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by Emphyrio
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Anyone have Radar Contact V4? If so i have a question?
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Radar Contact is a fine program and will do pretty much everything you'd like it to do. My only cringe with the proggy is that all the people I heard playing the ATC sounded like they'd had Stephen Hawking as a vocal coach.
by Emphyrio
Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: approach visibility
Replies: 11
Views: 1437

Flightsim2010 wrote:the Height of the seat in flight sim is NOT realistic.
Ummmmm, doesn't that sorta depend on the airplane in question??
And I thought the command to raise the seat was shft/enter and lowering it was shft/backspace. That's what I always use.

Editoid: Ah well, nobody cared anyway.
by Emphyrio
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: what is active sky and how do you get it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

And, y'know, you don't really know how nifty it really is till one evening, as the sun is going down, you're flying out of some place and have the plane all set up and figure to do a little outside looking around and you spot the sunset. Oh boy. And if that doesn't do it, just wait'll some time when...
by Emphyrio
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Question about updated real weather
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

quoth Behrentzs:".......or Active Sky".<<<<<<<YES!

EDIT: Active sky is covered in another forum, for those interested, here: http://forums.surclaro.com/ftopic15254.html Mel.
by Emphyrio
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: MAJOR HELP!! I am a downed and out pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

I don't have any idea if this will be a help to you or anybody else but, when I buy a payware anything, I make good'sure that I have a complete record of it stashed somewhere as gremlin-proof as I can make it. I also keep the installation serial number, the receipt from wherever I bought it and any ...
by Emphyrio
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: VATSIM
Replies: 17
Views: 2340

Re: VATSIM

KA0014 wrote:easy my foot :lol: when i first tryed vat sim i couldn't get squak box to work for any thing. and it has been years since i have been back to vatsit. :oops:
Your loss, our loss. :(
by Emphyrio
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: B777 like PMDG B747. does it exists?
Replies: 1
Views: 552

PSS Makes.....or made......a 777. I don't personally know if it has all the gizmos you want or if it flies worth poo but, judging by their 757, which I fly fanatically, it should be pretty darn good. PSS is in its death throes but you can still get the T7 through an outfit called "Just Flight". Ther...
by Emphyrio
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: APP button.
Replies: 18
Views: 2304

Weight does effect attitude on landing, if you are tremendously heavy you will pitch up. . Which is exactically what was happening. The %^#$! thing would just start raising its nose till I couldn't see the runway (or the airport, for that matter), at all. After it got past 20 deg, it dawned on me t...
by Emphyrio
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: APP button.
Replies: 18
Views: 2304

Not usually, when you press the APP it usually dumps it for you. Yeah. It does. Now, for those of you slavering to discover what stupidazz thing I was doing, the answer......I think. I found a post waaaaaaaaaaay back on the PMDG forum that stated that you'd better not be using the inexhaustable fue...
by Emphyrio
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: VATSIM
Replies: 17
Views: 2340

well, obviously i did click on the new pilot part. the thing is i didnt find it that helpful. it didnt realy explain what i had to do to get on to a flight on vasim. ect Oh, I think I see what you're saying......'bout time. Doh! What you need to do is to go glom yourself a pilot client. There are t...
by Emphyrio
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: VATSIM
Replies: 17
Views: 2340

ricktobin wrote:Dive into those links, it explains everything you need to know.
And THEN some!!!
by Emphyrio
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: VATSIM
Replies: 17
Views: 2340

Oh yes. I remember all too well when I was but a newb. I had to balance my conflagrationary desire to fly online with my stark fear of appearing to be the dribbling neophyte I was. When first I went to the VATSIM site, I saw that "NEW PILOTS START HERE" sign and that was the first thing I did. I can...
by Emphyrio
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: APP button.
Replies: 18
Views: 2304

Yup. Like I said, it turns out that, on the real airplane, the light does indeed, go out. Like I said also, that seems nutz to me but whadda I know. On the ILS landing in the PMDG 737. I just don't know. I have tried everything I can think of and nothing will make that thing hold an ILS. It does a *...
by Emphyrio
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: VATSIM
Replies: 17
Views: 2340

Well, what it is, is a way to fly online. If you went to the VATSIM website and didn't see the "NEW PILOTS START HERE" statement, (the text is a lovely, bright red color), then you may want to limit your activities to crawling about in a confined area. There is a thing, cleverly concealed within the...
by Emphyrio
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: APP button.
Replies: 18
Views: 2304

skipperdan wrote:Check out this website which contains a wealth of information. Check all of the links which are listed on the left side. 8) 8)
Thank you. I read that stuff more than a year ago and found nothing about why the APP light goes out.......but I appreciate the effort.
by Emphyrio
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: APP button.
Replies: 18
Views: 2304

..........I might suggest buying the PMDG 737 series: Well now, therein lies the crux of the problem. The PMDG 737 is exactly what I have. What confused me is that the light on the button for the APP goes out. On NO other aircraft I have does it do that. Turns out that on the real 737, the app ligh...
by Emphyrio
Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: APP button.
Replies: 18
Views: 2304

Flightsim2010 wrote:The APP button wont do anything unless you press it. Just Becuase you capture the GS and LOC dose not mean the APP will light up, I dont use the APP, I hand fly the ILS, Like most Real General aviation pilots do.
Thank you for the non-information and the braggadocio.
by Emphyrio
Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: APP button.
Replies: 18
Views: 2304

APP button.

Can anyone tell me either from personal experience or from a video, what happens aboard a real 737 during an ILS approach??? I'm particularly interested in what the light on the APP button does when the glide slope is captured. I know there are two buttons; one is for glomming onto the localizer (VO...
by Emphyrio
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Harmonics
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

When I was a little kid, living in Colorado. B-36s used to go overhead (I have no idea what altitude but they were waaaaay up there) and literally shake the ground...and I'm not talkin' about a little shake. You could feel the vibrations right down into the marrow of your bones. Something I will nev...
by Emphyrio
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Pushback in FS 2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Frankly, and I say this after months of not buying it because I didn't believe the hype, save up, beg, borrow, steal the money to buy AES. Okay, I'll bite. What's AES and where do I find it? Jaeg- I probably should have been more specific. AES is short for Airport Enhancement Service and is made by...
by Emphyrio
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Pushback in FS 2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1361

Frankly, and I say this after months of not buying it because I didn't believe the hype, save up, beg, borrow, steal the money to buy AES.
by Emphyrio
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: B-36 Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

I know this is off topic but every time someone says B-36 to me, I can't help remembering as a li'l kid in Colorado goofing around out on the miles and miles of miles and miles and there I'd be and alluvasuden a B-36 would go over (I have no idea what the altitude), and although the thing was just a...
by Emphyrio
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: what can i do??
Replies: 15
Views: 2289

What can you do to make a flight more interesting?
Well, you could do it naked, wearing a funny hat. But if you're gonna do that, don't fly from Alaska and try clearing that mountain; after you crash, you'll freeze your phestarus off waiting for the dogsleds. :D
by Emphyrio
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: I'm LEARNING to LAND.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3381

shaunlibby wrote:It is the posky 747-400 but im doing good now.
That's good. You don't wanna get into the habit of quitting stuff that isn't fall down easy at the tender age of 16.....if, in fact, you are indeed 16; you could wind up wearing funny clothes and mooching spare change.
by Emphyrio
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: I'm LEARNING to LAND.....
Replies: 39
Views: 3381

Hey, quit if you want but know this: I used to splatter planes all over the runways of our fair nation. I figured I was never gonna get it right. Then, one day................. Now, I land so smooth, I get compliments from controllers on VATSIM. Top that!! I'm not gonna go into any big deal about ho...
by Emphyrio
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Views
Replies: 12
Views: 1411

09El_Boissevain wrote:The rudder has a good 45-degree rotation.
Is that 45-degree total or 45 right and 45 left. I'd really prefer more (the old Sidewinder I gotz has darn near 90 each way), but thou cans't not have everything.
by Emphyrio
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: auto-pilot speed control
Replies: 24
Views: 1869

I don't think it has anything to do with the particular airplanes you are flying. I also have deep suspicions that it has nothing to do with the Pitot tubes, weather conditions or anything else that makes sense. It happens to me, usually, on descent.....sometimes ascent. The same thing, the same sym...
by Emphyrio
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Views
Replies: 12
Views: 1411

Recommended: Perhaps you could tell me what the throw is on that rudder control. I mean, how many degrees it moves either way. I made the mistake of buying another mfg's joystick to replace my old, old MS Sidewinder and it had about half the throw....obviously made for quick reflex kids wishing to ...
by Emphyrio
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Controllers & Game Pads
Topic: Twist Joystick
Replies: 8
Views: 3753

Yeah, like I said, it's an old stick and I have no idea where the original disk is. As far as calibrating the thing, I go to the only calibration screen I can find (which consists of some red bands...that actually move *gasps*) and it telleth me that when I move the stick, in any direction, the grap...
by Emphyrio
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Controllers & Game Pads
Topic: Twist Joystick
Replies: 8
Views: 3753

Twist Joystick

Here's one: I have a joystick, it's an old MS Sidewinder that you had to have an adaptor to use with USB. Yeah, old. I thought about upgrading to a newer model but, as usual with things nowdays, you can't try something before you buy it. The thing I like about the Sidewinder is it has a real good th...