The A2A Simulations Community

"Come share your passion for flight"
It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:26 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:25 am 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:47 pm
Posts: 15
Fantastic job on the manual, I can't wait for the weather to clear...

Gary

_________________
Gary Carlson
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:40 am 
Offline
A2A Mechanic

Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:33 am
Posts: 636
Location: North Wales
Great manual, as per usual, nice work guys.
As far as this lousy weather goes, we know, for a fact, that brighter skies are coming !! AND those same skies will be full of B17's !

Can't wait.

_________________
"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese"
- G.K. Chesterton.

i7 2600K, 8GB Vengeance RAM, Asus P67, GTX 580.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:50 pm 
Offline
Senior Airman

Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:31 pm
Posts: 102
flyingfarmer wrote:
Quote:
Feel free to post up any questions here...


...
3.) The manual tells to avoid pivot turns. What's a pivot turn? Turning the plane on ground on its place? 360°? Well, isn't it an normal tail dragger operation? Why is it permitted?

(Sorry if my grammar isn't the best...learning english.)


In a pivot turn one wheel doesnt roll, instead the plane pivots around that point. Can be by using brakes on one wheel, or by turning so sharp that you pivot rather than go round in a curve.
This can cause a bald spot on the tire, which will be a weak point and more likely to fail and blow than an evenly worn tire. Also in real bad cases some sideways force may occur which can rip the sidwalls and even push the tire off the wheel.
You can imagine how popular you would be with the boss if you pivoted at speed and blew a tire with 3/4 of the squadron stuck behind you in the the taxi queue.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:55 pm 
Offline
A2A General
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:55 pm
Posts: 14757
Location: USA
I just took our girl up to a nice altitude of 30,000 feet. During this climbout, the radio man tuned into two stations and the whole time I was just admiring Rob and Martin's work so I took some screenshots. This aircraft is a feast on the senses. It is going to bring our whole team a great deal of pleasure to see everyone flying her. She is just the most graceful, forgiving, honest aircraft you can imagine. She can also fly some impressively long journeys. With the Tokyo and bomb bay tanks, the entire wing and bomb bay is loaded with fuel.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Note the intercooler flaps above, as the co-pilot can manage the engines for you.

Scott.

_________________
A2A Simulations Inc.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:42 pm 
Offline
Technical Sergeant

Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:20 pm
Posts: 682
Location: Oregon
Thanks for posting those screenshots Scott. Looks like you guys have done fantastic work as always!

_________________
All the best - flyboy4612
CFI


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:12 am 
Offline
Senior Airman
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:48 am
Posts: 236
Location: LIRN
Can't wait! :D

_________________
Ciao!
Ros
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:37 am 
Offline
A2A Spitfire Crew Chief
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:41 pm
Posts: 4877
Location: The South West of the large island off the north coast of Tasmania
Brilliant....I may have to build a B-17 next.

Very impressed by the manual guys, Accusim is THE juice!!!!



Darryl

_________________
...Some say he never blinks, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for Merlin parts...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:57 am 
Offline
Senior Airman
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 29, 2009 12:39 pm
Posts: 143
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
thanks for the teaser shots, looks fantastic!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:41 am 
Offline
Senior Airman

Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 9:48 am
Posts: 145
Do you imagine the day in which all those switches, buttons, knobs, etc... cast their own little shadows in real time?
Not in FSX, I know. I was talking in general, about the future. I could only dream of a simulations like this when I was a teenager, and now it's real. I wonder what will come in the future.
Just I thought :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:56 am 
Offline
Staff Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:23 am
Posts: 297
Location: Germany - Viersen
Great shots, can´t wait to Rollout. will buy it :mrgreen:

_________________
ImageImage
PIC of:
GA: C172-/C182-/P28-180-/P250-/ -Accu-SIM
WOS: B377-L049-COTS-/PJ3-/ -AccuSim
WOP: P40-/Spitfire-/B17-/P51-/ -AccuSim


Last edited by Boon1986 on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:29 am 
Offline
Airman

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:14 am
Posts: 19
Brilliant !!

One more thing to ask:

I hope you don't mind, but would it be possible, to replace the 40s music the radioman "finds" for you by some new cool rock songs? :mrgreen:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:02 am 
Offline
Staff Sergeant

Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:25 am
Posts: 264
All I can say is "WOW" :shock: This is going to be amazing...

_________________
Image
Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:29 am 
Offline
Senior Airman

Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:33 am
Posts: 179
Location: Alaska
WOW is right! :shock: :shock:
Thank you Scott for the pictures. This is going to be an exciting experience.
Count me in for sure. Am reading the manual ATM till the big day :)
Is it not clearing up substantially? I thought I heard on the weather broadcast the clouds are lifting....
Well, one can hope eh?

_________________
Chad (PAEN)
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:54 pm 
Offline
Staff Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:23 am
Posts: 297
Location: Germany - Viersen
Question of system, when i set the mainfold press. seletcor to 0. The wast gate is full open is this corret???

_________________
ImageImage
PIC of:
GA: C172-/C182-/P28-180-/P250-/ -Accu-SIM
WOS: B377-L049-COTS-/PJ3-/ -AccuSim
WOP: P40-/Spitfire-/B17-/P51-/ -AccuSim


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:35 pm 
Offline
Senior Airman

Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:18 am
Posts: 142
Credit card at the ready! :D

_________________
Image
"A good landing is one you can walk away from.. A great landing is one when you can reuse the plane!" :D
i7-4820k @ 4.84 GHz W/C'ed
EVGA GTX 980 Ti HYBRID 6GB
16GB DDR3 @ 2133 MHz
X79 Sabertooth | EVGA 1200 P2 Platinum
2x Kingston SSD SATA 3


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 60 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group