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  1. Don’t do it. Unless you are planning to install your sim on a motorcycle or in a suitcase, go with a proper desktop. The compromises needed in mobo design for the small form factor will impact your performance potential considerably.
  2. Thank you! I’ll keep an eye on it and might just get Boston.
  3. I've been wanting to buy FlyTampa's Las Vegas and St Maarten for some time now but I've never seen them go on discount. Anyone know if they ever have discounts, maybe on Black Friday?
  4. Is anyone here using ChasePlane with a multi-monitor setup? I had a lot of trouble with window focus taking control inputs away from CP and so stopped using it some time ago. I think I had emailed them about it way back but was told this wasn't going to be fixed. I'd love to use it again if this is no longer an issue or someone has a workaround.
  5. Playing around with a vanilla version of V6 on my gaming PC. Still no buildings at KFLY and minimal amount of parking spots. KCOS has the same misplaced buildings which don't line up with taxiways just as it was in V5. 😞 I guess I'll stick with V4 on my sim PC.
  6. I cannot comprehend why they did that without improving or, at the very least, maintaining the state of the default airports.
  7. I bet this road is part of the upgraded V5 vector data and not part of the airport data set. If you know the airport in real life you’ll recognize it as the gated main road leading onto the airport.
  8. I've had the same issue using some beta version. I don't know the version as I no longer have it installed since I went back to P3D 4.5. But even having to do a manual selection, the instructions worked just fine for me continuing with step 6.
  9. Thank you, all. I only fly by myself. I recently started using Volanta to keep track of my flights. I'm not much of an online person, avoid social media like the plague. But I'm considering PilotEdge maybe sometime next year. P3D does an excellent job using View Groups having plenty of options for adjustments. So from my head position sitting in the chair it's more or less perspectively correct. The only issue with View Groups is the heavy impact on framerate. It would run way faster with NVIDIA Surround, but the perspective distortion is not acceptable. The 'desk cockpit' gauges setup really improves immersion in comparison to using the VC. Someday, space, time and money permitting, I'd love to build a system with a real cut-off cockpit and a curved projected display on the outside. Lots of great inspirations on YouTube. Considering how much work it took to get all the controls and displays work properly for the various planes, I see now how expensive professional/government simulators are reluctant to upgrade and often stick with rather outdated systems.
  10. After taking a break from the hobby for a few years I finally found the space to move one step up from the generic 3 screen setup to a simple home cockpit framework with a dedicated desk and box. The last few months I’ve experimented with various setups and sims to get to where I am now. The last straw was the Costco sale of these 3 Chinese 55” TVs which finally allow me to have a 210 degree field of view with which it’s possible to fly proper patterns around the local airport. After disappointment with P3D V5 with missing and misplaced airport buildings, incompatible add-ons and CTDs I went back to P3D 4.5. It might not look the prettiest and may be a few frames slower but everything works and it’s super stable. The cockpit is meant to be generic using the small widescreen display for any kind of single or multi engine GA aircraft. I’m dedicated to GA since I acquired a real private pilot’s license decades ago, at the cusp of GPS going mainstream, so the GNS 530 represents cutting edge technology in my world. Since I cannot justify $200 an hour for a real plane, this is an incredibly cheap setup in comparison and much safer to boot. The home cockpit cost me less than $100 in materials and a few hours of work. The GPS might be a bit crooked, but it’s overall a small price compared to those $2k for premade desk cockpits. I just wanted to share the effort to show that in some homes P3D (4!) is very much alive and kicking! MSFS is currently a no-go with break out panels killing framerate, no working AI traffic, messed up IFR ATC, the need for Air Manager for the separate cockpit display, no RealityXP for the GPS, etc.
  11. I've recently been looking into this as well and one solution I found is 'Virtual FIP Gauges' requiring Spad.Next Complete edition. http://www.mutleyshangar.com/reviews/jg/bs-fip/bs-fip.htm However the only gauge I found that has all three trims (among others) is this "DC3 Engine Panel for FIP v2": https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fsxgau&Sort=Name&ScanMode=0&Name=&FileName=&Author=&DLID=&Page=8 I'm curious to see if others have solutions that may work without Spad.
  12. Thanks for posting this, I can very much relate to how he sees the show. I’ve always hoped for a future where kindness, exploration and engineering pursuits would push us forward, but for some reason I ended up in this devolving clown world. I find it interesting that Patrick Stewart didn’t recognize the similarity with an actual TNG episode where a boy pretended to be Data to cope with his issues.
  13. Thank you, @David Vega for the detailed instructions! It worked and was quick to do. For some reason I couldn't find a "Select In Display" button and had to do the selection manually, might be my ADE version. KFLY with buildings in V5. 🙂
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