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  1. At last, I have succeeded in downloading Switzerland - why I don't really know. I coupled Chrome with FreeDownload Manager, I must have had over 10 failures but was able to resume the download at each failure point, after a complete exit from the Internet. Nigel
  2. See my postings under Aerofly FS2 forum, trying to download Switzerland scenery - exactly the same problems and I don't seem to be getting anywhere. Nigel Vancouver
  3. Hi Tom I am still getting nowhere fast; I have yet to download a complete Switzerland file. I have checked with my ISP, and my modem and router (although my PC is hard-wired into the router and modem) and connections are all in order. Today I downloaded a 3.5GB file from ORBx and later a 903MB file of Washington North as described in a message below – without any problems. When downloading Switzerland I occasionally get about 2GB and once managed to get to 6GB. It is downloading at 2MB/s and indicates a 2 hour download for the nearly 15GB file; the download speed starts to falter then eventually hits zero - I get the message “failed – network error”; then when I click “resume” in Chrome I get _”failed - network forbidden”. Even with the download managers, when it stops they cannot reconnect. To summarize what I have done; 1 . I am using Chrome and have re-installed it. 2. I have tried two download managers – FreeDownLoad Manager and JDownloader. 3. I have turned off Windows Defender and anti-virus. 4. I changed the “eu” end of the URL to “usa”, ie Link removed My computer technician queries whether it might be a very busy Aerosoft web site due to the season? So what can I do now? Nigel
  4. Hi Tom Some more grist for the mill. None of these were successful, the download still crashed, usually at least to 2GB: · turning off Windows Defender and anti-virus during download Link removed changing the “eu” end of the URL to “usa” I get the message “failed – network error”; then when I click “resume”, I get "failed - forbidden” Regards Nigel
  5. Hi Tom Thx for your quick response. My PC is already hard-wired into the router which is hardwired into the modem, which I presume is what you were referring to re the LAN connections? I cannot locate the Amazon link you are referring to , this is the URL for my downloads page: https://www.aerosoft.com/en/account/downloads What next? I might try a download with my Defender turned off regards Nigel
  6. I have just purchased Switzerland but so far I have been unable to download an executable file. I am using Chrome and have re-installed it. I have rebooted my router, and rebooted the computer. I have also tried FreeDownload Manager. When Chrome download stalls, I eventually get the message “forbidden” which according to info, indicates I am not allowed to download the file from the Aerosoft site, yet I am checked into my account. What can I do next? Nigel Vancouver
  7. I fly on "trips" in different parts of the world, from one airport to the next, moving along several airports. When I am at the start point I save the scenario (hit the ; key) and call it "trip". I locate that file in ......documents/Prepar3D v4 Files/trip, and from it create a shortcut on the desktop called "trip". When I get to the next airport, I shutdown and save the scenario "trip" overwriting the previous one. Then next time I want to do the next leg, I double-click "trip" on the desktop and there I am where I left off previously. In the case of the Twin Otter, in the Configuration panel, under "default start", I tick "Ready to fly situation" and the aircraft starts up immediately. Very quick and convenient.; hope this helps. Nigel Vancouver
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  9. Now, sometimes when I fly, the numbers show; then sometimes when I fly, the numbers don't show! Hope Windows 10 has the promised update soon Nigel
  10. More puzzlement - I just fired up P3Dv4 to fly and all the gauges were lit - I haven't done any adjustments since my last posting. Nigel
  11. Tom Thx for your response. Yes I copied the quartz file from sim\fonts (P3Dv4) to the Windows (W10_64bit)\ fonts, when I right click the file, there is no install button. If I right click the quartz file in the sim\fonts, there is an install button. Nigel
  12. I spoke too soon. Before my first message I had rebooted my computer at least a couple of times, and the numbers showed up correctly. Today they do not show, and running the batch file does not bring them back either - a real puzzlement Nigel
  13. I had exactly the same problem and tried suggestions from several earlier messages below without success, until I came across this message string, Panels font issue. The Rebuild_Font_Cache.bat solved the issue, all my dials are showing the frequencies - thx for that suggestion. Nigel Vancouver
  14. Hi Herman Tenacity? Some people call me obstinate, or stubborn, or pig-headed; but I was brought up in Scotland and I like to think I am tenacious! Back to the Otter. Q1 - yes, I have been using the mouse to move the individual levers for start-up then going to my CH yoke, with its three levers, each acting for its two levers in the virtual cockpit, and they seem to operate okay once I get going. Q2 – “At cold and dark, can you easily control the power and condition levers throughout their full range?” yes. I went right through the check list under the “cold and dark situation” and found myself skidding along the ground, but with both engines operating. However, during the ticking-off process the fire alarm bell sounded and it was the same sound as the screeching I referred to before when the left engine would not start. I created a scenario at the Kenmore runway with the _300 model as you suggested, and it started correctly under the “ready to fly situation”. I changed the scenario to my _100 model and it started okay too! I suspect there must have been some quirk in my previous saved scenario. Where I am at now, I think I have got it starting up as I want it, I don’t want to be going through the whole start-up procedure every time I want to fly. Now I want to learn to fly it properly. Unless you have any other suggestions? It would be nice if there was a command to tie it to, or untie it from, the jetty so that it didn’t move. Thx for all your help. Nigel
  15. Hi Herman Thx for your response. I am finding a lot of this quite confusing; I am a retired engineer, so I am familiar with problem solving techniques, but I have been having a lot of difficulty trying to establish a pattern. However, I think I have found a work-around or it may in fact even be the solution? Some saved scenarios with the floats model seem to work, others do not and the left engine stays shut-down with a screeching sound (maybe something to do with some scenario saving quirks?). I have found if I reload the Aircraft from the vehicle menu, I can get it to start. I have both “Start locks installed on float versions “ and “ready to fly situation” entries activated in the configuration panel. But this also requires some fast finger work! When both engines start the plane moves forward away from the jetty, even though still feathered, whereas I want to start taxiing from the jetty. So when the engines start, I rapidly press the F2 button (or an equivalent assigned button on my CH Yoke) to reverse the power, then rapidly move the Power Lever(s) to disengage the reverse thrust; now the props are unfeathered so I have to rapidly move the Prop Lever(s) to re-feather ………………………Phew!! Thanks Nigel
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