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OK, we had several people join up for the final leg of the ATW challenge and i'm not going to name names as I know i'll miss some one, sorry ;-)We departed EGCF and flew south at 4000 feet at 180 knots. We decided to have the baton land last so i did a few flyby's as everyone landed at Heathrow. After everone landed I came in on full manual control with a crappy frame rate and everone watching me ;-)))made it down and handed the baton to security, gave me a bretholizer (I think I passed) ;-)Then we went to the bar in the good ole tradition of America West! LOL!I have several screenshots and hopefully we can share them here. I liked this one as it shows the escort. Tornado and LameDuck out my left wing ;-)Sorry, I didn't change the time to "Real Time" forgot, but did use real weather.thanks to all, esp. Tornado!Now, with Tornado's permission i would love to see your screenshots!

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Congratulations to everyone!Special thanks to Michael for making the maps, to Fred for hosting our final leg mutliplayer flight, and to Tornado Wilkes, without whom this would not have been possible. The following celebratory items were provided by him. If this works, you can click the image for a special victory song (if not, the word Song will be highlighted.[a href=http://www.rangey.fsnet.co.uk/champion.mp3]Song[/a]--Tony

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LOL Scabbo!That is funny! now where are your screenshots???LOL!

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Since two people asked the question... I was LMN58 ("Lost My Nickname", in a Baron 58 :-)). I discovered this thread when you were on your way across the atlantic, but I never managed to find a PIREP posted before someone else had already got the baton :-( so I thought I should at least fly the last leg. Great fun, but I joined a little too late because it was my first online flight and I had to hack my firewall first ;-)BTW, can someone tell me how to get the correct aircraft models displayed in a multiplayer game? I don't really think you were all flying default Barons and Cessnas (see screenshot).-- LMN

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I really enjoyed following this and being able to take part on the final leg was a real treat. Heres my final pic, thats me in the foreground..

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Gentlemen,Its been fun, lets do it again soon!! :-cool There's some great material here to go through and reread, and furthermore there will be 2 irrelevant virtual prizes for the best PIREP and the best Screenie. However I would like to ask each of you, pilots and observers to vote for who you'd like to receive these special virtual gifts.Please mark your vote RTW Challenge Vote an email to me at aviator@thehold.freeserve.co.uk todayFurthermore please send me your comments and suggestions and we'll take them into account when deciding on the final rules for the annual race that were planning, plus the "Pro Series" of Challenges in the near future. Thank you for taking part and I look forward to seeing you at the prizes ceremony tomorrow.Best Regards

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Can you imagine my screenshot? I had the same aircraft, same view, same idea, and I had five (5) aircraft in that same view outside my little window. My PC crashed (locked up) about 30 NM form EGLL. So I had to go back to square one. I grabbed the C172 and took off on a 09 Taxiway out of EGLL. Hope some of you saw I was back in some guise. I did show up on the ramp hoping someone might take my photo. Happy flying. Sorry no screen shots.

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Well, we made it. I had to question if we ever would at a couple of points. Our path may not have been the most direct, but it was around the world. I would like to give a HUGE Thanks to everyone who participated. Scabbo, great job reffing. Tornado, Brilliant idea, I think we proved "the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts". Looking forward to the Pro Challenge!!Top Baton holders:---PILOT---------TIME----DISTANCE1. btd_jfk--------16.93---3054.32. Aeromachines--16.4----3420.63. Hawkeyez------13.87---3906.3(this does not include the final flight or btd_jfk's watch over the baton at EGCF)Distances:Total Distace: 25656 nmTotal Time: 133.8 hrsAverage Speed: 191.7 nm/hrAverage Leg: 2.67 hrsAverage Leg: 513.1 nmPlane Totals:Beech B1900D--------23.83----4530.1Cessna 421C---------18.8-----3137.9Piper Cheyenne 400--17.93----3357.3-------------Michael

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That's kinda cool to see my name listed for something.I hated like heck to miss the final leg... but my kids have to come first sometimes. ;-)On a somewhat related note, does anyone have experience with firewalls on routers (mine's a SMC brand) to allow MP traffic thru it...? I tried to "jump in" to the MP flight at one point and I couldn't get an ack back from the flight.Again, I had a blast doing this.Cheers...Hawkeyez :-kewl

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Aeromachines here:I don't know if you want to strive for accuracy, but I flew the two legs listed as the Beech Baron 58, in the Beech 1900D. Just thought I ought to tell you. See my location posts. Thanks.

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Yes, I have some experience with routers/firewalls since I had to tweak mine as well to be able to join. I have a Linux PC set up as a router/firewall, though, so I don't know if this info is of any help for you.You have to open ports 47624 and 2300 to 2400 for TCP and UDP traffic on your firewall. You also have to rewrite the target address of UDP (and possibly TCP) packets being sent to your router so that they're redirected to your game machine. (This means you can play only on a single PC in your local network. I haven't found a better, working method yet.) Note that forwarding packets into your internal network is a security risk. The code below will forward packets without checking if they're related to any game session. Don't do this on a firewall that is supposed to protect important data unless you fully understand the consequences.For Linux users, the following should work (at least if I haven't messed up anything, it's what worked for me):

# Rewrite the target address of DirectPlay packets sent to the# firewall from the internet so that they are sent to my# desktop.# Note: If you have masquerading enabled, you shouldn't need this# for TCP packets, but I haven't checked this yet. Also note that# if you have a static IP address assigned to you by your ISP, you# should match the packets against that destination address as# well.iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $ext -p tcp --dport 47625   -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.1.2:47624iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $ext -p udp --dport 47625   -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.1.2:47624iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $ext -p tcp --dport 2300:2400   -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.1.2:2300-2400iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $ext -p udp --dport 2300:2400   -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.1.2:2300-2400# Open ports 47624,2300:2400.iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp --dport 47624 -j ACCEPTiptables -A FORWARD -p udp --dport 47624 -j ACCEPTiptables -A FORWARD -p tcp --dport 2300:2400 -j ACCEPTiptables -A FORWARD -p udp --dport 2300:2400 -j ACCEPT

($ext is my external network interface, ppp0)

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Hi all,Just wanted to let you all know, I have enjoyed this event enormously, even if I haven't flown a single mile! It has been a real treat to see all you people team up to bring the baton around the world, even if my enthusiasm has got me some strange looks from people, I tried to tell about this event.Hopefully, the next time my home/work schedule will fit in better! Looking forward to it.Again, thanks for the show!BRGDSSven Sorensen, EKCH

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How about some more screenshot's from last night's final flight? ;-)) Here ya go.

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Hy!Mike told me yesterday, that his router will do address-forwarding only when he disables DHCP on the WAN-Side. This of course will prevent him from getting a dynamic IP from his provider...Well, maybe he could ask the manufacturer of his router for assistance.Sorry, no further ideas.Danny

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