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  1. Hello everyone, As you have no doubt seen from the many preview screenshots, we are very busy building out new landclass and texture content for openLC EU and the results speak for themselves; when we're finished you will receive a very unique and spectacular Europe to fly over, with a huge amount of custom textures to ensure each area "feels" right. The downside of all this additional custom texture work is that is adds to the overall project timeline because every texture tile needs to have 5 seasons, night lighting and autogen annotation added. This is proving to be taking much longer than anticipated because the honest truth is that Europe is so diverse in terrain and climates, that we feel that it needs to be done as good as it can be the first time around. Whilst we ambitiously announced a release timeframe of October/November 2013 and then subsequently Jan/Feb/Apr/May, the reality is that it's going to take a little while longer. The good news? We have learnt a LOT about processing data sources for LC and this will help us produce the openLC NA region much more quickly, even with the texture workload. So here are the remaining EU regions entering testing over the coming 4-5 weeks: Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria Eastern Europe Europe Mediterranean West, Europe Mediterranean East Western Russia UK and Ireland Once we have UK/Ireland in testing we'll be close to making a full beta installer for FSX/P3D1/P3D2 which will then get the green-light testing applied for release. I know this is disappointing news for those who are anxious to get their hands on this product, but please bear with while we continue to fine-tune the data translation process and get the methodology working efficiently. As the CEO I sometimes need to make the call between releasing and delaying, and in this instance Orbx will serve its customers better by taking just that extra time needed to get the product to a more mature state. I am sure we'll be thanked later on, despite the inevitable grumbles I know there have been many requests to see Germany, Southern France, Italy and many more locations; these will be previewed very soon and you will again see the vast improvement this product makes to the flying experience. Thanks in advance for you patience, and the whole team is encouraged by the fantastic anticipation and support for openLC we can see expressed enthusiastically!
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  2. First flight with my new bird from Ketchikan to Juneau! Enjoy and thanks for looking! FSX - DX10 - Shade
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  3. I am enjoying your tour of Vancouver Island , I have fished many summer's in this area . Cheers Brad
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  4. Yes i hope the next 10 minutes. But unfortunately it will not happen... :/
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  5. Ziggy, If the throttles are put in the system they will work without any additional software. The products are designed to use their own software to get the "maximum" out of them. I question that as FSUIPC will maximize it already. The software, PFChid, I installed from them is an extra special FSUIPC from Pete Dowson designed for their software. You do not need to install it.
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  6. Great shot and plane Wolter! Only few of them have survived. This is a restoration project (2000 to 2009) of the Deutsches Museum Munich in cooperation with the German Luftwaffe - built under license in Spain as 'Casa 2.111' and in service with the Spanish Air Force until 1967 (!). It's in an airworthy condition (theoretically): http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/flugwerft/information/aircraft-restoration/projects/he-111/ http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/flugwerft/information/aircraft-restoration/projects/he-111/restoration/ Another perfectly restorated He 111 in the RAF Museum Hendon (London), photo by Craig Moore: http://aircraft-photographs.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aircraft-ww2-german--luftwaffe-heinkel-he111-bomber.html
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  7. Thanks for responding fiftysix. Thanks Ziggy. I find it very easy on the fps. A great little aircraft which I would recommend.
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  9. Was in Boston to see a friend play for the Bruins around St.Patricks day, a very cool airport to fly into, Great pics!
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  10. very nice shots ! Have a nice travel !
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  11. Excellent shots Brad. Nice aircraft and great scenery. Hope you and your wife have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
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  12. I have the older PCATD system from Elite using PFC Cirrus yoke, throttle quadrant, and rudder pedals. They are a lot more up front however I think its safe to say that they will outlast their less expensive equivalents. The ones I have were made around 1996, still work great, and get used a lot. They are well built and have been trouble free. I'd recommend them to anyone.
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  13. PS Howard Keith, as he is known commercially, is a photographer of the highest standard specialising in weddings, portraits and sittings. I understand now why he lives in the beautiful Mendip Hills.
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  14. Now we're talking Canberra That's a fine set, Brad! Cheers Mallard PS - enjoy your trip!
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  15. Nice one of Manukau Harbour! Cheers Mallard
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  16. It was a pleasure to see you again Ian. But I respectfully suggest that next time you brush up on your flying skills! My 172 has spent the best part of last week in the maintenance hangar!
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  17. Beautiful set of shots Brad ! Hope you , and your wife have a great time on your trip
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  18. Guys the precision of the hardware is one thing BUT if this is not reflected in the number of steps 1024 or 2048 or better from one end of the control input range to the other then you DO NOT have precision. The difference between 512 to 1024 is big and from 512 to 2048 is massive many current yokes and controller's simply do not offer the precision, I am currently experimenting with feeding the pot outputs of my yoke into a Derek Spears controller to get a significant increase in the precision of input to the PC.
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  19. Lol. Obviously, in the eyes pulic we're still bunch of geeks who throw away pile of money for childish computer games.
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  20. Great shots mate, crystal clear, and the old DC3 too.. I used to handle the last of the TAA DC3's not sure about that particular reg though..maybe?? Good luck with the trip. Teecee. Just checked the Reg number..I missed that one, she went out of service in 1969 I joined TAA in 1972.
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  21. Since when does buying a jetmax get you on the front pages ? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/richard-hutchinson-wannabe-pilot-spends-3564034
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  22. Take no thought for the morrow, the morrow will take care of itself.....
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  23. I run p3dv2 as my main sim BUT I still run fs9 two versions on the same computer....one is silver wings the other is gold wings. Check out California Propliners for more period scenery. Sure, it's not the high quality of ORBX but it does give you the feel for the 40's and 50's. Try it with a MAAM DC-3 . I also keep FSX for the vietnam era packages. I suspect that most FSX scenery will migrate to P3dv2 especially the less sophisticated. I have the MAAM DC-3 working just fine in p3dv2 although I have not tried the "beam" navigation system that works so well in FS9. A computer than runs p3dv2 well, will run FS9 much better than you might expect and flying down the Miami coast without all those hotels is a nice change. There is little doubt that p3dv2 is the best thing out there, and if starting out....it is the place to start, but if you like the vintage stuff, I would still install FS9 or FSX. Each sim is on an AV drive with no problems. But the most important thing is to enjoy what even sim you choose.
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  24. Mark, I have three of the products from PFC. I bought a "Saab" yoke on sale 4.5 years ago, Also the less expensive style of the all metal 737 foot pedals. I have just recently purchased the flight throttles and the console. I am very happy with all the products, but a lesson to be learned. If you are not a good "aircraft mechanic" you will run into problems. Foot pedals; They use high quality materials in the construction, but the tension springs in the foot pedals have had to be replaced several times by myself. Also the potentiometer in the pedal needed replacing. I did the work myself and have finally found some springs which do not have the high return tension the originals had. The front of the metal box they are built into needed some serious lifting to make the pedals the correct angle for my feet to fit them. That is just a personal preferance. The Yoke. Also uses high quality and strong metal for everything. Over the years I wore out the slide potentiometer within and I purchased a replacement from them and it was also an easy fix. Works wonderfully. The Throttle; The throttle comes in two parts with a enterchangeable lever control unit. It is also well built and has good movements to the levers. You have to look at the web site to see which config you need. I chose the two throttle, two prop control, two mixture combination. It configures well with FSUIPC. And here is what I don't like is, if you install there controller software which uses Pete Dowson special FSUIPC made for the PFC, included it will make the units non calibrational (sp) with windows and the FS program. Only with its own software. I emailed PFC how to remove the software and was answered with a tech answer of " you pay us $100.00 and we will access your computer and remove the software" I opted not to do that. The throttles work very well with their program. I cannot get the go around button to function although it does register as operational. I use both FSX and P3Dv2, and the latest FSIUPC bought version works well. These units are a cut above the Plastic CH and Saitek units,of which I had several of, but you pay 3x's as much. I was using the Go-flight throttles but had to repair the units many times they finally wore out from use and breakage inside the plastic housings. I am happy with them now. WLP
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  25. Elite yoke here. Designed for real-world training and highly recommended if you can find one (it's not sold as a separate unit any more). It's also very expensive. I have an Iris force-feedback yoke on order but they won't start shipping those until at least end of June. Lots of yoke stuff on my YouTbue channel, just click through my banner below.
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  26. Hi! Here you can find information about the changes that Version 1.15 brings: we have redesigned AEC, so that disabling AEC now brings back the default FSX airport completely. This eliminates many issues people had with some airports even if AEC was disabled. The most important change, however, is the new Automatic AEC Configurator that scans your scenery library for add-on airports that might cause troubles with AEC and disables AEC for these airports. Bernd
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  27. I am an extremely lucky man as my wife has no problems whatsoever with my simming. As far as she's concerned it's my hobby and something I get a lot of enjoyment from. Why on earth would you give the one you love grief for doing something that they love doing. Of course if wifey had to give up their dressing room for a sim room, then that may be a different story
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