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  1. Just downloaded and installed the latest version of P3D. Don't know why I bothered really. Can't see any difference from the previous versions. I suppose its worthwhile to stay up to date but I must say it seems a waste of time.
  2. My pet hate is when the sim' does something for which there is no explanation like turning the whole thing off when three quarters of the way through a quite enjoyable little flight as its just done to me!! I'm now fed up and will read my latest historical western story instead. At least I know I can get to the end of that!
  3. Doc said 'and Lorna's father only Mac would do'. I thought the Doone outlaws came from Devon?!
  4. Wish I knew what you clever guys are all talking about. If I can get the prop' going round I know I'm going to fly....somewhere!
  5. You had me laughing and crying at the same time with that one!
  6. I know I've been away ill for a few days but where on earth have you all gone?
  7. At 86 I'm like that ALL the time. Half the time I'm in the wrong room and can't find my b...y joystick let alone the throttle. Then I find I'm in the car and it doesn't fly anyway!
  8. Nice to see you back Landon. All the best to you.
  9. I've vome to the conclusion that some of you are just plain greedy. 3 cars? Must be quite a dilemma when going to the shops to decide which one to get in!
  10. I envy you Americans being able to make such exciting movies expecially those dramatizing the old west. I suppose the only thing we've got here close to that is The Legend of Robin Hood. Unless someone knows better.
  11. Goodness me. I thought I was the only one Ian. I can get it down on the runway. Stopping it is the problem! The thing is its nice to fly and the all practically unlimited vision is great.
  12. Thanks Rodger. For me emoji's represent a dilemma. They shouldn't really be necessary but I have to admit they do save words in expressing feelings. By the way I tried that and it really wasn't successful. They ended up with a black background. I do know that Matthew but for me it packed up working long ago. Like me!
  13. Trust you to make a joke of it Matthew! (Laughing) - cos' I can't get the emoji's to work on my posts here)
  14. I'm with you Karoly. I don't like them either because I have to waste my time and energy travelling to London to treat my family to a meal. At 76 myself I find the 18 hour day this entails absolutely exhausting. Mind you, the Chinese meal we have is usually wonderful. Anyway, happy birthday Torchy.
  15. On your next flight Gumby, try starting the 'plane without 'CtrlE'. Handbrake on, a little throttle, a little mixture and a press on the starter will usually do it. If you've got multiple engines, usually you will have to start each one but the system remains the same. Its only a small thing but I find it adds to the immersion. John
  16. I'll start off. I have an 18 year old Ford Escort with all the trimmings that I bought when we still had some money. Apart from a few rust bubbles here and there its still very comfortable and works and drives perfectly. Mind you, we've only done just over 60,000 miles in it so I'm reckoning it'll see us out. Worries me a bit when my son comes to visit though. He always gives it a thorough look over so I make sure I keep the keys safely away in my pocket!
  17. I don't usually bother to check FPS but I've been reading all this and thought I would check while flying over Orbx Germany. I had a shock. I was only getting 10 fps but the flight was smooth down to the ground with no shakes or stutters. My settings are all reasonable so I guess I'm just lucky. John
  18. There's no way have of knowing the 'correct' altitude of a mountain if I don't even know its there Reecemj. What was so annoying was that the airport is in the centre of a quite wide valley with the runway running paralell to it but instead of directing me along it they had me coming across the mountain to make a right turn on final down to the runway. Damn stupid! Thanks lawrence. At least you've given me a giggle.
  19. Yes. Its a different language now-a-days. Is it the same for people, well kids, of other nationalities who speak their own language I wonder? And I'm not talking about the strangulated English we're having to get used to now. e.g. starting every sentence with the word, 'So'.......
  20. Well, I like it. Could have done without the 'plane crashing into the mountain on the approach to 6 though! I suppose it was my fault but I do wish controllers wouldn't give us incorrect altitudes to fly.
  21. Don't you just love it when having flown five hundred enjoyable miles the Air Traffic Controller directs you into the side of a mountain on Final Approach?!!!
  22. Well Rodger, having read my books you know I'm one. There are six of my books published on Amazon; The Man Who Never Did, Keif & Kev', When Paul Came Home, Ilena, The National Serviceman and Teenagers. And I've already written this to you privately, but I wish you all the luck in the world with finally getting your book ROORD published.
  23. Hm. Not sure about the cigarette. Some people didn't smoke even in 1977.
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