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    #61
    Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
    I wish. The bottom line is if I don't do my job, people in this country don't get to eat if the store can't restock on food.

    Oh, no. You just HAD to say the S-word.😨
    Good on you mate. All you need now is a proper truck - Volvo, Merc, MAN, Scania...

    Don't worry...just poking a bit of trolling your way. Don't see that many Kenworths in my part of Oz - mainly Mack or Freightliner if anything, but mostly Euro stuff.

    Do you choose your type or get what you're given by a company?
    Rudy Fidao

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      #62
      Originally posted by VHOJT View Post

      Good on you mate. All you need now is a proper truck - Volvo, Merc, MAN, Scania...

      Don't worry...just poking a bit of trolling your way. Don't see that many Kenworths in my part of Oz - mainly Mack or Freightliner if anything, but mostly Euro stuff.

      Do you choose your type or get what you're given by a company?
      A proper truck for that would be the dodge ram 3500 cummin. Rolling that diesel smoke
      Alex Kulak
      PMDG Studier and flyer

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        #63
        Originally posted by VHOJT View Post
        Do you choose your type or get what you're given by a company?
        I could choose as long as it's either a Kenworth T680 or a Peterbilt 579. Starting with the 2019 trucks, we could also choose between blue, gray, or red. Prior to that, all our trucks were blue. For the 2021 trucks, they went with all Peterbilt 579, so if you're looking to get a brand new truck, your options as far as type are take it or leave it. My truck is a 2020, so I was able to pick. Actually, my dispatcher had asked me last year if I wanted a new Kenworth T680 since I had been in the other one for 4.5 years at that point. I told her as long as it's a blue one, I'll take it.
        Captain Kevin

        Kevin Yang

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          #64
          Originally posted by Captain Kevin View Post
          I could choose as long as it's either a Kenworth T680 or a Peterbilt 579. Starting with the 2019 trucks, we could also choose between blue, gray, or red. Prior to that, all our trucks were blue. For the 2021 trucks, they went with all Peterbilt 579, so if you're looking to get a brand new truck, your options as far as type are take it or leave it. My truck is a 2020, so I was able to pick. Actually, my dispatcher had asked me last year if I wanted a new Kenworth T680 since I had been in the other one for 4.5 years at that point. I told her as long as it's a blue one, I'll take it.
          That's pretty cool, a friend of mine became a trucker, was quite proud of the truck he was given. It's a different life that I'm not really familiar with, but seems to have some similarities to flying cargo.
          William Holland

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            #65
            Originally posted by wjh308 View Post

            That's pretty cool, a friend of mine became a trucker, was quite proud of the truck he was given. It's a different life that I'm not really familiar with, but seems to have some similarities to flying cargo.
            I would choose to fly over trucking any day. The only time I could drive a truck long miles is storm chasing.
            Alex Kulak
            PMDG Studier and flyer

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              #66
              Originally posted by wjh308 View Post
              That's pretty cool, a friend of mine became a trucker, was quite proud of the truck he was given. It's a different life that I'm not really familiar with, but seems to have some similarities to flying cargo.
              Trust me, it's not even close. Granted I've never flown cargo before, but when you fly cargo, you generally don't have to deal with all the idiots out on the road. Just yesterday, not even 12 seconds of me merging onto the highway, I already had to blast the horn at somebody for cutting me off and making me slam the brakes. If it was up to me, I wouldn't even be doing this job.
              Captain Kevin

              Kevin Yang

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              • Lanica
                Lanica commented
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                Be safe my friend. Too many out there shouldn't be licensed to walk let alone drive.

              • DDowns
                DDowns commented
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                I've always wished a driver's license were as expensive as a pilot's license... being rich doesn't necessarily mean you're a better driver but there would be fewer of them.

              #67
              Love the trucks indeed, and i wanted to say +1 for the T7 and P3DV5.... Actually, PMDG being 12+month ahead of going to MSFS, id definitely try the V5 for the while and get the T7 off to the sky! 😎
              Raphael Chacón

              PMDG #431793 #371950 #333135 #332876 #292207 #280217 #247845 #206809 #178218 #171813

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                #68
                Originally posted by Raphael_Chacon View Post
                Love the trucks indeed, and i wanted to say +1 for the T7 and P3DV5.... Actually, PMDG being 12+month ahead of going to MSFS, id definitely try the V5 for the while and get the T7 off to the sky! 😎
                I honestly don't think MSFS will ever get to the point of holding complex aircraft but I still have hope for ASOBO.. anyways I just want the 777
                Alex Kulak
                PMDG Studier and flyer

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                  #69
                  MSFS isn't really needed for PMDG. P3D gives us what we always really wanted in the first place, an updated, modern FSX.
                  MSFS is a GA simulator.
                  William Holland

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                    #70
                    Originally posted by wjh308 View Post
                    MSFS isn't really needed for PMDG. P3D gives us what we always really wanted in the first place, an updated, modern FSX.
                    MSFS is a GA simulator.
                    Honestly, I think this is a terrible frame of thinking.
                    Tim Barker
                    FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist

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                      #71
                      I'd really like to hear how Robert felt about testing. Atleast his first thoughts. Really ready to start flying this bird again.
                      Dave Gray

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                        #72
                        Originally posted by Tbarker1989 View Post

                        Honestly, I think this is a terrible frame of thinking.
                        Well, MSFS20 still needs that SDK first, and until then, P3D will remain dominant until enough study-levels are developed.
                        Craig Norman

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                          #73
                          okay lets not turn this into a MSFS thread when its irrelevant for at least another year+
                          Alex Kulak
                          PMDG Studier and flyer

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                            #74
                            Yeah, I want to see some 777 hype haha
                            Anton Vind
                            CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Drives: 2 TB SSD

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                              #75
                              Hope the previews include one of all 3 engine types, then Imma gonna believe that we have a proper 777-200ER, unlike the competition who just ported over and dumped 2 and then signed off
                              Regards,

                              Swapnil Sirdeshpande
                              B.E (Aeronautics)

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                                #76
                                Think we're gonna get all three tbh
                                Anton Vind
                                CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Drives: 2 TB SSD

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                                  #77
                                  Did RSR say he was giving us an update on Sat about the T7?
                                  Jordan Collins

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                                    #78
                                    Originally posted by fakeflyer737 View Post
                                    Did RSR say he was giving us an update on Sat about the T7?
                                    Yeah a weekend update, might be tonight instead then.
                                    Anton Vind
                                    CPU: i9-9900K, GPU: RTX 2080 SUPER, RAM: 32 GB DDR4 3600 MHz, Drives: 2 TB SSD

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                                    • Anton Vind
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                                      Pretty reasonable assumption I’d say... who goes for coffee in the evening and scotch in the morning? Haha. If you meant the update, I don’t know what other Saturday he would refer to, haha

                                    • Swaluver88
                                      Swaluver88 commented
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                                      I'm the exception on that one

                                    • Anton Vind
                                      Anton Vind commented
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                                      Yeah that’s what I thought haha

                                    #79
                                    Originally posted by Tbarker1989 View Post

                                    Honestly, I think this is a terrible frame of thinking.
                                    Well, that is in its current state. As long as they don't abandon the platform before the SDK is fully fledged out. I remember when FSX first came out, same story. Everyone mad about their favorite mods not ready yet for it.
                                    William Holland

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                                      #80
                                      Originally posted by wjh308 View Post

                                      Well, that is in its current state. As long as they don't abandon the platform before the SDK is fully fledged out. I remember when FSX first came out, same story. Everyone mad about their favorite mods not ready yet for it.
                                      You misunderstand what I meant. What I am referring to is you stating "P3D gives us what we always really wanted in the first place, an updated, modern FSX." We shouldn't want an updated FSX. We should want a new simulator that is capable of great new things. This is the kind of thinking that stunts growth and rejects innovation IMO.
                                      Tim Barker
                                      FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist

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                                      • Swaluver88
                                        Swaluver88 commented
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                                        Hes a Air traffic controller was wondering what airport tho

                                      • skyymann
                                        skyymann commented
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                                        I know he's a controller. I was wondering what facility.

                                      • Tbarker1989
                                        Tbarker1989 commented
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                                        I work at ZAU

                                      #81
                                      I just realized, that I had purchased the T7 by Aerosoft a couple a years ago. It means even the bird would be released today, I would have to wait a while until Aeroslow - oh sorry Aerosoft - will make the installer available on my account😭😭
                                      Christian Mbeumo

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                                        #82
                                        Originally posted by VoyagerP3D View Post
                                        I just realized, that I had purchased the T7 by Aerosoft a couple a years ago. It means even the bird would be released today, I would have to wait a while until Aeroslow - oh sorry Aerosoft - will make the installer available on my account😭😭
                                        Somebody would probably need to remind them that they aren’t only selling MSFS products.
                                        Marc Bonaldo
                                        Armchair Pilot

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                                          #83
                                          Originally posted by Tbarker1989 View Post

                                          You misunderstand what I meant. What I am referring to is you stating "P3D gives us what we always really wanted in the first place, an updated, modern FSX." We shouldn't want an updated FSX. We should want a new simulator that is capable of great new things. This is the kind of thinking that stunts growth and rejects innovation IMO.
                                          Well, other than outside visuals, FS2020 isn't that platform. It's a show piece for Azure and Bing maps. It's going to take a long time for it to mature, while P3D continues to be developed. There's a chance that FS2020 will never be able to support a complex PMDG airplane.
                                          William Holland

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                                            #84
                                            Originally posted by wjh308 View Post

                                            Well, other than outside visuals, FS2020 isn't that platform. It's a show piece for Azure and Bing maps. It's going to take a long time for it to mature, while P3D continues to be developed. There's a chance that FS2020 will never be able to support a complex PMDG airplane.
                                            actually theres a chance lockheed will actually use AI but google maps for a P3D version or a possible 3rd party addon that does the same thing for both Xplane and P3D world wide
                                            Alex Kulak
                                            PMDG Studier and flyer

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                                              #85
                                              Well honestly it wouldn’t be technically hard to import Google earth 3D objects into P3D ... **** it we had tileproxy for FSX like 9 years ago.

                                              The big issue is licensing.
                                              I played with the MSFS Google earth importer couple of weeks ago and I was able to import a few square miles of my neighbourhood with proper elevation elevation data, I think I use LOD19 and it was much better looking than the default MSFS scenery texture (I can’t stream bing due to my rural ISP) and still maintaining 30+ FPS in 4K

                                              Eric Blais

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                                                #86
                                                Originally posted by Swaluver88 View Post

                                                actually theres a chance lockheed will actually use AI but google maps for a P3D version or a possible 3rd party addon that does the same thing for both Xplane and P3D world wide
                                                Being a professional simulator focused on training, I think that takes a quite low priority for LM, plus google's policy isn't known to be friendly or cheap.

                                                Personally p3d (and xp more so) lacks most is the weather system, msfs wx may not be accurate to live condition now, but the wx phenomena that it is capable to produce are next level, terrain influence being one of them.

                                                Bottomline, i share the anticipation for 777 update
                                                Yuchen LENG

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                                                  #87
                                                  I disagree. I generally hate all weather engines I swore I would never spend a dime on them until I tried and fine tuned the last beta version of ActiveSky for P3DV5. It’s the only one that absolutely nails turbulence effect on airspeed as well as the transition between IMC and visual cues on an approach to minimum. It does need a bit of fine tuning in the settings since cloud turbulence is generally way more than it is in real life but once you find the sweet spot, the way the winds shift happens on an approach to minimums and the effect on your pitch and power and the speed trend is absolutely 100% how it is in real life.

                                                  Otherwise sure it might not look as pretty as MSFS but if the goal is to simulate flight which means proper METAR interpolation and winds aloft then once again, P3D with addons is miles ahead of MSFS.

                                                  Eric Blais

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                                                  • VHOJT
                                                    VHOJT commented
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                                                    Have you had a look at the RealTurb add-ons?

                                                    A lot of people over at the FSL forums are using it, and from my experience, it is pretty good.

                                                    Models the wind's interaction with local terrain and makes wind shifts and turbulence much better and life-like in IMHO as a private pilot.

                                                  #88
                                                  Originally posted by DaedalusX View Post
                                                  I disagree. I generally hate all weather engines I swore I would never spend a dime on them until I tried and fine tuned the last beta version of ActiveSky for P3DV5. It’s the only one that absolutely nails turbulence effect on airspeed as well as the transition between IMC and visual cues on an approach to minimum. It does need a bit of fine tuning in the settings since cloud turbulence is generally way more than it is in real life but once you find the sweet spot, the way the winds shift happens on an approach to minimums and the effect on your pitch and power and the speed trend is absolutely 100% how it is in real life.

                                                  Eric Blais
                                                  Hi Eric,

                                                  Did you find an online document for fine tuning ActiveSky for P3DV5, or develop your own settings? Regardless, would you be willing to to share them on the forum?

                                                  Thank you,

                                                  Craig
                                                  Craig Hutchinson

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                                                    #89
                                                    Originally posted by cdhutch View Post

                                                    Hi Eric,

                                                    Did you find an online document for fine tuning ActiveSky for P3DV5, or develop your own settings? Regardless, would you be willing to to share them on the forum?

                                                    Thank you,

                                                    Craig
                                                    I think I might have used some basics stuff from FSlabs forums as a starting point then just fine tuned until it felt right. I remember the main issue for me was that the cloud turbulence was making it very hard to accelerate after level-off for flaps retraction on a V1 cut and very easy to come close to overspeeding flaps on a 3.2deg approach at high weight due to the +/- 15-20kts windshear even when there was no gust on the METAR. I don't have the settings in front of me but I had disabled enhanced atmospheric in P3D, I was pretty high on my cloud draw distance (90+nm) and maxed out the cloud density which maybe not everyone can do due to their hardware (currently running a 10700K O/Ced to 5.1ghz on all 8 cores with HT OFF and a OCed 2080S - waiting for a 3080 FTW3)

                                                    That being said I don't usually fly long flights and rarely go above FL350 unless I'm simulating driftdowns or cabin pressure issue so I can't speak for the weather radar or the high altitude clouds but the sim aspect of taking off in IMC, climbing until above the cloud layer and going to destination and re-entering IMC until MDA and getting the right visual cues (papi or approach lights) at the right distance from what the METAR RVR is calling; ActiveSky absolutely nails it.

                                                    I might post some of my settings one of these days

                                                    Eric Blais

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                                                    • kvuo75
                                                      kvuo75 commented
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                                                      For anyone interested, the FSlabs actve sky recommendations are:
                                                      max cloud turbulence = 20%
                                                      turbulence effect scale = 20%
                                                      max wind turbulence = 20%
                                                      enhanced turbulence = disable
                                                      realistic thunderstorm up and downdraft rate = disable

                                                    #90
                                                    Thank you so much!
                                                    Craig Hutchinson

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