Tim013

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  1. That is very helpful. So it is needed for the AP to fly the couse, and the closer the course is set to the published course, the better. And if you are hand flying, then course setting doesn't matter, and you will still be able to follow the raw data of the localizer and glide slope in the form of the magenta diamonds. The reason I ask is I was watching a streamer who has a basic understanding of flying IFR, and he forgot to set the course for the ILS. Upon LNAV intercepting the localizer, the AP then proceeded to turn away from the localizer. He had the approach course dialed 150 degrees off of the correct course, so it got me thinking about "modern" AP's, FMC's, and PFD's, with regard to the raw data of a simple VHF receiver and pilot controlled OBS knob. Tim
  2. This is more of a developer/Jan question; In a simple aircraft with, say, a BendixKing KX-155, dialing in the localizer frequency will allow you to track the localizer, regardless of how you have the OBS set. In other words, if the ILS front course is 275 degrees, even if you have the OBS set to 010, the KX-155 will still track the localizer, and the needle will center when you fly the correct heading. The rotating OBS setting means nothing to the receiver, and is irrelevant. My question is this. In the IXEG 737-300, what role does the course setting on the MCP play? If I have the correct localizer frequency tuned in the VHF radio, does the course setting in the MCP have any relevance, or is it just a reminder to you what the published course is? If the published front course has to be dialed in, how far can you deviate from the published course for the A/P to still track the front course? Is there a front course + or - a certain number of degrees wiggle room for the A/P to capture and track? Tim
  3. That's good to hear. So if I download and install the update, I won't have to fiddle with Gizmo? Tim
  4. What are autopilot modules?
  5. I downloaded the installer this morning, and was so close to updating, but didn't. I think I'll stay with 1.2 for now. I hate self inflicted computer issues......LOL Tim
  6. Sounds like you need more beta testers who are more representative of the community, and run multiple plugins. Of course there's no way to identify every conflict, but a general issue like "a lot of plugins" would be easily caught. Tim
  7. Hey, that is pretty slick! The developers are going to hate it, since they've held fast to no pop outs, not even the FMS, saying it destroys the immersion. I like that script a lot. Nice work. Even though I'm at work, I just snagged it, in case they remove it....LOL!! Tim
  8. Steep Descent with LVL CHG

    What's this VNAV you speak of.....LOL. Flight sims are already nothing more than button pushing simulations. For me personally, I use LNAV, and the MCP for forward velocity, and vertical velocity. The funny thing is there has never, and I mean never, been an add-on aircraft that has been developed, that flys an acceptable VNAV profile. That's why I don't get whipped up over the VNAV shortcomings of every add-on. Tim
  9. Saab V1.5 Status

    Looks good. I'm 99% sure this is my next purchase once 1.5 is released, and I can see some youtube reviews. To the AP issue: It seems that the oscillation, or porpoising at altitude, is an XP11 "feature" at this time. That issue has cropped up in other aircraft too, so it may not be the SAAB's fault. When you are satisfied with the progress, and send it to the store, will you be publishing a change log so we (as in prospective buyers...) can see what was done to make the XP10 version, a XP11 version? Tim
  10. Funny stuff right there. I'm glad you are giving a choice on the throttle and beta behavior. That is appreciated. Looking forward to the improvements. I really enjoy this bird. It's become my go to GA aircraft when I don't want to jump in an airliner. Tim
  11. Problems with MU-2 v1.8 on xp11

    The sun visors are magical. They let you see through the clouds. I don't use the beta's...running XP 11.05 Tim
  12. I bit at the 40% off coupon, and figured for $19, I couldn't go wrong. It was a good purchase. Really nice airplane. Always been of fan of the MU-2. Like the Mooney's, it's one of those GA airplanes that looks fast, just sitting on the tarmac. I've been doing some flight testing to get a feeling for it, and creating a cheat sheet with some quick and dirty operations info, and power settings. When you fly it by the numbers, she is a pussy cat. When you don't fly it by the numbers, she is a tiger! There's a well known streamer that was very recently bashing this bird because he couldn't fly a stabilized approach with flaps 20, gear down, at 105 knots. He said he falls out of the sky trying to do it. I don't know what his shortcomings are, but I've been tooling around at 105 knots all morning with gear out, and flaps 20. Just like you can do in the real bird. Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm enjoying this plane. It fits a hole in my inventory of fast turboprop/turbojet GA executive mover. This is certainly going to be my VATSIM go to aircraft when I want to make that 1 hour long GA flight, and don't want to deal with an airliner. Tim
  13. The documentation is for XP10. There are more fuel tanks listed in XP11 than shown in the docs. Which is which in XP11? Thanks, Tim
  14. Altimeter reset at transition altitude

    I don't use any LUA scripts. I noticed it during a couple of VATSIM flights. I also did a quick offline departure just to see if it happened offline too, and sure enough, it did. I'll have to nose around and see what add-ons/plugins I have that could influence this. Tim
  15. Do the altimeters auto set to 29.92 at transition altitude on climb out? I just now realized this is happening, and was wondering if this was part of 1.2, or some hidden X-Plane function I may have accidentally turned on. Tim