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News and Announcements / Re: All Members Check-In Weeke...
Last post by FredK - Today at 01:11:20 PM
QuoteFred, have you ever played with "WideVu?" As you know it runs on the FSUIPC Platform for position information and passes that data over to other FSUIPC Clients to share positional information and synchronizing P3D/FSX multiviews (to a point).

Trev....Do you mean WideVu or WideView?

I have many years of experience with WideView, but I am not familiar with WideVu.

SymSync with ViewGroups works better for multi-channel than WideView IMO, particularly for AI traffic. However it is freeware that is specific to P3Dv4, and the fellow who developed it seems to have disappeared.

Tried Opus FSI but got frustrated with it and no AI traffic possible.

I have no direct experience with the built-in P3D Pro multi channel system, but from what I understand it is problematic.  Seems to be most suitable for military applications where scenery display per se is not important.

All of these multimonitor programs simply broadcast the position and attitude of the primary aircraft (and also AI aircraft) from the server machine for display of the identical aircraft on the visual clients. Weather overlays on that by different means.....in my case using FSGRW in a network bridge arrangement.  I am using Sim Avionics running on the server.

Regarding MSFS20...It is not only the cockpit environment aspect that needs to be implemented, but also the stability issue regarding bugs and crashes. Maybe someday of course.  I just do not hold out much near-term hope for it.

Fred K
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Quote from: FredK on May 17, 2021, 10:26:17 AMI have lost all hope that MSFS20 will ever be suitable for a cockpit environment.

Fred K

Fred, have you ever played with "WideVu?" As you know it runs on the FSUIPC Platform for position information and passes that data over to other FSUIPC Clients to share positional information and synchronizing P3D/FSX multiviews (to a point).

Obviously the flight dynamics on MSFS suck, but I have seen some amazing progress with the release of one of Aerosofts latest additions. 

Things are moving in the right direction and Multi monitor support is coming in Q4 2021.

I have often thought of just using Widevu to "Slew" the outside View of MSFS2020 while the simulator systems would still run through P3D.

I believe that some Frankenstein setup could be done to accomplish this to be able to have the amazing outside views and still run the systems on P3D.


Alas though,  I have had some minor setbacks with MSFS2020 But I know of many Project Magenta Based installations that have sucessfully been converted over to MSFS2020 and with knowledge of the SDK flight dynamics can be sorted out.

Different then what everyone is use to.  (Obviously you need multi monitor support) that is coming, but don't discount it yet.  There is still a minimum of 9 years left on the support contract with Asobo, and you never know what will happen next.

Clearly your biggest Hurdle is the support from Sim Avionics and or ProsimAR, whichever you are using..  They need to update their simconnect portals to work with the new SDK, (which is currently available) and until they see a development of a anctual 737 with decent flight dynamics, I don't foresee them putting in the effort.

***  MY Ultimate goal ***
Lease the MSFS Engine back to Lockheed Martin as if it was the new version of ESP and let them have at it.  Then watch the fireworks fly.

Trev
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I can't say that i really know anything about it but logically i can give you my educated opinion. Point of anti-g suit it to ensure pilot doesn't black out due to lack of oxygen (really blood) getting to the brain and vital organs and pooling in extremities and gut. The long term increase in hydrostatic pressure on the venous return system (called "right side of the heart") could possibly induce pulmonary hypertension or right sided heart failure I'd guess if it wasn't balanced by the increase in g's...but maybe not. Maybe the effective of the suit at normal 1g is minimal and actually induces venous return linearly at higher g's. That would be a more ideal suit design but I don't know anything about them...
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News and Announcements / Re: All Members Check-In Weeke...
Last post by FredK - May 17, 2021, 10:26:17 AM
All well here....

Other than routine maintenance and chasing down the normal minor bugs that crop up every now and then I have not done much at all with any physical improvements in the sim in the past 6-12 months.  In fact, I am in sort of a quandry as where to take it next. I am happy with the stability of P3D4.5 with Sim Avionics, and therefore have little motivation to move on to something else there.  I do keep adding airport scenery though....well over 125 upgraded airports now, so I have a lot invested in the status quo. 

I would love to move to a single computer to drive my three visual screens to simplify my setup, so I am regularly following what is happening in that dimension.  I really do not want to move backwards regarding the visual fidelity of what I have now though.

Also have given some thought to conversion to a MAX.

But all that are sort of pipe dreams right now.

I have lost all hope that MSFS20 will ever be suitable for a cockpit environment.

Fred K
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News and Announcements / Re: All Members Check-In Weeke...
Last post by jskibo - May 17, 2021, 08:33:54 AM
Alive.  Not much done with any of the sims lately, too many cuts at work left me with everyone else's workload.  Recently brought two more aboard so maybe life will get more normal.

I did pick up a 3090 to run the three screens on, shockingly the 1080ti sold for $250 more than I paid for it 4 years ago
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General Discussion Board. / Re: 737-800 Arduino X-Plane Bu...
Last post by kurt-olsson - May 16, 2021, 11:34:08 PM
Moving forward

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OMG is this Geremy from GLB Products? Where have you been, didn't think you were still in the community.

Just checked your website and there you are still buying/selling/trading flight sim items...that's awesome!

Glad you're still around,

John
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Hi Warren, Always good to hear from a familiar face. All the best to you.
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General Discussion Board. / Re: How do we handle donations...
Last post by kurt-olsson - May 15, 2021, 11:38:03 PM
Haha I am a living proof of the sell/keep/sell/keep/sell mentality.

But in the end, i will never sell, the urge comes back even after long periods of time.

Right now i am obsessed. :)
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Hey Bernard,

I agree with you as well, that when you're done, you're done. Albeit, I'm just suggesting too make sure that you are.

In other words, by covering it up for a while where you don't see it, as if it's gone already, and you don't miss it...you're done...at least with that particular simulator.

John
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