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    Paul Synnott
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    "I'm not sure about this new hive..."
  2. It's all in the title... (I picked up the 737-200 ADV and combi/freighter versions, and the freighter version of their 757.)
  3. Thanks mutley. I had done an image search but I was looking for more information about how configurable the lighting was in terms of insument backlighting/floods/glareshield etc.The query was prompted by my seeing what I thought was a good offer in the iFly 737, but when I looked more closely it wasn't as good as I thought so the purchase-urgency has evaporated . The normal full price isn't a million miles away from PMDG's so I might opt for that in the long run.
  4. I'm thinking of taking the plunge with the iFly 737 NG for FSXSE. One thing I like in an aircraft is good, adjustable cockpit lighting, and I can't see any information about this for the iFly. Can anyone help?
  5. I think it's from Julius Caesar: Mark Anthony: "O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made! Bear with me;My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, And I must pause till it come back to me."
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    "Are you sure this is how fly-drive is supposed to work?"
  7. My money is on PR stunt, in the fine tradition of Ryanair, which has suggested, among other things, charging for toilet paper (Michael O'Leary said he would consider printing his face on it) and more recently, standing-only aircraft, or having one pilot only on the flight deck because cabin crew could always give a hand if required, and sure don't the planes fly themselves anyway? Such announcements are more about fixing an idea in the minds of the public, like "Ryanair = low fares" or in this case "Amazon = quick, reliable delivery". What such schemes completely overlook is the regulatory aspect, e.g. what the FAA/CAA etc might have to say about airships (not known for their speed, by the way) and drones infesting GA airspace, or what the aiviation authorities in the different countries in Europe might have to say about standing passengers or single-pilot airliners.
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    "Red nose, huh? Sniff this, commie..."
  9. Oh I like the Porter too, but I still wouldn't call it pretty.
  10. That's just homely, or plain. This is ugly:
  11. I'll be the first to say I don't much like the Orbx attitude at times, but JVs explanation above seems to be to be a good one. I can understand why little information was given out when the announcement was made, but perhaps the right amount would have, paradoxically, been even less. Something like "..due to technical reasons...". Statements like "PayPal no longer meets our requirements" which makes it sound like a business decision, would be bound to fuel a fire of speculation. It sounds to me like it will indeed be resolved, and to be fair to Orbx, having that much money frozen must be a bit scary. I don't blame them one bit for the decision they took.
  12. Very nice. I've often been tempted by A2A's 377 but never pulled the trigger, mainly because I don't like cockpits with a flight engineer position, so unfortunately the same applies to the Connie. Not sure why...I guess I feel it awkward if everything isn't in the Captain's "reach".
  13. Several unhappy customers at Orbx's forums have registered their disapproval...and their intention to stop buying Orbx. We'll see... I prefer PayPal also, but I have occasionally bought with a credit card, although maybe I should be more careful that way. I have planned to make a couple of Orbx purchases in their current sale, but I was wavering...as a result of this announcement, I think I'll wait. There are other things to spend the money on anyway.