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  1. avgaskoolaid

    EDRM-Repaints on S360

    Seeing as how the Shorts seems easier to paint than other Carenado planes, with fewer weird curves along the fuselage (it helps that the fuselage is not curvy at all), I may consider doing a Pacific Coastal scheme. Key word: MAY. I have many other repaints in progress for both P3D and XPlane and would hate to delay them even more to work on something else. If any other painters who have more experience with this frame (hint hint Marius hint hint 😉 ) want to do this scheme instead I'd be really grateful; I want to fly it a lot but with so much else on my plate it might be difficult.
  2. avgaskoolaid

    EDRM-Repaints on S360

    Hey Ed, it took a little longer than I would have liked but the American Eagle repaint is finished. I think it turned out pretty good but if you have any suggestions or notice any issues with it just let me know. I uploaded it to the AVSIM library and it's being processed. I'm not sure how long it usually takes but if you go to the library tomorrow and search 'shorts' and sort by date added it should be at the top of the list.
  3. FSX/P3D= lots of highly detailed expensive payware airports all across the world, with comparatively few very nice freeware airports with custom objects XPlane= Not as many very highly detailed payware airports, but many more nice freeware airports with custom objects than what is available in FSX/P3D. Also, I find the default objects in XPlane to be more realistic. Finally, in XPlane scenery design is much, much easier. If you notice something missing at an airport you're flying around you can open it in overlay editor and add the appropriate object very simply and quickly.
  4. avgaskoolaid

    MD80 virtual airlines?

    Phoenix Virtual has all the current Delta, AA, and Allegiant MD-80 flights (substituting an MD-82 for an MD-88, for example, is allowed), as well as ones for very obscure airlines like Hewa Bora, Spanair, Air Uganda, and Cham Wings, some of which have since retired the MD-80. I just did a quick schedule search and came up with approximately 3,500 bookable flights of all MD-80 variants all across the world, all of which are either current real-world flights with real flight numbers and departure times, or were real world flights at one point in the past (some of the currently loaded schedules are a little old). The only sticking point is that there's a ranking system, and you need to have 100 hours in smaller regional aircraft before you can fly the MD-80 (I think they do hour transfers from other VAs though). I personally like this aspect of the VA but I can see why it might not work for your purposes. However, do note that after 25 hours flying small turboprops you are allowed to fly larger regional jets, including the 717, for the next 75 hours of the ranking.
  5. avgaskoolaid

    Are you a real world pilot (P3D users only please)

    Yeah, there are definitely ways I could have gone about getting more accurate data. Basically this is just the result of me asking the question to myself and quickly coming up with the poll. Still, 64% of respondents being pilots is a lot lower than I was expecting. Of the people who use any sim, those who take the time to go on forums, join, and answer polls are the most likely to be more 'hardcore' into their respective sim and thus may be more likely to have a general interest in aviation and be pilots or student pilots. And, of course, as you point out, pilots may be more likely to identify themselves as having that skill is a point of pride. I'm sure if you had a similar poll asking "who has 1 million dollars", millionaires would be enthusiastic to respond while the rest of us would be more likely to just keep our mouths shut and move on! Also, if I were to run a better survey I'd first have to deal with the philosophical question of what a pilot is, exactly! 😄
  6. avgaskoolaid

    EDRM-Repaints on S360

    Hi Ed. Thanks! I'm enjoying it very much. As for the American Eagle paint, I just started on it by removing the titles from the included Skyway scheme. Now all I need to do is add the American Eagle logos and registration and put a little tiny blob of paint on the wheel fairing that's missing. It shouldn't take me very long at all- at the latest I'll have it uploaded by the middle of this coming week.
  7. avgaskoolaid

    Are you a real world pilot (P3D users only please)

    Thanks Rafal! I've added a long disclaimer clarifying what I mean. And I chose the P3D forum specifically for this poll as I'd like to get a rough idea of the proportion of real world pilots among the P3D users here. I'll clarify that as well. Just to be clear, this is less scientific and more of just an informal poll to satisfy my idle curiosity (and hopefully get a conversation going among the pilots and non-pilots here) If I actually wanted to collect some "real" data I'd probably use a more carefully crafted poll via a specifically designed polling site.
  8. Just want to collect some data for some very informal research I'm doing- by 'real world pilot' I'm including both student and licensed pilots. To jumpstart the discussion beyond the poll, it would be interesting to know whether or not everybody started flight simming before or after you started training. Thanks! EDIT: To clarify, I'm defining 'pilot' and 'student pilot' as anyone who has a license to operate or is in active training to get a license to operate any type of manned or military unmanned aircraft. If you fly 747s for a commercial airline, took 3 flight lessons in a 172, fly a glider, or even fly a blimp, please select 'yes'. RC planes/drones don't count unless you fly them professionally for the military in your country (because a military drone pilot needs to have extensive flight training in aircraft systems and aerodynamics while someone who flies drones or RC planes casually or professionally for photography purposes usually does not, or at least is not usually required to). If you're an edge case, tbh it doesn't really matter as this isn't hardcore research, just a casual assessment of the people who use P3D. Thank you :) EDIT #2: My focus is P3D users at this time. Thanks again!
  9. avgaskoolaid

    MD88 Iberia Malaga-Madrid

    It's the Rotate MD-80 for XPlane. The plane had a rocky release but has since developed into an extremely accurate and enjoyable simulation.
  10. The two are compatible. FSEnhancer alters datarefs (via LUA files) and includes sky, cloud, and water textures, as well as lighting file modifications. xVision alters shaders and has the option for you to also install cloud, sky,and lighting mods. You can de-select the xVision's texture/lighting mods and just install the shaders to ensure the mod compatibility with FSE, or you can install some of xVision's texture/lighting mods, or mix and match the two however you like (or even use other texture and lighting mods you find). Once you start the program and give the manual a quick read it should be pretty clear. Bottom line is that xVision alters shaders while FSE does not. Right now I have a Flight Sim cocktail of xVision shaders and clouds, FSE water and sky Lua mods, 'Cloud Art' LUA files for clouds, and sky textures that are half UltraweatherXP and half default. It all plays nicely together and looks superb IMO. Once you understand the remarkably simple XP file structure it's easy to pick and choose the resources you like the best to make your sim look great.
  11. avgaskoolaid

    EDRM-Repaints on S360

    Sorry, I just moved house and have been very busy these past few days. Rest assured that I'll get started on it very soon! As soon as I release it I'll post the download link here and tag you.
  12. avgaskoolaid

    DTW beta tests

    Simply can't wait! I've been waiting patiently for this scenery for years. I'm wondering- after release have you guys considered an XPlane port?
  13. avgaskoolaid

    Carenado anounces new project DA62

    That will be nice for those who mainly/exclusively use P3D but I'll admit that as someone who uses XP 80% of the time I'm a little underwhelmed as we already have a just about perfect DA62 from Aerobask. With the Shorts 360 and Saab 340 released I'm not really looking forward to anything new from Carenado besides the XPlane ports of those planes. It would have been good to see another turboprop airliner instead, such as the Embraer 120, Beechcraft 1900C, Dash-7, etc...
  14. avgaskoolaid

    Over Seattle

    Unfortunately I doubt they will. DD always makes scenery for both FSX/P3D and XPlane. As there are currently 2 Las Vegas sceneries in development (from FSDT and Flytampa), a 3rd KLAS from DD would face intense competition and isn't really a safe bet. For XPlane, I would be very surprised if MisterX didn't make KLAS in the future (many of his airports seem to focus on the popular PilotEdge coverage area, which includes Las Vegas).
  15. avgaskoolaid

    Drzewiecki Seattle?

    Haha, it's a simple answer but probably not too helpful. The option turns on DD's own photographic scenery for the area (in case you don't know- it's ground textures derived from 'satellite' photos.). This option should be used if you want to see this photographic ('ortho') scenery and don't have your own installed. If you have ortho scenery that you either downloaded from elsewhere or generated yourself using ortho4xp, you don't need to check this option. As for your scenery conflict issue, can you post a screenshot? By 'haze' do you mean actual atmospheric haze, or are the buildings simply not rendering far away? I'd recommend completely disabling your Boeing Country scenery package (and any other scenery or mesh in the area) to make sure it's a conflict issue and not an issue with DD's Seattle City scenery itself.