[jhb_airlines] Re: FSX

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 16:09:08 +0100

It would have been useful, during say an FPI session, to have the capabillity for a two man cockpit, in which one could fly and navigate, with the second pilot changing channels and handling the comms side. Hard to please perhaps.

Gerry Winskill

Alex Barrett wrote:


One of the recent releases on Avsim said that FSX was due to be released worldwide on the same day in November 2006!! The airfield maps are a brilliant addition - help so much when on the ground.

Both pilots able to interact during the multiplayer sessions, however only one will be 
able to work at a time. It will be a "you have control/I have control" scenario 
with the controls passed by pressing Shift-T.

Which, in my opinion, is probably quite a reasonable way of doing it. Just like while under instruction - which is what it is meant for.

Alex -----Original message-----
From: pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Peter Dodds)
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 16:25:30 +0200
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX

The official launch date is "holiday season 2006" which most people take to mean pre-Christmas. In FSNet the non-handling pilot can change things via the keyboard (including changing power setting) but his yoke is disabled. In FSX it looks as if the second pilot may well be just an onlooker That will not be good enough, I agree. I'll have to read the blurb more carefully. I wonder if there is a forum for complaints! Having more tna one version is a good idea, but they don't go the whole hog. There should be a (cheaper) "Hobbyists version" which is a bare bones job with a comprehensive treatise on adding 3rd party material.

I am fortunate in that a PC upgrade for my work is coming up the priority list, and should coincide with Christmas. I have already decided I am going to have a specialist FS machine built, with a small partition for my work <grin>


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