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Screenshots / Nice (and scary) view of Fairweather Mountain
« on: July 07, 2019, 05:36:34 PM »
Passengers who joined me on the Short Fields Glacier Region Tour had some nice views of Fairweather Mountain. The distance between the sea shore and the 15.3k ft mountain is just 10nm. Very impressive scenery!

Misty's Place / New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:07:26 AM »

I'm thinking of buying a new computer and I'd be delighted to hear your opinions.

Budget needs to be kept "wife-friendly" which in my case means USD 900 (it's actually 1150 but here in Europe electronics is more expensive than in the USA so 850-900 is a better baseline). Further upgrades like more RAM or another HDD are planned.

My typical mission is flying around ORBX SAK + Misty Moorings scenery or DCS Gazelle (low and slow flying helicopter) - these are the missions I would like to optimize for. For flying PMDG or Q400 I don't really care  whether I have 60 or 24 fps.

I'd like to have REX clouds, very dense scenery, detailed clouds, dynamic lighting, volumetric fog and 30fps stable at 1920x1080 resolution. HDR lighting, some autogen, water reflections and shadows would be a nice bonus.

CPU:        AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6 core with hyper threading, 3.4-3.9GHz)
GPU:        Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ Rx580 8GB
Hard drive: ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 NVMe 480GB
MB:         Gigabyte B450 AORUS Pro
Memory:     2x8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 (2666 MHz CL 16 Non-ECC)
PSU:        Corsair TX650M (650W, 80+ Gold)

I plan to add another at least 16GB of RAM and 1TB HDD in the future.

I saw couple of benchmarks and the Ryzen 5 CPU was on par with i5-8600 which cost twice as much (at least here). I wonder if it's worth the extra cost. Same thing with the GPU - Rx580 is roughly on par with GeForce 1060 in benchmarks and the cost is the same but has 8GB of VRAM while the NVidia has 6GB.

What are your opinions on this, please?


Misty Flying Club and Multi Player / Charter flight to Middle of Nowhere?
« on: September 30, 2018, 03:54:32 AM »

What should I put into Cigar Box's destination field if I want to fly to a place which doesn't have a destination code, please?

When filing an ICAO flight plan (if I am not mistaken) the pilots put 'ZZZZ' into the destination field and put a 'DEST/' remark into the remark field. However here the 'ZZZZ' designation probably confused the system a little bit.

I flew from Anchorage (LHD) to Crescent Lake cabin

and when the pireps were accepted the system awarded me the "10K flight miles" badge.

1) What is the correct procedure to file such charter flight, please?
2) Can this badge be taken away from me, plese? I want it when I deserve it ;-) .


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