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  1. The is is an interesting video - very professional, calm comparison of 2.5 vs 3. However for some the most interesting part may be the description of FSCubed - it was new one on me. Apparently this new tool takes a snap shot of 2.5 works out which addons need to be in the new separated folder structure, builds those folders in V3 and restores the addons into those folders and voila all works perfectly (with a couple of exceptions as explained). I said it might be useful to some but not to me as unfortunately I had deleted 2.5 prior to finding out about this tool.....doh regards Peter
  2. Offer is open here to. I live near Macclesfield. Cheers Peter.
  3. Yes - especially if the current chatter about the VAS tuning turns out to be correct - i.e can run at nearly full settings with weather and it is apparently fast, smooth and does't OOM. That will also make probaby make it a very good platform for Oculus Rift. cheers Peter
  4. Of course for those short of space Occulus Rift may be a very good option in the future. It is now my preferred way of simming. Took up the default 737 today - it was fabulous and easy to set up VORs and use the autopilot knobs and switches. Not normally my thing but it was fantastic. cheers Peter
  5. Hi James - this is how I do it. Got the stands from Amazon. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jbqvcuihg68utft/photo%2025-07-2015%2011%2022%2030.jpg?dl=0 cheers Peter
  6. Just popped up from nowhere. Looks pretty comprehensive. Have to give it a go. http://www.airfoillabs.com cheers Peter
  7. Mine are still showing 1080. cheers Peter
  8. Thank you for that review - very informative indeed and the warnings are very much appreciated. cheers Peter
  9. Dan Church the developer just issued an update. He shows how you can use desktop apps inside the VC without the need to remove the headset (e.g. chart look ups), also the ATC window can be used now. All this can be manipulated either through the mouse or you own hands using leap motion. Not yet showing manipulation of knobs and switches. cheers Peter
  10. Kyle is one of the PMDG team I think. As far as I know up to now he has been a FSX/P3D so the first part is him expressing some informal views on X Plane. Not a lot given away in this video as it is a beta version of the aircraft. But I hope you enjoy anyway. cheers Peter
  11. Daniel at FlyInside is working now on the Leap Motion option. Obviously the technology has a long way to go but the aim is to be able to manipulate the buttons and knobs in the VC with your hands usiing virtual reality. This will give you a glimpse of how it might work. cheers Peter
  12. Thought I would do a quick up date on this. I set up in none Orbx detail region territory (other than Global Base) and flew out of LOWI. By moving to a nearly default area I was able to ramp up the the Rift to the highest resolution from within the FlyInside settings. The same with the antialiasing - ramped up to Ultra. The other thing I did was learn how to reposition myself (being an XPlaner I did not know the ctl and shift commands in FSX). So with perfect positioning and a huge reduction in shimmering and screendooring, the experience was taken to another level. Flying up to 10000' into t
  13. I never had FSX on my PC, but I do have P3D. I have not had any issues with the download of FSX:SE - so no conflicts with the other MS based sim. It runs completely smoothly and at high frames rates without any tweaking (I believe Dovetail have applied a lot of the common tweaks as standard) - I must say I am very impressed. It runs as well and as smoothly as X-Plane, which came as somewhat of a surpise to me considering the issues I am having getting P3D to run smoothly. So very much giving FSX:SE most of the airtime at the moment - so much so I now run it with Oculus Rift in 3D and loving
  14. Mind Blowing.........but don't hang up your TIR just yet. Without trying one for yourself it is difficult to describe what I saw. It certainly is not perfect. In fact it is far from perfect. Everything shimmers. There are no sharly defined lines. But.......... I cannot go back to the flat screen. The immersion factor from the perspective of a feeling of vastness, depth, height, movement (my stomarch lurched on occasion), speed (particlulary on approach or low passes - it is jaw dropping. FSX is not renowned for volumetric clouds - but you get them - don't know why, dont know how - but they a
  15. CaptCWGAllen

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    @Peter,Any idea what would be used to interact with the software that Flyinside is proposing? From what I can see, the Oculus Rift hardware is not even slated for release until (sometime in) 2016. I'm assuming the DK2 is currently available as the Flyinside developer is talking software release in 2015. I see some things for sale on Amazon that appear to be head-mounted iPhone holders. I'll bet that's pretty marginal. I'm really interested in VR and I'm looking forward to advances starting to come thick and fast as the (virtual) ball starts down the hill. I know this off topic so I will sta
  16. CaptCWGAllen

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    Agree with all the positive reviews - game changer - couldn't be without it. Works perfectly with FSX:SE - and actually I find FSX:SE the best version of the genre (including P3D) for smoothness and framerate on my system. Just out of interest I have invested (?) in an Oculus Rift DK2 and have donated to this project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1232710074/flyinside-fsx?ref=hero_thanks Will start a thread on it once I have tested this weekend. cheers Peter
  17. Can highly recommend Chillblast - they built my set up about a year ago. Very helpful and knowledgable and all promises met. cheers Peter
  18. Tommy repaired after the bird strike we change aircraft and set off again in search of Sabre. With (soothing Sunday evening) music With just the music of the Lycoming flat four I hope you are all having a great weekend. cheers Peter
  19. Hi Matt - just a pick from the You Tube collection - it's called M2 by Francesco Di Fiore. Glad you enjoyed it. cheers Peter
  20. Wow - very moody - fabulous atmosphere.
  21. Ha ha ha ha - me and my other half are sitting on the sofa in stiches - a very funny bunch - thanks for the laughs guys - much appeciated. Re the pigeons - the ring was still attached to what was left of the pigeon and the owner is being traced - apparently they are being released fairly close to the airport would you believe. The airport is plagued by lots of flocks of birds which have got worse since the birds of prey that were kept to patrol the perimeters were removed due to pressure from a nature group. Had a masssive flock of crows fly straight in front of us on take-off as well today
  22. We were on approach to EGGP (Liverpool, UK) practising no-flap landings. From right came what we now know to be a flock of Racing Pigeons. There were three strikes - prop, windshield and co-pilot window. The latter one came straight through. Luckily my instructor had good reactions and raised his shoulder, which was subsequently found to have broken skin and massive bruising, otherwise it would have hit the size of his face. Being no-flaps we were on apporach at about 85 knots, so 15 higher than usual. My instructor, Lucas, was briiliant - mayday'd immediately (not knowing at the time what
  23. Hi Paul - good to know - I hope it brings you much flying pleasure. cheers Peter
  24. So here is the second leg. Changed aircraft as had a bit of catching up to do! I am sure Beccles does not light up like a Christmas tree at night , still at least I couldn't miss it! There is one with music and one without - I like the one with the music but it's a bit out there - so you have been warned. Anyway I hope you enjoy - I'm off to the chippy. No music With Music cheers Peter
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