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    Updates not included in version 1.02?

    I think Michael is already considering such a panel, see http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/131791-dc-8-modeling-questions-and-some-suggestions/&do=findComment&comment=874491 Peter
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    Nosedive tendency with AP engaged

    Will do, Peter
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    Nosedive tendency with AP engaged

    Active Sky for P3D v4.
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    Nosedive tendency with AP engaged

    I had a similar experience once. I think it was weather related, there was some turbulence at cruise altitude. In calm weather, the AP works flawlessly. Peter
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    Some simulation questions

    But I suppose an engine may fail if you operate it in a very wrong way, e.g., by staying over max manifold pressure etc.? Peter
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    Im considering getting this, just have a few questions.

    Hi Cyberstudio, 1) Cargo version is considered, but first Michael will work on the FSX version (source: this forum) 2) Almost all of the normal procedures are covered. The only plane I ever tried that kept me more busy than this one is the FSL Concorde. However, anything that is not normal procedure is not simulated. That irritated me a bit at first, but trust me, you get a lot to handle with this bird. 3) I suppose so, but someone from the developers should give you a more qualified response. 4) Yes, and well documented. See the link below. 5) http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/128149-douglas-dc-8-preview-released/&do=findComment&comment=874145 Peter
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    Some issues with aircraft.cfg

    The following entries in aircraft.cfg create some issues with 3rd party addons for me. 1) the [general] section contains two conflicting lines, atc_model=DC8 and atc_model=DC-8 2) The payload stations look like station_load.0=0, 46.5, 0, 2.3 compared to the following entries for the CRJ: station_load.0=419,-21.3,0,-1 station_name.0="Pilots" This mean, the weight of all stations is zero and they don't have a name. Are you planning to change this in the future? If not, I suppose it is safe to edit these entries by myself? Thanks, Peter
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    Transponder ease of use

    Would it be possible to display the transponder code when the mouse hovers over the left transponder dial? Since the first digit is covered, I always have to change views in order to set the transponder. If the code would be displayed, that wouldn't be needed anymore. Thanks, Peter
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    Some issues with aircraft.cfg

    Thank you, Michael. If I may, I would suggest to use the DC-8-50 ICAO code DC85 for atc_model. But whatever you will use will work for me. Cheers, Peter
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    Nav lights Bug or issue

    FSCaptain monitors a variety of aircraft variables, so that it can determine whether you fly the plane according to the book. For instance, it monitors whether the Nav light is on when the aircraft is powered. For most aircraft, the standard Nav light signal in FSX/P3D suffices for this task. In some aircraft, the Nav light is implemented in a non-standard way and cannot be monitored. For the DC-8, the standard signal is recognized, but it has the opposite meaning (FSCaptain sees it as "on" when the switch is in the "off" position and vice versa. I simply was wondering whether this observation may explain some of the issues that other users reported. Best, Peter
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    Boarding

    Thank yo Michael, this my be just what I have been looking for. Best, Peter
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    Nav lights Bug or issue

    I noticed that FSCaptain (a 3rd party add-on) thinks that the Nav light is on when it is off and vice versa. I.e., it recognizes the light, but interprets it the wrong way. Could it be that the variable is not set correctly? Peter
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    Boarding

    The way the cargo doors work makes it difficult for 3rd party addons to check whether the cargo doors are open or not. Id there an Lvar associated with the doors? I couldn't find one. Thanks, Peter
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    Fuel management tutorial

    Thanks, Triflyman, very helpful. One minor comment: your cheat sheet mentions cross-feed, but it appears these levers are not working.
  15. If I do not change the path, the installer puts the DC-8 into a subdirectory of Ecosystem\Aerosoft\MegaAirport Frankfurt\ Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    Good luck, it would be cool to see a DC-8 between all those 777 and 747s. Yes, EHAM to CYYC, about 9 hours. I used to live in Calgary and can't miss the chance to go there again with full ATC coverage I checked the range of the DC-8 (5,855 nm); it would be enough to cover that distance (3,947 nm), but probably with very little payload and not enough reserve fuel. Given that the CYYC briefing document requests that one has 1 hour of extra fuel, I won't try that with a plane that I do not know well. Who knows whether Michael got the fuel burn right Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    That looks in-depth indeed. And even an auto-load function for waypoints A pity that it will be published just before cross-the-pond. I may wait with getting the DC-8 until next week, not to be tempted to drop my hard won booking. Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    Yeehaa! Pity I can't give you a like, Michael. But at least I will be able to fund your future endeavours Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    That explains why we both are looking forward to the DC-8. I am currently on a South America trip with the L049, and fly the DC-6 for BFL in Northern Canada. I also like the challenge of just relying on instruments, not on GPS or a moving map. That's especially interesting in Northern Canada because the magnetic variation is quite large there. Yep, the A330 will probably become my plane of choice as well for transatlantic flights
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    Interesting thought, I hadn't considered doing that. However, I will probably stick with the 747. I need to be confident about the plane during CTP, it is challenging enough as it is. And, to be frank, the INS scares me a little as well. I've used it on other models but it often didn't do what I wanted it to do. Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    Hi Michael, do you have a fan club? If not, we probably need to start one. Thank you for bringing Xmas so close to Easter this year Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    Hi Michael, thanks for your detailed reply. It sounds like I will soon go hunting for DC-8 Lvars Thanks for creating this airplane, I will buy it as soon as it is available. Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    I had a much simpler idea in mind. Most airplane developers trigger the standard Lvars for engine and/or structural de-icing when the respective switches are operated in the VC. Some developers use their own Lvars, and that's fine as well. Only very few developers do not trigger Lvars when switches are operated, and that would be a problem. So, I was only wondering whether any Lvars are set when de-icing switches are changed in the DC-8, and whether the cabin pressure is published as an Lvar. Peter
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    Douglas DC-8 preview (released)

    Sounds great, I am really looking forward to this bird. I love the detailed simulations of icing, fuel and pressurization. One question: will the de-icing and pressurization status be made available as an Lvar? Some third-party addons monitor Lvars for these (and other) variables, it would be wonderful if that would work with this plane as well. Peter
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    Köln/Bonn airport preview

    I think it is now in plain sight that Jo never intended to model the airport. He is just cheating us by taking pictures of the real thing. I just wonder how he got the entire place just for himself The details are incredible. I agree with Airbus A340 pilot. The 3rd and last picture are as real as it gets. Peter