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    Today, 05:29
    Here's the kicker-- when I read the headline (having been an ICBM crew member 1983-88...and back in a senior leader capacity in that community in the late 2000s), I was fairly certain that I knew what system they were talking about. When I opened the story, it turned out I was right! Here are some things that the story didn't say, however: While the system did originate in the 1960's as "465L SACCS" (, it was upgraded in 1986-87 time frame to something called "SACDIN" by Lockheed Martin. So it's not a "1960s system", it's a "1980s system"! The system is too old, I agree...but not due to military or government stupidity or lack of foresight (as the article seems to imply), but rather the fact...
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37
    On May 26th the FAA handed over an airworthiness certificate to "DOC" B-29 Super Fortress. This is now the worlds second airworthy B-29. Congratulations to all the volunteers, and others involved in bringing another iconic bomber to the skies. Story and pictures of the celebration can be found here:!
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    May 26th, 2016, 21:58
    Well the Nvidia inspector way of tweaking is not an option for atm, as it means loosing the settings for FSX. I did like the idea of getting Rex to work, as that would mean a major improvement of the cloud textures. So far I am not seeing a reason to tweak the cfg file, as I am getting 60 - 100+ fps (which doesn't say that much). For me a smooth running sim is what it is all about, and I have no issues in that field with all settings to Ultra High. Besides the already several times reported graphics issue, the sim itself is running very nice,
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    May 26th, 2016, 14:51
    Thought it might just be a repackaged copy of the openware (aka free) Flightgear but the graphics are pretty amazing. :ernaehrung004:
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 25th, 2016, 22:59
    Well I finally figured out the issue with the CHProducts Yoke. After getting home from work I decided to have another crack at it. I decided to have a look at the calibration options in Windows 10. (even though I had finished a 2 hr flight in the PMDG 737NGX with FSX just before downloading, and installing Flight School. The configuration page showed the yoke, but any axis movement of button press was not detected. Hmm interesting!! I decided to check the usb connection, and just unplugging, and plugging the usb plug back in to the usb port on the computer solved the issue. control axis movement and button presses are being detected, and now the yoke is working in Flight School, including being able to assign the buttons/switches.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 25th, 2016, 22:36
    Great hint on using NVidia Inspector, Ferry. Will have to play with that.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 25th, 2016, 10:34
    Okay, so I spent a bit of time this morning figuring out how to get my Yoke to work with Flight School. Yeah, well....keep on dreaming!! The CHProjects rudder pedals are working fine, but the yoke and throttle quadrant are no luck. (Don't worry so much about the TQ) I hooked up my Thrustmaster HOTAS and that is working fine. So I guess the CHProducts yoke, being one of the most used yokes in the flightsim world, fell outside the "Partial Controls" Compatibility.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 15:31
    Thanks TuFun, I'll have a look at that video when I get home from work tonight. Update 05/24 11:39 PM. JUst watched the video. I see the axis assigned to to my controls, when in free flight nothing happens when moving my CH Products yoke/levers/hat switch, etc. Not even the rudder pedals show any movement in the sim, even though the control settings show them assigned. And when selecting a function in the configuration screen the movement of my controls are not being detected. Grr.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 14:07
    I had 30 minutes before heading to work. I was unable to get my controllers (CH Yoke, CH rudder pedals and TQ) to work. They show up in the settings, and have assignments to the axis and buttons, but nothing is responding. Not seeing how to change/calibrate. Just keeps stating: change key/button assignment, but none of the buttons on the controllers showing response, not do the axis assignments. Graphics are a disappointment so far. Looks more like a photo is placed behind the plane.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 10:14
    Well, Dovetail has released Flight School. I am downloading as we speak, and will have to wait till tonight to give it a spin.
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  • ColoKent's Avatar
    May 23rd, 2016, 17:49
    Absolutely thrilled to have you back in the Outhouse, Dougal!!!!! :wavey: Regards, Kent
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    May 22nd, 2016, 14:46
    This is one of "Top Five" airplanes I would LOVE to see MILVIZ do: 1. Martin B-57B/EB-57E 2. F-8E Crusader (RF-8A or G would be a bonus, but is likely too much to hope for) 3. Lockheed U-2C 4. Saab AJ/SJ-37 Viggen 5. Saab Grippen 6. Lockheed T-33A (the sixth is needed only if Vertigo doesn't finish theirs ) This baby looks gorgeous...I love Swedish "splinter camo" on this bird...
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  • ColoKent's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 18:18
    ColoKent replied to a thread F-5E Tiger in DCS Combat Simulator
    I have not tried it....I will take a look at it-- thanks for the heads up. Kent
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 18:05
    As we see in any sport nowadays no time frame of a contract is a certainty for either party. As they say: "Money Talks"
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  • ColoKent's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 15:40
    ColoKent replied to a thread F-5E Tiger in DCS Combat Simulator
    Man--- we need this in P3D!!!!! I am an F-5 NUT! Kent
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 19th, 2016, 07:09
    You read my mind :biggrin-new:
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  • ColoKent's Avatar
    May 15th, 2016, 15:30
    Doug-- You will be in my thoughts and prayers...Looking forward to your return already!!! Best, Kent
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    May 14th, 2016, 22:30
    Jeez. I painted the dang thing and I'm confused just trying to read these threads. I don't think we made a completely clean A-4F. :ernaehrung004:
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    May 12th, 2016, 08:10
    As I posted in a different thread a while ago, I was not going to buy this "Pre-" flight simulator version, but was interested to see what it would look like as an indication of what the later this year to be released full flight simulator might offer. After watching some recent "in-sim" videos I must say that I have changed my train of thought, and am seriously considering purchasing the "School" version, to have a first hand experience.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    May 9th, 2016, 20:51
    Aircraft in the "drone" scheme with the hi-vis panels were flown by pilots as well. A couple of the images above show this clearly. It's a good looking scheme. It's only a drone if it doesn't have a pilot. :ernaehrung004:
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by ColoKent on July 21st, 2011 at 19:28
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off the top of my head Noddy... i think you have to turn the APU switch back to off but i'll test that now for you and report back... :salute: