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FSX/P3D/FS2004 – Parnall Hendy 302.Designed in Gmax for FS9 it will port over to FSX with only a minor engine start problem; i.e. the engine will not start initially using the Right hand Magneto toggle, but if toggled again it can start so put that toggle again to ON. Alternativley one can use CTRL+E. Set realism to realistic in order to conduct spins & experience a gentle stable stall. Ground handling – turns can be tighter if throttle bursts are used, but keep speeds to walking pace.
As the aircraft has a tailskid, on take off, raise the tail as soon as possible to reduce ground friction drag – but be careful it will nose over easily!
By Keith Paine
FSX/FS2004 – Polikarpov I-153V2 Warbird. The ultimate development of the Polikarpov fighter biplane was the powerful I-153 Chaika, with retractable landing gear, either wheels or skis folding to the rear. Coming on line in 1938 some thousands served in the Far East, Finland and on the Eastern Front. The I-153 was an anachronism, entering service at the time when the biplane had long since been eclipsed by the monoplane fighter. This is an updated model of the I-153 with more realistic cowling and working frontplate inlets. Finish, Russian and Spanish textures by Morton.
GMAX model by A.F.Scrub.
FSX/FS2004 – SECTIONF8 F-86 Sabre Of The Hunters. Textures only for the SECTIONF8 F-86 Sabre. This is painted to resemble the F-86 flown in the 1958 movie “The Hunters” which starred Robert Mitchum. The aircraft was flown by the main character in the movie, Major Cleve “the Iceman” Saville. Requires “sf86ef.zip”.
Repainted by R.E. Wyman.
FSX – RPVT Tagbilaran Airport. Tagbilaran Airport (Cebuano: Tugpahanan sa Tagbilaran, Tagalog: Paliparan ng Tagbilaran) (IATA: TAG, ICAO: RPVT) is an airport serving the general area of Tagbilaran, the capital city of the province of Bohol in the Philippines. The airport is classified as a Principal Airport Class 1 by the CAAP, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications responsible for implementing policies on civil aviation to assure safe, economic and efficient air travel, and the handling of operations on all airports except major international airports. MAJOR changes include: Re-aligned and re-sized runway to match the Google Earth image and the RPVT runway descriptions, apron and aligned them based on Google Earth imagery, runway threshold jetblast fence, perimeter fence, Correct parking spaces, a stationary plane, baggage cars and stairways, a road connecting to the terminal.
By Clinton Labiano
FSX – Royal Air Force Station Skipton-on-Swale, located at Skipton-on-Swale 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Thirsk (near the present-day junction of the A61 and A167), North Yorkshire, England. RAF Skipton On Swale is a former Royal Air Force station operated by RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. The village of Sandhutton is located just to the east. RAF Skipton-on-Swale was a sub-station of RAF Leeming. The airfield opened in autumn 1942, becoming operational in May 1943, originally a 4 Group facility and first hosted 420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), which moved to RAF Middleton St. George in October 1942. Skipton was assigned to No. 6 Group, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in January 1943. RCAF squadrons stationed here included 424 Squadron, No. 432 Squadron (which moved to RAF East Moor in September 1943), and 433 Squadron. Both squadrons flew the Halifax bomber until replaced by the Lancaster in January 1945. 424 Squadron lost 52 aircraft and 433 Squadron lost 38 aircraft. When Nos. 424 and 433 Squadrons were disbanded in October 1945 the airfield was closed. The station was not used again and has since reverted largely to farmland. The site is home to turkey and pig farms.
By Terry Boissel
FSX – Royal Air Force Station East Moor located 7.4 miles (11.9 km) north of York, North Yorkshire and 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south east of Easingwold, North Yorkshire, England. RAF East Moor was opened in 1942 and was originally a 4 Group facility and first hosted No. 158 Squadron RAF which had moved from RAF Driffield on 6 June 1942. The squadron flew the Handley Page Halifax Mk. II with detachments at RAF Beaulieu and RAF Manston before moving to RAF Rufforth on 6 November 1942.
By Terry Boissel