Mike62

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  1. Paul, have you looked at the free airstrips from OZx or Misty Moorings . They have several Idaho bush airstrips available to download from OZx and Misty Moorings has plenty of Alaska & British Columbia airstrips to explore. I agree with the others, if you are flying primarily in the regions, you do not need the free NA airport pack but the price is right.. Mike
  2. I agree about the GoFlight modules. I got tired of my Saitek stuff not working or having to purchase drivers (spad next) and still not work with most aircraft. This still applies to Go Flight depending on the AC developer. Received the GF-SECM switch module for Christmas and the switches work with the default driver with the A2A C182 without additional programming but they do not work with some of my Milviz aircraft. I also like to support local companies, I live in Seattle and GoFlight is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. This really only applies if you are looking for something new but I am now starting to build my home cockpit one module at a time. Mike
  3. Greg, here is the forum link to a really nice new one. Mike
  4. Richard, to get the upgrade price which is also time sensitive, you need to register your FSS purchase at Pilot's. It is easy, select your product, if FTX Global Mesh select the Global 2010 version and enter your FSS Key and then you are now registered on the Pilot's store and will be eligible for upgrades, sales, etc. Even with the discount, shipping and insurance to the U.S. is still to expensive for my budget. Mike
  5. I just got the email and you can register the FTX version of the Global mesh if you want, just select the 2010 Global option and enter your FSS Serial key. I think I will pass on this one, I am happy with the FTX Global 2010 mesh and even with the discounted price it is expensive for me living in the United States. And unless I am willing to spend extra for priority mail (still takes a minimum 20 days for overseas shipments), I will spend my money elsewhere. According to the website if you do not pay for priority mail, it will take up to 8 weeks to be delivered overseas, no thanks. Hopefully some day they will have a download option. I would be willing to download the areas that I fly the most, the others later and I am not interested in mesh for the water features ( bathymetry (P3D only) ) of the world. Mike
  6. Can someone tell me if will this work with all VR units or does it only work with the top two everyone is writing about. My dad owns a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone, can I have this experience using the Galaxy Gear VR which is more in my budget range. Thanks, Mike
  7. For those of us that cannot afford a VR headset, how is this sim with a good old fashioned non 4K monitor? Mike
  8. If all of your Orbx purchases were through FSS and now Orbx Direct, there is no additional cost to migrate to P3D and if you kept up with the updates you are probably good to go just run your installers and select P3D V3. The registration details are already on your system so you do not need to enter them again either. If you do not have the multi-installer versions of the product then you will have to download those installers. Also if you have a large enough hard drive, you can have both simulators installed so you do not need to uninstall all of your Orbx products if you want to give P3D a try. Mike
  9. My primary flightsim now in P3D 3.4 but I still have FSX:SE with just some Orbx scenery installed that I use mostly for beta testing. I like having both simulators installed because I can have my primary regions (NA) & NA Land class installed on P3D and have another region that I am currently touring installed on FSX:SE. Because I am a sim enthusiast or maybe a glutton for punishment, I have recently purchased XP10/11 to experiment with. Mike
  10. PADU is also available in the free enhanced NA Global airports. Mike
  11. I second, third, fourth etc. Mike
  12. I thought I would share this article about the New Mexico Airstrips Network. http://generalaviationnews.com/2016/11/10/new-mexico-airstrip-network-takes-off/?utm_source=The+Pulse+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a48d8b70b7-TPoA2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62525a9780-a48d8b70b7-90337 Mike
  13. If you downloaded and backed up the triple installers from FSS originally with the FSX and P3D v3 installers, then you are good to go. Just run your installers again and select P3D as the simulator to install, no additional download required. See Nick's post above. Mike
  14. Thanks Nick that is good advice and it is nice to know that the registration is not linked to hardware, only the Windows registry. Mike
  15. Just to clarify, If you own a lot of Orbx products purchased from FSS, I recommend installing all of them, especially if you have not activated them for the first time while you are still using V2. This way when you upgrade to V3 it will see all of your installed products and as long as you do not install a new hard drive, buy a new system, etc, you can continue to use your previous downloads to install and V3 will see it, no need to download again until a new system install. For example, I own both P3D and FSX:SE and I have the Vans RV4 installed in P3D but wanted it in FSX, all I had to do is run my backed up FSS installer and it installed just fine because the aircraft had already been activated previously. When you do need to download and install with V3, decide where you are going to fly the most right now and only download that scenery first and enjoy. Then when you are ready to explore someplace new download that scenery or sceneries. Mike