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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby CaptB » Mon Oct 31, 2022 2:44 pm

Simpilota380 wrote in Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:57 am:I just started using Flightgear last month and i love it. You guys have done a fantastic job. I'm 68 years old, retired Electrician. Have been using MSFS X for many years. Got new gaming computer and the new MSFS 2020, still cant use it , not enough video ram, i got 2 gig video card. So I took a chance on Flightgear and im so glad i did. Still learning it and loving it.


Welcome! FG may not be as pretty as MSFS just yet but it'll give you free(both as in freedom and beer) flying and if you like tinkering there's nothing like it at all.
Ongoing projects(3D modelling): A320, MD-11, A350, B767
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby property_tree » Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:04 pm

I've found Flightgear by chance after grabbing some driving sim hardware, lol.
Since I though "Hey, I got fancy pedals now, why not also use it for flying". Originally for Arma 3, but since I love FOSS, this caught my eye.

At first I was really *really* confused, but that has gotten quite a bit better, and the whole project has risen very high in my regards in a short time.
Not just because I can actually do some things in the 'game' now, but the overall quality of the project and how it is handled.
The lucidity, for a lack of better words, in writing and how the topics are handled in the wiki (which I discover more and more of) are really refreshing.
Not sure if I will really be able to convey what I mean with it, but just reading some of the long standing devs and maintainers and members take on things, including topics like frustrations, patience with all sorts of things, etc
Well, it's ...it's not Twitter or Facebook, that's for sure.
It's like seeing some wild humans in the ...wild, of the internet. Again, I can't really express it, but I like it, and instantly makes me cherish this project and the people behind it more.

Also, bonus points for having a forum. I expect there to be a FlightGear discord, somewher too...but there's a real forum. A real forum...

Where people can just look and get information and the talk about it, without having to join some discord channel.
So good, and I hope that I can become an asset in some way to give something back...at least once I'm not stumbling around so blindly, hehe.
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby PaoloA » Sat Nov 19, 2022 10:41 am

Hello everybody,
I am new to this Forum, but I have been flying, as a hobby, with Flightgear for about two years.

I am an aviation and flight history entusiast, for this I have used in the past various flight simulators.
I'm not a programmer, but I've modeled some aircraft for X-Plane in the past, and I've already had a lot of experience working on some FlightGear aircraft models.

I preferred to switch to Flightgear due to its open architecture.  I know I still have a lot to learn here, but if you are looking for someone who can help, you can ask me to work on further developments, possibly as an aircraft developer and tester.

Regards, PaoloA
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby CaptB » Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:15 pm

Welcome to FG PaoloA!
Ongoing projects(3D modelling): A320, MD-11, A350, B767
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby merspieler » Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:26 pm

Welcome aboard
Be the change you wish to see in the world, be an ally to all! Love is the answer.

If everything is going against you, keep in mind that airplanes take off against the wind, not with it.

Join the official matrix space
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby FurryMLG » Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:00 pm

I'm new, I started about a few months ago and I love it! It's better than FSX in some aspects and It's free!
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby MariuszXC » Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:35 am

Welcome. What kind of flying you do the most?
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby Nish4t » Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:26 am

I am new guys regards fg 6243 8)
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby FurryMLG » Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:30 pm

MariuszXC wrote in Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:35 am:Welcome. What kind of flying you do the most?


Mainly G/A with some Airliners mixed in.
I usually fly the Cessna 172 since it's easy to fly.
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby MariuszXC » Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:46 pm

FurryMLG wrote in Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:30 pm:Mainly G/A with some Airliners mixed in.
I usually fly the Cessna 172 since it's easy to fly.


Then check out our multiplayer section of the forum. We have an active group of GA pilots there.
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby david.megginson » Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:03 pm

Hi. I'm back for a bit. I started contributing to FlightGear in the late 1990s, and implemented the first roads/railroads/rivers/landcover in TerraGear, the first taildragger and multiengine flight models, the first realistic instruments (lags, drift, mag-compass tilt, etc), the first prototypes of several core aircraft like the C172, J3 Cub, PA-28, and DC-3, and the property system.

I've forgotten more than I remember, though, and may have questions that seem surprisingly basic or obvious. Life's like that. I'm excited to see how advanced the visual artistry and user experience have become, and how strong the contributor and user communities are.
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Re: Announce if you new, leaving or returning.

Postby merspieler » Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:19 pm

hey, welcome back, awesome to have you hear again
Be the change you wish to see in the world, be an ally to all! Love is the answer.

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