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General Discussion / Graphics Card Upgrade
« on: November 18, 2020, 07:05:42 PM »

Wondering if this makes any sense.

Current system:
240GB SSDNOW V300 SSD SATA for OS & general software
650W PSU
3 x 22inch monitors with Matrox TripleHead2Go

Hoping to be able to move from FSXSE to PD3. (Did a trial last year and it was not very good)

I currently have a very stable install of FSX but would like to take advantage of a 64 bit.

Upgrade my graphics card to GTX 1080ti (now that the price has dropped)?

How well do you think it would run?

Should I install it myself or take it to the shop (not afraid to give it a try- I have made hardware upgrades)?

Of course I would have to reinstall all my RTMM and pay/replace some other products, but in this COVID World, I have lots of time😁

Cheers & appreciate any advice!


Misty Flying Club and Multi Player / Aircraft not on ground error
« on: April 19, 2020, 11:40:18 AM »
I can't get Cigar Box to start the flight because of this error.  My Beaver is at the dock with parking brake on.

Never had it before.


Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Getting started with Doug's Hawaii
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:43:25 AM »
I have everything installed from the list here -  except :

1) Pilot's 2010 FTX Compatible mesh, which has been replaced by a newer version.
2) Hawaii XG (Honolulu)
3) FTX Planes Package

The mesh costs $57 US.  Is it essential and worth that much?

I cannot find Hawaii XG.  Can you provide a link?

I cannot find FTX Planes Package.  Does it go by a different names?


Object Libraries for RTMM / SCENERY.DAT file error
« on: March 26, 2019, 04:56:09 PM »
I have the latest UPDATE for RTMM required  FSXP3D Libraries Part IV_3.21.19  installed.
When I installed the add-on scenery Ocean Falls today, I got the following error when I start up FSX-SE:

SCENERY.DAT file error.  Close Flight Simulator and
delete 'addon scenery\rtmm\object libraries\ez
scenery libraryfsxp3d\scenery\fsxp3d lfwwkbr1'.
Click OK to continue.

Misty Flying Club and Multi Player / Scenery requirements for MFC0011
« on: March 19, 2019, 05:51:16 PM »
I'm getting ready for MFC0011 after completing the first 10 Tours.  Am I reading the instructions correctly that I need to install all the RTMM sceneries that I haven't installed yet?  (Not including northern Alaska and Vancouver). 


General Discussion / Aerosoft Beaver X Fuel Problem
« on: December 26, 2018, 12:39:59 PM »
Okay, so this has happened to me twice.

I fill up with fuel 100% in all 3 tanks and verify that the gauges show all 3 full. About 20 minutes into the flight my engine quits!  I look at the fuel gauges and they are all at EMPTY!  I have done some google searches for this problem and have come up with nothing.

Any thoughts?


Misty Flying Club and Multi Player / Moving up the ranks
« on: December 20, 2018, 09:16:54 AM »
I see from the Pilot Center that I need 16.86 hours for promotion which would give me a total of 25 hours.  Does that continue on the same scale (25 hours per level)?

Also, at the Misty Flying Club page, under the "Pilots" tab, I see only 7 pilots listed.  Why is that and is there a place to see the entire roster of pilots?

Thanks for everything.  This is really fun!

General Discussion / Milviz Beaver GTN 430/530
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:52:41 AM »
I am new to using this Garmin model and am having problems following the flight plans. 

I load the flight plan in FSX-SE, set the 530 to GPS with the CDI button.  The flight plan leg shows magenta on the Garmin map and I fly at an angle to intercept the first waypoint; however, when I engage autopilot in NAV mode, the aircraft never captures or follows the path.  It definitely is controlling the heading, but I'm not sure to where. >:(

Obviously, I am missing something.  Any help would be appreciated.

Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Misty Moorings Taxi Office
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:06:50 AM »
Hey Guys,

The Halibut Cove Trip Tic reads:

FROM: Wasilla, AK (PAWS)
TO:   Halibut Cove, AK (PFXX)

We start off at the Misty Moorings Taxi Office at the Wasilla Airport. Using the FSX MAP feature, set your aircraft at:

Latitude: N61 34.38
Longitude: W149 33.04
Heading: 288
Altitude: 0
Speed: 0

I have installed the Taxi Office but couldn't find it at the Wasilla Airport (PAWS).  I went to the map and relocated using the coordinates above and end up in the middle of the woods.

I must be doing something wrong.

By the way, I went ahead and flew the trip tic anyway and I just want to say the your Halibut Cove is spectacular!  I don't want to leave!.


Object Libraries for RTMM / Missing something
« on: July 09, 2017, 04:25:58 PM »
I have two issues when using the Objects Tester.
1. The #5 Blue building has only the skeleton of a roof.
2. The #9 Brad's BBQ has no smoke coming from Chimneys. I do get smoke from one of the other buildings and from cabins when I fly.


General Discussion / Aerosoft BeaverX
« on: May 24, 2017, 12:04:26 PM »
Does anyone remember if you are required to own a previous FSX version of the Aerosoft BeaverX to update to the 2.30 or 2.31?

I own the old FS2004 version (1.53 I think).  I am able to download 2.30 free using my FS2004 version key; the installation seems to work fine, but I can't get the aircraft to show up on the list.  I'm missing some files.

I probably won't purchase it because I prefer to wait for the Miviz Beaver.


General Discussion / What's up with
« on: July 24, 2015, 07:52:59 PM »
Haven't got connected for 2 days!

Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Maps
« on: December 31, 2014, 06:11:12 PM »
Really enjoying RTMM and Alaska.

So I have installed:
Tongass Fjords
Pacific Fjords
Pacific Northwest
Southern Alaska
Legacy Collection
Plan-G with all the CSV files

Are there any online maps showing the boundaries/coverage areas of each?


Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Plan-G Misty's Place
« on: December 28, 2014, 01:05:37 PM »
I have not had any luck locating the CSV file for Plan-G that includes Misty's Place.  Can someone point me to that link?  Thanks!

Edit:  I am following the thread below me.  Sorry for duplicating...  I now realize that Misty's Place is not included in any CSV file.  I have imported all of them successfully.   I have rebuild my Plan-G database and there is no marker at all designating Misty's Place, but I know right where it is and have been flying there regularly.   :)

Addon Scenery and Enhancements / ORBX Objects Library
« on: December 27, 2014, 03:50:18 PM »
I am trying to confirm that I have the ORBX Object Libtary properly installed.  I believe it is installed in my FSX/Orbx/FTX_AU/FTXAA_ORBXLIBS folder.  The only Orbx scenery I have installed is the North America which is required fo RTMM.

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