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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
  8. Mathijs, how do I send you a private message?

     

    Nigel

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  9. Correction: using the specific keys as above can have proiblems, even although their use did not conflict with my assignments, this does cause problems in the GPS, eg the "V" will not select in the GPS for CYVR, it will show CYR. I e-mailed Peter Dowson and the work-around is to put shift ahead of the key, ie "shift_V" Nigel
  10. Hi Tobus You have to have FSUIPC4 installed, mine is the payware version and that is needed to get full access to all its functions. Start up a flight with the Twin Otter floats, from the top menu go to addons and open up FSUIPC. Go to the “keys” tab. I used the “F” and “V” keys respectively for the throttle incr and throttle decr for engine #1, and the “K” and “M” keys respectively for the throttle incr and throttle decr for engine #2. Check the “Aircraft Specific” selection, and your current aircraft will be identified. To assign an action to a keypress, press the Set button in the left hand panel. The edit box above displays ―PRESS KEY. Press your key selection, for example “F”, and you will see it displayed. Next, you have to complete this selection by assigning an action to that key press ie “THROTTLE1_INCR”. Read the manual that comes with FSUIPC to make sure you follow the correct steps. Also do not select the repeat box. Hope this helps Nigel ps My favourite float plane flight is between Vancouver and Victoria, Victoria is quite a bendy shoreline, hence my need for better steering pps have you tried my CYVR scenery for FSX?
  11. I did it! Using FSUIPC4, I assigned four keys to Throttle1 and 2, incr and decr, and it works fine. Thx everyone for their help regards Nigel
  12. Thx Snave for your reply and suggestion. I went poking around in the FSX settings but did not see any which would apply to pitch actions for individual engines. I do have the payware of FSUIPC4 and I suspect I can do something in that program but am still working at it. Any tips or advice would be much appreciated regards Nigel
  13. Tobus Thx for your response, I tried this but it is an incredibly cumbersome process; I have found that the aircraft will respond slowly to rudder action but if I need a sharp turn I change to slew mode - all very unsatisfactory for a payware product. I hope someone from Aerosoft is reading this, why Aerosoft cannot provide a software work-around I don't know, Barry Blaisdell did so on his Twin Otter Float and it works well. I have been examining aircraft.cfg, panel.cfg and *.air files but cannot see a way to doing this. I would like to hear some comments from Aerosoft Support - pls Nigel
  14. The manual describes how to steer the Otter in water, in real life. In the simulator, the manual recommends a throttle quadrant. I don't want to buy a throttle quadrant (many times more expensive than the original Otter software), so what work-around is there in FSX? There is no ctrl-W and the CH rudder pedals won't steer it in water. Nigel Vancouver
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