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  1. Thanks Tim. That's what I LOVE about this site...very knowledgeable folk who are all too willing to help! Hopefully I will be able to do the same for some people in due course! I think that I will now be around a bit more than I have lately, as I was getting very frustrated with my old PC and FSX and got involved in other stuff. Hopefully, things will get better now that I have a more capable PC which is optimized for gaming. (Actually, it's amazing how much quicker it does other stuff too, like Adobe Photoshop Elements.....it just zips along!) Have a great day and stay safe. Martin
  2. I have just move to P3D4.5. Still trying to get used to it. I am having a few issues.
  3. Certainly a troubling time for Boeing. I liked the Boeing 737 in FSX and want to try and find a nice one for PD3V4 sometime soon (a later version with those big turbofans!)
  4. Thanks! Aerosoft do indeed do good stuff. I have a few military aircraft of theirs too. I know what you mean about FSX stuff that is not compatible with PD3. I do have a softspoft for FSX, so may try it again on my new PC. I miss the CaptainSim Boeing 707 and C-130! I am on PD3 V3, but hope to move up to V4 soon. (I don't think my pc will handle V5). How is the C-130 Hercules and F-16 on P3D v4 and 5? Take care and stay safe. Martin
  5. Wow..thanks for the link Steph. Watched a few clips. VERY impressive and a very, very good idea!!
  6. Yep...some people can be really stingy. Would think that they would a bit more generous these days, with a lot of businesses going under! I have a new PC now which is much better performance. I recently bought the Aerosoft CRJ, which is quite an in depth sim. I am enjoying....it is a plane I flew in a few times between Indy and Chicago. Happy memories.
  7. This is too good to miss!! VERY funny post from Kokomo In The Know Facebook. Since I have thought about it overnight I have decided to comply with the mask mandates. After all I want to be a great Patriot and American and definitely don’t want to be selfish. So if it saves lives I’ll do it. But I need guidance from the experts on here since I am obviously clueless. Please help. QUESTION(s): 1) After shopping at the local grocery store, do we leave the masks on once we leave or does the virus just stay in the stores? - If we leave it on, then for how long? - How many miles can I drive before it is safe to remove the mask? 2) What about my fingers, arms, legs, head, neck and toes? Should I disinfect them BEFORE or AFTER I remove my mask? After all they were exposed at the store. 2.1) if I touch my mask do I have to sanitize my hands 2.2) now I contaminated my hand sanitizer bottle . What do I do? 3) When we arrive home from the grocery store do we disinfect the goods and bags BEFORE we bring them inside or AFTER? - Do I put the mask back on? 4) Once we have the goods inside do we disinfect the entire car or just the trunk? 5) Do we need to disinfect our counter tops, pantries, refrigerator, entire kitchen, the dogs (they always sniff the bags) doors we touched, the garage, driveway and street? 6) What should we do about the food and goods purchased? Do we need to disinfect all these items as well? After all they were in the grocery store exposed to all these nasty liberal viruses. 7) What should I do with my homemade fancy cloth mask? Do I burn it? It was also exposed to the nasty liberal virus at the store? 8)What about the clothes I wore to the store? Is disinfecting them ok? Do I disinfect them in the grocery store parking lot or in my garage? 9) What about my eyes? Are there special eye drops I need to take? Where do I get those? 10) After consuming the goods from the store do I need a biohazard bag for the waste? (Both trash and poop) 11) Is the juice and milk I bought safe to drink or should i disinfect it first? 12) Is there a specific shampoo to use if I get a hair cut to disinfect my hair? 13) My meds...what about my meds? Are they safe to orally consume or should I disinfect them too? 14) If I shop at a hardware store should I disinfect each screw, nut and bolt BEFORE or AFTER I put them in my project? 15) I want to paint my room but I am not sure if I should disinfect the paint BEFORE or AFTER I apply it to the walls. 16) What if I forgot to follow any of the above do I call the fire department, CDC or psychiatrist?
  8. I saw the add for MSFS 202 too. I think that my next upgrade later in year will be to PD3V4 (yeah..why not 5? Because I don't want to overdo my system)
  9. Another what's new......wait for it......my new computer! It's nice to be able to run good fps with good texture and detail settings! At least.....a decent set up for our hobby! I am a happy flight simmer!! Martin
  10. By the way, there is a new Concorde forthcoming on the Just Flight website too!
  11. I saw the add for MSFS 202 too. I think that my next upgrade later in year will be to PD3V4 (yeah..why not 5? Because I don't want to overdo my system)
  12. The pilot's turn and slip indicator failed, so he had to improvise!!
  13. Welcome back, Jim. Hope all is OK with you and your loved ones....stay covid free!!
  14. OK...thanks for your input Arnold. I believe that the video card and memory can be updated easily if needs be (knowing how things move so fast on the computer and flight sim front, but I am hoping not to have to go there for a while). The links are good too!
  15. Flight attendants required. Must be willing to walk long distances......but the trolley is motorized!
  16. Okay...it's gone quiet now..... I will give this one to Alan for "Bye folks, you are now under command of a FlightSimmer called Joe in Southampton..Don't panic if the aircraft lurches, hes gone for a cuppa! " (After all, having a cuppa is a VERY important part of flying!!) Over to you Alan......
  17. So this is what real airline Captains do to pass the time when their plane is on autopilot!!
  18. Okay...I have decided to bite the bullet and use the stimulus check to buy a new pc. It will take a while to get here, but my old one is about 8-9 years old. The specs for the old one are : Processor: 2.6 Ghz quad core. Video Card: 8 GB (1228 Mhz) RAM: 8GB The new PC is: Processor: 4.1Ghz 6 core Video Card: 6GB (1500 Mhz) RAM: 8GB (2666Mhz). I am running P3Dv3....I am wondering what sort of increase in fps I can realistically expect. If I am using standard vehicles on P3Dv3 and mid range settings, I can get about 28fps. With some third party aircraft, I can just get into double figures! If I am using Tac-pac, the computer always get an annoying bad stutter when I drop a bomb! (I am hoping the the new PC will reduce that issue). I am not as technical as a lot of you out there, so was wondering what sort of figures I can realistically expect? Thanks in advance.
  19. Oh well.....seeing as things have gone quiet, I am posting this for those who still want to play! For those who don't don't carry on sleeping!! Now I am going to see ...Alan are you game for captions...? !!
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