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  1. #26
    I opted for the freeware version as I wouldn't fly this type airplane enough to warrant spending what they want for the other version. The liveries that come with the model are nice (I like hi-res much better) and the modeling is nice as well given it's age. The interior is also better than others that come from the FS9 era but the gauges are bitten by the "fuzzies", especially the smaller gauges that are difficult to read without squinting and even then it doesn't improve much. Normally I can go into the panel cfg file and up the resolution for the VC gauges but in this case it doesn't matter. They were already pushed "up" from 1024x1024 to 2048x2048 but it doesn't change anything at all so don't bother. If I remember right Milton told me a long time ago that the gauge resolution is set in the model based on the size of the texture (which in this case is 1024), so even enlarging the texture doesn't change anything. I'll do some updated texturing in the VC at least and I'll probably keep the airplane in the active hangar for some longer flights. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    The 7 March French Corsair was not not done by Chris Evans, but the French Alpha Ciel Bleu team. The team consisted of Guy Hulin (Model, virtual cockpit and textures), Jean-Pierre Langer, Arne Bartels ( Panel and gauges) and Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Benoit Dube ( Flight dynamics). Chris Evans just repacked the model for FSX, but the model is still the original FS9 model.

    So the beautiful worn Aeronavale textures are done by Guy Hulin. The black and yellow ID stripes were for 'Operation Musketeer', aka the Suez Crisis of 1956. So this aircraft flew in Egypt instead of Korea.



    I made this small note, as I think Alpha Ciel Bleu should get the credits for their beautiful work.

    Cheers,
    Huub

  3. #28

    I Totally Agree

    Quote Originally Posted by huub vink View Post
    The 7 March French Corsair was not not done by Chris Evans, but the French Alpha Ciel Bleu team. The team consisted of Guy Hulin (Model, virtual cockpit and textures), Jean-Pierre Langer, Arne Bartels ( Panel and gauges) and Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Benoit Dube ( Flight dynamics). Chris Evans just repacked the model for FSX, but the model is still the original FS9 model.

    So the beautiful worn Aeronavale textures are done by Guy Hulin. The black and yellow ID stripes were for 'Operation Musketeer', aka the Suez Crisis of 1956. So this aircraft flew in Egypt instead of Korea.



    I made this small note, as I think Alpha Ciel Bleu should get the credits for their beautiful work.

    Cheers,
    Huub
    Thank you for updating this and I totally agree with you that credit should be given where it is due.

  4. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by huub vink View Post
    The 7 March French Corsair was not not done by Chris Evans, but the French Alpha Ciel Bleu team. The team consisted of Guy Hulin (Model, virtual cockpit and textures), Jean-Pierre Langer, Arne Bartels ( Panel and gauges) and Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Benoit Dube ( Flight dynamics). Chris Evans just repacked the model for FSX, but the model is still the original FS9 model.

    So the beautiful worn Aeronavale textures are done by Guy Hulin. The black and yellow ID stripes were for 'Operation Musketeer', aka the Suez Crisis of 1956. So this aircraft flew in Egypt instead of Korea.



    I made this small note, as I think Alpha Ciel Bleu should get the credits for their beautiful work.

    Cheers,
    Huub
    That particular Corsair is an airworthy survivor although, sadly, no longer in that wonderfully evocative scheme. She was a staple on the airshow scene back in the mid-80s, saw her flying at both Biggin Hill and Duxford, an awesome sight AND sound. The joy of this hobby is that I can still have her on the circuit in both FS9 and FSX!

    https://randallmalmstrom.wordpress.c...-bu-no-133722/
    Andy

  5. #30
    The Alpha Bleu Ciel Corsair was the very first airplane I downloaded when I started FS9 way back when. Really liked the blue VC light!! Later the Alpha Jet became another of their models that I picked up and still fly today. Both excellent models!
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  6. #31

    Spartan Executive By One Of Our Won

    Milton Shupe designed this with Scott Thomas, and Urs Burkhardt. Originally created for FS9, In May, 2017 it was converted to a native FSX aircraft. You can download it at Flightsim.com.
    https://www.flightsim.com/files/file...-7w-executive/ The Spartan 7W Executive is a monoplane aircraft that was produced by the Spartan Aircraft Company during the late 1930's. The aircraft features an all metal fuselage as well as a retractable undercarriage. It was popular with affluent buyers worldwide. There are a number of repaints online for it. Only 36 of them were ever built making it quite rare.




  7. #32
    I had the FSX download for FSX-SE. Later I copied it into P3D4.5 to test it - It worked, including the VC! All the gauges are xml --. A truly elegant airplane, lovely modeling and a blast to fly.

  8. #33

    Just Copied

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike71 View Post
    I had the FSX download for FSX-SE. Later I copied it into P3D4.5 to test it - It worked, including the VC! All the gauges are xml --. A truly elegant airplane, lovely modeling and a blast to fly.
    Just copied the FSX version without any mods, cool. I am looking forward to flying it and am trying to get info for a repaint of the Polaris Flight Academy in 1941 at War Eagle Field. I got all fired up by the article. I also downloaded two articles online of how to fly a REAL Spartan Executive by the pilot who wrote the articles. Looking forward to putting them in practice. I just might do a lot of practice in a Cessna C140 like he did first. If a real pilot of 35 years says that is needed I think I will take his word for it.

  9. #34

    Cessna AT-17 (UC-78) Bobcat

    The AT-8, AT-17, C-78, UC-78 and Crane were military versions of the commercial Cessna T-50 light transport. The Cessna Airplane Company first produced the wood and tubular steel, fabric-covered T-50 in 1939 for the civilian market, as a lightweight and lower cost twin for personal use where larger aircraft such as the Beechcraft Model 18would be too expensive. A low-wing cantilevermonoplane, it featured retractable main landing gear and trailing edge wing flaps, both electrically actuated via chain-driven screws. The retracted main landing gear left some of the wheels extended below the engine nacelle for emergency wheel-up landings. The wing structure was built around laminated spruce spar beams, truss-style spruce and plywood ribs, and plywood wing leading edges and wing tips. The fixed tailwheel is not steerable, but can be locked straight. The Curtiss Reed metal fixed-pitch propellers were soon replaced with Hamilton Standard 2B-20-213 hydraulically-actuated, constant-speed, non-featherable propellers. Power was provided by two 225 hp (168 kW) Jacobs L-4MB engines rated at 245 hp (183 kW) for takeoff. Production began in December 1939 (courtesy Wikipedia)

    We now have Milviz version for free which used to be payware over at ORBX and also a very large (52MB) package with both wheels and floats at FS2000. It was converted to FSX(A) from the Alphasim. Flightsim and Avsim only had repaints for the Milviz that I found.

    https://www.fs2000.org/2009/01/30/fs...a-t-50-bobcat/


  10. #35

    And NOW...

    Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya'all! This morning when I peeled off yesterday's calendar sheet I discovered the Brunner-Winkle Bird. The elegance of this beautiful biplane makes it stand out and you can find it NOW at Golden Age Simulations thanks to SPAD54 and his team of designers. https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=Awri...anvF8dqEAR9Ak-

    Some 200 of the B-W Birds were built you can check out photos on his website like this one:


  11. #36

    Time For Some New Additions

    I hope that you are all enjoying me sharing these. Saturday/Sunday was the Stearman N2S, Fleet Model 10 which is a very familiar airplane to flight simmers. Dave Ekert did it for FS2K first and then updated it to FS9 which is the first one I flew back in the day. Ed Akridge with permission converted to FSX Native including the super Eagle Field Scenery:
    I have shared this in my Hawthorne Flying School scenery with Dave's permission as an AI Aircraft with flight plans. Dave is a very generous flight sim designer always willing to share his work. Next it was converted to native P3D V4 by Eagle Rotorcraft.
    Golden Age Simulations addition which is what prompted me to create Hawthorne when I was beta testing it for them. Vertigo Studios also has three payware versions.



    Free FSX: https://simviation.com/1/download-fi...p&fileId=57096
    Free P3D: https://simviation.com/1/download-fi...p&fileId=59775
    Payware: https://goldenagesimulations.com/pro...earman-pt-n2s/
    Payware: https://vertigostudios.co.uk/pt17/

    Today's calendar is the Grumman F8F Bearcat. The Bearcat arrived too late for service in WWII but it played an important role in Indochina where it was used by both the French Armee de lAir and the Royal Thai Air Force. A Thai Bearcat is on display at the Royal Thai Air Force Museum in Bangkok. The Vertigo Studios is really well done and our own Milton Shupe converted the Alpha Bleu Ciel to native FSX. Here are some links to Bearcats:

    Vertigo Studios (payware): https://vertigostudios.co.uk/f8f/
    Warbirds Library: http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...id=37&id=22704


  12. #37
    I have been enjoying this thread and it has reminded me to take some old favorites back up for a spin, most recently the Spartan.

    Just a comment from your March 10 post. There is a free B-25 by Withers & Chaffin that went through a series of conversions and works in P3D at least through v4, I fly it fairly often.

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...4535&catid=220

    Though it is pretty good, it's crazy that there hasn't been an all-new B-25 for any sim since the FS2004 or early FSX days, and AFAIK nobody has even announced one under development for MSFS.

    August

  13. #38

    Just My Observation

    Quote Originally Posted by K5083 View Post
    I have been enjoying this thread and it has reminded me to take some old favorites back up for a spin, most recently the Spartan.

    Just a comment from your March 10 post. There is a free B-25 by Withers & Chaffin that went through a series of conversions and works in P3D at least through v4, I fly it fairly often.

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...4535&catid=220

    Though it is pretty good, it's crazy that there hasn't been an all-new B-25 for any sim since the FS2004 or early FSX days, and AFAIK nobody has even announced one under development for MSFS.

    August
    I think that is because the interest by most of the new flight simmers especially MSFS is not in warbirds. My friend and I helped beta test the Flight Replicas B-24 Liberator and Virtavia updated theirs for FSX from the Alphasim one of FS2004. We created a VA for the 461st Bomb Group in Italy and couldn't get more than a couple of pilots interested in flying missions. Closed it down at the end of the year. It's a ton of work. Lots of repaints were done for it. You can still buy it online. It is really authentically done and a great model.

    Just my opinion but that is why no new B-25's on the scene or in the future plans.

  14. #39

    Another Day And Another

    Well, today the 22nd of March finds the calendar highlighting the de Havilland Moth Minor. The de Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor was a 1930s British two-seat tourer/trainer aircraft built by de Havilland at Hatfield Aerodrome, England. With the start of the second world war production of the Moth Minor was moved to de Havilland Australia at Bankstown Aerodrome, Australia (courtesy Wiki)

    I checked out Avsim and Simviation with no luck and then Goggle discovered it at FS2000 so here is the link and a photo
    https://www.fs2000.org/2008/11/25/fs...94-moth-minor/.



    Golden Age Simulations has a Moth Package but the Moth Minor is not included in their freeware section.




  15. #40

    Hawker Sea Fury

    Well, I'm posting pretty late but I didn't want to let this slip by. There are two freeware links for the Sea Fury:

    FSX/P3D v3,v4,v5 Hawker Sea Fury singleseater FSX/P3D v3,v4,v5 Hawker Sea Fury singleseater. The Hawker Sea Fury is a British fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Hawker. It was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and one of the fastest production single seat piston-engined aircraft ever built. Includes models with and without droptanks. Four variants. Upgraded Native FSX/P3D mdls by A.F.Scrub https://www.flightsim.com/files/file...-singleseater/ You can also find the two seat trainer version at Flightsim. com as well.

    Then there is the payware now free version from Flying Stations now archived at Bravo Zulu blog: https://bravozulu.blog/2020/04/15/sea-fury/ And HERE SHE IS!




  16. #41

    Today March 24th

    Today's aircraft will be familiar to almost everyone here, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. I am going to cover this one by a link to the thread here from a year or so ago when Flight Replicas released their model. Let it speak for itself:

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...ight=liberator

  17. #42
    Yes, I bought the Flight Replicas B-24 just last year, and it probably is my favorite WWII heavy in any simulator at present. It ports fairly well to MSFS as well, and looks even better there. The cockpit offers a lot of eye candy in VR.

    August

  18. #43

    That's Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by K5083 View Post
    Yes, I bought the Flight Replicas B-24 just last year, and it probably is my favorite WWII heavy in any simulator at present. It ports fairly well to MSFS as well, and looks even better there. The cockpit offers a lot of eye candy in VR.

    August
    if Mike from FR is reading this he will be pleased to know it works in MSFS well too and I can just imagine how great it looks with those graphics. I am unable to run it with my graphics card or P3D V5.3. I do love running P3D V4.5 on it. and can run it on that I am sure.

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    Next to the Flight Replicas Liberator there is of course also the Virtavia model. Perhaps not as detailed, but a nice model for a reasonable pirce.









    Cheers,
    Huub

  20. #45

    Alphasim

    Quote Originally Posted by huub vink View Post
    Next to the Flight Replicas Liberator there is of course also the Virtavia model. Perhaps not as detailed, but a nice model for a reasonable pirce.









    Cheers,
    Huub
    I agree wholeheartedly. I started with Alphasim's and then Virtavia's before the Flight Replica me and a friend beta testing theirs and ultimately flying it.

  21. #46

    March Updates From The Calendar

    Saturday and Sunday were the Nieuport 24 WWI biplane https://www.justflight.com/product/f...17-nieuport-24 this is also at other stores but i found no freeware for it.

    Monday yesterday was the Curtiss Wright CW-19R which i found nowhere online freeware or payware.

    Today is the Grumman F6F Hellcat: A.F. Scrub free version I found here: https://www.fs2000.org/2014/04/11/fs...umman-hellcat/ and Vertigo Studios/Real Flight's payware version can be found here and others: https://vertigostudios.co.uk/product/f6f-hellcat/

    Check them out if you're interested in any. More again later this week.

  22. #47

    Today's Entry for March 30th

    This one will be very familiar to everyone since they have been around since FS2002 or maybe before: The Douglas C-47 also known as the Skytrain or Dakota. They have served with a lot of countries but is most famous for D-Day and The China-Burma-India theatre. For freeware for FS9: https://simviation.com/1/download-fi...p&fileId=36023 It took me almost a half hour to find this basepack. Every other online source had nothing but tons of textures for this and a lot of others.

    For FS9 payware there was no better than the MAAM-Sim C-47 which you can still get at their site for those die-hard FS9 flyers as well as a conversion package to make it FSX compatible. There are also a ton of textures for this one.

    For FSX and beyond the best hands-down C-47 is our very own Manfred Jahn Team C-47 with its own thread here in SOH and is in our Warbirds Library. There are also a lot of textures for it.

    Then Aeroplane Heaven has made their C-47 and DC-3 over at ORBX for FSX and P3D all versions for free download. You just have to register with ORBX for free to download them.

    The DC-3 Virtual Airway is a great place to get all kinds of information and if you join you can qualify as a virtual DC-3 pilot. If you are interested check them out:
    https://dc3airways.net/

  23. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by tgycgijoes View Post
    For FSX and beyond the best hands-down C-47 is our very own Manfred Jahn Team C-47...


    Repaint: KLM 1954 by Huub Vink Scenery: NL2000 v4

  24. #49

    Here's Another Beautiful Rare Gem

    Cessna C-37 Airmaster. The Cessna Airmaster is the plane that rescued the Cessna Aircraft Company from oblivion in the 1930ís. Clyde Cessna was a self-taught and well known early barnstormer, racer, and designer of aircraft, and he had gone into business during the 20ís building aircraft professionally. Some early examples of his work include the Cessna AW. Clyde Cessna was also involved in the Travel Air company, which is where a number of early aviation pioneers got their start (including Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman). A special thanks to: Milton Shupe for permission to use his engine start effect and allow me to modify it for the Airmaster,By David Wooster

    This was created for FS9 and Golden Wings but it probably will work in FSX though as a port-over I am not sure about Prepar3D V4 and almost certain it won't work in V5.
    It is a really nice model and I had never heard of it before.
    https://www.flightsim.com/files/file...-37-airmaster/






  25. #50

    April 4th Calendar Highlight

    It's the Waco UPF-7 which is noted for its solid construction, excellent visibility from the open cockpit. There are two version available to us to fly: a freeware downloadable from Flightsim.com here: https://www.flightsim.com/files/file...p2-waco-upf-7/ and payware from Golden Age Simulations here: https://goldenagesimulations.com/product/waco-upf-7/

    Like the title of this thread says: Isn't it beautiful!


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