[jhb_airlines] Re: Aircraft updates

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 13:36:46 +0100

Much appreciate your efforts, Bones!  Off to get the downloads now...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:01 PM
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> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Aircraft updates
> Two topics here.
> DH82 Tiger Moth
> ===============
> I hope this is now finished after the latest round of mods.
> The aircraft can
> be downloaded from the DH82A page at
> http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/04fs/aircraft/dh82/DH82_FS2004.htm
> Those of you who grabbed the test aircraft a couple of weeks
> ago don't need
> to download the 9Mb file. The subsequent changes have been
> with the cfg
> files and the panel bitmaps so I have bundled these files
> (only) into a
> smaller 2Mb zip for you to grab. I will leave this on site
> for a few days
> for everyone to get and then I'll zap it.
> I'd appreciate comments on the final work just in case
> something comes to
> light that I've missed. In the meantime I will start on the floatplane
> version.
> PCF AI Aircraft
> ===============
> Completed, tested and (in some cases) flown are the following PCF AI
> aircraft:
> Beech 1900, Beech58, Cessna 172, Dash 8-300, Falcon 2000,
> Fokker 70 and
> Fokker 100.
> These are now available in a single zip which you can grab from:
> http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/jhb/OnLine/JHB_AI_Repaints.htm
> Go right to the bottom of the page for the link. The
> PCF_JHB.zip file is
> 3.5Mb.
> Just unzip the files into your FS2004/Aircraft folder and it
> should create
> the PCF folders automatically. A few points to note before you start:
> 1. In the case of the C172 it should add the JHB sub folder
> to the existing
> aircraft but you will be prompted to overwrite the
> aircraft.cfg file. I have
> not included the existing PCF C172 files so I hope you have it on your
> system.
> 2. Once installed you need to ensure that next time you start PCF you
> remember to press the update library button (or whatever it's
> called) on the
> flight plan menu.
> 3. I have not edited the .air files for these aircraft to make them
> disappear from the FS2004 aircraft listing. They will all
> show up under the
> manufacturer of "FS Pilot Club".
> 4. Despite being low poly count aircraft specifically made as
> AI some of
> them actually fly very well as "proper" aircraft. For all of
> them I took
> off, flew a wide circuit, coupled the AP for an ILS approach,
> uncoupled on
> short final for a manual landing and then flew a manual
> circuit. The Dash 8
> and Beech 1900 are especially nice to fly with the Falcon
> 2000 being a close
> third. The Falcon lost a brownie point because it suffers
> from glideslope
> dive but it is otherwise pleasant to fly.  The Fokker 70 and
> 100 should be
> left just for AI as they are not nice to fly. Both suffer
> from chronic roll
> rate (except when on AP) and both fail to lose speed on
> approach. Stick to
> the PF models. I didn't try the C172 or Baron as I suspect these are
> actually the FS default aircraft - the texture sets are
> identical anyway.
> For now I think that should give us some variety for our PC
> sessions.. As we
> get to use the system I am sure any further gaps will come to light.
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net

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