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    Today, 05:08
    why it took 23 years
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    Today, 03:24
    Great texture!!!:applause: Ted
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  • Ickie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 found Amelia Earhart plane fragment
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    October 28th, 2014, 16:45
    Hey All, That is a very cool site - luv the old planes vehicles - all of it - emailed to my work. Thank You Sir! -Ed-
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    October 28th, 2014, 13:24
    Ickie replied to a thread Avant Browser in The NewsHawks
    naismith, that was the thing I did not like either. I did notice they had another browser setup to mimic chrome/firefox, maybe us ie users need that one
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    October 28th, 2014, 03:00
    Ickie replied to a thread Avant Browser in The NewsHawks
    I re-formatted my laptop yesterday, it had some kind of a bug, now I am running faster then I can remember and without avant. I started looking at the stuff getting put on me and noticed 1700 item in 1 hour and really did not go anywhere, I got pissed and put in the factory disk and click factory reset, by by bug's:pop4:
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    October 27th, 2014, 16:16
    Pat, do the free upgrade to 8.1. I bought 8.1 and so far I've had no problems with it at all. Get Start Menu X too.... it free. One piece of software I recommend is Hitman Pro. This is the best antivirus/malware software I've ever had. It gets rid of anything nasty. Get it for 3 years and you'll save money. I had a pop-up Trojan and lost my internet connection. Hitman got rid of the Trojan and restored my internet connection. My local MS tech at the MS store in our mall recommended it, and I'm glad I listened and got it.
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    October 27th, 2014, 16:07
    I hope you guys have great weather and a great crowd. Our 3 days with them here in New Castle were the best we've ever had.... even for a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
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    October 27th, 2014, 13:34
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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    October 27th, 2014, 06:25!
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    October 27th, 2014, 05:42
    With regard to frame rates the human eye can see: As long as what you see is smooth and error free who cares how many frames rates you are viewing? Ted LMAO at: Originally Posted by hairyspin I'm sure with care I can manage 1,000 seconds per frame. :biggrin-new: pedal harder Igor, ze lights are dimming!
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    October 26th, 2014, 19:17
    And all future Cup Champions will be Champions not based on speed but rather they will be those who survived not being taken out...
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    October 26th, 2014, 19:12
    Hey All, I stand with Harvick. Kenseth took him out - wheel hoppin - but the bottom line to that is Matt went into the corner too fast and it wouldn't surprise me knew he was gonna lean on someone - it was Kevin. Kevin "making sure" Matt doesn't win would not surprise me and I don't totally blame him. The only championship Matt won was a Mark Martin engine "blow up" before ever getting on the track. There was a lot of rough driving out there today way before needed or justified. I now stand solidly behind the idea that this elimination stuff don't work - too Mickey Mouse - even for me - as currently set up. Point over 10 races works for me but it will depend on the Frances. -Ed-
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    October 26th, 2014, 19:02
    Hey All, Uh No - the finishing order is already determined. I said a few weeks ago "the fix was in" when Rosberg had his "steering wheel not a problem that became a problem". I didn't buy it then and I don't buy it now - way way tooooo convenient. Just my opinion. But no no partial refund - sorry. -Ed-
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    October 26th, 2014, 18:55
    Hey All, Yes I agree - it is good to see junior getting a clock! He doesn't have much time left and needs all the helping hands of time he can get. He was truly appreciative and I really appreciate that. -Ed-
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    October 26th, 2014, 18:44
    Hey All, OK so it's been a few hours... Somehow I crashed. I'm still not sure what happened but I've no doubt it was me... I bought this plane a short time ago and only yesterday stated flying it. Great plane I really like it. I figured out all my ground speeds at different altitudes (no wind) but I have not figured out how fast speed falls off relative to throttle reduction. That I figured I'd figure out along the way... Anyway Essendon to Charleville (sp?) is near the limit of this aircraft if you want to fly fast. So I was managing fuel all the way - "landed" with less than 3 gallons left out of 60 gallons to start. In addition to that there was fog - I couldn't even see the airport until less than 3 miles as runway light were not on and it was technically day. So worried...
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Inside Beta Testing

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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