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  1. No idea . . . I've not been there. But at the minimum there would be a slight difference as FS9 and FSX flight plans vary slightly, in that their week starts on different days. John
  2. The limit in the aircraft.cfg file is a myth. There is a limit of around 65000 (probably 65536) entries for aircraft in Traffic Tools. You can exceed that number but not everything in the way of error checking works. John
  3. You are correct, Chris, perhaps I could have been clearer. It is an un-controlled tailwheel that follows the aircraft around when you apply power/brakes to steer. It is as "articulated" (to make it follow) and has a castor angle of zero (i.e. a vertical kingpin) so is, in technical terms not castored. What you describe is exactly how the DC-3 is implemented in FS. John
  4. Castor angle has been around for longer than that. It is worth reading up on it generally - it is what self-centres the steering of your car, if you have one. So the figure people are fiddling with here is the angle the wheel stands stands longtidunally on the ground, too far in one direction will cause the wheel to not centre automatically and too little will cause the vehicle to fail to turn sufficiently. Whilst castor can be the issue with FS aircraft steering poorly, it only fixes the specific castoring issue. Another common fault is the actual position of the wheels - (not visually, but in the aircraft's settings) and moving the nose wheel setting out by a couple of feet can make a dramatic improvement to steering ability. Real DC-3s do have a non-castoring tail wheel, by the way, steering is achieved by differential power and braking - but this is poorly implemented in FS unless you have additional throttle and pedal levers to work with. John
  5. Not at all unreasonable! I've probably already had my money's worth, anyway, as I bought it many years back. But do try the free trial first. J
  6. Hi Mark, Just had a quick exchange with Dave, the developer, and he confirms that arrangements are provided for to disable the on-line activation system when the time comes. As a backup against unexpected surprises, a few selected other users hold the necessary info too. Best regards, John
  7. Hi Mark, If I remember rightly, the code you are issued allows a number of re-activations (ten, maybe) but you have to de-activate one before re-activating another so I guess that is a form of on-line activation. If you run out of activations, the developer willingly resets the allowance. John
  8. It is quite different to the default ATC system so I would hesitate to use the word "easy" for a new user. Nevertheless, it is a very advanced piece of software with a zillion options to suit all users. It works with default or custom AI traffic. I'm not aware it keeps AI planes separated but it might. There are a huge range of voices and accents which link to parts of the world and airlines it recognises. The only issue there is that the voices were recorded many years ago and don't identify with newer airline callsigns. I would recommend visiting their support forum OnCourse Software - Index page (ocs-support.co.uk) and also taking advantage of the free trial to get a picture of things. I have never seen a piece of software anywhere that has such incredible levels of support to help users on their way. Even if it isn't your cup-of-tea, your original ATC and AI traffic will still be there and won't have been interfered with. John
  9. If you double-click on TTools in the screen shot of the file system above, is TTools.exe present? If not, it looks like it should be. Currently, you do not have file type suffixes turned on. This is no crime, it is the Microsoft default but it makes identifying detail when you start working on files more difficult. For instance TTools.exe will not currently show as such, just as TTools, as would other files with the same name. I would recommend doing so - described here: How to turn on hidden filename extensions in Windows (autodesk.com) Hope this helps, John
  10. Yes, it will almost certainly be an invisible collision object. This is not an unknown issue, especially in add-on sceneries where removed buildings often seem to leave their collisionability*. The only solution I have ever seen suggested is to turn off crash detection in Settings > Realism. Mine has been "off" for over 20 years! The only thing I can think of that could have changed for you is that it has accidentally been turned "on". John * - no such word, of course, but it rolls off the tongue nicely!
  11. Version 1.0.0

    12 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  12. Version 1.0.0

    14 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  13. Version 1.0.0

    12 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  14. Version 1.0.0

    18 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  15. Version 1.0.0

    10 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  16. Version 1.0.0

    24 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. Six sets included. By John Hinson
  17. Version 1.0.0

    7 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  18. Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  19. Version 1.0.0

    15 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. Two sets included. By John Hinson
  20. Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  21. Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  22. Version 1.0.0

    8 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  23. Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  24. Version 1.0.0

    16 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
  25. Version 1.0.0

    7 downloads

    One of a series of cabin announcements produced for use with Flight Deck Companion (aka FDC Live Cockpit) for FS98, FS2000, FS2002, FS2004 and FSX, by OnCourse Software. By John Hinson
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