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    Yesterday, 13:54
    I only have a few installed but of all of them... I'd have to say that the Nemeth Designs Mil-24 "Hind" is my favorite. It has a very immersive cockpit and is a stunning visual model. Took me forever to learn the switching procedure to get the engines lit. It's an interesting bird, with a face only it's mother could love. Besides, the Mil-24 really can't fly, just that it's so ugly the earth repels it. BB686:US-flag:
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    Yesterday, 12:49
    Here: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?95155-Windows-10 About 2/3 the way down the page. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 30th, 2015, 09:25
    I'm not running Win10 but try a fresh install of FS9 somewhere on the HD like "C:\FS Games\Flight Simulator 9" (no quotes). Not sure what to do about the lack of optical disc support. Hard to fathom that MS would create a new OS that didn't support MS Flight Simulator. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 29th, 2015, 12:18
    "Let's do the Time Warp again".... Yes, I saw that movie, lol BB686:US-flag:
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    July 29th, 2015, 03:11
    Regarding Windows 10 and those of us who fly the FS9 version of Roy's excellent B-25 Mitchell, I'd be a bit hesitant before I upgraded.... From the FSX Forums: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?95297-quot-Windows-10-Upgrade-quot BB686:US-flag:
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    July 27th, 2015, 17:43
    I think you're looking too hard at the hardware. Are you running an "all stock" scenery installation or have you installed any addon scenery? If you're still running stock, you may have a corrupted file in the mix...hard to find...uninstall the sim and reinstall. Make sure you back up all customized aircraft and ships first. If you've installed addons, take them out via the scenery library interface and delete them from the hard drive. Fly a few sessions for reassurance before reinstalling the addons.
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    July 27th, 2015, 12:26
    Excellent news, Milton. A plane to accompany my A-28 and A-38 Grizzly variants. Somehow I remember reading about a Tigercat in the project queue, maybe between the lines. I'm seeing a lot of activity for the Tigercat on the "dark side" forum but very little, here in the "ole folks vintage FS9" side. Has the Tigercat become solely an FSX venture? BB686:US-flag:
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    July 27th, 2015, 12:18
    The "Kansan" was the Beech AT-10; The AT-10 V test Somehow, it just doesn't look right to me. Albeit said, This particular AT-10 was purely a testbed and not a production model... BB686:US-flag:
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    July 26th, 2015, 10:21
    Oh boy....! I see a future project in the making, Milton. I'll bet that plane was hell in a brisk crosswind on final with that "V-tail" configuration. That "V-tail" was tested on a Beech AT-10, according to the article. Somehow I can't picture the "Kansan" with a V-tail. Like a colour not found in nature, but so was the Convair XFY-1 "Pogo". BB686:US-flag:
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    July 26th, 2015, 03:44
    Had the same basic problem, not with the C-130 but the Yak-3. Went to the knowledge base and found the KB for the error code I had, it said that "My PC must be connected to the internet for the program to work properly." I opened a ticket with the CS Support Group, they closed the ticket and gave me the same answer that the knowledge base had... I needed an internet connection. Well.....:dizzy:I was able to connect to their website. I just gave up, the CS Yak-3 is an older model, I did try to un-install and re-install the plane, even scrubbed the registry and did a full disc clean-up before re-installation. Same bloody thing.... no further comment. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 23rd, 2015, 14:12
    :very_drunk:'s mate. Sent you a PM.:encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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    July 23rd, 2015, 11:03
    Hey Steve -- Where did you find this plane...? I recently re-installed me Bear Studios MiG-15 and MiG-17, grabbed your paints for the specified MiG-17 models. I have been trying to re-activate me CS Yak-3 but having issues at the mo. I really like flying the Russian Cold War planes. Both the 15 and the 17 are the latest revisions from Bear Studios. Cheers -- BB686:US-flag:
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    July 22nd, 2015, 12:20
    This is an FSX pilot figure for the Bear Studios MiG-15 V3 but it works fine in FS9. I changed the textures to 32bit and the pilot and his custom jacket really show up very clear and realistic. BB686:US-flag: FSX - FSX Modern MilitaryFSX Vietman Vet for Bear Studios MiG 15 Download | View ] Name: vietnam_vet.zip Size: 990,360 Date: 07-22-2015 Downloads: 23
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    July 22nd, 2015, 10:34
    Hey Steve -- I remember downloading a lot of your textures for the FR Bf-109's. I may not have ALL of them but I remember "Green 5"... :encouragement: Cheers -- BB686:US-flag:
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    July 21st, 2015, 09:36
    Happy Birthday Tom... You're catching up to me. :birthday2: BB686:US-flag:
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    July 19th, 2015, 12:08
    'Barge Busting' missions.... Two BLACK Cats, THAT sounds like a lot of fun. Hell, I'm ready, maybe load up a couple of those bombs just for the heck of it. I'm sure I can find an un-suspecting enemy supply ship to turn those loose on. Then back to the "loading ramps" for a reload and refuel, and yet another round of "Harassment and Interdiction" in the middle of the night. BB686:US-flag:
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    July 18th, 2015, 12:16
    I spent many hours in his Mk.XIV, as well as that clip wing variant you posted, back in my CFS2 days. I used to go 2 or 3 Zero's against my Spitfire in a Free Flight combat session and down them, one by one. The clip wing version was highly maneuverable and wicked fast in that game and just 1 or 2 pops from the 20MM Hispano cannons would take down an enemy plane in nothing flat. Paul's Mk.XIV-E was my all time favorite Spitfire. 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.

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

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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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