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  1. Has anyone made any liveries for Mexican airlines like: Interjet or Volaris? There are versions for prior editions of the Airbus, but am having trouble adding them into the new model. Thanks.
  2. My autothrottle has been misbehaving a lot. After takeoff, it accelerates to 300 knots and climbs like a demon. It will do the same thing on an approach; while on the glideslope, it will suddently accelerate and climb. I am not sure, however, that the problem is with the model and I may try to isolate it.
  3. I have found that the checklist function is not working quite right. The co-pilot does not flip many of the switches.
  4. My bad! I found the sticky for this aircraft and found the second perf page and enter the data. The plain is following the flight plan. I still need to figure out how to capture the glideslope.
  5. Same issue here. The plane simply is not following the flightplan. From Nuremberg to Hamburg: SULU3M SULUS L604 OBISI P605 NOLGO NOLG3A Take off at Nuremburg. I am letting the auto checklists do everything. Gear up. Flaps up; turn on autopilot. Nothing. The plane does not go to the first waypoint. I use the direct to function to a later waypoint. Nothing. The plane doesn't turn or anything. It is like there was no flight plan or no autopilot at all. AutoSave Mon 095936.wx AutoSave Mon 095936.abx autosave mon 095936.asc autosave mon 095936.fms AutoSave Mon 095936.fxml
  6. Concluding Thoughts First, I would like to thank Mathijs and Aerosoft for hosting this event. It does not strike me as a particularly expensive project, but it is a really nice thing to do for your customers. It certainly adds value to the products you sell. Second, this is the first time I have actually completed a round the world trip in Flight Simulator. While I have started many of these trips, I have always become distracted. For me, the difference is having a limited number of stops in a limited amount of time. It is one thing to have a round the world trip which spans two and one half years, and an entirely different matter getting it done in three months. Having a limited number of rendezvous points was also a plus. While participants had a number of "mandatory" stops, we were free to determine our stops (if any) in between. Third, there was enough flexibility that everyone could play the game the way they wanted to play it. Going through the diaries, it is obvious the participants played it many different ways. We have seen travel by ship, railroad, and a variety of different planes. My use of the C172 and C182 guaranteed more flight time and many more flights. Someone who did not want to make that time commitment could choose a faster aircraft with a longer range. Fourth, I don't think I would try using a trip like this in conjunction with another program, like Air Hauler or FS Economy again. It adds a significant burden for too little payoff. Perhaps FS Passengers would be a better choice, because one can choose one's departing and arrival airports. The destinations available in AH2 and FS Economy are too random -- sort of like throwing darts at a map. More often than not, they take flyers to places they don't really care to go. Fifth, if I were to do something like this again, I probably would want to use something other than a slow GA aircraft. Big parts of the trip -- across both oceans -- have a certain sameness. I would be nice to explore different routes. However, this requires aircraft with a greater range. Sixth, I like nice scenery and have spent a lot of money on it. Some people don't care, but using something other than the default scenery is a big plus. If it seems every flight is to the same airport, a trip like this could be real boring. Seventh, the advantage of an adventure like this is that it breaks us out of our ruts. Instead of going to and from the same destinations, or flying the same aircraft, we get to go places we have not been before and try new things. This makes it a rewarding experience.
  7. December 20, 2017 Aberdeen to London City Airport My concluding flight for this adventure was from Aberdeen to London City Airport. This 416 mile flight took over three hours. Most of the flying was at night. Plus it was foggy and snowy most of the way. Both sceneries were from UK2000. Map and log:
  8. December 20, 2017 Sumburgh to Aberdeen After a quick lunch in Sumburgh, it was time to head off to Aberdeen. This flight was almost entirely over water. Map and log:
  9. December 20, 2017 Vagar to Sumburgh The last day of my adventure begins with a flight from Vagar to Sumburgh. The flight is almost entirely over water. I got my AES issues fixed and left Vagar at the crack of dawn, which was about 9:00 a.m. local time. Then it was 1 hour and 47 minutes to the fist destination of the day. Sumburgh scenery was by ORBX. Vagar scenery was by Azurafiles. Map and log:
  10. December 19, 2017 Reykjavik to Vagar This 462 nm flight was mostly over water. However, crossing Iceland was fairly dramatic and I had to deviate from the flight plan to avoid mountains. Again more AES problems. Ruined the landing. Map and log:
  11. December 18, 2017 Kulusuk to Reykjavik After the landing at Kulusuk, Reykjavik was a dream. Given the short days, it was going to be a night landing. However there was not much of a crosswind and the ILS signal brought me in smoothly. Reykjavik is part of Aerosoft's Iceland package. Map and log:
  12. December 18, 2017 Nuuk to Kulusuk This was one of the most frustrating flights on my adventure. I as using a freeware Kulusuk scenery from Flightsim Greenland. This destination does not have an ILS and the fog was thick. The G1000 was not doing a good job of showing the airport, and it disappeared from the PFD (with synthetic vision). Add a strong crosswind, and you have all the makings of a rough landing. I took a mulligan on this one. Most of the trip was over the Greenland ice sheet, which is something of a surreal experience. At its highest point, the ice sheet is over 9000 feet, which came as a surprise to me. The mountains near Nuuk are very impressive. Map and log:
  13. December 17, 2017 Iqaluit to Nuuk The next day had a 460 mile flight with a duration of over three hours. Since the days are really short this far north, it was to be my only flight of the day. The Nuuk scenery is published by Aerosoft. The silly Avatar Guy was still running around Nuuk without a jacket. Map and log:
  14. December 16, 2017 Gander to Iqaluit Instead of turning east, I contined to fly north to the town of Iqaluit, the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The scenery was from Simaddo; since I have most of their other Canadian sceneries, it made sense to add this one as well. It was a long two and one half hour flight, at over 300 nm, over tundra. It was really quite pretty in spots. Prepar3d crashed midway through. I arrived shortly after sunset. Silly Avatar Guy was running around the airport without a jacked. Silly Avatar Guy! Map and log:
  15. December 15, 2017 Stephenville to Gander This was, perhaps, my most traditional flight for a GA Atlantic crossing However, Gander was not to be my launching point for that crossing. I used a freeware FS9 scenery, however there is a payware version form Xpressims, which I probably should have used. Map and log:
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