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Team AVSIM Practice Thread #8StoneC0ld has the Baton PADL - CYXYPractice continues.----------------------------------------------------We are conducting a practice run for Team AVSIM to prepare for the Round the World Race. The actual race begins on February 20th. So this is a good time for old veterans to renew their skills and for new teammates to get the procedures down before the actual race begins.One of the keys to our winning the last two years has been our organization. We want to keep the baton in the air. That means that we try to have someone at the destination airport waiting, with engines warmed up and flight plan filed, ready for the arriving teammate. When the landing pilot announces on the forum "The baton is free at ICAO" (ICAO being the ICAO of the landing airport), the waiting teammate immediately announces "I have the baton" and takes off. (Best if each Race Leg begins in a new "subthread")The sequence looks like:----The "I have the baton" poster grabs the baton and takes off.He then, or in a forum edit a couple of minutes later, gives the destination airport (ICAO) and ETA in Zulu time. For the Rules record, the pilot also gives his aircraft.Under that thread, the pilot posts updates to the flightplan. Changes in ETA or destination.The pilot lands and stops on the runway. He stops the Duenna and takes his Flight Analysis screenshot. And then he declares "The baton is free at ICAO"The next pilot grabs the baton, saying "I have the baton" and takes off.-------The ETA should be in Zulu time (say 1425z). (Zulu is UTC or what we used to call GMT. For current Zulu time, go to http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?UTC/s/0/java ) Posting the destination airport and the ETA allows the next pilot to begin his preparations

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The Baton is FREE ! @ CYXD. Time was 8 minutes over incurring a 24 minute penalty wait at CYXD ( Edmonton Int'l ) However, did travel 817 miles. Flew the Beech Starship - love this aircraft! But will try routes around 700 mile mark to be successful under 2 hours, now that I know.Q. Do you know how to setup TeamSpeak program?Sean. http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/107094.jpg

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http://www.goteamspeak.com/help.php?t=ts2tutorialThis link will provide you with some basic setup info regarding teamspeak. There is a live teamspeak server which avsim.com has permission to use for the RTW race. The name is bn.turbulentsky.com. Instead of typing in the IP address they use in the tutorial (from the link), use the name instead.An alternative is to simply install teamspeak, and then run the program. I use the 'quick connect' feature and type in my server address (bn.turbulentsky.com) and knickname. There is no required login or password (which, BTW, the Bush Net Flyers disapprove of). You should get the "Link Engaged" message. You can then switch channels by clicking on them in the teamspeak window.You need a microphone and speakers or a mic/headset in order to use teamspeak fully. Under "Settings", there is "Sound Settings". You need to set a "push to talk" key, if that is something you desire. I use the "`" key (FS's ATC key) so that when I'm in MP mode w/ teamspeak, I use the same key to talk to people as I would when playing single-player and using ATC from Flight Sim. It works for me.Good luck, and welcome to the team!

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RE: The Baton is FREE ! @ CYXD - 8mins penalty x 3 = 24minsHi,There is no penalty on your flight. We go by Forum Time, and according to your two forum posts, you are under by 3 minutes.(The forum time does not match real time)Time starts when you grab the baton with a post, and ends with the baton is free post. In the future, you may want to write down the time you post according to your own cloack and keep track that way.You must grab baton before you take off though.I suggest you download and grab the Duenna program which automatically creates screenshots to upload.Welcome Aboard.Regards,JoeJOIN The AVSIM RTW RACE FLIGHT TEAM****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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CYXD - CYMY - Howard 500leg aborted due to overspeed breakup (twice) I'll pick a more robust aircraft next time

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Thanks Joe, I was unaware of using forum time. I miscalculated the time in fact. I have Duenna already but had problem with it starting after posting that I have the Baton so I just used the regular flight analysis. I have since fixed the problem and should be using it from now on.And I will now write down the forum time when I take the Baton.Thanks.Sean. :-beerchug

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Thanks KC. That should definitely help. I have proper headset/microphone so it shouldn't be a problem.:-beerchug

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Destination: WinnipegAircraft: Piper Cheyenne 400LSOn BushnetOn Teamspeak, Avsim RTW Race Practice Channel

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Hey guys-I've been watching the forum as excitement builds for the race, and the practice thread as everyone works out the kinks. I'd love to pick up the baton next and run a practice leg, but I'm stuck in a hotel room on a business trip. The good news is I'll be home on Friday night, which leaves all day Saturday to practice. Plus, I've got Monday off (President's Day in the US), so I'll volunteer for some the late Sunday/early Monday flights when everyone else is sleeping.I had a blast last year running the UHPP-PASY leg. I'm very much looking forward to participating in several legs for this year's race.I picked up the Avanti when it came out specifically for the race!Just wanted to let y'all know I'm still out there. Can't wait for the race to start! Have fun with the practice. GO TEAM AVSIM!-Chris WT1L

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Chris,Wow, terrific to have you back. We were missing your skill and savvy. It will be wonderful to count on your help.Please do practice a couple of times. Get the Duenna and get a feel for the new rules. Look forward to seeing you.Best,Mike MacKuen

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Great to have you with us Chris. You flew the leg after mine. I moved the baton to UHPP.100 miles out of CYWGETE: ~25 minutes

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Nice to see you guys again MM and jt-Do we have a route established (roughly)? From what I can gather the start point has not been announced yet. It seems clear to me that we should all agree to fly eastbound, with the prevailing winds on our backs. I have still yet to figure out why the other team went westbound last year! I'd love a close race this year.BTW - I have FSNavigator so can assist in dynamic route planning during the race if needed. Also, I saw I good idea in a previous post about "scouting the route weather." I plan to do that as well when not flying a leg.Please PM me if there's anything else I should know about behind the scenes.Best-Chris WT1L

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Well the Cheyenne is not as fast as the Avanti but what a great plane. Absolutely rock solid on approach. My best landing yet. For me, this is the plane you want to be in when flying in poor conditions to an airport that has ILS.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/107168.jpgFlight Log -- from The RTW-Duenna v.0.600 Rev. 43----------------------------------------------------------- Takeoff: System Time UTC: 17/02/2005 01:59:55 FS Time: 17/02/2005 18:57:06 Aircraft gross weight: 10905.1 lbs Location: N53

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Hi Chris,Welcome Aboard.Check your PM in a bit.Regards,JoeJOIN The AVSIM RTW RACE FLIGHT TEAM****************Grab My FREEWARE Voice recognition Profiles here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=58334]Cessna 172 Voice Profile[/a][a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=fs2004misc&DLID=60740]FSD Avanti Voice Profile[/a].You will need the main FREEWARE Flight Assistant program to use it, get it here:[a href=http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?CatID=genutils&DLID=39661]Flight Assistant 2.2[/a]

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sorryYou know I play flightsim online all the time on the zone and over at hovercontrol and never have any problems. Now with all this Alt Tabing between FS, Forums + up dateing posts and duenna im having a few small hicups. Thank god for dry runs.

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Hi Jason,Sorry you crashed. It does take time to get the process of flying the legs and posting results down to a smooth routine. That's one of the main reasons for the practice sessions. A comment and suggestion:You need to post a message to the forum to claim the baton. This should only be done after someone has posted their "baton free at IACO" post. Your post claiming the baton should be a reply to the top post in the active discussion thread. This will outdent each new leg. Be sure to change the topic to: "I have the baton. IACO-IACO:.This will let everyone know that you are flying the active leg and where you are going.If you had successfully completed your leg and posted the baton free with your screenshot the leg would have been declared invalid because you never claimed the baton.

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I have the Baton - CYWG to KLAN (Capital City, Michigan USA) 675 miles flying Beech Starship. ETA : 7.25pm

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Active is 28L.KLAN 171755Z 27017G22KT 10SM SCT039 BKN050 BKN055 M05/M13 A3000 RMK AO2

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Baton is Free! @ KLAN (Capital City, Michigan, USA) Thanks jw I got that and landed perfectly.. Flight Log -- from The RTW-Duenna v.0.600 Rev. 43----------------------------------------------------------- Takeoff: System Time UTC: 17/02/2005 17:46:15 FS Time: 17/02/2005 11:45:48 Aircraft gross weight: 14875.5 lbs Location: N49

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