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    My uncles took me to airshows and airports when I was about 12, teaching me about aircraft - and the love of planes stayed with me through my life. Only recently, aged 45 have I decided to go for it and take up flight sim, something I've wanted to do all my life.

    A couple of flying lessons under my belt and quite a few long haul flights to the Middle East and Australia kept my passion for aviation alive.

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  1. Mithras

    Vendors no longer supporting FSX

    I'm not suprised, but equally, I'm not that bothered! When I decided to get into simulation in 2013 I had to choose a simulator from XPlane and FSX, I tried them both and settled on FSX because of the massive community, the help I could get, the huge amount of freeware and payware. I spent 3 years building a full cockpit simulator and declared it 'finished'. Now I buy very very little, the odd airport, and some Orbx scenery... I don't want to tinker with my rock solid setup so I tend not to buy much so as not to rock the boat. My motto is 'just fly!' Switching to another system would be a huge undertaking. I'm incredibly happy with FSX, and don't need to keep buying more and more. I keep thinking of GA pilots who have one aircraft and fly mainly from one airfield - I should be happy with the whole world in Orbx Global and various A2A planes, plus airliners and a load of twin props...
  2. Mithras

    Simshed Nimrod - Help!

    Thanks Dave and Charlie, I should have kept on thinking it through before I posted.
  3. Mithras

    Simshed Nimrod - Help!

    I fixed it, thanks anyway! I redownloaded into a folder on my desktop so I could get a good luck at all the files, and lo! there were four MR2 smoke files destined for Effects. I went into FSX and deleted them. Bingo!
  4. Hi, I love this aircraft, but its only flaw for me is the smoke effects when pushing the throttles on take off, it cut fps from 30-40 down to 9-12. No I've looked at the Effects section in the cfg, but no smoke mentioned. I found a fx_nimrod_smoke.fx file in the FSX Effects folder, but on removal there is no effect (that file might have been imported with an AI Nimrod). So what's generating the thick black smoke trails? And more importantly, how do I get rid of them... !!
  5. Mithras

    By dawn's early light....

    I was brand new to FSX in 2013 after a year playing Infinite Flight on my iPad, so everything in FSX floored me, from moving ships, AI aircraft, real weather ... well, the whole lot really. I see you have a preference for bizjets. Whose in the back of that bizjet in your mind? I don't fly them much, but when I do I have to have someone in mind ... government agents, personalities, corporate bigwigs, etc...
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    By dawn's early light....

    Thanks for the screenshots, John, and for the memories. I think quite a few of us relate to that - we all seem to enjoy flying aircraft, airlines or destinations that played some part in our lives at one time or another.
  7. Mithras

    Default FSX approach charts?

    I type in a basic search, eg.KLAX charts pdf and usually get a pdf I can save and use. Try it!¬ It's never failed me. Just look at the first hit...
  8. Mithras

    Anyone flying a hurricane hunter with live WX?

    fp pilot: I used AS16, winds were ferocious in the hurricane, but popping out into the eye, the windspeed was an eerie 0 knts... I flew around the eye's perimeter than back to base. I tried to take off in the trike on Puerto Rico as the hurricane raged, just to test AS16. I didn't get chance to start the motor, the winds picked up the trike and carriied it up to 2000m. Test successful :0
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    Anyone flying a hurricane hunter with live WX?

    Flying an RAF Nimrod into the calm eye of the hurricane that hit the Caribbean last year...
  10. Mmmm, I don't think that's going to help Konrad.
  11. Mithras

    Finally, people boarding my FSX planes!!

    Wow. I will be getting this! GSX is greatly loved on my system.
  12. Mithras

    REX Worldwide Airports

    Yes, any airport you have that uses FSX default textures will have those textures swapped for really nice looking buildings! Third party airports dont tend to use them, their buildings stay the same.
  13. Mithras

    obscured runway due to papi lights

    I've found that, with my 3 screen setup the runway lights and PAPI lights look huge like the OPs, I added those lines into my CFG many years ago and they fixed it. But after installing REX textures and REX Airports, the huge lights return, so I have to reinstall various original FSX light files to fix the problem (every time I install REX textures). Its not hassle really, since I dont do it very often. I found the 'Landing Light Fix' on this forum a few years ago ....
  14. Mithras

    Need Help to Fix an Engine Sound Bug

    I get this with a freeware Lancaster, I just press the Sound key on the keyboard twice which sorts it out. It is annnoying though.
  15. Mithras

    I downloaded TreeX and now I have no trees

    I guess you've already tried to uninstall.