Fer de Lance

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  1. Fer de Lance

    Orbx and terrain mesh

    The Orbx regions (including True Earth) include custom terrain mesh, Global Base and Vector do not include mesh. I use Toposim terrain mesh with all the Orbx products and it is compatible so I imagine FS Genesis should be as well. Any mesh add-ons are overridden in the areas that are covered by the installed Orbx regions as they are installed by default with higher scenery priority.
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    VSKYLABS Contraventus 2.0

    Thanks for the update. Another interesting aircraft from Vskylabs. I enjoy my mainstream planes, but I'm glad there's someone out there offering something a little bit different. Their entire lineup is just full of character. I have several of their planes, but none with an open cockpit. Looks like fun with the right scenery. I may have to get this one.
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    FSiPanel Flash Sale 30% OFF

    Thank you J-P! Somehow I had not heard of this software. After seeing your link I found some videos, was impressed with what I saw, and have purchased FSiPanel. I recently bought PMDG aircraft and was wishing there was a way to set up the aircraft on a STAR repeatedly without having to set up and fly each time. Awesome! John
  4. I had replied in your previous post to thank you for the heads up. Great find. Subscribed. Thanks again! John
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    Flyaoamedia 747 PMDG training query

    I'm interested as well to find out if they are still active. Their website doesn't inspire confidence. I recently bought the PMDG 747 and have no problem paying for quality instruction but I want to know what I'm paying for. I can't even get to the detailed product info as the buttons don't work. Also, the last blog post was in October 2017. Please report back here if they ever respond to your support message. John
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    http://www.x-aviation.com sale

    New owner of KEYW and the Saab 340A here. Awesome, thanks!
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    XP Public VR is out!

    Quick views are one solution, and are definitely required for EFIS and other complex instruments. However, something else I think could be useful would be an option to have text that would appear above the VR controllers when you touch a cockpit control item. Like a GUI tooltip. Visually it could be similar to the Advanced Menu that appears as a vertical plane above the VR controller, only more prominent (maybe always facing you, unlike the menu). Here's how I imagine it might work: When your controller is hovering in the hot spot of a switch or knob and the bright green zone appears, the text would appear above the VR controller indicating the name of the switch/knob, and even better, show the changing value or state as you interact with the control. For example, as you tuned a radio, the text would momentarily show on the VR controller as large characters representing the changing frequency. For some instruments or interactions you would still need a quickview or zoom, but for many common adjustments or settings I think VR tooltips would really simplify things. I understand that for some, this could possibly break immersion so ideally it should be a user option. All I know is that while flying the default King Air C90, which I am not at all familiar with, no matter how I positioned myself I could not find a position that allowed me to read the switch labels on the autopilot which is towards the rear of the center pedestal/console. Couldn't help but think that tooltips might solve some of the readability issues in VR.
  8. Maybe someone else can comment and compare the two here as I don't have the vFlyteAir version.
  9. https://www.fspilotshop.com/just-flight-pa28r-arrow-for-plane-p-7021.html First time I've seen the X-Plane 11 version of Just Flight's Arrow on sale. The new Turbo Arrow and bundle are not on sale. This appears to be part of their Christmas sale, but I couldn't find the ending date.
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    What is the BEST Very Light Jet (VLJ)?

    Yes, thank you. Adding this one to my wishlist. Not quite a year into flight sims, and I haven't necessarily been looking for a small jet, but I'm still surprised I've never heard of this one.
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    Regional Jets for P3D

    David, I watched your CRJ 700 MCE YouTube video and thought it was great! Just bought the CRJ last week and so far haven't done much with it other than set up ChasePlane presets. I'm planning on doing one of the tutorial flights soon but for now just trying to observe and absorb others flying it for now. Your video has been very helpful in that regard, so thank you! As soon as I find the time, I'll check out your other CRJ videos. John