Ray Proudfoot

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  1. Hi Manfred, Thanks for your reply and latest info. Without wishing to slow you down with too many questions could you confirm if this is for P3D v4 only please? I do intend to switch to v4 at a future date but it depends on when FS Labs Concorde-X is ready. A 32-bit version of GCLP would be appreciated by many I'm sure.
  2. Two years since the announcement. Not sure what the average time interval is between announcement and release. I've stopped flying to the freeware SimWings GCLP released many years ago preferring to fly into GCTS released by MKS instead. I'm sure there are some benefits to announcing the start of work on these new projects but I'm afraid I can't think of any. I just find it frustrating especially when news on progress is very irregular. Having said all that the fact it has 'professional' in the title suggests it's for 64-bit P3D only so many v3 owners will be saddened.
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    Big Suggestions

    The program isn't dead. I continue to use it frequently and it connects to the wx servers and the Navigraph data is updated. True there have been no new features for a while primarily because the author has had personal issues to deal with. Hopefully he's overcome those now. But it remains a very good program.
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    Big Suggestions

    Christian, nice to hear PFPX will be getting new features. I was getting worried it might not be updated any more.
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    Incorrect STAR for KIAH

    BuddyDog / Stephen, Thanks for your replies. I have no local knowledge of KIAH so rely on PFPX for accurate SIDs and STARs. This came to light because I'm testing a moving map package (under NDA so can't say which) and that STAR was not available for Rwy 15 which is correct. I know it must be very complicated ensuring all procedures are correct. Perhaps you could bring this to the attention of the author. I know he has difficult personal circumstances but how many more approaches might be incorrect? Perhaps he needs to check accuracy.
  6. I am using the latest version of PFPX and the current AIRAC Navigraph cycle of 1805. Today I planned a flight from KORD to KIAH. With winds from the south PFPX generated the following route:- KORD LISKE V191 TOY V69 FAM J137 LIT J101 LFK KIAH The STAR assigned was GESNR1 for 15L. However, this STAR is not valid for that runway and is used for 8L/R and 9. Here is the source for this... Could anyone offer any advice on why PFPX selected that STAR please?
  7. Pretty sure you can’t create your own format. The rule is waypoints are five digits only. So your example would be 5050N. Support for PFPX appears to be limited to ensuring the wx server is available. I have written asking for a simple change in encoding for the flight schedule but it remains unresolved.
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    Adjusting Fuel Bias question

    Skyrock, My actual Mach speed was 0.759. The problem was I was using a template for a Lear 45 instead of a 25. Once I started again the fuel calculation y PFPX was much better.
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    Adjusting Fuel Bias question

    I decided to delete all the files I had for the Lear 25 and start afresh. I must have been doing something wrong before (maybe assigning the Lear 35 instead of the 25) because this time I kept a check of the remaining fuel at each waypoint and it was around 50lbs difference. That's good enough for me. I did enter the usual data into the Bias utility though just to see what came out. A Cruise Fuel bias of 1.5% and Add Drag of 0.5% meant the supplied file is pretty accurate. Phew, problem resolved and thanks for your help Stephen.
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    Adjusting Fuel Bias question

    Thanks Stephen, much appreciated. Strange that entering accurate fuel burn figures into the interface doesn’t solve the big difference. But the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I’ll give your method a try and report back.
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    Adjusting Fuel Bias question

    Hi Stephen, Thanks for that explanation. The performance file came from a chap in Russia and his website is all in Russian so I can't navigate around it. No email address was supplied. What is the best way of increasing the amount of fuel that PFPX will calculate? Increase the fuel flow or fuel bias? The numbers I am entering into the dialogue are accurate as I have access to all of them via various interfaces. But clearly something is wrong in the process as the amounts calculated are too low by quite an amount. LATER: The file was supplied by a chap called CoolP who I can message via this forum. I'll send him a message.
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    Adjusting Fuel Bias question

    No one appears to have an answer to this problem so I think I’ll just increase the fuel flow numbers until I end up with the same amount of fuel in P3D as PFPX suggests.
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    Adjusting Fuel Bias question

    Just a follow-up to my earlier post. If the fuel calculations were out by just a couple of hundred pounds on a 1hr flight I wouldn't mind. But PFPX calculated I would have 880lbs on landing and the reality was I had 350lbs with a low fuel warning light on. These Bias figures need adjusting but the values I'm entering are accurate so I fail to understand why the fuel difference is so large.
  14. I have recently bought the Xtreme Prototypes Lear 25 and am flying it in P3D v3.4. I downloaded a template for the Lear 25 from this site (thanks to the author for supplying it) and I'm adjusting the Fuel Bias to try to match the calculated fuel usage in PFPX. I'm confused by one entry on the calculator. I'm entering actual fuel flow per hour (1465) but PFPX is then changing the Calculated fuel flow / hr to a smaller value. Why? If the aircraft is consuming 1465lbs per hour should that value be used in PFPX? 1241lbs/hr is considerably lower and I find I have insufficient fuel for some of my flights.
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    PFPX hotfix 1.28.8

    Help! After installing the two hot fixes the Briefing Package is not being saved in UTF-8 format. I need this format for testing a 3rd party utility. Can the option be selected in PFPX? I can't see it.