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  1. I am also a great believer in if it aint broke -- - - - -

    However as I had huge issues with P3D i have been using it with win 10 for some time and with no problems at all, except when using big a/c


    However be warned, Microsofts idea of what your privacy is may not coincide with what your idea is , so if you do install win 10 make sure you spend some time removing all the ticked boxes (which are well hidden)  where m.s. think they have the right to your privacy and this entails going onto your m.s online account and unticking boxes there as well.. One thing to bear in mind if you dont, the win10eula allows them to distribute all your information, movements , sites visited etc etc etc to any other company owned by M.s. without your say so as well !!!

    ms can upgrade win10 with whatever they want when they want. Last week I found that i had inherited an asphalt car game, a program which changed my home page address in firefox and IE , and another program. which gave me loads of adverts. 

    Other than that it is just the same under the covers as win 7 and 8 just the desktop and a few details have been changed so as it is the future there is no reason to not install it especially if you are still on win xp

  2. I wouldn't regard Orbx as failing! Just a good business decision for them, a whole new audience.


    I expect Orbx has a good deal with Dovetail being one of the 'must have' developers software in FSX


    A whole new audience ? where? orbx stuff already goes on fsx se with the triple installer, they are not getting anything they didnt already have, they are just giving dovetail more kudos, why?

    if you as a company already have a successful distribution network, which orbx has with FSS and Aerosoft what is there to gain by delaying your releases by 90 days to your normal faithful clientele?

    unless your normally faithful clientele isnt buying ?

    is he lining himself up to be the first onboard the new dovetail sim?

    time will tell


  3. Graeme I will give the opposite view to John,

    i used to have shed loads of orbx stuff , all of australia and a good packet of pnw, their airports and airfields are excellent there is no question of that, however they are all set in an imaginary world that very loosely resembles reality. Personally I either fly IFR with big a/c or vfr with smaller a/c on 2 separate drives and each fsx entity is set up differently, I also to keep costs down chose 2 regions where i want to fly so europe is one and the caribbean is the other

    in both cases though I prefer to see the real world beneath my wings so that if i fly vfr  I can follow it on a real flying map and if I fly IFR i like to see real looking cities around me that I recognise.

    the other major consideration is that orbx/ftx stuff is horrendously heavy on the computers systems with the result , especially if you are not using dx10 , is that you either ctd or have very low fps, this is not the case with photoscenery.

    there is no doubt that some photoscenery does blurr below certain heights but this is why mike and i and a few others have started making our own scenery with exceptional results

    eg. this pic was taken at 500feet and you can see the shadows of the palm trees on the roads below, no blurries here!



    In some  cases i use ftx airports with photoscenery and this gives the best of both worlds


    another advantage to making your own photoscenery is that you can either create something that no-one else has made such as my take on the Bahamas


    or you may wish to create your own region which is poorly represented elsewhere.


     each member on mutleys will have a different take on what is best to use because no two people on this forum do things the same way, and i am sure everyone here believes their way is the best way, so it is really down to you to decide how and where you want to fly .


  4. Finally!!!!!

    what did you think us DX10 advocates were doing blowing smoke up your a--es????


    I cant believe the penny is finally dropping


    Well done Joe,


    better late than never , you will now start to understand why FSX with dx10 is better than the current version of P3D

  5. I have demonstrated to a friend that it is possible to take off and land without touching the control column (albeit in a c150) at Popham but I did have to use the elevator trim and rudder pedals .

    when I learnt to fly my instructor at the time kept spanking my hands when they were on the column saying that is for propping your newspaper against or for stopping your sandwiches from falling off your lap.

    Of course his aim was to make sure you knew what a rudder was for , and it came very handy in later life when flying big singles ,

  6. But all the same - surely they would have programmed it *slightly* differently to ensure that all 4 gens can't fail due to that problem. And also begs the question regarding the 787 - what else is hiding in the woodwork? We've had battery fires already that shouldn't have happened, the metal box fix, this, what next?


    I personally don't like the carbon fibre wings - look very nice but all that flexing over a 20 year life can't be good!


    Both my wife and I have severe reservations about flying on one, for the same reasons. We have all seen how a  formula one car shatters like glass if it hits anything, All you need is an area that for one reason or another didnt get the same temperature or depth of resin in the autoclave and give it a few bends and it will be bye bye.

    When i was flying I used to visit Lasham quite a lot as i had quite a few friends that worked there, and it would shock you the amount of jumbos, 777's etc that lost spoilers and parts of flaps due to fatigue , these were being repared at lasham, if they were found!! and what were they all made from??? carbon fibre!!

    its all very well saving weight on non critical flying surfaces , but the wing??

    not for me m8

  7. I had my planes based at biggin international , however they are not allowed to operate scheduled services as part of their agreement with croydon council, so that put the only scheduled international flights up the swanee

    and they were operated by a chieftain and navajo and aztec to far flung places like Deauville and Dieppe etc


    However big a/c do land there from time to time , I remember one evening flying in to the bump, to find about 30 737's and 757's parked all over the place and thousands of lost tourists waiting for coaches as heathrow and Luton  had been closed due to fog, i wish mobile phones back then had cameras, it was quite a sight.

  8. this is a storm in a tea cup and is not really news worthy

    it can only happen if the 787 is not powered down for some 200 odd days, the Jumbo had the same "bug" but needed to be left live for 120 days

    whilst i know modern a/c get turned around now pretty quickly it is virtually impossible for an a/c not to be turned off at some point every 48 hours let alone when a check comes up, so as usual the news blow it all out of proportion.

  9. I know this place well as we used to live in the area for many years. what gives me the screaming hump is that these places get handed over to the NT because the owners cannot afford the upkeep let alone modernise them. So the NT is effectively in charge of our national treasures. It is well known from other similar fires over the years that these places are tinder boxes , so one would have thought that the first thing on the agenda would be the installation of a fire supressant system, after all it is a national treasure that needs protecting. What do they do in reality?


    arm the caretaker with a garden hose and fire extinguisher,


    The NT will not be happy until all the stately homes burn down so they can sell off the land for  modern housing estates


    it is a scandal

  10. that makes interesting reading Chris, as i have 22 inch monitors i use 1980 x something so as you say that must affect performance, but as i get very good fps in fsx i have always stuck with it.


    I do find it interesting that some people have problems with dx10 for me it was just plug and play, and when i never had another ctd it was a no brainer to stay with it.


    I have tried to run p3d at medium setting then just to see what happened put all the sliders to the max and there was very little difference in performance on my old p.c.


    i do agree that the rex sparkling is very nice, i wonder what your p.c. would do Chris if you use ftx england with the aerosoft heathrow and give it a rainy day from rex to deal with?

  11. Anders, i only put the fps on when i am reviewing something, or when i want to know why things are not working correctly.


    There is no doubt that we are all hoping the future of our hobby lies with P3d however i do have certain reservations. currently LM are using our feed back to refine p3D for  free!, i will not be surprised if once they get it to do what they want it to do , they will cut the umbilical cord, and force the "hobbyists" to go back to FSX and dovetail. after all they get mega bucks from foreign governments and the like, for their simulation stuff, we are small beer.

    you have not put your pc spec on your signature so I do not know what you are working with

    if you have a copy of FSX why not reinstall it buy Steves dx10 fixer do a few mods in the .cfg file and i think you will be amazed what fsx can do.

    personally i only play with p3d as it cannot run my a/c and scenery, it gives me ideas which i then filter back to improve FSX


    However as FSX SE appears to offer better performance than the stock version , even when modified, I am now going to spend a bit of time loading up SE just to see what it can take, before falling over and if you can still get it at €2.88 go ahead and get it , after all what can you buy today for less than 3 euros? not even a beer.

    to be honest I never thought I would be saying that! but hey ho , go with the flow!

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