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hammerdag

Help Me Edit My Panel File

Hello Simmers, I'm no newbie at installing 3rd party hardware. I just got a new computer and it has Vista on it. My problem, is that many add ons require one to edit your panel file. When I make changes and go to save them, it tells me that ACCESS IS DENI...

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p1127 on
jimimac

how can i set a button on the ch yoke to use as ptt

i dont have a registered copy of fsuipc so i want to know if i can set a button on the ch flightsim yoke to use as a ptt. thanks, jim...

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RadarMan on
Air-Head

A long shot question....but.

Is anyone familiar with the ATR 42-300 Denmark Package by Sánchez-Castañer. Its on AVSIM and seems a popular ATR model. If not, My question might be answerable anyway by someone knowledgeable. Which is definately not me!! lol. This model has a re...

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VegasFlyer on
nottobe

another question for real world pilot: how you contact ATC

how do you contact ATC in middle of pacific ocean?...

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renesis on
Bartfs

FS9 problem, probably panels?

Hi, since 3 days I got a very strange problem. My panel looks all duff and is hard to read and when I hit ALT + ENTER to switch to a smaller screen. Then I open some applications. Fraps and AISmooth f.e, Then i want to switch back to full screen and th...

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Bartfs on
walesdragon

Error: Failed to read from file.

This crap is happening still. I switch views to spot and the computer tries to load the texture (This only happens around 70-80% of the time when I play FS) and it doesn't, leaving a part of the aircraft gray and I am forced to click "OK" on the the erro...

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Air-Head on
scab12

Abacus EZ-GPS

Hello, I have the Abacus EZ-GPS and CoPilot Pro and I was wondering how to use the automatic approach. I saw it in this one video on the Abacus website and just couldn't figure out how to do it if someone could please help. Here's the video link http:...

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larobley on
nottobe

unrendered terrain texture in distance

When I fly high like over 20000 feet I start to see squares unrendered on the horizon. As I get close to that patch it get replaced by regular terrain texture. Is there any setting in fs9.cfg file that I can adjust? Thanks...

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ppgstf on
Brook

What's your FS "Home" airfield?

I tend to use Martha's Vineyard (KMVY) more often than not, as I'm originally from Massachusetts, and I know the island in real life. I like it as my pattern practice base and the short hop over to Nantucket (KACK) makes for a nice trip for practicing na...

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W5PDA on
everest63

Scenery flashes

While at a particular airport, Boston Logan, after I land , right in front of the aircraft, the runway, taxiway etc, flashes black. It never happens before takeoff, only after landing. Not all the time. The Boston Logan scenery is not the default airport...

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Air-Head on
waj2306

Flight Level information?

For the longest time, I have used the flight level shown on the Create Flight screen, that uses 3000, 4000, 5000, ect. I know this is not acurate, and would like to find some help on setting the Flight Level at a more realistic altitude....

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99jolegg on
Bran09

visiontek hd 2400 problem

okay i recently welll just now got the hd 2400 video card bye visiontek installed the drivers and started up fs for some reason i get 2 fps why is that i thought it was supposed to increase the fps help please!!!! i dont know what to do? 😞...

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Buttons11 on
waj2306

Family Photo on Dash?

While brousing the great screenshots on here, I came across a guy that had a family photo placed on his panel. How did he do that? Thanks...

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Cheeks on
fupi

AI Traffic!

Just a question, do any of you have only AI traffic and no default traffic? I know I do. Also, do any of you find that the AI Traffic is more frame rate friendly than default? Thanks for any replies!...

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VegasFlyer on
effieveda

Splash screen problem

I've been having this problem ever since I installed FS9. The first picture is what appears when I start FS9 in "full screen" mode. https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/images/forumimages/33240/splash-screen-problem_7e06813424a21d6d054e5e9e922ba68a.jpg ...

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effieveda on
Air-Head

Missed Approach.....what do you do first...

Ok, the scene. 747-400 (default) at 2,500ft, 170kts approx, using IFR flight plan, being guided around by ATC. Then on the last part I fail to "catch" the ILS....for Approach. Report missed approach, told to increase height, change course etc. I dial...

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Prozac919 on
eyton402

Engine Start

Just recently whenever I select an aircraft the engines are always shut down and I have to start them using Control E. All aircraft are the same. Sometimes they will start using Control E sometimes not. I must have ticked/junticked a box somehow. An...

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antone on
tiger7881

fs9 in vista doesnt work.

Well hi old felas, I just installed vista and its sp1. I installed fs9, but it seems not to work. I click on the fs9 icon it loads splash screen but then says "MS 2004 has stopped working, looking for solutions" the only solution SM gives me is the 9.1 up...

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antone on
millerja911

Luggage car _ how to opperate? Please Help

every one says to hit shift E and 2 but this doesnt work or shift E and 3. what am i doing wrong. please help...

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Bran09 on
Westernstyle

FS2004 Ultimate Traffic Performance Problems

Just some help please. my fs2004 Ultimate traffic has now decreased in the amount of traffic at the airportss. it started off fine, now there is little. please help. :oops: 😀...

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renesis on
Divebanca

Display problems: Background turns grey?

It seems that FS9 dispays in different 'layers'. The background keeps turning 'grey' no details when in spot plane mode. The detail disappears - must be a graphics issue. Can anyone help to tell me how to config. display settings. Of course it just might ...

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Divebanca on
Brook

Weather -- How to Make a Solid Cloud Floor?

I'm trying to create a weather theme with clear on top/ solid white cloud floor below and having no luck. I can never seem to completely obscure my view of the ground while maintaining clear conditions on top. I only get my ground view down to "murky...

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morris91 on
Brook

How do I land the Piper Cub...

without the wheels pointing at the clouds when i come to a stop??? I need some tips. I've figured out that the plane is still flying even with its wheels on the ground. I need to rudder-left to counter its natural pull to the right...pull back on th...

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thunderbird522 on
sobi44

Missing gauges after installation c182 nav trainer

Hello This panel is useful for the training. after unziping correct file for my FS2004 and changing the path to extract the files, a new c182 nav trainer plane has been addded to my aircraft list. But I have some missing gauges as Digital Trim, dig...

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antone on
rickypig112

just wondering

i was watching something earlier that was saying in emergencies aircraft can drop thousands of feet in a matter of minutes... how does it do this without doing a nose dive???? even by sowing the plane right down your at risk of stalling surely!...

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warlord40 on
Guest

fs9.exe

well normal would be C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator 9 or it could start with D:\, ect hope that helps emerald...

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drwhoere on
effieveda

Intersections

Does anyone know of a way to add an intersection to FS2004? Thanks in advance ... Art...

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effieveda on
eyton402

aircraft installation

Im not sure about the protocol here but,,,, Can anyone check out a download site for me I have been trying to download the TU 154 with no luck. I even bought a download but still cant start the engines. I am wondering if it might be my computer. ...

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antone on
twinpilots

Help with joystick

Hey my joystick has started to go all crazy all of a sudden like i would be taking off then would do a sharp turn to the right, with out me doing anything! the throttle wont work and however many times i calibrate it, it just doesn't stay centered. I've u...

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warlord40 on
djcevera

dual monitor questions

I just picked up another monitor...Need some help getting the cockpit view to span across both monitors for a wider view..i am running the 8800 GT OC thanks for any help...

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drwhoere on
scab12

Flight Deck 5

Hey I have had FD5 for quite some time and I was woundering if there was a way to change the locaion of one or two of the carriers. If there isn't, is there a carrier set that I can change the location fo and adapt it to use the catipult and trap of F...

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scab12 on
eyton402

AI aircraft: What does AI stand for?

What does the AI stand for in relation to AI aircraft?...

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eyton402 on
eyton402

Payware

Does anyone know the IG FLY payware site? I am just wondering if it is reputable Any information would be appreciated....

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RadarMan on
renesis

Saving aircraft folder for reinstallation later?

Hi, Like probably many of you, my aircraft folder is massive with add-on's and AI aircraft. But, recently I had a problem with my computer which required a complete reinstallation of windows xp. With this I lost all of my meticulous fs work. I'm pa...

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Cheeks on
luigi_m_

Buying a new computer - which graphics card? ATI vs nVidia

I'm choosing a new computer between two, both very similar specs (dual-core 5,200 mhz, 4 GB DDR2, 300GB+), however, one has an ATI HD 2400 1GB, the other a nVidia 8600 GT. I don't know much about graphics cards (or computers), but both are Direct X10. I'm...

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Cheeks on
scab12

Camera

I was watching some youtube videos to get some ideas for aircraft to get when I started to wounder. Most of these videos utilize the camera in ways I've never seen. They look like they are doing a walk around and then hop into the cockpit. Here is a vi...

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Cheeks on
eyton402

Computer requirements for FS9

I have often wondered if I have enough hardware for FS9 Windows XP AMD Athlon 64 Processor 2800+ 1.80 Ghz, 1.00GB RAM NVIDIA Ge Force 7300 GT Can I improve? Thanks in advance...

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Cheeks on
mustangpilot

Alt not set. press B querie

Hi When i go fly i get a window pop up saying that the alt guage is incorrectly set and to rectify this press:B I press B in upper and lower case and nothing happens, the window keeps poping up. How do i fix this? Thanks in advance...

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mustangpilot on
renesis

ATC add-on - such a thing?

Hi, Is there such a thing as an ATC add-on, payware or otherwise, to improve on the standard FS9 ATC. I, like many other I'm sure, use the ATC to increase the realism but I have to say that the "service" is pretty basic although it is vastly incre...

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nottobe on
djcevera

moving jetways

i know this has probably been asked a thousand times but was wondering if anyone has developed an add on payware or free that would make some jetways move in fs9.. just a note i already have the bostonv2 and eddw addons installed...didnt know if something...

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belgeode on
mustangpilot

Engines off/on

Can you stop the engines on the installed FS9 aircraft? I have a sheet with all the short cuts and it says to cut throttle is F1 but it doesn't work. I start at the end of the runway if that makes a difference. Thanks...

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mustangpilot on
acepilot32

fs2004 problem

hey FS2004 isnt reading my keystrokes on my keyboard like ill press l to turn on all the lights on the aircraft but it wont work all of the buttons on my keyboard dont work when i run fs. now I have my new X52 flight control system and it worked fine when...

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belgeode on
scab12

Crash

I'm looking for a good crash effect generator for fs2004. I don't just want to see the word "crash" when I hit a building or some AI traffic. I want to see a wing fly off or a tail rudder break off. 🙂 Don't get me wrong, I fly like I'm in the ...

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Tailhook on
scab12

Need extreme help

O.K. Here's the deal. I have the abacus Flight Deck 5 for fs2004. I was satisfied with the carrier and aircraft preformance but the V.C.s where a bit cheap and I expected more. Other than that I was fairly satisfied with the aircraft carriers preformace...

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acepilot32 on
sonicninja

sonics return

Ahoy there 😀 A big hello to all those that remember me from a couple of years ago before I hung up my flying gear. Ive just returned from a long posting oversea's mainly working in Oman and Iraq.(im serving in the Royal Navy) While I was awa...

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Welshflyer on
Pappy55

Control axis problems...

My last few weeks with fs have made me want to kill babies (not litrally). After HOURS of screwing about with settings i have finally got my throttle quadrent to work with reversers YAY! BUT... now for some reason i have no control what so ever over...

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Pappy55 on
eyton402

Freeware verses Payware

I have often wondered how much better payware aircraft are than freebies. By and large I have found that freebies are quite good. Im not sure I know the difference, in a technical sense. Is there one? Any comments are welcomed....

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Welshflyer on
mustangpilot

Back from the dead!

Hi All My old Dell pc fell over and so was put to one side over a year ago and i was bought a laptop to replace it which was far too cr*p to run anything decent hencs not using FS since then, anyhoo recently i managed to resurect my PC but after lookin...

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mustangpilot on
tiger7881

Antialiasin problem.

well first of all, i am back !!!!!!!! ....ok, now about the problem. I just installed fs2004, deleted FSX, and downloaded all the updaates. When i go to nvidia, in control panel to set my AA, it doesnt work in the game, i tried to use the anti aliasing th...

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tiger7881 on
djcevera

logbook software

is there a payware or freeware program out there that automaticly records flight data such as flight time, miles traveled and i know im pushing it but touch down speed. and keeps it in a logbook of sorts?...

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