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What's the Best C-130?

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G'Day!I've had a hankering to repaint a C-130. It's been a while since I downloaded one of these so I highly doubt I have the best one out there.In your opinion, what is the best package, or combination of aircraft, panel, sound, etc.GMAX would be preferred but is not mandatory, nor is VC.Thanks in advance!Cheers!Heather

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Hey Heather, I don't think one has been made in awhile, especially in GMAX. My fav is still an older one by Adrian Brausch, it has opening doors and is a good model, the zip I have is abc-130k.zip, I didn't see it here, but I know it is at Flightsim. good luck and I look forward to it!!regards, Michaelhttp://www.geocities.com/res052cd/cmhbanner.gif

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Thanks MichaelI'll download it and have a look.Cheers!Heather

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Heather,You're going to paint a C-130? Are you taking requests? If you are, I'd like to ask for one from the 61st Airlift Squadron, the Green Hornets here at Little Rock. I'm a little biased towards them since that's my squadron, and I haven't found one painted in their colors.Thanks,Lobaeux

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G'Day LobaeuxI wasn't planning on it, a fictional livery was in mind, however, like I did with the Widgeon, it's sometimes easier for me to make multiple paints while working on the same aircraft.Some pictures would be needed of course, But I suppose I could give it a go for you.Send info to me at pharoah42@eritter.net then take a number and have a seat. Got another plane ahead of this one and then I'll be tackling the 130. Probably be mid next week before i can delve into it.Cheers!Heather

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Hello Heather,The Sisters ready for another trip north ? ;) Being somewhat familiar with the "Herc" for my last 3500 flight hours I was always looking for a good Herc Combo for Flight Sim 2k2I used the following aircraftabuscgv4.zipHC130_2K.zip The panel I have been using isc130panel.zip.The sounds I have been using isba_c130.zip from Blue arrowYou should be able to find the files here or at flightsim. If not let me know, be glad to helpIf you are also looking for any technical info let me know. Fly safe Dave

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Thanks Dave, I appreciate that.Actually, I do indeed have another job idea for "the sisters" but just haven't made time to sit down and write it out. Believe it or not, I am planning to write a novel that revolves somewhat around a particular one of them (the ex-marine and cop)in a loose sort of way.Yeah, right, like with all this painting and other stuff, I really have the time to write.Cheers!Heather

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Hi Heather,If you want Adrian's C-130 I have an RCAF repaint in the library of it. (imagine that:-lol)Just do a search for my name "Dan Port" and it should come up.BTW, I have not given up on the Amilia Earhart adventure. Just have not had time to work on it. I did do a Howland Island from some research pics and drawings I found.http://www3.telus.net/dport1/dansig.jpg

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Thanks Dan, I'll check that one out too. Have tried four so far and my "keeper" results can be seen at:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/DCForumID43/1197.htmlBut nothing is written in stone but the "Commandments." I'll have to have a look at yours as well.Funny you should mention the Earhart project, was just thinking about it the other day and wondering what happened. I well understand that "no time" issue. I still have yet to touch a single piece of scenery, the main thing I wanted to learn to do. Been too busy painting airplanes, but what the heck, it's fun. That's what it's all about, right?I believe I have your Howland Island. Remember the problems I had getting rid of the white grass? Still in my library waiting on that Lockheed Electra to set down upon it.Cheers!Heather

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G'Day!Well, after finding a suitable model, sounds, panel, etc., I am definitely going to repaint this bird. Very nice!I did a Google search on your unit based out of Little Rock and although I found sites and plenty of pictures of unit patches, not a single pic of a Herk.I am willing to have a go at your units colors but without photos or pictures, I'm dead in the water. Can't paint it if i don't know what she looked like.If you want to search out some pictures of one of them, mail them to me at pharoah42@eritter.netCheers!Heather

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Good Morning Lobaeux4,I did 15 yrs in the Engineers seat with the Coast Guard in the H model of the Herc. Am retird now but really miss the flying. Got my intial qual at Minn. St Paul for proformance and Little Rock for the Flights and sim training.Fly safeDave

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I prefer Adrian Braush's version. I too would like to see a G-MAX bird. It would be really nice to see an H2/H3 model as well as a J and J-30 model. I've been repainting one E model in the colors of the 62nd. I also plan to do at least a 53rd bird. They aren't releasable yet. I could use some help from a more advanced repainter. Plus I'm doing some work from memory. As long as I can get the basic items correct on the one aircraft, the 61st, 53rd, 189th etc. should be easy to do.

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Railrunner,Will be good to see -130E's being painted. Of course I'm biased, but I prefer the E model to the newfangled H or J models, lol.Sure once you get the 62nd done, it'll be real easy to make those out to 53rd or 61st birds. Just remember the schoolhouse birds all say "Team Little Rock" on the tail, the 61st still says "The Rock" and hopefully they won't change that.Heather,I'm on leave right now, and never got a call that I was supposed to fly on Monday, so it may be a couple of days before I go in to work before I can get you pics. I looked to see if I had any pics already, but the only ones I have are in the cockpit, not outside. I'll take some pics when I go in to work.Lobaeux

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It seems to me that "TASK FORCE ROCK" or "THE ROCK" is on most. I've also seen some "TEAM LITTLE ROCK" and "LITTLE ROCK". I've been trying to figure out whether the slogan varies by squadron. To make things more confusing, some aircraft have block style letters and some don't. Also, a few AETC birds have the Chaffe/Flare dispensers. The 189th birds all say "ARKANSAS" on the tail.Maybe a trip down to Public Affairs can get me permission to take some pics. Lobaeux, I'm on the Rock for maybe a week or so longer. Gotta get some good weather so I can get out of here. It figures, the weather (though hot) hasn't been bad until I need good weather. Then it turns to garbage.

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You're right. "Task Force Rock" is printed on the AETC birds, the 53rd and the 62nd. I think "team little rock" is over, they should be repainted shortly. On the AMC side of the house, I think we're sticking with "The Rock", at least I hope we do. "The Rock" should be painted on the 61st and 50th planes. Ask if you need callsigns for the different squadrons.What are you doing here at the rock? TDY?Lobaeux

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Look at those bundles go!! It's been almost a year since I've done airdrop.LobaeuxHere I am last year at Lawson, dropping the Basic Airborne Course. You know they don't let us walk across their legs anymore, LOL?

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Woops, Sorry 'bout that. I thought I edited out the image after I saw how big it was.

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Heather,If you're taking repaint requests, can I put one in for the 53rd Weather Recon Squadron, aka the Hurricane Hunters? I fly with them as a weather officer. We have H-models and now J-models. You should find a decent amount of pictures on the squadron web site, www.hurricanehunters.com.Taking a number and getting in line,Warren Madden

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I'd be happy to add your name to the list Warren, but is this by chance the one you are looking for?

Pro USAF Lockheed WC-130J Hercules File Description:FS2002 Pro United States Air Force Lockheed WC-130J Hercules, Tail Number 96-5301. Part of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (known as the Hurricane Hunters) are stationed at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Miss, USA. Ver6 WC-130J design with night lighting, full moving parts including animated rear ramp. FS2002 Std Users can use this plane by changing the panel to one of the Freeware C130 panels available on the Net. Design and Paint by Barry Blaisdell (PAD) Flight Dynamics by Jens Borgstroem (DA). (JW) Filename: wc130j22.zip License: Freeware, limited distribution Added: 24th July 2002 Downloads: 1148 Author: Premier Aircraft Design Size: 232kb Panel: (Can't recommend enough!! Awesome!)Hercules C130 High Res. UpdatedFile Description:The updated FS2002 C130 panel has many cosmetic changes. The enhancements included are an accurate VIS gauge, a zoom panel of the Primary Instruments and a Fuel Status gauge. The Flaps gauge has also been recalibrated to accurately reflect the C130 Flap positions. Filename: hercpnl_up2k2.zip Author: Clive Ryan Available at www.avsim.comSound:Lockheed C130 Hercules SoundFile Description:Complete new sound file for The Lockheed C130 Hercules. Fully compatible for all three sims. Features the unique Allison T56 sound. Sampled at 22-05016 bit ADPCM.Filename: ba_c130.zip Author: Mike Hambly Available at www.avsim.comHope this gets you what you're looking for.Cheers!Heather

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Heather,yes! This panel is awsome!! It's a must have for the Hercules. It gives a great feeling 'to-be-there'!Cheers from germany and thanks for all your great repaints,Michael

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Thanx for the pointer! Overall it looks good, but I do have a few nits to pick :-)The wing tanks are missing. The stock J models don't have them, but we fly such long stretches at 10,000 or lower that we needed the extra capacity on our birds.The slope of the cockpit front merging into the radome seems a bit too steep. For comparison, here's a photo of the actual 5301:http://www.hurricanehunters.com/jnose.jpgAs an aside, the H-models we use have a different nose:http://www.hurricanehunters.com/phstart.jpghttp://www.hurricanehunters.com/phdso.jpgNice panel, but it's an approximation of an H-model cockpit. Here's a look at the J panel:http://www.hurricanehunters.com/jpseat.jpghttp://www.hurricanehunters.com/jpanel.jpgI'll certainly be downloading this one, but I figured I'd give you a challenge to outdo it! :-)Take care!Warren Madden

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