Well, just like all the rest of you, one flight wouldnt be enough. This morning, I left ElPaso, Texas, and hopped along the south border to Marfa, Laughlin AFB, Laredo, Corpus Christi, the finally along the east coast to Galveston. Varied the altitude anywhere from 9500’ , to 2500’ along the coast and outer islands. Performance in 2D, and VR were better than they ever have been. The textures were clean, sharp, pretty much all the weather you can have along the way, and thank goodness I left Laredo before the storm came too much closer. I got spat on a bit, but dodged it. Though the western part of Texas is about as beautiful as the northend of a skunk heading south, the visuals were stunning through the mountains. Smooth, and stutter free the whole way. I played with performance settings from 23/2400 MAP/RPM to 21/2300 and of course WOT/2400 at 8500’ hitting 181 ground speed some of the way, but needed to run lean so I didn’t have to play with fuel. Even airport elevations are many times over better than they were, and are within 50’ in most places that I’ve been. Though at higher elevations, I haven’t tried yet. So in other words, doing a standard pattern at 1000’ was a whole lot easier.
The only issue that I was having, was I kept having to play with the fuel screen as I couldn’t change tanks, yeah, that kind of sucks having to bring up a menu, since I don’t believe I’ve ever done that in a real aircraft. Im still disappointed with the brightness of clouds, but I guess I’m getting used to the clouds, though I also miss the ground shadows alot! The lack of shadows really flattens the scene out, but at airports, because they are all white, it gets pretty bad. The LOD issue that seems to be a sore spot, is only occurring for me in Photogrammetry areas so its not miserable, though it could be better.
So far with all my addons I have installed up to now, I haven’t had any issues with them. Other than the known ones that I haven’t put back in yet until they are updated.