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  1. I have both products and think both are great. I've recently had to reload my FSX and want to re-install Air Hauler. My question is, both programs suggest/recommend starting FSX inside their respective programs so how does one accomplish this? Currently I'm starting FSX from the "fly now" option inside REX essentials + OD menu. If I re-install AH how do I start up FSX? Are you supposed to start FSX from inside AH? Thank you and happy flying, Gus
  2. I only have REX so I can't say for sure as I don't have a way to compare all the different programs. I will say I've read that REX takes a while to load the weather. I have REX Overdrive for FS9 and REX 2.0 Overdrive for FSX. I haven't downloaded the REX Essentials + for FSX yet b/c it sounds like they are still working out the bugs and the one I use for FSX works like a charm, so I'm going w/ the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it mentality right now". Back to the weather loading times on REX, most of the time on both FS9 & FSX my weather will load as soon as I turn the REX WX engine on a
  3. Do you have the Just Flight 146 or the Quality Wings version? Thanks.
  4. If you fly in the US there is a nice little add-on pack made by Flight Sim Voices. I think it was around $6 US. Here is the link, you can add them to other things like the PMDG NGX, Level D, Xpax, FS Passengers etc...it's nice, I like the random voices it adds to Radar Contact. http://www.flightsimvoices.com/ EDIT: Here is a list of some of the pilot voices you can hear: http://www.flightsimvoices.com/usfcv1-demo.html
  5. I recently switched to DX10 with the new shader it actually works like a champ. The only downside to DX10 is not 100% of the planes/textures work as they are greyed out since they aren't full FSX or DX10 compatible. Other than that I think it looks better than when I was using FSX with the ENB. To install the new DX10 shader and a great "how to" I'd suggest this link: http://forum.avsim.n...the-how-to-doc/ I've used several different ENB most came from the REX forums. I think you have to be a member there, it's free to register like here, but once you register you can view the forums. There
  6. Maybe it had something to do w/ memory, I had been opening and close FS over and over while trying out different panels. Today when I start my FS machine after having it shut off all night, un-docking the top-down view and dragging it to my 2nd monitor in FS9 at KSEA didn't cause any problems at all. So far so good, having a 2nd monitor is AWESOME!
  7. Very nice! I enjoy flying the C152 so I'll mess w/ adding some bitmaps to the 2D panel. Thank you sir.
  8. Ok, thank you I'll keep checking on it to see what might be the problem. Yes I'm in window mode so I'm not sure what else to look at. Thanks again, Gus
  9. Not sure if this helps or not, I know this is an older topic but maybe it might help someone out. http://http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Portal/index.php?accion=update If you look about 1/2 down the page they have one for "Several FS2004 Aircraft-Bouncing Issues" javascript:fDescargax('BOUNCINGPATCH.zip')
  10. I agree, after flying around for a while with it, it sure is nice to have it all in one spot. The strange thing is, I got my monitor cable in the mail today (thanks to a buddy who had an extra :-).....when I fly in FS9 using the default C172, I open up the kneeboard and this is a first for me, I click on the "A" and it opens up a drop-down menu that gives me all sorts information and places to go, I have no idea where I picked up, well maybe from one of my VAs, not sure though, but it allows me inside FS9 to go to airnav, flightaware, weather, etc.. so I have all I need. I haven't tried it i
  11. Ok, thank you sir, I read through the link you posted. So if I'm reading it properly you can't add gauges where previous gauges are not? I'm hoping there is a way. ie. the Just Flight C152, I can change the radio stack, the transponder and the ADF but I can't click on and change the audio panel. I'd really REALLY like to update that panel. Is there no way to highlight the area somehow, black it out, then add a gauge? Is there a way to create an entirely new panel with the "main panel" of an aircraft as a template?
  12. I'm not 100% but I'm assuming it should load what you normally have without Orbx. If I switch mine back to "default" and fly in/around my Fly Tampa scenery (i.e. St Maarten) my Fly Tampa scenery shows up like normal. I assume the only way to make FSX go back to the real default is to go into your scenery library and un-check the add-on sceneries you no longer want to load.
  13. Ok, thank you gents for the replies. I will set to Default with not in Orbx areas, i.e. Texas, Florida, etc...I assume though, if I'm departing a non-Orbx scenery but arriving in an area covered (i.e. flying into Portland) from say Denver then I should have it on, correct? Thanks again. Gus
  14. Ok, this sounds like my next "quest"....currently I have 2 PCs, this PC and the FSX machine. Both are hooked up to HDMI TVs via HMDI Cables. My graphics cards on both monitors have HDMI hook-ups, they also both have VGA plugs. The newer PC also has an LCD output on the graphics card but I don't think I'd be going that route. My question is, if I currently have, on my FSX PC the HDMI TV hooked up via HDMI cable, will it cause issues if I connect this (separate) monitor to the FSX PC via VGA? I'm assuming all I'll need to do is on this monitor change the "input source" from HDMI to VGA. I do
  15. Thank you sir, I only have the one monitor, I guess I have 2 if you include this one but it's not hooked up the FSX machine and I'm not 100% sure how to go about doing that. If there is a readme/how to on that I could try that too. Right now the GPS530 works great if I press my "GPS key" it pops up and I can do my thing, I just thought it would be cool to add it to the right-side of the panel, basically where I would expect the glove box to be. The area that I'm wanting to edit is found in the texture "172_2_C". I know how to repaint planes so working w/ this texture file I'm pretty sure
  16. I have FS Panel Studio for FSX. I also have some extra gauges SimFlyer & Friendly Panels along with my other payware gauges. What I'm wanting/hoping to be able do accomplish is, with the default FSX C172 I'd like to add the GPS window to the right side of the VC. There is a big blank-metal area on the right side, this is where I'd like to add the GPS Pop-up window as a permanent window. I've read the FS Studios manual and have been able to "swap" out gauges which I've done w/ the radio stack and all the analog gauges, it looks sweet and everything works like a champ. How do I go about a
  17. I have a question. I understand if I'm going to fly in Australia or New Zealand I need to ahve "Oceania" selected, same as if I'm going to fly in the PNW I need to have "North America" selected in the FTX Central program. My question is, if I'm going to fly in the US, say in Texas does it matter if I have Default, Oceania, or North America selected? Will it affect performance? I'm not understanding the reason to have "Default". Does selecting North America when not flying in the PNW areas of the US hurt/change my sceneries or performance? Thanks.
  18. +1 for UT2. I've had it for a few months and love it. It has a good mixture of GA and airline traffic. It also have it's own sliders inside the actual program where you can turn both GA and airlines traffic sliders up/down.
  19. This is cool! Thanks for posting the pictures and the map, I'm gonna give this a shot.
  20. Could not agree more, I worked the Texas A&M game yesterday, prior to leaving for the game I see that FTX EU came out, so while I had a great time at the game, I was all excited thinking in the back of my mind, it sure is going to be nice to read reviews good AND bad about this new product....then to come on here today and see things like "for all those not happy with Orbx EU...." and this thread which pretty much has links to forums that have been deleted or removed I was like WOW. I agree this is a hobby and it's fun, it's a nice break from everyday stuff. As far as Orbx is concerned I
  21. YES SIR! This is why I wanted to get it working in the demo, they say you have 30 days, but I'm sure I'll purchase it prior to the end of November. Only used it 2 times so far but it's truly amazing! For the first time in a LONG LONG time when I flew last night I never touched this PC for charts, weather, or any extra information that I've always used it for in the past.
  22. I was confused as how to use it. The manual shows an example of how to edit one, they use a B747 abnormal procedures checklist as their example. I was going to try and use that one, but my demo version doesn't have anything in the checklists. It shows 4 planes to pick from (non of which are the B747) but the 4 that are listed all have empty folders. When I try and import one or create one it goes looking on my PC for a .xml file. I can't change the type of file it's searching for, the drop-down box only shows "files with .xml". So I guess my questions are, A) how do you edit one when none
  23. You can fly online via vatsim and log your flights for virtual airlines. There are hundreds out there, most use big iron, the one I like for all sorts of planes INCLUDING GA planes is http://www.flydeervalley.com. It has an economy with it so you can use your virtual money to purchase planes, hangers, airports, restaurants, etc... it's kinda similar to AH. I actually fly my AH jobs on vatsim and fly them under my deervalley callsign. There are several guys there that do the same.
  24. I purchased this one about this time last year: Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Flight Sim Bundle. I bought it from http://www.marvgolden.com/saitek-pro-flight-cessna-flight-sim-bundle.html Prior to using this setup I had a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2. Once I picked up the new Cessna Bundle I felt like a kid in an arcade. Last week I added TrackIR 4 Pro and now all I have to do is A) turn out the lights in my room for night flights, and B) on really windy days I can turn on a fan to simulate the wind noise and/or air flow as I crack my side window
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