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Oberon 08-04-07 06:56 PM

"Godspeed back to France, Fritz, I'm off home..."

Stealth Hunter 08-04-07 08:23 PM

Enjoy the backgrounds.

Jimbuna 08-04-07 08:27 PM

Great shots :rock:

Kratos 08-05-07 07:15 AM


Originally Posted by jimbuna
Great shots :rock:

What would you know ??
you only look at sub pics :lol:
about time you got the joystick off the lad and joined in!!!
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Jimbuna 08-05-07 08:16 AM

He's flying to New York next ya never know ;)

Kratos 08-06-07 06:18 PM

Damn i'm so unhappy. forgot to switch on (record track) was doing a bit zero bashing on the pearl harbour raid2. Wasn't having much success like previous misions, then i thought back to a comment that Chock mentioned ''take em to the hills'' and do a bit of low flying,to see if i could shake the four little buggers off. wasn't having much luck and behold i saw the bridge over the river and decided to try my luck and go under , hehe two of them followed. One crapped the bridge smack in the middle, and the other lost control i turned back got the third , but sadly didn't notice the fourth zero coming over the ridge, as i turned tail he followed and got a few bursts out and rendered me useless bailed out and had a long bloody swim back home again.:cry:
:damn: I always record my tracks :damn:

Biggles 08-06-07 06:32 PM

Wow! The buggers never follows ME under bridges!?:o

Chock 08-06-07 11:49 PM

Couple from FS9 and FSX

:D Chock

Biggles 08-07-07 02:46 AM

looks cool. I hope you can fly around the world just like you could in FS2000, otherwise I see little need of buying FSX. Wish I had some pics too.....

Chock 08-07-07 11:44 AM

An innovation of FSX is that it does now model the world as round and has increased the altitude up to which you can now go.

This means you can indeed now fly realistically to any point on the Earth and has enable the Space Shuttle (seen on a recent thread) to be modeled, but the change in how things are done is what is slowing down development of add-on scenery and aircraft.

The main reason to buy FSX (apart from this) is that it models atmospheric effects much better. plus it has innovative support for scripted 'adventures' too, so things like thermal activity along with improved real-time downloads of real-world weather from meteorological stations is much improved. it is a much better 'flight simulator' than its predecessors.

It's a frame-rate hog though, that's for sure.

:D Chock

Chock 08-09-07 12:12 AM

Pretty pictures from a flight to Spain in a B200

:D Chock

Reaves 08-09-07 01:45 AM

Ever tried anything from these guys Chock? I purchased the 737BBJ for FS9 and found it pretty good. Very hard to fly and get the hang of but the virtual cockpit is the best quality i've ever seen.

Chock 08-09-07 09:55 AM

Re: Ariane
I remember looking at the Ariane 737 and thinking it looked nice, although I seem to recall what put me off was not the aeroplane itself, but the website, which could have been a lot clearer with regard to what you needed and didn't need concerning all that 'base package' malarkey. I actually emailed them about it, suggesting they needed to clarify it. Never heard back from them, but I will take a look at the site again, as the may have made it easier to follow than it used to be, and it's always nice to get a recommendation from someone.

It might have just been me being thick (or drunk possibly, when I looked), but I've been put off a few places that sell stuff online for FS by that, RC Simulations website is like that too. If you want to be confused, go to their VOX ATC info page! Many times I've been all set to buy something from them, credit card in hand, and then thought, nope, I'll end up with the wrong thing based on how loopy your online purchasing is, and it is not as if I never buy stuff online, I do it all the time.

I do already have two add-on Boeing 737s for FS, the PMDG 737-800, and the (old style turbojet) Tin Mouse 737-200, but another one wouldn't hurt if it is good quality. Incidentally, the Tin Mouse 737 is free if you are looking for an old 737 for FS and it is outstandingly good for a freebie (it's got great engine sounds - wear your earplugs LOL), you can find it via the AVSIM forums, where it has its own support section. I posted a screenie of the TM 737 on here about a week or two ago (yellow repaint job) if you want to check it out for looks.

What I really want though, is a decent Airbus A320, and as far as I'm aware, there isn't any decent Airbus add-on for FS with the ECAM, CDU and FCS modeled accurately.

Anyway, cheers for the recommendation, I'll look at Ariane again and see if I can follow the destructions this time:rotfl:

:D Chock

Reaves 08-09-07 10:38 PM

I know what you mean with the web site, it's not the best i've seen.

While the BBJ 737 is great it does have some flaws.

It's a LOT harder to fly, as you actually need to set your GPS position before even moving the airplane. There are a LOT more working buttons you need to use in the VC plus I never really figured the autopilot out properly as it is more advanced then your normal FS plane. Plus it needs online activation which takes at least a day to receive the email code. (Not a fan of waiting to use something i've paid for, downloaded AND installed.)

The whole interrior of the plane is modelled and you can get some great views out of the internal windows. But as I mentioned, the learning curve is steep, their aircraft require a lot of real world knowledge. But i'm sure if I could get it off the tarmac you should have no problems.

While I do like it, I recommend it with caution, they are quite expensive and imo are only for people who want a lot of realism with the aircraft.

Chock 08-09-07 11:55 PM

Is the Ariane 737 better than the PMDG 737 would you say? I like the way the PMDG 737 flies, and although it could do with a working overhead in the VC, generally speaking it is pretty good, but if the Ariane one is better, then I might have to have it:rotfl:

I think the PMDG B747 pretty much set the benchmark for aeroplanes in FS9 in terms of systems it models, but I'm willing to be persuaded otherwise if there's something out there that does more, and for flying a sim, a medium range aircraft makes more sense, unless you really enjoy sitting at a monitor for eight hours in a simulated 747! So an improved 737 that is better than the PMDG offering, would be something I'd like very much.

By the way, if you want something that is really seriously impressive in terms of flying like the real thing, and which has every button and switch working as it does in the real thing, then the Aeroworx Beechcraft B200 King Air, which is in the night screenshots I posted on this thread is well worth having. It probably is the most convincing flight model I've come across in FS9, and FSX for that matter, and you don't need a degree in complex aircraft systems to fly it either. Although it is quite tricky to land it well when there's quite a lot of fuel on board, and it has a scary long take-off run when at full weight. But it almost gives you vertigo when flying it, it really is pretty convincing.

:D Chock

Reaves 08-10-07 12:17 AM

I haven't tried the PMDG so I couldn't say. All I know is it's very complex as you can edit your waypoints via the Navdata computer

Things like cruise speed, and many other things are input into here. I had a bit of trouble using the package because of it. Plus it seems many waypoints arn't in the FMC so errors occur. I would constantly find my plane way off course after leaving my PC for a few hours.

If they had a forum it would be great but the support and information on the website is severely lacking.

As I said it has it's problems (for me anyway as I prefer GPS autopilot when not using the stick myself ;)) so it's hard to recommend it.

AFRIKAKORPS 08-12-07 07:14 PM

Simple Pictures Of The De Havilland Venom
I took these few simple pictures after a short test flight with my new Venom. Its definitiely a great airplane to fly.

Oberon 08-12-07 08:00 PM

Dowly's excellant Subsim Aviators paintwork with a custom nose art I was playing around with on one side:

And the squadron logo on the other:

AFRIKAKORPS 08-12-07 08:28 PM

SAAB Gripen!
My beatiful new SAAB Gripen, its such an elagent plane too.

Chock 08-12-07 11:21 PM

I like that DH Venom AK, is that the Alphasim one?

A screengrab of one of my FSX faves, try doing IFR with this in crap visibility if you like a challenge:

:D Chock

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