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  1. Bravo! I love people who speak the truth with common sense and reason without succumbing to the post-modern culture of opinion and deceit.
  2. Sounds like an honest take on the current state of MSFS 2020. But then most of the community predicted this anyway. Nevertheless, I will remain in a holding pattern for now. Still enjoying DCS for the odd flight right now. P3Dv4.5 is shelved, even though I really liked it. Cheers.
  3. I am sure there are plenty of flight simmers who have not committed to MSFS yet for many reasons.
  4. Just stick to DCS until things settle out in P3Dv5. Yeah, the regions are lacking but the flight experience in terms of smoothness and higher FPS are superior to anything else right now. Furthermore, everything you learn to do well in DCS (like correct navigation and landing procedures) will reap benefits when you cross back over to P3D or MSFS down the road.
  5. Thank You for posting this information. This is what I was waiting to hear. I`m not touching v5 until Active Sky is functional. For now DCS does everything else for me even though I was an avid P3Dv4 supporter.
  6. Good on you for showing the courage to call out verifiable logic in this ridiculous and perpetual flight sim "beta" culture. I love the reformer who is not afraid to state the facts for the sake of us all. Cheers.
  7. I`m sad to hear this. I want the latest offering to be good because I was planning a revisit ( I uninstalled P3Dv4 four months ago) until MSFS is released. I just grew tired of poor performance with enthusiast hardware. It looks like silky smooth flying @ 4K in DCS will remain for now. It would be nice to fly in my region again though. B.C. Canada. I hope they get it sorted out. I can wait. Cheers.
  8. Just an update on the Delan Clip performance and compatibility with P3Dv4.5 and (opentrack-2.3.11-beta3) coupled with CL-Eye Test. Let me preface by stating I never used head track in all my years (30 years) of flight sims. I just used the hat on the flight stick. The following has radically changed the way I fly now in the hobby. Having said this, you don`t need head-track to enjoy the hobby but it sure helps in SA and cockpit intuitive as you fly. Maybe not so much in "auto" flight mode, but for sure in hands on flying and most notably approaches and acrobatics, etc. PURCHASING After purchase, make sure you check your E-mail from Delan because they also give you "Passwords" for the two former apps that are required. Otherwise, "Opentrack" is not free as advertised (go figure). But they are free when you purchase Delan Clip. This an affordable and quality piece of kit for the flight sim enthusiast and I have no affiliation with them. I also have no opinion on Track IR since I cannot afford it. Just a brief note on the above. Make sure you also purchase the camera mount as well. It is listed separately. SETTING UP First of all make sure you install the apps first without plugging in the hardware. Once installed then plug in the USB kit for the camera first and then the Clip. Secondly, it makes a huge difference when you "Velcro" and also "Zapstrap" the Delan Clip to the side of the headphone so it does not move. I also used a small piece of double sided tape under the camera mount to secure it to the top of the monitor. Thirdly, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to tweak the vertical alignment of the stainless clip to your preference and the camera (as mentioned above). There is a youtube video (link on Delan Clip Site) that demonstrates how to bend the stainless steel mounting arm (it won`t break) to accommodate whatever headset you use. Delan Clip Setup Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvVnrI6P9cs&feature=emb_logo Fourthly, to activate, make sure you select "Microsoft FSX SimConnect" in the "Output" drop down window on the opentrack app (it won`t work otherwise). Also, make sure CL-Eye Test app is closed (off) before you start the "opentrack app." The camera app is not needed other than to set up its exposure rate, etc. Therefore, leave the camera app OFF or the "opentrack" app won`t work. When things are up and running both lights (red and blue) will be active on the camera fascia. When OFF, the blue light will always be on regarding the camera even when "opentrack" app is off as well. The red light comes on along with the persistent blue light when "opentrack" is on. Last but not least, minimize the opentrack app into tray. You can still access the app if you minimize the flight sim in order to tweak the "head-track" mapping. At least you can in DCS. There is no additional "hacking" required within P3Dv4.5. It is all setup in SimConnect within P3D already by default. Finally, boot up P3D and have fun. CONCLUSION The Delan Clip takes some getting used too but it works remarkably well with (6 DOF) cockpit. Check their site for other sim compatibility. Note: Each third party aircraft (and Sim) may have it`s own particular Track IR support. For further tutorials on Delan Clip "mapping" set-up, the following link is a good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN-CD1MDe4Y Cheers.
  9. Thanks for the reply and the tip. Cheers
  10. Beware of the selected "trailers" which still lack the benchmark. . . . . . I love the analogy about the Titanic. However, we must be careful for Bismark was not built in a day, yet she sunk in short order as well... Cheers
  11. Anyone using the Delan Clip (poor man`s Track IR) for P3D. I was wondering since I ordered one for another sim but was wondering how it performs with P3D. https://delanengineering.com/
  12. You can still fly a Micro Heli Brushless (Collective Pitch fully 3D) under 250 grams completely exempt from the regulations other than the common sense close proximity rules etc.
  13. I`m not sure if this is the place to post this. Sorry if it isn`t. . . and Merry Christmas and happy holidays. I was kinda bored so I installed Orbiter 2016 (which is still an aviation "hard core" simulator in some ways). I also downloaded the Hi Res Texture Set for (Earth) as well @ (32GB. . .Ouch!), plus the D3D9 Client (exe.). I set it all up in 4K with everything maxed. When I got to Orbit, after a few fails, I just about fell out of my chair. The visuals were so stunning I thought I was really in space. The Atlantis Orbiter (Shutte STS-101) is all redesigned and is a real work of art. The flight model and space physics are unmatched for a space sim. Coupled with the new dynamic lighting and shadow programming, I wondered how I stayed away from this unbelievable space sim for so long. Nice to see it didn`t die and still lives on by Dr Martin Schweiger and a renewed and burgeoning community with compatible SpaceX add-ons available now and coming down the pipeline. I must warn you though. It is a time killer and very addictive if you have any interest in the aerospace industry. By the way, the screen shots on the site don`t do it justice. The Hi Res Files (Use the Europe link), under downloads, will blow you away. And it is all Free! http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/ Follow this tutorial to install correctly,
  14. I think the gentleman that posted this thread deserves a little more respect from some of the condescending responses I have read here. I won`t say any names because they know who they are.
  15. It`s always nice to see correction of opinion based on facts. Thank You Sir.
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