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    Yesterday, 18:58
    Hey All, No argument from me. I think this chase format needs some work but the idea of a "post season" I think is absolutely sound. Grandpa's way just can't cut it in this day and age. -Ed-
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    Yesterday, 16:33
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  • JohnC's Avatar
    November 21st, 2014, 08:35
    Dino, I would say that for sure you've influenced our project in a positive way. One of the things that's been really pleasing is the mutual respect and good nature between us. Our A/B and D models are a nice compliment to one another, and I know there has been effort on both our parts to make it that way. Your creations are certainly standard setting in the freeware arena, and some (correctly I think) argue that they are payware quality. The whole flightsim community is lucky to have such a talented developer.
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    November 20th, 2014, 17:53
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    November 19th, 2014, 19:37
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    November 19th, 2014, 19:00
    Hey All, This whole points thing baffles me... Go here... and look at the points margins. Richard petty won one year by over 6000 points. How you say well obviously the points system has been changed several times. Why do you think that was? Uh maybe when the championship is decided I'll watch football?
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  • JohnC's Avatar
    November 19th, 2014, 13:14
    Still going through final checks, but it's looking mostly good. One short fall is that the "wandering pilot" scenario calls civilian aircraft that stock in FSX but are not present P3D.
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  • JohnC's Avatar
    November 19th, 2014, 06:47
    Expat: TacPack also allows you to spawn target drones and SAM sites to practice systems and ACM. The drone can be set to follow follow several behaviors such as straight and level (great for checking/learning weapons systems), follow (it'll try to get on your tail), or weave (it will try to dodge you). Here's something that's included with the F-14; as before, it's works in the stock package and is enhanced by TacPack (not just weapon firing!).
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    November 18th, 2014, 20:01
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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  • Panther_99FS's Avatar
    November 18th, 2014, 18:53
    Haven't heard from Cazzie in a long time....Hope he's okay.. And to answer your last couple of poking fun at Denny (I seem to remember "sniveling" in another thread) -> (Denny's "Tweets" are quite nice)
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    November 18th, 2014, 18:46
    If Tony George hadn't destroyed Indycar, We might be seeing Barrichello, Weber, and Button racing in it!
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    November 18th, 2014, 18:44
    Apparently, there will be "small changes" for next season!
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  • JohnC's Avatar
    November 18th, 2014, 13:04
    Another TacPack feature (which I'm sure YoYo can demonstrate in pictures better than me) is the TV Camera Set (TCS) that allows visual identification of targets up to 10nm away.
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    November 17th, 2014, 21:16
    Hey All, if you read the whole interview linked in the article Ferry linked Bernie does make some good and some not so good but interesting points. He is clearly stuck in the past but I've been saying that about F1 for years. -Ed-
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    November 17th, 2014, 20:51
    Hey All, Well I'm sure Jeff will enjoy his imaginary trophy and his imaginary dinner celebrating his imaginary championship with his imaginary friends at an imaginary wards dinner. Maybe Bill France Sr the ghost of NASCAR past will be there. Imaginary Congratulations Jeff! You know with respect to these kinds of speculations - there is no way to legitimately know that the other drivers would have driven the same under the old points system as they did this year. So it really is a fantasy. -Ed-
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    November 17th, 2014, 19:38
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    November 17th, 2014, 19:38
    But....we're stuck with it for this season....:pop4:
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  • jmig's Avatar
    November 17th, 2014, 07:12
    jmig replied to a thread PD3 utilities recomendations in Prepar3D
    As with most things in life, I find that my interest ing flight simming waxes and wains. I have never given up completely. Over the last few years I haven't been active on the forums. However, I still scanned them and flew on occasion. Life sometimes gets in the way of hobbies. I am excited about the possibilities of PD3. One of the reasons I am going with the developers version is that I am not sure if I purchase V2.4 they won't come out with 3.0 six months later and then I will have to purchase it all over again. I certainly want and will purchase the 64 bit version, when it is released. In the meanwhile, with two copies, I can experiment all I wish. Thank you mark for you additions to the list of possible utilities which will work in PD3.
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  • Panther_99FS's Avatar
    November 16th, 2014, 21:40
    What we haven't talked about is Stewart-Haas & Hendrick engines. Richard Childress showed flashes of speed but could never really keep up with teams of SH and Hendrick....Only Penske Ford could. Toyota's forte is Trucks...
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    November 16th, 2014, 21:02
    Hey All, Larsen isn't going to dump one of the final four drivers in the last race - even he knows better than that. I think Harv mean't nothing saying what he did about Kenseth - he just lets his mouth get ahead of him time to time. Four versus two versus none is always hard. i have no idea if 4 has won more often but many drivers and crew chiefs feel it gives them the best shot. in this race without the last caution or maybe two likely Denny has the title but in this case the four tires gave Kevin restarts to take advantage of them. On other forums lots of speculation on Gordon pitting. Everything from wanting to get out of the way to helping Kevin to making NASCAR's chase system look better. Black helis everywhere. I admit I was astounded that he pitted. Now what to do till...
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  • Panther_99FS's Avatar
    November 16th, 2014, 19:55
    Speaking of respect, I noticed that Larson didn't dump Newman (though he could have)....And we didn't have to see Harvick make due on his threat and dump Kenseth. So Harvick won it - I expect no more threats or crying from him (Harvick should now take a lesson from Jimmie on how to act like a champion IMHO). I'm not sure how accurate my memory is so here goes... It seems to me that most of the "big wins" were made with 4 tire changes, not 2..... Seems like Crew Chiefs should be getting this by now.... But what do I know....
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  • EasyEd's Avatar
    November 16th, 2014, 18:46
    Hey All, WAY TO GO HARV! Great win great championship by Kevin! Sure wish I could be at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield or at Trouts in Oildale tonight! Be a party I suspect! Kevin ya done Bakersfield proud! What a tough call. Stay out or come in and get 4 or get two... What to do? Darian Grubb at the last moment ordered Denny to stay out and Denny dove out of the line coming in for tires to stay out. Ryan came in and got two - Kevin came in and got four. Joey came in and had the car fall off the jack. I was really sweatin it worried that Darian might have made the right call and a championship would go to Denny. It will be interesting to see if Denny disappears sulking for a year or two and what he says eventually about Darian's call. Toyota's are always fast at homestead...
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by jmig on January 2nd, 2012 at 19:23
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 15:22
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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 17:22
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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 18:53
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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 18:10
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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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