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  1. #26
    That's a plane I would try to fly for five minutes or so, then park deep in the hangar, never to touch it again...
    That ornicopter has greater chances to fly more othen, honestly...

  2. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by heywooood View Post

    it's NOT a GAME! it's a SIMULATOR !!
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  3. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by heywooood View Post

    it's NOT a GAME! it's a SIMULATOR !!
    Did anyone tell DC designs that? Doh! Probably got myself banned for that one.
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  4. #29
    we can have strong opinions that are different and still get along

    Itís unfortunate that this optional add on made a mess of some settings and control mapping for those who just wanted to take a look at it - maybe next time MS will post an advisory to set up a controller profile rather than just impose one.
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  5. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by heywooood View Post

    it's NOT a GAME! it's a SIMULATOR !!
    This is going into a meme generator later today!

    As for control settings. Does anyone know if it affects saved profiles, or just the default settings?
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  6. #31
    Love flying the ornithopter. The dive mechanic is so exciting. I like to get as high altitude as possible and nosedive. I'm all in favor of fictional sci-fi aircraft, even though I primarily fly study-level aircraft. As with any addon, don't like em, don't fly em, after all!

  7. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Clayton View Post
    This is going into a meme generator later today!
    As for control settings. Does anyone know if it affects saved profiles, or just the default settings?
    It looks like it creates its own profiles. When I loaded into it, my Honeycomb Alpha was using a new Ornithopter profile that didn't appear to overwrite any of my other profiles.

  8. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshack View Post
    Why no Masters of the Air update?
    I guess the question is if you want a Reno add-on tier B-17 or want to wait for the Flying Iron example? Can't see Microsoft working with an Apple TV+ series at any rate.

    Quote Originally Posted by heywooood View Post
    I think it's a great idea - lets do Fallout Vertibirds next MS
    This wouldn't surprise me with Microsoft's ownership of Bethesda and the upcoming Fallout TV series.

  9. #34
    Now if it had been Oblivion....

  10. #35
    The Phoenix came with the AH C-119, if I remember correctly. I flew it a few times for sure, and it was a fun bonus.

    As for the control issue, apparently quitting and restarting the sim fixes any issues the add-on caused with your existing custom profiles.

  11. #36
    I've been a "hard-core" fan of the Dune series ever since reading the first book in the original series back about 50 years ago. Of all the attempts on screen with versions of the ornithopter, I think new MSFS is the first one that is even close to what Frank Herbert imagined. In the Illustrated version of the first book, the images were all okayed by Frank Herbert, and this is very close to the version he approved. My first thoughts reading the book was that it must look like a dragonfly, so this one is about as close as it gets to my imagination back then.

    The whole Dune story is much longer than most think. Someone above mentioned the original series covering about 4000 years. Below is a pic of my Frank Herbert/Brian Herbert bookshelf, in chronological order. The Dune story starts with the far-left book, "Eve" and up until just recently ends at "Sandworms of Dune", just in front of the shark's nose, covering 15,000 years. The original Dune Trilogy pointed to come in the middle of the whole thing. The complete story does tie back into Earth, which is long gone before the first book, "Eve".


    Arguably, Dune is probably the greatest science fiction story ever written but was almost never published. No publishing company was interested in it. Fortunately, Sterling Lanier, a friend of mine later in life and editor of the Chilton Car Repair Manuals thought it deserved a shot and had Dune published. But he also got fired from Chilton because it didn't do well at first and they thought would never fly. Guess they were a bit short sighted on that call. :-)


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  12. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshack View Post
    Now if it had been Oblivion....
    Well yes. A fully simulated bubble ship would be really cool. The studio rights to such an item could be very expensive.
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  13. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by FAC257 View Post
    I've been a "hard-core" fan of the Dune series ever since reading the first book in the original series back about 50 years ago. Of all the attempts on screen with versions of the ornithopter, I think new MSFS is the first one that is even close to what Frank Herbert imagined. In the Illustrated version of the first book, the images were all okayed by Frank Herbert, and this is very close to the version he approved. My first thoughts reading the book was that it must look like a dragonfly, so this one is about as close as it gets to my imagination back then.

    The whole Dune story is much longer than most think. Someone above mentioned the original series covering about 4000 years. Below is a pic of my Frank Herbert/Brian Herbert bookshelf, in chronological order. The Dune story starts with the far-left book, "Eve" and up until just recently ends at "Sandworms of Dune", just in front of the shark's nose, covering 15,000 years. The original Dune Trilogy pointed to come in the middle of the whole thing. The complete story does tie back into Earth, which is long gone before the first book, "Eve".


    Arguably, Dune is probably the greatest science fiction story ever written but was almost never published. No publishing company was interested in it. Fortunately, Sterling Lanier, a friend of mine later in life and editor of the Chilton Car Repair Manuals thought it deserved a shot and had Dune published. But he also got fired from Chilton because it didn't do well at first and they thought would never fly. Guess they were a bit short sighted on that call. :-)


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  14. #39
    Is there any way to fly in the DUNE scenario without being on a mission?
    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

  15. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Donadon View Post
    Is there any way to fly in the DUNE scenario without being on a mission?
    Good question, Id like to use free flight too.

    The take of is here for example (Imperial Basin), but I dont see it on the "normal" map of the World:



    Idea is nice and I like it :-). Maybe the issue that I noticed mess with keymapping (it loads differnet profile).

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  16. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Donadon View Post
    Is there any way to fly in the DUNE scenario without being on a mission?
    On the avsim forums, I think I have seen somebody mentioning the GPS coordinates of the Dune scenery, which is somewhere in the middle of Africa ? I haven't checked if it's correct or not.

  17. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Clayton View Post
    This is going into a meme generator later today!

    As for control settings. Does anyone know if it affects saved profiles, or just the default settings?
    Default only what i have discovered

  18. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Daube View Post
    On the avsim forums, I think I have seen somebody mentioning the GPS coordinates of the Dune scenery, which is somewhere in the middle of Africa ? I haven't checked if it's correct or not.
    The rocks are there but not the sand I think.

  19. #44
    Penty of dune fields in Namibia for free flying.

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  20. #45
    Another question. How does the pilot fit?
    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daube View Post
    On the avsim forums, I think I have seen somebody mentioning the GPS coordinates of the Dune scenery, which is somewhere in the middle of Africa ? I haven't checked if it's correct or not.
    I just went for the middle of the Sahara


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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunshack View Post
    More stuff I don't want. Why no Masters of the Air update?
    It's Microsoft and they don't do guns. So a B-17 with thirteen searchlights poking out of it would look stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferry_vO View Post
    It's Microsoft and they don't do guns. So a B-17 with thirteen searchlights poking out of it would look stupid.
    Now that cracked me up!!

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  24. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Donadon View Post
    Another question. How does the pilot fit?
    The pilot looks too small for the scale of the aircraft.
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  25. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by dvj View Post
    The pilot looks too small for the scale of the aircraft.
    From the movie, I think its ok:

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