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  1. Hi, I have been away from the sim scene for about 2 1/2 years now and a bit rusty on the tech bit. I have some probabaly basic qustions and since they relate to multiple use of programs I thought best to start here in one place. 1) How do I set up a flight plan in FS9 with SIDS STARS and use VOX ATC and then MSFX. VOXATC has a set of SIDS /STARS in its programe so which do I choose to use 2) VOXATC has to use Navaid and I understand some standard files come with it. Is this correct and what files is FS9 using to reference its info and where are they stored 3) Can I use these files for FS9 if they are the same ones. 4) Quick guide to a flight plan from a- b ie an abbreviated setup. For example start by composing the flight plan in FS9 then...... if that is the correct and easiest way without being complicated. In the end I am trying to teach myself to navigate from a-b with ATC instructions and near proper comms using the airways and VOR system. I dont use GPS because I have found it boring compared with the old ways. This seems more interseting as there is more to go wrong and you are busy. Thank you Any help very welcome Regards David
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    FS9 /flight plan /VoxAtc/MSFX

    Andreas, Thank you for your reply. You will be very pleased to hear that I am now getting things working pretty well. The main problem I had was I use two computers networked together. The main one with SSD'S for the scenery and SFX and all the big stuff, and a "Shuttle" for the instruments and Project Magenta Glass cockpit and FC9. One big difficulty I was having with FC9 not saving the plans to my flight plan folder in my docs so where the hell were they? Because I am a Mac man and use these PC things for flight sim only I get a "Geek" to help with the clever stuff. As you know you cannot call a C drive anything else and the O.S System goes on it. Both computers have a C drive with users David, they both run Win 7. Yes you guessed it they were on the "Shuttle" C/ Users/ David Butt/ docs/flight sim ……… and not the main PC. This is seen by the "Shuttle" as Y Drive on the dummy network ( I understand its not really a network so I am told) so simply direct the path to save the plans to Y:/ users /David…… and there they are. The only minor problem I have is at present I am not sure why the plane is not parked at the park spot ready to start etc even having chosen the gate and the taxiway. Also how do you pre choose the right runway and taxiway re wind direction at the planning stage to align with the VOX ATC directions. Last night I had a different runway and therefore taxiway. You will be glad that’s this is nearly over and thanks once again for your patience, however this will give me great pleasure over my more sedentary years to come when my eyes and brain cannot keep up with the jets as I am 70 now. I enclose a couple of shots of my H.Hunter landing at Wroughton. Sometimes that seems easier than this stuff but this stuff doesn't crash and burn !
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    FS9 /flight plan /VoxAtc/MSFX

    Andreas, Thank you for your reply. You will be very pleased to hear that I am now getting things working pretty well. The main problem I had was I use two computers networked together. The main one with SSD'S for the scenery and SFX and all the big stuff, and a "Shuttle" for the instruments and Project Magenta Glass cockpit and FC9. One big difficulty I was having with FC9 not saving the plans to my flight plan folder in my docs so where the hell were they? Because I am a Mac man and use these PC things for flight sim only I get a "Geek" to help with the clever stuff. As you know you cannot call a C drive anything else and the O.S System goes on it. Both computers have a C drive with users David, they both run Win 7. Yes you guessed it they were on the "Shuttle" C/ Users/ David Butt/ docs/flight sim ……… and not the main PC. This is seen by the "Shuttle" as Y Drive on the dummy network ( I understand its not really a network so I am told) so simply direct the path to save the plans to Y:/ users /David…… and there they are. The only minor problem I have is at present I am not sure why the plane is not parked at the park spot ready to start etc even having chosen the gate and the taxiway. Also how do you pre choose the right runway and taxiway re wind direction at the planning stage to align with the VOX ATC directions. Last night I had a different runway and therefore taxiway. You will be glad that’s this is nearly over and thanks once again for your patience, however this will give me great pleasure over my more sedentary years to come when my eyes and brain cannot keep up with the jets as I am 70 now. I enclose a couple of shots of my H.Hunter landing at Wroughton. Sometimes that seems easier than this stuff but this stuff doesn't crash and burn !
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    FS9 /flight plan /VoxAtc/MSFX

    Andreas, Have just found the more options button to upload so here they are 7 shots. I have a two computer setup using SSD'S on the main PC. One is dedicated to the operating system only drive C. There is shown an old mechanical drive kept for safety reasons. The "Do not touch"SSD drive is now redundant. All FSX is on drive F a 500 G SSD. This is networked to a "Shuttle " which runs instruments "Project Magenta Glass Regional Jet " Wide FS, FC9 and Sim charts on a seprate drive for printing approach charts. I am a Mac man mysef and only use PC'S for the sim stuff (thank goodness !). For this reason I have a "Geek" who comes in and does the clever stuff when I hit a brick wall. I think that because I have a flag that comes up saying "Provide the path to SFX manually" it may have not been correct in he past HOWEVER I beleive I have corrected it as shown on the snaps. What is very odd is that my Flight sim files in my user path show two completly different lists depending where you view them. When viewed directly from the "MY computer " path there are more and when viewed via SFX there are less and also another version of them in the first opening pane of SFX. I have checked the paths after "Save as " when sending these to SFX and they remain correct ( just in case they defaulted to another mode when closing the window). This I must say now leaves me perplexted as I now think I understand what should happen. FC9 saves the file in SFX format and sends it to the flight sim folder in MY DOCS path of Users. I then open that folder via the flight planner window in SFX to choose the plan. Then make all aircraft adjustments and weather etc and the save the plan and the situation OR fly it. If I save the plan + situation it should appear in the first (brown type ) window as you open up SFX. This I beleive is what Tegwyn wants when he says your flight must contain the plan + the situation. Then I would start that and then start VOXATC and all should be fine. You are right however none of this is fact until the plan arrives from FC9 into my flght plan folder. I hope you have't gone to sleep yet as its quite a reply ! Thank you for your time Regards David i9@ 350 680 Nvidia GTX with 4G ram 3x 27" Dell IPS screens All Go Flight Project Magenta Glass cockpit FC9 Sim Charts Shuttle for instruments.
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    FS9 /flight plan /VoxAtc/MSFX

    Hi Andreas, I am sorry if I am confusing you and will try to be more specific I will try and show this step by step. The principals of the procedure are somewhat dictated by two rules which govern the plane that I fly ( Citation Mustang by Flight 1) which states that in order to have as few problems as possible you must load the default trke vehicle plus Friday Harbour scenery FIRST then choose the Mustang and all other scenery options. Choosing all these items first and not defualt can lead to crashes etc. I have a pretty powerful set up ( see below so I have few power/ processing crashes but bugs are still around). The second item is VOX ATC which when speaking to Tegwyn says this version 6.2 has to be loaded ONLY when all other flight plans and situations are chosen and saved as a flight complete (situation + Plan). I then complicate the process by wanting to plan the flight in FC9 as it a very useful and powerful tool with lots of room to improve my knowledge of flight planning and processes. So I have tried to create the flight pplan in FC9 which is OK and then export it to MSFX as a .PLN in fx format ( which is ticked) to appear in my flight plan list and be chosen at will for a packaged flight ( plan and situation as Tegwyn put it). The plan exports from FC9 and appears in my flight plan list ( as shown in my user doc files) BUT when chosen via the flight planner within MSFX it fails to come up in the departure and arrival windows in the planner. They either remain blank or show the previous flight. When one investigates the PLN file via the docs folder to see if it has any info within you find that the file is complete inside as it is available to be editied say with notepad if you had a reason to. Now I am told by Tegwyn ( writer of VOXATC) that to use this latest version of VOXATC 6.2 at present you must load this at the end of all processes or it won't work. This will be fixed soon I understand. The complete saved flight as I understand it is in a different place to just the flight plan ( Is this correct ie the flight plan which I refered to above via the planner window). The complete flights appear when you first open the MSFX and in my window panel appear in a brown colour i.e. my saved flights and all one would have to do is choose and go to FLY NOW button and the flight would be loaded complete, no other things to choose or do because its already been done. So in summary the process I need to do is flight plan in FC9...... start a simple flight in MSFX with trike...choose Mustang and weather and sceney etc etc and a flight plan from the planner window and save the flight as a package. Then choose it from the first brown typed window and when up and running start VOX ATC. This should satisfy all requirements BUT and here is the first hurdle When I export the flight plan from FC9 to the flight plan folder in MSFX as a FX flight plan it does not load into the flight planner as described above. i.e.no dep or arrival shown in the appropriate windows. I will stop here as you have probably gotten either bored or fed up and see if I have explained it better than last time. HEY ANDREAS I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AS YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE ANSWERING AT PRESENT AND I NEED A SOLUTION TO THIS
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    FS9 /flight plan /VoxAtc/MSFX

    Andreas, Thank you for your reply and I have fixed the error message, however I can now compile a flight plan in FC9 and save it in FX format which appears in the user /doc etc folder as expected. It is also available in the FX flight planner under load button again as expected, BUT it does not register and fails to appear in the overall main flight plan which I am compiling in SFX. It just does not appear when asked to load in the destination windows unlike all other plans. It has the suffix .PLN and when in the doc file of user one tries to edit it with notepad all the relevant info is in there and editable so its not an empty container or shell. Any idea why is the question because i am nearly there with learning this process and thought i had it cracked until this !!
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    FS9 /flight plan /VoxAtc/MSFX

    Andreas, Having looked at this again I have tried saving a simple flight plan in FS9 and when I go to save it or sae as there is a run time error. Your instructions on the forum seem to suggest that no SIDS or Stars are in serted by the planner it automatically done by VOX. I am new to this but I would have thougth the pilot would have chosen their prefered SIDS /STARS. Is this not the case is it always done by ATC and in this case VOX. Using FS9 seems a lot better than MSFX to create a flight plan as the map is more deatiled and bigger and easier to see. So can I create in FS 9 export in FSX format given I can overcome the runtime error then save the plan in SFX then load VOX ( as 6.16 wont work unless it is loaded after the flight plan). Will then all SID STARS appear as chosen with the route on the FS9 map ? Will VOX then use these chosen ones or its own? Thanks again David
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    FS9 /flight plan /VoxAtc/MSFX

    Andreas, Thank you for the reply it is most helpful and yes I did mean FS9. By the way the latest version of VOX ATC 16.6 has a problem so I am told by the developer Tegwyn and that is "You must load a flight plan before starting VOX ATC 16.6" or it will not respond. I understand this will be fixed next issue. Thanks again David I shall go to the other forum and read more.
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    Elevator trim FSUIPC

    Pete, thank you for your help. David
  10. Hi, I am a relative newbie and am having trouble with a less than smooth Elevator trim using the Go Flight Gear / flap trim module. I would like to try using FSUIPC and see if it will be more reliable and smoother. Can you advise the best way to go, Is a mouse macro ? I note that if using FSUIPC you need to disable the Go Flight controller, does this mean you have to elect to do all GF Modules thru FSUIPC ( for instance with the Gear /trim unit can I just process the trim or all that module or all GF Modules that are in the circuit? I have now transferred all other actions from FSX to FSUIPC As an aside ca you tell me what FSUIPC SDK is please. Thank you David Windows 7 /64 bit i7 4 core TH/Tgo
  11. Hi, I was unhappy with the centering aspects of my CH yoke and used rubber bands connected to the central control post inside the unit fixed to the the units casing with small cable ties. This has given me a totally adjustable feel and a better centre to work with. I appreciate you are talking a software fix to the feel of the control but for yoke users this is a good place to start. It has been very successful for me anyway. Regards David
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    Elevator trim FSUIPC

    Pete, thank you for your reply. I am going to try all suggestions and report back. I believe I read you could not have the GF control in the same folder ? I will try and find where that was. The unit is the older version LGT 1. Thanks again one learns a little each day David
  13. Hi, newbie here with a question which maybe obvious to some but I am not sure. I have downloaded the update for FSUIPC 4.53 being 4.558. I have placed the exe file and the pdf in the FSUIPC folder in the modules folder. There are now two .ini files in this folder. One from the update and the previous one. I have not run FSX as I am not sure what to do next. I assume you cannot have two ini file or the program wont know which one to use. If I ditch the old one what happens to my settings? So what to do please. Thank you Regards David
  14. Hi I am a relative newbie with the higher end of this hobby and have read many times the flap settings page for PM in respect of the CRJ700 default aircraft and still cant get it right. I was wondering if anyone can help with the settings for this aircrafts flap so they appear correctly in the PM RJ panel. I cannot see any reference to the leading edge slats and also the flaps require two quick clicks on the Go Flight GF LGT panel switch to set them. At present I have two settings 8 and 20 but no reference to the slats at all. Any help welcome Thank you David
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    Which f/Plan to follow

    Eric, thank you for your reply and I note the contents. Maybe in a few months I might just have a fly Online when I am more used to my system Regards David
  16. Hi, Newbie question. Running 64 bit Vista T/Hd 3 screens and lots of goodies. Like FS Commander a lot but cannot quite determine the best way to use it with the FSX Flight Planner. I plan my flight in FSC (all OK so far) I must make sure both planners and ATC have the correct runway ( I am being place at the runway threshold for now) I choose my SID and Star and request take off. I then follow FSC SID but the FSX ATC starts to immediately vector me in another direction. Ok I can ignore this but then I get into conflict with ATC and get struck off ! Also If I ignore them then there is no dialogue to enhance the experience. On arrival my STAR is completely different to FSC so here we go again. Can you advise me where I am going wrong and the best way to get the most out of both inputs. FSC runs on networked Wind XP as a complete screen, and thats great. Regards David
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    Which f/Plan to follow

    Hi, thanks for the reply. I am a relative newbie at this and don't have the confidence yet to fly online. However is ti possible to export the FSC flight plan into FSX offline for the time being or is it that the software used offline is completely different? Thank you for your help Regards David
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    Which f/Plan to follow

    Volker , Thank you for your reply. I am then to assume that for any flight one makes you either choose FSC without ATC or FSX without FSC mapping etc Thank you David
  19. Peter, having gotten the network to work with Wide Fs and FS client I am turning my attention to a keyboard of USB keys. I believe this might work as an extra key specific addition to the system and need some guidance please. I have tried to work it through FSUIPC as key presses and buttons but to no avail. I suspect there is an interface missing ? The product is called X keys by Macroworks and I am hoping it could be useful to my system. Any help much appreciated Regards David
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    usb keyboard addition

    Pete, here is the developers page for the X keys unit. http://www.xkeys.com/developer/hidusb.php I have tried programming a key to give a message and it is seen clearly in wordpad. I am trying to work out how I can access FSUIPC in a similar way. Yes its a keyboard board but to my mind a clear and uncluttered one that if usable I would like to make use of. Thanks for your help here David
  21. Hi Peter, I am attempting to setup a network with my old computer running XP Home. i have cleaned it out of all old programes so it will run as efficiently as possible. I am not familiar with setting up a network as this is the first time but seem to have it running between my new ALPINEPC and DAVIDSHUTTLE ( the old computer. Alpine is running 64 bit Vista Home. I want to have Peix gauges running on a secondary screen from the Xp machine and have put the G Panel porgrame in the shared folder of the XP ( it was not seen on the ALPINEPC when in the prog folder so I moved it to the shared doc folder and it appears on the network via the ALPINEPC. I have run FSX and the Panel on the Xp machine but FSX shows a message of "waaaaiting for client". The XP machine says "Unable to link to FSUIPC or Wideclient" and the gauges on the XP machine show but are dead. I did read a post regarding the licenece date and noticed for some reason my ALPINPC had changed its date, so I altered this and re ran FSX . The log shows the date to be fine but unable to connect becasue of protocol error. Can you help please as I feel I have almost gotten ther but cant reach the line! It happens when you get older too! Regards David ********* WideServer.DLL Log [version 7.53] ********* Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed) Date (dmy): 04/10/09, Time 08:59:23.011: Server name is ALPINEPC 15266 Initialising TCP/IP server 15266 Initialising IPX/SPX server 15266 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10044] Socket type not supported 15266 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server 15266 Initialising UDP/IP server 16047 Broadcasting service every 1000 mSecs * ******** WideServer.DLL Log [version 7.53] ********* Blocksize guide = 4096 (double allowed) Date (dmy): 14/07/09, Time 06:05:46.623: Server name is ALPINEPC 15094 Initialising TCP/IP server 15094 Initialising IPX/SPX server 15110 IPX/SPX socket() failed [Error=10044] Socket type not supported 15110 Failed to start IPX/SPX Server 15110 Initialising UDP/IP server 16031 Broadcasting service every 1000 mSecs 1204110 Closing down now ... Memory managed: Offset records: 515 alloc, 514 free Read buffer usage: 0 alloc, 0 free, max in session: 0 Write buffer usage: 0 alloc, 0 free, max in session: 0 Throughput maximum achieved: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec Throughput average achieved for complete session: 0 frames/sec, 0 bytes/sec ********* Log file closed *********
  22. Hi, I am a 4 year use of FS in a limited way (ie difficult approaches and the like) and am used to 2D gauge displays which are easy to use on a separate screen. I am now the proud owner of a new and very powerful system with triple screens etc etc and am loving it but miss my easy to read gauges. My present system uses Vista 64 bit Premium and a high end card. the old one a single 3 mghz chip clocked to 3.3 which worked well for a 17" screen using Window XP home. I am told that I can network the old and the new computers and run Project Magenta which will give me the gauges on their own screen (2D or 3D as the separate windows available when using the high end system with virtual cockpit. My aim is to achieve the 3 screen virtual cockpit I have now plus a moving map and flight plan on the fourth screen ( 2nd outlet of the main system card) and the second system networked to give me high def. gauges for easy navigation plus ? ( will it run a further screen from the second card outlet number two? What do I need from Project Magenta to do this ? Is it best to use Wide FS and the original FSX prog running on the main computer? Are the gauges 2D/3D and in fact is my understanding oof "P.M" that it will do the above. All help greatly appreciated and the simpler the better. Regards David
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    NETWORKING FOR GAUGES

    Peter, I apologise and have registered it. However for idiots like me the words "Download FSUIPC again and use the installer which will give the option of various registration types" would be very useful as I was looking in the existing downloaded files. I know it sounds pedantic but when you are a novice you need all the help you can get. Regards David
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    NETWORKING FOR GAUGES

    Peter, I am following a path of using Peix aviation panels and Flight Commander for maps. I have purchase Wide FS& but have spent two hours trying to register it. I run FSX and FSUIPC and click register but it tells me to use the installer. I cannot find this in the FSUIPC folder ( or anything which will allow registration) Can you assist me please ? Thank you David
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    NETWORKING FOR GAUGES

    Peter, thank you for your time and advice. Oh and a great programme FSUPIC ! RegaRDS David
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