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Just a heads up for anyone who is interested in AI Helicopters.The new release here by MAIW of maiw_1-130th_avn.zip includes a real breakthru.http://library.avsim.net/search.php?Search...=root&Go=SearchThe AI Helicopter by Nick Black with FDE and effects by Mike MacIntyre and Nick Needham is nothing short of amazing.They have been able to get a AI Heli to take off realistically and the landing stop is almost immediate.Hat's off to the entire team for a great advancement in AI Heli's.

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>Just a heads up for anyone who is interested in AI>Helicopters.>>The new release here by MAIW of maiw_1-130th_avn.zip includes>a real breakthru.>>http://library.avsim.net/search.php?Search...=root&Go=Search>>The AI Helicopter by Nick Black with FDE and effects by Mike>MacIntyre and Nick Needham is nothing short of amazing.>>They have been able to get a AI Heli to take off realistically>and the landing stop is almost immediate.>>Hat's off to the entire team for a great advancement in AI>Heli's.HelloNow if that's true that would be a great breakthrough.One of FS's many holygrails.Unfortunatly your link is not working for me.:-) cheers Andy

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Hi David.I'm having the same problem as Horatio, the link doesen't work for me either.Is there another link or something.Thanks.

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Slightly off-topic, but the easiest link to a file is if you replace 'download' in the following link (which you can get by right-clicking the download button and choosing copy shortcut), with 'esearch':http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=128044http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=128044Short and user-friendly, because it allows people to first view the description, to ZipDive, etc...

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>Slightly off-topic, but the easiest link to a file is if you>replace 'download' in the following link (which you can get by>right-clicking the download button and choosing copy>shortcut), with 'esearch':>>http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=128044>>http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=128044>>Short and user-friendly, because it allows people to first>view the description, to ZipDive, etc...Thanks for the great tip - I was not aware of that.

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As a beta tester for MAIW I hope that everyone takes a look at this package.It really has some innovative stuff in it and I think all the rotorheads will enjoy.More surprises to come...shhhh...KJ

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>Looks great,>>If I install the included scenery FS crashes though!>>ScottI experienced the same thing - finally just went with the default and did not install the additional scenery.As an additional "test", I substituted the new AI Heli for another one I had making out and back flights in another scenery. I did that so I could watch the take off and landing more easily.Truly remarkable.I hope they will see fit to apply the same technique to some civilian models in the near future.

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LOL...........we don't do civilian stuff...........yet! Regarding the CTD's: There was a texture file for the optional scenery that was ommitted from the package. It goes into the main FS9/Texture folder instead of an addon scenery folder. We missed it in testing because it's a file that has been used in many of our other addon sceneries that we've released lately. So by virtue of having our other sceneries installed, most of our testers already have this texture file in that folder and therefore don't experience a CTD like a clean system would.The file is available for download in the support thread for this package. Not sure if we're going to re-release this package with this file or not. As far as the AI helicopter goes, it's an AH-64 Apache and it does finally behaive like a real helicopter would. Lots of work involved between the modeler, Nick Black and the Flight Dynamics creator, Mike MacIntyre, to get it to finally look realistic and the end result is pretty cool. It can only get better from here. It may work in FSX, probably the reflective glass of the cockpit won't work in FSX, but everything else should.Lots of other fun projects we're working on these days. Stay tuned!

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>LOL...........we don't do civilian stuff...........yet! >>Regarding the CTD's: There was a texture file for the>optional scenery that was ommitted from the package. It goes>into the main FS9/Texture folder instead of an addon scenery>folder. >>We missed it in testing because it's a file that has been used>in many of our other addon sceneries that we've released>lately. So by virtue of having our other sceneries installed,>most of our testers already have this texture file in that>folder and therefore don't experience a CTD like a clean>system would.>>The file is available for download in the support thread for>this package. Not sure if we're going to re-release this>package with this file or not. >>As far as the AI helicopter goes, it's an AH-64 Apache and it>does finally behaive like a real helicopter would. Lots of>work involved between the modeler, Nick Black and the Flight>Dynamics creator, Mike MacIntyre, to get it to finally look>realistic and the end result is pretty cool. It can only get>better from here. >>It may work in FSX, probably the reflective glass of the>cockpit won't work in FSX, but everything else should.>>Lots of other fun projects we're working on these days. Stay>tuned!It may be there - but I sure could not find it - although I did not go through the registration process just to look at the forums and see if it might be in there.Hope you might just upload the "fix" anyway or post a direct link to the required file.

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Dave I think you have to register to get access to the forum file attachments. If you have a generic email account, I can probably just send it to you.

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Mike,Thanks for chiming in here with more info.I wasn't sure what had been de-classified... :-)KJ

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