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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:19 pm 
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Thank you very much for cutting the manuals loose.
Excellent information and a joy to read.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Downloaded. Thanks for posting these early!

Note a few typos on first reading. Maybe there's time to fix before release :D

Accusim Manual:

in the About This Manual section:
"...uses colo,rful illustrations to teach the basics.,,"

Page 3
"Airflow, density and it's temperature not only affect the way your aircraft flies, but how the internal systems operate."
Should be "its"

Page 30:
"load manger"
should be "load manager"

Page 35:
"...and most sophisticated version of version of Accu-Sim..."

Page 36:
"...and it does not reach it's full capacity until about 1,800 RPM..."
should be: "its"

Page 37:
"Each gauges has mechanics that allow it to work."
should read: "Each gauge has a mechanism that allows it to work."

Page 50:
"...is determined simply by dividing the aircraft's power by it's weight..."

"...Look below, and you can see how the Spitfire with about 65% the..."
should be "Look left" due to the positioning of the image.

"...the larger P47, has a much higher acceleration due to it's low weight..."

Page 51:
"...While this is all very good, it put that much more distance..."
should be: "puts"

"...to hold onto it's cold temperatures..."

Page 52:
"They don't make the landing gear any more rugged than they have too"
should be: "have to"

Page 53:
"This is why it is so exciting, as pilot's ourselves..."
no apostrophe, it's a plural.
Hope this helps!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Just finished reading the accusim manual. Thanks for releasing them early, a really good read. I really enjoyed the last paragraph on page 72 and your tribute to RJ Mitchell on page 73 the man truly was a genius. So heres to RJ Mitchell and to the brave pilots that flew his creation and defended my home island, and here's to all the staff at A2A Simulations for even daring to reproduce such an iconic aircraft in such detail.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:03 pm 
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I'm afraid I'll be hospitalized with all this drooling and unable to fly!! :|

For the sake of my health (and everyone else, I'm sure), you know what to do. ;) :D :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:05 pm 
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q3ark wrote:
Just finished reading the accusim manual. Thanks for releasing them early, a really good read. I really enjoyed the last paragraph on page 72 and your tribute to RJ Mitchell on page 73 the man truly was a genius. So heres to RJ Mitchell and to the brave pilots that flew his creation and defended my home island, and here's to all the staff at A2A Simulations for even daring to reproduce such an iconic aircraft in such detail.

Amen! 8) 8) 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Going to interesting to compare with writings and notes i have here , much looking forward to this spitty 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Hi Guys, Some of you may be interested in a .pdf copy of the Air Ministry's Pilots notes for the MkIIa and MkIIb Merlin XII Spitfire, so here is a link for you all : http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Image ... Manual.pdf Mods feel free to delete if this post is unacceptable.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Hey,

thanks alot for this pdf. manual, it ist very clear!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:00 pm 
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I did some research to get one of those historical manuals A2A refer to in their FSX adapted PDF-manual.

I found these books and odered them (each under 10 Euro):

"The Spitfire Pocket Manual: All Marks in Service 1939-1945"
Martin Robson

"Spitfire Manual 1940"
Dilip Sarkar

"Spitfire"
Ron Dick

The last one contains several photos, it seems to be less technical.

If you have access and knowledge of german language, you should get a copy of "Klassiker der Luftfahrt" edition 02/2011. One of the authors got a ride in a two seater Spitfire and shares extensive impressions from his flight. He refers to the handling and there are some statements that made me smile. it sounds like reading a review of the A2A Spit...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:06 pm 
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I already own "The Spitfire Pocket Manual: All Marks in Service 1939-1945" by Martin Robson and "Spitfire Manual 1940" by
Dilip Sarkar. They are very good, But if you want the best reference book of all for the Spitfire you should obtain " Spitfire The History" by Eric B Morgan and Edward Shacklady. Its a really invaluable piece of work.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:07 pm 
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killerwatt wrote:
But if you want the best reference book of all for the Spitfire you should obtain " Spitfire The History" by Eric B Morgan and Edward Shacklady. Its a really invaluable piece of work.


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Wow... 69 to 89 euro for used versions, new editions not available any more (Amazon)!

Reading the description this book appears to be with special regard to the historical aspects. I will keep this one in my mind, I have got some pages to read now...

If you have a look at ebay, you will find a seller called airmailbyairmail from Australia. This seller offers several e-books with technical historical content, in this case there are original plans of the plane (80 euro) and of the Merlin engine (20 euro) available.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:14 am 
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Page 31. I believe the limiting speeds for Gear and Flaps are the wrong way round?

(posted under Tech Support but may have ben missed)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Klem,

The maximum speed for lowering the Spitfire's undercarriage is 160 m.p.h., and is correctly stated in the Accusim Manual at P.31. However, you are correct, and the Accusim Manual is incorrect about the maximum speed for lowering the flaps. The correct speed is 140 m.p.h. I guess that with everything going on, it just slipped by us. We'll correct it as soon as we can.

I suggest the use of the Pilot's Notes as the primary source of information for flying and operating the Spitfire as an aircraft, and the Accusim Manual for more generic technical information and computer related items.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:40 pm 
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killerwatt wrote:
But if you want the best reference book of all for the Spitfire you should obtain " Spitfire The History" by Eric B Morgan and Edward Shacklady. Its a really invaluable piece of work.


This book is not available any more. I took one of the last chances and ordered a used version of the second edition 2000 in "very good" condition at Amazon. 153 Euro. I must be such a freak or fool - most probably both... but I am looking forward to this kind of Spitfire bible.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Not sure if this post is allowed, (please free to PM me A2A, if I've done something wrong) but earlier this week I bought a facimile copy of AP1565B 'Spitfire IIA and IIB Pilots Notes' from http://www.crecy.co.uk It arrived yesterday, certainly got the feel of 1940s official printing, hell, its better than the APs I used in the 1970/80's come to think of it!

Anyway, I decided to post the info because trawling through the web looking for an electronic version of the Pilots Notes I was suddenly greeted with a website which said something like I had loads of viruses and if I sent them £80 would get rid of them...yeah, right like I'm going to fall for that one. Unfortunately I didn't catch which site it was, but it was def as a result of Googling AP1565B Pilots Notes - so beware people. They also have Pilots Notes for B-17 as well, but not in stock...they're awaiting a reprint.

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