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About mathsman20

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    Flight Student - Groundwork
  1. Hi I have just purchased the Mega Airport Madrid Professional scenery for P3D v4. When I start the install it chooses a location of "C:\Airbus Professional" as the default installation folder as I have recently purchased Aerosoft's new Airbus for P3D v4 and that is where the aircraft add-ons are located. However, it seems a strange default location for the installer to choose to install this scenery. What if I did not have the Airbus? What would it choose then? Would it be better to define a new folder on the C drive , say "Madrid Professional" and direct it to install there? ( I am never very confident about re-directing scenery installs, but my recent study of the forums has led me to believe the scenery will still work OK.) Regards Keith
  2. Hi Can someone please explain the procedure for calculating fuel required using the CRJ load manager. If I fill in the distance to fly and flight level and just the taxi fuel, the "Trip Fuel" and the "Block Fuel" change but are not the same, nor do they differ by Taxi fuel value. I thought Trip fuel was equal to Block fuel - Taxi fuel, but this does not seem to be the case here. Also what is the purpose of the "Calculate" button. If I press it, both figures alter. If I press it several times, both figures eventually become the same? Also altering values in the flight information fields do not give consistent results when reset to the same values again. In particular, if I reduce all data fields (in the flight section) to zero again, the block fuel goes to zero, but the trip fuel does not (unless I press Calculate button). Thoroughly confused? Regards Keith
  3. Hi Dave Thanks for the reply. At the moment, although I can't uninstall some of the software through the control panel, I can try to uninstall by going directly to the uninstall file in the appropriate folder when I need to. Since I have FSX-SE, P3D v3.4 and P3D v4 installations which I don't want to lose or have to re-install from scratch, I'll probably forego going right back to a clean install of Windows at present, though I agree this might in the long term be the best solution. A slightly easier method might be to test out my theory and just clean out and then re-install P3D v4 with the labellling change to the installation directory I mentioned in my first post. At least that way I might reduce the workload. If that doesn't work, I'll go for a clean machine. Regards Keith
  4. Hi Dave Thanks for the reply. Before I try your suggestion, I have become aware of further results which may affect my next course of action. You or others may have some knowledge of this. I tried to uninstall a different program add-on (Aerosoft scenery installed in P3D v4) and got the same error window. I then tried a variety of other add-ons which were in P3D v4 and some failed in the same way, others appeared to start OK with appropriate uninstall window appearing. All the Aerosoft add-ons appeared to fail. As the error window is labelled "C:\Prepar3D" which is the folder name for my P3D v3.4 installation, NOT my P3D v4 installation, this got me thinking!. Could it be that the "installer" design for some software cannot distinguish between a folder name of "Prepar3D" (my P3D v3.4 installation folder) and "Prepar3D v4" (my P3D v4 installation folder). As you can see, I used a space before the "v4" part of the second folder, which on reflection was perhaps not wise. Hence, the uninstall routine thinks the correct uninstall file is in "Prepar3D", and when it cannot find the correct file it gives the error message. There were a few other developer's uninstallers which also did not work via the Control Panel and gave the same error message. I know this may be clutching at straws, but it does seem to logically fit what is happening! If that is the case, perhaps I need to start with a clean P3D v4 installation and name the folder, say, "Prepar3Dv4" or Prepar3D_v4" or similar with no spaces. Regards Keith
  5. Hi I am getting an error message (see picture below) when I try to uninstall the CRJ from P3D v4 via the control panel. I have to go to the Aerosoft/CRJ folder to find the uninstall file and run that to get the aircraft to uninstall. All other uninstalls seem to work OK, including the same aircraft in my P3D v3.4 installation on the same computer. I note that the heading says " C:\Prepar3D", whereas the installation folder is actually "C:\Prepar3D v4". By the way, I also posted an entry in a previous post about a problem with this aircraft and Chaseplane not showing inboard views properly in this P3D v4 installation. (see later post in the topic below.). Is this uninstall indicative of a problem with the installing of the aircraft into P3D v4. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing including earlier versions, but both problems still exist.
  6. Hi I too am having weird behaviour with Chaseplane and CRJ. The inboard views only work if I boot up a default aircraft and then the CRJ. As soon as I go to outside views, the screen flashes a lot and then settles to the outside view and all other outside views work OK. However, going back to inboard views and I get just a default view but all other views do not work. Also in inboard mode, the Chaseplane defined key assignments (for movement of view) are incorrect, but OK in outside view. I can see two cache files in the Chaseplane folder, "cache" and "cp_cache". I have tried deleting either of these but no success in solving the problem. This behaviour occurs in both my P3D v3.4 and my P3D v4 installations on the same computer. All other aircraft in both installations work normally with Chaseplane. Any ideas?
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