SimeonWilbury

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About SimeonWilbury

  • Birthday 12/01/2001

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    Civil Aviation, Difficult/ Dangerous approaches (Kai Tak/ Toncontin etc.), Music.

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  1. Sounds like a good fit, I already have a 212 EVO which will simplify things as well.
  2. Yeah I'm not planning to move beyond 1080p anytime soon. Till I'm self-sufficient I'm happy with a budget build.
  3. Were I to upgrade I would prefer to keep the budget as low as possible, so in the low-hundreds essentially. What I may do is build up a larger budget and start a whole new build, as parts of my current build are now over 6 years old. I could then use my current GPU in the new build which would be perfectly adequate. As a Student I would prefer not to string myself too high, price-wise. As a max for the CPU+Board I would say £300-400 (which I believe is around $400-500). Though for a new build where I reuse my GPU I could theoretically go up to around £1000 without taking too huge a chunk out of my savings. I was thinking perhaps an OCed Ryzen 5 2600 would work nicely given a good cooling solution.
  4. HI All I have been embarking on a look at my sim setup recently due to some FPS issues I have been having. This being the classic problem of the FPS tanking when on approach with most kinds of Scenery. I noticed that despite my semi-recent investment in a half-decent GPU (a 8GB RX-570), I am seeing little actual use of my VRAM, suggesting that my real problem is my considerably older CPU, an FX-8350. So here are a few questions coming out of that: What can I do with regards to my CPU? Will I need to look at replacing it? What tweaks can I make to my settings to give my CPU an easier time (/shift the load) without compromising aesthetics too much? Does V4.5 offer any performance improvements? (asking mainly as I'm still on 4.4 currently until I'm sure compatibility is all ok) I'm looking at a Ryzen model as a potential replacement, but as I'm not as attuned to the hardware side of things as I used to be so any advice on good value upgrades to get the best out of P3D would be appreciated. Many Thanks, Martin
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    Just Flight VC10 Professional Released

    That is the original aim I had in mind when posting this thread, however I have been so absorbed in making the PFPX profiles for this aircraft the past few days I haven't really had the chance to fly it yet... Oops
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    Just Flight VC10 Professional Released

    Hi All, Just a quick note that I am currently in the process of attempting to build a PFPX profile for the Standard VC10, if I am successful with this then hopefully one for the Super will soon follow. This will probably take a while though. If anyone has any experience in creating new aircraft profiles for PFPX then I would be grateful for any assistance. Thanks, Martin
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    Just Flight VC10 Professional Released

    The product name should give it away, the new model is called the VC10 Professional, and has a higher price-tag. The old model is part of Just Flight's 'Jetliner' Range and should therefore appear as the VC10 Jetliner. Martin
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    Just Flight VC10 Professional Released

    I agree that it is a bit bothersome compared to what I'm used to, however I guess the general fuel/load setup is simple enough to configure in the P3D settings, and the fuel system is laid out in the manual is sufficient detail. Such as Load Manager would though be greatly appreciated as part of a future update.
  9. Hi all, After a few understandable weeks of delay, Just Flight have now released their VC10 Professional. This is a revamped version of the previous VC10 Jetliner Product, expanded to include the Super and RAF Models with expanded systems depth along with other new features such as an INS. Although I did not personally own the old version, if you do you should be able to get a discount on the new model. You can see the product page here: https://www.justflight.com/product/vc10-professional I have not had much time to make my first impressions with the aircraft yet (I've yet to get the thing in the air), that will have to wait a few days, however I have some more immediate questions and feedback from my initial experience in setting up that I will post in case anyone has any answers, and also for some general information. As this is/was a rather niche aircraft both in the real world and in the sim, I have not yet been able to find any performance profiles necessary to put into PFPX for flight planning. Although not vital, this is something I have become somewhat used to with my aircraft and would like to have some if possible. There is data for the Super VC10 on vc10.net and there may be other data available through the purchase of various manuals online, however I am not hugely familiar with interpreting the data in these and transferring them to PFPX, if anyone has any experience with this kind of thing and can help at all, I would be very greatful. The Aircraft comes with a rather stripped down interface, with options for panel states etc and 2D popups for the INS CDUs but not much else. I am fine with this, however this does mean the doors do rely on the Standard P3D Door keybinds which don't seem to work for me (e.g. Shift+E+2 will just open/close the main exit and open a 2D popup). This is an easy fix however as there are a number of freeware gauges online that offer door control, I simply downloaded one of these and use it to control the aircraft doors. However, as I feel this may be an issue for other users and took me a while to fix, may I suggest that something like this be included by default? I will seek to post more of my experiences over the next few days when I get a chance to fly the aircraft properly. Thanks, Martin
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    BOAC 'Empire' routes in V4

    Hi Ted Many thanks, I will be sure to draw a few routes from this when I have the time. Martin
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    BOAC 'Empire' routes in V4

    Hi all, As some of you may know, Just Flight will soon be releasing a revamped version of their VC10 for P3D v4, with most of the systems simulated. And I was beginning to think of some old BOAC routes I may try flying when I get my hands on it and learn the aircraft. From a travelogue I stumbled across recently, one such route is London -> Frankfurt -> Beirut -> New Delhi -> Bangkok -> Hong Kong -> Tokyo. This route was flown by a 707 I believe, however, it should be equally appliable to the VC10. As somebody without hugely deep pockets I am still building up my scenery collection after upgrading to v4 last year, I already own scenery for Heathrow and Hong Kong (Kai Tak), and obvious high-quality airport scenery exists for Frankfurt, New Delhi (from imaginesim, if a bit aged) and Tokyo. For Bangkok a slightly older ThaiCreation scenery for FSX exists (in this case VTBD, I prefer the cramped nature of the old airport and am likely to go for it over VTBS), and as far as I am told ThaiCreation sceneries seem to play relatively well with P3D. That then leaves Beirut, which does not seem to be supported all that well. A freeware (albiet a very high quality) scenery for OLBA exists, it does not cooperate well with P3D as I had to set up a 'fake' FSX installation by naming a file fsx.exe and setting up the registry connections via the Flight1 Registry repair tool before installing the addon becomes possible (it insists on detecting an FSX install before doing anything); however despite also taking a little while to load in, I can confirm the airport seems to work fine in V4. Leborsim, the comany that made the scenery, is also working on a scenery for the wider city, however sadly that will only be available for X-Plane. Does anybody else have any other good 'empire' routes they would like to share? Direction with regards to scenery would also be appreciated, as many middle-eastern & african airports are sadly but understanably lax in support in the flight sim community. Many Thanks, Martin.
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    WF Scenery Studios

    Hi Ben As an owner of WF's Hongqiao (ZSSS) scenery I can confirm it is a very high-quality scenery with all the bells and whistles one expects with scenery these days (SODE support etc.) WF seem to be top notch devs. Makes me consider whether to buy more of their products now there's a sale! Thanks, Martin
  13. Hi all I have been encountering a rather crippling issue with Chaseplane that renders not just the Simulator but my entire PC unusable, requiring a restart. In effect my mouse stops responding properly and lags out, the mouse buttons stop working and movement of the Curser is out of sync and makes continual beeping noises as it edges it's way across the screen. I have encountered this issue in the following scenarios The PMDG 737 after a few minutes of use with some of the experimental builds of Chaseplane (it disappeared in some builds and reappeared in others I think) The Qualitywings 146/Avro RJ upon loading in. This has only occured since the latest update to the 'stable' release (which I installed earlier today) For additional information, I am running P3D v4.4 Academic on Windows 7. I have a feeling what may be crapping out is the Win 7 USB Mouse drivers, though I have not yet attempted to replicate the issue with a PS/2 mouse. If necessary I can give further details of my specs. Any info or assistance on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Martin
  14. Hi All, You will probably remember that Just Flight released the 'VC10 Jetliner' the other year, although high quality the systems were understandably simplified somewhat to appeal to newer simmers, with the promise of a 'Professional' release eventually, along with service packs that add the Super VC10 and RAF models. Well that now appears to be very close to completion, JF have recently released screenshots for the product and labelled it as 'coming soon'. So with luck we may be seeing this wonderful aircraft released in not too long. If you have already purchased the previous VC10 I believe you can get a discount when it is released. You can view the product page and the screenshots here: https://www.justflight.com/product/vc10-professional Again, I am a huge fan of Classic jetliners and it is nice to see Just Flight filling this niche in the Flight Sim community, with a 747 Classic, Caravelle and 146 also in development at the moment, and I am also glad to see a VC10 with 'study sim' level systems soon to be on the market. Thanks, Martin
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    'Display driver stopped responding' error with PBR P3Dv4.4

    Hi, sorry to ressurect this again, but I recently took the time to reinstall both the Content and the Scenery for 4.4, and it appears I am still getting the same crashes. I am assuming there is still something not quite right in how I have things set up, any support would be appreciated. Thanks, Martin. edit: well, after yet more wrangling it appears that I've managed to get everything working, the solution: updating my graphics drivers, the one time that's actually fixed my issues for once lol, anyway thanks for the advice on this thread.