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by Shankar
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Descent rate
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Hi,

Would higher rates cause any discomfort to passengers?
by Shankar
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Maintaining FL IAS at low throttle
Replies: 16
Views: 1679

OK, so back to the lab! :D I tested the same once again. I recalled the same saved flight (default 777 at FL350 somewhere over the Pacific, en-route from KLAX to Narita) and at 0.82 Mach it was reading 78.5% N1. However I switched to "Display true airspeed" and my N1 fell to 74%. Afterwards it remai...
by Shankar
Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Maintaining FL IAS at low throttle
Replies: 16
Views: 1679

He says in his first post that he had the problem even when he was low on fuel. When u r low on fuel it is nearly impossible to be overweight! I wonder if the settings for "Display true airspeed/ Display indicated airspeed" have anything to do with this? Maybe not, I dont know but worth a try? OK, I...
by Shankar
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: beginner's question
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

It's called the altitude callout gauge I believe? U can search for one. It calls out 2500 ft, 1000 ft, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100, 50, 40, 30, 20, & 10ft.
by Shankar
Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: FS 2004 Adventures
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Check this thread. Checkout Skipperdan's post, 6th from tob I think... http://forums.surclaro.com/sutra45659.html&highlight=dohertys#45659 Some good ones in Doherty's approaches I think... OOPs! Sorry that link asks you to login and then takes you to the Flightsim.com home page! OK here's what u do....
by Shankar
Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Taxiing with one engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2194

by Shankar
Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Reset trim to zero!!!???
Replies: 17
Views: 6499

Add to this another type of lift which Rod Machado calls "barn door lift", an easy to understand component which increases with increasing angle of attack. Plus the flow turning exhibited by all airfoils which generates lift as per Newton's third law... Interesting site below to learn about the theo...
by Shankar
Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: FSX is HER in McCook, NE! Bought 6! Regular version
Replies: 18
Views: 2422

I am waiting for it to be released in India. Importing anything here is too much red tape! Of course I have friends in the US who will buy the stuff for me and courier it across, so no problems. However I think there is a small license issue in that since what is sold in US is for use in US only or ...
by Shankar
Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: FSX is HER in McCook, NE! Bought 6! Regular version
Replies: 18
Views: 2422

Wonder when or how I can buy one here in India? ](*,)
by Shankar
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Save a squished panel?
Replies: 11
Views: 2171

Yeah Rock-Head it is a great panel allright. I suppose this is really what the pilots refer to when they talk about a "glass cockpit"! Large easy to read displays and neatly laid out controls! However for what Harkonnen is talking about it really is a pain. And as you said the WORST thing is when yo...
by Shankar
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Reset trim to zero!!!???
Replies: 17
Views: 6499

Re: Reset trim to zero!!!???

And what the heck is the up and down trim, physically? The ailerons moving in small increments? The elevators? Just humour me, it's more fun finding out here than in the manual. :lol: Well Hark the trim is physically a small winglet at the tip of the control surface which is moved with your trim wh...
by Shankar
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: linning up for runnway
Replies: 23
Views: 4768

Relieved to hear that! I thought there for a moment that u were doing it in a passenger jet! :D

I have never tried one of those military aircraft in FS9. I have the Novalogic F-16 and the Mig 29 though. Always thought they were too easy in those games. I wonder how they are in FS9?
by Shankar
Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Save a squished panel?
Replies: 11
Views: 2171

Re: Save a squished panel?

I'm assuming the question and answer relates to FS2002 and FS2004.....often I use my mouse to pull the top edge of the panel down from covering 2/3 of the screen to about 1/3 coverage, so I can see over the darn thing. I pull it far enough down that I usually need to drag the bottom of the scenery ...
by Shankar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: i-FLY 747 AP disengaged warning horn
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

OK will try! Thanks! :D
by Shankar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: i-FLY 747 AP disengaged warning horn
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Why do you say that?
by Shankar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: i-FLY 747 AP disengaged warning horn
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Thanks, that worked! Would you also know how to call up the default Garmin GPS in that thing? And also the map?
by Shankar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: i-FLY 747 AP disengaged warning horn
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

i-FLY 747 AP disengaged warning horn

Hi,

The i-Fly 747 blares a loud warning horn as soon as I disengage the AP switch. It keeps on going till after I land and come to a stop. It does this even if I simply switch on AP and switch off immediately. Any idea why this does that? Or how I can stop this? Its simply too loud to bear!
by Shankar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: IFR flight and ILS approach
Replies: 24
Views: 15238

I dont know, but an idea just hit. If you desperately want to do that (for whatever reason), what if you tune your ILS to the opposite runway and use the "Backcourse" switch instead of "Approach hold"? For examole if you are landing on runway 9, dial in the ILS frequency of runway 27 and HDG of runw...
by Shankar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: MAJOR 737-300 issues!
Replies: 18
Views: 5540

Ok, here is the tourtual. (hope u understand it :) ) Ohh, and start from the bottom of this post.. And I believe the FD has to be ON for all this to work. And of course, approach the localizer from a less than 45deg angle (usually the controller will ensure this I think) and also be sure to interce...
by Shankar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: N1 Power when taxiing
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

But, I notice that generally, most pilots keep it slow and at walking speed. Heeshung, hereabouts I notice that most pilots run in the 30kts range on straights. I mean, I cannot judge the exact speed of course, but I know that its quite fast. You see, from inside or outside the a/c, a viewer is foo...
by Shankar
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Recording Video Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Or are you talking about the "Options -> Flight Video -> R ecord New Clip" in FS9? If so, dont bother looking for it. The FS9 records video in the "\My Doccuments\Flight Simulator Files\" folder in a "*.FSR" format which is pretty much useless. It is a file that can be opened only in FS9 and no edit...
by Shankar
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: Autopilot...?
Replies: 16
Views: 2925

You should have your backcourse and approach hold autopilot settings on too, especially in boeings. If you are flying direct gps make sure your gps/nav switch is set to gps. I believe irishone that you have either the backcourse or the approach hold switch engaged at any given time for landing. APP...
by Shankar
Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Default 737 Carrying Way Too Much Fuel!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

No, his problem is the "X1000 lbs" written on the gauges, which are actually displaying %fuel in the two wing tanks. Hence 100 X1000 lbs X2 is being read as 200,000 lbs. I was also very much confused by this marking. As Max has put it, it is yet another goof up by MS.
by Shankar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: OPENSKY APU
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Why do all aircraft Jet engines I have seen have a helical, white or bright yellow band drawn on the conical piece on the front of the turbine shaft? I hope you recognize what I am refering to? And if you watch this peice it always seems to be rotating at a very slow speed, a few hundred rpm when th...
by Shankar
Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: OPENSKY APU
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

I have seen airbuses being pushed back with one of the engines already started.
by Shankar
Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: My autobrakes dont work.
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

I believe autobrakes are linked to throttle only in the RTO (rejected takeoff or whatever) mode right? If during the takeoff run, if the throttle is cut by more than 10%, it assumes that the captain is aborting the takeoff and applies full brakes. In the 1-2-3-Max modes it is just linked to the weig...
by Shankar
Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Help?! CTD after a few minutes flight.
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

He is talking about FS9.cfg which is not a text document but a configuration file. If you open it in notepad/Word and then save it, and are not careful how you do it, the system sometimes saves it as FS9.cfg.txt or FS9.cfg.doc and then it would be considered as a text/doc file. FS9.cfg should be loc...
by Shankar
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Alignment with the Runway
Replies: 12
Views: 4701

Yeah, but then try aligning with and then touching down on a runway at an airport not equipped with ILS (like half the airports here in India), and that too with a 10 knot crosswind to boot! :D . That should be a challenge that keeps you occupied for some time! :D
by Shankar
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Stopping
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Yeah, and I believe I have noticed (in airbuses I believe) flaps retracting during braking :-). May be there are things to be said for both. Flaps do help to increase drag (braking), but they also increase lift (which is not good because it reduces the wheel brakes' effectiveness). And maybe it does...
by Shankar
Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Stopping
Replies: 15
Views: 2963

Are you serious about a 747 not needing spoilers to stop? Reverse thrust, I can understand, but spoilers? I would have imagined that not using spoilers would make it harder for the wheel brakes since it would require a longer run to stop. Or am I wrong? And, I dont know if this is critical, maybe no...