n4gix

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  1. n4gix

    Skyhawks?

    I didn't get any popup ad or political advertisement...
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    More of long flights, what about the shortest?

    It probably took longer to taxi for takeoff at Dulles than the flight to National did!
  3. The chief problem I see is that Star Citizen is trying to replicate the ever expanding universe, which frankly is an impossible task.
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    So you think you"re having a bad day....

    My question is simply why the heck was that Vulcan cannon loaded to begin with! No one with any sense would ever leave a loaded weapon lying around be it a Colt 45 or an F16! Sheesh! Talk about massive incompetence!
  5. Thanks Jim. I was going to suggest FS Developer as well. We have a plethora of tech wonks there who may be helpful.
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    Twin Comanche Imminent ?

    Our version has the original, really old school "Piper Cruise Selector" (heading control), and no way to "set a course", which of course makes an autopilot a non-starter. To drive home the importance Pipe placed on this control, it actually takes "pride of place" where modern aircraft would have an artificial horizon! Similarly, the ADF radio and indicator are at the top right of the instrument stack, making clear that ADF was the primary navigational mode...
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    Favorite Aviation Movies?

    Hot darn! I've never heard of this movie but now I've just got to find it and watch.
  8. n4gix

    Thank you for your service...

    Noel, that is certainly true. I never was in Vietnam, but that was more luck of the draw than anything else. On my 18th birthday I volunteered for the U.S. Army rather than risk waiting the draft. At least by volunteering, I was able to choose my MOS (31E20 - Field Radio Repair). After AIT at Ft. Gordon, GA's Signal School I was sent to Korea. When I returned to CONUS, I found out quickly that I was being tarred by the same brush as returning Vietnam soldiers. For the next few decades I kept my service behind my teeth. It has only been a few years since folks have begun saying "Thanks for your service" to me. For the past few years I've taken to wearing a hat with U.S. Army Veteran embroidered on the front. Several times I've actually had a few who'll ask "Are you a veteran" despite the hat! What has given me the most hope though are the number of young boys and girls who've made it a point to thank me for my service. Perhaps the next generation will do better than in the past. I too routinely thank police and fire personnel for their service, which to my mind is even more valuable than my own modest contribution.
  9. An Indonesian air traffic controller has sacrificed his life to ensure a plane carrying hundreds of people safely made it off the ground after Friday's earthquake. http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/indonesias-air-control-hero-dies-to-save-pilot/vi-BBNQsG9 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-29/earthquake-hero-dies-after-getting-flight-off-the-ground/10321204 RIP Mr. Anthonius Gunawan Agung Fair skies and wind to your wings!
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    Why the World is Running Out of Pilots

    GFC? Is that an acronym for "Global Financial Collapse"?
  11. n4gix

    Bull, I cry FOUL !

    I had to replace one rod and piston, as well as the jug. I wish all cars were as simple to repair. I pop the hood on my Toyota Camry, take one look at it, close the hood and sadly drive to the garage and my trusted mechanic...
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    Bull, I cry FOUL !

    I forget the model year, but I once owned a used VW 'station wagon'. I was fascinated at just how easy it was to remove the entire engine. I jacked up the rear then supported the engine with four jack stands. After removing four bolts and disconnecting the throttle cable and a handful of wires, I simply lifted the rear of the car and shoved it forward to clear the cradled engine...
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    737 lands in lagoon

    Wow! It is fortunate that there were so many small watercraft to rescue the passengers! I'm sure though that all their luggage is ruined.
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    What Airplane Toilets Do With Your Waste

    Have you pun-ished us enough yet?
  15. Well, the engine sounds were recorded directly from a real C310R, so that part is authentic. Unfortunately however, the sound system for both FSX and Prepar3D are simplistic to the extreme. It is simply not possible to blend the various sounds such that they replicate the live experience. Our sound engineer has done his very best to work within the limitations of the underlying sound engine and parameters. I am delighted to hear that the panel/gauge system is performing so well. I spent many hours getting them working...