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  1. Thanks for your help, Frank! This worked perfect, and I am back in XP12/RXP-land! A couple things, maybe of interest. I mentioned the old, old license files I had (i.e. RXP-GTN650-X9.lic), but the flight1 install didn't recognize that format. I had to log in to my flight1 account (after I guessed what the email I used was and had them help me get a new password :-) in the installer. Then it said 'you betcha!' and installed easy-peasy. Second caveat....the installer I used before had installed the newest Garmin Trainer app, so first time thru I told the flight1 install it didn't need to....wrongo! It was unable to find the GT app/DB, so I got to install twice. Thanks again! Jim
  2. Thanks, Frank! I'll have a shot at in the morning, and let you know how it goes! Jim
  3. First...I've been using the RXP gear for years...it's amazing! I'm licensed for the GTNs, and we've actually taught r/w pilots to master new-to-them r/w GTNs in the sim. Electricity is SO much cheaper than 100LL! For reasons too ugly to mention, I needed to move my X-Plane 11/12 to a virgin install of Win10. The XP11 was a was a working copy with the RXP GTNs already installed. The XP12 was a newly-licensed XP12 download and did not have the GTNs installed. I copied the sub-directories of both to the SSD with the new Win10, grabbed the latest installer, and ran it. Usual procedure...it asked for the directories of both copies of XP, and fired off. Of course, Garmin Trainer was not installed on the new SSD, so it installed that, then installed the GTNs. Not surprisingly, when I pulled up the GTNs in XP12, it told me I had an invalid license, and to contact support. No emails listed on the RXP web-site so here I am :-) Poking around the old hard drive, I found a directory I had apparently created back in the dark ages with a copy of (probably quite old) rxpGTN-XPL-Setup.exe as well as both RXP-GTN650-X9.lic and RXP-GTN750-X9. lic files. So...how do I convince the GTNs in the new XP12 that I'm worthy? Thanks in advance! Jim
  4. We did KBJJ (NE Ohio) to KEMT (El Monte, CA...LA suburb), and return of course, in a 182RG a couple years ago. Jim Edit...Oops. not 1 day. 2 days each way. That would make KAPA > KBJJ on the way home the longest.
  5. Current status.... P3Dv3 installed over Win7 on one drive, XP11 installed over Win10 on another separate drive, which I swap out in the same computer depending on which program I want to run. Purpose... I want to either upgrade the Win7 drive to Win10 or do a full Win10 install on the current Win7 drive, then install P3Dv4 in place of v3. They are smaller SSD's and I'd like to keep the XP11 and P3D programs and add-ons separate from each other. Goal....both programs on separate Win10 drives, and swap drives as above. Quandry....Win10 is licensed per machine, as I understand it. Is running the same serial number of Win10 on two different drives, not at the same time, but in the same machine at different times, OK within the license? If so, will it create issues with updates? or? Thanks for your insight! Jim
  6. 182RG....between 11" and 12" of travel....4-5" inches from the panel @ full-forward. From memory from when I purchased a Redbird yoke...which is also 11" of travel. Jim
  7. I've got a 50" for my main monitor for xp10 xp11 and p3d (xp in both Windows and Linux)....works great! Jim
  8. ....and I finally figured out how to search the forum 'inside' the posts....duh! Several posts and a review. Sorry for being a pest. Jim
  9. Does anyone have these?....or any of the 3 units? Comments? http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/complete-kit-of-redbird-alloy-yoke-rudder-single-throttle.html Google searching comes up with links to the Jay and their other complete sims. Not much info on any of these units....unless of course I missed it. Thanks! Jim Edit- Interesting....on the Redbird site it says they don't recommend updating to Win10 if using their products.
  10. It's awfully tempting to try it. Wondering if my hardware's up to it tho...especially the video card. i7-6700k 4.0(not over-clocked yet), GTX970, 32 G DDR4... Jim
  11. You've got me considering an Oculus... Quick question.... I was price-shopping the Amazon.com site for it. The site states that a Windows PC (figured that one) and 'internet connection' are required for use. Is that telling me that I would need to be connected to the internet all the time I was using the Rift? I do understand that there is other sim software that requires a full-time connection to run with the sim. Live wx and traffic makes sense. Wondering if this falls into that category, and if so, why? Sorry about tne newbie question....thanks! Jim
  12. Hey Strider1...first, sorry about my part in the thread drift to this point. Oops! Second, you'd be amazed at the varied software available for Linux. A fully- MS-compatible Office suite, for example. Lacking are some 'professional' packages, for the most part. Take a look...give the latest Ubuntu rendering a shot. You can download to DVD to play with it, and never touches your hard drive. Free! My sim of choice is XP on Linux...pretty much the only thing we don't do on it are the GTN's (need the Garmin trainer to run), and my wife's C550 and Citabria. I don't do many of the amazing things folks do with sims, though. Mostly procedures and practice approaches. I read some metrics that LR did recently. It amazed me that Linux is only 1% of the XP user-base. On the other hand, it's the only time I'll ever be a 1%-er :-) Jim
  13. "Most of the time, people who clamor over privacy, have something to hide." was your comment. I objected to this as being overly-broad and not a demonstrable statement of fact. I'm willing to let everyone draw their own conclusions as to the validity of all points made. I learned a long time ago never to argue with people who enjoy it...it takes too much time. Have a nice day! Jim
  14. JImm...to clarify, for myself, I have no issue with the EULA's and TOS's I agreed to with Microsoft or other software providers. I have issue with being labeled "having something to hide" because I choose to exercise my rights. I am content to cordially disagree on that. TechguyMaxC....yessir, USA born and bred. I concur it is a losing battle, but intend to go down swinging. That's why the only Windows computer in the house (out of a half dozen) is the one used for P3D, which requires it, and only on-line long enough to authenticate. Even has a single-purpose SSD. Downloads, etc are funneled thru Linux computers, if possible. Guess it's just what I do :-) Jim
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