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  1. Excellant series, excellant no. 3. Very well...

    Excellant series, excellant no. 3. Very well explicated, very succinct and clear. Keep them coming! It's a nice refresher/summary of what I've learnt over the years from doing actual flight training...
  2. Huh, thanks defaid, yes, am sending this via the...

    Huh, thanks defaid, yes, am sending this via the bottom button. I now see that around the top, left, bottom edges it works, seems that the label field in the button sits over the top of the button...
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    I echo the comments of the others, excellant...

    I echo the comments of the others, excellant videos, have just watched No. 1 and 2. Very nice voice-over. Will enjoy the series.
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    Just feeling chatty today. Have re-read this...

    Just feeling chatty today. Have re-read this thread, interesting to think about all of it. Of course, all this points back to that fundamental concept of "situational awareness", including at a...
  5. Ahh, thanks Mr Zippy, I would normally prefer...

    Ahh, thanks Mr Zippy, I would normally prefer newest first too, just like in emails. Never thought of a setting. Just found it and set it newest first (on that sneaky little blue menubar under the...
  6. "+ Reply to thread" buttons - top one works, bottom doesn't

    Hi Nels and admins, I'd noticed lately (probably always been the case, I just didn't realise before) that for the blue "+ Reply to thread" buttons - top one works, bottom doesn't. This is perhaps why...
  7. Thread: New but old

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    And another thing, do gentle turns, only small...

    And another thing, do gentle turns, only small movements of the controls. And if you find yourself starting to over-correct, we've all done it / do it, you'll get yourself into what's called "pilot...
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    Of course, in all endeavours where (to use the...

    Of course, in all endeavours where (to use the COVID phraseology our Australian government and politicians are using, appropriately) an "abundance of caution" is preferred, that old demon "go fever"...
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    Hi Whizzer, from one oldie to another. As you...

    Hi Whizzer, from one oldie to another. As you know, you're never too old to make a fool of yourself! This might pertain to your landings. There is no escape to the old adage "practice makes perfect",...
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    If you want a bunch of folks who are friendly,...

    If you want a bunch of folks who are friendly, convivial, helpful, you're in the right place. It's a great international community. They follow the old dictum "there's no such thing as a stupid...
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    Thanks Inuss for the very comprehensive response....

    Thanks Inuss for the very comprehensive response. Everything you say makes sense. As you say, the risk is low presuming sufficient fuel. But as I had pondered, once you take off, you're "on your...
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    Interesting thread. Although it's very old, 2002,...

    Interesting thread. Although it's very old, 2002, cj75s has re-opened it as it were with his post today. Thread age re such topics don't age of course, as the wind is the wind, so no change in how to...
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    Thanks Mr Zippy for the link, yes, after a...

    Thanks Mr Zippy for the link, yes, after a particularly wet season, I venture into the garage/workshop and discover green or perhaps blue-green stuff on items, what the..., damn alien invaders! On...
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    My climate is similar to Florida - here it's...

    My climate is similar to Florida - here it's subtropical, warm and humid, hence good ventilation is critical. The question I have always had is "what are the stickies". And yes, stuff grows on rubber...
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    Interesting problem. I've experienced over the...

    Interesting problem. I've experienced over the years various electric and electronic gear e.g. some electrical cables, computer power cords etc, old ones, where the plastic covering becomes sticky....
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    Sounds as though you've had a few experiences. Do...

    Sounds as though you've had a few experiences. Do tell!
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    Just watched much of your video. Very interesting...

    Just watched much of your video. Very interesting for various reasons:
    1. Am just starting to explore Xplane to see if it suits my needs. So seeing someone in a group event was useful, and in a 172...
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    Whilst I've been focusing on the forums, the...

    Whilst I've been focusing on the forums, the articles are excellant. Good 'bedside reading'. Will read all these but am starting at the start, 'because it's a very good place to start', and am now...
  19. A very interesting conversation. Am also...

    A very interesting conversation. Am also interested in real world (RW) sims for pilots in training. As PCs and software are progressing in leaps and bounds, quite amzing really, a PC based solution...
  20. Thread: Rather quiet

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    Rather quiet

    Consider this post to be "where did everybody go" version 2. No flame wars please! FlightSim.com has some traffic but seems a little quiet. How about a bit more "gay repartee", "chewing the fat",...
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    Weighing in from Oz having had a glass of red...

    Weighing in from Oz having had a glass of red wine, and gleaning that this thread seems to be morphing into a flame war, here is my five cents worth! Doesn't matter what sim you use. There are very...
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    No I haven't tried it yet. My computer failed...

    No I haven't tried it yet. My computer failed some months ago but I have a new computer and will try it once I get my flight sim working again.
  23. Thread: Long Timers

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    Interesting to read all the posts. Lots of...

    Interesting to read all the posts. Lots of nostalgia including the IT history (I first learnt to drive a personal computer on the Tandy TRS80 ("Trash 80") in the 1980s, storage was on a cassette tape...
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    Hi Gunther, I read the PDF article weeks ago...

    Hi Gunther, I read the PDF article weeks ago (have had login problems, back online now) and found it very interesting. I think such research is very good. Thanks for posting about it.
  25. Back logged in. Will try running FS2002 on Linux Ubuntu.

    Just a post to replace the "last posted" thread in this forum. (Have had login probs due to forgotten pw, reset now.) Given my old but (was) good Hewlett Packard PC box with WinXP on it, has gone...
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