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    Today, 20:47
    luckydog started a thread This better work !! in Prepar3D
    3.5 ghz.....8g ram......3g graphics.......1T HD...Windows 7
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    Today, 19:26
    That Victoria scenery looks nice!
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    Today, 19:02
    "Imaging" is sort-of a deluxe version of backing up your files. It's actually taking a full snapshot of your entire hard drive and cloning it to a backup. If something crashes, you restore your last backed up image. Of course, this takes specialized software, including a bootable disk or thumb drive. Also, depending on the amount of data, the process can take hours. But... I can tell you from experience, the effort can be worth it. My last desktop suffered a critical corruption of some can't-live-without-it system file and my backed up image was the only way to get back up and running again! Edit: Some of these look promising. I'd look deeper, but I no longer have the external storage space to use them....
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Today, 13:20
    Cleaned up, clone and mirror, weld centre vertices and boolean cockpit cutout done. :jump:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:25
    Click on each cross-section spline in turn. If you select them out of order you'll finish up with a contorted, folded result: As you Attach each spline to the first one it will change to the same colour. Next add a CrossSection modifier and finally a Surface modifier: this is where many say urgh! and give up:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:06
    The data for this aircraft also gives the distance aft of the nose for each fuselage cross-section, but first I want to have all the splines' pivots on 0,0,0 and aligned to the Gmax world, so select Affect Pivot Only:-
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:56
    I read about this years ago on Netwings: it's only really good when you have very high quality drawings or information, but I like to get the best 3-views and detail drawings I can for a model... Like Milton says, line up your drawings using the drawing's reference centre and the Gmax home grid:-
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40
    Have you run cfs3config.exe? Give it time to report CFS3 is configured.
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 20th, 2014, 21:39
    There's a possibility the model will then fall on its side. No, I'm not being flippant. I looked at the model's contact points in the FSX download from Alphasim/Virtavia free downloads and there is no difference in the left/right contact points, so it's a modelling issue imo. With some experimentation it might be possible to reduce the difference between the model's left and right wheel deflections but the model then might sit cockeye on the ground. Still, it might be fun for you to try: play around a little with both the left contact point height and the static deflection numbers and remember the numbers equate to sizes in feet, not meters.
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 20th, 2014, 13:40
    That model's been out a while and that tyre needs more air...
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 20th, 2014, 10:30
    A DVI->DVI connection should give better picture quality than VGA if you have that option.
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  • EMatheson's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 14:20
    You need to "take ownership." Find out how to do that here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx
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  • Helldiver's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 13:45
    It's now been almost eight years since I gave Razbam all my SB2C stuff, He said it might take 6 months. That's when I was young, only 78 years old. My sight was good as well as my hearing. Now I have Macular Degenertion and can only see 20% out of one eye and 40% out of the other. I now wear hearing aids. They may as well be ornaments for all the good they do. I wish all the success with Razbam's Helldiver. But sadly, it's a bit too late for me.
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  • Helldiver's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 13:28
    When you asked me what would be a good angle of roll, it got me to thinking. The problem is your stuck with the sea that Microsoft gives us. So your trying to show a dynamic action on a static platform.. Within that boundary you did a good job. Very good indeed. But it apparent that nobody had been a Swabbie in the Microsft camp. The ocean can be relatively smooth as the FSX designers gave us. But it suddenly can turn blue green with white caps and just as suddenly turn black with thirty to forty foot waves with a 60 foot one, a rouge wave, just to keep things exciting. Possibly the new owners of FSX will pay attention to this fact and give us some realitic wave action. Plus decent bow waves and wakes on ships. Until then were stuck with the limitations the Flight Simulator. has....
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    July 19th, 2014, 12:53
    I remember seeing a procedure for giving yourself full control admin rights to the FS9 folder, but it's been a while since my Windows classes so I don't want to give bad info. Search for articles about folder permissions and you should get what you need.
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 11:14
    hairyspin replied to a thread B-17 sighting in The NewsHawks
    Lucky you! I'm holding out for at least 8 R-R Merlins in close formation when the Canadian Mk.X Lancaster visits the UK this summer and flies displays with the BBMF Lancaster. If the BBMF fighters are in attendance that should make double figures. The camera is on charge! :jump: :jump: :jump:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 18th, 2014, 11:07
    +1. :encouragement:
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