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About MrCaptED

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  1. This is the END..!!! This multi-Part Soaring-Setup .... was geared to the Soaring Beginner... (I am a Beginner also) The info in all 3-Parts ... was written account I could not find any info on the Subject.... This has only scratched the surface.. It is by no means the only way.... Things left to learn.... There is Real Weather in FS-9 & FSX.. There is a way to guide the Tow Plane....in FSX... There is the CAISET gauges in some of the Gliders... Which is a learning curve by itself.... Thanks for the Input ... Ed
  2. Hi to all Beginners & Readers of this Thread.... Going to give You ideas on how to setup for Ridge Soaring.... This is by no means the only way... I am a Beginner just like You... So if I make a mistake tell me... ---------------------------------------------------------- If you have read the last of Part-2 and watched Scott's Video ... Seems like a good place to try Ridge Soaring.... This is Oahu Island, Hawaii Dillingham Airport ( PHDH ) Here is a Link to 6 pictures of the setup... http://picasaweb.google.com/Mr.CaptED/FSX0602?feat=directlink Pic-001 Shows the
  3. Hi to All Beginners and Others.... Thank you Scott for your correction on the subject of FSX and Oahu, Hawaii.. (Refer Part-2 at the bottom.) I had looked in Google Earth.. and the addon KMZ for FSX ... and it did not show anything on the Island of Oahu... So I did goto FSX and put "Dillingham" in the airport search and there it was... So Thank You.... I did say I was a Beginner.... Now I do not understand how to Quote Scott inside a post so I just copyed/Pasted... ==== Message from Scott ========================================================== I always fly with real-wor
  4. Hi to all Readers..... Thanks Scott for your input... Thanks "Awesome" for his input also.... Moving to the next Part .... account this thread is getting to long to email comments added... I have no idea why I just know it stops emailing you around 16-18 comments.... So here is the Link..... http://www.forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?showtopic=35468 Ed
  5. High to all that are following this thread.... Part 2 has gotten so long it no longer emailed about comments added..... So I am going to start "Part-3" Besure to click on Watch this Thread..... ED
  6. Hi to all that are Reading this.... We are using FSX and in the Advanced Weather settings.... Temp/Pressure setup....Because it effects CumulusX... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Well if you followed the above you know I made a mistake.... It has to do with Barometric Pressure Settings.... Turns out that it needs to be 29.92 and not changed.. for each Layer.... and if I had read it correctly I would have notice it is for Ground level.... When set at 29.92 and you press "B" key for Baro. it auto sets Altimeter to AirPort Altitude... Al
  7. Hi to all, and a Special Thanks to 'Awesome' for all his help.. This is mostly having to do with Thermals... Ridge lift setup in a few days... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am talking about the Advanced Weather Section of FSX where we set everthing.... I know you have been in and out of this alot as you tinker with it.... I removed all settings in the Clouds, Winds, Temps etc. Sections I am assuming you are capturing the Tables etc... and printing them.... You will need the tables.. as we enter Temp. Dew Point & Baro Pres
  8. Hello to "Awesome" and all others that read this Thread..... Well my "Arky" was showing earlier... Had to look up 'OAHU' turned out to be in Hawaii... Went to check with FSX and they do not have any Airports on that Island... But they do on the next Island... I flew from Port Allen, Hawaii (PAK) Here are a couple images of the Islands.... You will be able to tell exactly what I am talking about.... http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Let3JaDkz6Be3XzsM4dmbg?feat=directlink http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/b66rt7yNAGLReMgXhWkWTg?feat=directlink --------------------
  9. Thanks "Awesome" I did truly enjoy the Screen Shots.... The Condor Website should have used your pictures.... Awesome check your "Private Message" box... Will check later tonight... Later Ed
  10. Hi to all Readers... If you have read the last few post.... You know I was asked why FSX over Condor.... http://www.condorsoaring.com/ So I go Reading... The Default "Condor Soaring Sim" has a rather nice group of Gliders.. Look on the Website.. FSX has as big a selection of Gliders I might add.... Condor only has one area supplied with it "Slovenia" You can find some free add on Scenery and some to buy... FSX scenery is the world .... but to be fair, FSX has 4 Airports in Slovenia.... There is One Airport in FSX that is Close to the Alps... (LJLJ) Ljubljana Brnik, Slov
  11. Hi "AweSome", and all Readers... You question #10 >>> I'm just curious, why do you prefer FSX over condor? You have me asking myself why, I would think as a Beginner (including ME) would want to know about all Possible Sims... So with that thinking, I have Several Questions about FSX vs Condor Sims... (You are in a good position to answer) ------------------------------------------------------ Cost is to be Considered: FSX with Acceleration Pack ($39.95 USD) Condor with Plane Pack ($61.50 USD) FSX requires a rather good computer Setup.. Cost money Condor I hav
  12. Hi "Awesome" & all other Readers of this Thread.... I am glad you enjoyed the Screen Grabs... You have no idea how hard it was for me to figure out how to upload and get a link to work.... hehehe I assume from your comments you were able to see them ....and that the slide show feature worked.... And Yes I am going to make other Screen Grabs... ============================================================================== Thanks for Noticing the FPS ... I do not have it tweaked in any way.... I have not added any Scenery .... I have pulled all JetLiners out of mine.... I have o
  13. Thanks for Replying Scott.... Sorry to hear about your health problems.... When you do get around to feeling like it .... How about a detailed list of your tweaks .... I would think all Beginners like me would appricate your input..... Besure to list the computer parts (ie) CPU, Harddrive, Memory, OS ..... And on your comments about FSX over FS-9 .... I see alot of info for both, so that was my reason for asking which Version most people liked.... Get Well Soon , We need You Now...hehehe Later Ed
  14. Hi to All Readers.... I have finally Posted some pictures of my flight with the settings form the above Posts.... http://picasaweb.google.com/Mr.CaptED/SoaringFor43Minutes?feat=directlink You can make this a Slide Show or single images... I tried to add comments to all the images... On the comments about the time it took to climb from 3300ft. to 9300ft. zoom in on the chronometer.. Now the Glider is a "Genesis-2" by David Rowberry..(FS-9/FSX) You can get it on http://www.avsim.com also do a search by Author and You will find a "Horton HoIVa" ...(Download it) Not for the extrem
  15. Here is the Answer to Dew Point..... Dew Point You really don't need to care about dew, unless you're sleeping under your airplane's wing. But when you're planning a flight you should care about the dew point—the temperature to which the air must be cooled to reach saturation. The air around us contains invisible moisture known as water vapor. The difference between a location's temperature and its dew point indicates how well the air can currently hold moisture. Because cool air has a harder time holding moisture than warm air, pilots use this information to determine how likely it i
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