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October 2019 Banner

Postby Aharon » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:20 am

WOW Mike Basler has VERY IMPRESSIVE flight simming set up with HUGE MASSIVE LG screen and two good luck mascots to help him!!!!!!

Amazing!
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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby MichaelBasler » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:23 am

I am really touched having been elected for the banner. Just a big "thank you" to my Kiwi friends. The screen itself isn't that sharp, but that's Auckland in the background.

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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby cowpatz » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:27 am

Nice banner and a very nice sim set up you have there Michael.
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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby MichaelBasler » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:08 am

On the setup: It's indeed great - as long as I fly in a Cessna. That's what it's made for and what I prefer anyway. I've been using it for around 8 yrs now. But it has its restrictions, too.

(i) It's inflexible and inapporpriate for airliners or even business liners, not to speak of choppers.

(ii) New gadgets like the Honeycomb yoke becoming available right now don't fit into the apertures.

(iii) I find me more and more enjoying VR making the setup more or less superfluous. I have an ACER headset for now but am heading for a HP Reverb for Christmas.

I am still using it until it will fall apart but not sure if I'll replace it by something similar afterwards.

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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby Splitpin » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:39 pm

Looking good Mr B :thumbup:
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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby MichaelBasler » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:37 pm

Thanks guys, and notably to Doug and Adam for getting this done. The two little guys are from a NZ round-trip in 2013. I really enjoy the new banners, all the previous ones were great, and it's nice to meet members in person.

BTW, was Rob "toprob" already portrayed...? Maybe in conjunction with one of his creations?

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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby dbcunnz » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:45 am

MichaelBasler wrote:Thanks guys, and notably to Doug and Adam for getting this done. The two little guys are from a NZ round-trip in 2013. I really enjoy the new banners, all the previous ones were great, and it's nice to meet members in person.

BTW, was Rob "toprob" already portrayed...? Maybe in conjunction with one of his creations?

Kind regards, Michael

Here you go Michael a few more NZFF faces from left dbcunnz (me), splitpin (Marty), deaneb (Deane), toprob (Rob), scaber (Greg), Ian Warren and insert choppernut (Nick) who featured on the March 2019 NZFF members banner .
But very sadly Ian has since passed away and no longer with us may he be resting in peace.
This was taken at the 2015 classic Fighters Airshow

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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby MichaelBasler » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:40 am

Thanks Doung, that's a very nice photo, I recall Ian who was a very active member here and was shocked when I learend he was dead. I think his last posting was a couple of days before he died, by cancer.

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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby Aharon » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:33 am

That is AMAZING photo of famous NZFF staff members and forum members!!!!!! Too bad I am 12,000 miles away. HAHHAHAHAHA

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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby Splitpin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:59 pm

You never know .....you could be the November banner guy. :thumbup:
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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby emfrat » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm

MichaelBasler wrote:Thanks Doung, that's a very nice photo, I recall Ian who was a very active member here and was shocked when I learend he was dead. I think his last posting was a couple of days before he died, by cancer. Kind regards, Michael

Apart from Rob, and Nick (to whom I have only spoken, when we had Teamspeak) I met all of these gentlemen a few years back. They might look like a rough old crew, but they are all top quality people.
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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby Fozzer » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:16 am

That wonderful photo of the NZ Crew has been firmly planted at the top left of my desktop screen for many years now.
Wherever he is now, I bet dear old Ian is still turning the milk sour with; "That Look" of his...... :lol: ... :lol: ...!

Paul.... :D ...!
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Re: October 2019 Banner

Postby MichaelBasler » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:56 am

I am really touched having contributed to showing that photo again. BTW, I have a collection of photos of flightsim developers/forum contributors from several fora I have fond memories of.

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