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CV580 is it gmax?

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I've been really enjoying the several derivativesof Greg Peppers CV580 now in the lib. However, Iwant to turn up the reflectivity of the skinsto make the birds shiny.I thought this was a GMAX airplane? I've donemy usual photoshop alpha channel bit to make theskins reflect, but doesnt seem to work.Is this a Gmax bird, or is there some widget withinthe mdl file that needs to get turned on to makereflectivity?I managed to make the skins transparent...but notreflective. Maybe its a problem on my end?I sometimes get this reflectivity part to work andsometimes not. I forget the steps. Any helpthere would be appreciated as well.Eric

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As far as I know its GMAX Eric. At least that was what the original readme from The author says. Heres a shot of my repaint in progress a few days ago. It's finished and posted to the library here so should see it shortly. A few things have been changed/tweaked since I did this shot the other night, but its a good one of my Birthplace no less:)Hornithttp://flightsimmers.net/airport/hornit/Allegheny.jpg

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Here's the final version,changed the spinner color, fixed some doors and windows and the letter G had wrong font, plus this aircraft had an all grey radome, this was posted to the file library last night. Did you see the North Central livery? Really nice!Hornithttp://flightsimmers.net/airport/hornit/580.jpg

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The author has to turn on reflectivity in GMAX for it to work.Hope this helps,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://members.aol.com/tgfltsim/index.htmlAlcoHauler Locomotive Page: http://members.aol.com/alcohauler/home/alcohaul.htmlFreeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/ San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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I have been trying to contact him for permission to upload a repaint and I haven't gotten an e-mail back yet. Is everyone else getting permission or do I have a bad address? I used the one in the read-me, it should be good!Don5%38%30_6.jpg

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> Here's the final version,changed the spinner color, fixed >some doors and windows and the letter G had wrong font, plus >this aircraft had an all grey radome, this was posted to the >file library last night. Did you see the North Central >livery? Really nice! >>Hornit >Very nice job Hornit. the North Central Convair brought back memories of flying in N.C. Convairs from Detroit in the early 70's., Man I feel old.MikeKOCF

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To be honest Don I tried a few times but got no reply. The way I read the readme he doesn't say you CAN"T repaint it. I gave credit to the original designer so I figured it was OK. Hornit

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I had originally dl'ed the Frontier 580 and loved the fact that it came with a virtual cockpit. Then got the North Central model and it doesn't have a VC. Why is that? Don't they use the same model?

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Thanks buddy. It does seem strange he isn't answering! Don

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Pittsburgh, Pa! Three Rivers Stadium!!! :)Don

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It's a very nice looking airplane. Problem with the flight model, though. It seems to resist trimming properly, always porpoising a little bit. Also, it does a nose dive as soon as you engage autopilot. Anyone else have the same trouble? How hard would it be to tweak the flight model?

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I know what you mean.. I have a Bush Flying Unlimted paint job done and I'm not sure where to send the request to release it. When I did the Dynamics for his Grumman Albatross I had to send the E-mails through Felix Rodreguez over at Simvation...Brian

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Hornit has a point, but it's boarderline on how I like to do things. I see all these others going up and I don't see them being removed, so I would say he isn't offended by it. If he wanted us to go thru someone and such, he should note that. I think that's silly if we have to go thru others to get to someone who has an e-mail. This guy is quite talented. I really wish he was more in the public eye.Don

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Brian,Check your e-mail... Have just sent over the address I used before to email Greg - I think it was the one from the HU16 readme (but I am not sure since I don't have it with me)...Hope that helps..

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Is there a way to have ATC recongize me was a CV-580, I could not see it in the ATC aircraft model list in the Microsoft FS Editor?Thanks,Bill

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