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  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  6. 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...
  11. 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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    If I had to put something on my head ever time I...

    If I had to put something on my head ever time I ran my sim, my teenage son would laugh me out of the house. I don't need that humiliation ... get enough all ready. Most dads do. :p
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    Tribalism, and the excitement over what is new....

    Tribalism, and the excitement over what is new. And the hope that many have that the latest good looking sim may grow the hobby, I suppose. Maybe best to direct comments\criticism about mods to the...
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    Not a warning, just a quote from an op-ed, an...

    Not a warning, just a quote from an op-ed, an opinion. PC Magazine has been a source of IT industry news for decades and is well respected. Much of its content is free online.

    The trend in the...
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    So were you one of the few who bought Microsoft...

    So were you one of the few who bought Microsoft Flight during its short lived run? :p

    How we spend our free time is important. If you think jumping on the latest software release is progress, have...
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    And the 800 pound gorilla in the room - people...

    And the 800 pound gorilla in the room - people vote with their feet. They walk away without complaining. Or, like me, never take the step, stay with what is reliable, dependable, and still fun. But,...
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    I've remained with FSX. What I don't understand...

    I've remained with FSX. What I don't understand is MSFS still adhering to the "software as a service" business model which Microsoft has so clearly failed at again and again, after all. Remember when...
  23. Thread: Antonov 225

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    Dark days for aviation and for the world. Would...

    Dark days for aviation and for the world. Would that it could really be rebuilt, but I doubt that we'll see the likes of that amazing big plane ever again, at least not in my lifetime.
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    Come on, Hal, man up. If the software is bad,...

    Come on, Hal, man up. If the software is bad, call it by name and for what it is. You don't own stock in that company or something, right? And the forum is intended to share information with others,...
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    Why airline route maps look the way they do

    From CNN:

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airline-route-maps/index.html

    "Route planning is dictated by a range of factors including weather, geopolitics, how much a country charges for...
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