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  1. Some "dog days of summer" fun. Tom "Gnoopey" Kohler's RB-50

    Looking for a project to beat the heat, I wanted to find a B-50 to putt around in. :wiggle:

    The B-50 was the end of the line for the Boeing B-29 series of heavy bombers. Many of the B-50's were...
  2. Thread: FFDS Forum

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    They were some fun times. :loyal: :wavey:

    They were some fun times. :loyal: :wavey:
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    Blackbuck 1 only had the jammer added to an angle...

    Blackbuck 1 only had the jammer added to an angle iron pylon. The Shrike missions were the two follow on missions.
    The only purpose of Blackbuck 1 was to crater the runway so Argentina couldn't...
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    Meanwhile, let's not forget the Victors. There...

    Meanwhile, let's not forget the Victors. There were a lot of them. :dizzy:

    I'm using Alpha's Victor and a repaint by Jason Sparkes of UKMIL for Tuxford's crew which wound up as the "Long slot"...
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    I started playing around with the voice files,...

    I started playing around with the voice files, and you can get XM607's radio call sign (1QD or One-Quebec-Delta) for Blackbuck 1 as follows:


    Edit the aircraft config file for your repaint of...
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    L'iguane; any possibility you're keeping open an...

    L'iguane; any possibility you're keeping open an option for the F-15EX? :adoration:

    From what I've seen, you would need to add conformal tanks and the "turkey feathers" used in the F-15E export...
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    If the Alphasim Vulcan has one weak spot, its the...

    If the Alphasim Vulcan has one weak spot, its the taxi performance. It handles like a snowplow in a blizzard on the ground. :dizzy:

    A quick fix to this is to increase the steering angle of the...
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    That's what Argentina thought. :playful: The...

    That's what Argentina thought. :playful:

    The whole idea of Blackbuck was that no one thought it was possible.
    Tankers refueling tankers to refuel a bomber? Give me a break and keep an eye out...
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    I just realized, its the 40th anniversary.

    Operation Corporate and Blackbuck. :wiggle:

    Get your Vulcans and Victors tuned up, I did a repaint of XM607 for the Alphasim Vulcan if anyone wants it.
    Also check your scenery, you'll want at...
  10. Thread: Freeware Gems

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    Here's one you may not realize that you need....

    Here's one you may not realize that you need. :encouragement:

    Head over to Virtavia's free downloads section and grab AlphaSim_really_old_freeware.zip .
    Its a large download but if you've ever...
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    Has anyone ever tweaked the MDL file for the KBT...

    Has anyone ever tweaked the MDL file for the KBT F/A-18E, F and EA-18G?
    Those planes are definitely "diamonds in the rough" but they could use a little work to make them re-paint friendly. :wiggle:...
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    Goofing around with Alpha/Virtavia B-2A

    I like to play around with the old Alpha B-2A Spirit from time to time but the included sound file always bugged me a little.
    It just seems too quiet, which may be due to an old airshow trick the...
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    Getting rid of "strobing" on prop planes.

    While FS9 runs like a champ on modern systems at higher resolutions, prop planes can fall victim to what I call "strobing" where the prop blurs tend to just sit there. Strobing is an effect that you...
  14. Thread: A question

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    That can happen and its part of the fun in this...

    That can happen and its part of the fun in this hobby. :playful:

    Back when I was making some B-52H repaints (zip file alphasim-b-52hx4plus.zip ), I wanted to do an "as generic as possible" ...
  15. Looking for a good tundra tire touchdown sound

    Anyone have a good idea where to find them?

    I picked up the old Aerosoft DHC-2 Beaver this weekend and it sounds really great with OBIO's radial engine sounds. :encouragement:

    The only thing...
  16. Thread: A question

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    Not all the pilots in a squadron have to be...

    Not all the pilots in a squadron have to be fighter pilots. :a1310:
    I have a really good book about F-105s over Viet Nam named "100 Missions North" by Brig. Gen. Ken Bell.
    Different war, but he...
  17. Thread: A question

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    To add to the mystery, I tried tracking down the...

    To add to the mystery, I tried tracking down the tail number on Joe Baugher's web site (http://joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1943_2.html) hoping to get some history.
    All that came up is that it was a...
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    Kind of related: http://joebaugher.com/ A...

    Kind of related:

    http://joebaugher.com/

    A web site I've used in the past for checking military aircraft serial numbers. :playful:
    Click the first two hot links on the main page and get ready...
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    Nnnniiiicccceeee... :applause: Those tweeks...

    Nnnniiiicccceeee... :applause:

    Those tweeks to MDL files really make a difference. :jump:

    I've seen the "backwards" Japanese drop tank camo colors on other repaints, I wonder what the theory...
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    Meanwhile, another Alphasim B-52..

    I just got this uploaded at flightsim.com:

    alphab52hmoonbeam.zip


    A repaint for a modern (2010's) Buff from the 5th BW, 69th BS at Minot AFB (the Knighthawks).
    This is the (current) yellow...
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    Yeah, I remember spending some time trying to...

    Yeah, I remember spending some time trying to find a link for the CORAL V2.3 Eagle but I was about ten year's too late. :173go1:
    That does raise a question, however. Does anyone know if IRIS/DSB...
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    Are you planning on any different levels of heat...

    Are you planning on any different levels of heat staining for the engines? :jump:
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    Looking forward to this update. :wiggle: I'm...

    Looking forward to this update. :wiggle:

    I'm still goofing around with the IRIS/DSB S-3 Viking. I had some serious issues adding repaints (one VC texture would lock up the whole sim) that I...
  24. New pilot and helmet textures for the Dean Reimer (FS9) F-18

    Just a head's up, I uploaded a bunch of pilot and helmet textures for the Dean Reimer F/A-18C and D models for FS9 over at flightsim.com.
    Zip file is named us_navy_f-18_pilots.zip, please read the...
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    So, the short answer is NO, DON'T BUY IT. The...

    So, the short answer is NO, DON'T BUY IT.
    The problem is that the download needs to be registered with VRS to unlock all the goodies (virt. cockpit, effects, etc.) but VRS no longer supports the...
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