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About cavaricooper

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    To slip the surly bonds of Earth.....

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  1. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    I would second Dan’s recommendation- I own almost everything Orbx makes, and am a huge fan. They have moved the goal posts- permanently. Some of their freeware airports are real gems. C
  2. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Glad you’re enjoying... looking forward to hearing the community’s reactions when it releases... LOT’S OF FIRSTS! C
  3. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    #Jackaroo05 I believe the NG3 will incorporate all the additions of late... the NGX is as far along as it will be. Just my opinion... NOT AN OFFICIAL POSITION. C
  4. cavaricooper

    The Swire Group at work- HONG KONG TRADER pushing now!

    @Heffron, thankfully she remains in all her splendor, on my screen :) C
  5. cavaricooper

    The Swire Group at work- HONG KONG TRADER pushing now!

    Hey! What's that little Fokker up to? 😉 C
  6. cavaricooper

    The Swire Group at work- HONG KONG TRADER pushing now!

    Marvelous stuff, Ta! BTW, what a GREAT name for a pilot! C
  7. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Unfortunately GSS has ceased operations, so those would be “nostalgic” flights. Still, for simulation, eminently flyable. Just search historic FPs. C
  8. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Agreed! I believe the community (and LM contracts) would be well served with full focus on the underlying code for the next evolution. At some point the backwards compatibility will become too heavy a cross to carry, and we will have to push away from the MS ESP code. When that happens, despite all the ensuing screaming, we will truly take a leap forward. But, for now, let’s turn our post’s attention back to the 747-8... C
  9. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Actually, no. It was a reference to Joe Sutter and HIS INCREDIBLES.... he was a bit more involved in the 744 blossoming into this latest incarnation. C
  10. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Please note- all my screenshots are in 4k resolution and I use Prepar3D v4.3 with PTA. Just want to avoid any confusion for the readers. C
  11. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    @AirCanada235- Ta! @VHOJT- Aye! Fly Tampa, FlightBeam, Taxi 2 Gate, FSDT (new), UK2000, PacSim, Aerosoft, DD and LatinVFR add to what Orbx does for my simulator. The results are indeed very satisfying. CAREFULLY DESIGNED AND OPTIMIZED scenery performs beautifully. Not everyone takes the time to do it right...but sales should sort that out over time. When it all comes together, it makes for a superb flight experience! @downscc- GO GIANTS GO! I need to spend more time in South America- haven't flown down there in ages... your screenie might just change that! C
  12. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Just past LAS and headed down to PHX.. have I mentioned how much I LOVE what ORBX does to the FS World? ...or FlightBeam for that matter... C
  13. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Thankfully, Chris was feeling benevolent this morning (he actually got a few hours of sleep) and allowed me a reprieve... I spent the better part of the morning running RTO tests at SFO and have a couple of thoughts I wanted to share- As I was parked at Plot 50- the route to 1L was horrible- circuitous and tight. Perfect! What I came to appreciate was the performance I was getting on the ground. Whilst I seldom have issues airborne, my performance nemesis has always been 90 degree turns on the ground. There, at a high detail airport, with the detail at maximum, with lots of objects close by in view to emphasize each and every stutter or pause- I find I can see any deficiencies. Today, I was busy keeping the raked tips out of the fuel bowsers and allowing for sufficient nose wheel oversteer to compensate for my added length. It was only after we doused the lights and straightened out on Bravo after crossing both runways, did I realize that I had been allowed to forget about simulator performance and concentrate on the environment at hand. At KSFO this meant 2 things- One- PMDG has worked very hard on optimizing the aircraft for performance and two- FlightBeam has done a similarly superb job- Bravo Zulu! Take a look at this photo- observe the light streaming down from apron lighting. Watch it cascade over curved aluminum, watch it diffuse over distance- going from white bright, to a rosy glow without interrupted variation. Watch as it travels around circumferences and flat plates. Observe shadows in nacelle scallops and bright tips of flap canoes. Now, imagine it rocking softly at 5kts GS with noise. The muffled residual of thrust wake as you pass far behind, the shriek of air being converted into thrust as you move in front of the GEnX's intake, the thud of the nosewheel as it passes center line lighting, the white noise of cockpit fans and the click of switches. Something wonderful awaits you, clothed in early morning light. C
  14. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    The reception in Cell Block 13 is terrible, but as soon as I’m allowed off “the rack” and get some gruel I will write out my lines a hundred times... Boeing makes a 747-8, NOT a 747-800! Boeing makes a 747-8, NOT a 747-800! Boeing makes a 747-8, NOT a 747-800! Boeing makes a 747-8, NOT a 747-800! Boeing makes a 747-8, NOT a 747-800! Etcetera, excetera, excetra... C PS- I promise to work harder Christopher L PPS- Steven, I’m a complete git when it comes to videos... thankfully there are others much smarter than I... stay tuned.
  15. cavaricooper

    B747-8 Beta PIREP

    Steven- ... quite a lot actually... Pilot's Ultimate Mesh and almost everything Orbx, FlyTampa, Taxi2Gate, FSDT, FlightBeam, UK2000, PACsim and LatinVFR make. Then there's Aerosoft, DD and several more- too much to list here. The stock P3D world leaves a lot of room for decorating 😉 C