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Pistonpilot
01 Jan 2021, 10:12
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing
Replies: 96
Views: 17772

Re: A2A Aerostar Emergency Landing

Saw a news blurb about your successful gear up landing this morning and thought "oh no, I recognize that plane!". Really glad you guys made a serries of good choices and worked as a team to recover yourselves and the aircraft as safely as possible. Great idea calling an expert. Good airmanship all a...
Pistonpilot
02 Dec 2020, 07:48
Forum: C172 Trainer
Topic: Repaint Request: DWC 172R
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Repaint Request: DWC 172R

I would be interested! Been giving MSFS a good college try recently (pun intended). Thanks for sharing!

-Ian C
Pistonpilot
31 Jul 2020, 17:09
Forum: P-51 Mustang (Military & Civilian)
Topic: Can't Decide Between Military or Civilian
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Can't Decide Between Military or Civilian

The Civ is great for IFR practice or touring -- and it carries enough fuel to easily far exceed my ability to focus on one flight sim session! I can't help but gravitate towards the Mil, though, because my very first flight sim experience was with Janes WWII Fighters and the Mil cockpit just kinda f...
Pistonpilot
31 Mar 2020, 06:34
Forum: P-40 Tech Support
Topic: Landing gear checks.
Replies: 11
Views: 2414

Re: Landing gear checks.

Part of why the gear and flap operation can seem "random" is that your hydraulic system can hold some pressure between uses. It's actually a fantastically realistic facet of A2A's Accu-Sim modeling. The system holds pressure and then uses that stored pressure (which is not enough to completely raise...
Pistonpilot
25 Feb 2020, 04:41
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Suggestion: A2A Update
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Suggestion: A2A Update

I think Neon's original request (correct me if I'm wrong) was to eliminate the multiple clicks from the batch updater for FSX. I no longer use FSX personally, but I do remember being frustrated with having to sit at my computer and be ready to click "ok" for each A2A aircraft found by the installer ...
Pistonpilot
06 Dec 2019, 12:46
Forum: C172 Trainer Tech Support
Topic: Mist in the cockpit ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Re: Mist in the cockpit ?

I particularly enjoy this effect when diving in a warbird after being at altitude for a long cruise. If conditions are right, it'll fog right up as the cold-soaked windscreen hits warm, moist air. Gotta remember those vents! ;-)

-Ian C
Pistonpilot
08 Jun 2019, 11:51
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Interesting question regarding scenery
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Interesting question regarding scenery

There once was a neat add-on for one of Microsoft's sims (FSX I think) that loaded Google Earth data in real time as you flew. It was pretty slick and looked great minus the loss of autogen scenery. Also, this was before Google Earth had three-dimensional buildings and such, so it was very flat. How...
Pistonpilot
22 Feb 2019, 14:45
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: To Jockey the Throttle
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: To Jockey the Throttle

There's a somewhat curious (to my mind anyway) phrase I see in both the T-6 and P-51 manuals I was wondering about: to "jockey the throttle." As in "With this automatic regulator, you don’t have to jockey the throttle to maintain a constant manifold pressure" from the P-51 manual. What exact...
Pistonpilot
25 Jan 2019, 05:56
Forum: B-17 Flying Fortress
Topic: Need help with brake system
Replies: 21
Views: 926

Re: Need help with brake system

Just wanted to make sure this gets mentioned: you've definitely disabled autorudder in the realism settings, right? The brakes-change-with-rudder-input symptom makes me think that could be related. Might not be, though.

Goods luck!

-Ian C

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Pistonpilot
10 Jan 2019, 09:02
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: At what time, do you prefer to fly?
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: At what time, do you prefer to fly?

I tend to fly real-time. The time I have available for simming is early in the morning, and it's fun to get things going with the virtual sunrise and the real sunrise while sipping some coffee and doing aerobatics in the P-40 or approach work in the Civ 'Stang! -Ian C Sent from my XT1650 using Tapat...
Pistonpilot
16 Nov 2018, 21:39
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: 50 years ago
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: 50 years ago

Congratulations! That is quite an achievement. You and your lady obviously make a great team!

-Ian C

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Pistonpilot
09 Nov 2018, 19:06
Forum: Bonanza "V-Tail"
Topic: N5907C Work in progress and request for info
Replies: 17
Views: 2462

Re: N5907C Work in progress and request for info

I've been looking for a good classic (and classy!) paint. This fits the bill and then some! Looks great...looking forward to the release!

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Pistonpilot
25 Apr 2018, 09:04
Forum: Piper J-3 Cub Tech Support
Topic: starting with out hand proping??
Replies: 20
Views: 4019

Re: starting with out hand proping??

Depending on whether you are running special drivers like SPAD or its derrivatives for your switch panel, the panel may be sending a scripted start command that the A2A J3 normally doesn't use. Essentially, it may be sending a command to the sim that has no 3D panel button in the J3 or keystroke com...
Pistonpilot
09 Apr 2018, 16:38
Forum: Boeing 377 Tech Support
Topic: Rudders Locked
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Rudders Locked

Greetings folks! Decided to fly the 377 today and realized I didn't have it installed, which surprised me. After a quick install and refresher on the start sequence, I realized on takeoff roll why I didn't have it installed; last time it WAS installed, I couldn't get full rudder control for the life...
Pistonpilot
08 Mar 2018, 11:01
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Private pilot's license
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Private pilot's license

I might be slightly biased, but another option to consider either now or further down the road is military flight training. Would require a lot of research and planning on your part, but it's darned good training! Best of luck with your goal; I learned to fly up to my commercial rating in the civili...

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