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... a notification for the participating teams.Requesting certification for the recently released RB-50F-BO Superfortress to be eligible in the RTWR07 (?!)(1) Beta testing and availability to the public:- first beta uploaded to a public, internet server with unrestricted and permanent DNS name ( ftp://gnoopey.dyndns.org/ ): 12.1.2007 - first beta tester notified about the availability of the first beta: 12.1.2007- public appearence of beta as wingman aircraft in a SOH RTW practice run #3: 12.1.2007, 17:15 CET==> http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/show...t=33560&page=11- public appearence of beta as a 'baton aircraft' in a SOH RTW practice run #3: 14.1.2007, 10:47 CET==> http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/show...t=33560&page=21 - RTW executive committee member notified about the above mentioned fact (via PM @ SOH): 18.1.2007- FDE v1 'frozen' ('RB-50F-60-BO.air', 13,187 bytes): 18.1.2007 15:06 CET - NO change in the FDE since then! - RTW executive committee member notified about updates (via email): 20.1.2007 - number of beta testers, that were NOT members of the SOH RTW team: at least three (3) ! -- I have given FTP download link information to anybody who came and asked for it!- text used to notify the RTW committee member: "public or private distribution prohibited - you may show screenies at your discretion. Any feedback welcome." - there wasn't much feedback! -- I haven't prohibited to 'spread the word' - instead of that, we have flown a number (not counted) of RTW training legs in a public internet forum since that first publication!- email to Mike MacKuen (RTWR07 exec committee and avsim.com team member), John Mueller (flightsim.com team member), Tom Falley (sim-outhouse.com team member) and active beta testers about availability of v1 release from ftp://gnoopey.dyndns.org/temp/ (down now!): 5.2.2007 04:05 CET!- public post about upload of v1 release to simviation.com and flightsim.com in a public thread @ sim-outhouse.com:- appearence of uploaded v1 release at simviation.com (file 'b50f_901.zip'): 5.2.2007 04:07 CET==> http://www.simviation.com/fs2004vintage75.htm- public post about v1 availability @ simviation in thread @ sim-outhouse.com: 5.2.2007 17:24 CET ==> http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?t=35404 - appearence of uploaded v1 release at flightsim.com (file 'b50_901.zip'): 5.2.2007 (later)'b50f_901.zip' appearance as #1 in 'Top 100 Downloads For Feb 05' @ flightsim.com: 6.2.2007 (picture 'proof' if desired!) ==> http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/hot.htm- minor fixes => re-upload to simviation.com and flightsim.com: 6.2.2007 (active @ 07:19 yankee time @ simviation.com)-- simviation.com managed to keep the filename (==> http://www.simviation.com/filestats/new_060207.txt )-- flightsim.com wasn't able to keep the filename and changed it to 'b50f901x.zip' - deleted 'b50f_901.zip''b50f_901.zip' ('fixed') upload to avsim.com: 6.2.2007==> http://library.avsim.net/research.php?CatI...04ac&DLID=97357 - received email reply from Mike MacKuen - requesting more information: 6.2.2007, 03:31 CET- sent email answer (including - another - apology) to Mike MacKuen and Matt Smith: 6.2.2007, 19:30 CET- received email answer with request to do this appeal from whole RTWR07 committee: 9.2.2007, 19:57 CET(2) request for public post(s) (this one) satisfied!(3) request for zip with relevant testing data:- Three of the worksheets are already in the v1 released documentation - was also in the beta - since v0.94 - added one sheet of 'compressed' data into 'RB-50F_performance' ... -- here ==> http://gnoopey.dyndns.org:8000/images/B-29...E_envelopes.htm-- this will also go into a service release, whose 'features' are public over here: ==> http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/show...45&postcount=36Sincerely,Tom 'Gnoopey' Kohlerhttp://gnoopey.dyndns.org:8000/images/B-29/SFM-slogo.jpg--

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Greetings Tom,Speaking for myself, I have no objections to certifying this aircraft for the race provided it passes race committee review of performance tolarances. Sounds like you have done a lot of work on this bird. Why do you prefer the RB-50 over the B-29?Jeff Williams

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Hi Jeff,a good question that requires perhaps some more words to answer :)If I read your question "Why do you prefer the RB-50(F) over the B-29 (for RTW race mode purposes)?"That's easy - the RB-50F was the fastest of the Superfortresses with:- only piston engines- the 'old' style bombardier nose from the B-29She was about 40-45 mph TAS faster than any ordinary B-29 and about 35-40 mph faster than the fastest B-29's.If I read and understand your question without any interpretation, my answer would be ...I do not prefer the RB-50 over the B-29 :)The B-29 was and still is my first 'love' as a modeler / 'toy-maker' for flight simulator. It had so many firsts as technical achievements in this machine, that it was and is amazing for a technical guy like me.While the B-50 is a member of the 'family' and the successor to the B-29, representing a member of the absolute 'peak' of piston engine development in aircraft construction history, it doesn't has the same 'style' as the B-29 IMO ;) If I would have had more time, I would have done a TB-50H as the absolute fastest of the Superfortress family with pistons only. But then I would have had to also construct the B-50D style glass nose section ... perhaps next year ;)sincerely,Tom 'Gnoopey' Kohlerhttp://gnoopey.dyndns.org:8000/images/B-29/SFM-slogo.jpg--if it ain't broke, don't fix it

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Hi all,We've released our eligibility findings on the website, and the RB-50 has been approved!Best,Matt SmithFor the Executive Committee

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