[jhb_airlines] Re: Aircraft updates

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 20:33:04 +0100

No - the Dorniers went with the 146's. They only have two Dash 8's left now.


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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 19 September 2006 13:57
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Aircraft updates

BTW, just before lunch I was sitting in the car park, waiting for SWMBO
to pop to the BA desk. A Euromanx liveried TP taxied in. Are they still
using the Do328, since that's what it looked like?
Still awaiting password so I can try the server sessions. Frustrating,
Also frustrating is the wait for the new PC. Another 5 working days to
wait. Grr.

Gerry Winskill

Bones wrote:

>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
>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
>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:
>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
>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

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