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General Discussion / Re: Sad News
« on: December 02, 2018, 10:02:05 PM »
Hi, friends. Had a minute where I could check in personally. Thanks for all your well wishes for the loss of my house and all in the Camp Fire. I can honestly say I am thankful we escaped with our lives. There was no warning, no reverse 911 call, no nothing. Big explosions and then flames. Wind driven flames from across a canyon a mile away. The explosions were neighbor's propane tanks exploding. I initially thought a plane crashed near by. My son happened to be visiting and they were staying in my travel trailer. He comes in the house and says, "Dad, this is bad, it's time to go."

He was right. As we were hooking my travel trailer up to his truck, embers landed in the yard across the street and started that house on fire. The house next to that one erupted in flames. Then the church next to that. The air was a sheer curtain of red, wind-driven embers. Distant propane tank explosions were like bombs or mortars going off. Thick, choking, black and grey smoke was rolling in waves across the ground making visibility a real challenge. 

We pulled into traffic going north. We're on the upper end of Magalia. People in Paradise would naturally go south. It was a cluster-f**ck no matter which way you went. Our two vehicles were low on gas so we pulled over at some point. It was total chaos. People driving on the wrong side of the road. Panic when there was no need for panic. Total gridlock no matter what or where you went.

But for those who chose the southern route out of Paradise, it was not only total gridlock, the flames  overtook  them. Huge, billowing black clouds with flames hundreds of feet high, and wind-driven. The flames overtook those people fleeing south 'cause the traffic was gridlocked. I heard about people fleeing burning cars with their hair on fire.
Got an email alert today that said I had 24 hrs to go in and check my property. Really. Thank you so very much. I'm 80 miles away in frozen conditions at 4600' elevation and you're giving me 24 hours to get to what was my life for the last 40 years and that's it? I'm not going. I don't think my burnt stuff will be going anywhere anytime soon.
Still trying to come to grips with this, without much luck, actually. I do know that I am much more fortunate than others...even thousands of others. Not a real good reason for feeling fortunate, though.

Thanks for your prayers and support. Means a lot to me.


Screenshots / Blue Angels Fleet Week
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:30:13 PM »
An incredible shot of the Blue Angels and a stunt pilot over San Francisco prior to Fleet Week.

Help and Troubleshooting / Re: water gone
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:00:59 PM »
Also a good example of why to not update your NVIDIA drivers unless the update pertains specifically to your setup, like gaming. Learned that the hard way myself.


Misty's Place / Re: I seem to have offended
« on: October 31, 2018, 11:39:04 PM »
Yeah, I missed it, too. Betty Boop works for me. Some of that art work on the WWII bombers was classic art to say the least. Probably be offensive to some now-a-days. Such are the times we live in.


Addon Scenery and Enhancements / Re: RTMM Placement
« on: October 24, 2018, 10:52:20 PM »
Doc, at the risk of beating a dead horse, here's how mine is laid out:

RTMM Sceneries
Other 3rd Party Sceneries
OZx Entries (if you have OZx)
ORBX Open LC Entries (if you have it)
Edwards AFB down to
FSGlobal 2010 Mesh Entries (if you have it), and then
ORBX Vector Entries (if you have Vector)

Hope that simplifies things.

Help and Troubleshooting / Re: High Lake is been fallen dry!
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:50:32 PM »
Do you have your mesh resolution and texture resolution set to 5M and 7cm respectively? Scenery complexity to Extremely Dense?  I'm an FSX guy so I don't know if that even pertains to P3d. Just a thought.


Misty's Place / Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« on: October 14, 2018, 05:39:23 PM »
Ah. Never even heard of an M2 drive. Ya' learn something new every day. Or in my case, ya' forget something new every day. :o

Misty's Place / Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:08:56 PM »
I agree with Jeff and Steve, a 480 GB HDD is woefully inadequate. HDD's are dirt cheap now. Everything else looks good. In fact, adding another 16 Gig of RAM is just overkill. 16 is plenty.
I'd get the biggest SSD you can afford, partition it, and run your OS and sim on it. The performance difference compared to an HDD is incredible and well worth the cost. Use your HDD's for other programs and storage.


Misty's Place / ORBX PNG
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:55:21 PM »
For those who have the ORBX Papua New Guinea region, I came across this in their flight plan forum. It's a zip file containing a circular route of the 20 airfields included in PNG, with Jackson Intl (AYPY) as the hub. Zip contains a .pln file, map, and text. Enjoy.


Actually it's the other way around. There really is an existing Misty Fjords. Maybe we should get 'lawyered up' just in case.

 I'm impressed by the amount of work that went into this project. Hats off to ya' Rod and team. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out I can purchase my out-of-state fishing license here, that's how much detail went into this.

Great job on raising the bar once again on the standard of excellence in simming scenery.


Misty's Place / Re: S70 FIREHAWK
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:08:29 PM »
Danny, most all of those types of sites do require registration. There are no strings attached, however. Many of them offer Premium accounts (fee based) for faster DL speeds, but their Dl's are still available at a slower speed for free. I think the reason they require registration is to weed out the spammers. I'm registered at so many sites (as I'm sure most of us are) I have to have a book to keep track of them. Just register and reap the benefits.       

Screenshots / Re: Fly The Western Chugach Part 2 ...Today!
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:43:44 PM »
If you're old like me, "Walk, Don't Run" to get TWC 2. Ventures, 1966.


General Discussion / Re: Larry Robinson's CAC8
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:27:23 PM »
Thanks Dex. Downloading now also. That's a big rascal.

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