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    Posted: 02 Aug 2017 at 2:54pm
Hi all
The new service pack looks great so far. Can anyone tell me if the DC-8 series has voice V-speed call-outs. If so I have not yet been able to make them work.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote superflyer991 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2017 at 5:56am
It doesn't have V-speed call outs. You can still use the speed bugs for reference.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FabioL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2017 at 1:29pm
Here's a handy freeware utility that will provide V-Speed callouts, amongst very many other features:

Flight Sim First Officer V2.3: https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fsxutil&DLID=189946
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aspen31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2017 at 2:12pm
Hi
Thanks very much. I've been playing with FSX Jelair and one other for a Beech 200 but I'll have a look at this one.
All the best!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 10:51am
Hi
I'm sorry to sound ignorant!
But where do I obtain the V-speeds in the first place?
So far I haven't found anything in the manuals or in the FMS menus (where there is one of course!).
Am I missing some big thing here?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FabioL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 11:37am
Hi,

Try this DC-8 Ops Manual:

http://www.wdars.com/customer600/fom/4g.pdf

Hope it helps!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 11:55am
Much appreciated Fabio
Shortly after I posted the above, I managed to locate some hidden(!!) files in each individual aircraft directories (in *\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes) in .htm format summarizing performance data.

Example:
jf_DC-8-53_ref.htm

I wonder why these were not made available from any installation directory menus.
Anyone else knowing of any magic "streamlined" version similar to the ones provided by other developers?

Many thanks



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FabioL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 11:58am
Hi,
I believe that those are available within the sim via the Shift-10 checklist, flightplan etc utility.
Good catch, I missed that one!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 12:14pm
Hi
I cannot find any such menu! In fact Shift-10 does not make practical sense (no 2 digits!)
For example on DC-8-63CF I only have Shift-1 for GPS and Shift-2 for FMS and that's it.

Actually I was looking for a hidden "UTILITY" inside the DC-8 directories when I discovered the aforementioned .htm files.

So, there is a UTILITY that I'm missing out on....Stern SmileErmm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FabioL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 12:26pm
Apologies, it was a minor typo on my part.
Essentially I was referring to the built-in FSX/P3D utility called the “Kneeboard” after the A4/A5 sized clipboards (GA) pilots carry with them to hold charts, maps, stopwatches, reference cards, prayer books, etc. At least that is more red or less what line held, except for the last item.
The correct command is Shift-F10.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 12:29pm
Bingo!!!!
You're right. I found it!
I guess I'm too used to SimIcons!!!!
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Victory, yeah!
Have a very happy new year!
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Happy new year to you too...
Now a marginally related question:
Where do I get the values for COG and Stab Trim?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FabioL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 11:32pm
Sorry, I’m unsure.
CofG is usually shown on the fuel and loading page, where you count the number of lines from the top to where the “X” is after loading fuel and pax/cargo, then divide by the total number of lines (perhaps best Google FSX CofG or similar).
Stabiliser trim I really don’t know.
I don’t fly the DC-8 often; I don’t dislike it, rather I don’t like it enough to fly.
The VC-10 has my attention for the time being. :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Dec 2017 at 12:19am
Thanks Fabio
I'm also enticed to get the VC10
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