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  1. Neither. The nvidia 3xxx-series cards will be out in September. That's what I would be aiming for.
  2. Please do let us know. I'm interested in how the Ryzen 3900X performs.
  3. Hmm. It's odd that you were able to reach FL340, yet not hold it...after all, as we all know, it should take more thrust to reach an altitude than it does to hold it. Can you elaborate as to how you could reach 34,000 yet not hold it? I mean, at a given thrust, if lift or thrust dropped, wouldn't you have stalled out climbing to that altitude? It sounds like the wings were losing lift (icing) despite your efforts to counter it, and maybe even when you dropped above the freezing level it wasn't enough? (Somehow, I doubt FSX/P3D takes into account melting of ice as you drop low, but I could be wrong) It is also possible it was something related to ActiveSky. You might remember the issues the PMDG MD-11 and ActiveSky had in 2006-2007 time period...they went back and forth with fixes and eventually the porpoising and altitude drops were solved. I don't think I'd be too concerned about it though, unless it starts happening regularly with the DC-8 and under less demanding conditions. With the MD-11, it was reproduceable on almost every flight at first. I've never had the problem you describe with the DC-8, but, I admittedly have never flown it into storms of that severity. I will fly several hundred miles to go around such weather, if I can. I have the Milviz radar installed in my DC-8 and it generally keeps me out of trouble...most of the time. It could be that even a real-world situation like that would have ended poorly. Remember the Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767 crash near Houston, TX a few years ago? The cause on that was primarily pilot disorientation but wx was the ultimate cause. Anyway I am glad to see you have survived, well, maybe not virtually survived, the crash.
  4. You can save performance profiles in P3D...I assume you know this already, but just in case you do not -- you can save your settings profiles so that you can switch between slider settings quickly and easily (for example, you could make one for "CRJ" with the slider settings you want to use with the CRJ). I noticed on your initial screenshots of your settings, you're running a couple of sliders that will really hurt your fps with the 1070 card -- shadow settings -- and Special Effects sliders (both of them). The special effects sliders are actually primarily cpu-bound, but running them full right isn't helping matters. Another thing is the 2xSSAA + dynamic lighting. Be careful running that especially at night with a 1070 card. Any card really. Sounds like something is wrong with your driver. If it were me I would install new driver using the "clean install" option on the installer. After doing that, if you STILL cannot open the nvidia control panel, I would download DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) from Guru3D or similar site. That prog will get everything out from the old driver(s).
  5. This looks really good! And that airport is in a neat setting, Tatry area. If I may ask, how easy was it for you to get pictures of the airport and airport objects/buildings? For example, the radar structures -- did they let you go out there and take pics right next to the radar and radar buildings? Or did you rely on some internet source for photos?
  6. I assumed the printer was getting data akin to ACARS. I also assumed that was a subset of Global Flight Ops. Assumptions can be dangerous they say? I'm really struggling with how useful the wx printout would be, if it's pulling from ATIS and its limited range. In real life, wouldn't the flight crew be getting destination weather via ACARS many, many nm away, so that they could properly program the correct STAR and runway?
  7. "so you will have to be close to the airport to get the weather." So, if I am still 300 nm from my destination EHAM (flying over, say, Berlin at cruise), and my wx source is set to "sim", will it give me the weather over Berlin (where I'm presently flying), or will it give me the weather at EHAM at that moment?
  8. Thank YOU for the LACSA carga livery -- it is looking great. I can see KMIA to MROC with this one soon.
  9. Budapest? Cargo ops? That's interesting -- did you ever see any Arrow Air Cargo DC-10's (or even DC-8's before that) flying into LHBP? I've heard they flew in there but wasn't sure...
  10. That is a bold and neat livery. I wonder what font that is? A person would maybe have to find that logo or patch it on there if doing a livery for that.
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