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  1. More likely: 1. Microsoft has been quietly working on a new version of MSFS for at least a couple of years, leveraging new tech. 2. Once development gets to the stage where they are ready to make the announcement, they release a trailer at the biggest computer/games event of the year. Or, you can go with a crazy conspiracy theory if you prefer.
  2. Thanks for everyone for their suggestions. I did settle on the Carenado Aero Commander for now, though there are several others in this thread that I've added to my wish list. I really like the Aero Commander! It's got a ton of character.
  3. I will add, at least based on my understanding of the UI, that you can set up timetables for passenger flights between specific destinations, and you can also fly ad-hoc passenger flights from any airport to any airport. I think this plus the cargo runs offers a nice balance between variety and being able to fly regular routes to your preferred airports. I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong, but that's my understanding.
  4. Ah, I forgot about that one. Been around forever, I think. I'll give it a look. Thanks! What's the word on the street for the Carenado Shrike? I love the beat-up look of that.
  5. I have the A2A Piper Commanche, which I like a lot, but I am looking for something a bit less fiddly (and maybe a bit faster) as a starter for Air Hauler 2. Also have the Realair Legacy, but it's not exactly appropriate for hauling passengers or cargo. Are there any other developers who produce quality single engine GA for P3D v3? I don't need A2A level fidelity, but would like to have a flight model that feels and acts right, with a nice looking virtual cockpit. Edit: GTN 750 compatibility would be ideal, though I suppose I can live without it. I am also open to a twin, though my joystick setup isn't really twin friendly. I do know about the RealAir duke, and I am sure I will get that at some point)
  6. Thanks much. This makes sense. I can do without the extra gates and such for now, I think. I'll make the purchase this weekend (along with the new Active Sky, and maybe a plane or two, and heck it's going to be an expensive weekend).
  7. Question for those in the v2 Beta: Do addon airports not work at all then right now? For example, if I've got an ORBX airfield it won't be selectable or show up in the jobs list? Was thinking about purchasing, but will hold off if I can't fly between my Orbx PNW airports. Is there any indication of when the import function will become available?
  8. Just wanted to say thanks for this tool. I can't believe the difference it made for me. So much more vibrant and lifelike! It's got me excited about flying P3D again. Here's my before and after.
  9. I've got one on order. We'll see. My TrackIR Clip has always been a bit frustrating, so I'm hoping the active LED's of the Trackhat will offer better ... errr ... tracking. I'll report back in a week or two. It'll be for Prepar3D plus some other games (Elite, Rise of Flight, ARMA)
  10. Downloaded 3.0 this morning. Seems to be a nice iteration of the platform. I have a fresh install of 2.5 so can do an apple-to-apple comparison, and there's a 10% improvement in frame rates in the same scenario with the same config settings. Not huge, but combined with VAS optimizations a nice improvement to be sure. The ability to adjust HDR is nice. I'd love to see them expand on this with day/night settings (without having to delve into the config). Looking forward to being able to get some Orbx and A2A stuff in place.
  11. Hey, this is a super-cool utility. Works great for me on P3D v2.5. Killing 200 flights didn't exactly make my FPS skyrocket (it went from mid 30's to high 30's in the best circumstance), but I imagine in crunch situations at complex airports it'll really help. I know the author hasn't been around lately, but I'll raise a glass to him anyway. Nice work.
  12. If you're interested in a nice concentration of payware GA airports, I would say PNW is a great choice. I've bought up a bunch of airports in the sale, and performance is good on my middling system with all but Squamish (pretty demanding, even after turning down settings). If you avoid airports in the main Seattle-Tacoma corridor (and don't push building autogen too high), you'll find decent performance and beautiful scenery for knocking about in something like the Cherokee. Just during this sale, I've purchased Sekiu, Orcas, Squamish, Cle Elum, Walter Sutton's, and Siletz Bay. I already owned Concrete and Israel's Farm. I think I might also pick up Diamond Point and perhaps one other. With all of that, I've got a ton of variety with everything in range for a nice, quick flight. I wasn't really thinking about Norway, but I'll have to check it out after hearing about the freeware airports. Australia is also great, but I don't fly there much anymore because the basic airports are all stock. It was my first region way back in the 4-different-regions days. Still holds up if you aren't too worried about the (mildly) upgraded airports.
  13. Thanks, that is helpful. I'll add it to my wish list, and perhaps hold off until the audio issues get sorted (fingers crossed).
  14. On a related note, I'm considering buying the A2A 172. Can anyone speak to performance? For the sake of comparison, I find the RealAir Lancair to be pretty well optimized, but I wouldn't want to go any more demanding for a GA plane. I've done a bit of research and. as expected, you hear some people saying "same as the defaults!" and others saying "cut my fps by 2/3." Maybe if someone has both the Realair Lancair and the A2A C172 they can let me know how they compare as a baseline.
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