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Lovely paint Ed!

 

 

 

Cheers Joseph. Here's the paint:  http://www.mediafire.com/download/ioop7bzcdb9noj5/AW139_bond.zip

 

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Yeahhh...

Where'd you get the oil rig?

 

 

http://www.fs-odg.com

 

I installed them when I was setting up Humberside. I saw a couple of vessels on the way into Dyce which will be useful for short training flights.

 

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I may well finish my Bristow AW139 paint but as you can see from the AW139 near the rotor the model has some texture issues.  :rolleyes:

 

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Here's a few mods. Editvoicepack for the Agusta AW139 and the 2GPD heliafcad.

 

Editvoicepack mods.

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Aberdeen_Heliport_2GPD gives the name "Aberdeen" for FSATC to the heiport afcad 2GPD.
 
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AgustaWestland_type gives the name "AgustaWestland" if you add AGUSTAWESTLAND to your aircraft cfg...eg
 
atc_type=AGUSTAWESTLAND
 
AAW139_model gives the name "AW139 helicopter" if you add AW139 to your aircraft cfg...eg
 
atc_model=AW139
 
If you add both you will get both. If you just want "AW139 helicopter" do this;
 
atc_type=Silent
atc_model=AW139
 
 
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Regarding the 2GPD overlay afcad for heli action at Aberdeen.
 
This is a very simple afcad that I have not had time to work on yet but it seems to work ok in my sim.
 

 

 http://www.mediafire.com/download/wy6f5r5mhyd4u5g/Aberdeen_mods.zip

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I may well finish my Bristow AW139 paint

Absolutely, just paint it blue and be done!

Thanks for the ODG link, I never did get around to that with Humberside.

Haven't really spent quality time with Aberdeen either.

NOT ENOUGH FS TIME!!!  :p0129:

Edit: Just had to sneak in to Aberdeen for a quick look: good one Ed!

 

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Ed, which model do you use for this new bond paint? There is no cfg file. I am guessing either the Offshore model or the Offshore_long model but I am not sure which one.

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Joseph, since I am around, here's mine:

 

[fltsim.2]
title=AW139 Bond G-VINC
sim=AB139
model=Offshore_long
panel=
sound=
texture=G-VINC
atc_id=G-VINC
kb_checklists=
ui_manufacturer=Agusta Westland
ui_type=AW139
ui_variation=Bond G-VINC
prop_anim_ratio=-1.90
description=Non-commercial Individual Use Only.
atc_id_color=0x00000000
atc_heavy=0
atc_id_font=Verdana,-11,1,600,0
visual_damage=0

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Just had to sneak in to Aberdeen for a quick look

 

G-VINB is a red one.....should make it G-VINJ.  :wink:

 

 

Ed, which model do you use for this new bond paint? There is no cfg file. I am guessing either the Offshore model or the Offshore_long model but I am not sure which one.

 

 

Offshore Long

 

I've had a thought after testing a rwy32 arrival. It would be a good idea to shorten rwy 32/14 to 100ft (invisibly) . So all AI heli takeoffs and landings on that runway are south of the main commercial traffic runway 34/16  down the runway 14 end. With the plus that it gives me a much better chance of landing my chopper in the right spot! :smile:

 

edit* After the hours of work put into this lovely chopper it is a great shame she lands nose wheel first.

 

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Wish I had more time at the moment to spend on this excellent heliport, erm, FS scenery.

Those not up to speed with helo operations might not realise that Ed is being a little disingenuous with his comments on that clip - it is remarkable. And the product of a fair amount of luck and skill to bring the machine down at that point in that way. Let me rephrase that: A lot of practice, and a fair bit of skill!  

 

 

 


G-VINB is a red one.....should make it G-VINJ
I know... but there are 6 of these machines and they surely are going to go through the paint shop any minute!

 

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Question only is: what are the other rego's?  :Whistle:

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Ed what is your set up to fly helicopters? No matter how much I try I can never land as good as you did in that video. I think it's because I only have a joystick.

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Above posts split from a topic about release of Aberdeen airport.

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Ed what is your set up to fly helicopters? No matter how much I try I can never land as good as you did in that video. I think it's because I only have a joystick.

 

WingZ started me off on this journey by recommending it to me. I found that it had an autopilot .....well two actually. There had been a lot of effort to program a xml autopilot and fmc which I actually never tried because I was intrigued by the other autopilot written in C++ by Dirk Fassbender and Antti Pankonen.

 

http://www.hovercontrol.com/cgi-bin/ifolio/imageFolio.cgi?search=HC075DI_FSX_COUGAR_AUTOPILOT&cat=&x=14&y=7&bool=and

 

 

What you see in the above video is not me flying at all. All is being done by the autopilot. I could never land that smoothly.

 

I call it a journey because after downloading the base package there was a lot of troubleshooting to do between WingZ and myself.

 

1 Learn how to use this new autopilot.

 

2 Paint the required liveries despite the awful texture modelling.

 

3 Fix the contact point for sweet gear animation.

 

4 The autopilot is a WIP so there are many versions of it. I ended up using the one that comes with the base package....I think WingZ uses a later version. 

 

5.So in the end I repainted, recontact pointed, regauged,reeffected and learnt to fly her .....all I had wanted to do was make a flight to Aberdeen. I am now ready to make that flight.  :p0503:

 

*edit; Just tested the autopilot on my S76...looks promising.  :Cuppa:

 

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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

 

An excellent journey, and well worth while.

All my helos have the AP installed, in various flavours.

It is cantankerous and sometimes frustrating, but like a lot of good things, sometimes really rewarding.

Happily It works very well on the new Bell 429, too.

 

Looking forward to the oil platform video in and out of Aberdeen, Ed!

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Oh I did not know that was a autopilot landing. I never tried autopilot in a helicopter before.

 

One other question. How long does it take to get approved at the ODG website? 3 days ago I signed up because it said you needed to be registered and approved to go to the download section. And so far I haven't been approved. I really want to download some oil rigs so I can fly to them.

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And so far I haven't been approved. I really want to download some oil rigs so I can fly to them

 

Have you had any joy yet Joseph?

 

 

Looking forward to the oil platform video in and out of Aberdeen, Ed!

 

 

I'm still tinkering WingZ, but I will get there.  :Nerd:

 

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WOW...

 

 

Will it be possible to bring the AP/annunciator in there, I wonder?

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Have you had any joy yet Joseph?

 

Actually I email them and asked them why is it taking so long and I just got a response yesterday. They said my user name was almost the same as a spammer and they didn't approve my user name. But after getting things squared away my user name was approved.

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WOW...

 

 

Will it be possible to bring the AP/annunciator in there, I wonder?

 

 

Nope. That was the first thing I emailed Dirk about, was there a SDK for the gauge. He said no, there was no way to connect to XML which is what everyone who uses this gauge wants to do. Thing is Dirk does the graphics not the programming. Now I know a man who can turn C++ into XML......but you get a feeling when someone does not want to listen.  

 

So I have re-written all the xml autopilot on the AW139 as custom LVars so they do not interfere with Dirk's autopilot and automated some of it to suit.

 

Sheesh WingZ , I want to go back to analogue ....these glass displays are putting me to the test! The Aw139 really is quite an amazing chopper!.

 

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Glass is the future...

 

Not for me it's not. The combination of XML glass and a VC is a surefire way kill the fps. I cannot remember the last time I thought of fps until this pit.

 

 

 

And has a history filled with drama:

 

Thank you for the link WingZ, it helped me find out what the MFD map vor and airport symbols look like. I do have an AW139 manual but simple things like this are missing from it.  :Nerd:

 

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Well that certainly looks very good...

 

 


I cannot remember the last time I thought of fps
I somehow always suspected we'd have to upgrade computers one last time for FS9, given what became possible in the old sim  :wub:

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Well that certainly looks very good...

 

 

I somehow always suspected we'd have to upgrade computers one last time for FS9, given what became possible in the old sim  :wub:

 

 

 

Not for me. With my new rig unlimited my average fps is 70-100 fps. So I can chuck in fps killers like Fraps and not notice them. :)

 

I think my VC fps problem may well be poor programming of my MFD. That's the trouble with glass, you have hundreds hundreds of lines of codes to check and it only takes one tiny wrong move to bugger up the whole thing!

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Spare a thought then, for these guys who have 8 million lines of code which have to perform faultlessly!

https://www.f35.com/about/life-cycle/software

 

Thanks for this repaint Ed, I'm enjoying it and starting to have a look around Aberdeen.

The AP is good if you use it to your advantage i.e. where it doesn't create more workload.

Often there are times when hand flying is best; this machine can be put down manually on the numbers after a bit of practice.  

 

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