Ray Proudfoot

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    Former MoD civil servant now retired.

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  1. Ray Proudfoot

    How to contact PC Aviator

    Sorry, misread your post. Please ignore.
  2. I have a BenQ QHD monitor for photo work and it's very accurate. I temporarily plugged it into my P3D computer to check the increase in resolution. 2560*1440 over 1920*1080. It's only a 33% increase. It made such a small improvement I decided not to invest in one for P3D. If you have a 1080 or better and are planning on a single display then 4K (3840*2160) will be much better. However, for multiple displays that option goes out of the window as the demands on the card will result in poor fps. Under 20 in all likelihood.
  3. John, I made that decision because that PC is used purely for FS use and I'm the only person with an account. If you trust yourself then it does help. For example, the popup when you run an executable asking you to confirm will not appear. But if you're experienced with computers then it is a good option.
  4. Good stuff. For info I have a single Admin account on Windows 7 with UAC turned off and by default everything runs in 'Admin' mode.
  5. Runtime error 75 is a path / file error. If you search through this forum for it you will find many instances and a probable fix. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/964575/error-75-path-file-access-error
  6. Ray Proudfoot

    Honeycomb Yoke and Throttle news

    That quote was 9 months ago. No wonder I have no recollection of it. I think it’s 6 inches of overall travel so three inches in each direction. Still twice that of the Saitek.
  7. Ray Proudfoot

    Favorite planes

    Favourite in a sim is Concorde and it used to be the same in the real world before October 2003. it turned heads like no other commercial aircraft. One of the most beautiful aircraft to grace the skies.
  8. I swapped a 3Gb Nvidia GTX780 for an 8Gb 1080 and running my test scenario at Aerosoft’s Heathrow Xtreme it did not increase fps at all proving all that all the extra muscle is wasted on FSX. It was the moment I realised P3D was the only solution although I switched to v3 as I fly FSL Concorde which is 32-bit only. I’d also recommend the op switching to P3D if he wants to maximise performance. A lot of the scenery will still work too.
  9. Dan, The TV that is recommended by my source is the Samsung MU6400. That's the UK model number so if you're elsewhere it may vary.
  10. He’ll pay through the nose for a UHD monitor. A suitable UHD TV will cost far less. Don’t know what subsampling is, sorry. Just check the TV has chroma 4:4:4. A Samsung 40” TV will cost around 400UKP so probably same in USD.
  11. Ray Proudfoot

    Aivlasoft EFB v2 - Released

    Bruce, There were two significant weaknesses with v1. 1) The Ai would eventually disappear as the SimConnect channel became 'blocked'. v2 uses FSUIPC for Ai and this problem is solved. 2) Selecting the STAR in v1 was quite laborious. Firstly you had to select the Arrival and then in a separate window the Approach. v2 does all this in one window and speeds up the process considerably. v2 also has profiles for each aircraft and will show descent guidance at ToD. You can turn it off if you wish. Taxi guidance to and from the active runway is a two-click action. Previously the user had to enter the taxiways designators which was time consuming. Whilst it still does the same thing as v1 the v2 interface is slicker and presents far more info than v1. You have a 30-day free trial. Why not see for yourself. How many other developers are so generous with their software?
  12. @bbuckleyhas the right answer. You need a paid version of FSUIPC. I’ve done the same myself and can confirm it works.
  13. One piece of advice I was given for a potential UHD TV is Make sure it has Chroma 4:4:4 capability. That will make text much clearer. You do have to use it for general Windows duties too. That will probably reduce the number of suitable TVs and may increase the price but better that than blurry text making Windows use difficult.
  14. Ray Proudfoot

    Aivlasoft EFB v2 - Released

    Thanks Bob, that’s nice of you. 👍😎
  15. Ray Proudfoot

    Aivlasoft EFB v2 - Released

    All those asking questions about what EFB v2 can do should try the 30-day free trial period. You can then answer your own questions.