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  1. vp49p3 received reputation from ganter in The importance of preflighting   
    Just today I forgot to put up the flaps on the A2A 172, took off and promptly stalled.  Got to read better!
  2. vp49p3 received reputation from filou in kiss me hard before you go.   
    And sign your life insurance policy 😁
    Nice shot!
  3. vp49p3 gave reputation to Marc Loftin in Prepar3D v4 Optimize current system adding M.2 drive   
    I need help with several things.  I'm working to optimize a dedicated Flight Training simulator PC.   
    The flight sim is running very well in general.  Im running Prepar3D v4, bare bones with native aircraft and scenery files etc....  maximum graphics settings except autopen draw distance, water detail, special effects at medium.   As of yet I have not purchased ad-on scenery, weather or non native aircraft.   I'd like to get the system properly set up and configured so I can begin to integrate some of these ad-ons.
     I would like to integrate a M.2 NVME 250 gb drive into my current system.  I'm hoping to create faster boot times and  prevent an occasional freezing of Prepard3d v4 64 bit Flight Simulator program.    I need guidance determining how to best utilize the 250 GB M.2 drive........ should I use it for the OS and Flight sim software, then use the Intel 750 series PCIe SSD for scenery and ad ons......... or  would it be better to have separate M.2 drives, one for the OS and the other for the flight simulator programs, leaving the PCIe SSD for ad-ons. I need guidance setting up simple file hierarchy between drives. Also, I'd like to consider setting Ultra fast boot in Bios.  Is this recommend? Prepar3d v4 takes over 40 seconds to boot to the flight set up screen.  Then it takes another 50 seconds to select and load aircraft type, scenery, terrain etc..., To change aircraft type takes at least 30 seconds.  To change geographical location take at least 30 seconds.  I'd like to speed it up as much as possible.
    My goal is to configure the PC to most affectively use an M.2 NVME drives and the PCIe SSD currently installed.
    Up to this point I have done everything myself.  The build, OS installations, software installations, USB flight controls mapping, installation of secondary flight sim support software etc.....  But at this point I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into trying to integrate the M.2 SSD.  
    Will I need to uninstall everything and start from scratch?  Or, is it possible to install the M.2, migrate the OS and flight sim programs with out starting from scratch.
    I've spent dozens and dozens of hours on the sim.  It has been fun, rewarding and also downright frustrating   I've scratched my head, done things three or more times, read forum after forum getting rid bits of helpful information.  But the truth is, I will never be a qualified gaming PC tech, and I don't really want to be.  I'd prefer to pay someone who is qualified to tweak the machine.  I live in Mid-City LA. 90036.  If anyone knows a good tech please forward contact info.

    Current set up:
    Asrock Z170 OC Formula MB
    16GB Ram
    Intel 6700 processor water cooled
    EVGA 1080ti water cooled
    Inel 750 series 500gb SSD
    Windows 10
    Sim support software and hardware: SPAD.next, Pilot Edge, FSXFlight, Warthog yoke, Saitek panels, Siatek throttle, iPad Foreflight, track IR on occasion.
    Software: Primarily Prepar3D v4, secondarily Condor Soaring simulator.  I've tried Xplane 11 with poor results.  My single machine could not handle three 4k TV's.
    Thanks for the support ahead of time!
     

     
     
     
  4. vp49p3 gave reputation to Greggy_D in nVidia 2070, 2080 and 2080Ti   
    Hopefully by that time the bottom falls out of mining.
  5. vp49p3 gave reputation to Rob Ainscough in Update for C90B HD P3D4   
    I haven't download this update yet, but typically Carenado GTN 750 enabling is done via a separate EXE located in their install folder (either under SimObjects or in one of their own folders.  Alternatively I think it's sometimes installed via menu option or option window (Shift+1, Shift+2, etc.).
    You should NOT need to run the Flight 1 GTN configuration program nor set the aircraft via that program (actually don't as it might cause issues).
    But like I said, I can't confirm since I haven't tried the updated version yet.
    Cheers, Rob.
  6. vp49p3 received reputation from Phantom88 in My Collection   
    Some of these were posted individually already and some are new.  Just thought I'd post all of them as a group as my favorites of a whole bunch I've taken over the last month.  All a P3Dv4.1, ORBX, AS4, ASCA, Envtex and Envshade.



     

     

     


     
     
     
     
     
  7. vp49p3 received reputation from Phantom88 in My Collection   
    Some of these were posted individually already and some are new.  Just thought I'd post all of them as a group as my favorites of a whole bunch I've taken over the last month.  All a P3Dv4.1, ORBX, AS4, ASCA, Envtex and Envshade.



     

     

     


     
     
     
     
     
  8. vp49p3 gave reputation to Mik75 in C172 into Lugano   
    XP11.11r2, Airfoillabs C172, stunning LSZA freeware scenery from the org, ortho photo scenery, MaxxFX, tweaked art controls:



     
    Thanks for viewing!
  9. vp49p3 received reputation from Phantom88 in My Collection   
    Some of these were posted individually already and some are new.  Just thought I'd post all of them as a group as my favorites of a whole bunch I've taken over the last month.  All a P3Dv4.1, ORBX, AS4, ASCA, Envtex and Envshade.



     

     

     


     
     
     
     
     
  10. vp49p3 received reputation from Phantom88 in My Collection   
    Some of these were posted individually already and some are new.  Just thought I'd post all of them as a group as my favorites of a whole bunch I've taken over the last month.  All a P3Dv4.1, ORBX, AS4, ASCA, Envtex and Envshade.



     

     

     


     
     
     
     
     
  11. vp49p3 received reputation from Phantom88 in My Collection   
    Some of these were posted individually already and some are new.  Just thought I'd post all of them as a group as my favorites of a whole bunch I've taken over the last month.  All a P3Dv4.1, ORBX, AS4, ASCA, Envtex and Envshade.



     

     

     


     
     
     
     
     
  12. vp49p3 gave reputation to ryanbatcund in Snowy Learjet Arrival   
    Business as usual here in Duluth today!
    CKC - DLH
    Xtreme Prototypes Lear 25!
    snowylear1 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear2 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear4 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear5 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear6 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear7 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear8 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear9 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear10 by ryan b, on Flickr
    snowylear11 by ryan b, on Flickr
  13. vp49p3 gave reputation to PaulGR in Delivery in progress   
    Somewhere above Japan.

  14. vp49p3 received reputation from HLJames in Connie to Rome   

    A2A Connie KLM "Flying Dutchman" repaint, 4:45 pm local, just reaching the East Coast of Italy from Dubrovnik, AS4, ASCA Global setting, ENVTEX, ENVSHADE, FTX Global et al.  Enjoy!
  15. vp49p3 received reputation from ckovoor in VoxATC and Ultimate Traffic Live   
     
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  16. vp49p3 received reputation from HLJames in Connie to Rome   

    A2A Connie KLM "Flying Dutchman" repaint, 4:45 pm local, just reaching the East Coast of Italy from Dubrovnik, AS4, ASCA Global setting, ENVTEX, ENVSHADE, FTX Global et al.  Enjoy!
  17. vp49p3 received reputation from HLJames in Connie to Rome   

    A2A Connie KLM "Flying Dutchman" repaint, 4:45 pm local, just reaching the East Coast of Italy from Dubrovnik, AS4, ASCA Global setting, ENVTEX, ENVSHADE, FTX Global et al.  Enjoy!
  18. vp49p3 received reputation from HLJames in Connie to Rome   

    A2A Connie KLM "Flying Dutchman" repaint, 4:45 pm local, just reaching the East Coast of Italy from Dubrovnik, AS4, ASCA Global setting, ENVTEX, ENVSHADE, FTX Global et al.  Enjoy!
  19. vp49p3 gave reputation to HLJames in Geneva to Mont Blanc   
    Switzerland Professional
    France VFR
    MSE Italy
    Aerosoft DHC-6 Twin Otter X
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  20. vp49p3 received reputation from Tokitaumelie in Xtreme Prototype Lear from LOWI   

    Xtreme Prototypes Lear from LOWI to Italy at 25,000 feet today.  AS4, ASCA, Envtex, Envshade.  Enjoy!
  21. vp49p3 received reputation from Tokitaumelie in Xtreme Prototype Lear from LOWI   

    Xtreme Prototypes Lear from LOWI to Italy at 25,000 feet today.  AS4, ASCA, Envtex, Envshade.  Enjoy!
  22. vp49p3 received reputation from Greggy_D in Traffic Addons For P3D   
    A big plus one.  I'm a firm believer in set it and forget it.  UTL is great.
  23. vp49p3 gave reputation to fppilot in More colorful return trip....   
    Clearing, especially in the upper atmosphere, helped provide more color for my hockey trip flight back to the U.S. from Ottawa to Detroit than during Wednesday's flight up.  In addition to some expansive blue sky and bright sun, the trip was awarded views of Lake Ontario off to the left, and glimpses at the Ontario lakes of Scugog then Symcoe.

        

     



        
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  24. vp49p3 received reputation from HLJames in LSGG to LOWI A2A Connie   

    A2A Connie 1/3 of way to LOWI from LSGG, today's date, ORBX scenery, AS4, ASCA, ENVTEX and ENVSHADE.  Enjoy!
  25. vp49p3 received reputation from HLJames in LSGG to LOWI A2A Connie   

    A2A Connie 1/3 of way to LOWI from LSGG, today's date, ORBX scenery, AS4, ASCA, ENVTEX and ENVSHADE.  Enjoy!