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  1. This topic has been moved by the moderator of this forum. It can be found at:http://forums.avsim.net/dcboard.php?az=sho...&topic_id=35887
  2. Is anyone flying FSX with an Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT card? If so, what kind of results are you getting with it? My Radeon 9800 XT bit the dust. It was handling FSX pretty well. The only card I can find that will plug into its place around here is the 7300 GT with 512 mb and I don't know what to expect from it performance-wise.Can someone tell me?Thanks.Dewey
  3. Who is the manufacturer of your Grand, Mitch? Are you satisfied with the sampled sounds?I play a Yamaha keyboard. One of its voices is a Grand Piano. I think it's close, but maybe not close enough for someone who actually plays a Grand. It would be interesting to see.One of my hobbies is arranging songs, recording all the parts with different instrument voices, and putting them on CD. My sister and I compose songs, and I arrange, play and record them.It's amazing what you can do with digital voices, and it's a fun and satisfying creative outlet.Dewey
  4. Rob, by your formula, the faster your ground speed, the greater your rate of descent. I don't believe that's correct. Or do I misunderstand your meaning?Dewey
  5. >There is an annoying thermal about a 1/2 mile out from KSNA>on the 19R ILS approach. I would like to get rid of it. Anyone>know how?>>I don't know if this is a default thermal or if my LA>Megascenery might have put it there?>>JeffThis reminds me of the old Coit Road airport in Dallas. It has been gone for many years. But back when I was flying my old Taylorcraft out of there in the summer time I had to run the "thermal gauntlet" every time I landed into the south. There was a blacktop road that ran across the north end of the runway about 40 feet out from the end. So you came across it on final at a very low altitude just about read to cross the fence. One minute you were right on the beam and the next you were being tossed up into the air again just at the wrong time! Then trying to get that old floater of an airplane back down before you had to go around was really an adventure. Needless to say I had to go around more times than I wanted to in the hot summer time!Anyway, I empathize with your frustration.Dewey
  6. Wings of Power P-40:Great textures, outstanding 3D cockpit, great sounds, great flight model. But, unless I'm missing something, I think the prop is turning backwards on this plane. Anyone else noticed this?Dewey
  7. It occurs to me that if people didn't have the freedom to bounce new ideas off one another, we wouldn't be sitting here typing messages on this forum because there wouldn't be any forums. And there wouldn't be any forums because there wouldn't be any computers. And there wouldn't be any computers because whenever someone tried to bounce related ideas off groups of people whose knowledge they respected, they would be quickly told to stop their bellyaching and just be happy playing with their Tinker Toys.You know, when you think about it, if someone comes to this forum and attempts to share a new idea, it speaks very loudly for the respect they have for the people on this forum. That person feels that these people have the knowledge and the know-how to accurately assess his idea and maybe provide some stimulating feedback that might enhance it and build it into something useful.Of course, we all know how hard it is to successfully express ourselves so that other folks really get the message we're trying to pass along. It's so common for our intentional messages to get misinterpreted, and sometimes twisted beyond recognition. And often that happens just from a choice of one or two words that mean something very different to another person. But that's a whole study by itself.What I'm saying here is that I believe we, as a community of intelligent and diverse individuals who share a common hobby, should not only accept new ideas, new slants on old ideas, or even ideas that might sound a little strange at first, but we should invite them.Who knows? It might be one of us who succeeds in solving some of the problems that we struggle with in this hobby. Then we could all say we helped, and that we read it first on Avsim.Dewey
  8. Thank you for your response, Thomas. I always appreciate it when someone takes the time to lend me a hand.Unfortunately, I didn't state my question clearly enough. Let me try again.Let's say I want to search for jets without pulling up dozens of repaints to scan through. With Boolean search capability I could go to the keywords search window and type in, "jet and not repaint". That would pull up every file with the word "jet" in the file description, but would bypass that file if it also contained the word, "repaint". Some sites also save the user having to type correct Boolean syntax by having separate windows for words they wish to exclude from a search. I was unable to find a way to search the Avsim library that way so I just thought I'd ask if I had overlooked something.If the library currently doesn't have that capability, it would be a great thing to add. With the library being so huge, and with textures and repaints being so well supported by the user community, one often has to scan through huge quantities of textures and repaints in an effort to find the original aircraft to download.What do you think, Avsim? Is that something you might consider?Thanks again!Dewey
  9. I'd often like to search for particular categories of aircraft without pulling up repaints and textures. Is there a Boolean search function in the Avsim library, and if so, how do I access it?Thank you!Dewey
  10. I read recently that the average cost per mile to operate a car based on current gas prices is 42 cents. If that's true, the cost to drive 15 miles up there and 15 miles back would be $12.60.We may all have to re-think our driving habits if that is good information.Dewey
  11. Sounds as if your Track IR is turned on. If so, hit F9 to turn it off and see if the problem goes away.Dewey
  12. Microsoft Sidewinder.Yep. Calibrated.
  13. Well, I tried the D18 in FSX and sure enough, it worked, just as you said. Strangest thing, though. After a couple of minutes the engines go to idle without moving the throttle. I can cycle the throttle and they will go back to where I had them set. But then after another minute or so they will return to idle. Never saw that happen before. Have you heard of that?Dewey
  14. Hi, Thomas. Maybe it's me that's confused! I wasn't aware that previous version aircraft would work in FSX. That's good news. I'll just go check that out! And I'll check out your site as well.Thanks for the response.Dewey
  15. What is the current thinking on video card choices for FSX?Thanks.dewey
  16. I wonder when some of our talented developers are going to start making some aircraft for FSX....?? We continue to get more and more and more paint jobs for existing aircraft, but very few new aircraft.I sure would like to see a nice Stearman, a Beech D18, a 185 on floats, and maybe......well, you get the idea. Just changing paint jobs is not nearly as much fun as changing planes!Cheers,dewey
  17. Has anyone tried Milton Shupe's gorgeous Beech D18S in FSX? If so, are there any special guidelines I should be aware of for getting it to work properly (gauges, etc.)?Thanks.Dewey
  18. >Hi, >>I have tried all the suggestions for getting rid of FSX SP1>stutters with no luck:>>1) Latest nvidia drivers>2) Latest directX>3) deleted FSX.cfg and let FSX make a new one>4) Tried FSX tweaks>>I put ALL of the sliders to the left with no AA. And I still>get stutters (half second freezes) no matter what. My system>is a:>>AMD Dual Core 2.42 Ghz>2 GB Ram>Nvidia 7800 256mb>Flight sim is running on a RAID 0 10k RPM HDD, defraged by>name with OO>Antivirus is off>>What gives? My systems works fine with FS2004 with almost all>settings maxed out, I average 25FPS! >>I am at the end of my rope...>>JimWhen you get to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on.Dewey
  19. If you're using the clip instead of the vector be sure to move the receiver toward the left side of your monitor. The tendency is to set it exactly in the middle of the monitor which works fine with the vector because it's centered on your head. The clip, however, is hanging on the left side of your head and it doesn't work as well if you leave the receiver centered.Just a thought.Enjoy the TrackIR! Welcome to the club!Dewey
  20. Yeah, Mike, that spade comes in handy if you want to go home with all the pieces you came with.Thanks for the recommendation. I'll give it a serious look.Regards,Dewey
  21. Ok, Bruce. I've now been warned to have my wallet stuffed when I try the demo! Thanks.Dewey
  22. Nice to hear from you, Steve. Yes, that one looks very nice. I'm going to download the demo and give it a long look.I believe this program comes with a controller, does it not? I flew RC planes many years ago and I know that nothing substitutes for actually having those sticks in your hands.I'm currently having an "interest revival" in rotary wings. Have you flown RC helos?Thanks for taking the time to respond.Best,Dewey
  23. Thank you, Steven. I'll check it out.Dewey
  24. Thank you, Steven. I'll check it out.Dewey
  25. Is there an RC model flyer on the forum who may have tried some of the RC simulation programs? If so, can you recommend one that is fairly realistic?Thanks.Dewey
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