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Old 20th February 2014, 23:20   #31
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Some screenshots from FSX for the landing on my favorite airport - Princess Juliana (St. Martin).

On the final:

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Before touchdown:

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Managed a center line landing

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At the gates:

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In another weather:

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Old 20th February 2014, 23:27   #32
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From the Carrier practice mission of FSX

On the final, speed was on the higher side, but it gets compensated as we get near the carrier:

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Trying to maintain balance

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Ok, came too low, making adjustments before touchdown:

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On the deck :

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Old 20th February 2014, 23:39   #33
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Some random shots from various missions

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Old 23rd February 2014, 13:30   #34
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Guys, which is the best FSX addon pack(payware or freeware) for the following:-
1. Airbus A380
2. Airbus A340
3. DC-10
4. Stock Boeing 747,737 and Airbus A321 liveries
5. Boeing 777

Also, any detailed airports. Preferably Heathrow, JFK, Chennai , Delhi, Mumbai, Amsterdam, Chicago, LA)
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Old 11th May 2014, 00:44   #35
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Guys, which is the best FSX addon pack(payware or freeware) for the following:-
1. Airbus A380
2. Airbus A340
3. DC-10
4. Stock Boeing 747,737 and Airbus A321 liveries
5. Boeing 777

Also, any detailed airports. Preferably Heathrow, JFK, Chennai , Delhi, Mumbai, Amsterdam, Chicago, LA)
For Boeing 737, 747 and 777, I would recommend going for PMDG.

For Heathrow airport, check out UK2000 Heathrow Pack.
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Old 11th May 2014, 13:40   #36
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Yes for Boeing look no further than PMDG.
Have tried the 747 Queen of the sky's.

I've heard the 737 NGX is good - but never used it.
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Old 12th May 2014, 08:54   #37
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Guys,
What is the best controller for FSX?
I tried using the keyboard, but I find it a little complicated and overwhelming!
Would a joystick be better?
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Guys,
What is the best controller for FSX?
I tried using the keyboard, but I find it a little complicated and overwhelming!
Would a joystick be better?
Flying with the keyboard in FSX is almost impossible. A good joystick is the only way you can enjoy flying ins FSX, or for that matter, other flight sims. Logitech Attack 3 is a good joystick for starters.

Here's my Flight Controller set up:

Saitek X52 Pro Joystick
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Guys, which is the best FSX addon pack(payware or freeware) for the following:-
1. Airbus A380
2. Airbus A340
If the models are same for FS9 and FSX, then I got one from simmers sky. Since I run FS9 I am not sure if the same models are available for FS X. Here are some screen shots:

Airbus A340-600 Virgin Atlantic:

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Thai airways:
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There are more than ten colours in all for each variant, and there are all variants of the A340 in the package

Here is another A340 but its graphics are just bad and is lufthansa specific, and the panels are absent, hence I used the B747 panel:

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Old 26th June 2014, 09:33   #40
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for those of you who want the latest greatest in terms of realistic flight SIMs have a look at this link and download the manual as mentioned. You'll be truly amazed.

http://aerowinx.com/forum/topic.php?id=1573

I am/was an avid user of the previous version, known as PS1. This version, PSX, is completely new, with an astonishing level of detail. But more importantly the level of realism is unsurpassed. Read through the manual and you begin to understand.

Its only a 747-400 simulator, just about all variants, but still only 747-400

It will go on sale August 2014 and will retail for around Euro 350,--

Any idea where in India I could find a good selection of flight yoke/rudder/throttle quadrants? Either online or a real shop would be even better.

Enjoy,

Jeroen

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Any idea where in India I could find a good selection of flight yoke/rudder/throttle quadrants? Either online or a real shop would be even better.

Enjoy,

Jeroen
Try FLIPKART . Or you can try at www.ebay.in.

I got my Saitek X52 Pro & Flight Combat Rudder Pedals from Flipkart. Sadly both systems are out of stock. Flipkart is absolutely safe & reliable. But they have some of the other costlier Saitek systems. They also have the much cheaper Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS X in stock.

Anyone using X plane 10 here? I find it far more realistic than MS FSX.,,it does not have FSX's eye candies though.
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Old 12th December 2015, 17:16   #42
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Anybody here in Bangalore has the DVDs for the Microsoft Flight Simulator X Setup? Or has the ISO images? I have my registration for FSX but lost my original DVD's. So I can use the setup & then register it with my code.
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Earlier on in this thread I posted about my flight simulation thread, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post3358193 (The Flight Simulation Thread)

As I mentioned I use the Aerowinx software. see http://aerowinx.com

Their latest release PSX came to the market in August 2014. It is very different from MS. It simulates only the 747-400, no scenery. It is really a procedural trainer, but with an incredible level of detail and accuracy in how the flight model and all system interactions are designed. You can use it in combination with MS, so MS will give you the scenery and PSX will give you the detailed and accurate flight model and control.

If you are interested in flying the 747-400 you might to have a look at these training video’s: http://aerowinx.com/board/index.php?topic=2583.0

All these training video’s are made by a British Airways 747-400 Captain using PSX.

I don’t get to ‘fly’ my simulator as often as I would like for various reasons. Last Saturday was a nasty day here in Delhi. A gloomy, dark and grey, very polluted day. So we stayed indoors and I spend an afternoon ‘flying’. Just a short hop from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. Admittedly not your typical 744 route, but it will easily take me the whole afternoon as it takes me several hours to do the flight planning. Starting up from a dark ship and getting all the system up and running using real life KLM check list and procedures is easily another 60-90 minutes. The actual flying time was only 43 minutes.

I took a series of screenshots of my MacBook Pro to give an idea what this PSX is all about. Remember, no scenery. You would need to hook up a separate computer running MSFS or similar. Many people do, but I can’t be bothered with scenery.

PSX offers nine different screens, each screen can be divided into four subframes, each subframe can be configured to display any part of the cockpit. So you can make up your own configurations that you find most suitable. I have come up with nine different layouts that give me the best lay-out and SIM handling during different flight regimes and on the ground.

You can use your mouse to work all switches and levers, key strokes and I have a Thrustmaster joystick with a a fair number of buttons, that control things like flaps, throttles, speed brake, trim, gear cycle etc.

So here goes a few different screens:

1 Take off / landing
During take off and landing I want to have the PFD and ND fairly large on my screen. In order to fly a Jumbo jet precisely you need to be able to see the PFD and the aircraft pitch very accurately, better than 0.5 degree otherwise it is impossible to manually control. Also the MCD panel is relevant as you will be using that extensively during descent into the approach, until you take manual control

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2 Flight Prep and comms
An important part of the flight preparation is the correct set up of the FMS and other system. You will need to refer to some other system during this process and its useful to have the EICAS up there as well. Also, setting up the radio’s, TCAC, radar etc are all part of the pre-flight.

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3 Overhead panel
this is the main overhead panel which controls a lot of the onboard systems such as fuel pumps, valves, pneumatics, air conditioning, engines etc. etc.

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4 Main fuses
All these electrical systems are fully functional! So you can pull a fuse and it will have the exact same effect on the various systems as in real life. Interestingly enough it is very rare for pilots to pull fuses! But if you want to get an in-depth understanding of how the 747 electrical systems work, this is where you go. Also, as part of trouble shooting and the occasional MEL procedure might require to disable certain systems and you do so by pulling the associated fuse.

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5 Map
this is actually not a separate screen, but a function available at all times on all screen. You can pull up this world map which shows you where you are, can show navaids, airways etc etc. Here two shots. It shows my previous flight into Amsterdam approaching from the east, overflying Amsterdam and heading south to land into a northerly direction. And my current flight, also coming from the east but going into a southern approach.

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Enjoy, Jeroen
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Just downloaded PW372 Radio Stack. Works as advertised on Google Play. All switches and modes working. Small & lightweight too. Requires FSUIPC. Great if you need a radio stack but don't want to spend a fortune on it. Controls A/P, and almost all other functions like SPD, ALT, VOR etc.
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