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About G MIDY

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  1. As you say an aircraft flying below the required regulatory minimum fuel is not in an emergency situation. Obviously it isn't allowed but it isn't a safety issue, if it was we would have aircraft falling out of the skies and the minimum would be raised. The point of it is to introduce a factor of error rather than an absolute safety related obligation. Ryanair has to comply with all safety regulation requirements as everyone else does and they do or they wouldn't have an AOC. The vast majoriy of incidents are not isolated to Ryanair. Their ill treatment of pilots and staff however certainly deserves its own discussion...!
  2. The suggested workarounds *may* cause performance issues but it is just a workaround and it is intended to immediately eliminate the security risk for a threat which does not exist for desktop users. I really would not worry about it, wait for a real fix.
  3. 3D rain/snow too, obviously 64bit will steal the show. Time to spec up a new computer with some more memory I think..
  4. Extremely impressive, well done guys. If only I had booked the day off work..
  5. Prepar3D was built for that system and is far superior to FSX, what are you waiting for? :wink:
  6. The 747 also has a stronger APU which can start two engines at a time. Little nuances will make this far more pleasurable to fly in my opinion. The famous architect Norman Foster after all called it his most favourite building..
  7. Would love to see a picture from this kind of angle, by the way if the sound comes close to this noise then my life as far as FS is concerned is complete. We in the UK certainly know how to make engines, sorry guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JebUgEM6VME
  8. Stunning, the 744 really has the most charm of any aircraft out there in my opinion.
  9. True like for like representation requires numerical simulation which is only ever as accurate as the numerical model used amongst other factors. In my days at university doing this kind of research you wouldn't believe how much we do not know. We still don't understand things like turbulence, not the bumps type of turbulence but the chaotic and turbulent nature of an airflow that occurs at tiny scales. With research projects like this being financed and achieving these 'acceptable error' type results, will a $60 simulator like X-Plane seriously simulate all of this accurately in real time? If it did we would be using it extensively in industry and saving a lot of money that is for sure! Level-D simulators do not use such methods because they are not required for that purpose - simulators are there to simulate and by simulate they aim to replicate the flight envelope that pertains to that particular aircraft through actual test data. Normally this test data is a complex exercise of doing something, seeing what happens and recording what happens. Following this you translate that data into a simulator model. So in a Level-D simulator you expect to turn the stick and get the same behaviour as the real thing, I would hazard a guess that this method and however it is achieved is far more accurate than trying to simulate reality itself which we currently still cannot do despite billions of dollars of investment and research time. In essence lets not forget that accuracy is perceived and validated by comparison to real results, therefore if it flies like the real thing who cares?
  10. Amazing that the whole software for this thing came on floppy disks in the maintenance binders... You really can't beat the older iron and it will be great to get back to a proper hand-flyer! I really cannot wait for this release more than ever, 2 days vacation left to use before the end of the year, just tell me when guys! :wink:
  11. The benefits of P3D make the platform far superior, the cost is quite a lot considering you may need to rebuy addons but the payoff is definitely worth it. I reinstalled FSX-SE for the FSL320 and I just cannot bring myself to use it because the sim just feels terrible. Prepar3D really is a million miles ahead on everything and once the 747 is out, FSL is out.... You really won't look back.
  12. I hope the firefighters are on standby for those servers! :excl:
  13. It sounds to me like your shaders are being built, give it time it will appear.
  14. Sorry for my ignorance I haven't managed to find this information - as a general question does this work with PMDG T7 WXR and other addons similar to ASN did? Edit - I have found it on the HiFi site, I must be blind, and it is compatible!
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