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Thrustmaster Announces New Flight Sim Headset

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Thrustmaster has revealed their latest product line in flight simulation products: their T.Flight U.S. Air Force Edition Gaming Headset. Announced at the EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, the new headset will be released on October 31st for $99.99.

The headset itself includes a range of features to meet the demands of flight simmers today. The sound quality promises to be extremely high due to the audio experience the company currently has. Take, for example, Thrustmaster are promising crystal-clear audio through the 50mm analytic drivers. In layman’s terms, it results in perfectly balanced bass, mid-range and treble with distorition reduced to less than 1%.

The headset also promises to be comfortable for extended sessions. There will be a 1 inch ear cushion, which are “ultra-soft”. This will also accompany the classic look the team have desired to create.

Finally, the headset will also have a external volume control knob on the outside of the ear cup so users can fine-tune their volume. You can also use the in-line mic controller with volume and mute controls to improve the experience further.

The T.Flight U.S. Air Force Edition Gaming Headset will be available to pre-order on August 16th 2018 and will release on October 31st for $99.99.

You can visit Thrustmaster’s website for more details.

 
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Thrustmaster Introduces New Hardware at E3

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Thrustmaster debuted two new controller sets, a rudder set and a headset, at their E3 conference. The link to the article will be here if you would like to read their official announcement. TPR Rudder System: Described in the featured article as being "Essentially ripped from the fuselage of an aircraft...",  the new TPR Rudder system will weigh 15 pounds and
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Introducing Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls

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Honeycomb Aeronautical is a brand new hardware developer who is focusing on creating quality yokes and throttles for a reasonable price. The premise behind their designs is to ensure maximum comfort, usability and durability for a range of different aircraft types and configurations. In the video above, you can see it in person as Nicki demonstrates the product. It's due
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NVIDIA Drivers 381.89 – Community Agrees it Appears to Fix VAS Leak

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We’ve kept a close eye on recent NVIDIA drivers lately, especially after some fixes and posts from Lockheed Martin regarding leaks from some more recent drivers. Thankfully, the community are reporting that the latest drivers 381.89 are working extremely well for most users after testing.

Mike Moskovich on Facebook also described it as a “376.33 driver replacement”.  Another user of the social media site, Leon van Dijk, posted a screenshot of VAS usage whilst flying from FlyTampa’s AMS to FSDT’s JFK with the PMDG 747 and ASN and it shows that there was no leakage of VAS using the new drivers.

 

Afonso Vale has also posted his feedback regarding the new drivers, again showing no VAS leak.

I’ve personally just downloaded the new drivers and will spend the weekend testing. Fingers crossed this is a good fix for users using new drivers in the future. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on the situation and report back.

You can download the latest drivers from NVIDIA’s website.

 
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P3D Nvidia VAS Leak Fixed?

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Nvidia released a driver update for their GeForce graphics cards, version 378.49 which was reported to leak VAS. They later released another update, version 378.66 which fixed the leak but still had P3D running high VAS usage. The only solution was to roll back to version 376.33 and hope Nvidia fixed the issue. After being a little annoyed, I actually took
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Cockpit PHD Having Boeing 737 Pro Set Sale

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Cockpit PHD are currently having a great sale where you can buy their Boeing 737 Pro Set for Dual Saitek Throttle Quadrant for just $99.99. This is a great deal, especially if you're looking at improving your immersion when flying the PMDG 737 at home. Seems like a great deal for what you're getting, especially if you're after more budget
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