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Bjorn Comhaire

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  1. Ah great to hear you were able to solve this one! Björn
  2. Hi, Out of curiosity, did anyone from Level D come up with a solution for this? It must be some setting that is specific to an installation/graphics card but definitely not to all. Björn
  3. Hi, This is not something I have ever seen, looks like there may be in issue with your graphics card or driver or something. Don't have a ready answer here... Björn
  4. Hi, Most important question: when you check the waypoints, did they load? If you flightplan has 9 waypoints or less, it loads in one go and you will see the red light meaning that the complete flightplan was loaded... Björn
  5. Hi, There is no CDU ON/OFF button but you have to be sure you turned on the electrics to the instruments on the overhead panel. Björn
  6. Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated! Björn
  7. Glad I could help! Björn
  8. Hi, It looks like my gauge signature is not accepted by your computer anymore! As it was accepted before, it looks like something must have happened to your computer between the time it worked and now. Why did you uninstall and reinstall? Did you have problems with your computer? Did you try to install the certificate (see screenshot 1). Edit: Maybe you deleted the root certificate from CA Cert? You can reinstall by following the steps shown here: http://www.herongyang.com/PKI/CAcert-Install-CAcert-Root-CA-in-IE-8.html Björn
  9. As long as you don't turn OFF the fuel supplies, you should be relatively safe. For take off, switch on the fuel pumps for the main wing tanks, and after take off you switch on the wing tank fuel pumps. When the center fuel tank is empty, turn off those fuel pumps. When the wing tanks are almost empty you should switch on the auxiliary wing tank fuel pumps. Björn
  10. Hi, You should always use fuel from the tank at the center of the plane to the tanks furthest away from the center of the plane. Only during take off you have to use wing tanks to feed the engines. Björn
  11. Hi, Have you checked that your pneumatics, hydraulics and electrics are all on? Confirm that you don't use a joystick of any kind to control the flight axis? Flying with the mouse seems kinda difficult to me with such an aircraft, but you are probably used to it. Björn
  12. To check if the gauge is trusted by FSX you will need to locate the "fsx.CFG" file, make sure to also look into hidden directories for that. the exact location of this file depends on your operating system. On my computer (Win7-64bit) it could be found here: c:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX\fsx.CFG In this file there is a section called "[Trusted]", check if you see references to the "BC_A300.GAU" file, if you see those, that means that the gauge has been "cleared" by you to be save for use with FSX. If you don't see the entry then the gauge was either not loaded or was indicated as being unsafe by you. Björn
  13. Hi Tim, Apparently you can't uninstall SP2 after it has been installed, at least not on my computer! Based on the information I found on several forums however, it looks like using a gauge compiled with SP2 on a non-SP2 FSX installation can cause issues. Not sure if this is what is causing you grief, but it is very possible that this is hte cause of the problem. Björn
  14. Hi Tim, The fact that the tail is invisible is related to the fact that the gauges are not loaded as we control the visibility by one of the variables in the gauge. Confirm you have first uninstalled SP2 and THEN installed the A300? I will test to see if the aircraft works without SP2 and let you know tonight how that worked out. Björn
  15. Hi Tim, Before we look info FS blocking the gauge please make sure that: - The windows firewall is also off? - The gauge is in the correct location The question is: why did it work before and doesn't it work now... possibly something else was changed on your PC since the previous install? Regarding FSX blocking the gauge, I need to look into that myself, so I'll get back to you when I have more info. But there is a list of trusted publishers and when a gauge is first loaded after the install FSX asks if you want to run the gauge and if you trust the publisher of the gauge. if you answer NO then the gauge will not load, if you say YES then the question will not be asked in the future and the gauge will run fine. If the question is never asked this means that the gauge is not loaded at all, so possibly the gauge is not found in the location where it should. Björn
  16. Hi Tim, A number of reasons spring to mind why the gauges are not working: - the main gauge is blocked by FSX - your local firewall is blocking communication between the gauge and simconnect via the localhost (previous versions of the gauge were using FSUIPC) - the A300 gauge is not installed in the default gauge-directory in FSX or the links in the panel.cfg path are not pointing to the gauge So maybe you can check if there is something blocking the gauge in the firewall setting (try and turn off the windows firewall and then start FSX-don't forget to turn it back on afterwards), and also check that the SimCheck main gauge is correctly installed in the default FSX->gauges directory. Björn
  17. Hi Tim, When you started up the A300 the first did you get a window popping up asking if you trust gauges written by me? If so, did you answer "YES" to that question? Björn
  18. Hi Richard, please send to: info@simchecksoftware.com. Will not be able to test until Monday though... Björn
  19. Hi Richard, Sure, you can send over one of the files, no problem. The only thing I can think off is that these new files are true stereo and that maybe this gives a different effect on your computer versus some of the other files? Regarding the TO warning, the alarm will go off if the Speed brakes are extended. About the APU sound, we tried to add that and also the sound of the external power unit. The problem we were faced with was this: we can create a sound based on the current view, so in external view -> turn on sound effect, but then there is no panning or distance effect (louder from the back than from the front for instance). We then tried to connect a sound file to an external effect feature (e.g. smoke coming out of the APU => play APU sound) and that worked great except that the sound will happily turn ON but it will not turn off again once the effect is removed! So after much experimenting we decided to abandon this idea. Does anyone else have a working APU sound that works realistically? If so, I'd be glad to hear how they did it Björn
  20. Hi Richard, Strange that you have to turn up the volume so much for the sounds to be clear! Regarding the GPWS question. "Bank angle" call outs are not implemented on all A300's, but it is on this one! In the A300 world this is "GPWS - Mode 6". The "Bank angle" call will only be heard at or below 100ft AGL and with bank angle of more than 30°. Björn
  21. Hi Richard, I'd really like to help you with the sound stuff but I can't hear what you are hearing and I have the exact same files, does anyone else have this problem too? The parking brake sound, flap handle sound, spoiler handle, battery sound, wiper switch... they all work just fine here. You cannot change individual sound volumes I'm afraid except if you start editing these files. So in your case they are completely not there? Comparing this to other aircraft doesn't make much sense btw as I don't use the standard FSX sound engine... So it this point I'm at a loss why these sounds don't play on your system, but I will check to see if I can find anything out of the ordinary with these files. I will look at the lights issue and the flight surface movements also. Thanks for pointing these out to me. Björn
  22. Dear Richard, The version number of the panel can be found by opening the settings panel, it should be "SP2b", if it is different then you should download the latest version. The files you quote are the correct files however. "_NEW" files are updated sounds from new recordings I had made this year. In the FSX sound settings I have all the sliders at 50% and the sounds are clearly audible, so it is not clear why you don't hear them. Note that I normally wear headphones while flying however, the ventilation sound is rather delicate, so maybe it is not very clear when using external speakers? Kind regards, Björn
  23. Hi Richard, Just so we are on the same page, this is what you should here: - When the WIPER switch is moved you should here a click sound for the switch, there is no sound for the movement of the wipers - Flaps and slats you should here a click when the handle is moved, you can not hear the movement of the flaps in the cockpit - Parking brake: you should here a wizzing click when it is pulled out or put back - When the batteries are on you should hear the sound of the ventilation/cooling of the instruments, when the airco switches are on there should be an extra sound for the wind blowing through the airco vents -> I will check the issue with the lights! Björn
  24. In the latest update there is a utility to assign or change keyboard settings for a number of panel switches and settings. you can use this to assign keyboard commands to AT and AP connect and disconnects. Björn
  25. Hi Hanseen, In pitch mode the aircraft will try to maintain the pitch (in fact the SimCheck A300 it is the VSPD) that you set with the yoke. It is up to you to choose the most convenient mode after that, I usually prefer to use PITCH or VSPD until the N1 computer is set to CRZ (for the first part of the climb) and the flap clean-up is complete. In VSPD or PITCH you allow the aircraft to smoothly reach climb speed and once you are at the correct speed you would select IAS. For small changes in altitude (e.g. during cruise climb or small descends) you would use VSPD mode. IAS mode only makes sense if you have make relatively large changes in altitude. Also once you are cruising at constant mach, IAS will not be mode of choice as it will hold the speed at IAS engagement in IAS not in Mach number. The purpose of the autopilot is to help you to achieve what you want, never should your actions be commanded by autopilot because then you loose control! You are the pilot! The target of most pilots would be to have a smooth flight with relatively small pitch changes. Using IAS mode right after take-off in TO or FLX TO mode, will result in large pitch changes, especially if you have to level off soon after take-off! The IAS mode will probably not even be able to keep up with what you command it to do and you will have speed overshoots etc... Björn
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