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  1. Anecdotally, it appears that rain effects are tied to clouds, that is; when flying under cumulus or cumulus nimbus clouds we get rain, no matter what the actual weather is. I can appreciate how hard this phenomena is to fix. Thinking about 1st principle modeling, it has to be tough to model when it rains versus when the clouds are saturated but not raining. My guess is that LR, (Austin Meyers) is thinking about this and trying to figure out a mathematical equation that can be dropped into XP12. We all want weather that is as close to the real world weather as possible. I'm sure that is not lost on Laminar Research. X-Plane 12 is a fantastic program. It's still in its infancy. Even so, it rivals flight simulators with nearly unlimited resources. I can think of a half dozen things that I'd like to see fixed. I'm confident those things will be addressed. In the meantime, I'm enjoying it to the max, even with the current rain effects .
  2. I'm still clueless. I must install what in the what folder? Is there some documentation somewhere? When it comes to Navigraph, I've never made any tweaks or changes.
  3. Not so much a bug report as a support request. I can't seem to get the NAV DATA to display the current AIRAC. Navigraph advised me to remove and reinstall Navigraph FMS Data Manager. I removed it deleted the folders and rerun it from scratch. The other plane that I fly shows the correct AIRAC, include the 738. I suspect i missed something. Any suggestions?
  4. I know it's early but here is the first thing I'd like to see on the wish list. Make the bump-out window resizable. Actually, not the bump menu, but the window it launches. Awesome aircraft guys.
  5. Fortunately, wipers are not considered required equipment. But no worries, while I can't speak for IXEG I have 100% confidence that they will fix the wipers in an update.
  6. Does anyone know if there is a way to turn off the attention all aircraft barometer announcement? I like it sometimes, but it breaks the immersion. If it can't be turned off, maybe LR will make it an option?
  7. X-plane 12 Public Beta 12.06b7 has been released by Laminar Research. For more information, visit https://www.x-plane.com/kb/x-plane-12-00-release-notes/#Public_Beta_8211_1206b7.
  8. Thanks for clearing that up. My mistake. I guess I won't rush home after all.
  9. Hmmm... I hadn't realized that the XP12 version has dropped. I can't wait to spin up the turbine when I get home in a couple days. Thanks for posting.
  10. TBH, I rarely use the tool. I tend to set trim to some value I can't recall at the moment or just accept the default value. Now that Pan-Aero is on my radar again, I may use it more often. Maybe then I can talk about my experiences by updating this thread.
  11. Trim is generally a function of Weight and Balance. The only simming solution I've found, thanks to FoxTrot Alpha Aviation, is the Pan-Aero weight and balance tool. The tool is specific to the C600/C650. Unfortunately, an Apple product is required to run the tool (i.e. Ipad, Iphone, etc.).
  12. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the work you're doing is basically the XP12 port + work. Where the + (plus) is the additional modeling you've talked about. Sometime later, you're going to do a major lift on the project?
  13. Although I don't use all of these, here are some more. Perhaps, you'll find some useful: I’M SAFE – Illness, Medication, Stress, Alcohol, Fatigue, Emotion [preflight] CHAPS – Clear (clearing turns), Heading, Altitude, Position (where are you?), Set power [before maneuvering] A TOMATO FLAMES – Altimeter, Tachometer, Oil pressure, Magnetic compass, Airspeed, Temperature (water), Oil temperature, Fuel gauge, Landing gear position, Anticollision lights (strobes), Manifold pressure, ELT, Safety belts. [preflight] FLAPS – Fuses, Landing lights, Anticollision lights (strobes), Position lights (nav lights), Source of electricity (battery, alternator, volts, amps) [preflight] 5 C’s – Cram (full power), Climb, Clean (configure), Cool (temperatures), Call (communicate) [go around] As I discover more I'll add them. Hope y'all find this thread useful.
  14. The Citation X by Laminar Research is my 2nd favorite business/corporate jet (it would be my fav if it was model to the standard of the CL650). I created a C750 checklist that turned out to be rather popular, but nothing compares to the video below: The default Cessna Citation X, by Laminar Research, is worth the purchase price of X-Plane, IMO.
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