Andrew Godden

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  1. Thank goodness for was really starting to get to me.
  2. So, given that you are crashing regularly, is not creating the scenario and then saving it before you start flying an option. Then all you have to do is load the saved scenario. I'm currently not sitting in front of my flight simming computer, however, I'm pretty certain, P3D has the ability to save scenarios.
  3. Martin, As you have done with my post above, you quoted your original post, hence causing the unnecessary duplication. I have removed it for you. Andrew
  4. Martin, Just a courtesy point, it would have been better if you just made your comment regarding screenshot success rather than quoting (reposting) the entire preview again (with screenshots). After all, you had already edited the original post and added the screenshots. Cheers Andrew
  5. Review

    Bob, When reviewing the Milviz T-50 Bobcat, whilst I found the model to be generally good, I was rather disappointed with the cockpit and panel, as my comments indicated. A few dot points to consider: Whenever I use the Milviz T-50 Bobcat, I have to disable my anti virus protection otherwise it will quarantine a lights .exe file - this was noted in the review. I am not aware of this causing other problems, such as poor quality graphics. I have my texture resolution set to 2048 x 2048. I have my texture filtering setting set to Anisotropic 8x, but a higher setting will improve the fuzziness. I found the graphics quality to be acceptable at these settings, although I still did use various zoom levels for some of the finer cockpit detail. The landing gear and flap indicator is the aircraft gauge between the respective switches to the right of the yoke and directly below the chronometer. As for the required coaxing on short finals, I think that is just a feature of the actual flight characteristics of this aircraft. I hope at least some of this helps. Cheers Andrew
  6. I guess then, that you must of owned no other version of Microsoft Flight Simulator than FSX.
  7. Oz, Thanks for your ideas and I'm glad you are already looking forward to next year's MEBAR. One of the biggest challenges in designing the MEBAR route is finding an area which provides a sufficient navigation challenge over flight legs that are not overly long. The reality is, when it comes to conducting a rally like the MEBAR with long over water flight legs, it is, to use the Aussie vernacular, "as boring as bat shit", and with limited navigation challenges presented. The other major consideration is overall length, and this presents a separate challenge when you talk island hopping in some of the areas you mention. The final factor in the route design is flying in an area which is interesting or challenging for its geography and weather. Nonetheless, after about 15 years of designing these types of events, I can assure you I will be hard at it again later this year when I start the MEBAR planning cycle for 2018 and trying to come up with a suitable challenge befitting, if not bettering the challenge of previous MEBARs. Cheers Andrew
  8. I think you have your formers and latters mixed up.
  9. Brett, The flap setting on the panel is marked "INTER" and in the absence of any worthy manuals, I assume it is an abbreviation for "INTERMEDIATE" as opposed to "FULL". Cheers Andrew
  10. Wheelus, To follow on from Matt's post, what OS are you using? This could explain why you can't find the files in the suggested places. An alternative is to simply save a flight from the "Free Flight" and find where that flight has saved to by doing a search. Whichever folder the flight has saved to is the folder where the MEBAR Flight Situation files need to be copied to. Cheers Andrew
  11. This problem is a mesh scenery issue. It is caused by not having a quality mesh scenery and only using Orbx's FTX Global VECTOR on FSX:SE, as FTX Global VECTOR corrects all the elevation errors in the default airports in FSX:SE. The correct use of the AEC tool (in FTX Central) by adding SCCC specifically to the exclude list should correct the problem.
  12. Tobus, As Mutley Crew (we don't like the term Moderators), it is out job to ensure topic threads present a balanced view, so that other members are presented with an unbiased opinion. Your reference to Carenado aircraft using the statement, "...nothing like p#$$¥ carebeo stuff ..." unfairly compared them to A2A products and strongly implied Carenado products are sub-standard. As you also made that reference following on from another member's entry, the Carenado Cessna T210, it can be misinterpreted as somewhat derogatory. For my part, my post provided the necessary balance to correct the illogic in comparing two products which fill completely different niche markets in flight simulator aircraft add-ons.
  13. The design / development philosophy behind A2A and Carenado is completely different, making their products completely different on the obvious levels, and their respective products are aimed at different markets within the flight sim community. To compare the two is like comparing the proverbial apples and oranges and is simply illogical. Your comment suggests you are not very familiar with Carenado products, otherwise you would know that on some of their latest products you will suffer an engine failure unless you pay close attention to your engine management settings in flight. They are not modeled to the same level as A2A products, but they aren't designed to be. So, a product can't be criticised for being something it isn't designed or doesn't claim to be. In the end, one's choice of aircraft in flight simming is based on personal choice. For some it's about their favourite aircraft manufacturer, such as Cessna, Beechraft, etc., or a variety of aircraft models to choose from, for others it's about simple, fun flying, or a high degree of realism. Both A2A and Carenado are leaders in their respective fields and cater to their own respective markets.
  14. Discrepancies have been encountered when using Plan-G to determine the cruising altitude for the MEBAR Flight Legs. Consequently, it is highly recommened to use the free, online flight planning tool, Skyvector, for accurately determining your cruise altitude for the Flight Legs and to avoid hitting solid clouds. Cheers Andrew
  15. I have my perfect job and it involves a regular 12 to 15 hour day, 7 days a week. It's called retirement and flight simming (with a bit of other gaming) every day. The only downside to this perfect job is there are no weekends, no public holidays, no sick days, no annual leave, and certainly no long service leave. A rather big price to pay for the perfect job but I can live with it.