• nigel richards's Avatar
    November 22nd, 2014, 14:34
    Awesomeness up to ears! These latest visuals are breathtaking!!! :jump:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    November 20th, 2014, 03:40
    Very nice, Manuele. Thanks for the new version, and for all your hard work.:encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    November 19th, 2014, 06:18
    LOL... you know, just yesterday whilst on patrol in the South Pacific, the Captain of the LUN spied a dress floating in the water.... Now you wouldn't know anything about that, would you, Sir Milton? I hope you didn't dispatch with "the wenches" mate. Rum and Vodka are in short supply on board the LUN:dizzy:, you have any you'd like to trade for? Seriously, that ship looks superb! I will certainly have a go when she is sea worthy... even tho I'm not one for ships in FS. But keep an eye out, I've been flying around in Manuele's CANT Z.506 in that area. :biggrin-new: Cheers mate! BB686:US-flag:
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    November 19th, 2014, 03:55
    Nice work on those textures Shessi, Your brushwork on Ted's Whitley depict how those early British bombers actually looked (sans being pretty well beat up), as well as give an overwhelming sense of the British spirit during WWII, IMO.:encouragement: :ernaehrung004: -- BB686:US-flag:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    November 15th, 2014, 03:53
    I don't have this model in FSX but I do in FS9, and backing off the prop pitch helps to slow the plane down.. at least for the taxi run to the ramp or for take-off. Funny tho, both the FSX and the FS9 versions have that same issue. BB686:US-flag:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    November 13th, 2014, 19:42
    Yeah, that's my desktop background these days. They're two of my eight grands and these two are just plane-crazy, like the old man here. The little ninja you see there, Rocco, has been smitten with wings since he was four months old. Got him started on Top Gun videos and he's been an F-14 lover ever since. When they visit, we spend a lot of our time on the computer with flight sims and aviation videos on Youtube. Rocco is a real CFS2 addict and good stick for his age. In QC, we take the stick together, i make the moves and he's the trigger-man. He's a natural at close quarter deflection shooting.
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    November 13th, 2014, 13:34
    Thanks Fliger! I'll be having a go with that. I kinda thought the 5N was a bit lofty as an FS flyer, after all the books I have read regarding the ol' Hog and all the revisions and mods it went through from WWII to Korea. BB686:US-flag:
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    November 12th, 2014, 03:14
    Figures... IMO a "Hanvey" SEPECAT Jaguar for FS would have been a winner. The proof is in the pudding, just look at his Sea Fury. A timeless classic plane for FS that has stayed the course.... and not to mention the number of additional repaints and multiple "packs" that have included Dave's FB11. A few years back I uploaded a couple of 'packages' for CFS2 that included the Hanvey Barry Sea Fury. As far as the UKMIL version of the Jaguar, I would LOVE to have a go. I tried once to register at that site for the forums and a membership, but I never received a confirmation of acceptance from them. About 6 months later I tried again... same result. There's no joy in Mudville, I reckon. lol!! BB686:US-flag:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    November 8th, 2014, 20:32
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 2 Panels Add-Ons Description: CFS2 Panel mod from the FS2004 Consolidated PB2Y-3 Coronado designed by Paul Clawson, converted and reworked for CFS2 by Roy Malone and Bruce "colmack" Baker. No historical accuracy intended, just thought I'd share it with my buddies at the SOH. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit PB2Y-3_panel.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    November 7th, 2014, 13:12
    Thanks, JD -- I do have the full version of ACM, haven't messed with it much. I'll have to go and grab Mdlmat tho, all I have at the moment from Martin Wright is his latest DXTBMP. It let's me back convert 4096 textures so they work in FS9... not easily done but easy enough. I am somewhat challenged when it comes to using a model editor and thought I could keep this one simple, but the AH Hogs are easily replaced if I end up dumping something overboard that I find out later I needed... :banghead: Cheers, Mate! BB686:US-flag:
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    November 7th, 2014, 09:26
    I was looking over the backup HD for FS9 and came across my copy of the Aeroplane Heaven Corsair Mega Pack. I installed the Late Corsair Pack including the Racer and was immediately reminded to NOT push the throttle too far forward on the take-off roll, lest the plane will definitely torque itself right off the runway.:dizzy: These models, coupled with Nigel's "music" and a VERY ACCURATE FDE make for some very immersive flights and realistic carrier landings, even on static carrier scenery where the ship isn't pitching and rolling about. I was wondering if anyone else had this pack for FS9 and was using an alternative prop for the 3 and 4 blade variations. I have quite the arsenal of prop mods for FS9... I tried a few, (including a few of Bob Rivera's), but suffice to say, I cannot get...
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    November 6th, 2014, 14:08
    Gotta love and APPRECIATE the vintage shows while we still have the inventory. The grands and i went to a recent event this past September at Peachtree Dekalb Airport just a half mile from my house. They featured several Mustangs, Corsairs, a Dauntless DB, a couple of Texans in Mid '43 three-tone Navy warpaint, an A6M2 Zero, a B5N2 Kate and a few others we didn't get to see that day. We got there much later that expected. These were all "oohs and awes" for the kids, but the real show stopper was -- wait for it --the B-17. After watching Redtails with my grandson a zillion times (his favorite WW2 A2A movie so far at 5), actually touching the bomber in a walk-around and inside tour gave him a better perspective. And my granddaughter absolutely loved the big girl! It was like a religious...
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    October 31st, 2014, 06:19
    Hey Garry -- Interesting concept... a dH-88 Comet with 'guns', but very nice textures all the same. I have the Ford Project dH-88 Comet pack installed, a very nice package and the only Comets that I fly. Thanks for all you do, as well as a thanks to JDTinballs for the textures he did as well. :applause: :ernaehrung004:, BB686:US-flag:
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    October 30th, 2014, 05:21
    Well Done, Mate! An excellent theme for the ol' "Gooney Bird". Thanks much! BB686:US-flag:
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    October 27th, 2014, 16:44
    You did not cause a problem Kikas... Glad you got it sorted. BB686:US-flag:
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    October 27th, 2014, 16:39
    The same thing happened with the IRIS PC-9 for FS9, it was available for a short while as payware but then the rug got yanked out from under that model, and the FSX version appeared. Not really sure why IRIS pulled the FS9 version of the PC-9, maybe they weren't getting positive sales numbers for that version. At any rate, it's a nice screenshot, Pete. BB686:US-flag:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 27th, 2014, 12:51
    It was enough to make me break radio silence but... I didn't know IRIS did a "T6 Texan" model for FS9. I know they did a PC-9, I've got that one. I also know that IRIS did a T6 Texan for FSX. Correct me if I'm wrong here, and if there is an IRIS T6 available for FS9, please provide a link. I like that paint scheme on the plane. Nice shot BTW...:encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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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.

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    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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