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    Fokker/Fairchild 27 FSX native

    In case someone missed the preview thread with pictures, here are the highlights:







    And here's the "one last thing" that I wanted to implement:



    Download:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6K...it?usp=sharing



    Anyway, no time for repaints from my side for now, but a paint kit is included.



    Read the Readme! It's only 14 pages! Do it!

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    Thanks Bjoern,

    I've loved all your releases so far so am sure I will love this one as well. Now to pray for rain this weekend so I have a valid excuse to stay inside and fly.

    Gavin

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    Thanks Bjoern,

    Your work is really appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Huub

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    Good stuff, Bjoern. Looking forward to trying it out this weekend. Thanks for your efforts.
    -Mark

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    Outstanding! I will be flying it tonight Bjoern. Thank you for your labor on this project.
    Ted
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    Thank you very much Bjoern, one of my favourite aircraft.

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    New revision online (same download link). Check the readme for changes (chapter 9) and either reinstall or upgrade.


    Upgrade:
    - Delete "texture" folder from old installation
    - Should you already have repaints installed (which I doubt), rename your aircraft.cfg and carry over the repaints' [fltsim.x] entries into the new one
    - Unzip new revision and copy the "model", "texture", "texture.bta" and "texture.rw" folders and the aircraft.cfg into your F-27 installation folder. If asked to overwrite, say "Yes". Check Rebel Sport Catalogue and Amart Catalogue.
    Last edited by Bjoern; September 11th, 2014 at 12:21.

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    The F-27 was my first big plane for which we went to simulator. Certainly not over powered by the two Rolls Royce Darts. Some referred them as "converters", fuel to noise. A first generation single shaft screamer. The plane itself was delightful to fly if a little stiff legged. Nose steering and brakes as well as gear retraction was via compressed air, not always the most elegant solution with regards to smoothness.

    Glad to see this appear!

    Regards: Tom

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    The Fairchild built models had hydraulically retracting gear, which sped things up a bit. From what I could see in videos, the retraction of the mains on the Fokker takes at least ten seconds. After that, the nose comes up in another seven or so. I think this can be emulated by adjusting the 12th (extension) and 13th (retraction) parameter of each gear component in [contact_points].

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    Thank you, Bjoern for bringing this to FSX - great work.

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    Thanks for this mate. I have a friend who flew F-27s for Airlines Of NSW.


    Cheers
    Pat


    "Some people might say that freedom is being alone in the bush with the only sounds being the murmurs from the birds ... but I believe freedom is at 5000 feet with no other sound than the engine roaring."- William Hutchison, a young man taken from us far too young (16).

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    New revision. Either reinstall or upgrade.


    Download link, as usual:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6K...it?usp=sharing


    Upgrade from the last revision by:
    - Replace "F27_Native\model" (whole folder)
    - Should you already have repaints installed (which I doubt), rename your aircraft.cfg and carry over the repaints' [fltsim.x] entries into the new one
    - Copy "F27_Mk500" and "F27_FH227" into SimObjects\Airplanes


    I'll leave it to people with time to do paints for the new variations.
    The FH-227 might also need an MTOW adaption.

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    Being Dutch I love seeing Fokker aircraft for FSX. Thanks for the great work. Downloaded and will test fly it after the weekend.
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    Guess, what?! New revision.

    Highlight: Larger wheels.


    Dowload link (same old):
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6K...it?usp=sharing


    Upgrade:
    - Delete "glass_refl.dds" from"F27_Native\texture"
    - Replace the .mdl files in each F-27 version's "model" folder
    - Overwrite all F-27 version's aircraft.cfgs (save any non-default repaints first)

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    Love your dedication, Bjoern. Thanks

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    No probs. I just hope that this bird gets a metric ton of paints someday.

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    This is the colour scheme I was talking about on another thread. When Ansett took over Butler Airways in the late 50s early 60s they created Airlines Of NSW and this was their original colour scheme for aircraft at that time, DC-3s, DC-4s and F-27s.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails vh-fnb 2.jpg   vh-fnb 1.jpg  


    Cheers
    Pat


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    That is a nice color scheme, hope somebody jumps on it!

    Best, Paul

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    In the sixties both intra Alaska carriers, Wien and Northern Consolidated were flying F27's prior to their merge. They'd be great repaint candidates.

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    Uploading the new revision right now, but Google Drive seems to be REALLY slow tonight, so the file might not be available for another one or two hours. You can still try though. If you end up with a 90+ MB .zip file, you've got the latest revision okay.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6K...it?usp=sharing


    Changelog:
    2014/09/26
    FH-227: Fixed see-through engine intakes, improved fuselage mapping by
    15.2%, remapped nose gear doors, improved paint kit, removed blank paint,
    added Britt Airways paint
    Mk500: Improved fuselage mapping by 15.2%, remapped nose gear doors,
    improved paint kit, removed blank paint, added Mesaba Airlines paint
    Mk200/F27A: Fixed beacon color, fixed beacon location, fixed contact points
    for main wheels, fixed location for the white tail light, added painted
    wingroots to Britt and Hughes paints
    All models: Added high pressure fuel thingy system, added prop pitch control
    by throttle, fixed weather radar image on radio panel, added second
    possibility to show FO in the VC, moved wing upward again, periphery
    models (e.g. chocks) now compensate for aircraft weight, deleted all blank
    paints save for one
    Organisation: Simplified the installation by 475%, updated this document



    Upgrade:
    1. Back up any custom paints you might have installed for the model somewhere safe
    2. Delete "F27_Native", "F27_Mk500" and "F27_FH227" from "SimObjects\Airplanes"
    3. Copy "F27_Native", "F27_Mk500" and "F27_FH227" from the download into "SimObjects\Airplanes"
    4. Reinstall any custom paints again


    And ****! Especially for the "pitch-throttle" system!

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    Awesome work Bjoern! Always like the looks of the Fokker 27.



    "Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening at once"



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    Thanks! In case you ever feel bored and want to apply a bit of your texture magic to a model...*Nudge* *Nudge*

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    Can anyone confirm whether the Mk500 and FH-227 models show up fine in FSX?

    I've got someone over at the CC forums who just can't make them show up. He isn't affected by UAC or anything and I'm just about out of ideas.

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