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Why I fly #5: Down the Black Canyon


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I've waited for years to have a machine that could record and edit game/flight videos and the time has finally arrived.


Every time I saw someone adding to the FSX sticky "How do you keep FSX interesting?" I wanted to point out some of my flights but couldn't really share the experience except by maybe copying over one of the in-flight "recordings" (.fsr file).


Now I have an alternative... videos fill the bill and, yes, I am having fun.




This "Why I fly #5: Down the Black Canyon" offering was a location I discovered in a National Geographic issue years ago I think. The Gunnison River plunges through the Black Canyon west of Gunnison, Colorado. Find US highway 50 crossing East to West anywhere in the middle of the US and follow it westward - it'll bring you right here.


The Black Canyon is also the location of the FSX F-18 multiplayer "Canyon Race" mission .


available on YouTube:






Sim - Prepar3d 2.5 (1920 x 1080 30fps)

capture - OBS

titles created in Gimp

editing - Blender (final mp4 at 720p)

duration - 9:11

music - none


Aircraft - Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon by Long Island Classics Design Team (bellancadecathlonx.zip)

scenery - FTX Global Base and Global Trees HD

Terrain Mesh - FreeMeshX http://ninetwopro.com/freemeshx/

I created and used 5 custom scenery camera locations during the recording.


Hope you enjoy.



Hooked since FS4... now flying:

self-built i7-4790 at 4 GHz; GA-Z97X mobo; GTX 970; 16GB gskill;

quiet, fast and cool running.

Win 7/64: 840 EVO OS; 840 EVO (500G) game drive;

Win10/64: 850 EVO (500G) for OS and games

A few Flightsim videos on YouTube at CanyonCorners

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