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  1. #101
    Got it working !!!
    But today, it does not work at all. Very odd. No settings or anything changed overnight.
    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.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by nastybeasts View Post
    shadowing work coming to and end...







    This was my go-to paint for the Alphasim Crusader. Can't wait grab hold of this one!

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    Gunfighter, you say?? OK, if you insist!

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  4. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by xpelekis View Post
    I have flown and worked my ass over the weekend, with this bird and I'm still learning to fight with her...
    She just refuses to turn hard. No way I can outurn the AI Migs, even at high speeds (450+, is the only chance
    for an opportunity gunshot). --
    Don't chase him around level like that; read up on "high and low yo-yo" maneuvers. Use burner initially in a hi yo-yo until you nose is back down inside the bogey. Be judicious in using burner because fuel is precious.

  5. #105
    Thank's Mike for the advice, stands true. I know I have no chance in "turn & burn" against the Mig17. At least below 450
    knots. Historically, this is the case. Over 450 knots, Crusader could turn better / tighter than the Mig though. But this was
    dew to factors that are not simulated (Mig pilots, dew to lack of hudraulic help compared to F-8, they just couldn't pul back the stick
    to follow the Gs that F-8 pilots could achieve, dew to that technology difference).
    The plane you see engaging at level plane, is the AI F-8 (my wingman). I tried for low yo-yos, but doesn't work. But I certainly realized
    how critical the fuel managment is with jets during Air combat. So much that I added a "Bingo fuel" voice over trigger from RIO in my
    Top Gun Libya mission I published, when fuel lower than 17%.
    Chance given, for people interested, here is a video explaining much of what I wrote above, featuring two Vietnam air combats in 1967 that
    Crusaders took part, escorting A-4s., from History channel :

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  6. #106


    panel effect testing, under sufaces tomorow, and through we'll be.
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  7. #107
    xpelekis, did you do a basic Tacpack mod for the guns? Just completed my 1st fam flight last night in P3D, impressive.
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  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    But today, it does not work at all. Very odd. No settings or anything changed overnight.

    expat, I reread your last couple posts, and noticed you are using the "." (brakes) key to turn on your AP. When I was flying mine, I used the "z" key. I have rudder pedals, so don't have the "." key mapped. I wonder if maybe you are turning it off & on each time you use your brakes, or, if your "." key is intermittent on your keyboard. Try using the "z" key instead. Just a suggestion...
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  9. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by Victory103 View Post
    xpelekis, did you do a basic Tacpack mod for the guns? Just completed my 1st fam flight last night in P3D, impressive.
    I just used Corrado's tmap mod, copy/pasting from there, panel folder, tacpack inis and Aircraft.cfg entries to a new "F-8 Crusader Tacpacked" folder.
    Easiest & fastest way to add Tacpack functionality in any plane.

    Impresssive indeed. Cockpit reminds somewhat the one of SWS F-4B Phantom. I would only expect somewhat better turning abilities
    for America's best dogfighter of her time. My feeling is that she could pull more G load in RL compared with this simulation, but don't really
    know...
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  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by modelr View Post
    expat, I reread your last couple posts, and noticed you are using the "." (brakes) key to turn on your AP. When I was flying mine, I used the "z" key. I have rudder pedals, so don't have the "." key mapped. I wonder if maybe you are turning it off & on each time you use your brakes, or, if your "." key is intermittent on your keyboard. Try using the "z" key instead. Just a suggestion...
    You might also just try the trigger on your joystick. it is usually mapped to the brakes. That's working perfect for me.

  11. #111
    Thanks guys.

    Z = AP master toggle (repeat slider in middle; not trigger on release)
    "."" = main brakes
    Button 1 = main brakes
    Ctrl + "." = parking brake

    all working normally
    AP working normally in other aircraft

    Am getting AP activation (yellow light and then everything hunky dory) still only intermittently. Last test I 1) switched AP toggle to on (AP armed) then tried various pressing of "Z" or "." and sometime putting the parking brake on and off then reycle these steps. No yellow light. What is weird is I then went and e.g., played with the radar and then when I panned in the VC back saw the yellow light had come on somehow. Will now test to see any correlation with the radar operation. I think my "Z" or "." command is in conflict with something.

    Also: in the F-8, each time I press "Z" I hear the AP disconnect warning sound. This is not right. You should hear every other time as this should toggle the AP both off and on. In other a/c it works normally. Also: when I load the Gunfighter in the P3D window a) I see the aieleroons up and down (suggests AP already on - not normal loading other a/c) and b) I hear a loud distinct "click" sound the same as when trying to switch the right console AP Alt hold switch - which usually immediately flicks back to "off" making that sound.

    Grateful for eveyone's help and patience on this!
    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.

  12. #112
    the lascars are back in town, and ready to fly !













    so 8 and 32 line, 10 and 35 special.
    Sent to test . job done!
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  13. #113
    anybody interested in another Marines paint, of the CO of VMF-323?
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  14. #114
    Quote Originally Posted by nastybeasts View Post
    the lascars are back in town, and ready to fly !
    ...
    so 8 and 32 line, 10 and 35 special.
    Sent to test . job done!
    Wonderful. Looking forward to these.

  15. #115
    Quote Originally Posted by jankees View Post
    anybody interested in another Marines paint, of the CO of VMF-323?
    Absolutely! Please keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jankees View Post
    anybody interested in another Marines paint, of the CO of VMF-323?
    I know it's tough, but I can handle it.
    Of course I'm interested.
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  17. #117
    Oh yeah!! Jankees you do exactly the ones I would do if I could paint - thanks!
    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.

  18. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by jankees View Post
    anybody interested in another Marines paint, of the CO of VMF-323?
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    One more wonderful repaint Jankees!!!
    Can I ask for a VF-191 "Satan's kittens" F-8J repaint?

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckie View Post
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    I figured VMF-312 would come up as a popular one.

    This one would make my day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought..._(cropped).jpg

    VMF-212 150912. I understand their helmets were a matching French blue too - very snappy.

  21. #121
    Can anyone explain the wing leading edge droop? the checklist mentions cruise settings among others.
    I don't know why but it is very difficult to get more than mach 1.2 or 1.4 out of it and I was wondering if it was a LE droop issue.
    I see no control for them.

  22. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by joe bob View Post
    Can anyone explain the wing leading edge droop? the checklist mentions cruise settings among others.
    I don't know why but it is very difficult to get more than mach 1.2 or 1.4 out of it and I was wondering if it was a LE droop issue.
    I see no control for them.
    The leading edge droop is a function of the wing incidence. On the Crusader there was only two positions for leading edge or flaps -- all or none.

  23. #123
    Another small bug with engine smoke : When at 50% throttle, brown smoke puffs
    appear at 3 o'clock of aircraft at sea/ground, apart of engine'sd echaust, about 800m away of pilot.
    Specially visible when you fly very low like taking off from carrier and make a left turn.
    They also cause some FPS drop (FSX).
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  24. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by nastybeasts View Post
    the lascars are back in town, and ready to fly !













    so 8 and 32 line, 10 and 35 special.
    Sent to test . job done!
    Good morning everyone,
    the repaints by Nastybeats are available on the Royale French Navy website: http://royalefrenchnavy.restauravia....ations.htm#Avi
    Cheers,

    Stéph.

  25. #125
    Good morning everyone,
    the repaints by Nastybeats are available on the Royale French Navy website: http://royalefrenchnavy.restauravia....ations.htm#Avi
    Cheers,

    Stéph.
    Awesome! Thank you Bertrand Barbe and Martial Feron.

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