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by flyrcoyle
Thu May 22, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator X - FSX
Topic: FSX and Particle Illusion
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

SU,
I think what Mel is wanting is for you to tell him what you mean by "particle effects". Is that sort of like the old Star Trek transporter effect?
by flyrcoyle
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Virtual Airlines
Topic: A New Breed Of Virtuality
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Harry,
From what I have seen, this looks like a wonderful idea. As much as I enjoy virtual flying, I have always wanted to get into the business side of an airline or an airport (virtually speaking). This could develop into just such an opportunity.
by flyrcoyle
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: FS2002
Topic: Glitch In GPS
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

It appears that you have no power. Did you start up the flight "Cold and Dark"?
by flyrcoyle
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Not cleared to land
Replies: 29
Views: 3738

Although I haven't flown in FS9 for awhile (busy with life & working on FSX), when I used to fly with a VA, I often was routed to Burbank, where this problem almost always happened. Eventually, I came to ignore it. Btw, after flying in there many times, I am positive that I had the right runway and ...
by flyrcoyle
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Linate Scenery Bug
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

I misspoke, make that a little low.
by flyrcoyle
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Linate Scenery Bug
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

That looks pretty dead center to me, a little high perhaps, but lined up according to the VASI lights.
by flyrcoyle
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: My fault or the runway's fault? or fs9?
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Only the nav that you are using for the runway needs to be active. I often set my nav radios differently in anticipation for the next intercept for example, or when coming into the airport, will have them set for different runways so that I am prepared and everything goes smoother once ATC assigns m...
by flyrcoyle
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Want to make night scenery Darker
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Although I am not at a computer with FS2004 installed at the present, I seem to recall that this can be adjusted in the settings menu. Also, isn't there a control that allows cockpit lights to be turned off? Or would that turn off the instrument lights as well?
by flyrcoyle
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: Virtual Airlines
Topic: Heathrow Virtual Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 1757

Andy, The airport looks great so far. I was wondering however, since you mentioned the airlines operating in/out of Heathrow would be earning virtual money, if any thought had gone into the business side of the airport itself. For example, would you charge the virtual airlines, landing fees, space r...
by flyrcoyle
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Controllers & Game Pads
Topic: Home Built Cockpits
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

I have often dreamed of having the space to set up my own cockpit too. Before I got involved with school, I researched the subject considerably and remember reading several instances where homebuilders used salvaged instruments in their cockpits. The sensing mechanisms were removed and stepper motor...
by flyrcoyle
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: What Exactly is a touch and go ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5104

Skipper,
Although it may not technically be the same, the touch and go requires the same control inputs as the aborted landing. The only real difference is that one is prearranged as a practice manuever while the other is a very good reason for the practice.
by flyrcoyle
Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: What Exactly is a touch and go ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5104

Another very good reason for touch and goes is for training. This allows you to become very proficient in approachs, touch downs, climbs, and pattern work very quickly. As far as airliners are concerned, this is not normal practice due to the fuel and the other costs consumed with no income being ge...
by flyrcoyle
Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Displaying Marker Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1387

P1127, A quick question, are landing at a variety of airports, or flying to the same few? The reason for my question is simple, many of the smaller airports don't have the necessary equipment to activate the marker lights, and some will activate only the outer marker. The larger airports such as KBO...
by flyrcoyle
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Mastering Straight and Level +Speed control Boeing
Replies: 8
Views: 2817

The Pitot tube is a small forward facing tube usually located near the nose of the aircraft that induces ram air into the airspeed indicator. In the airspeed indicator the pressure of the ram air is compared to that of the static pressure at whatever altitude you are flying to measure the airspeed. ...
by flyrcoyle
Sat May 05, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Virtual Airlines
Topic: Virtual Airline management
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Sounds interesting
by flyrcoyle
Wed May 02, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: What is Kirk Olssen's F-16?
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Although I haven't flown any of the more recent versions, the ones that I have flown seem to be F-16C's. However, the differences between the C and the A are rather subtle and I could be mistaken.
by flyrcoyle
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: microsoft... oh no, VISTA
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Another advantage of Vista that I recently learned of and confirmed is that on a truly compatible computer, it loads much faster than XP. To be honest though guys, unless you are purchasing a new computer, I would stick with XP. If you are purchasing a new comp, be sure to check out all the specs an...
by flyrcoyle
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: microsoft... oh no, VISTA
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

I'm certainly not a computer expert, even though I spend an awful lot of time using them, but one thing stands out to me. Vista is simply easier to navigate. To be honest, I wouldn't shell out any money to upgrade to the new O/S however, because there are still a lot of programs out there that have ...
by flyrcoyle
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Virtual Airlines
Topic: I don't know why I try to help people sometimes...
Replies: 23
Views: 2929

pmckay, Actually, there is another very good reason to keep on helping. As someone mentioned, you are developing a very nice portfolio of work. You never know when you may decide or need to rely upon that portfolio to find actual paying work. Some of you may remember me from when I was very active h...
by flyrcoyle
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Screwed flight dynamics
Replies: 27
Views: 2284

Guys, There is one other thing to check, the trim. I had that happen to me one time on a d/l'd aircraft. Fought the darn thing through probably 6 take-offs before I finally noticed that it was trimmed all the way down. On a second aircraft, I found it trimmed all the way up and you can guess the res...
by flyrcoyle
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Vfr/Ifr
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

To put it simply, VFR or Visual Flight Rules refer to flying with a visual reference to the ground and your surrounding airspace. In other words, you are relying upon visual clues from outside of the aircraft to maintain control of your a/c. IFR or Instrument Flight Rules refer to flying using only ...
by flyrcoyle
Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Divertion to another airport with IFR flight plan active.
Replies: 7
Views: 899

FSB, I'm assuming that you are using the built-in ATC. As far as I know, there is no way to correctly divert to another airport without canceling your flight plan. The good news is that you can immediately file another one with your alternate as the new destination. When I suspect there might be a p...
by flyrcoyle
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: FS2002
Topic: gps window.
Replies: 15
Views: 11036

Although you probably have already checked these, there are a couple of other things you didn't mention checking. First, check your fuel distribution. I ran into a very similar problem with the 747 a couple of years ago, and finally discovered that the fuel was mostly in the rearward tanks. Another ...
by flyrcoyle
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Virtual Airlines
Topic: Virtual Defense Department - Join Today!
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Although I'm an Air Force guy myself, I have the admit that the Marines have some pretty unique and cool aircraft too. The Harrier and the Osprey come to mind as examples.
by flyrcoyle
Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Repainter's corner
Topic: Military a/c Markings help
Replies: 18
Views: 2822

RD, Don't know if these will help, but here are a few websites you might want to check out. http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/search/images/aircraft%252Bmarkings/1/18/1/-/1/-/1/1/1/1/-/-/-/on13%25253A1160826591381/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/0/-/-/modera...
by flyrcoyle
Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Vertical Takeoff
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Guys,
A couple of years ago, I had an Osprey that took off vertically quite nicely. I don't remember for sure, but I think it was on Surclaro. It was however for FS2K2. I don't recall seeing one for FS9.
by flyrcoyle
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Effects Question....
Replies: 19
Views: 1896

RD,
You certainly have my vote! Although I don't get much time to respond to the forums anymore, I still read them daily if at all possible and effects are an interest of mine. BTW, a/c history is my thing.
by flyrcoyle
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Small question
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Guys, I would like to clear up a couple of things about thermals. First, there are also thermals that go down (cold air sinking), not good for anyone. Usually, however, most of the time when someone refers to a thermal, it is a column of warm air ascending. Second, sometimes these thermals are quite...
by flyrcoyle
Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Small question
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Guys, I would like to clear up a couple of things about thermals. First, there are also thermals that go down (cold air sinking), not good for anyone. Usually, however, most of the time when someone refers to a thermal, it is a column of warm air ascending. Second, sometimes these thermals are quite...
by flyrcoyle
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: ReFueling
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

There is yet another, and I believe more realistic, way to refuel mid-air. Unfortunately, it is also payware. Arrestor Cables includes a function that allows you to refuel midair as long as you have a tanker available to hook up to. This means you cannot do it alone, you have to have the support of ...