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Hot, High, & Short – Summer Fun in Central Idaho (July 15)

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Hot, High, & Short – Summer Fun in Central Idaho (July 15)

Starting from Idaho County (S80) this trip features 25 airstrips and will require two weeks to complete.  We will visit many old favorites such as Dewey Moore and Mile Hi in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.  We will finish near the center of the Eastern Snake River Plain at Big Southern Butte. The terrain is rugged and high, the bush strips are short with tricky approaches so a powerful, maneuverable, and rugged aircraft will be needed.  Expect to do some “yanking and banking” as  there will be very few landings with 5 mile final approaches.  I will be flying a turbo modded Cessna 185 Skywagon in USFS livery.  Other suitable aircraft include the Beaver and the Maule.  

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Flight Plan is HERE

Required Scenery: Orbx Central Rocky Mountains

Particulars

Date and time: July 15, 2017, 1800 UTC

Where: AVSIM RTWR TeamSpeak - Casual Flights Channel

TeamSpeak Server Address: ts.teamavsim.com

Cross-Platform Multiplayer: JoinFS

 

If you want to help others enjoy the multiplayer experience, don't forget to enter your aircraft details on the multiplayer spreadsheet (linked here). Your courtesy will save others a lot of time and effort. Thanks!

 

Recommend that you set your initial clock to 1745 in local time to account for flight time and the usual "faffing about" time.

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Must be gruesome viewing. Restricted viewing, Sign in. It WAS fun to read the comments though.

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Lucky to survive someone's poor decision making abilities.  Pilot had a lot of time to pull the power off and set it down. 

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Dang! They were very lucky to get out of that one. That plane crumpled like paper.

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For what it's worth. If you are flying the Carenado C185 Tundra, you might consider sticking with (or reverting to) the original Carenado stock flight model (2010) by Gleen Davy and Bernt Stolle. This, instead of the updated Bernt Stolle (2011) flight model. The stock flight model is more maneuverable and thus more useful for Idaho mountain airstrips. (I don't know which flight model is more accurate.)

All this before you go about adding the mountain-flying-demanded Roman's Flying Services turbo charger conversion.

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Here's Skyvector - Like it's going to help. :blink: folding_map_1.gif?dl=1

Slathered some paint on the bird & went for a practice run..(It's been a while). One Question...
Jeff.... Are you deranged or something?

Running the gauntlet backwards? :uwe_melk_sblh:

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Mile_Hi_Airstrip_Idaho_400.jpg

Should you have a strong need to waste time, you might like to see some videos that show landings at the airstrips that Jeff has selected. Some preparation might be advised. Many of these films are fairly interesting and certainly provide some hints about how to set up your approaches. The compilation of descriptions and links is available from my DropBox account here.

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2) There was no texture.cfg provided leading to many textures missing (IE tires). Copy Jeff's over to this paint folder & Mike's too! (also missing)

Copy Jeff's what? Surely if one copies everything it will replace your chosen paint! I struggled for ages last night trying to figure it out and for an hour this morning! I may end up with seeing you as a dinky wheeled version.

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"Copy" Jeff's texture.cfg from the texture.N7404A folder and paste it into both the texture.N60871 & texture.N70253 folders. The downloads didn't have them therefore any texture that was missing didn't have a fallback to the main texture folder. Easy peasy.

Ahh Eureka! The US Forest Service paint of Jeff's on my system was from a different download, OZx or somethin. I've had for many years now so no real clue.. The AVSIM download does not include the texture.cfg where mine did. 
Sorry there buddy, didn't mean to confuse you. Mike has got it handled in the next post - Thanks!

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For those who need one, a standard texture.cfg is posted here.

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Eureka in spades! What threw me was than none of the paints have a texture.cfg and I have Jeff's very own set of paints!

Thank you Mike, a sanity saver.

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18 hours ago, MM said:

Mile_Hi_Airstrip_Idaho_400.jpg

Should you have a strong need to waste time, you might like to see some videos that show landings at the airstrips that Jeff has selected. Some preparation might be advised. Many of these films are fairly interesting and certainly provide some hints about how to set up your approaches. The compilation of descriptions and links is available from my DropBox account here.

Great video selections Mike!   Well worth watching.  The video of the C-47 hauling equipment into Flying B Ranch was a great find.  It also features Sabre's taxing at Boise and a Ford Tri-motor at Flying B.  Fantastic. 

Found this video from Back Country Aviation on Short Field Take Off that might be worth watching.

Backcountry Aviation's STOL Tips: (The Takeoff)

Looks like the Cessna Skywagon will be popular according to the spreadsheet so here a two more quick video links featuring the mighty 185:
 

SkyWagon Takeoff from Lower Loon

Cessna 185 Skywagon Takeoff - Awesome sound!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brilliant videos. Actually quite helpful in my aeronautical studies. :happy:

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1 potato 2 potato, or is it tiddlywinks? Maybe - 1 pee three dee 2 pee three dee LOL 

"Unless you own a Carbon Cub or some other crazy experimental" <--- That's some good stuff right there! :uwe_merm:

It's all ball bearings now a days!
https://youtu.be/Hjsfs49SRbc

 

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Indeed, lots of useful and interesting information. 

I tried some of the very useful hints on the Maule in P3D V3 and V4 at some of today's strips. A nice plane but extremely underpowered. No fun to fly the plane in the backcountry. I had the impression that the Maule was even worse in V4. I had almost no runway left when the airspeed indicator came to live, very unrealistic. 

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9 minutes ago, Viking01 said:

the Maule was even worse in V4. I had almost no runway left when the airspeed indicator came to live, very unrealistic. 

Yes.  I was very disappointed in the Maule.  I think the flight model is badly broken.  I had thought about posting on the P3D forums about it.  It's a shame, I would likely have chosen it for the better visibility if it had realistic performance.

P3D Scenery Notam:  Some of the forest textures in CRM are problematic.  It is not too extensive but has been reported to Orbx.

http://www.orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/138240-strange-textures-at-3u2-crm-in-v4/

 

 

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If I remember correctly, the FS9 version had a pretty good flight model, we used the plane a lot for Bush Flights in the Glacier Bay area, with some quite challenging strips. I go and dig into my files, maybe I find it again.....

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