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    Real world aircraft don't usually use full flaps...

    Real world aircraft don't usually use full flaps for takeoff, partly because they add so much drag. Typically the 10º-20º range, or so, is what's mostly used, though under certain conditions a few...
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    Thanks, Rick. Addendum -- it happened on this...

    Thanks, Rick.

    Addendum -- it happened on this post, too. BTW, today is the first time it's happened. It can be lived with, but it's awkward.
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    Problem (blank page displayed) When Posting

    Twice today, when I posted to an existing thread, I went through composing the post just fine, and previewing worked great, but when I submitted the post my WaterFox browser just hung after clearing...
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    A suggestion: I would prefer: as...

    A suggestion:


    I would prefer:



    as being more accurate in expressing what's needed.
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    As you may have discovered by now, that could...

    As you may have discovered by now, that could cause as many (or more) problems as you had to start with, so extreme care is needed, and save a copy of the original.



    Just a suggestion: VR as an...
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    Going strictly from your last post (#25), that...

    Going strictly from your last post (#25), that looks as if the runway START location is offset, which would also indicate that the runway center line is likely offset. The offset(s) I'm talking of...
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    I'd start by playing with the [flight_tuning]...

    I'd start by playing with the [flight_tuning] section in the aircraft.cfg, but I'd check a LOT more than just how it works at rotation, being sure that the elevator still is sufficiently effective to...
  8. Thread: ATC & ILS Issues

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    Parallel, of course. :pilot: Actually, a flux...

    Parallel, of course. :pilot:

    Actually, a flux valve is a magnetic sensor, usually mounted in the tail, which sends the magnetic directional information to the avionics. I first found out about...
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    Gyroscopic precession exists, if you didn't...

    Gyroscopic precession exists, if you didn't disable it in the menus, in all of the gyros that are not slaved to a flux valve (thus the "most" above), which senses the magnetic field and sends a...
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    You go to the FS menus and choose Scenery Library...

    You go to the FS menus and choose Scenery Library to get to that list.
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    Probably not for PRIMARY storage, but nice for...

    Probably not for PRIMARY storage, but nice for backups and less used stuff as a more economical way of having many, many terabytes without breaking the bank for SSDs. I have several MyBook drives,...
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    Good Computer?

    I did essentially that about 10 years ago when I bought a (not quite top-of-their-line) Digital Storm machine while FSX was still "the thing". It's been great and, with changing out the GPU card...
  13. An outstanding way to start a flying career...

    An outstanding way to start a flying career...
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    Of course those days weren't during the pandemic...

    Of course those days weren't during the pandemic when all sorts of people and companies got taken by surprise when they had to slow or stop production and perhaps had to lay off employees AND when...
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    An SOS will likely take longer than 2 seconds to...

    An SOS will likely take longer than 2 seconds to do ... --- ... and I don't know what on an aircraft would do that, but if it happened right after takeoff on a runway that has an ILS approach in the...
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    I AM a pilot and I've spent thousands of hours in...

    I AM a pilot and I've spent thousands of hours in a variety of real cockpits (about 60 different aircraft types), often for hours at a time. Coming from real world flying I certainly compared my FS...
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    I'm sorry you lost your medical (many of us...

    I'm sorry you lost your medical (many of us have), but welcome to flightsim.com. You'll find varying opinions as to which sim is "best," with some even feeling that fs2004 (released in late 2003)...
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    FS2004 and FSX are not ever certified by the FAA...

    FS2004 and FSX are not ever certified by the FAA for any form of clocking flight hours, or in other words, these two sims are never considered as a Flight Training Device for logging time, regardless...
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    Just once? It does take a little time to get used...

    Just once? It does take a little time to get used to it and learn to use it, and since your head does control what you see on the screen you do have to control your head to be still when you don't...
  20. Thread: ATC & ILS Issues

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    If you don't have wind set to 0 then it could....

    If you don't have wind set to 0 then it could. Once again, you haven't mentioned having the DG properly set, or whether your system is set for magnetic vs true headings. Also, it's possible you're...
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    As the zipper says, that's pretty normal for the...

    As the zipper says, that's pretty normal for the sim, though not for the real world. It happens because the default ATC doesn't do vectors very well, among other things. As he also says, some of the...
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    Nor can you do that with the "2D" cockpit. That's...

    Nor can you do that with the "2D" cockpit. That's the nature of the hardware we have. And Joshua is right, and that's part of why I prefer it.


    That's your opinion, and is the way that I feel...
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    In the Controls Axis menu for the pedals, check...

    In the Controls Axis menu for the pedals, check the "reverse" box for the brakes.
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    The virtual cockpit (VC) does allow you to zoom...

    The virtual cockpit (VC) does allow you to zoom in so that you can read the instruments, and it looks more like a real cockpit than the flat panel that is just locked on the screen in one place....
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    The STARS (and SIDS) for each airport are devised...

    The STARS (and SIDS) for each airport are devised locally, so there's nothing really standard in the sense you mean. The whole idea is for ATC to be able to give you a short-hand clearance to put you...
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