I have been away from FS for 3-4 years after starting out with FS 98, 2002, then FS 9. But I kinda just got bored with the whole thing because I just became competent in flying all the heavy iron that I drifted away. Well, now I'm back and flying the Wilco Citation x and having a lot of fun with it. There are so many nice sceneries for FS 9 of smaller airports in beautiful locations in the US and Caribbean. anyway, the reason for the post is to describe some strange (to me) behavior of the whiskey compass. The other day I had an issue with headings where the CDU headings for the flight plan being flown, the flight plan headings on the kneeboard, and the MFD headings were 10-15 degrees in disagreement. Although the aircraft went to the destination ok. But the ILS approach was wierd because the heading after loc capture was off. And the runway headings where I was flying were also "off" according to the whiskey and the MFD, and by quite a lot, say 10-15 degrees. Well, I searched the forum and found an earlier post which suggested taking magdec.bgl and placing it in the Addon Scenery folder like any other add on. Well, that apparently solved the problem with the MFD and runway headings but there is still sort of a curious behavior with the whiskey compass I wanted to bring up. It seems that the whiskey heading, which should agree with the MFD aircraft heading (not the track - but the heading, due to winds) is often off by a few degrees, say less than 5 degrees. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't. I seem to recall that the whiskey does line up with the runway heading although I'll need to check that today. It's not really an issue because I don't actually fly using the whiskey, but just curious.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
My system is 3.2 gig Pentium, 1 gig memory, ATI 9800.