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Simfest UK Out of Africa

Started by Britjet, Thu, 6 Aug 2015 13:04

Britjet

Once again the sim wizards at SimfestUK are flying out this weekend (7,8,9 Aug).
Cape Town to Cairo, and eventually on to London. 17 sectors in total.

Gary's 747 sim will be broadcast live during this time and we would love you to fly along or just sit back and watch on Twitch.

All your "favourite" Simfest pilots will be there at various times, and I have compiled a guide to the routes for the flights over Africa.

All details, blog and juicy tit-bits at www.simfest.co.uk
Look for "Out of Africa".

The Route guidance manual is downloadable from the site..

We hope to "see" you there!

Peter

Gary Oliver

#1
I just wanted to add  thanks to Britjet for his Route Information Manual which gives a brilliant insight into real world operations in Africa. (Now to persuade him to do one for world flight :D )

Cheers
Gary

Ps: I'm sad to say that Craig won't be joining us this weekend  :'(

Hardy Heinlin

Great! :-)

I'll be watching you on Twitch every now and then when I have the time ...

How will you set up your random malfunctions sliders this time? :-)


Cheers,

|-|ardy

Britjet

#3
We have a built-in random malfunction slider due to collective incompetence!
However I am sure that we will invent some issues..

Peter

Michael Benson

Gary said Craig wasn't there though  :twisted:

Mark

Hi all,

If you fancy connecting to our PSX instance (read only) try this:

IP:
52.18.140.71
Port:
10747

This is the first time we've done this so there are no guarantees of reliability!

Hardy Heinlin

I'm connected.

5 nm to APLAR ...

jb747


Hardy Heinlin

Captain, can you display the left and right VOR needles on your ND ... and maybe the terrain as well? Your ND looks so naked :-)

Gary Oliver

LOL I will pass the message on :-)   Its his first time in a 747

Hardy Heinlin

Set. Thank you! :-)

By the way, are you sure BA aircraft have no terrain peaks mode? (See Instructor > Model > Programming, under EGPWS.)

Mark

#11
Quote from: Hardy HeinlinBy the way, are you sure BA aircraft have no terrain peaks mode? (See Instructor > Model > Programming, under EGPWS.)

Gary says - In the confusion this morning, the wrong model was loaded. Fixed; thanks!

Sylle

|-|ardy,

I must confess that each and every time I connect PSX over the internet I'm amazed how smooth everything runs...
Great! Just great!!

Hardy Heinlin

#13
Thanks, Sylle!

Watching on Twitch ...

Peter, you're right, in PSX's CPDLC model one cannot arm multiple reports at the same time. But, just to avoid a misunderstanding: You can arm one report in each "report category" at the same time. I.e. the arming feature is not completely unavailable.

A tip for on the onboard engineer who's currently in the galley: You can erase that red EGT box on Instructor > Situation > Service with the button "Erase latched messages". The  pod strike on the last landing caused a momentary EGT peak :-)


Cheers,

|-|ardy

Gary Oliver

#14
Hardy,

Tried the erase latched messages several times and it wont clear

It did this time!

Cheers
Gary

Gary Oliver

Although it wont clear on the network client for some reason?

Hardy Heinlin

#16
Hmpf. You're right. Must be a bug.

The erase button works when clicked on a client's Instructor, but not when clicked on a server's Instructor.

You can blank and redisplay the red box also on the flight deck with the CANCEL and RECALL buttons, but CANCEL will not erase it, it will keep it in memory for the recall.

Britjet

Hi Hardy

I will look again at the arming feature - I couldn't find one - the sort of thing I had in mind is "leaving a FL" and/or "reaching a FL" etc.

I didn't know that PSX could do that - in which case - great!

Peter

Hardy Heinlin

Hi Peter,

there are some more details in the PSX manual on pages 409 to 412.

Perhaps you didn't see any report functions because ATC didn't request a report? The REPORT> promt at 6R appears only if the request is a "report" request. The type of request determines what types of replies are available (reject, standby, accept, report).


Cheers,

|-|ardy

Britjet

Thanks Hardy, that would be it - excellent - another toy to play with!
Peter