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I finally got round to installing the MI-8 AI package, and then went looking for some.

UNNT seemed like a good place to start, but there I found all sorts of interesting visitors. 

 

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I chased down the AN-22 - no idea where I got it from - and my word that is a large aeroplane!

I clean forgot to go looking for the helos.

Another time, then, always interesting to visit the Russians out of season!

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Could that AN-22 be the Rainer Mehlin AI model? On the unitedtrafficteam website there is a Antonov Airlines paint on a AN-22 and the painter used the Rainer Mehlin model.

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Hi WingZ,

(I think you meant me...)

very cool!

Yes, I also use the Rainer Mehlin model and I know no other one. Although I have no Russian Army traffic, but Antonov's factory traffic from Kiev-Gostomel to Tashkent and back instead.

 

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Very pretty in Antonov colours! and I will certainly insert that one into the sim.

 

While I am trying to populate the eastern hemisphere as best I can, there are some language constraints with tracking them.

Generally the readme says something like:

èâàíîâî
òâåðü
ñåùà (áðÿíñêàÿ îáë)
 
Ãîä ñîçäàíèÿ  1965 
Ýêèïàæ 5-6 ÷åëîâåê 
etc etc :fool:
 
I don't think the AN-22 I have is the Mehlin mdel, as I found this line in the aircraft.cfg :
 

description=Model by Dimitri Samborski (aka Samdim, samdim@chez.com)\nPainting by Nikolai Samsonov (aka INS, instruktor@pisem.net)\nFlight Dynamics by Usachev Pavel (aka Usachev Pavel, upavel@inbox.ru) 

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Hm, this is an incompatibility between cyrillic text and western setting of windows language (you have to switch to Russian language to have ad least real Russian text - if this helps...).

 

A Samdim model? Didn't know that he made AI models, or is this a flyable one?

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Geyer, Where did you get the flightplans for the Antonov Airlines AN-22? On the United trafficteam website they have paints for Antonov Airlines for the AN-22, AN-158, AN-28, AN-124, and the AN-26 but the only flightplans I found are for the AN-124 and the AN-225 (they were made back in 2008).

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switch to Russian language

I'll just stick to Google Translate for now...  :nea:
 
It does appear to be for AI:
 
[fltsim.0]
title=AI AN-22 08832
sim=An22
model=
panel=
sound=
texture=08832
kb_checklists=
kb_reference=
atc_id=08832
atc_airline=AIR FORCE
atc_flight_number=
atc_heavy=0
ui_manufacturer=Traffic
ui_type=AI AN-22
ui_variation=08832
description=Model by Dimitri Samborski (aka Samdim, samdim@chez.com)\nPainting by Nikolai Samsonov (aka INS, instruktor@pisem.net)\nFlight Dynamics by Usachev Pavel (aka Usachev Pavel, upavel@inbox.ru)   
visual_damage=0
atc_parking_types=MIL_CARGO
atc_parking_codes=AF22
 
There are 3 Aeroflot repaints, plus the military one.
 

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WingZ, if you want to check out Rainer Mehil's An-22 the base model is at flightsim. The file name is ai_an-22.zip

 

Edit: Looks like I got his name wrong. It's Mehil Rainer. Not Rainer Mehil. Sorry!

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Thanks! I see there are a couple available, I'll have a play at making them go where they belong.

Where's the AN-124 made? Kiev? 

 

Name: aian22tr.zip 
Size: 539,204 Date: 01-06-2008 Downloads: 1,221

 

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FS2004 Antonov An-22 for AI. Two new models as a special transport aircraft for the production of the Antonov 124/225. By Mehlin Rainer.
 
Edit: Ah! wait, this one will fly to Ulyanovsk 

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Where did you get the flightplans for the Antonov Airlines AN-22?

 

To be honest: I invented them, at least for the An-22:

AC#1091,UR09307,10%,WEEK,IFR,1/00:14:25,1/08:59:57,210,R,0000,UKKM,1/12:09:19,1/17:58:50,210,R,0000,LMML,2/05:24:08,2/11:13:39,200,R,0000,UKKM,2/17:39:58,2/22:31:15,210,R,0000,ELLX,3/03:53:58,3/08:45:15,200,R,0000,UKKM,3/15:09:30,3/19:47:31,290,R,0000,EDFH,4/04:24:23,4/09:02:24,280,R,0000,UKKM,4/14:39:37,4/18:18:02,210,R,0000,EDDP,5/00:54:51,5/04:33:16,200,R,0000,UKKM,5/16:59:32,6/01:45:04,200,R,0000,UTTT

 

The link to the source of my UKKM scenery is dead, unfortunately.

 

Harald

 

P.S.: The name of the Author of the AI An-22 is Rainer Mehlin. Obviously, he is sometimes called Mehlin Rainer by calling the surname first. Rainer is a common first name in Germany.

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I do have a scenery for UKKM scenery, but I don't know who made it. And thanks for that explanation of the authors name. I wasn't sure which way was right.

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calling the surname first
Interesting... is this common in Germany?

His readme is signed "Mehlin Rainer"

 

On the Mi8 AI front: I've had a look at some of the AFCADs supplied, and they do need some work. The oil rigs for example, put the helo on a mound of water next to the structure...

 

I have sympathy for this: when you are making AI models and flightplans, it's just an irritation to have to provide somewhere for the things to fly to!

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this common in Germany?

 

Sometimes, particularly for purposes of administration.

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Despite the tongue-in-cheek title, this thread is about Russian AI.

 

The magnificent Tu-154 model by SKJ, never better than in Aeroflot livery:

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I may be missing something, unusual for a shipping container to be used as a pushback truck!

More than made up for by the rest of the model however, which is exceptional:   

ltPnTv.jpg

Not sure if the IL-96 is still in service? this at UUEE also by SKJ and also a great model.

MyS34V.jpg

 

But actually it's about Russian helicopters, ever since I took the plunge on the MI8 from SBAI.

This Mi-2 is too: when I grow up...

BysZ7h.jpg

...I want to be one of these, or these:

FNic2P.jpg

Mi-6 also does the VTOL trick that many of the SBAI models have. 

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You should try this AI Tu-154 model.

 

Base model

http://www.tuocielo.ru/view_cat_model_en.php?cat2=tu154m&section=model

 

Some paints

http://www.tuocielo.ru/view_cat_model_en.php?cat2=tu154m&section=textur&sel=any&str=1

 

Also where are you getting flightplans for the Mi-26 helicopter? I have all the textures download but only have UTair ones installed in my sim. I can't find plans for any of the other Mi-26 paints.

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Very nice model, good animations.

7iehuc.jpg

The nosewheel steering sold it for me... thanks for the pointer!

 

 

 

Also where are you getting flightplans for the Mi-26 helicopter?
I just subbed it into one of the Mi-8 slots, there are plenty available at USNN. 

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Not sure if the IL-96 is still in service?

 

I think she isn't, except some Rossiya governmental planes. But does this matter? - It's your AI traffic, WingZ!

 

And that is my philosophy for just a good part of Russian AI traffic.

For instance the Avialesookhrana (=Airborne forest protection) flight squad: No flightplans available, but nice repaints for the Mi-8, An-2, An-26... So I just placed them at the airports of my choice and let them fly patterns or simple airport-to-airport legs.

 

160519%20Tu-134%20UNNT8_zps6krvdaqt.jpg

 

And if an aircraft is phased out, like the Tu-114 or Il-86, I just position it onto a scrapyard... or an aviation museum:

150527%20Tu134%20UKKK1_zpshxryjloy.jpg

 

Beside this, there are many good repaints and flightplans at http://www.unitedtrafficteam.com/ and http://www.avsimrus.com/, many of them containing also flights for SBAI helicopters.

 

Joseph, many thanks for bringing the TuCielo AI models to our attention!

While I use the Il-62 luckily, there are just too few repaints for this Tu-154 model imho. I still use the Vala/SimLandMarks model instead.

It may not have those nice animations, but is available in a large number of repaints:

 

160519%20Tu-134%20UNNT7_zps8qaxgrng.jpg

 

160527%20Tu-134%20ZWSH25_zpsqmjz4zm7.jpg

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It's your AI traffic, WingZ!
Harald... I have a regular Concorde service out of Heathrow  :wub: amongst several other anomalies. 2006 seems to fit best around what I see in the sim!

Having said that, I am always open to new experiences:

Be2A8d.jpg

That's not an Airbus in the background - it's a Tu 204.

 

Thanks for reminding us with those links, there's a whole lot of stuff to explore still!

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Oh yes, that's the perfect philosophy for simmers who like to see something left and right of their cockpit. :Applause:

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Joseph, many thanks for bringing the TuCielo AI models to our attention!

While I use the Il-62 luckily, there are just too few repaints for this Tu-154 model imho. I still use the Vala/SimLandMarks model instead.

It may not have those nice animations, but is available in a large number of repaints:

 

 

I have both TuCielo and the Vala/SimLandMarks Tu-154 AI models in my sim. But I am slowly replacing the Vala model when I see new repaints on the TuCielo model.

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I must say the Aeroflot livery adds to this beautiful airliner... Siberia Air isn't half as menacing!

 

nPpLdp.jpg

 

In the same shot, with the red tail: a new addition to the fleet from Nordwind, Boeing 752w.

I must say, WOAI has spoiled me... assembling this airline manually took the better part of an hour. (Getting there is half the fun, eh?)

My aim was to populate just USNN, so off to Wikipedia looking for visitng airlines: Aeroflot? Tick... Nordwind?  Mmm OK off we go to the Russian Ai fraternity, flightplans, models, repaints all over the show.

Great satisfaction however, when the package assembled first time with no errors :)

Somewhat less satisfaction when it became clear that I had collected all those A320/A321/B767/B777 models and the only visitor here was to be a B757!

Not entirely wasted of course, the likes of UUEE gained a little too.

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WingZ, have you installed the latest Norwind flightplans? The ones made by Unitedtrafficteam are Su16 plans and has the Pegas/Ikar planes and no 757's.

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Great stuff... thanks Joseph.

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