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  1. Will X-Plane 11 get any new or updated default aircraft or have to wait till X-Plane 12? Terry
  2. Thanks for the links and videos. I would like the Tobie Eye Tracker 5 due to the ability to still have a big screen without a huge investment. Looks like X-plane is not on the Tobie game list though. I believe X-plane does work with Track IR but I have not had good results with that and sent back the equipment several years ago.. I understand the drive/fly by feel technique described in the other video. I worked on Air Force sims in the 70s and 80s and a lot of switches even back then were shaped with unique shapes so that you could select a system by feel and keep the head out of the cockpit. I guess testing both systems would be the next step to see which one works best for me. Thanks for all the input. Terry
  3. II am looking for your opinions on either a large 4K screen (50inch plus) or a new generation VR headset to use in X-plane 11.5 . Both will be in approximately the same price range but will the VR have the same or better resolution of a large 4K monitor/tv? I would be running them on a i9 9900k with 32 Gb ram and a RTX 2080 and a 2 TB Nvme SSD. Oh I can only see in one eye and that is not very good, hence the need for a large screen. Currently using a small 40 inch Samsung 1080P TV. If any out there running the large screen or VR, please let me know what you think about your X-plane experience with these devices. Thanks Terry
  4. It will not allow me to sign in even though I am Administrator of my computer/account. Says I have not followed MS rules and regs. Do not have Steam account either. All I want is a working FS2020 . If it is this much problem before buying, I will stay with X-Plane 11.5 Terry
  5. When I try to buy a copy of FS2020 at the Microsoft site, it says I am not allowed to download because I have not followed Microsoft rules. I do not have a MS account other than a genuine copy of Win 10 Pro which is up to date. They have allowed me to download FREE apps from their store without problems. Now that I am willing to buy software from them I cannot even complete a sign in to the site. What is the secret to purchase the new sim? Can you buy a hard copy other than a CD or DVD? Terry
  6. Does the HUD in X-Plane 11.50 have a brightness setting so it can be scene in the daytime? It is super dim.
  7. I realize that the 11.50 beta is the big thing right now, but for the basic X-Plane 11 program I would like to be able to use a "Graphical" (Map) based way to plan a flight :Inside" X-Plane. This use to be the way Microsoft allowed you to flight plan in their previous version years ago. Since the X-Plane map only shows the scenery files loaded, that does not allow for a very long flight to be generated as describe. Yes I know their are external flight planing programs that can be imported into X-Plane but that requires going in and out of the sim/full screen view. Is there some work-around with the infamous ATC flight planning in X-Plane that could be turned into a map view? Being able to see fixes, transitions, and dep/app would greatly help in flight planning and make it a little more realistic rather than putting a departure and arrival airport into the FMC and then flying between the two points. If this is not possible with the current X-Plane 11, it definitively should be part of X-Plane 12 and beyond. Anyone else out there have the same feelings? Terry
  8. Sorry moderator but this post was the first one where I asked about CPU cooling. Unfortunately, no responses so that I when I went to the more general post/question. My bad but looks like we all gained valuable information on air vs. water cooling. Terry PS: Sorry about having to post a new item to explain : )
  9. Rob, Since my Corsair H100i is only 240mm, replacing it with a Corsair H150 with 360 or 420mm radiator should allow for lower temps and less fan noise? Right now in order to keep the noise level under control, I have the max fan setting at 55 percent on a custom curve with temps at 40C. I realize that you cannot get temps below room temp unless you have some sort of refrigeration cooling but would like to have enough excess cooling capacity to reduce the need for the fans turning 2400-2600 rpm. Right now they turn around 1400 rpm when I have the cooling cure set to the above 55 percent max level. I have the space in the Fractal R6 USB-C case for a larger top radiator now since I have removed all of the additional drive bays to optimize the air flow from the two front case fans. Also should I consider a 140 mm fan vs the 120 mm? Generally the larger fan turns slower to move the d same volume of air although looking at Corsairs site, it appears that the opposite is the fact. The 120 is turning 1600 rpm and the 140 mm is turning 2400 rpm at max speeds. Since I not or considering overclocking the 9900K, I know the max temps will never reach a point to thermal throttle my system. I just want a quiet running box sitting on the desk that can run anything that X-Plane orMicrosoft might throw at it. Terry PS: I wonder how much the EVGA RTX 2080 is heating up the air going through the AIO? It has been running in the low 50's under load (X-Plane 11.41) and 45-48C at idle. Since it is directly below the AIO cooler even with the rear fan between them, could this extra heat be putting more strain on the CPU cooling system? I only have a 1080P Samsung 40 inch TV/monitor right now. If I were to put a 4K monitor in the system, would that heat up the video card generating 4K vs 1080P?
  10. Thanks to all that replied. Currently my system has a Corsair H100i cooler that keeps the 9900K at around 29C (idle) and 38C at load running X-Plane 11.41 at 1080P thru a RTX 2080. FPS are around the low 50s without wx and 40-80 with wx depending on geographic location. Scenery at max or high and graphic settings all one notch left of max. Will be interesting to see the numbers once Vulcan is released to the general X-Plane 11 population. Terry
  11. Problems would be pump failure, coolant leaks and increased general and preventive maintenance. More moving parts. With air/passive not as many of the above apply. Generally just a good dusting/filter clean as required. Terry
  12. I guess no one is using the Mugen5 air cooler for the 9900K so I will ask if anyone is using any similar type of Air Cooler for the 9900K which will stay un-overclocked. (factory setting out of the box/cube) Looking for super quiet operation no water/AIO problems down the road. Thanks Terry
  13. Anyone using the Mugen 5 cooler on their i9 9900k/ (not over clocked) https://www.scytheus.com/aircooler-mugen5 Thanks Terry
  14. I have viewed several websites that review TVs and it looks like the OLED screens will be getting pretty cheep this year. The LG B9 65 inch is now $1699 at Best Buys. This is the same price as for the Samsung QLED 80R in the same size. Both would I be live to be great screens for flight simming. If by chance you were not happy, you still have a very nice TV. Terry
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