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  • Willy's Avatar
    Today, 17:42
    Well, the radio set that Scott Thomas came up with for the Beech 18 doesn't have a Nav 2. What it does have instead is a standby channel for Nav 1. There's a button on it to switch them back and forth. Otherwise, it works the same as the default DC-3 radio set. It's one of my preferred radio setups in FS and has found it's way into a lot of aircraft. I'm kind of fond of the setup in the Spartan as well. Just noticed that one of the frequency adjusters on it says Nav 2. But if you look at the tool tip, it doesn't show it as Nav 2, but as a standby for Nav 1.
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  • PRB's Avatar
    Today, 11:18
    One of our pilots when I was in VA-94 forgot to put the wheels down when landing his A-7 at NAS Fallon, NV. At the time he was the operations officer and a LCDR with many hours in the jet and one of the best pilots in the squadron. He later commanded the same squadron a few years later. The A-7 has a giant red light next to the HUD, meaning right I the pilot's face, that warns when the gear is not down in otherwise "landing configuration". The point being, I guess, that "it can happen to the best of us". Of course, our A-7 pilot did not attempt to take the ship back into the air, which would have been physically impossible anyway... As for our intrepid Aerostar pilot landing at 250 knots, well, that's another matter. Maybe that's why the "gear not down" warning didn't go off... This...
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  • PRB's Avatar
    Today, 07:04
    Looked like he was coming in a wee bit fast too. Good thing, as it turned out...
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:45
    Then there's this:
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:53
    Got a couple of shots while waiting around at Martha's Vinyard before takeoff. Starting to look like a Whale convention....
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 17:45
    Keep in mind that the FS flight planner will usually give you about 3000ft above safe altitude. Nice to know in mountainous areas.
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  • PRB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 13:59
    Hmm... I remain only 50% convinced this wasn't an RC plane. If the props struck the ground, the engines would have been wasted. The Aerostar is a mid-wing plane though... Did this accident get reported anywhere else besides this guy's video?
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44
    Moses, I've fiddled with the old Snapper for the past couple of nights and decided that had to be something that would take more than 3 screenshots. Probably just my machine....
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41
    On the adding scenery thing. Here's a screenshot with the area to right click after clicking OK circled in red.
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36
    Hey Willy, the original Snapper seems to work okay for both FS9 and FSX under 8.1. My issue with it is trying to dial in the right resolution to match your screen, otherwise it will crop a portion out.
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23
    Forgot one. I'd installed the SOH A-26 slow start gauge into the C-46. Apparently there's something in there that 8.1 don't like as I was getting a bunch of error messages about it. And the wind info gauge doesn't work either. Sigh...
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17
    I've just started down this path having finally retired my old XP64 machine. A few things that I've picked up so far while they are fresh on my mind as 8.1 is sure different from XP. Keep in mind that I have a 500g portable HD that I use to keep copies of important stuff like FS on. And I filled it up with stuff from my old rig that I wanted on the new one. Up to now, I've always been able to change the default flight to whatever aircraft I want and what airport I want. For some reason, now it appears that unless it's the default running Cessna at Seattle flight, FS9 just won't start. Okay, I can live with that. The first time I flew FS9 in 8.1, I'd just swapped in some aircraft, the whole gauges and effects folder from my backups. Worked fine if default ugly. So the next...
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18
    Sorry about not having any screenshots the past few nights. Seems my old screenshot program and Win 8.1 don't want to play nice together. On the hunt for a new one. On another front, I got to missing the "Whale" and as we are in New England whaling territory, I figured it was time to go back to it as seen in Taco's pics above. Santa Fe, All The Way!
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  • PRB's Avatar
    April 24th, 2015, 15:52
    Just finished this one. I initially put it down after about a quarter way through. The author writes with a sarcastic style that makes it look like he has an “ax to grind” against Pan Am. The book is about Pan Am's slow decline, starting in the 1970s, until they ceased to exist in the 1990s. The title, “skygods”, is how he refers to the “old timers” at Pan Am, the “Masters of Ocean Flying Boats” who were held up as, well, you get it the idea. But by the jet age they were also, in the author's opinion, “old curmudgeons” who didn't “get” the idea of crew coordination, and wouldn't tolerate any dissenting opinions, or even comments, from co-pilots. Ok, this was true, in some cases... But last week I had nothing to read so I picked it back up and finished it. It was actually quite good....
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    April 24th, 2015, 08:06
    A light in the fog. Have an ice cold Budweiser Mike! :icon29: (Pretty sure you folks from over the pond dislike our beer but thought I would try).:very_drunk: Over to the lowlands-
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  • Willy's Avatar
    April 24th, 2015, 06:22
    Went to install one of my old favorite sceneries this morning and apparently it needs an old file that I can't seem to locate at the usual places. Garrish Grey's Trees v3. Any suggestions as to where it might be found? Nevermind found it. The quick way to find anything is to ask for help. It'll pop right up then.
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  • Willy's Avatar
    April 24th, 2015, 06:19
    Yep, that's a parallel parking only zone. Do ticket fines go up by the ton?
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  • Willy's Avatar
    April 24th, 2015, 06:11
    Thanks! What I did last night was to set up the flight in windowed mode and shift to full screen for the actual flight. When I was through flying, I went back to windowed. It seemed to work fairly well that way.
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    April 24th, 2015, 05:30
    Last try- Built and flown circa 1933 in California. One of it's siblings appeared just recently in this thread.
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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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