In this episode Nicolas has a tepid reaction to the impending release of Microsoft Flight Sim concluding that the success of the franchise reboot will depend on 3rd party developers. Nicolas goes on to recount recent simming experiences including the conclusion of the 2001 Australia trip recreation with The PMDG 744 V3 and TFDI 717
In this episode Nicolas recounts and simulates their Spring 2001 flight aboard a Qantas Boeing 747-400 flight from Sydney, NSW to Los Angeles, CA. Nicolas also recounts their recent sim flights in The Aerosoft A330 and PMDG 747-8i. Recent stops have included Imagine Sim’s ATL, Latain VFR’s MIA, DD’s ORD, Aerosoft’s EDDF, FS Dream Team’s CYVR, Wing Creation’s RJAA and FlyTampa’s YSSY.
In this episode Nicolas renews their effort to revitalize and improve the show by focusing on detailing a simulated flight they made of their first flight as an airline passenger. The flight from KSMF-KONT was made special by Orbx’s Northern California and Southern regions along with the relatively close proximity to terrain seen on the Ziggy7 Standard Terminal Arrival Route into KONT. Please email Nicolas email@example.com and let them know what your favorite sim route is!
In this episode Nicolas touches on a variety of topics on their mind relative to flight sim. Including: A brief review of Orbx’s new Burbank scenery, short haul flights, keeping the simming experience fresh through virtual airlines and arbitrary simming rules, simulator maintenance, a hardware update, and the implications of new sims continuing to be built around software technology that’s now 14 years old. If you have feedback feel free to leave a comment, follow Nicolas on Twitter, or send them an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode Nicolas takes those that mock the struggles that developers often face when releasing a new product to task. Noting that prior to the large scale commercialization of the flight sim add on market there seemed to be less undue developer criticism. Nicolas then proceeds to live by their own words by walking back a previous critique of TFDI’s PACX. Finely, Nicolas has some hopefully constructive feedback for Captain Sim.
In this episode Nicolas takes a moment to acknowledge the real world in which we sim. They also mention their excitement about ProjectFly v4, due out late this month, Orbx’s Burbank, which is currently available and The Thrustmaster Airbus products. Finely, Nicolas wants to hear from you. What do you do when you find your sim experience growing stale?
In this episode Nicolas sends out the call for FSRideAlong Co-Hosts in an effort to try a panel show format again (more at the end of the description). Nicolas also poses the question AMD or Intel for flight sim?
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Looking for dedicated flight simmers to co-host monthly flight sim audio podcast. Must be available once a month to record and do pre-production work. Position is a volunteer position. Video, audio, hardware experience a plus. Email email@example.com for more information
While Nicolas is back flying again on their laptop they continue to focus on troubleshooting the hardware in their big computer (now dubbed Captain Cheapo Case). Will a new power supply fix the underlying problem? If not, what kind of processor and motherboard should be used with budget and nextgen sims in mind?
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In this episode details hardware issues with not one but two computers preventing them from simming for a little over a week. Nicolas also talks about the concept of building a new computer and their current hardware selections. You can find Nicolas’ current hardware selection here. Finely Nicolas mentions their projected stability timeline for P3Dv5.
Don’t forget, Mike of zerosideslip.com is offering a special discount for FSRideAlong listeners. If your interested go to zerosideslip.com to book a training session and be sure to mention the promo code "FSRIDEALONG." The code is valid till May 31st, 2020
In this episode Nicolas enlists the remote flight training services of Mike from ZeroSideSlip.com to work on hand flying skills. Nicolas also talks about the impending move to P3Dv5 and their recent flight sim experiences.
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In this episode Nicolas talks about the P3Dv5 announcement, The FSElite v MetterSimulation debacle and the financial realities developers face that may result in upgrade charges. My thanks to Karlene Petitt for linking to my podcast. A warm welcome to new community members!
Some time spent in a flight sim chatroom inspires Nicolas to talk about where the flight sim community stands going into the new MSFS, what flight sim media should be doing (themselves included), the forthcoming price hike in add ons, the reasons for the forthcoming price hikes and other elements of flight sim marketing, development and development budgets. Hopefully it isn’t as dry as it sounds and proves interesting and informative.
In this episode Nicolas talks about their disappointment with The FeelThere E Jets V3. They also discuss their tepid response to the release of the PMDG NGU 737-700 expansion. Mostly due to the fact that they have grown tired of the 737. They go on to discuss the release of the FSLabs A321. Their only frustration is with the dispatching of the plane as opposed to the plane itself. They end by mentioning that they just purchased The Aerosoft A330-300. Having waited 3 months in hopes of improved stability upon purchase. Nicolas’ review of The Aerosoft A330 will come at a later date.