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  1. I have flown a couple of routes Glasgow to Cardiff and return without incident, it made me laugh when I reread the manual in the FAQs somebody asked about the reverse thrust, it wasn't me. I am working my way around the TRP gauge, which I think could be better, but you are correct it is a good stable aircraft I also flew a VOR approach into Iraklion which was stunning, I use AS2012 and there was low cloud, I was slightly left of centre line and descending at 3 degrees based on 300ft for every mile until I was visual with the PAPIs. I touched down a little ast the threshold but stopped with room to spare. I am looking forward to getting the BAE146 as oppposed to the RJ70/85/100 to see what differences there might be but it is a good aircraft and good modelling by QW. I was frustrated today I wanted to do a flight from London City to Zurich and return but I kept being taxied into by AI traffic, I will disable it tomorrow when I retry.
  2. I now have the QW146, I have completed a short flight LOWI to LOWW, I ran off the end of the RW but didn't break anything. I will need to complete a few more flights to understand some of the systems but it is a nice stable aircraft, I ended up to close in when FSX directed me to a RW that I hadn't planned so I converted to manual but had not set up any autobrake and the spoilers didn't deploy, apart from that it was fine!
  3. It normally happens after I have just purchased it! Bronco, Huey, Herlakion!
  4. Ole, Thanks my internet is playing up at the moment, I think I may just go ahead and buy it over the next few days. Perhaps Toby and I can fly in formation to Iraklion! What did you think of the Mykonos, it looks really good, I need to curb the amount I am spending as my wife will not be pleased! That is if she finds out!
  5. Toby is it the Quality Wings 146, I have been holding off until somebody reviewed it. It has been quiet on here, I am waiting for the Mykonos scenery it will make for another Greek island to head for!
  6. Ole, I am envious, I wish I knew enough to be able to offer advice. I think the CPU aand GPU look fine and would certainly be a vast improvement on my system. Good luck, this week seems to have been quiet on the forum, I think people have been busy.
  7. Matt, The TrackIR is on its way, I have a new Logitech headset so as of tomorrow I should be ok. I used Scan computers in the past and my second PC is one of theirs. The rig in there has some issues, it was a Win XP OS that I upgraded using my own copy of Win 7 Ultimate. But for some reason it will only operate in 32 bit rather than 64. I also have an old copy of Vista, I have tried every which way complete Format of the drives all to no avail, the only system that would go on the drive was Win 7 but in 32 bit mode. The drives are SAT drives and if I was going to upgrade it I would probably change them as they are only 160 and 80 GB drives. My brother gave me some of his cast offs and the motherboard and CPU is less than the spec of this Packard Bell. I am just waiting to free up the readies and I will replace the lot, probably through Scan computers again or Novatech. It is frustrating because if I get the job I have applied for I will be minted and can commit the money but I am reliant on the company to make its move before I do so. In the mean time I am enjoying my resettlement leave and getting some serious Flight Sim time in.
  8. Ian, It is an amazing aircraft but heavy on your system. I have concentrated most of my flying between the European airfields, mainly because I don't want to spend hours in the cruise, the excitement for me is the setting up and then departure and arrival. Having said that I will buy the B777 when it is complete and just rate the time during the cruise. I have Aerosofts Airbus but have never mastered the Airbus FMCs and way of flying, I much prefer Boeing, I bought some of the Captain Sim stuff but was frustrated by a lot of the bugs and CTD so they are collecting dust in my Download file. Years ago a company called Phoenix Software (PSS) did some really good models, they went out of business but have just restarted as a company called Black Box Simulations, it will be interesting to see how they develop. Good luck with the NGX I was fortunate and didn't suffer any of the install issues when it first came out, you will be able to completely lose yourself in the aircraft.
  9. Gents, Thanks, I am sure that I will move to it but need to upgrade my system, some of the scenery I am flying to I only get 18Fps and having just added NL2000 V4 I am down to 7Fps at Amsterdam. There is only so much I can get past my wife without her knowing so some tactics will be required to shmooze (made op word) my way over the hurdle that is she that must be obeyed! I was surprised though she has said yes to the TrackIR that I ran past her last night! Things are on the up. I just need to find a good place to buy it from nobody seems to have it or even heard of it locally.
  10. Matt, How do the frame rates compare? I understand the rational that P3D is still being developed and more and more software companies are providing addons that are compatible, I think I am at the same point I was when I considered mothballing FS2004. I get frustrated with not being able to move all my software across, if my wife knew the amount I spend on this hobby she would have kittens. I think I will wait until I upgrade my system which may be towards the end of the year. My PC Spec is relatively low by comparison to those I see in these forums: Packard Bell Quad Core i7 860@ 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz, 6 GB RAM, GPU ATI HD5570, Win 7 64 Bit OS. It was received as a present being Packard Bell there is very little you can do to upgrade it, however, I also have another PC that requires a complete rebuild/upgrade which I may get around to in the coming months.
  11. Ole, Matt, P3D is it worth it, I am confused as to how much it would cost me $9.95 a month or mega bucks and am not sure whether I want to reload all my scenery and various aircraft types. Of course all of what I have said is born out of ignorance, if I had a new all singing all dancing PC and was having to reload FSX anyway I would probably be tempted, maybe in the future. Thanks again Matt.
  12. Matt Smith you are a genius how did you identify the file? I tried to take a screenshot but could only paste into a word document and it wouldn't allow me to copy and paste from there! Thanks again for your help.
  13. Ole, I think I may have found the problem with the Xmas Trees I found a file but it is an exe file that installs a mission the file is called Andras_Field_Christmas_Holiday_Lunch. I downloaded it in December 2010 I don't want to run the file again as it may only install the file again, if you still have it or know somebody who does could you let me know how to remove it please. Regards Dave Boreham
  14. Ole, I think I may have found the problem with the Xmas Trees I found a file but it is an exe file that installs amission the file is called Andras_Field_Christmas_Holiday_Lunch. I don't want to run the file again as it will only install the file again, if you still have it or know who does could you let me know how to remove it please. I will also post this on a new thread to see if somebody else has managed to remove the christmas trees. Regards Dave Boreham
  15. Toby, I wish I had checked back here earlier, I figured it out after about an hour, I remembered a message on the MilVis Forum that said about this model number a missing one or a three. Like you I made them T38A3. I now have 17 T38As to choose from. Only the FSDreamTeam stuff to sort out and I should be okay again, that is apart from those XMAS trees! Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  16. I have downloaded some of the liveries from Flightsim.com they are good one will not load I will have another look at it later. I have just been doing some night flying at LGIR with an intercept on an Air Berlin A320, The start sound files are good you hear the igniters. I need to read up on the VOR selections I think you must have to select them through the GPS controller but I will take another look. The GPS also shows otherr AI traffic as we thought last night it acts like a radar and is good if you lose sight of the target. I am envious of the TrackIR but wouldn't be able to swing that past my nearest and dearest, she might notice! I am not sure what she thinks about me talking to people on-line as it is, I used to take a lot of stick when people found out how much time and money I spend on Flight Sim as it is. I may join you tonight but can't commit at the moment. Matt, Hope you get your internet sorted soonest, the more the merrier! Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  17. Toby, Nice shots I must learn how to do these, and remember to turn off the landing light! I enjoyed the evening it was a good tutorial for me, I hope to improve my formation flying, the landings are getting better though. I like the livery of your T-38 and will look for some downloads later have you uploaded the screenshots to the MilVis site yet? Did you use a program to compile the screenshots only I have managed to take a single shot but if I take a second I think it overwrites the first? I am glad that I have come back to Andras Field flying online is adds a whole new dimension to the hobby for me. Thanks again Toby. Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  18. Well I have managed to land the T38 but it is more exacting than the F18, I am not sure about a long distance flight in one, although the VC doesn't have an auto pilot I think shift 2 gives you a 2D Comms panel which has one. I have given up on adding EAFS to the NavData files. Navigraph doesn't allow you write access and the PMDG database looks too difficult at the moment. I have tried NL2000 V4.02 it eats up my frame rates so I will need to mess with the sliders to turn it down it is almost unworkable at my current settings, it will have to wait until tomorrow now. Does anybody know how the T38 compares to the Aerosoft F16, that may be my next purchase as I wait for the PMDG B777! I may catch you later dependant on what sort of day my wife has had! Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  19. Toby, I don't think i can make it, which is a shame. I have almost thrown my PC out the window trying to get NL2000 V4.02 installed, Imanaged in the end by using compatibility mode, the installer does not like Win 7. I flew the Swiss Missions, I can imagine they would be so much better with Switzerland Professional. I had Austria Professional for FS2004 but they do not do an upgrade it was much better than the default, I have to make do with Approaching Innsbruk instead. I must now try and load FSX and see where I will crash the T38! Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  20. Matt, I feel for you. I recently had BT Infinity fitted all the downloads for NL2000 would have taken an age on my previous download speed 2.6MBs I am now getting 68.59MBs it is incredible, I hope they bring it to your area soon. My daughter is having to wait 2 months to have a line sorted by BT, I think it is because they are a SKY customer! I have spent the last hour trying to add EAFS to the NavData files, I am sorry but it beats me some of the coding is obvious but there are to many variables that I don't understand so I will park it for a while. Ole, Did you find the Xmas tree file I have searched through my old downloads and can't find it, I have about 6 Xmas trees dotted all around the airfield? Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  21. Toby, NL2000 I just crashed the T38 at Eindhoven! I managed to download all the files last night thank the Lord for a fast internet connection, I just need to update the files to V4.02 now and I should be sorted my FPS at Eindhoven were around the 20FPS dropping to 18/16 occasionally. The installation was tricky and I am not looking forward to the V4.02 installer faff again, I will try and get it sorted this afternoon. Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  22. Toby, T38 is a rocket you need to keep the speed up on finals as it goes all mushy, I will explore it some more tomorrow. Re NL2000, I will have a look at Avsim tonight and see about downloading the files, I am worried as I know it can eat up the PCs resources and mine struggles now. My wife caugfht me sneaking upstairs with my wallet and the credit card earlier, it is a good job she is as amenable as she is, if she only new the half of it! Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  23. Toby, I have spent another fortune today and am now the proud owner of a T-38. I am just about to fire it up to have a look. I feel I am moving away from my normal comfort zone of FMCs and way points! Hopefully it comes with a decent Manual so I can use the navaids and avionics to good effect. Kind Regards Dave Boreham
  24. Tobus, I had NL2000 V3 for FS2004, but I don't like Bit Torrent, probably due to ignorance but I do not wish to give others the use of my PC or internet, it sounds selfish but it is the security side of things that concerns me. I do not have or own any pirate software and I think Bit Torrent is used a lot for this. If I could get it on a disc/DVD I would buy it. I added Altenheim and Larnaca from Aerosoft this morning, I thought Altenheim might be a good destination from Andras Field in GA or Spitfire, but may be too close only 56 miles. I now have the Ski lift and buildings my scenery complexity was too low thank you Toby. Ole I still have Christmas trees everywhere though! I can make the 2 Sep and will see what I can do about EAFS in the PMDG database, although I am not hopeful a return trip sounds like a good idea, I will watch this space to see what happens. I have a few issues with my scenery library at the moment my FSDreamTeam Zurich and Geneva buildings have disappeared! I will catch you later Kind Regards Dave Boreham
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