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Team AVSIM 2016 RTWR Practice Thread

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Time to begin RTWR Practice. 

 

The practice legs should conform to the general rules, leg length (<750nm), time (< 2hrs), white list aircraft, real world weather. You can chose whatever time of day suites you but it is good to do some night flying.  Fly whatever aircraft you intend to fly in the race.

 

Do the full leg documentation.  

Baton claim post with aircraft declaration and origin - destination airport.  

Baton release post with Duenna & txt file.

 

Pilots may fly consecutive legs if the baton has been idle for at least one hour.

 

-Start airport is KMRY, Monterey California

-End airport is FACT, Capetown, South Africa

 

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Suggested routing is shown below.

 

WPT    Name                              Distance

 

KMRY  Monterey Peninsula        0

KONM  Socorro Mun                  746.7

KBPT   Southeast Texas Regl    699

KEYW  Key West Intl                  729.1

MDBH  Maria Montez Intl            704

TGPY  Point Salines Intl             657.7

SOCA  Rochambeau                 705.9

SBSL  Marechal Cunha Mach    659.4

SBFN  Fernando De Noronha   711.4

FHAW Ascension Aux AB          1104 (Wildcard)

FNMO Namibe                           1618.9 (Wildcard)

FYWB Walvis Bay                      486.5

FACT Cape Town Intl                691.4

 

Pilots are free to shorten the legs or change the routing to suite their needs.  Shorter length legs will allow you to spend more time in the critical takeoff, approach & landing phases of flight. 

 

 

Duenna Event Name: AVSIM RTWR Practice

 

 

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Well????? Ron???? are you going to bite the bullet & start us off? LOL  

 

Where's that Chalks paint? Looks great!

 

To others - Shall we directly upload to Avsim to practice proper posting? If so it may be time to clean up one's attachments as only 1.46MB worth are allowed. (My control panel  → Settings  → Manage Attachments)   -or- can we direct link to the jpg output/txt file from fs-duenna.com/flights/ShowFlight.php?flight=(my flight) . I'm thinking direct upload unless absolutely required that one could not do it.

 

Ron, there's a new epic! Not for prime time use yet but OH BOY! -

 

http://www.flyingmag.com/epic-e1000-prototype-makes-first-flight

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I'll use the Epic, the one that killed me last time. :unsure2:  But first a recce flight, then dinner.

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OK, for better or worse.

 

I have the baton. Epic LT. KMRY to KONM

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Baton free.

 

Landed KONM

 

iii. Time limit There is an absolute time limit of 3 hours for any leg. Legs exceeding this limit are automatically invalid. Legs lasting for more than two hours are automatically penalized by three minutes for each minute by which the previous leg exceeded this two-hour limit.

 

The baton time was 2 hrs 21 minutes but the time between the baton claim and baton free post was 2 hrs 33 minutes.  That means that we must add 3 x 33 minutes penalty time, so total leg time is 2 hrs 33 min + 1hr 39 min = 4 hrs 11 minutes.     :smile:

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I have the baton.  KMRY-KONM in the Aircraft Factory P-51H

 

At first I thought that Ron had exceeded the 3 hrs but reviewing his post times I realized that he had not exceeded the time limit, so this is a wingman leg, not baton leg.

 

ARRRGH!!!  crashed enroute,  missed tank switch while posting to the forum.

 

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Edited by jt_williams
change from baton to wingman, then update for crash.

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So my Photoshop skills were a complete waste then? :Hmmmph:


Wingman.  KMRY-KONM in the Aircraft Factory P-51H

Why are you still a wingman if my flight to KONM was legit? (albeit lengthy) :smile:

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So my Photoshop skills were a complete waste then? :Hmmmph:

Why are you still a wingman if my flight to KONM was legit? (albeit lengthy) :smile:

 

OK,  This wingman leg is superfluous.  When I first posted I stated that it was a baton leg because I thought you had exceeded the 3 hour max.  I was enroute when I realized that you had not exceeded the 3 hours so I amended my leg post to make it a wingman leg, then when I got back into flightsim I found that I had missed a tank switch and had crashed.  Now I am re-flying the crashed and unnecessary wingman leg because I am not goint to bed with a red Duenna.  :smile:

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Feeling a little bit like the tinman here.  Need some oil here...and there....r.u.s.t.y!

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So my Photoshop skills were a complete waste then?

 

Just caught that - Hilarious!!!   :P  I'm going to have to take your green paintbrush away until March... :Shame On You: 

 

 

 


Feeling a little bit like the tinman here.  Need some oil here...and there....r.u.s.t.y!
 

 

Not so Travis.. Nice flight! 397 avg!   :good: And an unmodified .jpg to boot LOL.

 

OT - Will not be able to make Saturday's flight. Won't be able to join in on practices until next week.... I have been practicing though, just a different arena. Need to finish this up pronto.  

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Rule iii There is an absolute time limit of 3 hours for any leg. Legs exceeding this limit are automatically invalid. Legs lasting for more than two hours are automatically penalized by three minutes for each minute by which the previous leg exceeded this two-hour limit.

 

 

I've been pondering this one all night. :Thinking:

 

As I read it, if you are in a race and are not fast enough, you are made to be even slower! Isn't being a slowcoach penalty enough?

 

Call me dim, but I can't see the logic of that rule. :unknw:

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I've been pondering this one all night. :Thinking:

 

As I read it, if you are in a race and are not fast enough, you are made to be even slower! Isn't being a slowcoach penalty enough?

 

Call me dim, but I can't see the logic of that rule. :unknw:

 

You're not the only one. Sounds to me like giving a race driver a weight penalty for being too slow.

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Change of plans - a quickie before the weekend.
I have the baton KBPT --> KEYW in the A2A P-51H. Full race trim, TS, VPN, FSHost & Beta Duenna. Using FSRealWX Pro.
 

As I read it, if you are in a race and are not fast enough, you are made to be even slower! Isn't being a slowcoach penalty enough?


I believe that particular rule is aimed at participation. "Don't bogart all the time available for others to fly." There are specific legs available for slower aircraft. It is a touchy one.. (subject that is) Maybe throw the discussion up at this topic so the committee can see it.

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Baton free @ KEYW. WOWSA! The first half of the last third of the flight was reminiscent of what Jeff went through last year.Was getting tossed around with 60* of bank in both directions for a good 20 minutes. :Sick: Need to clean the cockpit of lunch.

 

http://fs-duenna.com/flights/ShowFlight.php?detail=flight&value=51yf5nfUThkAXzuEk4Wpf0Ze5Mg

 

 

 

 

 

Landing with what Eric Cartman would say - "Authoritah!"

 

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I've been pondering this one all night. :Thinking:

 

As I read it, if you are in a race and are not fast enough, you are made to be even slower! Isn't being a slowcoach penalty enough?

 

Call me dim, but I can't see the logic of that rule. :unknw:

 

The general rules says that legs should be 2hrs or less and not exceed 750nm. 

 

So the first leg was less than 750nm and I was able to complete the leg in less than 2hrs, but Ron flew a slower plane and was unable to reach KONM within the 2hr time limit.  Ron could have decided to shorten the leg and stay within the 2hr restriction (which is what I would recommend in a race).  This is also why we try to use our thouroughbreds on the long legs - so we can get them done under 2 hrs.  The time penalty for exceeding 2hrs imposes an ever increasing time penalty for missing the mark which should encourage teams to plan carefully and monitor their legs. 

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Lets see if FSX is working well .

 

 I have the Baton  KEYW - MDBH in FSX F-8F2 LR Bearcat  on DC`s FS Host using ASN weather

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Baton is free at MDBH     .    New install of FSX seems to be behaving itself :)

 

 

http://fs-duenna.com/flights/ShowFlight.php?flight=z33T93QJwqIRQI8h9nAyD64Ag


Hi Eamonn , P3D V3 good and bad .

 

It`s fantastic and solid , however since RTW testing it has a few issues .

 

V3 does not like the Duenna , It recognises it as "Unknown P3D" and will not accept/recognise the realism settings . V2 seems okay in this respect , however more alarmingly is the performance / Fuel burn of FSX/FS9 native race aircraft is miles away from the FSX figures !!!!!  Not sure how but as an example the Rob Richardson Hornet F1 goes like a rocket and has about half the range as it does in FSX !! 

 

With this in mind I decided to install a basic FSX with the usual planes and FTX Global for now .   It runs sweet so I`m happy

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