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    October 16th, 2014, 05:04
    Excuse me for butting in, but from the posts I get the idea that you're still making all those changes to the panel.cfg file that aliases to the panel that's actually used, instead of the actual panel.cfg file in the panel that the model you're working on is aliased to. Please excuse me if I've misunderstood. I can't think of any other way that the suggested edits wouldn't work.
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    October 14th, 2014, 14:47
    Thanks for the replies. :ernaehrung004: I guess I'll just have to live without working cowl flaps. Hmmm... Maybe I should start over and paint Gnoopy's P-47M instead. We'll see about that...
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    October 14th, 2014, 05:25
    In an attempt to get motivated to start my winter project of recreating my post-WW2 sim, "FS 1954: A Half-Century of Flight," I've been painting some Air Guard F-47 Thunderbolts using the Alpha Simulations P-47D. (Yes, I'll share them when they're finished.) While checking them out in the sim I found that I can't close the cowl flaps. The standard FS9 key combination doesn't work (it works for other planes) and the cowl flaps don't seem to be linked to any of the other standard animation key commands that I could think of. Can anyone tell me how to close the cowl flaps on the Alpha P-47D? :dizzy:
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    October 14th, 2014, 05:16
    Woo-HOOO !!! This one's been on my most wanted list for a long time! Ever since that nice FS2000 model (or was it FS2002?) lost its rotors in FS9. Winter's coming and my winter project is to reconstruct "FS1954," and this model will help motivate me.
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    October 13th, 2014, 05:36
    If I understand correctly, you're not trying to make a 3-dimensional obect, but to just paint a T-shaped marking on the ramp; a simple marking on the pavement. I can think of two ways to make a little T-shaped pavement marking. Hopefully at least one of them is different enough from what you're doing to avoid your problem. One is to make a T-shaped ramp in the appropriate place on top of the real ramp. Make it in the shape and size you want and make it a contrasting color: asphalt on concrete, snow on asphalt, etc. Another way is to make a T from two little lengths of taxiway of the appropriate width and length, again in a color that contrasts with the ramp. I can't begin to imagine what's causing the issue you've been seeing. Mighty odd! But I'd be surprised if it...
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    October 8th, 2014, 11:12
    Looks like the same one I built in plastic many years ago!
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    October 1st, 2014, 05:19
    Me too! Great minds think alike. I "upgraded" from PSP7 to PSP10, hated it, gave it away, and went back to PSP7. But then, I also use MS Paint quite a lot too. And I prefer an older version of that, too. When I got Windows 7 I hated the new, upgraded, complicated Paint. I want Paint for quick, simple things and the new version wasn't any quicker and simpler than any other program. So I made a copy of Paint.exe and set it to run in XP Compatibility mode, and now I have a copy of "Old Paint" to compliment my old PSP7 for painting planes and scenery textures in my old sims, FS9 and GW3. Yeah, I know, "Old Paint" sounds like a name for a horse. But that's how I have it named, to differentiate it on my program menu from the new Paint, which I still haven't bothered to learn to...
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    September 26th, 2014, 05:13
    Might that be "as real as it gets?" Since you like the Super Sportsters, You might like the Sportsters and Senior Sportsters too. And don't forget the weird little Model Q Ascender...
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    September 25th, 2014, 05:04
    That's right - pretty much. There were two Model Rs, the R-1 and R-2, and initially the differences were just the race numbers and possibly one or two very tiny detail differences (I don't recall for certain - it's been years since we did the research.) As the planes were modified and changed hands over their lifetimes (of just a few years) they had some changes to their paint jobs, but they also had changes to their airframes that made them look noticeably different than when they were built. Even then the basic paint scheme stayed virtually the same; changes were mostly to the markings, and weren't very great. If the model only comes in the initial configuration (as ours does) then there's only one authentic paint job. I saw an ad for a payware Model R that's dressed in the...
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Lifelong New Englander, long-ago lightplane pilot, longer-ago hang glider pilot, retired FS developer/texturer/repainter.
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