Mike Sierra

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  1. OOps, I indeed did overlook that. Please remove my posting(s). Thanks Michael.
  2. I fully agree to that - but only one question: Why isn't Iceland Demo listed ANYwhere in FTXC2? - Or am I too shortsighted to find it? Michael.
  3. New look - looks astonishingly modern - and good! Only ONE thing I can no longer find (maybe I'm blinded by the new look?): Which products are made for which simulator (FsX, P3D, P3Dv2)? Michael.
  4. I had started a comparable project still using FsX and FsEarth, primarily trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean without running out of fuel. From this derived the plan to round the world. But without severe planning. I fly VFR following roads, rivers, the Grand Canyon and so on, landing for refuelling when necessary (Which became rather tricky along the Aleutan Islands. I learned that in North Corea there are NO airfields in FsX, until I reached Hawaii via pacific island hopping, hoping to manage to reach Easter Island with manual refuelling on the sparse coral rocks planned as stops. Then came P3Dv2 and I changed to P3Dv2 - and started over my tour. As soon as I find out, how, I'll attach a KMZ file for illustration of my tour. Michael.
  5. You could also use FsEarthLink (find it under http://www.wideview.it/fsearth/) - install it using the Migration Tool, virtual FsX enabled, disable after installation. Use it with a single monitor as well as (which is more practical) on a second monitor - or on a second computer linked via network. It creates a linkage between P3D and Google Earth, showing YOUR actual position plus AI traffic inflight. Adding the KMZ file in GE you see your position in relation to the destination airfield and can "navigate" towards it. I have been using this tool for my 'planless' VFR flights since the days of Fs2004, and it also works flawlessly with P3D v2. Michael.
  6. Holy socks! How long have you been flying for THIS route? Michael.
  7. Wow! A milestone in flightsim scenery depiction! Next step could only be fotoreal wallpaper scenery - but I prefer the way OrbX does. Since I purchased and installed LC EU I've spent re-flying an already known route from Austria across Germany, Baltic Sea, Finnland to North Cape, now following the Norwegian coast southward. I've done that route already with FTX Global and Global vector alone and was - to be honest - a bit disappointed. Though already times better than the default P3D scenery it did not convince. When my wife came by seeing my simflying, she always asked: "Where are you flying?" Now, with openLC EU it's "Oh, you are there'n'there!". So - NOW the landcape is REALLY recognizable! Only 3 items which diminish my enthusiams a little: 1: At higher latitudes than 66° (in the arctic) there are often non-fitting quare tile texture patterns criss-cross-placed into the scandinavic woods, showing completly non-fitting content: i.e. a square section of hughly enlarged motorway, or town-texture (without autogen) misplaced, even lake/sea patterns placed on sloping mountain sides. They where not there without openLC... - Screenshots with coordinates can be provided (as soon as I find out how to post screenshots). 2. (For my taste) roads lack banquets, rail tracks lack embankments, which looks akward especially in train station areas, where house textures or grass textures peek through between the tracks, Rivers lack riversides (they look as if there was a permanent flooding - water adjoins greenland without any transitions). 3. Smaller roads only show one-way traffic, though they do have two-way-traffic in reality. ...but the latter 2 points are "peanuts". At the moment I'm indulging a new quality of simflying as never seen before! Michael, Austria.