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About PhilHawkey2008

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    Flight Student - Groundwork
  1. Hi Peter Miraculous, well yes it seems so. I am a member of the UKVGA and I have a nice little ridge soaring flight saved which launches me in Wolfgang's Grunau Baby over the Long Mynd where I gently waft along in Ridge lift until a CumulusX thermal drifts in and I then thermal away across country, which never ceases to fill me with delight and wonder, as I used to do just that in real life. With FRLimiter running there was ridge lift but seemed to be no thermals or cumulus clouds, without FRLimiter there were. This just goes to prove the desirability of a wider range of testing and t
  2. Harry, Peter, what can I say - it all works. The only thing I have done between then and now was uninstall SP2 and install Acceleration. CumulusX working beautifully with FPS Limiter too. Many thanks and best wishes, Phil
  3. Hi Harry Well, bless my soul! I was sure FPS Limiter killed the lift too. I am going to test that again just as soon as I get home. Could this be hardware related I wonder; ATI HD5870, AMD dual core Phenom here. Thank you very much for stepping in here and helping; I'm intrigued. Phil
  4. Hi Peter et al. Peter, this is not your problem or your fault so I aologise for asking the question, but... FPS limiter is a freeware external frame rate limiter utility for DX9 only, a kind of 'renderer hook' that it is possible to run and that limits frame rates to a preset value, without resort to the FSX rate limiter. Tweaking experts (eg. 'Bojote' at Avsim) suggest that this is preferable to the internal limiter and certainly makes for a very smooth display. Trouble is, it kills lift from CumulusX, and I wonder if you might have an insight about that. I can't think why you should
  5. Hi Scott Could you please check your PM inbox? Many thanks, Phil
  6. Hi folks! Well, it looks as if we were a bit too quick with the links to Johns models, all my fault I am afraid, good intentioned and just too enthusiastic. I am sure John never really intended to publish them nor benefit in any way. I encouraged him in response to enthusiasm for the Kite particularly in this thread. Apologies to the owners of the copyright. The files are no longer available. Phil H
  7. Thank you! How did you get on with them? I am not able to fly FS at the moment. I flew (RL) Skylarks, Swallow, T31, T21 etc, but always wanted to fly the early Slingsby types, like the Kite aqnd never did. I am saving up for a capable machine. Phil
  8. Hello everyone. I am delighted to say I have found John Kenny and he is very happy to share his Kite and other glider models with this community. Firstly, although I don't fly at the moment because my computer is not up to FS8/9/10 specs, I still keep in touch with the virtual soaring movement. I found this thread and immediately wanted to buy a new computer and get John's Kite all fired up. I knew a John Kenny 40 years ago when he was an Instructor at the Cornish Gliding Club at Perranporth in Cornwall, but he left us for the Isle of Wight and we had not met or spoken since. Could "our J
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