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    Today, 07:27
    Looks good on the outside for sure. I have this one but haven't tried it in FSX at all. How does the cockpit fair? Any missing textures or weirdness we sometimes get with portovers? Or did they remake it for FSX? :ernaehrung004:
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    Today, 07:24
    Wrong thread for this discussion. Good way to kill potential sales. But anyway, check the format of the textures. They may be DDS now but they might not have been originally. "Extended 32 bit 888-8" BMPs (and some others no doubt) will look dark like that after converting to DDS. Might need to convert to DXT3 or DXT5 first and then to DDS. Also make sure there is a cfg file in the texture folder. Sometimes it's as simple as that. Hope this helps. Is the F-104S a nice model or would the 104G be better. Certainly more repaint potential with the G since I think Italy and Turkey were the only S model operators while most of NATO flew the G at one time. Sounds like I'm convincing myself towards the G but would like to hear from others who have either or both. ...
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    Today, 07:16
    Thank you. I am doing my best keeping this graceful lady airborne, but it's not easy, as her age is certainly [rovifing it's challenges. Lot's of maintenance after every leg is keeping everyone on their toes. Kudo's yo those mechanics that are still able to keep her air worthy. And regarding your navigator "Reguit" Spies, I can only say that you are lucky that he is at least "navigating", even though it got you to the wrong airport. Mine keeps dozing off during every flight, despite Stue's coffee. I am starting to wonder what he is doing every night??? But maybe I really don't wanna know. Well, happy flying, I'm off to Rangoon.
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    Today, 07:05
    An early depart from Calcutta. for a long trip to Rangoom. Plenty of coffee, and with Stue's good humor, we should have a fun flight. VECC - VYYY. ETA: 09:45. Oh, and main office, please inform the local authorities of my upcoming arrival. That way I don't have to do everything myself and spend 7 hours checking and prepping my plane for the next leg, AFTER doing all the paper work I had to fill out, becaude they were not pre-informed of another "high demanding" vintage aircraft flying in. They could barely come up with enough fuel for my continuing flight. Topped off with some scary mixture of tractor fuel, they said would work, I am scared of just thinking what might happen to my engines. I can only hope they will survive, so that I don't have to bail out, being stuck in...
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    Yesterday, 10:57
    Interesting marketing tactic. :biggrin-new: :ernaehrung004:
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    Yesterday, 10:49
    Actually Mitch I think it's because after the Enterprise what more do you need? :ernaehrung004:
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    Yesterday, 10:40
    This was a great thread to read. I haven't installed any of the A-7 packs on the new PC. I was never pleased with them on the old PC so hadn't bothered. But now I think I will and then will go back through the thread and apply the changes. Thanks everyone for keeping the conversation going and especially for the contributions. :ernaehrung004:
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03
    An Anomaly in the scenery, or is it an act of God? When leaving Allahabad I saw this: Now I understand why I didn't see the river at arrival. When I arrived at Calcutta... Where did everyone go??? Did the LMR office not inform them of my arrival??
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03
    That would be both eventually. Mitch let me check out the new A-6 FDE and it is a joy to fly now. :ernaehrung004:
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49
    Arrived in Calcutta. No events to report. It was a smooth flight. ATA : 13:53:30 Flight Time: 2:47:46 Routine Ground Time: Special Ground Time: Penalty time:
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    Yesterday, 07:14
    Leaving Allahabad. It's partly cloudy, but temps are nice this morning. Stue went for a spa treatment last night and appears to be all rejuvinated. As I bank left to intercept the BN NDB, she walks in to the cockpit with a hot cup of coffee in her hand, and just starts laughing, sicne she had to make some weird maneuvres to keep the cup from spilling that valuable hot coffee. "I should have expected that!" she says with a smile. VIAL-VECC TOD: 11:00am ETA: 14:00 Well, the engines are purring away, so let me get back to my cup of coffee as I am levelled out at 7500 ft.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    November 18th, 2014, 10:57
    Too bad. Maybe you can do some crowdfunding for a new engine.
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    November 18th, 2014, 10:51
    manfredc3 replied to a thread C-97 wip in FSX General Discussion
    Great sounds Tufun, Would be an awesome Christmas gift if released around that time. We can only hope you and Manfred are in the final stages.
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    November 18th, 2014, 10:34
    Made it to Allahabad. Almost didn't make it. Had enough fuel with me, but the fuel selector switch got stuck. Was flying on fumes for a few minutes, untill I managed to find a pipe that would go over the handle to push it in to the left fuel tank position. Pfff. Stue Was getting pretty nervous during this nerve wrecking situation. I ended upgiving her the last bit bit of tea from my cup, so she could calm down. Adrenaline level certainly spiked at the time. Luckily I always take a toolbox qith me on every flight. Some of the passengers noticed that the engines were sounding weird, and that we were loosing altitude, but Stue did a great job ptrvrnting panic from setting in amongst them. Between the thunderstoms we did gat a glimps of this beautiful country. No wonder these residents...
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    November 18th, 2014, 07:05
    After being taken care off by very friendly Indian ladies, and finding some nice materials for my wife, it is time to get back to business. The indian people do not drink coffe that much, so Stue filled a thermos with steaming tea. We are on our way to Allahabad. VIJO-VIAL ETA: 14:15
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    November 17th, 2014, 22:54
    Well, the website was not reachable with any browser earlier today. But it's back up now. He must have had a glitch with the server
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    November 17th, 2014, 10:01
    Made it safely to Jodhpur in India. Despite severe trunderstorms, and the ever changing wind directions keeping me on my toes. Almost spilled my coffee on the gauges, and Stue ending up with a nasty bump on her forehead whille handing me the cup. The old lady is showing her ago, but is not giving in. Everything is in tact. It was quite a landing on this stretched hill, and I almost missed seeing that ditch before the landing strip. ATA: 08:41:20 Flight Time: 2:20:23 Routine Ground Time: Special Ground Time: Penalty time:
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  • manfredc3's Avatar
    November 17th, 2014, 07:41
    Ready to depart Karachi. The Pakistani were very friendly. Certainly a different experience than my previous two stops. Let's hopo my dear old lady get's me there safe again. OPSF - VIJO ETA: 8:30am
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    November 16th, 2014, 18:08
    Somebody didn't have spoilers armed.... Just sayin'...Nice video! Kent
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