Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The virtual Hobbs meter... from hell in my case.

I got a good laugh out of this, so I figured I'd share. You probably already know this, but if not, you can see how many hours you've put on each plane in your hangar in FSX by going into the following folder, and checking the state.cfg file for each aircraft:

C:\Documents and Settings\(your user name)\Application Data\Microsoft\FSX\SimObjects\

Every now and then I like to check these stats out, so, just for fun, here are my current top 5...

5th place: Iris F-14A, 30.15 hours

4th place: Alphasim F-5, 30.78 hours

3rd place: Alphasim SR-71, 37.43 hours (at least I know where 17 of them came from)

2nd place: Iris PC-9A, 41.20 hours


1st place (gee what a shocker): My L-39, at 307.66 hours!

Yes, that's about thirteen days sitting in my damned jet.

I really need to fly something else one of these days. The really scary part about that last number is that 99% of my flights in it last less than two minutes. Load, takeoff, test, quit.




Doug said...

My longest flown aircraft is the iris Vulcan currently with 43 hours, and second is the iris P-40 with 22 hours. Third is the Kingair with 18 hours.

18000/2....9000....that's a lot of flights lol

Nice to see Pebble's second finest moment as well, haha

Anonymous said...

Well, let us fly the thing then!

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Hehe, would love to, believe me, but I still have a couple months of work ahead of me. The cockpit takes 10 times as much effort to create as the external does.

BASys said...

Hi Folks

Mike -
Jean Christophe Arnulfo's logbook viwer should report that info in a sortable format.

Values should be identical,
unless either logbook
or Application Data\Microsoft\FSX\SimObjects\
has been manually edited.

See -


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xxilim` said...

Where on earth do u find the time lol?

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Thanks BASys, good info. :)

Xxilim, I make the time. I pull it from my sleep cycle regularly (like now, 2:35 am haha).

I get up in the morning, shower, eat, work on the plane until I can no longer see straight, and then go to bed, and repeat it the next day. This project has been the focus of my life since April. :) I have never been so perpetually tired while working on anything, nor have I ever been so perpetually satisfied with any kind of work. It's a weird life! :)

xxilim` said...

So u are or were a games developer right?

How do u fit work into the picture! its just crazy lol.

I can barley organize myself as it is and I'm still a student!

Lotus / Ramasurinen said...

Work? Don't have time for that, I'm too busy working. :)

This is my new career. If it pans out financially then it will hopefully be a long and pleasant one. If it doesn't then I'll find something else to do.

And yup, I worked in the games biz for about 8 years, mostly at EA and Namco, primarily doing modeling, texturing, and special effects, and a little coding.

Anonymous said...

In FS, it's called the "get-a-life-meter". :p Seriously, get a life. O_o