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  1. B-17 and P-63 crash at Wings Over Dallas air show

    Heartbreaking ... a sad loss. I'll say a prayer for a "safe flight home" for those who perished. Latest report says 6 have died.
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    Hard to understand why. Most newer prebuilt pc's...

    Hard to understand why. Most newer prebuilt pc's don't even have optical drives. High-capacity USB thumb drives and the Internet have, indeed, made CDs and DVDs obsolete tech unless you choose to use...
  3. Thread: SSD cloning

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    Better to have posted this in the PC SOFTWARE...

    Better to have posted this in the PC SOFTWARE TECH forum since your question has nothing to do directly with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    EASSO's Disk Genius program works well. I've used the free...
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    Camil's email is included, in the clear, in the...

    Camil's email is included, in the clear, in the readme.txt files of his models, so probably no need to make this public query, is there? Maybe better to ask in private, I would think, not put him on...
  5. Thread: I want one!

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    Weren't we all supposed to have one by now? ...

    Weren't we all supposed to have one by now?

    https://wamu.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/gettyimages-2737137_wide-a15049255e2916ed914b85445aa91fb50d5cccce-1500x843.jpg
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    It's always been my experience with gpu's like...

    It's always been my experience with gpu's like the GTX 970 that if the fan has stopped turning while the pc is running for a period of time - locked up, then the card is cooked and ruined, and won't...
  7. Thread: Scenery

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    "Good Scenery upgrades" is subjective, depending...

    "Good Scenery upgrades" is subjective, depending on your interests. Big airports, small regional airports, scenery mesh, etc. What you consider good may differ than what other flightsimmers call...
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    Have you tested different aircraft, checked that...

    Have you tested different aircraft, checked that the problem isn't specific to your favorite plane, is consistently touchy? I've had to adjust certain models to improve handling in the past via...
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    I just did the survey and it can now be completed...

    I just did the survey and it can now be completed without any email submission. The login option is to "track your progress", I guess if you wanted to leave before done and then return to finish. No...
  10. Thread: AN-225 Mriya

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    The Soviets had many strange designs on the...

    The Soviets had many strange designs on the drawing boards similar to the gigantic Stratolaunch back when they were trying to get their Buran space shuttle program in operation, concepts from the...
  11. Thread: AN-225 Mriya

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    Lovely pic and now a hallowed memory of aviation...

    Lovely pic and now a hallowed memory of aviation history. Not to speak ill of an honored aircraft but taxing the AN-225 was, well, not a labor of love. SAC pilots used to talk about taxing the big...
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    Aeroflot a replica of its former self

    “It’s going to be like the Aeroflot of old – operating Russian equipment that require a much larger spares inventory.”
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    You paid for MSFS, so why should you have to go...

    You paid for MSFS, so why should you have to go to trusty FSX for working LNAV? Perfectly reasonable to expect it to work in the new sim 2 years after its release, isn't it? Faith is great if it...
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    After two years, has the "Sell now - Patch later"...

    After two years, has the "Sell now - Patch later" MSFS business model really served flight simmers all that well?
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    For the sake of testing, you could create a...

    For the sake of testing, you could create a bootable USB thumb drive, say Ubuntu Linux. Insert it in your problem USB port and see if you can boot from it or not, see if it functions as it should...
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    I was at De Gaulle airport making a connection,...

    I was at De Gaulle airport making a connection, 1999, when a stately woman's voice came over the public address to say: "Attention. Concorde now departing." I joined many others at the windows to...
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    I've found 7 to 10 days of high power air blast...

    I've found 7 to 10 days of high power air blast does the trick just fine after liquid spills. Like I said, patience is the key. And just how much rice does it take to dry tower pc, I wonder? Honest...
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    It's the "as long as it dries properly" part...

    It's the "as long as it dries properly" part that's make or break, i.e. putting it in front of a big fan for a week. I expect when the OP says he tried to clean it, he didn't wait long enough before...
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    I'm curious, what crucial patches for what sims...

    I'm curious, what crucial patches for what sims are you referring to? FSX is my main sim and I've not had to search for anything essential for my rig during my last rebuild. Nothing that couldn't be...
  20. The awkward "zooming" and constant "camera...

    The awkward "zooming" and constant "camera flying" always caused me more problems than delight with VCs. And I do feel somewhat guilty as I always disable VCs on the aircraft I use, apologies to all...
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    For newbies, beginners, I don't think so. For...

    For newbies, beginners, I don't think so. For "student" sim pilots who are starting to master the basic skills, gotten past the "newbie" stage, yes - maybe after some weeks, maybe a few months of...
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    If you've got such a substantial investment in...

    If you've got such a substantial investment in FSX add-ons, why not get FSX-Steam, not lose use of all those additional packages. Yes, some will need tinkering to install properly on the Steam...
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    At the time of my original post, it was certainly...

    At the time of my original post, it was certainly political. Germany was in deep for cheap Russian gas\oil, very dependent, and is going to be hard pressed to get away from it now. But that was in...
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    Firefox did go through a bunch of wrecking...

    Firefox did go through a bunch of wrecking updates lately. I know printing functions were greatly affected on the Windows version - users getting spot color when print was set for black-and-white,...
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    When I served in the 1970s, the rail-car...

    When I served in the 1970s, the rail-car simulators were long gone. I often escorted tours that came to visit the 22nd Bomb Wing at March AFB, and the B-52 and KC-135 simulators were many times...
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