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Guest James Banks

Brilliant creation. Beautifully crafted, high immersion factor, a powerful familiarization of the Yak 18.A small pile of log books recalling flights in Yukon and Northwest Territories in DHC2, DHC3....with more than a few Cessnas frozen to the ground....I could understand the appreciation of the Yak's aclimatized systems when the temperature drops from plus ten to minus thirty-five centigrade in six hours.Thanks for the opportunity to check out a truly great and effective aircraft.

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Hey,Let's keep to the original subject of this thread. The plane and the makers . Wonderful model. Thanks again!

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Guest allcott

Russian aircraft were designed and intended for Russian requirements, Russian conditions and Russian standards.The prop cannot spin the `wrong` way, it just spins the `other way`. Compressed air for the starter makes perfect sense in a country where temperatures can reach -30 below or lower in winter - have you ever tried to get an electric starter to work in ultra-cold temps? Electrics and hydraulic fluid might freeze, but air won't. And it's a system thats expressly designed for easy fixing in the field (and a field is where many of these aircraft live. None of your namby-pamby soft yankee hangars here: "Park it round back, next to the pigs" If it breaks, hit it with a hammer. If that doesn't work: Get a bigger hammer.The Russians built the Mig-15 while the Americans were still translating the German instructions. And why reinvent the wheel if you can just borrow one? The DC-3 was the right aircraft for the emergent transportation industry in the Soviet Union at that time. The B-29 clone was technically a part of the overall ruse to confuse the Americans while intercontinental bombers were developed. The Russians have the most powerful turboprops, the most rugged military aircraft, and dont' need the computer trickery to make the aircraft perform as if they were unstable. The Cobra manoeuvre scared the bejeezus out of the Nato forces as it could easily defeat a radar lock.The Yakovlev 18T was designed in that same environment, for purely and peculiarly Soviet requirements. So from that perspective, you have to say that the Yak actually outperforms the Western GA in several key areas - most notably robustness and ease of maintenance. And it looks like a warbird where a Cessna looks, well, like every other Cessna.Allcott

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Thanks for the short version on the starting procedures. I did not realize the details involved even though I had read the readme, and not the manual yet. I did not know that the procedures were the ONLY way to get it started. Off to master this craft! Thanks again for the superb model.

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Guest George Tu-144

>Anyhow, while the developers are here, can I ask for a little>addition for Version 1.1? Can you put the startup procedures>in the kneeboard? It's what it's there for!Allcott, yes, we'll do that.And thank you for your kind words, gentlemen.

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Guest allcott

Just a quick heads up. The new Yak 18 in the library has an auto-installer that contains a typo - the `` instead of `` in the installer folder address. You'll need to change it manually.Did I mention I hate auto-installers?Right, off to fly Russian!Allcott

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Guest John_Cillis

"Let's keep to the original subject of this thread. The plane and the makers . Wonderful model. Thanks again!"In that spirit I have cleaned up the thread. Future posts to this thread should stay on topic and not be meant to provoke confrontation or political discussion. This aircraft model is an outstanding work, and allows all of us to enjoy a moment of aviation history. That's what this thread is about, not about a country of origin or the quality of the real thing. I hope those that made the model know most of us see the beauty and dedication in this work.-John

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Guest John_Cillis

Allcott,Although you were replying to a post I have now deleted, I've kept your reply since I found it interesting and I learned something new I haven't learned before... Great post!-John

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Boy, I have read the manual 2 times and I have not found any mention of the pneumatic system anywhere. Am I reading to hard? I opened the knob in an effort to raise the landing gear and the engine dies.

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Guest allcott

>Boy, I have read the manual 2 times and I have not found any>mention of the pneumatic system anywhere. Am I reading to>hard? I opened the knob in an effort to raise the landing>gear and the engine dies. The engine doesn't die from the pneumatics. It dies because you haven't opened the shutters and the engine has overheated, you've run the engine flat out for too long, or with to high prop rpm, or have become a victm of one of the random failures modelled. Basically, you spent too long looking for the air, and blew the motor!The pneumatics are turned on by clicking on the black dial on the bottom right of the panel, and pressure is monitored via the gauge on the upper left.Allcott

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Unless I am mistaken, if one is implementing the default location, "Microsoft Games" was left out between the "".

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One question?I have all lower switches in the up position, the KRK-15M NDB to the correct frequency and the selector switch to "Kom" but still am not getting any NDB deviation. I have read the documentation but am afraid I am overlooking the solution.Any suggestions:ThanksRTHEdit: The needle wandered around for quite a while, and then finally locked in on the NDB. I have no idea what the problem was or is. Oh well, it is working now.

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"Boy, I have read the manual 2 times and I have not found any mention of the pneumatic system anywhere. Am I reading to hard? I opened the knob in an effort to raise the landing gear and the engine dies."I open the knob, engine dies and will not restart. Close the knob, engine starts. ??Still no reference to the knob that I can find. Pictures, but no reference. I may be looking to hard.P.S.I say, "open " and "close". I am not sure which is which.

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I've read the PDF twice now and the darn thing still won't start. I give up. This one has got the best of me. I followed the steps a few posts up. Bill M


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