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Well after playing the FU series since FU2 came out I don't know how many years ago (I belive FU2 came out in 1997...), I'm starting to run out of ideas of what to do in the sim :-lolI think I've tried everything there is to do :(I have mastered all the planes. I can even land the fokker without it tipping over when braking.I can land in virtually zero-visibility, on the smallest of runways with the most severe crosswind.I have landed on every major bridge, fotball field, race-track, hangar, volcano, alien spaceship, aircraft carrier etc. in the entire west-coast it seems :-lolSo what's left to do other than fly from A to B? I tried working some with FLED but I got bored pretty quickly.Any really good suggestions? :)

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I'm not really one for messing around in flight simulators, so all of those "fun" things that some people find so amusing do not personally interest me. What makes FU3 so enjoyable to me is the random nature of the AI planes, which makes landing and departing at tower controlled airports a totally unique experience every time. Maybe the eventual release of Ansgar's "improved" 747 will provide something of a new challenge ?Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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You could start exploring the many thousands of square miles of UK... ;-)Cristian

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Hi JimmiG,It sounds like you can land about anywhere, Have you tried landing on the dome? South of the city of Seattle. If so please post a shot of that landing :-lolI have never seen a shot from any other FU3 user that could do this.http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e4ef0b65d3b3491.jpgI do not have to set my damage control off to do this.Living proof, "Frank Betts" has seen me do this.How about the ball park roof South of the dome? Try it and please post a shothttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e4ef31465982d6f.jpgHow about landing on the Buildings? Within FU3http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e4ef8f1799c781c.jpgOr maybe you'd like to try and put the Beech jet on a carrier, I admit that I'm still working on this one. This landing was done by Geebee Jim,I applause Jim for this onehttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e4ef61170380dd6.jpgIf your looking way beyound these small and slow Planes, Maybe you'd like to try landing the SR71 on the aircraft carrierhttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e4ef8287792a8ff.jpgI do have to build a longer deck for that one :-lolBut thanks to FU3's excellent fled program, It's easy to add whatever you'd like to FU3http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e4efaf07f25170f.jpgAs for the UK scenery, If your in the USA send me a mail at cldawson@dmci.net I'll try to make sure you have a copy of the UK as soon as I recieve it from Glidernut and CristianHave Fun :-newburnAllan and Puppyhttp://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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I've never been much of a power user of FU3...after seeing some of the screens above, i don't know if I can call myself a "user" at all ;)Most of my "serious" flying is done in FS2k2 nowadays (and it looks like the next version may be starting to catch up with FU3 in the dynamic weather department). But I still fire up FU3, randomize some VFR weather, and pick up my quick flight from where I left off the last time (maybe choose a new ride too) - And then I fly around until I find what looks like a good 'port land. And while flying around, I view with amazement the hi-res landscape. To this day it blows my mind...I may not use FU3 as much anymore, but it will be my benchmark for raw sim enjoyment for a long time to come.Come to think of it, I don't remember ever making a trip to that carrier...-hoo

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Hi Allan,Was a winged gauntlet thrown onto the parking ramp?You didn't layout the parameters you used for your landing, so I kind of winged it. This is fair weather.wsd, collisions on, gear damage on, invulernable off, prop auto, electricals fail off, engine torque off. Used full flaps. Took 3 passes. More attempts to go to get dead center on top of the dome.My wind direction instrumentation wouldn't work. Window wouldn't roll down, and was flying too fast to get a good reading when I was able to finally stick my wet finger out. Got her down safely though. Coincidentely, someone was feeding the pigeons below, so didn't have to worry about bird strikes. :) http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e4fc484221d36a3.jpg

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Well, if you're looking for (mental) adventure, try building an aircraft!I did - it was harowing at first but very enjoyable overall and I'm glad I did it :-)We have a few masterpieces now that weren't available when FU3 shipped and flying any of these is generally more enjoyable than the originals!Just pick a plane you'd like to see, then choose an existing aircraft (preferably original LGS) with a similar configuration (taildragger/trigear, single/twin engine etc) and get to it! All the software you need is available free (legally too!) and between the helpful souls here at the forums, every question you could ever have can be answered.Go on, give it a go :-)Jon Point*************************(effyouthree@hotmail.com)*************************

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Hi juvat2,was a winged gountlet thrown onto the Parking ramp? :-lolNo just having fun, Looks like you got fairly close to being stopped on the top. It took me awhile to get the hang of this. You actually need to land on the side of it, full flaps, right at the stall speed, Just before you hit pull up the nose and add power, (to save the gear) as soon as your on it, hit the brakes and take the flaps off. ( so it doesn't want to fly when it reaches the small flat spot at the top)Sometimes I let go of the park brake at the top and use left or right brakes and rudder pedala, Get stopped in a circle :-lolI leave things set about like you did.http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e514fe94a64e1cf.jpgGetting stopped up top is the hardest parthttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e5150f954657aa3.jpgHoo,There's several carriers in the stock game, They are fun to land on and I really believe it helps learn control of your planes if you practice this. I have some in my game that are moving also.Dex,I've used your "Flight support system" nice program and it has added to my fun, Thank you.Have Fun :-newburnAllanhttp://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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Jimmi,If you've already finished all the jobs/adventures in FU2 and FU3, and need more to do, we've got bush flying jobs. Granted, there aren't as many FU3 jobs as in the old days (all of us founders are FU3ers) but if more FU3 pilots participate, that would change.Actually no one has yet taken my recent job post for FU3.Job Forum (How To instructions and job posts):http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboa...&conf=DCConfID8White Mountain and Glacier Peak Job:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/DCForumID44/729.htmlPeter http://bfu.avsim.net/sigpics/PeterR.gifBFU Forums Moderator[table border=2 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=1][tr][td][table border=0 cellpadding=8 cellspacing=0][tr][td bgcolor=#540000]http://bfu.avsim.net/sigpics/logo75t.gif[/td][td align="center" bgcolor=#FFFFF6]Bush Flying Unlimited"At home in the wild"Looking for adventure? Come join us! * [link:bfu.avsim.net|Web Site] * [link:www.cafepress.com/bfu,bfu2,bfu3,bfu4|BFU Store] * [link:bfu.avsim.net/join.htm]Join!][/td][/tr][/table][/td][/tr][/table

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Hi, Jimmi. Nowadays, I'm flying FS2002 more than FU3. But, and this is a big BUT, from time to time, I fire up FU3, jump into my beloved Trainer, set up a rainy weather, and take off; this helps me re-calibrate my sense of flightsimming, if you know what I mean :)

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