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  1. That's the concerning part here. I think the whole jet flight model is borked at the moment. The thrust values are not resulting in realistic performance.
  2. As stated by others, my objection to the glass cockpits isn't the glass, it's just that the glass is modeled so poorly. I hope someone can come along and release drop in replacements for all the garmin units in all the default planes that work much more like the real thing.
  3. As long as you're using lower resolutions, older and or lesser PC builds will do just fine. The trouble starts when you want to run 4K...
  4. This. I achieved 5000 FPM climb at 80% N2... 🤣
  5. Now if they'd fix the wind then storms would really be something!
  6. Fun video! FS95, 2002, X, and 2020 look like the biggest generational leaps to me. There's going to be a long road ahead, but we're in for a treat on the 18th.
  7. I was literally writing the same thing when you posted. Well said. If you want the best NG for P5D, here it is. Take it or leave it.
  8. I cannot confirm this- in fact it is the opposite for me. I get better FPS in the 787, sometimes by a large margin. It also does not use more VRAM for me either.
  9. I can concur that I'm having the same problem with the 650/750. All the problems with the F1 GTNs lately are really pushing me towards RXP... I already got their GNS 430 & 530 and they've been flawless.🙃
  10. Latest Active Sky build 7472 not working btw...
  11. Glad I saw this thread- not sure I would have found this plane otherwise. Having a blast with it! Probably the best experience I've had with a biz jet in P3D yet.😎 The VC (and really everything) looks better on my screen at ~4K than the product screenshots show. The flight model is exciting and demanding, yet feels great when flying by hand. The engine sound seems a tad "generic", but maybe that's how the real thing sounds. Tons of paints and GPS options- fitting for the price. Probably my new go-to for when I don't want to fly a big tube or spinny prop plane.
  12. If you absolutely need updated AIRAC then the answer is neither. If that's a secondary need, then RXP.
  13. What a masterpiece! 60 FPS in the VC and external, 3 GB vram to spare. How the heck did they pull this off?
  14. No CTD yet for me (fingers crossed)- about 45 minutes into my flight. FPS was about 30 FPS in VC on the ground at stock KMEM, 50% traffic, 40 FPS external. At cruise I'm getting 60 (locked) external but the same 30 in the VC- not exactly the result I was hoping for. 30 FPS on the ground is an improvement of probably 5ish over what I was getting in P3D 4.5, so it's at least somewhat better. Not great, but better. (I've got beta atmosphere turned off, using Active Sky + ASCA)
  15. Finally got in and it's downloading at 700 KB/sec. Yay for having 400 meg service. 😞
  16. Been trying to get to the download link for like a half hour now... still nothing. There's no excuse for this anymore.
  17. Can you even get to your download link? I've been trying for 15 minutes...
  18. Ugh there's no excuse for the website not working in 2020. I don't care how busy it is, throw more servers at it. We have the technology now!
  19. I'm sure you are a P3D developer with inside knowledge of how much effort went into the product and how much effort goes into updates throughout the product's lifetime. If you only care about MSFS, P3D wasn't going to receive any more pennies from you anyways... 😵
  20. Any idea when she's going to be ready for the masses again? I've got a bit of open floor waiting for her. :)
  21. I'll second the exterior sounds. Doesn't sound like any MD-80 I've ever flown on or heard at my local airport. They're by far the loudest plane at my airport (Allegiant). The other thing I'd like to add is performance. Unfortunately I'm not seeing the good frame rates others are. During takeoff I was getting 15-20 fps. It did improve to around 35-40 in the air, but overall it places the maddog somewhere between the FS Labs Airbus and the PMDG planes, whereas others are seeing it about even with the PMDG offerings. I'll mess with settings a little bit, but the rest of my sim is pretty reliable right now. I'm really impressed by the overall fidelity and solidness. You can really tell that tons and tons of hours of work went into her, both on the development and testing sides!
  22. Oh that's cute, they think people are going to pay for photoreal scenery for X-Plane. What I'd really like to see is an ORBX Global equivalent for X-Plane, replacing all of the awful default textures so the world with new HD Mesh v4 looks better. Ortho4XP is really nice but isn't feasible to cover the whole world, not to mention all the inconsistencies with ortho imagery. Not really excited about the P3D stuff at all. I wish they'd expand eastward with the regular region packs and cover the Midwest US and Great Lakes areas instead of rehashing existing ones.
  23. She's definitely a beaut! Easily one of the best addons available on any sim platform. It felt wonderful reinstalling her last night. Hoping to get a chance to fly again soon. I hesitate to call many planes "must-haves" but I really feel that way about this one.
  24. I'll give the "no comms approach" a try here in my IT department and see how far it gets me. Project planning and estimating are very basic functions of any development team. While they're not perfect, Laminar does a much better job of keeping the community up to speed with X-Plane. There are dev blogs, live streams, and a pretty good presence in the community. Elsewhere, I feel like Blizzard does an excellent job keeping their communities up to speed on what's going on with their various games. Obviously most sim devs don't have anywhere near the resources of someone like Blizzard, but I still don't feel like that's a valid excuse for the relatively poor communication we see in this community.
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