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What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Gijs » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:26 pm

Because the old What/where did you fly today? topic had grown to An-225 size, we will start from scratch in a fresh topic.

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Looking forward to your amazing shots!
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Martien van der P. » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:52 pm

Flying with Douglas dc-3 Dakota from EHAM to EHRD
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby METAL » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:12 pm

It was suggested I re-post my topic from the recently retired thread, so I shall. It's funny, as I put them up yesterday and noticed the size of the topic, I thought how the admins were sure to come along soon and rein things in a bit. Guess I was right!

Practicing over the snowy summit of Navajo Mountain on the AZ/UT border. Lake Powell in the background:
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I couldn't resist touching down atop Navajo Mountain. A landing of extreme skill and questionable intelligence. Page, AZ is the little tan area in the upper left of the pic:
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Then this morning I downloaded and tried out the Yak18T with the re-done yakpak. Nice plane! Handles much like the Lancair 235 but it has AP! I took it for a brief spin around Flagstaff:
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Trez » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:16 pm

So today i decided to take the F-35 out for a spin.

Grenada Airport(TGPY)..... Early in the morning.... No clouds.... Lightning clear for takeoff....
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Grenada we have takeoff.....
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Turning North......
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Ile Large and Fregate....
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Carriacou.... and Union in sight....
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On approach to union....
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Sadly i didn't get pictures of the landing, i had both hands in use (joystick and throttle) but i did get one on the ground
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It was my best flight with the F-35 though with an amazing landing on a short runway (752m!!) the fdm has certainly improved from when it was first released
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby METAL » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:13 am

Since I've never flown the F-35 I may be in error here, but it looks like you're flying around with the speedbrake activated.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Thorsten » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:09 am

Caribbean adventures...

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Can anyone explain to me again just why the FSX demo of the same scenery is supposedly so impressive as compared to our scenery? Because I don't see it - our Caribbean scenery is quite compelling...
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Gijs » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:27 am

Flying the Concorde this weekend, because she made her maiden flight 44 years ago (2 March 1969)!

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PS: Too bad that Rembrandt does not (yet) support anti-aliasing, but overall I think the shot turned out quite nicely.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby fmg » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:37 am

Bad weather in Berlin.
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Rain
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Cold
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Fog
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All gray
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But in the end...

There was pretty strong wind there. Only the steam of the power station could hold against it :wink:

f-)
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby StuartC » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:53 am

METAL wrote in Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:13 am:Since I've never flown the F-35 I may be in error here, but it looks like you're flying around with the speedbrake activated.

Its the intake doors. Hes ether flying with some down vector on the engine = intake doors are open in proproprtion , or hes not fully colsed them while in normal flight ( m/M controls both the nozzel angle and the doors )
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby sa7k » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:58 am

Gijs wrote in Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:26 pm:[*]To please those with slower internet connections, embedded images should be no larger than 1280x1024 pixels.

About this, just to be more clear, as was said in part 1 of this thread almost always the problem is with the uncompressed png images, not with the size in pixels. So just converting your images to jpeg greatly improves the size in bytes of the image without losing much quality. In my image viewer I can do that simply with a click on File -> Save as... -> and then changing the file extension to jpg.
An example (please Metal understand it is just that your image is in this same page) the image above is 800x500 pixels and it's file size is 1,162,191 bytes and this image
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is also 800x500 pixels, but is only 22,162 bytes and the quality is not that bad.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Gijs » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:42 pm

Hi sa7k,

I meant to add that, but somehow I forgot to put it on the list. It is now.
Do note that it's not just JPG vs PNG but also compression levels. Saving that example image as maximum compressed PNG already brings it down to roughly 1/6th.

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Martien van der P. » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:59 pm

Flown from a oilplatform to a ship near EGOW with Bell UH-1.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Trez » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:53 pm

@ Metal and stuart,

As Stuart stated i had the fan intake open. The fan adds more lift to the aircraft and makes it fly a bit slower which is handy for low level flight(it's super smooth!). The default X52 pro config set one of the rotary axis' to the vector (i think it's either mixture or prop advance).

As a feature request though Stuart could you set the fan to for example mixture and the nozzle to prop advance and still keep the current m/M button as the combined button for keyboard users? It would mean better control and acurate. The real life F-35 uses 2 different controls. a separate control for the fan power would be nice too :D
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby StuartC » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:11 pm

it will be controlled by the FCs eventually. Planned to have pre set modes for autohover and short takeoff/landing modes all at the touch of a button.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby jam007 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:18 pm

Draken over northern Sweden
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