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More Reviews: What do you want?

Concentrate on top downloads?
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Try to draw the publics attention to less known models wich are excellent?
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Put emphasis on airliners?
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Put emphasis on props?
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Put emphasis on helicopters?
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Put emphasis on warbirds and military aircraft?
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Put emphasis on freeware utilities?
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Stop rating add ons? (Reasons!)
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Post by Rhythmosaur » Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:44 am

Hi folks,

I am in the very lucky position to have time for more reviews. They soon will come with screenshots. For this is not only to waste space in the forum but to help you deciding what is worth downloading, I'd like to know from you, what would interest you most.

I am limitted to FS2002, FS2004 and CFS1 & 2

Should I

1) concentrate on top downloads?
2) try to draw the publics attention to less known models wich are excellent?
3) put emphasis on airliners?
4) put emphasis on props?
5) put emphasis on helicopters?
6) put emphasis on warbirds and military aircraft?
7) put emphasis on freeware utilities?
8) stop rating add ons? (Reasons!)

Please tell me what you think.

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Post by Rhythmosaur » Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:38 pm

C'mon, not all at the same time!

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Post by Guest » Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:06 pm

try to draw the publics attention to less known models wich are excellent?
:)

Never know what to download, always need a hand :)

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Post by Insured Disaster » Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:22 am

I dont know. I myself like helos and older prop planes, but little known models are a good thing to do. 8O

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Post by pingponggame » Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:44 am

i like the utilities, just those little details that really make a big difference in flight simming :D
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I like Turbo Props

Post by LittleRickey » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:47 pm

It is hard to find good turbo prop models that fly liek the real thing without being squishy. - so, More Props

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Post by flyrcoyle » Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:26 am

Lesser known files gets my top vote, with military planes and utilities running right behind
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what do we want?

Post by groundsquirrel » Sun Mar 21, 2004 4:39 am

I'm with the guys, lesser known aircraft are where it's at. This is supposed to be challenging, I think. By the way, is there a decent Caribou panel out there?
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Post by Rhythmosaur » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:59 am

Thank you all for posting. I'll keep that in mind. Next thing will be the Concorde, and after this I will write about a less known. For all those who got 100 B737 liveries but no Katana... :lol:

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Post by SailCO26 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:13 am

Lesser known, but good quality. So many of the aftermarket ac have poor flight models! ;)

Personally I tend toward the small-mid size prop jobs, with the occasional t-prop for fun.
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Post by skipperdan » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:37 am

I am always looking for good SCENERY. Unfortunately, I have had some bad experiences with FS9 shutting down and forcing me to answer that annoying question of do I want to send a message to Microsoft or Not. Since Microsoft never replies with an explanation for my problems, I have chosen to be selective on what Scenery I download. I suspect that some of my downloaded scenery does not play nicely with other scenery resulting in problems. Therefore, I would greatly appreciate review of "friendly" scenery. 8)
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Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
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Post by Rhythmosaur » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:57 am

Sorry, Skipperdan, but I fear I would not be a reliable and qualified source of information on this because of my -in comparision- weak machine. Meanwhile, it would be nice to have somebody here rating sceneries.

You all remember:
This forum is NOT exclusively for my Reviews. Everybody who is ready to write in detail is invited to post here!

Also note the benefits SurClaro offers for submitters of reviews!

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Post by skipperdan » Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:11 am

OK

If you can not provide reviews of scenery, can you at least drive over to the local Microsoft Tech Support Office and ask them when they are going to open their In-Box and reply to all of the times that I have checked the box to SEND A MESSAGE TO MICROSOFT every time that FS9 shuts down?
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...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
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Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Post by Rhythmosaur » Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:17 am

Sure! I'll do it.

But please don't expect too much. They also received several messages from me about various issues from problems over suggestions to constuctive criticism, but I never received an answer. There's no difference if I send it either to the german or the main division of MS. If they did not make such all in all pretty good Simulators, they could really selfcensore my selfcensored... if you follow my meaning.

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notify microsoft

Post by groundsquirrel » Tue Mar 23, 2004 4:48 am

groundsquirrel to skipperdan:groundsquirrel to skipperdan, be advised,

I also have had this annoying (o.e. pop-up?) message. You'd be better off calling Mini-Maids to clean up the mess than trying to get a reply from the Microsoft East India Support staff. The only simulated flying they seem to do is with Office Depot aircraft (Desk/Chair-400). As you can tell, it doesnt get much range and needs refueling often (coffee). Seems there was a tweakie site out there that tells how to disable this little jewel. Well, that's my weekly rant, groundsquirrel out.
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Post by skipperdan » Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:24 am

I apologize for venting my frustration in this forum. I was so angry with many failures this past Saturday, that I reinstalled FS9 and reinstalled many files "all day Sunday".

Let's not go off onto the wrong track talking about CLICKING ON THE BOX TO SEND A MESSAGE TO MICROSOFT. The problem is probably not with Microsoft but with me "Mixing and Matching Scenery". Let's get back to discussing REVIEWS 8) .
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...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
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...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Post by Insured Disaster » Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:25 pm

Its been awhile I have seen the dreaded shut down messages from MSFS. However, I beleive that Microsoft treats them as "confidential and anonymous." They are (suppossedly) used to make Mircrosoft a "better" system. Or to improve the program or something like that. So you probably wont get a reply. MS doesnt know who sent the message. You don't really thing MS would have a "auto-complaint feature," do you? If you have a crash or something once a week, and so do a million other people, MS would be flooded with tech issues. The would not be able to keep up. So they moste likely figure that the average person does not care/is to lazy to actually talk to MS. And to a large extent, they are completely right. The "alert MS" simply is used for later versions and improvements, not individual assistence. 8O

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Post by Rhythmosaur » Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:32 am

For nothing, Skipperdan. I think we all know what it feels like when emotions come over us suggesting to throw our PC out of the window or smashing it against a wall. When I face such situations, my mama keeps telling me I am unbearable...

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found my caribou panel

Post by groundsquirrel » Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:09 am

and very happy to see skipperdan has regained his composure.
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Post by lortiawhak » Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:56 am

more reviews!!

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Post by Rhythmosaur » Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:47 pm

Whattabout you making one, lortiawhak? I really appreciate your useful comments, by the way... :roll: . I'm just working on A COUPLE of new reviews, and want to upgrade the remaining two old rewiews with screenshots. Besides this, I got a real life with all it's stressing demands.

These are my current non-real life tasks:

1. Performing two transatlantic flights (1 ISA-Test, 1 with current real weather conditions, for data accuracy flown in real time!) with my Concorde each in FS02 and FS04 to investigate fuel consumption and getting the hang of climbing with it (what is not as easy as it may sound).
2. Putting this data with the screenshots and the rest of the prepared review together and posting it.
3. Taking Screenshots with the HAF Bell and the Aerospatiale I reviewed, and testing those planes under FS04, adding this to the old reviews and posting them, contacting the respective authors,
4. Setting up an ILS-Tutorial with screenshots
5. Posting a D I Y guide on how to make default planes flyable
6. Preparing a review of the Katana
7. Preparing a review about the Aeromacchi M339 which I promised to the author

Between this all:
- Learning my lessons
- Helping my sister and her girl friend with the homework
- Occasionaly helping my mom with the housework
- Flying, installing and organising add ons and AI traffic
- Doing forum work, (replying posts, discussing things among the Masters and the Admin, organising interesting contributions and traffic, and, and, and...
- writing to net penpals
- moving to my parents again and evacuating my flat
- Sleeping

And all this for free and on non profit basis!

What are your current tasks, lortiawhak?
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Post by lortiawhak » Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:43 am

eat
sleep
go to school
do homework
help with chores
sleep more
play fs
watch tv

i have a really busy life. :(
oh yeah, did i mention that i write replies to to questions in forums?
AND ALL THIS FOR FREE ON A NON-PROFIT BASIS!!!
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Post by Rhythmosaur » Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:09 am

Jesus, give me patience, but a bit quickly!

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Post by lortiawhak » Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:38 am

sorry about the pressure :) just had to do it.

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pressure?

Post by groundsquirrel » Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:39 am

I dont know if it's really pressure or not, I just preserve sidewalks for future generations by keeping everybody's cars and trucks running. In the evenings I feed the racoons and fly FS and the websites while listening to the intellecti pontificate on TV. Then I get to be a husband. When I get depressed about it all, I go shopping.
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Post by lortiawhak » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:10 am

ok~

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Post by Insured Disaster » Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:44 am

I sleep, eat, go to school, study as little as possible, drive drunks around on the weekend for free, play FS, help if I can on surclaro, work on my bike, perserving oil for future generations, and typically put around 40-50+ miles per week on my bike. 8O

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Post by Rhythmosaur » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:09 am

Hey, groundsquirrel, and particulary Insured Disaster, we all know you do enough. But you don't demand for things, that was the point! And overall, this thread was not intended to be a task chat... :wink:

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Post by Insured Disaster » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:15 am

sorry, I couldnt resist. However, I want to thank you for writing these reveiws. You do the FS community a real service. I really want to get around to downloading the B29 because of your review. Thank you so much. 8O

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my apologies for wandering

Post by groundsquirrel » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:20 am

sometimes its a little hard to see the lane markers on these roads. Presently debating the super G from your review, still trying not to splat the big bird(747).
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