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  1. Most people who purchase complex throttle quadrants still need to expect careful calibration of all the axis in Windows Control Panel. More over, even real aircrafts exhibit less than perfect throttle synchronization between one lever and another. I am designing a 747 quadrant for a 747 pilot, and he's the one who laughs at some of the things that simmers don't know because they don't fly real airplanes for a living. I, too, didn't this until he told me. It's ironic that when we want a sim to be as real as possible, we forget that "real" is not always easy. It still requires the pilot's hand for fine control. Most pots are susceptible to some creep due to wear and temperature. When you're dealing with one throttle and one axis, the problem is not obvious. When you add more throttles, the problem is more noticeable.
  2. no joystick

    It was a bad plug in. Once I removed it, joysticks came back. thanks tony
  3. Maybe that's the problem with having too many sims. I have not come to xplane11 for several months. Despite all joysticks being recognized in xplane's joystick control panel, all the aircrafts don't have joystick functions. Joystick buttons work fine. Is there a key or something that I may have inadvertently pressed sometime ago to create this situation, or is there a plug in that can make this happen. The airplanes start with engine running, but even if I use the mouse to move the throttles, the aircraft does not move. Yes, I unlocked the brakes. Totally lost. tony
  4. The lighting issue makes me feel that we've been stuck in foggy weather for 6 months, and can't wait for the sun to come out with all of its blue sky and wonderful colors.
  5. No, so long as it's ddr3
  6. I've got one g skill f3-8500cl7s-4gbrl that you can have for 10.00 plus shipping from nyc.
  7. My i5 clocked at 4.6 perfoms great in fsx. At 4.8, it performs great in all the endurance tests, but crashes when I am running fsx. This assumes that the cooling setup has not been compromised over the years. I had one pc that giving me the BSD, so I finally decided to replace it. As I was removing the motherborad, I noticed that the heatsink had actually become loose and the heatsink gel had dried out completely. I could have saved some money had I decided to check the heatsink before purchasing a new motheboard and cpu. We assume that the heatsink gel lasts forever. It does not, and it eventually dries out, as it did in my case.
  8. What's going on with FSW?

    The wopping influx will come from new comers---not people like us who have been with our sims forever. We must not forget that there's a past, present and future. Many of us represent the past, with old habits and tons of money invested in what we currently fly. There's no question that for the right investment, both in hardware and addons, we have created the sim of our dream-- short of the real thing. Newcomers wont have a history and , on impulse, curiosity,or money concerns, will buy what looks like an easy plug and play decision. So far, FSW is potentially the only sim that meets that criteria. It's not a finished product, so this opinion is purely based on assumptions about what and where FSW will become and be a year from now.
  9. What's going on with FSW?

    It's too bad that, in a forum, anything can be said irrespective of one's age, maturity, or common sense. I find many forums filled with "shoot from the hip" statements and counter statements that simply go no where . They don't add to the pleasure, nor the advancement of a sim-- any sim. In my opinion, it's another form of road rage, where some lose all sense of reality.
  10. What's going on with FSW?

    several years ago,everyone was bemoaning the death of the only flight sim, with MS having dropped FSX and MS Flight. Today, we're arguing about so many sims. I call this progress.
  11. But bubbles are bubbles because no one can predict when they'll pop.
  12. So, everyday a new airport is added to the list of available airports. What does this mean? That , in theory, the entire list of the sim's airports is being made over. To what end? Are airport designers appealing to those users who live near them? I just don't see where all of this leads. Regions perhaps, but discreet airports? How many airports can one individual realistically buy before realizing the tremendous cost that these represent? I'm just wondering whether one of these days all of these airports will run out of buyers.
  13. terraflora in plain P3dv4

    Has anyone installed just Terraflora( by Turbulent Designs) in their system? I've got a vanilla P3dv4 install and wonder if Terraflora, without ORBX, makes any difference.And if so, how much, in their opinion. tony
  14. For weather, they decided to break from the past. Perhaps for the ground......
  15. SDK now available

    Yes, it's a plane that needs tender loving care before you can master it, even during taxiing. I found that, just like a real aircraft with that kind of horsepower in the front, especially a taildragger, you just don't shove the throttle forward all at once. I get the plane rolling down the runway by gradually increasing the throttle, and, as soon as the wheels leave the ground, I shove the rest forward.