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    Today, 05:02
    I agree. If he's known to be deceased, he can't have any objections. That goes double if he was a member here. I can say that when I've gone west I won't mind what anyone does with the stuff I've uploaded - I put it up for people to have, and that's what's being proposed here. My thought is that once we're gone our stuff becomes abandonware and is generally available, unless something like redistribution on specific sites was prohibited in the documentation. Payware would be different, since there's money involved and most dead people have heirs and estates that would have a claim on a product and any income it might generate. With freeware there's nothing at stake.
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    Yesterday, 12:30
    If the ReadMe has a "Legal" section you might find some guidance there. Lacking that, I see no harm in uploading to a site where you know the modeler put it himself, such as AvSim before the hack devastated their library. Or here, if it was put here before by modeler or with his acquiescence. I dunno about putting it anywhere it hasn't been before without permission, unless there's something in the ReadMe, or absent from it, that would give reason to believe the modeler would be OK with it.
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    April 25th, 2016, 07:32
    Methinks you're right. It sure looks like the one in this photo in the Wikipedia article. It was DH's first all metal plane. Not especially successful, built in small numbers but crashed in relatively large ones (three out of BOAC's eight crashed) it entered service in 1939 and was extinct by 1952. It's got an interesting look about it. I'd like to have a model of it.
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    April 25th, 2016, 05:25
    Thanks for the comments. I haven't had a chance to check out the plane in the sim, but I've kept a note of your remarks and will probably do as you suggest. I believe l'Iguane will see your post. He is in the Sudan, where he has an interweb connection and can access this site. It's just that the old wood burning confuters they've got there have such narrow bands that uploading files of any size is problematical.
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    April 24th, 2016, 05:43
    Excellent job, as always! :ernaehrung004: I don't have any skins for this one, as I don't have much expertise about British WW2 liveries, and even less skill at soft-edged camouflage schemes. Still, I'm very happy to have this Cat, and I hope more knowledgeable and skillful painters will give us more skins for it.
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    April 21st, 2016, 08:41
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FS 2004 Military skins - Cold War Description: A set of skins for the Alpha Bleu Ciel Grumman F8F Bearcat. Included are four reflective natural metal Royal Thai Air Force liveries, one non-reflective skin of a French Air Force Bearcat in Indochina, and a blank natural metal skin for your own use, with new model files with reflections enabled to properly display the Thai skins. This package required the original ABC Bearcat or Milton Shupe's reworked version. All painting by l'Iguane, uploaded at his request. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit F8F Bearcat Shiny Repaints.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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    April 21st, 2016, 06:07
    I've just uploaded a package of skins for the Alpha Bleu Ciel Grumman F8F Bearcat. These are the Royal Thai Air Force skins painted by l'Iguane, along with models that have reflections enabled to properly display these beautiful liveries. There is also a non-reflective skin depicting a French Air Force Bearcat in Indochina. As some of you may know, l'Iguane is in the Sudan flying anti-poacher patrols and his connection to the Interweb doesn't have much bandwidth, so he sent me the package broken up into parts and asked me to put them into a single zip file for the SOH library. We've been waiting for these repaints for a long time, and they are worth the wait!
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    April 21st, 2016, 04:52
    The big giveaway is that the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes (except for Lake Ontario, which is not the lake the Sable sailed on) are on opposite sides of Niagara Falls. There is no way a U-boat, or any other vessel, could make it past Niagara. And since the St. Lawrence Seaway hadn't been built yet, it's doubtful that any but the very smallest vessels, drawing much less water than a U-boat, could've made it even as far upriver as Lake Ontario in those days. This is why American subs built in the Great Lakes region had to sail down the Mississippi to reach the sea. Anyone who fell for this tale must be desperately deficient in their knowledge of geography!
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    April 14th, 2016, 04:38
    Gone to FSX ????
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