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    Agree with most of the article, but the writer is...

    Agree with most of the article, but the writer is completely off on the scenery comparison. LM did a complete overhaul of the airports for P3DV5. Within 100 nm of my home airport quite a few...
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    The Cessna 337 Skymaster. John Cottreau

    The Cessna 337 Skymaster.

    John Cottreau
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    Unless I'm missing something with the scenery files, I would have to disagree. The "demXXXX.bgl" files that store the P3DV5 default elevation mesh data, totals 3.27GB of data for the whole world. ...
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    I just switched from FSX to P3D, and have removed...

    I just switched from FSX to P3D, and have removed all my ORBX stuff to make room for P3D, but will try to help. I would check your scenery order and confirm that there are no UT USA or Europe scenery...
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    Looks Like you want to move up the eyepoint. ...

    Looks Like you want to move up the eyepoint. This can be done in the aircraft.cfg in the "Views" section.

    [Views]
    eyepoint = -4.52, -.884, 1.4

    The eyepoint is the location of the pilot's eyes...
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    How an aircraft shows up in the Aircraft...

    How an aircraft shows up in the Aircraft selection list is determine by how it is set up in the aircraft.cfg for the aircraft in question.

    In the aircraft.cfg file there is a line called...
  7. They had their new site up, but now, I cannot...

    They had their new site up, but now, I cannot even access it. I didn't like the new download charge after a year, but if the product was upgraded it was renew for another year without charge. Other...
  8. Airport Design Editor (ADE) elevation file not included in download release

    Over the last year I have downloaded some freeware airport sceneries for existing airports created by Airport Design Editor (ADE) and the author has made elevation changes to the proper elevation for...
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    There is Flightgear and it is free.

    There is Flightgear and it is free.
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    Are you flying at higher altitudes at about...

    Are you flying at higher altitudes at about 28,000 feet or higher? For some reason this is when I get my OOM's. ORBX also uses up a lot of memory. I usually do not have issues at lower altitudes...
  11. I also have the CH Pedals and Yoke. Got the...

    I also have the CH Pedals and Yoke. Got the pedals and yoke in 2005 and still work great. Cannot imagine flying without the pedals. I like the brake function when landing and are great for...
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    You can get FSX Steam Edition (FSX:SE) from the...

    You can get FSX Steam Edition (FSX:SE) from the steam store for $27.99 Canadian. I find it works better than the disc version if you can still find the disc version. FSX:SE comes with a default C208...
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    Alabeo Sale???

    Does anybody know if Alabeo is having a sale this year? The last few years it has been in September or October and before that it was right after the Carenado Sale.

    John Cottreau
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    There is also the Mooney M20R Ovation from Alabeo...

    There is also the Mooney M20R Ovation from Alabeo and available on the Carenado site. There is a review of the M20R on Mutley's Hangar. I think the cruise speed is about 175 knots which is closer...
  15. Thread: FSX on Steam

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    Should read "If the Steam version is the only...

    Should read "If the Steam version is the only version you have install on your computer most add-ons should work ok"

    Furthermore, if you had the FSX box edition installed or still installed as...
  16. Thread: FSX on Steam

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    Stay with the Steam edition. I find the the steam...

    Stay with the Steam edition. I find the the steam version runs better and smoother. I alway had issues with the boxed version crashing to desktop (CTD) when I was using it to the point where I went...
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    I would recommend the Steam edition, it runs...

    I would recommend the Steam edition, it runs smoother and faster. I had various issues with the box edition from the time I installed it on my computer until I gave up using it. Tried various fixes...
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    I use Little Navmap - freeware - will load and...

    I use Little Navmap - freeware - will load and use the FSX database.

    https://albar965.github.io/littlenavmap.html

    John Cottreau
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    My two cents worth. Depending on what type of...

    My two cents worth. Depending on what type of flying you want to do and how much realism. I once bought two Cessna C182T aircraft with a G1000. One from Carenado and one from Flight 1. Both were on...
  20. Other items you may want to copy if you're...

    Other items you may want to copy if you're interested in keeping are your aircraft state.cfg files, this is what stores your call signs and your hobbs meter hours. These are located in your...
  21. Simple, Milton Shupe and team = payware quality...

    Simple, Milton Shupe and team = payware quality for $0.00

    John Cottreau
  22. Took Mr. Zippy's recommendation and it worked ok....

    Took Mr. Zippy's recommendation and it worked ok. I was hesitant at first because I have made quite a few changes to the default aircraft panels. This included updating default gauges with payware...
  23. Default Aircraft Prop chrome spinners not chrome anymore

    Hi Everybody,

    running FSX Steam Edition. Preview DirectX 10 turned off. Running windows 7. NVIDIA graphics.

    The prop spinners on all the default aircraft that have them plus some freeware...
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    Little Navmap is awesome. This is what I use and...

    Little Navmap is awesome. This is what I use and it is free. There is a program called FSTramp that is similar to and I think is an updated version of FS Navigator. You get 20 free flights and...
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    Quoted from AndyJ "...if you turn the knob...

    Quoted from AndyJ "...if you turn the knob clockwise, the card (background) on the OBI should move in the same direction. On mine at least, if I turn it clockwise, the card turn counterclockwise."
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