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  1. caderly_one

    orbx TrueEarth GB South XP pt9 Birmingham

    I really want to fly this. Lets release it. Been waiting since Flight Sim Expo
  2. Learned something here lol. I thought we wanted all white. Ugh uh oh lol.
  3. This is a great video I came across that explains ORBX products in detail and how scenery works in the P3D simulator. I highly recommend watching this video. I learned a few things from this video and I am sure for newcomers to the sim world, this would help explain things well. He goes over the main points in scenery which are: Mesh Textrures Landclass Vectors He also explains and shows how the products look in specific regions when he drops in a new product like an area with and without vectors. One thing I learned though for those people on a budget you could actually buy EU england and not have to buy global, vectors, and openLc for that region. It would be a less expensive way of flying in an area for people to get started with. I own them all as I started with global and vectors and then LC for the different regions. I then picked up the region specific products. He also talks about airports briefly with pre-requisites. He shows a before and after screen of an airport as well. The difference is amazing and will keep us buying up all those airports from ORBX as well as other developers. Next he talks about mesh's. He mentions FS global Ultimate and FreeMesh. What I did not realize is that ORBX regions already have their mesh with them for that region alone. So if you are flying in say EU England and own just that product, you have the mesh for it. You actually have everything you need for that region in that one product. The only thing this video does not explain which I think would be the last needed piece to understand it all is: How the scenery file works. Does the order matter and what order should your scenery be in, in this file. How do you fix elevation issues with vector. This video does a great job of explaining things. When you first come into flight simulation, its overwhelming what you must learn. As a note to OMGEDSON, if possible it would be great to be able to tag and search for videos or even have a section for newbies to learn from. Many questions that get asked may never have to be asked if users could find this information easily. Till next time, Caderly (caderly_one) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  4. Im really looking forward to this plane. Will get it the day it comes out
  5. If you want boeing items, shirts, models, or trinkets, now is the time. Now through Sept. 2nd Boeing has a great sale up to 25% off. One Boeing model like the 747-8 that I just bought would be 50.00 off. Might be time to think about it. If you want to look at the models I purchased from boeing, check out this article: I have bought hoodies, shirts, lanyards, and stickers from Boeing as well. Go shop before the sale ends! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.boeingstore.com
  6. I was talking to a friend of mine Mark, who suggested we go out to the Georgetown airport here near Austin to look at flight schools today. I am interested in getting my PPL. Well yesterday, they setup a plan to surprise me. I had no idea what was in store for me. We show up at the airport hangars and Mark has me park next to another truck and says, wow Ken is here. Ken and Mark are both neighbors of mine from a few years back and friends. Ken is also an airline pilot on a 777 and has been flying his personal plane for several years now. I was excited to see Kens plane because I have not seen it yet. Ken was getting it ready for a flight to Colorado tomorrow. The plane looked sweet and was super clean. As we are talking he hooks it up to his power tow and pulls it out of the hangar and asks "Are you boys ready to go?" Man I was shocked. I did not notice that Mark had brought his flight headset with him. Until that moment I had no idea, I was about to go up and also fly my first Beechcraft Bonanza or any plane for that matter. We all put on our headsets and Ken got ATC taxi and takeoff clearance for VFR. We took off and the wind was about 10-15 knots. The plane really moves in the air side to side and up and down with the wind. It really was cool to feel what a smaller plane this size feels like in the wind. It felt natural and cool all at the same time. We flew out of Georgetown airport over to Lago Vista. Ken banked it pretty good for me so that I could get a nice photo of Lago Vista's airport. This is a great shot! From Lago, we flew to lake travis. We got to see the party boats near hippie hallow and also the Oasis restaurant which is a famous Tex Mex overlook in Austin. This was a beautiful day to be out on the lake as you can see from these photos. From Lake Travis we headed back towards our neighborhoods in Cedar Park. Here you can see our local high school Cedar Park High. We also flew over my house and buzzed it at about 1000 ft. My wife heard us fly over but did not go outside to see it. Ugh! Next was my other surprise, the wheel was moved from the left seat to the right. Uh oh. Im in control now. Thoughts ran through my head and anxiety. Calm down Patrick(Caderly). You've done this 1000 times in the sim. Just watch your instruments and fly. So I did. It was scary at first and then ken programs in a direct to Georgetown and has me bank and follow the magenta. It was a fun 10 minutes of flying for my first time in a real plane. I couldn't of done it with a better pilot. I felt confident having someone with so much experience sitting next to me. Thanks Ken! I gave the controls back to Ken so that he could do a downwind and land the plane. We followed in a 172 closer than I expected. Im used to bigger separation on the heavy's from flight sim. We landed and taxied to the refueling. Ken let Mark and I refuel the plane in each of the wings. This was my first experience fueling a plane as well. Once fueled we headed back to the hangar where the plane will set for the next 12+ hours before Ken takes off for Colorado. Again I cant thank these guys enough. Mark and Ken today was amazing. Since you could not make lunch Ken, let me know when you get back, I would like to buy you lunch or dinner. Have a safe flight and enjoy your time in Colorado! One last note. Once Mark and I left, we headed to the main hangar for the airport. Mark showed me the wall of solos which was very cool. This is people who have all done their solo flight out of Georgetown. I added it here for you guys to view. I thought it was very cool! Till Next Time, Caderly (Patrick) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  7. Nice model Noodle! Also nice mouse. I just bought that same mouse this week
  8. Man I wish I could go this year. Maybe next year. If I head over the pond I will have to stop into Ireland. My sister moved there 3 years ago. I would love to see the UK and Ireland. Might have to make that happen in 2020...
  9. I would like to start a thread on those that collect models. I can say I loved Boeing. Also I found their store online and its just as sweet at boeingstore.com. Their models are top notch and made well. They do not feel like they will break easy and look amazing. They run discounts and I think if you sign up online you get like 20% off your first order. Anyway, I started this collection while at Boeing in Everette WA. I picked up the 787-9 and lugged it to Alaska, back to Washington, and then to its home in Austin. I decided to order the 737 and have it when I got back to Austin instead of carrying it. Took awhile to ship as their store was moving at the time. Once it arrived it looked nice sitting next to the 787. I was amazed at the same scale model how small a 737 is to a 787. Well with the 747-8 coming out, I decided to add another Boeing plane to the collection. I used my coupon and saved a bundle on this one. It is amazingly large. The pictures do not do it justice. All models are scaled at 1:144. If you want even larger and have the budget you can go 1:100 but that would not fit in my office... I hope you like the images. I am waiting on the announced 777X and will add it to my collection once it releases in another year or so. For GA planes, I would love the Turbo Otter and possibly a couple of others. Models just light up the office. I recommend you guys add one or two to the place you call your simulator home. Please add any images of models that you may have to this thread. I would love to see what others are collecting. Till next time. Caderly SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.boeingstore.com
  10. Bizjets, this is a little scary right now. Hoping for the best for those 16 on board. A luxury jet with 16 people on board blew two tires as it took off from a runway at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey Tuesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. No injuries were immediately reported aboard the Gulfstream Aerospace GLF-4 aircraft, which was departing for Luton, England when the tires blew before 11 a.m. The aircraft did get into the air, and the pilot was then in a holding pattern, circling the airport for some time as emergency crews assembled below. The plane was then diverted to Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Massachusetts, near Springfield. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Plane-Blow-Tires-Teterboro-Airport-Emergency-491368761.html
  11. Hello fellow simmers! Coming out of Flight Sim Expo, I was pumped to add more hands on realism to my sim. I met several great people and companies all building hardware for our simulation niche. After much debate on which company and panel to go with, I decided to go with Diagma for my first panel. This is my first look and review of the Diagma flight simulator panel with the panel builder software. I want to start of by saying that Azat at Diagma was a pleasure doing business with. He was very fast and responsive on any questions I had from before purchase through and after the purchase and delivery. With all that said, lets get into budget and pre-delivery considerations. Whatever panel you go with, if it does not come with a monitor, that should be one of your first things to look at. You want the panel to fit perfectly on whatever monitor you choose. For this, you will need the exact dimensions of the panel. Azat was kind enough to get these to me and put those online for future customers. I researched sizes of monitors and found a dell 23” monitor that would fit this panel perfectly. It fits edge to edge with just enough room on the bottom to hit the power button to turn it on and off. It looks like it was made for this panel. See below for links to all the products in this review. With the monitor purchased and on the way, the Diagma panel and panel builder software were being shipped out as well. Both were scheduled to arrive in just a couple of days. I was excited to get things ready to fly. My A2A C172 was fired up on P3D and ready to go. Once the panel arrived, it was easy to install on the monitor. It has straps on both sides that fit around the monitor to hold it in place and snug. Instructions said to mount it after you setup the panel builder software, but I was able to do this with the panel in place without any issues. With the panel attached to the monitor and the USB cable from that panel connected to my PC, I was ready to setup the software. The software was easy to install, however it will take you a few hours to get things figured out as far as what controls you need to add and where. To start the software, open up Panel Builder. Make sure that your USB dongle is plugged into your computer or you will go into DEMO mode on the software. This is kind of a pain, but I am sure they offer a software key version as well. Now to add the controls. The process is simple, you find the controls you want in the Building menu—>Add Instrument. You click off which instruments you want to add and they appear on the screen when you click the Operation—>Start button. This is an iterative process unless you have a review like this to show you exactly which controls to add. I will provide this at the bottom of the review as well. You will be able to check off all of the controls and click one add and they will all be there. Once the controls have been added you will need to arrange them on your monitor. You can select which monitor to add them to from the Operation—>Edit Panel. I selected to run this software on one monitor only with it being on monitor 2. You can also set the color of the background to black out to black which I did. This will make the controls pop. When the controls first appear, they will appear on your main monitor and you will drag them into the location on the external display. Put them in their correct location and then resize them with the mouse wheel. Its that easy to get them in place and sized. Now they are all ready for your sim. Now that your controls are all in place, the next step is to get it all connected and functional in your sim. This took me awhile to get right and also took the latest version of P3D with the latest version of FSUIPC with the mouse macro feature added back in to get working 90% correct. I have a few things that are not perfect, but will work to get those correct or you may have a solution for me if you have to get this panel and software. Start up your sim, start the simPluggins Prepar3DV4 software. Click Connect. You controls on the monitor should move and reset to your current conditions. Its that simple when running both the sim and sim plugging all on the same computer. This software does enable you to run the panel software on a separate pc, but they must both be on the same network. I have done this, but it added a second pc and no performance difference on my setup, so it was not worth the additional complexity for me. For others with a lesser machine, you may want to use a second PC to run your controls. If you do this, keep in mind, the panel builder software must run on the second PC, and you run the simPlugins connection software on your flight sim pc to connect the two. Now that the sim and software are connected and your sim is running, its time to get the panels controls working. I have attached some notes in a screen shot below on what I have done. Some of the controls I set to use P3D controls, while many of them I needed FSUIPC to setup. I did have a few toggle switches at the bottom that only P3D would see, not FSUIPC. The issue is that I do not have the option I need in P3D to set it to the functionality in the aircraft, only FSUIPC has this. Its a work in progress to figure this out, but its minimal since its just lighting in the aircraft and not really a big deal to me. This is not a tutorial on how to use FSUIPC as I am not an expert at it, however I know enough to get by and get this panel working. I used two methods to add controls on the panel to FSUIPC which I will detail now: Most controls were easy to add using the standard button+switches. Click or turn the knob on the monitor in the direction that you want to program. Click Select for FS control. Pull down the menu below it that says “Control sent when button pressed”. Select what you want to send in this pull down. This is the more complex option and has to do with mouse clicks. You have to create a mouse macro first, you do this on the left side on that same menu by going into the sim and doing what you want, then back into FSUIPC and saving it off. You will then be able to select this macro in the same pull down as the first option above in 1. This mouse macro will now be attached to your button or knob. The hardest part of programming the controls was finding what you need. Some things took a few google searches to come up with the correct simulation api to use. For example moving the Altimeter knob, you will need to use the Kohlsman Inc and Kohlsman Dec to get this working. Another odd feature is on the artificial horizon. You can use P3D or FSUIPC to control this, however it only changes the control on your panel, not in the simulator. The details on what to use will be on the blueprint I have attached in this review. Now that all your controls are programmed and functioning in the aircraft, its time to take off and use your new panel. Let me say, its great to actually physicallyy touch the knobs and see functionality on the panel and in the sim. An example is aligning your magnetic compass on the heading indicator at startup with the knob on the left of that control. You then set your heading that you want as well with the knob on the right of that control. It all just works. From your 2 Nav’s, your ADF, to starting the plane with your Magneto switch, it all just works and works great. The magneto is a little more work to program as there are 4 locations on the dial to program. Once setup you will find it a pleasure to use. As you can see, I spent a day with the sparks designed “Steve’s Redneck Salvage” A2A C172. I flew from Juneau Alaska to the glaciers and up to Skagway Alaska. It was a fun day in the skies of Alaska exploring with my new Panel from Diagma. I would give the panel 5 starts out of 5 for sure. The construction of the panel is top notch with very nice switches and controls that do not feel like a toy. This panel feels and looks real. Interacting with it in sim is a blast and will take your immersion to a whole new level. For someone who is about to go for their PPL, this panel was a must purchase for me. My goal is to step into a real 172 and feel right at home. This will make that first experience so much easier and familiar. The software gets 4.75 stars out of 5. It would of had 5 stars if there was an option to export your settings to share with fellow simmers. This has been locked out for professional users only, not home users. However I did find a way to copy those settings from one PC to another because duplicating this effort is a pain if you run on multiple machines. PM me if you want the details of how to do this. I hope you enjoyed this first look and review of the Diagma DPPL-1804 Flight Simulator Panel with the Panel Builder for Diagma Panels. My next purchase will be a set of C172 controls. Flying with A10 controls is still fun, but I need a yoke and throttle that feels more c172 like. That review will be next once I get those controls ordered. I am looking at Diagma as well as one other company to fulfill those needs to complete my in home C172. Till next time, Caderly (Caderly_one) Equipment List: Diagma DPPL-1804 Flight Simulator Panel Plus 380.00 https://www.flightsim-diagma.com/product-page/panel-plus Panel Builder for Diagma Panels 64.00 https://www.flightsim-diagma.com/product-page/panel-builder Dell Professional P2317H 23" Screen LED-Lit Monitor 175.00 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FGCJAHU/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Controls to add to panel builder: ADF Airspeed Indicator Altimeter Analog Artificial Horizon C172 Chronometer C172 EGT FF C172 Fuel Dual C172 FSX Heading Indicator C172 Nav1 (Needle) Nav2 (NOGS) Oil C172 RPMLarge Turn Indicator VAC AMP C172 Vertical Speed Indicator Programming P3D, FSUIPC: ADF Right: FSUIPC 2-8 ADF Needle Set ADF Card Inc ADF Left: FSUIPC 2-9 ADF Needle Set ADF Card Dec Airspeed Indicator(Nothing to program) Altimeter Analog Right FSUIPC 2-0 Kohlsman Inc Altimeter Analog Left FSUIPC 2-1 Kohlsman dec Artificial Horizon C172 Right FSUIPC 2-12 Attitude bars down Artificial Horizon C172 Left FSUIPC 2-13 Attitude bars up Chronometer C172 This needs work. Use the mouse macro controls but you need to macro it to both the panel and the panel in the plane. For some reason, they both need to be part of that macro. EGT FF C172(Nothing to program) Fuel Dual C172 FSX(Nothing to program) Heading Indicator C172 Right FSUIPC 2-2 Heading bug inc Heading Indicator C172 Left FSUIPC 2-3 Heading bug dec Nav1 (Needle) Right FSUIPC 2-4 Vor1 obi inc Nav1 (Needle) Left FSUIPC 2-5 Vor1 obi dec Nav2 (NOGS) Right FSUIPC 2-6 Vor2 obi inc Nav2 (NOGS) Left FSUIPC 2-6 Vor2 obi dec Oil C172(Nothing to program) RPMLarge(Nothing to program) Turn Indicator(Nothing to program) VAC AMP C172(Nothing to program) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.flightsim-diagma.com/product-page/panel-plus NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  12. I agree Noodle. It must be new parents that want to double dip and take their kids to Disney on the same trip. I know I’ve been there about 7 times in the past 10+ years. Not too excited about another trip to Orlando. I will just stay in the Hotel the event is in. Uber is out now. Probably need a rental car if I want to go anywhere. Vegas was sweet!!! Well we can always say we had Vegas lol.
  13. Hello fellow skyLoungers and flight sim enthusiasts. I reached out to the Fantasy of Flight yesterday to see if they would open one week earlier for all of us aviation lovers that are coming to the Orlando area for Flight Sim Expo. I am sad to say, they will not open early but would do an expensive private tour for a max of 5 people. That would be 100 each and only 5 of us. I will just add it to the many trips that I was within 2 miles of them and could not visit because they were closed. If you would like to visit the place while you are in Florida, maybe you should reach out to them as well. It wouldn't hurt if enough people contacted them, maybe we could see the place. If we had 4 others, I would invest in seeing the place as well. If you are interested, please contact me -- caderly_one. Here is their response below: Hi Patrick(Caderly), I am so sorry but the museum will not be open at that time, we do not reopen to the public until the Friday June 14th. We do offer private tours while the museum is closed though. The private tour includes the museum as well as other areas, like our restoration buildings and storage hangars, that are not accessible to the general public. The tour is 3-3.5 hours, for up to 5 people, and is $500 plus tax. We offer this during the weekdays at 9 am & 1 pm. If you would like to book a private tour please contact me with a date you are interested in so I can check the availability of our aircraft department. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me. Best regards, Brittani Taylor | Receptionist Phone: 863-984-3500 Fax: 863-984-0254 1400 Broadway Blvd. S.E. Polk City, FL 33868 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.fantasyofflight.com/collection/
  14. Chewwy got to test out the new PMDG 747-8 today. The plane is looking sweet and I can’t wait to fly it. From what I am hearing, we could be a couple of weeks away from the launch. caderly SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/previews/watch-the-pmdg-747-8-in-action-beta/
  15. In case you missed this awesome video from Boeing. I love both these planes and this is an awesome video. I own both the models from Boeing on these guys. When my 747-8 gets here I am going to post pics of all 3 models together Caderly SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.boeing.com/commercial/paris-air-show-2017/