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    Yesterday, 22:34
    Tomorrow I'm off to King Island in this thing.... ...;) Must upload it sometime...;)
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    Yesterday, 19:39
    Playing with the Blackbird and I noticed it had a working system for Oxy levels, Tank Pressure, etc so have spent the better part of 3 days getting it to work 'right' on the Crusader. For the life of me I couldn't get the 'low oxy' light to kick in where I wanted it to ...at 20%.... but finally managed it...with lateral thinking . My Panel had originally 'faked it' by displaying fuel Q levels instead, as a lot of models do. Took a few trips around the planet...time-wise to use up the oxy in trial and error until I got it to do what it's supposed to do....;) Then....while transitioning from day to night I had to revise little bits re lighting effects in other gauges....luminous vs bright, etc. It never ends.....updating more of the Thud likewise and some gauges I'd originally...
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    Yesterday, 04:37
    Jafo replied to a thread FSX crashing! in FSX General Discussion
    Just to let you know...of specific issues ....I'm still using IE 9 because subsequent updates have crashed FSX for me. It's a fickle proggy....on a GOOD day....;)
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    September 18th, 2014, 14:54
    Nope.....last time I didn't....but still managed a photo of 'the Heads' as we cleared them....taken through the cockpit windscreen. You're allowed in the 'galley' to chat with the pilots, etc....no need for the Jump seat.......;)
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    September 17th, 2014, 21:21
    Taking off from Essendon Airport .... http://www.shortstop.com.au/flight-packages/king-island-flights Lots of fun.... here's what you can see when you're unpressurized and thus flying low....I took this shot last time - on the way back...;) ....not too scruffy for through a 70 year old window ...;)
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    September 15th, 2014, 06:53
    Finding 'really good' photos of cockpits reasonably 'square-on' is what limits choices of subject matter.... ....but I did find this one....so here's 'step one' in a long, slow process - namely twisting it 'square'...;) If you don't know what it is....think 'black' ....;)
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    September 14th, 2014, 15:52
    Started with some horrid Dos paint proggies....then moved on to PSP....mostly 3....but ended up with 6 ....and still use that 'mostly'. Only thing it doesn't do....that I'd have liked is 'shaped' text....ie text around an arc. It's 32bit....works just fine in 7 Ult 64 ...but will run out of memory with the larger layered files ....at which time I switch to Photoshop Elements 2.0 ....simple ver of PS ....that is also 32bit but handles mem swapping better. First rule of Graphic proggies.... is....get one....and stick with it....an OK proggy in the hands of someone who knows it is infinitely better than a novice with the 'best' proggy money can buy. If you doubt that....watch this....
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    September 14th, 2014, 15:24
    That DOES sound good...;) Next Sunday I'll be hearing it for real....on the Gooney Bird flight to King Island ....nothing more fun than listening to those radials warming up....;)
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    September 13th, 2014, 17:21
    I'll DL the 15 to check it out gauge-wise....but it may be too 'glass' for my liking....I prefer steam-powered good-old dials....;) Edit .....got it....and yes, it 'could' benefit from some more tlc ....though not quite as distorted in widescreen as some. Things like the mirrors are so prominent - and static ....they tend to detract from the overall...even 'faked' moving ones would improve it all...;)
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    September 13th, 2014, 07:57
    Hi....;) Probably nothing at all....but I try to include the effects files people 'might not' have on their machines. If you don't you're likely to get people saying 'the AB isn't working for me....' or something...;) Glad you like the panel .... I usually have fun making them....as long as I can find decent images to start with, etc...;)
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    September 12th, 2014, 21:14
    1360 x 768 res....and windowed....looks ok....radar doesn't show....too basic a ver of FSX ...;
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    September 12th, 2014, 19:36
    DL...I have the demo of FSX installed on my wife's machine....shall chuck it onto there and see how it survives the res change...;)
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    September 12th, 2014, 17:11
    It's worth the money for such an iconic aircraft ... ...and the 'real one' cost its weight in gold to develop....so 30-odd is a steal...;) Just about every aircraft built has been painted by people...but there's a few details in the old skins that won't port over to the new model without a little fiddling...;)
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    September 12th, 2014, 17:06
    Both the 2D and VC are sourced from the AS XB-70 ....so if you have that A/C then you could copy the VC ver over and config the panel.cfg to suit...;)
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    September 12th, 2014, 01:22
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FSX Panels Description: Compiled reworking of both the VC and the 2D panels for the Alphasim Vought F-8 Crusader revised for FSX. 1680x1050 widescreen photo-real 2D panel with VC altered to 'match'. Gauges replicate the originals. Cannon and 3-stage AB effects included. Please read the Installation.txt for details. By Paul Martin - JAFO. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit AS F8 Vought Crusader Widescreen 2D Panel.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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    September 11th, 2014, 18:35
    I've just completed and uploaded the Crusader's panel here. The 2D... with info of what's what. The VC... VC bitmap unchanged from original. Changes made via panel.cfg only.
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    September 11th, 2014, 17:40
    Used the landing one....works well...;)
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    September 11th, 2014, 07:27
    Actually...I've just found a cockpit image I can wrangle for the P-80 ...so the Shooting Star may be next...;)
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    September 11th, 2014, 05:53
    The SAAB is one of the 'things' on my list to mess around with... but not before the F8's done and dusted...;)
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    September 10th, 2014, 05:55
    I think I'm about done with the Crusader panel. It's come a long way from its origins...and I've adapted the VC to 'match' but without a new panel back....just a few masks. Here's how the original looked....'squeezed' out into 1680... ...and here's the end result.... where the gauges are a little more 'correct'. The 'jettison canopy' handle just opens it. I still don't like the fuel dump switch ...the 'action' doesn't toggle right...so one more look...;)
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