Well, its a white out outside so what better task to get around to than joining up with FGUK...
Old and grumpy
some ancient real life 172 experience
FG user since Christmas2017
Currently doing a circuit of the UK coast in my FG 172P to get used to the system, landings now outnumber the broken under carriages !
I'm MGH-65 ( which gives a clue as to the "old" - 1965 vintage ! )
Will be interested in contributing, maybe scenery. Tried AI but didn't get anywhere after a couple of hours.
02 Mar 2018 18:35 - 02 Mar 2018 18:36#37874by thebroons
Well, first....welcome! Here you will find a weird assortment of folks, all hellbent on improving the FG experience in our own wee ways!
Using your format...
me: Old and grumpy CHECK
some ancient real life 172 experience / ONE TIME C172 FLIGHT 3 YRS AGO
FG user since Christmas2017 / SINCE 2008
Currently doing a circuit of the UK coast in my FG 172P to get used to the system, landings now outnumber the broken under carriages ! / CURRENTLY BEMOANING THE DEATH OF MY PRIMARY COMPUTER
I'm MGH-65 ( which gives a clue as to the "old" - 1965 vintage ! ) / IN FG, I'm N-SCOT.
You're not old - I'm a '65er, and I refuse to be / act my age!
I hope that you'll enjoy our little ensemble of peeps, and find help in whatever area you want to dive into. If it's scenery then I have done a bit o' dabbling, and the distinguished Mr. Neilson is more skilled for sure.
Best way to meet the gang is to join in a Flightnight when you feel your skills are up to it, Even if not, there are often variants in use that offer a "ride along" in a co-pilot or WSO seat, and you can be chauffeured across the blue. Flightnight comms are using TeamSpeak client. Check out the Comms section for install and config help.
Welcome aboard sir!
If you lived with my brain you'd begin eviction proceedings...
07 Mar 2018 09:53 - 08 Mar 2018 10:08#37905by ScottBouch
Hi and welcome!
I still consider myself relatively new here (a year or two in), so question my authority to give the welcome!
Having never been a "gamer" of any sort, I joined as I wanted to gain some computer programming experience, and needed a good application for a project. Turns out this application is quite a lot of fun! I've been playing around with integrating real aircraft parts with the Flightgear software, so a challenge of re-learning vintage analogue electronics (it's been a while) and getting to grips with computer programming! i'm a Linux user, and love the concept of Open Source software, so FG fits nicely!
I've built a PC on a low budget by recycling an old server computer, and one of the kind chaps here is sending me his old graphics card for it! Thanks Voodoo!
Real life aircraft experience: volunteered for 20 years maintinaing T5 EE Lightnings XS452 and XS458 in fast-taxiing state at Cranfield. Stopped when we had kids.
Real life flying: many years ago now in the air cadets and with people we knew at Cranfield; various Cessna types, Bulldog, Chipmunk, Vigilant (Grob 109), plus some other light aircraft. Coolest aircraft I've been a passenger in was a DC3. Oh, and have had a go at ground taxiing the Lightnings!
Flightgear help: I've been supporting development of the FGUK EE Lightning models by supplying information and experience on the beast.
By day (and sometimes night) I am a control system engineer on industrial gas turbines (Olympus, Avon, RB211), and renewable energy projects.
Due to having a young family, I don't get to do that many flight nights, but they are fun when I can. I'm good at crashing helicopters, the guys usually let me use a fixed wing aircraft when it's a helicopter night!
07 Mar 2018 12:01 - 07 Mar 2018 12:03#37911by Vodoun da Vinci
I'll see your old and grumpy and raise.
Welcome and looking forward to seeing you on Saturday Evening FlightNights if you can attend..
These flights are a great opportunity to get real time help in configuring the various aspects of FGFS with people who are helpful and have often been doing it for over a decade. Mush easier to get instructions and help over TeamSpeak comms in real time than to write it all down. There is often someone hanging out at EGOD on Sundays as well.