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Tutorial Video ... Trapping the Carrier

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Nice job on the video. I just wish there was an animation that showed the cable catching the hook and moving with the plane. Looks almost like its crashing when the cables are not seen.Mark.

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Nice and thanks. A week ago I was only able to make one landing in 10. After a week of practice ( Arnold Palmer:

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Nice video! The "ball" you refer to,Is actually the fast,on speed,slow indexer. Back in my navy days in 1976, The F-4's and A-7's that were on the carrier had those lights on the L/H forward edge of the nose landing gear door, So the LSO had an instant speed reference. Do the jets today still have this system?

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Kevin, Great vid. May I ask what OS, GPU and drivers you are using? Thanks, Craig

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Craig,Here's my setup (about 2 years old):* Dell Dimension XPS running an Intel Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz Processor* SyncMaster 225Bw 22" LCD Monitor (added later)* Windows XP Service Pack 2* 2 MB RAM (800 Mhz front-side bus)* NVidia GeForce 7950 GX2 512 RAM (added this later)* Flight Simulator X + Acceleration (thus, SP2)* Seitek X52 Controller (for jets and rotorcraft)* Seitek Pro Flight Yoke system for fixed wing* Seitek Pro 3-lever power quadrant* Seitek Pro Flight Rudder pedals* Fraps (free version) and Windows Moviemaker 2 for the videosPretty much all I need now is some aluminum to wrap around all these electronics and I figure I'll own myself a nice plane! ;)I get pretty decent frame rates on this rig. I have my FSX locked at 24 FPS, and get that anywhere outside any city. Inside cities, I get on average I'd guess about 16-20 FPS ... which is enough to get only the occasional stutter. I can easily land on the carriers with this.Cheers,Kevin

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Kevin, As you can see we have similar graphics cards and I'm also running XP SP2. Do you know what drivers you are using for your graphics card? CraigLian-Li PC60-B Case Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply Gigabyte P35 DS3R Intel Core2Duo E6850 Arctic Cooling Freezer7 Pro Crucual Ballistix 2GB PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) EVGA 7950 GT OC 512 Mb Plextor PX-810SA/SW-BL 18X SATA DVD Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/sec Seagate Barracuda 7200.10250 GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/sec Win XP Pro SP2

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Craig,I'm using the 93.81 drivers (which are the latest for this video card I believe).In Device Manager - mine shows 6.14.10.9381Cheers,Kevin

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>Great stuff!!!>>Is there a way to download YouTube vids?Try WM Recorder in demo mode -- it used to give you 10 mins, but now it's only 5 :(scott s..

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Thanks Kevin, The graphics look better than mine so I'm gonna check and see which drivers I'm using and change if they aren't the same as yours. I think I'm using the triple digit series drivers and should have stuck with the older ones. CraigLian-Li PC60-B Case Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply Gigabyte P35 DS3R Intel Core2Duo E6850 Arctic Cooling Freezer7 Pro Crucual Ballistix 2GB PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) EVGA 7950 GT OC 512 Mb Plextor PX-810SA/SW-BL 18X SATA DVD Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/sec Seagate Barracuda 7200.10250 GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/secCraig

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My flaps were set (although not shown in the video ... the F18 has automated flaps to reduce pilot load).

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>Nice job on the video. I just wish there was an animation>that showed the cable catching the hookExcellent video! I agree, an animation which shows the hook being caught by the cable would increase realism. Maybe in FS11?

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