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    Yesterday, 07:41
    "In my case I didn't notice the mistake until a full day after it happened and probably did at least one defrag that previous evening. " Dang! That'll toast success. Typically what's able to be 'saved' are 'simple' files like a photo or a doc .... something that exists in singularity and is not reliant on other files to also be intact. You likely now have close to zero chance of complete recovery as a functioning database....and will have to bite the bullet and start over. I feel for you. The most complex architectural drawings I'd ever done were 'drowned' when I was cleaning my dye-line printer . Tracing paper does NOT like liquid.
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    Yesterday, 07:13
    Having a go at a different tack... This is what happens when you start with a 1680 F105 Thud panel and add the F8 one to it.....gauges are still for 1024...but this trick means I 'might' be able to use my existing opening Thud canopy and mirrors, reflections, etc.....though I'd need to put the canopy pull-handle on the canopy...not the screen...;) Might be better to just find a better image and do it all from scratch ...like the others...;) Got the folded map of Vietnam already though...;)
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    Yesterday, 06:19
    ...or follow post #14 ...;) Mentioned....redundancies .... remote storage ...as to be certain....if you're not even 'there' to grab the PC...or backup then your backup plans are toast...along with your data...;) Forget CD/DVD unless 'temporary'....the jury is still 'out' as to real/reliable expected life-span of a burnt disc. Forget the 'cloud' or any external 'storage' outside of your own physical control. If you do not control it physically then you cannot guarantee it is always there...or will continue to be. Just last night I was explaining to a Stardock customer that since his subscription had expired he no longer had access to the files he had 'assumed' he could always download.....he can....simply as long as the sub continues. Last time I purchased an aircraft the DL...
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    July 23rd, 2014, 20:31
    Sigh....the eternal quest...good panel pics...now the Crusader is being recalcitrant... Got info on 'what' gauges and where...but not a good square-on photo...;)
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    July 23rd, 2014, 19:16
    Good to hear you were in luck...;) When windows 'deletes' a file it is simply an altered first character to the name so that the OS file system cannot 'find' it again....unless it's in the bin still. Rewrites to the same drive sectors eventually obliterate the data....more than 'just' the name. Invest in redundancy backups....meaning more than one. Ideally you should have the original files....on one drive....a backup on a second PHYSICAL drive...and a second backup on a third . Odds of a third going too is long enough to be meaningless. External drives tend to fail a little too often due to heat in the enclosure and/or bad data CRC due to wobbly cabling. Internals are more reliable...and while you're at it...get an UPS to protect from spike/surge and forced shutdown .
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    July 23rd, 2014, 17:14
    I expect you're right...as the second pic shows the same model with a bigger tailplane...a 'prettier' solution than the proto's 'afterthought'...;)
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    July 23rd, 2014, 12:23
    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 F-101C and RF-101C Voodoo revised for FSX. 1680x1050 widescreen photo-real 2D panels with VCs altered to 'match'. Gauges replicate the originals. 3-stage AB effects included. These panels are specifically for the F-101C and RF-101C. The other CF-101B... is covered by a separate release. Please read the Installation.txt for details. By Paul Martin - JAFO. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit AS F101C and RF101C Voodoo 1680 Widescreen Panels.zip
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    July 23rd, 2014, 07:44
    From a design standpoint you'd have to ask 'why?'. '.......well....it looked OK on paper'.....;)
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    July 23rd, 2014, 05:49
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnd.... Just uploaded the F101C and RF101C panel set here. Appy Polly Logies for the bit-wonky RF ..... done from just one photo...so more arse than class...;) Here's the 'C'
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    July 23rd, 2014, 01:54
    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 CF-101B Voodoo revised for FSX. 1680x1050 widescreen photo-real 2D panel with VC altered to 'match'. Gauges replicate the originals. 3-stage AB effects included. This panel is specifically for the CF-101B. The others... F-101C and RF-101C are covered by a separate release. Please read the Installation.txt for details. By Paul Martin - JAFO.
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    July 22nd, 2014, 20:11
    First of 2 has been uploaded here.... ...for the AS CF-101B...;) Next will be the 2 panels for the 101C and RF101C ...;)
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    July 22nd, 2014, 14:26
    It will be... I'm just in the throes of getting them all setup for upload....it'll be in 2 parts....as are the AS models....;)
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    July 22nd, 2014, 05:50
    expat...hi... Gotta say 'eek' to glass cockpits. Invariably the xml is too long/complex to fathom. . Normal steam gauges tend to be a product of their size ....and thus clarity...or whether they may be muddied by alphas, shadows etc coded in. I haven't got my head around how some gauges have day and night graphics...and some don't ...and what that really means to their outcome....quality-wise...but I imagine some of it may be legacy work from older sims. Each panel I mess with...I get more ideas ....and ...at my current rate of enlightenment I expect to be 'pretty good' at it around an hour or two AFTER I shuffle off this mortal coil....;)
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    July 21st, 2014, 18:05
    Haven't got the CD, no. If I get eager I may have to though....and the book by Damien Burke. All I probably need is that panel drawing listing it all...;)
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    July 21st, 2014, 07:42
    Haven't found much....really need a definitive listing of what's what.... Here's where it's at.... at least it has a legit stick .... whacked in the ARS4 radar....the popup control panel pops over the Annunciator....nice and big. VC Hud bg is a 'mirror'...not transparent...seems reacting to a light fx. Might just throw some gauge and glass reflections in and leave it 'til I can get more info...;)
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    July 20th, 2014, 19:09
    F8's a possible....again the vintage I kinda like...;) Meanwhile....still 'resting' from the Voodoos....and getting into the TSR2. I need to dig up more info on specific gauges and ideally what button really does what. The original is now converting to 1680 wide...but the original gauges are a little too 2-dimensional...;)
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    July 20th, 2014, 08:10
    Side-step from the Voodoos..... Early days...;)
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    July 19th, 2014, 00:23
    About as far as I can go....pretty happy with most of it...pinched some bits from other 101 vers ... If I find some more references I may be able to go further...;) Now for the VC.... Here's the 2D. And how it used to be....
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    July 18th, 2014, 21:22
    I think I have an old TSR2 somewhere....once I'm done with the 101 Voodoo panels I might have a go at the panels for it...;)
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    July 18th, 2014, 19:04
    I'm slowly getting there....the hole is the f16 radar...it's a gau so needs to be loaded/approved...which isn't happening when I'm modding in-flight...would you believe screencap no. 187....? ....;) Anyway...only bit 'pinched' from the original AS 2D is the fire-warning panel ...the rest is a rework from that ONE photo. What I need is details re the weapons panel bottom left...so that bit too can be made 'clearer'...and also whether the actual panel hood is quite so weird to the left and right sides...;)
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