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Everything posted by Dominique_K

  1. Looks good to me. Everything thar moves on the ground below gives a sense of depth to the simulation when flying in the 6/7k feet. Trains were long overdue. Hoping for some steam locos too 🚂😄 !
  2. I miss having an easy access to charts but never went with Navigraph that I find too expensive for my particular use of the sim. The new product is certainly more attractive in this regard.
  3. https://www.spitfires.com/post/ale-delivery-spitfires Hey Flyingiron, you might do this in the next Spit' iteration, adding a couple of casks below the wings !
  4. The bomber crews were indeed happy to see the Mustang flying with them all the way to Berlin when the Spit’ couldn’t go beyond the Netherlands shores.
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  6. Overreaching a bit don’t they? Sounds like hubris to me 😁.
  7. My preference would go to the Fleet Shadower, noiseless and carrier-borne. That it is pretty ugly is of no importance as it was designed for night patrol. Imagine the challenge flying at night at 38 knots and not to fall asleep 😴
  8. Interesting story worth a read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Nighthawk Applied aerodynamics was in its infancy. They were imaginative enough to try even fancy designs then They abandon it just because they found a more efficient way to destroy the Zeppelin she was meant to shoot down not because she was sluggish to climb.
  9. 24 h is all that I need to fly everywhere in the world with the proper live weather at the time I fly.
  10. This and the impressive growth of the quality freeware catalogue. Cambrian explosion-like. I remember early heated discussions with dire predictions that addons, specially sophisticated addons, would be a long time to come if ever because, you know, WASM is not the way to go and this is just a game for the Xbox and…, you know, Microsoft you can’t trust them 😆 etc. One can grumble now and then (I do and I will) but no doubt this is an impressive sim and a deserved business success.
  11. Henri Farman ! As we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale 🇫🇷🇬🇧, it is just proper to mention him. He was born Harry F. in Paris from British parents and lived all his life in France, He actually became a French national when he was 63 ! Racing cyclist, car racer, aviation pioneer and industrialist. What a man.
  12. You have a point here, anything leaving the ground andmoving through the air all by itself reflects the beauty of the human mind. Now about looking gangly, I have a personal fondness for the Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady
  13. There are aircraft which don’t need to be good looking, They carry such an emotional load, at least for older people, that they transcend beauty.. The Dc3 has been here for so long, she is a link to our past. And she was a humble but decisive bird of freedom, WW2 , Berlin airlift. I boarded a Dc-3 and a C47 in SE Asia 50 years ago,. I felt I was part of history 😁.
  14. We’ve been playing four years without SU15, I reckon we can do without a couple of weeks more #RememberSU5.
  15. If my memory serves me well and it doesn’t always do, it was an early promise for MSFS before the release.
  16. Seats in the back are very comfy . As the Irving Berlin’s song goes « in a morris chair, You’d be surprised. »
  17. a mean, aawe-inspiring A mean-looking, awe-inspiring sister. Doomsday raw power.
  18. I am for duplication when it brings something better. For instance the P51. I am no fan of AH and I long for A2A bringing me back Glamorous Gal. I am glad there are two Porter, the MV being better than the MSFS default.
  19. Good to once again see that MSFS jumpstarted a developer vocation. I hope he could make some partnership with knowledgeable guys on the engine and FDE sides. The artistry looks certainly top notch. I went to refresh my memory about the bird and learned that it was also a bush plane ! Good to know… https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2002/april/pilot/ford-tri-motor-5-at
  20. Hmmm... Should I ? OK... There are indeed two schools of simmers : those are never satiated by what is on the market and always willing yet another model and those happy with a few good more refined models. I don't know what you call a simsnob - I don't even want to know as I may be part of this crowd 😋 (snob moi ?) - but I know that If this hobby has high quality simulations today it is because a lot of us have for 40 years been pushing hard and loudly developers to do their best. Not river counters but simmers willing to find in a simcraft some of the idiosyncrasies of the real thing. Perfection is not of this world but a good approximation which goes beyond being screenshot fodder. There are the softcore and hardcore simmers. I'd call myself a midcore 😄.When I buy an aircraft known to be a groundlooper b*tch, I want her to ... groundloop.I want some quality and time to enjoy my purchases. A simcraft is not like a tissue paper you discard after a couple of sneezes. And politely saying it on a forum, is not moaning. I would call it market feedback 😉
  21. Hmmm that opens the field for wild conspiracy theories 😱. you gotta love it. They may have sent a memo to Satya to greenlight the project. And they wait, wait, wait for it. Not to worry of course. Of course. What me worry ? Note that I call him Satya, that tells a lot, right ?
  22. This issue has come up many times on this forum. There is of course no evidence but a strong coincidence with the cramming of the code into the S which was quite a challenge.
  23. Many imperfections , some annoying , but few seem related to the XBox constraints besides clouds and UI. This was my point. I am reaching an age where there are so many things that I am guilty of that I don't count them anymore 😋....
  24. Very true, the benefits are overwhelming compared to some drawbacks ( UI, clouds ?). Adding that from the start (FS1, FS4 etc.) the franchise has had an entertainment dimension besides the simulation.
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