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taxiwaysigns.com - some concerns

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It took me awhile to "discover" taxiwaysigns.com but during an ebb in the release of new stuff, I went ahead and downloaded a few of their files. I have to admit, I fully expected them to bring even my high-end system to its knees like some of those ultra-packed airport scenerys (DFW comes to mind). Well, I was amazed to find that the signs have little or no impact on frame rates! And now I'm addicted to them. There's nothing better than to get your taxi instructions and actually follow the signs to get where you need to go. They've been a great instructional tool too for my PPL.Unfortunately, once you get used to them, regular MS airports just don't cut it anymore. I decided to dedicate myself to the cause and volunteered to help the group develop more scenery. Taxiways.com appeared to have their stuff together, generating the development tools needed to create the scenery but relying on afficionados to actually create them. It makes sense because it would take a lot of man-years to adequately cover even the major airports.My concern? I received a reply saying they were not recruiting new developers any longer. Well, they must have a lot of them then but why do taxiways only become available at a slow trickle then? And a lot of them are Canadian airport or nonhubs (not that we don't have a fair number of Canadians in the hobby!). It seems to me what was a great idea and a great "product" has now gotten bogged down in quality assurance and bureaucracy. I'd love to be wrong on this, so if some insider can provide a ray of hope for the future, I certainly welcome your response. Otherwise, I'll just take this opportunity to beg - PLEASE, please please... ;-)David

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I talked with the founder before the inception, and he indicated that there was training involved with the software that they use. It may be a time committment issue on the founder's part. Perhaps they could use the newly recruited developers to train others once they are proficient... sort of like Amway! :)P4 1.8768 ram 80 gig hardriveVisiontek Ti4 4600CH yoke/pedals19" inch monitor-Soundblaster PCI 512Win XPPrivate PilotAOPALawyerPilots Bar Association"Men without dreams are never free, twas thus this way and thus will ever be."

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