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Peter Lürkens

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  1. Hi Scott, first many thanks for your long term committment to SOAR and keeping track of things! Indeed, very interesting news, I'm really curious how they will go forward. BR, Peter
  2. Danke für die Unterstützung, Otto. VG, Peter
  3. Was pasiert denn, wenn CumulusX.exe mit einem Doppelklick gestartet wird?
  4. Bitte einmal prüfen, ob im Verzeichnis mit den extrahierten Dateien und install.cmd das Unterverzeichnis Modules und darin das Unterverzeichnis CumulusX! und darin "CumulusX.exe" enthalten ist. VG, Peter
  5. Hallo, in dem markierten Verzeichnis ist ein Installationsprogramm enthalten, das man natürlich ausführen muss, um ggf. fehlenden Bibliothen von P3D nachzuinstallieren. Außerdem besagt die Installationsanleitung zu CumulusX!, dass das ZIP-File zunächst in ein beliebiges temporäres Verzeichnis extrahiert werden und darin das install.cmd mit einem Rechtsklick und dann "Als Administrator ausführen" gestartet werden muss. viele Grüße, Peter
  6. Hallo Kurpfalzflieger, rad (Radian) ist die mathematische Maßeinheit des Winkels, dabei entsprechen 360 Grad dem Wert 2xPi. Die geographischen Koordinaten werden dabei von Länge/Breite in Grad in die Werte in Radian so umgerechnet: Geographische Länge: Die Geographische Länge wird von Greenwich in östlicher Richtung positiv in Grad gemessen.180° (+ oder -) liegen genau gegenüber von Greenwich auf der anderen Seite der Erdkugel. 1. Schritt: Ist die geographische Länge in Grad-Minuten-Sekunden angegeben ("GGG°MM'SS.sss", GGG: Gradzahl -179...+179, MM: Minuten 0-59, SS: Sekunden 0-59, .sss...: dezimale Bruchteile von Sekunden .0-.999...), erfolgt zuerst eine Umrechnung in eine dezimales Format "GGG.ggg...", also Grad und dezimale Bruchteile davon: GGG.ggg... = GGG + MM/60 + SS.sss.../3600. Beispiel: 7°53°09.2544" = (7 + 53/60 + 9.2544/3600) = 7.885904° (falls die geographische Länge bereits im dezimalen Grad-Format vorliegt entfällt dieser Schritt) 2. Schritt: Umrechnung von Grad in rad ("Radian") Die Umrechnung in die Angabe als "rad" (+/-R.rrr...) erfolgt nach folgender Formel: +/-R.rrrr... = +/- GGG.ggg.../360 x 2 x Pi (Vorzeichen der Länge in rad wird dabei von der Angabe in Grad übernommen) Beispiel: 7.885904° = 7.885904 / 360 x 2 x 3.141592654... rad = 0.137634989 rad Es ist notwendig, viele Dezimalstellen (auch von Pi) zu verwenden, da sonst im globalen Maßstab schnell einige km Fehler entstehen. Geographische Breite: Die geographische Breite wird vom Äquator (0°) bis zu den Polen (N: +90°, S:-90°) gemessen und hat daher maximal zwei Stellen für die Gradzahl. Im Übrigen ist die Vorgehensweise dieselbe wie bei der geographischen Länge. Beispiel: 54°10'57.972" = (54 + 10/60 + 57.972/3600) = 54.18277 (1. Schritt) 54.18277° = 54.18277 / 360 x 2 x Pi rad= 0.945667734 rad (2. Schritt) Die Werte für die Länge in rad liegen im Bereich von -Pi ... + Pi ( -3.1415926... +3.1415926), der Breite im Bereich -Pi/2 ... +Pi/2 (-1.570796327 ... +1.570796327) VG, Peter
  7. It is possibly a missing simconnect interface, CumulusX! would require FSX-SP2-XPACK. best regards, Peter
  8. Hi RJ, on th download page of CumulusX! you will find in the section "Personal License" a link to registration options. best regards, Peter
  9. Please copy the line below into the address field of Windows Explorer: %localappdata%\Peter_Lürkens There you will find a number of directories named "WinchX.exe_Url...". Delete them all and try again. Background: These directories store the configuration through WinchX!' user interface (one directory per released version). If such configuration got corrupt, WinchX! may fail upon start. If missing, the settings directory will be created new automatically.
  10. Hi Scott,

    pls send me your name, address and your regular e-mail. I will send you a license for free.

    BR, Peter

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      Hey Peter, if you are wondering why I deleted my follow-up reply, I couldn't edit my address out of it so the only course of action was to delete the whole reply.  What I should have done was just email you instead of posting it here where everybody could see it.  Hope I'm not being too paranoid.


  11. Hi Josh, install FSX SP1 and SP2, and it will work, bests, Peter
  12. In the related thread it is stated that the software has to be run under admin rights. Unfortunately, under W7 this is not even sufficient, if files are to be created or altered in "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)", unless you execute FSX with "Right-click, Run as Admin". However, you can more easily make it work, and thereby running FSX and its related add-ons from a Standard User Account (yes and leaving UAC active) by logging in as admin and giving the group "Users" (or even lower, e.g. "Everyone", not recommended, though) full access to to the directories in question, i.e. FSX root directory and all its subdirectories. By doing so you can run FSX from any user account without sacrificing OS security by turning off UAC or working as admin all the time. This solution works for most older programs and can also be extended to registry entries in the HKLM branch likewise. best regards, Peter
  13. A PC capable of running FSX smoothly is required, there should be many recommendations on the web regarding this. There are no special requirements for soaring. For the controls a joystick is required (I'm very happy with the Saitek-PC-Aviator), and I recommend strongly rudder pedals, in particular for gliders. A large monitor (24" or more, or several monitors) improves wide angle field of view and adds to "immersive" feeling. The lack of wide-angle field of view is one of the most apparent differences in the visual perception for those who know real-world flying. As you have already real-world gliding experience, there is not much theory to add for simulation. I would do everything as exercised in the past, that will do pretty well, I expect. bests, Peter
  14. I heard that the guys from UK-Virtual Soaring are pretty good at it. I currently do not have chance yet to try it out myself, neither supporting it. best regards, Peter
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