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    Today, 15:17
    Well this question got answered indirectly....apparently it won't be released this week! Bummer...looking forward to it. Kent
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    Today, 15:16
    Raz-bam, thank you ma'am... K
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    Today, 09:09
    Landed safely. Had to go around a thunderstorm. The weather certainly has not been easy on me so far. Flight Time: 2:25:01 Routine Ground Time: Special Ground Time: Penalty time:
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    Today, 08:02
    Thanks so much for all the effort, Mike and staff. I was already wondering why those gendarmery were laughing at me and raising their wine bottles. Now I know why I only had a few boxes left after returning to the plane. Kudo's to the french mechanics though, for being able to get my plane airworthy overnight. They told me they only did it because they rarely get to work on such an iconic bird. The message of my mishap must have travelled fast, as eyes were constantly following me, and the pointing fingers got me nervous. For that, I am glad I made it out of there. Thanks again for preventing middle aged jail time.
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    Today, 07:56
    Thanks so much for all the effort. I was already wondering why those gendarmery were laughing at me and raising their wine bottles. Now I know why I only had a few boxes left after returning to the plane. Kudo's to the french mechanics though, for being able to get my plane airworthy overnight. They told me they only did it because they rarely get to work on such an iconic bird. The message of my mishap must have travelled fast, as eyes were constantly following me, and the pointing fingers got me nervous. For that, I am glad I made it out of there. Thanks again for preventing middle aged jail time.
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    Today, 07:11
    LODS? And/or you're too far away?
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    Today, 06:28
    Ready for Take-Off LFML to LIRU. Looking foreward to some pasta. ETA 09:15am Taking off in really bad weather, brrr.
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    Today, 04:15
    Dave - I would second the need to use a download manager. If it makes you feel any better, I had to get one and install it before I started downloading ORBX products. I use Firefox as my browser, and here is what I use as a download manager (it's a free download): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/ Has been working great for a few years. Kent
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    Yesterday, 21:33
    That is why I signed up for this race. To learn all I can about flying this bird while having fun learning NDB navigation. Finally I pulled my flight computer out of the drawer and am actually using it. I did know to turn the booster pumps back off after the engines started, as I haven been starting the engines before starting any flight ever since I got this bird. The sound of the starting engines is just amazing. I built my own cockpit almost 2 years ago and have switched and buttons assigned to all functions. That was I don't have to use a mouse or keyboard. THat by itself is already a great experience. Getting ready for bed, as I have a flight to Rome scheduled for tomorrow. Happy flying.
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    Yesterday, 21:24
    I can definitely recommend the Flight1 "Team Uiver" DC-2. I know that the developers used a rebuilt version at the Aviodrome in the Netherlands and it's sounds as a resource. They did an awesome job. Even the sounds gibe me the chills, like the real deal. Anyone that likes the DC-2 or 3 should have this one in their hangar.
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    Yesterday, 15:00
    The discussion a month ago was that JF was trying to get the F27 released by month's end (that would be tomorrow...). In the interim, we saw a series of very nice looking screenshots that suggested at least visual model maturity. Has anyone heard anything about whether JF is trying to get it out tomorrow, or whether it will be into the next few weeks? REALLY looking forward to this release (w/a great paint kit, hopefully...). Kent
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    Yesterday, 11:04
    Robert, your the man of the day, I made a short test flight with me DC-2 and the fuel booster pumps need to be turned on before changing fuel tanks. My heart says a big thanks!
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    October 29th, 2014, 22:07
    Yes Robert, that's the right word for the experience. Hmm, turning on the electric fuel pumps, guess that's the booster pumps in the DC-3. I'll definitely give that a try on my next flight, cuz my heart will lot last much longer if the experience of the dying engines during fuel tank change keeps repeating itself. But flying this graceful lady the old fashioned way is a blast.
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    October 29th, 2014, 22:01
    Thanks for the compliment. After taking a shower, and having a few glasses of wine, the adrenaline was replaced by as relaxed boozy feeling. Tomorrow I will be taking a road trip to enjoy the scenery before heading to Rome on Friday. Now, where is my bed?? :pop4:
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    October 29th, 2014, 10:57
    Forgot to post: Flight Time: 2:34:54 Routine Ground Time: Special Ground Time: Penalty time:
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    October 29th, 2014, 10:02
    Pffft.... made it safely in to Marseille, hurah! It was certainly a challenging flight. At 12.000 ft over the french Alps I had to switch fuel tanks, and of course my engine died when dong so (need to find out what I am doing wrong there!). As my subborn lady was gliding, and me preveventing a stall, I finally got the engones to start again. I almost wet my pants. THen coming in to Marseille there was a severe thunderstorm, kicking me all over the place, making for an interesting landing. But at the end I managed to land safely, without causing any damages. Not too bad for a rookie. So, Not I need to go take a bath, and try to get the adrenaline to come down. This event is definitely making me learn all about NDB flying and how to handle this graceful lady.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    October 29th, 2014, 07:20
    Well, at least some of the boxes w wine survived, so last night I had some to get me the courage to continue. Back in the seat! Okay, taking off From Paris to Marseille, ETA 14:00
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 29th, 2014, 06:35
    Have you tried changing the order of listing (hierarchy) in Scenery Library. That was an issue way back with the Alphasim Enterprise. You had to get it right order (ocean flatten ABOVE the ship in the list) or she sat on a pedestal. :ernaehrung004:
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    October 28th, 2014, 08:47
    Okay, checking up on the dogs in the cargo area was not a good idea. ended up with some bruises and a severe headace. Will have re-try this leg again tomorrow. I have not checked if the wine survived. Guess it was a rookie mistake.
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  • ColoKent's Avatar
    October 28th, 2014, 08:35
    ColoKent replied to a thread Md530f in FSX General Discussion
    Yep, I keep hopping between MilViz's FB page and their website also...this is going to be great! Kent
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