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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
    Hello, we are in contact with the developers to solve the problem. I will give more information as soon as we solved it.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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"
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    Indeed... looking forward to this one
  17. 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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  19. 1 point
    Ahh the view from Victoria Peak! I took this photo on my first R/W visit to Hong Kong, back in 2008... Anyway, back to the story! We all mustered aboard HMNZS Canterbury this afternoon, preparing for the quick transit to Yokohama. Everyone enjoyed their time in Hong Kong, but now it's time to move on again. Tugs came alongside at 1600Hrs, and moved us from our berth into the main channel, narrowly avoiding the Star Ferries, junks and all manner of vessels! Soon we had cast off the tug's tow lines, and made our way slowly Eastwards, towards the heads, and the open sea beyond. Hong Kong is a spectacular harbour from almost any angle! To say a keen look-out was kept is an understatement. Threading the frigate through all of the marine traffic was a stressful task, luckily the look-out was supplemented by the radar-watch being kept down in the CIC Amazing amount of air and sea traffic in the area! The view back up towards "the Peak", as the sun dips towards the Western horizon. Steaming past Kai Tak Airport (remember, in my world it's 1991... so Kai Tak is still open...) At a shade after 1730 we had left Hong Kong harbour behind, and started navigating our way around some of the outlying Islands, before turning for the open ocean, and accelerating to our cruise speed. We are now set for a quick, 80 hour transit to Yokohama. As the sun set we were making excellent progress towards Taiwan, then on Northwards to Japan Goodnight from the team aboard HMNZS Canterbury! SeanG
  20. 1 point
    Hello, FSLabs A320 for P3Dv4 is implemented now. Please update your NavDataPro client to version
  21. 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!
  22. 1 point
    Made some changes to allow dynamic reflections to work in P3D v.4:
  23. 1 point
    Oh yes guys we did it! Between today and yesterday we flew the leg BKK-SIN-HKG. TG154 is ready for p/b at BKK Taxing to rw and leeet's goooo.... Cruising at FL390 to avoid a terrible storm. After 2 hrs and 40 mns starting app at SIN Landing and taxi to the gate All done. SIN-BKK is following short after and here we go. SIN-HKG with Hainan P/B and taxi to rw Full thrust, here we go Cruising and beautiful sun set app in darkness and landing in HKG Arrived. Tokio is our next stop but we will have a stop over in Osaka. See ya
  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
    November 8th - end of period 4-2 Once more, just in time, we arrived at Hong Kong. And (shame on me), we had to make a shortcut as we left out the legs to and from Shanghai! Therefore we had some really nice holiday time at Koh Samui Time: 32.38 hours total flight time since our takeoff in London Legs: Koh Samui VTSM ---> 445 nm --> Hoh Chi Minh City VVTS --> 1030 nm --> Hong Kong VHHH Countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China Weather conditions: Sadly the weather at Koh Samui was so bad, that you couldn't even spot the neighbour island Koh Phangan After that, we had a cloud covered sky until reaching the chinese coastline, so we could't spot very much of Cambodia and Vietnam as well Onboard Catering to be mentioned: 6 courses gala dinner at our wellness hotel at Koh Samui Special moments: well, none... as we didn't see very much due to the weather conditions Things we've learned and oops moments: Flying 1000 nm at 260 kts groundspeed can be veeeeery looooong and boooooring Takeoff from Koh Samui.... check out the poor weather! Reaching the coastline of Cambodia Some miles without clouds, somewhere over Vietnam The typical weather and view during this period Starting the approach into Hong Kong Without words Final approach into Hong Kong
  26. 1 point
    Today the flight was in "C404 Titan" from VHHX to RKPC. In 5hrs 36mins. Distance 925nm. Fuel used 1189lbs
  27. 1 point
    Wenn ich hier in Neuseeland aus dem Fenster schaue, dann sehen die Bäume wieder grüner aus,. Der Winter ist vorbei, und damit auch die kurzen Tage, und das Wetter sollte sich auch langsam wieder bessern. Zeit also, um die letzten noch zu besichtigten Drehorte aufzusuchen und sich dabei weiter nach Nordosten zu arbeiten. Das Wetter heute soll auch nicht besonders gut werden, aber brauchbar, um wenigsten drei der Ziele anzufliegen: 1) Otago region LR13 - Ford of Bruinen Skippers Canyon: Arwen defeats the Nazgûl by conjuring up a flood. Coordinates: 44° 50.724'S 168° 41.054'E Das ist die Stelle, an welcher Arwen den Fluss beschwört, und dieser die schwarzen Reiter durch eine Wasserflut in Form von Pferden besiegt. 2) LR14 - Isengard Dan's Paddock: Gandalf rides up to Isengard in Nan Curunír. Coordinates: 44° 40.417'S 168° 20.457'E 3) LR10 - Ered Nimrais Mount Gunn, near Franz Josef Glacier: The beacons that run along The White Mountains from Gondor to Rohan are lit. Coordinates for view of Mt Gunn: 43° 25.720'S 170° 10.105'E Hier wurde die Kette von Leuchtfeuern entzündet, mit welchen Rohan von Gondor um Hilfe ersucht wurde. Um das momentan gute Wetter zu nutzen, brach ich bei Sonnenaufgang auf, gestartet wurde vom Aerodrome Glentanner (NZGT). Die ersten Sonnenstrahlen Ready for Takeoff Gestartet wurde in Richtung Lake Pukaki, um Höhe zu gewinnen, die Berge rundherum sind nicht zu unterschätzen. Über dem See wurde dann die Umkehrkurve geflogen, um in FL110 dem ersten Ziel entgegen zu fliegen. Der Startplatz liegt am oberen rechten Ende des Sees. Unterwegs. War am Anfang des Fluges der Himmel oberhalb FL110 noch bedeckt, herrschte weiter im Südwesten (Landesinneren) Kaiserwetter. Ein wenig nördlich vom Lake Wakatipu liegt das erste Ziel, die Furt, an welcher Arwen die Nazgul besiegte. Irgendwo da unten muss das gewesen sein. Das zweite Ziel, Isengard, befindet sich am nördlichen Zipfel des Sees Wakatipu, am Fuße des Mount Earnslaw. Der Weg dorthin führt am Mount Alfred vorbei, der sich mittem im Tal breit macht. Kurz dahinter liegt Isengard, eine größere Lichtung, die zur Zeit überraschend viele Bäume aufweist (siehe ziemlich genau Bildmitte). In den Bergen kann sich das Wetter rasch ändern, und was das Wetter kann, das tut es auch. Es zogen dichte und relativ niedrige Wolken auf, es wurde also Zeit, den letzte geplante Sehenswürdigkeit anzufliegen. Beim Abflug ein Blick zurück zeigt nochmals den Mount Alfred, mitten im Tal. Die geschlossene Wolkendecke machte es unmöglich, nah am Zielort zu sinken, die Berge sind in dieser Region besonders hoch. Selbst in FL110 ragen einige Gipfel wie Klippen aus dem Wolkenmeer. Der Anflug zum letzten Ausflugspunkt, dem Ered Nimrais (Mount Gunn) soll über das Tal, in welches der Gletscher Franz Joseph mündet, erfolgen. Daher flog ich nach Nordwesten, an die Küste, um dort unter die Wolken zu gelangen und landeinwärts dem Tal zu folgen. An der Küste sah es auch nicht besser aus. Zwar rissen kurz die Wolken auf ... Dort, rechts und noch vor dem Gletscher, befindet sich irgendwo der Mout Gunn. ... aber nur im sich danach noch schneller wieder zu schließen. Overcast in 1200 Fuss Höhe, das bedeutet, dass ich den letzten Punkt für heute strreichen muss. Mir blieb nichts anderes übrig, als über das Meer (Pazifischer Ozean) zu fliegen, dort unter die 1200 Fuss sinken und dann den Weg zurück zur Küste und zum nahegelegenen Flugplatz Airport Fox Glasier (NZFH) zu nehmen. Das Licht am Platz (oben links im Bild) war mehr als hilfreich! Nach der Landung sank die Wolkenuntergrenze rasch tiefer, wäre ich jetzt noch in der Luft, dürfte ich mir einen Ausweichplatz suchen, Sprit hatte ich ja genügend dabei. Jetzt heißt es wieder einmal auf besseres Wetter zu warten, diesmal dürften es aber nur Tage statt Monate sein. Gruß Othello
  28. 1 point
    I would expect nothing less from you. Fingers crossed it sees the light of day.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  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
    November 3. Spent today in Guilin. A remarkable location and plenty of visitors. Explored the city centre and the Reed Flute Cave. A fantastic underground trip with stalactites and stone pillars illuminated with coloured lights. Tomorrow I plan to take a trip down the Li river to Yangshuo County and visit the famous Moon Hill Arch. Reed Flute Caves
  33. 1 point
    Any news on the development of this scenery?
  34. 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 !
  35. 1 point
    The childish moron that likes hitting a downvote button for there kicks.
  36. 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?
  37. 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..
  38. 1 point
    Today we flew the 2nd part of the 2nd Leg from Tubek Saudi Arabia (OETB) to Ryladh Saudi Arabia (OERK). Wrongway got the Electra working again but while taking off, discovered it still has some weight distribution issues. Flying over Saudia Arabia warrents pretty much the same view everywhere. Major sand and Oil Refineries. Leads one's mind to wonder......... Wow, look at that view, more sand...............hmmmm...............pretty sky..............cloud looks like a taco! Yep, sand........................................wonder what I would do without Wrongway?.............................. After a fairly long leg, calm winds aloft, no excitement what so ever, we found the airport. It was right there right smack dab in the middle of the sand. Upon parking, leaving to hit up a motel, look at what I saw...........................where is the sand!?!? Of course I had to see this in daylight. This has to be one of the nicest airports in the country.....on the inside. Made out of sand I guess. ........the next morning.......I saw this out the porch window......ugh....hmm....oh man!......Wrongway, bring back my Electra! What are you doing? You're supposed to be tuning it. That's not what I meant when I asked you to test it! Aghhh....that plane can't do that!!!.....can it?
  39. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Uncompressed DDS textures.
  40. 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
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    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
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    Version 2.1.0


    Install with Livery manager(Auto install) Clean&Dirt version Repaint by Afshin HosseinZadeh.N
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    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
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    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
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    Wenn ihr mir einen Gefallen tun wollt, dann diskutiert X-Enviroment bitte im entsprechenden Thread. Danke
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    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
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    "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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    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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    Version 1.0.0


    Hey there! Here is a more real autopilot sound when you disconnect it. Installation : Go into your P3D or FSX folder -> SimObjects -> Airplanes -> Aerosoft Airbus A318_A319 Base (Same for A320/21) -> Sound_ASC Then paste the 2 files into this folder when he will say "do you want to replace it" press Yes. If you want to listen it, click here I hope you will enjoy this little modification!
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    Brazilian presidential airplane