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  1. I have upgraded to Windows 10 now, having moved from Windows 7. I have installed the basic FSX OK and gave it a quick fly. However, when I installed the Acceleration part (I have the Gold Edition), I got an error message saying that it can't register the product and an error code 1-80004005 came up after it had been installed. Any ideas? Thanks Martin
  2. Oops.....this strange. I do not seem to be getting notifications of responses like I used to. I am really sorry guys.... Anyway, I will let someone else have a crack at a new picture and I think that I will have to have words with my errant computer!!! Martin
  3. I wonder if things like an actual working 'real tine weather' will be put back into FSX, seeing as FSX will be supporting it again. I also dread to think how much FSX 2020 will cost. I am aware that FSX has it's issues, but I still think that it is a valid simulator and I for one, do not want to have to invest in more 'add ons' for a new sim. If they could make it so that FSX 'add ons' are compatible with the 2020 version, that would be great and I think that it would also help sales for the new version. Not everyone has money to burn! Martin
  4. I hope to install Windows 10 on my computer this weekend, a task that I am not looking forward to. But thinking ahead..... I have a dedicated drive for my FSX flight sim for the installation of the program 'and ons', but am aware that certain elements still go into parts of the 'C' drive. My questions is this: If I decide to replace my 'mechanical' drive for FSX with an SSD, will I also need to replace the 'C' drive with an SSD as it has FSX files on it? Thanks in advance for your help. Martin
  5. Military AI aircraft...not just civil. More detailed texture that is FPS friendly. No unicorns!!! Rain effects. More realistic engine sounds. The full finished product being FREE!! (Okay...that may be stretching it a bit!!) Martin
  6. China....just look at the air pollution! BTW, the chickens are for the sweet and sour chicken. Yum!!! Martin
  7. I'll put in another contender (as I am originally from the UK too)... How about the English Electric Lightning doing a mass stream take off.......(yes... I can remember that!) More recently I was at Bruntingthorpe and was standing very close to the runway when a Lightning did a thunder run. It literally hurt my ears! Martin
  8. I think my favorite team has to be The Blue Angels.....twin engined fighter jets and very agile. While I have seen Fat Albert perform, it did not do a JATO. I first saw the Blues at Finningley (UK) on a VERY overcast day many years ago. I saw them again at Indianapolis about 9 years ago on a very sunny and very clear day. Brilliant! I saw the Thunderbirds at Waddington and must admit that I was not impressed at all. As for the Red Arrows.....they are up there with the very top teams and continue to do so. (How about some red Eurofighters???!!) I still remember the red Gnat days..... My BIGGEST regret of missing an airshow was the one at Finningley many years ago when the Russian Knights were there.....Oh well....I guess that is what YouTube is for! Martin
  9. Yes, the Americans seem more reserved in their flying. I am from the UK originally and went to many RIATs and other shows. I had seen the USAF fly the F-15 a few times, but they was a very conservative shows. I went to Waddington one year and the Israelis flew the F-15 I and WOW.....they really showed how to fly it! It put the American's to shame. Other favorite displays have been the Su-27 Flankers and the MiG-29's.......happy days!
  10. Ok....I got something like it following your instructions. It is a bit difficult to stall the F-18 though, what with all those high lift devices! I will have another go on another aircraft..... Thanks for your input!
  11. Hi all Here is a link to a somewhat awesome display by a Swiss F-18... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqXKPQqfA4 I am left wondering.....the pilot does a kind of controlled flat spin while descending a number of times during the display. How does one replicate that maneuver in flight sim with regards to control inputs and power settings...? Any ideas...? Thanks Martin
  12. Student to pilot: Are you SURE this is an ekranoplan really is?
  13. I've heard of walking on water, but......???? Really!!!
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