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#661

My XP11 install stands at 134 Gb right now. I don’t use Ortho scenery, except for that which is included in some of the payware airports I have picked up. As a comparison,my DCS install is at 162 Gb. That is all modules and maps, plus most of the single player campaigns. Hopefully that helps a little. I took the plunge awhile back and added a 1Tb SSD to my system, primarily for Windows, DCS and XP11. Hope that is useful for planning purposes.


#662

DCS has its own 500 GB SSD, and I’m looking at prices for the same size on Amazon, though now I’m thinking I may go up a size- that’s not a bad idea. I think I have the case/ Mobo space available- one more thing to check…


#663


#664

Somewhere over British Columbia…


#665

Beautiful Paul.


#666

Lost again, huh? :wink:

Nice pic!


#667

More often than I would care to admit :wink: .


#668


#669

You just had to keep pushing didn’t you! LOL. :wink:

I love it. Very simple systems wise, but it takes some practice to fly it well. I have already written off a couple of airframes, so I guess I will have to keep working on it.


#670

I’m wondering now, is this Push for Power or Pull for Power?!


#671

Push…which has gotten me into trouble when I’m settling into a tight landing zone and go to “dump” collective, sending me skyrocketing straight up…


#672

Eh, I figured something like that was bound to happen… :slight_smile:


#673

A few more Osprey shots…


#674

Nice!

Yes - they did a pretty good job on it. I think of it more as “The Osprey Experience” rather than a hard and fast Osprey sim since that is obviously not what it is. For the price point though…they give a reasonable approximation of it with a lot of work going into making it feel that way.

By the way - here is a really good article on flying the Osprey from Vertical Magazine which gives some insight into the real Osprey:


#675

That image legit screams “Coast Guard” – brand-spankin’ new V-22, check! Old lighthouse, check! Rickety old shack with “Coast Guard” written on it – oh boy, check!


#676

I really haven’t spent much time with the default XP11 C172, but now I have jumped into Air Hauler, I figured I would start with the venerable Skyhawk and work my way up. I opened my first base of operations at Bella Coola, B.C, which has become a firm favorite. Here are some screenshots from one of my first runs to Bella Bella (CYJQ)…

Firing up on the main ramp at Bella Coola… I need to get a Canadian registered C172!

Climbing out through the valley to the Southwest of Bella Coola. This was an early morning flight using FSGRW and Ultra Weather XP 2.4 . I have to say that I really like this combination. I was a big fan of X-Enviro, but that plugin seems to have taken a step backwards. I highly recommend FSGRW and Ultra Weather though.

Scattered low cloud in the valleys had me a little worried about starting my descent. I decided to wait until the terrain was more agreeable.

Bella Bella in sight!

Left Base…

After an uneventful landing, I loaded up as much freight as possible and headed back to Bella Coola:

It is a short hop, and before long I am entering the pattern at Bella Coola…

It was an enjoyable flight. I have to make another run down to Bela Bela to pick up the remaining 140 lbs of cargo that I couldn’t take on the first trip. Air Hauler certainly adds a new dimension to the sim. It is well worth the asking price and effort to install and get working.


#677

Does Bella Coola have an instrument approach? You might have to build yourself one!


#678

I’m going to put away the HUD and use the Force… and if that doesn’t work, scud running up the valley will be kind of exciting! :crazy_face:


#679

I learned a lot from the Osprey article above. Not judging, as I am sure she’s a fine machine. But the price paid to get an extra 60 knots of cruise speed is high: no ability to feather, very high stall speed, inability to autorotate. I now understand where some of the institutional resistance might have come from.


#680

I agree. It sounds like there is a “well, it’s a military aircraft and we are going to accept this level of higher danger”, which I get…but…well…I wouldn’t my wife or son flying one for a living.