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Where can I find a tidy An-71?

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Those of you who faithfully downloaded Jorge Salas' and Matthias Lieberecht's latest panel offering - for the Antonov An-71 - will have noted that the aircraft "link" they refer to as being in the README is not there, as there ain't no README. Not in my download, anyway.I've tried Matthias' site, but it's closed. So any ideas, O trusty crew, where we can find an aircraft to do justice to the panel?Can't even find a 71 at theRussian Flightsim Group (http://www.flightsim.krsk.ru/index_e.htm) Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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<<<<<>>>>I try to avoid all these politics so I guess I'll have to do my own homework there.Thanks for the other link though. That's an AWACS version, but it's a start! Have to find the right plane for Matthias' panel: I like his work so much (Bae, Avro etc.) that I'd download a banana if he put it online.Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Oh man, this is such a colossal blunder on my part. :(I just downloaded the zip file I uploaded, and you are right... the README is not there!!!! I have NO idea how that could have happened, and I am truly sorry. I will upload an update which includes the read me, which has some really important information!For those already here, let me copy and paste the whole thing for ya, so you don't have to wait. The plane I made this panel for is the An-71 AWACS by Samdim. It is listed as an FS2000 download, but it works just fine in FS2002 with the fixes at the end of the readme. The places that have it listed as an FS2002 plane basically just tacked that info on. That version is exactly the same as the FS2000 version here at AVSIM. This is the intended plane for this panel. The link in the readme is a direct link to the file here at AVSIM, so I'm surprised you weren't able to find it. I fixed the gear, added some flightuning parameters, and added FS2002 lights. It flies and looks great in FS2002.Once again, I'm terribly sorry about this oversight!!!BEGIN README-------------Antonov AN-71 Panel for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002by Jorge Salas from Matthias Lieberecht OriginalThank you for downloading this panel. It's a Panel for a very interestingRussian STOL Jet, the Antonov An-71. This panel is based on an original photo of the cockpit, and isas close as we are probably going to get to an authentic panel.The panel includes all the usual FS2002 goodies, and Eric MarcianosAI Radar Gauge built into the panel, for AI plane tracking.The reason I did a complete remake of Mathias original FS98 panel, is thatthere is now a wonderful An-71 AWACS plane which has been done forFS2000, but works beautifully in FS2002. Here is a direct link to downloadthat plane:Antonov An-71 by Samdim - nsamdim@voila.frhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?D...ion=&CatID=RootThe plane has a couple of little bugs which I fixed for usage in FS2002.Read the An-71 fixes/additions section at the end of this document.Like in the real An-71, Airspeed,Altimeter and Radio Altimeter are in metric measures. The Radiosare in the second Panel Window. There you can also find the RADARgauge. The button underneat the Gauge work! It's how you changethe different modes of the RADAR gauge.Please take a look at the accompanying GIF file which has all the instrumentson the panel labeled for easy reference. Much of the text on the panel isin Russian, so this should come in handy.INSTALLATION------------------Unzip the gauges.zip to your Flighsim MAIN directory. Ifyou already have some of the gauges you don't need to delete them.They should be the same.Move the contents of the Panel folder to the panelfolder of the aircraft.Credits:Matthias Lieberecht for the original FS98 Panel.Vadim Serebrenikoff for the An-74 photoAndrei Pechenkin for the An-74 photoMax Roodveldt for some of the metric GaugesOscar Nava and Max Roodveldt for his Airspeed GaugeThe HGHB Team for the metric Altimeter and Spoil LightChristian Koegler and John Hirsch for the Overspeed and Stall WarningsDai Griffiths for a lot of the used GaugesPaul Golding and the FPDA Team for some of the used GaugesRichard Probst for some parts of the AutopilotDoo for his RMI and RMI SetAlex (Backfire) Bashkatov for the Engine GaugesGlenn Copeland for his Parkbrake ButtonToni di Blassio for his Reverse WarningsFeel free to send feedback or comments. Jorge Salasjspx@mac.comAn-71 Plane FS2002 Fixes/Additions-----------------------------------------------The An-71 airplane you can get mentioned above has a quirk or two.Here are the fixes:For more stable flight, add this to the aircraft.cfg file of the plane.(FLIGHT_TUNING)Cruise_Lift_Scalar=1.000Parasite_Drag_Scalar=1.000Induced_Drag_Scalar=1.000Elevator_Effectiveness=1.000Aileron_Effectiveness=1.200Rudder_Effectiveness=1.000Pitch_Stability=1.200Roll_Stability=1.000Yaw_Stability=1.000Elevator_Trim_Effectiveness=1.000Aileron_Trim_Effectiveness=1.000Rudder_Trim_Effectiveness=1.000The plane has sunken gear when you first use it in FS2002, so replace theContact Points section in the aircraft.cfg file with this section below.(contact_points)point.0=1.000, 28.667, 0.000, -9.500, 1200.102, 0.000, 1.079, 50.640, 0.943, 2.500, 0.949, 4.000, 4.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000point.1=1.000, -4.583, -6.500, -9.000, 1574.803, 1.000, 1.079, 0.000, 0.984, 2.500, 1.430, 9.000, 9.000, 2.000, 0.000, 0.000point.2=1.000, -4.583, 6.500, -9.000, 1574.803, 2.000, 1.079, 0.000, 0.984, 2.500, 1.430, 4.000, 4.000, 3.000, 0.000, 0.000point.3=2.000, -14.167, -47.333, 0.000, 787.402, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 5.000, 0.000, 0.000point.4=2.000, -14.167, 47.333, 0.000, 787.402, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 6.000, 0.000, 0.000point.5=2.000, -54.000, 0.000, 2.833, 787.402, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 9.000, 0.000, 0.000point.6=2.000, 42.667, 0.000, -3.750, 787.402, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 0.000, 4.000, 0.000, 0.000static_pitch=0.600static_cg_height=7.289The plane has no FS2002 specific information in the aircraft.cfg file,so you can copy and paste this section to make sure it shows upproperly in FS2002. (fltsim.0)title=An-71sim=An-71 //Make sure this matches the name of your AIR file!!model=panel=sound=texture=checklists=description=Soviet AWACS. Derived from An-72.nui_manufacturer=Antonovui_type=An-71ui_variation=Soviet AWACSatc_heavy=0atc_id=atc_airline=Aeroflotatc_flight_number=(General)performance=Cruise Speedt 500-530 km/hnMax Speed 650 km/hnScanning Zone Range 350 kmnPatrol Ceiling 8000 mnCeilingt 9500 - 10800 mnLenght 23.5 mnWingspan 31.9 mnHeight 9.2 mnEngines : 2x D-436K 7500 kgsn additional takeoff engine RD-38A 2900 kgsnNumber of simultaneously followed aims 120 nAim detection range 200 kmnAim detection precision 2.5 kmnnnModel and painting by Samdim

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Hehehe... I meant I was surprised you weren't able to find the plane after doing your own search of the library, since it is in the library. :-)The update is going to consist of the text I posted above in a .TXT document. Nothing more.

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