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    Yes, ATC uses routes that seemingly make no...

    Yes, ATC uses routes that seemingly make no sense, until one learns about Great Circle routes. The longer the journey, the greater the `error`...EHAM to RCTP is after all, 5,251 nautical miles!
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  2. Thread: GPS v. NAV

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    Read Aircraft Instruments, to learn what, and...

    Read Aircraft Instruments, to learn what, and how, they do what they do..
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_instruments
    GPS is NOT an ILS indicator, nor can it be misconstrued as such.
    They...
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    No, they are each different routes points.

    No, they are each different routes points.
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    Even more risky , if conversations with my B-I-L,...

    Even more risky , if conversations with my B-I-L, a former Airshove pilot, is anything to go by! :pilot:

    He retired rather than be forced back onto an Airbus, after one-too-many incidents...
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    CRJSimpilot is right, but Bombardier are also, I...

    CRJSimpilot is right, but Bombardier are also, I read, ceasing production of the 400-series turboprop, so that is their future production capacity right out the window, regardless of future fuel...
  6. Thread: returning

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    Get a faster PC, and not a Mac.

    Get a faster PC, and not a Mac.
  7. What is NOT specified is any requirement for the...

    What is NOT specified is any requirement for the hardware necessary to run it... I'm waiting for my next hardware upgrade (and run P3D currently at around 30 FPS)...
  8. They'll be back, once the real cost of fuel hits...

    They'll be back, once the real cost of fuel hits home, post-Pandemic.
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    I do quite specifically state `under normal...

    I do quite specifically state `under normal circumstances`.
    Obviously yours were abnormal.
    There is no requirement to use flaps for a 172 under normal circumstances.

    If you would like to tell...
  10. Thread: Slew You

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    You were asked if you might have switched the...

    You were asked if you might have switched the joystick off? You haven't replied? If you have, switch it back on.
    If not, check the Slew allocations assigned to the joystick.
  11. Thread: EFIS details

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    http://www.b737.org.uk/flightinsts.htm

    http://www.b737.org.uk/flightinsts.htm
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    The 172 doesn't need flaps at t/o. Not in FS...

    The 172 doesn't need flaps at t/o. Not in FS 2020, nor any prior version of FSX/P3D/IRL, under normal circumstances..!
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    Yes, use the payware version of FSUIPC, as...

    Yes, use the payware version of FSUIPC, as previously advised.
    Or use the standard interface to turn them into single-button presses.
  14. They ceased any activity YEARS ago, mate. It...

    They ceased any activity YEARS ago, mate. It hasn't been available, or OOS, for YEARS.!
    Try ORBX, their England sceneries are da bom!
  15. At my flying club, we already discussed `usage`:...

    At my flying club, we already discussed `usage`:
    NOONE only flies take-offs or landings, as the cruise portion is just as important, but we made no differentiation between GA and Airline flying. ...
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    The obvious choice would be to rely on that same...

    The obvious choice would be to rely on that same Microsoft to provide virus protection, not some third party provider KNOWN for its inability to cope with `our` - or anybodys - software setup... AVG...
  17. A few airliners have BOTH speedbrakes AND...

    A few airliners have BOTH speedbrakes AND spoilers. The BAe 146 has both for example.
    But that is because there is no reverse thrust on the aircraft...
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    I disagree with the need for water cooling, but...

    I disagree with the need for water cooling, but it does look like the PC is running hot, so suggest looking at better cooling, starting with the PSU and going up from there, one step at a time.
  19. No, following the advice above is the only way to...

    No, following the advice above is the only way to fix this I know of.
  20. Thread: Sound Issue

    by mallcott
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    Check your sound effects in the main sound...

    Check your sound effects in the main sound folder.
    You don't say what your OS is, so it's not possible to advise further...
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    Me too. At least I did when I still used FSX. ...

    Me too. At least I did when I still used FSX.
    Nowadays, I still do with P3d v5.1
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    Don't use Rikoo, it's rubbish: Use...

    Don't use Rikoo, it's rubbish:
    Use
    https://store.flightsim.com/product/just-flight-aeroplane-heaven-fairchild-c-119f-the-flying-boxcar/
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    Google SIDS and STARS. You'll find much to learn....

    Google SIDS and STARS. You'll find much to learn.
    Standard Instrument Departures and Standard Terminal Arrivals are, like, standard these days...
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    I regularly use manual landing and even use a...

    I regularly use manual landing and even use a manual approach on many airfields in GB. What makes you feel that ALL runways should have one? You also need to remember that the `next thing` coming now...
  25. You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding...

    You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding about Trim and how it works.
    One adjusts trim to achieve-and hold- the desired flight attitude, not for any other reason.

    The goal is ALWAYS to...
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