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  1. Here I thought X-Plane must be gaining the momentum with a fast growing large minority approaching majority numbers based upon the noise levels of X-Plane evangelists here in AVSIM. The future is cloudy and veiled, as all the future is, guessing aside, but for the present, P3D is still the overwhelming choice of the vast majority, many of whom can't be bothered getting into a spitting contest. Good poll with clear questions and very clear results. I like it. P3D rules! Kind regards, Spirit Flyer
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    What's the deal with ORBX vector?

    I also agree. Being perfect is not on the table for any product, but Vector is the best for what it does. It is a must have for me outside of the usually flown areas. Kind regards, Spirit Flyer Stephen
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    What's the deal with ORBX vector?

    What's the problem? I ran the Vector elevation tool, applied it when it was done, restarted P3D v4.3, and elevation problems solved. I own thousands of dollars of ORBX sceneries and have not had a serious problem yet (except a correspondingly lowered bank account). Love the snow banks, although there was not enough there that would need snow tires and chains on my truck. Looked pretty light being from New Brunswick and all. However I imagine it looks daunting and scary for an Australian used to only dust storms! Kind regards, Spirit Flyer Stephen
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    Bull, I cry FOUL !

    Love this thread! Now the old brain juices are flowing and hazy old memories being revived (popular activity these days). A blue 1965 Beetle was the first car I ever drove at 14 or 15 years old. I lost control on a muddy road and got broadsided by the owner driving behind me in an old truck without brakes. He needed to bring the truck back from the woods and needed someone to drive his car. I volunteered. The truck did not have license plates, and I had no license... and was unhurt, but the bug was a bit squashed, but it was kept more or less secret until today! Now the whole aviation simulation world knows! Shhh, don't tell anyone else! Hey, wasn't the VW beetle/van breed called somebody's revenge? I loved our (own) Bug anyway! Would love to put it's engine on the front of a light weight airplane! BTW, this is fun. Is having fun still allowed? I hope so. Kindest regards, Stephen
  5. Good Grief Ken, What a lost opportunity! You could have picked up a couple of 2080's and 2080ti's and dropped them off at Rob's house! That way we might have the all the comparison tests finished already! I suppose alternatively you could have sent them to me. Kind regards, Stephen
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    Bull, I cry FOUL !

    VW mechanic! Vunderbarr! So Sue, In 1975 we owned a red VW Beetle. So, why did the cable repeatedly break from the gas pedal to the carburetor on the engine of my 68 bug? Had the cable changed twice and as far as we could tell there was no crimp anywhere and both ends seems to still be connected, but the cable would snap in the middle somewhere under the back seat. Never did reconcile such a thing and you are the very first VW mechanic I have ever run across! Of course, the dealership might have been taking advantage of us since we were so young and they could see us coming for a long time as the engine would idle in 2nd gear at about 8-10 mpg (Get out and push in neutral as fast as you can, jump in and put into 2nd gear, 1st gear going up hills -5 mpg tops, and neutral going down). One day it took about 8 hours to go from Brooks Alberta to Medicine Hat (where the closest dealer was) on the Trans Canada highway! Now I realize this has very little to (obviously) do with airplanes, but please bear in mind a couple of things: 1. The VW Beetle engine is air cooled, and could be assembled on the back of a lightweight aircraft (maybe). If so, the throttle cable would have to be more reliable since it is harder to fly in idle than our truly wonderful red bug was. 2. I love airplanes, old stories, new friends and all things aviation. You are/were a VW mechanic so if I ever acquire a VW beetle engine equipped light weight airplane, I am going to invite you to be my co-pilot. That makes this post aviation related (I hope). Kind regards, Spirit Flyer Stephen
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    The Vertx DA62 Coming soon to Prepar3D v4

    If Sean is behind this company, count me in! A new DA62 it is. Stephen
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    Bull, I cry FOUL !

    So, we are not supposed to be friends that can talk about anything else besides aviation? So to ask any questions like: "Hey Matthew, how ya doin way down there in NZ? Miss the winters here in Canada?"... are now deemed to be out of order here in Hangar Chat? Well OK then, in case I'm wrong, just to be on the safe side: Matthew: Airplanes, do you still like them? Just trying to lighten things up a bit (as airplanes and hot-air balloons tend to do). Kind regards, Spirit Flyer
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    Things I don't understand.................

    Women: They are all lovely, intelligent, and wonderful. Each is a perfect gift, especially the ones I love. (if that does not cover the bases and protect my back I don't know what does!) The Offside Rule: If you have the puck stick handle it, do not dump it in! Marmite: What's that? FSX users and their OOM's who will not switch to P3D: Dumber than a bag of boots!
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    RealAir Duke B60 Coming To v4

    Thank you Sean, I really personally thank you and Robert. Your products remain my favourite and your company the very best. Kind regards, Stephen
  11. Thank you sir, that makes good sense! So the smoothest picture is a formula best derived with the proper use of a tape measure and a chair with wheels. Kind regards, Spirit Flyer (Stephen)
  12. Hi Jay, Good to see you. I don't necessarily disagree, but just don't understand the point. I have a Samsung 55 inch 4K curved smart TV that runs P3Dv4 with my GTX 1080 to near perfection with little fuss or high AA settings, something that (if my memory serves) was more challenging before such monsters. Why is there less need for AA on smaller screens with lesser resolutions like a 1920 x 1080? I don't get it. Thanks for the help. Spirit Flyer Stephen PS: The new tech isn't really AA, as such, anyway is it? Isn't it a bit more like magic fairy pixie dust or something?
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    New GeForce RTX DLSS AA and P3D

    Ahhh...yes. Nvidia is Nvidia only. AMD users? Hmmm... How to answer?
  14. I run a 2700 CPU overclocked to 4.8 Ghz with all cores (4+4) activated. To carry through that speed throughout the system I have max overclocked my 8g of ram and GTX 1080 using the (the latest version of the) MSI Afterburner utility. I run P3D V4.3 with most scenery, AI and aircraft addons, with most sliders advanced hard right. Performance is excellent. Yes you can overclock the GPU without problems or drama. Stats as follows: CPU Clock: 4.8 CPU Usage 100% all cores Max CPU temperature: 72C GPU: GTX 1080 Founders Edition Driver: 398.82 GPU Core Clock: 2088 GPU Memory Clock: 5400 GPU Power: 120% GOU Max operational Temp: 66C Monitor: 55 inch curved screen @ 4K This is not the latest or fastest machine these days but frames run from mid 20s to high 60s with little stuttering or problems with 4K HD TV. Loving it. PS: The new San Diego is great with all the ORBX areas, but do not like the photo-real in the surrounding area. I would rather have the previous autogen. Kind regards, Spirit Flyer Stephen
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    Saying Good Bye To Xplane

    Have 55 inch curved Samsung HDTV at 4K in P3Dv4 with Track IR and loving it!