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by FSPilot06
Fri May 09, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Sound Customization
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Sound Customization

Hey folks! Just stopping by. I may be by more frequently now. Well well well.............. I have figured out how to modify the sound files of the aircraft on FS2004 (I think that's pretty good). I actually changed the sound of the wind in the Cessna 182 Skylane to a more convincing wind noise. I ma...
by FSPilot06
Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Let's thank our veterans. They need us right now.
Replies: 2
Views: 2253

Let's thank our veterans. They need us right now.

Hey guys. Before I go I wanted to start this one just for recognizing our veterans. I understand not all of us here our from the same countries, but let's give our hats off to them. It can be anybody you know, or don't know. They can be pilots or not. List as many as you want. I hope this one will b...
by FSPilot06
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Harmonics
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

I...would love.... to experience that. I really like those big planes with big engines (it's gotta be a radial) and big propellers. Never before have I been close enough to one....wait....I have never seen a B-39. Down is Mississippi, where my popps lives, there is a large four engine, radial engine...
by FSPilot06
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Light turbulence makes a more realiastic flight.
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

I'll check into the ActiveSky6 thing.
by FSPilot06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Graphic Issues, any suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 755

I'm not too good on the graphics thing, but check the Flight Simulator 2004 Read Me. I know it has some notices about how some graphics cards may have issues with FS2004. On my old computer, my airplane, and VC, would dissapear when the visibilty was under 10 miles or so. It says that about the grap...
by FSPilot06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Light turbulence makes a more realiastic flight.
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Light turbulence makes a more realiastic flight.

Hey all, I was flying my Skylane earlier, just cruising around the area, when I noticed the effect of light turbulence on this airplane. I'm sure a lot of you have noticed that when you're flying on FS2004, the airplane goes straight and smooth, a little too straight and smooth. This can make for bo...
by FSPilot06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Aerial speed demons?
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Never heard of VATSIM.... What is it?
by FSPilot06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Aerial speed demons?
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Spill hot coffee in your lap after a hard landing..... :lol: :lol: That's a good one. FSPILOT WHAT-IF IDEA ALERT!!!!!!!!! Hey, what if you could use a headset to communicate with ATC?! The back of the software box indicates a headset is an optional device. That would make FS9 VERY realistic even if ...
by FSPilot06
Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Freezing Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

I wouldn't try it. It IS possible though. Kerosene has way different catylytic effects than gasonline and would probably over heat the engine, provide poor power control, and cause gumming up inside of it. Also carbon build up would occur.
by FSPilot06
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Aerial speed demons?
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

Ah, the Lancair. Very nice airplane indeed. There was some fella in this state that set the speed record for the fastest speed acheived in one of those. Of course it was modified.

No, and it sucks, flight sim isn't %100 realistic, especially with the being able to feel thing.
by FSPilot06
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Freezing Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1344

Let's see..... I had an old go kart that I drove in the winter time. Some mornings when I would pull it out, it would be close to 10 degrees outside. That was regular unleaded gasoline. (87 octane). Gasoline doesn't freeze to easy. Water will. This is one reason you always check your fuel for water ...
by FSPilot06
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Aerial speed demons?
Replies: 21
Views: 1916

No you're not imagining this. As an experienced FS9 Skylane pilot, I can tell you the Skylane is faster than the Skyhawk. The Skylane has 230hp and a constant propeller, which can deliver a cruise speed of 145KTAS (around 160mph). The Skyhawk has a 180hp engine and a fixed pitch propeller which I th...
by FSPilot06
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Not cleared to land
Replies: 29
Views: 3738

That's a good theory, Boldpilot. Hopefully soon flight simmers will be able to prompt the controller, make mayday calls, and be able to take more realistic progressive taxi instructions (the pink line kills me).
by FSPilot06
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Back in the air!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4301

Great! Glad you got to fly again! Flying is a feeling like no other. The first time I flew, I was kinda nervous, but I entrusted the airplane and flew as if I were driving a car (something I'm REALLY used to). Heck, I'll probably be posting up a topic sometime soon with the same name, but with a lot...
by FSPilot06
Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Last Minute Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 665

A joystick is much, much easier to use than the keyboard. If all possible, get one with 3D rudder twist (the joystick can twist), and a throttle handle. The Saitek ST290 Pro I reccomended to you has both. A joystick itself doesn't make a landing smoother. That's all in the pilot. And last, I mastere...
by FSPilot06
Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Not cleared to land
Replies: 29
Views: 3738

Yes, AI ATC on flight sim does seem kinda "stupid" at times. However, in real life flight, your best bet is to trust the controller. As far as "You were not cleared to land" goes, I do remember this one time when I set up an approach and thought I heard the name "Cessna" on the radio. After I had la...
by FSPilot06
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Not cleared to land
Replies: 29
Views: 3738

I here ya. Or maybe the problem is the most obvious.......a fault in the ATC design. That only make since to me.
by FSPilot06
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: UPGRADE TIME BABY!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

I considered that option fellas. Well, I've checked some prices and it looks to me like it wouldn't take too awfully much to get just 10 more FPS. On the plus side, I have a buddy who's brother is big into this stuff and has an extra mother board (some kinda high performance) and he said he could pr...
by FSPilot06
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Not cleared to land
Replies: 29
Views: 3738

Lordy I'm always late to these. Yes, I've gotten the "Not cleared to land, please exit the runway." call a few times. I don't understand....I get landing clearance, then I am told to exit the runway. My only idea at this point would be that maybe ATC expects you to land on a certain portion of the r...
by FSPilot06
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Default douglas dc-3 transponder?
Replies: 22
Views: 2711

Man, I would LOVE to fly in an old beat up DC-3! I love that airplane! Anyhow, I checked out that link and it looks pretty good. I might check into that once I upgrade my compy. 8)
by FSPilot06
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: UPGRADE TIME BABY!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

UPGRADE TIME BABY!!

Alright everybody, I've decided to give the green light on upgrading my machine. I have an eMachines T1842. I estimate that I can only put $120 into it this time around, so any suggestions on parts sources or personal recomendations? Some specs: 128mb DDR Ram :( :( :( 1.80GHz processor Probably the ...
by FSPilot06
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Terrain faults
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Terrain faults

Hey guys. I found some thread on here about some "giant holes" "floating runways" and stuff. Well, I got on FS9 and searched them out. Let's see...... Propwash had a screen shot of a giant hole in Arkansas near Head Field. He mentioned he had not seen the bottom. With the magic of slew, I investegat...
by FSPilot06
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Flaring
Replies: 52
Views: 5481

Autopilots..... are really supposed to be used for cruising. Although some (and probably most), can be used to climb, I personally prefer to fly the plane manually in a climb, in case of an engine out or something.
by FSPilot06
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: what can i do??
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

......... :? Never flew naked before. Never flew with a funny hat on either. But that would be challenging.

NEW IDEA!!!! Join a virtual airline. I've been wanting to myself.
by FSPilot06
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Flaring
Replies: 52
Views: 5481

Yes. The joystick will make a world of difference. I was actually going to get rid of my flight sim before I bought a joystick. After I got a joystick, flight sim became a pleasure. Keyboard flying is extremely inefficient for flying. A good stick, the Saitek ST290 Pro, is available at most Wal-Mart...
by FSPilot06
Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: what can i do??
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

Hey propwash, thanks for posting that link. I've been looking for that thread. Alright, I found something pretty tough. This makes for an excellent challenge! Get the Cessna Caravan Amphibian, set it to 50% fuel and default payload. Go to 9Z9 in Alaska, and start on runway 33. There should be a gian...
by FSPilot06
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: My Machine
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Alright, I just researched some parts on geeks.com and found out that for about $250 I can transform my Machine into a flight simming monster. Right?
by FSPilot06
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Flaring
Replies: 52
Views: 5481

Like I said, use spoilers once you're on the ground. Spoilers aren't speedbrakes. Speedbrakes are speedbrakes. Also, remember the golden rules: Raise the nose to decrease airspeed, lower the nose to increase airspeed. Use these words of wisdom to your advantage when descending.
by FSPilot06
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: what can i do??
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

Try to fly in heavy fog with the Curtiss Jenny or....fly in heavy fog with a Beech Baron with a failed attitude indicator 8O . I'm an experienced FS pilot, and this still proposes a very challenging and interesting flight.
by FSPilot06
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Flaring
Replies: 52
Views: 5481

Here's my thoughts on flaring correctly. First, you must be able to tell many feet or so you are above the runway. This can be very difficult in FS2004. Once you learn how to gage this visual trick, start raising the nose S L O W L Y. You have to extremely careful and SMOOTH with your elevator movem...