Post by Mike Monce - HJG on Sept 9, 2020 12:36:25 GMT
Thanks for the updated KHFD! Whew! much better! My issues with KBDL are still the same, and like you said, it appears that not everything is 100% streamed, but "helped along by humans".
BTW, no one refers to it as the "United Technologies Corp. campus" IF a person lives in Connecticut, and is also an aviation person, it will ALWAYS be "Pratt&Whitney". Similarly, just across the street from KBDL is "Collins Aerospace" which no one ever says, and is always referred to as "Hamilton Standard"; down towards the shore there's "Lockheed Martin", which again no one says, and is rightly referred to by its proper name of "Sikorsky". Try as they might, the big corporations can't seem to erase aviation history from the state.
Pilot reports Number 3 engine missing.
Mechanic replies: Engine found under right wing after brief search.
It's interesting to hear you take that stance on the campuses. I know that locals don't call it UTC, but most people forget that all 3 companies you listed (Sikorsky, Pratt, and Hamilton) were technically independent companies for only a handful of years before Bill Boeing and Fred Rentschler formed the United Aircraft and Transport Corporation in 1929 which then took controlling stock positions on Boeing, Chance-Vought, Hamilton Aero (nee Ham-Stan), Pratt, Sikorsky, Stearman, and Standard Steel Propeller. UAT was split up after the 1934 Air Mail Scandal and the United Aircraft Corporation was formed with Ham-Stan, Pratt, Sikorsky, and Vought. UAC became UTC in the 1970s, but the point is the same - the "big corporation" has always been there. It's the people outside it who keep trying to erase the actual aviation history that includes it.
Congratulations HJG on 20 years of operation. I understand MSFS is slowly maturing, but the SDK is perhaps not yet a good fit for the complexity of jet airliners. There is some progress, a freeware twin Wasp Grumman Goose has just been released today. Perhaps once the SDK is sorted, someone will take up the challenge of putting an Historical Jetliner into MSFS? C45
I was unable to resist the temptation. So I purchased the Standard version of FS2020 as a Christmas present for myself recently. Ever since, I've been working hard to try and learn all the new stuff that is part of it, which is not that easy at my young age of 78. HaHa. FSX was a breeze compared to FS2020.
I noticed from one of your earlier posts that you had included a few screen shots of FS2020.
Herman I noticed you haven't had a response to your inquiry about how to take screenshots in MSFS. If you still wish to know I can give you a brief outline. I presume you also wanted to know how to post them to this forum? C45