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  1. Just want to add that you can also use left and right mouse clicks as well as your mouse wheel for the turn knob.
  2. Hi Colin. No one else has reported this and 2.1 has been out for a long time. I've been using the aircraft a lot to test the upcoming auto flight engineer and haven't found anything amiss with the VS wheel, trim indicator or trim handles, both in VC or on the 2D AP panel. Maybe there was something wrong with your aircraft install or your XMLTools install got corrupted. XMLTools is needed for elevator trim. I would suggest installing 2.1 again from scratch without using the updater. Let us know if you still have problems.
  3. There should be a documents folder in the Aerosoft DC-8 folder where the aircraft is installed on your drive. There are various documents there including the manual. But there is no key command for the turn knob. Use the wheel on your mouse for that. There is a pop-up auto pilot panel now, so it's easy to do without having to look down to the pedestal. What trim knob are you referring to? The rudder and aileron trim knobs are turned using the mouse wheel only. A lot of the rotary controls are mouse wheel only. There is no mouse control for the trim handles. You need to use a key or joystick button. The mouse rectangle is there only for the tool tip to show the amount of trim because the VC indicator is difficult to see from the default eye point.
  4. I looked at my manuals and there is a set of tables from American International Airways that include a reduced takeoff power chart. You can find these online if you look. I don't want to reproduce possibly copyrighted material on the forum. However, the chart in question references another chart necessary to calculate an assumed temperature that isn't included, so it is not really useful. I also have a Buffalo Airways manual with a similar "standard" in addition to maximum takeoff thrust table for the 61 series aircraft which use the same engines as the 50 series. This also requires use of additional charts corresponding to specific runways, which I don't have, to calculate an assumed temperature, so again not really useful. Neither manual contains any reference to reduced climb power, only takeoff. My United manual doesn't reference reduced power at all.
  5. Good to hear you got it working.
  6. 230,000 lbs is very light, so it's too be expected there will be a high rate of climb. The performance charts I used didn't have figures for de-rated climb or takeoff. However, I think I might have some that do -- give me a little time to look for them, I just returned from a short vacation and have a lot to get caught up on.
  7. I was able to duplicate the problem by turning on DirectX 10 preview. Is that the problem? If so, sorry, but DirectX 10 is not supported. However, I believe some people have used it without this problem. Are you using the DirectX 10 fixer app?
  8. So you must have a new install of FSX. Maybe it's an FSX setting? Do you have high-res 3D cockpit selected? The other possibility I guess would be something to do with your Windows installation since it is brand new. But those kinds of issues are outside my field of knowledge.
  9. Did it work OK after using the new installer but before updating to 2.1?
  10. I'm not totally clear on the history and the phrase "upgrade my DC8 to FSX steam" is a little confusing to me. Did you have the steam version with the radar working correctly, but then after upgrading to the latest version is doesn't work? Is that correct?
  11. Try a fresh install? Back up your liveries and aircraft config file first.
  12. As an option, yes.
  13. I don't have the Steam version installed, nor am I familiar with the inner workings of the updater, so I will ask Mathijs to look at this.
  14. I have given some thought to this and will start on it this week.
  15. In the vertical you are essentially limited to vertical speed with the AP on for the climb, so you adjust it as needed to maintain your target speeds of 250 knots to 10,000 feet and then 300 knots/Mach 0.78 to cruise altitude.
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