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by Gabriel
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

MSFS 2020. Imagine turning it into a game with a purpose!
Game? GAME?????

AND WITH A PURPOSE!?!?!

:o :o :o :evil: :evil: :evil:
by Gabriel
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

I remember flying the C64 FSII from Chicago to New York. There was no scenery whatsoever between the scenery areas, just solid green, and of course no navaids, so you estimated a heading and stuck to it and hoped. Also you could only actually do it because going into the position editor and back ou...
by Gabriel
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Plane crash in India 8/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Plane crash in India 8/2020

From rereading your comments, you imply that the runway was too short for the conditions? Little Rock was not_too short...but they burned too much getting the plane down + forgot the spoilers (and violated some other things), but the landing was mostly doable. No. I mean that they probably came in ...
by Gabriel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Those who (sort of) LIVE the dream...
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Those who (sort of) LIVE the dream...

I hope we enjoy this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxAlnPDi-xs Although, he only knows the joy of turning final with 2000 lbs in tow and a nice single black knob in his hand... I noted a comment: "If God had intended man to fly, he would have given him more money". I noted the comment immediat...
by Gabriel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Our understanding of Physics
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Our understanding of Physics

It looks to me like he loses airspeed when he "turns into the tailwind" and gains airspeed when he "turns into the headwind".... Is that what you are talking about? (See footnote). I was talking more about the ignorant comment itself. "Now we should lose a lot of airspeed" ... Riiigth. I didn't not...
by Gabriel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Plane crash in India 8/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Plane crash in India 8/2020

Ban all tabletop runways (second fatal overrun from one for Air India Express).
Don't forget TAM at Congonhas (Sao Paulo)
by Gabriel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Plane crash in India 8/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Plane crash in India 8/2020

Cowboy monkey pilots, no doubt. ***Runway conditions much more than expected.*** I struggle with this: No two landings are EVER the same. BUT... ...you just almost almost almost almost ALWAYS fight through and land.... Windy day....land it. Heavy rain...land it. Wind up a little long....land it. Wi...
by Gabriel
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Plane crash in India 8/2020
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Plane crash in India 8/2020

Cowboy monkey pilots, no doubt. I actually think that's a concrete possibility. In my list of most likely causes I have (mot likely first): - Way to fast and long landing (i.e. cowboy monkey pilots). - Runway conditions much more than expected. - Stopping means to used to their full potential (for ...
by Gabriel
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Our understanding of Physics
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Our understanding of Physics

I"m more interested in the part at 7:38 - "40 knots of wind does not translate into 40 knots of airspeed". Uh... why not? Is it just about the wind being less a few feet off the ground or is something else coming into play? I had the same thought. Why did the guy put the wind at 100 knots and he is...
by Gabriel
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Our understanding of Physics
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Our understanding of Physics

Any comment Mr 3WE?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iFszHTaOs6I?start=690

(11:20 - 11:42)
by Gabriel
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

Hey... does anyone here know anything about VR headsets? I know earlier versions of MSFS don't support them and 2020 isn't supposed to at release time, but rumor has it that support is coming soon. The official answer is "I don't know", but... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nI8-PEbVS0 I've heard ...
by Gabriel
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

And here's one that shows how 2020 performs at different graphics settings with specific hardware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctmzO6DBydc Spoiler alert: even at "low" it's pretty damn good IMO! The hardware was in line with the "Ideal" spec, right? The FPS were decent even in 4K with the graph...
by Gabriel
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

Spoiler alert: even at "low" it's pretty damn good IMO!
I wonder how many FPS will I get with my mighty Intel HD 4600 iGPU :mrgreen: .
You will get SPF, not FPS.
by Gabriel
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 139
Views: 6793

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

Why do you address your last post to me? How is your last post different than my last post in this thread? (right above your last 3 consecutive posts) Evanie is arguing with me. Perhaps you are not_arguing. Well, I was arguing with you when you said that the main problem by large was the gear and t...
by Gabriel
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 139
Views: 6793

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

Why do you address your last post to me? How is your last post different than my last post in this thread? (right above your last 3 consecutive posts)
by Gabriel
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Concorde: 20 years on
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Concorde: 20 years on

I don't remember having heard about the weight and CG issues. But there other issues added to the "linear" history of the burst tire / fuel tank puncture / fire / engines failure. My recollection may not be super accurate but I'll do my best. One is that the plane was veering to the side due to some...
by Gabriel
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...
Replies: 61
Views: 13692

Re: Boeing 747: It just keeps going and going...

Not many airlines left still operating pax 747s...
by Gabriel
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

As stated before- I started with a Commodore 64...SubLogic flight simulator It was also fun to develop the talent to fly using the number pad...up...down...left...right...Oh Phugoid [in a rather literal sense]. Liar. The Commodore 64 didn't have a number pad. You controlled it with 5 letter keys wh...
by Gabriel
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

This video has recommendations of components to build your own PC for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, at each of the 3 levels (minimum, recommended and ideal) specified by Microsoft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ2vWrheeVw
by Gabriel
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: [i]We[/i] know that the conveyor belt thing is bologna, right?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: [i]We[/i] know that the conveyor belt thing is bologna, right?

...and how many PSI go to the brakes in an RTO. All of them? I am not_an engeinner, but as a hobby home owner who has done both wiring and plumbing and with a tiny shred of agricultural irrigation knowledge, I would expect some pressure loss and fluctuations as the fluid moves through the lines. An...
by Gabriel
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: [i]We[/i] know that the conveyor belt thing is bologna, right?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: [i]We[/i] know that the conveyor belt thing is bologna, right?

...and how many PSI go to the brakes in an RTO.
All of them?
by Gabriel
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

:o :o :o :o Watch this! Reportedly captured in 4K REAL TIME!!!! (meaning that's how it looked when they were using the sim, no trick like flying a 25% speed and then playing back at 4x to improve the render and frame rates, no post-production...) I wish they told us the specs of the computer they us...
by Gabriel
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

All that asid, previous versions of Fight Sim, if you wanted to use the sim all settings maxed out while enjoying frame rates that really gave a smooth sensation of motion instead of "succession of pictures" (say 25+ FPM) you hat to wait 2 to 4 years after the release of the sim for the necessary so...
by Gabriel
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Atlas 767, Houston
Replies: 92
Views: 10484

Re: Atlas 767, Houston

But from what you posted... it's clear the PF had "issues" with stressful situations among other things, but weren't there two people in the cockpit? What was the other guy doing when the pilot flying transitioned to the role of pilot crashing? The captain was pulling up, of course. Fighting (and l...
by Gabriel
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Flight Simulator Discussion
Topic: MSFS is back
Replies: 82
Views: 6358

Re: MSFS is back

I can't remember... did that version have any concept of "weather" at all? If it didn't have weather, I wonder what the point of putting in a carb heat control was. Yes! It did have - 2 layers of clouds where you could setup bottom and top (they were yes/no clouds, i.e. everything was white or perf...

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