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TBM 700, It's finally here!!!!!

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Check the library, we now have an awesome FREEWARE TBM 700. This is one of the happiest fs days of my life!!!!!!Special thanks to the developer who took the time to make the manuals in French and English!!!!!:-jumpy

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Anybody know how to cut down the shine?It's so bright that you have to wear sunglasses in the spot view. I can hardle see the paint scheme.

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HelloWhat is amazing is the great framerates with so much detail on offer

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What is terribly disappointing is the complete lack of gauge backlighting in the VC at night, in spite of my conversation with Cyril and his assurances that it would be included... :-erksI had to modify the panel.cfg to get the runway visible from either of the two panel views - "full" or "landing." Someone put 3.0,0.0,0,0 for the View Forward Dir entries, which basically had me looking at the sky. I also changed the ZOOM factor to 80% to provide a better forward view:VIEW_FORWARD_ZOOM=0.800VIEW_FORWARD_DIR=0.000, 0.000, 0.000I also adjust the Default View parameters, to bring the 3d window to just below the glareshield of the 'landing panel':[Default View]X=0Y=0SIZE_X=8192SIZE_Y=2943 //this "raises" the bottom edge of the 3d window!The amount of "specular shine" can be reduced by editing the alpha channel of the exterior bitmaps, to cut the blinding glare a bit... ;)Aside from the above minor issues, the model, airfile and gauging are terrific, and indeed the framerates are surprisingly high! :)

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"The amount of "specular shine" can be reduced by editing the alpha channel of the exterior bitmaps, to cut the blinding glare a bit... ;)"This is the second reference to glare I've seen posted. I haven't had any problem (note my screenshots posted in the screenshots forum). Could the glare be vid card specific?Thanks for the reminder about raising the edge of the 3-d window. It's most certainly needed in the 2-d landing view.I wasn't paying attention to the gauge backlighting--I wonder if Cyril was pressed for time. However, I noticed the static wicks on the ends of the wings aren't modelled in the interior(VC) view. It makes me wonder if the Virtual cockpit/cabin wasn't quite the version intended for release. More likely they just didn't get cloned.If you do share any more communications with the team, the only other issue I've noted is that the landing lights are only visible in the VC and not from the 2-d panel. In FSDS 2 we have to set up a "forward view" to accomplish this. I wonder is something similar is required for GMAX?Anyway, it's such an outstanding project. Wish my wife were into the hobby :( -John

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Hello BillThanks for posting these edits i will give them a try although i fly mostly from the VC, i do tend to start in the 2D panel whilst starting up and getting ATC clearence.To be fair to the developers of this fantastic Freeware aircraft i have been flying it all afternoon with no problems.Unlike a certain Payware 777 which i bought when it was released and is in the hanger full of bugs.My only critisism apart from the backlighting which you noted is the 3D knobs in the VC which are preventing me from adding my RXP garmins and WX500.

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Does anyone know, or perhaps the developers can tell us... Will there be a paint kit for it? I have edited the TBMpaint.bmp, but it would be nice to start from a higher resolution Photoshop file or something.Looking forward to painting some TBM700 paint schemes in greater detail.Thanks,Kevin

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>What is terribly disappointing is the complete lack of gauge>backlighting in the VC at night, in spite of my conversation>with Cyril and his assurances that it would be included...>>>Just so we know, it's ok to question what a freeware author does, and say you are disappointed...Ok.. Just checking and keeping this post for the future. :-)Of course I could post what the payware authors write when someone posts a similar thought, but this is about the TBM so I won't do so right now.

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Hello Sonar5Probably the best Freeware Ga aircraft this year, currently 4550 FREE D/L's in 24 hoursAnd it has managed to generate 11 posts in this thread, two of them unbelivebly have negative comments.Freeware developers are going to have start including fully licenced Reality XP gauges to please some folks.Seriously this is as good as or better than 90% of the payware GA aircraft that i own, and that is a big list.

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Tom,He came right out and accused the Author of something. Is that ok for him to do?Please read what he wrote.To me, that is what is disappointing.I'll leave it at that.Regards,Joe

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It really is a nice aircraft judging from the screenshots.I have been waiting for it for a while now. I just downloaded it, and am looking forward to flying it.As for the negative comments about it, well to each his own, and this aircraft, I choose to own. :-)

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"Seriously this is as good as or better than 90% of the payware GA aircraft that i own, and that is a big list."It's a big winner--probably the most anticipated title I've had to think about (freeware or payware) this year. What I saw during the brief session in which I built my screenshots certainly exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to see it adorned in some of the paints I've seen floating around airliners.net.I observed something funny about this class of aircraft a few weeks ago. I was out shopping and being under the point where aircraft turn final into Goodyear airport in Arizona, I looked skyward when I heard what sounded like a light jet going over. I was stunned to see it was Pilatus--sounded just like a light jet, and if I hadn't of looked up I would have gone on thinking that. I have to wonder if the TBM has the same sound...-John

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Just took her for a quick spin around the Patch. (F70 to PSP). :-)Nice aircraft, and I promise to put it through its paces.I just want to say thanks to the REAL Authors of this AIcraft. Great job team, and I appreciate the hard work and effort you put into it.Best Regards,JoeSo thanks to:This aircraft is made by : Model Designer : Michel Migaud, Cyril BretonFlight Dynamics Designer : Jean-Pierre Bourgeois, Benoit Dub

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I wanted to point out something often overlooked in releases like this. I don't think it's known how challenging documentation is at times. I wanted to really commend this team for the documentation included with this package. It was top notch--certainly a lot of style and it puts any documentation I have ever written to shame...So this goes out to the unsung heroes--those who write the documentation--that we never talk about it seems...-John

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>Tom,>>He came right out and accused the Author of something. Is that>ok for him to do?>>Please read what he wrote.Perhaps you should give the post another read. He accused the author of nothing. He simply expressed surprise and disappointment that an apparently planned feature had been omitted. Accusing would be along the lines of "That #### left the VC backlighting out just to spite me!" ;)

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Well guys, seems that I got the Fly! thing wrong for which I apologise. I promise you however that when I did a search in the library it only found the Fly! files but all is well now as I have just d/l the bird. I hope I like it as I wouldn't want to get told off again:-roll

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Hello everyone. Yep, this is a very fine freeware offering. The only thing I wanted to do for my personal liking was to beef up the engine sounds. Mainly,add more bass somehow. It sounds on the thin side to me from the interior. But then again, my hearing isn't the best anyway. I wish there was a way. I tried soundforge on my PC to add more bass, without too much success. Other than that, this is a winner. Best regards, Jeff

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LOL! How about a new FS addon software genre, called "We-Pay-You-Ware", that is - freeware developers will pay you to download their free addons to stop people #### and moaning :)Seriously though - a fantastic bird, lovely to fly and heck, I *LOVE* the way she shines in the sunshine!

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What a GREAT addon!!!Only two things:1. I can't flip the ignition or engine start switches in vC...wonder if it's pilot error or a bug.2. Back lit gauges at night would be great!.thank you for such a great aircraft.Jason

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