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    Yesterday, 15:09
    hubbabubba replied to a thread Firebobmber in The NewsHawks
    Or a five feet long telephoto lens.
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    Yesterday, 14:50
    Well, Ickie, I am using Firefox! So add it to the list of the "unfriendlies". Now that I know this, Dangerousdave, copy/pasting solution was my exact thought! Making sure I made no :a1451: mistake was my second... P.S.- Just to see, I hit the "edit" button; now it is working...:dizzy:
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    Yesterday, 11:58
    hubbabubba replied to a thread Firebobmber in The NewsHawks
    The guy is good, to say the least. The composition, the palette of colors, the precise moment chosen. Congratulazioni, signor Grambone! Non si dipinge si spara con la macchina fotografica!
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    Yesterday, 11:40
    This is insane! Please, smilo, keep this thread and remove the two preceding ones. For some obscure reason, my "edit post" is not working and backing-up causes multiple threads. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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    Yesterday, 11:31
    Hi everyone:wavey: Sick and tired of waiting for an "on the curb" PC, I bought one on eBay. To be more precise, my wife bought it for me. It was 60$, she made an offer at 40$, it was accepted. Total cost (shipping and taxes included) ±110$ cnd. It came home yesterday afternoon after a south-eastern tour of USA (the tracking was a nomenclature of famous civil war sites!). The face plate was half-ajar and the DVD-ROM drive was loose in its rails. The side access panel was also ajar. After a bit of thumping and whacking (as gently as possible though...:jump:), I was able to put everything, more or less, in place. I waited this morning to try it out by unplugging the W7 and putting this new/old PC in its place. It is a XP family edition SP3 btw... (no recovery disk). It worked...
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    June 29th, 2015, 14:36
    Engine Tuning turned out to be fairly simple. After adjusting the maximum Manifold Pressure down to 47 inches Hg, Friction and Supercharger settings were also lowered a bit and the results are close enough to satisfy me. Engine Tuning Method is described in this Tutorial: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?77148-Engine-Performance-Tuning-Tutorial Sea Level Speed is now 335 MPH with 1260 HP. (Take Off Power should be 1240 but with only 44 inches Manifold Pressure) Maximum Speed is now 414 MPH with 1316 HP at 25,000 feet Maximum Speed is also 414 MPH with 1484 HP at 17,400 feet. This is way too high but is a consequence of how CFS handles superchargers.
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    June 28th, 2015, 09:36
    The P-38F used Allison V-1710-49 and V-1710-53 (F-5 series) engines. (The Right Hand and Left Hand Rotation engines were different model numbers) There was no provision for War Emergency Power. Maximum (Military) Power was 1325 HP @ 15,000 feet using 47 inches Hg. This Manifold Pressure could be maintained up to 30,000 feet. This power output is a bit below that for the J model which had a Military Rating of 1425 HP and a War Emergency Rating of 1600 HP. The early model Lightnings had less maximum speed but cruised a bit faster because apparently the new Radiators and Intercoolers added quite a lot of Drag.
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    June 28th, 2015, 09:24
    Details for the P-38F-1-LO from the Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions Manual (T.O. No. 01-75F-1) re as follows: Tactical Empty Weight: 13,300 pounds (as compared to 14,400 pounds for the P-38J) This weight specification includes 12,150 pounds - Aircraft Empty Weight 292 pounds - 4 x .50 Cal Machine Guns 206 pounds - 1 x 20 mm Cannon 2.0 pounds - Gunsight 5 pounds - Photographic Equipment 32.0 pounds - Oxygen
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    June 28th, 2015, 05:43
    Hello Aleatorylamp, Actually the texturing on the Lightning was done some time ago starting at Post #72. That is how it changed from multi-coloured to a uniform light gray. Even the significant mapping scales I used are shown in the posts following. Panel Lines are just another paint job and I really hate doing those, so that may take a while. That is also why I chose to rework the model to a P-38F instead of doing any painting. Smilo might have wondered why I didn't use the Lightning as a texturing tutorial subject. The simple reason is that the Lightning is a horrible subject for a texturing tutorial because it doesn't encourage or reward a consistent texturing scheme.
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    June 27th, 2015, 18:50
    Sail on Hiede, "Leaving Saturday as the new Skipper", may your sails always follow the wind, where ever that may lead......... Dave
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    June 27th, 2015, 18:29
    The Cowl area was modified over the last few days and along with the Exhaust Plenum and Canopy Frame pretty much concludes the planned modifications to build a P-38F. The conversion considerably reduced the Parts count in AF99; The F model is at 1127 Parts which is almost 50 below that of the J model. Most of the difference is in the Coolant Radiators but the Cowl area is also much lower. Both are also much lower in complexity. One of the most difficult Parts to build was the Intake Opening for the Oil Coolers which needed a lot of adjustment to match the bottom of the Cowl. - Ivan.
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    June 27th, 2015, 16:32
    Hello Hubbabubba, My thoughts were that the audience this discussion is directed toward is made up of aircraft enthusiasts to one extent or another, so being able to tell a Merlin from an Allison P-40 should not be much of a stretch. The canopy thing takes a little more knowledge but not that much more. Now if you can tell whether it is really a P-36 or early P-40, you know more than I do. I actually have never been all that interested in Jeeps, but if you care to educate us, I would enjoy it. As for the Taifun, I am curious, so Please DO educate us on the topic. I actually have a considerable amount of documentation on the 108 but can't say I have reviewed much of it. I did read a cute little story about the Taifun a while back:
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    June 27th, 2015, 12:13
    Hello Ivan:wavey: Put things in perspective, please; for most people, seeing the difference between a P-40 having a Allison or a RR engine is already considered great. I can tell you, simply looking at a picture, if a jeep was made by Ford or by Willy's, if it is an early or late war grille, or if it is a Korean war model disguised as a WWII. And I still don't drive! We're the specialist of our models, but very few are. I know things about the Bf-108 Taifun that owners don't know...:kilroy:
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    June 26th, 2015, 18:07
    Hello Papingo, The Guy Martin Spitfire is beautiful, but there are a couple issues with the videos I saw. First of all, why show the effects of a .50 Browning M2 when a Spitfire Mk.I never had such a gun as armament? Next, I find it very odd that an engine mounting bolt is drilled for a safety wire AFTER it has been installed. The possible differences in thread timing of bolts is why there are multiple locking detents in the nut that holds it on so that a safety wire can be installed wherever it happens to index when tightened. If you are going to have bolts custom made, perhaps they should be made with consistent timing which I know can be done. It is still a beautiful aeroplane! Perhaps I need to build one.
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    June 24th, 2015, 14:59
    Thanks for the advice, Hubbabubba, My goal isn't really to get the 3D and 2D to coincide. I figure all the stock aircraft don't really match there. All I am trying to do is to get a plausible looking panel for the BV 141. The panel for the other BV 141 for which I posted a screenshot actually uses a panel that matches a FW 189 which isn't quite the same but "plausible". I have actually done this before; This is how I built the panel that I am using for all the A6M Type 0 Fighters. I have the same problem here as I did for the Zero though: A prominent instrument is simply not represented in any of the stock instruments. The Zero has an Exhaust Gas Temperature Gauge and a Radio Direction Finder. The BV 141 has only the RDF gauge in a prominent location. The question is what to...
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    June 24th, 2015, 06:03
    Happy Birthday Hiede, Hope it is a great one :birthday: Dave
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  • hubbabubba's Avatar
    June 24th, 2015, 00:32
    It is a good idea to use the model internal view for the cockpit, that's exactly what I've done for the jeep "dashboard". But if I can give you one advice on the subject; make sure that the cockpit 2D view is taken from the 3D cockpit at 1:1 ratio (- on keyboard from start, backspace then - on keyboard otherwise). Usually, the game starts on 2:1 ratio. This, of course, is if you want 2D and 3D views to coincide and give the same field of view as the pilot would see it. Or maybe this was already done?
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