±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: nbrich1
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6596

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 105
Total: 105
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Photo Gallery
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Home
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: Photo Gallery
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Photo Gallery
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Your Account
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Photo Gallery
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Photo Gallery
31: Community Forums
32: Photo Gallery
33: Community Forums
34: Photo Gallery
35: Downloads
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Downloads
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Photo Gallery
46: Downloads
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Home
60: Member Screenshots
61: Community Forums
62: Photo Gallery
63: Photo Gallery
64: Photo Gallery
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Photo Gallery
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Member Screenshots
77: Photo Gallery
78: Community Forums
79: Photo Gallery
80: Home
81: Photo Gallery
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Photo Gallery
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Statistics
97: Community Forums
98: Photo Gallery
99: Community Forums
100: Member Screenshots
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums
104: Community Forums
105: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
This frikkin' T-38 ROCKS!!!! THANK YOOO LURPS!!!!!!! :) :)
A public forum for the JG300 Wild Sau Gruppe!
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  JG300 Wild Sau Gruppe Public Forum

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 5832
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:13 pm
Post subject: This frikkin' T-38 ROCKS!!!! THANK YOOO LURPS!!!!!!! :) :)

OK, man, so, like........I been on the hunt for a reeeeaaalllly good miltary jet to tool around FS9 with, to burn some holes in the sky and make some serious tracks with when I get that itch. And, I dunno, man, but it's like.....well, no offense to the freeware developers but I'm kinda particular about some stuff. And for some reason, lots of these jets have stuff that doesn't seem to work right...must be a complex task, So, instead of gettin' all excited about every jet that comes along and looks good, I've been really putting some of the more promising ones through the paces to find "The One".....and man, I tell ya, thanks to a great tip from good ol' JG300-Lurps, this is IT for me!!!

It's the FSD T-38 Talon, and you can get it from this link right 'char:
library.avsim.net/esea...DLID=33097

I know she's been around awhile and lots of ya may have it already, but sometimes ya gotta point out these planes lest they be forgotten. So for anyone who didn't know about it, I'd be happy to tell ya all about it before you head off to download her!

Had a few criteria to meet, which were:

1) Coolness factor, of course.....gotta look good and be a beechin' plane,
2) Gotta install with a minimum of fuss. Minimum file manipulations and all that,
3) Gotta be available from a reputable source, and easy to download for others,
4) Gotta fly good, I mean GOOD......
5) Gotta have a VC, and lotsa detail and readable intruments,
6) GOT to be ILS-capable. This sucker's for all-weather flying and you never know what's under that cloud blanket below.
7) Gotta have stuff that works in any normal plane. I mean autopilot, spoiler, all that jazz. A VERY cool F-18 has a 'super spoiler' that acts as a carrier trap by bringing the speed down to zero in nothing flat. That's cool, but makes it impossible to use spoilers in normal flight. A real nice F-14 has no ILS indicators anywhere in the cockpit - go figure.

So anyways, coupla nights ago I was flyin around with Lurps and Drafty (aka "Hoppa Jr") and Hoppa.....Lurps says hey go get this plane...so I check her out, skeptical at first, and have been flying her ever since to see if she's really up to snuff on the above needs.

Well this baby meets those criteria fully. I mean, she's beautiful, cool, shapely and sexy.....she got a one-click install from an self-installing executable in the ZIP fle......she's from FSD and available at Avsim, so it's quality goods bro......flies like she's on rails, got a serious roll rate too, just THINK about rolling left and she's there ......VC is just as readable as the 2D panel, and offers better visibility than the 2D panel for landing......and her instrumentation is 60's vintage but accurate and capable, LOL man I had to learn her ILS instrumentation the hard way while landing in an unexpected blizzard (dumb me, I was doing a Britain hoplist with real weather, for this time of year).......this gal pulled my @ss out of that jamb with grace and style, SUUUUUWEEEEEEEEEEE!

Here's some photos and yak about the lil'sweetheart......

Like 'the Manolo" says, "Some pictures, they do not need the caption"......
I%20use%20the%20VC%20for%20landing,%20and%20for%20some%20reason%20I%20had%20an%20initial%20tendency%20to%20land%20WAYYYY%20nose-high....and%20when%20I%20let%20the%20nose%20down%20too%20fast,%20she%20scalded%20me%20with%20an%20authentic-sounding%20\"BANG\"%20from%20the%20nosegear,%20just%20to%20let%20me%20know%20she%20didn't%20like%20it.....but%20she's%20a%20tough%20gal%20and%20hasn't%20broken%20on%20me%20yet,%20and%20I%20treat%20her%20much%20nicer%20these%20days. With%20the%20small%20wing%20area,%20I%20keep%20an%20approach%20speed%20of%20about%20140%20knots%20as%20per%20Lurps'%20advice,%20but%20she's%20got%20excellent%20brakes%20and%20accelleration,%20and%20can%20actually%20get%20in%20and%20out%20of%20some%20surprising%20airstrips.%20%20The%20animated%20oleo%20struts%20on%20the%20gear%20are%20cool,%20as%20you're%20taxiing%20along%20on%20rough%20ground%20the%20plane%20is%20stable%20and%20gently%20rocking,%20but%20outside%20view%20shows%20those%20little%20wheels%20busily%20bouncing%20up%20and%20down%20on%20the%20gravel.... I've%20put%20A%20LOT%20of%20miles%20under%20her%20wings%20already%20and%20this%20is%20just%20one%20of%20many%20refueling%20stops%20that've%20been%20necessary.%20%20Which%20is%20saying%20a%20lot%20becuase%20she%20actually%20gets%20fairly%20good%20fuel%20economy%20and%20I%20cruise%20her%20at%20FL150%20at%20about%200.9%20Mach.%20%20Here's%20me%20and%20the%20GIB%20takin'%20a%20smoke%20break%20%20between%20hi-speed%20legs..... Here's%20the%20virtual%20cockpit......looks%20great,%20eh??%20%20As%20you%20can%20see,%20the%20visibility%20over%20the%20nose%20is%20GREAT%20(probably%20why%20I'vebeen%20landing%20her%20so%20nose-high%20at%20first).%20%20This%20was%20an%20ILS%20approach,%20and%20the%20glidepath%20needle%20(vertical%20position)%20is%20on%20the%20left%20side%20of%20the%20artificial%20horizon%20(small%20white%20arrow),%20and%20the%20runway%20centerline%20needle%20(horizontal%20position)%20is%20the%20usal%20segmented%20line%20in%20the%20middle%20of%20the%20HSI%20just%20below%20that.%20%20I've%20found%20I%20really%20like%20this%20arangement%20compared%20to%20having%20both%20indicators%20on%20the%20same%20instrument....it%20enforces%20good%20panel-scanning%20practices,%20as%20opposed%20to%20staying%20fixated%20on%20just%20one%20instrument. \"So%20there%20I%20was....\".......flying%20along%20at%20FL150,%20enjoying%20a%20nice%20hoplist%20over%20Great%20Britain%20with%20excellent%20(real)%20weather.%20%20Or%20so%20I%20thought........as%20I%20slowed%20and%20descended%20down%20to%20the%20destination,%20we%20sank%20into%20heavy%20cumulus%20and%20ground%20fog....okay,%20what%20was%20that%20ILS%20frequency%20and%20where%20th'heck%20are%20the%20needles%20on%20this%20thing........at%20FL100,%20we're%20totally%20engulfed%20by%20the%20gray%20stuff.....at%20FL050,%20the%20snow%20kicked%20in....intercepted%20the%20ILS%20needle%20and%20set%20up%20on%20final%20approach....getting%20closer...closer......FL005%20now.....where%20the%20hell%20is%20that%20runway.... It%20was%20at%20that%20point%20I%20noticed%20I%20was%20juuusssst%20a%20little%20bit%20below%20the%20glideslope.....and%20WHOAAA......I%20swear%20to%20gawd,%20out%20of%20the%20corner%20of%20my%20eye,%20through%20all%20the%20muck%20and%20snow,%20I%20saw%20a%20CHURCH%20STEEPLE%20flash%20by%20on%20the%20right.....and%20the%20top%20was%20above%20me.....YYYEEEEEEOOOOWWWW!!!! Of%20course,%20at%20about%20this%20time,%20the%20periodic%20\"FSHOST%20Server%20yada%20yada%20yada\"%20thing%20came%20scrolling%20across%20the%20top%20of%20the%20screen...just%20what%20you%20need%20when%20you're%20sweating%20out%20the%20final%20seconds%20of%20a%20tight%20approach%20in%20mimums,%20LMAO!!!! After%20a%20tiny%20slight%20climb%20and%20a%20few%20fractions%20of%20a%20second,%20I%20figured%20I%20had%20to%20be%20on%20top%20of%20the%20damn%20runway,%20so%20lowered%20the%20nose%20a%20bit%20more...STILL%20nuthin!!!....then%20suddenly..BANG....dropped%20out%20of%20the%20fog%20about%2010%20frikkin'%20feet%20above%20the%20runway,%20%20and%20dang%20me%20if%20I%20hadn't%20already%20passed%20the%20threshhold! Set%20'er%20down,%20hit%20the%20brakes,%20took%20this%20pic%20before%20turning%20off%20the%20runway,%20and%20went%20outside%20for%20a%20smoke...MAN%20I%20haven't%20had%20such%20an%20exciting%20time%20with%20a%20new%20plane%20like%20this%20for%20so%20long!!!!!!

A coupla caveats, and not bad ones at that:

1) When you install this plane, there's a "T-38 Paint Scheme Manager" program that gets installed in your Start->Programs menu. You gotta run that to get the extra two liveries, otherwise all you'll see is the default NASA scheme. This is explained in the README.

2) The autopilot is certainly 60's vintage, which means it'll do the job but isn't like the AP's you might be used to. However, I found that figuring it out (not hard, and Lurps helped me out there a bit) was kind of a pleasure. Gives the plane some unique character, and you get a little sense of accomplishment out of it too.

3) Haven't had her supersonic yet, just up to 0.99 Mach. Don't know if it's because this is originally an FS2002 aircraft, or if I haven't had her high enough, or what. There's an operating handbook for her that also gets installed in the program menu, just been havin' too much fun to read it yet!

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."


Last edited by JG300-Stoopy on Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:22 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JG300-Lurps
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 167
Location: In back of the sty .... sighting in my Luger ....
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:56 pm
Post subject: Re: This frikkin' T-38 ROCKS!!!! THANK YOOO LURPS!!!!!!! :)


Wow Stoopy ! That was truly an epic tale you wrote in the above !
I'm tickled to death that you like the Talon ... probably more than me ... LOL !
I'm looking forward to hooking up with you again for some more 38 flying .... sure had fun the other night.
Also .... absolutely great pics you captured there ..... you have quite the knack for getting those shots that look just too cool !

~S~ and
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 5832
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:26 am
Post subject: Re: This frikkin' T-38 ROCKS!!!! THANK YOOO LURPS!!!!!!! :)

S! and thanks Lurps! Yeah, not sure if I made it clear that I dig the snot outta this bird, LMAO!!

I also got my B-52 problemo fixed (I had followed the readme TOO well and overwrote the config file with the AI version....duhh). Flies right proper now, so we're all set for next time!

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JG300-Lurps
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 167
Location: In back of the sty .... sighting in my Luger ....
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:36 am
Post subject: Re: This frikkin' T-38 ROCKS!!!! THANK YOOO LURPS!!!!!!! :)


Check the FS2004 forum Stoop ..I explained how to go
into afterburner ... shift F4 ...

Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 5832
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:05 am
Post subject: Re: This frikkin' T-38 ROCKS!!!! THANK YOOO LURPS!!!!!!! :)

Check, saw it, thanks! Muchas Gracias!

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  JG300 Wild Sau Gruppe Public Forum
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum