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Well, I guess I'm back...

Created Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:26 am by Dorel Mornea Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:26 am in category Flight Sim-related.

It seems my FS hibernation only lasted a little over a month, the urge to get back into the cockpit is just too great but I did need this short break, now FS feels so much more pleasurable. For starters, I take it slowly, I just did a couple tests with the good ol' Fokker F27, which I intend to fly next. Did my best to fire it up as realistically as possible from cold and dead, and perform the climb out, just as realistic. I guess I did pretty good, considering I've hibernated for over a month

I've backdated my FS (mainly AI traffic) and from now on until...some point in the future, I intend to go RETRO and only fly in the 80s, this is something I've been wanting to do for about a year or so. Long time since I last flew the oldies....I even got myself a new joystick (get ready to be amazed ) to use from now on. Till I'm truly back in the air, here's a few insights into my short test flight with the Friendship; cold and dead...I mean cold and dark startup followed by departure from Debrecen, Hugary:

About to wake up the Darts


All well


I'm already engulfed by that rewarding feeling one experiences upon getting everything right on a complex simulation (such as this wonderful freeware F27 by Fraser McKay)



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My FS hibernation

Created Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:28 pm by Dorel Mornea Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:28 pm in category Flight Sim-related.

Hello dear air colleagues,
As you may have noticed, my FS activity, here on FSK, as well as on the other FS communities I enjoy, has reduced to almost...no activity at all. Just wanted to let you know I'm still alive but I'm taking an indefinite break from flight simulation, I feel like I need to refresh my mind a bit and that FS is gonna be much more fun after some time off. You can read more here about what determined me to take this break, but keep in mind that this was just the spark that lit the fire...so to speak...I would've needed this pause anyway. I'll still be around during my FS hibernation, albeit I'll keep a low profile So, till I'm back, hold my seat in the cockpit and have a great time in the air, both simulated and real!

Happy flights!
Dorel



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At least I had the intention...

Created Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:34 pm by Dorel Mornea Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:34 pm in category Flight Sim-related.

I thought I might let folks here know I had the intention of building some good looking retro traffic out of existent elements, made by others...ditched the idea eventually Read more here. I guess I for one am stuck with the awesome (NOT) looking models from MyTraffic 2006 when I want retro traffic...



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Oldies upgrade

Created Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:30 am by Dorel Mornea Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:30 am in category Flight Sim-related.

Upgrading my Lockheed Constellation and Boeing 307 Stratoliner simulations.



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Transylvanian Hillside Outing

Created Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:15 am by Dorel Mornea Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:15 am in category Travel-related.

Took place on March 30th, 2014



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Spring!

Created Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:53 pm by Hippygator Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:53 pm in category Flight Sim-related.

Yea! It's Springtime! The grass is gettin' greener and aside from the customary drudge of getting everything out and started and repaired and raking and raking and more raking...it's time for spring pattern flying!

I love dusting off the Piper Cub and getting it up into those fresh spring breezes with the unexpected bumps and hollows. What a great time to work with such a lovable little kite!

I do this interspersed with yard work. My mind says "If I go out and do this for a while I've "earned' the right to FLY, hee, hee. And inside and outside hold equal value because I am right in the flight path of my local airport and it is interesting to see the aircraft begin their decent or taking off for parts known or unknown.

One thing I have noticed about Flight Simulator is I can still remember the wonderful flights I have had many years ago. There is that one particular flight that tickles yer fancy and sticks there forever.

Have a great Spring, everyone!



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FS9 tough love

Created Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:37 am by Dorel Mornea Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:37 pm in category Flight Sim-related.

After experiencing with my FS2004 (ATC won't respond at all or won't respond when I ask for certain things) I got really angry and decided to uninstall FS2004 and give it (and myself) a nice break. Said and done! Only that...I found myself reinstalling FS the next day. The reason I got so is because the majority of simmers describe their FS9 experience to be a very stable one, I on the other side, experience quite a lot of , in most cases, I can fix it, sometimes I find the cause and a solution, sometimes only the solution and sometimes all I can do is to reinstall FS and hope that he issue won't come back. Dunno why the heck ATC played dead with me (happened on last 2 IFR flights)...searched the net and found a bunch of FS9ers experiencing more or less the same problem, but I haven't found a clear cause let alone a solution for it. Hope the reinstall fixed it, if not, the hell with it.

I have the sense that the humanity tends to adopt the worst possible services and products as universal, when it comes to IT, PC and so on - Microsoft is one of the most faulty operating systems...people made it the ULTIMATE OS choice; Skype is one of the least attractive/featured internet videocall providers (plus, it has some privacy issues as far as I know, your IP is not that hard to be found out)...people made it the ULTIMATE net videocall service; YouTube is probably the most flawed video sharing website with one of the least stable video-playing experiences..people made it the ULTIMATE video sharing platform (THESE ARE MY PERSONAL VIEWS) and I tend to believe the same applies to flight sims, we all love MSFS (including me) but what if this is just another case of the worst product being universally adopted? What if developers would massively start developing (the way they do for MSFS) for X-Plane (a superior FS..and more stable...I guess)? Just a thought...

Anyways, wish me luck with my new install or else...................I'll start



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FSX And FTX Global

Created Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:36 am by Nyetro Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:36 am in category Flight Sim-related.

There some file issues in the FSX library addon scenery UI in FSX when activating Addons. I had 2 happen.



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Ideal Flight 10 in dev

Created Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:37 am by SteveW Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:37 am in category Flight Sim-related.

Current version [se] -> new version [sf] -> out soon



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The Autumn

Created Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:42 pm by Hippygator Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:42 pm in category Other.

You know it seems to me that if there was a season that fills the heart with joy and is just plain relaxing, it is autumn. The last hurrah of summer with beautiful color and still warm days. And when you go aloft...oh my what a panorama! Azure skies, glistening lakes, and a forest carpet fit for a king!
And my little Piper cub with its brilliant yellow compliments the colors of the carpet below and it seems to say, "I belong here! This is my element between earth and sky!" And the faint smell of her fabric and exhaust and the autumn leaves blend like a steaming cup of mulled apple cider, kind to the palate, and unique to the taste.
You must forgive me if I wax a little philosopical on days like this but I think God must have created the fall for old fools like me saying, "Here you are, I saved the best for last!".



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Landing at Kahului

Created Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:30 pm by Hippygator Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:30 pm in category Real world aviation-related.

Landing at Kahului
On a beautiful summer afternoon we began our flight on a Boeing 767 to Kahului, Maui, Hawaii.
My wife, who gets sick at the drop of a hat when aboard any type of conveyance, decided she would get anti-dizzyness patches from our doctor. When we boarded she immediately took the window seat, which was odd for her. I prefer the window seat myself, but I didn't begrudge her. She would experience one of the neatest views aboard an aircraft! Surprisingly she stuck for the entire 3000 mile journey! No dizzyness. Good for her.
When we were on approach the pilot came on the intercom.
"This is your pilot. It is a common occurence in the afternoon in Hawaii that we experience a goodly amount of turbulence. The winds sometimes exceed 40 knots, so you can expect a rather rough landing. Just thought I'd warn ya. Make sure your seatbelts are fastened. Thank you."
Looking past my wife, lol, I could see the flaps come down and it wasn't long before the great volcano Halehakala appeared off our left wing. I could see the end of the runway and feel the aircraft correcting for the turbulence. A lot of runway flashed by...too much I thought...and then a sudden furious jolt and immediate full braking. We were thrown violently into our seat belt harnesses! It seemed as though we were experiencing a full-fledged PANIC STOP! After what felt like too much time, the aircraft slowed and turned into the taxiway.
I looked at my wife and she said, "Wow, was that ever neat!" I can truly attest that those PATCHES really work!



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