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We have new neighbours in our condo- he is an AirBus A320 captain with a major airline. Yesterday I bumped into him and while chatting, invited him, if he had 20 minutes sometime, to drop by and try a check ride on my triple monitor home simulator.To my pleasant surprise, he showed up that same evening. Sat him in my 'captain's chair',showed him yoke/buttons, pedals,keyboard and then brought up FS9 on the "big screen". I think he was somewhat surprised when it opened with set up shown in the screenshot below.Nearly two hours later after he had flown every addon, I had to hint that it was getting late!! He was quite enthralled- I'm sure I'll see more of him.Interestingly, when adjusting Aircraft Realism, he thought mid range was more accurate to real flight than the max setting. I commented that a deficiency he would notice was lack of feedback on the yoke. His response was that with the fly-by-wire controls in the AirBus, there really wasn't a great amount of feedback.My neighbour had a ball with the DreamFleet Baron, ATR 72 and the PMDG 747- although the FMS was a bit perplexing first time around. Apparently quite a bit different from the AirBus.Great fun being able to chat in pilot lingo!! Made my day! Alex Reid PMDG 747 CYVR Gate 16 Ready for C'pit Pre Flighthttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/185495.jpg

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Neat stuff Alex. Give him a few beers. Might be good for a few outdated charts. Maybe even a tour. I have heard before that midrange for the realism is about right. I use this setting for the RFP747. I'll take some too. But use your beer though. :-hahJimCYWG

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One other thing there january. If you drag those left and right screens to full screen, are you still able to make the the views the same across?JimCYWG

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Hi Jim- Never been able to make full screen work properly- it always seems to get garbled- leading to a reboot. If you notice in the pic, Tool and Task bars are both hidden- key Alt or drop the cursor to bottom of the screen to activate either. In addition, the Title bar(s) colour is now dark gray with green lettering- similar to the 744 FMC colours and makes them almost unnoticeable. As well, Desktop Background is set to None- giving that charcoal gray colour to unused areas of the screens.These changes effectively give almost Full Screen viewability.Result?-no hankering here for Full Screen! Alex Reid CYYJ- where the grass is green & the rhodos are in bloom!

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