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You can lose out on so much great scenery, if you don't own an Amphib!

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There is such great detail, in most of the Orbx coastline airports and adjacent scenery, but you need a water-plane and even better, an amphibian...so you can take off from that custom Orbx airport, and then, eventually,  land upon any water-body you wish...be it lake, river, or ocean...

 

These are shots on the inland side of the sand bar, that protects Caloundra (YCDR), Australia

 

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Case in point,  here is an Orbx PeopleFLow character in his motorboat, waving to you as you pass him by...you never would enjoy this animation, if you could not get close enough to his boat...:)
 
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Final case-point...look at the detail on the outside of the condo's...and even the awning-tents and chairs for the pleasure of the residents and guests.  Orbx could have just produced scenery that could be seen in a 1,800 foot fly-over at 110 knots...and get away with it, I guess.....
 
...but for those like myself, that want to suck the scenery-marrow from the the bones...THIS is truly the detail of scenery that prompted me to drop the coin to get it.
 
 I hope that Orbx never 'cheapens' their product, to save on production costs...for there are users like myself..that will land...and take a tour..whether in a sea-plane, or any of the great boats you can freeware, or purchase....and WILL notice, if they do...(smile).
 
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These following four shots are cruising within the dredged residential channels  and I find the detail simply wonderful, in the residential buildings, and the resident's boats (varied) they are fortunate to own!
 
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Those are some nice screenshots of the area but let's be fair, there are plenty of hidden gems for the US, like the PNW and then travel north towards Alaska.  I've even found some nuggets of greatness at a lot of the freeware airports too.  ORBX just needs to admit they love eye candy and the devil is in the details. :)

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Those are some nice screenshots of the area but let's be fair, there are plenty of hidden gems for the US, like the PNW and then travel north towards Alaska.  I've even found some nuggets of greatness at a lot of the freeware airports too.  ORBX just needs to admit they love eye candy and the devil is in the details. :)

"Oh, of course Yash, I'm just presently highlighting some of the great scenery that I purchased so far, to populate my AUS SP4 purchase of their prior sale.  My main point, is not actually WHERE you set your amphib down..but that you DO set your amphib down...and see this great and most detailed scenery slow, and up close...all this is missed after the take-off....anywhere.  :hi:

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You and I must have been on the same wavelength with regards to AUS SP4.  I recently reinstalled it on my computer and then slowly checked any updates to the airports I have.  I bought YPJT on sale and it's pretty good (hence why I brought up Perth before).  I never bothered to get to that side of the country, but it sure is beautiful.  One downside I found though is with respect to tubeliner routes, short haul aircraft are constrained to short hauls to coastal cities and not cross country, at least that's what I have found out through PFPX.  YBRM and YCBS are two other great airports along the coasts of Australia with picturesque scenery and nice coastlines.

 

If you're sticking around down under, I look forward to more screenshots.

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Those two white cars will be knackered if the tide comes in.... :) 

 

The guy in the motorboat wouldn't be waving at me... well he might be waving his fist as the wake of a fighter jet in full burner churns up the water...  OH... you said 1800 feet fly by, not 1800 knots!!  :Tounge:

 

Stunning scenery  - the water effects almost look real!

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Those two white cars will be knackered if the tide comes in.... :) 

 

The guy in the motorboat wouldn't be waving at me... well he might be waving his fist as the wake of a fighter jet in full burner churns up the water...  OH... you said 1800 feet fly by, not 1800 knots!!  :Tounge:

 

Stunning scenery  - the water effects almost look real!

You made me almost spew my coffee...LOLOLOLOL

 

Seriously, though..I am on some sort of Honeymoon with P3D v3.2.3....this is the best rendering of cloud shadow, I have ever seen in an M.S. based sim.  Almost photo-real...and this is the sim producing it...

 

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You and I must have been on the same wavelength with regards to AUS SP4.  I recently reinstalled it on my computer and then slowly checked any updates to the airports I have.  I bought YPJT on sale and it's pretty good (hence why I brought up Perth before).  I never bothered to get to that side of the country, but it sure is beautiful.  One downside I found though is with respect to tubeliner routes, short haul aircraft are constrained to short hauls to coastal cities and not cross country, at least that's what I have found out through PFPX.  YBRM and YCBS are two other great airports along the coasts of Australia with picturesque scenery and nice coastlines.

 

If you're sticking around down under, I look forward to more screenshots.

I guess, if you mostly fly commercial, the airports vs. terrain, might be a challenge, but there are of course business jets, etc for those mimicking a professional career, and by the book procedural flying.  I have found some coastal airports that allow for 737 operation, so you can fly coast to coast over Australia. An AVSIM member from that continent, would be a great source of the airports supporting large-commercial.  

 

I probably will be here for live-time weeks.  I haven't even scratched the surface of the diversified terrain.  I was presently shooting down the coast, admiring the ocean cliffs and of course, the KILLER haze being brought in when called for by ASN, .....that can have me asking my wife to slide food under the door for the next few days...

 

Cheers n' beers,

 

Mitch'er

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Yeah, those shadows definitely add a lot more realism.  I'm tempted to do a flight from Alice Springs (hopefully with some clouds in the weather) and catch some nice screenshots.  I know what I'm doing after work. :)

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Yeah, those shadows definitely add a lot more realism.  I'm tempted to do a flight from Alice Springs (hopefully with some clouds in the weather) and catch some nice screenshots.  I know what I'm doing after work. :)

Yep...we ARE on the same page of the flight manual.  I love deserts...and Alice Springs by Orbx, is now one of my favorites. I even went onto Youtube to search out Alice Springs videos...and man..in real life...this place rocks!  A great younger crowd destination!

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I even went onto Youtube to search out Alice Springs videos...and man..in real life...this place rocks!  A great younger crowd destination!

It's even extra special for those folks who enjoy being out in the middle of nowhere, without food and water. :)

 

Wait, no water...no water landings for you!  :Doh:

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It's even extra special for those folks who enjoy being out in the middle of nowhere, without food and water. :)

 

Wait, no water...no water landings for you!  :Doh:

I'm a guy that was raised in Phoenix, Arizona...so...you only have to water-bottle it...sip...walk...sip...walk...it works!

 

LOL

 

...no water landing for you...right...but then...that great extending landing gear of the Amphib...Yash...I have it all covered...!!!!!!!   :dance:

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I'm a guy that was raised in Phoenix, Arizona...so...you only have to water-bottle it...sip...walk...sip...walk...it works!

 

LOL

 

...no water landing for you...right...but then...that great extending landing gear of the Amphib...Yash...I have it all covered...!!!!!!!   :dance:

Raised in Phoenix, I'm sorry! lol

 

I lived there 5 years too long.  I could never understand why anyone would want to live there.  I tried golfing in the summer out there, lost 10 pounds after 18 holes...great for weight loss, not so good for enjoyment.

 

I suspect a trek in the outback isn't much different than the middle of Arizona.  I never went anywhere without a water bottle at the ready. 

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Great shots Mitch, some of which would pass for photos.

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Raised in Phoenix, I'm sorry! lol

 

I lived there 5 years too long.  I could never understand why anyone would want to live there.  I tried golfing in the summer out there, lost 10 pounds after 18 holes...great for weight loss, not so good for enjoyment.

 

I suspect a trek in the outback isn't much different than the middle of Arizona.  I never went anywhere without a water bottle at the ready. 

Well...to understand the Sonoran Mentality...one has to love the warmth, year-round, the vistas, changing colors, and a view of the heavens, like no other, at Fountain Hills...:)  That's where my wife and I are thinking of retiring to, when that comes along.  So...Alice Springs, would be a hop and a skip...:)

 

what plane is that?

 

cheers

-andy crosby

The Carenado Cessna StationAir 6 Amphibian. It actually comes in variations; wheels as well as amphib, for the same price.  A great value.

Great shots Mitch, some of which would pass for photos.

Thanks Novation...having a blast with this version!

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Mitch, enjoyed your pics so much I had to break down and buy YCDR to add to my AU collection. 

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Mitch, enjoyed your pics so much I had to break down and buy YCDR to add to my AU collection. 

I know...these pics and those from others, can be a tad heavy on the wallet, Carl...:)))))))

 

You are gonna love it. Make sure you have an Amphib in your hangar...and I suggest that you take off...go over the coast....head for a water landing at the mouth of the sand-bar harbor...and then...water taxi..along the coast within the protected harbor......and then into the residential canals...and just see what detail there is...

 

OH..OH.....I don't care what FPS you get as a result...but put all your graphic sliders to the right...as well as special effects. Water set to HIGH, with all the sub-buttons ticked.  Have fun...and enjoy the great Orbx eye-candy that is engineered into this scenery.

 

See if you can find the guy in the motorboat that will wave to you as you come near!   :))))

 

I'm not going to tell you where he is...just off-shore....that's for you to find out!   :dance:

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Sorry Mitch but all I can find is a pretty blonde on a yacht waving for me to turn around. Then a thunderstorm came up and I had to shut down.    ??

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Raised in Phoenix, I'm sorry! lol

 

I lived there 5 years too long. I could never understand why anyone would want to live there. I tried golfing in the summer out there, lost 10 pounds after 18 holes...great for weight loss, not so good for enjoyment.

 

That's so funny Jim. I'm from Tucson, born and raised and lived there for 28 years. Funny thing is that I used to golf and was a cyclist when I lived there and thought nothing of going golfing or cycling when it was 110-115 degrees with a heat index of 120. I guess since I was raised there and was used to it, it didn't bother me that much.

 

Now I live in Dallas and complain about the heat when it's over 90, lol.

 

Not long ago I flew to Phoenix in the summer with some friends who had never been there. As soon as the double glass doors opened and we walked out side into what felt like a blast furnace, my friends were wondering how anyone could possibly live here. Even myself was thinking, damn, this is too hot.

 

Could be worse. I used to go boating up near Laughlin on the Colorado river. It would hit 120 in the day and be 105 at night in the dark. Now that was way too hot for me. We used to jump into the river fully clothed and be bone dry, clothes and all, in 5 minutes, lol.

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That's so funny Jim. I'm from Tucson, born and raised and lived there for 28 years. Funny thing is that I used to golf and was a cyclist when I lived there and thought nothing of going golfing or cycling when it was 110-115 degrees with a heat index of 120. I guess since I was raised there and was used to it, it didn't bother me that much.

 

Now I live in Dallas and complain about the heat when it's over 90, lol.

 

Not long ago I flew to Phoenix in the summer with some friends who had never been there. As soon as the double glass doors opened and we walked out side into what felt like a blast furnace, my friends were wondering how anyone could possibly live here. Even myself was thinking, damn, this is too hot.

 

Could be worse. I used to go boating up near Laughlin on the Colorado river. It would hit 120 in the day and be 105 at night in the dark. Now that was way too hot for me. We used to jump into the river fully clothed and be bone dry, clothes and all, in 5 minutes, lol.

I used to explain to people that the best way to imagine the heat in the summer in Phoenix was to take and open an already hot oven and stick your face inside...probably the same effect. :)

 

I miss it out there and then I don't...I guess I miss everything but the heat.

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+1 for those shots. Sorry to interrupt your AZ talk, on a rainy cold European night I am getting jealous. Is the scenery UTX TAC? 

 

Cheers,

Hans

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+1 for those shots. Sorry to interrupt your AZ talk, on a rainy cold European night I am getting jealous. Is the scenery UTX TAC? 

 

Cheers,

Hans

No UTX TAC, Hans,  The product, Ultimate Terrain, doesn't cover Australia.  In fact, I don't think they have any Oceania coverage product that I am aware of.

 

All of the shots in the thread, were from Orbx's Australia AUS SP4 and one of the Orbx airports for the continent; YDCR (Coloundra)

 

Mitch

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Sorry Mitch but all I can find is a pretty blonde on a yacht waving for me to turn around. Then a thunderstorm came up and I had to shut down.    ??

Well...don't tell the wife....or your hobby could come to an abrupt end, Carl...LOL!

 

Have fun...it's a great scenery product.

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No UTX TAC, Hans,  The product, Ultimate Terrain, doesn't cover Australia.  In fact, I don't think they have any Oceania coverage product that I am aware of.
 
All of the shots in the thread, were from Orbx's Australia AUS SP4 and one of the Orbx airports for the continent; YDCR (Coloundra)

 

Thanks Mitch, should have better concentrated in the middle of the night and read the intro. I have Australia SP4 but rarely fly there. Amazing detail indeed.

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