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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:02
    Got back to my Gee Bee flight from Australia to the US in Golden Wings
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  • Cees Donker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 14:35
    Has Gary been here lately? Gary Burns AKA Gary20. I want to do Hawkinge for FSX, but with his buildings. I can't find an e-mail addy........ Cees
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47
    Well, I took off in a DC-9 a little while ago, got up to 350 kias, and no change in the ailerons. Still the same; left one down, right one up. I'll figure this out. Probably something simple, as usual. NC
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    Yesterday, 09:11
    Have not downloaded/tried it, but thought I would share....NC Prepar3D - Prepar3D MiscellaneousPrepar3D McCoy Ground Landing Effect v2.5 Download | View ] Name: Size: 159,344,309 Date: 04-27-2015 Downloads: 18
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:07
    I've got a start on a Lodestar base plain just bare metal paint. I got panel lines laid down when I ran into computer issues and ended up getting a new machine last week. I'm still loading my stuff onto the new one, but the Lodestar folder is in the middle of the desktop so I can't miss it. I've had a request for a TWA one so that will be the first one out when I get back to it.
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05
    McPhat studios did, indeed, release a DC-9 cargo version, but still no USN C-9 repaint. A little surprised no one has created one yet. Coolsky posted a notice on their Facebook site of a Steam update to their models. Downloaded and installed it with no apparent problems, but did notice one anomaly.....the ailerons (visibly) do not move, and remain up, the other down. Aileron trim tabs work normally, and animation is correct. Needs to happen! NC:encouragement:
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32
    I bet if you watch the Nav 1, when you change the "Nav 2", Nav 1 will change. It does that as it's that standby freq thing. I set the freq using "Nav 2", then hit the standby swap button.
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:27
    Ouch! I had a recurrence last night. Apparently there's a gauge for the A-26 that it doesn't like where it was fine before. "A26_engine_start.gau", i's and older gauge that I probably got with the old FS2k2 A-26 that makes the props turn over slow and then speed up as the engine starts with lots of smoke. Nice effect, but if it's going to cause things to have a hissy fit, I don't really need it. Problem is that other than Milton's Beech 18 and the Cal Classic C-46, I don't remember what all aircraft I put it in as I've been using it for a while. With the gauge though, I'm getting an error message naming it.
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  • Cees Donker's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 22:18
    John said it: it's the A2A/Shockwave 109. John shows the E-4 canopy, my plane has the E-1 canopy. Cees
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  • Willy's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 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
    April 26th, 2015, 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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  • Cees Donker's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 10:53
    Thanks Ian! :wavey: Cees
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  • srgalahad's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 10:43
    Remember that response to steering input depends on speed - at 2 kts it takes quite a while to get turning; at 15 it is pretty sprightly. It partially depends on what you use for control. If you use rudder pedals it might be possible to adjust this somewhat in your software (pedals or FSUIPC) to dampen or reduce the inputs from the rather immediate responses normally associated with aircraft rudders. I use the keyboard commands (Num keypad 0 & Enter and 5 to center) so the rudder responds in steps. Initial press gets about 25% deflection but you can reduce this in steps by pressing the opposite direction command. I suppose you could remap it to a yoke or or steering wheel but that's for you to experiment :adoration: Lacking "flight test" and water tank test data from the real...
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  • Cees Donker's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 10:22
    This one is still so great!! Cees
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  • srgalahad's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 09:21
    As an "incident" we likely won't see a comprehensive investigation report. IIRC the Aerostar had a warning system similar to the default FS one - power reduced below a threshold, below a set altitude without gear lowered will trigger a warning voice/horn. There are reasons to have, and follow a printed checklist; to visually confirm certain required actions; to fly an approach in a way to allow required actions to be completed; and to double-check on final with the old mnemonic - GUMP (Gear Undercarriage, Mixture, Props). Since gear systems won't show gear down when up (but might show the reverse) it would hint at sloppiness, being in a rush or overconfidence. I'd wonder what his work habits are like if this was 'recreation'. The AIN report isn't clear what airport was the...
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  • srgalahad's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 08:30
    As Tom said, make sure the filed altitude is what you want but it will default to ones which meet the requirements for the route segment to be flown. In general terms there is a requirement to be at least 1000 ft above terrain/obstacles on the intended flight path. However, on Airways and other controlled airspace there is also the issue of Minimum Enroute Altitudes which are determined by signal reception (VORs and NDBs) that make up the airway and define airspace and Minimum Obstacle Clearance Altitudes. VOR signals particularly, being line-of-sight, would be blocked by terrain at lower altitudes in the middle of a long leg (or even the curvature of the earth) requiring the MEA to be high at some point and ATC is bound by these when issuing clearances. 91.177 Minimum...
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  • PRB's Avatar
    April 26th, 2015, 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
    April 25th, 2015, 20:45
    Then there's this:
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