n4gix

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    In 1984.....

    Thank you for reposting the "sanitized" version Noel. It was an enjoyable read.
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    C310 Redux Cabin Light

    Um, not quite. There are two other ways to turn on the cabin lights: 1) open the pax door (while on the ground of course!) 2) click on the wet compass housing (I put an invisible click spot there for convenience) BTW, the cabin lights are TrueLight...
  3. You cannot, but I can... move it to Hardware that is. I want to thank you for the videos. I'm a bit disappointed with my Saitek as there is an excessive 'null zone' on the right side. It takes about 3º movement before things start happening. Funnily enough, I really didn't notice it until I tried using as my steering wheel in ATS and ETS2. At highway speed, making slight corrections to the right or going to the right around a curve becomes a real challenge in micro-movement!
  4. That's not so bad, or at least it could have been worse... much worse! Imagine being named "Preparation H" <lastname> or "Rectify" <lastname> (another hemorrhoid medicine)
  5. ...How pilots on seven + hour ferry flights in fighters handle bladder pressure! Advanced Mission Extender Device http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/advanced_mission_extender_device Here is a very interesting site for a lot of cool information about F14's and other cool aircraft http://flitetime.net/iran.html
  6. That is very true Jim. One of my cousins on mother's side was given the name PK (both capitals!) Surrency. When he went to volunteer for the Army, the recruiters gave him a very hard time about his first name. "How is it pronounced?" they asked him. "Just like it's written, PK" he replied. They gave him a choice of being listed as either "Pee Kay" or "Park Kay". He chose the latter. He told them "I'd rather folks thought was named for a stick of margarine than someone who had frequent accidents!" A surprising number of children are named for what was on the bedside table when the mother was struggling to think of a name. You'd be surprised at the number of boys with the name Ky (for KY Jelly of course).
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    Kudos to her....

    Wow. Just, wow! The most I've ever done was about 3gs on a carnival ride.
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    In case you've ever wondered...

    I 'member those! I used to run around the house screaming, "Mommy come look! I'm a dump truck!"
  9. Nice! I'll take two please. On a link down that page is a brief story for one of the most unusual names for a little girl. Her first name is Abcde (pronounced "Ab-sid-e"). The sad part is that a Southwest ticket agent was caught making mocking remarks where Abcde could hear her: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/11/us-airline-southwest-apologises-after-staff-mock-5yo-named-abcde.html
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    In case you've ever wondered...

    I'm just puzzled about that hose and control nozzle. What the heck is that for? Seriously!
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    REALITY XP issue

    You didn't scroll down far enough: https://www.avsim.com/forums/forum/767-the-realityxp-support-forum/
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    In case you've ever wondered...

    That would be awkward when wearing a flight suit in a single seat fighter aircraft. * Not so fun trivia: there were actually at least three F-4 aircraft lost to attempts to replace these devices while airborne. Piddle pack incident - restrooms at 28,000ft
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    Beaver Backfire ?

    Keep in mind that this temperature is for the air entering the carburetor's venturi. When in the yellow (or lower) there is a severe risk of carburetor icing. When above the gree arc, there is a risk of pre-detonation (backfiring). When at sufficient altitude (I don't remember the precise altitude), full throttle range is possible since it will still be in the safe (green) range.
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    Stormtrooper tries out for police force

    I learned that 'trick' many decades ago. In fact, I was stopped once by a nice State Trooper who was going to ticket me... ...for being a traffic hazard. You see, I was driving at precisely the speed limit and while he admitted so, he still felt my being a good citizen was endangering the others who were driving 10 mph over the speed limit. He told me that to be a safer driver, I should keep my speed up with the majority of the other traffic, stay in the center lane if on a three lane interstate, and allow some traffic in the median lane to be just ever so much faster. In other words, let them be the "target" for any enforcement action. I know that on the expressways around Chicago, driving at the speed limit will get you run over or into!
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    Transatlantic before Charles Lindburgh

    I actually watched the "Live" sinking of the Titanic. It was a bit more interesting than watching paint dry, but between the flare rockets and occasional pistol shots, it manage to keep me awake.
  16. Of course. That's been mentioned more than once in various forums. Just make backup copies outside of P3Dv4.3 and then copy/paste them back into v4.4... Be sure to back up any gauges those aircraft use as well, just in case v.4.4 Content removes them.
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    NYPD - a heartwarming tale...

    Um, he didn't propose over the grate. He proposed in Central Park, she accepted, and despite the too-large size, insisted on wearing it. It was hours later when the ring decided to fall off, bounce twice and then swan dive into the grate.
  18. Please do not ask questions in this forum. Only answers should be posted here! If you have a question to ask about any "Tip or Trick" posted, use the PM system (Private Message). That is what it is for. Alternatively, ask your question in the appropriate forum, with a link back to the original "Tip or Trick."Please note that any originating post that asks a question will probably be deleted. If I'm in a good mood I may move the question to the appropriate forum, but......don't count on that. B) If you wish to ask a question about darned near anything FS related, simply click over to the Main P3D Forum and have at it. I am also quite sure that virtually no one will bother to actually read and adhere to this post...
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    In other PBR-related news...

    That is a very good use of PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) beer! Puddles of it on the tarmac...
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    Prepar3D v4.4 Is Available Now ! 

    If you do not install the "Content" you won't get the updated PBR aircraft and a few new aircraft.
  21. The same thing happened when Textron took controlling interest in Cessna. Suddenly developers began getting C&D letters from Textron's attorneys essentially forcing them to stop production or pay a rather expensive percentage of sales as licensing fees, and to add insult to injury required a $1mil liability policy...
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    In other PBR-related news...

    Wow! Even I did not realize that. Sometimes I think the "filter" is just a bit too tight, as that particular word has many different meanings among the world's English speakers, many of which aren't in any way objectionable... That was actually what I meant to imply with my question. How did he gain his comparison experience?
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    In other PBR-related news...

    A friend of mine once commented to me that PBR "tastes like goat piss." I asked him why in heaven's name would he drink goat piss anyway?
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    Solo'ed in 3.4 hours and so much more!

    Thanks for sharing the very interesting adventure, and enjoy yourself. Wind under your wings always!
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    Our Site is not Safe - Now you tell me!

    A truly intelligent and informed person would have at the very least attempted to be an educator and explain things instead of indulging in a profanity laced rant about how stupid Jim is... This is yet another example of projection, IMHO.