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Thanks for the update. I tried this and I don't care to fly it being there is no trim and the only way to fly level is to hold forward on the stick. Am I missing something? The only way I can find to fly straight and level is to fly just above stall speed...

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hmmm, servers must be overloaded.....download link won't come upI have the beta version....did they change a lot of stuff? Is there the famous red baron paint at all?

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@SolarEagleYes, there is no way to trim - i think that this is realistic, but i don't know it for sure. I hope an expert will answer your question.@RyanI don't know all the changes but it's always better to use the final version, even if the changes are only small and the scenery is also worth the DL.AFAIK there is no RB paint (Jasta 11?), but the Jasta 18 paint by BananaBob is also pretty cool and works also with the final version.And you can download the PSD file ;)

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Hi Steve, on the bottom right you'll see the D/L links to both the acft and the PSD fileahhh crap, my download didn't finish, now the page won't load....need more server power lol!

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Thanks Ryan ...Because my window was not maximized, I was not viewing the right half of the screen. Thanks very much!I have to download on Wednesday at work (Tuesday is my day off). I live in the country and only have antique dial up.Tale care,Steve

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>AFAIK there is no RB paint (Jasta 11?), but the Jasta 18 paint>by BananaBob is also pretty cool and works also with the final>version.Where do you get the Bananabob repaint?

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Many aircraft of that time didn't have s trimmer. According to V M Yeates 's book "Winged Victory", Sopwith Camels were rigged to be nose light and had to be flown with forward pressure on the stick. Yeates should have known - he flew Camels in combat.Also, many rotary engined aircraft didn't have a throttle. All they had was a button on the stick that cut the magneto when pressed. Pilots had to blip the engine to control its output. I'm not aware of any addon aircraft that models this(?)

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Cool, thank you. I used to get his stuff from Screenshotart.com but they closed up.

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We all know I'm secretly promoting my new site, but as a cover, I wrote about how absolutely fantastic this plane is.http://www.zero-altitude.com/blog/This plane is exquisitely fun to fly, and is a cornerstone for everything that is good about freeware communities, people taking pride in their work and wanting to share their creativity and ability with the rest of the community.This is why I'll always support quality freeware add-ons before any others.

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The airplane is FANTASTIC! How can this be free? What a credit to unselfish creativity! But I don't know where the Tchukovsky add-on scenery is located. I added it into my Scenery Library, but I don't know where to go to find it. Help!Thank you,Steve

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Hi Steve,just enter the airport ID: LFTCAnd yes, it is FANTASTIC! :)

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Thanks for the link and the head's up. I've always wanted to know what a real rotary engine looks like when it runs, let alone what it sounds like. Those two videos were worth a whole lot of written explanation.-Doug

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I read an interesting article about the Dr.I's manoeuvrability. The authors did a computer analysis of the lift and drag of the six wings. Basically, the two upper decks cancelled out a fair amount of the lift generated by the lowest deck, which did most of the lifting. The reason the Dr.I was able to climb so well was that the engine and the prop were tuned to provide the best climb when the airplane reached cruisng speed. Since the aircraft is set up to climb as it cruises, to actually cruise you'd have to fight the climb by pushing forward. The pilot didn't have variable prop controls, trim, or anything like that, and was expected to keep his mount in check through brute force piloting. Jeff ShylukAssistant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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Solar- Whered you get that paint!!!!!!???and I think you have addon textures, my airport is just a little guy...seems like some close custom textures, nothing as nice as yours though!

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>Solar- >>Whered you get that paint!!!!!!???>>and I think you have addon textures, my airport is just a>little guy...seems like some close custom textures, nothing as>nice as yours though!Look back in this thread a few posts! There's two links posted to Bananabobs repaint.Yeah after I checked the coverage area of the textures I realized its my Alps scenery. I was just surprised to see photo textures when loading up LFTC.

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>This plane is exquisitely fun to fly, and is a cornerstone for>everything that is good about freeware communities, people>taking pride in their work and wanting to share their>creativity and ability with the rest of the community.>>This is why I'll always support quality freeware add-ons>before any others.Well said Brian.A beautiful piece of work this DR is. It's a beautiful thing when you see the results of someone's labor of love. Pure and noble. Honorable.I need to paypal a few bucks to these guys out of gratitude.

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Ta for the heads up on this one - what a great package! A good model, beautifully textured and a lot of fun to fly. The included airport is a really nice addition too. Many thanks to all involved :).Cheers,DD

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