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Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal

I've had that happen a few times, on various different patches. Never had it unfreeze -- in fact I seem to recall it carrying over to the next flight one time.

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Dr. Video Games 0031
Jul 16, 2004



vanisher posted:

Anyone else having the altitude and speed tape freeze mid cruise on the g1000/g3000 PFD? It seems to unfreeze when you begin the approach but it sure makes descending a challenge.

I noticed the Wind overlay also said “no wind data,” maybe it’s related.

Was there any icing? This may happen if you get ice in your pitot tube. It working again after descending into warmer air would also be consistent with icing issues. Make sure you turn on your pitot heat.

The wind overlay showing no data has been a thing for me recently. It seems to typically indicate 0kt wind, but I find it hard to believe there's 0kt wind at 10,000ft so often, so wind just seems buggy in general still.

vanisher
Jul 12, 2005



Fun Shoe

Dr. Video Games 0031 posted:

Was there any icing? This may happen if you get ice in your pitot tube. It working again after descending into warmer air would also be consistent with icing issues. Make sure you turn on your pitot heat.

The wind overlay showing no data has been a thing for me recently. It seems to typically indicate 0kt wind, but I find it hard to believe there's 0kt wind at 10,000ft so often, so wind just seems buggy in general still.

That’s a good idea. I had pitot heat on.

The backup altitude and speed tape were reading correctly (I was flying the Daher 930). Also the “mini map” thing on the PFD and next waypoint were also frozen.

Anarcho-Commissar
May 22, 2002

"The means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all."
- Pyotr Kropotkin




DCS GOON MISSION SIGNUP
2020 October 17 @ 20:00 UTC
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...Ou6c/edit#gid=0

Operation Pic-a-nic Basket 2.0
A flight of Hueys is tasked with picking up a package in the LZ, supported by CAS flights in the area. Meanwhile, additional elements will perform SEAD on a nearby airbase to prevent the Rangers from responding. Ranger Smith and escorts must not reach the LZ.

Still some good slots open, and of course we can try to accomodate if you want to fly something specific.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


Analog gauges or nothing

vanisher
Jul 12, 2005



Fun Shoe

vanisher posted:

That’s a good idea. I had pitot heat on.

The backup altitude and speed tape were reading correctly (I was flying the Daher 930). Also the “mini map” thing on the PFD and next waypoint were also frozen.



Okay if you go into the flight plan and "activate leg to waypoint" on your current waypoint then it seems to resolve the frozen speed/alt tape thing

JayKay
Sep 11, 2001

And you thought they were cute and cuddly.

X Plane ORG Store has the Honeycomb Yoke back in stock

First Time Caller
Nov 1, 2004




Ended up finding that naturally with some fancy google searching the other day. Cancelled my Flight Velocity order (going on 10 weeks when they promised 2 weeks) and Xplane org shipped my order a few hours after I placed it.

JayKay
Sep 11, 2001

And you thought they were cute and cuddly.

First Time Caller posted:

Ended up finding that naturally with some fancy google searching the other day. Cancelled my Flight Velocity order (going on 10 weeks when they promised 2 weeks) and Xplane org shipped my order a few hours after I placed it.

I placed my order about the same time I posted that. Looks like they had my order ready to ship yesterday and it went out today.

Flannelette
Jan 16, 2010



I tried out the new Il-2 Clod tobruk game.
Everything seems good (except the UI, holy poo poo), it runs (except for a bug where I needed to install it on the windows partition), looks and plays good and has lots of pre-made missions for the selection of aircraft.
If you want a detailed combat flight sim for that particular time period (northern desert early ww2, which is something that you don't get much from sims) it is worth a look.
All the planes seem well made, they all have their own complex engine and flight quirks. The BoB stuff is still all there too and has been updated to the newer spec and now it doesn't crash or run awful anymore.
If you like WW2 fighters with less cannons and more machine guns and don't mind just having pre made missions and multiplayer and lots of sand it might be worth getting when it goes on special.

Also the better damage for the WW2 planes in DCS might be released by the end of this month finally!

Grumio
Sep 20, 2001

in culina est

Speaking of which, the big fall sale just started for IL-2 and associated franchises. 25% off Tobruk, and between 30-85% off the Great Battles series expansions and premium aircraft:
https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topi...f-select-items/

Enos Shenk
Nov 3, 2011




canyoneer posted:

My Z-axis twist on my extremely old Logitech EXTREME 3D PRO is very wiggly. Any ideas on how to fix it? I want to play Star Wars Squadrons like a pro.

If it's hardware, you can totally refurbish the potentiometer inside there. It's not very difficult to do.

Take the stick apart, and look for the doodad inside that the twist rotation operates. 90% of the time it will look like this:



See how the metal casing is held on with those bent-over little tabs? Get a flathead screwdriver and bend them back up so you can open it up. Inside you'll find some arrangement of a copper wiper that rotates around and traces along basically a circular circuit board trace. Use some iso alcohol (If you can find any thanks to Covid) and clean off the circular trace and the end of the wiper.

I brought an old stick back from the jittery dead like this once. As long as you're comfortable taking something apart and not breaking it in the process, go for it.

Stingwing
Mar 26, 2010




Enos Shenk posted:

If it's hardware, you can totally refurbish the potentiometer inside there. It's not very difficult to do.

Take the stick apart, and look for the doodad inside that the twist rotation operates. 90% of the time it will look like this:



See how the metal casing is held on with those bent-over little tabs? Get a flathead screwdriver and bend them back up so you can open it up. Inside you'll find some arrangement of a copper wiper that rotates around and traces along basically a circular circuit board trace. Use some iso alcohol (If you can find any thanks to Covid) and clean off the circular trace and the end of the wiper.

I brought an old stick back from the jittery dead like this once. As long as you're comfortable taking something apart and not breaking it in the process, go for it.

You can also use contact cleaner for this (it worked well on my similarly ancient Extreme 3D Pro). I just had to spray it on the potentiometers and wiggle the stick around for a minute and it worked properly again. I also found the stuff handy for fixing some other useless electronic junk over the last few years.

canyoneer
Sep 13, 2005


I only have canyoneyes for you


Enos Shenk posted:

If it's hardware, you can totally refurbish the potentiometer inside there. It's not very difficult to do.

Take the stick apart, and look for the doodad inside that the twist rotation operates. 90% of the time it will look like this:



See how the metal casing is held on with those bent-over little tabs? Get a flathead screwdriver and bend them back up so you can open it up. Inside you'll find some arrangement of a copper wiper that rotates around and traces along basically a circular circuit board trace. Use some iso alcohol (If you can find any thanks to Covid) and clean off the circular trace and the end of the wiper.

I brought an old stick back from the jittery dead like this once. As long as you're comfortable taking something apart and not breaking it in the process, go for it.

I'll give it a go! Thanks for the detailed answer

JayKay
Sep 11, 2001

And you thought they were cute and cuddly.

Honeycomb Yoke arrived yesterday. Did a couple of flights in MSFS and it's a significant upgrade from my CH Eclipse.

Only issue I'm having is that I no longer have Throttle/Prop/Mix levers. I'm probably going to 3d Print a throttle box or quadrant to hold me over until Honeycomb Throttle comes available.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


Enos Shenk posted:

If it's hardware, you can totally refurbish the potentiometer inside there. It's not very difficult to do.

Take the stick apart, and look for the doodad inside that the twist rotation operates. 90% of the time it will look like this:



See how the metal casing is held on with those bent-over little tabs? Get a flathead screwdriver and bend them back up so you can open it up. Inside you'll find some arrangement of a copper wiper that rotates around and traces along basically a circular circuit board trace. Use some iso alcohol (If you can find any thanks to Covid) and clean off the circular trace and the end of the wiper.

I brought an old stick back from the jittery dead like this once. As long as you're comfortable taking something apart and not breaking it in the process, go for it.

Looks like a volume pot on a guitar.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Yes, potentiometers on guitars look like potentiometers in joysticks. They're mechanically identical. (though electrically slightly different)

razak
Apr 13, 2016

Ready for graphing

Sagebrush posted:

Yes, potentiometers on guitars look like potentiometers in joysticks. They're mechanically identical. (though electrically slightly different)

Now I'm thinking about how weird a joystick with audio taper potentiometers would be. A curve you can never get rid of.

guidoanselmi
Feb 6, 2008

I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest post. No lies whatsoever.



So even with the Japan update and its presumably new custom bridge models, you still fly into a wall when you go under them.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

I don't think it's that you fly into a wall. Turn off damage and see what happens. When I've tried to fly under the Eiffel Tower as well as a bridge somewhere else, I flew under, was slammed into the ground, and then bounced up and kept flying. I think there is something wonky with their wind model that causes the wind to shove your plane into the ground when you fly under something.

Lord Stimperor
Jun 13, 2018

I'm a lovable meme.



Cojawfee posted:

I don't think it's that you fly into a wall. Turn off damage and see what happens. When I've tried to fly under the Eiffel Tower as well as a bridge somewhere else, I flew under, was slammed into the ground, and then bounced up and kept flying. I think there is something wonky with their wind model that causes the wind to shove your plane into the ground when you fly under something.

To me it looks like a wall. Take a cub and taxi up to a bridge, it really looks like you're slamming into something.

Dr. Video Games 0031
Jul 16, 2004



Cojawfee posted:

I don't think it's that you fly into a wall. Turn off damage and see what happens. When I've tried to fly under the Eiffel Tower as well as a bridge somewhere else, I flew under, was slammed into the ground, and then bounced up and kept flying. I think there is something wonky with their wind model that causes the wind to shove your plane into the ground when you fly under something.

It's a wall. The game just handles collision weirdly when you have failures turned off.

Charles
May 9, 2004

zoom-zoom


Toilet Rascal

Yeah flying under bridges treats it like you're hitting something. Hit boxes are way off. I was able to do it with the Golden Gate Bridge but it simulated damage to my engine.

Also if you land on the road part you are elevated a few feet off the ground.

Natsuumi
Jun 13, 2003

Natsuumi's gone.
I'm Cherlene now.




Planes don't belong on the ground, silly.

sigher
Apr 22, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole.


Finally got my Honeycomb Yoke, and god drat it owns... really weird using the flightstick throttle in conjunction with the Yoke but it'll do for now.

Strategic Tea
Sep 1, 2012

It's not the red form anymore.
Incidental bones can file under the greens.


Welp Amazon cancelled my stick order because their supplier couldn't provide it. gently caress you Bezos.

I wouldn't have ordered from them at all, but figured that of all the retailers to order from the dystopian megacorp would be most likely to get their hands on the product when they said they would.

soggybagel
Aug 6, 2006
The official account of NFL Tackle Phil Loadholt.

Let's talk Football.

This is some good flying.

https://twitter.com/bradriter/statu...7096822784?s=21

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

I know that navy pilot got in trouble for drawing a dick n balls with his flight path a couple years ago, but can you get in trouble for flying writing out "gently caress you tim" with your flight path over Tim's house.

Anime Store Adventure
May 6, 2009


Cojawfee posted:

I know that navy pilot got in trouble for drawing a dick n balls with his flight path a couple years ago, but can you get in trouble for flying writing out "gently caress you tim" with your flight path over Tim's house.

Unless Tim is a real stand up guy, I bet he’ll be pissed.

FORUMS USER 1135
Jan 14, 2004



DCS is having a Halloween sale, most modules 50% off. No discount on A-10 II tank killer, super carrier, or syria map.

quote:

Modules with a 30% discount
P-47D Thunderbolt
The Channel
F/A-18C Hornet
F-16C Viper

Exceptions
The F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 15% discount
The JF-17 Thunder will be only $64.99

Modules that do not participate in the Halloween Sale
A-10C II Tank Killer
Supercarrier
Syria
Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign
F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign

Note that the A-10 C is now $30 and the upgrade is $10 until 10/31 (maybe 10/30? It went live on 9/30). Currently the sale is only on the DCS store, but will hit steam on Oct 29th.

FORUMS USER 1135 fucked around with this message at 20:00 on Oct 23, 2020

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


Sorry Tomcat, not this time for 68 bux.

Or 25 for the Mi-8 ugh. Is the Mi-8 even sort of worth it? Pretty much the only game in town for rotary sims.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


Flew off from Denver to some muni field in Oklahoma with someone's D&D group in FSeconomy.

Rented a TBM for it, thought I did everything right, turns out I didn't load the passengers, but I still moved the plane as far as FSE is concerned. I'm out 900 planedollars for this misadventure.

Mailer
Nov 4, 2009

Have you accepted The Void as your lord and savior?


Wait, what? How does it calculate "didn't load the passengers"? Is it just a case you accepting the job but then not manually clicking "board passengers" in a pointless extra step?

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Maybe you have to add a certain amount of cargo weight or something. Though I am cracking up at the idea of skooma landing in Oklahoma, turning around and saying "Are you guys ready for the D&D conve- poo poo"

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


I made a mistake, I landed at the wrong airport lol. I think I was too zoomed out in the GPS.

My passengers are still there with me, in the wrong airport. I'm going to the right one now.

So that's flying inebriated and distracted as well as not following my flight plan. Off to pilot jail.

Edit: Finished the flight in the correct place and got my money. But seriously, the pax had names like 1 Maiden of the Spear.

skooma512 fucked around with this message at 02:21 on Oct 26, 2020

One Legged Ninja
Sep 19, 2007
Feared by shoe salesmen. Defeated by chest-high walls.

Fun Shoe

Mailer posted:


it [is] just a case you accepting the job but then not manually clicking "board passengers" in a pointless extra step?


Edit: Well, guess not, but I've done this before.

One Legged Ninja fucked around with this message at 09:53 on Oct 26, 2020

fresh_cheese
Jul 2, 2014


skooma512 posted:

Sorry Tomcat, not this time for 68 bux.

Or 25 for the Mi-8 ugh. Is the Mi-8 even sort of worth it? Pretty much the only game in town for rotary sims.

Mi8 is frikkin sweeeet. One of the best modules in DCS IMO.

I died so, so, so many times descending into my own vortex ring while landing. It took me weeks to get then hang of that bit, but it was really worth while.

Bedurndurn
Dec 4, 2008


Great news! No new bugs with today's MSFS patch!

(Because it's delayed)

https://www.flightsimulator.com/update-5-delay/

quote:

Update #5 Delay

Posted by: Microsoft Flight Simulator Team



We encountered some issues related to the autopilot across various planes right before we were set to release Update 5. We decided to take some extra time to address the issues to ensure that everyone will enjoy this update. It’s going to take a few days, but it is close! Thank you for your patience.

-The MSFS Team-

Bedurndurn fucked around with this message at 18:18 on Oct 27, 2020

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Probably a good idea guys.

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Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





look what's back! in mod form!



https://www.nexusmods.com/microsoft...tab=description

There are a ton more free airport and scenery improvements on that same site. I'm glad to see a little mod community popping up already, even with the jankiness of the base game and apparent incompleteness of the SDK. Now I just want my old junky planes! It's a goddamned shame that there isn't a single plane with a radial engine included with the game

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