Sunday, August 1 2021

Testing the new performance update.

AI controlled flight through some rough weather, lots of clouds, some icing, etc. Maintained an average of 55-60FPS. I'd say the performance update did what it promised. Settings at High and Ultra on an Intel i9 with 128Gb RAM, dual RTX2080 GPU. To be fair, the "landing" wasn't my doing.  […]

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Friday, July 2 2021

AI controlled flight from KGRK to KDFW, testing new app settings.

FS_1.jpg, Jul 2021

I'm dialing in the settings on my FlightSim Rig.  I'm still chasing the holy grail for FPS, right now I hover around 30 with drops to 20 on busier airports. I think I will play with the associated programs and see what I can offload to another PC. My Specs: * CybertronPC - CLX SET Desktop * Core  […]

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Monday, May 31 2021

Flight from KAUS (Austin-Bergstrom) to KGRK (Robert Gray Army Airfield)

Just a quick screwing around flight from Austin , TX to Ft Hood, TX in a Diamond DV-20    

Wednesday, May 19 2021

Back in the saddle again!

Sonjas-Cockpit.jpg, May 2021

OK, after MANY years, months and days out of the FlightSim action I returned in full force! The "SimPit" in its current iteration. A few shots from MSFS 2020   Watch the full debale on YouTube (Originally Streamed on Twitch) Part 1     Part 2   More to come!      

Wednesday, August 19 2020

Vesa Camera Tripod TV Mount

Vesa_Camera_Tripod_TV_Mount.png, Aug 2020

I mentioned a FlightSim Nav PC. It is not in the above post because I'm still building prepping it. Big thing is the mounting of the TV. I didn't want to spend a couple hundred bucks on a special tripod to mount a monitor/tv so I got a cheaper camera tripod from Best Buy, found a quick release  […]

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Tuesday, August 18 2020

Microsft Flight Simulator 2020 Release!

volairsim.jpg, Aug 2020

I pre-ordered and have been downloading the monstrous beast. Yeah a 600MB installer to a[b] 95GB[/b] to [b]100GB[/b] data file. YES, that's GIGABYTES! OI! And it doesn't like to be interrupted.  :-( Been trying to get back into the Sim for a while now. I FINALLY got a full setup. MSFS 2020 kind  […]

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Saturday, October 27 2018

Up and running finally.

OK_1ST_Flight.jpg, Oct 2018

I FINALLY got my set up configured and working to the point where I can complete a flight. It's been rough configuring the controls with X-Plane 11, P3Dv4 and Spad.Next. But I seem to have the right profiles dialed in Made a very wet flight from Norman, OK (KOUN) to Austin, TX (KAUS). Great view of  […]

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Friday, July 27 2018

Long Time Gone ...

Yes it's been a while. A lot has gone on around here. We moved into a new house, now I have a dedicated space for my Office/Den and can set up my Flight Sim stuff. I even bought a third 27" monitor and mount so I now have a three screen surround display. I should be able to get back to flying  […]

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Saturday, December 23 2017

Phase Two!

Flight Controls

My flight controls came in today! I got the Saitek PRO control package from MyPilotStore.com. All the controls were competitively priced and came in decent bundle packages for even more savings. Ordering was painless and shipping was quick. In the package was a Saitek/Logitech Flight Yoke with  […]

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Tuesday, December 19 2017

First Steps

wheelstand_1.jpg

My WheelStand Pro came in today. The first step in my home "cockpit", space is at a premium in the apartment so I have to go with a small portable solution for right now.        So far I'm imressed with the construction, built pretty solid and stable. The adjustment latches are easy to  […]

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Friday, December 15 2017

Juggling

We bought a new computer and laptop and did some desk juggling. I'm moving from an HP i7 Laptop to an Asus I7 Tower with 64GB of RAM and 8GB of video memory on an Nvidia GTX1080 Video card. Should run FSX,P3D and X-Plane 11 quite nicely. Also picked up an HTC Vive VR set. That combined with the  […]

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Monday, December 4 2017

Night Flight over Ft Lauderdale, FL

Just a quick video of a night flight over Ft Lauderdale, Florida using FS-X in an Aero Commander  […]

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Sunday, December 3 2017

Back into FlightSim

I've rebuilt my laptop and got a new mini-desk so I should be able to get back into the FlightSim scene. All that's left to do is install all the software and unpack my controls. Nikki shouldn't mind me Sim'ing in the living room, I don't think. *shrug* It's been forever since I've flown, in real  […]

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