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    September 20th, 2016, 04:21
    Ickie replied to a thread Broke My Back in The NewsHawks
    I am in pain, due to the weather I think, , yesterday I woke at 4 am to pain and it was raining outside, the pain lasted all day. I did weed the flower garden yesterday on my knees, lol, and today still woke to pain, note storms are just west of me by 10 miles or so. Pain pills only to lighten the load.:banghead:
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 20th, 2016, 04:03
    Yep a true stick and rudder aircraft...great idea! Ted
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    September 19th, 2016, 16:54
    She's a cutie!!!
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    September 19th, 2016, 02:48
    txnetcop replied to a thread A new guy on this blok in X-Plane
    Yes, I'm not a big fan of the scenery in X-Plane, not even 10.5. The ground, water, and air environment is still too unbelievable so I spend more time flying the planes, however in FSX, even though I love the scenery that Orbx provides I work very hard at flying the aircraft made by A2A and RealAir. A2A even consider how the air around the aircraft affects overall performance of the aircraft and the engine. I wish Scott would consider making aircraft for X-Plane. I also would love to see Orbx making scenery for X-Plane. Ted
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  • JohnC's Avatar
    September 16th, 2016, 20:18
    Semi-annual maintenance on the computer, and a bunch of testing to make sure frames are smooth with the fast jets
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 15th, 2016, 19:25
    I can hardly wait to see the end result! Ted
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    September 15th, 2016, 09:09
    Another winner Ed!!! Ted
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  • Ickie's Avatar
    September 15th, 2016, 04:58
    here is a good deal on a Acer 23 " monitor $89 today only free shipping use code EMCENFJ34 get it here
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 15th, 2016, 04:38
    Rick it depends on you ask. One side of the house wanted to use a German developed graphics generator program and build from that, but I suspect you are correct in that they realized what a massive project that would be and they do have licensing to use the ESP based system for flightsimming. It will not be compatible with current aircraft or scenery however in the strictest sense of the word. I guess we will have to wait and see who won the argument. Even the guys I am friends with are not talking. I do know that they took on more than they wanted to. DTG's business has always been in license acquisitions not development... Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 14th, 2016, 06:57
    Last word I heard is that the new non-FSX simulator is now due after the first of explanation. I'm sure they have realized all the obstacles that come with starting from the ground up to build a new 64 bit simulation. Even X-Plane, which is in constant on-going development has issues still not addressed after all these years. Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 13th, 2016, 12:30 To be really honest you either like it or dislike it...there does not seem to be an inbetween. I cannot say that it is for anyone that has lots of flight simulator experience. It is a full world simulator but the emphasis is on flight training and does not cover flight dynamics all that well, it is more about order of operations. Ted
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  • Ickie's Avatar
    September 13th, 2016, 04:17
    Ickie replied to a thread Broke My Back in The NewsHawks
    well it has been 2 weeks plus 2 days and I am feeling better, but still have daily pain. reaching down to pull up the toilet seat is the worst of it, lol:mixed-smiley-027: The brace really helps. I wear it about 8 hr's a day, but it get's HOT.:redfire:
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 11th, 2016, 14:18
    txnetcop replied to a thread Prepar3D v3 Screenshots in Prepar3D
    OMG! :applause::applause::applause: Mike you just outdid yourself! That is one magnificent piece of work. Here is an interesting article on this aircraft...I also think switching the R2800s that the DC-6 used would have been a better idea for cruise speeds but the four Merlins sure had a unique sound. When I was kid I rode on a checkride on a DC-4 with my uncle who was a aircraft mechanic at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio. I wish I could remember more about it but I was having a ball sitting in the cockpit...I bet I asked that poor man 500 questions in rapid fire succession. Article Video Ted
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  • Panther_99FS's Avatar
    September 11th, 2016, 09:48
    Ouch! - heal well!
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    September 11th, 2016, 09:41
    Panther_99FS replied to a thread Richmond in Racer's Paddock
    So you're saying that Stewart intentionally wrecked more drivers in an open wheeled Sprint car than he did in a closed body NASCAR?
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    September 11th, 2016, 08:58
    Panther_99FS replied to a thread Richmond in Racer's Paddock
    IMHO, It's debatable that Newman could have implied that Stewart killed Kevin Ward Jr.
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    September 10th, 2016, 19:10
    Panther_99FS replied to a thread Richmond in Racer's Paddock
    Man... Those were some ice cold comments by Newman about Stewart!
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  • Ickie's Avatar
    September 10th, 2016, 13:21
    Ickie replied to a thread My Legs in a cast! in The NewsHawks
    this is a bad month, I broke my back 2 weeks ago.:pop4: sorry to hear that you broke your leg
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 10th, 2016, 05:32
    Amazing that the impact of those guns firing didn't mess up the radar antenna reception...she's a real cutie with a big stinger in front! Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 10th, 2016, 05:29
    Thank you! I agree that the MADDOG was the finest MD 80 out there and now this panel puts it right back at the top! Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 10th, 2016, 03:35
    That Fokker is a beauty...NICE! Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 9th, 2016, 16:02
    Yes Sir! Congratulations are in order...may life be very good there! Ted
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  • Ickie's Avatar
    September 9th, 2016, 09:17
    Ickie replied to a thread Broke My Back in The NewsHawks
    The pain was so bad this morning I went to see my DR. I now have a very nice back brace, totally unlike the 2, I have for my old sciatica injury in the same area. 31 years I have been hurting there at the belt line. maybe suspenders are forth coming, lol. This new brace locks me from moving the L4'ish area. My DR told me that 50% of all back fractures in old people are to L4 and L5, note my DR is 5 years younger then me, lol.:bump:
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    September 9th, 2016, 05:25
    Ed thank you for the freeware airports. You do realize you could start doing payware to supplement your income. Awesome work Ed! Ted
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by jmig on January 2nd, 2012 at 18:23
Over the last ten years or so, we have all seen MSFS models go from $5.00 each to $50.00 and more. With the increase in pricing, have come increased systems integration and model complexity. Interior and exterior visual acuity rivals today real aircraft. As the realism of flight sim models have increased, so too have the expectations of the consumer.

Developers are caught between the customers’ desire for ever better and more exact models, and the increased costs in man hours to program

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T-38 Blog: End Devices for I/O Cards

by jmig on September 25th, 2010 at 14:22
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End Devices for I/O Cards

Real world pilots control aircraft functions with switches, potentiometers, encoders, etc. We virtual pilots can also control our virtual aircraft with switches, potentiometers, encoders and more…through the I/O card.

Remember the I/O card is nothing more than a middle man between us and the flight simulator. By twisting a knob, or moving a control we send information through the I/O card to our virtual

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T-38 Blog: I/O Cards

by jmig on September 13th, 2010 at 16:22
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Using I/O Cards

In an earlier entry I mentioned Input/Output (I/O) cards. Today we will look more closely at them and what they can do to enhance your flight sim experience. We will also look at some different I/O cards and later start building a simple switch panel which will control some of the MSFS basic functions.

Perhaps the most common I/O card available is the one in that old used joystick you have sitting up in the

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T-38 Blog: The Cockpit

by jmig on August 28th, 2010 at 17:53
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The Cockpit

I have had several requests for pictures of the cockpit. So I am posting here a few pictures of what the cockpit looks like. Please remember this is the acumination of six or seven years of research and work.

As we continue this blog, I will show you how I made many of the components and panels you see here.
This blog will go through the basic building blocks which together make up the simulator. Also, what

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T-38 Blog: First-Sim & I/O Cards -

by jmig on August 26th, 2010 at 17:10
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First-Sim & I/O Cards

Here are pictures of my first sim “cockpit”. It consisted of two Go-Flight Modules and three parts I made myself.
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I also used two monitors, One for the outside view and another for the instruments. Holding everything was a simple plywood frame I constructed to support the monitors and components.
The Go-Flight models

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