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    Win10 Pentium 2.7GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT730
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  1. Well said and fair comment. DTFS wasn't particularly engaging but DTG's offer of FSW to Flight School customers was generous. FSW is certainly moving along in Early Access and I, for one, am pleased to see it develop and improve. I'm not really interested in any debate of "which sim is better" because it's all about familiarity and ease of use, about add-on investments and about hardware capability. For now, I would simply acknowledge DTG's efforts and look forward to an interesting future in flight sim.
  2. Matthew I run LNM on a second screen with my FSX running in pseudo full screen. I use the pseudo full-screen app from the AVS Library which gives the "full screen" borderless outcome on my sim monitor whilst allowing full visibility of my second monitor. I've had this setup for several years and it's very stable. Kind regards Rupert
  3. Michael I don't own a single PMDG aircraft because my PC simply couldn't cope with them - I don't know what it would be like to fly them. However, I have greatly enjoyed the iFly 737 for some time and, having also added FS2Crew I find the whole simulation very enjoyable and very satisfying. So, as others have said, it seems there are two 737's polling well but I suggest you should consider FS2Crew too and that'll speed up your learning curve whilst also enhancing your immersion levels. I fly almost exclusively GA, as you do, and have found the above combination to be just right for me with respect to the B737. Decisions, decisions! Regards Rupert
  4. I have the paid version and, like others, think it's indispensable. I run a fairly low end rig and it really helps me get the best out of my setup by allowing me to manage settings depending on what and where I want to fly. I've had it for a year and I'm still learning more and more about its capabilities. It manages scenery, aircraft, FSX config settings and, using its "Run Manager" and clean desktop it can help you run customised external programmes (e.g. NVI, ORBX Vector AEC profile) and temporarily shutdown apps not needed for simming (e.g. virus scanners) then start them all up again when you close the sim. It really is top of my add-on list and, for me, is great value. Worth mentioning that the developer also offers superb support and is really responsive. Top marks from me.
  5. I don't use P3D so I can't confirm this but there's another active thread, started by Rockliffe, which seems to describe a similar problem and attributes it to AS16. There's talk of AS16 having known issues on a specific release combination of P3D and AS16. Worth a look to read the conversation in that thread. I hope you get it fixed - good luck.
  6. fsx-se

    I sometimes get this too and I use Alt-Enter to switch windowed/full screen. Always brings everything back to full motion. I don't know why it happens (probably my low end PC) but this fixes it every time for my rig. Worth trying?
  7. +1 Forgot to mention SimStarter NG and Majestic Dash Q8-400 Pilot.
  8. fsx-ms

    Claude, the user manual for v1 states the following: "Take-off and climb When lined up for take off, slowly increase the throttle until maximum power is achieved. At sea level you might see the power LED display flash which tells you that you have exceeded the maximum fuel flow or maximum Manifold Pressure. If this happens you can very slightly reduce power on take off. Likewise, if you have set your weather to be hot (above say 85 degrees Fahrenheit) you may see a temperature warning on your engine instruments. Again, slightly reduce power so the LED indicator shows safe temperature." Previous advice is good and I add this to let you know that your throttle and fuel flow warning threshold may vary with altitude and OAT. Hope this is of further help to you.
  9. Nice shots. I'm on Skye right now and it was great to see these appear tonight. What an island, what stunning scenery and the local residents are just so welcoming. Thanks for a very timely post.
  10. fsx-ms

    Rob, Sean We've never met but It feels like we know you because you have been around for a while and ALWAYS showed great concern for us as customers and for driving and then maintaining exceptional standards. I wish you well in what lies ahead and, like others who posted before me, I get it. Nothing else is ever as important as family and friends. Take care Rupert
  11. I agree with Ed; something wrong with your hardware. I've got the same stick and I don't have your problems. Hope you get it fixed - T1600M is a good bit of kit.
  12. Sorry, my USB adapter is a non-branded unit but it uses the driver "Trigger II External Graphics". My receipt doesn't give brand name or model either, just a description. Whatever its called, it was £20.95 three years ago and it's worked for me and if you cant get a VGA card to suit then its worth a try. My PC wouldn't take another VGA card so it was my cheapest option. Hope you get something sorted whatever solution you choose. Best Rupert
  13. I have a two-monitor setup with a GT730 graphics card and use a USB graphics adapter to run the second monitor. I display the sim on the first monitor and any gauges, ATC, apps, flow guides etc on the second monitor. It works fine in that setup. I have never tried to extend the sim across both monitors so don't know how that would go. BTW - the adapter cost me £21 on Amazon - pretty cheap and its never let me down. Rupert
  14. Hi Anthony An interesting thread and great help - as always - from Jim. I've experienced your crash on change of focus and it's usually after I update my NVidia card drivers. For me, it's a conflict in the resolutions set in the FSX.cfg file. There are multiple display entries but with different settings. I always comment these out of the file (prefix with "//") and rerun FSX to let the cfg file rebuild. It always resolves the conflict. I'm not too technical so I can't guarantee it's the right answer but it's worth checking out. Good luck. Rupert
  15. Try RealAir Lancair Legacy. It's an excellent airplane, brilliant visuals and flies really well. I fly C182 from A2A too but if I want a bit more oomph then it's the RealAir Legacy that I go to. Rupert