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  1. Chocks Hangar - Two crashes, the story behind them & some relics from these incidents

    Something a little different on my Chock's Hangar channel, for those interested in aviation history. In this video, I take a look at two famous and fairly well documented aviation crashes, one as a...
  2. My updated Aeroplane Heaven DC-3/C-47 review (v1.2 patch)

    New updated review:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6cCUdsnc2w

    Original release review:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFOFBZHPqDs&t=2937s
  3. Thread: My P3D V5 review

    by Chock
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    My P3D V5 review

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=337&v=X3GKXR6XHnk&feature=emb_logo
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    Review of the Aeroplane Heaven DC-3/C-47

    My review of the shiny new Aeroplane Heaven DC-3 and C-47:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFOFBZHPqDs&t=2402s
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    Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X review

    Fun review of the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X on my youtube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDvFQb5MNRM&t=737s
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    Plane Mechanic Simulator Review/Preview

    Still currently in beta, but quite complete and fun to mess around with, and also on sale for a bargain price right now, Disaster Studio's Plane Mechanic Simulator let's you work on the DH Tiger...
  7. My video channel with lots of flight sim stuff...

    Recently revamped my youtube channel to have more content more frequently under the guise of 'Chock's Hangar'. Feel free to check it out. Recent videos include the Virtualcol Airbus A220, the...
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    You have to consider many criteria when...

    You have to consider many criteria when recommending anything for an award. I know this from having done that myself numerous times, and sometimes choosing not to, for many flight sim product reviews...
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    It's certainly possible for a simple machine gun...

    It's certainly possible for a simple machine gun to do more damage than a cannon, particularly when talking about some of the cannons used as armament on WW2 German fighter aeroplanes, as their...
  10. Thread: Arrows on runway

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    As noted, it's a displaced threshold, i.e. it is...

    As noted, it's a displaced threshold, i.e. it is actually part of the runway's entire length, and it can be used for part of the take off roll, or a roll out, but it's not stressed for a touchdown....
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    1: Yes you can and that is in fact quite a useful...

    1: Yes you can and that is in fact quite a useful thing to do because quite a few FSX add-ons will work with P3D but won't install to it, so you can install them to FSX and then manually copy them...
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    Done, but it's a bit long-winded I have to say.

    Done, but it's a bit long-winded I have to say.
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    This largely only applies in the US, hardly...

    This largely only applies in the US, hardly anybody uses the word garbage in the UK, we all say 'rubbish'.
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    Nope, you're not missing anything. It's a fairly...

    Nope, you're not missing anything. It's a fairly rubbish film. It bears about as much resemblance to reality as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Having said that, if you like laughing at films which...
  15. Thread: Wow..

    by Chock
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    It's unlikely that the additional security...

    It's unlikely that the additional security measures at that airport would have prevented this incident. Yes security at Ben Gurion is strict, and is based around a ranking system which determines the...
  16. Thread: FSX or Xplane?

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    Quite apart from the fact that the OP didn't ask...

    Quite apart from the fact that the OP didn't ask for a treatise on the EULA of P3D, and can presumably determine if they meet the criteria by reading that EULA themselves, perhaps you should take...
  17. Thread: FSX or Xplane?

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    I think it's fair to say that for realistic...

    I think it's fair to say that for realistic airliner operations, things lean in favour of P3D V4. That's not to say you couldn't do it on X-Plane, but the supporting infrastructure offered by either...
  18. Thread: Basic question

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    Check out this link to a video I made which...

    Check out this link to a video I made which explains how an aeroplane flies, it will help you to follow what I've written below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwAwJSktWvk&t=62s

    If you watched...
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    What others might choose as opposed to what you...

    What others might choose as opposed to what you might choose (so long as it is an informed choice they are making) could differ for entirely sensible reasons, so what might help you to decide is to...
  20. Thread: A330 add-on

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    There is the payware Black Box Simulations A330...

    There is the payware Black Box Simulations A330 'Prologue'. You should be aware that the 'prologue' bit of its name refers to the fact that it is basically sold an 'early access' release rather than...
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    Your original post kind of answers your own...

    Your original post kind of answers your own question when you say you 'bought the latest version of P3D with the intent of replacing FSX-SE'.

    Ultimately it is worth making the move from FSX to P3D...
  22. Thread: Some Advice

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    As long as the OP is aware that using a PC is not...

    As long as the OP is aware that using a PC is not going to be a perfect replication of what it is like to fly a real aeroplane, but instead uses the sim to familiarise themselves with things like the...
  23. Thread: Some Advice

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    First up, I'd recommend getting hold of the Steam...

    First up, I'd recommend getting hold of the Steam Edition of FSX (commonly known as FSX-SE), this can usually be had for about £20, but often goes on sale for about £6, so it doesn't have to be...
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    Which Airbus you get for FSX depends to some...

    Which Airbus you get for FSX depends to some extent on what you are interested in doing with it. There is little doubt that the Flight Sim Labs version is the most 'realistic' in terms of it...
  25. Thread: A320 FSX Glitch?

    by Chock
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    Your use of the spoilers is almost certainly...

    Your use of the spoilers is almost certainly causing you problems. As you may or may not know, spoilers work by reducing the amount of lift the wing is generating and also creating some drag. Varying...
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