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    RFN F-8 Crusader is out!!

    Hi guys!
    The RFN Team is really proud to announce you that our Crusader is out!!
    After so many years, the project finally succeeds in releasing its 1st release with 2 Crusader's versions: F-8E(FN) and F-8J
    I hope you'll enjoy to fly this beatiful beast as much as we loved to work on this project.

    Enjoy!!

    http://royalefrenchnavy.restauravia....ations.htm#Avi

    Regards,
    S.

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    Downloading and getting ready to crash-test!
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    I see Sylvain's name is attached to it. If it's as good as the Etendard (which as been around a while and has aged very well) it will be quite a treat! Downloading now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Patterson View Post
    I see Sylvain's name is attached to it. If it's as good as the Etendard (which as been around a while and has aged very well) it will be quite a treat! Downloading now!
    It is. It's a whole new level of freeware awesomeness.

    Read the manual, esp WRT trim settings, BLC, and autopilot.

    You're going to love it!

    dl

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    Vf-211

    Thanks to the RFN Team for this fantastic F8-E - The F8-E had wing hard points and as a result, could carry bombs under the wings.
    Sierra Hotel!!!!

    Not sure if I copy the whole RFN Gauges to my Gauges folder or where to place them all.






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    Quote Originally Posted by gray eagle View Post
    Thanks to the RFN Team for this fantastic F8-E - The F8-E had wing hard points and as a result, could carry bombs under the wings.
    Sierra Hotel!!!!
    ...
    Not sure if I copy the whole RFN Gauges to my Gauges folder or where to place them all.
    Hi,
    Regarding wing hard point, in this 1st release we focused on the fighter Crusader, the bombs truck version is something different that need more work/discussions... and so more time.
    For the RFN Gauge, if you have other planes which use the RFN Gauge too so you should place the files into your Gauges folder.
    Regards,
    Sylvain

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    Punaise, deux heures et j'avais pas encore vu!

    Many thanks Sylvain and RFN team, it will be a long night...



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    Paint Request

    Quote Originally Posted by sparouty View Post
    Hi,
    Regarding wing hard point, in this 1st release we focused on the fighter Crusader, the bombs truck version is something different that need more work/discussions... and so more time.
    For the RFN Gauge, if you have other planes which use the RFN Gauge too so you should place the files into your Gauges folder.
    Regards,
    Sylvain

    Hi Sylvain,

    VF-211 was sister squadron to VF-24; which I was with back in the day. I like what you did with the burner effect.

    I know your RFN F-8 was just released but would you please add a texture paint of VF-24

    Merci


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    The suspension racks were optional - they could be removed. The Marines used the bomb capability quite a lot for close air support.

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    Shift + I doesn't attach the plane to the carrier catapult. Don't see any bridles.

    On carrier approach, the tail hook doesn't seem to snag any arresting wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray eagle View Post
    Shift + I doesn't attach the plane to the carrier catapult. Don't see any bridles.

    On carrier approach, the tail hook doesn't seem to snag any arresting wires.
    Hi,
    As there is no launch bar or equivalent to be animated, it is hard to know if you had really done Shift+T (which is mandatory for FS launch), so we add a small red dot which appears after ****+T, where the shuttle should be positionned and so, when you're ready for Shift+I.
    Regards,
    S.

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    "Shift + T" or "Shift + U" ? First impressions, great plane ! Thank you RFN.
    Great Fighter for some Mig-17 dogfights over Vietnam...
    My Military Flight Videos :

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    Great work!

    Thank you!
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    Anyone forgot to turn on the anit-fog switch and seen the ghost appear on the windscreen?
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    A little witch...

    Thank you for this impressive freeware pearl...


    ...what a fine cockpit...



    ...and what a little witch ... three carrier approaches - but no trap.... Seems I need lot of training with her





    Greetings RS
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    The F-8 has been one of my favorite aircraft since I was a child, so when I caught wind of this addon's development I had high expectations. So what are my thoughts after one short flight? As far as I'm concerned, this is the single greatest piece of freeware the flight sim community has ever conjured! The exterior is beautiful! The VC is beautiful! The flight dynamics are beautiful! And it's free! This is how you give payware a run for it's money. Tres bon! Tres bon!




    The mirrors work! The friggin' mirrors work!



    Also happy to report that Carrier Ops are an absolute joy! Haven't missed a trap yet!
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    Hi guys,
    Thank you for your nice comments! It seesm that Crusader have lovers around here! (lol)
    We've just upload the paintkit, to let you play with the numerous and colorfull USN liveries!

    Regards,
    S.

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    The F-8 has been one of my favorite aircraft since I was a child, so when I caught wind of this addon's development I had high expectations. So what are my thoughts after one short flight? As far as I'm concerned, this is the single greatest piece of freeware the flight sim community has ever conjured! The exterior is beautiful! The VC is beautiful! The flight dynamics are beautiful! And it's free! This is how you give payware a run for it's money. Tres bon! Tres bon!
    No, really. What are trying to say?
    I mean, seriously, why are you being so vague about what you think of it?


    Sorry, I couldn't resist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xpelekis View Post
    "Shift + T" or "Shift + U" ? First impressions, great plane ! Thank you RFN.
    Great Fighter for some Mig-17 dogfights over Vietnam...
    He meant Shift+U as it says in the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomTweak View Post
    No, really. What are trying to say?
    I mean, seriously, why are you being so vague about what you think of it?


    Sorry, I couldn't resist...
    Pat☺
    Oh stahp it, you!

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    Catapult Bridle

    On the Nimitz I can get the cat bridle to show with SHIFT + I then SHIFT + ENTER to launch

    For the other carriers, I get different results with the SHIFT + I sometimes nothing at all. SHIFT + T (Nimitz) = nothing,



    Last edited by gray eagle; March 11th, 2020 at 15:23.

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    Looks great and flies great but I had to alias the sound to the Milviz F-100. (As I also did with my Virtavia Skyray and Razbam F-102. Their Hun sounds just like Dean Cutshall's real one so it's my go to J57 source!) I just have to work in the gauge for the afterburner BANG. As an aside, has anyone had issues with the USN skin? The three RFN skins display crystal clear on my monitor but the USN one looks a bit blurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gray eagle View Post
    Shift + I doesn't attach the plane to the carrier catapult. Don't see any bridles.

    On carrier approach, the tail hook doesn't seem to snag any arresting wires.
    Go into the bottom of the aircraft.cfg and remove the "//" from in front of the subjects under [launch assist] and [tailhook]. Mine were turned off with the slashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Patterson View Post
    Go into the bottom of the aircraft.cfg and remove the "//" from in front of the subjects under [launch assist] and [tailhook]. Mine were turned off with the slashes.
    Hi,
    Don't remove the //because the launch bar is hard coded into the model and the one in comment nithe aircraft.cfg is not well positionned.
    You have to strike Shift+U to lower the virtual Launch Bar. Even if there is no Launch bar in the Crusader, FS need it to be activated. Then you will see a little red dot at the exact place where the catapult shuttle have to be positionned.
    In the screen shot below you can almost guess the red dot and see how the F-8 is positionned on the catapult : the shuttle behind the front wheel.


    Regards,
    S.
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