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  1. Oculus Rift is out of stock. Is that because Rift S is to be released??? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-rift-stock-web-suggesting-rift-s-near/
  2. To avoid disappointment for some of you .. I am referring to hybrid HDD/SSD strorage drives ('SSHD'), and not some futuristic propulsion technology!! I have recently purchased a Seagate 2TB Firecuda hybrid gaming drive, as a way to get a balance between performance, cost and storage capacity. I use the drive as my main Windows OS / boot drive, with XPlane 11 files stored on a separate SSD drive. I am going down this road due to the amount of disk space that ORBX True Earth GB files require (which outgrew my SSD drive capacity)! I was expecting the hybrid to be quicker than HDD, but not as fast as SSD. However, I have found the new hybrid drive to be really slow (slower than my 9 year old Kingston 1TB HDD!), with boot up being slower, and my machine being intermittently unresponsive (e.g. when attempting to open or close programs). It is MUCH quicker to boot than Sparks' machine though (!!), but not as responsive to use once Windows has opened). The drive continues to be slow and almost rendering Windows unusable, even after allowing several restarts when I had hoped that the brain of the drive would learn which files I use the most and keep them cached in the internal SSD. I have run health check tools from Seagate and it says the drive is performing normally. Have any fellow loungers experienced this? I'd be grateful for your views and any tips on improving performance from the Hybrid drive. My tired old rig, purchased new in 2010, is an HP p6658uk (which has an AMD Phenom II processor (can't recall precise model now); with Foxconn H-Alpinia RS780L micro ATX motherboard, upgraded to 8 GB RAM, added Kingston 256GB SSD, plus with uprated PSU and running Windows 10 Home 64 bit). I am connecting the hybrid via SATA cable to the mobo. Many thanks, TCUK SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  3. Bell Nexus. Image via Bell Bell rings in the new year by revealing its autonomous VTOL aircraft at the Consumer Electronics Show. President and CEO Mitch Snyder says travel by air taxi will be a reality by the mid 2020s. Bell unveiled its vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) autonomous air taxi at a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today. The Bell Nexus, named to signify the convergence of transport and technology and of comfort and convenience, will enter service as part of the Uber Elevate initiative, which plans to launch fleets of electric VTOL aircraft in Dallas, Los Angeles and an unnamed international market by the mid 2020s. Mitch Snyder, Bell’s president and CEO, introduced the Bell Nexus VTOL aircraft at CES on Monday. Bell, which, according to president and CEO Mitch Snyder, dropped Helicopters from its name to better reflect its focus on creating opportunities in urban air mobility, showcased a version of its air taxi cabin concept at CES last year. This year, the company will display an updated, full-scale mockup of the hybrid-electric powered vehicle, equipped with six tilting ducted fans. While Bell is leading the design, development and production of the Bell Nexus, it’s collaborating with Safran (hybrid propulsion and drive systems), EPS (energy storage systems), Thales (Flight Control Computer hardware and software), Moog (flight control actuation systems) and Garmin (avionics and the vehicle management computer) to bring the on-demand mobility solution to market. View image on Twitter Room for One More The Bell Nexus is a four-passenger vehicle with space for a pilot or mission manager. “The aircraft is designed to be fully automated,” Snyder announced at today’s press conference. “Once the regulatory authorities and community accept that it’s ok to not have a pilot, then it will be a five-passenger vehicle.” Bell Nexus interior. Image via Bell Bell will also have a flight simulator at CES this year in order to determine how the average person might operate the Bell Nexus. “We want to see what’s intuitive for people to learn how to fly these as opposed to just pilots,” Snyder explained. Coming Soon to a City Near You Bell aims to make air taxis that are safe, quiet and affordable. “We’re still working with Uber to determine the cost of traveling in the vehicle but it’s going to be more affordable than you think,” Snyder said. “The ability of these aircraft to [complete] multiple trips within an hour window allows you to work the economics in a favorable way,” added Michael Thacker, Bell’s executive vice-president of Technology and Innovation. While Bell is working closely with Uber, Thacker insists that the company is setting its sights even further. “We are taking Uber’s specifications into consideration, but this vehicle actually goes beyond what the Uber specifications require,” he said. “While Uber is one of the potential applications, it’s not the only one.” Snyder and Thacker are optimistic about the timeline. “Defining and developing urban air mobility is a complex undertaking, requiring collaboration across industries, regulatory agencies and other communities of interest,” Snyder said. “Although there is still a lot of work to be done, the future is real, it’s possible, and it’s coming soon.” SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://apex.aero/2019/01/07/bell-nexus-uber-elevate-vtol-air-taxi-ces
  4. Engine trouble caused aircraft forced landing copyrightAAIB The aircraft hit a furrow in a field and was flipped upside down A microlight aircraft landed upside down in a field after a "probable" fuel problem caused its engine to stall, a report found. The Flight Design CTSW was five nautical miles from Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire when the pilot made a forced landing, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch report said. The landing gear collapsed when the plane hit a furrow, flipping the craft. The two pilots were not hurt but the plane was damaged beyond repair. The accident happened on 15 September as the pilot and passenger - another qualified pilot - were returning to the airfield after a short flight. The aircraft was returning to Sywell Aerodrome after flying over Deenethorpe Airfield and Market Harborough The report stated the engine "coughed" before stopping, forcing the pilot to choose a suitable field in order to land. However, he had no choice but to make a downwind landing, meaning "the touchdown was at a higher groundspeed than the pilot would have liked". "The pilot was beginning to apply the brakes gently to avoid locking the wheels when the nose dropped suddenly and the aircraft lurched forward, coming to rest upside down." the report said. The AAIB said the "cause of the engine failure could not be positively determined". The report concluded "the failure was probably due to a fuel supply issue". SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-46824501
  5. Ever wondered how propellers are made? Hartzell Propeller is infamous for making propellers for its first customer, the Wright Brothers. Enjoy! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  7. LTT Review, great benchmarks for existing technology, better than 10series etc etc,.... all that fancy new tech jazz though, currently and for the foreseeable future MIA SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  8. Title says all ! This is a video of the 1st wave of production line v1 (200 sent to pre-orders). Getting closer... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER LINK : https://flyhoneycomb.com/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.facebook.com/FlyHoneycomb/
  10. View Online Pre-Order GeForce RTX Now! NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ delivers the ultimate PC gaming experience. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary RTX platform, RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is a whole new way to experience games. PRE-ORDER NOW SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/20-series/?ncid=em-ded-52956&deliveryName=DM13651 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  11. GPU Sag is a real issue, cards keep getting more powerful, and with that, hotter, longer, and heavier. One thing that seems to stay constant is the port location which is at the port side of the card. This location is the only connecting point to your motherboard, over time as the card heats up it also can begin to sag. Not only is this going to put stress on the motherboard port potentially damaging it, but additionally on the ports of the card itself. I'm also water cooled at the GPU and the last thing I want is to in some way influence flow in any direction, a level card is a bonus I'd think. There are many GPU brackets on the market, so when doing research I kept a few things in mind, my card is long, I don't need any more LED's, and I want it to blend into the case. Most of the ones out there were really short, and in my mind didn't do much to support the entire card, really they were just transferring weight to a new stress point. My search eventually led to the CloverTale GPU Bracket on Amazon that comes in either Red or Black. Graphics Video Card GPU brace bracket kit. Support your cards from sagging and weighing on the motherboard. Bead blasted anodized aircraft 6061 grade CNC milled aluminum, comes in 3 colors, Red, Black, Blue. Prevents sagging and stress on motherboard, adjustable for different video card weights and sizes. Designed for a wide range of graphics cards and boards. Low profile for single or dual setups. Full kit includes set of 3 screws, brace and rubber spacing feet. Lifetime warranty. Made of aircraft grade aluminum and with a low profile truss style it was a match made in heaven. I'm excited to share how it turned out. Installation took about 5 Minutes. As you can see in the next photos, my GPU "top" is actually sloped, the provided risers in this kit helped to deal with that elegantly. The bracket and card themselves are perfectly level. I really do wish the provided screws were black, but I'll source some myself. The finished product fully lit up, looking down at the case you can't even see the stealthy rock solid bracket. This gets a solid BUY from me, remember the price you paid for your Video Card and Motherboard? What's $14 to protect them both from damage? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077LGLN4G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 -e
  13. You may remember that Honeycomb Aeronautical, already doing equipment for GA aircrafts IRL is is soon to make a move into the flight sim segment with a yoke and a throttle with both good quality, practicality and price ! Well they stayed quiet for a while, and they are back on the news track Here is a picture : Well if you're lucky and are going to Gamescom, you'll be able to test it ! Thanks to their partnership with Aerosoft they have a stand there. Here are some news : They also posted some blueprint from the Alpha flight control I don't know for you but I am getting impatient ? SOURCE INFO WEBSITE LINK : https://flyhoneycomb.com/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.facebook.com/FlyHoneycomb/
  14. Found an ad on the local craigslist for a Saitek PRO Flight Yoke System. Thought one of you guys might need it. Seems like a good deal to me. https://tucson.craigslist.org/sop/d/saitek-pro-flight-yoke-system/6659741225.html Let me know if you need help getting it picked up and shipped. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  15. Hello lounge! Excited to share a little hardware upgrade I did in the studio this past weekend. Sitting in a room full of Phillips HUE lights is awesome, but there are definitely some downsides. One is that you're now essentially sitting in the dark, the glow of monitors do a really nice job of lighting me up, but that's assuming the scene on screen isn't dark. A lamp on the desk is how I got by for a long time, but it didn't have much flex with regards to light output and often it just simply lit up the damn room. I knew what I wanted so I started the search for a portable video light with a few requirements, mostly size and versatility, but USB powered was at the top of the list. This deep dive into the world of video tech gadgets led me to the Aputure Amaran LED Video Light...I'll just get to the photos of this amazing light for the studio! Small packaging, big box, yay Amazon! Unexpected Carrying Case is always a bonus, and even a caribiner! The light itself is small, compare against the space key on a standard keyboard. That top cover magnetically attaches to the unit and functions as a diffuser and method to hold on color gels. The initial intent was to mount it this way....but then I put a bit more thought into it... Some tough double sided tape will do the job...lets get creative! Perfect flat surface on the back of the Logitech C920 webcam...clean first! Perfect flat surface on the bottom of the included Aputure Hot Shoe Mount! It can also screw directly onto a tripod. Ta-daaaaaa! LOWEST SETTING HIGHEST SETTING w/9 steps of dimming Learn more about it here: https://www.aputure.com/products/al-m9-1 Buy it here! https://www.amazon.com/Aputure-AL-M9-Amaran-Light-Camera/dp/B01ITRLJIW
  16. This is probably not the right place to ask this question, and if so please move or tell me where this should have gone. I am building a computer with the following specs/components. Was wondering if anyone had any heads ups for me before I start. Component: NZXT s340 Elite, Matte Black, Red Trim Case Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Motherboard Intel 8th Gen Core i7 8700K Six Core , overclocked to 5.0 Corsair Hydro Series H100i Liquid Cooling 16GB Corsair DDR4 SDRAM 3200MHz CORSAIR HXi Series Power Supply, HX1000i, 1000 Watt Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD X 3 Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s Thanks for any comments SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  17. Even if I wanted this which I do soooo bad Ireally cant justify the price and it locking me to a certain model SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://youtu.be/xBCDeImWuG4
  18. One thing came out of flightsimexpo for me I would like to do pilot edge and get the cat ratings using some hardware in my sim with a 172 or 182. I saw 2 vendors that I liked. The first was diagma which I put the link in. I like their flight deck which is about 1700. Javiator had one for 995. It’s a bit smaller but did not come with the controls . What do you guys think of these? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.flightsim-diagma.com/product-page/flight-simulator-set-alpha
  19. HI all, Been using Wheelstand Pro Products for a while in particular the one shown below that hold the Saitek Peddles, Yoke and Throttles, see picture 2. But I was never satisfied with their way of holding a HOTAS. Recently they have developed a new product the Super Warthog Stand, see picture 1. What I like about it is the ability to move the joystick and throttles around. I can use it like shown in picture 1 to fly a plane with the joystick in the middle and throttles to the right or I can reconfigure it like the Airbus with the joystick on the left and throttles on the right. The stand will accept the following: Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals Thrustmaster T. Flight 4 HOTAS Saitek Pro Flight X-55/X-56 HOTAS Saitek Pro Flight X52 Control System Saitek Pro Flight X-65 MFG Crosswind Rudder Pedals Thrustmaster T. Flight Rudder Pedals - mounted with special bands - email mail them for the bands. The lady at the website is most helpful and will almost certainly return your email or phone call that same day. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.wheelstandpro.us/wheel-stand-pro-super-warthog-wheel-stand-for-your-thrustmaster-hotas-warthog-and-saitek-pedals-pedals-mouse-keyboard-throttles-not-included/
  20. First, open Control Panel/Power Options and make sure it isn't already enabled . To enable ultimate performance mode. You will need to make sure that you have installed the latest Windows April 2018 update. Ultimate performance mode is only available to Windows Workstation, but you can enable it in any edition of Windows. Open a command prompt with admin privileges and type in the following: powercfg -duplicatescheme e9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61 Then when you go into power plans, you should see ultimate performance mode listed. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.davebennett.tech/how-to-enable-ultimate-performance-mode-in-windows-10/
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  22. Coming in April, the Gunfighter! About $400. Looks amazing. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://vkbcontrollers.com/?product=vkb-sim-gunfighter-revb-mcg-pro NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  23. The goal of the ATP-1 project is to provide, for free, a hobbyist level helicopter anti-torque pedal system kit consisting of documentation and 3d printable part files for use with home flight simulation software. Additionally, the design offers the ability to pack a (future) cyclic and collective into the frame for easy travel. One of my first thoughts in designing this pedal system was to retain the action of real life helicopter pedals and also make them adjustable to suit a wide range of preferences. The zip contains all the 3D files, a manual and a video with instructions. File information File size: 163.7 MB Downloads: 0 Download Download the Eagle Thrust – ATP-1 – Anti-Torque Pedal System SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.helisimmer.com/downloads/eagle-thrust-atp-1-anti-torque-pedal-system/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  24. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://vkbcontrollers.com/?product_cat=vkb-controllers NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
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