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    April 3rd, 2014, 07:12
    This theory has been floating around since very early in the speculation over this mystery. I agree that it fits several details that we think we know. On another forum that I visit some pilots poked various holes in it (that the author even included the option that the fire might have destroyed actual fight control surfaces calls his knowledge of modern airliner constuction into question, a fire originating in the nosegear well would have destroyed the aircraft long before it could reach the wings or tail). The problem I have with this scenario is how did the flight continue for several hours after the fire? Would the fire or the crew disable all electronic systems except the autopilot? That would suggest the crew didn't simply "pull all the busses" or that the fire was very selective in...
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    March 31st, 2014, 07:21
    I think it's best to delete the entry altogether (after saving a copy of the original cfg 'just in case').
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    March 26th, 2014, 07:16
    The problem might be the standby frequency option that the Bendix radios have. If that's it you can try this setup and see if it works better for you. // availiable, standby frequency, has glide slope Audio.1 = 1 Com.1 = 1, 0 Com.2 = 1, 0 Nav.1 = 1, 0, 1 Nav.2 = 1, 0, 0 Adf.1 = 1 Adf.2 = 1
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    March 26th, 2014, 07:03
    The problem might be the standby frequency option that the Bendix radios have. If that's it you can try this setup and see if it works better for you. // availiable, standby frequency, has glide slope Audio.1 = 1 Com.1 = 1, 0 Com.2 = 1, 0 Nav.1 = 1, 0, 1 Nav.2 = 1, 0, 0 Adf.1 = 1 Adf.2 = 1
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    March 23rd, 2014, 06:21
    Love the distressed paint appearance. The missing panels are an inspired touch. I'm always amazed by the way our eyes can be tricked into seeing "3d" effects. It really looks (to me) like you can see into those "openings."
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    March 23rd, 2014, 06:09
    Just for fun I opened one of the vc textures (FSD_337D_int2_T) in Dxtbmp and saw that some of the instrument bezels have some pretty "dark" black areas around them. If those display as 0,0,0 that might be why they are transparent. If they were changed to something like 2,2,2 they'd still look black but would not be transparent. Or, I could be talking out my @ss since graphics are something I know just enough about to be really dangerous. edit: wow Milton beat me by a couple minutes. Great minds think alike, eh?
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    March 23rd, 2014, 05:43
    I'm still using FS9, so take any advise from me with a good bit of salt. I have had a few models that had transparent night textures (the FSD 337/O-2 not being one) and I was able to "fix" most of them by converting the texture alphas to pure white. I'm going to guess that the FSX version of this model is a port-over which may be the reason why it has some anamolies (if I'm wrong about this I apologize). You could try converting the vc textures to dxt3 or 32 bit, but the problem might be the instrments themselves in which case you're on your own. Hope you get it sorted out, I'm a fan of that model also.
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