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  1. Continuing on to Port Bailey:- The moment of unstick on take-off from Port Williams...Still with some reflection in the water. The other shots can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8649-port-williams-to-port-bailey/ Thanks for looking
  2. Thanks Goof but I would only use that for Aerosoft related posts...Anything goes here so this is where I put posts that do not contain Aerosoft products
  3. On with my tour of Kodiak Island...Port Williams is next:- It was a bit fiddly to get this view of the lift off. The other shots can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8634-kitoi-bay-to-port-williams/ Thanks for looking
  4. Well I got out of Lilly Lake with a fair bit of water to spare...I think the 14 knots of wind helped! Enroute now towards Kitoi Bay...I'm flying the straight line today and using the FLIGHT map to find the destination. The rest of the shots can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8629-lilly-lake-to-kitoi-bay/ Thanks for looking
  5. I found by looking at the map that FLIGHT provides 12 SPBs and 8 Airfields on Kodiak Island, so I decided to visit all the SPBs with my Icon and the Airfields with the Cub. I based the Icon here at Trident Basin, the only SPB which has Fuel. This is the nearest SPB and it is very close in Kodiak city...It is called Lake Lilly and beyond the end of the lake you can see Kodiak Muni Airport. Touching down on Lilly Lake and hoping I can get out again tomorrow. Plenty of room to stop and today the lake is conveniently into wind. I've found a good firm spot off the beach to... ...park for the night. Here is the overhead view and you can see part of Kodiak Muni Airport at the bottom of the picture. Thanks for looking
  6. While you can see these pictures in full daylight, they look much better if you at least pull the curtains...They look even better in a darkened room. Airborne out of King Salmon and... ...bound for Kodiak. The VOR at Kodiak is selected but no signal yet. There is cloud but I intend to stay below it by weaving to avoid terrain. A ribbon of moonlight. The rest of the pictures can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8616-night-flight-to-kodiak/ Thanks for looking
  7. I updated my Aerosoft AES today and also downloaded some British Airways vehicle textures...Here are some shots I took at Heathrow:- Here the FollowMe vehicle has just met us. And from the cockpit. We are led to Stand 192 and the BA steps are approaching. The door is open and the BA Bus is waiting. The catering vehicles do not seem to have changed but they work well. There seems to be a new chap to guide the Pax onto the bus. The vehicular traffic is busy here and various vehicles whiz past (Never heard of that airline!). A BMI is just leaving from the next stand... ...and taxying out. Here is the fuel bowser conecting up to the hydrant...There still seems to be no driver for this vehicle. There is a nice splash of green from Aer Lingus. Here is another BMI arriving. All loaded up now and the push back tug arrives... ...and the engineer connects us up. Away we go...There was not too much wingtip clearance from the BMI! The tug has been disconnected and the man is about to give me a thumbs up to taxy. Not much of a queue for take-off and we only have to wait for a couple. Tucking away the Dunlops and... ...climbing away. Thanks for looking
  8. Continuing my Alaskan cruise in MS FLIGHT:- ...dusk approaches. Away again at first light... The other pictures can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8600-cruising-highlights/ Thanks for looking
  9. Here are the eight cores before starting FLIGHT... ...and here they are with FLIGHT running. FLIGHT certainly appears to make the most of all it can get...Perhaps that is why it is so smooth
  10. Mathijs, Dinga Bell just sent me this and I thought you might like it... You get some very nice shots of those needle pointed Swiss Alps
  11. I tried to get a shot in MS FLIGHT of Mount McKinley from the same direction as this well known picture was taken. I was not very successful as I found it difficult to replicate the exact direction and elevation that the real shot was taken...But here are the three shots that I did take on my run in:- McKinley is the Highest one to the left of centre. The highest part is called the North Peak. The jutting out part on the right is called the East Buttress. Time to get out now... Thanks for looking
  12. Flight's mountains in Alaska have the same shape as those in Alaska Cinematic in FS9 and that is certainly not short of Data...You can't compare the European Alps with Alaska's much older and eroded mountains. There is one mountain in Alaska (its highest mountain) and it is called Mount McKinley or Denali...I will go there and take some shots and then compare them with the many photos of the real mountain.
  13. Yes, those thumbnails are very good but your other pictures remind me of how you can make all mountains pointy by changing one number in the CFG file. I've done that too but most mountains have eroded tops
  14. You can have a pretty adventurous time in this magnificent scenery...Captions are a bit unecessary as it is just the best scenery of mountains that I have seen in a flight simulator:- The other shots can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8555-mountain-scenery/ Thanks for looking
  15. I was wondering what would happen with the Alaska scenery if I strayed into Canada, so I decided to fly the Cub from Skagway to Yakutat direct. This route crosses a big chunk of Canada and I could use the Yakutat VOR radial to fly direct and then test the ILS at Yakutat on arrival. All that ahead is Canada... You can see the other shots here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8547-navigating-with-the-carbon-cub/ Thanks for looking
  16. Today I flew the Carbon Cub from Ketchikan to Skagway. I took some video on the way and here it is. The video runs for a bit over 12 minutes and it is of HD quality so click the resolution up to 1080p and then click the "Full Screen" icon at bottom right. Set the sound volume about halfway. Thanks for looking BTW...I reached Skagway in the evening and those viewers with the patience to sit through about 12 minutes may be interested to see how the lengthened tree shadows play on the aircraft on the runway Thanks for looking
  17. LOL! Hi Mathijs...I guess I'm a member of a pretty exclusive club...The CCC...Carbon Cub Club. I'm the founder member and at the moment I'm flying it from Sitka to Skagway...Over the mountain range behind Sitka then down into the very long fjord that runs all the way to Skagway...I'm flying at about 1000 feet and really enjoying the best scenery I've seen in Flight Simulation...I'm about halfway there now and have a VOR tuned (seven sisters SSR) and it is showing on the OBS. I've just saved the flight and will continue tomorrow. Alaska is very very big and will give me a lot of enjoyment with my Carbon Cub and my Icon amphibian, hopefully for many years to come
  18. Here is something I posted elsewhere:- If you look at the last but one picture...close up of main instruments, you will see the localiser needle is displaced. I had just done a LOC/DME approach to Sitka (there is no glidepath here but will check when I get an airport with full ILS). There are lots of navaids around Alaska. You just have to tick the box on the MAP to make them all show. Then if you hover your mouse pointer over one of them on the MAP, it will play the Ident. Also the nav box on the Cub has a button to click to hear the ident of the NavAid that you have tuned...There are many VORs and NDBs as well. The Icon has no navaids in it so that is map only (just like the Venoms and Hunters that I flew). However, the Carbon Cub, RV6 and Maule have navaids on board. No, sadly there is no float version of the CC and only two liveries. Yes it does fly extremely well and with dramatic performance. Take-off and landing is very short (especially if like me you accidentally set the parking brake on the approach!). Rate of climb is quick. Ailerons are light and the aircraft will not just fly a course on its own. Loops are great. Rolls are great (the engine cuts near the inverted but roars up again as you come out...not a problem as the rate of roll is faster than the Icon). One thing about Alaska is that there are hundreds of Seaplane Bases, so I expect to be using the Icon more than the Cub. What I have in mind is flying between airports with the Cub and then while based there for a while, seek out all the local SPBs with the Icon. Then back into the Cub to move base to the next airport EDIT...forgot to mention that I tried a spin in both directions from 14000 feet...The spin is very stable but the speed sits steady at 69 knots. This leads me to believe that on this aeroplane it is a spiral dive as opposed to a proper spin I will experiment further and see if I can persuade it to remain fully stalled in a "flatter" proper spin. BTW spinning is prohibited anyway. Now that FLIGHT is history, I will continue to enjoy the Carbon Cub, Icon, RV6 and Maule in Alaska and Hawaii but will sadly miss the awaited future developments Here's their official statement: Microsoft Studios is always evaluating its portfolio of products to determine what is best for gamers, families and the company, and this decision was the result of the natural ebb and flow of our portfolio management. Many factors were considered in the difficult decision to stop development on "Microsoft Flight" and "Project Columbia," but we feel it will help us better align with our long-term goals and development plans. For "Microsoft Flight," we will continue to support the community that has embraced the title and the game will still be available to download for free at http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/
  19. Well if you click the link to the other pictures and scroll down to the last but one, there is a close up of the main instruments
  20. Yes it does Matt...I did a LOC/DME approach into Sitka...It is still tuned and you can see the needle is deflected (there's no Glidepath here).
  21. Here is FLIGHT's Deluxe version of the Carbon Cub:- The other pictures can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8509-carbon-cub/ Thanks for looking
  22. Continuing... ...very impressive really. The other shots can be seen here:- http://forum.mutleyshangar.com/index.php/topic/8436-continuing-alaska-tour/page__gopid__67732#entry67732 Thanks for looking
  23. I'm not sure about that Mathijs...I find the water looks about right for a Force 3 wind...With a Force 4 there are many rather than a few white caps. As for a Hurricane 12...well I've never seen one but I have sailed in a Force 9 and I assure you the sea looked nothing like these shots. I have all my sliders at max, but I don't think any of them control the sea state BTW the water looks MOST realistic when you are very close to it or on it...It looks LEAST realistic when you are at altitude. This is a visual scaling error really. The wave size does not decrease enough as you move away from the surface.
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