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• May 22nd, 2013, 00:24
Finally was able to get the Enterprise working on a Hornet skin very early WIP. I Take no credit for the deck textures as they were already in there.
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• May 21st, 2013, 20:22
That would be very much welcomed! I downloaded a few ratchet sounds and played with them but sound is a new thing for me to learn. In the aircraft.cfg under these points determine the extension and retraction times by the 12th and 13th values respectively. In this case they are all set to 20 and 30 seconds. point.0 = 1, -16.1456, 0, -4.9700, 1600, 0, 0.375, 30, 0.38, 2.5, 1.64, 20, 30, 1, 0, 0 point.1 = 1, 1.875, -5, -9.1215, 1800, 1, 1.2, 0, 0.34, 2.5, 1, 20, 30, 2, 0, 0 point.2 = 1, 1.8604, 5, -9.1273, 1800, 2, 1.2, 0, 0.34, 2.5, 1, 20, 30, 3, 0, 0 You can adjust these if you wish with the following consideration. The real duck requires 47 revolutions of the crank handle and it was not easy retracting so I just estimated these times to what seemed about right. Due to the 100 frame animation setting in the stock code I was limited to only 25 revolutions of the crank handle (I didn't want to rewrite the gear code) to get the correct number of turns but you don't have to worry about it since the animation time will follow the settings in the CFG.
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• May 21st, 2013, 20:13
Compression calculations can be tricky until you get used to it. It sounds like you need to raise the nose a bit. That means you need a stronger spring. First, remember that FS begins ALL calculations assuming a full load. Second, the actual contact point position is at the maximum extension. The next thing you need to know is how much travel that the landing gear actually has. So for argument's sake, let's say that the gear has a total travel of one foot. That means you max compression is 1. If you want the plane to sit on the runway with that gear point compressed six inches, that's half of the max, or 0.5 for the "Static Compression." The last step is to calculate the compression ratio. You can either divide 1/.5 or convert to inches and divide 12/6 - either way, 2.0 is your answer. For that same gear to get a stronger spring, you start with decreasing the static compression. Let's say that you want that gear point to sit with only two inches of compression. Since you're dealing in feet, 2 inches out of twelve is (2/12) is 0.17 feet. At this point, it's worth using inches for the ratio. So divide your max compression (12) by your static compression (2), so 12/2=6. FS will then use the static compression and the compression ratio and calculate the correct spring strength. Hopefully everything's as clear as mud now... BTW, which aircraft are you working on?
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• May 21st, 2013, 17:41
A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 3 American Aircraft Description: CFS3 FFD Betty's DREAM (438) CFS3 Repaint Aircraft (stand alone) (American) CFS3_FFD_Bettys_DREAM.zip (3.08 Meg) (downloaded 407 times) Let's get a new B25j standalone Plane, This one had a long and famous history during world war II. 'Betty's DREAM' from Bats Outta Hell was mainly driven by Capt. Charles E. 'Pop' Rice from 499th.BS. 345th.BG, Pacific theater. This zip file also include a new skin for the cockpit interior. by alain95 (2008-10-29 08:35:51)
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• May 21st, 2013, 17:41
A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 3 American Aircraft Description: THUNDER BIRD (460) CFS3 Repaint Aircraft (stand alone) (American) CFS3_FFD_P-51B_WD-H.zip (1.82 Meg) (downloaded 182 times) "THUNDER BIRD" is a standalone P-51B represents an aircraft flown by 1sT Lt T.E. Lines, 335th FS, 4th FG, 8th U.S. Air Force, Debden, April 1944. You will see a bare metal P-51B texture made from two other uploads, this plane uses the original CFS3 M3d files, This zip file also include a new skin for the cockpit interior. by alain95 (2009-10-27 09:04:51)
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• May 21st, 2013, 17:41
A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 3 American Aircraft Description: REGGIE'S REPLY (461) CFS3 Repaint Aircraft (stand alone) (American) CFS3_FFD_P-51B_VF-P.zip (1.82 Meg) (downloaded 186 times) "REGGIE'S REPLY" is a standalone P-51B represents An aircraft flown by 1st Lieutenant J.T. Godfrey, 336th FS, 4th FG, 8th U.S. Air Force, Debden, April 1944.You will see a bare metal P-51B texture made from two other uploads, this plane uses the Original CFS3 M3d files, This zip file also include a new skin for the cockpit interior. by alain95 (2009-11-03 10:14:30)
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• May 21st, 2013, 17:41
A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 3 American Aircraft Description: SALEM REPRESENTATIVE (462) CFS3 Repaint Aircraft (stand alone) (American) CFS3_FFD_P-51B_QP-L.zip (1.74 Meg) (downloaded 211 times) "Salem Representative" is a standalone P-51B represents an aircraft flown by the Flying Officer R.K. Hofer, 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th U.S. Air Force, Debden, April 1944.You will see a bare metal P-51B texture made from two other uploads, this plane uses the original CFS3 M3d files, This zip file also include a new skin for the cockpit interior. by alain95 (2009-11-12 04:15:50)
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• May 21st, 2013, 17:11
I was just surprised to find that my FS9 install is now 120 GBs in size. No idea how it got that large. For comparison, note that a fresh stock install is only 2.76 GBs... so I'm looking at about sixty times the original size. How large is your install?
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• May 21st, 2013, 16:56
Wow! Now that's a total rebuild of the old girl. For those unfamiliar with the AS He 115, you can compare these original shots in my sim to Shessi's fresh start to update her.
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• May 21st, 2013, 16:45
For those that haven't had the luck to see Carswell up close and you haven't already seen "Strategic Air Command" with Jimmy Stewert, rent it or download it. It will give you some great footage of Carswell from the air, the old WWII wood frame structures as well as absolutely wonderful footage of Peacemakers and Stratojets. You'll even get an idea of what a B-36 sounded like as it flew over and rattled windows for miles all around.
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• May 21st, 2013, 16:27
Nice! I remember the thread several months ago asking about airfields in and around Singapore. This will be a great addition to the Orient and the Calclassic set of Asian retro-airfields and AI. Thanks Ian!
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• May 21st, 2013, 14:17
I was there for a couple of months for FTD back in 1985! Some buddies and I rented a car to look around Ft. Worth. We got lost heading back to base and ended up on the far side of the runway, so I got to see the Peacemaker that was parked there. I also remember seeing the delta-winged F-16 being put through its paces at one point. (Didn't General Dynamics share the runway?)
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• May 21st, 2013, 14:10
Grizz has been doing this as a great favour to the community despite major real-life responsibilities. It's much appreciated Kasey! :applause::applause::applause:
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• May 21st, 2013, 14:06
Here's a file that Jerry Beckwith produced a few years ago. I keep it handy for reference.
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• May 20th, 2013, 22:33
Thanks guys. My old AS He 115 had sprung leaks in its floats.
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• May 20th, 2013, 22:27
Thanks for clarifying that Shadow Wolf. I didn't explain it very well. By doing so, you can hover a Storch over the Graf Zeppelin's deck or take off like a helicopter in it.
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• May 20th, 2013, 19:20
The standard key or clicking on the crank handle in the VC should toggle the gear. You should see the crank turning and the gear indicator moving. The gear takes 30 seconds to fully retract. There is no sound when the gear is retracting or extending, I need to make a custom ratchet sound for it. Does anyone else have the same problem?
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• May 20th, 2013, 18:28
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• May 20th, 2013, 15:25
When I read the title, I was afraid that you were retiring (again)! Paying for your own domain when there are so many other options just make less sense than it did a decade ago.
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• May 20th, 2013, 12:19
Alcock and Brown did it in an ex-WWI Vickers Vimy bomber in 1919. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_flight_of_Alcock_and_Brown Lindbergh (as Stiz said) was the first to do it solo.
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• May 20th, 2013, 08:05
I think that Vidal and Shadow Wolf have part of the solution for you. Many planes, including the stock MS CFS 2 aircraft, don't use lift in the flaps as that confuses the AI performance for some reason. Given that, I usually keep stock planes with stock flight models for AI use and then use a properly built air file for the player planes. I'm able to then get off of the decks, especialy, if as noted above, you have your CV steaming at 28 to 30 knots into the wind. Setting wind up is best done in the Mission Builder. The green ghost gauge can be set up to act as a catapult or super WEP, but it's been a while since I've used it. Perhaps one of our more nautically inclined members can fill you in on that. If not, instructions come with the gauge. It used to be available here, but if it's AWOL, you can get it at the larger sites.
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• May 20th, 2013, 07:49
Lookin' good Falcon. I'll bet that you were stationed there at some point in your career. In the early 70s when I was stationed at Fort Hood (3 hours south), I used to go to the BX on Carswell while visiting my Uncle who was stationed there with SAC. Watching a gaggle of Buffs blast out along with their KC-135s was a sight and sound that will live with me forever. The sky was black from the water injected exhaust of all those engines at maximum take off thrust. Oh yeah, there used to be fair bass fishing on the lake on the north side of Carswell. When flying my AS/Virtavia B-36, I generally take off from Carswell and fly up to Eielson AFB in Alaska and then often over to Thule in Greenland before heading back to Texas.
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• May 20th, 2013, 07:39
As a young lad, I just could never figure out how he flew that aeroplane with the gas tank where the windshield should have been. Still can't quite imagine it. As you all probably know, Lucky Lindy had rock star fame after that, and suffered the kidnapping and killing of his son possibly as a result. He fell into disfavor with the US Government due to his active membership in, what was it, the America First organization? He was stripped or resigned his commission in the army reserve over it all and was denied service with the military in WWII. As an employee of Lockheed, he went on to pioneer fuel saving techniques for the P-38s in the SW Pacific and if stories are to be believed, shot down a couple of Japanese aeroplanes.
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• May 20th, 2013, 07:23
Jagdflieger replied to a thread Militracks 2013! in The NewsHawks
Ferry and Francois, Thanks for the answer on my question. I suspected the same even before I asked it. I understand the sensitivities of Europeans, but the fully restored vehicles with authentic markings just beg to have a similarly dressed crew. At any rate, love the photos and I wish that I could have been there! I hope to get to Europe again later this year and I want to put the Netherlands on the schedule If I can, I will shoot you guys a PM and hopefully we can hoist your best dutch brew and talk about "Sonderkraft Farhzeuge mit Ketten und gepanzerte Kampfwagen." By the way, perhaps 20 years ago, while on leave visiting my parents in Western Colorado, we were driving on Interstate 70 between the small towns of Debeque and Parachute and there was a SdKfz 251 parked in the sage desert with no one about just north of the highway. It wasn't painted authentically, but was camouflaged none the less. It was in the middle of nowhere. I never could figure that one out.
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• May 20th, 2013, 03:16
Am quite sure you Crusader fans have visited this site: http://www.cloudnet.com/~djohnson/index.html The Last of the Gunfighters website A lot of great information there:) NC
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• May 20th, 2013, 03:08
So glad I could help:mixedsmi: Every once in a while (when not even looking for it) I will discover yet another FSX site I'd not heard of. This community is larger than we realize! NC
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• May 20th, 2013, 03:04
Lucky you! Did the Sea Fury fly? I really like the Centaurus's rumble :D
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• May 19th, 2013, 22:14
It could be said the US is out of step, but it doesn't help that MS is inconsistent: aircraft.cfg uses feet while the .xdp uses metres. Just one of the things that keeps modders on their toes. :isadizzy:
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• May 19th, 2013, 21:44
Ok that splains it must be a debit card issue. Might be time to go all official Paypal. Thanks! :salute: Sure do want this one want to see if I can do a Hornet skin for it.
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• May 19th, 2013, 20:58
Seriously no one else having issues with Paypal? Do most of you have paypal accounts? Sure not working with my debit card.Been trying to buy this since release.
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• May 19th, 2013, 20:52
The original paint kit got so complicated with three different models that I am now breaking them up for each of the models. When I get it together I'll post a link for download. One of the problems I encountered was with the wing floats. Currently you can only paint them one color due to the way I overlaid the UVW maps. Since there are already some repaints done it would screw them up if I were to correct this. There was only one paint scheme that had two color wing floats and that was the USCG WWII version three tone paint, (sorry jankees), all other paint schemes had one color floats.
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• May 19th, 2013, 15:01
Nice! They'll fit in nicely.
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• May 19th, 2013, 14:44
Thanks Milt! I enjoyed perusing the site and discovered that I had never downloaded the Puss Moth. How in the world did I ever sim without it???? All your other aircraft have done sterling service in CFS 2 and FS 9 for years.
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• May 19th, 2013, 14:20
Jagdflieger replied to a thread Militracks 2013! in The NewsHawks
Wow!!!! Great photos and thanks for sharing. That museum is on my list of places to go. That last photo is of an M-18 "Hellcat" tank destroyer. A fast, but lightly armored vehicle with a high velocity 76mm main gun. Reputed to be one of the fastest armored fighting vehicles ever. Hellcat link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M18_Hellcat
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• May 19th, 2013, 12:09
Very good news, Cody.. Hats off to Ant for this outstanding plane, and to you and the rest of the talented painters for all of your hard work...:medals::icon29::guinness::salute:
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• May 19th, 2013, 11:40
Airport search site. Kinda cool! http://fsxdb.com/ NC If you click on the airport ID when listed, it will bring up an aerial view.
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• May 19th, 2013, 10:24
I've found Nvidia to always be very reliable. I always save the last drivers I installed that way if something goes wrong with the new ones you can always backup to the earlier drivers. I will be installing the new drivers on my 650Ti.
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• May 19th, 2013, 10:16
TuFun did a nice job on the effects and I tied the blue flame to the head temperature for now. I want to use the yellow sooty flames and the blue in conjunction with the mixture settings in the future.
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• May 19th, 2013, 09:14
That is one ugly automobile, I don't care how it performs. If I had the money, I'd rather have the new Alfa-Romeo 4C when it hits the states. Now that is plumb stylish with curves that appeal.
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• May 19th, 2013, 09:08
I hear you Terry. I watched the forst 20 laps, but hit the sack. The "All-Star" race is NASCAR doing Barnum & Bailey to a tee. It's a sham. I knew from the get-go Danica would be fan selected and the 48 would win. No need to waste my time over a wrestling match with cars. It is all orchestrated to NASCAR's wants. There will never again be a "Pass in the Grass" at this fiasco. Caz
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• May 19th, 2013, 08:44
Michael McDonald is one of my favorite artists! NC
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• May 19th, 2013, 08:42
Had to look up Hoary Old Chestnut. Had never seen it before. NC
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• May 19th, 2013, 07:36
Many thanks BC! Great little helo. Bill
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• May 19th, 2013, 07:27
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• May 18th, 2013, 22:36
Thanks for the heads up Francois! Good to hear. Bill
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• May 18th, 2013, 22:34
Awesome graphics and scenery.
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• May 18th, 2013, 19:29
Thanks so much! NC
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• May 18th, 2013, 18:54
I just posted the latest version of the "Bad Duck" here at SOH for those who wish to try it. It's still a WIP but a lot more has been done. There is no password so no donation requirement needed. Hope you enjoy it and don't hesitate to let me know if something is screwed up. Please read the ReadMe file attached. Paul
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