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  1. MJOY_V13 Revisited - POV (HAT) Joystick

    Back in December of 2016, I posted the success story of my D.I.Y. FSX Yoke and Rudder Pedals, which I have been flying for years now. It was based on the MJoy USB Project whereby I learned a lot about exactly what "controls" I really needed to fly, verses what I wanted on my flight control fixture.
     
    Recently, I had the good fortune to try out a CH Products Yoke and Rudder Pedals, also both connected by a USB interface, actually I repaired issues in both these well used devices.  As I checked all the features of the CH Products, I grew to like the Point-Of-View HAT Switch and wondered if my homemade controller had such a feature already built into it that I did not take advantage of?  Well, it does!   
     
    Thus, came the revision 6 of my MJoy 1.3 Yoke, based on an old Radios Shack "switch-type" joystick and let me tell you, it works fine!
     
    The attached zip file contains all the documentation I have on the subject as well as the original firmware MJoy13.ASM file that has served me well all the hours of flying FSX.
     
    Enjoy!

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  2. TopSkills Jet Procedures eBook

    TopSkills Jet Procedures eBook. Jet Procedures – TopSkills: Basic jet procedures from preflight to shutdown. Lists taxiing, taking off, climbing, cruising, descending, approaching, and landing. Based on Boeing 737 but can be used for most airliners and business jets. Five PDF pages. From Bill Stack and TopSkills.

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  3. TopSkills - Managing Your Power eBook

    TopSkills - Managing Your Power eBook. Correct management of fuel mixture, propeller pitch, and cowl flaps makes your simulated flights more realistic. This supplement to my video of the same title presents relevant data in concise form for easy reference and use. Based on stock piston aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Prepar3D. Everything can be applied to similar aircraft and other simulators. Eleven PDF pages. From Bill Stack and TopSkills.

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  4. TopSkills - Aviation Weather for Home Flight Simulation

    TopSkills - Aviation Weather for Home Flight Simulation. Supplement to "Using Weather in Microsoft Flight Simulator©" By Bill Stack. These basic aviation-weather descriptions are enough to enable realistic custom weather simulations within the realm of Microsoft Flight Simulator. All descriptions are of typical weather and are general in nature. This is not intended to be a comprehensive description of aviation weather.

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  5. Significant Altitudes – TopSkills: Two Diagrams And One Table

    Significant Altitudes – TopSkills: Two Diagrams And One Table. Color diagrams show standard VFR and IFR cruising altitudes for flight planning. Table shows common tasks at specific altitudes such as turning landing lights on or off, setting altimeter for local or standard atmosphere, and adjusting fuel mixture. Handy for any VFR or IFR flight. One PDF sheet. From Bill Stack and TopSkills.

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  6. TopSkills - Airport Markings and Signs Video

    TopSkills - Airport Markings and Signs Video. Find your way around airports by reading pavement markings and signs. Lead-in lines, parking bars, jetway areas, aprons, ramps, centerlines, edge lines, and hold bars. Touchdown zones, aiming points, threshold bars, displaced thresholds, stopways, intersections. Precision and non-precision approaches. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 6:42 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.

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  7. TopSkills - Calculating Fuel Video

    TopSkills - Calculating Fuel Video. Determining an aircraft's fuel-usage rates by minute, hour, and nautical mile. Applying usage rates to standard IFR and VFR requirements. Distinguishing endurance from range. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 8:13 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.

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  8. TopSkills - Approach Lighting Video

    TopSkills - Approach Lighting Video. Learn to use approach lighting systems that guide pilots to runways in darkness and low visibility. Precision and non-precision approaches. MALSF, MALSR, SSALF, SSALR, ALSF-1, ALSF-2, ODALS, REIL, VASI, PAPI. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 8:54 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.

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  9. TopSkills - Briefing Video

    TopSkills - Briefing Video. Know your way around a basic analog aircraft cockpit. Distinguish instruments, gauges, and controls. Understand common cockpit layouts of flight, navigation, aircraft, and engine instruments and gauges. Understand controls for managing flight, propulsion, electrical, and aircraft. Learn about hybrid instruments. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 7:31 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.

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  10. TopSkills Video - Flight Instruments

    TopSkills Video - Flight Instruments. Flight Instruments - knowing what they tell you. Applies to all flight simulators. Not for real-world aviation. By Bill Stack / TopSkills.

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  11. TopSkills--Sim Weather Video

    TopSkills--Sim Weather Video. Learn about weather conditions that affect your flights. Temperature, pressure, dew points, precipitation, clouds, visibility. Decide whether to fly VFR or IFR based on conditions at your departure and destination airports. Understand official weather minimums. Use official aviation weather reports. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 6:26 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.

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  12. TopSkills - Using Weather Reports for Flight Simming Video

    TopSkills - Using Weather Reports for Flight Simming Video. Obtain and read codes in official aviation weather reports (METAR) for your departure and destination airports. Obtain current weather reports from automated radio sources. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 4:35 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.

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  13. TopSkills Video - Managing Weight and Balance

    TopSkills Video - Managing Weight and Balance. Load and balance your aircraft properly for safest flights. Improper loading diminishes performance and causes difficult and impossible simulations. Overweight and imbalance are worsened by weather conditions that diminish performance. Learn official weight/balance regulations. Know your aircraft's empty and maximum take-off weights and maximum fuel and load weights. Spread it evenly through the aircraft. Know weights of fuel per gallon. Learn about center of gravity and CG range. Adapt to fuel-weight reduction during flight. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 8:53 minutes. For home flight simulation by TopSkills.

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  14. MSFS/FSX/P3D/X-Plane POSCON Launcher

    MSFS/FSX/P3D/X-Plane POSCON Launcher. Ready to take your flight simulation hobby to the next level of realism and entertainment? Try flying online alongside your fellow flight simmers in this friendly online community! The POSCON Launcher enables users to download, install, launch, and auto-update all other software required to connect to the Positive Control Network. The Launcher auto-updates itself when a new version is released, so after the initial download from FlightSim.com, you will not need to download it again from here.
     

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  15. TopSkills - Airport Lighting Video

    TopSkills - Airport Lighting Video. Find your way around airports at night and in low visibility. Learn to read blue, green, white, red, and yellow lights on aprons, taxiways, and runways. Based on FSX and can be applied to other simulators. Duration 4:32 minutes. For home flight simulation from TopSkills.

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  16. Tutorial: Flying IFR

    Tutorial: Flying IFR. An Adobe PDF file containing all of the Instrument Flying Rules (IFR) lessons written by Andrew Ayers, applicable for use in a flight simulator. These lessons were previously published on the Avsim Educational Resource Center as a Special Edition Tutorial. By Andrew Ayers.

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  17. Korean Air Lines Summer 2021

    Korean Air Lines Summer 2021. Korean air flight schedule for September 2021 is reproduced. By Shio Mike.

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  18. ATC Communications Layout - Gate to Gate

    ATC Communications Layout - Gate to Gate. ATC Communications Layout of VATSIM. I put this together for those that are new to VATSIM or for those that have wanted to try VATSIM for some time but may have been a bit apprehensive about getting started. This could be due to the termonology/comminication aspects of VATSIM and not so much the flying itself. Having to interact with controllers can be somewhat daunting. I hope this small two page approach breaking down the various phases of communication between yourself and VATSIM controllers will help you understand just how easy and enjoyable VATSIM can be. I hope you find this helpful. By Michael Swannick.

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  19. Boeing 737NG Flow Checklist

    Boeing 737NG Flow Checklist. A Boeing 737NG series "Flow/Checklist". I put this together for individuals that come over and use my flight deck that have no knowledge of the NG or how she operates. It's a Real World / Flight Simulator combo approach that I use with the Zibo 737NG... Although it could be used with any 737NG. It allows people that don't know anything about the 737 to get her up and running with a little guidance from myself. This is in PDF format and can be printed/laminated. This is a two sided PDF document. By Michael Swannick.

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  20. Aviation - Takeoff and Landing Data Card

    Aviation - Takeoff and Landing Data Card. This is a self designed takeoff and landing data card for, based on a original layout, usable for all flight simulator, from FS5 to FSX. By Andre Lederer (Lionworks).

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  21. Simmers' Paintshop Files For Repainters

    Simmers' Paintshop Files For Repainters. Repaint aids. Here are the very useful PSD files from the defunct simmers' paintshop site. They include national markings, codes and letters, squadron insignias and emblems, etc. Some fonts are also included. Many thanks to Manuele Villa for giving them to me. By Nick Tselepides

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  22. Warship Profiles Part 1

    Warship Profiles Part 1. This is Part 1 of the defunct Warship Profile Publications issues 1-15. They will prove very useful for ship developers, as each issue contains color profiles, text on the history and photos of each warship. More parts will be uploaded until all issues are covered. By Nick Tselepides.

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  23. Profiles Part 4

    Profiles Part 4. This is Part 4 of the defunct Profile Publications issues 57-72. They will prove very useful for repainters and aviation enthusiasts, as each issue contains color profiles, text on the history and photos of each aircraft. By Nick Tselepides.

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  24. Profiles Part 3

    Profiles Part 3. This is Part 3 of the defunct Profile Publications issues 41-56. They will prove very useful for repainters and aviation enthusiasts, as each issue contains color profiles, text on the hiistory and photos of each aircraft. By Nick Tselepides

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  25. All Sims: Profiles Part 2

    All Sims: Profiles Part 2. This is Part 2 of the defunct Profile Publications issues 21-40. They will prove very useful for repainters and aviation enthusiasts, as each issue contains color profiles, text on the hiistory and photos of each aircraft. By Nick Tselepides.

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