I just ordered a new system, I'm building it 'just' to fly this plane.
It'll probably take me till the late fall to put it all together, and get it running right.
(I have other things I also have to keep up with around the property....
But I'm willing to pay the $1800 bucks, just to fly this, and that's almost a months income for a retired guy like me.
They want an extra $5 or so....I can live with that.
But too much more, will be a problem.
My dream....a P-51 that really flys....like a P-51.
What Forgotten Battles did, and did not do, to this plane in '2004', is a crime IMHO.
Watched all the videos....it's all I can think about now.
Worth any price I have to pay....I can't afford the real one Edit;
Let me add, that checking around, I'm finding out from some pretty knowledgeable people, my MSSWFF2 will not work on a 64bit Win7 OS.
That means you can add at least $400 more to the build, for a decent Stick.
I'm looking at the Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Joystick.
Seems the only option.
Hope at least my Pro pedals work on a 64bit OS.
I'm moving over from a WinXP to Win7.
Anyone know if the old Pro Throttle and Pedals will work on this;
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CASE Cooler Master HAF 932 RC-932-KKN5-GP R
PSU CORSAIR HX750 750W RT
Intel CPU i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) 77W Quad-Core HD Graphics
MEM CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP SLI Support
2 - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Black SATA Model
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
Monitor; SAMSUNG B350 Series Red 23.6" 2ms GTG HDMI Widescreen LED cd/m2 DCR Mega 8
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
MSSWFF2 stick - (Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog)
Pro Throttle ?
Pro Pedals ?
Or if something doesn't 'mix', a 'bottle neck'?
I haven't put it all together, waiting for the cooler.
Think it will boot?
I've read some horror stories, the MO board, the RAM not working....has me a little nervous, I don't put this much cash out very often.
Now I'm up over $2000.
I know....you pay your money and take your chances.
But anyone see anything wrong with this mix?
Maybe tried it and found problems.....
The RAM has been tested by the MOBO.
Don't know if the cooler will fit next to the RAM.
The cooler is the last thing I need to finish and mount the MOBO
But I really want to fly a realistic P-51, before I look into that bright white light....
People like me are the, "reason for the P-51".
There has never been one modeled properly with today technology.
Never even close.
I'd like to fly it in a WWII setting, with other period A/C, in a perfect world....but mostly, I just want to fly it.
I appreciate the stories and videos guys posted above.
Thanks for the time.