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jpreou last won the day on August 10 2013

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    Rolleston, NZ
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    R/C models (fixed wing, heli), flying (microlight, lapsed), skydiving (lapsed), flight sim

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  1. Lenticular clouds are common here in Canterbury as the wind / wave comes over the Southern Alps - not usually quite like this though - certainly is an unusual and spectacular formation.
  2. NZ airports are an immediate purchase. I might be biased...
  3. Thanks Guys. I'll upgrade this PC later I think, when the CPU comes cheaper since I'm unlikely to see a significant benefit to flight sim. In another 18 months or so I'll buy a new one and then this one will become th family 'gaming' PC for the kids. Cheers for all the feedback, read it all and most appreciative.
  4. The other consideration is that while this PC is currently my sim PC, when I replace it with a new one the old one will become the family gaming PC so I can play multiplayer games with my little fella. Our favorite is ARK survival, but right now we only have the one PC. As this PC ages it becomes a greater gap to whatever new PC I buy for simming. With this same PC in an older configuration, I intended to keep an eye on CPU availability and then when the 'max' CPU the board could take was at the bottom of the list, do the upgrade. I missed that and the result was a new BM, new CPU
  5. I'm coming back into flight sim after a year or so out. I posted this also over on the NZ Flight sim forum (NZFF). Looking for thoughts.... Here are my specs... Corsair H80i water cooler, Intel i5-9600K @ 3.7GHz, Kingston HyperX Predator 4x8GB DDR4 3200MHz, Asus Prime Z370-P II, Gigabyte GTX1080 8GB, EVGA SupeNova 750WG3 80+ Gold PSU, Samsung 128GB 840 Pro SSD, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA3, LG GH24NSB0 24x DVD writer black, Cooler Master N600 case, Logitech LS21 speakers, Win10 Home I've been keeping an eye on CPU availability and this board can take a
  6. I had that sinking feeling when learning to fly Class 2 microlight in NZ many years ago. One of my very early solos, lost a spark plug above tiger country more miles from the airfield than I should have been (ahem!). I got back ok on reduced power, but it wasn't a comfortable flight ... especially given the very low cruise speed and distance ... seemed like a lifetime. Then to top it all off, I called the 'emergency' landing on local traffic and on very short final some idiot taxied onto the runway. Lucky I was running slow, but I was pretty darned annoyed. Learned a lot that day!
  7. Exactly. ... and it isn't beyond the realms of possibility to have different modes (Easy / Advanced) as many game titles do that may have an effect. Be patient people, this speculation is worthless ... just wait and see ... if it is any good then buy, and if not, then don't ... this is not worth getting hot under the collar about!
  8. ... are you trying to tell me MS is getting into the cloud business ?!
  9. It's gonna have to be "some sort of revamp" to succeed !! More of a re-write, than a 're-vamp', I'm sure most people would expect given the legacy of what went before!
  10. We will just need to wait and see ... endless speculation will get us nowhere...
  11. My thoughts exactly, but we'll have to wait and see. If it comes on PC day1 *without* native VR I think some people will commit suicide!!
  12. Just saw this... https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/208245/microsoft-bringing-back-flight-simulator-in-2020?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=microsoft-bringing-back-flight-simulator-in-2020
  13. Not sure if this was posted before... From the comments: Pacific Aerospace Cresco 750 9 hrs a day, 2 engine starts, 120 landings! Time to dig out NZSI / NZNI and all those additional airstrips (BGL files!) and have a crack yourself
  14. Weird, we read all over various forums about wanting support for "other-than-FSX" and when you do that you get flak! There is simply no pleasing everyone all of the time. You guys at ORBX are doing a great job across the board and I'm sure the vast majority of your customer base appreciates that regardless of which sim they use.
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