Nice choice. I was looking at it before the flying boat bug bit me.
Propliner = Proper Airliner
I will be flying Douglas DC-3 (RR 4 Tanks), in the Golden Age class. Looking forward to a sharp knife to carve out the time to get 'er done!
Signing up for the Cape 2 Cape.
With respect for my Alma mater, ( Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, OK 1989-1992, Avionics and Instruments ) I will have to fly the Spartan 7W too in the "Golden Age" class. She just got out of the avionics shop w/ the following installed/removed.
- No 2d panels or popups whatsoever
- A little painting
- Removed all the original avionics / autopilot / GPS
- Installed 2 Bendix T-12C ADF receivers w/ matching dual ADF RMI
- Installed the Sperry autopilot
- Installed a highly calibrated altimeter
- Installed the wind drift gauge w/ a little "retro" mod
- Installed prop heat and structure heat switches as the flight model itself is modeled for full icing.
Unsure yet, bust most likely, using AS6.5 for WX.
Looking forward to the event! If anything it will be challenging & fun!
Callsign - spokes2112
Nice ride Spokes (and arvoo!)
Gosh, admiring the great cockpits by Jeff and Roman. A standard of excellence!
And it will be a great boon to have Martin to repeat his wonderful 2009 run in Alex Henshaw's London-Cape Town Mew Gull! That is one beautiful aircraft and one tough pilot.
Nice to see the two Spartans, the Percival, and the big Douglas enter the Golden Age Race. And now we add a Pilatus and a Cessna in the Modern Era.
Great stuff, all.
Thanks! & O U Betcha... It wasn't much to do, took all the bitmaps and loaded them into PSP5 & within a few clicks turned 'em all into grayscale. That's it. Although adding some sepia via Photoshop might make it much nicer "retro-wise". It's just a little tough, as is, to read it now.. Good enough.
This little attachment should require one to get the original "twidgau.zip" as there is nothing more than the "V2" version of the gauge (grayscaled) , no instructions etc... , and of course, ALL credits go to Glenn Copeland..
The one difference is in the installation. In order not to overwrite the original, the .cab was named to RETRO_TWiDv2.cab, so ... The syntax will be something like -
gaugeXX=RETRO_TWiDv2!TWiDv2, LocationX, LocationY, SizeX, SizeY
P.S. - Of, course... No warranty implied. <--- LOL
Hope you like,
that Mew Gull is one twitchy plane indeed.
Tried it out, and was in a spin 30 sec after loading it in flight.
I don't get a VC. Does it have one?
Thanks Roman. Looks good in there.
Charter Member SOH RTWR Team
I'll be flying the Gamma 2A "Sky Chief" by Paul Clawson, with a single 785 hp (585 kW)Wright radial engine in the Golden Age Class.
On June 2, 1933 Frank Hawks flew his Gamma 2A "Sky Chief" fromLos Angeles to New York in a record 13 hours, 26 minutes, and 15 seconds.
I've added the sextant and a Duel Band HF Radio and radio compass'.
This could require hand flying throughout the entire event?
E/W wing fillets and landing gear"spats" how could anything go wrong?
No coffee breaks, naps, or timeouts or snacks!!! Perhaps we'll look for an old used Sperry AP laying around in the hanger shop.
Some really great aircraft here.
While Dudley P. Fudpucker and I were consuming a few bottles of the local vino in Italy near a town which shall remain unknown, we decided to enlist our services to fly in the Cape to Cape Cup challenge. Well anyway, we found a great deal on a Savoia Marchetti S73 Ala Littoria with the Wright Cyclone Engines which will be our entrée for the Golden Age segment of the challenge. Hehe, we were going to name this bird the “Yankee Doodle Dandy” but we ran into some flak about the name. We sure in the heck weren’t going to name her “Bento” after the head honcho around here.
I'm going to give it a go this year, in the 'Golden Age' category. The aircraft will be the venerable DC-3, supplied by MAAM-Sim, in FSX. Weather will be supplied by Active Sky 2012.
Time permitting, and providing I still have gas in the tank, I'll make the return trip for the 'Modern Era' in the RealAir Turbine Duke.
I'll see everybody on the ramp!
Craig "CB" Taylor
Team AVSIM RTWR
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