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About PaulFWatts

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    St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
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    I've been using Flight Sims since the Bruce Artwick days and through the many evolutions of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    I had a break for a few years (after building my own cockpit ) and late 2016 built a new powerful Windows 10 computer and installed Prepar3d will all the ORBX and REX and ActiveSky goodies.

    Will also be flying X-Plane once X-Plane 11 is released.

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  1. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA62 has launched!

    Doing a great flight from KTVL to KLAX at the moment. I'm definitely in love with this aircraft and the superb simulation Sean has produced. In many ways the G1000 is easier to use the GTN 750 as it has more up to date NAVDATA (I use Navigraph and FSAerodata) plus very easy to load a flight plan. I'm not too concerned about Sids and Stars as I can use LittleNavMap to put these into the flight plan if necessary. Plus I'm experimenting with AvailSoft EFB atm to see if I can do the same thing. However I very rarely fly Sids or Stars in a GA aircraft. This is the first time I have really enjoyed the glass cockpit in a GA aircraft due to the excellent reproduction of the avionics and the crisp and fast displays. Look forward to the small number of bugs to be fixed plus further enhancements to add any additional features missing from the G1000 or other systems. I'll be using this plane for an around the world tour in the not too distant future. Not sure if this is on the real plane but would love an option for the red night time lighting to make it even more immersive at night. As a previous poster has mentioned would be great if there was some place we could collate feedback including bugs and feature requests. Email is very poor for this as someone else may have already reported it and you are then wasting everyone's time sending an email.
  2. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA62 has launched!

    I've just done 2 fairly long flights using VNAV descents and GPS/RNAV (hope this is correct terminology) approaches and everything worked perfectly. A lot to learn if you want to use all the avionics to best advantage but figuring it all out fairly quickly. Love the highly automated engine/power management systems. Definitely a joy to hand fly as had to do a missed approach on one of my flights and nice to hand fly the missed approach and subsequent landing. Just need to win the lottery now so I can stump up the USD$1.3M to buy one of these beauties 🙂
  3. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    Purchased and downloading. All very smooth shopping process.
  4. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    Don't forget the Space Shuttle is no longer flying 🙂
  5. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    Doing a nice flight from YSTH to YMML at the moment in my fav single engine GA aircraft (the A2A Beech Bonanza). Soon hopefully will be doing the same route in my fav twin GA aircraft the Vertex DA62 🙂
  6. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    Gentlemen (and ladies) start your engines 🙂
  7. PaulFWatts

    Sky Force 3D abrupt changes

    I also use AS + Rex Textures. Definitely an immersion killer using the SkyForce weather engine unfortunately. They are releasing a couple of new products that will be both enhance and complement Skyforce which I'm confident will solve the issue. Until then happy with the above combo and as suggested keep your eyes up for a good sale where you can pick up AS (I also already had AS before buying Skyforce).
  8. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    Hi @rudi0310 Thanks for the video. Tasmania is indeed a very beautiful place with lots of exotic flora and fauna, including the very interesting “Tasmania Devil”. I’ve enjoyed your videos re Sean’s DA62 which have been very helpful and will make using the G1000 a lot easier.
  9. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    Good point. I’ve edited to change to my poorly worded intent to say “my need” instead of “the need”.
  10. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    I use ChasePlane and have a camera view for all my planes, assigned to the same button and key that zooms in on the GPS or FMS etc. This has removed my need for a pop-up. ChasePlane is an excellent add-on and has removed my desire to purchase an expensive (here in Australia) TrackIR.
  11. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    I used to live in Brisbane for many years and now live in Tasmania. Tasmania is an hour ahead of Brisbane (daylight saving) which makes it 6.15am in Brisbane as I write this post. There is still a lot of Saturday left (or Friday for you guys that are upside down 🙂 ) I hope Sean has had some sleep as no doubt it will be a big day for him if it does get released today.
  12. PaulFWatts

    Vertx DA-62 News - Released on Dec 14th

    No big deal but since I’ve been publicly named I’m choosing the right of reply😀 I actually created the 1st thread on Avsim re Sean’s DA62 on October 23rd after doing a search and this thread was created on November 20th I believe. My previous thread had a lot of posts.
  13. PaulFWatts

    Vertex website is Live!

    I’m going home tomorrow after a 2 week holiday so hoping it will be released this weekend. Also have lots of updates to do re P3D4.4 but will hold off on this if the DA62 is released. I understand that last minute things can easily pop up in software development so won’t be too perturbed if it’s awhile longer. Would rather a quality release than an annoying bug that spoils the experience.
  14. PaulFWatts

    Vertex website is Live!

    Hi Sean, Thanks for taking the time to post on this thread. When you get the time I would also add my +1 for the Navigraph approach (pun intended 🙄) In the meantime looking forward to many hours flying your new plane.
  15. PaulFWatts

    Vertex website is Live!

    Now that the website is up and running I don’t think we will have very long to wait. I’ve been waiting on a modern GA twin like this in P3D for a long time so can hold on for a bit longer 🙂 Based on the quality of Sean’s past work and the details and screenshots show on his website I think this is going to be 1st class. Plus he has stated that he is going to continue to improve the Garmin 1000 in the DA62 and no doubt incorporate this in more of his upcoming planes.