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Emanuel Hagen

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  1. I'm afraid this data is not available externally of the sim. I would not know of any method to get it into a text file.
  2. Emanuel Hagen

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    Hi Aaron, check your pilot client for it. The Transponder in VATSIM is unfortunately not reading the P3D variables for the transponder mode, but only for the squawk. The transponder mode itself has to be set in the pilot client.
  3. If you have the possibility please also post a video of the whole approach from about 5NM out until rollout.
  4. Ever since I'm flying the line now (about one year) I've done exactly four full thrust takeoffs, one of them even a no engine bleed takeoff. Three in possible windshear conditions and the last one was climb limited due to terrain proximity and the aircraft being almost at MTOW. With modern jets you barely need full thrust. Maybe in hot and high conditions at places like Quito as you said. Apart from that we normally use a combination of the highest fixed derate plus some assumed temprature in my airline. There is some misconception amongst simmers regarding heavy aircraft. You do not necessarily feel it being heavy. Mostly it's quite the opposite indeed! Most heavys nowadays, like the 777, are operated far below their maximum weights. A route like Frankfurt-New York is a short flight for a 777. It could fly twice as long easily. With this in mind on most flights in heavys you're quite overpowered and the aircraft would climb like a rocket without derates. This "heavy feeling" most simmers want, especially in the flight controls, is just some expectations. If you have a large aircraft you'll build in large flight controls to make it controlable nicely.
  5. Think of the environment, why on earth do you need to print this stuff on a real printer? It's bad enough already this stuff gets printed (only to be thrown away) in real life ever so often. My airline did for a good reason not even install a printer in our aircraft, but does it all electronically over the EFB.
  6. Wie du wünscht. Eines sei aber noch gesagt: Du kannst so viele Pay Softwares kaufen, wie Du möchtest: Wenn der Sim falsch eingestellt ist, bringt dir das alles nichts. Und diese sind auch garantiert nicht notwendig, um die Köln Szenerie nutzen zu können.
  7. -484 and 2.4g... that doesn't seem right. Are you sure there's nothing wrong with your sim itself?
  8. .....then it will still not work with high settings and all these addons together. Unless you spent more for your computer than I spent for my ATPL.
  9. Well okay indeed, as long as no passengers are onboard you can leave it open. You can also take 5 pilots, give 'em a trolley and make them run up the aisle during takeoff on circuit training though Whoever wins and gets up fastest can fly the next circuits. We aim to model normal operations however so in our case the ambient soundset will match what you see: A closed door.
  10. Are you flying online and do you have a Carenado addon installed? If the pilot client calls a Carenado model as AI model it will trigger Carenados copyright protection which in return kills your engine. Can happen with any aircraft you're currently flying, no matter which one.
  11. No info for the time being. If a product is announced early people in the end will always complain its late.
  12. You two might want to read up on how exactly the weather radar works. WXR OFF is a very normal message if you do not turn the system on.
  13. Sorry to say but that simply won't happen. We explained the relation between the flight computers and framerates often enough and while it may be possible to modify them for stable 4x under most cruise conditions 16x is out of question unless your sim runs at 100fps+.
  14. For me it also does it at 8x and even at 4x. I found that using Autocruise set to 8x will at best give you a lengh of about 4h for an 8h flight, so realistically it only comes at some 2x constantly because it keeps switching whenever the aircraft gets slightly offtrack. I'm not too sure if a jump ahead feature would make a lot of sense, we are really not big fans of this particular feature even though I absolutely love the QW787!
  15. 16x time acceleration will not be supported, sorry. That's far to much for the computers to handle, unless your sim runs at 100+ fps. I am for the matter of fact not aware of any single airliner addon which would properly support even 8x time acceleration. Maybe when flying a straight line but as soon as you enter even the modest turn they all run into severe trouble.
  16. I like Active Sky as well, it is the best weather engine currently available. However due to its complexity it does simply not inject everything into the simulator. Unfortunately many things are only injected when you actually enter them. There's nothing we can do about this, only the Active Sky developers could work on this. You could also try the REX weather engine coming with REX Sky Force if you own that product. From a real life perspective however I have to say there simply is no realistic weather addon available for any flight simulator. I have simply never seen any pattern on any radar which looked even remotely as in real life. What I usually notice is that most weather addons are tuned for great visuals, which leads to a hopeless overdepiction of weather in the sim. Weathercells are much stronger than they are in real life and there are far to many of them. Most certainly with Active Sky but also with all other weather addons I tried so far. The best in terms of realism of the weather systems so far was FSGRW however they focus more on the weather systems than on the visuals (which aren't bad either if you're using addon textures like REX). Just to be sure though: "best" still has to be seen as very modest compared with the real world.
  17. He has everything set to AUTO, you can see that by the radar indication on the lower right of the ND. If he would be using manual gain or tilt it would be shown on the display.
  18. That's hard to judge from that picture alone. While we can see that there is some rain inserted we can not judge its intensity. If you fly into it Active Sky might give you violent turbulence or just nothing. You just can't tell for sure because the full weather you will encounter is not injected into the simulator until you are actually in it.
  19. As for the performance prediction you would just take a variable wind as a direct tailwind, for the FMC, as long as it is less than 5kt you can simply leave the field blank. You might want to update it if the tower gives you a steady wind when calling, if it's still variable at that point you can simply keep it empty.
  20. So that's why the Turkish are always taxiing that slow... at once when I had a Turkish in front of myself the captain and me were already wondering and making jokes that we wouldn't even know how to taxi that slowly, even if we wanted... they must have mastered the thrust settings needed for those 90° turns into the gate at 1-2kt This is actually part of the reason why my company pays per scheduled block hour and not per actual.
  21. Die LAND 3 Anzeige betrifft nur die Boardsysteme und zeigt den Status, den der Flieger kann. Mit der verfügbaren Kategorie des ILS hat das nichts zu tun. Wie es gleichzeitig zu LAND 3 und NO AUTOLAND kommen kann, kann ich leider nicht sagen, da ich mich mit der 767 nicht auskenne. Da hilft wohl eher das FCOM. Eine Abweichung um ein paar Meter kann es immer mal geben. Letztlich sind Flugzeuge auch nur Maschienen und Maschienen sind nicht perfekt, sondern müssen vom Menschen überwacht werden. Aus gutem Grund
  22. That's definitely a VATSIM myth. There is no 20kt limit in real life.
  23. Does it work at 40%? With 30% it might not work in the real aircraft either. At least in mine (different aircraft, same engines) 30% would by far not be enough to accelerate beyond 30kt unless you got time to spare... loads of time! How "suddenly" does it stop? Could you send us a small video to show exactly what you mean? Do you notice any abrupt change on the speed trend vector during acceleration for takeoff? This could be an indication there is something generally wrong here. Believe me, it does. Because we make it stop
  24. With sufficient thrust you surely can taxi faster. 40% or higher can be quite normal to accelerate to these speeds. How much thrust do you usually use for taxi?
  25. What is a "normal" taxi speed for you? In least in my airline anything beyond 30 is prohibited unless backtracking an active runway where you can go up to 50kt. Anything beyond about 34kt would even trigger an alert sent to the airline for which you can get into serious trouble. There is no thing like "high speed taxi approved" in real life, that's a VATSIM thingy. For sure it doesn't exist in Europe in real life. You can always go up to 30kt unless there is a legal limit specified on the charts. ATC may ask you to expedite taxi but even then, in my airline it's not more than 30kt.
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