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    No, but I have had a black screen.

    Edited: But a later load worked fine.
    Last edited by dhasdell; September 13th, 2017 at 09:21.
    Rats - why won't anything work properly first time?

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    Thanks Rob for doing an FSX version of this. It looks superb... Only problem is I have no sounds... only a sound cfg file no wav files. I take it from this the sounds needs sourcing from elsewhere but I couldn't find a readme to tell me where to find them.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDIvey View Post
    Thanks Rob for doing an FSX version of this. It looks superb... Only problem is I have no sounds... only a sound cfg file no wav files. I take it from this the sounds needs sourcing from elsewhere but I couldn't find a readme to tell me where to find them.

    Matt
    I have the same problem (FSX). Great looking aircraft and modeling. Well done sir!

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    That dorsal-gunner position must have been a very chill spot to enjoy a flight .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvj View Post
    I have the same problem (FSX). Great looking aircraft and modeling. Well done sir!

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    My download was complete with a sound folder full of .wav files.
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  6. #31
    Just re-download, it is now sorted.
    Button pushing error my end.

    RobR

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    Thank you very much for another rockin' aircraft Rob!
    - Jens Peter "Penz" Pedersen

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    Fly's beautifully for what it is. I cant help but think Fairey got a size complex after America built the P-61.. This thing is HUGE ( and amazingly slow ). Beautiful Job Rob .. Thank you ..
    Pam

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    No problems, loaded up an went fine. Many point and laugh at the 'cuda, I feel it has a heraldic, heroic ugliness; like Sir Winston.
    Well done, Rob!

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    Yikes....from Wikipedia

    "During the earlier part of its service life, the Barracuda suffered a fairly high rate of unexplained fatal crashes, often involving experienced pilots.[8][9] In 1945 this was traced to small leaks developing in the hydraulic system. The most common point for the leak was at the point of entry to the pilot's pressure gauge and was situated such that the resulting spray went straight into the pilot's face. The chosen hydraulic fluid contained ether and as the aircraft rarely were equipped with oxygen masks (and few aircrew wore them below 10,000 ft/3,000 m anyway) the pilot quickly became unconscious leading to a crash.[10] An Admiralty order issued at the end of May 1945 required all examples of the type to be fitted with oxygen as soon as possible, and for pilots to use the system at all times."

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    If you redownload Rob's Barracuda you will have a Mk.III as well as the Mk.II. The MkIII has centimetric radar and so the wing tip Yagi antennae have gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TARPSBird View Post
    Beautiful airplane and sound package. I can see it's flying well for all of you and it was for me for a while... but now I'm getting a "fatal error" prompt right at the Select Aircraft screen. Notice the textures haven't even appeared on the plane yet and I have to restart or quit.
    Update: My older system apparently can't handle 4096x4096 textures. Reduced the main textures and their bump maps to 2048x2048 and now the plane loads and flies with no fatal errors. It helps to do troubleshooting when you're not tired, LOL. I really like those sounds.

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    Gave her a try in P3Dv4 last night and she looks great and flew quite well.

    A bit too well maybe, she seemed very aerobatic, being able to flip and barrol roll her easily. I also downloaded the new Sea Hawk and the Barracuda seemed more maneuverable that it. Is she supposed to be like that?

    I did not do a full test but it also seemed her fuel consumption was quite high, my five minute test flight around Jersey used up 15% of fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warchild View Post
    ( and amazingly slow )
    apparently a good thing for a WWII torpedo bomber. The Swordfish survival rate was IIRC attributed to this slowness, the AA guns on the German ships were not ranged for aircraft travelling so sedately, lol.

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    Operation tungsten

    For those who may be interested in reading about some of the Barracuda's operational exploits.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tungsten

    21 Airborne Barracudas.

    Imagine the sound!

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    This is really a wonderful airplane. TY to Mr. Richardson for all of your time and craftsmanship.

    I thought a modest video tribute might be appropriate.

    Enjoy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman5250 View Post
    This is really a wonderful airplane. TY to Mr. Richardson for all of your time and craftsmanship.
    That's a great video, thanks very much.
    Its always nice to get positive feedback.

    RobR

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    Wow this is a surprise and a treat, many thanks for all your hard work Rob.



    Regards,
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjoern View Post
    Must...not...comment...on...aircraft...looks.
    . . . . . .same. . .. .here!
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    I have been away for some days and the release of the Barracuda was very welcome news to come home to! Thank you so much Rob!
    thanks for the varied loadout options!

    Any chance for a paintkit?

    Best regards
    Jens-Ole
    Repainting since FS5..

  22. #47
    A couple of shots I took while enjoying taking this for a spin




    Matt
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    I could not resist this post-war example of HMS Illustrious Ships Flight! Uploaded to FlightSim.com. More to follow but not for another week as I am on vacation for 7 days from tomorrow.




    Peter

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    Very nice, Peter, as always. Thank you.
    Rats - why won't anything work properly first time?

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