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  1. It’s called the Mach Loop. I’ve flown it a number of times in my civ sims. It’s a blast. I can only do marine what a blast it would be for a real pilot.
  2. Yeah, how ortho works. That’s why desert areas are so much nicer. The detail is small, and you can get pretty close and it still look good. Even very good. You’ve seen some of my shots of interior SoCal and Nevada. I’m about 1000 AGL in quite a few of those. I regret buying Southern and Central England from them for that reason. I fly low, and it gets pretty messy a lot of the time over that scenery. I debate uninstalling it. Takes up a lot of hard drive. I shouldn’t have bought any of the England stuff in either sim. Oh well. At least XP11 is pretty pain free. Lots of updates, but mostly everything works right away afterward.
  3. I have an i5 8600K and a 1080. Works great on those specs.
  4. Shoot, here in the hill country, rattlesnakes and black widows are basically pets. Every place has several of each. About a year back I shot a huge rattler just off the front porch. My dog was bitten by one, but survived that. I think the cat we lost a few weeks ago was killed by one. I couldn’t find any marks, though. It's the scorpions that I hate. I’ve only been stung a couple of times. Lisa has been stung close to a dozen times. Several of those were while she and I were in bed. For some reason, they prefer to sting her. Hurts for days. I've never seen a cougar in the wild. Always wanted to. I’ve heard them. We may have some around here (people say they see them), but I’ve never come across or heard one. We have awful big bobcats though.
  5. Sunny SoCal, it looks like. Orbx released PNW for XP11. I’ll probably get it when it goes on sale. Most of the best sim flying I’ve done was in their original PNW.
  6. That’s clearly not me, although that fella cuts a similarly fine figure, I’ll admit. There’s a clear resemblance in the steely gaze as well. But I haven’t been clean-shaven since I was 18. And I have no idea what that contraption he’s riding is supposed to be. Surely if they can make such nice snaffle bridles, they can make a decent saddle without needing to hide it under a baby blanket Until my thirties, probably spent almost as many hours horseback as I did walking. There were a couple of horseback trips I took in my late twenties that were longer than 6 months. It was on one of those trips that I saw the grizzly. I saw him before my horse did, but not before the grizzly saw both of us. He was downwind and caught our scent before he saw us, I believe. He (or she) was leaving the area when I spotted it on the far side of a pond I was passing. It was nice to have the pond between us. The pic above does resemble what Jeremiah (my Morgan) looked like when he caught sight of the bear. But since I’d already seen him, I was ready for the reaction.
  7. It’s $119.95 at the X-plane store. https://store.x-plane.org/CH-Throttle-Quadrant_p_53.html
  8. My t500 steering wheel got “confused” and reverted to a generic Thrustmaster wheel in Windows, but I seem to have gotten that sorted, and it’s recognized again and working correctly. My Rift isn’t working, but I think that’s because there’s a controller update I need he internet to get. The goggles work, but it is stuck at setup since the controllers aren’t recognized. I haven’t tried anything else, but I think I’m fine. Everything is on surge strips. We lost power for a bit, but not that long. What a pain! It's possible my internet trouble is a fried modem, but they won’t send a new one to see. I have to wait for the tech to come.
  9. You are a wise and judicious man! I've had two close-ish encounters with grizzlies in the Yellowstone backcountry. One on horseback, and one while in a tent. I was very lucky in both encounters. I like looking at bears in photographs instead of in person. Had a black bear hanging around my RV last summer. Never saw him or her. My sister did. Scat within 50 feet of the camper several times. Lots of black bears in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
  10. Don’t get the Saitek quads. They have cheap pots. I have the CH. it’s very useful for rads, prop, etc. I really like having the 12 buttons. Use them in basically every sim. The pots on one of my axes is a little noisy now, but I’ve had them for over a decade. And I really like the quad for my civilian sims. Very nice for twins, giving me two throttle, two prop, and two mixture controls. I rarely use my TWCS throttle for the civ sims. Just for the jets, or as collective on the choppers.
  11. Had a fierce electrical storm Sunday night. Internet went out in the area. It was apparently partially back up yesterday, but not for me. Provider is telling me the soonest they can get out to repair me is June 27th. If I had any options for provider out here in the sticks, I’d be switching. Anyway, I’ll be out of action for these two weeks, it looks like.
  12. The Rift S has the built in sensors. They work very well for head movement and seeing the two controllers. And it’s nice that everything is self contained.
  13. I’m hoping that’s a good telephoto lens making it look that close.
  14. I think the processors n the new game platforms are pretty cheap Matabele now. Edit: WTF iPad spellchecker?! I tried to type “are pretty comparable now” meaning I don’t think processing power will hold back the physics, depending on the new engine. For me, it’s about the physics of flight and the believability of the world. I don’t much care about full systems simulation on tube liners, etc. I do want to be able to control the engine (mixture, prop, etc) and operate the nav systems, etc. I’m just saying whether a flight sim is arcade is independent of platform. War Thunder is made for the PC as is Aerofly 1 and 2 and both are very arcade. Even IL2 is pretty arcade in terms of flight physics. MS has a record of doing fairly well in terms of physics. We'll see...I’m hopeful.
  15. Well, the platform doesn't really need to make a difference. It's a question of its physics. We'll have to see.
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