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dchanson55

Best Off The Shelf Computer for FSX

What are some of the best off the shelf computers I can get to run flight simulator, hope the question is not to general, thanks....

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Mark Roberts

I would like to sell my complete MS Flight Simulator set up?

Is this a good place to sell my kit. It is all 'hardly used' and top of the range Thrustmaster stuff inclding a powerful GPU. Can someone advise me as a UK based person if this is the best place to sell the kit? It has been used 3 times by my grandson ...

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Joe Kapalko on
Jack de Heer

Update computer

My system:Chillblast Fusion Valkyrie XB-70 Ultimate Flight Simulation PCCM Storm Stryker White Full Tower Gaming CaseIntel Core i7 3970X 6-cored Processor 3.5GHz (Overclocked to up to 4.8GHz)Corsair Hydro Series H100I Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler...

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Jack de Heer on
Keith Hesson

Optimizing Parking Brake Release in X-Plane 11: Troubleshooting Tips for Cessna Aircraft

I have purchased and installed a copy of X-Plane 11 running Windows 11 Pro combined with FLYPFC C2 Professional Console Hardware and Rudder Pedals using a Serial Connection. All controls and switches are working correctly in the Software Setup, but the P...

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ianstephens on
Blindmelon

No toe brakes! CH Products Rudder Pedals.

I have never been able to get CFS 3 to let me enable the toe brakes from my CH Products rudder pedals in-game controller assignments. No problem in CFS 2. In cfs 3 when I move the toe brake in setup, the game does not recognize it as a button or axis. It ...

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ianstephens on
bamber2

Integrating Classic CH Products Flight Controls with Modern Flight Simulators

Hello. I played around with MSFS about thirty years ago.  I was sufficiently keen to buy CH Products' Flightstick, throttle, and pedals.  Of course, they all connected through a game port. Now in my retirement, I fancy returning to flight simulators. ...

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sterk03

Optimizing Alienware AW2720HF Monitor Settings for Enhanced Flight Simulator Experience

I just replaced my old Dell monitor with the new Alienware AW2720HF monitor.  So far I'm not impressed but I'm sure it is not set up correctly. The instructions are not so clear to me but then I'm new to the gaming monitor world.  I know several post...

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ianstephens on
escrge

Saitek Rudder Pedals: Toe Brakes Don't Release

Using the Saitek Pro Rudder Pedals with FSX, my toe brakes don't disengage when I lift my foot off the pedal. I have to engage/disengage the parking brake to release the brakes completely. What am I missing?...

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Tony Worrall on
Rickandy

Logitech Yoke, Throttle and Rudder Controls Issues

Computer Alienware Windows 10 Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-10700F CPU@2.90 GHz NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 super Alienware 38" curved monitor.  Problem: Purchased Logitech Yoke, Throttle and Rudder Control system - Using the B1/B2 switch having problem with elevato...

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ianstephens on
merlinflyer_1

Is The Saitek x52 joystick Force Feedback?

hello all is the Saitek x52 joystick force feedback?...

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ianstephens on
audibleeye

What is the better upgrade, CPU or GPU

I'm new to MSFS and my existing system has a Ryzen 7 3700x CPU and a Radeon 580X along with 32GB RAM. I understand this is playable, but if I want to upgrade to get the best out of the system without creating a bottleneck and can only upgrade one item, CP...

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Guest on
bamber2000

More cores or more MHz?

Hello All. I'm planning a PC build for FS2020.  I welcome technical knowledge, FS2020 experience, and opinion on whether I should maximize CPU speed or the number of CPU cores. Thanks for reading. Peter...

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ianstephens on
Gyster

Connect Logitech X52 TQ to Thrustmaster Warthog or VKB stick

My X52 HOTAS died but I like the throttle and am wondering if there's a way to connect it to either the Warthog HOTAS (which would mean I'd also need pedals) or maybe a gunslinger from VKB.  It looks like both of these use USB cables and the X52 has a 5-...

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ianstephens on
sonicninja

Epson Stylus C80 Printer Cartridges

I have an Epson stylus c80 printer which I've had for about 2 years. The problem I have is I cannot find any cheap ink cartridges that are compatible with this printer, I've bought cartridges that are meant to work with this printer that is quite cheap bu...

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ianstephens on
captinDarwin

launcher is a blank page.

I download flight simulator x and play the game. After turning it off, I cannot reload the game. launcher blank page. So I bought flight simulator deluxe edition in the same thing. After turning off cannot reload. the launcher is a blank page. What am...

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captinDarwin on
sterk03

Looking for info on suggested total setup to run FSX ??

I am currently running FSX on my Dell8910 Win 10 16GB ram Intel I76700cpu@3.40GHZ Nvidia GTX 750. This was not purchased for a gaming computer but its old not used sitting around so I installed FSX just to start flying the sym.  Now I want to get more...

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sterk03 on
GJMichels

Saitek and P3Dv5.2

Sorry if this is repetitive, but will Saitek gauges and hardware work with P3Dv5,2?  Do I need any 3rd party software?  Thanks.  Jerry Michels...

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GJMichels on
35TAWD

SimOn Solution hardware

Anyone using SimOnSolution Desktop 737 sim MCP/OHD/TQ/Pedals? I have one on order - looking for any feedback for installation/use. 35T...

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35TAWD on
Kimolof

Mounting Logitec frame on throttle qua

I am about to receive a radio panel which I want to mount on top of my logitec throttle quadrant. The holes in the frame and quadrant do not match and there are no nuts int quadrant holes. Have seen on Youtube many who have mounted the panels on top of th...

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Kimolof on
Adam-Johnson

Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X joystick

Hey guys, I'm considering getting the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas X joystick for my PC (it's also compatible for the PlayStation 3 - but I need it for PC). Does anyone own this, or has had experience/s using it? Adam....

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paul1071 on
Brimmy999

Graphics cards for MSF 2020

Hi Guys  I need help with choosing the best graphics card for MFS 2020. I am currently running MFSX with a nvidia 1050 but after upgrading to ,FS2020 i am getting a fair bit of stuttering. I have listed the main specs of my pc: Windows 10 64bit intel...

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Brimmy999 on
BRIMMY999

Best graphics card

Hi Guys I have recently upgraded to mfs 2020 and i need to upgrade my graphics card. I am currently using a NVIDIA 1050 and i am getting a fair amout of stuttering. What would be the best option for a new graphics card? I was looking at the  AMD for 4K...

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BRIMMY999 on
444Pilot

Saitek woes... driver issues with Multi Panel and Radio

I brought the saitek radio unit in December of last year. It was working perfectly the whole time. I purchased the multi panel yesterday. I downloaded the latest drivers as instructed. I ran the system. Then I noticed that the transponder section of my ra...

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35TAWD on
TGW901

Looking for some hardware guidance.

Good Morning, I am brand-spanking new to any type of flight simulator.  I know that I need to first purchase Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, but what then?  Here's my goal:  Learn to fly. Learn to improve to multi engine and then fly the Duke b60.  P...

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TGW901 on
Olivier Godefroit

Replica Boeing 737 Glarewings

Hello, I am interested by the glarewings (boths left and right), can i have somes pictures ? many thanks Olivier...

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RadarMan on
romac

Difficulty reading digits on G1000 in MSFS C172.

I am trying to run MSFS (2020) on i5 3570K, 8GB DDR3 ram and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 running ASUS VE248H 24" Widescreen monitor.  My only problem is the lack of clarity of the digits on the G1000 glass cockpit in the C172.  As an ex private pilot who fl...

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RadarMan on
Dempsey

MSFS Joystick problem

Still unable to get MSFS to recognise my joystick. Can anyone give a simple explanation of what I can do, please....

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RadarMan on
cfis

How many screens to go with.

I am building my flight sim and am not sure how many screens to use? What is better a  49" ultra-wide single screen or going with 3 screens, say 29"? Just ordered a new custom build with plenty of power for whichever way I go....

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RadarMan on
Guest

Downloading x plane 11 demo

Trying to download x plane 11 demo. Get message 'yor computer will not run this App' Computer: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S2PV with added graphics NVIDIA  GEFORCE GT 710 Intel Pentium G3420 3.2 HGz - 4Gb memory.Any suggestions welcome Roy Johnston  ...

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RadarMan on
stonelli

logitech throttle quadrant

Does anyone have the driver for the quadrant, my quadrant is operating as a rudder. I have downloaded the driver form logitech but it is corrupt and will not load. Tony...

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RadarMan on
Roger Otis

Minimum equipment

I have a good Windows 10 laptop.  Can I use a beginner's flight simulator on this?  Do I need a joystick, or is there a way I can control the plane without it. Obviously, my budget is small.  Thank you....

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RadarMan on
Adams

Best fsx settings

Hello. I  have a PC with tha following specs -AMD Athlon II X2 B22 processor @2.8Ghz -ATI Radeon 4200 Graphic card -8Gb RAM DDR3 -Windows 10 64 bits I wish to know the best settings I cam apply to my fsx to be able to fly smoothly with PMDG stuff a...

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RadarMan on
navegatore

Logitek/Saitek switch panel USB calbe to PC board wires

 Hellow: my name is Lars I am building a Pilatus PC 12/47 cockpit with the Logitek/Saitek instruments, they are out of warranty so I separated the back cover to cut the landing gear and LED's from the switches, unfotunatlly the USB cable to PC board con...

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RadarMan on
ggray1979

New to to this need help with specs

Hi just bought new gaming PC SPECIALIST Vortex ST-S Gaming PC - Intel® Core™ i7, RTX 2070 Super, 2 TB HDD & 256 GB SSD are these specs good enough for fsx as im still getting some stuttering on the the graphics. ...

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MyNameisIan on
sterk03

Best setup for the best scenery while flying

I am new to this slight sim but would like some general information about setups.  I am using a old Dell XPS running Vista and the install went fine.  I am using an old samsong tv as my display. Its a 40 inch 16:9 1080i display.  My graphics card is a ...

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RadarMan on
Bergison

Motion Integrated G-Seat

Hi everyone! I came up with a new method to induce the sensation of motion and acceleration in seat-based simulators! I call it the Motion Integrated G-Seat as it combines the strengths of a motion platform with those of a G-Seat. It is able to deli...

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Bergison on
NavyMustang

F-18 military grade simulator cockpit for sale

I am selling an F-18 cockpit that I acquired from surplus at a NASA / Navy facility. The cockpit is an F-18 trainer and one of the pictures shows it when fully operational prior to decommissioning. The cockpit is designed for back projected instrumentat...

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Matthew Smith on
Guest

noob help! will this work well for XPlane 11?

found these on ebay and wondering if something like this would be sufficient for xplane 11 HP 6200 Pro Windows 10 3.80GHz Hard drive 1tb Intel Core I7 2nd gen 16 mb Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti $579 trying to do this on a tight budget lol...

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RadarMan on
waynerr

CH Pro Pedal Cable Connector

Hello, I have a set of Ch Pro Pedals. I have a new exterior USB cable I am in the middle of installing. I have made what I consider to be a Very Embarrassing mistake. In the process of opening it up I have taken off the plug of the interior cable f...

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waynerr on
Guest

How to power up a JetPit

I bought a VRinsight MCP and Jetpit. The MCP plugs in via a USB and 12 volt adapter and powers up. The Jetpit has a USB wire coming out. Can anyone tell me how to get power to the Jetpit? Thanks!...

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RadarMan on
Patrikcece

problem loading profile saitek x52 pro

Good evening ... I'm a holder of a Saitek x52 Pro ... until yesterday it was pretty good, now I have a problem ... after opening the profile in the software, I'm no longer loaded by fsx and the voice remains on the throttle NO PROFILE ... I have windows ...

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Patrickcece on
AGNLabs

HOTAS Desk Mount

Hey all 🙂 So the story begins with I, myself wanted to buy the mounts for my desk, but unfortunately they were too expensive for me. So I ended up building table mounts for myself. As It worked out pretty well, I just wanted to provide good qu...

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AGNLabs on
Tuhoe2

FSX Installed, Aircraft always turns right - Help!!

Hi, my plane always turns to the right on the Ground and in the Air with both the keyboard and joystick. Any ideas on how to fix this? I'm guessing I'm missing somethings in the control settings.......

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RadarMan on
GJMichels

Getting Saitek/Logitech hardware to work in FSX

I just bought a Saitek switch panel, multipanel and one instrument panel. I also have their yoke and throttle quadrant. My problem is getting things to work in FSX. I can use the test software supplied by Logitech and it works, but I get no response f...

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deanj on
Edmeister

FSX reinstall problem in windows 7

Hi guys! I uninstalled FSX because I was having problems copy and pasting downloaded airplanes. So, I tried to reinstall FSX. When I put the CD in the drive, it would go as far as Install Wizard, then it said Copying Files, but nothing happened. ...

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Last answer by
RadarMan on
Edmeister

Vista Boot up problem

Hi guys! I download all the time at this site. It is a great site! I have quite a few planes in my hanger. I tried to boot up like I normally do. The system went to safe mode and cannot recover the last successful boot of the system. I can get into t...

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Edmeister on
fs9 to windows7

Flight simulator 9 loading problem to windows 7

Hi! Guys. I recently upgraded from Vista to windows7. Fx10 loaded just fine. I am having trouble installing fs9. The files are there but the application won't run. I have had fs9 for years. I have installed it on windows xp. Vista, windows 8.1. It wor...

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RadarMan on
Triple monitor issue

Triple monitor issue

Hello all - I recently decided to run a triple monitor setup for FSX. Some issues I will ask about in a sec, but first here is the system I'm running. Intel Core i7-6700K Processor 4.0GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 VR Ready G.Skill 16GB DDR4-...

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Last answer by
rayfry on
Ken Granger

G1000 Hardware

Hey there- I'm looking to purchase a g1000 hardware unit and I'm looking at this g1000 - http://www.nobleflightsim.com/product-page/70d6f9f1-2caf-55b0-9b6e-1a3b2e9fc8fa it appears to need some software from Mindstar- does anyone have experience with the...

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ianstephens on
David Schwartz

Saitek X45 Throtle Problems with FS9

I have a Saitek X45 Joystick/Throttle.  I want to use it with FS9 (2004) installed on a Windows 10 computer.  I've always found the combination of the X45 with FS9 frustrating which is probably why I've never stuck with Flight simming, but for the first...

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