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How to load seaplanes ?

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Hi all,I would like to know how to select a floating plane which actually floats when "Create a flight".When I put the selected plane on water, the gear is out, and it is like it thinks it is on a solid ground. Even if I "slew" and retract the gear, the gear comes out when I exit the "slew" mode.???To be able to make the plane float, I have to start the flight from ground and land on water. Then I have to "Save the flight", and start from there.Now, can someone tell me how to "Create a flight" with a sea plane, and actually have the plane floating from scratch. :-hmmmFly safe, :-waveStaffan AhlbergFreeware Flight Grouphttp://hem.passagen.se/primeavi

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You need to start at one of the seaplane bases. I start at one of the ones in Alaska, USA with the Cessna Caravan and it's fine.

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Most every plane that I have added is either a float or amphibian type aircraft. Anytime I start a flight in the water with any of them the gear is in the down postion, jsut retract the gear and you should be good to go.A few times I even forgot to retract them and was still able to get airborne but the takeoff run was awful long!!!!http://www.enter.net/photoalbum/data/reddog/481497.jpgSceenshots and Pics athttp://comunity.webshots.com/user/reddog18951USMC Retired

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Reddog, would you by any chance know if there's a DC3 or C47 or R4D or such available on floats? I've searched and searched, but couldn't find any... Thanks,Jaap Verduijn.

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Thanks mate! Guess we'll just have to wait then...

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There was one for FS2000 (or maybe it was FS98, who cares, it's a Gooney Bird - and there was only one for real, as far as I know) which I have converted to FS2002. A Jan Visser bird it ain't, but it flies OK. I sent it to Heather some time ago to get her "In The Mood". I'm emailing it to you both - I shan't upload it, as it's not my aircraft.Mark "Dark Moment" BeaumontP.S. You'll have to configure the panel and sound, and I've whacked in a DHC6 airfile just to get it to float without messing about.P.P.S. Correction ... I haven't emailed this to you. Avsim's system won't allow attachments. Send me your email address to MABeaumont@aol.com or publish it here.http://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/reds.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Thanks guys !Can someone give some more examples of "Seaplane spots" exept Seattle and Alaska ?Are there any in the Carabean area ?Staffan

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Staffan,You can select airport location in FS2002 and keep narrowing your search until you can read the airport name and a seaplane base will be listed as such. Just scroll through the names of the air fields in the Caribbean until you see one labelled as a seaplane base. In the Caribean the fields called "Harbors" (there are 2 in the US Virgin Islands) are the sea plane bases. Just scroll through the available airports until you find ones you like.

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StaffanA great place to start exploring the Caribbean is Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St. Thomas. Download the TDS seaplane scenery to complement it and make sure you get Toni Agramont's recent Caribbean uploads. There's lots more, of course!Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/reds.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Thanks Mark! jaap@verduijn.net is the place to email me!

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