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Hello ,

Ok so I am new to Vpilot, I was always a squawkbox user since I joined in 2005.

 

I was flying online today and FSX crashed and I got a error from vpilot about Microsoft .net Framework crash and FSX restarted. Why would this be?

 

Also, I remember SB always running inside the FS, so i could see the controller list and messages will being in the simulator, but Vpilot runs on my desktop in the background, and I cant see it while in the SIM. Am I missing something? lol

 

Thx in advance

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I was flying online today and FSX crashed and I got a error from vpilot about Microsoft .net Framework crash and FSX restarted. Why would this be?

I called a car mechanic and told him my car was making a funny noise. I asked him why that would be. Based on that amount of information, any guesses as to whether he had any helpful advice or was able to diagnose the problem? No? Now you know how you just made us feel.

 

Anecdotal comparisons aside, I'm guessing you got the same error that has been posted ad nauseam that is simply a result of vPilot suddenly losing connection with FSX via SimConnect. In other words, FSX crashed, which subsequently caused vPilot to crash. Fix the FSX crash, and you'll not see the vPilot crash. To even attempt to troubleshoot the FSX crash, you'd want to start with the crash report in Event Viewer.

 

Also, I remember SB always running inside the FS, so i could see the controller list and messages will being in the simulator, but Vpilot runs on my desktop in the background, and I cant see it while in the SIM. Am I missing something? lol

Yup, two things:

 

  1. Even though it would somewhat work, running SB4 from within FSX wasn't reliable and thus not recommended.
  2. [Mod - Happy Thoughts]uming you aren't in Full Screen mode, you can enable a vPilot setting to keep its window on top at all times. (And if you are using Full Screen mode... best of luck; vPilot wasn't really designed to be conveniently used for Full Screen users.)

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The best is to keep FSX in windowed mode and let it fill up the entire screen. So your entire screen is covered with FSX, except for the taskbar on the bottom, so you can switch quickly.

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So your entire screen is covered with FSX, except for the taskbar on the bottom, so you can switch quickly.

... except that you would hopefully be switching very frequently if you're in controlled airspace without a controller online (CoC B3). Even in uncontrolled airspace or with a controller, I tend to include vPilot in my "in-the-cockpit" visual scan (just in case I missed a sound notifying me of a PM, text message on freq, controller dropped offline, etc.).

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I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume me means the way I use it -- I keep FSX in windowed mode but let it fill the full screen on my primary monitor, and have vPilot on my second monitor. Brad's suggestion to include the vPilot window in your scan is a very good one.

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So your entire screen is covered with FSX, except for the taskbar on the bottom, so you can switch quickly.

... except that you would hopefully be switching very frequently if you're in controlled airspace without a controller online (CoC B3). Even in uncontrolled airspace or with a controller, I tend to include vPilot in my "in-the-cockpit" visual scan (just in case I missed a sound notifying me of a PM, text message on freq, controller dropped offline, etc.).

 

Bradley,

 

What do you mean by in cockpit visual scan?

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Keeping a proper scan of the flight instruments, engine instruments, systems, annunciators, etc. Without a proper scan, you may not know about an abnormal situation until it becomes an emergency. For example, a good scan of the engine instruments and annunciators could warn you about a gradual of loss of oil pressure and give you much-needed time to troubleshoot, fix, go to or calculate a Plan B, etc., whereas failure to scan and get an early warning of that abnormal situation may well lead to a sudden engine loss; being surprise by that leads to lost time and opportunities. So keeping vPilot in your scan means glancing at it every once in a while just like your other instruments, systems and annunciators, which will help ensure you don't miss any messages and helps ensure/improve your situational awareness.

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Bradley, ofcourse I check for ATC coverage often enough. I already have text messages in FSX enabled, so every message will be displayed on-screen and the private message sound is loud enough.

 

I'll take a look at the visible window this week, but it probably will fill up a large portion of my 23,7 inch screen.

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Ouch. Probably stating the obvious, and sorry if that's the case, but your experience will be an order of magnitude better if you can get a second monitor. Look for good bargains second-hand; as people upgrade, they often get rid of their smaller, squarer monitors for short money. The last 2 monitors that I bought (23" square, not widescreen) were advertised on Craigslist for $50 and $60 respectively; I offered $40 and my offer was accepted in both cases (this was 3 years ago; maybe you can get them cheaper these days).

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