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• May 21st, 2013, 21:47
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• May 21st, 2013, 21:40
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• May 21st, 2013, 21:31
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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, 18:40
OBIO replied to a thread Mumbai ATC tower in The NewsHawks
Yeah...that looks scary...but still safer than being a police office in a number of large US cities I can think off. Tim
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• May 21st, 2013, 18:26
Check the placement of the rear contact point....sometimes they are set well behind the actual tail wheel....and will prevent the plane from having the angle it should have when resting on the ground. Tim
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• May 21st, 2013, 18:24
I have five FS9 installations......together they come to just over 100 gig of hard drive space. All of my planes have their sounds aliased to a dedicated sound pack folder that sets outside of any of my installs. All of my scenery and mesh files are also outside of any of my installs....nice clean folders set up so that all of my installs can be linked to them. Tim
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• May 21st, 2013, 18:08
A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category CFS 3 German Aircraft Description: Add-on Repaint Me262a_1a aircraft and the Faciili (459) CFS3 Repaint Aircraft (stand alone) (German) peenemunde_me_262a_1a__needed_peenemunde_facilities02.zip (4.6 Meg) (downloaded 242 times) Here is the Needed Me262a_1a Needed for the Peenemude Defence Missions.. I uploaded... Also is the needed Facility for the Missions Put the aircraft into your Aircraft Folder and the Facility into the Facilities folder..I am very sorry for the Mistake.. I don't remember where I got the aircraft from it is a stock repaint Me262.. I have been using it for years..Thanks to all who have Made these needed items, and and I am sorry for the Mess up. I got the Two Me 262's confused in the building of the mission. by HouseHobbit (2009-10-06 20:07:53)
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• May 21st, 2013, 18:08
txnetcop replied to a thread Dear God in The NewsHawks
LOL can't count the times I bet my grandma's dog saw the answer to his prayers was the apple pie cooling in grandma's window sill! He licked that pie plate clean!
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• May 21st, 2013, 17:51
No, I'm not one and that's what I'm looking for, lol. I'm trying to figure out why, out of about 26 F-16's attached to the 301st/457th, only 7 or 8 show up. Here's what I did: Installed the MAIW package (AFCAD and AI) that included NAS Ft Worth. This included F-16's, F-18's, C-130's, and C-40's. When I looked at the results, I saw that their AFCAD (I'm speaking now of the physical layout) runway, taxiways, parking ramps, even location of the tower were off by quite a bit. I scrapped the lot of it, but not before saving the parking properties for each of the aircraft so that I could go back and insert them exactly as they were. Currently the runway is connected to the taxiways and the ramp and parking spaces are connected to the taxiways. I have F-18's parking where they should although half of them show up despite the abundance of spots allocated to them. I have C-40's that park where they should except for the one that seems to want to park down with the big boys on the F-16 ramp and I have one row of F-16's, even though there are 26 AI including the two "D" models we have. I don't understand why the F-16's refuse to show on the other spots and why that one C-40 insists on parking with them even though the parking code is for the F-16's. Can anyone suggest anything that might give me something else to look at that might lead me in the right direction here? Thanks!
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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, 17:38
Ickie started a thread Dear God in The NewsHawks
lol, funny dog
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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, 16:49
Hi TJ, I added your data to the scoring page, as well as a link to the "logbook" for this run. While not scored, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to gather data for comparison with the GA planes.
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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, 16:38
I got there the following year Tom and yes, General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) shares the runway with the base. I liked working days because during the week, the test pilots would take a 16 up to run it through the acceptance and it was quite a show and it was right over the rwy so I always had a great view.
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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, 16:24
TARPSBird replied to a thread T-6 Texan in FSX General Discussion
Very nice work. Especially good job on the fabric shading on the ailerons.
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• May 21st, 2013, 16:16
Kiwikat replied to a thread T-6 Texan in FSX General Discussion
Sorry to disappoint you? Not everyone is going to like everything or like the same things you do. My opinion is that I'd like a T-6 of A2A quality. It is my favorite aircraft. Nice screenshots anyways. :ernae:
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• May 21st, 2013, 15:51
TARPSBird replied to a thread T-6 Texan in FSX General Discussion
Marvin, I like what you've done with bare metal so far. I'd also like to see what your skills can up with for the equivalent of aluminum paint, as used on USN/USMC planes in the "yellow wing" era before WWII.
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• May 21st, 2013, 15:20
Kiwikat replied to a thread T-6 Texan in FSX General Discussion
Unfortunately, no. Wozza's freeware one is the best one available though. I really, really hope this one gets picked up by A2A someday. Doubt that'll happen... oh well. :crybaby:
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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, 14:11
My Bad, This is for the CH-53. Sorry 'bout that....
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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 21st, 2013, 13:30
No worries Austin. Records updated.
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• May 21st, 2013, 12:16
I experimented with the various ShockWave landing light offerings and this one seem to work out the best; At least for me. I used the wrong aircraft designation in the title and tried to change it to read CH-53 vice MH-53. I suggest that you make backup of aircraft.cfg file in case you want to restore to the original landing lights: light.13= 5, 20.79, 2.15, -4.08, Fx_shockwave_landing_light ; Landing light <<<< this one and next three were // out in original lights section. light.14= 5, 20.79, -2.15, -4.08, Fx_shockwave_landing_light ; Landing light light.15= 5, 18.55, 2.15, -4.88, Fx_shockwave_landing_light ; Landing light light.16= 5, 18.55, -2.15, -4.88, Fx_shockwave_landing_light ; Landing light
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• May 21st, 2013, 08:12
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• May 21st, 2013, 07:17
PRB replied to a thread Star Trek: Into Darkness in The NewsHawks
Did you say yoot? What's a yoot? :icon_lol: :icon_lol: I read someplace that the "technical talk" on Star Trek was a result of the director instructing the actors to just "say stuff that sounds technical". They had no idea what they were even saying, which is pretty funny. Rgr Bussard Ramjet collectors. Now those would work. But you have to be going pretty darned fast, as you know...
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• May 21st, 2013, 05:57
Hey guys, I know it's a little unusual for me to be asking this type of question...but sources for what I'm researching are extremely limited, and I thought y'all might be able to point me in the right direction. Whilst I am in the midst of working on a few projects, my scattershot mind is starting another one, and I'm struggling to find good sources. I am looking for information on the 20th Fighter Group...the primary operators of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in the ETO until July of 1944, when they switched to the P-51. 1) They were based at RAF Kings Cliffe. 2) They flew a long-range escort mission to Bordeaux, France at the end of 1943.
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• May 21st, 2013, 05:34
wombat666 replied to a thread Moore, OK in The NewsHawks
Reports in the Australia (18:00 EST) media are sad, 91 fatalities so far and many missing. :kilroy:
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• May 21st, 2013, 05:30
We will be airborne, heading to the IOM again. I'm collecting a KTM 990 to ride around the IOM (not racing!!) and for a couple of weeks tour of Ireland. And it's not an extravagance, the bike is in sort supply and a good financial investment for resale when we return to Oz. We are staying at the 'Waterfront Apartments' in Douglas, not far from the circuit. I'll try to check in from time to time but after the TT our plans are very fluid, one day at a time. :jump::jump:
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• May 21st, 2013, 03:55
Interesting, upon clicking the link, Norton informs me that it is a malicious website and suggests not to enter it !! :eek:
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• May 21st, 2013, 01:23
Big E did have hydraulic catapults throughout her service life. When she went through the 1943 overhaul in Bremerton she got new cats as shown on the Vertigo model, which BTW is the 1944-45 configuration she finished the war with. A real shame that Enterprise was not preserved rather than scrapped. How nice it would be to come aboard and visit the ready rooms or walk around the flight deck, you could feel the history. :USA-flag:
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• May 21st, 2013, 01:10
I don't let out the flaps until I'm halfway down the ship. This will get you 5 more knots of airspeed on some planes.
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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, 19:12
Kiwikat replied to a thread Moore, OK in The NewsHawks
At least 7 children dead, 40 still missing. The video, photos, and stories will be truly heartbreaking tomorrow morning. It is going to be a long night. :(
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• May 20th, 2013, 18:41
Things have slowed down here a bit. A death of a friend will be taking my attention the next week.. So as I can I will address all of this.. Thanks for the patience all
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• May 20th, 2013, 18:38
Sent via hobbit mail..:applause: I hope this helps..
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• May 20th, 2013, 18:28
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• May 20th, 2013, 18:19
I just purchased the Virtavia's MH-53 and was doing some night flying and noticed that only the pilot's cockpit lights will illuminate. When I hit the "L" key, the co-plots light will come on, briefly then go out leaving only the pilots lights working. Is there some kind of fix for this or what? I closed out FSX and did a refire and chose the MH-53 only to have the same issues. Any one else experience this?
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• May 20th, 2013, 17:27
I don't have your numbered skin but I think I see the same distortion effect with the stock model as well.
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• May 20th, 2013, 17:03
Willy replied to a thread Moore, OK in The NewsHawks
My prayers to the folks in Oklahoma. We got slammed here on the north side of town with one in '06 that killed several people. I keep a national weather radar site bookmarked to keep an eye on storms that might be heading my way ever since that last one. What rolls through NE Texas and Oklahoma usually ends up here within about 36 hours. Think I'll go check flashlights and stuff..... Anyone else who is east of that storm front best be prepared to hunker down.
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• May 20th, 2013, 16:55
TARPSBird replied to a thread Moore, OK in The NewsHawks
When any tornado has a funnel base almost two miles wide, that's basically Armageddon for whatever/whoever is in its path, regardless of where it marks up on the Fujita scale. Horrible images coming out of Oklahoma this evening.
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