Post by davidrevans on Apr 16, 2018 15:07:02 GMT -5
My computer was getting slower when loading FSX , so I took FSX out. Cleaned out all the aircraft stored in my documents and started over again. Reload, then patch #1 , #2 . Only added FT Timer, and a few favorite , Cessna Citation , BAE 146-100 , Douglas DC-6 , Pilatus pc6 and pc12. Got the default Maule and Grumman Goose flying and will stop there, everything flies smooth, all the guages work and I can use higher scenery settings. Things to do when your covered in ice an sleet....
Post by davidrevans on Apr 21, 2018 13:38:48 GMT -5
The things one does between rallies. re-discovered the Tough Man Challenge. Some great flights all over the world. Was working #9 the Idaho forest service fields. The default Maule is really limited by the high airfield an no turbo charger. Super Cub shines. the Piltus 6c is at home here. Think I will try a Shorts cargo, see if I can get a load of fire fighters on the ground and out again.
Post by davidrevans on May 1, 2018 15:30:31 GMT -5
Had to download this beast. The F-105 "thud" the picture is it climbing out on after burner,at that angle it maintains 250Knots. The real challenge is landing the engine does not respond like the modern , I found myself at a bad angle of attack , low power ,and sinking in to the ground.
A beast of the cold war. In 1960 my scout troop was given permission for a guided tour of Selfridge Air force Base. The Air Wing was flying the F-102. It was a gray and drizzle , visibility about 3 miles. All of a sudden a kllagon went off, some MP's herded us next to a hanger, and 2 F-102's fired up and with-in 5 minutes were into afterburner and a swear actually burned holes through the drizzle and fog on there climb out. I have seen demos of the modern jets but they won't stick with me like that first scramble at Selfridge and the F-102.
Post by davidrevans on Jun 1, 2018 11:18:27 GMT -5
Another Snow Dog Tours Scenery .Good Helicopter practice , about 10 minutes from Ketchican Alaska in the Bell. It slows my old computer down a little but the additions to some of the area bases makes the sim more fun.
Post by davidrevans on Jun 4, 2018 21:34:24 GMT -5
Seeing an AN-2t flown in the GAAR rally , and now brought up again in this months flight of the month. I just had to download this Russian flying machine. It has 2 sets of wings , a big radial engine , landing gear for rough terrain. Not fast but can haul it's weight in vodka. I feel like it is a tribute to Captain ZLOG and the KBG COW Droppers, whose kettle brew got many through the early air rallies , and advanced their rocket fuel space program. I think I will keep this airplane.
Post by davidrevans on Jun 10, 2018 7:00:05 GMT -5
Found a add on which will be handy for those antique aircraft that you do not wish to clutter up a panel with modern gauges.
Called Flypad V2.0 was easy to install. Has a very accurate air avoidance radar , terrain radio altimeter , navigation insterment display of VOR1-2 ADF pointers,and others like winds aloft, total fuel left,flight plan info. It is freeware, does NOT tie into auto pilot like FMC. Does allow for all weather intercept even in a P-80 Forgot to mention GIVES DISTANCE TO ADF STATION ! How handy for rallies..
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Post by davidrevans on Sept 23, 2018 8:13:13 GMT -5
Trying to find an interesting ride for the upcoming rally, found a amphibian version of the Globe Swift. Very poor performance. the floats really add drag and slow it down to an 80Knt. cruise speed and takes half an hour to get to 7,000 Ft. Solution- working on taking the motor and prop from the Modified Swift aircraft Cfg. (included in the package), will give it 100 more Horsepower and a variable pitch prop. would like to get a 100Knt cruise and 700-1000 Foot per minute climb range. IF it works I will use it!
Post by davidrevans on Sept 23, 2018 9:57:15 GMT -5
Made the motor/prop swap , and drag is drag. The prop an Horse power increase helps the climb, but can only use full take off power for one minute , but it will maintain 700 Fpm at climb setting , compared to 300Fpm stock . Cruise at 7000Ft. will give me 86Knts which is better than the 78Knts but no realistic settings of Mp. an Rpm. will get the aircraft to the 100Knts I was hoping for. I think I will still use it, since the longest leg will be under 200 miles..
Post by Allan_Lowson on Sept 24, 2018 15:34:15 GMT -5
Floats that size would slow anything down, might even have kept the Titanic afloat! You could fly a normal unencumbered Globe Swift for the "dry" flights and just use the amphibian for the wet legs. Just assume the rally organisers have some transports availble to ship floats around Norway.....probably strapped to handy passing icebergs.