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    Today, 14:39
    I suspect you are correct, Tom. It has to be calculating, but how involved are those calculations? A good test would be to get to altitude, stabilize speed, fill up with gas, then write down what ASFD says your TTE, ETE, range, etc. is at that point. Then start the clock and see what the real numbers end up being when you run out. I'd be surprised if the TTE as calculated at “T0” ends up being accurate. Even the “FMC” in the FA-18, the real one, called FPAS (Flight Performance Advisory System) relies on lookup tables stored in the computer, which come from flight test data...
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    Today, 14:19
    I liked the "Dogfights" series. It's the new "Great Planes" series that drives me nuts. With the "real dude" fighter pilot hosting, and the remarkably annoying drum/disco/whatever it is sound track that goes on and on... I liked the old Great Planes series, with the more subdued music, more old footage, and the British guy narrating, and imparting actual information.
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    Today, 13:00
    Plan-G is a separate application. I have two monitors, and put Plan-G on the other one. When you have the sim running, go over to Plan-G and hit the "Connect" button, and you "see" your plane on the map, along with all the AI planes as well. It's pretty cool. When you first install it you have to build the database, but that's easy, just click a button and it "sucks in" all your FS database stuff, airports, nav aids, GPS points, etc. You can export plans made in Plan-G to either FSX or FS9 format. The only thing I wish it would do is add the "user created waypoints" to the FSX flight plan. For example, when making the VR-1553 route plan, I had to make several "custom waypoint" which are added to Plan-G's database. But, when exporting the plan to FSX, all you get for waypoints are the...
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    Today, 08:05
    I think there is a bit of a frame rate hit, but not enough to worry about, at least on my computer, which is fairly new. I have both PNW and FTX Global. I like the new textures for flying all over. The upgraded airports are nice in the PNW region. Spent a couple years at Whidbey Island (IRL) and it is beautiful up there!
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    Today, 03:23
    Thanks Deacon. Yep, that's ORBX PNW. Rgr on terrain following. Might try this with the A-7E. It has a moving map, and a HUD, which also comes in handy in this sort of flight.
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    Yesterday, 17:33
    I decided I needed a FAM run before I do a timed run. I made a flight plan in Plan-G from the VR-1553 route on Sky Vector. This was a bit of a pain as the checkpoints were not all easy to locate. I did not use that plan in the Sim using the GPS, but tracked my progress while connected to Plan-G, and looked out the window for the checkpoints. This is not easy! I found myself flying cross-ways over valleys thinking “I think I'm supposed to go down there into these valleys, and pop up over the next ridge, which comes up pretty darned fast (*gulp*)... Also, the Royal Navy Sea Venom, while a fine machine, doesn't have enough gas to make the entire run (oops). I got my strip charts all set up with times and courses in big red letters ready to go for the "real" one. Anyhow, here's some kodaks of...
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    April 14th, 2014, 19:41
    Into Sept-Iles CYZV.
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    April 13th, 2014, 14:32
    PRB replied to a thread Screen Names. in FSX General Discussion
    My initials. It probably wouldn't have occurred to me to use that as a "screen name", but way back when I was a wee lad in the US Navy, somebody started calling me that. One could "acquire" a worse nick name, I suppose, hehe. The mugs in the pic are from the 1980s. :)
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    April 13th, 2014, 11:32
    Thanks Henk. I just needed to research something about this model. In this case I think it does make sense to test it in FS9, given that it's basically an FS9 plane.
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    April 13th, 2014, 11:31
    Thanks Dave, that worked.
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    April 13th, 2014, 10:04
    Spot on Walter.:very_drunk: Aerofiles calls it the "Wee Wing". A period newspaper article mentions the use of plastic in construction. What else is in your shoebox?:biggrin-new:
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    April 13th, 2014, 05:46
    I installed Tim (“Piglet”) Conrad's FSX Saab J-29 jet. This was originally an FS9 plane, but he updated it for FSX, and it's available here under the “Other Warbirds” section of the FSX library. After installation, it shows up in the aircraft selection list, and when selected the rotating model appears as expected. But, when “fly now” I get no visible model. No interior and no exterior, although the plane does seem to have loaded. I have sounds and 2d panels. Anyone seen this before? Everything looks in order, best I can tell, including references to both interior and exterior models.
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 06:56
    Interesting engineering there. Here is a Moses special...
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    April 12th, 2014, 06:20
    Indeed it does. Never clicked on those before. Cool. Rgr. on busting the altitude limit. I did that several times... :)
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    April 12th, 2014, 06:16
    I'm really enjoying Mr. Richardson's plethora of Meteors. Ran into this MD-83 this morning somewhere over Ohio and decided to wave at the passengers.
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 18:00
    Salute~ http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1118980
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    April 11th, 2014, 17:50
    Good on you Ferry, as I never came close! The big grainy beast is more in my wheelhouse. The Breguet BR.XX of 1922.
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    April 11th, 2014, 15:30
    PRB replied to a thread P-38 in CFS2 General Discussion
    I really like that old "Great Planes" series. Not the ones we see now, with the annoying but wicked cool sun-glasses wearing air force jet pilot dude and the astonishingly annoying disco sound track, but this one, with just a narrator. And the P-38 is, of course, one of the Great Planes!
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    April 11th, 2014, 12:09
    Ha! This one is off my radar. No amount of googling "twin boom, pusher, seaplane, float plane, t-tail, composite, gull wing" has uncovered anything.:cower:
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    April 11th, 2014, 03:31
    Understood. Not meaning to suggest anything different be done in this thread, only to explaining a bit what was meant, possibly, in an earlier post.
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    Hi Mike , Just a quick question . Thanks for a fantastic event and it is quite a challenge Harv and I were being a little naughty and discussion routes , wildcards etc and noticed Flying Bull went for the Canaries we both thought " nice move but missing Africa will mean needing to hit an extra commercial in South America " . Could be a good move , difficult to tell , but I do not see the extra Commercial hit , only see 10 hit . It`s not a complaint , just an observation and maybe an oversight or mis-understanding of the rules , but I definately ruled out tenerife because it`s not a required commercial and would need an extra south america leg to compensate the short cut . Please don`t take as a complaint but as an observation and a quick hop to SUMU and back should fullfill the requirement Once again a fantastic event and not competitive , just great to see so many friends again . Cheers Mike Happy Flying
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