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WWGriphos

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  1. Yeah, I don't see this being the next VR for PC users, given the low resolution and the need for a smart phone. But, then, I think the G2 will probably be the next thing no matter what Oculus does.
  2. Well...Lisa would love this, so if no one else would particularly like to take Zed up on this, I will. Never mind. Looks like it doesn't work in Texas either.
  3. I didn't take any pictures, but you couldn't see the horizon where I live today. You'd have thought there were fires somewhere nearby, but nope, just California smoke all the way over here in Central Texas. I'm still keeping a wary eye out for zombies.
  4. Why isn't the sky red? Too soon? Looks lovely. And I'll bet it was a nice hike. You can tell the ground vegetation is pretty dry.
  5. Thanks, Robby. I want something other than that big two-way switch. What I'd love to have there is a rotary dial.
  6. Plus, it's six weeks shipping across the pond. I'd be more interested in a replacement for the pinky thing. I hate that one.
  7. Welcome WWGroucho! A man who knows his cigars is always welcome around here!
  8. I'm not sure I'm the kind of power user whose feedback is all that useful. The main difference I see between Ironsight and Novus is that Novus has the navy color theme. I did get something odd happen in Novus when I clicked to see who had left feedback on one post. It reformated the page to have the posts in the middle and big margins where the usual footers and headers relocated. That didn't happen in Ironsight. May have been a quirk. Can't repeat it. I think I lean toward Ironsight.
  9. I like Ironsight a lot better. Thanks for adding it. Black themes are hard for me to read.
  10. I've looked at it, but haven't tried it. I don't find the default slew stick that big an issue. This one does look nice, though.
  11. Some of the DTP guys have them on order. I'm very interested in hearing their report when they get them. It's very tempting.
  12. Aren't yummy Margaritas always calling?!
  13. Yeah, that's just crazy! Feeling more and more like the apocalypse to me. Keeping an eye out for zombies in my neck of the woods!
  14. Happy birthday, you ol' dog!! Er...I mean, you cool cat!
  15. That's terrible. My sister in Fort Collins, CO is in similar shape. Here's a pic from her car yesterday at noon. None of that is cloud.
  16. Interesting tidbit: Fleet formed the Consolidated aircraft company in 1923 after buying out a liquidating Gallaudet company and plans from the Dayton-Wright company (yep, that Wright) as it was being closed as a subsidiary of General Motors. He eventually parted ways because he wanted the civilian aircraft company named after him to go in different directions. Consolodated went on to make my favorite amphibian aircraft which was wonderfully modeled by a small independent team for FSX and sold by Aerosoft.
  17. WWGriphos

    C47

    That team pored a lot of love into that plane. I was one of the alpha and beta testers for it as well. Most of the testers had Dakota or DC-3 stick time, so they knew their stuff. It was fun working with that group. I flew the heck out of the plane, all over Alaska and Canada and Australia and even the Seychelles in FSEconomy.
  18. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a Fleet and a Kinner. Which one is open to question. Hard to say with so little of the plane showing. The one in the pic has a different windshield and doesn't have the fins on the side of the engine cowling. The Finch usually has that little turtledeck cover as well.
  19. WWGriphos

    C47

    That's worth a try! Manfred Jahn, who did this one, did the C-47s for FSX. I actually helped on that project. I wrote the manual for it (and did the artwork to make it look antique). It was a great plane for that sim! Looks like he might have ported this in a bit of a hurry though. Reports of various game crashes on that site. Here's another good site for addons: https://www.msfsaddons.org/
  20. I don't think the Avro, or the 631 either. Looks too short coupled and too slab sided for that. Reminds me a bit of the Fleet Model 2s. I think that's a Kinner 5-cylinder radial. LIke the ones the PT-22 used. I think the Chinese had some of the Fleet Finches the British (Canucks, actually) built for trainers. They look a lot like that. They used Kinners and Warner Scarabs and engines like that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_Finch That's my bet.
  21. That's a satisfying weapon, for sure!
  22. I'll try to test it out, Sandy. Maybe a recent update bugged it. Blipped throttle should not damage the engine in any way.
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