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About CheapCharlie

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  1. Hello, I was wondering, does PFPX currently support the export function to TFDI 717 XML Flight Plan Format? If not, can I send you some documentation from TFDI for future software development?
  2. In our organization, at least 1/3 of A&P Mechanics own a copy of P3D/FSX with PMDG NGX installed. I bet there is a similar number of pilots, maybe more. I have even heard my local Air Traffic Control accidentally say "Pass behind the 737 NGX and proceed to your gate Alpha-Six." PMDG really are genius with their marketing. That being said, when AS comes out with their AS Professional Bus, I am sure the lingo will catch on as well. Lets face, many of real world airline employees use FSX/P3D in own 'Professional Manner' at home and I am sure quite a few visit these forums. Maybe we could have Mathijas include a signed self portrait in a digital format included with each copy AS forum member purchase.
  3. The Airline I work for uses both P3D3 for both the Boeing NGX and Airbus CEO simulators. In fact, when I went through sim training only 13 months ago, the NGX simulator was still using P3D2 as its operating OS. It was only recently that it was upgraded to 3.0. A lot of professional customers don't change P3D anywhere near as often as consumers like us do. For Professional Simulators the changes from 32 bit to 64 bit can be quite time consuming and very expensive. Plus we don't train on uber detailed landclass and photo-realistic terrain/cities with max ai aircraft. 32 bit sims do serve a purpose and I am pretty sure the NGX simulator, coupled with the age of our fleet will mean that the sim will never see P3D4. The Airbus CEO sim may be upgraded, that of course depends on if the Airbus aircraft aren't traded away when the leases expire and what model of aircraft replaces if they are.
  4. CheapCharlie

    Repaint requests

    CaptKornDog, in order to do a repaint like that, a painter would need a really good painting for us to work from. Here is a really good example: The reason is that the tail as well as the three strip combo is very hard to create from scratch. But if I have a high resolution image like that, I can use the image as transparency and lay it onto the flat model. Sorry wrong quote, I meant Capt Korn Dog who is requesting the old blue tulip United Paint Scheme.
  5. Aerosoft Staff, if you would like American voices for Airbus flight attendant, I can get the cabin announcements performed by any number of my coworkers. I just would need a script with all of the exact working along with the desired audio file format.
  6. Should we infer that the Professional Version of the Airbus Narrow Body bundle will install into the Prepar3D v4 Add-ons folder instead of the Prepar3d base folder like the current Bus?
  7. If possible, can you please show the Airbus' dynamic lights at night? Maybe a short video of take or landing rollout?
  8. I don't understand why Mr. Real World Airbus Pilot is so angry. If he has constructive suggestions, he can always email Mathijas personally. Heck, he can create an account and post here for all of the developers to see. You can't improve a product if you don't tell the developer what's wrong and offer suggestion. Finally, this business of pieces of paper is way overblown by the Facebook Poster. In my airline, we use ten inch IPads for EFB. I even have an IPAD mini for all of my Maintenance Manuals. But pilots till use paper releases, weather breathing and use the ACARS printer is extensively for enroute Meteor Data as well as routing information from Dispatch. BTW, Stefan's VC modelling of the paper attached with clip in the window frame trim is what I do often when I am preforming maintenance related engine runs.
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    Repaint of Air Canada A319 CFM in 1990 Livery.
  10. CheapCharlie

    what is the most realistic turboprop for fsx SE

    For simplicity of flying and departing/landing into small airports the JS41 is the better aircraft. Also, Avsim has a huge number of JS41 repaints. Many more than the Q400. Finally, all of the PMDG kits are really easy to use for us re-painters, thus if you need a custom livery, it shouldn't be hard to find a painter.
  11. CheapCharlie

    what is the most realistic turboprop for fsx SE

    The Majestic Q400. The very best in realism. Of course, it is so realistic that flying it with one person is very difficult. Another really good plane that deserves an honourable mention is the PMDG JS41. I am not sure if it is available for P3D yet, but in FSX it is an absolute joy to fly. Due to its smaller size it can get in into smaller fields as opposed to the Q400.
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    Fictional repaint of 1990 Canadian Airlines scheme in an A321 NEO CFM
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    A321 CFM repaint in 1990 Scheme.
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    Fictional repaint of American Airlines A320 NEO in their classic unpainted scheme.
  15. One thing to add is that all electronics, consumer and industrial, do have a limited usage operating life. Capacitors will burn out, solder joints will become intermittent, spinning disks will have mechanical failures. At that time people will upgrade/replace their computers/components with newer more powerful models. That is only natural. After all, how many of us want to buy a brand new black-and-white TV, BetaMax VCR or even a flip phone? As we improve our hardware, will will naturally look at the newest available software to go with it. Better hardware creates new capabilities for upcoming software. Of course, sometimes the new hardware is incompatible with our older software, other times the Operating System makes older software unusable. For example, I was a hard core FS2004 guy for many years. I really enjoyed the simulator and my many addons. My ancient PC was barely capable of running stock FSX, let alone a modded version with addons. Thus, FS2004 was my simulator of choice. When the motherboard finally suffered an internal failure, I purchased a brand new PC. I immediately looked around and found FSX-SE on a Steam Sale. Flew it for a year when the video card failed. The manufacturer kindly upgraded me to a DX11 card under the RMA. I then purchased P3DV3 and never went back to FS2004. In this way, I believe the shift away from FSX to P3D has happened in the same way the shift from FS2004 to FSX rapidly accelerated after 2010. With many developers focusing only on the P3DV4, this poll shows the shift is becoming quite complete.