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  1. Well, I just installed the 4bladewheelcargo model of FEDEX (definitely done by Tom) and it works properly. Unfortunately I don't have a hint where I got the D-IVER from (the source had been just a guess). Actually, I'm not in the mood for hunting a glitch. Thanks for stepping in. EDIT: I just re-installed the D-IVER and it works now as it should. I've still no idea what happened.
  2. Hi Mathijs, it had been just one repaint obviously that came along with a 4-blade model. To be more specific, it had been the D-IVER, a repaint of Tom Weiss, I suppose (I removed it meanwhile). Strange enough, everything else worked, the outside model looked good, and I still don't know what the reason can be. After loading the bird, everything looks good, too, but when touching the prop lever it moves to the max. angle and remains there (there is no reaction following any lever change). Now I have to look for a local replacement...
  3. That's what I did first. Additionally I deleted the assignment and added it again by moving the respective lever - I think I wrote it already. For all other birds (not only the default ones) it works. I think I'll uninstall the bird and reinstall it again.
  4. Even after reassigning the lever for propeller pitch to the one of my throttle quadrant it doesn't work for me this way. It neither moves nor does the plane's behaviour changes in any way (at least torque should react somehow). I'm using the Saitek Cessna Yoke (including the throttle quadrant) which works well with other comparable planes. Of course I checked the calibration function of FSXA while having the Twotter loaded. Is there any setting I could look at specific to this airplane? The strange thing is that I'm quite sure that it worked for a while (as it still does when using the mouse or keyboard commands).
  5. Adding missing data to NavDataPro

    Sorry Otto, I did a search here and didn't find related threads. It works for me well with PMDG's data and it doesn't seem to be too difficult changing my already existent program code in order to meet at least the basic requirements. Of course I know that some additional birds can't take any benefit, however, due to to cycle changes I would never include all available changes into the virgin navdata files, but those that might be relevant for the area I'm planning to fly next. As the data structure of my old Flight1-ATR is quite similar (even if not as comprehensive) I think it's worth trying it even without any support. BTW, as you wrote I'm dealing with text files, the risk is just crashing the bird as at least the A320 & Co did from time to time by itself even when flying it from the books. I'm following this hobby now almost as long as MSFS exists and since AFCAD and later ADE made things more convenient, I developed the habit changing disturbing stuff related to airports myself. Often they are just misplaced, sometimes doubled, others are missing, renamed or what ever else. Meanwhile my self-made collection comprises a couple of hundred add-on airports, besides downloaded freeware and those I'd bought. It's part of the fun for me even if armchair-flying comes first. Actually, unfortunately I'm not surprised.
  6. Adding missing data to NavDataPro

    Hello guys, From time to time it happens, that even bigger airports are not listed in FSX navigation data. To give an example, the Shigatse Peace Airport (ZURK) in Tibet, not included by default neither in FSX nor in P3D, is missing in both commercial AIRAC datasets I know about as well. The airport is added, I even dug out some data (even about commercial traffic - well, it's moderate), but I'm not sure whether it's sufficient to amend my navigation data base. As it is no rocket science adding those data manually to PMDG's airport and navigation files, the structure is relatively simple, but fully sufficient, I wasn't able to decipher the meaning of all data fields being used by Aerosoft up to now - even after comparing lots of different sets of various regions. Even if I think that I got most of the meanings (but probably not all being really required) I'm keen learning to understand the rest. Unfortunately it's not urgent enough, purchasing e.g. ARINC 424, as I know more or less how SIDs and STARs are defined and I think it's not worth the money specifically as I don't know whether the required entries are really defined. What I'm doing is just for my own private use and not available elsewhere outside the aviation industry. What I'm doing is just running MakeRunways.exe, a little tool of Pete Dowson to get my FS data listed in XML format. It tracks all default airports and my add-ons, too (of course by respecting the priorities). A second tool, written by myself (with a little help of my son) produces the required ISG1 and PMDG files, filtered by surface requirements and minimum runway length. This gives me the choice either using the produced files showing the state of my sim or just adding a growing set of elsewhere missing data, to be added manually each month (if required). A snippet: A,EDFH,FRANKFURT-HAHN,49.94867,7.26389,1649,5000,0,12400,0 (Transition ALT, I know, the first red one is an altitude as well, in the US it's set to TRANS ALT mostly, elsewhere different or even Zero) R,03,31,12467,148,1,109.300,31,49.93940,7.25475,1649,3.00,56,0,0 (no idea what's behind it, the rest is okay) L,03,IHAE,EDFH 03 ILS CAT 1,109.300,49.96250,7.27754,31.00,1.5,49.94139,7.25878,1648,3.00,1 (no idea what's behind it, the rest is okay) M,49.93072,7.24537,1649,2,IHAE,31.00 (why is a localiser-course defined with a (NDB) marker?) ... L,21,IHAW,EDFH 21 ILS CAT 3,111.300,49.92871,7.24421,211.00,1.5,49.95641,7.26954,1595,3.00,3 (same as above) ... Last remark: I don't bother about the empty entries following the parking spot's LAT/LON. Is someone out there, who could help me about the missing definitions (including you guys of Aerosoft, of course)? Thanks!
  7. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Not only for you Philippe, if one of you guys will ever touch down in or near Berlin, pls. drop me a PM just in time.
  8. The final flight back to Paderborn

    I only can support this warm welcome! Meanwhile even the Summer is leaving here. Luckily here the announced storm didn't really appear here (not comparable with those Caribbean monsters), but it's rainy and the temperatures will drop below my personal a-T-shirt-is-sufficient-border (yeah, I'm mollycoddled ). Usually it's for me the right moment starting the FS Winter-season. However, our ways may cross again.
  9. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Thanks Neal, seems to be a nice hint. However, the FMC looks like being even more limited than the one of the old ATR 72-500, supporting not only the written descent rate information in the CDU, but a path and speed command bar in the PFD additionally. Well it's not too hard calculating the TOD, but as shit might happen in any situation causing extra stress, or distraction by a super attractive #1 serving a cup of tea (hehe, that's gender neutral) any extra help for pilots seems to useful. As the weather obviously becomes terrible during the next days, I wish you a pleasant last leg nonetheless!
  10. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Neal, does this mean that you're not setting the actual date to be the one being set in your sim or is it ORBX requiring seasons to be manually set? Sorry for such silly questions - I don't use it up to now. Hey, meanwhile I'm trying climbing up the learning curve required for my new bird, the CRJ. Well, a manual flight, booting the flight with running engines, worked quite well, but today the flight example to Monterey had been a mess when descending. I've managed to do a really nice landing, but there was nothing about using the ILS-approach. I had to circle before in order to kill altitude and did a beautiful and soft visual finally. The whole action must be repeated more then once I'm afraid. BTW, I got a bit nervous because of my fuel consumption. What's your experience in this respect?
  11. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Hmm, I don't have any problem as I'm standing at the moment at Shigatse Peace Airport (ZURK, Tibet), waiting for the next Sunday in order to continue my even longer lasting RTW that some buddies and I started on July 17th, 2011. It's our second tour as we finished before a similar RTW trip by using FS9 as platform. Besides flying there will be also some other work to do as far as missing, misplaced, or poor quality airports are concerned. That's part of the fun for me as well. However, for mid-range distances I will try integrating my brand-new CRJ, the generous gift of Aerosoft, in my hangar of actively used planes. At the moment it's still packed in a container waiting for being finally assembled before putting it into service. The picture below shows two of us (well me and some lights above me) about 16 minutes after taking off for our first leg in 2011 at Puerto William (SCGZ) on our way to Rio Grande (SAWE). Actually, we took relatively small legs (if possible) and often small planes, but we even didn't visit all airfields along our route. There remains a lot to see, even if we tried to pick the rather spectacular fields and landscapes (e.g. the combination of hills and water).
  12. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Axel, please read the PM carefully. There you can find where to send your order info. BTW I made the same mistake before. Quite clear, wasn't it?
  13. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Haha, killing virtual PAX can be one of the easiest tasks while climbing up the learning curve. However, regarding power management I have more than one FSX-pimped old bird in my hangar requiring the same treatment. One is the Embraer Legacy, an other example is F1's ATR 72-500. Both birds have well developed avionics, but no auto-throttle as well. Flying with 'steam gauges' is even more difficult. I'm thinking specifically about David Maltby and his wonderful freeware BAC 1-11 models. I used one of them once during this tour. Have a look: Err, yes it has some autopilot...
  14. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Yeah, it looks really nice, Mathjis. However, without having the bird I resisted downloading the livery. I posted yesterday my order number to Toby (and a second request - independent from our tour), asking him forwarding it to you. As I already wrote above, I can wait.
  15. Last batch: back to Paderborn

    Each day a flight (in average) would make it soon. I've learned at the beginning that you're a master in catching up. BTW, nice contrails in the last picture, Neal! It looks as if you're treating your CRJ just a little bit. Yesterday I decided releasing my "press order" and hope that the bird behaves well (better: as it should). Up to now I got no answer, but I'm not in a hurry, fortunately.