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Have you seen the announcement and visited the site of the freeware F-86 of Jan Visser and company? WOW! :( :( This will be a winner!Waiting to download the Sabre :-jumpyHugo

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Hello,This seem's a very good Sabre .A successor of the Kirk Olson one ?Cheers.

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Hi,Don't you read the home page anymore? Here is the link: www.avsim.comRegards,Hugo

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Yes, I am officially in awe of those guys, and for FS9 to boot! Can't wait for the release. Having spent many hours in Rowan's old "Mig Alley", a new Sabre is very welcome.John G.

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What is "imminent release" supposed to mean? When can we expect it, next week, month, after X-mas, in January?? This project looks so sweeet!Well, maybe I was too anxious about the release after the announcement. I should stop checking the homepage, turn the computer off and go out partying.

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"What is "imminent release" supposed to mean? When can we expect it, next week, month, after X-mas, in January??"Something BIG is here.

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Hello,Well ... I corrected my calendar .. as now .. Christmas is the 26 October :)Cheers.

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This is an amazing aircraft and SectionF8 did a fantastic job!I am only upset that I dont know enough about FS to translate this into FSX, so I guess I will have to wait for the release of the FSX version.

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Fantastic effort from the F8 crew :)Thank you for remembering FS9 users! :)

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Thanks to the developers of this wonderful Sabre. It looks beautiful, and the VC is one of the best I've ever seen on an aircraft of this type. I haven't done much with the autopilot yet as it is such a joy to fly by hand. I can't believe this is freeware!Mike

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Really incredible plane. One of the best if not THE best military plane for FS9 produced so far, including payware.Documentation: Very complete, including all you need to knowExternal model: Stunning photorealism and effectsVirtual cockpit: Photorealistic, highly detailed and with incredible functionalitySystems modeling: Excellent. You should fly this plane properly ;-)Gauge refresh rate: SmooooothFlight dynamics: What a joy it is to fly this planeCongratulations to the creators of this master piece.Best regards,Henri

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This rivals some of the best payware out there, and it's all for you to enjoy for FREE. From an exterior view, it looks and sounds so real you can almost smell the jet exhaust. Incredible piece of work guys! What a joy! Thanks a bunch!

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I played around with the Sabre and discovered a small problem (nothing earth shattering). The guns are mapped to the brake function which with the default mapping of brakes to joystick trigger is fine, but if you have toe brakes and leave the gun switch hot then the guns fire while you're rolling out and braking.A second and perhaps more significant problem is the canopy. I believe it has four textures applied as something like a 'reflection map.' At night with the canopy closed you don't have good visibility with the interior cockpit lights on and there is no dimmer function. The reflection from the canopy is overwhelming and doesn't seem natural or smooth. Maybe I'm being too critical, but I just want to help what little I can. Absolutely love it though, please don't take my post as negative. This is like Christmas in October like someone else said and now this plane is my default ride!

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Thanks for all positive comments about our Sabre model, folks. Highly appreciated. :-cool Apache : you do NOT want to activate the guns ( by flipping the master armament switch ) while still on the ground. Since you have adapted the internal glass textures to suit FSX you could easily make them more transparent to suit your liking of the reflections during night flight. :) Cheers,Jan

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Yes, I am very much impressed, especially comparing it to a recent purchase I made of its prime nemesis in Korea.Concerning the canopy texture I merged them all and made changes so they would tile together better and then split them up again.I still can't figure out why the gun sight has a black area over it that I can't get rid of. Refl_sight.jpgIt's been fun learning how these textures go together, so I owe you thanks for that!Tonight I have been toying with the tracers.I cannot wait to see your FSX version!

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>I still can't figure out why the gun sight has a black area>over it that I can't get rid of. You're talking FSX here, right ? The gunsight's recticle consists of both an image on the 'glass' as well as a textured 'part'. It looks to me that the 'part' is not textured here. FSX shows all untextured parts in black... >I cannot wait to see your FSX version!Me neither ! :-cool Hope to get started on it shortly but there are other models waiting in line for an FSX bath too.... DC-3, B-25, Avenger to name a few... :-hah Cheers,Jan

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>The gunsight's recticle consists of both an image on the>'glass' as well as a textured 'part'. It looks to me that the>'part' is not textured here. FSX shows all untextured parts in>black... >We're talking about two different things. I re-textured the glass reflector plate to show the reticle as if it were reflected. My version isn't accurate either for the examples I have found.You can see one quick example of it here (less then 1 minute into the film of the F-86 episode):http://www.history.com/video.do?name=dogfightsIn this example the reticle is a reflected object of some type (a circle and center dot) that I believe shows the impact point at the selected range. The black 'circle and cross' reticle is what I would like to do away with.

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> The black 'circle and cross'>reticle is what I would like to do away with.Like i said , it's a 'part' . You could try make it transparent by adding an alpachannel to the texture 'f86jv_rect.part.bmp' ( in your FS9/Texture folder. Cheers,Jan

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