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Atragon #1 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 12:36

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Any one check this new flight sim out ? Its absolutely amazing if they can pull it off. It will be dependent on a online feed of the terrain data or about 2000 blue ray disks or a few petabytes. This was an absolute surprise announcement to the gaming and flight sim community. The terrain quality will be dependent on your online connection speed or you can download the terrain areas on an obviously large HD though.

 


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zippychippy #2 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 14:22

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oh my....

GeorgePreddy #4 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 15:50

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Awesome... I retired from professional piloting ~8 years ago and this is the first flight sim product that has piqued my interest in that time.

 

Def gonna get it. Have CH Fighterstick USB and Saitek rudder pedals and CH throttle ready for it.

 

Will install whatever size SSD it needs +++, and run only this on it.

 

Looking forward to sell date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



SparkyGT #5 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 16:57

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amazing, tried a few of the first ones way back, my poor comp will not like it i think

HOTA_CHATON #6 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 17:48

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View PostGeorgePreddy, on Oct 12 2019 - 08:50, said:

Awesome... I retired from professional piloting ~8 years ago and this is the first flight sim product that has piqued my interest in that time.

 

Def gonna get it. Have CH Fighterstick USB and Saitek rudder pedals and CH throttle ready for it.

 

Will install whatever size SSD it needs +++, and run only this on it.

 

Looking forward to sell date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nice, were you an airline pilot, bush pilot, tour guide type or what.  Interesting stuff.



HOTA_CHATON #7 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 17:51

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View PostAtragon, on Oct 12 2019 - 05:36, said:

Any one check this new flight sim out ? Its absolutely amazing if they can pull it off. It will be dependent on a online feed of the terrain data or about 2000 blue ray disks or a few petabytes. This was an absolute surprise announcement to the gaming and flight sim community. The terrain quality will be dependent on your online connection speed or you can download the terrain areas on an obviously large HD though.

 

They are also coming out some type of a new rentable OS for cloud computing too.  Most analytical experts are beginning believe this will be the heralding in of the end of the computing age as we now know it, with massive changes.



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OMG. Being an ex corporate/charter pilot looks like my tanking time will be taking a hit. Time to dust off the old joy stick. I was addicted to Microsoft Flight in the late 90's. Now how to hide this news from the wife.   :ohmy:

GeorgePreddy #9 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 18:38

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View PostHOTA_CHATON, on Oct 12 2019 - 13:48, said:


Nice, were you an airline pilot, bush pilot, tour guide type or what.  Interesting stuff.

 

In chronological order, starting around 1969... Primary Flight Instructor & glider tow pilot. 

 

First Officer, then Captain flying U.S. Mail Star Routes in Twin Beech model 18.

 

First Officer flying Corporate Fokker/Fairchild F-27 Propjet.

 

Captain flying cargo in Beech 18/Cessna 402/Piper Aztec.

 

Captain, flying Corporate Cessna 414, Beech Baron 58, Beech Duke A60, Beech B80 Queen-Air, Beech A90 & F90 King-Air propjet, HS-125 700A Hawker Business Jet.

 

Flight Engineer, then First Officer flying Boeing 727-100 & -200 for Air Atlanta.

 

First Officer, Boeing 737-200. Captain, Douglas DC-9-10 & -30, McDonnell Douglas MD-87, Fokker FK-100, Airbus A 320, Boeing 737-700, all for Midway Airlines.

 

Captain, Boeing 747-300, Max Air (543 seat passenger planes), Tradewinds Airlines and Midex Airlines, 747-200F cargo planes.

 

Retired around 2011, with 17,000+ flight hours in 100+ specific aircraft types.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



HOTA_CHATON #10 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 19:20

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View PostGeorgePreddy, on Oct 12 2019 - 11:38, said:

 

In chronological order, starting around 1969... Primary Flight Instructor & glider tow pilot. 

 

First Officer, then Captain flying U.S. Mail Star Routes in Twin Beech model 18.

 

First Officer flying Corporate Fokker/Fairchild F-27 Propjet.

 

Captain flying cargo in Beech 18/Cessna 402/Piper Aztec.

 

Captain, flying Corporate Cessna 414, Beech Baron 58, Beech Duke A60, Beech B80 Queen-Air, Beech A90 & F90 King-Air propjet, HS-125 700A Hawker Business Jet.

 

Flight Engineer, then First Officer flying Boeing 727-100 & -200 for Air Atlanta.

 

First Officer, Boeing 737-200. Captain, Douglas DC-9-10 & -30, McDonnell Douglas MD-87, Fokker FK-100, Airbus A 320, Boeing 737-700, all for Midway Airlines.

 

Captain, Boeing 747-300, Max Air (543 seat passenger planes), Tradewinds Airlines and Midex Airlines, 747-200F cargo planes.

 

Retired around 2011, with 17,000+ flight hours in 100+ specific aircraft types.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sweet, my good friend Art Baker flew for Pan AM and United for well over 30 years.  I sure miss Art.  That's an impressive flight record and I know you are proud of it and rightfully so.



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View PostHOTA_CHATON, on Oct 12 2019 - 15:20, said:


Sweet, my good friend Art Baker flew for Pan AM and United for well over 30 years.  I sure miss Art.  That's an impressive flight record and I know you are proud of it and rightfully so.

 

Why, thank you... I had a great career, I started wanting to be a pilot when I was 8 years old and I made my dream come true. I loved my job, though it was, at times, quite taxing and quite difficult.

 

Although I never flew for a giant major like United, I did command the largest and fastest (.85 mach cruise & maximum .92 mach) airliner in the world (at the time I flew it, because the SST was retired & the A380 unbuilt), over global routes, taking off from, landing on, or crossing, every major land mass and major body of water on Earth except for Australia and Antarctica.

 

What I'm most proud of is that I did it for 42 years and 17,000+ flight hours without injuring any human or damaging any aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #12 Posted Oct 12 2019 - 21:10

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Like something out of a movie.

 

 



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View PostGeorgePreddy, on Oct 12 2019 - 12:37, said:

 

Why, thank you... I had a great career, I started wanting to be a pilot when I was 8 years old and I made my dream come true. I loved my job, though it was, at times, quite taxing and quite difficult.

 

Although I never flew for a giant major like United, I did command the largest and fastest (.85 mach cruise & maximum .92 mach) airliner in the world (at the time I flew it, because the SST was retired & the A380 unbuilt), over global routes, taking off from, landing on, or crossing, every major land mass and major body of water on Earth except for Australia and Antarctica.

 

What I'm most proud of is that I did it for 42 years and 17,000+ flight hours without injuring any human or damaging any aircraft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Now that is quite a record.  I don't remember Art's particulars but he to had no injuries or aircraft damage.



Atragon #14 Posted Oct 13 2019 - 13:29

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View PostGeorgePreddy, on Oct 12 2019 - 09:50, said:

Awesome... I retired from professional piloting ~8 years ago and this is the first flight sim product that has piqued my interest in that time.

 

Def gonna get it. Have CH Fighterstick USB and Saitek rudder pedals and CH throttle ready for it.

 

Will install whatever size SSD it needs +++, and run only this on it.

 

Looking forward to sell date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yea I like CH Products stuff. I use a modified Fighter Stick with added buttons using a combat stick circut board for WOT's. Im in the process of making another and just waiting for some Motherboard header wires to arrive. This time Im using a Flight Stick circuit board and may also ad an addition POT for another axis in addition to 4 more buttons.

 

I spent many hours at the CH Hanger and worked with Bob Church to make a real nice script to turn one of the hat switches into rudder that actually did something Bob Church never realized was possible with the software he made as it returns to center nicley in smooth steps.

 

Not to sound too over the top but here is the script I made with his help: I don't think I could do this again and also the CH Hanger closed this year. Wishing Bob Church all the best.

 

//RUDDER TRIMMING

// Rudder Iinitial Centering
IF( FIRSTSCAN ) THEN
CMS.A3 = 128;
ENDIF

//Incase Immediate Change in Rudder Direction Needed.

SEQUENCE
WAIT( JS1.B8);    //Sets AXIS-3 to Center Immediatly
CMS.A3 = 128;
ENDSEQUENCE

SEQUENCE
WAIT( JS1.B10);   //Sets AXIS-3 to Center Immediatly
CMS.A3 = 128;
ENDSEQUENCE

//Moves Rudder Left or Right

TIMER ( INTERVAL, D1, 1, 1 ) = JS1.B8 AND NOT JS1.B4;
TIMER ( INTERVAL, D2, 1, 1 ) = JS1.B10 AND NOT JS1.B4;
IF ( D1 ) THEN
CMS.A3 = CMS.A3 - 1;
ENDIF
IF ( D2 ) THEN
CMS.A3 = CMS.A3 + 1;
ENDIF

//PREVENTS X-AXIS OVER-TRAVEL

IF ([CMS.A3 > 255]) THEN
CMS.A3=255;
ENDIF
IF ([CMS.A3 < 0]) THEN
CMS.A3=0;
ENDIF


// First set up an interval timer to generate the clock
// ticks. The timer is active when the hat is centered.
// The js1.b24 reference is hat center.
//
TIMER( INTERVAL, D3, 1, 5 ) = JS1.B21;

// Now see if the timer ticked
//
IF( D3 ) THEN

// If it's too high, drop it by 1
//
IF([ CMS.A3 > 128 ]) THEN
CMS.A3 = CMS.A3 - 1;
ENDIF

// If it's too low, increase it by 1
//
IF([ CMS.A3 < 128 ])THEN
CMS.A3 = CMS.A3 + 1;
ENDIF
ENDIF

//END OF RUDDER SCRIPT

 

 

 


Edited by Atragon, Oct 13 2019 - 13:30.


GeorgePreddy #15 Posted Oct 13 2019 - 18:37

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View PostAtragon, on Oct 13 2019 - 09:29, said:

Yea I like CH Products stuff. I use a modified Fighter Stick with added buttons using a combat stick circut board for WOT's. Im in the process of making another and just waiting for some Motherboard header wires to arrive. This time Im using a Flight Stick circuit board and may also ad an addition POT for another axis in addition to 4 more buttons.

 

I spent many hours at the CH Hanger and worked with Bob Church to make a real nice script to turn one of the hat switches into rudder that actually did something Bob Church never realized was possible with the software he made as it returns to center nicley in smooth steps.

 

Not to sound too over the top but here is the script I made with his help: I don't think I could do this again and also the CH Hanger closed this year. Wishing Bob Church all the best.

 

 

Yeah, the CH products I have used are top quality items... it was a sad day when the Hangar stopped operating.

 

I use small, smooth, rubbery "hair bands" to increase the return strength of the fighterstick. They last 10 times longer than regular rubber bands.

 

Because of this, the stick begins to get a little sloppier after 3 or 4 years of daily use, so I am on my 3rd Fighterstick (although my first and second ones are still quite usable).

 

My CH Pro Throttle is 9 years old and working fine.

 

Now I know who to ask if I have software issues in the future...          :B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Atragon #16 Posted Oct 14 2019 - 11:58

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I can help with some basic scripting but wo Bob Church Id be lost on complex scripts.

 

I may try the hair bands. 1 " OD o-rings work well but break in a month. Right now I got a stiffer spring from a True Value store and stretched it a bit and its working well to stiffen up the X-axis.

 

Also right now, I'm staying with Windows 7 as some players had issues with the CH Manager on Win 10 for some unknown reason.

 

Although CH products make military and industrial hardware, some of them are gammers and thats why they make gamming joysticks. That could change soon and thus why I grabbed another fighterstick off ebay in mint condition for $50. I should grab another as the next step up from CH Products are quite expensive if you want quality.

 

I got my first CH stick in 1990 I think that came boxed with X-wing.

 

 


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