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Steve Cannell

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  • Birthday 07/27/1955

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    Flight simming since the commodore 64 days

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  1. I'm thinking it's getting close to 20 years. It used to display "member since" however us early forum members had to reboot or restart our avsim forum memberships some 15 years ago. Amazing that this sim has so many loyal dedicated followers. Some started way back, like myself 34 years ago on a Commador 64. I often wonder where the future of flight and aviation simulation is going. It should be quit the adventure with some of the amazing Virtual Reality possibilities that are still yet to come. Cheers Steve
  2. I think our flightsim hobby has become a bit of a mess. None have any future. Performance can be appalling. Forget sufficient performance to ever adequately run Virtual Reality. However, I really like this Aerofly 2. After seeing Rob's 4k videos my jaw dropped in amazement. Right away I had to get in on this Aerofly2. It's an awesome start as far as I'm concerned.Sure it's a limited coverage area but what's covered is spectacular. Consistent throughout and performance where it should be. I only wish they could have covered my Vancouver BC. Flightsimming now 35 years and really haven't flown much since Star Citizen 2.0 was released as I love what CGI are doing and how their doing it. :-) Aerofly2 I hope has this potential, and please don't go overboard and produce a sim that's to far ahead of the hardware. Cheers
  3. Looks amazing !!! 4k @60 and great fps! I like the potential of this sim but I hope they most importantly maintain performance with fps for VR !!! Cheers
  4. I sit just 4ft from my 78" curved. Close enough for TrackIR. The immersion is amazing !! I can run this display fine with just one gtx970 and still get a little msaa no problem, however SLI allows me to bump up to sgss and with a little improved performance.
  5. Two 980 ti's has got to be really nice! :-) but I couldn't say whether this would work for you. I'm running 6700k @ 4.8 and two GTX 970's oc's and found 2x 4k displays to be too much in P3D 3.0 with the usual addons. P3D on one display with like a video running from pc to 2nd display was reasonable, but P3D with a second window open was too big a fps hit. Cheers
  6. I don't run both. I've simultaneously run the 78" and 28" as multi-screen but it does lower frames. So I prefer the Samsung 78" curve as my primary with a networked MS Surface Pro. Cheers
  7. Howdy Mostly when using BIG monitors or tv's for gaming, 4K resolutions make it possible. That's really it ! I have two Samsung 4k curves, 78" and 55". With over 30+ years simming I've tried just about every kind of setup. For me BIGGER is better ! Large 4k curved screen tv's are amazing !! Particularly when flight simming. I also might add, for me a significantly better experience @60hz Cheers
  8. Personally, not a single issue with Windows 10. Might I suggest moving on to another flightsim. FSX not progressing beyond the splash screen without giving a fatal error and crashing. For 10 years those dreadful errors nearly drove me crazy . Glad I stuck around in this hobby long enough to see P3DV3. :wub: Cheers
  9. I'm running 6700k @ 4.8 and 2 x EVGA GTX 970's. One GTX 970 will do 4k. Don't think the size of monitor makes any difference. Cheers
  10. Don't think I have tried posting pics here before. My best shot. :smile: My favorite flying experience is now directly in front of the Samsung 78" curved 4k. In just a few minutes I can drag my IKEA ergo chair and ottoman directly in front and use these little ikea stools along side for placing the keyboard, throttle, joystickor 360 controller, ipad (FMS) and Surface Pro 3 (client). https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_GLXRTebuW0QnJwbEdjcmVrOHc Rarely now will I fly with this dual monitor configuration (as shown) as it does affect performance, setup time and serves little purpose. However the ASUS 28" 4k and arm are perfect for along side the leather sofa while using the 78" for all other media. This works quite well even when also used in dual monitor config, with just a little cost to fps.
  11. Samsung 78" 4K UHD Curved UN78HU9000 3840 x 2160 @60hz also works well @30hz . ASUS 28" 4k PB287Q @60hz I can even run both these monitors in multiple display configuration, while flying in P3Dv3 running applications, youtube videos or netflix on either monitor. However I cannot undock a new window in p3d to the second screen and still get acceptable frames.To bad It would be nice to have a full screen spot view going on the 28". Skylake i7 6700k @4.8 Maximus Hero III mb DDR4 16gb @3200 2 x GTX 970 in SLI Cheers
  12. Lots to consider as others have stated. I have 2 x 4k screens running @60hz and without a doubt the bigger the better !!! In my opinion also the big curved screen really adds to the immersion in gaming, especially with P3Dv3 !! :smile: The key is while simming, I move up 3-4 ft close. I don't see a curved screen. It's hard to put into words but it just feels like I'm sitting in the cockpit where the panel gauges, dials, and switches all appear like actual size.
  13. I have had 3 screen setups and personally now much prefer large 3840 x 2160 curved screen TV's. I find height just as important and with TrackIR and an immersive viewing distance, this setup is awesome. :smile:​
  14. I use Carbonite. I like it because it's automatic, continues online backup of all my important files. It daily or apon request takes mirror image snapshots of my C/ drive which contains Windows 8.1 and FSX to an external USB drive. This all takes place quietly in the background while I use the computer. Daily snapshots is the key. Weekly isn't frequent enough, When things go wrong it's usually not expected. Restoring an image works great but if several days has past it's hard to remember what changes, settings, installs, have been made. When snapshots are taken daily, restores are almost seamless. I had nearly given up MSFS several times because of unresolvable issues that required a do over. No fun at all ! This is no longer a worry. It's twice saved me this horrible experience of starting over and re-installing everything again. Free trial is available. Cheers Steve
  15. When I came apon this post, I couldn't resist offering a bit of advice that I know could help anyone using a Windows OS and especially Flight simmers. I don't use Anti virus, Malware or any other security software. Not needed. Daily Continues Mirror Image Backup !! This has proven to be the only way to ensure my flight simming experience continues without frequent disasters. It's no fun starting over. My snapshot history goes back 380 days. Best of all, I can go back to yesterday when FSX or P3D worked perfectly. :-) Cheers Steve
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