MarkHurst

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  1. MarkHurst

    NDB with .5 in frequency?

    Yes, I think so. But maybe make a copy your existing folders first just to be sure. BTW I have seen reference to a hotfix 4, so I hope that's not the one you need Good job on the book
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    NDB with .5 in frequency?

    Hah, thanks! I have tried to attach the hotfix zip file here. This is not my work, it is just a saved copy of the official hotfixes that used to be posted here. Hotfix1-3_Complete.zip
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    NDB with .5 in frequency?

    Was there not a hot fix for this? I think my ADF radio cycles between the 0 and 0.5 frequency by itself as a workaround. In other words, you tune the whole frequency and then if you watch the radio it cycles between the two values every half-second or so.
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    HUDCA gauge in P3Dv4

    P.S. Apparently HUDCA uses a third-party gauge by Doug Dawson and there is a 64-bit version, available here!
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    HUDCA gauge in P3Dv4

    A while back (!) I posted about using Dietmar Loleit's HUDCA HUD gauge in the Twin Otter. Unfortunately, when I switched to P3Dv4 recently I found that it wouldn't work. It seems the reason is that there is a small compiled gauge (Config.gau) to load the settings from the ini file, which doesn't work. The good news is that the HUD itself is an XML gauge and does work! All you have to do is stuff the mandatory Lvars with values instead of defining them in the ini file and it will work as normal! You can do this in a short Lua script. Here it is in LINDA, which is how I've done it: ipc.writeLvar("L:Decision_High", 300) ipc.writeLvar("L:TO_V1", 63) ipc.writeLvar("L:TO_Rotate", 63) ipc.writeLvar("L:TO_V2", 73) ipc.writeLvar("L:V_Landing", 74) ipc.writeLvar("L:Disp_Radio_High", 2500) ipc.writeLvar("L:Flaps_Takeoff_set", 2) ipc.writeLvar("L:aircraft_type", 1) You can read the original discussion here.
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    Pilot uniform, seriously?! 😲 For my money, worthy improvements will be to the flight characteristics, engine modelling and systems modelling. Modelling failures would be a huge step forward as it would make many of the currently pointless systems useful. For example, none of the checklist tests have any meaning because nothing will ever not work. Likewise the need for a standby A/H, unless you want to practice using a limited panel, I suppose. Icing and running out of fuel are pretty much the only failures that can happen, which renders the (well-modelled) electrical system also pointless . More realistic startup would be on the list but lower down than how the engines handle in flight. And obviously fixing current problems like the ground friction in P3Dv4 and the buggy ADF radio logic. There is an alternative sound set from Sonic Solutions, BTW.
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    Throttles and Auto pilot conflicting

    For me, just the additional ice gauge. I did post it here but I think the files all got wiped out at some point .You can get it from here instead if you're interested, although you have to be registered to see the attachments.
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    Throttles and Auto pilot conflicting

    Only thing I can think of is that the autopilot is built on top of the standard functions and it may be that one of these commands auto-throttle under some circumstances. There isn't an auto-throttle on the Twin Otter but it may be that something in the PFC throttle quad driver intercepts this? This is all pure speculation but the PFC hardware is the non-standard link in the chain, as I believe their hardware isn't designed to show up as regular HIDs.
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    P.S. Unless you just mean the VC can be configured by the user
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    Twin Otter Extended Extended?

    Hold on, there. There would be very little to attract me if they start taking away the better stuff! So yes, better engines and more in-depth systems, but it has to be an upgrade, not a downgrade!
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    Checklist Appearing with Camera Views

    There's an echo in here
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    Checklist Appearing with Camera Views

    I think there was an issue whereby EZCA was not compatible with the view selection panel in FSX and hence didn't work properly. Maybe you don't have the same setup but this might give some insight in to the problem.
  13. I doubt it, they do not appear to be standard functions.
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    annual ground friction question

    I have to agree, although to be fair it seems likely something changed in P3D to exacerbate the problem and the Twin Otter was, after all, designed for FSX. It used to be a small issue in FSX but since I switched to P3Dv4 it needs about 3/4 full power to break away. On the plus side, we shouldn't be spending too much of our time taxiing
  15. There is a switch above the co-pilot's seat.