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    July 26th, 2015, 03:25
    I'm sure you're right, I just always thought the 32 looked like a brick! At the time of the competition I think the Boeing aircraft wasn't as successful at meeting a number of the performance requirements, to the extent the F-32 if it had been produced would have had a tailplane to meet USN deck landing requirements. So I've always just assumed it was inferior across the board, which of course was unlikely to be the case!
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    July 25th, 2015, 00:18
    I seem to remember the X-35 doing a STOL take off, supersonic flight and VTOL recovery at Edwards, something the X-32 never managed. So I'm not convinced it was faster, especially with such a thick wing.
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    July 12th, 2015, 12:05
    Hank, Love it!
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    July 8th, 2015, 08:30
    I get that too, pretty sure I'm using the 2.4 SDK, if that's pertinent. I think there's something about texture changes in the SDK? Certainly the cockpit won't work in FSX as it's got a working mirror.
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    July 8th, 2015, 08:22
    The image on the screen isn't really that good a representation if it's anything like the freely available plug-in. Certainly in the aircraft I've flown with it you get more or less the same field of view as with a single wide-screen monitor on a 0.3 zoom setting, ie the minimum you can set in cockpit to see as much as possible. I also found you can see out the bottom enough to double check key presses, although that varies by how you fit the googles. I definitely think it's more natural than the trackir options where you move your head one way and your eyes the other so you can still see the screen. But that may be because I was taught to see by moving my head not my eyes and really don't get on with trackir.
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    July 7th, 2015, 23:15
    So like the free plug-in that's already available? I've played with an Occulus headset and P3D at a friend's house and it really is a much better experience. It's not too hard switching things on if you've got a vague memory of how the keyboard is laid out and plenty of switches on your joystick. I even managed to tune radios in the vc to practice an ILS in Dino's T-45 and F-14. The only downside is the low resolution on the development model and the lack of peripheral vision so it's a bit like wearing nvg googles or looking down two toilet roll tubes! But it makes any sort of vfr flying feel totally natural. Makes hovering a damn site easier too!!
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    July 3rd, 2015, 08:23
    Good to know, to be honest the 3D water is nice but unless you're low and slow over it* I don't think it's worth the issue with wakes. *Like <100kts and 100'
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    July 3rd, 2015, 03:51
    Is that with 3D water turned on?
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