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  1. What a night I think, I'm going to lose my drivers license and all just because of a stupid police officer... The conversation went like this, when I got pulled over in my truck: Officer: "License and registration, please, I think you are drunk!" Me: "I assure you, I did not drink anything." Officer: "Ok, let's do a little test! Imagine driving in the dark on a highway at night, when you see two lights in the distance. What is this?" Me: "A car." Officer:"Of course! But which one? A Mercedes, an Audi or a Ford?" Me:"I have no idea!" Offi
    5 points
  2. And now for something completely different! Having had the luxury of retiring at the age 47, it's been over 11 years now. Flight simming, other PC based gaming passions, researching, and writing have filled the hours nicely in that time and continue to do the same. So, why do I need to revisit a hobby I last engaged in back in the 1970's - you may well ask! Well, I blame my children, both of them. About seven years ago, my daughter presented me with an Airfix 1:48 scale plastic model kit as a present for my birthday. Of course, she wasn't sure if I would even like it, but unbeknown t
    4 points
  3. Passing Mount Vesuvius as part of my personal ATWC. View of Pompeii and the bay of Naples.
    4 points
  4. Living in the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario allows me to fly over Niagara Falls fairly often. I put this video together to illustrate the flight rules and procedures that must be followed with a few scenic points of interest. Video was captured with a GoPro mounted to the underside of the right wing.
    4 points
  5. So this morning the Mutley Crew convened to try out multiplayer as we fly together every weekend and wanted to set the sim up in advance. The results were very positive, we created a private group and set real world traffic and ai off so we wouldn't be interrupted. Everything else, weather, time etc was real world. After an initial learning phase of around 30 minutes, to establish the best settings for the group on a shake down flight from London City to Heathrow, we decided on a calmer flight (for those of you in the UK today will know why!) in southern Spain., the experience was incre
    4 points
  6. Summary Description and Catalogue Number: Airfix, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 and Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, (Dogfight Doubles), A50160 Scale: 1:48 Contents: Bf 109E-7 - Two sprues, 98 parts in light grey plastic; one sprue, nine parts in clear plastic; markings for one aircraft. Spitfire Mk.Vb - Five sprues, 120 parts in light grey plastic; one sprue, 17 parts in clear plastic; markings for one aircraft. Comments: Reasonable detail and simple to build. Kit comes with 10 small tubs of Humbrol acrylic paints, two small tubes of Humbrol Poly Cement, and two paint brushes.
    3 points
  7. A mandatory 9gb core update is now available to download and install. Once this is done don't forget to go your Content Manager and install the updates in there too.
    3 points
  8. What have I done...or got myself into? Decisions, decisions, and even more decisions!!! I blame myself and my OCD, though I cannot be sure if it is the real version or just the Hollywood version...which up until a few years ago, I never knew there was a difference. OK, so the 1:48 scale Airfix kit I received from my daughter somewhat set the baseline for my decisions on scale. My first self imposed rule, therefore, was that I decided 1:48 scale was a good scale for fighters and the old venerable 1:72 scale would be good for bombers or larger aircraft, generally. My logic was that this w
    3 points
  9. I won't say what happened to a lot of my model aeroplanes as a kid, but it involved lighter fluid, an upstairs window, and mysterious burn marks in the lawn . . .
    3 points
  10. Here is my first video with the new Flight Simulator platform from Microsoft. A short 15 minute VFR flight into Tenzing Hillary Airport. Enjoy!
    3 points
  11. . . . at least, to begin with . . . The problem with looking back at yourself is, you aren't looking ahead . . . eek! even with the autopilot on, it's awfully bumpy in here! What key is the barf bag mapped to?
    3 points
  12. For anyone who may be having connectivity problems with the new sim, it could be down to your router not having the correct ports open. You may have been through this before with FS2004, FSX, or P3D. We covered this topic when the old FSX Gamespy multiplayer service was terminated and we all had to connect directly. Jess wrote a guide at the time here .. Here's a brief summary. Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things: Your router's IP address. Your FS machine's IP address. The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded. IP address
    3 points
  13. Is this guy serious!!! The issues with his review: claims to review it thoroughly yet misses the obvious fault with the camera view settings...a minor camera.cfg error, by the way; fails to acknowledge the "cold and dark" engine start is also a problem with some default aircraft, therefore, not necessarily Carenado's or the model's fault; ignores the simple fact that flight simmers may want a Cessna 182T Skylane, so stating it has nothing over the default Cessnas is nonsensical and totally subjective; the control sensitivity is also evident in other default aircra
    3 points
  14. I hate change notes that are written by a marketing department. "Significant FPS drop when using Simconnect should no longer affect the experience" Does that mean the bug is fixed or not? What does "affect the experience" mean? is that the same bs as "reduces the appearance of wrinkles"? Closing your eyes reduces the appearance of falling off a roof...... Doesn't stop you hitting the ground though!
    3 points
  15. Damn, just when I thought that curved earth perspective at 21,000 feet was a natural feature as opposed to an undocumented feature. Excellent information, James. Thanks
    3 points
  16. I will start by saying that I am not one who normally jumps into a new product on Release Day 1.....but after 14 years (ignoring the aborted MS Flight product), the anticipated hype of a next generation Microsoft flight sim, the very positive reviews from reputable flight sim community contributors, and outright peer group pressure, I didn't have much choice. I have been a Prepar3D convert in that time but for the purposes of this post let's just consider that an extension of MS FSX. Not having any experience with Xbox or other MS online product purchasing, the purchasing process was no o
    3 points
  17. Latest update from MSFS. EXPERIENCING TURBULENCE? The team is currently working hard to provide a patch update to address issues that have been recently reported. Expect a release date for the patch in our August 27th update. In the meantime, to help those of you experiencing issues, we have setup a support page (https://www.flightsimulator.com/known-issues/) with up-to-the-minute updates on issue tracking/investigation, work-arounds, and solutions. Also, check out our new Twitter handle @MSFS_Support for server info and issue reports. For more info vist: https://www.flightsim
    3 points
  18. I was asked for some pictures of London landmarks as rendered by Orbx. I took a flight from Fairoaks to London City. I advanced the time at the end Cheers, Joe
    3 points
  19. The CH Flight yoke works without any issues, as do the pro rudder pedals.
    3 points
  20. Apologies if you have already seen these here 10. I know a great joke about Corona Virus, you probably won't get it though. 9. A man walks into a bar and goes up to the bartender and says "I'll have a Corona please, hold the virus" 8. If I get quarantined for two weeks with my wife and I die. I can assure you it was not the virus that killed me. 7. With all this talk of Corona Virus, the people who make sanitising gel are rubbing their hands together. 6. I went to the chemist today and asked the assistant "what kills the Corona Virus?" She replied to me "Ammonia C
    3 points
  21. Chinese citizen asked for his opinion on how his government had performed handling the virus... "I can't say." - - - Coronavirus arrives in the US. Mexico: So, about that wall.... - - - I know a great joke about Corona Virus, you probably won't get it though. - - - Seen on-line: We are 11 days into self-isolation and it is really upsetting to see my wife standing at the living room window gazing aimlessly with tears running down her cheeks. I've considered letting her in many times but rules are rules. - - -
    3 points
  22. my corsair paints so far, all for the Milviz Corsair for MSFS
    2 points
  23. It's out now in case you missed it. Well worth the few quid it costs and the recommended dawn dusk flights are pretty special.
    2 points
  24. Hi Guys, Unsure as to how many of you know about a free add-on for MSFS from Flightsim.to Global Ships. Here are a some shots showing Royal Naval Ships coming into Portsmouth. You will find Global Ships here if you would like this addition to your sim. EDIT: I did have another shot of the Forth Bridges here but have since removed it, due to the fact that particular add-on was conflicting with the default bridges. Apologies to those that saw the earlier post.
    2 points
  25. Hi Everyone, I've added a second camera into the mix to give a side view of the flightdeck, looking from the First Officers perspective. Up next I'm going to try and add online chat while I fly via discord, then I hope to finally go live on youtube and/or twitch. Today's flight is from Key West to San Juan. Ran into a few clouds on the way down, looked nice having the clouds rushing passed the windscreen. We then touch down onto runway 10, followed by a short taxi to the gate.
    2 points
  26. Used the Drone camera for some of the shots.
    2 points
  27. I took the shot from the Drone Camera and set the Depth of Field to get the aircraft in focus leaving the background blurred.
    2 points
  28. Brett, "Vale" is obviously not in common use in the USA as it is in Australia/elsewhere. It is Latin for farewell and is often used in an orbituary. Cheers Andrew
    2 points
  29. We call that Error Code 18 (problem is 18 inches in front of the screen...)
    2 points
  30. This beta release provides initial compatibility for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 and the beta release of FSUIPC7 7.0.0. It is not compatible with other flight simulators (FSX or P3D) or earlier versions of FSUIPC. This beta version provides limited functionality with MSFS 2020 and FSUIPC7 beta. Only LINDA default MSFS library functions can be used. Most original FSX Controls and FSUIPC offsets are available. Due to fact the MSFS 2020 SimConnect not providing access to Lvars, only the MSFS default aircraft functionality is available (use LIB: MSFS Default when assig
    2 points
  31. You could always fly it to the airliner scrap yards at St Athen or Kemble . . .
    2 points
  32. If you want to bypass all the flashy movie animations of logos then create a shortcut on you desktop using this code cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App -FastLaunch I have tried this and can confirm it works if you usedthe default installation settings. If you have a custom install then you will a custom shortcut
    2 points
  33. Hi, I only have 2017 found at this link https://app.box.com/s/wmokmewkfjwyoaaviniu5jr4h3b97sr9 and it only includes the flight situation files, one through five that get dumped into the C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files. Missing is all the other stuff you need to make a flight plan so it won't do you much good unless you can figure it out using the archive threads. I always wished they made all the MEBAR flight files available in the MEBAR section of the home page so they could all be revisited instead of just the threads talking about them. Hopefully others can h
    2 points
  34. If you cannot find your dog, open the fridge door... He’s standing right behind you.
    2 points
  35. A policeman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix.. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well, however, the policeman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn't told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable. Taped firmly across his pubic hair and private parts were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn't come off easily --- if at all. Written on the ta
    2 points
  36. Located in the North West of UK just south of Manchester seen here in XP11 toth Orbx TE UK Central. Cessna_172SP - 2020-07-12 15.50.39 by Philip Whitehead, on Flickr Cessna_172SP - 2020-07-12 15.50.19 by Philip Whitehead, on Flickr Cessna_172SP - 2020-07-12 15.49.49 by Philip Whitehead, on Flickr Cessna_172SP - 2020-07-12 15.44.48 by Philip Whitehead, on Flickr
    2 points
  37. The media is reporting the ratio of males to females who are getting the Chinese plague. Apparently the other 57 genders are immune. Need another reason to avoid shaking hands? Remember that many people are out of toilet paper. Seen on-line... “To those turning in your neighbors and local businesses — you did the Reich thing.”
    2 points
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