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    November 27th, 2015, 01:58
    That's gonna hurt, I'm sure.
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    November 25th, 2015, 03:39
    Yep, it's assault with a deadly weapon and in most residential areas you also get charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm. Unlawful discharge is a misdemeanor, but assault with a deadly weapon is a felony and could land you in prison for at least one year, then you might get sued in civil court by the recipient of the rock salt shot and you could also lose your rights to vote and possess a firearm. I live in a safe area, or at least it used to be. I'd leave my car unlocked at night, but a few years ago that practice resulted in someone going through all the compartments inside my vehicle and they did steal less than a dollar in toll money that I keep in my vehicle. Since then I lock my vehicle and I've had no more problems with that. I recently found that someone tried to...
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    November 25th, 2015, 03:18
    That's what I like about radios that are not part of a GPS, simple to operate! Combine those radios with a GPS295, 400, 500 (if sufficient space is available), or KLN90 and you have a modern flier or a restored classic.
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    November 24th, 2015, 22:26
    Think I've got OCD too - must be going viral, I guess :-( All good points re engine textures in dark cavities. You may also want to reduce the contrast between the dark cylinder areas and cooling fins otherwise they're notorious for creating a kind of shimmering moire effect which can be very distracting in certain views. All this is 2 minutes work if you're using layers. You have an excellent base for textures there - just remember; a HINT of detail goes a long way.
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    November 24th, 2015, 15:04
    WOW!!! Love it! Εργο τέχνης φίλε - Κυδός!
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    November 24th, 2015, 11:53
    Two very different aircraft with remarkably similar capabilities. I think it really boils down to engine preferences. Do you prefer piston engines or turbine engines? I do understand that the Alabeo C404 has issues with engine temperature (temperatures always too low) and the advertised integration of the RealityXP GNS430 does not seem to work. The Carenado F406 seems to have very few flaws.
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    November 24th, 2015, 06:56
    Willy; you're spot on re 'black holes' that's the correct way to go (unless of course, the surface you're working on has a designated reflection map - in which case you'll get a sun-bright shine instead of a hole). It's the method used by fs for autogen trees - we'll get to the bottom of this :-)
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    November 24th, 2015, 06:04
    LOL! Hi Mal, great to see you guys too :-) Kind of you to shed some light on available sound solutions, never can have too many. The Pratt & Whitney sounds I have in mind are more than a year's development work and patient testing by Milton, Blackbird 686, Pete Ham, Maarten and Andy G46. Originally intended as Donationware, I have decided to christen Milton's beautiful model and include them in the offerings if he would like them :-}) LOL! Wonderful to see you too, my friend.
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    November 24th, 2015, 02:30
    With so much amazing creative input here on all of these wonderful textures, I think I have some suitable P&W Twin Wasps suitable for Milton's baby. It'll make a welcome refresher for most of your favourite Dc-3 models too:-) Re Wright Cyclone R-1820's - has anyone tried the Grumman 7 sounds on this model?
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    November 24th, 2015, 02:15
    Thanks Willy - glad to be back among great friends. Re the people cutouts - I think so but the program I use to remove shadows frome people and tree models is on the above mentioned list. The airstrip will take most traffic - have tried out all Miltons models of course, Dc-3, Curtiss C-46 (standing on the brakes when giving it throttle first!!!), Boeing 727; easy-peasy and our big faithful Douglas 4's and 6's for good measure. I'd love to see some of the PV-2's, Lodestars and Mallards you talented people have been working magic on too!!! Might just be able to squeeze in a few animations for good measure. :wiggle:
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    November 23rd, 2015, 15:38
    Well and truly BUMPED :-) Greetings to all and apologies for delays - it's just that RW stuff that gets in our way now and again. Migrating from my beloved XP to Windows 7.0 has set half my scenery programs adrift, particularly sbuilder which I understand requires me to install certain modules to get it running again. Will continue the scenery - INCLUDING a landing strip for Willy, when I can get it all sorted out :wavey:
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    November 22nd, 2015, 17:40
    Been there, done that, didn't like it either.:dizzy:
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    November 22nd, 2015, 17:38
    stansdds replied to a thread Miami in Racer's Paddock
    It was a great day all around. Saluting Jeff Gordon for 24 years of cup series racing and starting every race for the past 24 years and spending his entire NASCAR career with Hendrick Motorsports. Then a great race and the win by Kyle Busch, who had never before won at Homestead and this is his first championship trophy. All after missing the first 11 races of this season due to a broken leg and ankle. Kyle Busch was not expected to be at all competitive this year, yet he fought and dug and did not give up. The result, a championship trophy. We'll see what next year brings and I think we should keep a close eye on Kyle Larson. That kid has some talent!
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    November 21st, 2015, 04:23
    Nice video! Almost makes me want to ditch props for jets... almost.
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    November 20th, 2015, 03:26
    Found this at Avsim this morning.
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