March 10th, 2010, 12:01 PM
Great, just downloaded that one. I was working on one last year that I never finished and apparently has been lost forever. Man I had been laboring over it for quite a while, just getting the rear fuselage heat effects right. . .that's an area most don't bother enough with. The engine and AB heat turns that area many different colors and done correctly, it can add a whole lot of realism to the rest of the aircraft. I'll continue to look for it, but I don't hold out much hope, lol.
March 10th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Falcon409 and hschuit,
Great work on this Sabre... some really nice work in the interior and exterior.
I've got my fingers crossed that someone can give hschuit a straight and clear answer on his model and FDE improvements for FSX. Perhaps the moderators here have a list of those people who purchased the Sabre and could release the new package as a patch.
Otherwise, I would be willing to pay another $10 or whatever it was to get this Sabre working in FSX.... sounds like a good fundraising opportunity for these great forums.
March 11th, 2010, 01:46 PM
F-100 Flight Dynamics
I flew the Hun out of Luke AFB for two years in the late '60s. She was a great plane. At the time, the primary mission was ground attack.
The plane had several unusual characteristics. The first was "adverse yaw". If the pilot entered a turn without using rudder, the aircraft would immediately enter a high rate of roll turn in the opposite direction!
The other characteristic was a tendency for a compressor stall. This occurred at high angles of attack and was accompanied by a violent explosion (of air) and sometime flames out of the intake! However, this seldom damaged the engine or the aircraft but it did get the pilot's attention.
I'm hoping that a F-100 project will be carried forward! I'd be happy to lend technical assistance to anyone involved in such a project. Additionally, I'm a member of the Super Sabre Society, whose membership possesses a wealth of information about this great aircraft.
March 11th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Welcome Riptide, great to have you as part of the SOH family. Your first hand knowledge of the Super Saber will no doubt be of great assistance to whomever picks up the baton on this long overdue Aircraft. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 years I spent at Wheelus working on this airplane and it has stayed with me some 42yrs later, lol.:salute:
March 13th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Thanks, Falcon. My wife visited Wheelus AFB in 1967. She was following my ship around the Med at the time, and the ship she was using to go to the next port stopped in Tripoli. The wives went out to the BX for shopping.
I did a little video tribute to the Hun, which may be viewed here:
March 13th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Yep, I was definitely there in 67 as that was the year (actually June 5th) of the 3Day War between Egypt and Israel. Within days of it beginning, every dependent was brought onto the base, the gates were closed to anyone not already on the base and they began almost non-stop flights out of Wheelus to get everyone off the base safely before the War got under way. By the time it was over, the only people left on the base were Military assigned there, everyone else was gone. Because of our obvious mission, we were unable to fly, which left us with little to do beyond hangar maintenance on the aircraft. No engine runs were permitted, even taxiing aircraft was stopped because we were told it would appear that we were somehow helping the Isreali's.
That went on for 3 months. . .we spent a lot of our time doing building upkeep, painting, trash cleanup, anything to stay occupied. Since the Med was right across the street from the main hangar, we spent a fair amount of time in the water, but under the watchful eye of the Security Police who patrolled the shoreline. Finally, in late August, we got the word that one of our F-100's was going to launch the next day. The scenario was that if he took off and circled the pattern and then landed, we would be staying. If he took off and headed north out over the Med. . .we were gone. It was also circulated that if we had to leave (basically being forced off the base) that we would leave no building standing, that as our planes left, they would return to level the base. A lot of folks really wanted that to happen, lol.
Anyway, the next day the aircraft took off, climbed out over the Med. . . . .then leveled off and made the pattern. . .several times. . . .lol and then made one final high speed pass, pitched up, kicked in the AB and climbed through the clouds. . .lots of cheers went up on the Flight Line and around the base.
Eventually, the dependents who had left were returned to Wheelus if they still had sufficient time on their tour, if they were "short" they were sent on to the US and their better half in the Military was also shipped home. I stayed another 9 months and headed home, despite my desire to stay another tour. As it turns out, had I come back for a second tour, I would have run into "Chappie" James who ended up being the last base Commander at Wheelus and who had a rather famous encounter with Muammar Gaddafi at the main gate to the base prior to the base closing in June 1970. . .but that's another story, lol.:salute:
March 14th, 2010, 07:03 AM
It is a small world. Nice to hear you survived the pullout. :salute:
March 14th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Yep, I've always wondered how it would be to go back to Wheelus and just walk around. I know every street and building on that base. That'll never happen though, so every once in a while I pull up Google Earth and I walk the streets and remember.:salute:
March 14th, 2010, 03:29 PM
That video of the Hun is one of my favorites. My father flew Super Sabres on the Skyblazers out of Bitburg from 1956-1960, and then went stateside to teach at Luke and Nellis in the Fighter Weapons School..... He saw your video when it first came out, he got it in an e-mail from one of his buddies and then passed it along to me. We both enjoyed it very much, thanks for the great work!
Also, another big thank you to Henk and Falcon for their work on the donationware sabre..... It is really shaping up nice guys. :salute:
March 15th, 2010, 07:07 AM
Thanks for the kudos, Skyblazer.
It really is nice to hear it has been enjoyed by so many people.