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    Today, 03:38
    A little more involved than simply kicking the tires and lighting the fires.
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    Today, 03:33
    It looks really nice, Milton!:applause:
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    August 23rd, 2016, 02:06
    Yes, a fully layered paintkit will be available following completion. The options for both wooden and painted finishes will be provided. Right now, we're 'building in' some generic light/shading/cast shadows for Extra depth. :-)
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    August 23rd, 2016, 01:37
    Looks like fun, Seahawk72s - you could try out the original wood deck texture and de-saturate for an interesting effect. :-)
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    August 20th, 2016, 03:25
    I wonder if this could be an issue with Windows UAC security not allowing the changed FSX cfg file to be saved?
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    August 17th, 2016, 01:51
    If a driver has an issue that it addressed in an updated driver, then yes. I chased Nvidia drivers years ago when I was flying the IL2 Sturmovik: Pacific Fighters sim. I did find that newer drivers, up to a point, helped my Nv6800 in terms of visuals and performance. FSX, being mostly CPU bound, usually sees little or no improvement with constantly updating drivers. Just my opinion, your mileage may vary.
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    August 15th, 2016, 01:49
    Fuel boost pumps may also be used when ambient air temperatures are above 30C. This pressurization of the fuel line tends to minimize vapor lock during hot weather operation. The pumps are usually turned off during engine run up, then back on until after airborne or outside air is below 30C.
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    August 14th, 2016, 10:57
    Oops, my bad! I was thinking that you were, at least in some way, involved with that project.
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    August 14th, 2016, 10:56
    And that's how it goes when the real world collides with the sim world. Thanks for the update, Bjoern, hopefully Bernward will be able to complete this project.
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    August 14th, 2016, 03:54
    Bjoern made some major improvements to the CV-580, not just minor tweaks. His model improvements included opening doors on three different versions; passenger, cargo, and fire tanker. The above link takes you to his thread where he was working on a vastly improved version, but I do not think he ever completed it. I asked if he would work on the piston powered Convairliners, but at the time he had no interest in piston powered aircraft. With his work on improving the stock FSX DC-3 and his involvement with the Manfred Jahn C-47 version 3, I wonder if he might change his mind?
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    August 14th, 2016, 03:43
    It was different, that's for certain. Putting those cars on an oval track and running in the rain would likely just lead to very slow racing and most cars crashing into a wall. Road racing is an entirely different beast from circle track racing.
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    August 13th, 2016, 11:52
    stansdds replied to a thread shotgun shell start in The NewsHawks
    Ohhhhh, I had forgotten about the cartridges used to start some of those older jet engines when an air cart or APU was not available.
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    August 13th, 2016, 07:04
    stansdds replied to a thread shotgun shell start in The NewsHawks
    The old cartridge starting system, popular through the late 1930's. The U.S. Navy even required it on the original designs of the F4U Corsair and I have read that it worked ok most of the time, but in cold weather the cartridge was not always sufficient to turn the big R-2800 fast enough for the engine to start on the first attempt. Vought switched to a direct engagement electric starter motor with the F4U-1D/C and subsequent versions. The Same goes for the Goodyear FG-1D.
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    August 13th, 2016, 06:33
    Uh-huh. When you land, if you see a whole bunch of red and blue flashing lights racing towards you, don't panic. It's just your own personal welcoming committee coming to greet you. :biggrin-new:
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    August 13th, 2016, 04:01
    It looks nice, I think you should upload it. By the way, it would take very little work to make this into a livery matching a real C-47. N271SE, currently owned and operated by Florida Air Cargo out of Opa Locka (KOPF), formerly owned by Mission Flights International.
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    August 9th, 2016, 01:51
    "Cheap" and "high end" are two things that do not fit well into the same sentence. The article compares the AMD RX-460 card to the Nvidia GTX-750Ti, which was never a high end card, but a budget gaming card.
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    August 7th, 2016, 07:33
    She is indeed now in the paint shop, and once again; all that remapping of individual interior formers must have been a major 'chore'! Much appreciated, Skipper; will add enormously to light/shadow potential and woodgrain variations. :-)
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    August 7th, 2016, 06:10
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FSX Utilities Description: FSX_FS9_HMS Bounty_Paintkit_1.0 Fully layered Photoshop paint kit. by Nigel Richards The paintkit is in fully layered PSD format and comprises the four main files used for exterior texture variants. HMS Bounty was a typical tallship of her class - many other vessels were of similar construction and layout, so there is a host of possibilities availaible to the user.
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    August 7th, 2016, 05:32
    Uploaded and available shortly: The paintkit is in fully layered PSD format and comprises the four main files used for exterior texture variants. HMS Bounty was a typical tallship of her class - many other vessels were of similar construction and layout, so there is a host of possibilities availaible to the user. Two 'main' PSD files are included for the exterior hull; one for wood/varnish finishes, the other for 'painted'colour finishes.
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