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18 hours ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

world tour go slow but steady

 

Well it's not going to go fast in a Cessna 152...

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Did any of you guys fly the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 yet?

It's a flying pig to me, fighting any control input and seemingly impossible to trim - the trim feels like it always walks across the whole scale, from one extreme to another.

No such issues with any other plane, just the G36 so far for me.

In contrast, the Robin D400 is flying like on rails.

 

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Mike

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19 minutes ago, SAS_Storebror said:

Did any of you guys fly the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 yet?

It's a flying pig to me, fighting any control input and seemingly impossible to trim - the trim feels like it always walks across the whole scale, from one extreme to another.

No such issues with any other plane, just the G36 so far for me.

In contrast, the Robin D400 is flying like on rails.

 

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Mike

Yes well it feels very responsive. I do not like it. But when wind is part of it I do not like the cessna either. There is still a lot to desire with the fm and wether 

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1 hour ago, SAS_Storebror said:

Did any of you guys fly the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 yet?

It's a flying pig to me, fighting any control input and seemingly impossible to trim - the trim feels like it always walks across the whole scale, from one extreme to another.

No such issues with any other plane, just the G36 so far for me.

In contrast, the Robin D400 is flying like on rails.

 

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Mike

 

Yeah the Bonanza is modelled incorrectly, It's underpowered and very draggy. There are already a few mods that "fix" this by adding back the 2 missing cylinders from the engine and attempting to address the drag issues. The one I'm using seems to work well enough. The nose likes to sit 2.5 degrees above the horizon btw so if you're trying to trim it nose level off of the PFD then it will never sit nicely.

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Thanks all for the hardware advice.  Looks like a new cpu will be in order.  I guess that probably means a new mobo and ram too...  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Keep it warm for me and hopefully I'll join you in the new year! :)

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You are most welcome. 
Bright side of this, you will probably not see as many unfinished things , and bugs, awkward flight characteristics. Hopefully

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That’s a nice way to look at it.  Perhaps there might be some more aircraft too.  I must admit I would really like my first flight to be in a Dragon Rapide. 🙂

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Saw new video on YouTube. Looks like we’re getting a F-15 in October and F-18 soon there after.

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3 minutes ago, dbzero said:

Saw new video on YouTube. Looks like we’re getting a F-15 in October and F-18 soon there after.

 

I would love an F-15. Do you know who is making it?

 

I just hope it isn't junk rush-ware?

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I used to have an office in the second building you landed on!  Interesting how the parked cars are rendered to almost look like trash on the roof of the first building you landed on.  My home is just to the south west a few miles, and currently about 2,000' to at least 13,000' the fine particulate ash from the northern fires does indeed make that type of poor visibility.  Your flight reminds me of flying in my friend's Maule over LA several years ago.

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30 minutes ago, Monostripezebra said:

I gotta say: urban bushflying in the LA-smog is freaking amazing!

 

 

Just tried a quick flight over LA, and the smoke was thick.

 

Sad, but impressive.

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52 minutes ago, CanadaOne said:

 

Just tried a quick flight over LA, and the smoke was thick.

 

Sad, but impressive.

 

Above 1,500 ' with the plane door or window open you can smell it, too

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3 hours ago, dbzero said:

Looks like we’re getting a F-15 in October and F-18 soon there after.

 

Yep, DC Designs is pretty active in developing new content for many flight simulators, including MSFS 2020:

https://fselite.net/tag/dc-designs/

 

Good news is they also carry over some pretty good FSX models and according to their statements, they look and play fine in MSFS 2020 - maybe not as nice as native 2020 models, but reasonably well. For instance, the P-61 Black Widow is said to become available for free!

 

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5 hours ago, CanadaOne said:

I would love an F-15. Do you know who is making it?

Wont be seen dead in one

7 hours ago, Feathered_IV said:

a Dragon Rapide. 🙂

Picky

but nice idea. I would love anything vintage. I would like a2a B 17. Myself

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9 minutes ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

I would like a2a B 17. Myself

...and the B377 and the Connie... They are just awesome.

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Fingers crossed for a study level Connie or DC-4.

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On 9/15/2020 at 7:46 AM, SAS_Storebror said:

Did any of you guys fly the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 yet?

It's a flying pig to me, fighting any control input and seemingly impossible to trim - the trim feels like it always walks across the whole scale, from one extreme to another.

No such issues with any other plane, just the G36 so far for me.

In contrast, the Robin D400 is flying like on rails.

 

:drinks:

Mike

 

https://www.nexusmods.com/microsoftflightsimulator/mods/75

 

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4 hours ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

Wont be seen dead in one

 

 

But... but... I want to go faaaaaasssssstttttt! :dance:

7 hours ago, Charlo-VR said:

 

Above 1,500 ' with the plane door or window open you can smell it, too

 

The smoke you're smelling might not be from the forest fires. ;)

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Just now, CanadaOne said:

 

But... but... I want to go faaaaaasssssstttttt! :dance:

Engines not saying brmmm cough putfs ain’t trustworthy 

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1 minute ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

Engines not saying brmmm cough putfs ain’t trustworthy 

 

I'll take the risk. And I have a parachute.

 

Faaaaaassssssssttttt! :dance:

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Yeah I was wondering if that was bushfire smoke. We had it pretty bad here last summer and strong inversion layers were holding it in place over pretty large distances.

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3 hours ago, CanadaOne said:

 

But... but... I want to go faaaaaasssssstttttt! :dance:

 

The smoke you're smelling might not be from the forest fires. ;)

 

Probably my cpu  :(

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Yeah, mo' weather soon! Finally dynamic weather and smooth transitioning.

 

I'm not too much of a fan of "just METAR datda", but it surely is as upgrade from the at times odd atmosphere we get in FS2020. There's lots of secrecy around an Active Sky iteration that would work with FS2020 and Pilot's haven't said anthing about making "FS Global Real Weather" for FS2020. I guess they all will. Question is when.

 

So far, I was fond of Pilot's Global Real weather, as it was the simple and fast way to just download current or historic weather beyond just METAR data.

 

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For me this sim ruined all others. 
B U T

I am not saying it is best in all things

I believed it had dynamic wether at first, because it sort of corresponded with wether I had when flying close to home. 
Also in my area there is areas with bleaker color some places. It got straight lines, it might be rendering problems. But to me it looks like incomplete map covering from Bing. 
And something weird with planes behavior in wind. 
This will be utter magnificent when properly fixed

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New patch is out. I got something from Steam (no idea of size), and the patch itself, from MS, seems to be  15.7 GB. I'll see if I can find full patch notes, though the patch download page seems to suggest it is mostly performance-related. No mention of the issues with the weather, but I suspect these are server-related anyway, so won't be fixed via a patch.

 

MS-patch-1-8-3-0.png

 

Edit: Doh! Should have looked more carefully - that's just the top of a scrollable list. Full list here: 

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/news-patch-version-1-8-3-0-is-now-available/273372

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Many streetlights are about 1000 top 5000 ft. too high. Even in photscenery, but it is all over the place. Looks like "Back to the Future".

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19 minutes ago, ZachariasX said:

Many streetlights are about 1000 top 5000 ft. too high. Even in photscenery, but it is all over the place. Looks like "Back to the Future".

Seen that take the fun out of nightflying

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5 hours ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

For me this sim ruined all others. 

 

I hear that. 

 

Flying the IL2 is fun. Flying the Harrier is a riot. But flying over a world... that looks like the world, is just the best and highly addictive. The maps in IL2, and to a lesser extent in DCS, just look like cartoons in comparison to FS20. I understand why, but that does not mean it's not still the case.

 

On the plus side, this puts the onus on IL2 and DCS to bring their map game up a level. And that is a good thing.

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Time to fire up the Baron and see if the game is improved or totally broken I guess. At least it should have an "alt" knob now but heaven knows what will happen if I try to use it! 

 

I'm flying the thing back to Texas since I used it to get my little 152 out of a situation in FSEconomy where I ran the poor little thing down to 2 gallons due to navigating around weather and ended up stranded. Someone had flown the Baron all the way up from Texas and left it in Lousville Kentucky so I thought I'd fly the thing back and leave it with a nice full tank for the owner. (Or almost full anyway since you can only fly with the full payload at 75% fuel.)

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They won't have to model the weapon systems or weapon displays for the F-15 and F-18 so probably not as complicated as something for DCS would have to be.

 

I just got an email regarding this:

 

http://rexsimulations.com/weatherforce.html

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Decided to take the DA62 out to take a look at the big swirly thing over southern Alabama. Possibly a mistake, since this involved punching through zero-visibility clouds coming out of Mobile. Found the centre (no hole, or anything dramatic there, though there were interesting things going on nearby). Its getting dark soon, and I now have to find my way down. Mobile seems dodgy - low vis, rain etc. Options may run out soon...

 

I'm headin' off to Baton Rouge, tryin' to avoid the rain,

Feelin' like I shoulda' used my brain,

If I can't get this diesel down, with or without rain,

I'll crash it when I get to New Orleans. 😉

 

Edit: Landed safely, in Hammond (KHDC). The cloud had cleared, and the wind (gusty) was straight down the runway. I should get more practice with night flying this thing though, and find out how to dim the Garmin panels. 

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55 minutes ago, AndyJWest said:

and find out how to dim the Garmin panels.

 

Amen brother...those things are bright at "Oh dark thirty" in the morning.

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I haven't made the swirly thing pilgrimage yet but given the number of them happening right now it seems like Mother Nature enjoys having an audience. I tried looking at the big red bridge in San Francisco but it was hiding in fog, could barely see it from the Baron but I was too distracted enjoying the lack of stuttering and playing with my new knob to really notice.

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For those out there looking for a joystick you’ll be happy to know the price inflation has slowed down a bit. Still rising but not as fast atm..

 

depending on what you desire it will cost a Benjamin or equivalent of a nvdia 3000 series video card.

 

Joysticks and air filters (here on west coast) items in short supply.

 

Downloading update. 15.69 gb

 

Good times!!

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@Ace_Pilto Windy.com shows something fairly dramatic just south of Italy.  Might be worth a look, though you'll have to adjust the time-of-day slider to see it.

 

Sunsets over solid cloud cover look very pretty. Just not when you've got to get under in a hurry, and don't know how low they ceiling is...

Desktop-Screenshot-2020-09-17-00-54-25-9

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5 hours ago, Ace_Pilto said:

the Baron but I was too distracted enjoying the lack of stuttering

I haven't had stuttering , you might have better resolution than me. 
I afk for a week or two, fb is full of “this patch ruined the game”

I take it there is different opinions on that. 
Is the Baron fixed? Is it smoother??

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5 hours ago, AndyJWest said:

Windy.com shows something fairly dramatic just south of Italy. 

A Medicane. I's gonna be VERY rainy in southern Greece.

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