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by cpd
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Olivia Newton-John
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: RIP Olivia Newton-John

Cancer is a horrible thing. :(

RIP.

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by cpd
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Moderation Needs To Be Looser In Non-Aviation

Why on earth would someone even bother participating in non-aviation discussions on an aviation website like this one? I'm sure there are plenty of other sites/platforms for that. :confused: Where have you been on this site? Non-Av has been robust for literally decades. I actually don't disagree wi...

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by cpd
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7098
Views: 491062

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Another milestone. https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-shaping-war-counteroffensive-isw-himars-kherson-russia-1731152%3famp=1 ISW is saying that the Ukrainian is now taking the initiative and shaping the battle space instead of just reacting to Russian movement. bt Sorry, that page cannot be found. Do...

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by cpd
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: How do hardcore simmers not get distracted at home?

If something else needs doing, I hit ESC and go do whatever needs to be done. That said, most things that need doing need someone else to do them for me at the moment because I'm still unable to walk properly without crutches. I don't do 16 hour flights anyway, except for maybe once when I replicate...

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by cpd
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Sandy Hook denial shot down in court

Who is donating to help him cover these costs?

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by cpd
Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion
Replies: 49
Views: 14032

Re: YouTube Vlogger Captures DL Diversion

Wow, I watched that and jeeesh... the guy is waaaayyyy over-reacting... but I suppose it's a way to get more likes to the video?? Yeah, I just wasted 2 minutes of my remaining life time before I stopped the video. Did he really say „near death experience“? Didn’t listen well, was too distracted by ...

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by cpd
Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neighbours - Final episode after 37 years
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Neighbours - Final episode after 37 years

Were there any kidnappings or hostage situations? No building explosions or cars driving off a cliff? ;) You forgot the plane crash! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_plane_crash_(Neighbours) It’s also quite notable that Neighbours had wonderful levels of LGBT representation. Not just one token ste...

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by cpd
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neighbours - Final episode after 37 years
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Neighbours - Final episode after 37 years

Were there any kidnappings or hostage situations? No building explosions or cars driving off a cliff? ;) I didn't see any of it, just saw the media hype. Maybe this will be the replacement TV soap opera: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/swimming/false-news-chalmers-unloads-on-reports-of-rift-with-mckeon...

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by cpd
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

Hi, Many thanks and as more of an old-timer I guess in flightsim I can't remember anything specific although I'm sure I started a flight or two by just running off the runway somehow before quickly restarting! Not to mention a few times or more getting kinda lost when trying to fly IFR with Fs9 ATC...

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by cpd
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 52
Views: 2067

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Aaron747 wrote:
scottyraven wrote:
NetJets would be my new favorite airline.


With $700m or so after taxes, you could more than afford your own Citation X or Global X and support system to operate/fly it.


Can you really afford that though? It would chew through that money pretty fast I think.

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by cpd
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 52
Views: 2067

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

My god, it would ruin my life as well as my families, and the life of everyone around me! Everyone getting money that would remove any need to do anything ever again! Just terrible. Still I'd like to win, see what such ruination was actually like. ;-) I have no idea what I would actually do with it...

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by cpd
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…

That's a good put, it's a bit of a fuss not being able to see the keyboard. But I soon get to know where the mouse is.

Must say VR needs huge power to run it. I'm on a super-computer here and it just about does okay with it.

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by cpd
Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…

If a build is ever really finished… https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FULDKFBXoAEPSlS?format=jpg&name=large HP Omni desktop (MSFS 2020) ASUS 54” monitor Real Sim Gear G1000 panels Logitech switch panel Turtle Beach Velocity One yoke/throttle quadrant Thrustmaster/Airbus side stick Logitech rudder ped...

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by cpd
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

On afterburners, even Concorde was to get rid of those with the follow on B model, so we can probably say those won’t be necessary for any SST going forward these days. Maybe. Afterburners need unburnt oxygen to provide extra thrust. Pure turbojets only have a small percentage gain from using after...

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by cpd
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Well i guess if the availability of the Boom meant 6 or 7 Gulfstreams or BBJ's didn't make the trip over the pond, then maybe it's not so bad for the environment. Which begs the question - might they be better off with a smaller design that carried fewer passengers and could get by with 2 engines? ...

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by cpd
Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

No private jet engine on the market would be able to push this design to Mach 1.7. The engine will have to be from a fighter jet. Bypass ratio is critical. A typical private jet with a bypass ratio of 5:1 means there is 5 parts of slow bypass air for every part of fast core exhaust. The overall exh...

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by cpd
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

I wondered why the LX-DIO 737 BBJ I was using wasn't able to go Nice to Dubai,

Turns out by default it doesn't have the AUX fuel tanks specified and you have to manually configure them in the PMDG options. :) Wish I could just set that by default.

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by cpd
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...
Replies: 14
Views: 983

Re: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...

Another one I liked was Stiftskeller (Stiftgasse 1-7, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria). Although they weren't too interested when just two of us arrived, when I explained 40 people would soon be arriving they got an army of staff together to get everything prepared quickly. Food was great, large portions an...

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by cpd
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...
Replies: 14
Views: 983

Re: Memorable Meals that really were better than the sum of their parts...

At the beer garden near the ski-jump in Innsbruck (might have been Gasthaus Bretterkeller), just a good old fashioned schnitzel dish, huge portions and nice beer at very reasonable price. Perfect for us jet-lagged cyclists who had gone Sydney-Dubai-Munich then got the Deutsche-Bahn train down from M...

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by cpd
Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 550
Views: 54610

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

B21 have been talked about in the Australian media but not really sure what sort of traction it gets within the GOTD https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/getting-the-most-out-of-aukus-could-require-plan-b-21/ But would make more people nervous in the immediate region besides the Chinese How about the ...

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by cpd
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Airport! Movie headed back to the big screen!

I thought from the title they might be doing a new one featuring a Dreamliner. ;)

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by cpd
Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

It is a little odd that after a few years of alleged development, they come out with…a different aircraft The first instance of the Overture was a simple Concorde rip-off; compare the wing planform. It was never a serious design. Or something of a mini me version of the Lockheed submission to the U...

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by cpd
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM
Replies: 56
Views: 7769

Re: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM

So is that what will save the A380s from the scrapper? Turning them into de facto turboprops? How else do you plan to test this engine? On a twin engine plane, and what happens if your test engine fails? People are so quick to get their snarky remarks in about the A380. But we hear nothing of the 7...

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by cpd
Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

The 4,250nm range is problematic. Can'd do SFO-Tokyo; SEA-Tokyo is just under 4,200nm nonstop direct, but that's cutting it too close to allow for sub-optimal routing, winds, and alternate. Of course, it can cross the Atlantic nonstop no problem, just like the Concord, but it's the difference over ...

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by cpd
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Engines under the wing might be simpler than one in the tail. it might well be quieter on takeoff too, but if I'm not mistaken, these are not reheated engines so they should be reasonably quiet anyway.

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by cpd
Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

And they have a supersonic aircraft that they say is also for West Coast US - Asia, but refuel in Hawaii? So they'll fly supersonic but then slow, descend, land, taxi, refuel, taxi, takeoff, climb, and then go supersonic again to Asia? What part of this picture doesn't look right?!!! Hawaii to LAX ...

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by cpd
Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18239

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

They've said since the beginning of their program they'd come out with a demonstrator first, so this shouldn't be surprising to anyone... Maybe look into the wider history of the company before launching criticisms Why look at history? Isn’t in enough to see “sst” and launch into full on attack aga...

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by cpd
Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

I got the PMDG 737-700 for FS2020 and also the Service Update 10 beta. The SU10 beta is excellent in DX12 mode at least for my system and video card (32GB), I read others with normal video cards and less VRAM are having problems with visual glitches. The performance is very much improved. It looks g...

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by cpd
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Plane Seat

2424172,2258898 If you look closely at the above photos to see the details ("View Large"), I think these may be a match to your seat fabric. The concavity at the back of the tray table also matches. Bingo, we have a match: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Airbus_A340-64...

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by cpd
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

My sim of choice is FSX so that's where my stories come from: ...... On several occasions I've blown right past the top of descent point and put the plane into a dive 20-30 miles from the airport. Made it in but the pax probably weren't thrilled :lol: You need Concorde. Do a "Fall Off The Wall...

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by cpd
Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 940

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

Add on testing and using fuel dump. The fuel went empty in one tank and then ticked over to 1,000,000kg!

The plane did a very high speed descent to the ocean. Bug logged and fixed later (before release). A perfect result.

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by cpd
Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Waterfall faucets - Yay or nay?

Not fussed by them either. For the bathtub maybe okay.

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by cpd
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot
Replies: 30
Views: 2517

Re: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot

https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/forme ... 5b06j.html

RIP Shinzo Abe - 1954-2022.
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Very sorry to relay that he is dead: https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/forme ... 5b06j.html

RIP Shinzo Abe - 1954-2022.

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by cpd
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

The world of ultra expensive watches is completely insane anyway. None of it appeals to me. Even if I woke up tomorrow with Jeff Bezos money somehow, I wouldn't waste any of it on these things. I still think a limited production Patek is definitely worth it, like those double-sided super-complicate...

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by cpd
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot
Replies: 30
Views: 2517

Re: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-ex-prime-minister-abe-may-have-been-shot-taken-hospital-nhk-2022-07-08/ His condition doesn't look good. Japanese media are reporting that Abe's heart and lung functions have stopped. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdp1PeW1tdQ That is very sad and s...

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by cpd
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

These days in FS2020 the graphics card appears to matter as well. My CPU is a little above the mid-spec but the GPU is fast and has a lot of memory, more than the typical gaming GPUs. On the Mac side we don't have support for the new 6950 Radeons (yet). I would love to have tried the W6800X DUO 64GB...

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by cpd
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

For 1.9 million you could buy a whole collection of high end watches AND the house to put them in. And I agree this thing is ugly. The actually watch face is a tiny circle on a huge flat surface. It’s bragging and nothing else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 1.9m won’t even get you a single hig...

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by cpd
Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"
Replies: 45
Views: 2993

Re: Texas educators have proposed that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation"

The best way would be to give some of those educators practical lessons about "involuntary relocation" so they can learn about it through first hand experience. That's the best way to get them up to speed with what they are supposed to be teaching. Theory is one thing, practical knowledge ...

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by cpd
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

Built like a tank. The Radeon W6800X video card is very chunky as well. Even the case is very heavy to lift off it. my old Mac Pro was also really heavy. I dreaded moving it. Good Lord. That is incredible. I don't remember the last time I saw a tower that heavy. The old one 2010-2012 vintage was al...

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by cpd
Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 330
Views: 95652

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

PanAm_DC10 wrote:
Hello Chris

Unfortunately it had to be removed fpr editing as it was two images overlayed into one


Damn. :( Shame that people must do that sort of thing. Then my reply to the photos topic should certainly be removed.

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by cpd
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 20
Views: 1303

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

it’s nearly 20kg! :weightlifter: What in the world do you have in that thing!? Haha, it's one of these: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cPvsFP2/0/ecd5cf83/M/i-cPvsFP2-M.jpg Built like a tank. The Radeon W6800X video card is very chunky as well. Even the case is very heavy to lift off it. my old...

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by cpd
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VR headset users here?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: VR headset users here?

I used an Oculus Quest 2 for FS2020, and it was nice but a little dissapointing for me. The game lagged a lot and the pairing process was extremely complex. Not to mention I couldn't use the VR controllers and I got really really bad migraines. Ended up having to return the headset because I was go...

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by cpd
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

So this is what Flight Sim 2020 looks like on the Mac Pro with specs you saw before. I've got Windows 11 Pro for Workstations now running on it with a workaround to get past the TPM requirement: Megeve: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Tzmdxmd/0/5d49a340/O/i-Tzmdxmd.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com...

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by cpd
Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VR headset users here?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: VR headset users here?

https://forums.flightsimulator.com/c/virtual-reality-vr/226 Apologies I know that’s a competing site so we shouldn’t post it under the rules, but it’s where all the knowledge is. Another option? https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-reverb-g2-virtual-reality-headset An uncensored form of knowledge i...

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by cpd
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VR headset users here?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: VR headset users here?

Well Oculus has drawbacks: https://store.facebook.com/en-gb/help/quest/articles/accounts/facebook-accounts-on-meta-quest/ https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/28/22751297/meta-oculus-quest-need-facebook-account-login-password Farcebook account needed. Why? It’s a VR headset for goodness sake. If you hav...

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by cpd
Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VR headset users here?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: VR headset users here?

Now I have FS2020 running I can see it supports VR and in use, the default view controls are a nuisance. VR would surely help.

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VR headset users here?
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: VR headset users here?

I haven’t used them but would love to try it. Back in my old FSX days I used airliners (Concorde and 777-300ER mainly) and the swivelling the views around manually wasn’t very intuitive when trying to use systems like the INS and AFCS on Concorde. It made landing seem less natural. Also my computer ...

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

To tie this up - the end result was that I was able to crank the detail up in 4K resolution to the maximum at Heathrow airport and see 30fps. I have on the Windows side: Windows 10 for Workstations / Apple Bootcamp drivers Intel Xeon W3245 16 core 3.2ghz AMD Radeon Pro W6800X 32GB 48GB 2933mhz ECC R...

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