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XP11.41, TE So-Cal, a B2 and a load of VRAM


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While I wait to try out KBUR in MFS next week, I went back there this afternoon in XP. I first went in the MV22 but managed to crash on landing (and I thought it was coming down at the correct rate of descent right up to the last moment) and so couldn't save the flight. Nowadays I tend to just fly, save the flight as a replay, and then I can mess around with views and screenshots with the replay. So when the flight restarted I switched to the B2 as I thought a low-level burn across LA in this might be fun.

 

I was running GPU-z on the second screen, as I was curious how much VRAM I might be using now over LA. It was always a hog, but I'd not checked since getting TE So-Cal. Turns out to be a bit scary! But as ever, these are all 4k, sliders and scenery pretty much maxed, and some very wide view shots.

 

Anyway, here's a few shots in case anyone is interested. Flight starts down the coast a wee way at Pendleton. Is it a bird? Is it a 'plane? Well, sort of.

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Coming up on LAX

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What with the aircraft geometry and the street grid layout you could probably teach Pythagoras from this shot

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This was all fun at about 500 knots!

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Heading towards KBUR

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Approaching (the XP / SoCal default) KBUR

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And this is the amount of VRAM in use at this point! (This shot is for you, @renault Pete. Scary, ain't it?)

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Climbing out and away

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Across the Simi Valley towards the coast

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Out to sea to turn in for KLAX

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Coming in a bit too fast, so . . .

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And then, although it doesn't show up on the replays so not in the screenshot, Traffic Global decided it wanted to use that runway for a 767 so I had to evade!

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Anyway, a nice afternoon out.  Enjoy!

 

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