• grizzly50's Avatar
    Today, 08:39
    I spoke to Owen on Skype, along with several others. He is fighting the good fight, to be sure. I have little doubt that he will win out and shake off this terrible episode. My salute and prayers to you, Owen.
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  • grizzly50's Avatar
    Today, 06:42
    YA-AY!!! Thanks to Owen for contacting mrjmaint, who fixed the site. Now MAW, Reg's Hangar Index, and many other wonderful things are available once again. Many Special Thanks a million times over, guys. HIP-HIP HOOOOORAY!!!!!
    4 replies | 205 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:19
    The release notes for the June 2010 package tell you it will work alongside DirectX 11 without issue: I ran Windows 7 for years that way. :-) (got it in W10 now too)
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:15
    Some more news on the model front: there is no way the main gear wheels can retract through the gear doors since the openings are way too small. Thanks to photos of the real thing, I now know there's another, bigger door ahead of each existing door which opens to let the wheel pass and then closes again to keep drag down. I'll get these cut and animated and we'll be in better shape!
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56
    Oh dear, Clive is having a gnarly mapping day...:173go1:
    11 replies | 277 view(s)
  • txnetcop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22
    Hey Gordon I used to surf the California coast on my Bob Ford surfboard. I went to college in Southern California and then worked out of San Ramon, CA for 17 years with ADP. I miss those beautiful waves! Moved back to Texas. The biggest I saw in South Padre were about 3 feet high! LOL Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14
    Willy you have outdone yourself...you are now a steely-eyed FIRST CLASS painter! Ted Nice Gauge setup Alain!
    31 replies | 1258 view(s)
  • Pat Pattle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55
    Fun?? What version of Gmax are you using Tom!?? :biggrin-new: Absolutely. Too many folks start off with big ideas of modelling their favourite aircraft and never get there. Start small and work up!
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26
    The free version of Max 4.2 is Gmax, .NET support is built into W7, DirectX 9.0c June 2010 is available from Microsoft and Managed DirectX is in the CFS3 downloads here at SOH, as is the CFS3 sdk. Start with something simple like a hangar or bridge, get it built and mapped with texture applied and you'll quickly gain an understanding of the processes involved. The really tedious and mind-bending bit is learning how to use Gmax but there's no getting around this, you have to wade through it to get there and there's no other route to a CFS3 model. Did I say it's lots of fun? It is!
    11 replies | 277 view(s)
  • Pat Pattle's Avatar
    August 25th, 2016, 21:24
    Great skins Barry, not seen those before! Unfortunately I don't think that the 6 wheel Matador was around in 1940, unless someone can prove otherwise? Airfix show one in their RAF set but I'd like to see photographic proof.
    5 replies | 245 view(s)
  • hairyspin's Avatar
    August 25th, 2016, 12:58
    Er, no. CFS3 runs on Windows only. I have heard of Windows being run on Apple hardware and FSX running on such a rig, but it's basically being used as a PC instead of a Mac so there are no security advantages that way.
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    August 25th, 2016, 09:49
    Thank you Rick, much appreciated!
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  • hairyspin's Avatar
    August 25th, 2016, 09:22
    The prop blast affects sound heard inside a warbird: you wouldn't think the Mosquito was Merlin-powered from the droning cockpit sounds in videos but there's no mistaking them from the ground. The whistling is at least partially from the engine supercharger and you hear it more after the aircraft passes. P-51s and Sea Furies are quite distinct in this regard - the Sea Fury has a terrific rumbling grumbling note on approach and a whining whistle as it flies past and away. Go see a warbird display if you haven't already! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EnV_VzFrceU and for fun, here's a Messerschmitt 410 Hornisse being ground-run: the supercharger whistle is unmistakeable.
    5 replies | 390 view(s)
  • gosd's Avatar
    August 25th, 2016, 08:48
    Watching over a friend, this is all what this is about ! :engel016: :wavey: Hang in there Owen ! :semi-twins: :encouragement:
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  • Led Zeppelin's Avatar
    August 24th, 2016, 23:37
    Looks really promising! :jump:
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 24th, 2016, 04:39
    Gordon, all I can say is that you must be a very patient man to go into all that detail. The model is spectacular... Ted
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  • Led Zeppelin's Avatar
    August 23rd, 2016, 23:38
    I can't understand how it is possible to be thrown away from hospital with serious health issue.
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 23rd, 2016, 17:20
    I learned to navigate with fs9 and even though the charts don't work exactly with FSX and GPS it's pretty close. X-Plane too. X-plane professional is very expensive but it is a closer match to real world navigation. FSX A2A is more accurate if you want to learn how to care for an aircraft to keep it serviceable. I am so very impressed with the A2A GA aircraft and the T-6 Texan. You'll see what I mean and you must eat, sleep, and drink your manual to properly learn your aircraft. Ted
    4 replies | 137 view(s)
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