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  1. Couldn't disagree more. The Milviz version is beautiful, and has a more realistic wear and tear look about it. Bingo. Not to mention Milviz's claim to much better flight dynamics.
  2. That's exactly the way I'm approaching it. I'll continue to use this Saitek Yoke with appropriate aircraft should I buy the Warthog. One hang up I do have is using the yoke to fly aircraft with sticks. The opposite isn't so bad. At any rate, any hardware over the $200 gives me great buyer's remorse. A feeling I hate to deal with.
  3. I've been saving for this stick for a couple of months now. I'm torn between the PFC 737 Yoke and this hardware. Decisions, decisions. Nice video, Howard. This topic has been moved from "MOBO, RAM, CPU's & Other Hardware" to "Hardware Controllers & Drivers".
  4. Honestly, I'm one that believes bad habits aren't formed on a typical home grown flight sim. The sim is what you make it, and you can take procedural stuff as far as you like. In other words, these sims can only have a positive impact. As we build on our knowledge, we can sit in our computer chair and apply that knowledge at a pace that works for us personally. Or so I think. I thought that's what I suggested? ^_^
  5. Absolutely! Some instructors know the tricks to breaking this extremely common behavior. This contradicts the above, and I disagree (respectfully). I went in with tons of simulator "time" but had different issues. Fixating inside the aircraft was not one of them. Thank you sir. I love this topic because I understand it. Lol
  6. Go to the 2D panel by pressing "Shift + A" from the VC. Then use "W" to scroll to one of the so-called "HUD" views. As far as disabling specific gauges, open the aircraft's panel folder. ie "FSX>SimObjects>C172>panel. Open the panel.cfg with notepad and delete the gauges you don't want (gauge00=, gauge01=, etc.). Make a backup of the panel.cfg before modifying it! I will say that I doubt this will help you in your flight training. What you are experiencing -- what your instructor is reprimanding, is a very common error made by students. He's going to have to break you of your "eyes inside" habit. Here's a good way to start getting those eyes outside: When flying with your instructor, ask that he take away certain instruments while performing a maneuver at random times. ie Have you make a 90 degree left turn, and take the DG away from you without you expecting it. What should you have done? Looked outside and found a suitable ground reference point!!! The same can be done with the other six pack instruments. Also, please form a habit of clearing turns before maneuvers, and clearing traffic before making turns. I've found that many students fixate on the inside, but are soon "cured" with my making them look and say "clear left" or "clear right" before a turn. Half the battle in getting eyes outside is finding a reason to get them outside! On takeoff, find a ground reference point directly ahead to track towards in order to maintain runway center-line on the upwind. For crosswind, use a point 90 degrees and off the wing. Clear the traffic pattern by looking. Need more examples? Pm me. Before the flight, tell yourself those stinking instruments are a crutch you rarely need! B)
  7. That. It is alarming the secret lives some people lead. Thank you for this Tom, interesting read. I do remember the temporary forum that was set up in the wake of the hack. I know the hack and later the temporary forum brought quite a few new members into the community. The silver lining, I suppose.
  8. EDITED. Moot point You'refocusing on the ThePirateBay a bit much to have any real point to make in this particular thread. What other's (and the post you responded to) are saying is that legislation unchecked can lead to undesired consequences for certain other "freedoms". I think that's a simple enough point to take out of every post in here that has conveyed such a view.
  9. Well, that's kind of what I meant, Ed (so we're in "agreeance". In other words, how am I completely wrong?). The longer the protection last, the longer pirates will "resort" to buying... Many have gone to online activation which seems like it'd be a great idea. In any case, I won't pretend to know anything about the developmental side of your or anyone else's product. On a curious note, Ed: Have you guys ever figured how much sales you lose to thieves? I'm sure it'd be a disheartening figure, but I'm curious how much damage a bunch of kids can do to a niche company. EDIT: Sorry Ed, I had you mixed up with a "Phil" somehow.
  10. 1* I haven't witnessed a post yet that said TPB was a "good thing". Please take the posts for what they are, not what makes your argument more dramatic. 2* I can agree with that. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how else that could be remedied besides censoring the site... 3* Your paying customers. Your lawyers. Make great products with good protection, and I'm sure less pirates will steal, and more will purchase.
  11. Why? Just go to the hardware forums here at Avsim. You can't get any better than a Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge system right now.
  12. Please don't insinuate that anyone is defending TPB. The valuable ideas worth fighting for are mentioned in every post if mine before yours. Read them some time :P But censorship instead of enforcement? Seems like a bad trend to start...
  13. Fair enough. I can see where your coming from.
  14. As long as their are perverts and children there will be child pornographers and abused children. But as far as the argument you're making, I see it, and I can't deny that blocking such sites would be effective. Again, it comes down to what other implications come from being able to block sites deemed "illegal" and how far those implications go. Also, SOPA very much allowed the fining and/or blocking of said sites. Either way, we're beating a dead horse. I know you're a hard head like me, mgh. :Peace:
  15. TPB works the same way, does it not? Either way. As much as I want to agree wholeheartedly with you guys, I can't. The thought of my government blocking sites from me is hard to fathom. I could argue all day, but my only point is that blocking on the user side seems wrong. In other words: I could care less what happens to thepiratebay and its patrons. I'm only interested in the precedent the decision sets for other sites...
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