Hightower

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  1. Now that we have V4 with VAS not being an issue with Mega airports, theres alot to consider and add to my library. Look forward to it. Waiting on Zurich. But with so many to get in Europe, would be nice to see a 20% sale perhaps as an introductory price.
  2. It was a problem. I havnt seen S turn problems in quite a while now. (2+ years?) All the major aircraft have no issue tracking the nav even with crosswinds, head or tail winds in AS16 or ASN. The course is compensated accordingly. That includes the AS buses. The CRJ just needs some fine tuning in order to allow this compensation. High accuracy of the nav waypoints shouldnt be a difficult thing. Probably a very elusive but simple bug that is messing it up.
  3. Heres my observation for 1005c regarding the FMS tracking.... Its quite a bit better, but not entirely accurate like NAV tracking should be.. What im seeing, is that it has lag in anticipating turns and therefore gets off course then it starts to chase the FMS needle. Eventually it does get back on course but takes a while. If your flying with ATC, they may not be too happy if your off by a mile. Sounds picky but could end up in TFC conflict. Its getting there though. Just needs fine tuning. Hope that helps A little adendum. Seems the better accuracy was shortlived and tempermental. Its way off course now after doing fairly well other than the above anomalies of chasing FMS needle.
  4. Aerosoft Airbus 2018 editions preview

    How can you possibly compare 2 pictures when one is clearly stated as WIP?
  5. I downloaded the new installer this morning. It appears the DLL is 1 day different although version details, both say 1005. I'll try this one posted just above.
  6. Im afraid I concur. The nav mode continues to be elusive in being accurate. Below is the screenshot. Im using 1.0.0.5 just installed. (P3DV4) Route was LEPA to LPMA. It seems to be that perhaps the wind component is not being considered by the autopilot as the wind in this case is from the starboard side @31kts. Another flight I did but didnt post was similar. DirTo did not fix it. Couldnt tell you more as it soon got an immediate CTD just over the Balearic Sea while adjusting the range. No minidump. Hans, cheers and virtual beer for you. Cant imagine the headache this causes in trying to solve these bugs under pressure. Lots of excitement on it to fly something new and challenging, and perhaps some are not as reasonable as they should be in demands, but no way can all these things just work out perfectly on a big release. I liken it to those damn medical prescriptions. Fixes one thing, and creates 10 other unwanted side effects.
  7. A340s are generally under powered hear and read. Just scour the internet for all the jokes on them being snails and what not, particularly for climb rates. Some controllers have quite the opinion of them. I remember marshalling them in at YVR, and thinking the engines are like hair dryers stuck on the wings. Just seemed out of proportion relative to the size of the aircraft. But they do have quite the range though. 7900nm on the A346 and probably for its time they were fuel efficient. Today not so much. I get a kick out of all these aesthetics opinions of aircraft. If an aircraft is ugly as sin, but saves 30-40% fuel while going very long range and is comfortable inside, its probably going to sell well. What we think of its looks is irrelevant. The newer aircraft are having these new nose style designs (B78s, A35s, CSeries) must be for some sort of engineering reason other than looks. I like it, but it took awhile to grow. Am I allowed to put in a second hopeful vote for the E-Jets? Theres all kinds of Boeings, Airbus , and a few Bombardier aircraft to fly now that CRJ is here.
  8. Aerosoft Airbus 2018 editions preview

    Its really great that LM listen to devs, and make every effort to implement it in near future updates. Thanks for the all the work and also to push LM even further. Everyone wins when it all comes together. Hopefully this new update will not have such a hit on dynamic lighting because otherwise its very cool.
  9. Aerosoft Airbus 2018 editions preview

    Looks really great Stefan. Really clear text. You know Stefan is working hard on the busses now even more rather than in combo with the CRJ because we went from "small Friday update " to just "Friday update".
  10. I had questions regarding this too. Attached is my flight to KSEA, and screenshot is taken 180nm SE of SEA. The aircraft shows its on course from the lines drawn, but off course in the FMS needle. Also put in a fix for SEA at 100nm out, yet it says im 579nm out. Headwind is right on the nose so its not a course compensation.
  11. Thanks guys. I imagine its not common. Just happened to be on my first test flight lol
  12. Ok you knew it was coming. Someone was going to mention a bad draw on waypoints. I wont call it a bug, just because I realize real aircraft have bad draws on the ND as well, but this RNAV is rather simple . Its the RNAV Y 17R into CYYC. Completely inverted arc. Thinking it may just be a bad drawing and the internal system said to continue ahead on its downwind , it followed the inverted arc instead. I took over manually at that point, but I think this would be a common approach and should be simple to draw. Perhaps it was my aircraft but I doubt it. Putting in the runway app was simplistic enough. Took screenshot after TD and taxi. As a side point, Im rather pleased with it. Its something different and unique, with some new systems to learn. Overall the FMC is great as its still same principles as a Boeing/Airbus and not the illogical mess of the Q400, so very easy to learn. The above mishap was just from a quick flight but the overall impression is job well done Hans, and the entire team involved. The ground friction has a tweak mod in the EFB on "Dave". Its disabled. I assume thats coming? Because to get going I needed a whole lot of thrust just to get moving. Sure it was heavy, but still.
  13. Those are great shots!
  14. Im surprised the amount of people confused about GMT/Zulu when its a very fundamental part of aviation. Just look up how many hours plus or negative you are from GMT/Zulu time. Used to live in Vancouver so currently PST is GMT minus 7 Hours. Now im in Central West Europe, therefore GMT +2. Just be aware it will change when Daylight Savings is in use or not. Perhaps this page will help you out. Will confirm your conversion. https://greenwichmeantime.com/
  15. Regarding the throttles... This may be an issue for users with all the variable joystick throttle combos out there. My ol X52 is kinda noisy in the throttle, so perhaps there is a null setting within the aircraft settings? Not sure I understand why Bombardier did not use A/T in this aircraft. There were plenty aircraft using A/T at the time it came out. Im sure there is some valid reason. The countdown is really on this time!