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  1. My view is .. We need a generic bucket for all other sims .. to avoid the list becoming too long. Only the major ones need their own entry.
  2. We certainly need to ditch the Dovetail tag. ‘Misc sim’ or ‘Other Sim’should cover it.
  3. Yet another video clip of mishaps and shenanigans n aviation. This time an A330 slices the tail off an A321. Ouch! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  4. Another glimpse into the day to day life of commercial aviation.... — A first class passenger who ordered six shots on an American Airlines flight was removed after trying to take some to his friends travelling in economy. The man ordered the complimentary drinks “before the doors had even closed” on flight 1862 from Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. He then attempted to take some of the tipples to his friends flying in economy class before being removed from the plane, the airline confirmed. — I’ve found British Aiways more generous if you just ask the crew first.. a small bottle of champagne with glass was then passed to my colleague the wrong side of a dividing curtain!! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/first-class-passenger-ordered-six-shots-before-doors-closed-and-tried-to-take-them-to-friends-in-a3840841.html
  5. A Chinese passenger jet was forced into an emergency landing after its windscreen blew out at 32,000ft (9,753m), sucking the co-pilot halfway out of the plane. Captain Liu Chuanjian said the Airbus A319 had been cruising mid-air when a deafening sound flooded the cockpit. "There was no warning," he told the Chengdu Economic Daily. "The windshield just cracked and made a loud bang. The next thing I knew, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out." Thankfully the plane landed safely with only minor injuries reported. More info from the BBC news site: SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-44121377
  6. TomcatUK

    xplane XP11 - tips on using the sim?

    Many thanks @Noodle and @Tailhook. I flew in the Air Force cadets (2 and 4 seat single props mainly) so I would except some movement and correction required at both phases of the flight, it’s the sheer ferocity of it that is puzzling me. I might try turning the rudder sensitivity down slightly to see if this helps over-correcting. Plus I didn’t check the weather so need to see if I have any strong gusts affecting the airframe too? i will keep going and hopefully controls (including views) will be mastered soon!
  7. Vintage plane lands on beach in Devon (south west England) after engine failure... Does anyone know what type of plane this is? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-devon-44023712/aeroplane-makes-emergency-landing-on-devon-beach
  8. TomcatUK

    orbx YBCG My First.

    The scenery is looking awesome. Even some cones to admire in the shot with the budget airlines queue . Not so crispy, more like soggy cones?!
  9. What a horror to share a plane with other people!
  10. I have been using FSX and FSX:SE for many happy years. The time has come for me to consider moving sim. I am still deciding between P3D and XP (now FSW has been consigned to the bin). Before I take the plunge and start spending any hard cash, I have recently started using the free trial of X-Plane 11 (v11.10). But I am facing a lot of problems including: weaving on take off roll and after landing - due to poor traction? Incorrect sensitivity of rudder? This is affecting the default 737 and was even worse in the tail dragger tutorial which was almost impossible to get airborne. I am using a Saitek X45 but have no rudder pedals. I use the rudder switches on the throttle which are normally fine in FSX:SE. How do I find all the keyboard assignments; I can only find a small list of key commands via the menu. I turned off the C172 engine by hitting F7 thinking I’d get a notch of flaps during my landing tutorial! how do I change the views? This might be helped by keyboard commands in 2 above but I don’t want to randomly hit keys now in case I do anything else to the aircraft midair! Many thanks for the help in advance TSL crew! I know these are really basic questions but it would really help me start to ‘fly the plane’ instead of ‘operate the sim interface’!! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  11. The aircraft looks superb @Vitus. I’m really looking forward to the final product.
  12. Recent near miss at EHAM (Amsterdam Schiphol) partly due to converging runway headings... ATC earned their salary that day! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  13. TomcatUK

    dovetail PMDG statement on the closure of FSW

    Interesting insight ‘Can Man’!
  14. TomcatUK

    dovetail Flight Sim World Closing Down

    Blimey .. it had started to show such promise. The trouble is they had put so many people off at an early stage with rumours and speculation about add-ons not being available outside of the steam store, which were unfounded. Also an early focus on GA only put several people off, when they were deciding whether to move to P3D or XPlane. with no communication over timelines or phases to confirm if / when tubeliners / other jets / helicopters would be released. Finally, P3D and XPlane had both advanced in the 64 bit space, plus big developers joining XPlane to boot, add up to make this a very tough marketplace. If only FSW had been developed 2 years earlier!