The Fighting 99th Air Wing

AIR : LAND : SEA : FIGHT!

Fighting 99th Forum

FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk..

4 years 1 week ago
TracerFacer
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 14
Karma: 1
More
Topic Author
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #394
Flying the Carenado EM505 Phenom 300 from somewhere (I forgot) to Norfolk. Cygon setup a nice little weather system and had me puckered up for the landing as we couldn't see anything on the approach. Fun times and Cygon is an excellent instructor.

















Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 1 week ago
Vampyre
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 667
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2892
I don't know about you but I always wanted to bomb Norfolk.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 1 week ago
TracerFacer
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 14
Karma: 1
More
Topic Author
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2893
I suspect this is related to your career path.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 1 week ago
Vampyre
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 667
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2894

"TracerFacer" wrote: I suspect this is related to your career path.


;)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 1 week ago
Cygon_Parrot
New Member
New Member
Posts: 1
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2900
From KJFK, NY! Very cool add on aircraft and a great test flight of it on the airways, enjoyed it a lot.

It was a first time online dual crew-member experience on a home PC simulator for me. It works well, and the host server I rigged up held out fine for the duration, I am relieved to say...

Thanks Tracer!

"Vampyre" wrote: I don't know about you but I always wanted to bomb Norfolk.


DCS Virginia scenery request upcoming (?). I bombed Skegness once on a Tornado sim, it was a thrilling event.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 6 days ago
Vampyre
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 667
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2902

"Cygon_Parrot" wrote:

"Vampyre" wrote: I don't know about you but I always wanted to bomb Norfolk.


DCS Virginia scenery request upcoming (?). I bombed Skegness once on a Tornado sim, it was a thrilling event.


For my last reenlistment my Divo let me have fun in the F/A-18 simulator at Lemoore... I got to rocket my hangar in Lemoore before we loaded up the San Diego area and went sightseeing... Took off from Miramar and went supersonic at 200 feet off PB, OB, across Point Loma and under the Coronado bay bridge. After that we did some touch and go's and a couple of full stops and takeoffs at North Island and Miramar. We ended with some boat traps Was a lot of fun that day.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 6 days ago
Cygon_Parrot
New Member
New Member
Posts: 1
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2907
Hmm. I see. A bit of a long detour to bomb Norfolk, unless KC-10s were simulated. I feel your frustration, LOL!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 6 days ago
TracerFacer
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 14
Karma: 1
More
Topic Author
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2910
I'm sure it could be arranged in this .

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 6 days ago
Vampyre
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 667
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2912

"TracerFacer" wrote: I'm sure it could be arranged in this .


I'd rather do it in this-

Just not with Mk-82AIR's... AGM-69A and B-61's... yes please!
:)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 6 days ago
G-Man
Elite Member
Elite Member
Posts: 286
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2913
FSX sure doesn't look bad. How are the flight models?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 6 days ago
TracerFacer
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 14
Karma: 1
More
Topic Author
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2915
Feels good to me. I can tell the diff between each a/c and the way they fly.

The view system is a bit weird and takes some getting used to. I keep wanting to hit F1 to get back in my cockpit (DCS) and end up putting the throttles at IDLE (FSX). heh

The included planes are not that great looking (inside or out) nor is the included sceneary. I've spent some coin to get it up to the point where now my brand new 980Ti is struggling a bit! lol

Pretty amazing what the addons/mods can do for a game so old.

I've purchased 4 3rd party planes so far, (only flown 2 of them so far) and I can tell you there is a huge difference both in the way they feel flying and the quality of the panels, and the depth of the systems.

I have my eye on a few more addons for ground support and rain/snow replacement (the default weather textures are HORRID).

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 6 days ago
G-Man
Elite Member
Elite Member
Posts: 286
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2920
Ive seen pics of the F35. I wouldn't mind flying that one. I know Sweeper enjoys it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 5 days ago
Cygon_Parrot
New Member
New Member
Posts: 1
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2926

"TracerFacer" wrote: I'm sure it could be arranged in this .


Hehe, brought this to mind...



Actually, considering the rather poor (old) special effects of the outside views, the bomb run preparation sequence of this movie was one of the best I've seen.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

4 years 5 days ago
Cygon_Parrot
New Member
New Member
Posts: 1
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #2932
Another quick report....

Apart from what Tracer mentioned about "out of the box" stuff, the standard scenery meshes are not great. I know Tracer got the Global X bought version from Steam (no idea how it looks, myself) but I located one other free option.

FreeMeshX

Here are a before and after screenshot of the area around SELT (Cotopaxi Intl, Latacunga, Ecuador);





The terrain resolution is, indeed, much better. The mountain in the the right background is Illinizas. It is unrecognizable with the default mesh, and highly convincing in form to reality in the FreeMeshX picture.

Not bad!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

3 years 11 months ago
Wizard
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 53
More
FSX:SE - Cygon & Tracer fly to Norfolk.. #3054
I occasionally fly FSX. Nice shots! You can certainly tell the difference in the two. I have quite a few addons for it. and enjoy it here n there. I'd rather blow shit up!

There are a bunch of freeware sites for aircraft, scenery, textures, and everything pretty much.

If you or anyone want more info PM me.

Wizard

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.110 seconds