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  1. Looks like a brilliant product. Fairly rare for a review to have zero strikes against. For under 30? Very much missing my flight sim still.
  2. Loved your Mutley Mini Morris Minor Review! Sounds like a brit Ford Pinto.
  3. So many stunners. Great colors.
  4. Terrific shots Jury.
  5. If anyone has a burnin interest in old MM's, there is a guy in the bay area trying to get rid of a yard full of them, apparently on a short time frame and willing to bargain as his only other option is the scrap yard for pennies on the pound/dollar. he also apparently has a wharehouse full of spare parts for them, probably an old mm dealer/repair place i imagine...or a nutter collector. 😁 Looks like quite the treasure trove if there is anyone willing to arrange shipping/storage for them. Would be a shame to see them go to scrap metal. Cheers. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1696640213723999/
  6. That looks like a very fun bird.
  7. I trust you are Planning a G-reat party. Happy day Tim!
  8. I had a misshap with my yoke a couple month ago. My CH yoke broke internally, cracked at the clamp support tops where one of the desk clamp nuts are 'secured' within a molded plastic recess on top of a rather long plastic tube that accommodates the clamp screw shaft. Gosh how I hate plastic...but that's another story. My DIY sailor fix was to buy a drill press vice grip device and adapt it to be the new desk clamp. It required dremeling away the old plastic clamp support due to the much shorter new bolt, and adding a fat washer for extra support. It works WONDERFULLY, and is far easier to remove, and feels more secure than the other side/original desk clamp. I am tempted to buy another new clamp unit and replace the other side even though it isn't broken. This is how the original clamp is secured within the yoke, the nut is recessed into a plastic tube...the long clamp bolt protruding: The other side with the tube removed and the shorter Drill Press Clamp bolt secured in place over a large washer: Under table view of the new clamp in action...it has the same or slightly more "Knee Room" below it as the original clamp on the other side...and is far quicker to remove/replace, and feels more solid once snugged down: Pro-tip suggestion to Yoke and Controller makers...consider providing an easy (METAL FOR CRIPES SAKE) fast clamp system like this for future product upgrades. (edit to add: Pro-tip to ME: Consider dusting cat hair off of under table supports before taking photos...heh.) And a couple shots from my first flight after getting back into the cockpit finally with my newly secured yoke...phew. Cheers all. Matt/Capt. Coff.
  9. Captain Coffee

    Speakers

    Great Minds shop alike...and I def a-like my Logitec Z506 5:1 speakers... as it turns out....that is what I in fact have! :D Enjoy Lucy!
  10. Captain Coffee

    Speakers

    i have a Logitech 5/1 system crammed into my tiny boat, and am quite pleased with it. It does Bass engine rumbles quite convincingly, and movies sound great as do my tunes. I would HAT to wear headsets while watching a movie, and getting any work done listening to music with headsets is right out. I doubt mine was "High End" as I tend not to shop at that end of the store...it was around 90 USD or so. Caveat, I am not an audiophile, I just know what I like to hear.
  11. Terrific PIREP JG. I can personally attest that the baton has seen action, and aliens. ;) One of these days I plan to scrap my old computer and buy a fresh one, I suspect I will be abandoning FSX at that time. Xplane is looking VERY attractive in no small part thanks to it's not messing about with "Licenses" like P3D...a feature I dislike intensly, although I understand it is to dodge/deal with MicroHard Fsx licensing restrictions. Regards. Matt.
  12. Crystal clear and coldddd. Gorgeous captures Jury.
  13. Great paints Jan. I love the Jug. It's supercharger is a blast to fiddle with. And that Shnoz on landing is a snootful to shoot an approach over. A fun challenge every landing. I have the Wings of Power version not this one. Have you done paints for that model as well?
  14. Pretty little plane...show us more! Who is the maker/where to find it?
  15. Nice trip Joe...especially the Trippy part at the beginning. Vlad'a'Meer looked so rugged and outdoorsy. You can bless the rains down in Africa all you want, but they don't do a damn thing to help the scenery grow down there. Wish I could assist on leg 50, but my RL legs and butt are crushed with work these days...the days off are to precious to devote to ATWC at this time. Fortunately there are no reports of Squidley activities on the Dark Continent at this time so THRUSH is on standby in the region and/or monitoring active situations elsewhere. The Twin Comanche looks like a lovely model...big MilViz fan here. Cheers.
  16. Belated Thanks to Martin...but the Coffee is Always on me :D And On Time gratitude to John G. Hope your trip improves...It is finally sunny here in Cali...a welcome break from the smoke and the rain that cleared it out. Cheers all.
  17. Uh...speechless. Thank goodness for keyboards..and RGB codes. DUDE!!! You do this amazing detailed gorgeous paintwork...countless examples (I suppose you have a count...) ...Colorblind?!?!?! You sir are the Beethoven of Sim Painters. P.S. Although the pictured scheme as is is mostly Lime on the wings...I'd go with the Mango as on the fuse and tail if it's one color. Lime is not the most attractive, nor does it show well against foliage in a crash site....
  18. It's very easy to fly and land. It has some advanced nav systems I tend to ignore...I turn on the FMS just as a secondary route list. I found it pretty easy to get onto an ILS track so far...always feels like a Leap of Faith to me allowing an aircraft to land itself/get within the threshold on it's own...gulp. In AH it is a bit difficult to get full seating in first class on it's assigned pax route, but it is earning it's keep...especially when I have limited time to fly and want to see some scenery change a bit quicker than the 207, m20...or gosh I still like flying it..the 152 by Just Flight.
  19. I use free Avast ... I had the paid version but I am pretty internet careful, so reverted to the freeware version. The paid version has some features including system optimizing and clean up tools that may be of use? I also use FSX Gold/Acceleration/whatever plus Steve's fixer (I should look to see if there are updates to that...). I have an older machine, my frame rates are almost never over 20 fps in daylight...im more concerned about my System VAS/Available memory which degrades fast when approaching heavy scenery areas. regarding ides...try opening your task manager and check if there are any processes you can shut down. I always kill my Razer Keyboard, and Dropbox before starting my Sim (Now dropbox is set to not open on startup..doh..) ...see if you have any background programs hogging system resources like that.
  20. Nice one Chuck. "Instructor" got schooled on an new Approach. I have done that before...dash across hot, invert, pop the slow stuff at the slow top of the loop, roll it, float/slip down, and roll out....yeee haaaaa.
  21. Ill admit the color combo isn't my fav either, but I love the Shapes. Very swoopy line work, and I bet it wasn't easy making those match up across panels...kudos JK. Color is subjective, I guess the owner of that aircraft was a bit more Design-y than the average...I'd have gone with Brit Race Green and or a Medium Silver Blue scheme...or well...hell, millions of other combos before settling on this lime and mango combo.
  22. The former is relentless, the later...gosh I hope so, but claiming is a sure sign of not having wisdom...I'll just keep on hoping the former keeps happening a while yet and the later catches up to me eventually, and settle for Smart Ass till then :D. Coff Coff...Rodger that! N95s-Check, nose breathing-Check, set recirculating air in the car for hours and hours-all Claustrophobic Conditions Check...and now finally some relief (for the firefighters especially!) with some rain today, and more in the forecast upcoming. Work work work. Fortunately I love courier work, because the hours are horrendous at times...find myself 3 hours from home some days (paid most of the way home) and getting back at 9:30-11. That really only leaves time for a beer, catch up on comedians(/the new news), and then to bed. :D I try to comment here when I can. I'll try to post some more screens soon, been doing a tiny bit of AH'ing when I can, jetting about in a Cessna Citation II, and in the C207 and M20 Ovation. Heck ya...I went Birthday present shopping then got a full body massage after a long but easy day of work. I've found a great lady who is learning where all the walnuts in my neck and shoulders reside, and she is amazing at cracking them open. New job allows me to get hand hammered twice a week. <3 Thanks All.
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