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  1. A couple of insights in the other side of things we work on that the average fs hobbyist wouldnt ne B377 slightly changed but not much to help the Berlin Airflift Historical Foundation, making there first flight recently there new baby the C97; http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=62174 Spitfire simulator to train Spitfire pilots of today; https://www.facebook.com/airtechsim/?ref=br_rs Working with Redbird on some amazing new PPL programs to bring flight training into the 21st Century; There are several others that I cannot go into right now, but everything we do on that side of things always has a great filter down to the fs hobbist market and from our point of view the A2A software simulators you fly at home on your desk are essentially the same to what are used in the certified and non certified flight training areas in area such as to the numbers, correct flight models and what not.
  2. This thread is good; http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=61846#p472225 But yes, we are hoping for an end of 2017 release of something, we have our Accu-sim Spitfire MkI-II coming to P3Dv4, Accu-feel and lots of ther bits. Safe to say after a quiet from fs hobbyist pov 2017 from A2A its going to be quite a busy 2018 as some of our professional flight training projects close up.
  3. Awesome, thank you So it looks like I'll be able to do the morning school run and then leave to head to Duxford around 8:45ish, get to Duxford around 10:45ish depending on traffic.
  4. Sorry I am a little late posting this but A2A Simulations have some jobs up; LINK TO SOURCE: http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=61303
  5. dates are off in Edsons post? Whens Duxford, need to check I can go as that's what I'm looking forward to the most!
  6. I've had this come up a few times in recent months and my advice is going to ruffle some old guard feathers but its there. Not aimed at anyone just a vent haha Personally, Advice is simply this, if you are buying a new multi-core PC with GPU and running modern software, why do you need to go the complex route of off-loading like pre multi-core days compared to just going the easier slightly less complex route of configuring correctly and setting up a modern single system? Years gone by the network route was great but hardware and software has moved on quite a bit since then, enough to essentially make almost all the pros of doing such a setup now non-existent or at least on a par with a single system whilst requiring a shed load more energy and potential troubleshooting when it all goes balls up. This stuff tends to be a grind my gears situation (Wheres N00dle) because its similar to the mythical annoying stuff that floated around fs land in which peiople where installing the sim outside of the default location to try to avoid issues rather than simply understand windows folder options and correctly click a couple clicks ot set the sim up correctly in its default position whilst also understanding a little more about ones own computer and its operation. *insert grindy teeth sound here* Ignore everything ive said if you are gonna stream, and want a stream pc, but otherwise for fs alone the energy can be better spent making sure the single system is the best it can be and the system is setup correctly, plenty of cores, memory and GPU can in 2017 serve better than a couple mid range or lower systems hacked and slashed together to try to perform as good as one top end computer.
  7. I'll be present but for Cosford I need to meet more people that I have time for so I can for sure say hello and try to hang out as best I can between work. Edson mentioned Duxford visit to me on Discord. If so give us a date please as I can try and book that day so I can spend some proper time annoying you numpties with a day at Duxford. cheers, Lewis
  8. On Approach this week a 737 mod for the default xp 737 was mentioned as a bit of a one off. Whats the deal here and is it XP11 compatible etc? thanks, Lewis
  9. xplane X Plane 11 737 mod ?

    As a total XP newbie, can you link me and let us know any helpful hints and tips on installation and or use? cheers, Lewis
  10. All on the A2A Store now and sent out to third party vendors today. Free updates to the A2A P3D fleet; Accu-sim C172 Trainer Accu-sim C182 Skylane Accu-sim Cherokee 180 Accu-sim Comanche 250 Accu-sim T-6 Texan http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=115&t=60025 Check out the moveable lamps in the T-6 cockpit and the added lamp to the Comanche cabin. thanks, Lewis
  11. A2A Store users can now log in and download the C172 with the updated P3Dv4 C172. thanks, Lewis
  12. We are happy to provide brand new native, 64-bit Prepar3D Version 4 Accu-Sim airplanes to existing A2A Prepar3D Version 3 customers starting on the day of P3Dv4 release, May 30th, 2017. On the May 30th release date, customers who purchased the Accu-Sim Prepar3D C172 trainer from A2A will be able to visit our store (www.a2asimulations.com/store) and download the new 64-bit version of our Accu-Sim C172 Trainer for Prepar3Dv4. More versions of our existing fleet of Prepar3D aircraft will be released in the following days, including the Piper “Cherokee,” C182 “Skylane,” Piper “Comanche 250,” North American T-6 “Texan,” and the Lockheed Martin “Constellation.” As new A2A Prepar3Dv4 aircraft are released, they will also be sent to our other distribution partners. Lastly, we are very pleased with the performance and overall results of the new native Prepar3D v4 system. A lot of effort has been put into these new 64-bit Prepar3Dv4 Accu-Sim aircraft, and we are pleased to offer these upgrades complimentary to our existing customers. Lockheed Martin Prepar3D Version 4 press release: http://www.prepar3d.com/latest-news/ http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=59749
  13. Another audio interview coming out of german fs conference this time Aerofly fs2; https://pcflight.net/aerofly-fs2-interview-need-know-get-started/
  14. FSW live stream and Q&A from Dovetail today at 1800UK time
  15. Same place as the dovetail one saw this so thought i'd post it too; https://pcflight.net/aerosoft-interview-airbus-licensing-crj-a330/
  16. Unfortunately Audio only but worth a listen; SOURCE: https://pcflight.net/dovetail-games-interview-flight-sim-world-flight-school/
  17. Great Video showing the early days of Heathrow and some classic aircraft in action, some even with taxi speeds rivalling Sparks style! Also worth noting the climb outs, note how shallow the climb outs are as they start the slow step climbs to altitude. credit to cflord over at the A2A Simulations forums for the find.
  18. Cracking stuff, amazing Bush area
  19. Thanks for the heads up, love a good youtube doc
  20. The trouble is its the way the software world works always has always will. Some products can be moved across but others cannot, and will die and in FS world every company will be different as whats acceptable for one might bankrupt another. the dev in question here for example has a massive library where as PMDG have two planes in the current platform? And of course mentioning orbx is a none issue as I can tell you that scenery development is a total different kettle of fish. If the next x sim version was to totally revamp the terrain then you can bet your ass the situation might be the other way around with planes being able to be easily jumped across and scenery not. Just as we buy new software be it OS'es or software for OS'es its no different because its flight sim. As you so as a consumer you just have to be savvy and know what your doing, and treat the money we have as we know we should yet tbh rarely do. A little research before parting with cash is always the good thing to do. I purchased a 980Ti at the end of the 9xx series run but I knew what I was doing I knew the risk I was taking and what I was getting. I don't blame Nvidia for releasing the 10xx series a month after my purchase because it was my choice to buy knowing full well that the next gen was just over the horizon.
  21. thanks for that confirmation Noodle, being new to X-Plane still and finding my feet as a second sim I was on the edge of buying one of the cheaper Carenado planes to test out a bit. I know the guys rave about the aerobask stuff but wanted something with a bit more character and steam based cockpit that you find at the local airfields etc. Nice to hear it works albeit without official support due to the changes between platforms.
  22. imo still a must have, used it for years before I got any weather add-on as I didnt see the need for rex etc whilst having this great freeware texture set which can really produce some stunning visualsalbeit with the cons associated with old school photoreal textures
  23. mmm guys 32/64 shouldnt matter as XP10 was 64 anyway. Its other core platform changes that may it seems be causing some issues. Given the big changes in XP11 I guess its understandable, PBR for instance is a big change between an XP10 port running in XP11 and a true XP11 model running and making use of all the platform modern tech from a pure eye candy pov. From memory XP11 also introduces new code bases, new sound engine and a bunch of other stuff.