Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: KDTW to EGLL and My First CTD! Not Cool...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Michigan - USA
    Posts
    1,533
    Blog Entries
    2

    Angry KDTW to EGLL and My First CTD! Not Cool...

    More than a 7 hour flight and just as I'm approaching London, the dreaded Crash to Desktop (CTD). It was such a beautiful approach and I was enjoying the scenery but never made it to the airport.


    Headed out of Detroit on a rainy day
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	fsscr001.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	71.5 KB 
ID:	210246

    Making the approach into London

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	fsscr008.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	124.6 KB 
ID:	210247

    It was looking good

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	fsscr009.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	121.9 KB 
ID:	210248

    And that was it! No further would I go.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	fsscr010.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	138.4 KB 
ID:	210249

    Now I just need time to find time to read the AVSIM CTD guide...
    Senior Rookie Bragware: FSX Gold - Acceleration | HP Omen Obelisk Desktop | Intel Core i7 3.2 Ghz |16GB | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 | 1TB HD | 256 GB SSD (Gaming Computer)

    REX Worldwide Airports HD
    AS16 + ASCA
    ORBX Global BASE
    ORBX Freeware Airports


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM, USA.
    Posts
    15,930

    Default

    I hate when that happens, but what you have looks good.
    Larry

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Michigan - USA
    Posts
    1,533
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NMLW View Post
    I hate when that happens, but what you have looks good.
    Thanks Larry. Guess I’ll have to take my 172 and cruise around the city.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Dijon (Burgundy), France
    Posts
    1,897

    Default

    Even not so long haulers crash. That's due to a more crowded environment when your flight nears arrival aiport.
    Only one solution: to save your flight intermittently ($ key I think)
    Or, in the worst cases, save the flight when about the descent and approach's beginning. Then close-restart FSX. That's decluttering your PC and you gain FSP back
    Otherwise a fine flight!
    Gérard Guichard, Dijon, Burgundy, France. i5 Intel processor, 4 Go of Ram, Nvidia GeForce 920MX, DirectX 12.0, and FSX Gold Edition with SP1, SP2. My personal flightsim website is at http://flightlessons.6te.net

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Michigan - USA
    Posts
    1,533
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by flightsimg View Post
    Even not so long haulers crash. That's due to a more crowded environment when your flight nears arrival aiport.
    Only one solution: to save your flight intermittently ($ key I think)
    Or, in the worst cases, save the flight when about the descent and approach's beginning. Then close-restart FSX. That's decluttering your PC and you gain FSP back
    Otherwise a fine flight!
    Thanks Gerard. Good advice!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Posts
    27,342

    Default

    Sorry to hear about the crash, pics are very nice David I do the same as Gerard, always save the flight just before Approaching a "busy" or dense airport Had too many FS crashes myself..

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,035

    Default

    David - I guess my issues are the same? I can fly non-stop from Charleston, SC to Boston in one of the fighter jets, when I ILS approach Boston it does not engage at all. If I break up the trip in 2 pieces all work good! I think I will try what Gerard and Jan has suggested!

    I agree, nice pics of what you did get! Rick

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Dijon (Burgundy), France
    Posts
    1,897

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Downwind66 View Post
    trip in 2 pieces all work good
    Yes that's one of the solution!
    Save-restart FSX before a dense area OR save at intervals and keep flying as FSX may not crash. Should it, you get the latest saved step of the flight (and the Peer's Academy option seems good too: last interval is when reaching to a dense area )
    Gérard Guichard, Dijon, Burgundy, France. i5 Intel processor, 4 Go of Ram, Nvidia GeForce 920MX, DirectX 12.0, and FSX Gold Edition with SP1, SP2. My personal flightsim website is at http://flightlessons.6te.net

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Michigan - USA
    Posts
    1,533
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    Thanks all. Funny thing is I never had the issue before. May be my new computer or all the add ons. It seems the 6-7 hour flights are doing this. Although it’s my first of the CTD disease. I will definitely do the save function!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Dijon (Burgundy), France
    Posts
    1,897

    Default

    About sure it's that transatlantic flight. Just imagine what a 6-7 hour flight is clogging even a strong computer chip!
    Gérard Guichard, Dijon, Burgundy, France. i5 Intel processor, 4 Go of Ram, Nvidia GeForce 920MX, DirectX 12.0, and FSX Gold Edition with SP1, SP2. My personal flightsim website is at http://flightlessons.6te.net

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-30-2011, 06:31 PM
  2. ~~*My first AIRBUS PRO flight! EGPH-EGLL!*~~
    By woottsbj25 in forum MSFS Screen Shot Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-18-2005, 08:52 AM
  3. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-10-2004, 06:56 AM
  4. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-26-2003, 03:50 PM
  5. REAL PICS!... My Tarvels. EGLL - KSFO - KSEA - KORD - EGLL
    By Dennis_Sabre in forum MSFS Screen Shot Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-18-2003, 07:25 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •