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  1. Meatwater voices make a substantial improvement in a wonderful product. Thank you John for RadarContact. It has been my go to ATC for more than a decade and your support has been outstanding. Enjoy your retirement. John N.
  2. diajohn

    I-fly 747-8 just released.

    I don't know if there is consensus on the definition of study level. The Ifly features multiple or single failure at specified or random intervals of many systems. It also has a high quantity of functions that can be assigned to keys or home cockpit controllers. Now does it have a Boeing approval like PMDG, then no, but then neither is certified for flight training. Today it is $49 while PMDG is $149 + 49 for the -8. Now you do get the freighter for that extra money. John
  3. diajohn

    I-fly 747-8 just released.

    Now if we could get some -8 liveries for the I-Fly
  4. diajohn

    I-fly 747-8 just released.

    Have you tried other Ifly products? They are very good and an outstanding value. I usually fly the Ifly 737NG rather than the PMDG 737NG and own both.
  5. I have the same problem on a new built/install. I locked the framerate to 30 and the flashing went away. Who knew and why? Thanks
  6. diajohn


    What is the software? We may have a solution that works for you.
  7. I use both. I-Fly and PMDG
  8. To answer the original question, FSX on DVD is widely available on Ebay. Also I am certain someone here might send you their old copy. John
  9. diajohn

    QW787 and Radar Contact

    Mine is working fine with no issues.
  10. Most mentioned are about the same. Pricewise the Ifly 737 from Flight1 is a very good aircraft at a fair price. I do not recommend the Captain Sim 757 as I own it but...
  11. diajohn

    Flight planning with no tool

    Your question is too broad for an easy answer. If you are using default aircraft, then the Flight Planner built in will do an adequate job. If it is an add-on aircraft then Simbrief will do all of them. Now creating an entire flight plan for an airliner is a complicated process, you need to break down into small parts. Airlines have entire departments to do their planning. Most of us do not do our own flight plan but may take a planner and do some customization or just take it as generated. Only a few go to the effort to create from scratch.
  12. diajohn

    Congratulations to Rob Ainscough!

    Good move AVSIM, Rob is a great contributor to our hobby and will be an asset to the board. John
  13. Boy do I get tired of the FSL or nothing crowd. When you have an actual license and job flying an Airbus, then I may care just a touch. Otherwise, Aerosoft has done a nice job that most of us will enjoy at a fair price and no DRM.
  14. diajohn

    QW787 current status?

    My major complaint with the QW787 is the lighting quality of the displays. I find that they are so bright to be unusable in the VC mode and only decent in the 2D mode. Changing settings does not make them work well for me including disabling many advanced graphics setting used in P3D versus FSX. They need major work IMHO. I tried using the HUD for my flying to get around this problem since the HUD is normally used in 787 OPS but it is a bit jumpy and hard to use for landing guidance. Not sure how to fix that as it exists even on autoland but I much prefer to land myself. As a result of the VC lighting, I find this a/c stays in my hanger which is too bad and I love many of the features.
  15. diajohn

    Prepar3d V4.3 has been released

    Problem solved with activation