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    Default Welcome to Microsoft Flight Simulator Forum

    It's hard to avoid that the name is confusing, as there has been versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator going back decades. So just to be clear, this forum is for the upcoming version expected to be released in 2020 and which Microsoft themself are just calling just "Microsoft Flight Simulator".

    With the recent presentation event, the videos, interviews, and so on we're starting to learn more and more about what this sim will feature. How do you feel, excited, hesitant, or what? Microsoft has promised they are listening to the community and monitoring the forums, so here's your chance to get your opinion noticed.

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    I am very excited for the release of Flight Simulator! I have been monitoring the videos from the team and it sounds like they have really listened to the community and are going to get it right this time.
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    Thanks for the forum, a new dawn approaches.
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    Nels thank you for starting FS2020, can'T wait for it to come out.
    Happy Flyin

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    Hi Nels,

    Thank you for the welcome.

    First of all i would like to introduce myself, since i am new to this forum.

    My name is Ray, Age 42 and living in the Netherlands.

    My first meeting with a flightsimulation was the introduction by my father on his personal computer in 1982.
    Since then i met several flight simulators over the years, but that was really nothing serious.
    In 2007 i was attracted to FS again and went for FSX, then later Xplane 10 for graphics and 64bit support, now we are at Xplane 11 and my favorite GA plane is the Dmax Tecnam P2002.
    I use this with worldtraffic 3 and Pilot2ATC for training at local airfields (grass and concrete).

    In 2013 i started racing in race simulation games on PC and got a little more serious.
    Then Project CARS 1 was going to be developed and i joined their alpha-program and started testing both PCARS editions.

    I am looking very forward to Mircosoft's new Flight Simulator and also signed up for testing with them.
    Hopefully i get picked, but i have a very regular setup now so changes are smell i think.

    I could now find a new member introduction section, so this is what it will be, i guess.

    Greeting Pilots!
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    I've been in the flight sim world since the early days. I have really liked the advances. Still flying with FSX. I would say I am excited but cautiuosly optimistic about the new sim coming up. I do alot of reading on this site and Facebook groups. So, it's a wait and see thing

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    I was given a MSFS ver. 1 floppy disc by a co-worker in 1985 - played it on the a NYC Government PC - a true IBM computer that cost $5,000 at that time! - 30 MB hard drive and 540KB of RAM.

    That got me hooked on flight sim, and I bought every version of MSFS over the years (except fs95)

    So the months cannot go fast enough for me till 2020 is released...

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    Thanks for setting up this page. I am ready for MFS 2020, can't wait. Has anyone heard if Majestic will prepare the q400 to work with the new Flight Sim?
    Thanks
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    Hi everyone.
    It is my hope that they do not make the same mistake they did with their previous versions, that is, to have and Artist in charge of the project.
    It is important that if one gets inside the cockpit, the users / pilots get the view that is available in a real airplane. For most users, including some pilots, this is a minor issue, but as a CFI this becomes an important point. During instructing, the view of the top of cowl and wing tips along with the proper instrument panel view, in any Cessna / high wing, must be as close to real as possible. It is much easier to do that in low wings but still important. All those points are used during VFR training.
    There must be at least one High performance, complex, acft like a C182 RG and a C172 with both Analog and Digital instruments.
    Include at least one acft in the LSA / light category which can be a lot more difficult to handle in Xwind conditions.
    The Flight dynamics must be as close to real in all phases of flight, as possible. I expect to get in and perform a L-8, Chandelle, Steep turn, Slow flight, Taxi / ground, Ground effect, and Xwind TOs and Landings to give you the overall visual feel of the real in flight sensation. Some example, for the C172, if you are in a bank of <10 degrees the flight dynamics should return the acft to level wings, in a 45 deg. bank should not be an over bank tendency. I should be able to Slow flight at 40 KIAS, in a C172 without falling out of the Sky. Must be able to demonstrate Adverse Yaw, and the need for Right / Left rudder in Climbs / Descents.
    The Numbers, in particular in the Slow regime / Pattern, must be as accurate as possible, if I get in a real vs sim C172 I should be able to set / get a specific performance for the same settings as I do in a real acft.
    Make the aftermarket development as accessible as possible to allow users to make changes / develop their own models. This is what kept, and still keeps, the previous versions alive and without it it is likely to have a very short life cycle.
    It sounds like they have the external environment solved, but there must be a view where the pilot can view maybe emphasize, the ground reference points. which was better in FSX than in some existing / active simulators, but can still use some help.
    It is my hope that they select someone, either in the active team, or tester, that actually knows how the basic acft performs and listen to them.
    Keep away from useless effects, reflections, smoke, fire... that just use up CPU / GPU time.
    Without some of the above mentioned points it will just be another sim, and they already exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytv1 View Post
    The Flight dynamics must be as close to real in all phases of flight, as possible. I expect to get in and perform a L-8, Chandelle, Steep turn, Slow flight, Taxi / ground, Ground effect, and Xwind TOs and Landings to give you the overall visual feel of the real in flight sensation. Some example, for the C172, if you are in a bank of <10 degrees the flight dynamics should return the acft to level wings, in a 45 deg. bank should not be an over bank tendency. I should be able to Slow flight at 40 KIAS, in a C172 without falling out of the Sky. Must be able to demonstrate Adverse Yaw, and the need for Right / Left rudder in Climbs / Descents.
    The Numbers, in particular in the Slow regime / Pattern, must be as accurate as possible, if I get in a real vs sim C172 I should be able to set / get a specific performance for the same settings as I do in a real acft.

    ...

    It is my hope that they select someone, either in the active team, or tester, that actually knows how the basic acft performs and listen to them.
    Have a look at episode 3 of their Discovery Series to see what they're doing with the aerodynamics, and who they're involving in the development.

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