[jhb_airlines] Re: St Barts Wed 18th July

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 03:49:15 +0100

I had a look at that website and it's nice to see that the Islander you got
is the original design by Marcel Kuhnt.

Originally Marcel made this aircraft way back in 2001 for FS2000 so it is
nice to see it has been updated for the later sims. I know I also hated the
original panel and I'm sure I grabbed an alternative from somewhere but it
is so long ago I can't remember where - maybe Flightsim. Ah... just found it
- bn2_pnl1.zip from FlightSim.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Reynolds
Sent: 19 July 2007 00:49
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: St Barts Wed 18th July

Thanks to one and all for tonights session.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Although I had to resolve some controller issues early doors.

I was late joining having had to swap out my mobo (again).  Not because
there's a problem with the mobo but the 20 pin power supply went down.  Less

than a month it's been in the box. so a refund looks the order of the day.
My standby is a fixed 24 pin job so it was out with the one and in with
t'other.  That left a few set-up problems.  The first glitch was I could TX
but not RX.  Resetting the voice controller set up and re-starting cleared

Second problem, not realised until well into the session was my joystick
calibration had gone west.  A re-calibration on the ground at SABA meant the

final of my three legs, was flown in a BN-2 Islander which I downloaded
especially yesterday from www.m-r-software.de I'd already flown from Nevis
to St. Kitts in it and found it a real handful.  having re-calibrated though

I thought I'd give it a go.

The Islander in question has a really dodgy 2D panel and unusually is
actually more flyable from the virtual cockpit.  I have to admit, I really
should have spent more time to familiarise myself with it's handling before
attempting the St. Barts landing but it was there and I like a challenge.
I found getting the power/pitch/trim balancing act more than a little tricky

with this bird. Obviously it's not helped by rushed joystick calibration but

I'm sure given time I could get used to it, the handling that is not rushing

joystick calibrations.

What I do like about the BN-2 is the sound files.  On approach to St. Barts
where you are constantly throwing it from full throttle to throttle off, the

change in pitch was superb.  Take note Alex, one for you to look at me


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "JHB Airlines" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 11:27 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] St Barts Wed 18th July

> Bones -
> Thanks for the chat after the session, my comms failed right at the
> end so I wasn't able to sign-off politely!  Good flying tonight,
> thanks to everyone involved <g>
> MikeB

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