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Old Apr 25, 2012, 06:15 PM
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My RC Tech controller has a problem. I cannot get throttle (CH 3) to go to zero. Is there an easy fix or do I just buy another?
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Did you calibrate it using the game controller panel?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Yes, I did use the calibration in the Control Panel but still had about 13% at the low end.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:25 PM
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I'd try the calibration again and make sure you move the sticks fully and follow the directions.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Thanks

Followed your advice, banged the dickens out of the stick and - presto all is well once more.
Thanks again,
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:10 PM
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rcdeskpilot.com site is currently offline. Is there another place the sim can be downloaded from?
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 01:51 PM
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rcdeskpilot.com site is currently offline. Is there another place the sim can be downloaded from?
Ooops, thanks for reporting. There was maintenance on the hosting provider and apparently I needed to update my settings. Anyway, it's back online now!

Cheers,
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Ooops, thanks for reporting. There was maintenance on the hosting provider and apparently I needed to update my settings. Anyway, it's back online now!

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Still not available Sunday 29th April 14.37 GMT
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:04 AM
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I've temporarily put the last RCDP installer I have in my public DropBox folder (rcdeskpilot_013.exe):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11633794/RCD...kpilot_013.exe

and the last BMI Flight Sim I have (I mostly just use that):

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11633794/RCD...ulator_021.exe

Also both manuals I have:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11633794/RCD...lator%20GB.pdf

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11633794/RCD...tor-Manual.pdf

I could add a link to a ZIP containing all the models in my Aircraft folder too (to be unzipped to My Documents\BMI Flight Simulator\Aircraft or My Documents\RC Desk Pilot\Aircraft) but that's 138MB. It contains the models from both sims, plus all the ones in this thread, unless I've missed some. I guess I might need permission from everyone to do that though. Let me know if that's useful, or if anyone who's posted a model objects.

If it creates a problem with bandwidth or some such on my DropBox account, or if the authors object, I may have to remove them again. I'm just providing a temporary mirror for those files so hopefully that doesn't upset anyone.

AFAIK I'm virus and malware free, but obviously, scan what you download, and install at your own risk.

15:15 BST. or 14:15 GMT (it's later than you think... or possibly earlier, depending on your point of view)

I prefer GMT too, geedee. I keep the clock in my kitchen and on the chimney breast in my living room on GMT all year round, for reference purposes. BST was invented to get us peasants in and out of our beds an hour earlier for half the year, and to disorientate us so we'd forget how to navigate by the sun, thereby making it harder to escape.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 01:16 PM
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It appears to have something to do with DNS. I think they changed the IP address of the server and it could take some time for the DNS change to propagate. On my pc, http://rcdeskpilot.com works, and http://www.rcdeskpilot.com only on some browsers .
Anyway, here is an alternative download link for the installer of 0.1.3 on my Dropbox:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/722381/rcdeskpilot_013.exe
The BMI sim is not hosted by me as it's owned by BMI. It's available from their website on:
http://www.bmi-models.com/#en/BMI_Free_Simulator/6/4445

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Davy
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 01:20 PM
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That makes sense, Davy. DNS changes take a day or two to resolve, in my experience. While that's going on, different people can sometimes see different IPs for the same web address too.

http://rcdeskpilot.com and http://www.rcdeskpilot.com will have separate DNS records and it's quite common for one to start working before the other. Both are working for me, at the moment.

EDIT: They both time out when I ping them, but that could just be because responding to a ping is blocked. They both resolve to the same address, for me:

Code:
>ping rcdeskpilot.com

Pinging rcdeskpilot.com [193.202.110.143] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 193.202.110.143:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum =  0ms, Average =  0ms

>ping www.rcdeskpilot.com

Pinging www.rcdeskpilot.com [193.202.110.143] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 193.202.110.143:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum =  0ms, Average =  0ms
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 02:57 AM
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It appears to have something to do with DNS. I think they changed the IP address of the server and it could take some time for the DNS change to propagate. On my pc, http://rcdeskpilot.com works, and http://www.rcdeskpilot.com only on some browsers .
Anyway, here is an alternative download link for the installer of 0.1.3 on my Dropbox:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/722381/rcdeskpilot_013.exe
The BMI sim is not hosted by me as it's owned by BMI. It's available from their website on:
http://www.bmi-models.com/#en/BMI_Free_Simulator/6/4445

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Davy
Hi Davy etal

I'm sure it has been noted somewhere in the thread but can you give me a quick differentiator between your rcdesktpilot and BMI.

Thanks,
Peter
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Thank Andy!
The site has been working fine for me today, I hope for everyone by now.

Peter,
The BMI sim is a rebranded version of RCDP. It contains nothing but BMI airplanes, but for the rest is almost identical. It does have some new features since it is based on a later codebase than RCDP. Besides the planes, the main differences are: a compass, water (and floatplanes), a new view that keeps the ground in view and better keyboard support.
The next version of RCDP will also have these features (and more).
Both are free, so there's no reason not to try both!

Cheers,
Davy
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Old May 01, 2012, 02:09 AM
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You're welcome, Davy.

I'll look forward to the next version of RCDP. I'm just using the BMI sim at the moment, for the float planes and the ground in view... though I'm still struggling with that with some planes, due to it suddenly zooming out as I climb, which I find quite disorientating.

I've noticed if I crash a plane while the flaps are down, it gets reincarnated with them up, without me moving the flaps switch to up, and the active direction of the switch is then reversed. Will that be fixed in the next release? It's not a huge problem, it's just a bit confusing.
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Old May 01, 2012, 01:01 PM
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The next version of RCDP will also have these features (and more).

Davy
I have been using the standard version but have an issue with all sims actually in that when the plane gets a certain distance away its rendered as only one pixel. In real life I know I can see its orientation but not in the sim. Yes the view can be cycled through but that takes time and is not a good idea when things are happening fast. Zoom ditto. Is it possible to add a PIP or just a stick figure overlay which shows plane orientation?

Great sim otherwise

Richard
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Old May 06, 2012, 09:44 AM
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I find the only solution to that orientation problem is running the video thru the 50" tv.
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