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Uhu_Rodion
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:28 am
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I would have felt like condemned to the perpetual flames of hell if I had left Tasmania cut off from our tour; and yet now they tell me that land is inhabited by devilish creatures with a fierce appetite. Be prudent and keep your eyes wide open, 'cause I don't want to hear complains about people gnawed while incautiously taking a stroll far from the airfield facilities! Wink

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#89 YMML - Melbourne Intl. (Victoria) -> YMHB - Hobart (Tasmania)
Overall distance: 400,6 nm.
Estimated time: 1:16 h.

YMML
STEVO - Intersection - HDG 194° - leg 8,2 nm.
AV (Avalon) - VOR 116,10 MHz - NDB 260,0 kHz - HDG 212° - leg 21,3 nm.
KII (King Island) - no VOR - NDB 332,0 kHz - HDG 182° - leg 113,7 nm.
SMI (Smithton) - no VOR - NDB 248,0 kHz - HDG 124° - leg 79,0 nm.
DPO (Devonport) - VOR 116,30 MHz - NDB 281,0 kHz - HDG 096° - leg 64,5 nm.
CLARK - Intersection - HDG 148° - leg 82,3 nm.
FD12 - Intersection - HDG 120° - leg 23,9 nm.
YMHB - VOR 112,70 MHz - NDB 362,0 kHz - HDG 120° - leg 7,6 nm.
elevation: 13 ft.
runways:
12 - asphalt - 7.385 ft. - ILS IHB - 109,900 MHz - 120°
30 - asphalt - 7.385 ft. - no ILS

Aircraft: Howard 500
Cruise speed: 270 KIAS
Cruise altitude: 10.000 ft.
Weather: static - set by the server
Time: 13:00 local – 04:00 GMT



The package including flight plan, bigger map, kml file for Google Earth and text file with navigation data can be downloaded here:
-> 216.176.86.154/marco/f...CC_089.zip


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:03 pm
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I was just wondering... my computer cant use the howard 500 without crashing or lagging heavily(on a good day). I was wondering if I would be able to use somthing else. I have a C-47 long range but I'm not sure if it's got the speed also, what time is it going on in Pacific Standard time?(I suck with time...)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:09 am
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Hi, Battlehawk!

If you have troubles with the Howard, there's a way through which you can see which plane, amongst the stock ones, fits better the flight we're going to do.

Download the flight package (link above) and unzip the flight plan into your /Documents/Flight Simulator Files folder; launch FS9 and click on Flight Planner; load the flight and then click on the NavLog button: there, on top, you'll be told how long the flight will last with the plane of choice.

By a quick reckoning, I'd say the closest thing to the Howard is the Beechcraft King Air 350.

Hope this will help!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:28 am
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Rgr Marco, the King Air is a good choice!!

The flight takes off at 13:00 CST, which should mean 11:00 PST... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:50 am
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A funny place where to check time zones is this:
-> www.timeticker.com/

According to there, PST is GMT-8, ergo if the flight takes place at 19:00 GMT, it will be 11:00 PST... hey, Jerry, you got there before me and in an easier way... Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:57 am
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LOL Marco! It's a bit easier for me since I'm in the US...:wink:

Good link though...:chug:
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:04 am
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Should be a pretty ride. I'll be there taking pictures for preservation.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:07 am
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What area of Ausralia should I VOZ

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:04 am
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South East
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:31 am
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And just to add some pepper into the sauce, here's something more for you.

Chatting with Wingnut and Fled, I discovered the VOZ doesn't include a terrain mesh scenery, but addresses to Andy Weir's one - which was very good news to me, as I remember the outstanding set of mesh files he designed for New Zealand.

So, I strongly recommend you to grab this:
-> library.avsim.net/esea...DLID=51059

"File Description:
Tasmania Australia SRTM Terrain Mesh (LOD9), also includes King Island and Flinders Island"

Filename: tassrtm.zip
Author: Andy Weir
Size: 16324kb

It's a major improvement, and will immediately turn the almost featurless stock FS9 scenery into something a lot more interesting.

Then, if you're not the kind of lazy guys that always postpone their work to later, I'd suggest to get also these (you probably don't know it yet, but you'll need them quite soon):
-> library.avsim.net/esea...DLID=51215
-> library.avsim.net/esea...DLID=51216

"File Description:
Victoria - Australia SRTM Terrain Mesh (LOD9)"

Filename: vicsrtm1.zip
Author: Andy Weir
Size: 20222kb

Filename: vicsrtm2.zip
Author: Andy Weir
Size: 16617kb

All these packages come as easy install self exctracting zips, so there's little to sweat about.



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:19 pm
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I think I have an aircraft we should all fly. It's a Royal Flying Doctor Service Beechcraft 300.if theres enough interest i might provid a link

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I was just in FS9 and i tried the 350. I took her up to 10000 and firewalled the throttle....and came out at 220 knots! WTF I've tried every combo I could and that needle would raise. I may hve to use a learjet Evil or Very Mad of a Shorts Tucano...I'll figure it out when I get there.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:54 am
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Battlehawk, et al,

My apologies on the "heaviness" of the Howard 500 and its textures. The aircraft as released was never meant to be a MP aircraft.

There are some things you can do to make it easier on frames per second.

Create an MP version, reduce texture size for all the 1024X1024 textures to 512X512. This change will significantly reduce the video/ram requirements and breathe some fresh air into your flight again.

For MP games, I usually use the no-vc version which helps too but would not ask you to sacrifice the VC enjoyment. Smile

Resizing of the textures must be done carefully so as not to destroy the apha channels. Obviously, you will lose some texture clarity on those areas affected by the down-sized textures.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:09 am
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Hi Milton,

Thank you for the pointer !

It is very much appreciated.

We will do some tinkering around and send the result to you for approval Smile


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We sometimes forget that a 1024X1024 is 4 times larger in MB's than a 512X512, or that DXT3's make nice replacements for 32-bit textures. Each kind of change reduces texture size by 75%.

You might also look at reducing some 512's to 256's for MP versions.

No need to run changes by me. Have fun. Smile

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