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  • Birthday 11/19/1966

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  1. Thank you for this post Chuck. Hopefully this will revitalize the genre.
  2. Older system here, which is not particularly high end. Core i5-3570 AMD7700 8GB RAM On installation you will have three resolutions to decide between. Basically these are poor, better (2K), best (4K). Running 1920x1080 (2K) my system is running better than my PDMG737 did under FSX. My guess is frame rates in the 30's with no stuttering or load issues. Have not even bothered to tweak the settings other than to ensure full realism was on (it was). Had to go backwards and buy P3Dv3.4 to buy FS Labs 320x. Counting on their free upgrade to 4.1. The aircraft is delightful but is not up to the standards of PDMG, or perhaps I've not found out some way to enable more realistic function of the ADIRU alignment. Probably not many people care about what is a hassle in day to day operations, but I bought the add on as a (fun) procedures trainer. It appears FS Labs simplified it a bit, which is fine. Some of the detail they did get into is astonishing, like the three modes of avionics cooling. The little doors work and aside from trivia on an oral examination someone could fly the real jet for a decade and probably not notice or care what it does as long as it works. Well worth the money and a lot of fun.
  3. Milton - behave or we will put your cubicle back in the basement and fix the glitch :-) I bought Lockheed's P3Dv4 and would have to pay to buy the older v3 package if I wanted to also purchase FSLabs product. Some of us have time requirements. After October 13th I would have no use for the product, but could sure use it now. As for the P3D physics model, heard it from the instructors during the last recurrent check on the B737. Here is an article describing the industry's position. https://aerospaceamerica.aiaa.org/features/stall-recovery/ We were told it will be working by early 18 if not sooner and already had to memorize the new procedure. (and trying to forget it as ground school approaches for the bus ... really looking forward to the AirBus, it is a much nicer airplane than the 737. Does not seem to perform as well, but the improved ergonomics mean we aren't in as much of a hurry to get the flight over with anyway - just fly around the weather and look at it through those big windows ... size wise the AirBus reminds me of my days on the 757/767)
  4. Unorthodox? As a guy new to FSLabs, have to say they seem hostile to new customers. As a pilot getting his 320 Type next month I had hoped to use FSLabs product as a little play along study aid. Will now just move along with a copy of AeroSim rather than pay to downgrade to a old P3Dv3 and take the chance on FS Labs keeping a promise of a free upgrade to V4 ($320 total to go backwards for a few weeks until I am in a level D box anyway) ----- In other news Some of our Lockheed sims run P3D. The FAA is mandating full on stall training (which FS & P3D never modeled correctly). My understanding is there is a major improvement to the flight models in the works to meet the requirement.
  5. Tom, It was truly a pleasure to write product reviews for you and AvSim a long time ago. Know that your contribution to aviation lives on in the hundreds of folks like me who moved forward from online simulation to careers flying people and their things all over the planet. God Speed, Sir; God speed. Tom Dilbeck
  6. Robert, Glad to see you are still here! You were a pleasure to virtually work for. The average AVSim review took about 30 to 40 hours between testing and documenting. I had a real head start since most of the airplanes I reviewed were aircraft I had flown in real life with someone else paying me to learn the systems. Some of the more interesting reviews of outstanding products, like PMDG's MD11 and Lotus Sim's L39 took more than 100 hours. ( I enjoyed the formation flying shots and those took a lot of time to stage with as many as four aircraft flying through ) Best regards and thanks for encouraging people in a way that keeps our hobby vital.
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