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UAL008 Kevin Finch
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MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL008 Kevin Finch » February 26th, 2021, 4:54 am

What's the best way for MSFS pilots to file vUAL PIREPs?
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UAL001 Gary Price
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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL001 Gary Price » February 26th, 2021, 3:21 pm

This is a gray area right now Kevin.

Our ACARS does not work with MS2020.

Pilots can file a manual PIREP, preferrably with a VATSIM link showing time spent online, but is not mandatory.

We are asking pilots to be "honest and accurate" with their PIREP details as best as they can.

Thanks!

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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL478 Robert Morrison » February 27th, 2021, 2:17 pm

Will our vUAL ACARS, or smartCARS, be updated for MSFS? Just a curious question. I am waiting for Aerosoft to release their CRJ plane and will be spending more time in MSFS once that happens, but will keep XP11 installed as a backup.
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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL001 Gary Price » February 27th, 2021, 2:24 pm

Hi Robert,

Our understanding is the new version of ACARS will be compatible with MS2020. We will be incorporating that new ACARS into the new site.

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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL478 Robert Morrison » March 17th, 2021, 2:41 am

So earlier today I tested out flying the new Aerosoft CRj in MSFS with smartCARS. Once I had downloaded fsuipc from here http://petedowson.info/ it seemed to work with MSFS. I had chosen a flight and set it up via smartCARS and the fsuipc desktop icon starts up MSFS, and once I clicked fly it was recording the flight. The only thing I was not able to try was to file a PIREP. The CRJ took some getting used to with the flight system so I over sped quite a few times so I didn't submit one. WIll try that this weekend. Hope this works for others!
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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL124 Joel Wolk » March 17th, 2021, 2:50 pm

Keep those updates coming, Robert...

I am about ready to make the jump to MSFS... just "hoping" that someone (Aerosoft or otherwise) will release a decent Embraer E175 and that's about all it would take for me to leap.
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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL478 Robert Morrison » March 17th, 2021, 9:26 pm

So far it seems to work. I flew KSMF-KLAX earlier with smartCARS and filed my first PIREP for MSFS. Hope this works for everyone else flying in MSFS :D
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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL697 David Maggipinto » March 17th, 2021, 9:37 pm

I too have flown the Aerosoft CRJ in MSFS. Aerosoft put a lot of effort in it as almost every switch in the cockpit works. The graphics are amazing. The Flight bag is very detailed with checklist and a way to load up passenger and cargo numbers for the calulations for the FMC. My only issue on my first flight and it was most likely something I did with the programming of the FMS is that I had an issue keeping the speed under 250 under 10,000 even though I was in speed and nav mode for the climb. One other issue that I noticed but by no means was something to worry about is that the plane followed the flight plan a little off center until it reach the next waypoint, than it was spot on. Other than that, it flew amazing. Watch the following video as this is a tutorial of a full flight in the CRJ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv_t_YXJQmA&t=2534s

I can't wait for them to come out with the A320 family
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Re: MSFS PIREPs

Post by UAL697 David Maggipinto » March 18th, 2021, 12:26 am

I haven't tried the smartcars for United Virtual Airlines yet, but it worked just fine in MSFS for an other VA I fly for
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