• Paul Domingue's Avatar
    Today, 06:34
    Even with electronic fuel injection it's still a good idea just to get the oil up to temperature.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:42
    Thanks SD. That agrees with my reading as well. I can as a minimum put a base mount in there and save the polys for other things I suppose. We shall see. Working on the rear gunner's area now. Hopefully I can use the MG I built for the CANT Z1007 or Harpoon as a starting point.
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    Yesterday, 18:10
    Thank you Tom. We always appreciate your support and help in testing our work. Yes, we tend to burn a lot of candles just getting through the basic infrastructure, and some the simple things like gun pods and gun ports that you would think would be easy to do require a lot of hours to do even at my basic level. But the exterior is rather simple compared to the agony of doing the VC in detail as there are no good scale drawings or 3-views for them. They are done at least by me more by sight with very little reference material. I hope what we deliver here is satisfactory. Thanks.
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    Yesterday, 16:47
    They are making constant updates to the program...I am satisfied with the progress I see. The kids I build the systems for are having a ball with it and taking this simulation very seriously.
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 16:45
    Let us know how you like the system...I think you're in for a real treat! Ted
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06
    Thanks SD. I will likely use the one I built for the AT-11 with some mods. Just finished modeling gun pods and ports. Wow! Anything to do with guns requires patience and perseverance.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    June 29th, 2016, 15:54
    Huub, Yes, well familiar with Taigh's website. He was instrumental in providing pics and data for the AT-11 project including the Martin turret and the Norden bombsight. I did a very basic sight for the AT-11 as poly limits were a concern.
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    June 29th, 2016, 14:26
    I've been doing this since the first flight simulation was made on a IBM System/36 mainframe...it was simply lines and numbers on something could pass for a cockpit. I did QC for Sublogic and fell in love with simulations under Bruce Artwick. I became a GA pilot, now I can no longer afford GA aviation, but I can afford this one to a small degree. Most of folks I meet talk about it just give you a look like REALLY...you fly a toy plane? Now I know how RCers feel! The good news is all my kids are now adults and they fly a PC!
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    June 29th, 2016, 12:06
    Always had a soft spot for that jet! Thank you:jump: Ted
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    June 29th, 2016, 10:55
    Thank you Huub. Yes, I too noticed differences; some had no bomb sight, some did. Some were gunned differently. And, not sure what changes were made between the Bostons and Havocs through the series, but pretty sure the Bostons used different bomb sight equipment. I'll need to go back and do some reading on those differences but will use the pics posted above for a general layout of the area.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    June 29th, 2016, 10:51
    Thank you Andy. I checked out the movie. It had one scene involving A-20B based P-70's with exhaust fire suppressors. There were no interior shots unfortunately. I also noticed they took off without flaps. I suppose for the movie scene they were not bomb-laden and were not full of fuel. :-)
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    June 29th, 2016, 10:41
    It's primarily for aviation enthusiasts, that's the type of people most of us are. There seems to be the gamut from people, like myself who always wished they could fly to those who still do and many who no longer can but want to continue in some way. There are also those who enjoy designing add-ons for personal and monetary reasons. I'm willing to bet there are a lot of aviation enthusiasts who have not discovered flight simulation. I'm the same as you Ed when asked what I do, I just say I design aircraft and leave it at that. Surprisingly I get the same ho-hum response.
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    June 29th, 2016, 10:08
    Did you get confused? Your age is displayed as 66. From one old geezer to another.
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    June 29th, 2016, 07:26
    Nice comeback, gave me a good chuckle. Nice looking scenery to.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    June 28th, 2016, 20:17
    Thank you Sir. It's fun working on this, albeit has its challenges. Pretty much now wrapping up the exterior A-20C model save the gun pods and ports, then on to mapping the fuselage. Then I will bring in the VC from the G model.
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    June 28th, 2016, 17:21
    Three areas you want to get right are Motherboard, Power Supply and Ram with that 6700K CPU: Motherboard: My favorite because it is so easy to OC and it holds up under severe testing:GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W03VR9011 Ram: Corsair Vengence LPX (price varies) Power Supply: I prefer single rail Thermatake or Corsair
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    June 28th, 2016, 16:10
    Watercooling easy to set up if you take your time and make sure you understand the directions. I have built almost a 100 PCs over the years and never had one cooling accident. The real satisfaction comes when you build your own because you know every part of it. Setting it up and overclocking is the other half of the fun! Enjoy! Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    June 28th, 2016, 16:05
    What Big_Mike said :applause::applause::applause: Ted
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    June 28th, 2016, 12:49
    Great stuff gman! Love how it's coming together. :applause:
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    June 28th, 2016, 10:03
    What a beautiful model gman. And your textures are superb! I love vintage aircraft and you have found one that sparks the imagination. Looking forward to trying this one out myself.
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