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    April 15th, 2014, 15:54
    SkippyBing replied to a thread A bit of Conversation? in Prepar3D
    Part of the reason for reworking the Buccaneer radar is so I can get to grips with the new tools before putting them in a new aircraft. I think what we'll probably do is start building things using all the P3D tools and materials settings etc. and then 'dumb' them down for FSX. This is all a way off mind as I went on holiday two days after V2.2 came out so I haven't even looked at the SDK yet. I do have killer sunburn from skiing though...
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    April 5th, 2014, 08:55
    SkippyBing replied to a thread A bit of Conversation? in Prepar3D
    I'm looking forward to the update, mainly to see how the radar modes work and the updated flight recorder that also plays back AI traffic etc. I think one of the reasons for the forum being relatively quiet is that most people are using P3D to run FSX add-ons so it's not yet the natural go to area unless you've got a specific problem. My guess is that as P3D diverges and developers start doing P3D only add-ons that may change. Having said that I now wonder if I should do a P3D only aircraft to see what happens...
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    March 26th, 2014, 12:42
    I'm not convinced, of the 8 incidents that mention fire on that site, 6 were false indications, 1 was a mobile phone/laptop battery fire and 1 was an actual cockpit fire. So that's 1 fire due to the airframe in 18 years of operations, and that one was on the ground at the time. Of the 7 smoke incidents there was 1 false alarm, 1 steam from the air conditioning being mis-identified, 1 unknown, 2 caused by bearing failure in cooling supply fans, which were both isolated before landing, and 2 in the cockpit, one of which was isolated before landing the other appears to have come from the nose gear bay. For comparison, the A330-200 which has been around for a similar time period has, on the same database, 1 cabin electrical fire, 1 engine fire, 1 air conditioning malfunction leading to...
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    March 25th, 2014, 13:00
    Are you sure you don't mean the 787? The 777 has been around almost two decades now and has had, I think, two major accidents one through pilot error at San Francisco and one through fuel freezing at London Heathrow.
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    March 22nd, 2014, 23:23
    That's exactly the sort of thing a terrorist would say!
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