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  1. Iain

    Interesting...

    Guys, friends, Nasa boffins, I have flown every sim since 1985 (I'm 43), Tomahawk, DI Tornado, Gunship all FS series, FSX to death and now XP11 and DCS. I switched to XP11 only because of the IXEG release. I can say that this is the best aircraft out there for immersion, physics, atmosphere etc. Those things are not easy to program, but they are there in abundance. I will admit, I got interested in Zibo, tried it and can honestly say that it's a freeware plane with lots of bells and whistles, but the base is freeware, you feel that and you see it every time you look up at that overhead panel. IXEG is payware, you feel it more than anything and you see it, obviously some bells and whistles are missing, and some VNAV things need improved, but we are flying a classic, things will be broken on classics that are flying today, the shortfalls in this model make you a better pilot in my opinion! I look forward to future updates, free or paid, and wish the developers good luck, and ask them kindly to checkin with any tiny bit of news to keep our heads up
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    Taxi turns stall

    Regarding realistic vs instant refueling, you need to be careful with realistic, the sequence can stop. I often use realistic, starting the fueling before doing other stuff like FMC setup etc, then at the end, check the total amount and off you go. However, the sequence can be broken, I am not sure how, but I am sure it's been discussed in the forum before, something like alt tab to windows and back, or checking something in menu's, correct weather for example, something like that can stop the sequence. I know because I have also had short fuel on flights and sat scratching my head then realised I used realistic fueling to, lets say 12'000kg, then I checked my reply and can see I took off with 10'000kg, so the sequence did stop. Now when I use realistic, I stay in the cockpit and don't do anything apart from cockpit prep and FMC stuff, and check the gauges and the FMC prog page to check final fuel amount...then tell the pax that the wx has changed and we need more...haha. To add, I adjusted the landing gear parameter and it works perfect, might be worth making that a sticky? Cheers Iain
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    Taxi turns stall

    Hi Jan Yeh, off topic, but very good info, so you can confirm with WED 1.8 that I will become addicted to it Look forward to it, like I said, I tried WED a few weeks ago, but with limited time to learn I had to put it aside, sounds like a nice winter project PS, I adjusted the landing gear value in planemaker, will try it later, flight will be my new location for real world ops with Norwegian, JFK and Fort Lauderdale to TFFR & TFFF (Caribbean area), interesting place to fly.
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    white and black screen in cockpit

    Hi I looks like your cockpit view is being blocked by the seat, which could happen if your head movement goes backwards during climb out. Normally you would need to move your head over the seat as it's a solid object so it's quite unusual for that to happen, unless you have your aircraft config set to non solid, which some people do (like myself) to allow for better camera movement. Try changing the time of day so you can see what's going on, you can change time of day with a keypress, also try moving your camera forward or up and forward to unblock your view. Of course, it could be something else completely! Good luck.
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    Taxi turns stall

    I started with WED, got a but overwhelmed and decided to start with Overlay editor. Will get back to WED sometime, would love to make a small simple GA airfield near my home village in Scotland (fictional) or make a small grass airfield on a farm where GA aircraft come for certification of some sort (non fictional), location in google maps is "Boat Farm, Thankerton, the field with straw bails to the SE and south side of the river Clyde (I come from the middle of nowhere!).
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    Taxi turns stall

    Jan Never been near Planemaker so need to check how to use it and the versions etc, I don't want to start it, might get addicted to it and get side trapped from flying, but like when I started using overlay editor recently and can't stop messing around with oil spill textures and stupid baggage cart positions on the ramp....!
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    Taxi turns stall

    Interesting, I never checked that thread since then, my mistake. I was think it was fixed in an update so now see I need to change the value in planemaker, will check this out later. So it still means the OP has to also change this value in planemaker, or anybody who missed that thread will have to do this? Or I'm still missing the point? Thanks Iain
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    Taxi turns stall

    Are you sure this isn't the bug that the brakes come on when you turn at more than a certain angle, about 45 degrees. This bug is really annoying, I can taxi around 70% of the time normally but at a few airports where there are sharp slow turns in the ramp area, I need to go to the control options are re-assign yaw as nose wheel tiller and then the brakes are not active anymore. Would be great to see a fix to this, I don't have this problem in other aircraft.
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    Livery List & Requests

    LV-HQH that is currently active in Argentina.... https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?%2Ffiles%2Ffile%2F48077-ixeg-boeing-737-300-norwegian-air-argentina-astor-piazzolla-tailfictional-repaint%2F&fbclid=IwAR2-xvVWGLwnN2l8W3yB1BxwwPUf2hyFK-kwMQ-lIr2mIkhA6LmDh6QU1xM
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Oh, now that you mention it, it is you, I never realised, a very happy and calm pilot!! Return flight done, SABE winds were dead calm, warm, clear skies, just like a Norwegian winter, I'm happy to be here, Bergen weather was getting a bit crazy. Next flight is to Mendoza so will post that up this evening or tomorrow, the first evening flight will be a special youtube video, with a bit more editing to show off this wonderful creation by the IXEG team.
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Please excuse the landing Jan!
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    A very rough and ready of the landing, definition is a bit low in youtube, will upload a high res tomorrow.
  13. Iain

    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Slow progress to Buenos Aires, but plenty fuel at least, TOD in 50 mins, 6.5T fuel onboard. Time to bump up the cruise speed a bit. Land at SAEZ then relocate to SABE tomorrow (real aircraft relocated this morning), then flight booked to Cordoba tomorrow, dep 7:30 local, arr 8:55.
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Hi Jan Actually, with a low ZFW of around 34, it's surprising how far you can fly in the -300. ESSA-GCLP 2468nm 1700kg remaining. GCLP-SBSG 2378nm 2300kg remaining SBSG-SAEZ 2383nm 2600kg remaining Working 12 hr shifts doesn't help to get these flights done, I want to do SBSG-SAEZ today so I can do the first commercial flight on Tuesday, but I can't really fit it in, unless I go home, greet the wife and go straight to my PC...actually, I think it's the only way to do it Is there a better way to put a youtube video here or just use a link?
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    737 goes to Argentina . LV-HQH

    Video of the landing.... https://youtu.be/hWkr0JAkExI
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