ErichB

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About ErichB

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  1. ErichB

    who stole the plane

    Precisely, but that doesn't make as good a story. The WSJ came straight here after 5 minutes - so you know what's coming.
  2. ErichB

    who stole the plane

    Unfortunately we live in a world of offence, paranoia, sensationalism and blame. Very often, these factors are combined to form a ridiculously out-of-context view on everything. Unfortunately, widespread published opinion is the domain of the uninformed these days. So, input with a balanced view from people who understand the simulation world is probably a good thing - although, even the most articulately stated argument risks sensationalist interpretation. This whole story is very bizarre to say the least and fligthsimming will become a 'bad thing' if the Majestic Q400 was found on his PC. Hopefully that is not the case.
  3. ErichB

    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    In the main, I don't think that's under dispute, although sales figures from Aerosoft confirm much high concentrations for P3D and very low FSX numbers - dwindling to almost nothing.
  4. ErichB

    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    This community isn't forgiving - and the business model killed it.
  5. ErichB

    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    No, actually they pulled the plug on it because it launched with an awful business model which no-one was interested in supporting - not surprisingly. But it's a pity the tech that supported it wasn't picked up by LM
  6. ErichB

    POSCON online flying

    Good idea actually
  7. ErichB

    Im SOOOOO sad! ;(

    They won't be my tears. I've been wanting radical changes to move the whole thing forward for ages.
  8. ErichB

    POSCON online flying

    I don't necessarily need - or want - ATC all the way in every sector on a long haul The departure and arrival sectors are good enough for me. One of the cool features about VATSim (or more specifically the vPilot client), is the VHF distortion effect. What kills immersion for me when on IVAO or Pilot Edge is that it sounds like you're talking to someone on Skype in the next room.
  9. ErichB

    Im SOOOOO sad! ;(

    Oh, the tears that will be cried....
  10. ErichB

    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    I didn't ever use MS Flight, but those who did, thought it was far superior to FSX. How much ground has LM covered in closing the gap between the two sims - apart from 64 bit and new VR capabilities ? Did MS Flight have a new terrain engine? I would love to see the end of the terrain snap, crackle and popping effects
  11. ErichB

    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    If you listen to the interviews conducted with LM at FSEXpo, Adam Breed did refer to a new rendering engine being on the cards. Vulkan was mentioned but nothing was confirmed.
  12. ErichB

    POSCON online flying

    I don’t necessarily think that POSCON is doing anything detrimental. Again this all seems to be blowing out of all proportion - as usual. It is interesting, but it’s not impending doom. We finally have a new network wanting to take online flying into a more modern era and everyone is losing their marbles. Why? It has been suggested that they may offer tiered membership levels with the basic membership being free and subsequent tiers being paid for versions. Fine. I for one support the initiative if it means better Voice systems, less lag, better supervision and a zero tolerance approach to trolls on the network, VATSIM just doesn’t have their act together
  13. ErichB

    Mild complaint about the P3D platform

    Every simulator platform relies on third party development for its success. The key is to create a stable base platform with the tools necessary to allow third party development to do its thing.
  14. ErichB

    POSCON online flying

    Well, I'm confused by the mixed messages, but it does seem to align with Simon's view that there is an organisational inertia which doesn't seem like its going to resolve anytime soon. Clearly, the guys don't have a clue what the next step is.
  15. ErichB

    Wierd pitch up problem

    Sounds like a controller conflict Kevin You say, the aircraft acts 'like' the elevator is deflected upwards . Is the actual elevator visually deflected upwards? I had this issue once and it was related to the trim being fully trimmed upwards. If you are calibrated correctly and your elevator controls are centered in the calibration UI but act differently in the sim, it sounds like a controller input conflict. If you disable the trim inputs, does that make any difference?