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  1. May be a new emergency exit device. When the Lockheed F104 Starfighter came out, the ejection seat fired downward because the designers were afraid the T tail would slice up the pilot. You can see the problem with a low altitude ejection where you would have to go inverted to eject. Lockheed later changed to the normal upward ejection seat. My brother-in-law flew KC 135 tankers for the USAF Strategic Air Command. To escape from the aircraft, a hatch is opened on the belly and the person bailing out hangs from a trapeze bar before letting go (this was in the 1970s, maybe the USAF has a better p
  2. Any chance we will see the J230 with the 3300 engine? More power for us high altitude flyers. Beautiful engines in the Jabirus.
  3. This has been requested at least twice in the subforum for sceneries and POIs, with no response yet. Another developer has a pretty good rendition of the airport and seems to be moving X-Plane sceneries to MSFS. If they intend to create this airport for MSFS there is not much incentive for Orbx to duplicate their effort. This post should probably be moved to the sceneries and POIs subforum. I noticed that Orbx or Partners have released some of the airports requested on the subforum. Might be appropriate for someone from Orbx to update the posts if an airport or scenery has actually been releas
  4. If you do Arlington, don't forget the glider operation, Evergreen Soaring. Need to plan ahead for the MSFS sailplanes that will be coming someday.
  5. I counted the Orbx releases since July and they have been in the range of three to five new products per month. That doesn't include the P3d V4 to P3DV5 updates. I think that is an impressive output, certainly more than my wallet can accommodate. With over 100 heritage products, if Orbx released three MSFS conversions a month it will take more than three years to convert them all, perhaps less as it appears MSFS sceneries are easier to create. Just to give some perspective on Nick's comment.
  6. I had problems completing the survey in Firefox first time through and quit. Tried again in Firefox and completed the survey without any problems. My answers from the first attempt were in the survey when I tried the second time, so it didn't take much time to complete the survey. It was interesting that the Orbx forums were not included as a check off item in the list of forums.
  7. Finally some Concrete results for Orbx and MSFS. Will the scenery be updated as the buildings are completed? Thanks for the iconic airport!
  8. Two months from the debut of MSFS and Orbx has a third party aircraft for the simulation. I have been debating buying the Long Ez for MSFS, knowing with the state of the SDK there would be a lot of updates required to get the aircraft right. It's always a pain to have to: find out there is an update; remember which vendor you purchased the product from; search out the update and manually install it. Orbx Central makes the update process easy and I purchased the Long Ez today. I have the Long Ez for X-Plane 11 and it will be interesting to see how the flight characteristics compare.
  9. Ken's comments on why developers are migrating to MSFS are very enlightening. It stands to reason that modern, efficient tools to develop airports will give better return on the investment in developing sceneries and lowering the cost of addon scenery. It will also stimulate the freeware developers to create content for MSFS. As a scenery developer for X-Plane freeware scenery, I have been frustrated by the difficulty of creating high quality scenery with a reasonable time investment. If MSFS development tools make high quality scenery creation cost effective, the freeware folks may migrate to
  10. You don't state which simulators you wish to reconnect. For X-Plane, just download the installer and point it to your X-Plane folder on the E Drive. It will do the job and update the simulator files if necessary. Steam FSX is also pretty easy to reconnect. For MSFS go to the Microsoft store and reinstall, using the path to the installation drive. You should not have to reinstall the entire simulator, just update the path and reinstall any required C Drive files with the installer.
  11. Lots of good information on the progress and direction of MSFS. Three announcements of near term improvements, including VR and a makeover of the USA. As an Alpha and Beta tester I saw the dedication of the team to making a superior flight simulator during that phase. Now, a month and a half after release the sim has had a few updates and is pretty flyable for GA. The future updates and improvements discussed in this video, will, in my opinion, make this the premier flight simulator, at least for VFR GA. One of the items not included in the discussion was integrating voice commands and voice r
  12. Orbx's Monument Valley is the prototype for this type of scenery. A National Park/Monument with a runway included. The only reason for an airport at Bryce and Monument Valley is to provide transportation to the natural attraction. You will have to go to the attraction to get your $100 hamburger and in Monument Valley the building containing the restaurant (pretty good food and a great view) is there, along with the other structures. At Bryce, no Ruby's Inn complex or lodge, no way to get the ambience of the natural attraction. Also no high definition of the natural attraction, just the MSFS mu
  13. I second that request. I used to work right next to the airport and it is a very interesting airport. A movie about the airport (One Six Right) was produced quite a few years ago, that is worth watching.
  14. The descriptions of the two products do not indicate they give the same results, so while you do not "need" both products, there appear to be differences that may lead you to install both products. As an example, the Northern California Region is described as having 340 enhanced airports, where True Earth Northern California does not boast of enhanced airports. The geographical coverage of the products may also be different. I have both products (Region and True Earth) installed in North America, only True Earth in Europe where the products cover the same geography. Perhaps someone at Orbx cou
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