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    Yesterday, 21:06
    Some images don't provide a clear shot of the nose. And something with a hump could also be an "L". And you can't always trust image captions. From my experience CAG birds are numbered with 00 and it's the nose number to watch for. Like 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, etc. And if it is the real CAG and not just the squadron CO's aircraft they will have the usual rainbow of colors included somewhere in the scheme to distinguish them (and CAG spelled out, they like everyone to know who they are). The tail number is just the last four digits of the serial number. :ernaehrung004:
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    Yesterday, 20:45
    fsafranek replied to a thread Virtavia? in FSX General Discussion
    I don't think the various venders have any sort of arrangement between each other. If anything they are in competition. I would suggest emailing Virtavia support at "tech.support (at) virtavia.com". Be sure to provide all of your original purchase information from the Flight1 receipt. You never know. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25
    I'm not sure why that view option was left in. I recall discussion during development that it was felt that the Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) panel on the left console covered everything (pages 32-33 of the manual) and we didn't need a popup. Easy fix is to comment out the "Window03" line in the panel.cfg file in the "Virtavia A-4 Skyhawk 0-1 Clean/panel" folder as shown below. Window00=Main Panel Window01=Radio Stack Window02=GPS // Window03=Autopilot Hope this helps.
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    Yesterday, 08:00
    That is interesting about reverting back to an older model. In times of war... I used to always use the insignia location as a quick guide as to whether it was a C or an E but from all the research for the Virtavia release I found a few exceptions. VA-72 "Blue Hawks", VA-81 "Sunliners", and VA-93 "Blue Blazers" all had a few A-4E's with the stars-n-bars on the forward fuselage. Haven't checked to see if they were of a particular serial number range or transferred from another unit. Another example was VA-46 "Clansmen" off the USS Forrestal. This WIP was started after I had finished my F textures for the release so it was too late to beg for a change in the texture mapping so textures going around the top would still work. These don't so it will probably not be finished....
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 21st, 2014, 19:59
    You can get it from the author's (Lamont Clark) website at http://lc0277.gratisim.fr/software.html It worked in P3D v1.4 but I can't say about P3D v2. :ernaehrung004:
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    October 21st, 2014, 19:55
    Looks great. :ernaehrung004:
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    October 21st, 2014, 13:02
    Have uploaded the squadron mate. The particular aircraft was flown by Lt Ernest Christensen who was forced to eject 70 miles offshore on June 23, 1968 due to an engine flame out following a combat mission.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 21st, 2014, 01:25
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FSX Military skins - Vietnam Description: A-4F Skyhawk, VA-113, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), WestPak Cruise 1968 This repaint for the Virtavia "A-4 Skyhawk for FSX" package represents an A-4F Skyhawk of VA-113 "Stingers" on board the USS Enterprise during the WestPak Cruise of January to July 1968. The particular aircraft was flown by Lt Ernest Christensen who was forced to eject on June 23, 1968 due to an engine flame out following a combat mission. Repaint by Frank Safranek. To check it out, rate it or add comments, visit A-4F Skyhawk, VA-113.zip The comments you make there will appear in the posts below.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 19th, 2014, 20:14
    Interesting comparison. It would also be interesting to see a comparison with the first generation Harrier that the Yak-38 would have been in response to. Comparing it to a Harrier II is like comparing Mirage III specs with those of a Mirage 2000. They both have delta wings but ... :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 18th, 2014, 08:31
    Very nice. Will try to get the squadron mate up this weekend as well. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 12th, 2014, 22:27
    No worries. I did some research and am doing NG301. I've got all the info I need. The aircraft is finished, just messing with the helmet now. Trying to get the bug to sit right. :ernaehrung004:
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    October 12th, 2014, 22:15
    fsafranek replied to a thread Virtavia? in FSX General Discussion
    What he said. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 10th, 2014, 09:34
    Will have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 10th, 2014, 09:30
    That's exactly right. With few exceptions, every mainland US base has a golf course. And from personal experience you can play on a dirt course. Just rake the green smooth when finished. (was going to say something here about the current golfer in chief but won't) :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 8th, 2014, 12:59
    Very nice work. I like the winter image -- you need to know what you're looking for. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 8th, 2014, 12:52
    Exactly. Steve has been at this for many years. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 7th, 2014, 19:57
    Yes, started one just after the A-4 was released based on that same model kit I built when I was a kid. Finished VA-56 for the SDB Enterprise and was 90% on VA-113 but got hung up on the metallic blue for the fin tip so put it to the side. From messaging Duckie he's doing the same nose number. I'll probably pick another number then. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 7th, 2014, 16:16
    OK, now we're getting close. Silvain wrote to tell me to go to pilote-virtual to have a look. The radar is in and the IIIC (DJ) with Matra Magics I asked for has been added to the mix (was probably planned all along). http://www.pilote-virtuel.com/viewtopic.php?id=65207 :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 7th, 2014, 15:20
    Limited on the models included but sometimes that can be a good thing. From watching the video it does have wing views with ordnance showing. And it has a configuration manager rather than hard coded external loads. There's a manual in German at JustFlight that does show the systems. For the price and if you're an F-111 fan, probably not a bad deal. Here's a review at Flightsim.com and an honest assessment here at SOH. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    October 4th, 2014, 22:35
    Excellent. Thank you! :ernaehrung004:
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