CheapCharlie

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  1. CheapCharlie

    Trying to install liveries

    Stefan: Could the Aerosoft Team create a new download section called Airbus Professional then a subsection for A319 and A318. That way, we re-painters can upload our Airbus Professional only repaints into a dedicated download section. Also, in this manner, our original 32 bit Bus repaints can remain unchanged in their own subsection.
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    Updating your busses

    Will the Aerosoft Updater give me notifications that there are updates available when I am flying the bus/using the livery manager? Will there be a function to automatically install updates when Prepar3d is not in use?
  3. The present Airbus is correct to the CEO versions. They use a halogen type lamp that is very bright and provides a nearly white light. The yellowish light you are accustomed to happens when the plastic lenses become cloudy and yellow with age. Most airlines like us change them long before they get to that condition.
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    'External' shops

    Will preorders be available at the Aerosoft Shop before the official release date?
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
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    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: https://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-m1rws/products/4447/images/8866/G2UAL402__87335.1504813557.900.600.jpg?c=2 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.
  8. 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?
  9. If possible, can you please show the Airbus' dynamic lights at night? Maybe a short video of take or landing rollout?
  10. 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.
  11. Version 1.0.0

    162 downloads

    Repaint of Air Canada A319 CFM in 1990 Livery.
  12. Version 1.0.0

    64 downloads

    Fictional repaint of 1990 Canadian Airlines scheme in an A321 NEO CFM
  13. 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.
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    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.
  15. Version 1.0.0

    60 downloads

    A321 CFM repaint in 1990 Scheme.
  16. Version 1.0.0

    90 downloads

    Fictional repaint of American Airlines A320 NEO in their classic unpainted scheme.
  17. 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.
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    My Flight Sim days could be over

    Identity theft in the manner you experienced can happen to anybody, no matter how careful you are. Sadly, the digital world we live in has expanded the world for fraudsters. My PayPal account got hacked and PayPal was less than helpful. My Bank was the the real hero in this instance. Needless to say, I no longer have a Paypal Account. The internet is not the only dangerous place for identity theft, one of my friends at work had his credit card compromised at local grocery store. That being said, an honourable well established retailer like Aerosoft will always do their best to accommodate you and do you right. Also, your Bank will give you many protections as demanded by your country's consumer protection act. I wouldn't fear using your credit card just because of your experience.
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    Sacramento Airport

    Create a folder wherever you want and call it whatever you desire, In my case a created a folder called 'Addon Scenery' in my D Drive. I then created another folder called Aerosoft. There I copied the three folders located in my P3DV3 ,Aerosoft folder. The three folders are called SMF_Libs, SMF_LC, Sacramento International Airport. Make sure all three are copied over to your Addon Scenery/Aerosoft folder. Now go to your My Documents folder and locate your Prepar3D v4 Add-ons folder. Inside this folder create a folder called Aerosoft. Open this folder and create a new text file using notepad. Make sure you name it add-on.xml It is very important that you change the file extension to XML. Now copy and paste the following text into your new text document: <SimBase.Document Type="AddOnXml" version="4,0" id="add-on"> <AddOn.Name>Aerosoft Airports</AddOn.Name> <AddOn.Description>Aerosoft Airports</AddOn.Description> <AddOn.Component> <Category>Scenery</Category> <Path>D:\Addon Scenery\Aerosoft\KSMF\SMF_LIBS</Path> <Name>KSMF Libraries</Name> </AddOn.Component> <AddOn.Component> <Category>Scenery</Category> <Path>D:\Addon Scenery\Aerosoft\KSMF\SMF_LC</Path> <Name>KSMF LC</Name> </AddOn.Component> <AddOn.Component> <Category>Scenery</Category> <Path>D:\Addon Scenery\Aerosoft\KSMF\Sacramento International Airport</Path> <Name>KSMF</Name> </AddOn.Component> </SimBase.Document> Assuming you have placed your KSMF scenery in the location as me, save the document and exit. Now start P3DV4. When the simulator asks you if you want to enable the Aerosoft Airports AddOn. Click yes and begin the simulation. Now you can fly KSMF and enjoy it in P3DV4. Remember, this only allows you fly the scenery in your simulator. It does not change any files in your airport scenery. If you need more help, pm me and I can build you an XML file and email it to you. I have used this method to install several sceneries from Aerosoft and other publishers.
  20. I have moved to P3D4, but still maintain a P3D3 install so that I can still fly the AS Airbus. Once the AS Airbus 2018 Professional is released, I plan on purchasing the 64 Bit Bus and removing my P3DV3 install. I do still keep a legacy FSX Steam install with a few airports in order enjoy the PMDG MD-11.
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    Köln/Bonn airport preview

    Very nice work. Very nice work. The ground equipment detail is fabulous. If you look carefully at the Boeing 737 towbar, the red identification plate and tire pressure placard match what is found on towbars that we use on our own Boeing 737NG aircraft.
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    Sacramento Airport

    Sacramento works fine in P3DV3. I installed it in such and copied over the files to My Documents folder. Using the XML method of adding scenery, I found Sacramento works just fine in P3DV4.
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    Berlin Tegel Airport Future

    I have been reading the news and read about the German vote concerning the closure of EDDT. With the financial issues at Air Berlin and the outcome of the vote, will EDDT still close? Is there is a possibility of EDDT staying open even after EDDB begins operations?
  24. No, I work as a Line A & P Mechanic at a US Airline.
  25. Truly amazing work Stefan. I love how you included normally overlooked details like the emergency flashlight underneath the sliding window. When I see the screenshot, I want to reach down and verify the LED is flashing like I do on the real aircraft. Also, here in America, those flashlights all have a tamper seal that has to broken before the flashlight can be removed from the cradle. I can upload a picture for inspection if needed . Even the oxygen mask placard is in the exact same location as our A320 Aircraft. Finally, is the level indication in the armrest operable like the real aircraft?