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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:35 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 99):
A nice lemon twist for Batman

Cool, thanks! I don't think I've ever seen that livery on an Airbus before! Where'd you find it?
 
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Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:59 pm

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 100):
Cool, thanks! I don't think I've ever seen that livery on an Airbus before! Where'd you find it?

I'm sure it was Flightsim, but if I not check Avsim  

It also has the other old UA livery in the package, I think maybe the one before "Friendship". It's not the best model, nose is a bit wonky but it's fun & different in that livery.
 
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Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:00 am

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 99):
A nice lemon twist for Batman

Awwww...Aer-Dee! Why do you torture us so? My god...."Friendship" livery on a ScareBus! Please....the nightmare hasn't been going on that long, has it? Batman! Please tell me it ain't so?

OMG...Aer-Dee adds a new dimension to the FS fantasy world. Not only can you re-create times gone by and times that never were, but now, thanks to Aer-Dee, it is possible to create an FS nightmare !
Seeing that screenshot gives me the creeps. Cognitive dissonance to the max.

I probably won't sleep tonight. I'll be having dreams with ''Friendship" A-320's chasing me and trying to steal my wallet.
Thanks Aer-Dee.

All kidding aside, Nice screenshots Aer-Dee!
 
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Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:29 am

Another airplane I always thought was cool...the Canadair CL-215...(freeware - FS9)

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/fs92010-08-1402-49-36-19.jpg

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/fs92010-08-1403-11-12-63.jpg

Dumping a little water...(I know it says "tailhook"...go figure)
http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/fs92010-08-1402-56-05-30.jpg
 
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Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:35 am

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 102):

Mwahahahaha...there's more to come!   

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 103):

That is one cool plane!
 
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Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:28 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 102):
I probably won't sleep tonight. I'll be having dreams with ''Friendship" A-320's chasing me and trying to steal my wallet.
Thanks Aer-Dee.

Maybe that should read Scare-Dee! (Sorry I'll get my coat & close the door on my way out!)
 
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Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:44 pm

Quoting ediCHC (Reply 105):
Maybe that should read Scare-Dee! (Sorry I'll get my coat & close the door on my way out!)

Yis are all big girl's blouses!     

'Sides, the A320 is beautiful, just like her A380 sis.   
 
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Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:17 pm

Quoting THEBATMAN (Reply 103):
Dumping a little water...(I know it says "tailhook"...go figure)

Batman, this is what happens if you give an aircraft Furosemide.
 
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:20 am

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 106):
'Sides, the A320 is beautiful

Yes! totally agree... (unless you are being sarcastic)   

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 106):
just like her A380 sis

Yup, from some angles it is quite beautiful, but even if she wasn't, she still is one amazing piece of kit.

Here is my contribution for this week.

Rocketing out of rainy SXM (sometimes it rains even in paradise) towards Curacao.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/CUR.jpg

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Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:07 am

BBJ 747-8i


An alternative to the ACJ earlier - ultra long range business jet flying.
 
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:42 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 109):

Showoff...     

I can ask my friend Mr Middle-Eastern-Crown-Prince-who-bought-one to lend me his A380 VIP.... how's that for size!

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Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:54 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 108):

  True, as my good friend Tyra Banks would say, "They're girls who need to watch their angles."
 
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:53 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 110):
I can ask my friend Mr Middle-Eastern-Crown-Prince-who-bought-one to lend me his A380 VIP.... how's that for size!

Very good!  I can't beat the A380, that's quite the largest potential business jet I can think of.  
 
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:23 pm

Quoting cpd (Reply 112):
Very good! I can't beat the A380, that's quite the largest potential business jet I can think of.

How's about an An-225? Ok, maybe slightly ridiculous.....
 
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:58 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 113):
ow's about an An-225? Ok, maybe slightly ridiculous.....

Haha, nope, how about two 225's welded together? Hey, it's possible........         
 
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Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:05 pm

Quoting KPHXFlyer (Reply 97):

Great set of shots!  
 
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:13 am

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/1176/burr.jpg

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Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:32 pm

I'll catch you some day Niki Lauda!!

 
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:19 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 117):
I'll catch you some day Niki Lauda!!

New favorite capture......
 
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:20 pm

Quoting WNwatcher (Reply 118):
New favorite capture......

Ha, stupid ai in me Fs actin up!
 
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:58 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 117):

Those pesky flies...


MIAspotter.
 
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:06 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 120):

Ha, you should change your name to MIAswatter.

  
 
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:43 pm

Another groovy airplane added to my "hangar". This one I had to pay for, but that's OK. I read about it in one of these forums...anyway - FSD's fabulous Cessna 337 Skymaster (FS9/FSX). This pics are actually of the military variant known as the O-2A Skymaster:

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/fsx2010-08-1616-55-21-29.jpg

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/fsx2010-08-1616-56-03-57.jpg

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/fsx2010-08-1616-57-11-75.jpg

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww199/xxdarkknight/fsx2010-08-1617-05-32-12.jpg
 
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Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:02 am

Back from vacation! (not having FS was hard to deal with :P )

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-7-27_13-16-46-890.jpg
A ramp full of cargo planes at AMS

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-12_13-31-48-429.jpg
Taking a weekend off at Sky Bryce (VG18- yes, it's a real place)

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-16_17-32-0-125.jpg
Rocket takeoff for the 757 prototype

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-17_19-10-51-656.jpg
Hawaiian DC-9 launching out of Hilo for HNL

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-17_19-43-7-515.jpg
Sometimes it's amazing was FSX (and a few select addons) can do.

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-17_19-44-44-546.jpg
Heaven sent!

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-17_19-44-48-640.jpg
Nice reflections off the windows!

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-17_19-52-6-140.jpg
Coasting toward runway 4R

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-17_19-52-13-109.jpg
Awesome!!

Great way to relax after the first day of school.
 
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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:26 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 123):
Great way to relax after the first day of school.

Welcome back. Love the Hawaiian shots. I can't believe you're started back in school already!
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:38 pm

Short hop from Curacao (TNCC) back to Saint Maarteen (TNCM), to spice things up a bit and entertain the crowd at Maho beach I decided to do a low pass and then a steep climb, circle the airport and land normally.

WOOOOH, full throttle and pull the stick all the way to the back (apha floor will protect us)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/FlightSim/LP1.jpg

Up.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/FlightSim/LP2.jpg

Turning
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/FlightSim/LP4.jpg

And back for a normal landing, a bit lower than the one a few days ago http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/FlightSim/LP5.jpg

'atta good boy! have some rest.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/A330Driver/FlightSim/LP6.jpg

Now I am looking for someone to lend me a Cessna so I can try Saba.... must have good brakes!

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Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:44 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 125):
WOOOOH, full throttle and pull the stick all the way to the back (apha floor will protect us)

Brilliant shot!

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 125):
Now I am looking for someone to lend me a Cessna so I can try Saba.... must have good brakes!

Try it in the Airbus   

Could be fun! Must try that airport aswell.
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:13 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 126):
Try it in the Airbus

Noooo poor thing!

I've been watching videos of the landing there, even on the Twin Otter it looks scary...

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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:33 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 127):
even on the Twin Otter it looks scary...

I attempted in the lear 45, didnt work out to well
 
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Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:49 pm

Quoting WNwatcher (Reply 128):
I attempted in the lear 45, didnt work out to well
Quoting aerdingus (Reply 126):

Now you see why I don't want to do it on the Airbus...

I found a nice Britten Norman Islander model at Avsim... Might try it on that.

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Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:41 am

Just four for now..it's a nice-looking plane, though!

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-19_12-14-3-301.jpg
"You wanna mess with me?!"

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-19_12-24-25-754.jpg
Headed out to Aspen as ZW5949

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-19_12-24-32-36.jpg
Nice shot from cruise (only 21,000 feet!)

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-19_12-50-47-20.jpg
On the ground and waiting for the return to DEN
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:58 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 130):
Just four for now..it's a nice-looking plane, though!

I have such a soft spot for the old Hang Glider, flew in it many a time EDI-DUB in the past.
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:03 am

Quoting ediCHC (Reply 131):
I have such a soft spot for the old Hang Glider, flew in it many a time EDI-DUB in the past.

They always have such a unique sound going overhead. Kinda like a low whine. Love the way the brakes pop out the back.
 
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Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:04 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 132):
They always have such a unique sound going overhead. Kinda like a low whine. Love the way the brakes pop out the back.

And they were pretty comfy. It was my first 4 holer :P

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Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:08 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 123):
Great way to relax after the first day of school.
Welcome back Erik! Great stuff as usual. By any chance did you vacation in Hawaii?

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 130):
Just four for now..it's a nice-looking plane, though!
Here I go again with my old guy ranting!.... Blame Erik this time.
.
Once upon a time, in a far away land called "California", there was a really neat airline known as "Pacific Southwest Airways" aka PSA. They referred to their aircraft as "The Smiling Jets" and had a stable of B-727's plus a couple of specially modified L-1011's. Tri-Jets galore. You can see that this was a totally awesome airline. One day, the tree hugging, pacifist, anti technology, anti jet noise do nothings elected to the golden states government body decided that the B-727 was a noisy, dirty jetliner and needed to be legislated out of our nice little superficial California airport neighborhoods. About the same time, one of PSA's 7-twos on approach to KSAN appeared on the front page of just about every news periodical in a rather negative manner. So, one by one they began replacing their 727s' with Bae 146-200s. At the time, I should have considered this as a criminal act however those little Bae's were soooo cool looking! Imagine, flying on an overhead wing 4-hole airliner at night and seeing the engines exhaust plume glowing radiantly. Having no wing to obstruct your view below. Seeing the landing gear deploy in the reflection of the engine cowling. Landing @ 110knots without reverse thrust. Ahh..it was an airliner experience to savor.
But!... tragedy struck PSA once again when a mentally unstable employee with a handgun by-passed security and boarded a PSA Bae146 flight to San Jose Ca. That pretty much did PSA in for good.
Sad that it takes only a couple of assholes to bring down a great airline.
Sometimes, crashing an airline doesn't at all involve their aircraft. Like TWA for instance. OK...I'll shut up now.

Quoting ediCHC (Reply 131):
I have such a soft spot for the old Hang Glider,
Good one!
I've always considered them as baby C-5a Galaxies.

http://psa188.tripod.com/psab146b.jpg
 
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Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:55 pm

KLM MD-11 classic SXM shot


Conti 737 leaving paradise


Easyjet A319 making the 1st departure of the day from Liverpool
 
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Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:12 pm

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 134):
By any chance did you vacation in Hawaii?

Haha, no, I was in Washington DC. I did go to Gravelly Point though! (for those who don't know, it's a park just off the end of DCA's runway 19)
 
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Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:03 pm

Hello

A couple of recent screenies from me:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4913774277_728472c387_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4914363282_09e953e893_b.jpg

Gary
 
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Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:56 pm

Quoting alanelrfc (Reply 135):
Easyjet A319 making the 1st departure of the day from Liverpool

Nice angle and lighting. Good stuff!


Quoting granite (Reply 137):
A couple of recent screenies from me:

Beautiful Gary! Love how the light reflects off the engines and illuminates the port side wing. Great to see your "screenies" again!   
 
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:09 pm

B6 departing LAS.

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/6705/jbu1.jpg
 
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:48 pm

Hello

Two for today:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4917196556_b4f75a3bb9_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4916597057_75d1829e09_b.jpg

Gary
 
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:20 pm

Again fantastic screenshots everyone.

And great to see some old faces back again, along with the new!

  
 
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:51 pm

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 136):
(for those who don't know, it's a park just off the end of DCA's runway 19)

Like Maho beach at SXM without the beach of course!

Not posted much lately, as I have been logging hours with Virtual Air NZ doing this....


Climbing out from Wellington with 'The Cake Tin' in the background (aka the Westpac Staduim, home of the Hurricances Rugby Union and Wellington Phoenix football teams.)
 
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Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:51 pm

Taking a respite from Ikea.

My clouds remind me of mashed potatoes  http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss78/kierno84/fsscr005-60.jpg
 
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Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:07 am

The other day I got my copy of Commuter Airlines of the United States, and now I've been on sort of this regional/commuter kick. So here's a few until I recover  http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-20_19-28-49-15.jpg
Shiny Ozark Fairchild heading from MKC to COU

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-20_20-1-43-687.jpg
It's been fun having you onboard. Now get off!  http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-21_17-40-26-906.jpg
Northwest Airlink/Mesaba Dash 8 just about ready to go to Appleton

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-21_18-10-15-156.jpg
Somewhere around 20,000 feet

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-21_18-26-30-718.jpg
This plane radiates awesomeness.

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-21_18-58-2-953.jpg
Somehow I don't think the passengers would appreciate a quick stop at the AirVenture  http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-21_19-12-42-500.jpg
Does ATW ever look like this?

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-22_19-22-45-859.jpg
Pushing back in Ozark's only 727 headed to IND

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-22_19-34-42-546.jpg
Such an elegant machine.

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss37/UltimateDelta/2010-8-22_19-43-25-375.jpg
It looks good from any angle!

Enjoy!
 
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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:17 am

Quoting granite (Reply 137):
A couple of recent screenies from me:

Gary - that B777 is great! Just look at it, it might as well be a photo of the real thing.  

Now mine:

http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/new4.jpg
At high altitude and high speed, the sky much darker at high altitude. THe very red devices with the numbers 1 to 4 are the engine fire handles, with associated "shot" buttons behind them, while directly above them - 4 black and grey switches are the high pressure valves (for fuel flow) into each engine.

The very large coloured panel nearby with what looks to be green blue and yellow quadrants covers some hydraulic controls that are used in abnormal circumstances. The yellow switch allows the yellow (backup) hydraulics to be switched in place of blue or green channels. The other rocker switches you can see in groups of 4 are for engine ratings (takeoff and flight), autothrottle couplings and the engine control channel lanes (main, off and alternate). The small light coloured piano switches you see in the middle of the image in groups of three and two above the master warning annunciator panel are the controls for auto-stabilisation, artificial-feel for the control columns and electric-trim. The red-guarded switch on the forward right corner of the overhead panel is for emergency fuel transfer forward. It is only used in abnormal/emergency situations and allows the senior first officer to start the fuel moving forward in the case of emergency descent (where the flight engineer may be occupied with emergency procedures). As you can see, there are a lot of controls here.

At the bottom of the image, the large and identical looking panels with lots of numbered buttons and LED displays at the top of them are the number 1 and 2 inertial navigation systems. There is a 3rd one out of view. The 1st one as you may notice is displaying the latitude and longitude of the present position, while the other one (right side) is displaying the track heading and ground speed. At that point, as you may note - the speed was 1184kts, so we were moving very quickly indeed.

http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/new4b.jpg
Look carefully at engines 2 and 3 on the dials and compare them with engines 1 and 4. Note the blue lights above the engine dials and also notice the primary nozzle area gauges. Who wants to guess what is happening here? Looking at the DME (distance measuring equipment) readout showing 58.9nm (tuned to London 113.60 Mhz as you can see) and the speed/altitude might give you some further clues.

http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/new5.jpg
http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/new6.jpg

Passed near Gatwick and now turning back over Biggin Hill for a 27L landing at Heathrow.

Regards,
Chris.

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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:54 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 145):

What amazes me is how well that panel replicates the claustrophobic Concorde flightdeck! And fair play for sticking to it & learning how to fly it properly, I wouldn't have the patience.

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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:23 am

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 146):
learning how to fly it properl

It's not nearly as hard as you might think. The tutorials and checklists included tell you what to do. But there are some amazing websites devoted to the subject like this one:

http://concorde.docs.free.fr/index.php

And especially this section:
http://concorde.docs.free.fr/Pages/C...normales-lecture.php?page=2&max=11

That's the normal operation checklist. So that tells you exactly what Air France did. BA's one is fairly similar if I remember right, though they flew the descent at slower speeds.

It's the entire manuals and operational procedures of the plane utilised by Air France. Very useful stuff indeed - especially if you have basic understanding of French language. The other useful learning resource is the ITVV Concorde twin-DVD set. This Concorde is the virtually the same as the real one in operation, so you can follow the DVDs pretty much to the letter.

The plane itself is one of the more user friendly/logical ones to operate, and I personally find it much easier than the modern FMS equipped airliners. But things like holding patterns must be flown semi-manual, doing things the old way and dialling in headings into the autopilot as needed. Otherwise - it's highly automated as you'd expect of any SST given the speeds involved.

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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:04 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 144):
Somewhere around 20,000 feet

I love the PAX view. Looks like maybe a vacation shot of yours.

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 144):
Such an elegant machine
Oh yes!
It was my attraction for the 7-two that got me interested in the L-1011 when it was being built.

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 143):
My clouds remind me of mashed potatoes
Mmmmmmm. Mashed potatoes. I like them lumpy with lots of butter.
Oh yeah, very nice "screenie" as well.

Quoting cpd (Reply 145):
Now mine:

Yes!!! Chris, I miss your Concorde "screenies" (I like that word. Thanks Granite!) very much. This forum isn't complete without them.

OK, please excuse my slight thread derailment but I must share this. I was driving down to San Diego last weekend and saw this Mexican shuttle van to headed towards the border. I instantly thought of Cpd and had to take its' picture with my cell phone.



Anyone wish to take the "Nuevo Concorde" to Mexico? The tele # is right there.   
 
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RE: FS/X-plane Bog Standard Screenshot Thread!

Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:31 am

Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 148):

Yes!!! Chris, I miss your Concorde "screenies" (I like that word. Thanks Granite!) very much. This forum isn't complete without them.

Thanks Kevin!   More to come on the next flight. Not tonight though, it's too late, even for a 'champagne flight' around the Bay of Biscay.  

And in response to my screenshot and question before:

http://www.totalnfs.net/c_d_files/new4b.jpg

What occurred here is that I had quite a decent tail-wind during the descending into the London area, so I was pushed along a bit faster, meaning I was going to arrive with still too much altitude.

So what I did was armed 'inflight reverse' to get idle reverse thrust on the two inboard engines. And, looking at the VSI (the narrow and tall gauge), you can see that the rate of descent has quite dramatically increased to more than 5,500ft/min from the previous 2000ft/min to ensure that I can descend low enough in the required time. There is a switch on the flight engineer's panel that you must press before you can use in-flight reverse thrust That prevents it being inadvertently activated.

So as you might well guess, when descending with this plane, you must look at a chart taking into account temperature and wind conditions and monitor those conditions very carefully against the chart to make sure you descend to the right altitude in enough time (or otherwise, do not descend too quickly - which is inefficient and slow). The descent is quite a fine art. And for the transonic descent, there are different summer / winter descent points (one further out than the other).

The more modern planes can have the descent handled automatically by the autopilot and computers, something which wasn't available to Concorde at the time.

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