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  1. Hi Larry, I understand the logic behind your choice. If the simulator has no problem seeing YRC and CYRC as two different airports in the same country, then there is no problem. I only mentioned it because I did not know if the simulator could differentiate the two idents. Keep up the good work !
  2. Hi Larry, If YRC is to be the "identifier" that you use for Refuge Cove in your scenery, just be advised that there already is a CYRC airport in Canada (Chicoutimi/St-Honore, Qc). I mention it in case it would cause conflict for the users. Your scenery looks very good BTW. Best regards,
  3. Hello Roger, If you plan for a fresh install of P3D and assuming you have downloaded the complete package from Lockheed Martin, then simply run the "Setup.exe" from your P3D download. This will install all P3D components (Client, Content and Scenery). P3D installation comes in 3 different components for providing an easy way of updating a specific component of an existing installation of P3D. So when someone refers to "Client", they mean the "Install_Client.msi" file for P3D. Sometimes, a new version of P3D may only make changes to the "Client" component and not the others. When that is the case, we can update (remove previous client and install new client component) instead of re-installing the whole thing. My guess is that the "Client" contains the main P3D software, the "Content" probably the vehicles, etc.. and the "Scenery", well ... the scenery files.
  4. This is the ICAO format to represent a speed and/or altitude change enroute. It is included in the filed route when it differs from the filed speed and/or altitude. M means Mach number (% of the speed of sound). It must be expressed using 3 digits after the M. N means Knots. It must represent the True Airspeed (TAS) in knots, using 4 digits after the N. F means Flight Level, expressed using 3 digits (F360 means 36,000 ft with altimeter settings 29.92). After IDOTO, the flight is planning a speed of Mach 0.77 (M077) and Flight Level 360 (F360) After SATNA, the flight is planning a speed of 452 TAS (N0452) remaining at Flight Level 360 (F360) Regards, Normand.
  5. I haven't flown online for quite a while but when I did, I used 2 sound cards (1 built-in and 1 PCI). I found it very usefull to direct the COM to the 2nd card so that I could adjust the headset volume without interfering with the environment sound of the simulator. I would'nt say it is a must, but it makes things a lot more enjoyable (and a lot less "please say again" on my part).
  6. I recently replaced my NVIDIA 8800GTX 768 MB with an ATI HD5850 1 GB, thinking the 8800 was slowly dying. In turned out that it was simply kept underpowered by Windows 7 "balanced" power saving option. Once I realized that, I switched to "High performance" power saving option and tried both cards under the same parameters. Even though the 5850 performed very well, I cannot say it outperformed the 8800GTX. To some extent, both cards seem to perform as well as the other, with occasional slightly higher FPS with the 5850. I used a pristine FSX.CFG with both cards (rebuilt after switching card). Setup: Drivers for 8800GTX: Nvidia Vista-64 182.50 (better image quality than the Win7 drivers) Drivers for HD5850: ATI Catalyst 10.1 Window 7 64-bit AA and Anisotropic set inside FSX. AA 4x and Anisotropic 16X set in the drivers (override application). VSync forced to ON. Display settings - Scenery: Target FPS 60 Detail radius: Large Mesh complexity: 100 Mesh resolution: 10 m Texture resolution: 7cm Water effects: Low 2x Scenery complexity: Very Dense Autogen density: Normal Special effects detail: High My flight departs YPEC (All Orbx FTX regions and sceneries installed) in the Aerosoft Piper Cheyenne II during a fair weather day (Broken 5/8 cumulus at 12500 ft, 30 miles vis) for a quick tour of the bay and returns landing, with weather theme change to Major Thunderstorm half way into the flight. Resulting FPS might sometimes seem low to some of you, but keep in mind that I am running 3 monitors through a Matrox TH2G digital 3840x1024x32 (3 times 1280x1024). This easily lowers the FPS under 2/3 of what a single monitor would display. All readings taken inside the 3D cockpit because that is where I sit when I fly. Starting location, YPEC parking 1: HD5850 18-20 FPS, 8800GTX 17-18 FPS Aligned on runway 25: HD5850 13 FPS, 8800GTX 11-12 FPS Overhead the power station: - looking left towards Warnevale: HD5850 14-15 FPS, 8800GTX 13-16 FPS - looking front-right towards YCNK: HD5850 28-30 FPS, 8800GTX 24-26 FPS - looking at the tip of the right wing: HD5850 20-24 FPS, 8800GTX 18-23 FPS Weather changed to Major Thunderstorm - inside the clouds at 8000 ft with precipitations: HD5850 15-22 FPS, 8800GTX 15-20 FPS - under the cloud layer at 2200 ft with precipitations: HD5850 10-15 FPS, 8800GTX 11-13 FPS - left downwind for runway 25, facing the sea: HD5850 30 FPS, 8800GTX 27-30 FPS - on final runway 25 over the beach: HD5850 9-10 FPS, 8800GTX 8-10 FPS If I was replacing something like a 8400GS, I would be very pleased for sure. But the reality is that I probably just exchanged 4 quarters for a dollar. Despite this fact, I can appreciate the value of the 5850 (which costs me half the price of the 8800GTX some years ago). The image quality is as good as with the 8800GTX, ATI rendering the textures with a bit more vivid colors, but the 8800GTX doing it with a more natural look. I would like you to take this "comparative test" with subjectivity. It is in no way a scientific test and some factors I did not think of might have played a role in the results. Best regards to all readers,
  7. Hi Adrian, at 1700z Product: OrbxFTXAUGoldSP3.zip File Size: 785 MB Country: Canada Connection Type: Cable 7.5 Mbit/sec Transfer Rate: 837 - 866 Kb/sec Elapse Time: 15 minutes and 30 seconds This is pretty close to the maximum I can achieve with this type of connection. As a comparison, FTPing a big file directly from my ISP servers (no backbone involved) gives me 900 Kb/sec. Cheers
  8. John, I had the same problem until I conviced myself to read the manual (page 88 of the PA31T_OM.PDF) and realized I was not following the proper startup procedure with regard to the condition lever position. My mistake was to start the procedure with the condition levers in the full forward position. I only fly the Cheyenne II, the procedure might differ for the Cheyenne I and IIXL. Before starting the engine, apply parking brakes and make sure that the condition lever is in the STOP position. Then: - ignition switch to MANUAL - yellow starter switch to START. - Wait for the engine to spool up and NG passes 10%, then: - move the condition lever to the FULL FORWARD position. - Wait until the engine has stabilized and then turn the yellow generator switch to "generator" position. - Set the ignition switch to AUTO. No more racing at startup ever since )
  9. I tried it on my Sharp 52 inches LCD TV at 1920x1080p (using the DVI-I connector since my 8800GTX does not have a HDMI connector) and it was quite interesting. At that size, you have a much better feeling of being inside the plane, but I had to sit quite close to the TV to be able to read the instruments (3 ft. max) which wasn't as comfortable as simming at my computer desk. I much prefer my TH2G with 3 19 in. monitors, mainly because it gives me a much wider panoramic view than a single monitor or big TV, but if I only had a single monitor, I would move my setup to the big TV. Best regards from Canada,
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