As I said Bones, the 2D panel is awefull but the virtual cockpit is excellent.
Not being into panel design, would installing the bn2_pnl1.zip file you recommend kill the virual cockpit or simply replace the present 2D one?
Paul----- Original Message ----- From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 3:49 AM Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: St Barts Wed 18th July
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 isnice to see it has been updated for the later sims. I know I also hated theoriginal panel and I'm sure I grabbed an alternative from somewhere but itis so long ago I can't remember where - maybe Flightsim. Ah... just found it- bn2_pnl1.zip from FlightSim. bones -----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 becausethere's a problem with the mobo but the 20 pin power supply went down. Lessthan 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 witht'other. That left a few set-up problems. The first glitch was I could TXbut not RX. Resetting the voice controller set up and re-starting cleared it. Second problem, not realised until well into the session was my joystickcalibration had gone west. A re-calibration on the ground at SABA meant thefinal 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 Nevisto St. Kitts in it and found it a real handful. having re-calibrated thoughI 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 reallyshould have spent more time to familiarise myself with it's handling beforeattempting 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 trickywith this bird. Obviously it's not helped by rushed joystick calibration butI'm sure given time I could get used to it, the handling that is not rushingjoystick 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, thechange in pitch was superb. Take note Alex, one for you to look at me thinks. Paul ----- 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 JulyBones - 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