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About jonss1948

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  • Birthday 01/08/1948

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    Brisbane, Queensland
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    Flight Simming, Photography.

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    I am a retired photographer. Film not digital. I'm becoming very good at whingeing. Like most retirees.

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  1. I am sight impaired and use the magnifier in windows 10 on a regular basis. I had enlarged the font size and boldness of the print to make it more discernible and I think this may be the cause of my aircraft to load but not initialise the 20 sec countdown. I have searched the ease of access centre in windows and switched off everything I think was causing conflict, to no avail. I have not uninstalled and re-installed the aircraft as yet but have repaired them with complete re-downloads of each aircraft with their expansions. Still the problem exists. Can anyone advise me as to how to fix this problem? My installed 747 v3 has not been affected and initialises. Jon Shearer
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    Flying The Nose

    I have watched a lot of Plane Spotting videos lately, in the hope I can improve my Flight Sim performance which is hit and miss, at best. I have observed that most Pilots delay landing the nose until quite late in the process of coming back to Earth. All the Pilots of the really ' big iron ', A380's, 787's, 777's, everything employ this technique. Why do Professional Pilots hold the nose aloft for so long? Jon
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    MADDOG Brake Issue 2.0

    Are we talking about the new Maddog MD 80 here? It completely broke my installation of P3D v4.1. Initially. Then I restarted after uninstalling the Maddog which cost me AU 108.00. After 3 restarts my installation came back. I have been really looking forward to this aircraft and I could hold my breath until I turn blue.
  4. My left eye is out to lunch. My right eye is about 70 percent. Before I expend my money, can anyone advise me if sight improves in a digital world?
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    Congratulations SpaceX !!

    I've always been a fan of orbiting heat shields that protect the vehicle on re-entry (its like a glove around the craft) Once the craft enters the heat shield (docking in space) ie. the heat shield is a spacecraft, specifically designed to re-enter earth's atmosphere and cocoon a much lighter vehicle, less well equipped and re-usable with this new tech. Musk thinks outside the envelope. The heat shield just goes and lands where its told to. Welcome to the real Space Age.
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    Congratulations SpaceX !!

    I'm no great fan of Tesla but Musk and his genius must be recognised for his achievements, alone. He is the right man for the right time. God show him the way.
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    Congratulations SpaceX !!

    It is where I live. Fact is, I've never been anywhere else but its flat here.
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    Congratulations SpaceX !!

    ...and it is certainly, that. My awe for this achievement is actually attempting it in the first place. THEN! achieving it. My interest will be in the percentage of unsuccessful/successful launches. On its own, this is an amazing breakthrough.
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    One For The Books

    Times were different back then, They were much better times than now. Jon Shearer
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    P3Dv4.1 Content error log

    Thanks for your reply. I have not had any crashes with 4.1. On my system it performs better than expected and I'm enjoying flying. I researched the problem and found it to be a common occurrence and nothing to be overly perturbed about. Switched off error checking in the sim and all is good. Jon Shearer
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    P3Dv4.1 Content error log

    When shutting down P3D v4.1 after using the 737 House aircraft, I'm informed that a content error log has been generated. [error.0] error=Failed to load visual effect "fx_PMDG_NGX_navwhih" [error.1] error=Failed to load visual effect "fx_PMDG_NGX_navwhih" [error.2] error=Failed to load visual effect "fx_PMDG_NGX_navwhih" The aircraft seems to perform as designed. Am I a Worry Wart or should I be concerned? Loading the aircraft with other liveries seems to expand the errors considerably. Jon Shearer
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    New Syndrome - Simulator Fright

    ...and a Happy and prosperous New Year to you. FSX: A considerable amount of my life has been spent editing this and that with the program. CFG file tweaks etc. I can't honestly say I miss those days. Jon
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    New Syndrome - Simulator Fright

    BTW, It's now 12.45 in Australia so Happy New Year, everyone! Let's make 2018 a winner. Jon
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    New Syndrome - Simulator Fright

    Back-up. That's a novel thought. I remember there were two folders needed to be backed up or copied and archived. Wish I could remember which one's. Was it Scenery and World. Anyone know? Jon
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    New Syndrome - Simulator Fright

    Quite right. Now to get into it. Everyone has been so helpful and I thank you for your re-assurance's. Still not looking forward to doing it, though.