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  1. Also, could you try flying it with a typical load of fuel and cargo such as in the tutorial flight to see if you have the same problem? Note that saved flights in FSX need to be loaded twice or the INS won't initiate properly. Just load the flight and then load it again.
  2. I am opening a new thread as the first one was locked. First of all, I'm sorry not to have seen this earlier. I've been very immersed in developing another aircraft for the new MSFS and don't check the forum here regularly as the product has been released for a long time now. Concerning the startup sounds. The sound was done by Turbine Sound Studios. My understanding is that many sounds were recorded from an DC-8, but I don't know about the startup sounds specifically. It's an old aircraft and there are going to be issues in getting every sound as authentic as possible. That said, I think this is the first complaint about sound I have heard and I know there are several ex-DC-8 pilots and engineers that have purchased the product. As for the vibrating scenery and difficulty while hand flying during climb out, it's difficult to know how to help as I have never experienced this behaviour. I think maybe two users have reported a similar issue but as I recall, I was never able to identify a cause. The first thing to check is whether XML Tools is properly installed. In your main FSX directory there should be an FSXTools.dll file. If it isn't installed properly, many systems, including stabilizer trim, won't work properly. Do the trim handles move when you adjust the trim? Do the spoilerons move when the aircraft is on the ground? If so, then XMLTools is installed and working as it should. Also, are you using FSUIPC for your control inputs? I recall that this caused trouble for some users in the past.
  3. I am working on a new steam gauge airliner for MSFS 2020, but not the DC8. It's too early to discuss it here as no firm arrangements have yet been made with respect to publishing by Aerosoft and it's too early to show screenshots.
  4. I have the same problem. I just installed the new version and it crashes after a few seconds.
  5. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_RgCt--z5DFjWF__yrqAAw2CxY1PoWT6/view?usp=sharing Try this. I had a setting wrong with the previous one.
  6. I posted the link above in this thread. It's right there and working.
  7. No, the installer isn't updated yet. That's why I made the file available. It's easy to download and put it in the folder.
  8. My apologies. I copied a file from the P3D version to implement the auto FE forgetting that the FSX version uses a different variable for external air. Until we replace the installer or add the file to the update you may download it from this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_RgCt--z5DFjWF__yrqAAw2CxY1PoWT6/view?usp=sharing Replace the file in Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\DC-8_50\Panel\DC8_Loader with the new one.
  9. Correct, the aircraft must be correctly configured for takeoff before turning on the auto engineer.
  10. No problem. Thanks for letting me know it works at your end.
  11. I have never started with a default aircraft before loading the DC8 so you can be assured that loading it directly will not cause any problems.
  12. Here's the link for FSX. I had to give the file a different name so after downloading change the name to logic.xml (get rid of the (1)). https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PJPUxhJH0azVKzzwIHecgt28N2ugHkgq/view?usp=sharing
  13. I discovered the issue for this and I'm giving you a link to a new file directly so you don't have to wait for this to go in the updater system and to get some feedback before it does. Replace the logic.xml file in the panel/DC81 folder. This is for P3D only -- I'll post the same for FSX in a moment. As always, it's a good idea to back up the original just in case. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iTqdjlnl672BiuvWEUa7gNHOXi8f8zN7/view?usp=sharing
  14. The files for the FSX update were sent to Aerosoft on September 17th. They usually get updates out right away. I'm not sure what the issue is but I will follow up with Mathijs.
  15. Thanks for the feedback!
  16. Are you sure these sounds are from the DC-8? I'll look, or rather take a listen, but I have never noticed this before. Possibly the sounds are from an airport addon? I know I have some that make a lot of noise.
  17. I will take a look at this. During development I used the recommended cruise altitudes in the performance document and typically did not use loaded weights low enough to get into FL370 or similar.
  18. P3D v.5 is not supported as has been discussed here previously.
  19. The altitude selection is only a memorandum of your assigned or desired altitude and also gives a warning when leaving or approaching the altitude. The DC-8 autopilot doesn't have an altitude capture function. Instead, as you approach the desired altitude you should reduce your vertical speed and then set it to zero when you reach your target altitude.
  20. Sorry the delay in posting and getting the new FSX version out. I have been out of town a great deal (locally) and away from computers. I'll get the FSX new version to Aerosoft this week and look at any support issues I see on the forum.
  21. Not yet. I should get the files to Aerosoft early next week.
  22. You're very welcome. I'll get the FSX version ready now and we should get it out soon.
  23. He's certified and ready to go. The installer (for P3D) is tested and I expect it will be available for download soon, but given the time zones and weekend, not today. This update will be a re-install rather than through the updater. So you will need to back up your liveries and aircraft.cfg file.
  24. Rainero, I can understand that you're disappointed. I'm sure it's a difficult choice for everyone whether to move on to P3D v.5 or not. Some products are going to be going to left behind in going to v.4.5, not just the DC8. I did consider a paid update, but in my opinion it wouldn't make sense. As everyone knows, a new Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming and I don't see much future for P3D addons when it arrives. I could be wrong, but that is what I think will happen. Hopefully the new sim will greatly expand the customer base for flight sim products generally. To make even a paid update for P3D I believe I'd be making a low rate of return on my work even lower. I think it makes more sense to develop for the new sim which will hopefully provide a stable platform without constant breaks in compatibility, and many more users. For the time being I'm still going to stick with steam gauge airliners -- a decision that will probably benefit those who like those products a lot more than it will me. Meant to say "in going to v.5". There doesn't seem to be any way to edit my posts.
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