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  1. R22-very nice aircraft! Hopefully I will understand something about helicopters, some tries with X-Plane 10 some years ago were not very successful.
  2. Very quick question - is X-Plane setting "Start with engine running" selected somehow? Vahur Poder
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    FlyInside FlightSimulator

    Downloaded demo and tried for 2x6 minutes in VR. Very smooth, textures not very polished. Once frozed in VR, on monitor was functioning fine on the same time. Still very fresh and new.
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    Mac vs PC

    I started using X-Plane on Mac Mini on year 2012. It was mid 2011 model with 2.5 GHz processor and with 256 MB video memory. Still remembering the magic moment with X-Plane 10 demo, taking off with default 747 from KSEA. Soon upgraded system memory from 4 to 8 GB. It was nice system to fly with Carenado Cessna or Bonanza around default scenery. Even Felis Yak-40 was running fine. But weather had to be CAVOK all the time, other framerate falled down. Remembering one approach to airfield with real weather. GPS was estimating arrival in 5 minutes, but time went and went and still nothing. I checked the frame rate and it was less than 10 - so X-plane has slowed the simulation down to keep any framerate. In 2016 I bought Felis Tu-154m and it was first aircraft to be unsuitable for this Mac Mini. Everything was fine in cold and dark, but after switching on different systems the simulation almost frozed. During the summer of 2016 Oculus Rift and Nvidia GTX 1080 became available, so I bite the bullet and ordered new PC with i7 processor, GTX 1080 and 32 GB RAM and Rift also. And it was very intresting to start X-Plane 10 and see frame count ~120. On the moment Apple seems to be focused on iPhone and iPad, ordinary computers are left aside. Mac Mini was updated in 2014, iMac is not updated too often. PC is much-much more powerful for simulation needs on the moment.
  5. X-Camera freeware addon is very necessary for TrackIR usage - then you can have multiple views. Some views may have TrackIR tracking, others (like PFD view) not. Very recommended! Zwyx
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    Neon Controls in VR

    Maybe option " Show mouse click regions in the cockpit" is turned on somehow? It happened to me with first VR preview version and at first it was very interesting. This checkbox should be under Settings menu, General tab, Flight Model Section.
  7. Mr. Young from Laminar Research wants to improve ATC and now needs suggestions and ideas: https://developer.x-plane.com/2018/01/what-would-make-the-atc-system-better/
  8. Last year there was interview with Austin Meyer on PCSimulations.com http://www.pcsimulators.org/index.php/flightsimulators/publishers-developers/laminar-research and the acf-file of his Lancair was included (http://www.pcsimulators.org/images/austinmeyeracf/Current 844X.acf). It has 2D panel and very simple exterior, but it works fine.
  9. X-Plane 11.20vr1 (public beta) is released! After short flight with Cessna 172 - everything seems to be working, scenery is very smooth.
  10. What about Setting window, tab Graphics, small selection box "User interface Size" in bottom row near Done button?
  11. Working fine here! Flying is pure fun. Systems are easy and working nicely, takeoff run is very short (even with 150 HP version). Works fine also in VR (with FlyinsideXP). Ground steering is much easier than with LES DC-3, still managed to do few groundloops. Pots
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    DC-6 Manuals and Docs

    I think this page is The Vietnam Center and Archive of Texas Tech University - http://www.virtual.vietnam.ttu.edu/starweb/virtual/vva/servlet.starweb. When entering DC-6 military designations C-118A and VC-118A for search, multiple pdf-files are displayed. DC-6 was described in 6 separate files, I added them together and got one nice 490-page document with size of 60 MB. But there seems to be some differences between PMDG and Air Force aircrafts, some systems are different, procedures and checklists also. But still there is lot information in this flight manual. Vahur Põder
  13. Tu-154M from Felis is released (developed since January 2014), waiting for reviews. Seems to be hardcore classic jet from year 1968 - with enough work for 3-member crew. Real docs are included, no tutorial so far. Pots
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    Hal Stoen has passed away

    According to his site stoenworks.com he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer in September 2015, now has passed away. Obituary from colemanfuneralhome site: "Obituary for Hal Stoen Hal Stoen, 74, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, MS. To quote Mr. Stoen, "Born in the town of Lafayette, Indiana I now find myself living in Lafayette County, Mississippi- let the circle be unbroken". He and his wife, Penny, had lived in Minneapolis approximately 40 years before moving to Oxford. Mr. Stoen was a veteran of the United States Navy. He began flying after leaving the Navy, getting his Private Pilot license in 1966. After years as a flight instructor, he became a corporate pilot; a position he held for 18 years. Mr. Stoen flew airplanes for almost 25 years, accumulating over 6,000 logged hours. Mr. Stoen worked as manager of the electrical department of a woodworking company after his aviation career. He has written several books related to aviation and World War II transports. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Penny Stoen, of Oxford, MS; several extended family members, Geri Berg, Marlene (Ken) Wright, Dewey (Susie) Hibben and Dean (Jeanette) Hibben; many nieces and nephews. His parents, Dr. Harold and Phyllis Stoen, and a sister, Peggy Hedberg, preceded Mr. Stoen in death. Memorials may be made to the charity of the giver's choice. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com "When once you have tasted flight you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been and there you will always be." Leonardo da Vinci " I have read his aviation articles from CD for two years and still find new things. Vahur
  15. I think that the whole stream was recorded - I was able to scroll through the whole flight with Youtube player slider. In the end was landing in dark. But lets hope for new preview video. Vahur