±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 248
Total: 248
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Community Forums
03: CPGlang
04: Community Forums
05: Downloads
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Home
12: Community Forums
13: Home
14: Home
15: Photo Gallery
16: CPGlang
17: Home
18: Downloads
19: Community Forums
20: Photo Gallery
21: CPGlang
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Downloads
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Home
31: Home
32: News
33: Home
34: Home
35: Member Screenshots
36: Home
37: CPGlang
38: Photo Gallery
39: Home
40: Member Screenshots
41: CPGlang
42: Community Forums
43: Member Screenshots
44: CPGlang
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Photo Gallery
50: Home
51: CPGlang
52: Home
53: Downloads
54: Community Forums
55: Downloads
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Member Screenshots
59: Downloads
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Home
63: Photo Gallery
64: Downloads
65: Home
66: Photo Gallery
67: Downloads
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Downloads
73: CPGlang
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Home
77: News
78: Home
79: Member Screenshots
80: CPGlang
81: Your Account
82: CPGlang
83: Community Forums
84: Home
85: Photo Gallery
86: Home
87: CPGlang
88: Downloads
89: Home
90: Downloads
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Photo Gallery
96: CPGlang
97: Community Forums
98: Home
99: Community Forums
100: Home
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums
104: Home
105: Downloads
106: Community Forums
107: Photo Gallery
108: Downloads
109: Home
110: Photo Gallery
111: Community Forums
112: Home
113: Home
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Home
117: Photo Gallery
118: Community Forums
119: Photo Gallery
120: Community Forums
121: Member Screenshots
122: Community Forums
123: Home
124: Community Forums
125: Home
126: Downloads
127: Community Forums
128: Downloads
129: Downloads
130: Photo Gallery
131: Downloads
132: Downloads
133: CPGlang
134: Home
135: Community Forums
136: Your Account
137: Community Forums
138: Community Forums
139: Home
140: Community Forums
141: CPGlang
142: CPGlang
143: Community Forums
144: CPGlang
145: CPGlang
146: Community Forums
147: CPGlang
148: Home
149: Community Forums
150: Community Forums
151: Photo Gallery
152: CPGlang
153: Downloads
154: Home
155: Community Forums
156: Community Forums
157: CPGlang
158: News Archive
159: Community Forums
160: Community Forums
161: Home
162: CPGlang
163: Community Forums
164: Downloads
165: Community Forums
166: Community Forums
167: Community Forums
168: Downloads
169: Home
170: Home
171: Community Forums
172: Home
173: Home
174: Home
175: Downloads
176: Community Forums
177: Community Forums
178: Community Forums
179: Home
180: Community Forums
181: Community Forums
182: Community Forums
183: Community Forums
184: Member Screenshots
185: CPGlang
186: Community Forums
187: CPGlang
188: Community Forums
189: Community Forums
190: CPGlang
191: Community Forums
192: Photo Gallery
193: Community Forums
194: Downloads
195: Community Forums
196: Community Forums
197: Downloads
198: Community Forums
199: Home
200: Downloads
201: Home
202: Community Forums
203: Home
204: Home
205: Home
206: CPGlang
207: Community Forums
208: CPGlang
209: Home
210: Community Forums
211: News Archive
212: Downloads
213: Community Forums
214: Community Forums
215: Downloads
216: Community Forums
217: News
218: Community Forums
219: Community Forums
220: Community Forums
221: Downloads
222: Downloads
223: Community Forums
224: CPGlang
225: Community Forums
226: CPGlang
227: Home
228: Community Forums
229: Photo Gallery
230: Community Forums
231: Home
232: Community Forums
233: Home
234: Community Forums
235: Home
236: Community Forums
237: Home
238: Home
239: Community Forums
240: Home
241: Community Forums
242: Community Forums
243: Community Forums
244: Downloads
245: Downloads
246: Community Forums
247: Community Forums
248: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!! :: Archived
Discussions about the FS2004 game.
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  FSXFS2004 :: Archives

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:08 am
Post subject: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hol-lee CRIPES!!!!!!!!!

One of the most gorgeous and notable classic "Golden Age" Thompson Trophy Racers has been entirely re-done for FS2004 by Warwick Carter, and ya can go download it from Netwings right now!

...ya gotta dig for it in their download lib'ary but this link oughta get ya close....lookie at the bottom of the page:
http://netwings.org/library/FS2004/Planes/index-2.html

She's a beaut! GNARLY engine sounds and F/X also, and a really good flight model (lotsa fun to try to grease onto the runway!). Here's some pix, firin' her up on the ramp, taxiing out to the active, trimming her for speed and working her around the pylons just like what she was made for....WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!

Small pix don't do her justice. Up close, the detail is excellent and the "City of Springfield" graphic on the cowl is very sharp and well done.


2D Panel...very funny and true statement on the dashboard plaque at the bottom....


VC....th'gauges are just....just...frikkin' works of art!


VC view, taxiing out...


Straight and level on the pylon course, winding it out for speed....


...and doing what she does best.....raising the pulse of the pilot!






Muchas Gracias to Warwick Carter and all else who worked on this excellent project.

And an excellent tribute to the work of the Granville Brothers and to Lowell Bayles who perished in this plane. Stuff like this really makes you appreciate the rich history of aviation and the people behind it.

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


Last edited by JG300-Stoopy on Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:46 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JG300-Hoppa
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 10, 2005
Posts: 583
Location: vernon BC
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:44 am
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I think the bosshawg deserves an extra helping of strawberries and choclate dip for this find........I go and get this bad dog right away.....

what got ya lookin' fer this lil' guy Stoop?.....wouldnt have anything to do with a wee bit o' geebee river racin would it......?... Mr. Green
enough said,,,,I gettin one right now......

_________________
_

______________________________________



-----------------------------------------------------
Many thing's in life are dirt cheap.........
"Dirt"
is not one of them.....
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:54 am
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sooooo glad you asked, Hoppa!!!

1930's Thompson Trophy Racers are my all-time favorite aircraft category and aviation history subject - bar none. Got many books on the subject that are all worn and tattered from constant re-reading, plus 3 different GeeBee R/C aircraft, one (Model "E") is 48" wingspan (that I actually raced at an R/C Fun-Fly pylon event once...so she's "the real deal"!) and the other (Model "Y") is a Giant Scale 94" wingspan that is undergoing slow completion, plus a 48" Gee Bee Z on the building board that'll have four-stroke power when it's done. No "R" models yet.....someday tho! I google every now and then for new material and happened to get a strike on this at Netwings!

Oh yeah....I could certainly see racing this thing, it'd be a damn shame not to!!!! Notice the pylon course I had her on?? Check th'new post in the "Other Sites FS2004 Events" section....
http://com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3101

One could only pray that the PROPS folks might consider a "Thompson Trophy" race class using this plane as a base model.....maybe throw a Wedell-Williams in there, or Art Chester's "Jeep", or a Laird Super Solution......either way, I'm up for some ssssmmmokin' hot race action whenever, YEAH!!!

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Uhu_Fledermaus
Aircraft Demolition Expert

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 28, 2004
Posts: 4369
Location: Blaricum, The Netherlands ~GMT+1
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:24 am
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool

WOW !!

What a dog of an aircraft, but oh man when you get it to do what you want Wink
Great lil' engine with some wings attached to it !! Laughing

and the idea of having a race with this baby seems the next logical step............................................


fled
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 7015
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:32 am
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like CC should host this file in the Download section...after it's made into an "EZ" file that is... Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:22 pm
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeahhh....I don't know how to get ahold of Warwick Carter for permissions but let's hope that can be done!


What a dog of an aircraft, but oh man when you get it to do what you want Great lil' engine with some wings attached to it !!

and the idea of having a race with this baby seems the next logical step............................................


Oh that hurts, callin' baby a dog like that......have another glance at her well-filled curves and streamlined, flowing lines, so easy on the eyes and libido....she's a wicked-gorgeous full-figured lusty gal that yearns for a man who can appreciate her to take the controls!

As for racin'......you got that straight and perfect, it's just what this thoroughbred is made to do buddy.... let us discuss this a bit shall we!!?

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 7015
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:36 pm
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stoopy, I've downloaded and read the 'readme' file and the author only warns to 'not include in any kind of payware' programs or sites and since CC is FREE ...well now....lol
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:59 pm
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellent! You know me, install first, check readme later....

_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 7015
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:44 pm
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL...and you're different than us how exactly?..lol
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
JG300-Stoopy
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 5840
Location: Group W bench
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:50 am
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh hey man, y'all might DIG this......

I sent an email to PROPS Racing Head Honcho Gary Osif to turn him on to this release, with a little nudge-nudge about how she flits so nicely around the pylons, and he had this to say:

THANKS for the tip on the GeeBee!!!!! I've been wanting one for A LONG TIME for a Vintage Class and maybe even recreate some of the old races of the era. We are using the Warwick Carter T-6 for PROPS and he has been very gracious and helpful by editing the files for our particular needs.


Heh heh....Sooooooooo, its another good reason to get set up for this PROPS air racin' stuff. The above won't happen overnight, if it happens, but judging by the stuff these guys have done, the chances don't exactly suck, either!:D

No reason why we can't race her in the meantime also... maybe get some good repaints going as well huh?!!!


_________________
"Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 7015
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:21 pm
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellent news Stoopy! I'll get the GeeBee up for download today sometime. You did 'point' him him the right direction didn't you?... (Shameless plugging again...lol)
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Uhu_Fledermaus
Aircraft Demolition Expert

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 28, 2004
Posts: 4369
Location: Blaricum, The Netherlands ~GMT+1
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:42 pm
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

Confused

by chance just saw a program about air racing in the 30's on Discovery Channel.

Also mentioned was that Jimmy Doolittle flew the GeeBee, his comment.......

this is the most dangerous aircraft I've ever flown !


he participated in the Thompson Air race and won, it was also his last race...........he considered it to dangerous and of no added value for aviation...........

fled
Confused
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 7015
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:38 pm
Post subject: Re: GREAT Gee Bee Model Z!!!!!!!!!!!!

To get this great new plane in CC's "EZ" install format: Click HERE!

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  FSXFS2004 :: Archives
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

Archive Revive
Username:
This is an archived topic - your reply will not be appended here.
Instead, a new topic will be generated in the active forum.
The new topic will provide a reference link to this archived topic.