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  1. [XP11] IXEG needs wheel chocks

    Roger that. I'll sit tight in the mean time, then.
  2. [XP11] IXEG needs wheel chocks

    On XP11, it appears that ground services aren't always available. As soon as cold-and-dark sim starts, the 737 starts slowly rolling. The location doesn't have external power available, and I don't want to start the APU yet. I turn the battery on, and the electric hyd pumps don't start, so I assume they need AC power? At any rate, I establish AC using standby power ON, and the elec hydro pumps still don't work, so perhaps they don't run off the standby bus? What busses are they powered from and how can I prevent my plane from rolling?
  3. Thank you for the link to the thread with the documents. I guess the problem I had, is it wasn't obvious to me that the short turnaround checklist had to be completed in addition to the long turnaround checklist if, and only if starting from cold & dark. Now that I know the short turnaround list needs to be completed after FMC during cold and dark startups, I won't make that mistake. On a slightly related note, It appears that you're doing engine starts after pushback, before taxi. This obviously requires the use of the APU. Realistically, how often does that really happen? I was under the impression that in real life, the APU is often broken and/or the airline is being cheap and requiring pilots to start one engine at the gate using the ground services, and then taxi on that engine and start the second engine during the pre-takeoff checklist (after taxi, before entering the runway). What is your impressions or others' impressions about the typical flow of events in real life? Did I get a false impression? Finally, Thank you for sharing your checklist!
  4. I'm confused about what order the checklists need to be done in, and how to use the short and long versions of the turnaround lists. When I did a long turnaround from cold and dark, I wound up starting my engines without the hydraulics on, and the plane started rolling.
  5. File Name: KEDC - Austin Executive Airport File Submitter: jagipson File Submitted: 20 Jan 2015 File Category: DSF Scenery Packages X-Plane Version(s): X-Plane 10 Requirements: opensceneryx (Optional, highly recommended) X-Plane 10 ( well maybe >= 9.6 but untested The main hanger, service hanger, covered apron and terminal were all hand-drawn using Google Sketchup and some photos. The remainder of the objects are X-plane 10 standard library and OpenSceneryX library objects.This is the first in a series I will release aptly-named Minor Airports of Central Texas which will also feature KGTU (Georgetown), KHYI (San Marcos Municipal Airport), and T86 (Gillespie County Airport, featuring the hanger hotel, a popular getaway for puddle jumpers).This is the new Austin Executive Airport, located next to the CWK VOR. It is a private endeavor which was opened as a releaver for Austin Bergstrom.I've personally never been there - I've constructed the airport from photos and satellite photography. If any RW pilots have been there, or go there, please send me some photos so I can make improvements.I hope you enjoy it. See you on Vatsim. Click here to download this file
  6. Version 3.1.1

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    Requirements: opensceneryx (Optional, highly recommended) X-Plane 10 ( well maybe >= 9.6 but untested The main hanger, service hanger, covered apron and terminal were all hand-drawn using Google Sketchup and some photos. The remainder of the objects are X-plane 10 standard library and OpenSceneryX library objects.This is the first in a series I will release aptly-named Minor Airports of Central Texas which will also feature KGTU (Georgetown), KHYI (San Marcos Municipal Airport), and T86 (Gillespie County Airport, featuring the hanger hotel, a popular getaway for puddle jumpers).This is the new Austin Executive Airport, located next to the CWK VOR. It is a private endeavor which was opened as a releaver for Austin Bergstrom.I've personally never been there - I've constructed the airport from photos and satellite photography. If any RW pilots have been there, or go there, please send me some photos so I can make improvements.I hope you enjoy it. See you on Vatsim.
  7. File Name: Circuit of the Americas Heliport File Submitter: jagipson File Submitted: 21 Dec 2013 File Category: DSF Scenery Packages X-Plane Version(s): X-Plane 10 This scenery package adds the 2 concrete and 6 grass helipads in the precise location for the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the track in Austin, Texas that hosts the Formula1 Grand Prix. Sorry, the race track facility isn't in this package -- it's the heliport only, however this adds a great option for practicing short haul heli flights as you ferry F1 fans from nearby Austin Bergstrom (KAUS) and Austin Executive (KEDC). Be sure to download my KEDC scenery package as it has the necessary helipads. Have fun! Click here to download this file
  8. Version 1.0

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    This scenery package adds the 2 concrete and 6 grass helipads in the precise location for the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the track in Austin, Texas that hosts the Formula1 Grand Prix. Sorry, the race track facility isn't in this package -- it's the heliport only, however this adds a great option for practicing short haul heli flights as you ferry F1 fans from nearby Austin Bergstrom (KAUS) and Austin Executive (KEDC). Be sure to download my KEDC scenery package as it has the necessary helipads. Have fun!
  9. File Name: LaCrosse Wisconsin - KLSE File Submitter: jagipson File Submitted: 28 Nov 2013 File Category: DSF Scenery Packages X-Plane Version(s): X-Plane 10 HAPPY THANKSGIVING. To celebrate, here's LaCrosse Wisconsin. KLSE. NOTE: There is currently a navaid issue which will be addressed in a future X-plane update. If you do not correct this, then the glidescope transmitter for R18 will appear (almost) on top of a taxiway. Since the data was updated, the taxiway and glidescope transmitter was moved. This airport file places the taxiway in the correct location, but you must (optionally) edit the earth_nav.dat file if you want to move the glide scope transmitter to the correct location. In a future update of X-plane, this will be fixed. Until then, you will need to edit the earth_nav.dat file after every time you update X-plane. Find the line in earth_nav.dat contains "ILSE" and ends with "GS", edit the lat/lng (second and third field) to match this line: 6 43.89033333 -091.25760000 652 11110 10 300179.446 ILSE KLSE 18 GS Click here to download this file
  10. Version 1.0

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    HAPPY THANKSGIVING. To celebrate, here's LaCrosse Wisconsin. KLSE. NOTE: There is currently a navaid issue which will be addressed in a future X-plane update. If you do not correct this, then the glidescope transmitter for R18 will appear (almost) on top of a taxiway. Since the data was updated, the taxiway and glidescope transmitter was moved. This airport file places the taxiway in the correct location, but you must (optionally) edit the earth_nav.dat file if you want to move the glide scope transmitter to the correct location. In a future update of X-plane, this will be fixed. Until then, you will need to edit the earth_nav.dat file after every time you update X-plane. Find the line in earth_nav.dat contains "ILSE" and ends with "GS", edit the lat/lng (second and third field) to match this line: 6 43.89033333 -091.25760000 652 11110 10 300179.446 ILSE KLSE 18 GS
  11. Yes... risky and... realistic, maybe? I don't know how the real MU2 throttle works -- there's probably a detent, but my throttle now works as animated on the screen. You definitely have to keep an eye on your torque. Below 10% you run the risk of entering beta.
  12. Forgive me if I somehow missed this in the docs -- I've read them multiple times, and I'm predisposed to male-pattern blindness. Does the MU-2b behave this way for everyone who uses a throttle?: When I throttle down from 100% to 0% (Joystick throttle position) the MU-2b throttle stops half way down (where the Beta/Reverse range begins). Then you can press the Beta/Reverse button and move the throttle from 0% to 100% (Joystick throttle position) and the MU-2b throttle goes from the half-way point (just below flight-idle) down to max reverse. The way I formerly had my saitek throttle quadrant configured was that when moving the throttle lever just below 0% (yes, there IS a below 0% - it acts like a button press, while the axis continues to transmit 0%) I had the throttle button associated with that position toggle reverse mode. Anyone else do this? I wanted the joystick throttle to act the same as the graphical cockpit so I coded a modification to Joan's xJoyMap plugin and made an ini file for the airplane so that beta/reverse starts at the 50%. Now my throttle always corresponds to the graphical cockpit throttle. Has anyone else managed to configure their throttle to correspond without having to do this?
  13. Same here. One set of numbers appears to be Vfe for each position, the other is degrees. Frankly, I prefer Vfe since I keep blowing the flaps off the wings. I put the fowl in fowler flaps
  14. MU-2 complete performance chart

    Nevermind! I found the porn here ->http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2006-24981-0009
  15. In failed attempts to determine the recommended cruise power for any ISA conditions other than ISA + 10C (The only chart in the MU-2 manual), I went searching and found this: http://www.regulations.gov/contentStreamer?objectId=0900006480e75910&disposition=attachment&contentType=pdf It also doesn't answer the question, but I think the MU-2philes will like it. Back to the question about cruise -- is it moot that there aren't other ISA conditions for recommended cruise power? Should I just match the OAT and forget about Pressure Alt?