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  1. Hi Marius, I have the Thrustmaster T.16000M joystick and really like it. I had been using a CH products yoke but the pots became very spikey (did have good service for a number of years though) making straight and level flight a challenge. The T.16000M utilizes Hall effect sensors, the joystick really allows for fine adjustments to the pitch and roll axes. I do have a separate set of rudder pedals so cannot comment on how well the "twist" feature works as a rudder. I was also a bit skeptical initially of the joystick's quality due to its price but have been using it for approximately a year and have had no issues so far. IMHO it does not feel at all like a low priced product. Additionally, as you mentioned, there are lots of programmable buttons so no worries there. Hope this helps you in your decision.
  2. Hi Nismo, Are you aware if Thrustmaster actually announced / demonstrated at FS Expo any new flight sim products as they indicated in the email you received? Thank you.
  3. Thank you very much for the update...I am not on FB. I realize I am speaking only for myself, but I would still be very interested in the Honeycomb products at a somewhat higher price point if it meant not reducing the initially designed component quality. Was wondering if others feel similarly?
  4. I also agree that the default scenery is a bit lacking, however it is default. I recently downloaded AI Pilot's HD Mesh V4 Scenery and it really improves the default significantly. Great work and contribution! If possible, t would be great to have some significant landmarks depicted such as professional sports stadiums, unique buildings (i.e. the space needle for Seattle), prominent golf courses, etc. Maybe there is a limitation in the landclass / objects representation for X-plane scenery or conversely a significant amount of work involved. Also, am not seeing white sand beaches, multi-colored water in various coastline areas - maybe there is an add-on to purchase / download?
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    DVD purchase or Download

    Perfect! Thank you very much mgeiss! My internet connection is pretty good so I will download X-Plane. Very nice to read how easy it is to backup / restore the program. Thank you again.
  6. Does anyone have the dimensions of the yoke and throttle quadrant, i.e. the footprint the units will occupy on your desktop? Do not see this information on the Honeycomb website. Thank you.
  7. I will be purchasing X-Plane and would appreciate any comments as to whether it is best to order the DVD's or purchase the download version (I do have a pretty fast internet connection - 100mbps). My query mostly pertains to whether it is necessary / desirable to maintain a "back-up" of the program and if so which format is the easiest / most preferable to do so. Thank you very much.
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    New PC - drive / directory assistance

    Thank you very much for the advice Dan - it is very helpful.
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    New PC - drive / directory assistance

    Thanks everyone for your advice. If I understand correctly, P3D should not be installed in the Programs (x86) folder however ASN 2016 should be. All other add-ons can be installed to their suggested default location. Another question if I may - do all Flight Sim related programs need to reside on the same drive or it doesn't matter. Sorry for the ignorance, I have only had PC's with one drive before so multiple drives will be a bit new to me.
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    New PC - drive / directory assistance

    Thank you both very much. jfmitch I do seem to remember reading that LM recommended saving P3D to an SSD - but I certainly could be wrong.
  11. Hi everyone, I will be purchasing a new PC and have decided to migrate to P3D vs. FSX as my flight sim (i currently use FS9 on my old PC). The new PC will be Windows 10 and will have a 256MB SSD and a 1TB mechanical drive. I have read various previous posts regarding how / where to install P3D and any preferred add-ons for best performance but am still a bit confused - hence my post today. I would appreciate advice on where to install the following anticipated program purchases as to drive and potential directory / file path: 1) P3D - latest version 2) UTX & REX or ORBX scenery / textures 3) ASN 2016 4) Add-on aircraft (A2A, Alabeo, PMDG, etc.) 5) AI traffic add-on (not sure which one yet) 6) ATC program Thank you very much. Jeff
  12. What fantastic displays! Thanks for all your replies. I think at the moment my budget / space will dictate at most 2 or 3 monitors....hopefully can upgrade in the future. Ncngrr, are you utilizing 3 monitors with P3D or with FSX / FS9?
  13. Thank you jbcallender.....will probably try utilizing two monitors as you are currently doing. Disappointed to hear though that you are not able to use both monitors in P3D. clayton4115 - awesome projector...wish I had the space / budget to give that a try!
  14. Hi all, I am a RW private pilot and currently use FS9 for both GA flying/ IFR practice and the occasional for fun airliner flight, however I will be purchasing a new PC and most likely transitioning to P3D very soon. I have always used 1 monitor for flight sim but find that when trying to fly a simple traffic pattern (i.e. VFR or on a circle-to-land IFR approach), switching back and forth between front and side views on a single monitor to maintain airport / runway positional awareness and aircraft control can be difficult. At this point I do not wish to invest in TrackIR, but would rather try and solve this issue with an additional monitor or two (preferably one). My thought is to purchase a 23" - 24" main monitor and and use a spare 19" for the side view when desired and / or to show a particular instrument or display, i.e. GPS, etc. I would appreciate any information regarding whether I can relatively easily utilize two monitors in the manner described above, or if not, suggestions on how I can accomplish same. Almost forgot to mention that in the new PC build I will most likely select a 3GB Nvidia 780 GTX card as the video card (my understanding is that P3D currently does not officially support 2 video cards). Thank you very much.