Frequently Asked Questions

Latest version v6.14 (release date: 19 january 2020)

 

  1. Q: Why FsQC doesn't connect to the simulator? 
    A: You need FSUIPC installed, you can download FSUIPC FREE on www.schiratti.com/dowson.html

  2. Q: Why FsQC doesn't connect to the simulator? 
    A: Run FsQC as administrator.
     
  3. Q: Why FsQC splash screen not disappear? 
    A: Some viruscanners are blocking it, turn off scanner before starting FsQC or give permission see also answer 7. 

  4. Q: Why FsQC doesn't work? 
    A: On XP machines where FS is installed it will only work when you run FsQC on another computer with WINDOWS 7 or higher. require FSUIPC WideClient. See documentation FSUIPC.

  5. Q: Why FsQC doesn't work? 
    A: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or higher must also be installed. You can find this on the Microsoft website.

  6. Q: Why FsQC doesn't work properly? 
    A: Don't install FsQC in the windows folder. Install FsQC in any other folder.

  7. Q: Why FsQC is closing after starting? 
    A: Probably the firewall is blocking it, give permission to FsQC in the firewall.

  8. Q: Why FsQC has the wrong flight plan? 
    A: Delete the 'FsQC flightplan' in the flight planner, after that the FS flightplan will be loaded.

  9. Q: Why FsQC doesn't have a loaded or wrong flight plan? 
    A: Some flightplans work for the flightsim but not for FsQC, you must make the flightplan also in FsQC. With FS2004 you must always make the flightplan in FsQC.

  10. Q: Why the ICAO and Distance are missing after loading a flight plan? 
    A: You must locate your Flight Simulator files in the settings menu "FsQC". 

  11. Q: Why flight analyzer doesn't work properly? 
    A: Make sure you have a flightplan loaded in FsQC or make one in the flightplanner of FsQC, look the menu.

  12. Q: Why flight analyzer doesn't finished? 
    A: Park the aircraft with the parkingbrakes set.

  13. Q: Why flight analyzer doesn't save the report? 
    A: Park the aircraft with the parkingbrakes set.

  14. Q: Why flight analyzer doesn't save the last flight? 
    A: Go to the settings menu and locate the FSX or FS2004 flight folder.

  15. Q: Why flight analyzer not show the glideslope in the chart? 
    A: You must intercept the glideslope before you reach 1200 ft. not lower and the NAV ILS radio must be correctly set.
    For 100% result you must intercept a little bit later. When you intercept to soon and you stay always a little to low then the glideslope will not appear.
    Advisory intercept not less then 5 Nm. out and straight for the RW.

  16. Q: Why flight analyzer not show the glideslope in the chart? 
    A: Copy the files runways.xml and f4.csv to the FsQC folder:

    MakeRunways, you can download MakeRunways FREE from the internet on: www.schiratti.com/dowson.html.
    After downloading extract the MakeRwys.zip file in the folder where fsx.exe is present.
    For FS2004 inthe main FS folder where the SCENERY.CFG is present.
    For Steam in the steamapps\common folder.
    Run MakeRwys.exe, after that you will find there 2 files: 'runways.xml' and 'f4.csv' copy the files to your FsQC folder.

  17. Q: Why flight analyzer not show the Runway ID at takeoff? 
    A: Copy the files runways.xml and f4.csv to the FsQC folder, see answer 16.

  18. Q: Why flight analyzer not show the Runway ID at takeoff? 
    A: The flightplan is maybe not compatible with FsQC, make also the flightplan in the FsQC flight planner and click there the button 'Make Flight Plan only in FsQC'.

  19. Q: Why in the Main Window not show the Airport Departure or Destination? 
    A: See answer 16.

  20. Q: Why no Airport information is showing? 
    A: Copy the files runways.xml and f4.csv to the FsQC folder, see answer 16.

  21. Q: Why FsQC can't find the fsx.cfg file? 
    A: Go to the settings menu "FsQC" and locate the folder where the file fsx.cfg is located. (you must only select the folder not the file)

  22. Q: Why FsQC doesn't work on a network computer? 
    A: Be sure that the network computer is connected with the fsx/fs2004 computer and that you can access the harddrives.
    A registered WIDEFS FSUIPC is also required.

  23. Q: The letters are difficult to read, they seem to big, whan can I do? 
    A: Change the Windows text to 100 %, look here (this example is on a Win7 PC).

  24. Q: I lost my License key? 
    A: No problem send an email to support with your registered email address.

  25. Q: I lost my License key and email? 
    A: Also no problem send an email to support with your name and address and we will check.

If you still have a problem please contact support

Changes in Version 6.17

  • PMDG aircrafts now also supported.
  • Some minor bugs are fixed.


  • Previous versions where not compatible with the newest MakeRwys.exe file.
    Fixed.


    Known Issues in v6.17:

  • None.

Changes in Version 6.16

  • Now at the first time startup the runways.xml file will be automatically detected.
  • Autobrake added and show position.
  • Landing on left or right gear first detected.
  • When a second landing attempt is made the landing chart is now displayed correctly.
  • Added in Flight Report: Total Fuel Consumption in Gallons, Liters, Lbs and Kilo's
  • Added a picture of the user aircraft.
  • Added speed restrictions below 10,000 ft.
  • Maximum ground speed reached in flight.
  • Some minor bugs are fixed.


  • When takeoff and you loose a little height then Descent Phase could be started.
    Fixed.

  • When do a second landing attempt the landing chart is displayed incorrectly.
    Fixed


    Known Issues in v6.16:

  • Not compatible with the newest MakeRwys.exe file.

Changes in Version 6.15

  • Now added Instant Failures, the engine fail after a certain number of seconds set by the user counting from airborn. So you can train for example a engine failure after takeoff.
  • Also some other gauges can fail instantly by pushing a button ie. attitude- and altimeter indicators.
  • The failures occurrences are now also added in the flight report.
  • Autobrake added and show position.
  • Added in Flight Report: Total Fuel Consumption in Gallons, Liters, Lbs and Kilo's


  • All known Issues in v6.14 fixed.


    Known Issues in v6.15:

  • When takeoff and you loose a little height then Descent Phase could be started.
  • When a second landing attempt is made the landing chart is displayed incorrectly.

Changes in Version 6.14

  • Now the versions of all different simulators will be detected.
  • Some minor changes.

  • FSX-SE and P3D can't find the Nearest airports.
    Fixed

  • Some users report that the Flight Report is not being generated.
    Fixed


    Known Issues in v6.14:

  • Heading of the destination runway in the report file was sometimes 180 degrees wrong.
  • Sometimes the city name not appear in 'Location Aircraft'.
  • When takeoff and you loose a little height then Descent Phase could be started.
  • Some P3D versions not correctly detected.

Changes in Version 5.12

  • When startingup there is now a loading indicator.
  • More information about the status of FsQC and FS.
  • Added a framerate indicator.
  • Shows the 6 nearest airborn and ground traffic.
  • Some minor changes.

  • Some users report that the Flight Report is not being generated.
    Partially Fixed


    Known Issues in v5.12:

  • FSX-SE and P3D can't find the Nearest airports.

Changes in Version 5.11


  • Update for P3D v4. (couldn't detect P3D v4)
  • Some minor changes.



Known Issues in v5.11:

  • Some users report that the Flight Report is not being generated. It's still under investigation.

Changes in Version 5.10


  • Now also P3D and ESP supported.
  • The small Flight Planner has now additional features:
  • You can choose a Random destination.
  • Shows the 5 nearest airports.
  • Make a flightplan and load in FS (only straight flight without waypoints).



Known Issues in v5.10:

  • Some users report that the report is not being generated.
  • Can't detect P3D v4.

Changes in Version 4.09


  • More information in statistics.
  • The small Flight Planner now calculate also the course, and cruise altitude according US flight rules.
  • Latest 200 ATC messages saved: departure, enroute, approach and arrivel. (double click on the aircraft in the logbook)
  • Better calculating ETE and ETA, and take into account the time zones.
  • Estimated real flown distance during climb, cruise, and descent.
  • Estimated taxi distance during taxiout and taxiin.
  • Tooltips on some labels for additional explaining.
  • Better error handling when the connection with the simulator is lost.
  • When changing time, fuel, payload, traffic or Pause FS: hit enter, not necessary to click the button.
  • Use the TAB button to jump to next item.

  • High altitude airports not always detected in the landing chart.
    Fixed

  • FsQC flightplanner has some issues.
    Fixed


    Known Issues in v4.09:

  • Flght planner makes wrong calculation for cruise altitude.
  • Sometimes the landing chart is empty when landed and then the flight report will not be generated also the message can't save the last flight file will be pop up.

Changes in Version 4.07


  • Transfer your FSX flightbook to this logbook. see manual
  • Statistics Top5 Airports, Cities and Countries is added.



Known Issues in v4.07:

  • High altitude airports not always detected in the landing chart.
  • FsQC flightplanner has some issues.

Changes in Version 3.05


  • A Pilot Logbook is added.
  • Airport Information is added.
  • A small Flight Planner is added.
  • When not activated and not in the limits and stay on ground the message 'flying out of the limits" will not be displayed.

  • Sometimes the error message: 'Can't make the report file' is displayed after the flight is finished
    Fixed

  • Time and date changing in FS2004 doesn't work properly
    Fixed


    Known Issues in v3.05:

  • High altitude airports not always detected in the landing chart.
  • FsQC flightplanner has some issues.

Changes in Version 2.04


  • Now free activation for 30 days or 15 startups
  • FS2004 now allso supported
  • Left down in the mainscreen you can see the status of FS
  • Now program not closed when you are not flying in the limits.
  • Click on the Rabbit to try reconnect and load all data if necessary

  • Failure system not reset all failures when you stop the failures
    Fixed

  • When change the slider in failures: 'Maximum failures' sometimes an error message is been displayed
    Fixed

  • The message "warning" displayed on screen while FsQC is activated
    Fixed


    Known Issues in v2.04:

  • Sometimes the error message: 'Can't make the report file' is displayed after the flight is finished

  • Time and date changing in FS2004 don't work properly

  • Can't change the CFG settings files in FS2004
    Solution : Will be fixed in future update (version yet unknown)

Changes in Version 1.03


  • Help item added in menu
  • Changed some faulthy text

  • While saving the cfg file a message is displayed:
    FsQC.CFG is missing 
    Fixed

  • While saving the cfg file a message is displayed: 
    Can't save the file, try another name

    Fixed

  • While saving the fsx.cfg file an error message is displayed.
    Fixed


    Known Issues in v1.03:

  • Failure system not reset all failures when you stop the failures
    Solution : Will be fixed in next update
  • When change the slider in failures: 'Maximum failures' sometimes an error message is been displayed
    Solution : Will be fixed in next update
  • The message "warning" displayed on screen while FsQC is activated
    Solution : Will be fixed in next update

Known Issues Version 1.02

  • While saving the cfg file a message is displayed:
    FsQC.CFG is missing 
    Solution : Change filename FQC.CFG in FsQC.CFG (will be fixed in next update)
  • While saving the cfg file a message is displayed: 
    Can't save the file, try another name.
     (but file is correctly saved)
    Solution : Will be fixed in next update
  • While saving the fsx.cfg file an error message is displayed.
    This happens when the text " fiber frame time fraction = 0.xx " is missing in the fsx.cfg file.
    Solution1 : put this text in your fsx.cfg file (search the internet on how)
    Solution2 : will be fixed in next update

Previous versions:

v6.16 (release date: 19 february 2020)
v6.15 (release date: 28 january 2020)
v6.14 (release date: 19 january 2020)
v5.12 (release date: 2 jan 2020)
v5.11 (release date: 20 may 2019)
v5.10 (release date: 1 may 2019)
v4.09 (release date: 28 feb 2019)
v4.08 (release date: 30 jan 2019)
v4.07 (release date: 10 jan 2019)
v3.06 (release date: 29 dec 2018)
v3.05 (release date: 23 dec 2018)
v2.04 (release date: 06 mar 2018)
v1.03 (release date: 18 feb 2018)
v1.02 (release date: 14 feb 2018)

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