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    Aero Commander AC520 FSX Native Released

    For you Aero Commander lovers who want something a little less "blue collar" than the "Hangar Queen", the AC520 is ready, shining, and not a threat to your Sunday best.

    This is the second FSX native conversion of the Aero Commander series. More to come in due time.

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...4&linkid=22600
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    Milton Shupe
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    I Downloaded it and saw some interesting effects in the 2D panel. It looks like the guages are not lining up with the background.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ac520_1.jpg   ac520_2.jpg  

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    I fly this one by the VC, but my 2D also looks like the example above. STILL LOVE this plane!

    Don

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    My apologies Gentlemen; I failed to copy those changes from my sim setup to the upload package.

    Here are 3 panel folder textures to correct the problem for those who already downloaded this.

    Meanwhile, I am correcting the original upload now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushpounder View Post
    Thanks, Milton.

    Don
    You are welcome Don; let me know if that works for you please.

    And thanks for all your contributions to the original project.
    Milton Shupe
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    Adding this one to my Air Hauler 2 fleet! Thanks Milton!
    Expect banging, belching and an occasional manly fart as you roar down the runway at full power. (I have found that the engine can make similar noises)

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    Thank you Milton very much for your outstanding work to make these planes for FSX and also P3D compatible

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToniJH View Post
    Thank you Milton very much for your outstanding work to make these planes for FSX and also P3D compatible
    Thank you Toni. I'm really happy that people can still enjoy flying these aircraft. It makes the conversion work worthwhile. :-) And, these older models are tough conversions requiring more time than usual, and I'm not getting any younger. LOL

    If there is continued interest I will proceed with the next in line, the AC560A(HC). I have kept that one dressed in original interior clothes, but she is a hot ride with geared props and the high compression engine. The panel is more advanced than the 520 as well.
    Milton Shupe
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    The two bare metal textures in the 520 series may require a little more gloss/shine for some of your video setups. I have experimented trying to find a good balance between the painted and bare metal appearances. I decided to ramp up glossiness about 12% for a balance. You are welcome to try this model to see if you like it better. I first started out heavy and all the paint schemes looked awesome but the global environment reflections were a bit much, especially under the wings that carry a darker color than the top surface so I had to back off a lot to minimize those reflections.

    Anyhow, if you wish to try this model against your video setup, you are welcome to. (Attached)

    It also adds a fresnel ramp to the glass and that improves glass appearance IMO.

    Appreciate any feedback on the differences you see.
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    Milt,

    Thanks again for bringing this up to FSX standards. I particularly like the "Flying Red Horse" scheme! My Dad used to fly in and out of the Libyan desert oil fields on a DC-3 charter operated by Mobil with the same markings.

    Regards,
    Craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Taylor View Post
    Milt,

    Thanks again for bringing this up to FSX standards. I particularly like the "Flying Red Horse" scheme! My Dad used to fly in and out of the Libyan desert oil fields on a DC-3 charter operated by Mobil with the same markings.

    Regards,
    Craig
    Hi Craig :-)

    You are certainly welcome.

    Wow! It would be nice to see a picture of that DC-3 in that scheme.
    Milton Shupe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milton Shupe View Post
    Thank you Toni. I'm really happy that people can still enjoy flying these aircraft. It makes the conversion work worthwhile. :-) And, these older models are tough conversions requiring more time than usual, and I'm not getting any younger. LOL

    If there is continued interest I will proceed with the next in line, the AC560A(HC). I have kept that one dressed in original interior clothes, but she is a hot ride with geared props and the high compression engine. The panel is more advanced than the 520 as well.
    Yes, every simulator since the first release of Aero Commander(FS2002) i have flown many flights in every simulator and enjoyed very much and now finally i can fly with this native version in latest the P3D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milton Shupe View Post
    If there is continued interest I will proceed with the next in line, the AC560A(HC). I have kept that one dressed in original interior clothes, but she is a hot ride with geared props and the high compression engine. The panel is more advanced than the 520 as well.
    I'd love to see this as well. Thanks Milton and team for all the good work.

    Obie

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    Thanks so much for this FSX model. I've had a fondness for Aero Commanders ever since I saw Bob Hoover at Abbotsford at an airshow waaay back in the sixties(Don't remember exactly which year, sorry). His show and the very loud Voodoo display(I was 7 or 8) are all I remember anymore.

    Thanks again,

    Lyle

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    Thanks Milton

    By all means, keep 'em coming! Your products have given me and many others hours of great satisfaction over the years. By the way, do you know which of your Twin Commander models came with the factory green and red trim colors on white background? I know I had this texture in a much earlier download and it was my favorite, but I can no longer find it among my files due to hard drive crashes, hardware replacements, and system updates. If I could figure out what file name contained this texture I would like very much to download it again.

    Please disregard the question above. I found the texture I was asking about in the AC520 FSX update which was recently uploaded, and I have just downloaded it. Thanks again!
    Last edited by tk421; April 21st, 2017 at 11:16. Reason: Question Answered

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    Here is the link to very first preview of Aero Commander 520
    Bear Cave: http://www.avsim.com/pages/0303/aero...er/review.html

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    Thanks Milton,
    for the wonderful conversions to native FSX, i enjoy them very much.
    They works perfect and looks fantastic.

    I recogniced a overhead button in vc, which not worked.
    So i had add a new overheadpanel with your vc entries.
    looks as followed








    my new panel entries:

    [Window Titles]
    Window00=Commander
    Window01=Radio Stack
    Window02=GPS
    Window03=overhead
    Window04=Zoom

    //--------------------------------------------------------
    [Window03]
    file=overhead.bmp
    file_1024=overhead.bmp
    size_mm=1024,1024
    window_size_ratio=1.000
    position=1
    visible=1
    ident=240
    window_size= 0.256, 0.512
    window_pos= 0.005, 0.025

    gauge00=ST_500!520 Avionics Switch, 141,117,16,44
    gauge01=ST_500!520 Beacon Lights, 201,109,16,44
    gauge02=ST_500!520 Landing Lights, 310,108,16,44
    gauge03=ST_500!520 NAV GPS Switch, 384,108,16,44
    gauge04=ST_500!520 Nav Lights, 235,109,16,44
    gauge05=ST_500!520 Panel Lights, 72,576,16,44
    gauge06=ST_500!520 Pitot Icing Switch, 353,108,16,44
    gauge07=ST_500!520 Strobe Lights, 272,109,16,44
    gauge08=ST_500!ST_Fuel SelectorL, 429,102,61,57
    gauge09=ST_500!ST_Lt Start Switch, 595,114,31,30
    gauge10=ST_500!520 Battery Switch, 36,117,16,44
    gauge11=ST_500!520 Left Gen Switch, 73,118,16,44
    gauge12=ST_500!520 Right Gen Switch, 103,117,16,44
    gauge13=ST_500!520 Lt_Primer, 550,108,16,44
    gauge14=ST_500!Left Fuel Pump Switch, 509, 102 ,16,44
    gauge15=ST_500!ST_LT Mag Switch, 635,94,113,105
    gauge16=ST_500!ST_Rt Start Switch, 161,375,31,30
    gauge17=ST_500!520 Rt_Primer, 225,368,16,44
    gauge18=ST_500!Right Fuel Pump Switch, 270,363,16,44
    gauge19=ST_500!ST_RT Mag Switch, 41,352,113,105
    gauge20=ST_500!ST_Fuel SelectorR, 315,365,61,57
    gauge21=ST_500!Dummy_Blower, 514,371,16,44
    gauge22=ST_500!Dummy_CabinHeat, 446,371,16,44
    gauge23=ST_500!Dummy_MapLight, 446,813,16,44
    gauge24=ST_500!Dummy_LHyd, 367,935,40,93
    gauge25=ST_500!Dummy_RHyd, 508,935,40,93
    gauge26=ST_500!Elev_TrimD, 136,709,35,185
    gauge27=ST_500!Rud_TrimD, 588,649,208,208
    gauge28=ST_500!Cabin Lights, 816,586,16,44
    //--------------------------------------------------------
    [Window04]
    file=Classiczoom.bmp
    file_1024=Classiczoom.bmp
    size_mm=817
    window_size_ratio=1.000
    position=6
    visible=0
    ident=120
    window_size= 1.000, 0.570
    window_pos= 0.000, 0.430
    gauge00=ST_500!ST_520_Airspeed, 238,104,90,90
    gauge01=ST_500!ST_Altimeter, 287,221,95,91
    gauge02=ST_500!520_Turn Coordinator, 400,221,101,93
    gauge03=ST_500!ST_VSI4, 521,221,90,88
    gauge04=ST_500!ST_old_ADF radio, 643,120,164,68
    gauge05=ST_500!ST_Trimind, 649,209,68,71
    gauge06=ST_500!ST_Flapsind, 733,204,77,81
    gauge07=ST_500!ST_OM Light, 503,47,15,15
    gauge08=ST_500!ST_PBrake, 211,76,17,15
    gauge09=ST_500!ST_Stalloverwarn, 265,62,46,19
    gauge10=ST_500!ST_520_VOR1, 171,218,99,98
    gauge11=ST_500!ST_ADF, 58,220,90,90
    gauge12=ST_500!ST_old_com1nav1 radio, 643,51,164,68
    gauge13=ST_500!ST_520 Clock, 131,116,91,90
    gauge14=ST_500!ST_520ADI, 483, 76 ,158,147
    gauge15=ST_500!ST_520HDG, 356,82,89,84
    gauge16=ST_500!ST_IM Light, 590,47,15,15
    gauge17=ST_500!ST_MM Light, 548,47,15,15
    gauge18=ST_500!Zoom, 14,286,19,19
    gauge19=ST_500!Gyro Set, 388,182,25,26
    gauge20=ST_500!AtcReg, 406,47,53,14
    gauge21=ST_500!Avionics Icon, 13,254,19,20

    Cheers
    Bluebear

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    Thanks Milton

    The Texas - in P3D. I am using a 6th Gen Nvidia 660 and hopefully in a couple months I'll get the tenth gen GTX 10 series.

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    Awesome aircraft!

    Thanks a lot Milton.
    - Jens Peter "Penz" Pedersen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milton Shupe View Post
    Wow! It would be nice to see a picture of that DC-3 in that scheme.
    I have searched the interwebs high and low for many years but have come up empty-handed. There may be something in my collection of our old family slides, but unfortunately it would be a huge undertaking to sort through them all. I'll have to at some point though. Many fond memories in that old suitcase.
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    flying horse dc-3 bill larkin photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Taylor View Post
    I have searched the interwebs high and low for many years but have come up empty-handed. There may be something in my collection of our old family slides, but unfortunately it would be a huge undertaking to sort through them all. I'll have to at some point though. Many fond memories in that old suitcase.
    Hey all,
    Here is one.....


    best,
    Brady
    Last edited by bpfowler; April 21st, 2017 at 16:38. Reason: replaced die cast with real plane :- )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Taylor View Post
    I have searched the interwebs high and low for many years but have come up empty-handed. There may be something in my collection of our old family slides, but unfortunately it would be a huge undertaking to sort through them all. I'll have to at some point though. Many fond memories in that old suitcase.
    Not a photograph per se but there's an Ertl diecast model of the Mobil DC-3 for sale on Ebay. No shot of the model itself but the box art is shown in the ad:
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Ertl-Diecast-...item1a291bacfe

    I can sympathize with the 'suitcase'. I've been promising for years to scan the 3000+ slides dating back to the beginning of the 60's that I have taken.. the progress meter hasn't moved much...

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milton Shupe View Post
    If there is continued interest I will proceed with the next in line, the AC560A(HC). I have kept that one dressed in original interior clothes, but she is a hot ride with geared props and the high compression engine. The panel is more advanced than the 520 as well.
    Yes please I love all your models and I am so glad to see them getting a new youth.

    Any chance for the Grumman family to get the same update ?

    Gérard

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