Posts by emfrat

    Hello Nick - Thanks to your Aeroscenery tool, I have been happily making scenery for NZ using the 1.1.3 beta version. Unfortunately, the Linz Data Service is being de-commissioned and will be replaced by the LINZ Basemaps Service. This is from the email LINZ sent me:


    "What you need to do

    Explore the LINZ Aerial Imagery Basemap, open the menu and open the WMTS or XYZ tile URL (your 90-day API key is included in the URL) or follow the Contact Us link to request an unlimited Developer API key.

    Then create a new connection or replace the LDS tile services URL in your software using the LINZ Basemaps tile services WMTS or XYZ URL. For more details, see the specifications of the LINZ Basemaps service.

    Tip: Make sure you replace the entire tile services URL, including the embedded API key. LDS and the LINZ Basemaps service are managed separately, meaning you cannot use your LDS API key in LINZ Basemaps APIs or vice versa."


    So I had a look under the bonnet but my coding skills date from the last century, and I couldn't get a result. Could you please, when you have some time from your paying job, add the new service to your Aeroscenery ?

    Technical info here:

    https://www.linz.govt.nz/data/…nz-basemaps-documentation


    Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can give.

    ATB

    Mike

    I discovered by accident that I can drag a URL from my browser (PaleMoon) into my download manager (Free Download Manager) , then pause the FDM, close the browser and tell FDM to resume. This gave much better d/l speeds ( up to 5.5 MB/s ) than anything I saw with the browser also running, or just d/loading via the browser alone.

    Hope this helps someone. `

    When Ray had said to type "Shift" + "1", to operate the panel, this was certainly intended for a US keyboard, :/

    because for me it does not work either?


    If anyone finds the ideal solution, that would be a great service thank you!;)

    Hello Pascal - According to this website, http://kbd-intl.narod.ru/english/layouts Shift+1 on almost every keyboard produces !

    On a French keyboard, to get that symbol, you use the key next to the right-hand side Shift key, without using a Shift key.

    Vive la difference! :D


    Hope this helps,

    Mike

    Yes, but there are some glorious things to be seen in real life, crossing the Tropics en route from Brisbane to Dubai at night. I'd like to see those distant storms in a sim. I don't want to fly through one, because the wings will fall off =O:D

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    You could also buy FSUIPC, which lets you set up levels of turbulence, and things like Active Sky and REX for scary clouds and effects, or even realwxlite for just the weather. Trouble was, they made heavy demands on the GPU and not many cards could handle that at the time, so FPS went through the floor.

    I remember some guys who simulated the NOAA hurricane research flight in Connies, and there might still be some of their videos around

    Also, you need a full-motion platform to get the real feel, otherwise you just sit in front of the screen with an uncontrollable plane.

    Thanks Jan, I will follow your advice - in those early days, there was a lot of community stuff but hardly anyone was providing a readme and those few developers who did were giving giving different advice. So I had to assess the quality of the developer, and make a best guess as to where things should be. That has worked up until now.

    The ORBX stuff I installed created a folder called 'Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator AddOns. I will copy the missing DLCs into there

    Mike

    Copied the missing places from the backup and put them with the ORBX stuff. Didn't work.

    Moved the folders to Documents/AeroflyFS2/addons/scenery/usa/places/

    That gave me back all the starting locations, but the New York Autogen does not appear. Florida and Colorado seem OK.


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    Thanks Jan, I will follow your advice - in those early days, there was a lot of community stuff but hardly anyone was providing a readme and those few developers who did were giving giving different advice. So I had to assess the quality of the developer, and make a best guess as to where things should be. That has worked up until now.

    The ORBX stuff I installed created a folder called 'Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator AddOns. I will copy the missing DLCs into there

    Mike

    Thankyou. Downloaded in 7mins, but 546GB to back up before I install. :whistling:

    So far, so good. All my NZ WIP is safe, I have the EC135. Checked out Boston Logan and saw no texture probs with the crossed runways (?or is this just a FSCloudport thing?)

    However, moving on from Boston I found a lot of IPACS DLC was missing. Fortunately I have it all in a backup. Will I be able to just copy the missing folders from the backup, into the same place, or do I need to modify something else?

    Thanks

    https://i.postimg.cc/YSVCcLt0/20201027-001.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/wB3jbQ8n/20201027-003.jpg

    Why not try creating some photo-scenery yourself, instead of rubbishing people who are actually doing something useful in that area?
    That might give you some understanding of the problems involved. :cursing:

    We need some voices here. What are you doing? What are you planning to do? I know you have something big up your sleeves, and I know your calm, silent and lowkey style, but this is not a time to relax. It's a time of crisis. The wolf has come. You have to shout out to let people stand by you. Don't delete me. I am writing this out of my long time love for you.

    Why should you, or anyone else who is not a member of the IPACS team, be given access to their plans?X(

    Hello Everyone A small help will be highly appreciated..

    The best advice I ever got was 'Muggins Guide to VOR / ILS Flying''

    1) The dot in the middle of the dial is where you are.
    2) Where the needles cross on the dial is where you should be.

    3) Fly the dot to the needles.


    You have plenty of time - if you are below the glideslope, level off and you will soon intercept the beam. If you are above, increase your rate of descent by reducing power and / or adding some flap, and as the needle starts walking towards the dot, increase power to reduce the rate of descent to stay in the beam. Similarly, if the localiser needle is saying the beam is off to your left, watch for it walking back to the dot and start a steady left turn with about 3 dots to go to intercept the radial you want. Practice makes perfect.

    Hope this helps:)

    If you go to Settings>Controls, you can assign a keypress for an action. Click in the first box to the left of the Throttle 'Assign Axis' field and press the negative symbol "-" on the numeric keypad. Click on the first field on the right, and press the "+" symbol. You will then find that tapping the - key will reduce power in steps, and tapping + will increase power, again in steps. If you hold the key down it will move you directly to maximum or minimum power very quickly. I tested this with 8 and 2 for the elevator, and 4 and 6 for the ailerons, and 1 and 3 for the rudder. These all work as alternative controls if one of my joysticks is not working, or I don't want to use it. I tried to get a screenshot and failed, but I did get a photo of my screen.

    Hope this helps.

    MikeW