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Paul K

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  1. Ray, understood on Concorde, but even with their simpler aircraft, circumspection and consultation are your friends. πŸ˜‰
  2. My experience with Aeroplane.Heaven is such that with any of their models, I recommend you await the views and reviews of the flight sim community. Personally, after the C-46 Commando,I doubt I'll buy anything more from them, but I keep an open mind. As I say, don't buy on the first day - gather information over the following few months, and see what the overall impression is.
  3. Yes, get in there !! πŸ˜€ Chris, rather a slice of bad luck what with your suppliers and the Covid 19 outbreak. I can vouch for the fact that the yoke will be worth waiting for, however. Hope all is well with you.
  4. Plane Design's Avro Lancastrian, please. ( He won't though - he's too busy building rockets for Mr. Musk these days. )
  5. Great aircraft, highly recommended. A big 'thank you' to all involved.
  6. Thanks very much indeed for that Brian. As I say, my eyes are open and no doubt PBR will become very commonplace soon. At the moment, however, the picture isn't worth the proverbial thousand words - when I see an example of PBR applied to an aircraft model, I still need someone to explain why that end-product ( rather than the development technique itself ) is superior to what we've had up until now. I've already seen one example of PBR in DCS which produced something spectacular but completely unrealistic, and that's another fear - that PBR will be overdone just so that the sales blurb can trumpet "it features PBR texturing!" There is great enthusiasm for PBR amongst developers, and that is encouraging. However, while It might be a bit glib to dismiss PBR as an example of the "emperor's new clothes" , this particular end-user / flight-sim consumer is still scratching his head. You get like this in your sixties, you know. πŸ˜‰
  7. I'm in the same boat as you,Jack. There is an old saying that if you have to explain a joke, then it isn't funny - equally, with PBR, I've yet to see the benefits without someone explaining them. I was recently flying the Carenado Waco YMF5 in P3Dv4, with dynamic reflections and HDR enabled, and I honestly can't see how PBR might improve upon that. Maybe it will become more obvious to me when I start seeing it in the sim, but I hope PBR is not overdone or flogged to death simply because it is available ( like that silly chrome-plated afterburner nozzle on the default F-16 ). I happily wait to have my eyes opened. πŸ™‚
  8. Hello all. I'm looking for clear photographs and/or artwork of the winged lion head logo that adorned aircraft of the short-lived Singapore Air Services company. http://aflyinghistory.com/photos/douglas/dc-3/9v-ban/6814-singapore-1969.jpg https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1192625 Any help or pointers will be gratefully received. EDIT: This might jog someone's memory;
  9. There's some very good information on this thread. I too am considering my next flight-sim PC, which will be accorded a fairly generous budget. All and any advice here is gratefully received.
  10. I once flew on a 747 with the fifth engine attached. If I recall correctly, it was British Airways to Singapore. I wasn't aware it was possible until I took my seat and looked out the window at Heathrow.
  11. I think that's what made me wonder, because I seem to remember getting the NGX for P3D at an offer price. Anyway, that's my query answered - I will certainly get the 747, but I don't need to rush. Thanks for the info, Kyle, and thanks to all others who responded. :smile:
  12. Just a quick query; I'm wondering whether the price of the new 747 for P3D is on special offer at the moment and will it go up to a 'normal' price at some point ? I'd like to get it, but I'm just working out the budget and whether I can wait a few weeks. This is a simple and genuine question to PMDG. Please, no sarcasm about their pricing policy from other forum users - thank you. :smile:
  13. I hadn't thought about it, but yes, you're right - the 747 does have a dash of charisma that more modern airliners lack. Maybe it's the last of that breed. I used to travel aboard BA and KLM 747s on what they called the polar route to Japan; London Heathrow northwards over Greenland, then refuelling at Anchorage before the last leg to Narita. I have a memory of the rear five or six rows of centre seats being replaced by pallets of cold weather survival gear - now I can't remember if I really saw this, so perhaps someone in the industry could comment on it. It's been a long time, and memories become distorted. Something I do remember very clearly is flying first class from Singapore to London aboard an SIA 747. Maybe the best airliner flight I've ever experienced. :smile: Glenn, Kyle - thanks for the further recommendations of Skyfaring. I'll get it tomorrow.
  14. I saw that book recently in Waterstone's in Cambridge, so on your recommendation, I think I'll get it. Regarding the forthcoming release, I have the MD-11 ( R.I.P. ) and the 737NGX, so I'm very much looking forward to PMDG's 747. Well done, chaps. :smile:
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