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About mmcwill1

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    I've loved Flight Simulator from the very first days of the PC. Loved it so much, I decided to get my private pilots license in the mid 90s. I'm not sure why, maybe it's the availability of such great add-ons, but much to my wife's dismay, I've found myself spending a lot more time lately in the virtual cockpit!

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  1. Time to move to 4.2?

    I finally updated to 4.2 using the uninstall/install individual compoment method and so far no problems. The CRJ 4.2 only update was the major motivation for the change. So far, no problems.
  2. Navigraph

    Vic, Could you clarify your comment about the GTN750? I noticed that Navigraph was not updating my GTN. I did some research and learned that the data is static and is determined by the version of data in the underlying Garmin training simulator. Is there a way to get Navigraph data into the GTN750? Thanks! Mike
  3. Early morning Maddog

    Great shots. The Maddog is my next purchase!
  4. Use of an ATC Add-on

    I've been doing my research on various ATC add-ons and I was curious how many of you actually fly with ATC. I've been having a lot of fun just learning the ins and outs of PFPX, uploading flight plans into my new jets, loading flight plans directly into the FMS, etc. Then I noticed in Froogle's latest "fully loaded" he wasn't using an ATC (I think his old standby was/is RC). The thought occurred to me that I might not even need an ATC add-on but wanted to get some feedback on if you feel that it significantly enhances the overall sim experience. Thanks for your thoughts!
  5. Aerosoft CRJ current status?

    Thought I would post one other quick note. Flew a short hop from KECP, a payware add on last updated for P3d v3, up to most recent update of Imaginesim's KATL, and the CRJ flew the route perfectly. RRS GOLLM GNDLF2, ILS to RW 08R.
  6. Aerosoft CRJ current status?

    I've had no issues with LNAV, VNAV, CTD. Aside from my lack of skills without an auto throttle, this model has been outstanding. On my first tutorial flight, I did see some of what you guys have been describing, but after I updated the planes database via Navigraph, it's been perfect. I do try to keep all of my navaids, mag dev, etc. up to date. I suppose if you haven't done the same, that could cause some of the problems you've been seeing.Being from Atlanta, it's great having a short hop Delta CRJ to fly around the south east!
  7. How can I explain to you...

    Wow, great shot!
  8. It's a rainy day down here in Georgia, so I thought I take a quick flight from my home airport over to Augusta. Used the Alabeo PA31 Chiefton 350 with Flight1s G500/600. Really nice avionics package. I'm hoping more developers will incorporate the set into their aircraft.
  9. Hawker 850 KATL-KJFK-KDCA

    Well, so much for photobucket. You can tell I haven't posted in a while! Let's see if this works...
  10. Flew from ATL to JFK then down to DCA. Thought the moon looked really cool coming into NY and there were fireworks coming into DCA.
  11. Wilco Falcon 7x

    Well, I bought this the day it came out, lots of bugs that have been well documented. Just installed 1.1 and did a short flight from KATL to KTPA. Here are a few observations: I did not have the FPS issues that have been talked about. Nice and smooth during flight. I did a quick hop from KRYY to KATL with Imagine Sim KATL and Reality ATL and there was a bit of a hit on approach, but nothing that would make it unflyable. Heading bug fixed Nice external animations A bit of a learning curve. FPL entry is not as intuitive as some aircraft; I chalk that up to not reading the manuals. Played around quite a bit with various systems while I was in route, and no major issues, crashes, etc.. Saved FSX flight plans are available directly from the FMS. There does still seem to be various bugs, for example, I couldn't adjust panel light, departure RWYs/SIDS were incorrect for ATL, etc. But big disclaimer here, I uninstalled version 1, installed 1.1, and did not restart my computer as was suggested by the installer. I just wanted to jump right in and see what was up. This model reminds me of Wilcos TBM850; pretty buggy at initial release, but most issues addressed over time. I enjoyed my flight, I want to spend some more time with the sim to learn the systems, and I'm happy with my investment.
  12. EZCA vs FSX View System

    Yea, such and obscure solution. I hope Microsoft addresses this when Windows 10 Anniversary comes out!
  13. EZCA vs FSX View System

    Problem Solved. Wish I would have checked on this earlier but found the solution over at I can validate that the fix worked for me.
  14. FSx or FSX STEAM

    I've got FS disks that go back to FS98! When I built my new computer a month or two back, I went with FSX SE and have no regrets and no issues with any of my addons, and I've got a ton of those. I've got one SSD devoted to FSX and it does fill up fast. When I get around to it, I'll probably put in a couple of 2TB hard drives in Raid 1, but I don't really do any other gaming so my FSX SE devoted SSD is working out fine. BTW, there is a forum here devoted totally to hardware; you'll pick up lots of good tips there!
  15. EZCA vs FSX View System

    :smile: Well the good news is that we'll know how well the next "official" version of Windows 10 works! I'm hoping that this issue gets fixed during the next couple of "Insider" builds. If anyone is interested in how the Insider program works, you can read about it here: My experience has been that short of the issue with EZCA, each build improves the Windows experience. But if someone would have told me that one of the builds would break EZCA, I would have just stuck with the "final" version of Windows. I'll keep everyone posted...