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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:42 pm

Wow, I didn't notice that on the screenshots. Nice work indeed to all! The Shuttle looking really good :)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:11 pm

legoboyvdlp wrote in Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:42 pm:Wow, I didn't notice that on the screenshots. Nice work indeed to all! The Shuttle looking really good :)


Thanks.
Indeed, the whole thing is so photogenic I find :)



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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:59 pm

A nice serie about Thunderstorms.
Stormy Day, coming back to Canaveral after an RTLS.
CB growing up at dusk, hot and humid air.


Lightning strikes , breathtaking.

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Feeling Small

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Last turn

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Diving into the Danger

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Lightening struck, Shuttle barely visible

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Getting ready fo the final flare

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And one inside the cockpit, where I liked the natural early morning light with no cabin lightening.

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby wlbragg » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:09 pm

You do have a way with clouds!
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Thorsten » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:14 am

I fyou actually managed to land in the vicinity of a thunderstorm, you're really good - I must have tried a dozen times without success.
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:30 am

wlbragg wrote in Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:09 pm:You do have a way with clouds!


I love Them :mrgreen:

Thorsten wrote in Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:14 am:I fyou actually managed to land in the vicinity of a thunderstorm, you're really good - I must have tried a dozen times without success.


I was more focused on taking screen .
I let the AP catch the path for a long left hand downwind for runway 33.
CB in the middle of the HAC.

And in lower layers, too much windshifts /shears with gusting 50 kts. So I crashed :mrgreen:
Never managed to land properly with Stormy Monday
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:56 pm

Some more from The TSRA
That time, a TAL to Zaragoza.

And a manual entry under BFS

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Solar Strom to start with

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Overhead Valladolid, last stop before ZZA

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Going Subsonic Mr young

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Breathtaking

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Last turn

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Hypnotic Blue, so realist
Used to see storm a lot from above, that purplish when the lightening starts is really accurate

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Thorsten » Sat May 02, 2020 4:41 pm

Used to see storm a lot from above, that purplish when the lightening starts is really accurate


I've had one night flight into RDU North Carolina with about a dozen thunderstorms on the horizon - that really got me hooked, since then I've always wanted that in a sim...
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby wkitty42 » Sat May 02, 2020 4:56 pm

Thorsten wrote in Sat May 02, 2020 4:41 pm:I've had one night flight into RDU North Carolina with about a dozen thunderstorms on the horizon - that really got me hooked, since then I've always wanted that in a sim...

we do have some visually beautiful storms here, don't we ;)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sun May 03, 2020 9:03 am

Thorsten wrote in Sat May 02, 2020 4:41 pm:
Used to see storm a lot from above, that purplish when the lightening starts is really accurate


I've had one night flight into RDU North Carolina with about a dozen thunderstorms on the horizon - that really got me hooked, since then I've always wanted that in a sim...


I guess you managed it :)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Thorsten » Sun May 03, 2020 10:14 am

we do have some visually beautiful storms here, don't we ;)


Absolutely. In fact, during summer I used to come home from work, prepare a cup of tea, sit on the balcony and enjoy the afternoon thunderstorm (they were pretty often on time for that).
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby GinGin » Sun May 03, 2020 5:57 pm

Back to Moron

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That Overbright old CRT effect looks so real

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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby Johan G » Sun May 03, 2020 6:24 pm

GinGin wrote in Sun May 03, 2020 5:57 pm:That Overbright old CRT effect looks so real

I honestly first thought it was from a video from a NASA simulator or something like that. 8)
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby wlbragg » Sun May 03, 2020 6:43 pm

prepare a cup of tea, sit on the balcony and enjoy the afternoon thunderstorm

They are not so enjoyable at 4:00 am when they are severe and dropping 1+ inch hail and hurricane strength winds. Especially after you spent many hours working a garden full of tender crops.
We had one roll through this morning. Got lucky and the hail pocket missed us. We're just getting started for the season.
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Re: Space Shuttle - Flight

Postby wkitty42 » Sun May 03, 2020 6:49 pm

glad that pretty much missed you... we don't get such as bad at that here east of the smoky mountains and within an hour (driving time) of KRDU ;)
we do get our share, though... and there's an old iron foundry nearby that i think draws a lot of lightning at times... it was used to make cannon balls and related items back in the civil war times...
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