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    I'm a private pilot keeping involved in aviation through simulation while I raise my family.

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  1. snglecoil

    Navigraph Flightsim Survey results published

    I completely disagree. As a GA pilot, it is the lack of very high quality GA planes in XP that keeps me from using it more than I do. Yeah maybe I'm spoiled by A2A, RealAir...and now apparently Vertx, but those are the standards against which other planes will be judged. It is a mistake to assume a GA pilot will settle for less simply because it isn't a transport category aircraft.
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    11.30RC1 Performance

    Ooof, the salt in this thread. I'm a P3D guy but have XP11 installed and up to date to check in on progress. Yes there are still many of my personal wish list items missing from XP and who knows if they will ever be added, but I will say that there seems to have been more substantial progress made in what seems to be less time since XP10 ended to the current iteration of XP11. Nothing spurs innovation like competition so here's to LR bringing their best!
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    Will TrueSky ever be in Prepar3dV5?

    No it is definitely not bad at all, but @Anders Bermann is right that accurate cloud lighting is lacking in the current system. That is one thing TrueSky seemed to do very well.
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    Vertx DA62 has launched!

    Performance is astonishingly good. Every other G1000 equipped plane I’ve ever tried has been really hard on frames. Not so this one.
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    Will TrueSky ever be in Prepar3dV5?

    FSW's implementation of TrueSky was enough to temper my enthusiasm for it. But maybe they were not taking full advantage of the product.
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    First Flight in the Vertx Diamond DA-62

    Ha, I was thinking the same thing. That and computer controlled engine management makes this one of the least complex ... complex airplane I've ever seen 😄
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    Vertx DA62 has launched!

    Same here
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    Vertex website is Live!

    I'm sorry, but I find it quite admirable that Sean Moloney is trying to market a G1000 simulation that utilizes P3D's default database instead of requiring the separate purchase of an updated Airac cycle.
  9. I use both XP and P3D and like each for their strengths. As a general aviation guy, I really appreciate what ortho4xp has brought to the scenery game in XP. What's missing for me though, is the fleet of A2A planes. If they ever make the leap into XP, I'd use it a lot more than I do now.
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    I wish LM would solve this... cloud shadows!

    I don’t remember exactly...It has been a few years. I just recall shadows having a pretty significant performance penalty initially and this was one of the measures LM took to lessen the blow. ...then again, my wife says my memory has gone south, so I could have completely made this up 😂
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    I wish LM would solve this... cloud shadows!

    I believe it was a feature implemented to improve performance. I agree that it can be quite jarring. I live with it as my old GTX770 is just adequate enough to run the sim with a little bit of eye candy. For those that have the system, though, it would be nice to have the option to draw all shadows.
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    X-Plane 11.30 Beta is out!

    Anyone had any luck getting the the new ATC window to come up in the latest beta? Hitting the default enter/return key showing assigned as "contact ATC" crashes the sim for me.
  13. snglecoil

    Any news on Vertx DA62

    The bar for new airplanes in our sims keeps getting set higher and higher. I can’t imagine the work it takes to develop the type of systems depth demanded by our community...especially the highly advanced glass cockpits of today. If RealAir’s legacy...not the plane but the developer’s proven track any indication of what Sean will release, this is going to be worth waiting for. ...and for anyone who hasn’t started their own business, that’s not a trivial matter either. Patience is warranted. Hopefully we as adults can show a little grace.
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    FAA is proposing raising the weight limit of Light Sport

    Anything to help this segment would be very welcome. LSA can’t seem to find its identity the way it is.
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    While GPS is, in reality, the navigation method now going forward, old-school VOR navigation is still good to know and practice. I personally find it much more interesting in simulation to have to actively engage in the navigation process. ...of course when the weather is VMC I still whip out my old E6B and plan using dead reckoning with no radio navigation at all. But to answer your question, if you enter VORs as your waypoints in the GPS and switch it to GPS mode, it should automatically fly the route for you.