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  1. RealAir Forum

    Rob: LOVE LOVE LOVE this RealAir Legacy v2--the gauge needle bounce was worth the money alone.
  2. 777 with 01JAN16 Update - great job!

    Ran the test again with historical weather from that day, running the same apps and flying the same route. Frames dropped pretty hard at the end (my machine, not a memory issue) but the VAS is nearly the same as I reported before. The only difference would be the PilotEdge traffic load was lower. I'd say that could make the difference. I'll try a KSAN to KLAX flight which should cruise over plenty of memory hungry scenery. Again...wizards they be...dunk them in water to see if they float as they might be witches, those PMDG devs...
  3. 777 with 01JAN16 Update - great job! Forgot about that. I'll pull the historical weather in ASN and do it again when the PilotEdge network has even more traffic. Still, on my machine, that memory savings is a big deal.
  4. 777 with 01JAN16 Update - great job!

    Fellow Pilots: I downloaded and installed the update to the 777 with the VAS improvements and I have to say a big "thank you" to the PMDG dev team! My setup is newish but not high-end and FSX:SE is still FSX, so I was hoping for something, knowing that anything was an improvement. After the install, I have about 600MB more VAS memory than before! Core i5-4460 at 3.2GHz 8GB RAM Windows 10 64bit Nvidia GT640 1GB GDDR5 VRAM FTX Global/Vector/SoCal enabled PilotEdge connected, drone AI aircraft populating the skies I ran the same flight this morning that I did right before the change: KLAS BOACH6 HEC KAYOH5 KLGB FSUIPC was reporting 385MB VAS left before the update, 991MB VAS left after the update. THANKS PMDG! My investment is still paying off after two plus years....
  5. About Piper Aztec on Steam

    I have this same issue. Digging into the files, it seems that there is a second set of radios enabled, but no way to display the content. I wanted to support the idea of basic add ons through Steam, not the exclusivity part, so I bought it, but I regret the purchase only because of the lower than expected quality. Missing dual radio support is odd and the instruction manual doesn't show how to hide the yokes and throttle quadrant levers--had to dig through the internet for those. I'm considering enabling a group of shift menu pop-ups for the FSX GPS and a radio stack, but without a second VOR display, it seems pointless.
  6. Fltplan Go app for iPad - Way Cool!

    Quick note for anyone running FSX:SE -- you need the original FSX RTM version of SimConnect installed in order for the Fltplan Go FSX helper program to run correctly.
  7. [Beta Preview] DC-6 for X-Plane

    Edited the post to be more clear about Shared Cockpit and the beta DC-6. It was not a question of whether or not someone has used Shared Cockpit. Birdy.dma--you need to sign your posts with your full name please.
  8. [Beta Preview] DC-6 for X-Plane

    As someone who made the jump to X-Plane last year, I was surprised by a couple of things: * My older Core2 Quad 2.66GHz machine does fine. It's the graphics card that suffers. I'm on a lightweight GT640 card with 1GB of RAM and it's enough in most cases, but 2GB or more would be much better. * the HD mesh that Kyle mentioned is free and amazing. Even with the low end card mentioned above, I'm able to run it and get 30FPS on most planes, even a payware jet with complex modelling. * If you're wondering how your machine will do with X-Plane, download the demo and try it out. The demo is exactly the same as the full version and it will run for 15 minutes under your control, and "forever" under AI control. That will give you plenty of time to try different rendering settings and see how they work for you. Kyle, thanks for taking the time to post these shots and the links. Questions: * TrackIR work? * Has anyone on the beta team tried the X-Plane plug-in for Shared Cockpit? Steve Kirks