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    Fuel problem with cargo verison

    Today, I experienced a strange behaviour of the fuel and payload dialog. I wanted to load 142000 lbs of fuel, and the load manager indicated that amount. When I checked in the airplane and also in the P3D standard fuel and payload manager, there were only 115000 lbs loaded. Even when I used the max amount (159000 lbs?) in the DC-8 payload window, the total fuel in the plane only got up to 133000 lbs. I then used the P3D load system to obtain the desired amount of fuel. I have the impression that the last two fuel tanks (extension 1 and 2 (?), about 12000 lbs each) were completely ignored by the DC-8 load manager. Did anyone else experience such a behavior? Thanks, Peter
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    Fuel problem with cargo verison

    Hi Michael, I only observed this once so far, so maybe it was just a hickup in my system. I followed my standard procedure: Starting P3D with the default F35 and airport and option screen, then picking the airplane and loading a flight plan. I will report if it should happen again, but I am happy that it is not a fundamental problem with the new update. I haven't flown a > 4 hours flight before with the plane, hence I wasn't sure whether I overlooked the problem before. Thanks, Peter
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    Transponder visibility

    I very often have the problem that the transponder code is completely invisible. It may be a light reflection issue since it usually happens when the sun is shining on the pedestal. The transponder code is the completely white, and only when I zoom out almost to the maximal possible amount, the code becomes visible. Is that an issue for anyone else? Almost a year ago, I suggested in another thread that the code would be displayed when the mouse hovers over the transponder switches. I still think this would be a good idea. Thanks, Peter
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    Transponder visibility

    Hi Michael, thanks for working on a fix. Zooming out is functioning as a work-around for me, it just makes it more difficult to operate the dials. Best, Peter
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    Fuel problem with cargo verison

    Hello again AAC47, I think you are right that one shouldn't use both. I tried it once and noticed that the fuel was differently distributed among fuel tanks if the P3D load manager is used. That's why I normally only use the DC-8 fuel loader. However, in this case I had no choice since the DC-8 loader didn't really fill up the plane. Cheers, Peter
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    Transponder visibility

    Hello AAC47, thanks for your reply. Yes, I tried pedestal view, but it didn't help. I can only read the digits when I zoom out completely, in any view. The transponder code window looks milky at any other zoom level. Peter
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    Aerosoft A330 Professional Preview

    There is already an Aerosoft Updater. As far as I know, it only supports more recent products, but the A320 family is included, as well as the CRJ and DC-8. Peter
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    Altitude Hold working?

    I am just doing my first flight with the latest update (2.0.0.1). The Altitude-Hold knob on the glare shield appears not to be working anymore. Everything else works fine, I can also hold the altitude using the autopilot V/S wheel, but I don't get altitude alerts. Does anyone else have this? Best, Peter
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    Altitude Hold working?

    Hello Michael, that was spot on: I just had to rotate the knob for a longer time in the positive direction until the numbers started to change. Thanks a lot for your help, and for creating such a great model. Peter
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    Altitude Hold working?

    Hi Michael, And that's exactly what does not work anymore. Yes, I can set and hold the altitude using the autopilot on the pedestal (and hence I could complete the flight just fine), but it is strange that the alert cannot be operated anymore. The knob is simply not turning anymore. I just tested it again: the knob turns perfectly well when I load the plane in default mode (engines running, ready for t/o). However, when I then pick cold and dark, the knob freezes. This is a new behaviour, I didn't have any issues with this in 2.0 or 1.x. Thanks for your help, Peter
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    Cargo Version Work in Progress

    Thank you for this update. I haven't flown the plane for a while since I was waiting for the cargo version. Coming back to it was simply great, this is a true gem. Peter
  12. Re "Instant downloads not working", you may want to remove the red message on the download page. I assumed it was still not working, but it does.

    Peter

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    Support for PREPAR3D v4.4 is coming soon!

    I have the same problem and tried to download the full SimStarter installer from "My instant downloads". Unfortunately, I have to use the "old orders" page of Aerosoft. I tried several times, but that server is very slow to respond even to the request to view the order. When I click on download, connection with the server is lost every time. Can you check if the server is working properly? Thanks, Peter
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    Does P3DV4.4 affects Airbus

    Hi Rob, I would too, probably. However, I first want to see the difference between PBR and what we have already/ Peter
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    Aerosoft A330 Professional Preview

    Great post, Steve. However, I think the following link might serve Tom better to deal with future requests http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Aerosoft+repaints Peter
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    Köln/Bonn airport - released

    Well, there's this statement from Mathijs five days ago. Peter
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    Aerosoft A330 Professional Preview

    Hello Tom, I know that, but Mathijs mentioned in his post that the pax number is stored at several places. Plus, there isn't really a standard when it comes to these numbers. Some developers strongly discourage changing the aircraft.cfg numbers. Others, like CaptainSim, change the numbers themselves for every flight. If I recall correctly, another developer stated in a forum discussion somewhere that these numbers are ignored in their model. The only confidence I have is that I can use aircraft.cfg to change load stations for default airplanes. That's why I think it would be nice if Aerosoft would make this somehow configurable. Ideally, the load stations in aircraft.cfg would be honoured, no matter what the entries are. However, I will buy the A330 even without such a configuration tool. It is just a suggestion, in case it would be easy to implement. Peter
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    Aerosoft A330 Professional Preview

    If one uses an economic simulation, then the number of pax makes a difference. Like in your example: in Japan, they use large aircraft for short haul and try to squeeze in as many people as possible. On longer flights, more leg room is needed. And one may have a different mix of classes F,J,Y. You are completely right in that for the simulated flight only the total payload matters (well, perhaps the CG is affected as well if simulated cabin and cargo holds have a different center-of-mass each). However, I for one would consider it a bonus if I could reconfigure the number of passengers in a model to reflect economic decisions of a simulated airline.Ideally, have three numbers (for Y, J, F), or maybe even more now that premium economy is becoming popular among airlines. Peter
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    Simbrief Support

    Still no new information? Peter
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    Köln/Bonn airport - released

    Hopefully there are enough Vatsim controllers available for EDDK. When this is released, it will instantly become a prime destination. Very impressive. Peter
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    Checklist trigger

    Hello Rolf, thanks for your reply. 1. Sure, this is not a biggie. In fact, I am impressed how minor the bugs are in this first release. The team did a great job with this plane. 2. I actually have the opposite problem: the copilot does things even when I switch it off. And since you mentioned it: yes, checking oxygen levels on the pilot's side even when not asked to do anything is one of the things that happens. 3. Got it. Thanks for your help Peter
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    Navigraph

    If you use the Navigraph manager, it will install the files erroneously into C:\Users\[Your User Name]\Documents\Aerosoft\General\A3XX Navigraph\Navigraph\ just cut and paste anything that is in this directory into Tom's directory and it works fine. Peter
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    So?

    Excellent job, this is a fantastic model. The frame rates are extremely impressive, much better than the FSL version on my system.Whoever in your team had us people with a bit older PCs in mind - thank you so much. Peter
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    Checklist trigger

    Great job on the bus, I am very impressed so far, especially with the frame rates. On my system, they are about 40% better than the competition. Thanks to Stephan and the crew to put so much work into optimizing this! I observed a few minor issues with the checklist, which are related to this topic: 1) When I set "cold and dark" as the default state, the checklist cannot be used (I can switch it on but "cockpit prep" cannot be selected). If I then select "cold and dark" in the MCDU, the checklist works. 2) Some items in the checklist are performed by the co-pilot, even when the latter is switched off. This includes, among others, Oxygen check and fire tests for APU and engines. 3) This is not related to the checklist trigger, but what do I have to do when the voice recorder is to be set up in the checklist? I couldn't find this in the manuals or the forum. Peter