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Nice spot for a picnic.¬†ūüėÉ

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I've not tried flying though la tour, since my previous effort involving l’arc de triomphe ended with a black screen. Though I'm not entirely sure the Cub have fitted through anyway.

 

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Turns out the people at the aero club in Palmer are big on De Havillands.  They looked the Rapide over and reckoned it still needed a bit of work.  They were dead keen to take the job on, but I really needed to be on my way.  Then they offered to loan me one of theirs:

 

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Who could possibly refuse?  The cockpit was nice and it flew really well considering its age.

 

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The day was pretty good and the weather was fine for the most part.  I didn't have any nav aids so I had to follow roads and rivers to the next destination.

 

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Low cloud was forming and in some places reached right down to ground level, but I made it in alright.  Only a few stops away from the Gold Coast now.  I could have kept going, however I wanted to see a bloke about the circus.  More on that later...

 

 

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Hey @Feathered_IV, is that just a skin with a flight model of a default aircraft or is it a complete standalone package?

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That looks nice. Does the cockpit ‚Äėwork‚Äô?

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The Tiger Moth is a complete aircraft.  It’s the Freeware FSX one that was made by a person called Ant.  It has a nice looking cockpit and gauges that function if you convert it using the tool that I linked on the previous page.  The original model came with a garmin, which does not appear after converting.  But apart from that it is very flyable.  

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I would like it. But I simply do not convert anything. 
I am currently grounded until a proper vintage plane come along. 
except from small legs in my world tour. 
But it look fantastic

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3 hours ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

I would like it. But I simply do not convert anything. 

 

It's no biggie.  Not like choosing a tattoo or a fridge magnet or whatever.  You can just try them out and delete them from your community folder after with no hard feelings.  It isn't necessary to edit config files and whatnot to get them in game.

 

The Tiger Moth flies rather well, but I would not be at all surprised if a payware version emerges soon.  The author also has a significantly better one in FSX and provides a free demo of it.  It's gorgeous inside and out, but I could not get the engine to start when I added it to FS2020.  Happy to shell out for it later though.

 

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A Tiger Moth would certainly make a nice bimbling-around option, if¬†someone makes a proper one. What I'd really like to see though if we are discussing¬†de Havilland's finest¬†would be the¬†DH.88 Comet.¬†¬†ūüėé

 

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There was one in an earlier MSFS version, I think. A pig to take off and land in, obviously, but fast and long range (for its time) and drop dead gorgeous. Fly England-Australia in live weather, and try to beat the record...

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1 hour ago, Feathered_IV said:

 

It's no biggie. 

Everything is a biggie to me and data. I suffer from major fatigue on sims for the time being. 
I enjoy this one fair enough, but it is not what it once was. Hope I get over it

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1 minute ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

 I suffer from major fatigue on sims for the time being. 
 

 

Think I'm in the same boat... every time I fire up a flight sim game I play it for a bit and then sack it.

Spending major amount of time with Assassins Creed franchise at the moment... patiently waiting for Valhalla to arrive next month.

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1 hour ago, Trooper117 said:

 

Think I'm in the same boat... every time I fire up a flight sim game I play it for a bit and then sack it.

Spending major amount of time with Assassins Creed franchise at the moment... patiently waiting for Valhalla to arrive next month.

 

Very much looking forward to valhalla myself, after finishing origins and oddessy. Both cracking games.

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30 minutes ago, DD_fruitbat said:

 

Very much looking forward to valhalla myself, after finishing origins and oddessy. Both cracking games.

 

 I still dabble with Civ5. Haven't won with all of the factions yet.

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54 minutes ago, 216th_Cat said:

 

 I still dabble with Civ5. Haven't won with all of the factions yet.

I think I payed civ 1 

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2 hours ago, DD_fruitbat said:

 

Very much looking forward to valhalla myself, after finishing origins and oddessy. Both cracking games.

 

Finished Origins a good while back... I'm 87% done at the moment with Odyssey  :)

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6 hours ago, Feathered_IV said:

It's no biggie.

Truth being told there's many planes where the conversion simply doesn't work.

Or at least it doesn't work if you do it like shown in any of the videos from the converter release thread.

Which is not really a surprise, just wanted to mention it before someone thinks it was time to convert the full set of some thousand FSX mod planes: It's not. Won't work.

So far I've had some luck with single engine prop planes and with a handful of twins.

Rule of thumbs seems to be: The newer and bigger the plane in question, the less likely it will convert.

 

:drinks:

Mike

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@Feathered_IV were did you get the tiger moth from (website). I tried for a few hours last night to convert a plane into msfs2020 but the old FSX model needed a json file list which it didnt have.  Going down a rabbit hole to try and make one I gave up. 

 

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@Feathered_IV I must say those pics of the Tiger Moth are the closest thing I've seen to plane porn in some time. Absolutely fantastic!

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Thanks @Feathered_IV

 

Ha, figured it out. Managed to import a vampire and a He51. The He51 didnt have a seen through cockpit window though. oh well .

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Visited Athens. Found a convenient spot to land. Not sure what they are building here, but I'm sure it will look nice when it's finished.¬†ūüėČ

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6 hours ago, AndyJWest said:

look nice when it's finished.¬†ūüėČ

It do look nice. Unsurpassed in beauty this sim

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Back on my world trip. Occasional holes in the cloud offer me glimpses of the mighty Congo, as I follow it eastwards through central Africa. Not sure where I'm going to land yet - I'll see if I can get as far as Kisangani, another 230 nm or so, though I may have to land sooner if the cloud gets worse. Plenty of options, fortunately, as there are small landing strips dotted along the river.

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If I get to Kisangani, the next leg should take me over the Rift Valley. 

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My round the world trip continues steadily too. Working a circumnavigation of Africa at the moment. After going Libya -> Tunisia -> Algeria -> Morocco -> Western Sahara -> Mauritania I can safely say that, while a lot of it has been nice to look at, I've seen enough desert for a while. Some greenery finally awaits in Gambia on the next leg.

 

The Richat Structure / Eye of the Sahara:

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Good luck with the central African weather, Tektolnes. I've seen so much rain and cloud that the emptiness of the Sahara sounds positively enticing.

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1 hour ago, ZachariasX said:

Patch 1.10.7.0

 

From the notes

"Huge hole in Brazil has been fixed"  :wacko:

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2 hours ago, AndyJWest said:

I've seen so much rain and cloud that the emptiness of the Sahara sounds positively enticing.

 

Yep was pretty lucky with the weather for the most part so far. Just some windy days and an over-abundance of thunderstorms thanks to Asobo who decided to make up for not having them modelled originally to giving us all the lightning all the time. Made for some pretty shots sometimes though.

 

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Update worked, but it seems REX WeatherForce cannot inject data anymore. Oh well.

 

Currently over France, near Chambry (LFAF), from Switzerland to England (Biggin Hill). Time shifted as pleased, but "real" weather. Weather is getting English already.

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Trying an "around the world" via UK - Greenland - Canada - Alaska - Japan - Korea - China & over the Hump - India - Pakistan - Iran - Turkey - Italy - Switzerland.

 

Starting to like the Baron, even though it is not yet really a complete module.

 

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Imo the Baron is the best of the twins so far.  

 

Starting to plan my round the world trip as it's becoming obvious we're heading into our second wave lock down.

 

Lets see, my flight plan is Exeter - Shoreham - Le Touquet and then.....Italy via either the French or Austrian Alps?:)

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34 minutes ago, ZachariasX said:

but it seems REX WeatherForce cannot inject data anymore.

 

How do you find Rex generally for live weather? Does it give you more accurate representations? 

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Into the Rift Valley, and signs of human settlement after endless miles of rainforest. Volcanoes ahead! I turn on my virtual oxygen, and climb to 13,000 ft to take a look, though the cloud, as per usual, isn't helping.

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Nyamuragira, possibly Africa's most active volcano. As of June this year, it was producing seismic activity, and showing hot spots. Something's brewing...
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Trying to see down into Nyiragongo, through the cloud. As well as lava, it produces 'mazuku', pockets of carbon-dioxide-rich air, which can be fatal. 
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, below, with Gisenyi, its Rwandan neighbour adjacent. Lake Kivu beyond. A nice spot, as long as you don't think too much about the volcanoes only 10 miles or so to the north, or the political upheavals that have marred its recent history.
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Ok, second leg of my trip, Biggin Hill to Donegal. The chocolate run. Before there be customs on the route.

 

Weather is... English. I was fiddling a bit with the heading bug going on autopilot. I couldn't see a thing. Set altitude lower util I saw lights. I was flying almost between taxiing A/C over Gatwick. Full power, climb... high.. wondering if I ever manage to get above this. Thank God I have the Isle of Man on my route, just incase I get someone nasty on the radio and I have to seek asylum. I decided to clim to 12'000 ft that I reached over Wales.

 

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Beautiful Wales. Can it get any worse?

 

Spoiler

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Yes. I just love that de-icing functionality on the Baron. I sorely missed that in the Robin, climbing of Jan Mayensfeld airport. Didn't turn out to be much of a climb.

 

But at least now, I am on steady cruise, breathing moral fiber instead of oxygen, but you have what you have. Besides, withing two month time I will have to fly under the radar for not getting trouble with the customs on this route. After all, I loaded 100 lbs of After Eight as baggage.

 

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I didn't opt to go down to sea level in order to get a glimpse of the Isle of Man. So i venture on.

 

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Oh Ireland.

 

As I found a friendly hole in the clouds, I use that to do see a bit more of the island.

 

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On approach. The wind is a pain, but at least on this island, I can see something.

 

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From there, I guess I will travel to Iceland via the Faroe islands. *maybe I get to see a glimpse of Scottland...

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Just returning to Exeter this afternoon in my luuurvley Mooney with live weather. 

 Been on a quick recce of the county borders to establish where we'll place our volunteers with their pitchforks and burning torches next week*

  

 

Evening and night time look fantastic.....but; 

Where I live our roads are only lit around junctions, intersections, roundabouts, etc.   At night you can certainly 'see' major roads from the air but out of town they're all unlit.  This string of pearls effect I feel is slightly over done.  A minor gripe really as night flying in this is a joy! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Someone's got to repel all those second-home owners heading this way next week!:wacko:

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Flying east over Rwanda. Lots of hill-top settlements and terraced fields.

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Lake Ihema, on the Rwandan - Tanzanian border.
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Lake Victoria. AKA Nam Lolwe, 'Nnalubaale or Ukerewe. It's big. I'm skirting the southern edge. Kampala, on the northern shore, is about 120 nm away.
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4 minutes ago, 216th_LuseKofte said:

I have to admire your resilliance against choosing faster planes

 

I tried out the Cessna Citation Longitude earlier. Flew for two hours. Hardly looked outside. No point in going anywhere if you can't enjoy the scenery on the way.

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16 minutes ago, AndyJWest said:

 

I tried out the Cessna Citation Longitude earlier. Flew for two hours. Hardly looked outside. No point in going anywhere if you can't enjoy the scenery on the way.

True. But still there is GA going faster than 70 knot‚Äôs ūüė¨

I see no point in speed up a virtual world tour, but your patience truly is admirable 

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