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Working on Rick Sasala's nicely done GIV. I still have a bit to do but I am working on a few different schemes at the moment. Here are a few. Should be finished in the next few days with these!http://www.xplanefreeware.net/freehost/hornit/g4new.JPGhttp://www.xplanefreeware.net/freehost/hornit/g4new1.JPGhttp://www.xplanefreeware.net/freehost/hornit/g4a.JPGhttp://www.xplanefreeware.net/freehost/hornit/g4b.JPG

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Very nice, I have a question, what are some visual clues to tell GIV's from GV's? At first I thought it was the windows, GIV had 5 windows and GV had six, but I have seen quite a few GIV's on airliners with 6 windows(unless airlines has them labeled wrong, would be the first time) Though my only up close and personal experience with 'em is the Navy and Marine Corps C-20G's, and they have 5 windows on the port side and 2 on the starboard, but that's because of the cargo door:-outtahttp://publish.hometown.aol.com/p3superb/images/675-2fs.jpg

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Great start, Hornit! A search on Airliners.net or Google/Images comes up with some VERY sexy liveries; so hopefully you've started a trend. She's a lovely bird and she looks great in your screenshots. Seem to have your rig pretty well set up there.Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/reds.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Thanks! The only big problem is that the nacelle textures for the N number repeat. This makes it pretty much impossible to get the "leaning" N numbers to go the right way on both sides. Not many owners use the straight vertical font for these. I made some changes to the interior to get the dark window effect. I also had Rick work up a different transparency for the cabin and cockpit windows allowing the interior textures to show through better. THANKS RICK!!!!! I don't use a VC so right now the nice interior looks rather crappy due to ALL the textures being some shade of dark grey or brown. With the original glass_t bitmap the reflection made the windows look much to light IMHO. I also subdued the panel and detail lines as most Gulfstreams are in pristine shape and you don't see too much of that. I changed the bitmap area around the cockpit window geting rid of the darker texture around the framing. I have a few other schemes to try out and see how the textures wrap on the belly area and wings.Hornit

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Hey Hornit, looking forward to these as well (great pics!). I love this aircraft, I, unlike you, love the VC, I have repainted it 3 times for my VA and personal use, and have changed the VC textures to gray, with different seat textures and the notebook textures, haven't played with the windows yet, but you are correct, a little light. I am very grateful to Rick for his work! Outstanding!I think you are a little biased Mark! :-lol LOLMichaelhttp://www.geocities.com/res052cd/cmhbanner.gif

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Real nice looking paint schemes.I am Gulfstream type rated and Rick's a/c is the best yet. The air file is pretty darn close, a little off on the fuel burn but close enough without having the flight manual and spending a year to figure out all the different fuel flows at different weights, altitudes, etc.I love the panel, we know that the RW panel would be almost impossible to duplicate but this is a very functional panel, I notice on the update that the engine instruments are not labeled. Other than that, GREAT job.I would like to be able to look out the right side aft and left side aft and see something besides the window panels. Don't know what that involves as I see it in quite a few add-on a/c.Keep up the great work guys, I appreciate all your hard work, gets me back into the cockpit where I lived for 21 years.BTW The N number is close, last one I flew was N222Mw :-)

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The Company has recently renamed the entire Gulfstream Jet line.They now have names as follows below(not including the "lower end" models of the line).The visual cues seem to be the G-500 and 550 have 7 cabin windows, and the "400" and "300" (formerly G-IV models) perhaps 6 windows.Here are some specs I found today.G-400 (formerly G-IV/SP)Maximum Range(8 passengers, 3 crew, NBAA IFR reserves) 4,100 nm 7,593 km Normal Cruise Speed Mach 0.80 / 459 ktas / 850 km/h Long-Range Cruise Speed Mach 0.80 / 459 ktas / 850 km/h Mmo (Maximum Allowable Mach Number) Mach 0.88 Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 5,450 ft 1, 661 m Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW) 3,190 ft 972 m Initial Cruise Altitude 41,000 ft 12,497 m Maximum Cruise Altitude 45,000 ft 13,716 mLength 88 ft 4 in 26.9 m / Height 24 ft 5 in 7.4 m /Wingspan 77 ft 10 in 23.7 mG-500Maximum Range(8 passengers, 4 crew, NBAA IFR reserves) 5,800 nm 10,742 km Normal Cruise Speed Mach 0.85 / 488 ktas / 904 km/h Long-Range Cruise Speed Mach 0.80 / 459 ktas / 850 km/h Mmo (Maximum Operating Mach Number) Mach 0.885 Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 5,150 ft 1,570 m Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW) 2,770 ft 844 m Initial Cruise Altitude 43,000 ft 13,106 m Maximum Cruise Altitude 51,000 ft 15,545 mLength 96 ft 5 in 29.4 m / Height 25 ft 10 in 7.9 m / Wingspan 93 ft 6 in 28.5 mG-550Maximum Range(8 passengers, 4crew, NBAA IFR reserves) 6,750 nm 12,501 km at Mach 0.80 6,000 nm 11,112 km at Mach 0.85 5,000 nm 9.260 km at Mach 0.87 Mmo (Maximum Operating Mach Number) Mach 0.885 Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 5,910 ft 1,801 m Landing Distance (SL, ISA, MLW) 2,770 ft 844 m Initial Cruise Altitude 41,000 ft 12,497 m Maximum Cruise Altitude 51,000 ft 15,545 mLength 96 ft 5 in 29.4 m / Height 25 ft 10 in 7.9 m / Wingspan 93 ft 6 in 28.5 m

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Oh! and forgot to say Hornit, that these are really very nice ... can't wait to get them and fly it.

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I will be uploading a fix shortly so that the numbers on each engine can be changed. Unfortunately this will only be for the original Gulf-IV version 2 model that's in the library. The source file for your model was contained on a disk that my son dropped then stepped on. Fortunately I had backups for everything except the model with the more transparent windows...Rick Sasala

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Glad to hear that it flies well as I was guessing all the way on this one? I believe fuel burn can be changed in the aircraft .cfg file, but don't quote me on that. Engine gauges were a tough one as many don't exist. I tried re-painting the original gauges I used but they didn't turn out to well (except for the oil gauge set), so I just replaced those....Rick Sasala

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Hers another, the possibilities are endless, I am saving the good ones for now :) Will download later.Rick, So my model file and glass_t bitmap are the ONLY ones with this more transparent window? Can I just apply this to the new version you are going to do with the seperate nacelle textures?? Just curious.Thanks again!http://www.xplanefreeware.net/freehost/hornit/g4c.JPG

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Yes, you have the only one I made. You will be able to apply this fix to your model but it will change the windows back to the way they were (with the original glass_t.bmp, I don't know what they will look like with the glass_t.bmp you have?) as the transparency info is contained in the .mdl file..Rick

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I too LOVE Ricks Gulfstream IV :)These repaints are real good looking too. Are they real world liveries? or just liveries that are made up?

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I'm making them up at this point, but they are based on real world photos. At least the configuration of the lines and paint are VERY similar to what you see on real world Gulfstream's.Hornit

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