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New GMAX Convair 240/340's and DC-6 version 6 Panel


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Posted 05 March 2003 - 10:12 PM

Thanks Tom. I will be patiently waiting. Looking forward to it!Dean Hoagland
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Posted 05 March 2003 - 12:29 PM

Hi,Yes, I hope to do a Western 240. However, since it had the ventral airstairs (rather than the door on the right side), it will be a bit of a project. So, I'll probably wait for a quiet time to do that - a few months, I would expect (lots of things going right now, as you might suspect!).Take care,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___
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Posted 04 March 2003 - 08:56 PM

You guys have raised the bar -- again. Just when I had settled that the Convair 580 was my all-time favourite addon, along comes the 340.Outstanding work. Many thanks.BlairCYOW
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Posted 04 March 2003 - 08:35 PM

Tom,That's great news about the new GMAX Convairs. Any chance you will be doing a re-paint in Western Air Lines livery? Would love to see it as my father, now 84, flew as a Captain for Western on these. (Started his 35 year carreer flying the Boeing 247 and DC 3s, retired flying the DC 10.) I have fond memories of occasionaly being able to accompany him on on of his trips, riding jump seat, or occasionaly even on the old man's lap during the cruise portion of the flight. (That was some 45-50 years ago.)Dean Hoagland
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Posted 04 March 2003 - 06:51 PM

Excellent planes. These type of aircraft just drive me nuts Nothing like the sound of those puffing and belching engines! Just excellent craftsmanship Tom and crew.
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Posted 04 March 2003 - 06:57 PM

Tom, Flew the United 340 last nite before piping up. I knew it was going to be a treat and no disappointment here! :-) Seems for me the realism of flightsim is greater when flying the old props. ;-)Best, Rob
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Posted 04 March 2003 - 12:08 PM

Hi all,Thanks for all the kind words; glad you're enjoying them!Take care,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___
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Posted 04 March 2003 - 05:57 PM

The other VA's I know of that are propliner oriented are:Bluegrass Airlines: http://www.bluegrassairlines.com/Classic Star (German): http://www.simflight.de/classic/Northeast VA (still active?): http://members.aol.com/salesoft/neava/Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___
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Posted 03 March 2003 - 02:57 PM

Tom, thanks so much for what you are doing for all of us, especially those in the audience for whom changing a light bulb is the height of technical achievement, while designing aircraft, scenery, etc is something way off the chart.I really enjoy the multi props...the bigger the better. The throb of the engines, the way the planes handle, the grace of lift off, and the steady descent while landing...then, there are the challanges that come to the sim pilot trying to get safely down in marginal weather. The big jets may have their appeal to some, but the stick and rudder challanges of the vintage props...that's aviation....I know of dc3airways, but are there other VAs dedicated to the propliners?Sherm
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Posted 03 March 2003 - 02:50 PM

Yo, Tom! You've made my week!Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremari...com/newlogo.jpg
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Posted 10 March 2003 - 01:12 PM

One other person has seen the slow response on the ground; I don't see this. Make sure that your rudder response for your joystick is set at least halfway up in Options/Controls/Sensitivity. Also, load a default Flight, switch to the Convair, and see how it turns now. For tight turns you will need to be going about 5 kts or slower, but this is true in real life too. I don't get much yawing at all in flight either, but I assume it's related to the first problem.The doors are operated automatically by the "stewardess" (a gauge on the panel), but it should never operate in the air, unless you have recently changed planes (and then it should close the door, not open it). If you want to make sure the door is closed, just turn on the seat belt sign - this closes the door. Also, if you have used Slew mode the door will sometimes end up in the wrong position - use Shift-E to close it.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___
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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:07 AM

Great planes, but I do have a couple problems/questions regarding the convairs 340 and 240.....When on the ground, I get rather slow response in turning the aircraft when taxiing, and once in the air it yaws a lot, particularly when straightening out after a turn and at landing speeds in landing configuration which (at least for me) makes landing very difficult.... Is this normal?One other thing is that the exit sometimes seems to have a mind of its own, ie opening/closing when I don't want it, including once in the air.... Related to the door indicators on the panel? Don't get me wrong, I'm not intentionally bashing the aircraft.. Everything else looks and works great. I'd just like to find out if this is normal behavior or if it's just my system....
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Posted 03 March 2003 - 03:54 PM

Thanks Tom, those planes look great!Regards,Bill
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Posted 03 March 2003 - 03:00 PM

Wow! Thanks Tom! :-)Posted it on the FSGateway site too, hope you don't mind ;-)---Banners? We don't need no stinkin' banners!---Visualize PAI sig banner here.
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Posted 03 March 2003 - 02:50 PM

Hi again,A few pics to show them off:http://www.calclassi.../240preview.jpghttp://www.calclassi...pics/340ual.jpghttp://www.calclassi...cs/cv340fal.jpgTake care,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___
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