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Man..what I WAS MISSING!----Accu-Feel...

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Well, since having had P3D, I had not until yesterday tried to install both Accu-Feel v2.1  and GSX Ground Services (latest installer from website)

 

Oh man...what I was missing!

 

I'm right now in the Riva in-board motor boat slamming across some very active water...(the best dynamic display of water seen yet in P3D v.2.2!) and the sound is incredible as I hit the waves.  Yes...HIT THE WAVES that are acting upon my hull and giving the sound of impact through Accu-Feel and moving the hull not merely up and down...but actually the true RL feel and view of a V-hull taking on the crests and swells. Man..this ALONE---------------> if I saw an FSX/P3D v2.2 side-by-side comparison on two running systems...side-by-side..would have me running to P3D in a heart-beat.

 

Simply amazing...and I highly suggest to those (and I'm sure that there still are such as myself, until yesterday....) that have not yet installed these two products into their P3D (whatever...) that you do so ASAP.  You are (ignorance is NOT bliss...) missing out on immersion level, big time!  I didn't realize how much Accu-Feel adds to a flight simulation, to wrap around you...and deliver!  This is a must, in P3D...that's for sure.....

 

It would have been great to have had a triple-install option...but with a little cut and snip for the dll.xml file...you are moments away from the same immersion that you enjoy in FSX, with this product, as well as Ground Services, (which is working perfectly...and thanks again for the developer's help in getting it installed...many thanks!

 

Back to the boat...just about to travel under the Mackinaw Bridge, in Michigan's U.P.....and man...is the water rough with using the ORBX weather option (4).  I'd say that in RL, the waves would be 2 1/2 to 3 foot swells...and Accu-Feel is matching the action with the appropriate volume and intensity.

 

I am SO hooked on P3D...there is no hope for an addiction recovery. I am lost ......... :ph34r:

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Did I miss something or are we talking about boats here?

Yeap, Mitch is now on a boat trip. :lol:

Spirit

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Did I miss something or are we talking about boats here?

Oh yes...I fly and boat within P3D...perhaps now, on a 50/50 basis.  I actually (the imagination-generator fueled up...) create (if I had the coin....) RL scenarios, whereby, I fly into an ORBX PNW or SAK 'candy-bar'....lake, seaplane base, (my lake-side cottage?!?!?(wink))...and there, by saved situation (and transference to this equipment)... is my runabout, or yacht...(my RL wife, likes her virtual counterpart to be enjoying that boat, right alongside me...(smile)).  P3D is a total world simulator...if there is something you are doing on the planet....terra-firma,atmosphere, or H2O....it will supply you the virtual reality to get the job done!   So...yeah...search out water-craft for FSX/P3D, put it into P3D...and why not have it all?  Fly in...and then bring the picnic basket to the boat...cast off the lines (wives are great for that!) and lead away from the dock.  BTW...in FSX (Cushman Lake) is superb for aquatic enterprises. I have at least two boats 'saved' down at the docks within the scenery pack.  I am hoping that ORBX will soon convert Cushman Lake, and KORS to triple-install ASAP.  Both are wonderful products to enjoy ALL that each flight sim platform can dish out...

 

Cheers!

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Hi Mitch,

you forgot the diving activities yet?

Spirit

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Hi Mitch,

you forgot the diving activities yet?

Spirit

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

 

......blub..blub....

 

In fact, my wife and I are soon going in RL, scuba and skin (she only snorkels...) to Tobermory, Ontario Canada...for the 19th century ship-wrecks at the Fathom Five Provincial Marine Park.  Many wooden ship-wrecks in that area...and most available within 30-50 feet down!  We cross over at the Blue Water Bridge...and boogie on down to Tobermory for scuba and great White Fish 'n chips off of the fish shops overlooking the harbor. We then are going to take the Ferry over to Manitoulin Island,..and then head back to Michigan through Sault Ste. Marie.  I am most fortunate to have a friend that also came up from L.A. around the same time I did...and he and I had always been surfers/snorkelers/scuba nuts.  We both have MARES equipment.  If you ever wish to try out ANOTHER hobby...lol...and when you certify...you can NOT beat this equipment for value, or safety.

 

 

http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/index.aspx

 

http://www.scuba.com/manufacturers/mares/

 

http://www.leisurepro.com/c-962/tanks

 

 

Cheers!

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Back to the boat...just about to travel under the Mackinaw Bridge, in Michigan's U.P.....and man...is the water rough with using the ORBX weather option (4).  I'd say that in RL, the waves would be 2 1/2 to 3 foot swells...and Accu-Feel is matching the action with the appropriate volume and intensity.

 

 

Try going a little further north and see if accu-feel simulates running into the icebergs on lake superior  :P

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Try going a little further north and see if accu-feel simulates running into the icebergs on lake superior  :P

We are going there...from the 'Soo....to Munising, for a boat tour and falls tour at Pictured Rock Natural Lakeshore.  I'll let you know...LOL!

 

http://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm

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We are going there...from the 'Soo....to Munising, for a boat tour and falls tour at Pictured Rock Natural Lakeshore.  I'll let you know...LOL!

 

http://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm

Well have fun haha. Have you ever been to the U.P. before? (IRL that is).

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Well have fun haha. Have you ever been to the U.P. before? (IRL that is).

Oh yeah...my brother-in-law has a tract of land around Munising for camping and deer hunting.  He rents acreage to Michigan State for agriculture studies.  My wife and I go up there quite a bit...and even can catch the Northern Lights when they want to give a show.  The stars...(no major pollution ) glow like diamonds up there, as we sit around the camp-fire.  The only bummer to this trip, is the reported amount of mosquitoes this year....there are so many...that if they don't finish you in the first hundred sips...they have 200 of them each lift you up by your arms...and fly you to the nest for a later night 'last bar call'..... :blush:     But...back to flight simming...(I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!)

 

Cheers!

 

Mitch'er

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The mosquitoes are my daily companions, here in Thailand. :P Anyway have fun there.

Spirit

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The mosquitoes are my daily companions, here in Thailand. :P Anyway have fun there.

Spirit

Thanks, Spirit..and oh...you haven't got it truly so bad....not with those 'James Bond' GORGEOUS islands you folks own....

 

You lucky person...

 

http://www.touropia.com/best-islands-in-thailand/

 

Post Edit:  What a hoot....I have NEVER flown within Thailand in any simulator...I'm about to load up...and have a go!  ORBX...you should do all the islands of Thailand as well as your PNG.  Now..I'd BUY THAT!

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Thanks, Spirit..and oh...you haven't got it truly so bad....not with those 'James Bond' GORGEOUS islands you folks own....

 

You lucky person...

 

http://www.touropia.com/best-islands-in-thailand/

Hi Mitch,

that's true but I live about 1000 km North where Chiang Mai the "Rose of the North" is. No ocean but wonderful mountains. I wouldn't like to live near the water except from being on board of a big sized yacht. :mellow:

Spirit

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Hi Mitch,

that's true but I live about 1000 km North where Chiang Mai the "Rose of the North" is. No ocean but wonderful mountains. I wouldn't like to live near the water except from being on board of a big sized yacht. :mellow:

Spirit

I have always had to be by a large body of water...it goes way more deeper than even the water in my blood plasma...lol.   The Great Lakes are nice, but I really miss oceans...the salt water 'n waves. We were going to sell and retire down to South Carolina (actually Myrtle Beach, we were looking,we did!) as I am DONE with snow-blowers and what they are used to move...but my son and his family want to move back to Phoenix, Arizona, near, or in the town of Chandler, and being that we lived there for a spell along the road of life...will most likely move back to Phoenix for retirement.  It's not so bad though...plenty of lakes a hundred miles around...and of course there is San Diego, about a few hours away, lol. My wife and I are actually (if you are interested to explore...) wanting to settle down in Fountain Hills, AZ.  A most beautiful place, indeed.  Anyway...before we get kicked outta here...and put in Hangar Chat, lol...I just re-installed all the ORBX freebie's again, as I had to do an entire re-installation of P3D to get it into a folder install. That is done..and time to reboot...and then go and explore Thailand....and what a great idea to do so!

 

If I fly over your house...light off a red smoke locator chug....and I'll tip my wings of the SkyMaster in salute!

 

Happy flyin'....

 

Ses

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  The only bummer to this trip, is the reported amount of mosquitoes this year....

Ah, so you've seen our Air Force in action!  :P

 

I live up here and love how pollution-free the air is. It makes flying all that much more enjoyable. The nature up here is best appreciated from a 172 at about 3000' MSL. (If you ever see a red and white one flying over next time you're up, be sure to wave!)

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.......

 

If I fly over your house...light off a red smoke locator chug....and I'll tip my wings of the SkyMaster in salute!.....

Hi Mitch,

I'll have a look and give you the signal. There's a pretty nice freeware scenery of VTCC (Chiang Mai) but unfortunately it doesn't look quite well in P3D v2.

Spirit

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Ah, so you've seen our Air Force in action!  :P

 

I live up here and love how pollution-free the air is. It makes flying all that much more enjoyable. The nature up here is best appreciated from a 172 at about 3000' MSL. (If you ever see a red and white one flying over next time you're up, be sure to wave!)

Oh..a man lucky enough to fly in RL....ok..(wink)..I shall...  I always say...."If you can't fly over it....then take a motorcycle..and ride through it...for you still get plenty of wind...".   :rolleyes:

Hi Mitch,

I'll have a look and give you the signal. There's a pretty nice freeware scenery of VTCC (Chiang Mai) but unfortunately it doesn't look quite well in P3D v2.

Spirit

VTCC?  OK...I'm just about to close down the browser...and fire up P3D...VTCC will be the first flight out of the gate....

 

We all get stuck flying around 500 miles around 'what we know'...and this thread has reminded me that ORBX Global...means...global......

 

Post Edit:  VTCC!  Man..the airport is beautifully located...Spirit...what is that very tall mountain parallel to R18?  I'm just about to take off..and oh...nice weather right now about the vicinity....love the palm trees in ORBX-G....  back to the flight...and taxi to R18.....

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Hi Mitch,

the tall mountain is Doi Suthep and on top is a tempel. Have a look here http://www.visitchiangmai.com.au/doi_suthep.html

We always have nice weather. :lol: But soon it will rain more often as the rainy season is coming.

Spirit

I was wondering what that was, as I climbed out from R18.   Thailand's ORBX G is drop-dead gorgeous!  I am very happy in how this thread has morphed today, Spirit...as I most likely, would have not been drawn (being from North America...and we all tend to stay in our collective 500 miles 'shells'....bad..I know..to fly over Thailand,....but ORBX-G has an entirely different look (and most excellent) in rendering your home city...and I am going to have a blast today...really exploring your whole country....it looks too good to pass up!   That temple, looks in my view..as a rock cone, like a volcano.  Does your rendering look the same?  Anyway...back to the flight..I'm in pause and have just cleared off off the end of R18...and am going to bank right to get up there and check that temple out.  That's what I love so much about AVSIM...we all come from another place...and can so inject great 'global' camaraderie  to this hobby...  I have to thank you for being a citizen of Thailand...for like I said...who knows if I would have ever chosen to virtually fly there....   What a BLAST!...Bye for now...that mountain and Temple is calling. the Bonanza....  

 

Post Edit: Ok...I see that that is a rock outcropping...and not the Temple.  I'll check that out in real life as per your link...thanks...

 

Buddhist monastery in 1383 it is still a working monastery today.....wow.....  Thanks Spirit....

 

Cheers, Mate!

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Hi Mitch,

happy that I could give you some inspiration for a visit in Chiang Mai/Thailand. The temple has a Pagoda I guess that's what you see. I don't have FTX Global so I can't tell you what I see in P3D v2. I only can tell you what I see when I've a look through the bedroom window - straight to Doi Suthep and the temple. Not now, because it's already dark night here.

Have fun

Spirit

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Hi Mitch,

happy that I could give you some inspiration for a visit in Chiang Mai/Thailand. The temple has a Pagoda I guess that's what you see. I don't have FTX Global so I can't tell you what I see in P3D v2. I only can tell you what I see when I've a look through the bedroom window - straight to Doi Suthep and the temple. Not now, because it's already dark night here.

Have fun

Spirit

 

Here are 5 shots of your Home Town, and one of me, if I had the coin to actually do this. In fact...the Carenado guy, looks a lot like myself in RL, lol........ with the mountain and airport to my left wing....:  At the top of the mountain is a rock outcrop...flew over that about ten minutes ago...

 

 
 
 
 

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Hi Mitch,

thanks for the shots - nice to see you. :P

 

Well, the Doi Suthep on your shot #3 is not exactly as it looks like in real. The road is ok and it leads to the top passing the temple, but this thing on top should be the temple with the pagoda I guess and is rendered wrong. Unfortunately I couldn't find any photo with the view up the mountain, there are only a lot top down to the city and of course the temple itself.

 

This should be improved from ORBX I think.

 

Anyway, thanks again

Spirit

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Hi Mitch,

thanks for the shots - nice to see you. :P

 

Well, the Doi Suthep on your shot #3 is not exactly as it looks like in real. The road is ok and it leads to the top passing the temple, but this thing on top should be the temple with the pagoda I guess and is rendered wrong. Unfortunately I couldn't find any photo with the view up the mountain, there are only a lot top down to the city and of course the temple itself.

 

This should be improved from ORBX I think.

 

Anyway, thanks again

Spirit

Ah...so that SHOULD be the pagoda of the Temple.  You should contact John V. over at FTX...and mention that this landmark, should not be rendered as a rock outcropping! It must crank those that live there....!!!

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Ah...so that SHOULD be the pagoda of the Temple.  You should contact John V. over at FTX...and mention that this landmark, should not be rendered as a rock outcropping! It must crank those that live there....!!!

Hi Mitch,

well, but I don't have FTX Global so I don't know if it's proper to do it and I would need to use your screen shot too.

Spirit

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Where do you get boats?

 

I've been to Munising and Pictured Rocks.   Nice cool place in the summer.  Northern Michigan is a secret treasure in the US.

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