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WingZ

FS9 GroundEffect

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I picked up this payware cheapie from Sim Market, on implulse.

From the Readme:

What are the system requirements?
In order for this software to run properly
• .Net 4.0 framework must be installed
• Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
• FSUIPC 3.7 or above
The application was developed and tested on Windows 7 platform (it might work on other
Windows).
 
I run WIN XP and FYI: it does not work.
I should have checked I know, but it was only 8 Euro.
How come someone develops for FS9 on a WIN7 - only platform?? The software is 10 years old!

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Meanwhile at SimMarket is stated:

"Requirements

- Windows Vista/7 (might work on other versions)
- [...]"

 

Nevertheless it gets a bad review from a Windows 7 user - doesn't work at all. And the price is lowered to 3.57 EUR...

 

Harald

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Wonder how well it works.

 

Me too... I thought it rather a good idea, especially for my Carenado Baron.

How old is XP then?

 

11

Does XP support .NET 4.0?

SP3 does.

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This tool lacks any ingame screenshot or video. I never trust such hidden rocks lol.

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1. Users post the reviews not Simmarket.

 

2. The developer sets the price and decides when something goes on sale and for how much. Simmarket has nothing to do with this either.

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1. Users post the reviews not Simmarket.

 

Not without screening

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Not without screening

Whatever

 

Then why would they allow 2 negative reviews?

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What exactly does this thing do?  This part of the description doesn't make sense to me... your planes will no longer fall like a stone during touchdown flare

 

If your flare is right according to speed/altitude, the plane shouldn't fall like a stone.

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I wonder how the Ekranoplan models for FS2004 (for instance by Alphasim) could work without this. Or were they just strange looking aircraft with usual flying characteristics even at height?

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Well, at the moment: nothing!

What is it trying to do?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_(aircraft)

 

 

LOL  Good one.  I wonder if some of these people test their product on different machines before release.  Just over a month ago I purchased something that didn't work as advertised in FS9.  Good thing simmarket gave me a refund.  

Was just looking at the review and it's funny how the developer gave himself a perfect score while asking for feedback, and two real reviews say it doesn't work.

 

Thanks for the wiki link.  I just learned something new today. 

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...Ekranoplan models...
Good point.

If I remember, they just flew to max altitude of 10m or whatever - no transition in or out of GE 

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If I remember, they just flew to max altitude of 10m or whatever

 

Exactly. The question is how is this modeled in FS2004 without the GE tool... (perhaps by power settings with hidden engines?)

 

There is the Alphasim A-90 Orlyonok Ekranoplan available as freeware - originally modelled for FS2002. Will test it if I'm back from holidays. I'll spend my holidays in Georgia again, not far from the Caspian Sea - if you understand :lol:  And after these three weeks, perhaps the GE tool is patched.

 

Regards

Harald

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Well here are the co-ordinates of the last known Caspian Sea Monster:

 

CSM.jpg

 

Happy hunting, and enjoy the holidays!

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Hi,

 

is there any news about this?

 

Although I didn't made it to the Caspian, it was a wonderful trip. Excepting the fact that I was kindly asked by the Tbilisi Airport staff to delete all my pictures I made at the airport with interesting planes...

 

Harald

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I only posted my experience as a warning, really, I don't have the energy to pursue cheap poor software... 

So: Caveat Emptor I'm afraid.

 

 

 


asked by the Tbilisi Airport
My goodness where are the days when you could nip up to the cockpit and have a chat with the crew, eh?

Now everyone's a terror suspect alas, and very possibly, with good reason.

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Hi,

sorry, didn't want to make somebody pursue something...

I fly without ground effect for years and will probably get around without it in the future.

 

 

 


Now everyone's a terror suspect alas

 

I rather think it was because there was an edge of the military heliport on the pictures. (Wanted to optimize the afcad submitted in the "Tbilisi" thread if needed.) One can clearly see there that the conditions of the Georgian Air Force are not the very best I dare...

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Hope you had a good trip!

I do enjoy going to places in the sim, and then afterwards seeing what it's like in the real world... 

Still, you can do things to your AFCAD that very few here would argue with I suspect.

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WingZ, thanks! The trip, by the way, was exactly as expected: outstanding...

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