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Any comments on Bill & Lynn Lyons new J3 Cub collection

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Has anyone tried Bill and Lynn's new J3 Cub collection? http://windrfters.com "Custom Classics V" pageHow does it compare with Manuel Medel's cub, and with Flight1's Super cub 180?Thanks,Robert

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For $12.50, you get a J3 wheeled, float, and ski version and a clipped wing aerobatic version. You also get a sailboat and a jeep. For me, I use the sailboat almost as much as the Cubs, it's a blast! Definitely one of my favorite add-ons.

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All's I gotta say is Bill's done it yet again. Wonderful add-on at a bargain basement price.

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I agree completely, had it for a few days and the attention to detail is astounding, Bill is the MAN!Definately a value for the money considering what you get. So many cutting edge design techniques for a vintage air package, very cool!I am sure it isn't for everyone, not all like to cruise low and slow doing VFR in the Classic Cub, but I really enjoy it and the VC is great!Regards, Michaelhttp://mysite.verizon.net/res052cd/mybannercva1.jpg

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Robert, I don't suppose you could take a quick snap shot of the main 2-D panel and any 2-D interior views? I think I may pick up this pkg. It looks very very good.Thanks, Adam

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Oh and I would like to add that a previous employer of mine in New Brunswick has recently completed a restoration of a 1940 (I believe)Cub. I saw it last summer and will likely see it again this summer.Adam

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Bottom line, and I'm sure Bill's customers will agree, you can't go wrong with any of his Classic Series. The attention to detail, all the extras and customization. I have them all and they are all sweet. Can't go wrong.

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Grab it!!!!! You will not be sorry. I am working up a review of it, but don't wait for the review. Just go get it! IMHO, it's their finest work to date, and I have them all.Don

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Yeah, this one is among the best, even though their Tiger Moth is still my favourite. The sailboat that actually sails is also great fun. With Bill Lyons you always get little extras and surprising details thatm separate the planes from others, like the moving wires in the cub's cockpit and a nice lady in the back seat that moves her head a lot.- Oyvind

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"nice lady in the back seat that moves her head a lot"! :7 I'm sold for sure now!!! Adam

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LMAO!!! I was thinking the same thing, but you have more ba*ls than I do to write it! LOL!Don

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Too bad the seats are in tandem configuration then ;-) ...- Oyvind

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:-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol Talk about the mile high cub!!!

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Lest we forget, Bill started this whole thing by taping that picture to the panel. Va-va-voooom! If you don't have the Cub yet, that ought to pique your curiosity!

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Is there a simple way to remove the photos from the virtual cockpit?I don't object to the photos themselves, I just feel that they detract from the quality of the virtual cockpit's panel.- I tried removing the photo_.bmp files from the texture folders but that left an ugly gray hole in the virtual panel.- I tried replacing the photos with a yellow-sticky containing a grocery list of: eggs, butter, milk and etc., but that just looked goofy.- I successfully removed the photos by converting each of the photos to a DXT3 extended bmp with Alpha channel, and then filling both the photo itself and its alpha channel with all black. I'm pleased with the results but there has gotta be a more properly architected solution.Fun aircraft, by the way. I've spent hours doing pattern work on a small grass strip. Kudos to the Lyons.Thanks your suggestions,Robert

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As everyone has pointed out, if you see Bill Lyons' name attached to it, buy it immediately, you can't go wrong! Besides his other payware Classics (Waco Collection, Ryan STA, Tiger Moth, and Globe Swift) don't forget his freeware stuff (Cessna Bobcat50, Goodyear Defender, Fleet Cannuck80s, and his Hot Air Balloon, all available from the AVSIM library).Bear!http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e8013bf6eb393ab.jpg

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Robert,Here is my suggestion..IMHO...Leave Bill and Lynn's creation intact as they presented it to you! Their creations are a bit 'personalized' for obvious reasons. To modify this visualization and then ##### and moan that your 'fixes' didn't work out is too bad!You say you don't object to their creation then fine, just fly it! Leave the picture alone and stuff your grocery list in your pocket for future reference.Don

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Hi Bear et al, how do you rate the flight dynamics of Bill Lyon

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Hi Uwe,I had the honour of betatesting Bill's Cup and I also fly the old J3 Cub and the FSD SuperCub.The FSD Supercub is a plane which enables you to sideslip and foreward slip. Bill's plane does to. The Super Cub is a high performance aircraft..yes! Bill's is slightly underpowered (but wait until you fly the Clipped Cub :) )And what's more besides the SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 it's the only plane that I could get in a spin ...http://www.emotipad.com/emoticons/Green.gifAbout the visuals..high quality inside and out, much much better then either the old J3 (obvious cuz of old designtechnology) and the Super 180. But both have girrrlz on board http://www.emotipad.com/emoticons/Nodding.gifSo no doubts, no hesitations, just grab this package, it's beautiful, it's top notch, it's humour, it's cutting edge and the only package besides Lago that has sound incorporated in the scenery..It will us make all happy http://www.emotipad.com/emoticons/Crowd%20Grin.gifHalelujaRob "Holland&Holland" de Vries http://www.emotipad.com/emoticons/Flying.gif

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Yeah! What Bear said! I have the Globe Swift and Ryan STA packages and all I can say is WOW! :-coolSkullywww.jetstarairlines.com

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