Ray Proudfoot

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  1. Although I now have the latest version of SimStarterNG I would like to know how other retailers get the update. Logically, the author of SimStarterNG will notify all retailers (including Aerosoft of course) that a new version is available. Those retailers will then update their database and send out a notification to customers where necessary. Is that how it works? There is considerable frustration over at AvSim Hanger sub-forum about the failure of PC Aviator (US) to respond to customer requests for the latest version of software available. They still have not updated SimStarterNG. PC Aviator (Aus) have now responded saying they will contact PCA (US). Could either the author of SimStarterNG or Aerosoft staff please explain how the process works?
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    How do new versions of SimStarterNG get to other retailers?

    An update to my earlier post. I checked again today and PC Aviator (US) have still not updated their version of SimStarterNG to v1.8. I sent a message to them again today and still no reply to that or the ones sent a few weeks ago. They seem completely oblivious to customer concerns.
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    How do new versions of SimStarterNG get to other retailers?

    Thanks Mathijs, That sounds the logical way to do it. You will have more success with PC Aviator Australia who did reply to the topic on AvSim and said he would send a message to PC Aviator USA. They're letting themselves down badly by not replying to messages.
  4. I bought SimStarterNG from another retailer - PC Aviator. Despite sending two messages asking them to make v1.8 available only v1.7 can be downloaded. Are you able to contact them behind the scenes and get them to make the latest version available please? Their customer service appears to be slipping.
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    PC Aviator slow to make v1.8 available.

    Gents, I've resolved the problem. I needed to re-register at Aerosoft and I was then able to add SimStarterNG to my products together with the serial number. That has allowed me to download v1.8. Thanks for your help.
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    PC Aviator slow to make v1.8 available.

    Peter, I thought I could only do that if I purchased via Aerosoft. Does it still apply if I bought from another retailer? LATER: I've just tried logging in to that link and I am refused with the following message:- Your access data could not be assigned to a user!
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    PC Aviator slow to make v1.8 available.

    Thanks Mathijs.
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    PFPX - Unable to find route

    Yes it does. I just saw "your trial period has ended and you need to buy". At that point I just exited the program but on checking just now it does continue working. Still prefer zips.
  9. For the first time PFPX is unable to find a route between two European airports. The Advanced option fails too. LICJ - LFML. Tuesday 12 June departing 10:25UT. Anyone able to assist please?
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    PFPX - Unable to find route

    Thanks Jude but Stephen was kind enough to send me a zip. I have Windows 7, does it work for that OS? I've installed the supplied files and pleased to report LIMJ-LFML can now be planned.
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    PFPX - Unable to find route

    Thanks Otto. I come across RAR files very rarely and for zips I find Windows is fine for my needs.
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    PFPX - Unable to find route

    No I haven't, thanks. No chance of a zip I suppose. My trial period of RAR has ended.
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    PFPX - Unable to find route

    Okay, thanks. I'll try again later.
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    PFPX - Unable to find route

    Thanks Clive. Strange it shouldn't work for me. I'm running 1.28.9i. You on the same? I've switched to LFMN now and that was okay.
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    Honeycomb Products.

    Thanks for that info Mathijs. I'm surprised the release date has been put back from Q1 2018 to Q4 2018 without any real explanation as to why. I have read there was a certain amount of redesign and a change of some components to keep the price at $199. A lot of people wrote on Fly Honeycomb Facebook page imploring them not to compromise quality to keep to that price. I hope Nicki Repenning (CEO) has taken that on board. I'm pretty sure people would not complain paying an extra $20-40 to keep the quality. The whole point of these units is to fill the gap between Saitek (cheap) and PFC (expensive) so it's important the quality is there.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. 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.
  24. 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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    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.