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  1. It is on their radar scope. I feel once Orbx starts to show support we should see other addon developers look at it more seriously. Seems Orbx is always leading the industry more often than not in where simming is going.
  2. I'll be there. Part of a 3 person forum on simpit building as well.
  3. I dabble with AF FS2 time to time. Really looking forward to when we get at least PilotEdge support as that would at least give some life to the platform. My favorite location to fly is KSEZ Sedona. Its has a dome sloped runway, no water around so no "painted" water, Upon take off you are already rather high above the valley floor where all the buildings are so the Photo real isnt as bad since there are no 3D building there (same with landing) and the surrounding mesa's do not auto correct on mesh so what you see stays like that for the entire time. This is one airport that having Orbx bring its version over too with its eye candy detail on the ramp and 3d buildings and vegetation below would be a truly immersive VR flight location. If Orbx plans to bring most of their airports over AF, I would highly recommend this be one of the first to consider for all the reason mentioned above.
  4. Ha! I just realized that when I made my above post, I didnt realize I was on the Orbx forums! I thought I was on the FSE forums. Well I stand by my answer as a proud Orbx supporter!
  5. If you are a FSX/P3D user, then Orbx PNW comes with 40 US Forest Tower pads high up in the mountains and the wooden pads hang off cliffs near the tower. Very fun and challenging. In that same area, many of their addon airports also come with helo pads either on airport or off like at hospitals. Additionally, Orbx Palm Springs has a series of pads on top of the Palm Springs Air Tram towers and those too are very small and challenging. Flying in VR allows me to really have a feel of depth and distance and free movement of my head making all of those locations go from extremely hard to challenging and fun. BTW welcome to the forums and FSE!
  6. Thanks guys. Yeah it starts off a little slow but then kinda picks up and is a nice tour I think.
  7. Couple years ago i did a trip across Oz hitting all my Orbx addon airports in the A2A Civilian Stang using only navaids. Kept my GPS off. I was looking for an old video and came across this. Thought I would share again as it makes for some fun viewing.
  8. The Jarrad is strong in Matteo. What a great project to premiere yourself to the community. Gonna be hard to top this with his follow up project but I feel he is ready for the challenge. Congrats Matteo on your 1st of hopefully many addon Orbx sceneries...its a stunner!!
  9. JV you been very informative when you can on projects still in the works as in the case of P3Dvnext and this project A. With the P3D you gave us info on how the scenery files can be shared via the FTX Central but will need dual files for v3 and the coming one which helped out a lot in planning on future needs and hard drive space/purchases. It would be very helpful to myself and hopefully others as to what we could expect for Orbx space needed in Aerofly for HHD management both in size and time frame. I know a direct statement would be putting the cart infront of the horse so along those lines any information in that area would be helpful. I'm keeping a 500gig SSD reserved for AF and plan to really use it to focus on the US Western area where Orbx has many great airport addons and hopefully PilotEdge will also be supporting it in the near future. SoCal in P3D is a OOM or FPS headache so to be able to foresee the coming KSAN to say KPSP in a non OOM 120fps VR experience would be what I would love to go for with AF and save other areas like the PNW and such for P3D. Anyway I think you get the gist of what I am asking for hopefully when you are able to post more info on Project A we might be able to get a better idea of what we can expect in space needs for the Orbx folder so we can plan accordingly if able for future growth.
  10. Would one expect to land counter-clockwise north of the equator and clockwise south of it?!
  11. Got the email yesterday that shes shipped. Should have it by Wed the it looks like I will be taking next Thursday and Friday as vacation days! When P3Dv4 comes out, I'm going to buy another 1TB M.2 Pro and put it on that drive. I was going to use the SSD drive for doing editing work with Adobe CC but with the speed of the M.2 figured I should use it instead. Not sure what I'll ever put on the SSD drive..perhaps Aerofly?!
  12. I'm in the middle of moving my main sim to go all in on my VR sim. My old sim screen was a 65" but now I'm on a 22" or something like that as a back up and a 10" touch screen as the main one. Heres a quick video of the VR sim as I started bringing things over from my old big sim. Its all painted now and I added an additional throttle quad (brought over from the big sim since it was extra) and mounted overhead on the swing out door to be used for planes like the Twin Otter. This is my old big sim that I am now converting into a movie room with a kick ass sound system, starlight ceiling and things like that. Sad to tear out the sim but since using VR, I really dont use it.
  13. I got that for AeroFly FS2 as I feel in no short time that file might get really big with added photoreal packages and yeah they are noisy...just put an old Western Digital Raptor in my current system to replace the messed up C Drive in it to get it back up and running. I looked at the PCIe drive as well but the speed of that M.2 drive looks really good. I was on the fence about the evga 1080 FTW vs the 1080Ti Founders because that evga one is really pimped out and in many cases bested the stock Ti on paper and specs but in the end, the Ti seems to be ready for better visuals like 5K screens and stuff like that so for me and using VR felt that would make a big difference over speed and those specs.
  14. Took your advice as the build hadnt started yet and went the 1TB version instead of the 2TB one. While I was at it I also upgraded the video card to the nVidia 1080ti and made some minor switches to the other hard drives. So heres the final results: CAS: CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, Side Panel Window (White Color)CPU: Intel(R) Coreā„¢ Processor i7-7700K 4.20GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Kaby Lake) Overclocked to 4.8gigsFAN: CybepowerPC Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler (Single Standard 120MM Fan)HD_M2SSD: 1TB SAMSUNG 960 PRO PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - 3500MB/s Read & 2100MB/s Write (Single Drive)HDD: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write (Single Drive) HDD2: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)MEMORY: 32GB (16GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready] OS: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit Edition)POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - EVGA 850W GQ 80 Plus Gold Power SupplyVIDEO: GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card) This thing better scream.
  15. That will have to be a future purchase. They wont let me make any more changes to the existing order so I would have to cancel and start over plus that would put me over budget. I am putting Windows, P3Dv3.4 and the coming v4 on the M.2 drive since I will have the space so it will be reading at 1800MB/s which will be a big up grade from my SSD. But yeah, a 3600MB/s read speed must be insane! So you never see terrain mesh re-conform as you fly or does that still happen?