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  1. Thread: Piper Tri-Pacer

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    Nice lookin' bird, though unusual colors. First...

    Nice lookin' bird, though unusual colors. First flight I ever took was in a Tri-Pacer, around 1953, or so:

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    It was my uncle's plane -- they'd flown in to visit us in Abilene,...
  2. In addition to the above comments, if you had...

    In addition to the above comments, if you had TrackIR, you could often just lean forward to look behind the yoke (not as easy in some aircraft, though).
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    I bet it's smooth pretty much all the time. How...

    I bet it's smooth pretty much all the time. How does it do with weather set in, perhaps T-storms? I'd say 20s around the cities are pretty good. But I've not seen a system that high end, so can't say...
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    As Pat says, there won't be a change in MP from...

    As Pat says, there won't be a change in MP from changing the prop RPM, nor should there be -- if it changed, then there'd not be much need for the prop control, since you can change the MP with the...
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    The throttle and prop control together, along...

    The throttle and prop control together, along with the mixture control will control the power setting, with reduced RPM also being reduced power, thus the lower fuel flow (GPH). For instance,...
  6. Thread: Textures for VFR

    by lnuss
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    Yes -- mesh shows all the hills and valleys,...

    Yes -- mesh shows all the hills and valleys, river beds, etc. while landclass says this is a town, this is a city, this is a forest, this is desert, etc.
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    FS can definitely model ground effect, though as...

    FS can definitely model ground effect, though as with other characteristics many aircraft don't do it well, which may be why some catch you by surprise. Low wing aircraft will have more effective...
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    Nice -- it's a well done approach and landing.

    Nice -- it's a well done approach and landing.
  9. Thread: Super Cub

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    Beautiful, Alex. One of my favorite aircraft. I...

    Beautiful, Alex. One of my favorite aircraft. I especially like that 3rd shot, with the tractor in the background. It's also neat the way you captured the grass flying up from the wheels in the last...
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    As Double J says, movements are slight. A very...

    As Double J says, movements are slight. A very small head movement move the on screen "head" a lot, such that you can still see the screen when you're looking up or back at the runway on downwind....
  11. When making such evaluations, you can also...

    When making such evaluations, you can also consider that some folks still don't use Facebook or other so-called social networking sites. It's the fad, but I've never seen a point in using such...
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    Of course I was referring to U.S. rules, since I...

    Of course I was referring to U.S. rules, since I have no direct knowledge of rules in other countries. And it says "b) the instrument departure procedures" which aren't necessarily SIDs. And in the...
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    Note that the FAA has never published procedures...

    Note that the FAA has never published procedures that depend on something in the future, so that all published procedures would depend on whatever navaids were available at the time.

    I don't know...
  14. A large part of your answer is quoted above. The...

    A large part of your answer is quoted above. The other thing is that FSX flight models (therefore climb rate and speed) aren't always matching the real world, along with the weather (winds aloft,...
  15. Thread: Simconnect

    by lnuss
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    An SDK is a "Software Developer Kit," and no, you...

    An SDK is a "Software Developer Kit," and no, you don't have to install it unless you're building things for the sim. The SDK for simconnect is for things that connect to the sim, including some...
  16. No, I mean C-182, but I forgot it's not included...

    No, I mean C-182, but I forgot it's not included in FSX. Mine's from FS9.
  17. Thread: FRAPS recorder

    by lnuss
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    I, too, have used it for years. I started with...

    I, too, have used it for years. I started with the free version, but currently use the paid version. It's a software staple, for me.
  18. How about the default C-182? Aspen isn't all that...

    How about the default C-182? Aspen isn't all that high, though the terrain surrounding it is, and the C-182 is certainly a good enough aircraft for that trip. As Viper says, you can, with care, even...
  19. Thread: P3d fps

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    That's easy to say, but examples? Programs that...

    That's easy to say, but examples? Programs that actually give you the freedom to roam the world as you see fit with fairly realistic weather, and with constantly changing sun, moon and stars, and...
  20. Thread: 1951 Cessna 170

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    Another bird I'm rather fond of -- they fly...

    Another bird I'm rather fond of -- they fly sweetly. I used to have a couple of friends with 170s, and I especially love the B model, with those huge 40º barn doors. The A model was nice, too, but I...
  21. Thread: Cessna 180

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    That's a good lookin' 180, Alex -- thanks. I have...

    That's a good lookin' 180, Alex -- thanks. I have a soft spot in my heart for 180s, anyway, after more than 200 hours of glider towing in one (plus other things).
  22. Why do you think FS Genesis is a ripoff?

    Why do you think FS Genesis is a ripoff?
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    GMT and UTC are just different names for the same...

    GMT and UTC are just different names for the same thing. Greenwich Mean Time is, of course, the time at the 0º meridian, in Greenwich, while Coordinated Universal Time (UTC is from the French) is...
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    OK, part of the confusion is that "benzin" isn't...

    OK, part of the confusion is that "benzin" isn't an English word associated with aircraft fuel. Kerosene clarifies things immensely, although jet fuel and kerosene are not identical, though they are...
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    Actually, GA is short for General Aviation, which...

    Actually, GA is short for General Aviation, which actually refers to all aviation other than government, military and airlines. This includes bizjets, trainers, experimentals (homebuilts), ag planes...
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