• nigel richards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06
    Yes, a fully layered paintkit will be available following completion. The options for both wooden and painted finishes will be provided. Right now, we're 'building in' some generic light/shading/cast shadows for Extra depth. :-)
    33 replies | 1121 view(s)
  • nigel richards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37
    Looks like fun, Seahawk72s - you could try out the original wood deck texture and de-saturate for an interesting effect. :-)
    12 replies | 400 view(s)
  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 15:16
    Same here...I learned eons ago that regarding Nvidia drivers, newer is not always better. After having my share of "reversals", i've been doing with the 326.58 version for quite a while now. It handles all of my business well enough for now.
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 09:45
    Hmm...I didn't know that... Sorry man, can't help with that. Using VC and 360 degree fixed views together has never been appealing to me personally. In the past, whenever i've encountered this in a panel setup i immediately modified it to have VC only, no matter how ugly it was. Its just too much on my eyes, especially when the canopy framing or cockpit window framing in the fixed views don't exactly line up with those in the VC
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 07:35
    I really enjoy watching the progress you're making on the Havoc, Milton. She's coming along nicely. :encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 17th, 2016, 16:51
    Gius, if you replace your mdl file with the one in my attachment, you can modify your panel to eliminate all of the multi-directional windows which you use to compensate for no VC. It would appear that there are somehow two different mdl's in circulation for this kite, both same exact size, but one has VC and the other doesn't. The attached model is the rudimentary VC version with working gauges, which you'll need to rearrange and resize to get them proportionally acceptable. Mind you, its not the typical eye candy design, but like i said, the gauges are dynamic and you also get a gunsight to boot. I made some mods to your total panel setup. If you need my help. I could email it to you for updating your upload.
    7 replies | 339 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 14th, 2016, 12:01
    Years ago I did a re-vamp of the Hawker Sea Fury that Dave Hanvey and Paul Barry did for FS8/FS9 and set the model up for CFS2. When I contacted them asking permission they were both very willing and pleased to have me working on that project. I'm not sure if the e-mails that I have for them both are still valid but they came from the original read-me files included with the Sea Fury package. I can try that if you like. I also made a new afterburner effect and FDE for the FS9 Alphasim TSR2. Not sure how those would perform in FSX. BB686:US-flag:
    17 replies | 1009 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 14th, 2016, 10:41
    I tend to agree about the server issues... but wouldn't surprise me at all if M$ is trying to get even with those of us who were hell bent on keeping Win10 off of our machines. It's been nearly 24 hours since the notification came that I had updates. There were only 5 of them with the largest being 6+ MB. I have been only able to d/l and install 1 successfully. EDIT: The updates FINALLY were downloaded and installed successfully. Then just as those finished up, I got another pop-up saying that there was one more. These used to go quickly and without incident, that last lot seemed to take forever. I haven't got a clue.:dizzy: BB686:US-flag:
    5 replies | 242 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 14th, 2016, 06:19
    I received the notice for the usual monthly barrage of updates for Win7 form Microsoft today, but when I select the ones I want and then click to download them, the download speeds are nearly non-existent. Several of my friends are experiencing the same thing and I was wondering if any of you all here at the Outhouse were too. I checked the modem and all is well... Downloaded a few items from the Warbirds Library without a hitch. Anyone have any ideas what's going on with M$? BB686:US-flag:
    5 replies | 242 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 12th, 2016, 11:06
    Helicopter by description. If the "wings" are moving faster than the "fuselage", it must be a helicopter and therefore unsafe.... Actually I have found that the "Simshed Wessex" is one of the easiest birds to fly. It's an FS9 model tho. In FSX, I have actually grown rather fond of Nemeth's "Hind". Very easy flyer, not too hard to land. Takeoffs are a breeze... once you get the bloody thing lit.... lol! :encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
    23 replies | 1279 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 11th, 2016, 12:15
    Gorgeous paint, Wellis... :applause::applause: BB686:US-flag:
    59 replies | 3140 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 11th, 2016, 12:12
    I hadn't flown the LET-410 in a while, what a joy! A superb bush plane too, take-off and land with very little runway needed. I took her up whilst the paint was still on the tacky side. Glad to have her back in action, Nice work Steve! BB686:US-flag:
    71 replies | 1752 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 9th, 2016, 15:10
    Thanks for the H/U. I have the Aeroplane Heaven Spitfire trainer, it'll be cool to see the two side by side. BB686:US-flag:
    4 replies | 480 view(s)
  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 9th, 2016, 14:32
    My Logitech joystick twist rudder control is automatically bound to differential brakes control on the ground (on the keystrokes its the Comma and Period keys for left and right). I think i like this arrangement much better that elevator binding. Thanks again Allen for the tip. I had to try it out and i like it, but i'm gonna stick with the smooth pan view in VC for now. I like being able to slide and fix my viewing angle on objects in VC without holding the hat switch in that direction with snap view, especially on the ground and on approaches.
    12 replies | 412 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 9th, 2016, 12:52
    All the best, Martin. Have fun and be safe! BB686:US-flag:
    21 replies | 1281 view(s)
  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 9th, 2016, 01:28
    Thanks for the comprehensive racial exposition Carlos...i understand you much better now. As always, do what makes you happy...
    24 replies | 934 view(s)
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    I am native Spanish speaker... this is one of those cases where literal translation is exactly the way it is... Your moniker "The cat that walks like a man", in correct Spanish, is just that... "El gato que camina como UN hombre"....
    El gato que camina como hombre (sic)... is totally incorrect and would never be said as such in Spanish... I never heard such a saying... but I find it cute... where did you get it from?

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    Much obliged for 'the' textures, BB686 !!! Superb weathering too. Spot on!
  3. Yeah... some of the FS9'ers can be a tuff crowd to please here at SOH but give them all a bit of time to loosen up. This is really a fine place to be OleBoy, and I'm sure your Wilga repaints will inspire others to take to the virtual skies in FS9 with this snappy little plane all dressed up in your fine repaints.

    You paint em'... I'll fly em'.

  4. In reference to my Wicked Wilga paint work. Thanks for the compliments. It's nice to hear someone finally say something to that affect. Least I know someone can appreciate them.

    Just what I've released so far, have had no less than 50 downloads and you're the first to say something positive. On those thoughts I've considered not releasing them at all.

    I know I'm fairly new here as a member,but this place is a tough crowd to hang with. The atmospher sure doesn't make me feel welcome. (sigh)

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