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wschneid Posted: 18.01.2018, 16:57



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It's been awhile since I did any of the Adventure Paks. I just completed the first part of Pak 5. But I'm not sure how to register my completion. How do I get credit for completing the Adventure.


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jer029 Posted: 18.01.2018, 17:10

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Hello Bill,

You just file your pireps using the flight numbers for the specific AP flight number you're doing just like any other pirep is filed.  For example, if you flew the first flight for Adventure pack 5, it shows the flight number of AP51 for that flight on the Adventure Packs page.  The next is AP52, etc.   They should show up as a regular flight in your pilots logbook.  That's how you get credit for them.  When all the flights are completed, for a particular adventure pack are logged, then your completion award will automatically be given.  If you also add them to your Forum signature as I do, then just visit the Adventure pack page while logged in at SPA main site.  This auto updates your forum signature icons with any updated awards - if you've followed the directions for including the awards in your forum signature as explained on the adventure pack page down by the awards area.

Also note that Adventure Pack awards and Econ Module awards are automatically awarded and show up on the new SPA Awards page.  The link to the awards page is from the main menu->Members->Awards.  All pilots have a record on the new awards page even if they don't have an award there yet.  Just click on the name from the list and the detail appears.

If you have further questions or problems, let me know.

John



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wschneid Posted: 18.01.2018, 17:37



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Got it. Thanks.

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wschneid Posted: 28.01.2018, 10:45



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John,
I completed AP52, AP52 and AP53. But for AP54, in the Swiss alps, I cannot find the crash site. I have the route numerous times. Could you give me a Lat and Long, so I can see if it is installed correctly?

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jer029 Posted: 28.01.2018, 11:05

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Bill,

I'll have to reinstall it on my system and re-fly it to find it, so it will be a bit.  Your scenery library should have the following:

spa5Ascenery
spa5scenery
spa5lib
spa5ALib

Both the above scenery and both the above library files should show in your scenery library and activated.  This also uses the spa1_controller_FX which should be placed in your effects folder.

If the above is correct, then things are installed correctly.  Also note that while the crash site is only 7 miles from LSMM, it is at an elevation of 11,000 feet.  

John

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wschneid Posted: 28.01.2018, 11:15



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I've got all that, plus the other sceneries showed up okay, so I guess its installed correctly.

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jer029 Posted: 28.01.2018, 11:31

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Ok,  well, there are also flares to watch for so that will help,

but if you really must get the exact location it's:

N46 36.92   E8 8.42

I did note that on my p3d v4 the scenery alignment is off a bit (the people aren't standing on or by the plane as they should be), but the scenery is all there.  It was originally designed for fsx and it's one I hadn't tested in p3d.  I might have to make some minor adjustments for this one for P3d users at some point, but it's still ok as it is for the most part.

John



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jer029 Posted: 28.01.2018, 11:53

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Several other things about that flight, besides being a very scenic flight, you can watch for a flat area carved out of the mountain side - I did this to provide landing area, but the friction is off on that so it's very slippery and you'll want to be almost at stall speed so that you can stop without sliding off the edge or into a rock cliff.  I prefer to land towards a wall so I'll bounce off the wall rather than sliding off the edge into the abyss.

John

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wschneid Posted: 28.01.2018, 16:52



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Thanks a lot. I flew the adventure and knowing it was on the flat area helped.

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wschneid Posted: 29.01.2018, 17:00



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John,
I tried to add my awards to my signature, but they don't show up. You can see what I put into my signaure in my messages to you. What am I doing wrong?

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jer029 Posted: 29.01.2018, 22:09

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Bill,

Sorry for the frustration for you on that.  This even surprised me.  I did remove the duplicate line from "extra information" on your profile, I'm not sure what that did exactly, but it didn't fix the problem.  Comparing your signature string and my own showed the only difference being spaces between the "<" and ">" symbols.  I removed them from your signature line so it looks like mine and it works as expected.  What is strange is that spaces inside an image tag (delineated by those symbols) doesn't affect regular html, yet they seemed to mess things up for a signature tag.  I'll have to add a note to my directions about that to prevent future problems.  I think it might have to do with how the forum translates that information into code for the signature input - I'm guessing adding special characters for the space character that makes the image tag unreadable.  I do have spaces in my directions, so a copy and paste and filling in the information just as you did would have produced the problem you experienced.  You did everything correctly, so I better change the instructions a bit.  I think I put spaces in there when I posted the instructions for readability - but what good is that if it doesn't work.

Again, sorry about that.  I'll have to correct that on the instructions page tomorrow, but you're good to go now.  Any future icons should automatically update when you log in at SPA and visit the Adventure Page.  That updates your signature.  It sometimes takes a bit for your browsers memory cache to refresh so that you'll see the update, depending on your browser and its settings. 

As always - any future problems, just let me know.

John



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wschneid Posted: 30.01.2018, 07:31



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No problem.
Again, thanks so much for your time and help.

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