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Alan_A last won the day on February 16 2019

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  1. Have you guys checked the FMA? He’s in TOGA LK. To the original poster - somewhere along the line you’ve climbed too steeply or gotten too slow, or both. The airplane is trying to keep you from stalling by going to full thrust and keeping the nose up. What you’ll need to do is lower the nose to gain speed. You want to get your airspeed above the yellow band. Then, when you have enough speed, you have to unlock your throttles by turning off autothrust, pulling the thrust levers back, then returning them to the climb setting and turning the autothrust back on. The airplane will the. Go back to following your flight plan. Look up “alpha floor” and “toga lock” (or “toga lk”) in the documentation. Matthijs is right - the step-by-step guide will take you through all the normal procedures. Hope this helps.
  2. Well, I work from home, so I've gotten a head start. Happy to do my part to repopulate the forum...
  3. No problem - I'm having that kind of day myself. I'm sure this forum will get more current as posts about the Pro version pile up - at minimum it might make sense to relocate some of the stickies, though - some of them are a couple of years old.
  4. Speaking of which... @DaveCT2003, your reply to this user links back to the forum he already posted in - which is this one. If there is already a separate forum for the CRJ Pro, can you let us know where it is?
  5. Wondering if at some point, the CRJ Pro could get its own forum, similar to the Airbus Pro series. Have been trying to gather information about the new version and it's a little challenging to navigate through discussions of the earlier CRJ. This isn't essential and I'm sure you guys are busy with other launch-day stuff, but it'd be nice if you could consider such a move in future. Thanks! The Pro looks great, BTW - eager to learn more about it.
  6. That's really good news - had held off because of the sound, but now I'll be happy to jump in. As I posted yesterday on another forum - in the sim, the most authentic sound sometimes isn't the best sound, because we have to count on the sound to provide sensations that the sim can't otherwise deliver, like vibration and harshness. In the A2A GA aircraft, where they give you the option of using headphones, I often go without them. In the real aircraft, of course I'd use them to protect my hearing. But in the sim, I need the louder sound to give me the sense that I'm in a small, roaring, unstable contraption. Another example - the excellent PMDG DC-6 has a completely authentic touchdown sound, which means it's barely audible, because in the real aircraft, you can't hear the wheel strike over the sound of the engines. The problem is, though, that in the sim there's no physical vibration, which means you can't quite tell when you're on the ground. So an inaccurate, slightly louder sound would be helpful. For all those reasons... looking forward to an updated An-2 that rattles more of my teeth...
  7. Am coming late to this thread, and I'm also just getting back to the Twin Otter the way I usually do after a bout of too much complexity. I'd love to see an update and I'd be glad to pay for it. Third-party GPS integration (Flight1 GTN series in particular) is my number-one request. Anything else would be gravy. Looking forward to hearing where Aerosoft comes out on this project.
  8. Understand completely about the complexity of the Katana and the difficulty of porting it over to X-Plane. But unless the Katana and some of the other complex aircraft (like A2A's) move over, I won't be abandoning FSX anytime soon. Happy to look at X-Plane, and in fact I've been exploring X-Plane 9 to get the feel for it, but right now I'd expect to use it in addition to, not instead of, FSX.
  9. Apologies - my post wasn't nearly as clear as it should have been. I wasn't reacting to the OP at all - more to Mathijs' post. Though in fairness, now that I read what he wrote more carefully, I don't think he was drawing as sharp a contrast as I thought. And he did say it was his personal opinion, which is of course fine. All I really meant to say is that it's great to simulate things that customers could actually do... but there's also a place for simulating things that they could never do... and simulating them to a very high standard. That's the NGX, for me at least. I'll say this - the NGX and the Katana, between them, have ruined most other simulated aircraft for me. I'll still turn to them from time to time - there are moments when I just want to get into the air quickly to test scenery or some other in-sim setting, and then I might load up Ant's Tecnam Sierra, which I still enjoy - there's something indefinable about it that just makes it feel like a very light airplane. But most of my others have been hangared. The A2A Accusim aircraft still measure up, especially the B-17, though personally I'm not a big user of the more game-like features like Heidi or the new 377 career model and usually turn them off (others swear by them, of course). But the NGX and the Katana are a whole new world. I'm guessing we can all agree on that.
  10. Speaking as someone who's flown a lot of FS GA... loves the Katana... is also a longtime airline buff and is currently learning airliner simming via the PMDG 737... I have to ask, why set up a conflict between the two of them? The choice between them isn't an either/or. Why not learn (slowly) to fly the NGX like a professional... and enjoy the Katana as though you own one and fly it on days when you're not flying the line? You could even branch out and spend some time in a restored warbird or propliner thanks to A2A, or borrow their Cub as though they were a friend of yours that had one to lend? It's possible to enjoy FSX in a whole variety of ways with just a few ultra-realistic aircraft. If you like a particular style of flying, great... but there's no reason not to explore a couple of them.
  11. Or was I just oblivious before? I could swear I heard some new creaks when closing the canopy. And the wind sound through the vents seemed more distinctive, too. I think the sound might have been enhanced. Though if all the sounds were there and I just hadn't noticed... well, that could happen, too... I'd be interested in hearing others' takes on this.
  12. Also, if you have any repaints, you'll need to re-enter them in the new aircraft.cfg. The textures aren't affected - the folders remain where they were - so all you need to do is copy the entries back to the cfg and you're good to go.
  13. The Eclipse is planned as a follow-up. Search the forum for "Eclipse," or visit Marcel's website and click on "simulation," then "Eclipse."
  14. Yes, that's the one. Screen freezes, controls and keyboard freeze, sound continues. I've read about people waiting it out and getting FSX to resume (sometimes after 10 minutes or more), but that's never worked for me - typically, the freeze-with-sound continues for a minute or two, then FSX crashes to desktop. I'd love it if I could get it to resolve on its own - the freeze/crash is really frustrating. As I mentioned earlier (I think in this thread), the only cure for me has been upgrading the video card. That made me think the problem had to do with some aspect of video processing power. If others are right about corrupt textures, that would fit the pattern, though the fact that mine usually happen during ATC interactions make me think that there are thread collisions happening elsewhere, too. Unfortunately I'm not fluent enough in hardware or software to be able to work out a better explanation than that. But I hope others will.
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