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I'm trying out the FStarter program.  One of the problems I encounter in FS2020 when building something is "positioning" myself right in front of the location I'm building. The SLEW in FS2020 is not useful, touch it and you slew a mile or two ... forgetaboutit!  With FStarter, I can make a "POI" (waypoint-Blind Pass Cabin), and I can be sitting on the runway at PAKT, go to FStarter, select POI, and "Blind Pass Cabin" ... click it and I'm instantly sitting in front of the cabin, on the water, no speed, correct heading. (Pretty amazing!).  This is going to be great for the developers.  It cost me 10 euros ... but I think worth every "shinkle" or whatever they call it! :-)

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 / Good Rendition of PAKT
« on: April 25, 2021, 09:12:49 PM »
Here's a nice rendition of PAKT, the Ferry Dock is there as are the seaplane docks.

https://www.flightsim.to/file/6231/pakt-improvements-to-ketchikan-international-airport

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The MS003 Dispatch is finished and ready to use. This is a flight-seeing trip from PAKT up to Stewart BC vial the glacier.  This is about an hour trip. Most of the altitudes for the waypoints are 1800', one is at 2400' to go over a ridge, and when you get to the glacier area, you will need 7000 feet. All of this is laid out in detail in the V2 Dispatch. There are also pictures for each waypoint with guidance instructions for tricky turns. (This can also be flown in P3D.)

Go to: Home Page/Activities/ Manual Dispatches --- on that page go to FS2020 Dispatches, select MS003 "VIEW" and you have it.  If you don't know how to use/position the dispatch, look at the video on that page and see the instructions for a V2 dispatch.

Doug

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From Here to There - Missions, Trip Tics and VA / FS2020 Dispatches
« on: April 18, 2021, 05:03:29 PM »
MS002, A dispatch for FS2020 is ready for usage. You can find it on the dispatch (manual) page. Click on VIEW to bring it up.

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From Here to There - Missions, Trip Tics and VA / Manual Dispatch 019
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:39:14 PM »
Manual Dispatch 019 is now ready to be used. You can find it by going to the RTMM HOME page, go to "Activities" then select #8 Dispatches (Manual).  When on the dispatch page, select 010 and click on VIEW. If you do not know how to set up the dispatch with the sim, go to the VIDEO on the page that shows you how to do it very quickly.

This route is of the western area of the RTMM Misty Fjords area. Mostly seaplane bases to land it. However, if you want to fly it "wheeled", it starts and ends at Klawock and PAKT, so with wheels, you can fly the route fine. It is more fun with an amphibian so you can land and explore.

Doug

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If you go to HOME/Activities/#8 and get to the DISPATCH (Manual), if you then click on the FS2020 dispatches button, you will see a new table and a single dispatch there ... MS001.  If you click on VIEW, then the dispatch comes up in your browser. At the top of it, you can download the Flight Plan that will take you from Ketchikan to Juneau at VFR 1200 feet (for bad weather flying...low and slow). There are instructions on the dispatch page for how to use a V2 (version 2) formatted Dispatch.

My weather wasn't too bad when I checked it out this morning ... UNTIL, I made the turn to Juneau, then a snowstorm hit me. I haven't flown a lot in FS2020, so this was a new experience and a little disconcerting! :-). For "fun" I put up four screenshots ... one of the storm in the distance, then the next three approaching and landing in it. Actually, NO problems.  So this dispatch can get you from Ketchikan to Juneau safely in ANY weather. When the weather is good, you don't need it, just fly higher and direct, but this solves a bad weather problem, which happens often up there.  It also gets you "down into" the scenery, which is really beautiful.

Let me know if you "fly" it. I had a lot of fun doing it. Be careful how you load the flight plan into FS2020, I outlined this in the NEWS NOTAM and there is a NOTAM just above the FS2020 table to help you, it is a little different from before with FSX/P3D.

Of course, we don't have any RTMM scenery locations yet, so these, for now, will only go from airport to airport with some nice POI's in-between.  If you have an airport-to-airport idea that would fly through some interesting terrain, let me know.

Doug

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Hi all ...

I'm revamping all of the Manual Dispatches for RTMM.  I've just finished with 008, so I have a way to go. But if you are new to RTMM and are looking for something to do, this is a great way to get going. For the old-timers, I've now added way points for all of the locations and I've put in many pictures to help with approaches and identifying the locations.

You can watch the progress on the Maintenance page or on the (Manual) Dispatches page from the new Home Page.

Doug

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Website Discussion / Manual Dispatches being Revised and Revamped
« on: March 27, 2021, 08:21:36 PM »
FYI ... I am going through the 18+ manual dispatches we have. These are actually EXCELLENT bush trips with some very "white knuckle" flying.  I'm adding the RTMM waypoints to each of the locations, so you'll be flying them, not with an "autoroute" but with a position on your gps. It makes it a lot harder and more fun. On the Manual dispatches Table, I'm putting an "R" beside those I have done as I come down the list.  I'm really having a good time flying these. RTMM Dispatches Page

Doug

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Website Discussion / Revision of the Entire Site - by Doug
« on: March 15, 2021, 06:44:43 PM »
I am in the process of revising and revamping the entire RTMM site. There is one major (temporary) glitch at the moment ... the top menu is inactive and you will get "404" errors if you use it.  At the top of the "old" scenery page, I've put what will become the new "top menu" and this does work fine.

You may want to bookmark the NEW home page as it is nearly completed and working fine. Again, watch for any errors on these complete sections, fixing them is important. You can find the new home page at:

https://return.mistymoorings.com/_a_home/

Any link with a green asterisk after it means that link is completed. * When finished, and when the new page goes active, this url will change to the old "RTMM HOME PAGE" url.

The purpose of all this work is to:


1. Streamline the Home page so you can find things more easily

2. Streamline the files inside the server, getting rid of many misc topics and folders no longer necessary.

3. Make RTMM easier for new people to get started. Norm's work consolidating the Libraries and the RTMM scenery is the key to making all this happen.

No doubt we will be tweaking the site for some time to come. So if you come to an error of any kind, please let me know so I can put it on the "to fix" list.  You can keep up with what I am doing daily by going to the maintenance page:

https://return.mistymoorings.com/_f5_maintenance/index.php


Thank you for your patience while we transition.

Doug

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Help and Troubleshooting / Hawaii Kapalua Airport PHJH or JHM
« on: January 16, 2021, 06:00:38 PM »
Can anybody tell me where these 3 objects come from so I can delete them?  I have P3D V5 and the Freeware ORBX airports are turned off, searching the files I cannot find anything with PHJR or JHM.  Any ideas?

Doug

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 / Community Folder Organization
« on: November 18, 2020, 09:47:44 AM »
If we just keep dropping "mods" into the Community Folder, it is soon looking like a digital trash heap and you cannot find anything because the "mod names" are not unique for organization. The attached is how I am solving the problem for my community folder.  Notice for any "airport mod" I am putting AIRPORT-NAME- ahead of the actual mod name. For Scenery I'm putting SCENERY-NAME- ahead of the actual mod name. Same for AIRPLANE mods and UTILITY mods. Notice I'm keeping the "mod name" intact so if there is an update down the line I can match the update with what I have and replace it properly. Notice also an ARCHIVED folder at the top of the list. When I put in a mod and I don't like it, I take it out and put it into this ARCHIVED folder.  This system is working fine for me, maybe you could use it or maybe you have a better idea.

Doug

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 / EXPERIMENTAL - FS2020 "Mods" table
« on: October 27, 2020, 04:24:35 PM »
With Brian doing so much fine work in FS2020, I wanted to give him a "place" here at RTMM to download what he is creating for all of you to enjoy.

You can find it by going to the top of the scenery page, bottom of the top table, you'll see a reference to FS2020 Mods .. click on that link and it takes you to a table BELOW the main Scenery Page Table. There you will find all of the things Brian is working on for FS2020.

Direct Link: https://return.mistymoorings.com/scenery/#fs2020

KEEP IN MIND PLEASE ... these are AS WELL DONE as you can do in FS2020. It is a different animal altogether and may objects don't "place" correctly, so things might not look PERFECT ... that's the Sim, not Brian! So you will see some problems. But for the fun of being in on the pioneering, here's a chance to fly around our area and have something at the end of your journey except a shore full of trees and a lot of water! :-)

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 / BLACKBOX "Little Bird" Amphibian
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:15:46 PM »
Hi ...

Blackbox has put out a nice little amphibian, it flies well and lands on water/land. The only problem is the wake which is "striped" like we used to get sometimes in P3D. I tried to add the command under wake:

always_use_avg_surface=1

But it doesn't have any affect to the wake, it is still broken, if anybody has an idea on the wake, I'll try it.  This is like a "cub" type airplane and great for low/slow flying and smooth water.


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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 / New Guinea Bush Flights
« on: September 12, 2020, 03:53:06 PM »
I have not been very impressed with the "bush" flights that MS2020 offers. All three of them are rather boring and I don't believe are done nearly as well as most of our TripTics ... disappointing.  However, I did find something you might enjoy if you want to see some rough/beautiful landscape and encounter nearly impossible airports to land upon safely.

The is a fellow named Mike Fog on YouTube that is flying these. I watch his video, then I make the plan and fly it myself. The one discussed here is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCPUizIZM1Y&t=8s

The flight planner for FS2020 is not ready for prime time, so when you try to set this up, you will get a "shuffled" routing. The airports are Departure: AYPE ... then AYHJ, AYMI, AYGA, AYII, AYEN and Arrival: AYUC.  If you try to put in the departure and arrival, then use the "ADD" the route will be shuffled. To get things into the correct order, save the (screwy) plan that 2020 makes.  Then open that PLN file in NotePad and with copy/paste put the airports in the proper order for the route. Then LOAD the saved NOTEPAD PLN file and you will have the correct route in FS2020. Your VFR map should look like the attached.

To save you some time, put in the Departure: AYPE and the Arrival:" AYUC and SAVE IT. Then download my PLN file (attached here). Now rename MY file name: New Guinea FoX 2.PLN to the name you have chosen. Copy my renamed file into where your MS2020 flight plans are and paste over the plan you made.  Now go load the flight in 2020, and it will be all set up to fly for you.

For the novice pilots among us (like me) ... in the ASSISTANCE section, be sure to turn your Routes and Waypoints to "ON" and also the LANDING PATH to "ON". This will help you find the tiny airports and the landing path will give you a clue as to how to approach them. Also when flying one of these where you are landing at the waypoints, use the ATC, call up your next airport as you get closer, announce the runway and your position, and the "landing path" will show up for you.

I haven't been able yet to pull in the 2020 database into Little NavMap (if anybody knows how let me know). So you will not find most of these little airports if your Little NavMap is using FSX or P3D data. But the VFR map in 2020 should show this new plan for you nicely and help you navigate to the "next" one. Good luck.

Doug

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 / Screenshots (put 'em here)
« on: September 02, 2020, 01:14:49 PM »
Flying from Nashville to Cincinnatti at 10,000 feet ...

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