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Nov 29, 2012, 06:34 PM
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I haven't got round to it yet, SB. Too many other things to do, at the moment.

I'm still wondering how to check which trees have gone underground. Thinking about it, I'm not sure if what I see when looking under the edge are trees that are underground, or just trees that are on the surface, but seen without the surface. Possibly some of both.
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Nov 29, 2012, 06:59 PM
No place like cloud base......
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The trees orient themselves on top of the land, as far as I know.
The trees that you see are on top, but you're seeing through the ground.

Dec 14, 2012, 01:04 PM
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I've installed RC Desk Pilot for my grandson, seems pretty nice. Now hitting lots of confusion on what type of USB cable to use to connect a Spektrum transmitter up to PC. I know there is the mono 1/8" cable method using the auxiliary SmartPropoPlus software. This is the method that I used for FMS and I know it works for FMS. I've searched through this whole thread, and some say to use a standard Spektrum compatible USB connector - but offer no link. What is standard?

There is this connector - But the reviewer says it does not work on his Spektrum transmitter. Does it work or not?

Others have posted that you need an expensive cable with electronics to get decent resolution from your transmitter. Is this true?

So my question is - what specific USB cable are you guys using - and where can that cable be found??

Thanks much.
Dec 14, 2012, 01:40 PM
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This is the cable I have used with both a DX5 and a DX7:

I am sure you can find it cheaper - not sure where I got mine.

Model Number: GWFSM002 is what is on the tag I have.

Good luck
Dec 14, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Has anyone got this working on Windows 8? I searched and nothing came up.
Dec 15, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by helicow
Has anyone got this working on Windows 8? I searched and nothing came up.
Hi, I've tested it on Win8 and it works fine (at least on one of the release candidates).

Dec 15, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Thanks - good to know.
Dec 17, 2012, 03:52 PM
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An alternative to the Spektrum connection cable and about the same price is one of the old Eskay flight simulators. It comes with a dummy controller that you can use with Desk Pilot and it saves wear and tear on your Spectrum and it's batteries. It is what I use.

Grayson hobby carries it: (Out of stock right now)

HobbyPartz also carries it and is a west coast supplyer:

Both are under 20$ before shipping.
Dec 17, 2012, 09:29 PM
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i have a Turnigy tx and 12n1 dogel but dask pilot dose not see them. is there some thing i can do to make them work?
Dec 18, 2012, 03:35 PM
No place like cloud base......
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Set the TX up as a game controller. If you can't do that, you can't use it, I would assume.
Dec 26, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Sim fails with HDMI connected.

Just got a new laptop with HDMI out and this sim will not run with the cable connected. I even tried starting the sim then connecting the cable but it still fails. It does show a report that I can post if that helps but I don't have that available now.

I am hoping that there is a known issue that is easily fixed. This sim would look really nice on a bigger screen, I think.

Same or similar problem on two TV. A 1080i @ 30" and a 720p @ 50".
Dec 26, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Interesting, mine works well with the HDMI connector to a 20" and a 48" flat screen. Does your computer switch screens? Does everything on the computer work? I just turn everything on, open flight sim, connect HMDI cable and it works.
Dec 26, 2012, 07:28 PM
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I use HDMI to a large LCD tv just fine too. I have a desktop pc though, not a laptop.
Do you see your desktop screen on the TV? or other programs/3D games?
Try running RCDP in windowed mode. For fullscreen/dual monitor mode I must switch my TV to the #1 monitor in windows for it to work.

RCDP restarts when it senses a screen format change when switching monitors, that must be when you get an error?

Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your laptop too.

A screen shot of the error could help.
Dec 27, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Hi Ikankrachuhmoll,
Does the problem also occur when you only use the external monitor (so no extended desktop mode)? A screenshot of the error would help. Also: are you using the BMI version of the regular 1.3?

Dec 28, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Product version appears as 0.1.3.* and the file version appears as

Error are either as follows or attached. These were with the TV as primary,, no extended or cloned desktop. But I have tested and the same appears with extended or cloned.

Name: rcdp error.jpg
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Description: This appears after the splash screen.

Name: rcdp error2.jpg
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Description: Then, after OK is clicked, I see this.

Others asked about other 3D games. I don't run a lot of games on this PC (supposed to be a "work" PC. But, even if its not relevant, FMS does run.

The laptop is new but I will check for latest drivers. That will likely require a reboot so those results will be in the next post. (edit): reinstalled latest driver,, same results.
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