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  1. Back to X-Plane. Seasons and volumetric clouds are also part of the plan.
  2. FS Elite has an interview with Austin on the future of X-Plane. In it Austin states X-Plane will not go the MSFS route and will continue the "plausible" scenery route, aimed more at real pilots who want the most accurate aircraft simulation. Also showed a short preview of the Airbus A330 that will be part of the base package. Great to see we will continue to have multiple paths for flight simulation.
  3. 590 boards are PCIE 4.0, can accommodate both PCIE 4.0 video cards and M2 drives. Samsung 980PRO is a PCIE 4.0 drive and is twice as fast as other Samsung drives. It is about $200 for a 1tb drive. That is the way to go if you want the quickest drive access. The Intel M2 drives (I have both 660 and 665 in other PCs) are significantly slower than Samsung PCIE 3.0 M2 drives, and the cost is not much different. You need the Rocket CPU to use PCIE 4.0. To answer Nick's question about the CPU connected M2 slot: The chipset allows one M2 drive to bypass the common data bus and connect directly to the CPU. That should be faster and that is where my Samsung 980PRO is installed with the OS.
  4. VFR France has five airports for MSFS available through Orbx. I just ordered them as a package at a substantial discount. I only discovered France VFR on Orbx when I purchased Southampton Airport (another pleasant surprise from Orbx).
  5. Great news!. I worked next to the airport in the 1980s, was always a treat to see the B25 parked next to the underpass under the runway. For the definitive story on the airport, watch 16 Right, my favorite airport video.
  6. With the release of Siletz Bay this weekend and Catalina for MSFS Orbx is releasing the kind of airport I started buying Orbx products for. As a GA/business flyer small airports are my preferred destinations. Thanks again for the weekend surprise release.
  7. Is Arlington compatible with True Earth Washington? I have Arlington purchased from another source and it took some manual removal of Arlington files to make it compatible. Seems like Orbx should market versions compatible with Orbx products, or at least let us know if the product is not compatible and what we have to do to make it work with Orbx products. Arlington by Airfoil Labs is one of my favorite airports, but I would prefer a version that does not have compatibility problems.
  8. Just preordered the Airbus control set from Honeycomb. The versatility of this throttle is one more reason to buy it. Hope they come up with a set of controls for generic twin and single engine business jets. X-Plane and MSFS business/personal jets are my favorite fast movers. Easier to fly single pilot than the airliners and usually can use smaller airports.
  9. Throttle is powered by USB on back of throttle. USB C on throttle, cable is regular USB on other end. I preordered three throttles (only wanted two, but somehow ordered three). One directly from Honeycomb, one from aircraft supplier (Aircraft Spruce and Specialty) and one from Flight Velocity. Aircraft Spruce order came first, then Honeycomb and finally Flight Velocity. Returned the Flight Velocity order so someone else could get a throttle at the regular price. Great product, only complaints are the autopilot value rotary knob should be dual concentric to make altitude switching quicker and there is no provision for identifying the switches. I solved the switch ID problem by creating a holder for a Brother tape and putting the IDs on a piece of tape. There are also some mods for the throttle (different flap and throttle handles) at FREESimStuff.com. You need a 3d printer to make the parts. Also some mods for Saitek throttles at that site. Probably will see a lot more mods available over time.
  10. June 5th, 2020 in the Compatibility Forum says airports: yes, Seattle City: no. That is my experience also. The post recommended removing both the airports and the City and reinstalling the airports after the True Earth installation. That worked for me.
  11. Just purchased and installed both Perth and KJAC (Jackson Hole). Only issue is that they must be installed in the X-Plane folder, not a library.
  12. Orbx Partner has just announced KJAC for X-Plane. Hope it will be available on Orbx Store.
  13. Ports from one simulator to another may be difficult, but the two X-Plane airports (KIDA and KMBS) Orbx acquired from Turbulent Designs, promised to be released by Orbx in previous posts, have never appeared. Orbx also stated Turbulent Designs KGPI would be ported to X-Plane, no evidence of that yet. The True Earth team is working on MSFS Cityscapes according to Orbx posts. Other developers are porting X-Plane airports to MSFS, so it appears that X-Plane and MSFS scenery development have some commonality. If that is the case, it might make sense to create some sceneries in X-Plane and port them to MSFS or the existing US airports for X-Plane could be candidates for ports to MSFS. Since there is only one Australian airport from Orbx, that might be a good candidate for an Orbx port from X-Plane to MSFS.
  14. Interesting that someone paid for Cityscape Portland, since it has always been freeware.
  15. A2A just gave us a Christmas present with a free P40. Check out the Flying Tigers' aircraft under Freeware. Thanks A2A!
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