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How to's - Newbie questions

Postby amt976 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:12 pm

Hi All,
very nice product, congrats! I'm enjoying it a lot so far.

Working on getting my settings right and fly my first patterns in the C172P.

iMac MacOS 10.12.5
2,7GHz i5
12GB DD3
Radeon 6770M 512MB

a few Qs:

How can I remove ground equipment? (it is not in any checklist and it looks not clickable.. I've already lost a landing gear hitting the ladder :))
How can I prevent the screensaver to kick in? (nice especially on short final)
How can I add shadows and more scenery? (I would like more reference points)
How can I move around with Walker? (cannot move in any direction)
How can calibrate joystick sensitivity? ( Speedlink black widow xe)
How can I download the latest C172P FDM? (I understand there is a very realistic model available)
How can I save my flight status when I exit?

Thank you and thanks for your patience
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Re: How to's - Newbie questions

Postby Parnikkapore » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:49 pm

The ground equipment is set in a menu under "Cessna 172p".
The walker is binded to WASD, and you already have the more realistic C172p :lol:
There are free alternatives to every program you encounter. You just have to find them.
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Re: How to's - Newbie questions

Postby wlbragg » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:45 pm

How can I prevent the screensaver to kick in? (nice especially on short final)

Turn it off using the Mac Systems options that deal with the screensaver.

How can I add shadows and more scenery? (I would like more reference points)

There is a airplane shadow option in the menu. There is also a tree shadow option in the ALS menu under Rendering. As far as objects in the scenery, you can add all the visual references, as in models of buildings and objects in the real world, by submitting them to the Scenery Models Database. See "Scenery" in the upper menu line in the header above on this forum. That would be Scenery then Contribute

How can I save my flight status when I exit?

Saving your current position is feasible with some coding, but is currently not available. There is a soft plan to implement that ability, however I don't know when that might happen.
There is a Hobbs meter for flight time and also a menu setting in the c172p that allows you to save you current switch configuration, but not your current position.

How can calibrate joystick sensitivity? ( Speedlink black widow xe)

I have no experience with this. Hopefully someone that uses a joystick can help shed some light on it.
Kansas(2-27-15)/Ohio/Midwest scenery development.
KEQA (2-27-15), 3AU, KRCP Airport Layout
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Re: How to's - Newbie questions

Postby amt976 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:18 pm

thanks guys, very fast and helpful.
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