Official 8th Annual Mudspike Christmas Flight 2022 Discussion and AAR Thread

still some beer left? :slight_smile: somewhere in South America

after the latest update XP12 is again back on track with performance and smoothness for me. on par with XP11. no micro-freezes anymore. nice.

even over congested areas its nice and smooth

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We’re down to our last case. Hurry! :wink:

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I might find a case or two in the cargo hold of the C-17 :smiley:

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A gif re-post from one of the previous Christmas flights says it all :smile:

Drunk Head First GIF by Barstool Sports

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There’s beer left :astonished:

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couldnt resist recent VSL sale, its like we dont have enough DC3s in all the sims.

anyway, theres beer left? bringing few friends with me!

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I reckon there’s a case round here somewhere.

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Just like all the student parties from my youth, there’s bound to be a four pack of Stone’s bitter left at the end.

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progressing … slooowly :slight_smile:

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what’s the origin and what’s the destination?

xpl12?

Great pics, whatever it is!

these are all above or on the coast of Colombia heading north to Panama. e.g. one of them is at La Florida SKCO.

thanks Deacon. and yes, its XP12. trying to convince myself that the better FMs are worth it :slight_smile:

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So, how’s the scenery/weather? I recall XP11 being fairly generic unless you were willing to pony up for the add on scenery.

I imagine XP12 must have addressed that at least somewhat.

I will start with weather as that part was updated in 12.
in 12 LR has introduced 3D clouds plus they have updated overall visual representation of effects like rain and wet surfaces, icing etc.
I am using ActiveSkyXP just to better translate the METARs to the game.

unfortunately scenery wasnt updated much. without manual effort there is nothing much to see.
so I use ortho4xp to generate satellite imagery and more detailed mesh plus SimHeaven products to populate the cities and make the roads look like roads.

wanted to add also GlobalForests product to populate the forests but unfortunately the dev moved to orbx platform and they dont accept paypal.
trees were updated in 12 though. LR introduced 3D trees with seasonal effects and effects of wind on them.
still GlobalForests looks much much better.

so at this point I can only add the following :smile:

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crossed along the Colombia and Panama border from west coast to east coast

SKBS - SKLC - MPOA

had some fun

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some progress

landed at some abandoned strip in Colombia …

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still on the 8th :slight_smile:

seems like scenic place, Anton Valley, Panama

some dramatic clouds today

made it to the other side

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somewhere over Central America

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wanted to speed up my progress so tried the DWS F-16D in XP12 but was not satisfied with the performance of XP12 and performance of that particular module so jumped in MSFS default F/A-18

did the transfer of the beer from the barrels from the back of my DC-3 into brand new fuel tanks to transform this bird into ‘beer barrel bomber’ but … the fuel tanks are not visible to the naked eye unfortunately :slight_smile: hope I will find some good mod to fix it

here somewhere over Guatemala following the volcanic ridge along the west coast

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Yucatan, Mehiko

Ciudad del Carmen

Isla Mujeres

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