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  1. Thread: Fun Flying

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    After a recent (successful) experiment with an...

    After a recent (successful) experiment with an edit to a Gauge, I thought the P-39C would be a good aeroplane to check out again.
    Although I believe the P-39D flight model was done reasonably well,...
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    The CFS "Test Pilot"

    After all the "Obvious" Checks, Don't be in a hurry to release your brand new project.

    Spend a little time examining it as if it were a new aeroplane project that came from someone else's shop....
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    Just finished updating the panel on a...

    Just finished updating the panel on a "Throw-away" A6M3 Test Aircraft.
    This is the same aircraft that was used to test the vertical CoG change a few months ago.
    It is a "Throw-away" because...
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    Japanese Magneto Switch

    The positions on the Russian Magneto appeared to be the same as those for the Japanese A6M.
    Yesterday was spent trying to find the markings to put on the face of the Japanese Magneto.
    This turned...
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    Naming Conventions

    Recently after resuming a bit of Gauge Programming to create a Russian Magneto Switch for the Lavochkin fighters, I discovered that I could not locate the build directories for a couple P-47 Fuel...
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    Hardware Issues

    Good Luck on resolving the BIOS / SSD issues.
    Is it possible that you might need to replace a battery?

    Sometimes hardware failures take a long time to fully manifest themselves.
    It took...
  7. Thread: Zero Flight Model

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    Hello nschley, My suggestion is to do a little...

    Hello nschley,

    My suggestion is to do a little bit of reading on what that particular model of the Zero in real life could do. There are plenty of anecdotes.
    Examples would be the low speed at...
  8. Thread: Lavochkin

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    First of Many

    Last Night, I finally finished and tested a Russian Magneto Switch for the Lavochkin aircraft.
    As usual, the greatest amount of work was in creating the bitmaps I needed for the gauge.
    The test...
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    Need for Research - Part 2

    The first part of this subject was covered many years ago and can be found here:
    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/64376-Need-for-Research

    It involved the construction of my...
  10. Thread: Wtc 9/11

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    I remember that day pretty well. I had gotten...

    I remember that day pretty well.
    I had gotten into the office a bit late and the first airliner had already hit one of the WTC towers.
    I worked at Exxon-Mobil at the time and there was always a...
  11. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Service Ceiling

    Service Ceiling was tested yesterday.

    Altitude is that at which the aircraft can maintain 100 FPM climb rate at an indicated air speed equal to that for best climb.
    Testing is attempted with...
  12. Thread: Lavochkin

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    WEP Climb Rate

    Once the basic parameters for climb rate under Military Power were established, it was quite easy to see what would happen when using War Emergency / Take-Off Power.
    Forward speed for best climb...
  13. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Reducing Climb Rate

    After thinking about it a bit longer, I decided that it made sense to reduce the climb rate a bit.
    One cycle of edits to the Propeller Tables brought the climb rate down to around 3400 feet/minute...
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    Just out of curiosity, which wing type an...

    Just out of curiosity, which wing type an armament is this Spitfire equipped with?
  15. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Flight Model

    The Engine for this AIR file was built several weeks ago.

    In initial tests, I found that the seemed to be some difficulty in getting engine output to match at
    1000 mm / 2400 RPM and at 1180 mm /...
  16. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Propeller Specifications

    Attached is an extract from the La-5FN Construction Manual which lists Propeller Information useful for Flight Modelling.

    Important information is the following:
    Diameter: 3.1 Meters
    Pitch...
  17. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Engine Critical Altitudes

    Attached is an image showing Boost limitations and Engine Critical Altitudes as listed in the La-5FN Construction Manual.

    Low Blower
    2400 RPM
    1000 mm Boost
    1650 Meters critical altitude

    High...
  18. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Shvetsov M-82FN / ASh-82FN Engine

    Attached are two extracts from the section of the La-5FN Construction Manual describing the Engine.
    From the first image, one can get

    Basic Description:
    Double Row
    14 Cylinder

    Dimensions for...
  19. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Zero Fuel Weight

    With the data that has been presented thus far, we can now calculate the Zero Fuel Weight of the La-5FN with a fair degree of accuracy,

    As noted earlier:


    For these calculations, we will stay...
  20. Thread: Lavochkin

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    Oil Capacity

    Attached is a description of the Oil Tank of the La-5FN from the Construction Manual.
    It lists the capacity of the tank as 60 Liters.

    The corresponding section of the La-5 Construction Manual for...
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    Corrected Textures

    I just finished uploading the corrected textures.
    Hopefully I didn't screw up something else this time.

    As I fly this 109E more, I am getting more used to how it handles on landing.
    At this...
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    Corrected Textures Uploaded

    Getting this screenshot actually took four tries.
    One attempt ended in a crash as I got too low when turning around for another try.
    Two attempts were so poorly aligned that I had to go around.
    ...
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    Error in Recent Update

    Hello All,

    Rince33 just noticed that some of the emblems that were on the previous version are missing on this one.
    I will correct that error either this evening or tomorrow. The fix is pretty...
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    Hello Rince33, Guess I was in too much of a...

    Hello Rince33,

    Guess I was in too much of a hurry this time. The version of textures I edited was from my Laptop.
    Obviously it wasn't the latest. It is also missing the Octane Triangle........
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    Update Uploaded

    Hello Rince33,

    I just finished uploading an updated version to the Library. The updates to the MDL turned out to be easier than I thought because I cheated and took a shortcut. I also made an...
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