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General Dynamics F-16 Falcon  
about:   Yes, back in the day, before the mighty internet, people used to talk on the telephone (a communication device which was attached to the wall.
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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark   RAAF   Australia  
about:   Photos by MiGMan.
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To fly, perchance to dream.   To dream, to Fly: 20 years in Flight Sims  
about:   Join me on a humorous reminiscence of some of the high points in 20 Years of flight simming!
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In 1995 MiGMan and PC paid a visit to RAAF Base Amberley.   General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark   RAAF   RAAF Base Amberley   RAAF Base Amberly , 1995   Australia   RAAF Base Amberley  
about:   In 1995 MiGMan and PC paid a visit to Amberley, a RAAF base in sunny Queensland, Australia. as guests of No.1 Squadron. Australia is the only country in the world operating the F-111, the Americans called it the "Aardvark", or "Vark"... the Aussies call it the "Pig". Aardvaark is Afrikaans for "Earth Pig"
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Evolution of computer graphics from 8bit to 3DFX.   The evolution of Computer Graphics, 8-bit to 3DFX   II series   Apple   3DFX  
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Sydney Olympics., 2000   Sydney Olympics 2000   Australia   Sydney  
about:   Every Australian child is totally adept at hypnotising Water Buffalo and wrestling Crocodiles.
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Denmark, 2001   Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup   Denmark, 2001   Denmark   Kastrup  
about:   I went to Europe in July 2001 in quest of the perfect cup of coffee.From the cockpit of a 767 at 39,000 feet to subterranean German Bunkers. I saw many a strange and wonderful thing along the way. But did I ever find that holy grail?
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Australian Flight Sim Expo August 28th, 2004   Australian Flight Sim Expo August 28th, 2004   Australia   Sydney  
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My submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority.   RAAF   Peter Inglis submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority   Australia  
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My submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority.   (download) My submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority.   RAAF   Peter Inglis submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority   Australia  
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Lenovo Android tablets   Lenovo  
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Microsoft Intellimouse Optical   Microsoft  
about:   I've been using a Microsoft Optical mouse for a while now and I love the accuracy. I can now easily edit pictures in single-pixel increments and yeeee-haaaaaaa -- no more cleaning that little rubber ball that's been the bane of my existence since the days of the Atari ST!
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Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick by Microsoft   Microsoft  
about:   Precise and reliable, this was my first USB stick. I revelled in the stability after years of battling erratically calibrated analog sticks.
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Microsoft Strategic Commander   Microsoft  
about:   Never before have I bought and installed a device which was so easy to use! The Strategic Commander lets you program on-the-fly, without exiting your application (game).
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Tips for using Track IR in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   Track IR   Microsoft   Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
about:   After fiddling with the Track IR3 calibration routines for a couple of hours the penny dropped.
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HOTAS Warthog   HOTAS Warthog   Thrustmaster  
about:   Added to the MiGPit in 2020.
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HOTAS Warthog: Table of axes   HOTAS Warthog   Thrustmaster  
about:   Which.. I found rather confusing, so I made my own.
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MiGMan index  
about:   Founder and curator of the Flight Sim Museum.
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1982: My first Apple ][  
about:   In 1982 the Apple II represented a huge leap forward in personal computing power.
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1988: The Atari STE, multimedia wonder machine!  
about:   Re-reading the specs reminded me that the 1040 was ahead of the pack for a little while with it's 4096 colours and built in midi sound.
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1992: My first IBM PC clone  
about:   8Mb RAM and a 15" CRT monitor. This was as good as it could get!
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MiGPit Mk.I  
about:   I used to fly in my own home-built own cockpit, which shared scale with an F-16 if not much else! It was programmable if you had a day or so to spare!
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The Pentium!  
about:   Rise of the Pentium. This is the year the Flight Sim Museum was born.
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MiGPit Mk.II  
about:   In late 2001 I breathed new life into the Celeron-466 with extra RAM and a new video card, new monitor and a CD R/W. | Celeron, not Cylon.
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Pentium 166 retro machine.  
about:   I obtained this in 2001 to try and run some of the older DOS sims which just refused to run on my Celeron-466 .
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MiGPit Mk.III  
about:   2004 Pentium 4 for Microsoft Flight Sim 2004.
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MiGPit Mk.IV  
about:   2006 Pentium rigged for silent running.
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Laptop for the maintenance work.  
about:   In 2010 I bought a Lenovo 560 laptop, which has proved to be an amazingly reliable bit of kit, only retired from flight line service in 2020!
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MiGPit Mk.V  
about:   i7 and large screens
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MiGPit Mk.VI Test Flight   Australia   HOTAS Cougar   MiGMans Flight Sim Museum   Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020-02
about:   I sent P.C. on a series of test flights in the newly evolving MiGPit. This gave me the opportunity to observe and think a little, without worrying about being shot out or crashing.
Tags:   Cockpit: Homebuilt MiGPit Mk.VI MFD MiGMan: Combat Diary  article updated:   2020-09-27
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Australia   HOTAS Cougar   MiGMans Flight Sim Museum   Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020-02
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MiGPit Mk.VI Maiden Flight   Australia   HOTAS Cougar   MiGMans Flight Sim Museum   Prepar3D
about:   First flight of the new electric jet!
Tags:   Cockpit: Homebuilt Display MiGPit Mk.VI MiGMan: Combat Diary  article updated:   2020-10-01
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Standardising the MiGPit Mk.VI controls across various sims   Australia   HOTAS Cougar   MiGMans Flight Sim Museum  
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Trees on final?   Australia   MiGMans Flight Sim Museum  
about:   Prepar3D v.5 running &ORBX Cityscape Canberra for FSX and Prepar3D& - Oct 5th, 2020
Tags:   Cockpit: Homebuilt Display MiGMan: Combat Diary  article updated:   2020-10-05
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Clearing the nest with ICY BOX  
about:   As part of the grand overhaul of the MiGBase in late 2020, I replaced a mess of external hard drives and their associated power supplies and USB cables with a nice little ICY BOX!
Tags:   I.T. Hardware   article updated:   2020-10-01
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Prepar3D v.5 running "ORBX Cityscape Canberra for FSX and Prepar3D"   Australia   Prepar3D
about:   Due to help from staff at the ORBX forums, the Canberra scenery revealed it's full glory!
Tags:   Scenery Add-on   article updated:   2020-10-05
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MiGPit Mk.VI Tour   Australia   HOTAS Warthog   MiGMans Flight Sim Museum   Thrustmaster   Prepar3D
about:   A quick video and photo gallery of the highlights in the most high-fun-factor MiGPit yet!
Tags:   Cockpit: Homebuilt HOTAS MiGPit Mk.VI MiGMan: Combat Diary  article updated:   2020-10-10
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MiGPit Mk.VI Tour (video)   Australia   Canberra  
Tags:   Cockpit: Homebuilt HOTAS MiGPit Mk.VI MiGMan: Combat Diary  article updated:   2020-10-10
General Dynamics F-16 Falcon   Sydney Airport   Australia   Sydney   Prepar3D
about:   I escorted the Flying Kangaroo to landing at Kingsford Smith International airport! Just 5 minutes of landing footage - but there's a lot of traffic - see how many other a/c you can spot?
Tags:   Track IR MiGMan: Combat Diary   article updated:   2020-10-11
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General Dynamics F-16 Falcon   Australia  
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Optimising & tweaking Prepar3D v.5 graphics performance   General Dynamics F-16 Falcon   Prepar3D
about:   I enjoy flying the F-16 fast and at treetop level... who wouldn't! But at all levels I was getting stuttering and slowdowns. The stuttering being much more immersion breaking that any slowdown. Anyway, cutting to the chase after hours and hours and hours over many nights, I worked out the single most important graphic setting (for my rig). And it's one I would NEVER have guessed.
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MiG-Pit Mk.VI  
about:   Specs for the sixth version of the MiGPit. a project that has been running since 1992.
Tags:   MiGPit Mk.VI Cockpit: Homebuilt HOTAS   article updated:   2020-10-13
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First flight (BETA release)   F/A-18E Super Hornet
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Conclusions   F/A-18E Super Hornet
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Falcon BMS. Wow!   Falcon BMS
about:   20 years on and armed with my 85" monitor I finally installed Falcon BMS. Wow! Combat Flight Sim nirvana!
Tags:   Image Gallery MiGMan: Combat Diary   article updated:   2020-09-22
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Boeing 747   Netherlands   Amsterdam   Microsoft Flight Simulator 98
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
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Microsoft   Microsoft Flight Simulator X
about:   I was a special guest at the FSX launch in Sydney, October 2006.
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
about:   "What I said 18 years ago about Flight Sim 2002 seems totally applicable to this new sim:

""Previously to get anywhere near this level of detail for a particular locale you would have to purchase a 3rd party scenery pack and then suffer abominable frame rates.

With the ability to automatically generate buildings, trees, static and flying aircraft and the associated radio traffic this package must have sent shock waves through companies whose business was based on enhancing the Microsoft sims. Still, the open architecture is there and the Pro version even includes an object / aircraft construction kit.

I'd imagine some business plans are hastily being rewritten and in the end we are all better off.

The sim has the ability to support computers and graphic cards that aren't even built yet - but they will be!

Yet it still runs on an average PC and looks good. Who could have imagined 10 years ago that this level of detail and complexity could be modelled on a PC? Only in my dreams!

MiGMan, 2002""

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The baby's first month.   Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
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Manual cache?   Australia   Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
about:   In my first caching experiment I cached the Williamtown RAAF base near Newcastle. That only used 45mb of space, so this time I set my sights higher. Or broader.
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South Korea   MiG Alley
about:   MiG Alley achieved very close to a perfect blend of action and graphical realism... and managed to run very fluidly in 1999 on a Pentium 233 with a Creative 3D Blaster Banshee, and that was with all the graphics options maxed out at 800 by 600 resolution. Game developers take note - there is a market for games which actually run well on modest hardware !
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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot   South Korea   MiG Alley
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North American F-86 Sabre   South Korea   MiG Alley
about:   One of MiGMan's wobbly test flights! This video is more for the enthusiast, consisting as it does of 3 minutes dogfight footage of the F-86 Sabre in this classic sim.

Tags:   Video ATI Radeon 9600 XT MiGMan: Combat Diary   article updated:   2019-10-03
North American P-51 Mustang   South Korea   MiG Alley
about:   2nd August 1950.
Morning, planning.
Tags:   MiGMan: Combat Diary Mission by MiGMan Mission Planning   article updated:   2019-10-03
North American P-51 Mustang   South Korea   MiG Alley
about:   2nd August 1950 - Route detai
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North American P-51 Mustang   South Korea   MiG Alley
about:   nd August 1950 - F-51 Interdiction Mission
Tags:   MiGMan: Combat Diary Mission by MiGMan   article updated:   2019-10-03
North American P-51 Mustang   South Korea   MiG Alley
about:   Viper flight - the target is out - good work - new target - tank column on road. For this target use rockets."
Tags:   MiGMan: Combat Diary Mission by MiGMan Air to Ground   article updated:   2019-10-03
North American P-51 Mustang   South Korea   MiG Alley
about:   and... now this is a little spooky ... I swear I heard people yelling in Korean as I flew past.
Tags:   MiGMan: Combat Diary Mission by MiGMan Air to Ground   article updated:   2019-10-03
Red Force   Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum   MiG-29 - Deadly Adversary of Falcon 3.0
about:   From the in-game reference. A good snapshot of 3-D modelling in the early 1990s.
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Blue Force   General Dynamics F-16 Falcon   Spectrum Holobyte   MiG-29 - Deadly Adversary of Falcon 3.0
about:   From the in-game reference. A good snapshot of 3-D modelling in the early 1990s.
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Sydney scenery comparison: standard vs. ORBX Aus v2   Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor   Lockheed Martin   ORBX   Prepar3D
about:   I ran a quick photo-recce over Sydney harbour twice. Once with the stock Prepar3D scenery and then again with ORBX Australia v.2 scenery.
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F-35 at 30fps, high speed and low level | ORBX Australia v2 scenery | October 16th 2020).   Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II   Lockheed Martin   Prepar3D
about:   After a couple of days research, asking questions on the Prepar3D forum and reading/watching some of the resources I've linked to here, I came up with a solution which satisfied my requirement of a convincing representation of the fast jet terrain hugging flight profile.
Tags:   Graphics Video Install Install  article updated:   2020-10-16
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Goodbye IOS?  
about:   App management has gone from iTunes. Batteries that die every couple of years. Expensive hw. Time to migrate to Android.
Tags:   MiGMan: Cockpit Editorial   article updated:   2020-09-24
MFD | Lenovo M10 tablet product page (external link): Lenovo M10 tablet product page   Lenovo  
Tags:   MFD Cockpit: Homebuilt   article updated:   2020-09-28
MFD | Android manual (external link): Android manual   Sim Innovations   -02
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| Free radio sound effects (external link): Free radio sound effects   Voice Attack
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