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    December 15th, 2014, 21:09
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 14th, 2014, 17:39
    Free advice... When taking off from Meigs, REDUCE FUEL!!! :173go1: I did get off the ground with 100% fuel, but just barely! Before my approach to O'Hare, I reduced to 10% fuel, and it still felt like a lead brick trying to balance out my descent. But at least it now handles like (what I would imagine to be) something smaller than Antonov 226! Bottom line, do a fresh install. If the installer balks at the OS, click the OK/Close/whatever button and let W7 ask if it went right, then tell it to try again. Plug in some smaller MOI #'s to get the handling under control, then try it again. Edit: If you suspect a gauge, try this... Head over to Garry's place and pick up Mike Stone's Britannia. Drop the panel into the EP-3 folder and edit the config to use that in one of the no-VC...
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 14th, 2014, 16:33
    I just took a quick flight from Chicago Midway to Meigs Field. I hand flew it the entire way, which I'll be the first to admit that I'm not very good at. But this thing, although it never did try to crash, was a bear to handle. Then it dawned on me. FSKBT is (in)famous for grossly over-inflated pitch/roll/yaw MOI figures. I haven't taken it back up yet, but these are my new figures based on Wikipedia's listed empty weight and dimensions fed into my little spreadsheet with the MS MOI formulas: reference_datum_position=0.000, 0.000, 0.000 empty_weight_CG_position=0.000, 0.000, 0.000 max_number_of_stations=50 station_load.0=0.000000,0.000000,0.000000,0.000000 empty_weight=77200 //66900.000 empty_weight_roll_MOI=412800 //1035601.000 empty_weight_pitch_MOI=1304680 //1371652.000
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 14th, 2014, 15:17
    OK - I also got the OS error. I clicked to close that dialog, then Windows asked me if the program had installed correctly. Instead of just closing that, I chose the option of trying the install again, and this time it ran fine. Next step will be flight testing...
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 14th, 2014, 14:12
    (Slowly) downloading ep3e_vq1.zip from FlightSim, but It will be a little bit before I can test.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 14th, 2014, 14:04
    Before adding anything else, don't forget the FS9.1 service update! In case you don't have it, here's the link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9727
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 13th, 2014, 15:05
    Do you have a link for those sounds Nigel?
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 12th, 2014, 15:43
    I use David Maltby's VC-10 sounds for just about any older jet that's supposed to be loud: http://www.dmflightsim.co.uk/vickers_vc10.htm
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  • b24_witchcraft's Avatar
    December 9th, 2014, 20:32
    Cool looking repaint how do I get it alx??
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  • b24_witchcraft's Avatar
    December 9th, 2014, 19:31
    Thank you for this early Christmas gift GAS Team!! :applause::applause::applause::applause:
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  • b24_witchcraft's Avatar
    December 8th, 2014, 21:29
    Just downloaded the Freeware version linked above. Really nice scenery - thanks for the heads up!
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 5th, 2014, 17:43
    I wasn't trying to imply that there was any error in the Belfast. I was only curious as to whether there was a way to alter it. I have a couple of t-props (Most notably the Samdim Tu-114) that are modeled as jets. These are terrific birds, but I know just enough to know two things - changing the engine type on some models will break the prop animation, and second, I don't know anywhere near enough to try the conversion myself anyway. Now that I know - thanks to you - that FS9 can only model the PT6A with halfway accurate realism, I know that what I'm looking for is probably not out there, and I'll just enjoy the plane as-is. Cheers!
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 5th, 2014, 17:25
    In a 64-bit system, the Program Files folder is for 64-bit applications, and the x86 folder is for 32-bit programs (the name comes from older processors such as the 8086). They both have the elevated security restriction as far as I know. Therefore, any program that I have the slightest feeling that I might want to tinker with it goes into my C:\Added Programs\ folder. At the moment, the only non-factory program in the 64-bit folder is CCleaner. Chrome, Firefox, and VLC Player are the only three additions to the x86 folder. Everything else I've added (including FS9) is in "Added Programs" and operating with no problems.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 5th, 2014, 16:56
    I can normally pick things apart and figure them out, but I needed help when I wanted to do this the first time too. It was Gerry Beckwith, AKA Sparks that got me pointed in the right direction with the gyros. I still have a copy of my original thread that I save for reference!
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 4th, 2014, 21:08
    OK - these mods worked well on a short test flight. It now tracks a VOR radial, GPS, and will darn near auto-land itself with the ILS/Glideslope. Modification details are in the Readme.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 4th, 2014, 20:04
    Uninstall the 9.1 update and then the Sim itself from the Add/Remove programs routine, then delete the app data folder and the Flight Sim Files folder from your Documents folder. Then run a registry cleaner (I use CClean nightly) to (hopefully) get rid of any stray entries left over.
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    December 4th, 2014, 20:00
    One note about copying the C172 electrical section. Keep the Ford's line that reads engine_generator_map= 0,1,0 so that you keep just the nose engine as the one with a generator. I had my TriMotor set up with "Otto" a few installs ago - can't believe I haven't done it with the current one. I'm going to test a few things, and if everything works out, I'll post my aircraft and panel files here.
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