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  1. Hi Simon, It is not really an AI, it's a MAAM Sim DC3 Amphibian, I lowered the floats to hide the wheels, I've done that with a few Amphibians, this one was really a flyable but I doctored the cfg. I have a few flyable sea planes that I doctored to use as AI as well, on a side issue I made a few water AFCADS for FS9, I tried to change them to work in FSX, then after a bit of trouble I just left them as they are in FS9 format and they worked no problem, I used the old AFCAD program to make them, just simple ones with parking and taxi to runway, named them X*** like the one above is next to Liverpool Airport so I named it XGGP. What I do is as I'm flying low level I spot some lake or estuary that I think would make a good sea/water base then slew the aircraft on to it using the default map to get the coordinates etc then jot them down, then go to the AFCAD program and make a simple base, also remember some lakes are not sea level so note the altitude when jotting down the coordinates. As I said in my earlier post STB accepts it no problem after I did the 'Make Runways' and Airports thing, so when I select the airport it shows up as a normal land airport with whatever traffic I have put there. Col.
  2. My apologies, the error was my own doing. I slightly modified this particular aircraft and in doing so I had the aircraft.cfg backed up, it was the aircraft in the backup I selected instead of the one in the modified cfg doh! Anyway it all works now, selected the sea base with STB then there she was sat on the water ready to taxi .
  3. Hi Simon, The PC I use for FS I'm waiting for the power pack to arrive, I recently had to re-install FSX and not yet got Traffic Toolbox sorted yet. Sorry if my post was a bit sketchy, I'm hoping it comes today then I will get on to it, thanks for the reply by the way, I'll have to put this on hold till I'm up and running. Col.
  4. I created some new water airports for my sea planes, I did the find runways and airports in the configuration. I go the the sea base and TVB found it no problem, but no departure aircraft, I selected Arrival and the arrival flight was there but later on. So I went to the other sea base and again no departure, I click on arrival and it was listed for the other base. Now my next problem is mine not yours, I was about to write this post when my PC died, I think it's the power pack, I'm on my laptop at the moment so can't do any more testing yet till it's sorted. Col.
  5. ColR1948

    Cockpit View plus Diversions

    Hi Simon, yes it was you, I remember as soon as I saw your name, thank you again by the way for the help you gave me back then, you spent a lot of time with me as I recall. I have FSX with Acceleration box version, so will the STB P3D work with my setup? As for the diversions if I recall I think we said something like as the aircraft got near to it's destination the diversion would be the nearest airport or something like that, I realise it would be a lot of work but if it isn't possible I understand, it was just a thought back then to add some more realism to the sim. The STB I'm using is stable so I didn't want to change it, V3.2.1.7 I did an upgrade a while ago I think it added airline logos but I got all kinds of errors, not sure if it was my fault or not, I ended up going back to this version I'm on now, that's why I asked about the P3D version. Col.
  6. Going back a few years I was having problems getting STVB to work, I got great help is setting it up from (forgive me I forgot his name) but in our conversations I told him I once put a cockpit/panel in Traffic View Board. I know it's a different program but the idea is similar, to view AI traffic. What this did was, when I selected the cockpit view It gave me the impression of actually flying the AI aircraft, all the dials worked except for the speed for some reason, but any way it was an extra to add to the realism. I asked if this could be done with STVB/Flying W as it is an invisible aircraft like TVB, also I asked if it would be possible to add diversions to the flights, these could be random and perhaps set by a sliding scale, the guy said it could be done. I see on STVB some flight get diverted but as far as I can see we can't view them or follow a flight that gets a divert, I was wondering if these ideas could be implemented or is this asking too much? Col.
  7. ColR1948

    Ai View & Follow Greyed Out

    I found the answer to my own post, after numerous tries of this and that, it struck me. There was one aircraft that kept showing up where the rest didn't, it was one of the ones I put in, but I must have forgotten to convert the flight plan, it was still in FS9 mode and it killed off all the FSX plans. Once I converted it the rest showed up, my own fault but it was a lesson learned lol.
  8. After a long spell away from FSX, I decided to put some AI aircraft in, I have a mix of WOAI and some of my own. I already had my copy of STB and re-installed it, (V 3.2.17) It worked fine when first installed, now all of a sudden when I right click on any aircraft to view, follow etc it is greyed out. If I click to fly now I can select it but when I'm at the airport there is no other AI aircraft, I've played with the settings but the more things I tried the worse it seemed to get. I have the FlyingW invisible aircraft selected as well. I even tried installing AIRound, that found the aircraft I selected to fly now plus it found a couple of arrival aircraft, my main concern is getting STB working as it did when I first installed it, I have also tried to do a fresh restart where it finds runways etc but that did nothing. I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, running FSX Gold with SP1 & 2, I don't have Traffic Tools working either, I did try but I think because I have FSX on a spare drive in its own folder the path may be wrong, I don't know, the thing is STB was working now it isn't. Any help appreciated Col.
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