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by FSPilot06
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Auto Pilot
Replies: 14
Views: 2968

All I have to say is, if you've been flying those Boeings for two years without an autopilot, you must be good! I can't even keep one at cruise altitude.
by FSPilot06
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: Recreational for now...
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Recreational for now...

Hey, I just wanted to announce that, due to hard money times, I think I'm just gonna try to train to become a recreational pilot for now. And, sometime soon, I'll continue my traning a keep going for the Private. Sound like a good idea?

:arrow: FSPilot
by FSPilot06
Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: What's the best way to install Virtual Cockpits???
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Virtual cockpits cannot be installed anywhere. They're part of the aircraft model. From reading info in this forum, it looks like there's no way to download a V/C. It has to be in the model of the aircraft.
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Basics
Topic: Straight & Level Flight During Turns
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Correct Propwash. The four forces acting on an airplane during flight are lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Let's also inform Jasmin about the golden rules of weight and balance. Your aircraft must be loaded correctly (balance), and must not exceed the maximum ramp weight, (weight). If one side of you...
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: Straight & Level Flight During Turns
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Oh, and I forgot to agree with Max about studying flight dynamics and other stuff. Spend lots of time in the Learning Center building your knowledge. And when you have enough, try out Flying Lessons with Rod Machado. These will really help.
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Basics
Topic: Straight & Level Flight During Turns
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Straight and level flight during turns? :?: :?: :?: Alright, here's some further explanation of what happens and how to deal with it. You see, Jasmin, when you use the ailerons, the aircraft rolls about the longitude axis, this makes some of the upward lift point to the side, or diagnal. This is cal...
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Private Pilot Checkride
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Yeah I know this is an old one. I'm sorry, but I just had to say I passed the Private Pilot checkride and got my Flight Sim license!
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: Alienware PC
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

RD: Oh yeah, I love DOOM! I have Doom 1, Doom 2, and Ultimate Doom along with FS. I also have Sim City 3000, DOOM 3 (won't work, computer isn't strong enough), and MIST IV (also doesn't work because of the computer). So, Flight Sim isn't the only one I have so a gaming PC would do great with me. I r...
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Airspeed Indicator failure
Replies: 23
Views: 2455

King OF air350 wrote:haha look at the pic FS, i was out of 12,000 climbing for 16,000
My bad, I don't know much about glass cockpits. But I do know which one is the airspeed, now, how come the LCD airspeed indicator reads 00 something and the backup airspeed indicator reads 450+ knots? That seems kinda weird to me.
by FSPilot06
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: Alienware PC
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

I just went to alienware.com and ordered a catalog. I was checking out some models and I found one for $799 that has dual-core processors and all kinds of other goodies. Sounds like a plan. In said price includes 17" LCD monitor, and in the picture it showed keyboard, mouse, and speakers with it. So...
by FSPilot06
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Optimal Configurations
Topic: Alienware PC
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Alienware PC

Hey everybody. My dad and I have been talking about him and I going in on it together and trying to get me an Alienware PC for Christmas. I don't want my dad to pay the $1000 dollars himself, so I'm taking the liberty of helping him out with it. But anyway, I was wondering if anyone in here knows an...
by FSPilot06
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Airspeed Indicator failure
Replies: 23
Views: 2455

31 X 1.8 + 32 That is 87.8 degrees Farenheit. Hmmmm.... that does seem a little warm for a pitot to freeze. But, you said turning on the pitot heater remedied the problem. I know carburetors in piston planes can form ice in 70 degree (F) weather, but humidity is what makes ice form in the carburetor...
by FSPilot06
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Which?
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

1) De Havilland Dash Q Series
by FSPilot06
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Straight take-offs
Replies: 17
Views: 3849

I have a Saitek ST290 Pro. Let me tell you about an old joystick I used to have for FS98. This thing was old, and worn out. Whenever I would fly with it my plane was very eratic in pitch. When I went to calibrate it, the little cross in the big white box that shows the position of the control was mo...
by FSPilot06
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Skylane Landing Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

You're correct, King Air. A headwind isn't necessary, but extremely helpful. My trimming the nose down idea is just a way to help keep the airplane from climbing during the flare on can only be used for flight simulation safely. You're also right about a good landing is a stall, which occurs during ...
by FSPilot06
Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Airspeed Indicator failure
Replies: 23
Views: 2455

Hmmm... I've flown my Skylane in cold air (20F), but my pitot has never frozen before. I do turn the pitot heat on when I notice really cold temperatures, but most of the time I'll forget. So I guess a failed airspeed indicator will remind me...
by FSPilot06
Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Controllers & Game Pads
Topic: Hmmm???
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Last time I used "mouse as yoke" was back in the days when I had FS98.
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Straight take-offs
Replies: 17
Views: 3849

Dudler, are you using a keyboard? If you are then that is your problem. Keyboard controls are the worst way to fly (and takeoff). If you're not using a keyboard, your joystick needs calibration, or the weather settings has a crosswind strong enough to move your plane. Also, check payload and make su...
by FSPilot06
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Lessons
Topic: Skylane Landing Tips
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Skylane Landing Tips

Hey guys and gals. Just thought I'd post up some landing tips for the Skylane 182. These tips are accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, if used under the following settings: Payload: Pilot and front passenger 150 pounds each. Fuel load: 35% Airport: Runway length at least 3300. Winds 4 knot...
by FSPilot06
Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: flight 19
Replies: 27
Views: 2286

I have heard about Flight 19 several times... it always sparked a great interest in me, just like the bermuda triangle. I was beginning to wonder if the bermuda triangle is just a certain piece of Earth where magnetic fields intersect just perfectly to make a compass spin. But about the dissappearan...
by FSPilot06
Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: bermuda
Replies: 31
Views: 3822

All of this sounds interesting. 8O I'm not sure where the bermuda triangle is (somewhere near Miami I believe), but I'll cruise out there in a 172 and see what happens.
by FSPilot06
Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: 152 vs 172
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Yeah, these aren't too private. I guess everyone else could benefit from these questions and answers anyway. 1. What are all of the different types of flights you must complete before obtaining a Private Pilot's Certificate? (Night flight, IFR, etc.?) 2. Is vertigo something that can happen to anyon...
by FSPilot06
Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: 152 vs 172
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Max, you're an instructor? Can you do me a favor? PM me so I can ask you a couple of questions (if you don't mind).
by FSPilot06
Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: Pilot's lounge
Topic: 152 vs 172
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

152 vs 172

Hey fellow pilots, how are ya? I'm doing good. :) Just studying my butt off trying to learn as much about flying as I can. I've flown a few times now as a new student, and I'm flying the 152. Which, I don't have much of a problem with, but, I've been looking into the 172 lately. My instructor said i...
by FSPilot06
Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: What Aircraft Did You Start And Progress To ..etc
Replies: 24
Views: 2917

I have logged at least 150 hours in the Skylane. I fly it in my region in the U.S. (southeast region). I have flown to Cuba, though. That trip took me 6 total hours, I broke it down into four legs. But one of these days, I just want to put full fuel in it and fly somewhere a good ways off from from ...
by FSPilot06
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Contrarotating propellers
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Speaking of counter rotating props.... I've seen some older planes in books with two engines, two props on the end of their crankshafts...... now that is kinda funny. The article said that they counter rotated, and had 7 blades! I wonder how they got that to work. It just looked so strange with one ...
by FSPilot06
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Radio Stack Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Hey guys. I figured out the problem just after I started this thread. It was an add-on that I downloaded that contained guage files that replaced the default guages. I shoulda backed em up. Well, all I did was re-install the FS9 and I'm cool again. By the way, I never thought the radio stack would b...
by FSPilot06
Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: Radio Stack Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Radio Stack Problem

Hey everybody! I just hopped on the flight sim this morning and was going to take a nice ride around KEET in my Skylane. But my radio stack is all messed up! :( The buttons at the very top of the stack for hearing morse codes is missing, and the standby/active buttons are miscolored and won't even d...
by FSPilot06
Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: What Aircraft Did You Start And Progress To ..etc
Replies: 24
Views: 2917

I started with the Skyhawk 172. Now I fly the Cessna Skylane 182 primarily. I can fly the Beechcraft Baron 58, Cessna Grand Caravan, and Mooney Bravo just as well as I can fly the Skylane, I just prefer to fly something close to what I fly in real life so I can use FS9 as a training aid, as my instr...
by FSPilot06
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: FS2004
Topic: STATUTORY WARNING!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

I had the same exact problem after my brother intsalled the IE7 beta on our computer. After just about a whole night of being confused and ticked off, I consulted microsoft and they said to delete the OLEACC.dll file in the flight sim folder. Well, I was succesful after that. 8)