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  1. A very interesting lead on this issue, Pedro. This might still be a thing to take to Laminar and/or check on our side. I think most people can run with max textures these days, but I think it should still look nice if you don´t. Cheers, Jan
  2. Thanks for understanding! I think sometimes a friendly no is better than a politically correct - "ok, we will see what we can do" - and then never do anything .
  3. Yeah, I totally understand what you are saying - same for me. But when I take care of my kids, work, partner, pets, housework, or anything like that...I am far away from any of my computer controls. And IF I bump my joystick accidentially when sitting down or getting up or reaching for my coffee - all it takes is 3 seconds to recover the aircraft (it is usually well trimmed when the autopilot flies it) and then turn on the autopilot again. I can´t - for the life of me - understand how someone could bump or deflect the joystick "accidentially" long enough to get a 737 out of control,
  4. Hi Christian, the speedbrake we use is really the default "spoiler" dataref in X-Plane, so it should be accessible with that dateref. I am using a joystick button to set the speedbrake to its detents, so this should already work, I think. Cheers, Jan
  5. This does happen in the real cockpit as well - and I consider it realistic. As is the solution: Be careful! We will definitely not disable yoke input because it is a real and important feature of the real aircraft: You can override your autopilot with flightcontrol inputs most of the time. Cheers, Jan
  6. Heresy! There is always a possibility, I throw this one onto the stack of ideas and suggestions . I have to check if X-Plane offers those lights natively. Cheers, Jan
  7. Hmm - Tom has seen something similiar on his machine, but I was unable to confirm it on my end (Geforce 1080). It warrants further troubleshooting, maybe a combination of drivers, Vulkan, graphics settings?
  8. Hi, the temperature you enter on that page is called the TASS - the "temperature assumed". This is done to "trick" the engine into thinking that it is really warm outside - so it will reduce the available take-off thrust to stay withing temperature limit for takeoff. Since it REALLY isn´t that hot, the engine runs at a reduced thrust, saving wear and tear. The engine is flat-rated to +30C, so a TASS lower than +30 will not work. Thats why you can´t enter negative numbers - normally you will not enter a TASS that is lower than +30C. http://www.b737.org.uk/assumedtemp.htm Ja
  9. Hi Sebastian, thanks for the headsup - I will take a look, but this might be normal. Normally you will only enter the TASS on this page - which is by definition at least +30C. Cheers, Jan
  10. Thats funny - yeah! Good excuse, isn´t it? I guess you can map keyboard keys to "left brake" and "right brake"...and possibly left and right (and center) rudder, too. Cheers, Jan
  11. Good question! The aircraft (like the real 737) can autoLAND but not autoROLLOUT. The autopilots have no control over rudder or nosewheel. Thats why the aircraft is limited to the CAT IIIa minimum of 50-200. The pilot needs to SEE the runway lights at 50 feet (and have at least 200m runway visual range) to be able to keep it on the centerline after touchdown. So the proper procedure is to disengage the autopilot shortly after touchdown...it will try to maintain the LOC (centerline) with the ailerons...which don´t really do anything while you are on the ground . Cheers, Jan
  12. No worries - and I am much more happy with this solution than you not having backlit gauges and not knowing why! Cheers, Jan
  13. Ok, let me know what you find out - I just doublechecked on my side and all lighting in the steam gauge version seems to work as it should. Cheers, Jan
  14. Hmm, are you running any scripts or other plugins that change the way that X-Plane looks? Things like "better nightlighting" or Reshade or such? These have been known to change lighting intensities so that is the first thing I would suspect and remove (temporarily) to rule this out. Cheers, Jan
  15. Hi Karsten, unfortunately I am no guru regarding online flying and comms. I have checked the website of VATSIM, there seem to be various ways to connect - xPilot, xSquawkbox,...possibly different versions. Did you investigate an alternative or check with the devs and other users there? https://www.vatsim.net/pilots/download-required-software I don´t know what we are doing different - as far as I know the datarefs that we use for our radios are standard... Cheers, Jan
  16. Oh, there is one more thing coming to my mind - if one side of the aircraft "drops offline" as you lift off, this might hint at you forgetting to switch the electrical source from the APU to the engine generators. The APU can power both buses while on the ground, but as soon as you lift off, one bus will drop offline...
  17. Hi, not to my knowledge - there is no random failure simulation on the IXEG 737 (yet), you can trigger some failures (like the hydraulic ones) through the IXEG menus, and some of the default X-Plane ones will also work (like engine or APU failures/fire). So I really don´t know what happened there for you - if it happens again, maybe go to the (default) failure menu and click the "fix all systems" button and see if that clears things up. If it does it would be a strong indication that you are getting random (default) failures somehow. Cheers, Jan
  18. Hi Dave, your previous purchase should still be valid and you should be able to simply download and install the latest version. Cheers, Jan
  19. Hmm, I really have no idea what could be causing it, sorry. It seems to work for pretty much everyone else :-(
  20. Ok, does it follow the FD eventually? You wrote "asap" - there is sometimes a bit of delay between the plane reacting to the commands of the FD...
  21. Eventually we want to move to FMOD... however if your sounds are playing too quietly now, there may be something else wrong. I know that sometimes sound level settings from other aircraft carry over - so maybe doublecheck that you load up the 737 first (no other aircraft) and that all sound levels in X-Plane are really at maximum? Cheers, Jan PS: You can use the "test" button of the EGPWS to test the sounds.
  22. Hi, I remember hearing about this problem before... but I don´t remember the solution :-/ For me the sounds are fine. Maybe you can browse to the sound folder of your IXEG installation and try to play the corresponding .wav file in Windows? Is the volume ok that way? Cheers, Jan
  23. Hi Torbinator, yes, I can see those oscillations... The pitch oscillations are new to me - I have not seen those before...and really have no idea where they are coming from, especially if you say that they disappear in other autopilot modes. The VNAV pitch mode targets the the vertical deviation bar - and that one is not moving (at least I can´t see it in your video), so I don´t know where that input is coming from. It would be interesting to see where the stabilizer position (trim) is. It could be that it is at the limit of autopilot trim, so the autopilot keeps pushing against it?
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