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  1. Pilots Logbook.

    My new years pesolution this new year is to log all my flight hours. To this end I have found and downloaded a small program called "Pilots Logbook". Itt is a simple enough program that lets you log each flight with the following information: Flight Airplane Departure Date Time Airport Arrival Date Time Airport Length (Calculated field) Aircraft Catetgory Single Engine Multi Engine TMG MLA Pilot Function PIC Dual PIC Name Instructor The information under Flight is self explanatory, but I have a problem in understanding some of the rest: In the: Aircraft category: Single Engine and Multi Engine I am happy with and I assume that you can have only one or the other. TMG - I dont know what this is and also dont understand what values or text I should enter into the field MLA - As TMG The fields in Aircraft category are all small and this seems to indicate that they are numericor Yes/No in nature. Pilot function: PIC is Pilot in command - I assume a value goes here and will reflect something about the flight in terms oof the PIC and Instructor names which are entered below it can anyone clarify? Dual - I am not sure what this means. Is it air time where some of it was instructor and some pupil? is it an "and" or an "or" with PIC? PIC and Dual are both small fields and this seems to indicate that they are numeric or Yes/No in nature. PIC Name and Instructor name are obvious, but seem to indicate that PIC and Dual are values that contain information about the two names. Any guidence on completing this form would be great. I guess some here will know all I need to know and I am sure the answers are simple. If you want to look at the progeam it can be found in the MS apps store woth a search on "Pilots Logbook" Thanks, JG.
  2. With some Christmas money I am thinking of getting P3D v4.1. I would install ot on a partition called "E". My current FSX is installed on a pertition called "D", and I have another disk for the OS etc called "C". Standard stuff. Currently I have an install of FTX Central on the "C" drive which manages all my FSX Orbx scenary, so I guess that points to the D Drive FSX install. Is it possible to have a second FTX Central install to manage ORBX installed scenary in P3D? My plan is to use FSX for all the work-day FS use and to build P3D for just one aircraft initialy.
  3. Firstly, a Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans on this site! I did make this post yesterday, but for some reason, it did not seem to appear on site! Anyway, I am wondering if there are any FSX experts who can help......at this point in time, quite often when I do a flight of more than about 20 mins, the flight just freezes. You can hear sound, you can see the plane, but it is just there doing nothing! I have tried using F5 to try and refresh it and get it working. I have also done ctrl, alt and delete to see what is going on and it says that FSX has stopped responding. Anybody have any ideas??! While I am asking for advise, another issue is that I have Just Flight's Traffic 360 to add a bit of life and color to airports. Recently, this stops working after a while with no pretty planes to look at. I have tried increasing traffic on the settings of FSX but to no avail. The only solution that I have found so far is to uninstall Traffic 360 and reload it. Of course, the situation reappears after a few weeks! Any help would be appreciated from you great guys and gals. TIA Martin
  4. Today's grumble....

    Ok...I saw the advert on Just Flight about the SWS F-104 Starfighter S. I already have a Virtavia F-104, but it is somewhat lacking. Time for a new toy......!! I bought the said flight sim from Just Flight and had to wait for an activation code from SWS (about 12 hours). It's quite a plane and looks very good, but there is a LOT too it. I need a manual and I am instructed to go to the SSW Support Forum to download it from there. You need to register...but there is no where to register. It says to contact them if there is an issue. I contacted them...two days ago. No reply! I contacted Flight Sim, who are not much help as it is not their product! They just say contact SWS, which I have. I feel as though I am going round in circles. I also feel that as Just Flight as selling the product, they should be able to provide the advertised F-104 Flight Manual. Anybody else have this issue? Martin.
  5. Hi All. For some reason FSX has died on my PC. I click on the FSX icon, the little wait/processing circular thing appears for a couple of seconds and then nothing happens at all. I can only assume that FSX is crashing at start up. Are there any log files included in FSX that I can look at to see what is happening? J.
  6. Muliti Key Stroke Commands

    I am struggling with multi-key commands. For example, if the instructions indicate 'Shift-E+2', just what is the sequence? I have tried various cominations and do not get anywhere...is there a certain knack to it? TIA Martin
  7. Question. How do you......?

    When you are flying in FSX, how do you stop the 'Airport Information' script running across the top of the screen, and get rid of the verbal information? (Sometimes it comes up without me wanting it to!) Thanks in advance. Martin
  8. FSX help

    I have flown with Microsoft Flight Sims since the first one came out. That being said, I get lost when trying to add on airplanes, scenery, weather, and/missions. I want to fly the MEBAR 2017 but can't figure out where to put each of the three files for each leg. I have read the instructions and first put them where FSX.EXE is and no joy. Then I put them with the Missions folder, again no joy. then I made a new MEBAR 2017 under the missions folder and put the files there. I can't figure it out. I'm beginning to feel like a real dummy. Will someone take pity on me and tell me where (exactly) to put each of the files. Thanks.
  9. I am far up the proverbial creek. Recently, for the first time, following an update to my SE: FSX installation, I was asked to sign in to my Steam FSX account. I have been using this since Flight Sim 2015 at Cosford without any major problems but now, suddenly, I am unable to sign in. Because my usual sign in details weren't accepted I was then asked to create a new password. Having done that, despite using the special verification code that was sent to me, I am still unable to sign in. When I boot up via the shortcut on my monitor the only thing that happens is a very brief popup that seemingly checks for updates with SE:FSX but I cannot run the sim at all. Nearly there....would there exist a telephone number I might call or have someone do a Team Viewer link to get me over this frustrating hump? What offerings do you have, wise ones? If I have to do a reinstall is Program Files (x86) the worst place to park it in?
  10. Ok...here is the situation. I have had Microsoft FSX running nicely for a little while, and I have been very happy . Yesterday, I had to do a system restore on the PC due to another program crashing. It resolved the situation with the program, but when I went to flight sim , I started having scenic problems. For example, if I fly from Leeming in the UK, the depicted coastline is made up of a series of 'blocks' i.e. 90 degree segments of land. No nice, flowing Yorkshire coastline...just straight lines. Ok...I went to look at the view from above and expanded the map a bit and thought that things looked better at my destination which is Leuchers The coastline seemed normal! But when I got north, the blocks appeared yet again where I am flying!! Gee, I want to fly...not play with building blocks!!! Anyone have any ideas on what is going on and how to resolve it? This has happened before and the more I messed with it, the worse things got! On the previous occasion, I tried removing the .cfg. file, so that upon restarting FSX, it would rebuild itself, but this did not work! In the end, I had to completely reload FSX. By the way, I currently have Flight 1 Ultimate Terrain loaded but another thing I tried before, was removing this only to be left with the same problem! Any help would be appreciated. TIA
  11. My noisy Tomcat

    Just wondering...... I have the rather nice Aerosoft Tomcat which I have been enjoying for a while. However, it does seems to have VERY loud sound effects when it comes to the flaps and other control surfaces moving....even if viewed from the tower!! I presume the sound is to mimic the hydraulics working, but to me, it seems overdone. Any thoughts.....? TIA.
  12. Black AI aircraft.

    I use Simstarter NG and have an ongoing issue with black AI aircraft. I am almost sure that the reason for this is that I use Simstarter NG livery manager to remove any liveries I dont want. This effectively removes some installed/default from the FSX aircraft selection screen as I have disabled all of their liveries. I think that FSX is looking at the installed and default aircraft for AI colours and not finding them as they are effectively taken out of FSX. To overcome this there seems to be several actions I could take: Un-hide all installed aircraft in the secure knowledge that all will be well. (Not ideal as there will be lots of redundant aircraft and liveries to wade through to find the one I want) Un-hide at least one of each installed aircraft in the hope that the IA will pickup that one livery. (Not ideal as there will still be many redundant aircraft to wade through to find the one I want) Install a traffic program in the hope that it will fulfill all AI requirements and prevent FSX from attempting to use data from installed aircraft. (Unsure that the program will exclude installed real aircraft) Find a way of exposing hidden aircraft to FSX's AI generation processes. (This may involve moving/copying files in the guts of FSX and still not guarantee the exclusion of live aircraft). Find another way of solving this issue that someone who sees this may know of. (if I am lucky!!) Any advise or suggestions would be very helpful JG.
  13. Windows 10 and SDK

    After the anniversary update of windows 10 on my computer, I find that some of the SDK files have been stripped off from the Microsoft Games folder and the Direct X software has been altered. After re-loading SDK, I now find that it will not interface with the resident software. As there seems little likelyhood of an SDK update, I am now regretting not keeping a windows 7 computer on which to create FSX .BGL files for my scenery. Does anyone have a solution to my demise?
  14. Cockpit dimentions

    Hi all. I am toying with the Idea of creating a cockpit that looks and feels as close as possible to a real cockpit. I am looking to do this with either the JF Hawk or the MilViz Phantom, the latter being favorite at the moment. What I need to know id the internal measurements of the cockpit and the panels found inside the cockpit. Outside dimensions are of little use as I will only be creating the cockpit shell, similar to http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php?/topic/14851-spitfire-mk-ix-cockpit-build/&page=3
  15. OK...here's a head scratcher! Flying into Chicago O'Hare in my Just Flight 747. There is a plane waiting to use the runway once I had landed.....then.......it is just a shadow!! No plane...just a shadow where it was! Also, suddenly the buildings at the airport have gone and all the planes at the terminals are...shadows!! Ok....hopefully all with be OK once I reload, but I am curious as to what causes this. Other interesting situations are flying buildings (houses, etc.) also near O'Hare, and when flying from military airbases in Germany, the plane is placed half way down the runway, perpendicular to the way of travel!!
  16. power surge warning

    Hi class..little help please...been geeting my motherboard shutting my down and restarting today.. says power surge issue..happens randomly.. using p3d motogp or looking at files... all connections and updates are fine.. 2 surge protecters from wall sockets...looked at event viewer and previous to shut downs I have this Firmware has changed MTTRS to S4.. may cause problems on resume.. Do you think 2 items could be related?.. No heat issues in general or PU GPU related.. Thanks...
  17. P3D Spitfire?

    Is there a Spitfire that will run with P3D v3.x? I have plowed through all of the FSX versions that I know about and none advertise P3D compatibility.
  18. Simstarter NG

    I am trying to set a P3D variable from Simstarter NG and cant figure how to do it!! - Its driving me nuts. I want to set the enable controllers check box to unchecked. I can set it in the control settings by unchecking the box but next time I run P3D f0orm Simstarter NG it appears checked again. I have tried Simstarters Tool/Clear Controller settings tool but this allows you to select various joystick and other controllers individually. For some reason this dosent seem to persist when the various devices are checked as disabled for an FS session, and a subsequent session is run. I guess there are two possibilities here: a. I am blind and can't see the control in Simstarter NG .....or b. It just isn't there. Any help out there?
  19. MilViz F-15E Crashing FSX

    Has anyone else had problems with MilViz's F-15E Strike Eagle crashing FSX? Just about every time I load it, when I escape the system, it crashes FSX. It does not save the flight information and I have to reboot FSX every time after loading the F-15E. Incidentally, after the installation, every plane crashes the system...not just the F-15E. I have tried the trick of deleting the FSX.CFG file so that it build a new one.....no joy! I have tried FSX Logbook Recovery...no joy! Has anyone any ideas? I guess that I can manage as things are as I do like the F-15E....it's just annoying that I have this issue when it shouldn't happen!
  20. QW 757 AP issue

    Been flying the QW 757 for a short while now, everything seems to be going ok, different bowl of rice compared to the Bus...anyhow back on track here, I was flying from Edinburgh to Billund, whole flight had gone well. I even learnt how to get ATC to accept my PFPX flightplan as an IFR plan, sorry I keep wandering....(does that word look right? one of them brain days today...)...so I have captured the LOC, just got the Glideslope and pressed APR, all going swimmingly when suddenly someone buts in with GLIDESLOPE...GLIDESLOPE....nightmare, yeah I get the message, I can see I am coming down about 200m short of the threshold....plan...disenage AP and hand fly, strangely I could not disengage, I tried pressing the 3 buttons on the MCP but nowt happened, I left clicked I right clicked, I even swore at them but the blighters would not disengage....now am I doing it wrong? is there a button to disengage hiding? or was it because the AUTOLAND bit had lit up? surely I still need to be able to take control....anyway if you have any clue please let me know.... Oh and also PFPX does all my weights in KG and FSX planner uses pounds...anyone know the math I need to do so I get the correct wieghts in the FP? I was at flaps 25 at 145kts as per the FMC instruction, so with me not converting weights correctly that may be why I sunk below GS... but my big issue is why I could not disengage AP.....HELP!!!!!!! Thank you .....
  21. I am trying to load 64-bit drivers for my Saitek X55 throttle and stick and I have hit a big problem. The drivers for these two devices are not signed, so Win 7 Pro 64-bit will not use them. Other Saitek drivers are just fine its only the X55 ones that have a problem and this renders my throttle and stick unusable. I have tried to use the 32-bit drivers but saitek's install program is not allowing me to install them on the 64-bit platform. Has anyone else had this issue? Its a real pain in the proverbial. I have found a way to load them but it is not very elegant and involves putting windows into a test mode to enable the drivers to load.If I want to use my throttle and stick then I have to run in test mode, with text in the lower right hand corner telling me that I am in said mode. J. Edit. I have opened a ticket with Saitek to see if they can resolve this issue.
  22. I am trying to install REX 4 into P3D v3.3 and I get an error when I run the setup program. The error is this:- "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you are running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need an x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit) version of the program and then contact the supplier." This seems to indicate that I am trying to install a 64 bit program into a 32 bit PC operating system (assuming that backward compatibility will allow the otherway around). However, I have a 64 bit version of Win 7 and as there is no 32/64 bit choise at the download I can only assume that the REX installer is 32 bit. The above combination should work, and has worked in previous installs. Before I go to REX has anyone had this issue before me? J.
  23. I would appreciate any help with this one, I keep flying straight over the airports even though I am told Localiser captured and Glideslope captured....could someone please post a picture of what needs to go into the RADNAV page of the MCDU.... I am a little confused as to what goes there...I make all my plans for the 320 in PFPX....the 320 is by Aerosoft... I am also confused about the updates, if I update the 320 but the info in sim (p3d) is different then what do I need to do to correct this (freqs)...what I usually do is just turn off the AP and manually fly in and land, however yesterday I was coming into LFPO having captured both LOC and GS but we didnt follow the GS, I may have been too high so that may be a problem there, anyway as my FPS went down with the scenery she was a complete pain to fly by hand, very hard landing....everything else on this AC is going fine for me but this one last thing....I have read the manual and have flown the tutorials several times and only twice have I got her to follow the GS......thanks for any help Wayne
  24. TRAKIR 5...am I missing something?!

    Hi all. I bought the TRAKIR 5 about a week ago. I heard that it was (almost) the best thing since sliced bread, but I am not so sure that I like it! Am I missing something? I have used the hat switch on the top of the joystick prior to my purchase, and I love being able to zoom in and out whilst in the cockpit, plus do the same when I have an outside view of the aircraft to watch the scenery. All this disappears with TRAKIR. I cannot look around the aircraft using the hat button (OK...I use that a lot to get my bearings whilst flying as I have not mastered instruments yet) and also loose the full use of the 'F9- F12' range of buttons on the keyboard as they should be used. I cannot see the side consoles when I look down and to the side, but my understanding is that you can tweak how much you see in different axis in relation to how much the head moves. (Am I right here?) Overall, I am very disappointed so far.....what do you guys think of this devise?
  25. Will not run

    Took a chance and bought 2004, installed just fine, but will not run on my win10 machine. Keep getting do you want this app to make changes to your PC? Click yes but nothing happens. Anybody any ideas? Any help would be great.