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I finally figured out auto pilot. My 3rd or so attempt at an ORD to FRA flight. Try and see if my desk chair is more comfy than a plane seat.

So far, I have failed because I took my dog outside to do his business. :)

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So did you crash? :p

I find landing a big plane a lot trickier than I remember it from FS 2002, actually turning off the autopilot seems to be the trickiest bit for me. Sadly M$ wanted to double the monthly game pass price for some reason so I cancelled. Maybe UPuke airways will fly again some day, a big update reset my plane skins though and adding them in again seemed like too much effort.

I did get some good scenic pictures from the game after seeing Apple's Big Sur dynamic wallpaper that I'll put together at some point.
 

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So did you crash? :p

I find landing a big plane a lot trickier than I remember it from FS 2002, actually turning off the autopilot seems to be the trickiest bit for me. Sadly M$ wanted to double the monthly game pass price for some reason so I cancelled. Maybe UPuke airways will fly again some day, a big update reset my plane skins though and adding them in again seemed like too much effort.

I did get some good scenic pictures from the game after seeing Apple's Big Sur dynamic wallpaper that I'll put together at some point.

My landing wasn't smooth in the least bit, but I did land.

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I landed 2AM my time. :D
 

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actually turning off the autopilot seems to be the trickiest bit for me.

Me too, clicking the AP button doesn't turn it off once it's on and I found that once you accidentally press the button to switch from nautical miles to mach speed units, you're screwed as well. An issue with FS itself I see. What I found worked is pulling the auto pilot disengage lever that looks like a parking brake release handle.
 

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What I found worked is pulling the auto pilot disengage lever that looks like a parking brake release handle.
Me landing after pulling that lever:

 

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*poke*

I managed to lose my controller which means this game hasn't been used in a couple months. :(

No matter, I got an amazon gift card over Christmas which means I can replace it for free.
 

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They jacked up the GamePass price so I told them to shove it. Would be nice to see the new UK update but £8 a month for one game on there isn't worth it.

I do miss playing it, I might buy the deluxe edition and have it forever, that's still £110 though.

Wait. How do you lose a controller? :p
 

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Bought it but barely played as I couldn't buy a flight stick anywhere, have to try again.

Was thinking of getting the thrustmaster airbus pack
 

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After being sim-less for a few months my parents gave me a copy for my birthday, the disc version which contains an incredible 10 DVDs and the all-important store code which was fine with my existing installation. It still required a 40GB update though...

Anyway I had been looking at some mods so I jumped right in with the Edgley Optica, probably the strangest aircraft I've ever seen.

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Yeah I'm going to fast, ain't nobody got time for safe speeds. I was heading from Orkney to John O'Groats at this point just because. Fun plane in the air but the collision physics are bugged and it falls through the ground when you land. The UK update is really nice though, massively incorrect elevations were my main beef with the original map and the same stretch of Norfolk coast I know well is now looking as it should. I'll see if I can be bothered to make a comparison.
 
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