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  1. From my experience you will grow old, grey and go nutz in the head before Mad Katz do anything ! I had a desk full of Saitek which worked fine until one day I had a rush to the head and bought an extra component. Big mistake. When I had to download for it, nearly everything else went tits-up. Struggled on and off for a week. In the end I decided that I would approach it professionally; dampen my towering rage and plan it the same way I would any job. I worked out how much of my time in dollars I would spend and then set out on Google to find a genius. I had decided to
  2. I've never done that Brett. All my flying has been done inside a client. Mostly commercial on FSE and the odd flight or two in VAfs. Whole new ball game. Betya somebodies written military missions?
  3. I've never owned such an aircraft, it does look very nice. But.......... what do you do with it once you've got the hang of it? Are there mission packs out there where you go and use your new found skill and weaponry?
  4. You'll have to give me more details of that scam. I'll send a couple of bro's round for a visit tonight.
  5. Many thanks Brett.... Putting the slash marks in front of the two items does not work as some default setting kicks in and you get the over-speed penalty in AH anyway. I then changed the figures themselves to a randomly chosen 500 and 0.8 and I flight tested the settings in AH. The over speed penalty disappeared and I staved off bankruptcy ! According to the website that you gave, it is a common fault in many aircraft. Scrolling back through my last 2 years flights in AH I can see several instances where I may have been unreasonably penalized as I rose through the ranks. (Ther
  6. I have this.............> [Reference Speeds] flaps_up_stall_speed = 119.0 //Knots True (KTAS) full_flaps_stall_speed = 105.0 //Knots True (KTAS) cruise_speed = 415.0 //Knots True (KTAS) max_indicated_speed=300.000000 max_mach=0.73000 if I do this..............> [Reference Speeds] flaps_up_stall_speed = 119.0 //Knots True (KTAS) full_flaps_stall_speed = 105.0 //Knots True (KTAS) cruise_speed = 415.0 //Knots True (KTAS) //max_indicated_speed=300.000000 //max_mach=0.73000 Should that prevent the FSX "Overspeed" warning?
  7. I wonder if anyone can help with this please? On a 146 I get an FSX "overspeed" warning come up at around 330 knots and the vcruise should be around 415 knots.. It's not a particular problem in FSE but in Air Hauler (the only place I can afford this exotic bird!), I get $180K repair bill every time I land. Which line should I tinker with in the aircraft.cfg?
  8. Forgot to say thank you for the info John ! My "hard floor" must have got structurally weak as my rep drowned at 62%. This may be because it is something that was changed in an update which I've never bothered to download. No matter though, we have dragged it back to a more respectable position. many thanks, Rick
  9. I'm a dyed in the wool ORBX fan and Global transformed my flying. It even improved my fps. I do think that it does depend on the type of simming that you enjoy most. For a high alt VA tube flyer maybe not so life-changing. As a Bush-type or Chopper-jock it's bordering on orgasmic. I thought I'd hang off Euro LC just for a couple of days till the Harrods "Sale" rush was over and also to hear what changes there were to fps.... if any. R.
  10. Thanks Brett.............. Yes it was taking a slow and gradual slide into oblivion! Fortunately I am rescuing it now. Anyone got a view on whether my stalwart band of AI pilots will be following me to AH2? I like the more relaxed flying in AH after the dollar chasing in FSE. I'm guessing with a multi-player version the rules as to what I can, and cannot, do in AH will be a little stricter as there is an effect on others in the game. At the moment I can more or less do what I please, no impact on other players. Rick
  11. Well bugger my old seaboots ! It worked ................the waiting for the tiny window and then right clicking to maximise. Can't believe I spent the best part of the day trying to fly the go-round ! Now ... If you could just tell me how to get that AI Pilot out of my new Boxcar ??? j/k Many thanks to all, Rick
  12. Sorry John.......I misread your original post. It is AH I run as admin.... that we can do ! Lets see how that goes. And to Matt........thanks also. I get that mini window with other files so I should get it with FSX. Fingers crossed.....here we go ! (I had just bought a Flying Boxcar so I was getting a bit pissed off having to hand it to an AI clown, to stop my shipments timing out ! )
  13. Thanks....... How does that happen in practice when FSX is started by AH when you push "Ok go fly" (or similar) ? At what point would you right click on FSX for admin start? And also......why never before? Thanks for the start though.........Rick
  14. As per my subject... When I start a flight from AH, all goes fine and FSX start screen shows (the blue one), also the loading bar shows progress as per normal. When completed loading nothing shows but my desktop. I can hear the aircraft but nothing will persuade the loaded flight to show. I have restarted several times and had a PC reboot. When starting FSX without AH, everything goes as normal. Have been flying AH since 2012, never seen this before and all was fine yesterday. Any help appreciated, Rick
  15. Lol........ everybody likes my mechanic John !
  16. Having been a huge fan of my Air Hauler when I started Sims I sort of moved away over the last couple of years. I journeyed to FSEconomy and a VA in Vafs. This morning I flew a flight in my much loved Manfred C-47 and amazed myself how much I enjoyed it back in AH. I put this down to a couple of things, the C-47 of course, but also my flying skills are much improved so it was more relaxing. A couple of questions for those in the 'know' please. 1. Although I logged onto AH most months I did that just to pay my band of AH pilots. Having got them up to the point when you could trust
  17. Down here a coupla miles north of Antarctica the colonials (oops....edit) , sorry locals, have a "Marmite" made by Sanatorium ! Or made in a sanatorium, I am unclear on that. I pay for all my FSX and FTX downloads by conducting blind tastings with a third culinary tragedy known as Vegimite as some error in the gene pool makes folk here unable to taste the difference between the three. At $10 a bet it is a sound secondary income. (not to be taken seriously)
  18. G'day John......... Just starting to get into this and it is a whole heap load of fun. I never knew I flew so badly ! It uses your own scenery and you can use your own ship if you wish. You can have your 'base' set at any airport of your choice. For each training exercise it gives a recommended aircraft and I used the default Extra but will download Addictive Simulations Pitts Special today. There are many comprehensive training runs and you can move on to program demo's and competitions. There are also online competitions and Formation flying. There is a very good manual for
  19. Thanks for that John. I had a look and it certainly looks a challenge. If anyone is following and fancies a 'go', I also found this.......> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec92Ufr5bBA From both vids it looks like FSX default scenery and as Orbx Global is now my default scenery, I'm guessing I wouldn't be flying in anything else. As to using other addon a/c as in Air Hauler, my thinking is that it probably will. I'll let you know. all the best, Rick
  20. So here we are again, grounded by FSE for the second day in a row. (Okay....... so I'm a money grubbing mongrel !) Also thinking ahead to Fridays FSE software update and another way to feed my habit. Is anyone out there familiar with Just Flight's Air Show program? Sorta have three questions: 1. Is it fun? (It looks like it might be.) 2. If one uses Global does Air Show fly in that? 3. Can I fly something like The Pitts Special S1 from Addictive Simulations in the program? any help appreciated, Rick
  21. To Brett........ my apologies for missing this........> Glad you got it working. How about posting the GPS window section code and sound set link? I have flown this great model inside FSEconomy (2.3 million v$'s, a steal) since we spoke about it here. I can't really recall what I have it aliased too; but I'm fairly sure it would be something entirely inappropriate knowing me ! Even the fuel system and sit-up info card that stays on top of views delights me. I have it based (In FSE) in the Far East and with Global being such superb scenery (especially effective in Japan for some techo
  22. I have Soton and it is really first class. Interestingly enough is the fact that Eng, which I have had since it came out, has never worked well for me until I was persuaded to buy Global. Now it whistles along without a murmur! I know that's probably been well discussed here, but I have just returned to Mutley's having been kicked from another forum for singing it;s praises !! Oops. Rick
  23. The Majestic doesn't work in FSEconomy either. Reading between the lines there are no plans to change that. I was fairly choked off after spending my 50 bucks or so but I took it to therapy and am nearly over it ! Certainly over buying any other products in the future as well ! Rick
  24. Just to conclude, with my thanks to all who helped. I have resolved all of the very minor issues with this great model. Got an onscreen GPS, Bush Buddy is up, and the sound is excellent. Oh! and the blank blue gps screen effect has disappeared as well! Excellent result, Rick
  25. Thank you very much kasper, that's most encouraging. Someone gave me a windows06 paste change that may bring up a default GPS, which may work. I'm okay with that, if it works, from a RP angle of dangle. In that, flying Alaska, Bush pliot response to duff equipment. Known in NZ as "fixing with number 8 wire!" ) I will try your sound fix, thank you, I am actually not too bothered if I don't hear the gear movement, so long as I get rid of the fl-mo sound! All in fun, Rick
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