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It started out with joy in mind, the day after Christmas. I looked at the winds aloft and said to myself - self, "With these winds it would be a good idea take up the 'ol "H" up and see if I could bust a 500 knot run over 600 miles, besides it's been almost a year since she's been handled." I had 130 knot tail winds at times! There are some huge troughs and ridges over Earth right now that lead to substantial winds aloft!

 

 The next day started, I looked at the weather again - Phenomenal! It came into mind to take some of the "primaries" up for a haul, just to get some stick time and take 'em wherever the winds take me. I followed the winds right, and of all places, they took me to Sochi! It's weird cuz 3 weeks after the RTWR '14 I did a haul back home from there. Guess I be going back.  

   

Even my Co-Pilot commented on the winds -

Woof Woof, Wimper, Woof, Whine, Woof, Wimper, Wimper, Wimper, Drool.

 

Translated it equals - "Holy Crap! Do those winds look good or what? Now let me outside!"

 

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I have the Baton,  from KGRB (Green Bay) to K09 (Piseco) in the W-"oh"-P   P-51H

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Baton is free @ K09 (Piseco)

 

TRACKING

 

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Didn't bust the 500 kt avg... But I did pass a couple of aluminum, pressurized, kerosene powered, mini-sausages on the way.   

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I have the Baton, from K09 (Piseco) to CYYT (St. Johns Intl)  in the Shupe F-7F Tigercat.

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Baton is free @ CYYT

 

TRACKING

 

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The flight was pretty good until 1/3 way. I had the tanks mis-figured and suddenly the #1 went out. Fine, it stayed in the air. The F-7F didn't have a fuel control panel. ( at least i do not have one ) Opened up FSUIPC and quickly configured a "Select all" for both engines and got #1 back running. Not more than a minute later both engines went out! Looked for a place to land, trimmed it out for a glide that would keep it from stalling then looked for carb heat.. Found it, waited just a few moments and they roared back to life.. Whew! 

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I have the Baton, from CYYT (St. Johns Intl) to BGBW (Narsarsuaq) in the FSX/SOH ABC F-8F Bearcat.

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Baton is free @ BGBW

 

TRACKING

 

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This flight I did a right hook to get the required winds in order to get the range necessary. Well over the 680 no wind range. Barely made it, it required a little throttle back & leaning too.

 

It's lonely all alone over the northern Atlantic -

 

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Cutting it a little too close -

 

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I have the Baton, from BGBW (Narsarsuaq) to BIAR (AKUREYRI) in the RR-SOH Prototype Sea Hornet.

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Baton is free @ BIAR

 

TRACKING

 

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Cannot tell if it's day or night at these latitudes!

 

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I have the Baton, from BIAR (AKUREYRI) to ENEV (Harstad/Narvik/Evenes) in the W -OH- P P-51D.

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Baton is free @ ENEV

 

TRACKING

 

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Once again, hard to tell if it's day or night. I swear the Sun came up over the horizon, went down, then came back up again.

 

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I have the Baton, from ENEV (Harstad/Narvik/Evenes) to ULAA (Arkhangelsk) in the Hanvey / Forster Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 v2.3.

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Baton free @ ULAA

 

TRACKING

 

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Ready to go on a beautiful evening?

 

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I have the Baton, from ULAA (Arkhangelsk) to URSS (Sochi) in the Section8 F-86.

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The baton is free @ URSS (Sochi). I will follow up on the previous legs necessary to get here.  All in all, not the fastest leg there ever could be, had to hold back on the go-go juice just to  make it.

 

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Somewhere over the Caucuses

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Planned it perfectly... Just enough fuel.. UGGH!  Barely.

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What's going on here? Some kind of sporting event?

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I have the baton URSS-UTAK in the premaircraft Q400 (this and default are just about the only things working at the moment, need to clean my hard drive)

 

Edit: sorry for the multiple edits, I just didnt know when i was eating.

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Usually we do the previous years race backwards until a group online session is created. Go where ever you like, practice is practice wherever you may do it. B)

 

If you want to go backwards here are the first few legs..

 

URSS - UKFF

UKFF - LOWI (jet)

LOWI - LSZS ( very short ~75 nm)  B)

LSZS - LEVC

LEVC - GMTT

GMTT - GMMH (jet)

GMHH - GVAC

 

Reference - http://fs-duenna.com/flights/ShowEventTeam.php?team=Avsim&event=VY7n1lrGwrnCFoZwr9TJrbokw0

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it seems to think theres somthing wrong with my realism settings...

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Baton is free at TM0B (i landed at the wrong airport due to late approach) it says my realism settings were wrong but they were definatly right...l7GJUeFhQdQBBvIUhXdCxJWT1g.jpg10818335_1521695234765702_47607417809371

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it says my realism settings were wrong but they were definatly right...

 

TJ... some fixes (make sure to check):

 

•Settings > Customize > Weather > Check "Download winds aloft data with real-world weather"

 

•Settings > Customize > Weather > Uncheck "Disable turbulence and thermal effects on aircraft"

 

•Settings > Realism > Uncheck "Allow collisions with other aircraft" - we don't want any "accidents" to occur because of that (or the questions and explanations that will follow  :P  ).

 

•Settings > Realism > Click your mouse on the  "Crash tolerance" slider and verify it is arrowed over Full Right.  That is my best guess atm.

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gonna give it another go, i have the baton UT1F-UTAM in a piaggio

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slight 737 on my rwy, need to turn traffic off! (also i forgot about it after having to go out)765uKWpgBCPgaNtwqYjHydsmo.jpg

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my first test flight 

 

flying the a2a  p51

got lost in where all flights were and wich to take, and no one online on dc or sven  so i did a random one


BTW  i seem to have insufficient permissions to be on the TS server

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next flights are UTAM-OPMI, OPMI-VEPH, VEPH-VTBP, VTPB-WION, WION-WRBP, WRBP-WRKG, WRKG-YTST

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batton free at OPMI  although technically i ran in to a negative fuel flow

 

tircky take off with full fuel and only 560 NM and then the civil mustang is out of range.  is that normal?

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tircky take off with full fuel and only 560 NM and then the civil mustang is out of range. is that normal?

 

That may be correct.  I know that in the P-51H we always go with drop tanks to make sure we don't run out of gas.  You will use gas very fast when you fly with the throttle wide open.  You mght have done better range wise flying higher up too (but not necessarily faster). 

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Un-desirable oddities are certainly 'normal' with the A2A D model Mustang(s).  They were never developed for high-performance cross country flying. They don't have the range, or the speed for competitive racing in the RTW.  

 

The A2A H model, as a Thoroughbred is certainly a better option, and if you like Mustangs the next step would be the Warbirdsim B/C model, which is on the 'Normal' race aircraft category list.

 

Best, from the other team...

 - Joseph


Oh, and it should be mentioned that with the H model you can cruise at best speed all the way up at 28,000ft, which is great for Economy.  And with the Warbirdsim models, very accurate performance for excellent range at 25,000ft.

 

 - Joseph

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btw how do i get a patch like yours or do i have to earn it?

 

I am not sure what you mean by "patch."   If you mean the title (Avsim RTWR Team Member) above my avatar image, then that is a field you can change in your profile. You are already a member of the  RTW Race Team which is shown in green text below your avatar image.

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That may be correct.  I know that in the P-51H we always go with drop tanks to make sure we don't run out of gas.  You will use gas very fast when you fly with the throttle wide open.  You mght have done better range wise flying higher up too (but not necessarily faster). 

Don't forget to monitor the tank usage.  If you start off with the fuselage tank, in accordance with the pilot's manual, you will run out of fuel pretty quickly ( say 15-20 minutes) and then will have to switch to externals (or wings).  You will then want to keep an eye on external usage (as appropriate), and drop those and go to wing tanks at the appropriate time.  There are quite a few of us who have experience with the 'H' model and can coach you through the steps.  The schedule is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

 

I remember one race, quite a few years ago, on a Monday when nobody else was online at the time...I took a leg without a wingman and had stepped away from the cockpit for a moment of nature.  When I returned just a few minutes later I was a few thousand feet below my autopilot altitude in a stall, having run the fuselage tank out of gas! Fortunately I was able to switch tanks and reestablish power almost instantaneously, and climb back out of the hole I was almost in.  Nobody else was online, so it was just me and my shadow.  I certainly learned something about flying that day, I can tell you...

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 I certainly learned something about flying that day, I can tell you...

Yes that you sit still and wet yourself dammit. :)

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I have the baton OPMI to VNNG in ABC F8F Bearcat.

 

(this leg was a 1000 mile jet leg in the race but I have shortened it as I wanted  to fly the Bearcat)

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