[jhb_airlines] Re: Pilot Club

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 01:55:28 +0100


I've never used a LAN so although I grasp what you are saying I don't think
I am the one to try and discuss this directly with Grant. It might be better
if you explained the situation directly (if you are willing) so increasing
the level of understanding. Grant's email address is grant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Brook
Sent: 13 September 2006 22:44
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Pilot Club

I'm not sure that Grant has grasped what I meant by wanting to run across my
LAN.  My flying pc is a lowly P4 2GHz with just 512MB RAM. Great for running
FS9 in fullscreen with FSNav active on a second monitor with acceptable
frame rates of 15-20.  All other s/w needed for a satisfactory FS experience
ran on a second pc hard-wire linked across my home LAN.  Using WideFS I ran
ASv6, ServInfo and the full FPI/ATOC package including Voice on this second

In tests, however, I found that I was unable to run the alternative ATOC
Express package across my LAN which meant that it had to be run on my
already busy 'flying' machine.  With voice etc this reduced my FS frame
rates to a unacceptably poor 5-7 and was very tedious to use.

I don't think that any of us LAN users actually want to fly/control in
private sessions independent of the internet and the pilot-club servers
which I suspect is  what Grant thought that we meant...

I hope that I'm wrong, nevertheless I shall certainly be trying out the new
s/w to see if I can duplicate my 'old' cross-LAN set-up with it!!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 10:20 PM
> To: JHB Email List
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Pilot Club
> Reply from Grant..
> "Hi Bones,
> We will not offer a LAN possibility. It is a free-of-charge online
> network (you do not need to be a ?paying? Pilot Club member to use
> the network ? we
> changed our minds). Anyone can logon and fly & control
> completely free of
> charge ? thus, we don?t need a LAN connection (would also not
> be in our
> interest).
> We have decided to go one step further with the JHB pilots. At the end
> of this week we will provide your pilots we complete access to
> Pilot Club. They
> way they can already get a first impression of it, make
> recommendations,
> etc. They can even order products from the shop if they want
> ? and we will
> ship them out now (expect FSX ? we need to wait for Microsoft
> to lunch it
> first) (naturally, they are not at all required to order
> products if they do
> not want too!!). Please make it very clear to all your pilots
> that we are
> still 4 weeks away from launching Pilot Club ? thus, the layout is not
> finalized, not all products (payware/freeware) have been
> uploaded, not all
> areas have finalized text, etc., etc. They can happily watch
> as we finalize
> it over the coming weeks J. However, I must ask that they do
> not communicate
> anything they see within the Pilot Club to anyone else
> (normally, we would
> pass out NDA?s ? but we trust the JHB crew) until it is
> officially launched.
> They will also be able to sign-up for the online network
> themselves ? thus,
> the list you sent Stefan we will not use.
> OK, as soon as the online network is functioning I?ll provide you with
> further details.
> Have a good evening!
> Grant"
> Not exactly the answer you were hoping for..
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net

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