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    Today, 04:19
    That is a nice looking repaint, Cazzie. I bought that plane but, I don't know if I ever flew it?
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    Today, 04:16
    jmig replied to a thread Golden Age in FSX General Discussion
    I became a fan of GAS with their Stearmans. I can still remember the time I decided to try a dead stick landing. I cut the engine and could hear the singing of the wires. I used their singing to judge airspeed and make a good emergency landing. Their plans fly well and are faithful to the originals.
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    Today, 04:11
    It is indeed good news to hear that things are progressing well. Hopefully, you will have a full recovery.
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    Yesterday, 16:47
    They are making constant updates to the program...I am satisfied with the progress I see. The kids I build the systems for are having a ball with it and taking this simulation very seriously.
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    Yesterday, 16:45
    Let us know how you like the system...I think you're in for a real treat! Ted
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    June 29th, 2016, 22:11
    jmig replied to a thread New GTX 970 Installed in Prepar3D
    The GTX 970 is a great card. You should love it
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    June 29th, 2016, 17:48
    http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/video-f1-goodwood-1983-williams-fw08c-062616
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    June 29th, 2016, 14:26
    I've been doing this since the first flight simulation was made on a IBM System/36 mainframe...it was simply lines and numbers on something could pass for a cockpit. I did QC for Sublogic and fell in love with simulations under Bruce Artwick. I became a GA pilot, now I can no longer afford GA aviation, but I can afford this one to a small degree. Most of folks I meet talk about it just give you a look like REALLY...you fly a toy plane? Now I know how RCers feel! The good news is all my kids are now adults and they fly a PC!
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    June 29th, 2016, 12:06
    Always had a soft spot for that jet! Thank you:jump: Ted
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    June 28th, 2016, 17:21
    Three areas you want to get right are Motherboard, Power Supply and Ram with that 6700K CPU: Motherboard: My favorite because it is so easy to OC and it holds up under severe testing:GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W03VR9011 Ram: Corsair Vengence LPX (price varies) Power Supply: I prefer single rail Thermatake or Corsair
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    June 28th, 2016, 16:10
    Watercooling easy to set up if you take your time and make sure you understand the directions. I have built almost a 100 PCs over the years and never had one cooling accident. The real satisfaction comes when you build your own because you know every part of it. Setting it up and overclocking is the other half of the fun! Enjoy! Ted
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    June 28th, 2016, 16:05
    What Big_Mike said :applause::applause::applause: Ted
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    June 27th, 2016, 14:53
    AWESOME great work!
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    June 26th, 2016, 20:02
    Oh well.....
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    June 24th, 2016, 17:41
    Great choice!!!:jump::jump::jump: Ted
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    June 23rd, 2016, 18:54
    Hey All, Paul the cougar is basically a swept wing panther so that number looks good and I'll put max mach at 1.2 if that works. Attached is the config file for the cougar. Yeah my brother in law and sister have had quite the lives. His story about getting a medal from Israel for bravery is phenomenal as is a funny one about hauling penguins from antartica. You likely didn't know the airforce did such things. Anyway he was grounded by my sister once as she said the plane was not ready and she wouldn't budge - he says he had to marry someone like that. -Ed-
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    June 23rd, 2016, 18:43
    Yep I noticed but if he is watching I wanted him to know how much I have enjoyed his aircraft. Ted
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    June 23rd, 2016, 10:22
    Bazz the AH/JF DC-3 is great! There things I love about the MAAM DC-3 but if I had to pick the best today it would probably be yours. It could use some updating on flight dynamics and aging on the interior. You guys made a fine aircraft! I wish I was skilled enough to add the aging myself. I have been on 4 DC-3s and got to right seat one on a Museum's DC-3 I used to do volunteer work at so I have a feeling how it ought to feel. By the way Bazz, did I mention your Lockheed Electra 10A is a MASTERPIECE! WOW!!! While not a deep SIMULATION it really is a kick to fly! Aiming for the Aztec one day...thanks to you and your team!
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    June 23rd, 2016, 08:25
    Now that is a GREAT STORY! Thank you Ted
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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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9/25/10

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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9/13/10

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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8/29/10

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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