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  1. I am teetering on the brink of deciding to have a look at this. Thanks for the in-depth ongoing review process. Your opinions and input have been a great help to me over the recent months with regard to a number of purchases. Stephen, would it be possible for you to add your system specs to all your pieces? I did find a spec list on a different review, but I have to assume that that is the same system used when you reviewed/updated here. That way, the reader has a direct benchmark so to speak, relating directly to the review and its conditions. I know system heterogeneity is a real confounder and that all FPS reports have to be taken with varying pinch sizes of salt, but a ballpark is always good to have directly related to a hardware spec. I have been fortunate enough recently to finish a longtime build of a new pc centred on an io-9900K that is running at 5GHz on a Noctua NH-D15 with two fans, 32Gb 3600 RAM, two M2 SSDs and two SATA SSDs (750-1Tb each). Graphics are powered by an Aorus Master RTX 3090, which is perhaps the most monstrous piece of hardware I have ever dared to purchase. I absolutely love it, even when I hear some saying that it is complete overkill... I would like to add here that I am comparatively new to the x-plane community and love the way everyone interacts with each other, in comparison with others, in which fanboyism and vitriol seem to rule...
  2. I guess the flight simulation community’s heart beats differently. We perhaps view such planes differently? The MD-11 has definitely something iconic about it and is definitely on my list of icons, headed by the DC-/C-47... I never actually set foot on the -11, I only flew in the predecessor DC10-30 that NWA used on some transatlantic routes. The aircraft is known to be a handful, it has had a number of accidents, it lands fast... In the sim, it was one of the best experiences I had with the fsx version by PMDG. I must have flown over 2 thousand sim hours on it, which is a lot for me. I am really looking forward to this, and would love it in the Lufthansa Cargo clothing to go with my beloved copy of Northbound Lady. A
  3. Thanks for going to the effort of such an in-depth comparative review. I am fairly new to x-plane and am building a UK base as I have generally little time for long hops and I decided to go with Orbx TE. All parts are fairly large which limits what I can do. I only have a 750Gb SSD in my system for x-plane... Not or worth the money for such a mess... A
  4. I have this too, after reading good reviews. One point I must raise is that the Spitfire never had a locking tail wheel like the Mustang. It is free castoring, like supermarket trolley wheels. There is a cheat you can configure on this plane to do so, but that is not a Spitfire really... While this model is a welcome sight and beautifully crafted, there are a few problems that I have with it in the current 1.05 version. That LF will cut out at 10,000 ft or so, regardless of fuel cock, fuel pump settings, landing is like walking on eggshells, as it groundloops before you can even respond to the tail swinging, my starter fails before I have even attempted to start, and I feel the rudder has too little authority on ground handling... I must add that I am probably not qualified to make such statements, as I have never actually been in one with the engine running, let alone taxi in one or (dream mode) actually got to fly in one. The team is exceptionally dedicated it would appear, they are patching regularly and listen to the community feedback. This has all the potential of becoming a classic in my eyes. I hope that the team can pull it off, because it has to be one of the most iconic aircraft ever to have been built and flown. Andrew
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