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Old 07-02-07, 06:12 PM   #337
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Nice shot where was that taken?
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Old 07-02-07, 06:25 PM   #338
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Nice shot where was that taken?
Thanks. The location is Helgoland Germany, and the scenery is the HelgolandX package from Aerosoft.

http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/us...00712850,10375

The helo is the Super Cobra from Alphasim.

http://www.alphasim.co.uk/
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Old 07-02-07, 06:40 PM   #339
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I thought it was Helgoland, I remembered how the island looked like from a documentary on TV about rare birds that breed there and the way the structures looked seem to give it away as well. The Super Cobra confused me though.
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Old 07-03-07, 06:35 AM   #340
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Here's a more realistic environment.





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Old 07-03-07, 04:07 PM   #341
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Deffinately cool very very good pics.
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Old 07-03-07, 08:21 PM   #342
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Very nice! Can you shoot and blow stuff up with the chopper?
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Old 07-03-07, 09:44 PM   #343
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Nope, all you can do is fly around. Alphasim aircraft are very basic, they have a good external model and they are fun to fly, but thats about it. The virtual ****pits are very basic with none of the flight systems, radar, or weapons systems modeled.

Personally I don't buy from alphasim since they charge $30-$40 for such basic stuff. For that price other developers make stuff that not only has an awesome external model, but superior flight models, an awesome virtual ****pit, and every system in the aircraft is modeled. I only bought this one becuase righyt now nobody else makes any decent choppers for FSX, though they are on the way.
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Old 07-06-07, 04:15 PM   #344
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If you are looking for a highly authentic simulation experience it doesn't get any more real than this plane. Take a look at the sample features list, which is only about 1/4 of the full list found at the link below.

http://www.aerosoft.com/cgi-local/us...4081620,D10513



o Panels and instruments may be damaged by hard landings.
o All automatic circuit breakers and circuit breakers work.
o Instruments may be inaccurate, needles may be influenced by vibrations, g-forces or disorders.
o Attitude indicator and compass card are driven electrically and have to be aligned / calibrated. The compass card will start to rotate for several minutes if electricity has been cut.
o The glass of the vertical speed indicator may be broken.
o Junghans chronograph with windup mechanism and timer.
o Avionics may be damaged if avionics master switch is not turned off during engine start and engine shut down.
o Engine must be primed.
o Engine prime can lead to have too much fuel in the starter system.
o Engine starter can get overheated and damaged.
o Cowl Flap produces drag according to its setting.
o Engine cooling is influenced by angle of attack and propeller revolutions.
o Engine fires can occur.
o Fire extinguisher can get exhausted.
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Old 07-10-07, 11:04 PM   #345
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I just saw the DVD version at Gogamer for $19.99 if anyone's been looking for a deal. That's more than 60% the listed price for a game that is going to be serviced and modded for years to come.

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This is a nice freeware texture that turns the standard Bell 206 into an OH-58 Kiowa, making it much more fun to fly. You just need to register at the Avsim file library.

ftp://library.avsim.net/civil_flight..._usa_gloss.zip

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This info was relased today at E3:

"Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Expansion Pack" is the action-filled expansion pack for Microsoft Corp.'s amazingly successful and award-winning "Flight Simulator X" video game. With "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Expansion Pack" gamers of all ages, types and skill levels can race against friends in amazing, highly detailed locations around the world, test their skills and heroism in many new missions, fly three exciting new aircraft, and share rewards, photos and videos with friends and the broader flight community.

Trailer: http://dev.fsinsider.com/downloads/D...%20640x360.wmv

Key features include the following:

Multiplayer racing mode. "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Expansion Pack" will offer the thrilling new multiplayer racing mode that will allow gamers to compete against friends with four types of racing: aerobatic style, Reno high-speed, cross-country and sailplane. Gamers will be able to test their skills in three different levels of difficulty from simple pylon racing to racing in harsh weather conditions.

DirectX 10. "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Expansion Pack" will continue to build on the rich visual foundation of "Flight Simulator X," taking advantage of Windows Vista and DirectX 10 to deliver breathtaking graphics and dynamic environments for a truly immersive experience.

New missions. "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Expansion Pack" will offer more than 20 new missions that will allow gamers to test their skills at tasks ranging from test piloting a fighter jet to search and rescue.

New aircraft. "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Expansion Pack" will allow pilots to fly through highly detailed scenery in three new aircraft: the F/A-18A Hornet, P-51D Mustang and EH-101 helicopter.

Connected world. "Flight Simulator X: Acceleration Expansion Pack" continues to take advantage of the online game capabilities in "Flight Simulator X," allowing gamers to race against friends and work together to complete missions as they interact with other aviators from around the globe by chatting in real time via headset and keyboard.

Games for Windows franchise. This expansion pack will also ship as a Games for Windows title with easier installation, reliability standards and support for key features of Windows Vista, including the Games Explorer and Parental Controls.
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