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    Today, 01:24
    This is terrible news, will be remembering him today and hope to hear better news soon.
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    Yesterday, 23:57
    Looks terrific, sadly I'm skint after our holiday...
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  • chet twowolves's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2016, 01:18
    Just want to say.Thank you to all who worked so hard to bring us a outstanding!!!!!!!!!! C47/DC3. I took up for 1/2 hour. Fly's like a dream. Again thank you.
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    July 21st, 2016, 22:32
    Bally Huns! Where did that one go, skipper? :applause:
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    July 21st, 2016, 21:46
    The library will be besieged! Fantastic work!
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    July 21st, 2016, 13:43
    Speaking of Ospreys, two days ago I heard an unusual sound overhead. Unlike the tubeliners and sounds of training aircraft from nearby Whiting Field, it was a different sound. Looked up, and there was a Osprey overhead! NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    July 21st, 2016, 13:39
    Gman, I went back through the various posts, but must have missed mention of any scenery? Is it a custom scenery for a airport for this aircraft? NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    July 21st, 2016, 07:08
    Haven't taken a look at it yet (will do so, later this afternoon), but I do recall changing the ui_manufacturer to Grumman because I had to find the new repaint in the "Unknown" listing. But even then I still got the "will not load" popup. There were other entries as well in the original .cfg file that were different from Duckie's. NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    July 21st, 2016, 06:04
    Yep, am sure that is probably the case. It was very late last night when I was attempting the installation and bmp-dds file conversion (for Duckie's repaints), so it's highly likely I screwed something up! NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    July 21st, 2016, 05:20
    When Alphasim became "Virtavia", did they re-release the Intruder with any changes? It has been so long since I reinstalled their Intruder package. Main reason I ask is because I went through the process of converting one of Duckie's repaints, and added it, but then got a popup, saying it could not load it. NC
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 20th, 2016, 21:49
    Wow, it's a Trompenveild Schnitzkaark 3! Going through the pilot's mind: Now how do I get this thing back on the ground?
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    July 20th, 2016, 17:22
    I don't have the new version of P3D, and keep putting off buying it. Maybe someday, when I am ready to get a new graphics card. But I DO have the Razbam Intruder and the Alphasim version. Go Navy!:encouragement:
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    July 20th, 2016, 14:38
    Our friend Lucky Dog posted this picture on Facebook of a concept aircraft design by: http://coliewertz.com/index.html I think it looks cool! NC:encouragement:
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 20th, 2016, 11:00
    Exporting to ETO, MAW, Rising Sun mods is just the same as to vanilla CFS3. Exporting to Gmax from 3ds Max needs the BFF-2007 script from scriptspot. The file has two versions: 0_4_2 (not good) and 0_4_3 which is the one to use: copy it to your 3ds Max 8\Scripts folder and run it. You can now make a custom button in Max (right-click on a toolbar) for the tool - you'll find it in Category: Bobo_s Tools. Drag the tool name BFF_Exporter to the toolbar and you'll have a labelled button ready to use. Load your model and click the button. A dialogue pops up and you'll save yourself grief by unticking Animation - they don't export reliably. You can also speed things up by unticking Materials. When you click on EXPORT SCENE you'll be prompted for where to save this: make a new...
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  • Tako_Kichi's Avatar
    July 19th, 2016, 13:09
    We have 'family game nights' from time to time and my youngest daughter has a large collection of board games (possibly 50+) most of which she picked up at a local thrift store for $2 to $5 each!
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  • chet twowolves's Avatar
    July 19th, 2016, 04:46
    When this outstanding plane was released the first time. It was A C47 not a DC3. When the outstanding Updated C47 is released. It is A C47 not a DC3.
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    July 18th, 2016, 21:58
    The only way to export models to CFS3 is via Gmax or 3dsMax 4.2. ModelConverterX doesn't handle CFS3 files either. You have to export work from other Max versions to Gmax and the BFF script is the usual and preferred method. I'm building with Max 2008 and can give you the lowdown if you need.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    July 18th, 2016, 18:47
    Shigeru Tanaka modeled something very similar way back when. As I remember, it was quite good for its day. You'll find it in several liveries among this list of his work: http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?do=search&match=shigeru+tanaka+fs2004 Edit: After taking another look at the Lockheed, I see that it's fixed wing - Shigeru's SST is a sweep wing. Still, it does present an interesting alternative.
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