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    September 18th, 2014, 04:44
    I did that with my copy of the Poseidon, I use Ken Wigginton's FSX Military B737NG panel and put that small utility weapons panel into a separate window pop-up, but it zaps the "Garrett FMC", even tho I have it defined in the panel config, and the gauge is set up properly, and it works in other TDS models.... BB686:US-flag:
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    September 17th, 2014, 19:05
    ok..thanks guys, but neither one of these works. My Ctrl+E operates cowl flaps, but the entry door is not the problem. Its workinfg fine with my 'C' key assignment for canopies. Ctrl+G is available as unassigned in my sim commands, but i need to know what event to assign this to in the model animations.
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    September 16th, 2014, 18:53
    Thanks Mario and Sopwith. I'm having some trouble with the bomb bay animation...anyone else? The common default is usually the spoiler command, but not the case here. Am i missing something? :mixed-smiley-010:
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    September 14th, 2014, 14:27
    Nice shot of that "Hog" panel, possibly an F4U-4, fitted with a GPS and coms and navs. Keep us posted on your progress! :very_drunk: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 13th, 2014, 07:02
    Nice :encouragement:... Before making any changes, are we to assume that the "third engine" added to this twin jet bomber is supposed to simulate the jettison-able RATO rocket pods?
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    September 10th, 2014, 03:11
    To a certain extent, I agree with you here. In the case of "systems", speaking as a retired I/T professional, "Common Systems" was really nothing more than a way to reduce costs by being able to "shake hands" with other installations in the data processing world, as well as having the ability to acquire replacement parts quicker, as needed. However, some mainframe platforms, despite the operating costs, work more efficiently and have better "up" time than others that are less expensive to maintain, and in the long run are a savings overall. My point regarding the Nimrod was, the RAF had a dependable and more than capable aircraft suited for multiple purposes such as ASW Ops, SAR, Anti Shipping... etc. with the Nimrod. A seasoned aircraft with a very good service record. Most impressive...
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    September 9th, 2014, 08:53
    Not surprising to hear about the fate of the Nimrod, a solid, stable and very capable platform IMO. The Poseidon looks to be an effective ASW aircraft, what with it's "sub sniffing" sensory radars, wing mounted Harpoon missiles and a small bomb bay loaded with the latest torpedo technology. I don't know much more than that, aside from hearing that some hot shot Chinese pilot in a J-11 had a few near misses with a Poseidon a few weeks back. As for the Nimrod, maybe those who were responsible for shelving her, felt that going with something else was more "fashionable", or it may have had something to do with "Common Systems", a term which, for lack of better words simply translates to "Lets be like everyone else". I have several Nimrod models in FS9, they are a joy to cruise along in....
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    September 8th, 2014, 19:52
    Good to hear from you Rob. Happy to know you're still plugged in here and i'm still diggin' your works. Hope you can get back into it soon. CheerZ!
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    September 8th, 2014, 17:34
    The KM was not a LUN class WiG vessel, it was in a class by itself, even larger than the proposed LUN class SAR ships. It's cruising speed, 267 MPH and a top speed of 311 MPH were impressive for such a large craft. The other two engines, not seen in the artists illustration were mounted on the vertical tailplane, the beast had 10 engines! What a BEAST! :dizzy: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 8th, 2014, 12:29
    Since the LUN really isn't an aircraft, it can't hold the title of the largest aircraft ever built. That claim to fame still belongs to "The Spruce Goose", designed by Howard Hughes. The LUN, however is considerably larger, and displaces more water than Howard's "Spruce Goose" and it has "flown" further.... That photo really gives the perspective of just how big the Russian Ekranoplan's were back then. An even bigger version of the LUN Class vessels was in the works as a "SAR" platform, but the machine never got off the drawing board. BB686:US-flag:
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    September 8th, 2014, 12:17
    G'day Andy -- There are no rumors... this is a completely new model, not a revamp of the older POSKY version. The only miscue I found was it doesn't come with the RCB Groundhandling 4 gauges needed for the pushback crew to show up in the spot. The visual model is excellent and I recommend using Ken Wigginton's FS2004 "MilOpsA" or "MilOpsB" panel set for TDS Boeing 737NGs. They fit the Poseidon and work just as well as the standard TDS mod of the MSFS default B737 2D, with a little bit of tweaking.. And... they look more the part. Your RAF colours would be welcomed eagerly by my virtual air crews, mate... so paint away! lol! BB686:US-flag:
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    September 7th, 2014, 13:46
    TDS revamps the POSKY P-8A Poseidon. They did a nice job on this one, new model and textures with all the animations. I normally don't post about new stuff here, but thought this one was worth a mention. FS2004 (ACOF) - FS2004 JetlinersFS2004/FSX US Navy Boeing P8-A Poseidon Download | View ] Name: tds_boeing_737-8fv_p8-a_poseidon.zip Size: 13,616,056 Date: 09-07-2014 Downloads: 439 FS2004/FSX US Navy Boeing P8-A Poseidon 439. Developed by Tenkuu Developers Studio (TDS). Model features high resolution textures, dynamic flexing wings, nose gear steering, rudder lock, ground spoilers, low speed aileron locks at high speed, fully animated control surfaces, fully independent suspension, trim animation, opening passenger...
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    September 7th, 2014, 03:53
    That looks pretty good so far, Horus... There are a few fictional Russian Navy and Soviet Navy repaints out there for the Orlenok as well as the LUN. I believe I have a fictional all black scheme for the Orlenok, with the "Jolly Roger" flag on the tail somewhere too ("drink up me hearties, Yo Ho!" :pirate:). Surprisingly, the oceans in FS9 are pretty accurate in terms of size and scale in the sim. The ekranoplan is neither a "boat" or an "aircraft", but a little bit of both. I found a few repaints for both models over at Avsim dot com. BB686:US-flag:
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    September 6th, 2014, 11:35
    Alphasim's "LUN" (Dove) class Ekranoplan has been a mainstay for me for the longest time and I was wondering if there were any other LUN drivers out there who use Shockwave's 3D lights on the model....? If so, would you be willing to share the lights config? The forward and center lights are modeled in and I haven't the "foggiest" idea what the locations would be.... There was only one "LUN" built and "MD160" was equipped with the SS-N-22 Sunburn antiship missiles as well as the P-270 Moskit (Mosquito) guided missile.. She entered service in 1987 with the Black Sea Fleet, Soviet and Russian Navy until the late 1990's, when she was de-commissioned. She now sits in an unused naval station in Kaspiysk. The Russian Defense Ministry has no plans to re-activate the program. I have...
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    September 4th, 2014, 03:31
    Glad you got it sorted... For some reason I thought you were talking about the Grumman Duck... when I saw the thread title. Reckon I should pay more attention to the fine print...:banghead: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 3rd, 2014, 13:59
    That's a NICE SHOT, Storm. :encouragement: The composition really gives the impression that Hunter is on the prowl. BB686:US-flag:
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    September 3rd, 2014, 08:21
    Are you flying Swingman's Duck? I have that one installed and it seems fine....:dizzy: BB686:US-flag:
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    September 3rd, 2014, 06:14
    Get well soon, Ed. :wavey:
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    September 3rd, 2014, 03:35
    I had this issue with several amphibian and float planes -- FS9 water is really sticky, versus FSX water. I discussed this problem with Milton Shupe and he suggested changing the prop pitch (on the Avia float models) going to full throttle and working the rudder pedals back and forth to "loosen" things up a bit. By Crikey, it worked! You might want to have a go with that little trick. Also... you may want to keep the flaps up until you get the model moving at a respectable speed, then drop them one notch. 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"....
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    Much obliged for 'the' textures, BB686 !!! Superb weathering too. Spot on!
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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.

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