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  1. Macsm

    Secret Project #1: This one is a classic!

    You can find all here at AVSIM. I made a tutorial (here at AVSIM somewhere) where you can find everything you need, except for a few gauges particular for the flight (Russian a/c gauges). I would visit first http://www.calclassic.com/ forums and get acquainted with how to fly the props as they are flown a bit differently (Read the FSAviator archives). They also have updated links for the airplane packages. Hope this helps.
  2. Macsm

    Secret Project #1: This one is a classic!

    Whoaa!!!! I've had some sim experience on these thanks to the California Classics crew. Lot's of stuff to look at, a bit slower pace, but sim heaven nonethelesss. I particularly like speed and engine management aspect, hard to beat! Many thanks for making this one, this is an amazing addition! Just out of curiosity, what kind of engine management/diagnostics systems will you model? Did a polar flight a while ago with a -7. Had to use some celestial nav (yes they have it for FS) so had to add some not-so-familiar instruments. One of my favourite flights yet. No GPS, INS or anything like that, just map, pencil and stopwatch. Took a couple of weeks of research to set up the flight. Can 't wait for this one :yahoo:
  3. Hi,Besides what Bob points out, what technique are you using? If you have the right power setting for the phase of flight and don't make sudden abrupt changes, I find the Tinmouse extremely stable; I even think sometimes the AP is on when it is not. I will try to address this in the manual on an "Operations" section. I've found a few "tricks" that seem to work OK for flying this jet by hand; and others for that matter.... You know, if anybody uses FSNet it would be awesome to try a dual flight with the Tinmouse... :)regards,Macs :)
  4. Macsm

    One sweet mouse...

    I concur :)regards,Macs :)
  5. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    Gents, Again, I apologize for the delay (for various reasons). But again, it is coming, be patient. I'd like to make is as user friendly and accurate as possible to the simulation :)regards,Macs :)
  6. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    Bob, Great! Will send you the manual copy later today. That blue strip is FSInn, I use it for flying online at VATSIM, but it actaully is a suite with a lot of functionality. Among the features it offers are voice communications capabilities while flying on line with ATC, ACARS-like functions (weather and comms),traffic radar (I use the TCAS though :) ), pushback gauge, realtime weather loader (independent of FSUIPC), and many more. And amazingly it is all freeware. http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162605.jpgRegards,Macs :)
  7. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    BOb,ere 's an example of the FF staying at idle while EPR, N1, N2, etc.. at higher values. Temperature at the time was around 27 Deg C.http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162569.jpgregards,Macs :)
  8. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    Bob,> No smoking gun yet, but there are a couple of possibilities.> Is this only on the ground, or are you seeing it inflight>too? Is it OAT > 24 or TAT >24 where you see it?It appears on both ground and flight. In fact, I can takeoff from a hot airport and land on a colder (<24 Deg C) and have the fuel flow work again. You know, now that I think about it, pressure may play a role in it too, as when I climb to the flight levels, FF indications won't return till back on lower altitudes at colder temps. Sometimes even one engine will behave "normal" and the other not.The variable I beleive, is OAT (The one above the digital C.G. value on the hidden gauge)> When you say you lose FF indications, does it go to 0, or>bottom out at idle?FF indications do "idle" when startup occurs, but they never incerease to more than idle.regards,Macs :)
  9. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    Bob, "Just be aware that the button/key programming is livery-specific if you checked the "aircraft-specific" block when setting up FSUIPC. Otherwise, if this is happening regularly, recommend you contact Pete Dowson on the FSUIPC forum for help." Cool, I see now, that explains that one, thanks! :) Some more testing a few minutes ago corroborates this :)Regards,Macs :)Here's a few more from the Terry Gaff's version (Man the only thing missing from that one is wing views! I sure hope we coudl get one model with access to them :)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162560.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162562.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162563.jpg
  10. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    No, the cat ate my tongue :)A apologize for the long delay. I must admit this add-on is so good, I have been flying it quite a bit and between the flying and testing and changing my mind on the format and content( I have changed my mind about 3 times on what to cover) I have taken a long time. This all sounds like excuses, but I will relaese by Thursday, no bull. Since I have been flying it quite a bit, I have found a few issues with release 1.22 that I had not had a chance to post, so here they are:1.) Whenever you fly at temperatures higher than 24 degrees Centigrade, the behaviour fo the gauges is a bit odd: The time for spoolup on both EPR and N! is very slow, as well as I loose my fuel flow indications altoghether. This did not happen on previous version. At temperatures below 24 Degeress C, this does not happen.2.) "Offset Byte set" variable definitions appear to be randomly lost from flight to flight, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. It seems to be related in some way to the temperature issue at times and it also appears it is related to the airport of origin, but not sure. I have to add, that I love the flight model. I would bet anything that both the behviour of paratmeters like engine performance and aerdynaimcs is very similar to what the experience on teh real plane is. I don't know why, but this is the only jet model that I can actually land in a controlled and predictable manner with no trim input (or almost nil). I have seen real world videos, and it seems that pilots hand-flyinfg the apporach to land are very active on the yoke. This model seems to have a "hydraulic power control" feel to it. Well, without having flown hydraulically powered airplanes, this is what I imagine it woudl be like :).Again, please accept my apologies, and the hard-day is Thursday. regards,Macs :)Below is a compilation of a few of my favourite flights and a few from the manual :)http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162517.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162518.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162519.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162520.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162521.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/162522.jpg
  11. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    Billy, Hang on buddy, it's almost there :)regards,Macs :)
  12. Macsm

    True headings?

    I was reffering to the True headings...Gyro-only slave mode is not currently implemented for the Tinmouse, but from an earlier request, it could be implemented ;)regards,Macs :)
  13. Macsm

    True headings?

    Ehmmm Bob.... Flashback ;) that makes two of us Dkelly :)regards,Macs :)P.S.: Manual is almost done, just a few more days... Been adding stuff as I read the posts on the forum...
  14. I am ###### too at this Ed. Let's just hope the VC's get a lot more effcient framerate-wise. Also, this will force people tryng to make realistic panels to make a VC, which is not as easy to do as editing pictures, bummer.. Looks like I won't be buying FSX... :( BTW, I really don't see much difference bwtween FS9 and FSX from the screenshots provided, and that big selling point of reflective water textures, well, try to think when have you seen the sea or any large body of water reflect that way; I can tell you I have not seen that that many times! You need very still water!regards,Macs :)
  15. Macsm

    Sample of Manual...

    Patience my little grasshoppa... ;)Should not be long for the first release... :)regards,Macs :)