604: Setting In-Between

As mentioned in My P3Dv5 Settings, I set the Autogen and Scenery Draw Distance to High as it gives me the best balance to see as much autogens as possible.

Recently, I am cling to push it one more step to Very High for even more visible objects.  Sadly, this brings a little impact even though it is just barely noticeable.  I couldn’t help to think that it would be great if there were one more stop in between High and Very High.

Since the Setting Page doesn’t have the option, I turned to Continue reading

603: My Cockpit Rev #21 – Covering up FIP Up-Dn Buttons

From time to time, I receive emails from non-SpadneXt users asking if it is possible to turn off the up/down LEDs on the FIPs.  Frankly speaking, I didn’t care much whether they were lit or not in the past.  So typically I would give them an answer NO.

Until recently I have my cockpit layout properly,  I then understand why they have the needs.  Even so, my answer was still a NO unfortunately.

But there was one time I was joking to a friend saying that “You could Continue reading

602: FIP Turn On Fix

After Windows 10’s last few updates, I encountered some strange behavior on my Flight Instrument Panels (FIPs).  They are connected via two USB hubs on my networked Surface Pro as described in Post 581.  I normally turn them ON after the flight simulator is loaded on the main PC.

But after recent updates, a few FIPs (not the same every time) won’t turn on at all sometimes.  I’ll need to cold boot the Surface Pro in order to have them back to work normally.  This happens about once or twice in every 10 start ups.

The FIPs were checked; hubs – checked; power – checked.  I even swapped the ports and the hubs.  Nothing unusual found.  Besides Continue reading

601: My Cockpit Rev #20 – Ruddo Rudder Adjustment

VirtualFly’s Ruddo (not the plus model) is one of the highly praised rudders on the market.  I got mine last year but only started using it until a few months ago (for some personal reasons).
The Ruddo is made of metal completely and therefore very heavy and sturdy.  And unlike other similar products, it comes with 8 springs to allow users to configure the best possible pressing force on the pedals of their choices for ideal maneuverings.

It is so far the best rudders I ever have.

However, there’s one thing I don’t like in particular — it is Continue reading

600: A Bluetooth Fix on Asus X99

A friend having the same Asus X99 Deluxe II motherboard as I do last week phoned me if I had any idea why the Bluetooth on his system didn’t connect to any devices at all.  He said all software were the latest.

In order to connect to his Bluetooth headphone, he had to use an external Bluetooth dongle, which was clumsy and not user-friendly.

I had my head scratches in the beginning as I hadn’t have the issue before.  After a few Whatsapps, we together figured out it was Continue reading

599: Last Resort before Reinstalling P3D

There are times we may encounter a situation in which we want to reinstall Prepar3D again due to some annoying issues caused by unknown reasons.  But before we do that, there’s a last resort we may try.

Under Prepar3D’s program directory (version 4 or newer), there’s a shortcut called “Delete Generated Files“. 
It can quickly delete everything in your: Continue reading

598: XPL C172SP Gauge Updates

Some of the instruments on the C172SP in the latest version of XP-11 have been altered.  Adjustments to the INTFG, ATT and TCR, therefore, are updated accordingly, in which the layout of the latter two were even renewed completely.

Download Links have been sent earlier today and all current users should have received the email(s) in their mailboxes by now.   If not, notify me by email or via Comment Section below.