Landeplatzes innerhalb eines Vulkankegels unmöglich. Aber heute war es so weit, die Wolken haben sich verzogen ich ich nutze die Gelegenheit. Von Süden kommend habe ich die Landebahn entdeckt, für den Anflug habe ich die Schneise im Norden des Kraters gewählt. Der Anflug durch die Schneise ist problemlos Gelandet Die Kisten werde ich stehen lassen, den Fluggast nehme ich morgen mit :-) Gruß Othello
  15. 1 point
    Not much to show yet but an announcement of what we're working on: Thoroughly updated scenery of "Dutch Airports - Rotterdam" with... P3D V4+ compatibility and features, e.g. dynamic lights New apron layout New runway layout New terminal and hangar structures New buildings around airport perimeter Updated aerial imagery New rooftop helipad next to apron More details to follow soon... On site photos have been taken, works on the scenery have commenced.
  16. 1 point
    First of all was interested in A320 and A330. I did it few days ago tired of waiting for and reading "ready when it's ready" after a new postponed release date. I bought the FSL and yes, is true, different price and different market segment but it's a great product and they converted fast. I'm deeply inside critical software development in different environment and I know that shit can happen but in aerosoft seems that happen almost everyday. As I understood you were in the beta program of P3D v4 I can't realize why you only understand that was better to rewrite almost all the code only after the public release, with the result that after 6 month there still no bus. You lost me with the A320, not a big deal but probably I'm not alone anyway I'm still looking on your A330... Best regards Raffaele
  17. 1 point
    Hello! I've been trying to find an answer on the forum but it seems like everyone is saying different things so I'll just ask instead. Will the cockpit light switches be seperate or will there be one switch to turn all of the cockpit lights on? Will the pilot and co-pilots NDs be separate? I think separate NDs are pretty important when flying shared cockpit.
  18. 1 point
    Can you try replacing the old files with these and see if that fixes the problem? ENVY_LOD_Terrain_Fix.7z
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  20. 1 point
    So, if I understand well the project has been cancelled 2 times, is it restarted now for the 3rd time or are you looking for a new team to do it?
  21. 1 point
    Hello, FSLabs A320 for P3Dv4 is implemented now. Please update your NavDataPro client to version
  22. 1 point
    Quick post today, playing catch up as life got in way. Trying to keep on schedule. Today we fly the 3rd part of the 4th leg (ZPJH) Gasa Airport Xshuangbanna China to (ZGNN) Wuxu Airport Nanning China. Early morning start, going through checklist and firing up this beast! Wow, it was pouring! This is taxing to runway 34 Gaso airport is so small there are no taxi ways. Definitely had a noticeable difference hitting take off speed. I never knew FSX was that precise. Could of been the hangover I got from the Chinese tacos last night! Climbing out and still just a few feet over the ground..... Threading the mountainous needle! What can I say, every now and then I manage to capture what I think is a good pic. This is one of those times...... Oh boy, hit some of those thunderheads.......ta-ta-ta-turbulance again! Leveled off at FLT250.... Not much in the middle of the flight so fast forwarding to the final approach.....wow look, flat land. Lined up and good for touchdown..... Well it was a nice smooth, right down the center touchdown. I have no pics of the landing. I think Whichway snagged them so I couldn't show them. He gets jealous ya know! It wasn't Wrongway as he is still asleep in co-pilot's chair being no help at all. (In reality, the screen shots from the landing replay never captured for what ever reason and I exited the flight before I realized it. I'd much rather blame Whichway, it gives me joy). Hope all are having a great time. See ya next leg!
  23. 1 point
    Made some changes to allow dynamic reflections to work in P3D v.4:
  24. 1 point
    Nov. 5, a short flight to Pulau Tioman Island. Flight report Leg #4: Calcutta to Hong Kong, China 5th segment Date Departure Time Arrival Time Rule Vehicule Altitude Distance Sim 05-Nov Senai Int'l (WMKJ), Senai, Malaysia 11:55 Pulau Tioman (WMBT), Malaysia 12:50 VFR Donier Do228 9500 121 P3D V4 Leaving Senai, Malaysia Paulau Tioman Island, Malaysia: ''Apart from its diverse marine life, the inland rainforest area, encompassing approximately 12,383 hectares, in Tioman is a strictly enforced nature reserve. There are several protected species of mammals on the island, including the Binturong, Long-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris, Black Giant Squirrel, etc.from a total of 45 species of mammals and 138 species of birds, including the majestic Frigatebird. Moreover, Tioman has species that are endemic to its shores. The soft-shelled turtle and the Tioman walking catfish are both unique and can be seen on rainforest walks'' Source: http://pulautioman.com.my/ In P3D, landing on Pulau Tioman (WMBT) was'nt easy to do. It took me 3 times to be able to land.
  25. 1 point
    Today the flight was in "C404 Titan" from VHHX to RKPC. In 5hrs 36mins. Distance 925nm. Fuel used 1189lbs
  26. 1 point
    I would expect nothing less from you. Fingers crossed it sees the light of day.
  27. 1 point
    I just checked Johannesburg and it’s coming up to four years with no definitive news for several months. There must come a time when either Aerosoft or the developer calls time on it.
  28. 1 point
    You would save yourself the grief of constant “when is it going to be released?” posts. Also, some projects never see the light of day. Is the Johannesburg project still ongoing? That was announced ages ago. Announcing something is no guarantee the customer will be able to buy it. But I accept it’s your forum and your call. I for one very much want to see Grand Canaria so I hope it’s released before much longer.
  29. 1 point
    Perhaps it would be better if no announcement about new products was made until a few weeks prior to release.
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  31. 1 point
    7 November. Second day sightseeing in Hong Kong. Took up an option on a new aircraft to try out, the Aerobask Epic Victory. If I can come to terms with the Sky View avionics, it should be interesting. Victoria Peak Tower Natan Road Kowloon Getting ready for the trial aircraft
  32. 1 point
    Out from RPLL i think, not sure, its some time since i did this flight, but i am sure, but correct me if i am wrong.
  33. 1 point
    Testing Imgur for image linking. Also the last screenshot for this week as I need to get back to developing and will be offline for much of the weekend.
  34. 1 point
    Any news on the development of this scenery?
  35. 1 point
    Who cares about Wingflex sheesh. I just wanna get in and fly the damned thing . Always fly from the cockpit view anyway so i cant see the wings. Do we have an eta on when we can purchase the upgrade to v4 ? Its been too long now i need my airbus back !
  36. 1 point
    31 October. Took a little R&R in the beautiful resort of Sanya, then just a short flight to the north of the island. Sanya Phoenix ZJSY to Haikou ZJHK 114nm. Haikou - Wind 050° 5kt. Ceiling and visibility OK. Temperature 21°C, dew point 18°C. QNH 1016hPa Sanya beach Santa take off Typical terrain
  37. 1 point
    Down vote .....you childish kid. Its pathetic. It's bean out for a year I was hoped it would have been added by now. Its that so bad to ask?
  38. 1 point
    19722nm for me, excluding weird atc routing, like avoiding Cambodia. Odd because the band Dead Kennedies extolled the virtue of a Holiday in Cambodia..
  39. 1 point
    And a fresh place for the small friday update: Same procedure as every WIP friday: There is still left to do in texturing, especially in the rearward sector. So please not comment: "He, there is missing something...". Thats is known :-) So please enjoy the pictures for now!
  40. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Uncompressed DDS textures.
  41. 1 point
    Immer wenn ich Zeit zum fliegen gehabt hätte, machte mir das Wetter einen Strich durch die Rechnung. IFR Flüge wären im Schneetreiben schon möglich gewesen, aber ich möchte einige der Drehorte für die "Herr der Ringe" Filme besuchen, da wäre eine gute Sicht schon von Vorteil ... Ich habe die Zeit genutzt, um einen Plan für das Anfliegen interessanter Punkte aufzustellen. Das ist die Strecke, von links nach rechts abzufliegen. Diesen Plan hätte ch von Anfang erstellen sollen, denn der Start der Besichtigungsroute liegt dort, wo ich in Neuseeland zuerst gelandet bin. Also zurück nach Manapouri (NZMO), von dort ging es bei trüber Sicht los, um per Rundlfug die ersten Drehorte zu besuchen. 1) South of Rivendell Norwest Lakes, near St Paul's Dome: The Fellowship move south out of Rivendell. Coordinates: 45° 25.358'S 167° 20.800'E 2) Anduin River Waiau River: The opening aerial shot of The Fellowship of the Ring showing the forested banks of the Anduin River. Coordinates: 45° 29.755'S 167° 40.159'E 3) Dead Marshes Kepler Mire: Gollum guides Frodo and Sam through the swamp, saving Frodo as he falls under spell of the dead that seem to float within it. Coordinates: 45° 29.567'S 167° 41.897'E 4)Fangorn Forest Bog Pine Paddock: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli meet Gandalf the White. Coordinates: 45° 21.087'S 167° 54.477'E 5) Fangorn Forest edge Mavora Lakes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli follow Merry and Pippin's trail from the mound of burnt orc bodies left by Eomer's Riders of Rohan. Coordinates: 45° 19.968'S 168° 10.404'E 6) Silverlode and Anduin rivers Mararoa River swingbridge at South Mavora Lake: The Fellowship leave Lothlórien. Coordinates: 45° 18.970'S 168° 10.744'E Danach ging es zurück nach Manapouri Mein bisheriges Fazit: X-Plane's Sichten sind immer noch suboptimal, allerdings war das reale Wetter auch nicht gerade besonders klar. Ich könnte bessere Sichten per Optionen setzen, aber das möchte ich nicht, ich möchte die Flüge so real wie möglich absolvieren, es stört mich schon zur Genüge, dass ich die Tageszeit verändern muss. Auch wenn man die Drehorte im Simulator nicht wirklich alle wiedererkennt, macht das Unternehmen dennoch Vergnügen. So habe ich jetzt gelernt, wie man beliebige Koordinaten aufbereiten muss, damit man sie mit dem bordeigenen GPS anfliegen kann. Und über Neuseeland weiß ich nun ebenfalls mehr, als dass es in der Nähe von Australien liegt. Gruß Othello
  42. 1 point
    Jeden Tag das gleiche, bedeckter Himmel, mit Spazierenfliegen zum Landschaftgucken nicht wirklich geeignet. So habe ich beschlossen, einen Kurztrip zur Steward Island, an der Südsptze der Südinsel gelegen, zu unternehmen. Kurz vor Verlassen der Südinsel von Neuseeland gabs noch eine kurze Zwischenlandung, man sollte vor dem Flug nicht zuviel Kaffe trinken :-) Jetzt konnte ich den Hopser nach Steward Island genießen Wenn man von der Landschaft etwas sehen wollte, war Tieffliegen angesagt. Landung in Ryans Creek Kann man nicht fliegen, geht man eben zu Fuss, die B200 hat Platz genug, um die Wanderstiefel dabei zu haben. Laut Wetterbericht war das Wetter weiter im Norden besser. So beschloß ich, nach Wellington auf die Nordinsel zu fliegen, wenn das Wetter allgemein besser werden sollte, kann ich ja das Versäumte auf der Südinsel nachholen. Unterwegs gab es lange Zeit ausser Wolken nicht viel zu sehen, erst als ich nahe Wellington ankam, riß die Bewölkung auf. Im Bild ist schon die Südküste der Nordinsel zu sehen. Anflug auf Wellington RWY 16 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heute (Samstag, den 22.04.) gab es einen wolkenlosen, strahlend blauen Himmel, genau das Wetter welches ich brauche, um mein Vorhaben in die Tat umzusetzen. Ich habe die Koordinaten von verschiedenen Drehorten der "Der Herr der Ringe" Filme. Die meisten dieser Orte sind auf der Nordinsel, also in der Nähe von Wellington, einige aber in der Gegend, die ich vor wenigen Tagen verlassen habe. Was soll's, die King Air ist schnell. Start von Wellington aus nach Süden Leider macht mir ein sehr seltsames Wetterphänomen zu schaffen, das die vom Wetteramt gemeldete Sicht > 10 nm in ein blickdichtes trübes Etwas verwandelt, und, jetzt kommt's, sobald man höher als 10000ft fliegt, verschwindet die Suppe. Beim Sinken kommt sie wieder aus ihrem Versteck und macht die Landung interessanter. Sachen gibt es, aber das soll uns nicht von unserem Vorhaben abbringen. Mein erster Drehort --------------------------- Nelson/Marlborough region Dimrill Dale Mount Owen: The Fellowship, now without Gandalf, escape Moria. Mount Owen route Kahurangi National Park Coordinates: 41° 33.493'S 172° 32.401'E - view in Google maps (external site) Access: Challenging walk-in only ---------------------------- Ich hoffe, ich habe den richtigen Berg gefunden :-) Wenn das Wetter schon so schön mitspielt, will ich mein persönliches Highlight anfliegen. Ich habe immer noch die Scene vor Augen, wie per Helikopterflug(?) entlang des Grates von Ered Nimrais geflogen wurde, diesen Flug will ich ebenfalls machen. Also geht es weiter nach Süden, nach Mount Cook (NZMC), einem kleinen Flugplatz südlich des Mount Gunn. In FL140 ging es weiter nach SW, in dieser Höhe ist die Sicht phantastisch. Unser Ziel gerät in Sicht: Das Bergmasiv rechts im Bild, welches über die Horizontlinie ragt. Gleich schwenken wir nach links, dem Tal entlang und sinken auf 4000ft, über dem See wird um 180 Grad gewendet und NZMC angeflogen. Gelandet. Wenn das Wetter mitmacht, geht es morgen hoch zum "Ered Nimrais" -------------------- West Coast region Ered Nimrais Mount Gunn, near Franz Josef Glacier: The beacons that run along The White Mountains from Gondor to Rohan are lit. Franz Josef Glacier Coordinates for view of Mt Gunn: 43° 25.720'S 170° 10.105'E - view in Google maps (external site) Access: Views of location may be possible from the Franz Josef Glacier Valley access track. Turn off State Highway 6, 500m south of Franz Josef Village onto the Franz Josef Glacier access road until you reach the car park. Then follow the glacier access track. An alternative would be to take a scenic flight. ----------------------- Happy Flying Othello
  43. 1 point
    Frohe Ostern! Mittlerweile habe ich Australien durchquert, die vorherrschende Farbe hat von Rotbraun wieder nach Grün gewechselt, und der kleine Hopser nach Tasmanien war ebenfalls kein großes Ereignis. Allerdings hat der Herbst die Gegend hier im Griff. Es ist kalt, bewölkt und die Laubbäume sind recht bunt. Wegen der schlechten Sicht wollte ich mich in Tasmanien nicht lange aufhalten, aber einige Rundflüge über die ausgedehnten Naturparks im Südwesten mussten schon sein. Heute morgen hielt ich es nicht länger aus, in 3,5 Stunden über das Wasser erreichte ich den Südwestzipfel Neuseelands. Abflug in YMHB Anflug auf NZMO, Wolkenuntergrenze ca. 1000ft über Grund, zum Glück ging dieser das letzte Stück über einen See :-) In Neuseeland werde ich mich einige Zeit rumtreiben und die traumhaften Landschaften genießen. Meine Lieblingsflugbegleiterin bringt gerade den Kaffee. Bis demnächst /Othello
  44. 1 point
    Heute ging es weiter nach Süden, Ziel war die Stadt Alice Springs. Vor dem Start war ein wenig Basteln angesagt, diese 3 Zeilen in ein Lua-Script gepackt set("sim/private/controls/fbo/shadow_cam_size", 8192.0) set("sim/private/controls/shadow/csm_split_exterior", 2.0) set("sim/private/controls/shadow/last_3d_pass", 2.0) haben die Schattendarstellung wesentlich verbessert. Einkurven nach dem Start in Richtung Alice Springs Unterwegs gab es nichts Besonderes zu sehen, rotbraune Landschaft, in der Nähe von Alice Springs dann vermehrt jene Felsformationen, aus denen auch der Ayers Rock besteht. Anflug auf Alice Springs Morgen wird die Gegend erkundet. mal sehen, wie der Ayers Rock im Flusi aussieht. Ach ja, nur nebenbei, Die wenigen Straßen in der Landesmitte sind lang, gerade und wenig befahren, gut für eine Pinkelpause :-) /Othello
  45. 1 point
    Wenn ihr mir einen Gefallen tun wollt, dann diskutiert X-Enviroment bitte im entsprechenden Thread. Danke
  46. 1 point
    Heute ging es von YMKT (in der Nähe von Darwin) aus tiefer in's Landesinnere, nach Süden, in Richtung Mittelpunkt von Australien, vorerst aber nur bis nach Tennant Creek (YTNK). Die Wettervorhersage für die ersten 1,5 Stunden Flug war nicht gerade dazu angetan, den Flug auf die leichte Schulter zu nehmen. Es waren flächendeckend heftige Gewitter angesagt. Der Steigflug führte sofort in die Wolken. In den 600 Flugstunden mit der B200 war es das erste mal, dass ich die Tragflächenenteisung einsetzen musste. Ich muss gestehen, damit habe ich nicht gerechnet, ich war mit Rausgucken beschäftigt. Erst als ATC mich dazu aufforderte, den Steigflug fortzusetzen, wude mir klar, dass der Flieger bei Steigleistung zu sinken begonnen hatte (ich brauche mehr Bildschirme, oder noch besser, so eine kugelförmige Projektionsfläche). On Top (FL280) war dann für über eine Stunde Slalomfliegen um die Gewitterzellen angesagt. Kurze Zeit vor Verlassen der Reiseflughöhe sind wir dem Schlechtwettergebiet entkommen. Und wieder beindrucken mich die neuen Standardwolken von X-Plane. Die Landung verlief problemlos. In Tennant Creek werde ich einen Tag pausieren und mich als Goldsucher betätigen. Auf einem Plakat hier habe ich den Spruch gelesen: "TC, roter Staub aber ein goldenes Herz" Ihr dürft mir Glück wünschen! /Othello
  47. 1 point
    "Den Fluggast" oder "Die Fluggästin"? Letzteres würde ich auch tun (der Fluggast erinnert mich irgendwie eher an Planet der Affen ...). Davon abgesehen, stimmungsvolle Bilder von (größtenteils) kleinen Flugfeldern und nicht so seelenlosen Großflughäfen.
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    Mittlerweile bin ich in Australien angekommen. Nach der Landung in YPDN (Darwin Airport, Zoll) ging es per kleinem Hopser weiter nach YMK, für die Landung bekam ich die 16 zugewiesen, wie gut, dass die B200 mit kurzen Bahnen klarkommt. Aus dem Augenwinkel habe ich einen Lieferwagen fahren sehen, der Crop eines schnell geschossenen Fotos zeigt, daß die Auslieferung von X-Plane Version 11 in Australien schon begonnen hat. Gruß Othello YMKT RWY 16 https://www.google.com/maps/@-12.6055144,131.051868,2327m/data=!3m1!1e3
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    Nach einem interessanten Abend an der Bar, habe ich heute morgen verpennt. Jetzt geht schon bald die Sonne wieder unter und es wird Zeit, den kurzen Rückflug nach WADL anzutreten. Die Wolken reichen beinahe bis zum Krater, ohne Sicht wäre hier ein Start unmöglich. Ready for Takeoff Die Bahn ist kurz und der Platz ist hoch, deshalb habe ich nur Sprit für eine Stunde an Bord. Airborne Wer hat da über Nacht die Tragflächen poliert? Gut zu erkennen: Der Ein- Ausflug Canyon Und die neuen Standardwolken von XP11 sind wirklich gelungen, da braucht man kein Addon mehr! Kurz vor dem Eintauchen ... ... und drin in der Suppe. Hier macht sich ein lästiger Bug von XP bemerkbar, mitten in den dicksten Wolken scheint im Cockpit die Sonne. Habe ich schon erwähnt, dass ich die neuen Wolken super gut finde? Wenn man genau hinsieht, kann man schon die ersten Bodenstrukturen erkennen, wurde aber auch Zeit! Landung geglückt! Ganz so spannend hätte es nicht werden müssen, das rechte Triebwerk hat im Endanflug seinen Dienst quittiert, der Weiterflug nach Osten wird sich dadurch um einige Tage verzögern. Sodele, jetzt sollte ich noch richtigstellen, dass ich Java schon ganz knapp verlassen habe und mich mittlerweile auf der Insel Lombok befinde. Gruß vom "Bandar Udara Internasional Lombok" Othello
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    Brazilian presidential airplane