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Aero Commander 520 Released

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Hello Everyone,Just to inform you that the AC520 has been uploaded to major sites and should be showing up soon. The front page announcement states incorrectly that it can be downloaded at my site. Not so, but AVSIM should have it posted shortly.FSVC, Flightsim, and FSNordic are also available distributors.Thanks to everyone at the AVSIM community for their support of the Dash 7 and encouragement to move on to a second project. I hope the Aero Commander 520 and the rest of the series bring you many flying hours of enjoyment.Some pics are available over at the bush forum: http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/DCForumID75/377.htmlMilton Shupe

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Its in the Avsim library now. I am downloading the VC version even as we speak. Thanks a bunch. I'll be back after flying this thing. :)

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Just took the Mobil Pegasus, around the patch. Nice flying airplane. The paint job is very very nice. Mobil gas would be proud. Never having flown a Commander twin, (I'm only single engine rated), I can't comment on the flight charcteristics other than to say it is a nice stable craft. Thanks for a very nice freeware contribution.

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Just took 'er for a quick spin and have to say its another one of those awesome freeware contributions. Thank you very much to the guys that put it together, and spent countless hours making it as perfect as it is. This will be an aircraft Ill enjoy for quite a while.Craig

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Oh my! she is a real beauty guys!! Had her out and about as soon as I I could get her downloaded. Handles sweet. Went for the VC version and it's great. If this one takes off (pardon the pun) like the Dash 7's, I'll need to knock out the back wall in my hanger to get 'em all inside. Don't want the elements messing up those liveries 8>)BTW, Couldn't get to the site you referenced in the readme file.Racartronit means something, but I just can't remember what.

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Milton,Thank you, She is a real beauty. Two versions, so everyone is happy (2D & VC)Ken

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Excellent job. So far, I'm very impressed. Nice interior. She's a classic allright.Are you guys planning some other versions too? Like a 680? I'd love to have a slightly bigger and more modern version of this superb quality!

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Thank you all for the nice comments that's keeps us going :-)It was fun to do and to give something back to our community and with a great team...Bjorn As for your question we are going to do several AC :-)AC560A(HC), AC680 Super, AC500, AC500S, and AC680E/FP all in three different liveries. (Couldn't stop to make liveries, so instead of three we ended up with five for this release lol) See also the website:http://www.flightsimonline.com/commanderMaybe Milton will respond here later :-)Andr

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>Bjorn As for your question we are going to do several AC :-) >AC560A(HC), AC680 Super, AC500, AC500S, and AC680E/FP all in >three different liveries. Woohoo! :-jumpy You just made my day :D :-beerchug

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Thank you Racarton, as for the website it's currently quite busy due to the high demand of traffic lolHope that the response is faster and the availability also later in the week... :-)Andr

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After downloading this aircraft from AVSIM and following all the instructions to intall the aircraft in FS2K2 Pro, I can't seem to get the aircraft to display on the FS menu. Has anyone else had this problem? Am I overlooking something? All the files are where they are supposed to be, but the aircraft just won't show up on the select menu. Thanks in advance for any assistance.Regards,HarryKey West, FL

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Harry,The aircraft should show up on the menu as Aero Design. If it's not there, I would first check to see if either the .air or aircraft.cfg file is missing. If they are there, I'd do a close read of the aircraft.cfg file to see if something got messed up, like a missing bracket around Flightsim.0.John

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Harry,Look at the attached jpg's for examples of how the aircraft should be in your FS2002. Maybe this will help sort out the issue.You will likely find these as well in your FS2002 main folder.Milton

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Thanks to all of you who responded here with your comments and compliments. There are warmly received and greatly appreciated.I hope that you get many hours of fun out of this Commander while we move on to the next in the series, the AC560A(HC).With each model, there will be improvements and new features. The next few panels(and models) have very interesting era radios and gauges that Scott put together. I know you will love them.With the response from the VC version, (our first basic VC), I'll try to make it a bit more pleasing to the eyes. This version was not planned for the VC, kind of a last minute deal.Thank you for showing your support and appreciation. :-)Warm RegardsMilton

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Did all of that but still can't get the aircraft to display on the select menu. I copied and pasted all files according to instructions and followed the jpg documentation as well. This one really has me stymied! I know it's got to be something that's rather obvious that I'm missing! Thanks in advance.Regards,HarryKey West, FL

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Sorry I misread your post. Please do as suggested and post the 1st 100 lines of the aircraft.cfg, and ensure that the ac520v1.mdl or AC520vc.mdl is in the model folder.ThanksMilton

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How about posting the first section of your aircraft.cfg file? If the plane doesn't show up at all in the FS selection pane then something is amiss in that section.Racartronit means something, but I just can't remember what.

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Got the menu problems sorted out. Thanks Milton for all your help!! This is one great aircraft! HarryKey West, FLCapital of The Conch Republic--We Seceded Where Others Failed!

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Man, those guys did an outstanding job on that plane. Thanks for the hard work. I love the attention to detail like the landing gear. I have no complaints on my part. Love the panel too.Thanks,Bill

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Milton,Looking forward to your 560! It was in a 560 that I declared my only emergency from all the years of flying, which prompted the emergency crew (ambulance and fire) at Sacramento International Airprt to wait aside the runway while I made my landing. Just as I activated the gear for landing, while turning onto final, a large bang came from the nose area, my yoke shook really hard, I got no green on the nose gear, and hydraulic fluid was streaming up the windscreen. I aborted the landing and did a flyby of the tower where they confirmed my nose gear was down, but of course they were unable to tell if it was locked or not. I set her down on the mains and then gently eased the nose down to the runway and she held, no problem. I had approached the runway on sort of a diagonal line so that if the nose gear collapsed, the damaged would be minimzed by our sliding off into the grass, but that turned out not to be necessary. Apparently, just as I hit the gear switch, a very large Canadian Goose did a Kamakazi on me. The hydraulic fluid on our windscreen was in fact blood and the very large dent on the nose of the 560 had shorted out a relay switch for the nose gear light.The Goose wasn't so lucky, as he/she spun-in and crashed onto a parked car at a office building nearby the airport (heard about that later).Bear

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Thank you all for those nice comments. I assure you that the best is yet to come. The 560 panel is very different and feels really era rich. Scott and Nick Pike have done a great job getting some of these old style radios and gauges to work.I have about 3 weeks of work to get the 560 visual model and VC ready and mapped for textures. While Andre is working on textures, I will be into the FD's to tune for this aircraft. You can probably expect the 560 in 4-6 weeks.Thank you again and enjoy. :-)Milton

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Everybody Shout!!MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO!!!!I am so happy, my fathers first twin was this Aero Commander. It has revived very fond memories!!Milton, and team you have blown my mind on this one. Again I gotta say it........MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO, MILTON AND CO!!!!http://www.forefrontgrp.com/jayssigsmall.jpg"There is an art . . . to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss!"

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