• nigel richards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00
    Very interesting and worthwhile projects, Mick. Love the idea of '60s FS Jet Age too - would that be mainly military?
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 19th, 2014, 19:14
    No problem...this one was easy. I really don't like to work at these things as much as i used to. Besides, i've always been rather partial to the Focke Wulf 190 and all of its derivations. Been wanting for a Ta152 upgrade for a long time.
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 19:37
    :highly_amused: Hey! I resent that 'compliment'...i am NOT a cheater, Just an avid student of the dynamics of the "game". And when the game gives me lemons, i just try to make the best lemonade on the block. :triumphant:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 18:20
    Milton Shupe has the angle on that...he might have a few tips to share. But like Mission said, we already have a few native oldie goldies in the Mossie line.
    7 replies | 259 view(s)
  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 18:17
    Doing well JD, TFA. Still into private conversions, with a little dabbling in FSDS as time permits. And thanks for the web addy...message sent :encouragement:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 14:10
    Russian Missile Cruiser Tupolev Tu-22K. I have always enjoyed flying this plane, even tho it's a somewhat unruly beast. Somehow it's shape speaks volumes about it's purpose, as was characteristic of all the cold war Russian jets. BB686:US-flag:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 12:12
    Hmmm, there's a thought. Guess i'd better start thinking about getting some permissions. I don't suppose Scrubby would be hard to reach out to - he's pretty active these days - but getting the former Simtech's OK on the panel and gauges may take some effort. Anyone know a shortcut for reaching Crashwoody of Simtech?
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 11:47
    Aw c'mon man, don't take it that way. You had me all teed up to play Mig Alley again. Tell you what, to get a feel for the jet v. jet capabilities you're highlighting, i'll start with my best F-86 mounts, then the F-80's and 84's and work back to props...deal?
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  • nigel richards's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 03:05
    Capital work, Skipper! :applause: Up for a gulp of fresh air here - with a cool breeze a blowin', rivits and panels now flowing amidships m'hearties. Visuals up here shortly. Lots of work, but as Milton says; plenty of fun getting there! Greetings to all! Nigel :wavey:
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 17th, 2014, 20:04
    Sorry for your loses, but no worries. Like i said, very predictable...i know how it works :encouragement:. CheerZ!
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 17th, 2014, 12:38
    :adoration: I'm down for the challenge Al...email me a sampling of those eager youngsters to school in the ways of the Bearcat. Like i've said before, no matter how great the flight dynamics, the CFS2 AI engine is a very predictable ACM opponent - does the same stupid things over and over :biggrin-new:. Speaking of Seafury's, CFS2 AI jets can't corner at max G nor split-S with a high performance prop plane. They tend to get lost and confused at the low point and break off pursuit while the AI engine tries to recalculate a recovery and the next move, which is generally gonna be a slow, turning climb to regain altitude and relocate the player for another B-n-Z run. That's where you quickly turn the tables, get inside that wide turn and put them in the weeds. Let's see if you can surprise me...
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  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 17th, 2014, 12:08
    An easy conversion with mk_mdlc and it keeps the pilots' head animation too. This model seems to be loosely based on the 1GR_TA152 although its scale is slightly larger (several of the texture bmp names are shared). Using the dp of the 1GR_Ta152, i simply adjusted the gunstations of the 1GR_Ta152 to match the increased scale, resized the damage boxes and added internal wing tanks, which were already correctly reflected in the air file. The 1GR air file doesn't have the wing tanks as it should for the H model. By the way, to get the proper level of engine output and speed performance you'll need to change the number of propeller blades in the aircraft.cfg from 2 to 3 and bump the WEP power boost gain to approx. 22 in the air file (this airplane used both water methanol AND nitrous oxide...
    11 replies | 311 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 13th, 2014, 12:33
    For those of you who fly the Virtavia/Alphasim Heinkel He-111H6 in FS9, as well as FSX and were a bit paranoid about landings, there is a fix for the FSX version that works beautifully in FS9 too. Here's the link to the thread: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?89015-Virtavia-AlphaSim-Heinkel-He-111-H-Flight-Dynamics-Update&p=900115&posted=1#post900115 Smoother flight characteristics, and no more tendency to nose-over when the brakes are applied whilst taxiing....:applause: BB686:US-flag:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 13th, 2014, 12:27
    Works beautifully! considerably more like the real plane. Thanks, Mal... :very_drunk: BB686:US-flag:
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    August 13th, 2014, 07:51
    I've been floppin' around in the 680S WIP... just a bit. :encouragement: BB686:US-flag:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 10th, 2014, 05:23
    Looks as if the FS9 Classic Phantom re-release might not happen, if I'm reading a thread about it in the FSX Forum correctly. It appears that the original IRIS Phantoms for FS9 are being upgraded to FSX and will be released as a full package later. There is a WIP version that has been released to the community, but there isn't a VC. Not sure if it'll be payware or freeware. I have the WIP version in my dark side sim... and it is very nice so far. BB686:US-flag:
    15 replies | 946 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 8th, 2014, 12:03
    Amongst all of the new stuff coming out for "The Dark Side", planes, scenery repaints, etc.... it's nice to see that there is still a very talented couple of blokes who still produce these outstanding goodies for FS9, and in particular... the default aircraft. Thanks once again, Garry, for all your hard work and dedication to the lot of us who still fly "The Real Sim"... :biggrin-new: BB686:US-flag:
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  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 3rd, 2014, 15:10
    Let me check. Seems that I have a lot of Bruce Martin's work in my archive. I also have the Alphasim F-89 on the active roster.... I'll get back with you. EDIT -- I sent you a PM. BB686:US-flag:
    8 replies | 355 view(s)
  • bearcat241's Avatar
    August 3rd, 2014, 09:00
    The air file lacks an instrument vacuum system entry 1512. This activates the attitude gauge.
    21 replies | 1075 view(s)
  • Blackbird686's Avatar
    August 1st, 2014, 04:32
    Hmmm... strange the gear didn't stay locked after it was extended. Obviously there were more failures that occurred with the aircraft besides the engine loosing power. Glad the pilot was OK, and any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. The plane didn't fare so well tho. Complete TBO on the engine, repairing the airframe, the landing gear, a new prop, and whatever else... will be very expensive. BB686:US-flag:
    9 replies | 441 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"....
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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.

    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.

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