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Old 9th Sep 2020, 00:16
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Yes, in fact itís on the Xbox pass thing, weíre you subscribe to games. I run it on my PC through a 55 inch HD TV, but the game will run a 4K TV.

Pulse if you go to aerosofts website they have released their home base Paderborn Airport as a freebie, and very good it is, there is also an add on out to make the 152 more realistic handling and performance wise. Look for 152X.

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Old 9th Sep 2020, 01:41
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The only time I felt that flying seemed like a computer game was when I was when flying over a very calm Pacific Ocean.

No crosswind, no turbulence. No smoke, no smog. I could see the coastline out one window, and the sea meeting the sky in every other direction.

It gave a very two-dimensional effect.

No other planes, no boats, no structures, no controlled airspace.

The only difference was paying attention to the seagulls resting on the waves. They take off upwind when disturbed by noise.

I made sure to be sufficiently downwind and above them to not be too concerned.
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If you fly down the Hudson River, do they have flocks of geese to make it interesting?
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I have watched videos of people skimming just above flat water in flight simulators, with nary a ripple in their wake.

No prop wash? No jet blast?
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I have watched videos of aerobatic flight teams dipping the very edge of their wheels in water.

They leave a wake...

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Old 9th Sep 2020, 08:51
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I have sometimes wondered if it would be possible to use sims to practice things like engine fails, not so much the a/c handling, but to build-into muscle memory the sequence of responses. But that would require that controls and switches are physically more or less where they are in real life and feel reasonably lifelike. I found that trying to poke a switch on the screen with a mouse is so unlike the real thing as to be useless. Has anyone tried a big enough collection of add-on hardware to make this possible ? I guess to do that properly would dramatically increase cost and complexity? Or is VR becoming a solution ?
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 00:49
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Can anyone remember the link to the security guy that bought a simulator and somehow managed to get it into his house. He learned to solder, and obtain parts of the 737 he was simulating. All the correct knobs and buttons. £16k or somesuch figure. I was filled with admiration.

I think this is it.


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Old 10th Sep 2020, 11:04
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Originally Posted by double_barrel View Post
I have sometimes wondered if it would be possible to use sims to practice things like engine fails, not so much the a/c handling, but to build-into muscle memory the sequence of responses. But that would require that controls and switches are physically more or less where they are in real life and feel reasonably lifelike. I found that trying to poke a switch on the screen with a mouse is so unlike the real thing as to be useless. Has anyone tried a big enough collection of add-on hardware to make this possible ? I guess to do that properly would dramatically increase cost and complexity? Or is VR becoming a solution ?
Yes you can, but it's not cheap,

Various companies now do add ons to the basic yoke etc, an example

https://www.logitechg.com/en-gb/products/flight.html

http://flight-simulators.co.uk/acata...wV&LMCL=W61WNe

here is a DIY example

https://cessna172sim.allanglen.com/docs/#status

Ramping up the scale FAA approved

http://flight-simulators.co.uk/acata...96.html#SID=32

And others

https://www.virtual-fly.com/en/shop/...s/flightpanels

https://www.trcsimulators.com/


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Old 12th Sep 2020, 23:18
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Folks building or upgrading for this, donít focus on the GPU to the exclusion of the CPU. It needs both to perform well for the best experience, if my experience is any guide. My GPU is far from the newest and best, but itís never pushed past 50% utilisation because the older CPU is pegged at 100%. A fast disk is also important, though I canít quantify that as clearly because of preloading.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 20:00
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You really want an M2 ssd which is fitted direct to the board, my GPUs is my bottleneck, but when I replace it the CPU might be the prob, so I’m awaiting the GPU before looking at it, I’m hoping I can upgrade to a 10 core to get around it, have a 6 core at the moment.
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 18:23
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I hope this can help you...

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Old 9th Jan 2021, 18:40
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For the nostalgic..Twin Towers in Flight Simulator 2020

Have a look the video..is impressive..

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Old 9th Jan 2021, 22:06
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Not a good choice. How long before some sicko decides to film a Boeing there?
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 10:43
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A different kind of nostalgia: I will freely admit having "flown" between the twin towers in FS4 around 1989:



Of course not all attempts to do so were successful and I may have crashed into one tower or the other a few times.

Does that make me a bad person?
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 11:39
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i did the same with FS98 i admit

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Old 10th Jan 2021, 11:55
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Well tacky rather than sick.

I don't have any problem with flight simmers recreating historical scenery, whether from 2000 or the 1930s, but showing the port wingtip slicing through the North Tower at 5:45 could be considered a tad insensitive.
If thatís suppose to be FS2020, how are the towers even there?
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 12:04
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different scenery
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 18:52
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No new PC parts were needed for my ancient 2012 build.
FPS between 20 to 45...smooth enough at altitudes above 2K ft. Results vary. My machine has a 8 core AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz CPU, 24 GHz DRAM, 1TB SSD, MSI RX580 4GB GPU...it's enough to dial up to ULTRA on Graphics and dial back on some of the lesser settings. Turn off all other apps, run CCleaner before each run of MSSF. Do NOT run XBox app at the same time. Double check the Microsoft Store for updates each play. You'll be surprised sometiomes.
Its a a good effort.
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 19:16
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They have also done Meigs field and Kai Tak for it, I just bought a VR headset and it blows me away runn8ngit through that.
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 21:19
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Agree about the VR headset, it’s a game-changer.
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