Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

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Do you use kACARS to file your PIREPs at VUAL

Yes
7
37%
No
12
63%
 
Total votes: 19

UAL005 Victor Cabrales
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Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL005 Victor Cabrales » December 9th, 2019, 2:05 pm

UAL212 Pierre Dequack wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 4:55 pm
As a Windows XP user, I'm unable to run smartCARS (requesting Win7 or up).
So, I'm expecting to leave vUAL after 7 years of service !
Hi Pierre. We are not taking off KAcars just yet. We are just surveying pilots to see what the general interest in using this feature is. You are more than welcome to continue using it until further notice. We are very grateful for your 7 years of service to the VA.
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UAL005 Victor Cabrales
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Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL005 Victor Cabrales » December 9th, 2019, 2:05 pm

UAL736 Jay McFerdy wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 10:11 am
I've voted, but accidentally hit kACARS (yes). I use SmartCars exclusively and never had any issues...sorry for the mishap!
No problem at all, thanks for voting!
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UAL005 Victor Cabrales
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Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL005 Victor Cabrales » December 9th, 2019, 2:06 pm

UAL909 Filipe Nunez wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 9:07 am
KAcars since i joined 6yrs ago, never failed on me, "if it aint broke dont fix it"
Thanks for your feedback Filipe, we appreciate it!
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UAL701 Tim Haibach
Posts: 138
Joined: July 27th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL701 Tim Haibach » December 9th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Never used it. Completely happy with SmartCars for X Plane.
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UAL233 Franklin Dermody
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Joined: September 15th, 2015, 6:01 am

Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL233 Franklin Dermody » December 10th, 2019, 4:03 am

Use kACARS exclusively. I find it brutally and directly simple. I fly retro aircraft a lot of the time, and I find it simpler to file as a charter and use the nearest numbered flight in the timetable as posted on flightaware. Won't stop using it unless I am forced to. Most of the time this dinosaur flies FS9.
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UAL008 Kevin Finch
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Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL008 Kevin Finch » December 10th, 2019, 6:39 am

For example:

smartCARS version 2.1.33.0, 2019-12-9 UTC
[23:23:51] Preflight started, flying on VATSIM
[23:23:51] Flying ToLiss319V1p3p2
...
[02:17:09] Flaps set to position 1 at 6736 ft at 204 kts
[02:17:12] Flaps set to position 2 at 6710 ft at 205 kts
[02:17:32] Flaps set to position 1 at 6373 ft at 205 kts
[02:17:35] Flaps set to position 2 at 6325 ft at 205 kts
[02:17:38] Flaps set to position 1 at 6285 ft at 205 kts
[02:17:42] Flaps set to position 2 at 6224 ft at 204 kts
[02:17:44] Flaps set to position 1 at 6187 ft at 204 kts
[02:17:48] Flaps set to position 2 at 6129 ft at 204 kts
[02:17:50] Flaps set to position 1 at 6094 ft at 204 kts
[02:17:53] Flaps set to position 2 at 6067 ft at 204 kts
[02:17:55] Flaps set to position 1 at 6031 ft at 204 kts
[02:17:58] Flaps set to position 2 at 5987 ft at 204 kts
[02:18:00] Flaps set to position 1 at 5952 ft at 204 kts
[02:18:04] Flaps set to position 2 at 5908 ft at 204 kts
[02:18:06] Flaps set to position 1 at 5875 ft at 204 kts
[02:18:10] Flaps set to position 2 at 5815 ft at 203 kts
[02:18:12] Flaps set to position 1 at 5797 ft at 203 kts
[02:18:15] Flaps set to position 2 at 5762 ft at 203 kts
[02:18:17] Flaps set to position 1 at 5735 ft at 203 kts
[02:18:20] Flaps set to position 2 at 5675 ft at 204 kts
[02:18:23] Flaps set to position 1 at 5636 ft at 204 kts
[02:18:26] Flaps set to position 2 at 5633 ft at 202 kts
[02:18:28] Flaps set to position 1 at 5632 ft at 201 kts
[02:18:31] Flaps set to position 2 at 5635 ft at 198 kts
[02:18:33] Flaps set to position 1 at 5635 ft at 195 kts
[02:18:37] Flaps set to position 2 at 5642 ft at 190 kts
[02:18:39] Flaps set to position 1 at 5652 ft at 188 kts
[02:18:42] Flaps set to position 2 at 5658 ft at 185 kts
[02:18:44] Flaps set to position 1 at 5674 ft at 183 kts
[02:18:48] Flaps set to position 2 at 5675 ft at 179 kts
[02:18:50] Flaps set to position 1 at 5668 ft at 178 kts
[02:18:53] Flaps set to position 2 at 5650 ft at 177 kts
[02:18:55] Flaps set to position 1 at 5646 ft at 176 kts
[02:18:58] Flaps set to position 2 at 5626 ft at 175 kts
[02:19:01] Flaps set to position 1 at 5600 ft at 174 kts
[02:19:03] Flaps set to position 2 at 5559 ft at 174 kts
[02:19:06] Flaps set to position 1 at 5515 ft at 174 kts
[02:19:09] Flaps set to position 2 at 5459 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:11] Flaps set to position 1 at 5414 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:14] Flaps set to position 2 at 5365 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:16] Flaps set to position 1 at 5328 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:20] Flaps set to position 2 at 5272 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:22] Flaps set to position 1 at 5241 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:25] Flaps set to position 2 at 5201 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:27] Flaps set to position 1 at 5170 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:31] Flaps set to position 2 at 5104 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:34] Flaps set to position 1 at 5067 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:38] Flaps set to position 2 at 4986 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:40] Flaps set to position 1 at 4944 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:43] Flaps set to position 2 at 4895 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:45] Flaps set to position 1 at 4865 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:48] Flaps set to position 2 at 4823 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:50] Flaps set to position 1 at 4795 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:52] Flaps set to position 2 at 4716 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:55] Flaps set to position 1 at 4658 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:57] Flaps set to position 2 at 4629 ft at 173 kts
[02:19:59] Flaps set to position 1 at 4593 ft at 173 kts
[02:20:01] Flaps set to position 2 at 4564 ft at 173 kts
[02:20:04] Flaps set to position 1 at 4510 ft at 173 kts
[02:20:08] Flaps set to position 2 at 4479 ft at 174 kts
[02:20:10] Flaps set to position 1 at 4450 ft at 173 kts
[02:20:19] Flaps set to position 2 at 4308 ft at 172 kts
[02:20:21] Flaps set to position 1 at 4267 ft at 171 kts
[02:20:25] Flaps set to position 2 at 4175 ft at 171 kts
[02:20:27] Flaps set to position 1 at 4144 ft at 171 kts
[02:20:29] Flaps set to position 2 at 4110 ft at 171 kts
[02:20:31] Flaps set to position 1 at 4076 ft at 171 kts
[02:20:34] Flaps set to position 2 at 4039 ft at 171 kts
[02:20:36] Flaps set to position 1 at 4005 ft at 172 kts
[02:20:40] Flaps set to position 2 at 3934 ft at 172 kts
[02:20:42] Flaps set to position 1 at 3895 ft at 172 kts
[02:20:48] Flaps set to position 2 at 3796 ft at 172 kts
[02:20:50] Flaps set to position 1 at 3759 ft at 172 kts
[02:20:54] Flaps set to position 2 at 3695 ft at 173 kts
[02:20:56] Flaps set to position 1 at 3658 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:02] Flaps set to position 2 at 3569 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:04] Flaps set to position 1 at 3547 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:07] Flaps set to position 2 at 3514 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:09] Flaps set to position 1 at 3477 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:12] Flaps set to position 2 at 3429 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:14] Flaps set to position 1 at 3396 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:17] Flaps set to position 2 at 3361 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:19] Flaps set to position 1 at 3333 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:24] Flaps set to position 2 at 3256 ft at 172 kts
[02:21:27] Flaps set to position 1 at 3222 ft at 172 kts
[02:21:30] Flaps set to position 2 at 3166 ft at 172 kts
[02:21:33] Flaps set to position 1 at 3134 ft at 172 kts
[02:21:36] Flaps set to position 2 at 3091 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:38] Flaps set to position 1 at 3055 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:41] Flaps set to position 2 at 3009 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:43] Flaps set to position 1 at 2977 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:47] Flaps set to position 2 at 2920 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:49] Flaps set to position 1 at 2889 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:53] Flaps set to position 2 at 2834 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:55] Flaps set to position 1 at 2803 ft at 173 kts
[02:21:59] Flaps set to position 2 at 2743 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:01] Flaps set to position 1 at 2713 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:04] Flaps set to position 2 at 2670 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:06] Flaps set to position 1 at 2631 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:11] Flaps set to position 2 at 2538 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:13] Flaps set to position 1 at 2515 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:18] Flaps set to position 2 at 2453 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:20] Flaps set to position 1 at 2426 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:24] Flaps set to position 2 at 2380 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:26] Flaps set to position 1 at 2349 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:30] Flaps set to position 2 at 2298 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:32] Flaps set to position 1 at 2264 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:35] Flaps set to position 2 at 2221 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:37] Flaps set to position 1 at 2192 ft at 172 kts
[02:22:40] Flaps set to position 2 at 2164 ft at 172 kts
[02:22:42] Flaps set to position 1 at 2158 ft at 171 kts
[02:22:45] Flaps set to position 2 at 2164 ft at 171 kts
[02:22:47] Flaps set to position 1 at 2173 ft at 171 kts
[02:22:50] Flaps set to position 2 at 2177 ft at 172 kts
[02:22:52] Flaps set to position 1 at 2167 ft at 173 kts
[02:22:55] Flaps set to position 2 at 2144 ft at 174 kts
[02:22:58] Flaps set to position 1 at 2127 ft at 174 kts
[02:23:01] Flaps set to position 2 at 2109 ft at 174 kts
[02:23:03] Flaps set to position 1 at 2100 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:07] Flaps set to position 2 at 2098 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:10] Flaps set to position 1 at 2099 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:12] Flaps set to position 2 at 2100 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:14] Flaps set to position 1 at 2104 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:17] Flaps set to position 2 at 2129 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:19] Flaps set to position 1 at 2152 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:22] Flaps set to position 2 at 2175 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:24] Flaps set to position 1 at 2184 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:28] Flaps set to position 2 at 2197 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:30] Flaps set to position 1 at 2207 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:33] Flaps set to position 2 at 2227 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:35] Flaps set to position 1 at 2232 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:38] Flaps set to position 2 at 2249 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:40] Flaps set to position 1 at 2278 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:43] Flaps set to position 2 at 2277 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:45] Flaps set to position 1 at 2290 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:49] Flaps set to position 2 at 2302 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:52] Flaps set to position 1 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:55] Flaps set to position 2 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:23:57] Flaps set to position 1 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:00] Flaps set to position 2 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:03] Flaps set to position 1 at 2300 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:05] Flaps set to position 2 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:07] Flaps set to position 1 at 2300 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:10] Flaps set to position 2 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:12] Flaps set to position 1 at 2302 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:15] Flaps set to position 2 at 2303 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:17] Flaps set to position 1 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:20] Flaps set to position 2 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:22] Flaps set to position 1 at 2302 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:25] Flaps set to position 2 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:27] Flaps set to position 1 at 2300 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:31] Flaps set to position 2 at 2302 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:33] Flaps set to position 1 at 2301 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:37] Flaps set to position 4 at 2306 ft at 173 kts
[02:24:50] Final approach, 138 kts

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UAL936 Andreas Dittrich
Posts: 1
Joined: January 25th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL936 Andreas Dittrich » December 13th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Hello Guys,
I am using kaCars because I am still using Windows XP for my WideFS Flightsim PC.
Smartcars does not work with Windows XP.

So please do not shutdown kaCars.

I would get into big trouble.

I hope that you can do this and it is technically possible.

Thanks

UAL936 Andreas Dittrich

UAL256 John Bullock
Posts: 7
Joined: February 25th, 2019, 9:08 pm

Re: Do you use kACARS to file your at VUAL?

Post by UAL256 John Bullock » December 16th, 2019, 3:04 pm

smartCARS only.
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