NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5945 times:
The Air Traffic system of FS9 is much better than that of FS2002, but I'd say that the single most substantial improvement is the weather. The FS9 weather is so much better that there really is no comparison. You'll be amazed.
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5947 times:
The weather/scenery is fantastic - almost too realistic, since (as in real life) you can't see the ground most of the time!
Same with the GPS (being able to see the terrain) and the Air Traffic Control.
My only grouse is that the actual aircraft don't seem to fly as well. Bring a 737 in on ILS, 'by the book', turn off the auto-pilot and auto-throttle at 1 mile and the nose goes way high, you have to wind on trim in a hurry. Even then, you have to land nose-high unless you use 40 degrees of flap - which is NOT right. That never happened with FS2002, smooth transition.
My other problem is that I love prop twins - but the Beechcraft Baron is a 'dog'. Needs full boost to do anything, climbs like an arthritic pensioner, you simply cannot trim it level on a landing approach, the nose keeps pitching up or down whatever speed you hold. And no better aeroplanes available to download yet - not from sites I trust, anyway.
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
Rb211 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 632 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5649 times:
On FS2K2, pushback is Shift+P. I know how to start the flight from the gate. Instead of selecting active runway under the airport location window, scroll down and it will show you some of the avaliable gate assignments. I still don't know how to be to start the engines because I don't know how to change the default, nor do I know how to shut them down.
Airline photography. Whether they're fully clothed, butt naked, having issues or confused I'm taking pictures!!