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About Rocket_Bird

  • Birthday 03/09/1985

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  1. I actually didn't know about FSAerodata, so thanks for pointing that out. Yeah, I use aero.sors. I actually don't mind updating it so much as the fact that P3D still needs updating in the first place. The scenery and database is all FSX era, which is over a decade old and makes this sim feel like a dinosaur. FSAerodata and Navigraph sounds nice and all, but paying for subscriptions isn't really my cup of tea (although I do do one time navigraph airacs for some of my airliners just to keep things reasonable).
  2. Over the past couple days, I have repeatedly swapped between X-Plane 11 and P3D V4.3, and really reflecting what sim to stick to. I guess if I had more hard-drive space, I'd probably just run both. But it's been difficult. X-Plane as a platform is brilliant and you can accomplish so much at a low cost. Adyfoot's points are all pretty spot on, and while the Zibo 737 still actually isn't as good as the PMDG, it's still pretty darn good. I am currently settled with P3D V4.3 because it's the only sim where I can run the PMDG 777, suffer a V1 cut, and fly according to the procedures without a sim-related anomaly occurring. The A2A aircraft are also excellent. But beyond that, the sim feels dated and I feel as though more people are leaving the platform behind for X-Plane. To get P3D up to spec, I need to update the nav databases manually; I need to find updated afcads for airports that haven't be updated for the past decade; I need orbx global to keep my textures from looking like 2007; texture packs like EnvTex to at least make my runways look nicer; activesky just to get weather; tomato shade just so I can have some semblance of PBR; and chasecam just so I can have a smooth VC experience. I don't even know why we don't have anything similar to the free AviTab VC tablet on x-plane after all these years, and it bugs me a little. I intend to stay on P3D 4.3 and the franchise a little longer, because the addons here are still for the most part excellent. But I think once i get the crates I want in X-Plane, and activesky, I will be retiring this ole esp platform for good.
  3. Hmm my day job? I work as a professional slacker. It requires great discipline, many bags of chips, a large variety of soda drinks, and a hard bum for long hours of sitting. On the side, I work as a King Air 200 and Beech 1900D pilot I guess . The skills above transfer over.
  4. I have a ton of games, but as of late, I have been playing The Witcher 3. Also play XCOM (waiting for XCOM 2), Deus Ex Human Revolution, Kerbal Space Program, and League of Legends.
  5. Well, the King AIr is more of a single pilot machine than the 1900 (although some rare operators may use it single pilot for cargo), thus an autopilot is not always required, since there is often a second meat servo on board. This said, I have flown King Air's without autopilot.
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