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  1. I can well believe it. I was a real life tanker in the early 70's. I suggest Steel Beasts. Disclaimer: you may find my name in the credits. Try the artillery tutorial. 😄 As for an update to FSX:SE, I'd suggest P3Dv4 for you. Others will disagree, but I've used FSX, P3Dv2 and v4 and MSFS and except for the scenery in MSFS, I prefer P3Dv4. Too bad it's not discounted for being an older version. Benefits of P3Dv4 over FSX: autogen that can go almost to the horizon and no more Out of Memory errors. A good avatar mode for walking around your aircraft or scenery. Active Sky for weather, and Active Sky Cloud Art for clouds that look like what you see outside when you look up. Best of luck. Hook
  2. Heels on the floor! This guy appears to have the brakes locked on touch down. You're taught to keep your heels on the floor to keep your toes off the brakes to avoid this situation. Of the 7 sim planes I've flown the most, all but one were tail draggers. The other was the A2A Connie. The A2A T-6 has been called a "landing simulator". If you read the real world checklists, even for tricycle gear aircraft, they often have a line in the after-landing checklist: "Braking - minimum required." In sim flying the Dodo 206, I noticed that my rudder pedals were almost never on the center detent, unlike flying fixed wing aircraft. Real aircraft do not have a center detent. 😄 Hook
  3. Posting in all caps has been considered rude and "shouting" since the very beginning of online communication, in USENET and the dialup BBS systems before the Internet, for example on FidoNet in the 80's. Before online communication, all caps was fairly common. COBOL and FORTRAN for example were typically all caps. Teletype, if I remember correctly, was all caps. The Unix operating system was common during the early USENET days, and they tended to use lower case in their command lines. This may have had an effect on USENET etiquette. Hook
  4. "Helicopters do not fly. They are so ugly the earth repels them." The first thing prospective helicopters pilots are told in US Army helicopter training school is, "The airplane is a collection of sound aerodynamic principals that flies. The helicopter is a collection of mistakes that flies." Too bad I failed the physical on that one. Probably saved my life, as this was during the Viet Nam era. 😄 Hook
  5. Given how talented these guys are, they probably rappel. 😄 On their own. If you check out other Malinois videos you'll see them rappelling with people, skydiving, etc etc. There are some amazing videos. Hook
  6. About benevolence: Didn't we, um, bombard the surface first? 😄 Hook
  7. And your SUVs. I had to double check to make sure I wasn't reading an article on The Onion. Hook
  8. They were all volunteers and signed releases. Hook
  9. Please don't. The other thread has gone off the rails pretty badly. Hook
  10. There are about 5900 stars within 150 light years of Earth. About 850 of these are visible to the naked eye. Hook
  11. Many years ago I predicted that the first interstellar war would be prompted by us constantly beaming reruns of "I Love Lucy" into their airspace. Given the speed of light and the distances involved, they may already be on their way. 😄 Hook
  12. If God didn't intend us to eat animals, why did He make them out of food?
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