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  1. Older aircraft tend to be tail draggers with restricted forward view; Older aircraft tend to be prop driven; Older aircraft tend to have no wheel brakes; Older aircraft tend to have older pilots; Never get into a ground traffic situation where all of the above meet behind you or this is what what will become of your aircraft!
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    Missing DLCs

    I keep a book of my DownLoadable Content 😃 so I know which vendor I have purchased the relevant items from. Sadly some of these sources have gone out of business over the years and so some DLC has been lost that way, and some items have been withdrawn for various reasons. Freeware DLC sometimes disappears at the whim of the author, or perhaps when the author passes away Fortunately these cases are few and far between. I keep my book as, for me, disappearing DLC is largely a source - memory thing!
  3. I went over to X-Plane a while ago Alan with no regrets, I also have P3D v4.5 but don't use it much.. One good thing about X-Plane is there is a huge amount of freeware available, great if you are on a budget. Have a look at: https://forums.x-plane.org to get a flavour.
  4. I was a flitter and then one day I sat down and worked out how much I spent on fs addons. Frightening! So now I have rules, if the RAF didn't fly it, then I don't. It has saved me money, and has concentrated my mind on just a few aircraft although I still found myself accumulating aircraft very rapidly. Now I have a ban on new aircraft until I can fly all I have very well. I have a lot of work to do...... The whole set of constraints falls apart when I start to look at what I spend on scenery, hardware and other addons.....
  5. I use a real Tornado bomber landingear leaver and indicator gauge on my sim. They need a 20 v supply to power the lights in the gauge and the solenoid in the gear leaver. My solution was to use a 19v printer power supply, a bank of relays and an arduino card. The relays are quite noisy as they are physical switches, the mofset solution will be much less clunky!
  6. I have completed a few flights with Volanta using X-Plan 11.5 now and this is what I have found: There is a plugin that runs in the background and reports you flight to Volanta which records times, altitude, and position to record a flight and then provides that data for you from their server on an aircraft basis. So to start with you have to register an aircraft with, in X-Plane, ICAO code and registration number. This means you can effectively log each skin for each aircraft you have. To fly, you first pick a registered aircraft and then record your flight as you go. You can loa
  7. I will give it a go today I hope.
  8. It isn't a flight planning tool as such, more of a flight monitoring thing I think. Its very new.
  9. I had mine a week ago by shear fluke. My wife and I were shopping late in the day and were wandering past our local vaccination centre when a woman came out in her NHS uniform and asked if we wanted to get vaccinated. Once the Pfizer stuff is warmed up from extreme cold it has to be used and they had some teft over at the end of the day. My wife is a Nurse and had already had hers but I leapt at the chance. Better than winning the lottery I reckon.
  10. Hi folks, remember me? I had an email from Orbx about Volanta and was wondering if anyone had given it a go? If so what were their thoughts on it? For those who haven't come across it yet, have a look at: https://volanta.app
  11. Very interesting. I flew over the falls in a helicopter from the Canadian side a few years ago. It would have been interesting to have this information in mind when I did so!
  12. Fairoaks is local to me and so this dick head might live near me! Corona virus causes long term damage to lungs and heart, perhaps the brain as well?
  13. AH isn't normaly something I would consider using as I only fly RAF aircraft. However with AH2 for X-Plane 11 I was pondering as to show I could use it to give some purpose to my flying. Could I use AH2 to do some RAF logistical flying? Troops to The Afgan, ammo to the Falklands and that kind of thing. On easy mode I can get a lot of start-up cash (thanks HM Gov.) and a big plane, so I can work with that but can I.... Swap out the aircraft to say an A400M? Set up my own destinations? Put my home base at Brize Norton? Generally taylor the add-on to give it a
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