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Hi All,Good to see a few familiar posters are still active.I thought you might like to know (esp glidernut) that I have moved on to flying for real!I found and joined a local VGS (volunteer gliding school) and after som considerable training now fly cair adets around in the Viking glider (Grob 103 to civvies) on their first glider launches. I am off on my first full instructor course shortly and hope to be come back from that able to train cadets to their first solo.The original flight unlimited was my first gliding sim (if any of you remember that- still have the dos version in the loft somewhere!) and, although I run FU3 now and then (never been off my computer), my stock sims are Condor and FSX.It was glidernut who told me that lift could be found under clouds....now spend my life looking at them! :-)I wish sims did weather better (with proper met and fronts and cloud types at fronts)I can recommend learning to fly for real as it does improve your sim flying quite a bit.Still amazed at the amount of coding going on for FU3. Robs

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Hi Robs,Are you the one from Bristol?Torlking about stuf in the loft gathering dust, hav you seen this littl picture bifor? its an animated gif, I hope it works on avsim, it says it all about lift under clouds.I never had the DOS version. You must go back ferther tham me. So your flying a grob thees days, grrr, Im not jelas, well may be just a bit.Id rarther be douwn hear wishing I was up there than up therewishing I was douwn hear.All the bestglidernut

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No the animation dont work on avsim, never mined.glidernut

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The animated gif is really neat. Its works just fine on firefox for sure. Just left click on it and off you go.jimb

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Jim Buffett, juvat,Its good to see old frends stil around.If I recall right you did a Black Box caled mirage, its not on avsim any mor, theres a stak of stufno longer on avsim, I ges thay hav to get rid of the old to make way for the new.O yes your right, the animated gif dus work, I found with my sistem I right click on it and choos (open link)that gets it going for me.Its lick that man having troubl geting his boomarang to cum back,his troubl persisted until sum one pointed out that if he wanted his boomarang to cum back the first he has to throw it.glidernut

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Jim Buffett, juvat,Its good to see old frends stil around.If I recall right you did a Black Box caled mirage, its not on avsim any mor, theres a stak of stufno longer on avsim, I ges thay hav to get rid of the old to make way for the new.O yes your right, the animated gif dus work, I found with my sistem I right click on it and choos (open link)that gets it going for me.Its lick that man having troubl geting his boomarang to cum back,his troubl persisted until sum one pointed out that if he wanted his boomarang to cum back the first he has to throw it.glidernut
Hello John,I wish I still had the file to re-upload. I lost a bunch of stuff some time ago. I typed it out in long form below.I think most of our latest missing files here at the library are because of the attack, and the original authors are un-aware or maybe un-available to re-upload.you all take care,jimmybMy oldest files were on my 2 maxtor hard drives that "toasted" on me (last year?). They were a 60gig and a 40gig. I heard a pop from my desktop tower, then an even more dreaded smell of burning electronics. I quick, pulled the power. On investigation, found that one of the hd's had a chip melted and the hd adjacent to it had black soot on a corner.These 2 old hd's were some of my oldest and also contained my majority of all: -Janes Attack Squadron (Thunder Over Europe)(I lost all of Warbirds' custom JAS skins except for P51 Beautiful Doll. Gone are the P38 'Beat", a custom skin for the B24 "Dragon?' and a custom skin for the B17)(A lot of U4EAs stuff),-Janes series combat sims-LB Gold, LB2, F18, FA, WW2F, IAF 688I hunter/kille, F15, USAF-All 3 Flight Unlimited files (I had a full copy of Tommy Lehto's stuff and his notes-all gone now), -All Need For Speed High Stakes stuff, -All Grand Prix Legends stuff, -bunch of my custom 3d models(not fit for public, they were really awful). -All my Fly and Fly II stuff (which is really bad because Terrascene is no longer available here at Avsim because of the attack. Theres not much use for running FlyI II for me now as the original game discs didn't come with much flyable areas).-My only working Ghost Recon, -Only working Rowan Flying Corps Gold, Mig Alley and BoB. -A Thief Gold custom mission I was making. Basically near everything I had been accumulating over the years for old pc games. A very few I had backups elsewhere. I could re-install all the games. I re-installed some of the games just fine from their cd's; but I think they worked better because I had installed them originally while I was still on Win98+fat32. So I lost near all of my "old-stuff". I have been buying western digital brand hd's now and they are pretty good."Hey JimmyB, didn't you back any of that stuff up"? Yep, on a 320gig Seagate FreeAgent usb external hd. Which tipped off my laptop stand and hasn't worked since. I pulled it out of its case and plugged it in directly to my desktop motherboard. Its a barracuda sata hd. It still doesn't spinup so either I have my mobo configured wrong to read sata hard drives or the hard drive is bad.maybe i should change my name to boomerang?

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Hello.Glidernut:The gif animation is working OK in win.xp explorer 7.0, very good animation.Good to see you in the FU3 forum again.Juvat:I have also have a lot of FU2-FU3 addons installed, never re-uploaded to avsim.com after the "hacking event".The most of addons deleted AHHH...The files are still installed on an old working computer in my home office.Both packages/Challemgers-events/aircraftReuploading can be done on request.Nice to see old members here in the forum.Lars Peter.

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Lars Peter Galaasen,Well well well, this is terning out to be quight a reunion.Are you still into old american 50's and 60's Classic cars?do you still fly "Bergfalke" and "Blanik" gliders doun there in south east Norway?If you still hav the Seattle cave chalang? can you send it to me please? Iv lost it.All the bestglidernutjohn Lewis

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Hello john.I have not have the time to do with "classic cars" so far.My job as a company leader takes all my time regarding the employed workers will be all taking care of.My company is a structure that will take care of tekcnologig skills and taking care of the customers.This is a huge job learning the 20 year persons anything value.Classic cars are coming up again some time I think.I will see at my old computer, and send over to you some files.Lars Peter.

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Hello.I an still in the leadership OF the local Aero club Trysil-Norway, struggeling always to make money value to the cost of aircrafts to be maintained and operative flying.So far no gliding with"Bergfalke-Blanik".A video from Trysil last Winterhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k9voxGnDlYLars Peter.

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Lars,I race 60s classic cars online in GT Legends, and also the Power & Glory 2 mod for GTR2. They are much more interesting to drive than the modern high downforce cars.

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Hi AllYes Glidernut, I'm the one from Brissle.Weren't you south wales somewhere? Do you glide for real?I assumed you did!!I have learnt a bit of met over the last couple of years.All glider pilots become manic meterologists.I can see why FU3's weather system was so revolutionary!Anyway here are the VGS viking gliders at work. I thought you might enjoy.

Here is a vid I made of flying a vintage glider in the snows (it was -7C on the ground and that felt very warm after our flights....gotta do these mad things)Not just Norway that gets snow - although it does bring UK to a stop - especially in the south :-)

If you search Utube there are a good few vigilant videos (so you can see Jon Point's vigi in action)Did 8 launches yesterday and staying current to fly cadets is a major time investment....but fun Anyway all sparked from Flight unlimited (for dos) - first true glider simulatorThe absolute joy I got when I got the glider to go up a few few fett in those brown bubble thermals over the 1 sqaure mile of photo real but flat landscape!(for you car racers; it was up there with the first time I got under 10 mins on the "the ring" on Grand Prix legends - still keep that on my computer too - Chris you have fine taste my man in GT Legends - got that as well - with a few new cars - ne way thread drift!)Robs.

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Great videos, Rob. Which airfield is that in the first one?As for GT Legends, if you are interested in racing online any time, let me know. I compete in a couple of GTL leagues at Gamers Crib (Muscle Car League on Saturday nights, and the (G)TC-65 League on Thursdays), the P&G2 World Sprint League on selected Tuesdays (I organise these double sprint format races), and I am about to compete in my first ever GTR2 League race tonight!

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Great videos, Rob. Which airfield is that in the first one?The first one is RAF Kenley (which is near Coulsdon in Surrey). I didn't make that one. The VGS at Kenley (615VGS) made that one. All the VGS fly the viking glider or the vigilant motorglider and this shows the Viking, the winch launch and minor aerial mischief well. I used to like very close to there until I was about 10 years old.I made the other of the vintage glider. A private group based at 621VGS run this glider and have special permission to fly it around Hullavington in Wiltshire. It's the glider equivalent of being given the keys of a classic convertible. If you are passing leigh delamere services on the M4 then look up and if the winds in the right direction then you will see us flying there. Once you have spotted your first glider then they are much easier to see but most will drive right underneath us and never know we are there. VGS train you and let you fly for free as an adult (subject to qualifying criteria and a commitment to time and driving winches and tractors and doing other jobs need to be done to fly) ... but gliding like simming is very definitely flying just for the fun and enjoyment of flying.As for GT Legends, if you are interested in racing online any time, let me know. I compete in a couple of GTL leagues at Gamers Crib (Muscle Car League on Saturday nights, and the (G)TC-65 League on Thursdays), the P&G2 World Sprint League on selected Tuesdays (I organise these double sprint format races), and I am about to compete in my first ever GTR2 League race tonight!
Haven't got around to online racing other than GPL but when I do you're on for a blast round an easy oval!! I tend to fly more. Definately have to be in the groove and have practised on the particular drive sime to be competitive!!All the bestRob.PS I note that your name appears on wikipedia!

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Hi Robs,Im from Birmingham.It was me and Chesney that did the Vigilant, not John Point.But thats ok, its the sort of mistake I make all the time.You are right, I did enjoy the vidiows, I not know thay work on avsim.I could not fined any vidiows of the Vigilant on Utube.And Hi to every one els too,Its livening up around hear a bit, grate.all the best,glidernutJohn Lewis

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John,I am sorry i got my John and Jon's mixed. Please accept my apologies for not crediting you properly on the FU3 vigi build.Are you a vigi driver in real life? (at Cosford?) What inspired you to spend the xxx hours puting the FU3 vigi together?There are very not many good vigi utubes...probably because they make a racket and so not good on video but here is one I found.(Didn't make any of these)It's a slide show really (and features WB922 that you saw in the snow above as 621HF trailered it over to 634VGS near Cardiff last year for thier families day)

I reckon gliding is more fun ..but I am a bit biased, see below for example of what I mean - ridge soaring at portmoak - air cadets use this site and ridge too - but ATC are obviously much better behaved with thier aircraft :-)(again not my video - not taking credit - just forwarding to those who might find it fun/inspiring to watch)

Anyway all the best.Will fire up FU3 and remind myself what the vigi was like!Rob

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Robs,To my mined that last moovi is gliding at its absoloot best, I carnt imagen better,Unfortunatly thees days my flying days are over, My dimestik sercumstansis are such that I am prity well confinedto the house.And Im sory to disalooshion you, but even in my hay day I never went solow in anything biger than hang gliders. I started with home made hang gliders at a time when parer gliding had not yet been invented and there was no rools no trainingand no sens, when I think of sum of the daft risks I took back then, I feel luky to be alive.I hav never evan sat in a reeal Vigilant.Chesney on the other hand, he was for meny yers an instructer on the Vigilant training cadets and only took up FU3in his retiyerment. Chesney arsced me to bild hin a Vigilant, I sed no, Im only interested in gliders, He sent me sum pictuers and sed the Vigilant macks a good glider, I sed ok, Iill do the model, if you do the panals, and thats how it came about.I am prouwd of the Vigilant, its the only plain in FU3 that has dors opening and closing.Ti took me abaout 7 munths to do, and at times I was puling my hir out with frustration trying to get it right.All the bestglidernutJohn lewis

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Hi Glidernut,Glad you enjoyed the vids. Gliding is flying for fun!!Really sorry to hear you don't have the wings you once had....but if you are a bold pilot then probably best to quit while you are ahead.But to get the most out you have to put the most in. To my mind bigger aircraft are easier than small ones...I might have a go on a hnag glider one day.In our historic club we have a "primary" which is nearly the same as a hang glider...haven't had the courage to fly that yet ..pic belowThey used to train cadets on it! First it was hung up on an a frame on a windy day and the cadet got the hang of the controls. Then they did a ground slide pulled along by a car with the instructor shouting thru a mega phone in a car alongside.Then they were allowed a few feet airbourne and then finally they were allowed a flight (probably 30 to 50ft airbourne, flying the length of a football pitch)I am impressed with the vigilant especially as you haven't flown it. I'll get you a few photo's of vigi's next week while I am gliding near some and post here for you. I can imagine how many hours go into each model...hence my profuse apologies in getting my johns mixed up.(Can't convert it for FSX can you? ...am I allowed to say that here?)ohhh...I just noticed they were home made hanggliders you flew....woah that is something else!!Not sure I'd go for trying that!! Leap of faith or wot.Anyway primary glider below and will be back with vigi pics for youRobs

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Hello.I have seen the videoes, and they are very good, very impressive seeing the old gliders with open cockpit.I was educating in the 1970's in Sweden for my glider linces, just across the boarder. not so expensive.We were all lincenced,-flying "Bergfalke II", wearing paraschutes according to the Swedish law, and using tow- aircrafts like piper super-cub, or piper cherokee,- even Piper tripacer.We all had A lot of fun.Lars Peter.

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Lars Peter,About the Seattle cave chalang? I asked you to send me,dont bother gathering all the models, all the wav files, wether file, readme.txt instructions, and so on.Just send me the script, I can construct everything els from the script.Or if there is anyone out there that still has the (Seattle cave chalang) pleas send me the script.All the bestglidernutjohn Lewis

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John,I emailed you the script. It is for the Seattle Caverns challenge. I sent it to your supanet account.jimb

Lars Peter,About the Seattle cave chalang? I asked you to send me,dont bother gathering all the models, all the wav files, wether file, readme.txt instructions, and so on.Just send me the script, I can construct everything els from the script.Or if there is anyone out there that still has the (Seattle cave chalang) pleas send me the script.All the bestglidernutjohn Lewis

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Hello.John.I have looked through all my old discettes for the Seattle Caverns challenge, but it is not there.Jim.Thank you for helping us out with the missing files.I hope the script files can do it.Anyone who have old missing FU3 files are wanted to reupload to the library.The simulator is old, but still in use worldwide.Best regards.Lars Peter

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Hello.Jim Buffett,Hi jimb,sory I am a bit slow in ansering.My supanet account is long long ded.Iv just sent an email to you, useing an old email adress, dont know if its still valid? I am a bit reluctant to put my e-mail adress on the foram.Iv just sent you my new email adress viyer avsim, by kliking on the enverlop left of your posting.I think thats what its for, Im not shooer, Iv never used it bifor.Lars Peter,Anyone who have old missing FU3 files are wanted to reupload to the library.Thats a mesage werth repeeting.Anyone who have old missing FU3 files are wanted to reupload to the library.glidernut

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I found the original downloaded seatle-caves.zip from the Avsim Library. I'm not allowed to re-upload to Avsim as I'm not the original author. Reviewing the "Oops" list I made in January, the authors were John L and Robert D. I'll gladly email the zip file to the authors so it can be re-uploaded to the library. I can also email to anyone now if you need it right away. jimbEdit: Hi John L, I got your message. My e-mail address is still a good one.

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Hi jimb,Iv hav just reseeved the script, thanks.And I reseeved it with you useing an out of dait email adress to. Thats amazing. In fact I would hav thort it imposibl.My new brord band is with a compleetly diferant cumpany. Thanks agen, Im shooer I can reeconstruct it from the sript, the script is the important bit, thats where all the work is.Ps, o, hang on theres more.Hi jimb,Yes it was me and Robert Driscoll did the cave chalanges.Its amazing that you still hav the oroginall seatle-caves.zip. can you send that to me pleas?If its intact like you say then I will uplod it to the library.glidernutJohn Lewis

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