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    It sounds as if you're referring to the gyro...

    It sounds as if you're referring to the gyro compass, the non-slaved variety. And it's need to be reset varied, such that the ones closer to being worn out might need resetting every 5-10 minutes....
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    I'm curious why you put this in real aviation,...

    I'm curious why you put this in real aviation, rather than one of the sim forums...

    You do have some interesting thoughts, however.
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    Their depiction on a sectional chart has three...

    Their depiction on a sectional chart has three possible symbols, one for a lone VOR, one for a VOR/DME and one for a VORTAC (VOR colocated with TACAN), although when the VOR is located on an airport...
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    You can maximize the FSX window, then run several...

    You can maximize the FSX window, then run several more, but I don't think there's a way to get even one window with fullscreen.
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    I don't know what FR24 is, but it could be a...

    I don't know what FR24 is, but it could be a maintenance test flight, or it might have turned around because of something needing repair, or perhaps even a training flight, though those are less...
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    Just for future reference, that's more easily...

    Just for future reference, that's more easily understood if you use the term "faster roll rate" rather than "faster bank." Not a big deal -- just thought you might want to know.
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    I've got you beat by 5 years...

    I've got you beat by 5 years...
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    Probably the biggest help to me is that I mostly...

    Probably the biggest help to me is that I mostly fly multiplayer with a friend of 40 years, who I used to fly for in the '70s. We fly different areas (a lot of it in ORBX, but not all), fly a lot of...
  9. Thread: Fsx sdk

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    The SDK isn't necessary for the uses you...

    The SDK isn't necessary for the uses you mentioned, but it must be separately installed from the disk if you want it on your computer. It IS needed for many things, such as use of ADE or other...
  10. I'm not quite sure why you'd want best angle at...

    I'm not quite sure why you'd want best angle at anything other than full power, as it's primarily for obstacle clearance, and I'd set pitch attitude with no power change, maintaining Vx until clear...
  11. Thread: Some warbirds

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    Nice, as usual Alex. Thanks.

    Nice, as usual Alex. Thanks.
  12. I agree with Kiwi, about learning properly, and...

    I agree with Kiwi, about learning properly, and like him I've seen way too much misinformation in the sim world. I'm a former flight instructor, but would never teach anyone to fly on the sim, due to...
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    CAP (Civil Air Patrol) is literally scattered...

    CAP (Civil Air Patrol) is literally scattered across the country. It is made up of local volunteers, though it is given its search missions largely by the Air Force's search headquarters. With...
  14. Thread: Unstable rudder

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    In the paid version of FSUIPC there is a checkbox...

    In the paid version of FSUIPC there is a checkbox to eliminate spikes on control surfaces. I use the one for elevator, but the rudder one might help you.
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    What the GPS CAN do isn't necessarily what is...

    What the GPS CAN do isn't necessarily what is published for the actual approach, when you're talking real life (as I presume this is, given the forum section we're in here), rather than the sim.
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    But then they have a Private Multi Engine Land...

    But then they have a Private Multi Engine Land but not a Private Single Engine Land, so they'd have to take another check ride (with appropriate training) to legally fly a Cessna 172 (requires Single...
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    Probably not- I'd guess you'd need to reduce the...

    Probably not- I'd guess you'd need to reduce the settings. However, with my four year old hardware (almost top of the line then), running ORBX, in most areas outside of big cities I can get a smooth...
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    In a nutshell, MS disbanded the development team...

    In a nutshell, MS disbanded the development team for FS (ACES) several years ago, and no further version is expected. However, Lockheed-Martin leased the rights to the basic engine (and more...
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    The biggest single difference, other than the...

    The biggest single difference, other than the attitude of the aircraft on the ground, is that the CG is in front of the main gear on a tri-gear, tending to straighten any slight swerves, while the CG...
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    I don't have a link handy, but you can probably...

    I don't have a link handy, but you can probably look it up in Wikipedia -- they have LOTS of good info on aviation -- and many other subjects, as well.

    You can bet that your CFI will teach you...
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    That configuration is common on jets, and there...

    That configuration is common on jets, and there are several factors, but one is, as you suspect, that the inboard aileron isn't very effective at slower speeds. Another factor is that spoilers don't...
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    The Husky is very similar to the Super Cub --...

    The Husky is very similar to the Super Cub -- it's actually based on the Super Cub -- but it has several enhancements, such as toe brakes instead of heel brakes, a 180 HP engine (200 HP on one...
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    That's really neat -- thanks.

    That's really neat -- thanks.
  24. Thread: Ketchikan (RL)

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    Nice -- thanks.

    Nice -- thanks.
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    No, but you can't adjust the altimeter that far,...

    No, but you can't adjust the altimeter that far, at least on a real aircraft -- I've not tried it in FS. Also, from Leadville (and any other places) the terrain is such that in less than a mile you...
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