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May 22th Sunday flight :: Archived
Come join us each Sunday as we fly around the world exploring new and unusual scenery. We combine some great planes and flight plans with second to none pilots who'll always take the time to teach new comers! All are welcome!
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Uhu_Rodion
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 1:04 am
Post subject: May 22th Sunday flight

Back to Haiti - well, yes, we already passed over there, but didn't stop, and the "landscape" was so appealing that maybe another trip is not a bad idea. This time we've also a further means of attraction, as we sport the brand new - waxed and polished - Com-Central DC-6B... hey, outstanding job you there at the Development Department Cool

#24 MDLR La Romana/Casa De Campo Intl. (Rep. Dominicana) -> MTPP Port-Au-Prince Intl. (Haiti)
Overall distance: 239,2 nm.
Estimated time: 1:19 h.

MDLR
CDO (Punta Caucedo) - VOR 114,70 MHz - NDB 400,0 kHz - HDG 278° - leg 42,9 nm.
BHO (Barahona) - VOR 112,00 MHz - NDB 300,0 kHz - HDG 271° - leg 84,0 nm.
JML (Jacmel) - no VOR - NDB 213,0 kHz - HDG 277° - leg 79,0 nm.
CF09 - Intersection - HDG 006° - leg 19,6 nm.
FD09 - Intersection - HDG 090° - leg 7,3 nm.
MTPP - VOR 115,30 - no NDB - HDG 092° - leg 6,5 nm.
elevation: 121 ft.
runways:
9 - concrete - 9.970 ft. - ILS IMG - 111,500 MHz - 094°
27 - concrete - 9.970 ft. - no ILS

Aircraft: Com-Central Douglas DC-6B: take it in our download section!!!
Cruise speed: 200 KIAS
Cruise altitude: 12.000 ft.
Weather: real
Time: 09:00 local - 13:00 GMT



The package including flight plan, bigger map and text file with navigation data can be downloaded here:
-> 216.176.86.154/marco/f...CC_024.zip

A word for the ATC: Fled, I know this "right angles" approach is not the best solution, but I needed to keep the flight within a reasonable duration - I swear next time I'll try to ease your job too Wink

Another word for the ATC: Fled, I switched to the U.S. system, so no more misunderstandings... and I even spared the time to convert the nav-log! Mr. Green


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Shadow_Bshwackr
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:48 am
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I'll be gone today for the flight Fellas, so have a great time...:wink:

I should be here for the next one though, so I'll make sure my planes are waxed and fueled....:D
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 1:08 am
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I probably won't make the flight today also.

The DC6 is a nice plane to fly but the eye candy of the repaints detracts from the overall enjoyment.

I only have a Ti4200 graphics card and haven't read enough about DXTBmp yet to correct the problem.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 5:28 am
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Probably won't make the flight today guy's I have to get my new fence stained and sealed before it rains tomorrow.
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Uhu_Fledermaus
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 8:42 am
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Cool

Today we went on a testride with the Com-Central Airlines DC-6 Laughing



Was an enjoyable occasion, and we all managed to land in one piece........... Wink

Thanks to all who where there


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Uhu_Rodion
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 12:26 am
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Lol, Fled, me too in one piece is a memorable event, well worth this wonderful DC-6 - I hope you also noted I didn't step onto the grass: less extra-work for the gardener Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 9:11 am
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- Kitform
I probably won't make the flight today also.

The DC6 is a nice plane to fly but the eye candy of the repaints detracts from the overall enjoyment.

I only have a Ti4200 graphics card and haven't read enough about DXTBmp yet to correct the problem.


Kit...I am working on a texture set which is DXT1 without the alpha channels, I will send them to you to try out for me. If this works like I think it will then we will offer 2 versions of all the aircraft from now on. I appologize for any inconvenience the multi-layer textures have caused anyone and we will do our best to rectify this ASAP.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 11:58 pm
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Ok Kit, when you 'pickin up' the new Vid card? I can see it now..."Honey, I'm headin down to the store to pick up something, do you need anything?"....:D (TIP: Pick up some body armor while you're out Kit...lol)

Great job on that DC6 plane fellas...looks and flys great!

Sure hated to miss that flight too..but it wasn't something I had control over. Should be there for the next one ...and great pics Fled!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:25 am
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I hope no-one took my comment about texture files the wrong way...

Hitman, Fled, Marco and MD do outstanding work for the Sunday flights ( have I forgot anyone?)

With aircraft textures being a bit blurry for me, it detracts from the realism and enjoyment.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 5:33 am
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Kit,

No offence was taken by anyone of us here with your comment about the blurry textures, on the contrary we are working on it to get some textures that will suit your vidcard and also loads of other people that have not got the latest rocket vidcard as some of us may have.

the adapted textures will be available very soon for all to enjoy the DC-6 with all it's lil quircks and tricks Laughing


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:51 am
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Heh Kit,

My vid card is as old as the hills! Laughing I liked the DC-6 cockpit though, and actually did most of the flight on Sunday from the flight engineers station, playing with the ADF and radios!

I looked at the plane on the original download site - www.calclassic.com There are some nice paint jobs there - in fact I picked up one from Pan Am for the DC-6, and got an absolutely sharp rendering in FS9 Cool You might want to try some of the alternative textures as flying this plane is an opportunity (for me anyway) too good to miss!!

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 12:31 am
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Kit and Deenee...I have some new textures for the DC6b for you to test out for me, I will pass them along before the flight today.
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