Guys I noticed a separate minor issue affecting only the DC-10-40 model, in that the engine fans do not spin when viewed from the cockpit (all other variants, including the 40F, 40I, 40D were fixed from the previous versions and the fans now spin). Is there any chance George can work his magic and fix this minor issue on the -40? It's a shame to have this minor blemish since he figured out the solution to the fan issue
Contact points for all models work fine for me as well (FS2004 version), as the screenshots Mark shows.
Please Mark understand, I am in no way impugning your models or CP's. If they were the issue, you'd hear from more people than me. You have been more than forthcoming and there's no need for you to question your product. I've must have done something that sent this beast to "The Outer Limits."
Herman: I have tried this at KOSH, KATL, KDEN, and lastly KSFO. All are using default mesh.
Mike: No, I haven't tried the -10 or -30. I will try d/l the -40 again and reassemble. If I still have issues, then, yes, I will use the -30. Thank you for the suggestion as I will keep that in the back of my mind.
Nathan: I only d/l the -40 and d/l the panel dated August 2018. I think you may be on to something. The basic ac is v3, but the only panel I saw on the same page I used and I just opened it and it is a v2. Perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place or as you so elegantly proposed, perhaps my browser needs clearing.
I shall try clearing the browser and re d/l. Thank you immensely...for the "Leverage"
I tried clearing the browser and could only find one panel for the -40 International and it stated compatible with 2004 and FSX and date August 2018. When I opened it, it is v2.0 not 3.0. Therein may lie the problem. I selected Other Files, then panels, then DC-10 (McDonnell Douglas took me to 2004 files) and scrolled down to -40 International. I haven't seen any other direction to go. If this panel is supposed to be v3, then that's a problem. BUT how do I get v3?
Many thanks for the members here who responded. I have some things to try and will return with updates. Meanwhile, enjoy pictures of the new anti-gravity mod that's been demonstrated.. Terry
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Aug 26, 2018 11:34:46 GMT
Please Mark understand, I am in no way impugning your models or CP's.
No worries Terry .... we hadn't thought that in the least.
As I mentioned earlier .... we don't doubt you have a problem to be reconciled. It's just that the problem you're experiencing is not one we can seem to be able to replicate .... and which suggests a scenery/BGL issue on your end.
Post by Mike Monce - HJG on Aug 26, 2018 12:49:25 GMT
Is it just me? In your two photos, which I expanded to full screen it appears to me that the two planes in the background are also not making good contact with the ground. Certainly not nearly as much as the DC10, but if Mark and I were working on those planes from they way they are sitting, we would be adjusting the CPs to get them to sit correctly. It looks like more of a problem with the MG rather than the NG on those planes.
Have your recently installed any scenery??
Pilot reports Number 3 engine missing. Mechanic replies: Engine found under right wing after brief search.
Gentlemen, after reading Nathan's response last night, I, too, suspect that something is amiss with my d/l. Herman, you confirmed what I noticed but didn't respond to is that in Mark's pix, the JAL livery doesn't include the reg. # of 548. So now I'm back to square one. This is the link that I used.. am I in the correct state, but wrong county? simviation.com/hjg/aircraft2/douglas/dc-10-40.htm
The download states it's -40I and dated August 2018. What have my ancient eyes missed? I apologize for being so dense, obviously I have erred in way. Thank you, all for trying to steer me aright.
Mike, I haven't noticed any significant issues with any other playable a/c. The 737 you mentioned in the background is an AI critter, and I don't pay too much attention to those. You have a good eye though.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Aug 26, 2018 20:50:55 GMT
Guys .... I've moved "everything" from the 2nd thread back to this original thread .... then deleted the duplicated replies (nothing has been lost). Let's keep it all localized "HERE"" (on this thread) please .... rather than starting a 2nd thread on the very same subject
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Aug 26, 2018 21:45:59 GMT
I see that the registration number on the aircraft shown ends in "548" ....
.... I do not see any JAL aircraft listed with that reg number
Now we have image with which to be able view Terry's problem .... I too have just noticed this same texture/aircraft registration detail.
The JAL texture Terry seems to have is undoubtedly JA8548 .... HOWEVER .... we/HJG "do not" offer that particular period of JAL livery .... for either a JAL DC-10-40D or a DC-10-40I .... and with that particular registration.
Terry .... that's definitely "not" an HJG texture.
Our textures for that particular period of JAL livery represent JA8549 (a DC-10-40D configuration .... no CLG unit) and JA8542 (a DC-10-40I configuration .... with CLG unit).
My question/s therefore become as follows ....
1. Where did you get that particular texture ? .... since it's not one we offer.
2. Are you sure you're actually using the HJG supplied DC-10-40D V3 and DC-10-40I V3 aircraft base pack/models/FDE and not those produced by someone else ? .... maybe the earlier Thomas RUTH edit which is exclusively FSX compatible only.
Given the texure isn't ours I'm beginning to wonder if you've gotten our base packs confused with someone else's (and which sugggests someone else's 3D model and FDE is likely being used as well) .... and which could very well then result in the CP problem (floating model) you're experiencing .... because someone else's CP data is not going to work with our 3D model.
"IF" you have inadvertently confused your files .... then ..... this will explain everything
I'd also then caution that our new DC-10 panels and sound packs "will not/cannot" work properly using non-HJG base packs/models/FDE etc.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Aug 26, 2018 22:14:11 GMT
Futher nvestigation ....
Terry .... I found a texture for "JA8548" (it's for a DC-10-40D configurtion .... no CLG unit .... and which seems to agree with Terry's image) at FS.COM .... BUT .... that particular texture, which is part a supporting aircraft base pack, is for the old FFX version of Erick CANTU's DC-10-40D released back in 2003 ....
FS2002 FFX/SGA DC10 Series 40D Base Pack. The series 40D was designed as a short to medium range aircraft for the Asian markets. A total of 42 Series 40's were produced. This flightsim Douglas DC-10-40 features all of the standard fare in today's design such as dynamic shine, interior wing views, all flight control surfaces animated, opening passenger doors, opening cargo doors and galley service doors. 3D fan blades modeled on all three engines, and animated flight crew as well. This base package features Japan Airlines OC. Livery by Takahiro Nakamura. PW sound package by Erick Cantu available separately.
On the strength of the JAL texture/aircraft registration detail in your image .... and this old base pack discovery associated with JA8548 too .... I'm now more sure than ever that your CP issues are being caused by using old non-HJG supplied files with our new/latest files .... or .... using the new/latest HJG files with old non-HJG files
I suggest you delete "everything" you currently have installed and that's DC-10 related (base packs, models, panels, sounds, FDE .... "the whole lot") .... the .... start fresh and install exclusively those files which we provide here .... and if I'm right then your issue/s should disappear completely.
Mark, thank you for consolidating the threads. I only started a new one in order to paste the pix. The d/ls came from the link I posted earlier. The repaint is from HJG dated 2014. I can try accessing that site via another browser to see if it makes a difference. But, in my mind, it looks like I'm where I should be. I'll try another browser to see if it makes any difference..
IRT panels not working with non HJG planes, I have no issues with the panels not working. They seem normal and I only supposed they were HJG as that's where I d/l from. True, at one time, I think I had a DC-10 by Thomas Ruth., but I assembled these files into a stand alone folder after d/l directly from your site and then placed it in active FSX simobjects. Let me delete all DC-10 material out of the "active hangar" and start over. I'll keep you posted.. Thanks everyone for your patience.
After much ado, here is what I've done. Deleted all references to any DC-10 in simobjects\airplane..FSX not active. Created a new folder and d/l basepack, livery, core panel and panel from simviation.com/hjg/aircraft2/douglas/dc-10-40.htm Unzipped, assembled and placed folder in active simobjects\airplanes then started FSX. the texture file and the ac.conf states the texture is reg # 8542. The texture file itself can be seen on the wing as 8542. This is the ONLY texture in the folder, However, the airplane shows as 8548 AND the anti-gravity device is still active. I think I'm going to the pub for awhile.. This is some crazy...stuff.
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2018 0:29:35 GMT by simtech: Added results of re-installing
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Aug 27, 2018 0:14:30 GMT
The repaint is from HJG dated 2014
The discrepencty there though is that we've only ever uploaded that particular livery period of JAL DC-10-40D's and -40I's "once" .... during late 2014 .... but .... we've never ever offered "JS8548".
I even checked our texture folders this morning just to be sure the texture registrations contained within our files are correct and in accordance with the downloads page text data descriptions for each file .... and what we offer "is correct" as displayed.
JA8548 is definitely the texture component of the old FFX supplied (not HJG) DC-10-40D base pack .... "confirmed" .... definitely "not ours" Terry.
Let me delete all DC-10 material out of the "active hangar" and start over
Yes .... I think that's a very good idea Terry.
Dump "EVERYTHING" you currently have.
Download only the base packs (model/s and FDE) we provide .... adding our panels/gauges, sounds, and textures to these base packs.
"DO NOT" add anything else to these base packs that's not provided by HJG .... or you will likely encounter problems.
Again .... use exclusively HJG supplied files only for these simulations .... and nothing else
Thanks everyone for your patience
No worries Terry .... we like to take pride in the support we offer .... especially when people co-operate with us as you seem keen to do.
Mark, pls see updated note just above yours. It's come to the point where I think I have to delete any reference to ANY DC-10 anywhere on this particular computer. I cleaned the fsx\simobject of any DC-10, d/l only files from this site simviation.com/hjg/aircraft2/douglas/dc-10-40.htm, the texture folder name, from the HJG site states 8542, the texture files and ac.conf states 8542 only livery inserted, but the airplane, (basic DC-10-40 from above site) shows 8548 when loaded.. I think this is Miller Time!
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Aug 27, 2018 4:05:07 GMT
"ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE" ....
Again I reiterate .... we don't offer JA9548 among any of our JAL DC-10-40's.
I've just made the following images to demonstrate this.
Our 1990 JAL DC-10-40D livery featuress "JA8549" .... on the rear fuelage and wings .... and "49" on the NG doors as follows ....
JAL (1990) DC-10-40D JA8549
And our 1990 JAL DC-10-40I livery features "JA8542" .... on the rear fuelage and wings .... and "42" on the NG doors as follows ....
JAL (1990) DC-10-40I JA8542
The above are what's currently downloadable (because I've just done so myself and have inspected the contents of each folder) and these are all HJG offers, and has ever offered, of these 2 JAL period livery DC-10-40 subjects.
There's not only no reference to JA8548 among any of our DC-10-40D or -40I inventory .... but also .... no reference to JA8548 among any of our period livery JAL DC-10 40 texture BMP's offered by us either .... as can be seen per the above 2 images and the texture BMP file content of these 2 downloadable subjects also.
If your seeing JA8548 on as a selectable aircraft subject on your system .... then it has to be recognizing another JAL DC-10-40 you must still have installed .... and not the HJG file.
Your must have your HJG aircraft subject/s installed in a wrong folder and these likely aren't being recognized by FS at all .... or .... the file that is displaying on your system is preventing the HJG file from being displayed .... otherwise you'd be able to both see and be able to select them.