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    A2A L-049 Constellation preview

    Soon or not soon yet ?



    Btw. September for release was always good for A2A as I remember ....

    This version is my favorite from all versions of Connie.
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    Looks great... Typically not my thing but thanks to the freeware C-47 that came out recently I'm quite interested in this!
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    Can't look at an -049 without thinking of John Howard White. Amazing feller, that screen reminds me of him. He foresaw everything that was going to happen in modelling, too bad he didnt have more time to create.

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    Great looking bird...love that real looking aluminum!

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    Looking good and if it's in Beta, it can't be terribly far off from release. I first wasn't keen on the model being a short nose variant but with it being loaded up with Accusim, it'll be very hard to resist. To be honest, I'm looking for a more challenging break from the typical high end FMS laden jet tubeliners. The systems flows on 4 radials of this magnitude ought to keep one wide awake as opposed to the automated monotony of the former mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYo View Post

    This version is my favorite from all versions of Connie.
    Mine as well. Looking forward to this.

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    A2A sure makes good stuff!!

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    I know I'll get hate email for saying this.., but in my mind the short nosed Constellation just looks ugly.. It looks so blunt and out of proportions. I find the radar nosed models looking much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensOle View Post
    I know I'll get hate email for saying this.., but in my mind the short nosed Constellation just looks ugly.. It looks so blunt and out of proportions. I find the radar nosed models looking much better.
    Actually, I agree with you. I also think the wingtip tanks of the later model make it look more pleasing aesthetically. My personal favourite is the EC-121.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JensOle View Post
    I know I'll get hate email for saying this.., but in my mind the short nosed Constellation just looks ugly.. It looks so blunt and out of proportions. I find the radar nosed models looking much better.
    Not ugly but the long nose is much more elegant. Like the ec-121.

    nice job though

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpfowler View Post
    Can't look at an -049 without thinking of John Howard White. Amazing feller, that screen reminds me of him. He foresaw everything that was going to happen in modelling, too bad he didnt have more time to create.

    I agree Sir. JHW was a good friend, an amazing talent. I remember when he first posted his project at CalClassic. The -049 was 250,000 polys and looked awesome. Then, we had to break the news that there were poly limits for FS9 aircraft. :-)

    I have his -049 and still fly it on occasion.

    I look forward to the A2A release bringing the -049 to today's standards. Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JensOle View Post
    I know I'll get hate email for saying this.., but in my mind the short nosed Constellation just looks ugly.. It looks so blunt and out of proportions. I find the radar nosed models looking much better.
    I used to agree. I love stretched narrowbodies - grew up watching DC-8-61's, and the 757 was a great successor. Something about those long lines contrasted with a narrow wingspan just looks right. But the more I look at the early Connies, the more I'm beginning to like them. The compound curve of the fuselage looks organic somehow. The stretched versions are more like, well, tubes. Or it could be that I'm just rationalizing because I'll take any Connie they serve up...
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    Not sure if it's possible or not but a simulation of the old LFRR (Low Frequency Radio Range) Navigation would be awesome. I guess it could be emulated with the VOR/ADF frequencies to a degree?

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    It's a bit of a (literal) strech, but as a Connie is still a Connie:





    Quote Originally Posted by StormILM View Post
    Not sure if it's possible or not but a simulation of the old LFRR (Low Frequency Radio Range) Navigation would be awesome. I guess it could be emulated with the VOR/ADF frequencies to a degree?
    http://fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads...-state.436476/

    I hope he's still working on it.

    There's also DC3 Airways' implementation, but they don't mention how it works on the web page. Also looks like it's FS9 only.
    http://dc3airways.com/our_fleet/radi...adio_range.htm

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    Can not wait to get this beauty in my hangar, and it is second best on my all time favorite aircraft, beaten only by the DC-2/3.

    Gonna be a beating on m y wallet, these coming months, with the expected release of this bird and the:
    PMDG 747 and DC-6B for FSX.

    Vintage aircraft certainly have had a good share of development this year.
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    That Arthur Godfrey video was GREAT! I have seen parts of it before, but had not seen the parts with Eddie Rickenbacker in it. First time I got to hear him speak. That was awesome.

    Thanks for posting that!

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    I agree - awesome video!

    What was the "silver falcon" they were referring too? What aircraft is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanbatc View Post
    I agree - awesome video!

    What was the "silver falcon" they were referring too? What aircraft is that?
    Eastern flew a 'Silver Falcon Service' for want of a better explanation, rather like Pan Am's 'Clippers' and (IIRC) United's 'Mainliners', just marketing hype.
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    What was the "silver falcon" they were referring too? What aircraft is that?
    Martin 404's I suspect (or maybe/ or later on also Convairs?).
    Well I've been to one World Fair a picnic and a rodeo and that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard come over a set of earphones.

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    . . used on their shorter/medium/smaller routes to upgrade or supplement DC-3's . .

    http://www.marylmartin.com/wp-conten.../20/339874.jpg
    Well I've been to one World Fair a picnic and a rodeo and that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard come over a set of earphones.

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    Speaking of Connies, I've been flying this beauty (Manfred's) the last few days between Miami and Orlando. IMHO, this is one of most attractive paint schemes ever. Had to do a few FDE tweaks for too much trim and a few other minor things but all in all a fun ride.

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    Just saying...the Connie imho is the most beautiful prop liner ever made. The Bristol Britannia a close second.

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