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On Monday I installed Orbx's Australia 2 and this morning  made a test flight from Aeropelican to Canberra at 2500 feet until I got to the mountains where I jumped to 4500 feet.  Just an hour flight but I have to say the cities and towns look more 'habitable'  than they do in the original Australia  More urban area covered and more three dimensional houses.

Yesterday I went to the Orbx limited user's forum to ask if I should uninstall all the original airport sceneries.  I was told to leave them where they are because updates for them will be coming soon to makem compatible with Australia 2.

I am just comparing the two sceneries for I know little about Australia.  When I was in the Air Force I spent a couple weeks at our Air Force Station in Alice Springs in the 60s but never got to see much of the country.

Noel

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I've taken a few flights and it looks good. Didn't do a cost-benefit analysis, but I like it. Bought both Australia v1 (Blue) and v2 on the days they were first offered!

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"Bought both Australia v1 (Blue) and v2 on the days they were first offered!"

Me too, even though I live in Europe and have never been to Australia, but I think it's a very beautiful place to fly. Mountains, Citiscapes, Outback, Forests, Great Barrier reef, you have it all and with ORBX's AI, which include both civil, GA and military ai, installed it really comes alive.

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yep  coming  from melb  auv2  is  a lot  better  especially  the  city  during the  night

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Years later I had a chance to visit Australia and New Zealand in a professional capacity and jumped at the opportunity. Hence you see my profile picture under the Sydney Harbour bridge.

Flying over the countries made me feel like I was there before. Loved the people as well as the topography after personally meeting both.

Thank you ORBX.

Kind regards,

Spirit Flyer

Stephen

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22 hours ago, birdguy said:

Yesterday I went to the Orbx limited user's forum to ask if I should uninstall all the original airport sceneries.  I was told to leave them where they are because updates for them will be coming soon to makem compatible with Australia 2.

I am just comparing the two sceneries for I know little about Australia.  When I was in the Air Force I spent a couple weeks at our Air Force Station in Alice Springs in the 60s but never got to see much of the country.

In their forums they said there may be some elevation issues with ORBX airports resulting from use of higher-resolution mesh.  Did you see any significant problems with the current airport sceneries on Ausv2?

In a previous life I flew resupply runs into YBAS in the C-141.  Ah, the good old days.

Regards

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2 minutes ago, w6kd said:

In their forums they said there may be some elevation issues with ORBX airports resulting from use of higher-resolution mesh.  Did you see any significant problems with the current airport sceneries on Ausv2?

In a previous life I flew resupply runs into YBAS in the C-141.  Ah, the good old days.

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Hi Bob,

I dropped into a few but noticed no problems whatsoever. Cairns, Hervey Bay, Melbourne (I own 3 in the area) and multiple in Tasmania.

Kind regards,

Spirit Flyer

Stephen

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3 minutes ago, SpiritFlyer said:

I dropped into a few but noticed no problems whatsoever. Cairns, Hervey Bay, Melbourne (I own 3 in the area) and multiple in Tasmania.

OK, thanks Stephen.  I think I'll give it some time before i consider upgrading just to let everything catch up.

Cheers

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6 hours ago, w6kd said:

OK, thanks Stephen.  I think I'll give it some time before i consider upgrading just to let everything catch up.

Cheers

don't  forget  they  will be updating  their  airports  to  match  the  v2  version  

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9 hours ago, w6kd said:

In a previous life I flew resupply runs into YBAS in the C-141.  Ah, the good old days.

And they still operate, into YBAS every Tuesday, but has been a C-17 since about 2003!

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I have not yet noticed any elevation anomalies in my Australia 2 flights Bob.

Noel 

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3 hours ago, birdguy said:

I have not yet noticed any elevation anomalies in my Australia 2 flights Bob.

Noel 

Me neither. All looks good so far. :smile:

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