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by wheelright
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: ATC
Topic: ifr course corrections
Replies: 3
Views: 3025

Sounds like you might have had a right crosswind. What was the weather? If you figure the cross wind correction, and add it to the heading ATC gave you, you will stay on the heading they want you on. For example if they want you heading 310, and the correction is 5 deg, you crab at 315 to stay on a ...
by wheelright
Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: VOR: IFR or VFR???
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

VORs are used in both VFR and IFR flying. Actually, I use VORs all the time flying VFR. My instructor had me using it from the very 1st lesson as, there is a VORTAC located adjacent to the local practice area. VORs are a very handy tool for VFR pilotage on cross country trips. You can also use some ...
by wheelright
Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: Landing patterns and maps for airports
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

by wheelright
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Landclass
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

The best landclass out there is FSGenesis. http://portal.fsgenesis.net/

It really makes a difference, particularly in the shorelines and waterways.

For best results, start with FSGenesis, add Ultimate Terrain and top it off with BEV or Flight Environment and you won't believe the difference.
by wheelright
Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: multiscreen displays
Replies: 9
Views: 6611

Here's another multiscreen product: http://www.wideview.it/wideview.htm
by wheelright
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: multiscreen displays
Replies: 9
Views: 6611

A program that you may find useful is WideFS by Pete Dowson. He's the genius that brought us FSUIP. His programs can be found at http://www.schiratti.com/dowson.html With WideFS you can run addons on other computers connected through a network to the one running FS9. It works great. I run ActiveSky ...
by wheelright
Sun May 28, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: BirdsEyeView compatible with Ultimate Terrain USA?
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Not only do they work well together, it is recommended that you use them together. Another good addition is FSGenesis for terrain mesh and landclass. I use all three and the scenery is just superb. It's really nice to see the shorelines and rivers where they're supposed to be and cities that really ...
by wheelright
Sun May 28, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Virtual Cockpit
Replies: 16
Views: 3456

I look for aircraft with really good VCs. The best are usually payware but there are many good freeware ones as well. Those by Milton Shupe or the Lyons' are particularly good in the freeware catagory. To really appreciate a good VC though, you need to use a companion program like Active Camera or T...
by wheelright
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: VOR to VOR FS2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2314

FSNavigator gives you the option of entering nav frequencies manually or doing it for you automatically. It will also set your vor head and the heading bug on your compass if you like. I agree with TJ33 though. Part of the fun is setting things up yourself and keeping the needles centered. When I cr...
by wheelright
Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: AI Traffic Discussions
Topic: Project AI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

kaney, it sounds like you haven't yet deleted the default FS9 .bgl files yet and probably have dupes of some flight plans. Do a forum search on duplicate flight plans for a detailed explaination on where they are and how to disable them. It's been covered a few times IIRC.
by wheelright
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Entering and exiting aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Active Camera

it is a bit over-priced for that kind of software I guess it depends on your perspective. $15US is not that bad for what you get. I got Active Camera after reading Lynn and Bill Lyons recomendation and I must say, they were not exaggerating. Now I can fly after properly "adjusting my seat". Being a...
by wheelright
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: how far to the ground
Replies: 9
Views: 3132

Besides the map function, you can always hit the NRST button on the GPS and select the airport you want to land at. Airport elevation and other pertinent info is listed there. In real life, pre-flight planning is an involved but necessary procedure which gives you the required information for a succ...
by wheelright
Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: autopilot mousewheel scrolling to change numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Guess what? It'll do the same thing on guage adjustments and tuning the radios as well. We didn't tell you because, it was a secret. Now you have to promise not to tell anyone else...or else :)
by wheelright
Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Adding A Checklist For 737-800lfpp.zip
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

You can rule out the html formatting as the problem, by saving it as a .txt file. It will work as a text file as well. You will probably loose any special visuals items such as tables and borders but you can still rearrange things so that they are legible.

Good luck, Ted
by wheelright
Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Looking for Mitchel Field (NY) Scenery, 1930's to 1950's
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

nmaggie, Still no scenery but here's another Mitchell link for you: http://www.cradleofaviation.org/history/airfields/index.html I was mistaken about KLGA vintage scenery at the AFCAD forum. It was at the Fsdzigns website: http://fsdzigns.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewforum.php?f=35&sid=86b0d5ee27104ed9...
by wheelright
Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Looking for Mitchel Field (NY) Scenery, 1930's to 1950's
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

Thanks Exx. It's not a problem. I was born in Brooklyn and raised in East Northport on the north shore. nmaggie, Check this link; http://www.hempsteadplains.com/Mitchell.htm Back in the '50's There was was a huge aviation industry located on Long Island and because of the sparse population, it was v...
by wheelright
Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Adding A Checklist For 737-800lfpp.zip
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

It's a pretty straight forward process so, I'm not sure what's wrong. I can only guess that it's a placement or naming convention error. Open the folder for another AC that you know has a working checklist. Note where it's *_check.htm and *_ref.htm file is located and how the name is formatted. Try ...
by wheelright
Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Looking for Mitchel Field (NY) Scenery, 1930's to 1950's
Replies: 13
Views: 3076

In answer to the original question, I saw a string regarding a LaGuardia project over at the AFCAD forum on the PAI site. They had some really nice screen shots of the Marine Air Terminal back in the day. You might try looking over there. I think I've also run across vintage Floyd Bennet Field scene...
by wheelright
Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: Adding A Checklist For 737-800lfpp.zip
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

What am I doing wrong? I'm not sure. I've done this many times before because as you've found, many add-ons don't include them. BTW the "Manuals" section of Downloads here at SurClaro is a good source of checklists. A couple of things: When you saved you file, did you select "Web page *.htm, *.html...
by wheelright
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Add-ons Developers
Topic: Editing Checklists
Replies: 2
Views: 833

You can do this easily using MS Word or similar program to create your checklist or reference list. Save it as filename _check.htm or filename _ref.htm. Then put it in the main folder for the plane you wrote it for. Example for Cessna 172: c:\program files\microsoft games\flight simulator\aircraft\c...
by wheelright
Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: AI Traffic Discussions
Topic: Changing callsign of AI a/c
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

If you just want to change the way ATC addresses the AC, you can use a freeware program called ACA2005. You will find it here: http://aita2004.pvdveen.net/ It is also helpful for editing parking designations, and other info pertaining to your AC. He also offers a nice AI traffic analyzer program. If...
by wheelright
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Repainter's corner
Topic: Salmon Thirty Salmon
Replies: 9
Views: 2389

Salmon Thirty Salmon

Thought you artists might get a kick out of Alaska Airlines new livery. It's called, no kidding, the "Salmon Thirty Salmon".
by wheelright
Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: How does reverse thrust work?
Replies: 24
Views: 11824

I was on a plane when the reverse from the gate trick was done. No TUG available, mega delays and the weather window was closing. The Cpt. told us to hang on as we were about to experience something very rare. He was given clearance by both the airport and his company for the unassisted back-up. Tra...
by wheelright
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual channel
Replies: 32
Views: 6969

I'm pretty sure that for dual channel use, the sticks should be marked as certified for that purpose. At first I was under the impression that two of the same of any mem speced for your mobo would do but, after a little research I found that although others might work, for best results, you should g...
by wheelright
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Reverse Thrust
Replies: 24
Views: 4573

I just pull my throttle levers down into the reverse detent :D
by wheelright
Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Controllers & Game Pads
Topic: CH Control Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

I hope it helps. I too went nuts trying to figure it out. I finally found the link and doc that I sent you after Googling and going way down the list to a link that took me to a forum with a reference to a string on another forum that linked to another string and another link and so on. In other wor...
by wheelright
Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Controllers & Game Pads
Topic: CH Control Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

I use all three and I've got what you need. I just can't lay my hands on the document right now. I'll keep looking but in the meantime: Step back from the cat! 1)Use the "Direct Mode". Mapping is not required with FS9 unless you want to use it. 2)Go through each device in FS9/Controls/Assignments/Jo...
by wheelright
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: ATC Cancelled After Go Around and No Other Coms
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Exx is correct, it's at AVSIM and the file is fsaisv1.1.zip and is located in the FS2004 utilities section. I've not used it yet myself so, I couldn't tell you how well it works.
by wheelright
Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: ATC Cancelled After Go Around and No Other Coms
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

Paul, I've had the same thing happen on several occasions. I was able to re-file a flight plan in-flight and make the landing. The easiest solution is to drop the AI traffic density a bit to avoid conflicts. The more complicated solution is to dump the default AI and go with PAI or MRAI packages. Al...
by wheelright
Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards
Topic: Anti-aliasing.......
Replies: 41
Views: 8825

Just a thought. I don't see it mentioned here. Make sure that you are not using the AA option in the FS9 display/hardware settings. It pretty much stinks. Set the AA, AT, etc. settings in your vid card configuration utility instead.