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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:45 pm 
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ORBX has all their products on sale at 45% off until 1st of January 2018 at 23:00:00 UTC. I just flew my T-6 out of Sonoma County Regional Airport (KSTS). Few around Mt. Helena, did a few loops, then got a straight in clearance to RWY 32. Very nice. I also have downloaded Bozeman (KBZM), Bonner's Ferry (65S), and Longview Ranch (OG39). I got KBZM and KSTS for my MJ C-47 and the Connie.

Every year I ride my motorcycle from my secret HQ in the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington, USA, Planet Earth, to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day, Oregon. The roads between Wasco, Condon, Fossil, Spray, and John Day are some of the finest motorcycling roads anywhere. ISYN. For years I've ridden up the John Day Highway (Hwy 19) and seen this little airport over on the west side of the Valley. Now I can fly there in the Comanche! Or the T-6!

Where's my A2A Cessna 185?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:21 pm 
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600 dollars.

Lol. Melting plastic smell.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Ouch!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:27 pm 
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600 dollars.

Lol. Melting plastic smell.


:shock: With the sale? Goodness but did you buy the whole catalog?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:46 pm 
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ClipperLuna wrote:
:shock: With the sale? Goodness but did you buy the whole catalog?


$600 is what you might call a "reasonable start"... :P

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:58 am 
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Gabe777 wrote:
600 dollars.

Lol. Melting plastic smell.

AUD ?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:31 am 
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I have Global Base & Global Vector. Seriously thinking of OpenLC NA but would like to get opinions from those that have it. Is it a "well worth it" purchase? I will be getting some area specific at some point as well like PNW sense I live on the southern Oregon coast. But OpenLC looks like a broader purchase at this point. I just spent money on some Wilson Combat additions for my Colt Delta Gold Cup and possibly should not go to crazy on sim shopping :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:25 am 
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I would definitely check out OpenLC NA. It's a huge upgrade for the entirety of North America, and with Global Vector, some areas look as good as their full region products.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:05 pm 
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I've got FTX Global Base Pack, Vector, FTX Global, openLC North America, and quite a few of the add-on airports, mostly in the western US. I recently purchased and downloaded several new airports during the December 2017 sale, including Sonoma Regional, KSTS. The directions recommended turning resolution up all the way. OK, I thought, what could possibly go wrong? I flew around the area in the T-6. Well, maybe my eyeballs might pop out, due to the fabulous scenery!

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One of the cool things about Global Base is that you can get many, many free airports https://orbxdirect.com/product/ftx-global-na-pack. There's a way to see 'em on Google Earth. Or you can download Little Nav Map, use the little buttons to select only the add-on airports, and you will see how many you get.

ORBX is pretty cool. Gotta go download the latest freeware airport update - just saw that it's available on FTX Central.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:29 pm 
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WB_FlashOver wrote:
I have Global Base & Global Vector. Seriously thinking of OpenLC NA but would like to get opinions from those that have it. Is it a "well worth it" purchase?

OpenLC NA is definitely worth adding to your Global Base and Vector combination, if for no reason other than it will make for smoother transitions when you fly out of the PNW into Global Base/Vector territory. But OpenLC NA brings all of North America to an "FTX Lite" standard, kind of like what A2A's AccuFeel does for your non-AccuSim fleet, so you may be completely happy with just OpenLC instead of getting ORBX's Central and Northern Rocky Mountains or Alaska regions.

I've used numerous FSX terrain products, combinations and systems of products over the last 10 years and I really think the ORBX system is the best we've ever had. I've had various landclass products installed with Ground Environment Pro and Ultimate Terrain X; I've had PNW, CRM and NRM installed over GEX and UTX in the early days; I had the early version of OpenLC NA when it only covered Canada and I could see an obvious difference between the area it affected (when used with Base and Vector) and the remainder of North America it did not.

In my opinion if you already have Base and Vector installed, OpenLC is a must-have.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:08 pm 
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Thanks for the info fellas. I don't spend a lot of time in my local area. I do more global touring so this sounds like the way to go.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:55 am 
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You can't go wrong with any of the Orbx OpenLC areas. They transform that area into something much more realistic. I often fly over Europe. The area around Mt Vesuvius looks just like the pics with OpenLC Europe installed, and the Open LC for North America looks consistent with what I've seen from driving round 6 states in the US.

Now that there is no release soon, from A2A, I may just be able to afford Open LC for South America too.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:53 am 
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Since you live in Oregon... I would get FTX regions of PNW and Northern California first. That will keep you busy until next year. It really is a step up from even Vector, Global, and Landclass. My 2 cents.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:56 am 
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MX-Leader wrote:
Since you live in Oregon... I would get FTX regions of PNW and Northern California first. That will keep you busy until next year. It really is a step up from even Vector, Global, and Landclass. My 2 cents.


That's how I started on the long ride down the scenery rabbit hole. I bought the PNW set in the packaged DVD version (didn't have the Internet speed to download full-on programs back then). It was great. I bought a few of the airports in my area, such as Darrington, Firstair in Monroe, etc.

Dial it up to the present day and I have global, vector, and all the Western USA land groups from Alaska to Southern California, Rockies, etc. Now I just keep adding airports. May get a couple for Oregon before the sale goes away.

Need to let some time elapse between these kind of purchases and the upcoming CMP sales of retired 1911s, as I hope to acquire one of those.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:51 pm 
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I just purchased the OpenLC NA and Europe. I spend very little time flying locally. I have been in the Connie now sense it's release a year ago. I picked her up at Burbank, CA, flew to North Bend, OR, then headed out on my global flight. I came back through the states briefly landing in each state on my way north and then west. I'm now passing Kathmandu heading west to Lucknow, India. Point is that I am really looking for something more global at this point.

After installing OLC NA & EU I reactivated FreeMesh to see how it all works. I'm still on the fence for a mesh product. It seems to always mess up my airport elevations putting them in deep holes or on high plateaus. Any suggestions in this area are welcome too. I'm headed for the OpenLC Europe areas now to see if I can tell much difference. 8)

Thanks for all the input on this.

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