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    I have had multiple failures with each of the following SSDs. Buyer beware!! OCZ Vertex2 and Intel 520

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  1. "NOTAM: This is a P3D v4.2 fix ONLY." For those who remain at 4.1 and do not install this update, what does that mean for future updates and purchasing the -8?
  2. Scott434

    Polls on FSX

    Simply stay with whatever flight sim you are happy with it is nothing but a personal choice. How many of you are still with sublogic and Apple II? I was totally happy to stay with Win7x64bit and FSXx32bit ... but ... putting lipstick on a 32bit flight sim ... well you know the rest ... My personal choice after my last system build (2013), was to limit expenditures on FSX and wait until a viable and supported 64bit flight sim surfaced. I have been watching P3D v1,2,3 over the years and simply said no. A 64bit flight sim is a game changer. I wait at least on revision cycle before I purchase most software. I purchased and P3D 4.1 after a little soak time and recently rebuilt my flight sim platform around Win10x64 and P3D v4.1. You CAN have both concurrently. Either on the same hard drive or ... In my case I installed Win10 in a dual boot config. I simply boot into Win7 and use FSX or I choose Win10 and use P3Dv4.1 I have P3Dv4.1 with Orbx global, North America and SAK, PANC Pro for P3Dv4, Active Sky v4, utLive, chase plane and of course PMDG products. I only install products that are v4 ready. I have never has a crash, never a chime for low VAS (no monitoring required), never an OOM. I fly and do not tweak and do not worry about ending a flight with a CTD. No Nvidia Inspector, no 3rd party tweakers and on and on. The cockpit sun/shadows are very impressive and immersive, the visuals are excellent. Things run very smooth despite my 25-30 fps with all of the above software piled on (my hardware is getting old but with modest settings and the gtx780 runs absolutely brilliant for my own personal needs). Orbx scenery is totally impressive, the clouds and weather with Active Sky are phenomenal (again my own personal opinion) not to mention the working Wx combination with PMDG. It appears to me that many many developers are going the P3Dv4 route. PMDG already mentioned that some features on the upcoming -8 will be P3Dv4 only. Since I fly mostly PMDG and PMDG is developing for P3Dv4 then not much choice and the writing is on the wall it seems. Since I installed P3Dv4.1, I have never gone back to fly in FSX once, in spite of the effort I put into the dual boot thing! After a little time and expense, I now have a flight sim platform with some headroom for the foreseeable short term and goodies like rain and EFB on the upcoming -8. <RANT ON> I must admit, there is one thing that needs to be mentioned. It is so brain dead and so ridiculous, it deserves an immediately firing of the people responsible ... Ok I'm over reacting (maybe ) ... Why would LM not have fixed the more than silly looking AI aircraft large and disproportionate nav and strobe lighting after so many releases. There is a 3rd party fix out there but it should be a no-brainer to correct in the core product without resorting to hacking in a fix! Also, we need a scenery config tool for v4 such as the one described in the PMDG introduction docs. One will surface sooner rather than later hopefully! 64bit means more can be loaded and therefore my load times are are longer than I like. <RANT OFF> Conclusion? Overall, it was worth the time and small expense (relatively). IMHO, it is a much better looking, rock solid stable platform. It runs extremely smooth, the GPU enhancements such as cockpit shadows, clouds, water, fog, hue, night lighting are super great. It has never crashed on me to date and I now have a sim platform that can absorb the goodies to come from PMDG and other devs. If you change over, you will not be disappointed! Good times for us old dogs that cut our teeth on subLogic and Apple II. (Go ahead you young folks, look it up on youTube and see how far we have come!!) Cheers, Scott
  3. Scott434

    RPX Gauge or GTN 750 in Turbine Duke V2

    Yes, but it costs a lot. See towards the end of this avsim report.
  4. Scott434

    FYI Turbine Duke V2 release

    Great aircraft. Been waiting for a while for this and it very well done. Handling is superb, GTN support, visually very pleasing. All RealAir products are top notch and I own both v2 Dukes and the legacy.
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    RPX Gauge or GTN 750 in Turbine Duke V2

    GTN750 no contest. (I have most of the RPX guages and the 530). See pics at link below.
  6. Guys, I have always had a completely functioning and stable platform with the NGX singing beautifully with no problems with an all-dressed setup (Active Sky 2012, UT2, AES, ORBX, Ezdok, Track-IR etc.). I have been occupied with other distractions over the last year but always had time to do a proficiency flight every month. This weekend I fired up FSX and had 2 problems. 1) an Ultimate Traffic message saying that I need to register (I am fully licensed and up to date) and 2) my EZdok cameras would not function and would give me strange external views (cargo areas in the NGX). I tried re-installing EZdok and running the config utility but with the same results. I discovered that windows update updated my video drivers and I did swap out an SSD for drive C:. I did NOT use Inspector to redo my settings. Could this be related to my EZdok problem? Can anyone shed any light on these problems. It seems weird that one month everything works and things do not after a video driver update. Anyway any clues would be appreciated! Cheers, s
  7. Scott434

    Angle of Attack Training

    Chris, Things are indeed moving along much better. I purchased almost immediately last August and although the wait was a bit longer than I imagined, I am very happy with the coverage, depth and quality of the video and content. The amount of material (when all is said and done), the content, quality, presentation, fun/learning etc. are worth way more than the initial asking price IMHO. I appreciate your honesty and forthright approach in communicating with us during the difficult ramp up period and am glad that things are turning around. I will be an AoA customer for a very long time. Cheers and thanks!
  8. Scott434

    SE Alaska RNP/RNAV Procedrues

    Can't thank you enough! This is where I do 90% of my flying.
  9. if you want, just google an rar extractor from the net. I just do not want to do so. I have one on my work PC so I will do it there. Just trying to keep my FSX box "clean".
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    Whoo Hoo! Thrust Reversers Working Flawlessly!

    Good to hear Paul. Thank for sharing. I take it that there is no "button" activation at the idle detent position on the x52 so this a clean way around it. The more I get into FSUIPC, the more I realize just how useful it is. As you pointed out, using FSUIPC to calibrate the flight controls has made the difference between joyful hand flying and frustration. Now I click off A/P, click off A/T and hand fly mostly all my landings weather permitting.
  11. how about using a zip instead of a rar. just saying. well done and thanks btw!
  12. Scott434

    NADP 2 FMC settings

    apparently reduction and accel alt do not currently function correctly. The reduction from take off to climb thrust setting on Takeoff pg 2 was being ignored. I submitted a ticket and was told that it would be fixed in SP1. Thinking that the fix might be in HF4, I tried different altitudes for reduction and accel alt and it seems that it is still is not fixed. Since this is a complex sim, it is possible that I am not doing something exactly correct so if others can alter the transition from takeoff to climb thrust using the reduction alt on pg2 of the Takeoff page then please report back. No matter what I set reduction alt to, the NGX switches to climb thrust around 800'.
  13. if using ezdok, remember to run to run ezcaConfig after this process.
  14. Ryan, thanks. You are the "PMDG" of customer service. Hmmm, somthing strange about that analogy...