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    Flying, student pilot (for fun)
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  1. I would like Victoria too. But to the standard of something like CYVR from FSDT or small airports from ORBX. I would gladly pay. And in the area CYPK - a perfect size for Orbx. Don
  2. Hi. Glad to hear you are on top of P3DV2. I purchased and loaded it last night and it is finally the sim that everyone would want; and for me; a simulation trainer for a student pilot, that gives real performance and offers real world sceneries for total immersion while training. I had P3D 1.4 and as good as it was , it suffered from the same 4G run out of memory problems as FSX, but had much better frame rates.. I finally wound up using P3D soley with ORBX, megascenery and other sceneries on FSX. Both systems still crashed. FSDT CYVR was beautiful with ORBX , but crashed out of memory with heavies.(PMDG).. So that other purchasers are not disappointed, it is important to note that I have a high end system that finally P3DV2 can utilize. I am running Windows 7 professional. (did my homework and do not recommend Windows 8. Have it on my lap top and this computers copy on the shelf.) , Intel ® Core i7 - 3770 CPU @ 3.5 GHz. (do not overclock), 32 GB of RAM on a 64 bit system and with TWO(yes TWO) Nvidea GeForce GTX680 video cards. All I have done so far is load the simulation with all of the sliders maxed out. As REX weather was already set up for use with FSX and P3D, it loaded seamlessly to my use with P3DV2.I have Global loaded. That is all so far except for the Alabeo piper and R66. They loaded fine. I went to CYVR and the sim gives 40 plus frames per second. At altitude about 25 frames per second. Water over second narrows , Vancouver is phenomenal. And I am sure that if I were to scale back a bit the frame rates would be much higher. Once you get all of your product sent over. I will go P3DV2 only. Too advanced to use the other simulators. Don Schlecker... I use Track IR and a 47 inch monitor.
  3. There is an update to make Fly Tampas's KSEA updated to FSX and include the third runway. You must own the FS9 FlyTampa KSEA to use this fix. Found at www.flightsimblog.com Don
  4. Will I be able to use my UK2000 airports if I obtain your England Scenery and airport and forego using Horizon scenery as it does not seem to support the ORBX England airports. Don Schlecker
  5. www.myflightsimblog.com will get you a patch to move the FS9 version of Portland you bought over to FSX and ORBX PNW. Don
  6. Agree. Probably too may users.. I delayed REX to another day and time for speed. Several delays and tries with ORX and no let up. Don
  7. I am downloading ORBX BASE North America files for P3D - and location of server is not an issue. Speed is. I am in Vancouver and usually the European servers are faster for me. All of the available servers are running slow 175KPS. Don
  8. Why are your servers so slow. This was not an issue in the past.Have been trying to download P3D base files with little success at getting enough download speed. Don
  9. Question ? Will Orbx British Airports go with UK2000 sceneries..? Or will I be destined only to fly them in P3D which I use as a real world pilot in training. Don
  10. I really like your sceneries and have them all!! I am also a student pilot and find that I must use XPlane ten in order to have accurate flight dynamics for a Cessna 172. What I wouldn't give to see ORBX do The Lower Mainland of British Columbia and Pitt Meadows Airport for XPLane, and in the same quality ast Stewart B.C,.. Then I could really do my sim training in style. P.S. FSX is still the best scenery platform by far and for the heavies like PMDG FSX is out front too. I have the Training version of Prepar 3d; but until I can port over all of my PMDG and use Track IR; my $200.00 is invested in an idle sim. Don Schlecker
  11. HINT: keep up the good work!!! , and build on other third party sceneries like the upcoming CYVR. A redone CYPK to the standard of Stewart B.C. would be nice. I am a budding pilot flying a 172 out of CYPK, and as nice as Holger's rendtion of Pitt is over default, it lacks the finness of other ORBX small airports. And given his talent, I am sure we will see CYPK upgraded. Don
  12. Microsoft Flight flies like an arcade game. Ch Fighter stick and Saitek Pedals work. Track IR does not. Flight dynamics very poor compared to Addon aircraft such as Carenado, PMDG and KatanaX, or Do Do Sim 206. And the scenery does not come close to ORBX. I have them ALL. Much less the other major airports and cities from other third party developers such as Megascenery, UK2000, FSDT, Aerosoft etc etc.. The commercial addons for flying jets make simulation NOT A GAME. And for fun the VFR flying in the PNW is exceptional. NO , unless Microsoft can come up to par and surpass FSX while including third party developers (who make the simulation) I am not interested and will free up my disk drive by removing the demo. PS Oahu from Megasenery plus free addons and commercial airports available blows away anything Microsoft flight has for Hawaii. And I can fly my PMDG 737 between the islands for an ILS approach. Or do circuits at Dillingham in a Carenado 152 and see real world scenery.. And I am an Alberta boy originally , now living in Vancouver. I like to fly out of CYPK. Or from Orcas Island to the many ORBX airports. AND the free stuff for Claresholm and High River!!!!. Or a Westjet flight from Edmonton to Calgary and on to Vancouver. And a new CYVR is on the way to rival LAX. Flight cannot do that. Granted I am spoiled and as a retiree with time and funds I have every worth while commercial addon for FSX. Guys like the team from ORBX make simulation what it is with third party addons. FSX is only a good frame on which to hang things. AND Microsoft can still improve that framework if they chose. BUT until then- Give me FSX and the boys from ORBX for another five years. I will put my extra cash into bigger screens, faster computers and new hardware like yokes and pedals, or a 737 , 172 cockpit. Don Schlecker
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