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Hi all, KLM started to fly to Batavia in 1924 in a Fokker F7, H-NACC, 'Pelikaan'.In 1934 they flew the first time to Batavia in a DC2, the Uiver, in the London Melbourne race.Regular flights started in 1935, june 12th, in the DC2 PH-AKK 'Koetilang'On the webpage below you can now download the flightplans, to refly this airroute from the 30-s of last century. For this ofcourse you need the Douglas DC2 package, also available for download there.There are some screenshots in the screenshot forum http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...rum=DCForumID47 , and some more on the site, look under the Amsterdam-Batavia link on the top of the homepage.http://www.avsim.com/hangar/flight/dc2uive...ving%20LHBP.jpg http://www.avsim.com/hangar/flight/dc2uiver/twa.gif No DC3 without a DC2;-)Cheers, Rob CappersVisit http://www.avsim.com/hangar/flight/dc2uiver/index.htm

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Rob, just to let you know that next to the R4D your DC2 is my favorite FS plane. Good stuff!Jaap Verduijn.

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Greetings Rob!Most enjoyable airplane, your Uiver is! By the way, is there a simple trick I can apply to deal with the "known throttle bug"? It really doesn't matter much and I can easily live with it, but sometimes I forget and off go the engines... (grin)!Be well!Jaap Verduijn.

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Hi JaapI talked about it with some betatesters.I can't figure out what causes the problem, because it was very hard to edit the aircraft.cfg, to get the plane to fly as real as it gets, regarding throttle behaviour, airspeed and climb.The throttlebug, which occurs after a long flight, when you throttle down at the parking or gate, and the engines stop, I couldn't get out.To bypass it: people with flightyokes and throttle, may want to recalibrate, or keep the throttle cracked open a bit and the RPM above 600. I'm sure we will get it fixed in our next release.No DC3 without a DC2;-)Cheers, Rob CappersVisit http://www.avsim.com/hangar/flight/dc2uiver/index.htm

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Hi Rob!"(...) keep the throttle cracked open a bit and the RPM above 600 (...)"Yep, that's what I usually do, except when I forget (grin)! It's no big deal, I can easily live with it.Keep up the good work!Jaap Verduijn.

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Hi Rob,When I had the problem of engines dying, I upped the idle_rpm_mechanical_efficiency_scalar a bit in the aircraft.cfg file and that fixed it. Have you tried that yet? I upped it to to 1.1 or 1.2.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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Hi TomYes, I did, but eventally I lowered it a bit.Now, when I start the plane for the first time, the engine run idle for hours, and the RPM doesn't change. (using timecompression ;-) )If I make the idle_rpm_mechanical_efficiency_scalar to high, the RPM will drop, and the engines stall after a while. If I make it to low, the RPM will slowly increase. Both is not realistic I think.After a long flight, when you throttle to idle, the engines sometimes stall.I think, it hapens to people with throttle joysticks, and the throttle isn't calibrated just fine: maybe, when they think throttle=0, the stick realy gives a negative value, I don't know.I throttle up and down with the F1-F4 keys, and I personally don't have the problem.Come to think of it, I have a startup situation using the DC2. When I load the DC2 plane after having flown an other plane, I sometimes have the problem. Maybe it's a FS2002 thing.It isn't that easy to get it just right, as you know. ;-)Well, Cherio for nowNo DC3 without a DC2;-)Cheers, Rob CappersVisit http://www.avsim.com/hangar/flight/dc2uiver/index.htm

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