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BernieF

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Ocean Falls
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:14:40 AM »
Hi all

On a recent flight, I called into the office to see if the was any work for me.

Cheers

Bernie



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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 06:52:06 PM »
Looking Good Bernie. We'll always need good pilots around here.

Brad

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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 09:50:25 AM »
Nice screenshot, Bernie.

But now two questions:
  • Assuming you didn't cheat  ;) , how did you manage to stop at precisely the correct "parking" position?
  • Bearing in mind how close you are to the shore, how do you intend to fly out without a pushback cart - without cheating, of course?   8)
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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 07:24:23 PM »
There's a paddle aboard for that purpose...   ;D

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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 05:51:18 AM »
Ok Dexthom
At the risk of being called stupid, I'll call your bluff  ;)
Unless you have the A2A cub with Accusim which actually has a paddle, how would you simulate a paddle (provided you don't cheat with slew)?
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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 09:51:25 AM »
I use the "pushback" feature of FSX to back up amphibs that can't "reverse" with the prop.  Maybe not "realistic", but it gets me off the shoreline.
(If it has wheels, you can use pushback.  Doesn't work on "floatplanes".)
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 09:53:41 AM by jeff3163 »

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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 11:36:56 AM »
I didn't know that Jeff.   Very  8)
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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 02:22:20 PM »
Ok Dexthom
At the risk of being called stupid, I'll call your bluff  ;)
Unless you have the A2A cub with Accusim which actually has a paddle, how would you simulate a paddle (provided you don't cheat with slew)?

shift + p

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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 02:31:52 AM »
Nice screenshot, Bernie.

But now two questions:
  • Assuming you didn't cheat  ;) , how did you manage to stop at precisely the correct "parking" position?
  • Bearing in mind how close you are to the shore, how do you intend to fly out without a pushback cart - without cheating, of course?   8)

Hi Dave

You are quite right, a little cheating is required. I use two methods. My most popular one is to use the pushback shortcut, shift+p. Not all aircraft can use this feature. The Beaver Amphibian works fine, the Beaver floatplane does not so then you have to go to Plan B. This uses the slew command (Q) and then the arrow keys to move in the required direction. This, I think is the most realistic as you can simulate using the paddle. First you rotate the aircraft 180 degrees using your mooring ropes (in the real world) and then give a big push, hop in the aircraft and try and start the engine before the wind blows you off course. It is a lot easier in FS as you can actually start the engine without doing any damage to humans, your prop and the docks etc.

Cheers

Bernie

P.S. I got a job. Had to fly a rich tourist to Streatham. I am taking him on the scenic route.



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Re: Ocean Falls
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 05:22:08 AM »
Thanks for all your replies.
I have continued this in a new thread:
http://forum.mistymoorings.com/index.php?topic=1521.0
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Dave Britzius
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