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FSX out of memory problem

Post by Yossarian1943 » 25 Jun 2018, 01:06

Hi Vitus,

hi all,

congratulatiosn on this superb little airplane, that I really enjoy.

But I have a problem with this addon.

After flying for 1 1/2 hour I have a out of memory failure. And this happened only with this addon (also use A2A and PMDG addons without problems).

My system:

Windows 7 / 64bit Professional
RAM 32 GB
Intel i7 4x3,5 GHZ
FSX Gold edition

Any suggestions?

Cheers Marc
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53° 4' 48.544" N
8° 53' 20.947" E

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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Vitus » 25 Jun 2018, 11:18

Hello Marc,

thank you for your support, I am very happy you like the aircraft! :)
I'm sorry you experience this problem. I am investigating a possible memory leak, if there is one, I'll fix it in the next update!

Thank you for your feedback!
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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Vitus » 26 Jun 2018, 19:21

Quick update:
this is all my fault. I found the memory leak and patched it up. The fix will be included in the update to version 0.04, which should be completed by the end of July at the latest (it's very well on track right now!).
I'm afraid the only solution I can offer in the meantime is to limit your flight with the Vega until the update. I'm very sorry about this bug.
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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Tailspin45 » 27 Jun 2018, 01:27

Short flights or static display for a month is no problem at all! Lots of screenshot opportunities.

One day I'll fly around the world with real-time weather in the Vega, but that can wait!

I've done it once in the A2A B-17, way up high in the stratosphere with autopilot and crew so it felt like cheating.

More recently I flew a C-47 from Boston to the South Pacific using the South American Easter Island route with only ADF and celestial. But that had an autopilot too.

Lots of fun ahead! Does anyone know if the long distance Vega pilots used celestial? I assume they did but haven't seen any references to it.

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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Tailspin45 » 27 Jun 2018, 01:33

Answer to my own question: yes they used a drift meter and celestial

https://timeandnavigation.si.edu/naviga ... winnie-mae
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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Vitus » 27 Jun 2018, 11:02

The drift-meter was a really interesting instrument. And just like the Sperry robot pilot it was first tested (as far as I know) in the Winnie Mae.
But just to point out the obvious: it wasn't the pilot who used these instruments but rather the navigator in the back. ;)
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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Tailspin45 » 27 Jun 2018, 19:05

Vitus wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 11:02
it wasn't the pilot who used these instruments but rather the navigator in the back. ;)
Exactly right. Wiley Post had Harold Gaffy in the back keeping track of where they were, and Amelia Earhart had Fred Noonan (who didn't keep such good track).

But there was one amazing exception: Francis Chichester who flew alone in a DH Gypsy Moth on floats across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand.

Taking sun shots in an open cockpit and working out an LOP while keeping the wings level and the nose pointed in the right direction was quite an achievement. Nevermind that at one point his course was blocked by the low cloud of a rainstorm, and had to divert from his carefully planned course.
Round the storm we flew into calm air under a weak lazy sun. I took out the sextant and got two shoots. It took me thirty minutes to work them out, for the engine kept back firing, and my attention wandered every time it did... ‘
But his navigation got him successfully to both Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, the first aircraft to visit either.

There's a wonderful book titled Alone Over the Tasman Sea about Chichester's adventure, and he also wrote about it in The Lonely Sea and the Sky.
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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Vitus » 27 Jun 2018, 20:36

Tailspin45 wrote:
27 Jun 2018, 19:05
Exactly right. Wiley Post had Harold Gaffy in the back keeping track of where they were, and Amelia Earhart had Fred Noonan (who didn't keep such good track).
I have differing opinion when it comes to this dreadful flight. From what I read, Earhart wasn't a particularly good pilot and she seems to have had no idea about the equipment she used - in particular her radio suite.
It was Noonan's job to get her close to the USCG Itasca and from there it would've been AEs job to pick up the radio signal and get the bearing through the loop antenna. But whether it was because she threw out half of the radio equipment to save on weight, a fault or because she didn't know what she was doing (read up on Joe Gurr's involvement in the 'round-the-world-flight) - it was actually not Noonan's fault they failed to make it to Howland Island. :ugeek:
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Post by Tailspin45 » 27 Jun 2018, 21:51

I agree, Amelia sure wasn't the worlds greatest pilot. The accidents she had and the aircraft she damaged prove it, although in her defense she tried to do some difficult things. Wiley Post broke some aircraft, too, after all.

There are so many opinions about what happened to Amelia I'm not willing to hazard a guess. I've followed the folks at TIGHAR and enjoyed the expertise and opinions offered in the forums. But, man, it's hard to come to a conclusion. Their archive is fascinating reading.

BTW, note that the Itasca was trying to get a bearing on the Lockheed, not the other way around. The ship had much better radios and antennae and could have picked them up much farther away to give them a steer. In fact, that's exactly why it was there. Sadly, they couldn't.

As you say, the only radio removed from the aircraft was a radio compass which was replaced by a loop antenna. That saved weight, but wasn't a particularly satisfactory alternative since the loop can't distinguish by 180º when a signal is received like the radio compass could, and because the loop was practically useless with the radio she was using as a receiver anyway unless the signal was very strong.

Your view of her abilities with the radios is very well supported by an article titled Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight.

All in all a sad ending for their flight and lives.
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Re: FSX out of memory problem

Post by Yossarian1943 » 03 Jul 2018, 23:21

Vitus wrote:
25 Jun 2018, 11:18
Hello Marc,

thank you for your support, I am very happy you like the aircraft! :)
I'm sorry you experience this problem. I am investigating a possible memory leak, if there is one, I'll fix it in the next update!

Thank you for your feedback!
No Problem at the moment, simply using it with PREPAR3D V4. :lol:
Location:

53° 4' 48.544" N
8° 53' 20.947" E

7,5 KM from EDDW

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