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Brian had a good thread yesterday that unfortunately got closed..   So.. Let's keep this open and report positive long haul experiences.. Tubes, GA, Choppers.. Bring it all. Much better than hearing what didn't go right this way we can gauge with a very good user experience what is more than likely "ok" to use in the sim since a long haul is a pretty darn good base line to go by.

 

I'm taking baby steps.. Adding in something, testing, rinse repeat.. Starting with planes first.  I am adamantly against just dumping tons of FSX addons at it at once. 

 

Plane: Carenado Stationair (mipped!)

Scenery addons: None

Settings: About a notch above default in key areas (shadows/water).. Rest was typical FSX settings anyone can get away with.  / No HDR

AA: 8X MSAA / 2XSGSSAA

Textures - 4096

Peak VAS - 3.2

Weather - One of the thick cloud Orbx themes I copied over

Cruise - 15k

 

Flight Plan - Was gunning for Milwaukee but fuel was cutting it close. Had about 19 Gallons when I decided to divert to Grand Rapids..

 

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For you stat monkeys (divide User Time by 2 and you get a rough idea of total flight time. Over 4hrs)

 

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Brian had a good thread yesterday that unfortunately got closed..  

 

Bill, if you mean this thread, it survived :smile:

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Ahh.. I knew one got locked I thought it was that one.. :) Oh well, nothing I can do about it now.  Probably better off we start with a clean thread anyway.  :lol:

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I've done overnight flights across the pond (Level D) and across america in the PMDG 737 without a single crash. Using FTX Global as well and several addon airports.

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I ran a freeware SR-71 from JFK to LAX. FL850 @ mach 3.4, took about an hour, maybe less.

 

Then I overstressed it with negative g on the decent, getting down from there may be harder than getting up there.

 

I also went from SEA to SFO in a freeware A320. I don't really recall the parameters of that flight, I was mindlessly following ATC and plugging values into the AP.

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I wonder if people realize they are posting in the Prepar3D forum? :Thinking:

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On second thought, lets make it a bit more interesting:

 

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FSDT on both ends.  :Praying:

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FSDT on both ends.  :Praying:

 

:lol:  Hope you have FSUIPC autosaves on.. Heavy airports is a coin flip even in FSX..

 

Time to descend! Initiate nail biting sequence!  :Nail Biting:

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I just installed the iFly 737ng for v2 so once i get some airports installed i will be doing some hops around Europe once i find out what ones work and what ones don't but if i have the time i expect them to be over 1000nm :)

 

Will probably fly EGPH to LGSK as its a nice route to fly

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Just completed this non-stop in the Lancair Legacy

 

P.S. The Legacy gets insane gas mileage.. I still had 11.2 gallons per tank at the end of this. 

 

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My longest flight so far was in the Aerosft Airbus Extended, Opus Weather, EGPH to LFMN.. just under 2 hours 30 minutes from start to parking, textures got a little out of shape near the end but i was not using affintymask.

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Could you please share your flight plan? I don't have Lancair Legacy, but I'd love to fly this route. It'll probably take me couple days to finish it, as I only have less than one hour fly time before going sleep...

 

Just completed this non-stop in the Lancair Legacy

 

P.S. The Legacy gets insane gas mileage.. I still had 11.2 gallons per tank at the end of this. 

 

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Hiya Flyce.. I do not.. I usually don't save my flight Plans as I make them up as I go..  I usually plot the first two way points before takeoff and then add a way point after each one I pass.  When I did this flight I knew I wanted to eventually land in NO but left my plan open enough the entire time to sight see if I choose until I reached NO.. 

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Bill, thanks anyway. I'll plot a similar route in plan G.

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Well, my longest 'haul' up to know ended in an OOM. During the last few days I've been adding things to P3D 2.0 but unfortunately, my bad, I only did short flights with it, not taking longer than some 20 to 30 minutes. The first addon I installed was FTX Global. After not having any problems with it I enabled Orbx trees (vector road lights still off), After still not having any problems, I installed the A2A C172 and after that I added Norway freeware. After all that, since everything was going very well, I decided to have my first longer flight and for me 82 nm in the C172 is a 'long haul'.  ^_^ And, as I said, after 38 minutes, some 20 nm away from my destination, I got an OOM.

 

I am using what I would call rather medium settings but apparently they are still high enough to get an OOM with.

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when I was flying B58 around Kansas between KTOP and KMCI, I always got OOM after 10-20min when I'm getting close to the airport. However, in extremely autogen dense area like KSEA, KSFO etc I got not OOMs. 

 

I wonder whether something weird of FTX Global is the reason...

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I said a while back.. It seems like every time I see someone mention OOM, FTX products are involved.. Specifically FTX Global..  If I owned that product I certainly wouldn't install it. 

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I think that unfortunately P3D V2 is not FTX Global Ready. Or vice versa. Better to use default until then.

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I have flown 3 flights from KLAX to CYOW (about 2100 nm) with the default King Air 350 (but with a digital 2D panel, and passengers replaced by fuel); these flights took just over 7 hours with a small tail wind.

 

Today I flew from CYOW to KLAX with the FeelThere 777-200 (but with a Friendly Panels Bombardier CRJ-700 2D panel, since the original FeelThere panel caused P3D2 to crash every time); this flight took just over 5 hours with about a 50 kt headwind. No troubles at all.

 

P3D2 is the first simulator I've had since fs9 that has not crashed (except for the P3D2.0 bugs, which I try hard to avoid). FSX and P3D1 always crashed after flying 30 to 150 minutes. I suspected that my CPU or GPU were overheating, but now I know that the software was at the root of the problems.

 

My CPU is an i7-2600 (already old) with 16GB RAM, and my GPU is a GTX 560Ti (similarly old) with 1.25GB VRAM. With my reasonable P3D2 settings (no shadowing) and FTXG, I get 35 FPS. Needless to say, I am very happy. I didn't think I'd get away with it. 

 

Frans Kes

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I flew my 'long haul' again after discovering the OOMs were mainly due to the Norway freeware... One part of it gave me those weird looking trees and another part simply were too heavy, so it seems. I just flew that same flight with FTXG installed and the A2A C172 plus Norway Scenic LC and things went perfectly fine. VAS stayed around 2.3 and after half an hour or so it moved to 2.4 and sometime later to 2.5. After 45 minutes of flying (I decided to not land but let the plane fly on on AP) VAS reached 2.6.

 

Anyway, seems I was wrong with blaming a few things entirely on FTXG and the C172. Which is great because those are the addons I like most (together with the freeware Norway LC).

 

Now of course my flight isn't a really long haul: I will see how long I will let my plane fly and if I get into problems anyway after a while. It is a fact that P3D 2.0 is rather sensitive when it comes to VAS. Just adding every possible addon will surely result in an OOM so right now you have to choose wisely what to install.

 

EDIT
I ended the flight after 1 hour and 40 minutes. VAS was at 3.2 for a while already. I moved the plane during the flight to Seattle (at 5000 ft on AP) because that scenery is a bit heavier. Anyway, I didn't get near a VAS, so it seems. I never do 1.40 hour flights anyway, so I'm good. ^_^

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Brian,

 

Hope you are having a great day and nice screenshot...

 

The reason I am writing you is because the screenshot you shared is showing you have duplicate AFCADS installed. The default AFCAD is conflicting with the add-on scenery AFCAD... This is a good source of OOM.

 

Happy contrails.....

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