• nigel richards's Avatar
    October 23rd, 2014, 11:25
    LOL. :biggrin-new: Or even give the order to fire; "F.........(hiccup),..eff.........(belch).......Fffffffffff....(gurgle)......F....(hiccup)..........EFFFF.....(fart)............Ufffff........... .....wwwhere wwwus I.....uff (gurgle)....Row, row row, ya boat....uffff................
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 23rd, 2014, 08:37
    Hey Kikas -- Well bloody hell, then. I'm not sure what codecs Vista OZ uses for water mesh, but it LOOKS different than the stock MSFS water, and that's all I can discern. I redid ALL of my default FS9 water textures using another 3rd party package some time ago, but the Vista OZ water is the same. Since reading the article above posted by FS Aviator, I have gone back and flown all 4 different Z.506 Airone models and I can't get any of them to do anything other than what they're supposed to do... So you may want to try an un-install-re-install of the plane, as suggested. Here's a test if you want to isolate model issues.... Load one of the Z.506 models onto default scenery as close to water as possible. Once the flight loads and you're sitting in the cockpit, use the "Y" key to slew...
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 22nd, 2014, 10:15
    Hmmm... no issues here, and I fly the Z.506B out of Cairns, Australia (Offshore start of my own creation using Vista OZ scenery for FS9). I also use the "Airone_Start_Up" flight provided by Manuele and it works just as it should. The plane is a very gentle easy flyer. Are you using stock or custom scenery when flying the Z.506? BB686:US-flag:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 21st, 2014, 12:02
    Thanks Pete! :wavey: Thanks Duckie :encouragement: Worth every minute of it; got myself in an awkward corner first go (you know how it is), then decided to go back to square one.
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 21st, 2014, 11:28
    Making some progress and alterations up top and a little nose panel surgery. :wavey: :running:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 21st, 2014, 03:08
    YES!!! Another "Magnificent BEAST" to fly along the coastlines of eastern Australia and watch the heads turn. Folks will say "wha waz dat?" :biggrin-new:. All that aside, the Z.506, like to Z.1007 is yet another expertly modeled representation of Italy's Aviation History. With all of the fast war jets, popular WWII fighters such as the Mustang, Thunderbolt, Focke Wulf Fw190's... etc, having a plane like this one is a real treat. Thank you Manuele and your team for your gallant efforts. BB686:US-flag:
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    October 21st, 2014, 02:58
    Thanks for the update, Manuele! :encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    October 21st, 2014, 01:42
    Guys, while both methods have been used for some years now, they both are somewhat dated and a little superfluous by today's standards. The EasyMultiinstall method was very helpful for creating and consolidating multiple installs into one sim package for situations where hard drive capacity was limited. But with current, inexpensive uber-gig capacity drives on the market, we're no longer forced into such constraints. Not to mention that this method can be somewhat challenging for the CFS2 novice who may not be familiar with the structure or mechanics of the sim's directory. This one gave the newbies fits back in the day. As for the multiple CD insertion method, its a very time consuming and redundant way to make duplicate copies. The OS can paste a copy much faster than the CD drive...
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 19th, 2014, 11:05
    Thanks on behalf of the team, Stuart :encouragement: Apologies for being slightly OT; do hope you managed to catch the Lanc duo at Eastbourne!
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 19th, 2014, 10:39
    That, kind Sir, is what is known as AWESOME! Thank you very much indeed for your generous contribution, Steve :encouragement: Thanks, TuFun - still plenty to do before the finishing line.
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 19th, 2014, 07:22
    If you're running Win7 or Win8, you BIOS is new enough that it should recognize the new HD. In some cases, this MAY have something to do with your issue, it may not tho. Some internal HD's have a micro toggle switch on the back of the drive, others have an additional 4 prong port near the bus for a cable to plug into. On some HD's I have replaced on earlier systems, if the switch toggle is not all the way to the bottom, or the right, (depending on the brand and HD type) then your system will only see part of the entire drive capacity, in this case 746.52GB out of the total 3TB. I have had similar experiences with replacing HD's that created a similar issue, and if I had read the manual, would have been able to avoid having to do the entire procedure twice. Bear in mind, these were...
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 18th, 2014, 03:27
    There is already a 'make-over' of this fine bird, both "G" and "E" models for FSX by Enrique Medal. It is basically the same model and textures as the FS9 version which were already awesome to begin with. Enrique re-worked the panels, both 2D and VC adding a choice, of either the stock FSX British gauges, or a set of custom German gauges. BTW, that panel mod works beautifully in FS9 too, with a bit of tweaking, and it is very well done IMO. Not sure what "Scrubby" has done with his modification of the Bf110... might be worth a look tho... BB686:US-flag:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 17th, 2014, 04:36
    Cheers Matt! Hope you are doing well. Always good to hear from ya'... :very_drunk: BB686:US-flag:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 16th, 2014, 21:47
    Very informative, Skipper. Good grief, Sir; I do believe it's time to go and suck the monkey! :wavey:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 16th, 2014, 10:56
    AndyG43, Maarten, Hurricane91, BB686; Always great for us to have your friendly company and support on our projects. Much appreciated, Gents. :encouragement:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 16th, 2014, 10:37
    LOL, Andy. Ignition; Nautical term for whistling up a breeze in our case. Another good'n; "kiss the gunner's daughter". The mind boggles as to where that one originated from. Now, back to work or Skipper may just introduce me to that fair maiden... :running:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    October 16th, 2014, 03:55
    It's a time warp.. and those blokes on the Bounty still can't figure out what has happened. Just yesterday they saw the biggest "ship" ever built (the Russian LUN) and most of them went into shock over it. Now, there is a PV-2 buzzing them overhead... Crikey! Consider the mental state of the ship's gallant crew before, and after this experience... (Airplanes not yet being invented)...."The lunatics are on the path". Looking SWEET, Nigel, as always, and the "Bounty" is coming along nicely too. BB686:US-flag:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 15th, 2014, 09:43
    Thanks, M! :encouragement: Thought I'd drop off some much needed refreshments for the Skipper. All that hard work in the Tahiti sun - needs more than coconut milk and breadfruit. :wiggle:
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    October 15th, 2014, 06:43
    If anyone can track down a clear shot of the nose/gun area as viewed from above, I'd be most grateful. :wavey:
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