Posts by plovdiv74

    Hello Karl , what is the best and easiest Flight Planner to use with Aerofly FS2 and Radar contact as i gather that a plan has to be created outside first ? I have been used to doing this inside FSX but AFS2 is only a basic planner that won't work with RC4 ? Thanks Mate !

    Hello Peter,

    I'm a fan of Little Navmap myself. If you're looking for something that doesn't require downloads or installation, you might want to give Online Flight Planner a try.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Anybody knows whether this program is still for sale? When I try to e-mail them I get the response that this register(support)@@afs2rcatc.com is not on this server. Per G.

    Hello Per,

    Yes, the program is still for sale.

    As we are transitioning to the Steam platform for sales and support of this and other products in our pipeline, we've consolidated to a single email for the product website: email@afs2rcatc.com. Any questions or license requests will be handled promptly via this email.

    Best regards,

    Karl

    Getting started on NZCH this morning (been traveling all week). My goal for the weekend is to have the airport surfaces completed and textured such that it is "flyable." If anyone is interested in having a look at incremental milestones, let me know and I'll provide a link. -Karl

    I did run into a problem where "AFS2 RC ATC" no longer works.


    I left beta channel and reinstalled release version and RC ATC works again. I re-joined beta channel same problem. I looked in "tm.log" and saw the entry:

    Hi astute,

    The folks at IPACS were kind enough to get my team a rush copy of the new SDK. AFS2 RC ATC has been updated and is available for download at the Aerofly FS2 RC ATC website. If you need further assistance, just shoot an email to Aerofly FS2 RC ATC Support.

    Regards,

    Karl

    The troubles mainly have to do with the planning. The use of RC obviously is a bit complicated but one will get used to that over time. But when it comes to planning you are stuck with a cumbersome routine. In AFS2 as it is now you can create a plan with a few clicks and you're done. With AFS2RCATC you have to take a lot of steps to get similar results: find a plan online and copy it into a 3rd party planner (or create one in that planner), edit it, export it, load it into RC, somehow copy the plan into AFS2 (by manually creating something hopefully similar): all in all this isn't exactly hwo things usually are done in AFS2. With AFS2RC you need 5 programs to get things done (a browser, a planner, RC, AFS2RCATC and AFS2 itself) while with IPAC's ATC you will only need AFS2 itself.


    The lacking features have to do with what IPACS's own ATC will offer, mainly AI traffic (making ATC useful) but also an in sim planner, weather, etc. so things that make the experience complete. Of course these things can't be expected from AFS2RCATC which I why I also added "which isn't Aerofly FS2 RC ATC's fault btw". So nice as AFS2RCATC can be it is limited compared to what IPACS's ATC will offer. (Whenever (and if ever) that may happen, of course.

    Hi Flamingpie,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I personally use a two or three step process for creating flight plans for the added realism. I also happen to be a fan (and donor) of Little Navmap. (Stay tuned for a free plugin that will allow Little Navmap to interact with AFS2.)

    An easier flight planning solution might be Online Flight Planner. Have a look.

    I really like AFS2's integrated flight planner - simple and easy to get up in the air quickly. Based on feedback that began with beta testing, I plan to implement exchange of flight plans created using the AFS2 integrated flight planner or standalone flight planners for use with Radar Contact. I have some ideas on how this might flesh out but welcome input from you or anyone else that would like to chime in.

    Obviously I can't provide any insight as to IPACS' plans for AI, ATC or otherwise. What I can say is that IPACS devs and leadership are undoubtedly dedicated, talented and meticulous. Wherever their development roadmap takes them, I'm sure the results will be worth waiting for.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Hi Flamingpie,

    Thanks for your post; candid feedback is always appreciated.

    I’d be the first to admit that installing Radar Contact is less straightforward than it could be. Also, I don’t disagree that installing two products, each with their own licensing, is less than ideal. I do have opportunities to improve the user experience on both fronts.

    I have a couple of questions if you wouldn’t mind expanding on your comments.

    When it comes to setting up and use Aerofly FS2 RC ATC turns AFS2 into a complicated FSX-like sim where you need to go through all kinds of trouble just to get the basics installed, let alone use it...!

    Following installation of Radar Contact and Aerofly FS2 RC ATC, what are the “troubles” you refer to with respect to using Radar Contact or Aerofly FS2 RC ATC?

    And even then ATC still is a basic (almost temporary) solution, lacking all kinds of features (which isn't Aerofly FS2 RC ATC's fault btw).

    With regard to “lacking all kinds of features,” can you be more specific?

    Thanks very much.

    Regards,

    Karl

    The new ATC mod is something I won't be installing since it sounds mostly like it was in FSX, and as stated above - it's complicated.

    Hi antigoon,

    When you say "it's complicated," are you referring to the installation process of Radar Contact or interacting with air traffic control?

    Regards,

    Karl

    Vielen Dank für die Auskunft.:thumbup:

    Auch über Steam zu kaufen????


    MFG Enrico

    Hello Enrico,

    I'm considering offering AFS2 RC ATC on Steam and Aerosoft. My goal for the initial product launch is to provide a simple, secure means for interested Aeroflyers to try and maybe buy my software. If you have a look at the product website here, you'll see it's quite simple and straightforward and provides just useful information and access to the product.

    What are your thoughts? Thanks very much.

    Best,

    Karl

    By the way, although my dad immigrated here from Bremen in 1959 and my great grandparents on my Mom's side came to the US from Austria, I don't speak a word of German. (When my wife says "обичам те" I do, of course, respond "ich liebe dich". :))

    Is there a demo video available as cannot find anything on YouTube?

    Hi slipstream,

    Here you go:

    Aerofly FS2 RC ATC on YouTube

    I'll be adding more; it would be great if the community did as well. My plan is to do at least a couple in the Netherlands for those who may not have picked up the awesome Orbx TE offering and maybe take the Lear into Innsbruck, another of my favorites.

    Let me know if you have further questions or if I can share more information.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Ray, you better take DeepL if you need a usable translation...


    Hi NE-76,

    Support for voice commands/control is on my list of enhancements following release of VR. Another example of a near-term enhancement is providing copilot voice callouts - "Airspeed alive," "V1," "Rotate," "Positive rate," "Gear up," and so forth. Given additional functionality provided by IPACS' SDK, I hope to add pushback and greater control of environmental factors. These types of enhancements will be free, of course.

    Regards,

    Karl

    P.S. Thanks Thomas! :)

    Oh and another question: what does "holding" mean inside the "plane information and options" menu?

    Hello PI,

    Ed's advice is wise. Having implemented 7110.65 FAA rules in remarkable detail, Radar Contact does have a steep learning curve from a procedural standpoint. There's also the much less steep learning curve of Radar Contact itself. I encourage you and anyone else with interest in adding ATC to your flying experience to have a look at the Radar Contact manual even if just searching for particular aspects where you have questions.

    Radar Contact Documentation

    Please do post questions (and answers) here for the benefit of the community. You're also most welcome to send questions to Aerofly FS2 RC ATC Support which will be helpful for my team in putting together FAQs which can also be posted here and on other flight sim sites such as Avsim.

    Regards,

    Karl

    Installed, waiting for my trial license key.

    When I launch AFS2, visibility seems to be affected already even though I did not receive my activation key yet.


    One question : does AFS2 ACT affect wind direction and strength?

    Hi Sylvain,

    The apparent visibility control is not a "placebo effect." Without any license, the software will still download weather and update visibility according to configuration settings; it just won't talk to Radar Contact.

    Also, Ray is correct - my software cannot control wind or cloud cover as control of those Conditions is not accessible through the IPACS SDK at the moment. Should that change, I will promptly provide a software update.

    Your trial license has been sent.

    If you have any problems, please send an email to Aerofly FS2 RC ATC Support for assistance. I encourage you to post your comments, questions and feedback here for the benefit of the community but need to maintain documentation with regard to potential bugs, FAQs, etc. Thanks.

    Regards,

    Karl