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    Months between training sessions is basically a...

    Months between training sessions is basically a waste of money, unless you just think of it as something fun to do, rather than expecting serious training results -- I think it'd be better to use FS,...
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    If you're in the U.S. there's a lot of good...

    If you're in the U.S. there's a lot of good information at the FAA website, especially the AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual), where Chapter 4 talks about ATC and communicating with ATC via radio,...
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    I, too, find it easier in a real aircraft, but...

    I, too, find it easier in a real aircraft, but the VC is where I usually sit, though on rare occasions I'll use the spot view. But TrackIR helps in the VC, also, since you can move around within the...
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    Carenado's Cessna 185 is nice.

    Carenado's Cessna 185 is nice.
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    As a procedures trainer, FS does fairly well. You...

    As a procedures trainer, FS does fairly well. You can consider taking the built-in lessons (Rod is OK, but awkward with no real feedback), but perhaps if you practice the procedures after your CFI...
  6. You consult the sectional chart, in the U.S. I'm...

    You consult the sectional chart, in the U.S. I'm sure other countries have comparable charts, too. The various airspace types are depicted on the chart, along with appropriate freqs. There are also...
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    While true, it's even better to learn in real...

    While true, it's even better to learn in real life without crashing, which is one of the functions of a CFI. Learning from a CFI (real life or sim) also minimizes the chance of developing bad habits,...
  8. Thread: Ils/loc

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    Many (most?) towers today have repeater scopes to...

    Many (most?) towers today have repeater scopes to assist in traffic management, but it's still done primarily by the good old Mark One Eyeball, combined with position reports from the pilots, plus...
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    I'll disagree with that. The biggest reason that...

    I'll disagree with that. The biggest reason that FS is more difficult to land is the lack of many, many cues you get in real life, from sound, vision and the feel in your backside -- actually many...
  10. OK, but the quote in your post was from me, so I...

    OK, but the quote in your post was from me, so I was misled.
  11. Win 7, not that it matters -- it did the same...

    Win 7, not that it matters -- it did the same thing in Win XP with both FSX and FS9. It's an FS function.
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    From an airliner at altitude, I'd agree with you,...

    From an airliner at altitude, I'd agree with you, up to a point, and within a city. From 500-1000 AGL I'll strongly disagree. You don't have to be on the ground for it to be "flat."
  13. Thread: Ils/loc

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    The autopilot's LOC (localizer) feature primarily...

    The autopilot's LOC (localizer) feature primarily changes the response sensitivity of the autopilot, since the localizer is four times as sensitive as a VOR. The NAV mode is for VOR and the LOC mode...
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    In real life we normally keep it on both. The...

    In real life we normally keep it on both. The left & right positions are mostly used if we need to balance the fuel.
  15. As Mark indicates, there is an entry in fsx.cfg...

    As Mark indicates, there is an entry in fsx.cfg that will help (it's not perfect, but better). In the CONTROLS section of the fsx.cfg file, put the following line:

    stick_sensitivity_mode=0
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  16. Thread: FSX with UTX

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    In the setup tool (FS not running), on the right...

    In the setup tool (FS not running), on the right is the "Feature Tree" where you can select "Road Surfaces." Click on the little plus sign and you'll see several choices for bridges. There are a lot...
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    UTX gives you vastly improved roads, railroads,...

    UTX gives you vastly improved roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, coastlines, and often landclass, as well. It doesn't give you better textures or scenery objects, though. ORBX, within the areas it...
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    Nice video -- thanks.

    Nice video -- thanks.
  19. Thread: Graphics Card

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    The 570 should do fine -- you wouldn't see much...

    The 570 should do fine -- you wouldn't see much change with the latest and greatest. FSX mostly uses the CPU, so that's where any upgrade should concentrate.
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    I have to agree with Larry -- the only real...

    I have to agree with Larry -- the only real throttle/prop concern is not really the physical stick/throttle, but rather that the coarse pitch setting on a constant speed prop doesn't act like an...
  21. Thread: VOR interference

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    Your description sounds as if you have the...

    Your description sounds as if you have the autopilot engaged as you cross the VOR, which will do exactly as you describe, since in NAV it's trying to follow the VOR signals. The secret is to put the...
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    When a sim aircraft loses altitude in a 30º...

    When a sim aircraft loses altitude in a 30º banked turn, and more back pressure raises the nose and increases the rate of descent, instead of (or sometimes in addition to) slowing the aircraft and...
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    Unfortunately, no -- any public release involves...

    Unfortunately, no -- any public release involves a lot of work and other things he doesn't wish to deal with. I only mentioned it to indicate that it's possible to get the aircraft to fly well, but...
  24. Thread: Issues with ILS

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    Depending on where you are, you might be trying...

    Depending on where you are, you might be trying to fly the localizer back course -- if so, try (in those cases only) flying away from the needle. Of course if you actually have a glide slope at that...
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    Keith hits the nail on the head -- there are some...

    Keith hits the nail on the head -- there are some FSX aircraft that a friend has modified (a former CFII) which now behave much like real aircraft. There are a few 3rd party aircraft that aren't too...
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