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Ansgar.Thank you for this fantastic news!I think this must be one of the best freeware offer ever at Avsim.Long flights with this bird must be a dream of flight every minute.I only wish that FU3 would show up again in stores, so that many moreflightsimmers can enjoy yours and the others fantastic work for thissimulator.Chris' next project with PC-Pilot magazine will also give many peopleheads up for FU3.More work is constantly done here and there for the UK-development, somany of the problems for long flights here will most likely be solved.As they say- "Rome was not build in one day".Once again, Many many thanks to you and your kind "Boeing helpers"for this huge addon.Best regards.Lars Peter.:-wave

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Ansgar,To be honest, stalling seems to be a bigger problem in FU2 than it does in FU3. I was helping one of my young cousins fly the Arrow in FU2 a few days ago, and I had it approaching Napa County on a wonderful glideslope....but then I flared just before touchdown, and........STALL....bang, crash, wallop !That NEVER happens to me in FU3 ;-)Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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Congratulations Ansgar! I look forward to trying this new plane out as soon as possible. I hope you've included the instructions for landing at Clare's Field. I remember I had problems landing there in a 747 one time.And as with Jon's glider, I will be critically checking the important cockpit items (coffee holder, sick bag etc), its flight performance (Clare's Field, snap-turns to look at scenery at 120 ft) and its ground handling characteristics (how easy is it to park in Glidernut's hangar, can I pass slow traffic on the taxiway), and finally its sound (is it loud and exciting while not disturbing the kids in the next room).And I am sure it will rate 380% easily. Your planes are amazing, and you are the man. (As we say in Australia. After being indoctrinated by the Americans.) I'm off to the Grand Canyon first up. Or maybe a gentle roll down the coast from Seattle to SF. In a thunderstorm. Many many millions of thanks.RobD.

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Congratulations Ansgar on another superb product :-beerchug. Both you and Jon are a source of inspiration for beginners like me in the aircraft manufacturing game. You have set the standards very high and this is excellent for all of us in the FU3 community. Well done ! CheersQvdG PS. The polycount max are you still at 1900 or have you managed to exceed this perhaps by some trickery:-wave

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Thank you Ansgar, I like the masheen gun sound of the stall, its much beter than just a warning light.Your old 747 may hav had a stall warning sound, but it didant cundjerup a vishion of the instrements and steering colem vibrating like mad like the maeen gun sound dus.Theres no mistaking what worning sound this is. The sound of the engins outside is about as dramatic as posibl, which is great, like RobD ses, its very loud and exciting andadds a lot to the realisum, but Im glad the engin sounds are toned down a bit in the cocpit,thay wont giv us a hedake on a long hall flight.This is the most complex aircraft ever dun for FU3.Having spent the last 3 munths in CockpitDesigner,you hav my admaration and respect on a job well dun.glidernut.:-wave

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Ansgar,I don't think that Mark tests these add-ons before they are included on the CD. I assume that he trusts me and the rest of the AVSIM FU3 community to "come up with the goods". He has already told me that we all know far more about FU3 than they do, which is why he asked me to write my articles in the first place :-)Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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OK Ansgar, I see your point. I will ask him about this in my next e-mail.Chris Low,ENGLAND.

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This is what happens when I turn my back for a couple of days. :-) I don't think I can say "thank you" enough for this wonderful aircraft.Cheers,Rich.

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Many thanks Ansgar!This plane is excellent, and I'll have great fun just reading the documentation, let alone flying it!Ian

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Hi Ansgar,Well, I just tried your 747 (27 Mb download... Ugh!)What can I say? The above comments say it all! Many thanks for this wonderful plane! :-)Only one question: I noticed that the engines sound increases in pitch when I bring the throttle from idle to 50%; then, from 50% to 100%, no matter how I set the throttle, the sound doesn't change. The thrust changes, but not the sound. Is it intended to be so, or am I having some problems with my computer?Cristian

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Cristian,When I increases the throttle from 50% to 100%, the pitch gos upeven higher on my 747-400.Perhaps you got a duf copy ?I sergest you dounlowd another copy of the 747-400.I hope its not your computer!Ps, if by chnce, you or anyone els hapens to cum acros an engin soundin any FU3 aircraft that is suposed to increases in pitch with athrottle increases but dusant, then I want it.I hav a use for sutch a wav file.Cristian,s dojy wav file is no good to me bicous it increases in pitchfrom 0 to 50% of throttle.glidernut.

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I've done my first flight in this amazing beast. Just sitting in the cockpit was incredible, looking around, trying to work out the switches. I couldn't figure out how to start the motors, and after a few tries used quick start. Later I realised I'd forgotten to switch on the avionics so no wonder! (checklists? documentation? what are they?) The scream of the engines spooling up was awesome. Once I got to the runway, it looked so tiny, sitting way up high above it in the cockpit it was like the Beaver taking off from Ranger's Ck - but I was on the Heathrow main runway! First flight went well - it turns beautifully, very graceful. Do you empty fuel from the wings first or the body? I don't think I've got any control over tank selection but of course that would affect roll-rate a bit. From outside, the cockpit is a vast improvement, looking in to the two high quality pilot models. Now I had better go read the manual!I mucked up the landing - I realised too late that eye level for a 747 means I have to aim a little longer down the track, and hit rather harder than I intended! Thanks thanks thanks Ansgar - this is the cream of the crop.RobD.

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Rob.I did the same thing.I did a flight with this magnificent aircraft from Stansted to Plymouth cruising at 23000ft.Cleared to land at RW23 "hell brakes loose"Overspeed-stallwarnings all in one appeared on final and I had to restart the engines.The hit of the RW. was not good.- the fences got to be replacedand also the tiny hangar of "glidernut".The big bird stopped in the middle of the hangar.I can not thank Ansgar enought for this upgraded B-747.It is super!!This also goes for Jon for the Dash 8.-It is a masterpiece of work!!I will try again.It can be done landing at this airport without crashes!!Lars Peter.:-wave

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Hi Ansgar,My beechjet doesn't have the same problem, and neither did the previous 747. And it's not a problem with the joystick, because fron 50 to 100% the power DOES increase - and the n1 needles in the cockpit increase. It's just the sound which doesn't change pitch... Weird... Will experiment some more tonight!Cristian

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Hi Cristian,that sounds really curious because theres no changeover to another sound or something like that. After the engines startsound is finished it

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Hi Ansgar; I wil be downloading it now . Many thanks for your wonderful addon and upgrades . You have spent considerable amount of time and expertise .Well What more to say -you BE the MAN !!!THANKS !!CaptRolo

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Hi Ansgar,I checked again: I still get the same problem. And my Beechjet is OK.But I noticed something strange: If I go to F9 view (the Flyby), and I have full throttle, then I get no doppler effect. When the aircraft zooms past me, I hear a constant-pitch sound.If I set my throttles at 50%, I hear the same hi-pitch sound while in F1-F5 view; but in F9 view, THEN I get a correct doppler effect. If I set the throttle between 50 and 100%, I get a "partial" doppler effect. Seems so strange to me. And it can't be a FU3 installation problem, because it happens in both my installs... And can't be the flt.cfg file, because I tried with a "clean" cfg file, and nothing changed.Any ideas, anyone? What can I try? I don't think it's a corrupt zip file, because the CRC was good. And I don't feel comfortable with downloading the file again... :-Cristian

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Hi Cristian,that sounds really curious!!!Sorry for asking that primitive, but often it

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Hi Ansgar,I actually HAD another B747_400.res file, but it was obviously overwritten when installing the new one. How could I have two different files with the same name in the same folder anyway? I just HOPE that's not possible at all! :-)I have the "shortened" version of the 747 though, but with a different filename.My system isn't so powerful, but not slow either - Athlon XP1600+ CPU, and 512 Mb of Ram. So, I don't think that's the problem.I'll do some more tests this evening, I'll try removing every plane except the 747 from the plnpile; and I'll try temporarily replacing the sound files with the Beechjet's ones, or something like that.Problems with pitching: I don't know, the sounds ARE actually pitched all the way, just in a non-linear way. It's more or less 2*pitch for throttle less than 50%, and maxpitch over 50%.Sound driver: I don't know, I never had any problems with my drivers, even though they're pretty old - I have a Yamaha 724 PCI soundcard, and Yamaha isn't updating the drivers since years now.Another thing I want to try: to install FU3 in my sister's PC, and see if there I get the same problem. Just in case it's a problem with my particular FU3 version...ThanksCristian

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Hello Cristian,during my development time I had somtimes curious effects after overwriting the same bird

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