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AKar
28 Jul 2020, 11:53
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Will the Aerostar 600 be available for FSX?
Replies: 50
Views: 2276

Re: Will the Aerostar 600 be available for FSX?

It kind of escalated. P3Dv5 and upcoming FS2020 pretty much require Win10 (v5 due to DX11 and FS2020 due to MS). With such an ancient system, I could not fit the Win10 to my original operating system drive configuration. And the second SSD I bought was decided after it turned out that I needed to pr...
AKar
28 Jul 2020, 10:46
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Will the Aerostar 600 be available for FSX?
Replies: 50
Views: 2276

Re: Will the Aerostar 600 be available for FSX?

Well, I had to buy Win10 Pro, and a couple of SSDs to my ancient rig to get from P3Dv4 to v5. It was probably the most expensive version upgrade I've ever done. :mrgreen: Still cheaper than getting the entirely new computer I'm wishing for, but can't afford in these uncertain times where I could be ...
AKar
27 Jul 2020, 21:42
Forum: Piper Comanche 250
Topic: Curiosity about the real-world accuracy of the STEC
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Curiosity about the real-world accuracy of the STEC

Obviously, the autopilot does not control what the VOR stations transmit, it simply centers the needle. S-TEC or other does not matter. You can try if updating your simulator navaids makes any difference to the issue. But to some extent, it is normal that the VOR radials are a somewhat offset from t...
AKar
24 Jul 2020, 12:24
Forum: Bonanza "V-Tail"
Topic: 20°ROP vs 50°ROP
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: 20°ROP vs 50°ROP

Unless for very specific reasons, these both are at or around the most brutal spots to run the engine.

To be honest, I find little to no reasons to run the engine at around there, as the compromise is rather bad. A2A engines run very well both richer (for power) and leaner (for economy).

-Esa
AKar
23 Jul 2020, 03:42
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A "generation after next" flight sim
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: A "generation after next" flight sim

I did test CumulusX several years back, albeit not on my own setup so I could not dissect it fully. In context of FSX, at least back then, it was a definite improvement over what else was available. However, I did not find it to be as good as purpose-built gliding simulations (nor would it be realis...
AKar
23 Jul 2020, 01:11
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A "generation after next" flight sim
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: A "generation after next" flight sim

I fly with real world METARs so I want to see that in the sim. Active Sky already does a good job of interpolation and handling out of date METARS. The issue here is that the METARs do fairly poor job in presenting the weather as a whole. For instance, let us say that the METAR is CAVOK with no clo...
AKar
22 Jul 2020, 23:18
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A "generation after next" flight sim
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: A "generation after next" flight sim

Now that you mentioned, I'm already thinking about something that would perhaps sound like a return to the old style. In fact, what I'd be wanting is better landscape generating engine using procedural methods , to the visual quality similar to "some other games". Non-mandatory satellite and/or aeri...
AKar
22 Jul 2020, 11:12
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: I'd have not been so soft.
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: I'd have not been so soft.

Ron Attwood wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 12:56
Like I said, personally, I'd have just shot him!
The story doesn't tell if he eventually did. I guess at least that would have bought the old timer all the free beers he ever wished for in that saloon. :mrgreen:

-Esa
AKar
18 Jul 2020, 11:43
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerostar Checkout - success
Replies: 47
Views: 2850

Re: Aerostar Checkout - success

[...] and even in case of governor failure, the eventual overspeeding will be somewhat gradual as the aircraft picks up speed. Of course, I must add that in case of twins, the propeller acts the opposite way to the ones in the singles. That is, towards the feather. The scenario above would be modif...
AKar
18 Jul 2020, 11:24
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerostar Checkout - success
Replies: 47
Views: 2850

Re: Aerostar Checkout - success

Haha, I'm sure it looks more scary than it really is! :D I recall a case where there was an issue with a light twin turboprop, of LH generator not coming online. For troubleshooting purposes, the LH engine was fired up and the mechanic went on to take a few measurements from the generator. This requ...
AKar
18 Jul 2020, 01:00
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerostar Checkout - success
Replies: 47
Views: 2850

Re: Aerostar Checkout - success

That sounded healthy enough. :D Exciting eh? Well yes but... the engine is EXTREMELY smooth. I ran both later and they both feel and sound completely different. We're not sure why or if this is even an issue, but Monday is going to be an interesting day because I'm going to run both engines at full...
AKar
18 Jul 2020, 00:39
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Lean Of Peak
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Lean Of Peak

The main problems with very lean mixtures were back then very much the same ones as today, that is, the issues with mixture distribution. Not so much with the single cylinders, but it appears that with some individual engines, there were difficulties in achieving even mixture distribution for both c...
AKar
17 Jul 2020, 01:28
Forum: Lockheed Model 049 Constellation
Topic: Lean Of Peak
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Lean Of Peak

LOP isn't recommended for most large displacement engines anyway. For small engines, it works fine, but big engines you're putting a lot of stress on the system [...] In fact, generally speaking this is false. I've got no data on the specific engine models used in L-049, but the operating instructi...
AKar
15 Jul 2020, 11:05
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerostar Checkout - success
Replies: 47
Views: 2850

Re: Aerostar Checkout - success

Hopefully you'll get lucky with the right one (and of course everything is good with the overhaul as well!). As you surely know, the first oil samples after long standing in poor conditions are likely to contain elevated amounts of iron as the engine scrapes off the rust, so to say, but with any luc...
AKar
13 Jul 2020, 22:38
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerostar Checkout - success
Replies: 47
Views: 2850

Re: Aerostar Checkout - success

Now it looks like tomorrow (Thursday) is the day the left engine will be started. We've been waiting on two parts to arrive. I'll bring some go pros to capture this very first startup. Can't wait to fly this again. If you don't mind reminding us, what all was done to the engine in the end, top ovh ...

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