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  1. I'm posting this in an old thread because this is where it seems to fit best... Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake "The cause of the crash was not immediately clear..." "...police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt." "...Alpha Electro G2 plane, produced by Slovenia’s Pipistrel…" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-crash-idUSKCN1V423N?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5d548102a341320001ab088c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter John
  2. Does the shield use analog or PWM outputs from the Arduino? May be optional, with a jumper on the shield or some assignments within the Arduino code. I suspect the shield plugs into all the output pins on the Arduino, so there should be a way to use either analog or PWM outputs (but probably not the digital outputs) to drive the shield. The shield documentation and any included sample code should show how to do that. If I remember correctly, some of the Arduino analog outputs can be configured in the code for PWM. I can see how the Arduino code/board will drive the motor shield and how the motor shield outputs will apply analog voltages to the pins of the gauge, causing the needles to deflect. I guess you can use the control assignments within FS for trim inputs and that will affect the AC within FS, but how will those inputs within FS get to the Arduino to make the gauge follow your inputs? Also, autopilot will affect trim settings within FS so when set up properly, the gauge should reflect those when the autopilot is coupled. Should be a really interesting display. Which Arduino are you using? Uno? Mega? Other? John
  3. Short answer - no! You MAY if you want to and have money to burn, but you don't have to. John
  4. Interesting hardware. Thanks for posting. The relays for the warning panel look like overkill. It really doesn't require a relay to operate a lamp or LED, just a simple low-power transistor, which would have saved a ton of space in the aircraft. Understand it's older technology, but so are transistors now. They've been around for quite a lot longer than the Tornado has. Of course a lot of military hardware is designed on a cost plus basis, so if a contractor/vendor can justify a more costly approach he gets paid accordingly. Does that relay rack go inside the warning display box? There must be a lot of wires connecting to that in the aircraft. Trim gauge is pretty neat. Please post as you get it working from the Arduino. I guess the gauge "needles" can be thought of as simple voltmeters, displacing in proportion to the negative or positive voltage applied. Probably not how it would be done if designed today but simple and reliable and accurate enough for that particular application. Is the knob in the center of the gear indictor lights just for adjusting brightness? Great looking gear anyway. Where did you manage to find this kind of thing for sale? John
  5. I hope they don't re-hire Josh Howard, the Baghdad Bob of MS-(F)Light. John
  6. Yes, I'd like to see your progress on this, including photos if you can. That Arduino stuff is really magic and there are all kinds of add-on shields and sensors and actuators available that are made to work with it. You're only limited by your ingenuity with this stuff, and of course your budget. Most of it is pretty cheap, however. How are you tying your real world devices back to FS? John
  7. Another - $6.99 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Qunqi-L293D-Shield-Arduino-Duemilanove/dp/B014KN2898/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=arduino+servo+shield+12v+output&qid=1565135208&s=gateway&sr=8-3 Pretty sure the best answer is an Arduino motor or servo driver shield plugged into the top of your Arduino with an add-on 12 V power supply. Be sure the board you get has input pins for a remote power supply of >= 12V. I saw one that was only good for 10V and 600 mA, so not all of them will work. You should probably tie the Ardino and external power supply negatives together, though the shield might be hard-wired to do that for you. You could also do this with discrete components built around a power transistor or an op amp, but it would take a lot of fooling around and the Arduino & shields solution takes a lot of the work out of it and provides a lot of built-in functionality and protections. Calibration would be fiddly, no doubt and being able to tweak that easily in the Arduino code/script/sketch would make that much easier than trying to do it with pots, trimmers, etc. John
  8. This Arduino shield looks like it can do the same thing, but is intended for lower current loads than the one above - probably fine for what you have in mind. Note that it's pretty cheap - $7.95 USD. You'd still need a 12 V power supply from somewhere other than the Arduino board. https://www.amazon.com/DEVMO-Shield-Expansion-Arduino-Duemilanove/dp/B07S39BCZ6/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2A0NEUMTA9EZW&keywords=arduino+motor+shield&qid=1565134812&s=gateway&sprefix=arduino+motor+shield%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUlMzVUFaQzYxNk1YJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODU2NTU3MURNNDI4QVBEN0ZQQiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjA4ODg2MVBLQTZTNUVIWkhTVSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= Thinking about it some more, your application is more like a servo than a conventional motor. John
  9. This looks like it should do it. You'll need the MegaMoto Shield for your Arduino, an external 12V power supply and some Arduino code. The Arduino uses the PWM pin(s) to control the shield which controls the output from the 12V to the load(s). I don't think it would matter that your load is not a motor. https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=434078.0 Post #6 says this... - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hello, maybe it's a bit "overpowered" but a very easy-to-use solution for your problem: MegaMoto Motor Shield http://www.robotpower.com/products/MegaMoto_info.html The shield provides a full H-bridge or a double half-bridge functionality, with PWM control (0...100% in both directions) and also current feedback to the analog pins. I am using this for a couple of months now to control very high loads (12V, 10-15A). Works pretty fine! Also the current feedback seems to be quite accurate. All you need is an external power supply, which delivers 12V and the necessary amps. With this you just use the 5V (or 3.3V) pins of your Arduino to control the shield, but not for powering the motor. In principle, the shield simply opens and closes the line between your motor and your power supply. Regards and good luck! - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  10. I pulled together a comparison with the best data I could find. I'm pretty sure thrust does not necessarily equate to noise levels in a linear fashion but it's all I had. Decibel levels are logarithmic, further muddying the waters; twice the sound energy is not perceived as twice as loud. I suspect exhaust plumbing/duct configuration across different AC might be a factor too. By this, the Thunderbirds 4-ship should be the loudest by a fair margin, Having only experienced the first three in the table personally, at different times and probably with various levels of progressive hearing loss over the years, I have to say that my PERCEPTION of the sound levels does not line up with this very well. Fat Albert taking off on rocket bottles is a different animal altogether and there's really no basis for comparison with the others except by actually measuring decibel levels in the real world. It's not in the table below - apples and oranges. Thunderbirds 4-ship - F-16 - P&W F100 @ 29,160 lbf (X 4 AC) = 116,400 lbf Blue Angels 4-ship - FA-18A - GE F404 @ 11,000 lbf (X 2 per AC) (X 4 AC) = 88,000 lbf B-1B - GE F101 @ 17,390 lbf (X 4 per AC) - 69,560 lbf Vulcan - Olympus 202 @ 17,000 lbf (X 4 per AC) = 68,000 lbf English Electric Lightning - Avon 301R @ 12,530 lbf (X 2 per AC) = 25,060 lbf John
  11. 8/2-5/19 Bundle Updates The monthly update of the Airport Diagram bundle files has been completed. Bundle downloads are available here... https://mutleyshangar.com/forum/index.php?/topic/23067-airport-diagram-download-center/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Update Details - - - - - - Angola - 1 added FNMA Malange - Malange, Angola Argentina - 1 added SAZO Necochea - Necochea, Argentina Australia - Northern Territory - 1 updated YPDN Darwin Intl - Darwin, Northern Territory - Australia (updated)(was 2 plates; now 1) Australia - Victoria - 1 updated YMML Melbourne Intl - Melbourne, Victoria - Australia (updated) Bangladesh - 1 updated VGEG Shah Amanat Intl - Chittagong, Bangladesh (updated) Brazil - 1 added SNOY Ouricuri - Ouricuri, Brazil Czech Republic - 1 added LKJH Jindrichuv Hradec - Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic Denmark - 1 added EKSN Sindal - Sindal, Denmark Finland - 1 added EFLA Vesivehmaa - Lahti, Finland Gabon - 1 added FOGB Booue - Booue, Gabon Greece - 1 updated LGKR Ioannis Kapodistrias - Kerkira, Greece (updated) Hong Kong SAR - 1 added VHSK Sek Kong - Sek Kong, Hong Kong SAR India - 1 updated VECC Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose In - Kolkata, India (updated)(was 2 plates; now 1) Iraq - 1 added ORBM Mosul - Mosul, Iraq Israel - 1 added; 1 updated LL1B Arad - Arad, Israel LLBG Ben Gurion - Tel Aviv, Israel (updated)(was 2 plates; now 1) Japan - 5 added RJCM Memanbetsu - Memanbetsu, Japan RJCN Nakashibetsu - Nakashibetsu, Japan RJSC Yamagata - Yamagata, Japan RJSF Fukushima - Fukushima, Japan RJSY Shonai - Shonai, Japan Madagascar - 1 added FMNZ Ampampamena - Ampampamena, Madagascar Myanmar - 1 added; 1 updated VYBG Bagan - Bagan, Myanmar VYYY Yangon Intl - Yangon, Myanmar (updated) Pakistan - 1 added OPMK Mirpur Khas North - Mirpur Khas, Pakistan Sudan - 1 updated HSSS Khartoum - Khartoum, Sudan (updated) Sweden - 2 added ESFQ Kosta AB - Kosta, Sweden ESNK Kramfors-Solleftea AB - Kramfors-Solleftea, Sweden Tajikistan - 1 added UT46 Parkhar South - Parkhar South, Tajikistan Thailand - 1 updated VTBD Bangkok Intl - Bangkok, Thailand (updated)(3 plates) Tunisia - 1 updated DTTA Carthage - Tunis, Tunisia (updated) United Arab Emirates - 1 added OM10 Yas Island - Yas Island, United Arab Emirates US - Alaska - 3 added 4K2 Morvro Lake - Houston, Alaska - US 62AK Wallis Lake Spb - Wasilla, Alaska - US KKL Karluk Lake - Karluk Lake, Alaska - US US - California - 1 added O42 Woodlake - Woodlake, California - US US - Florida - 1 added 17FA Cotton Strip - La Belle, Florida - US US - Illinois - 2 added IL48 Lunn - Byron, Illinois - US KLOT Lewis University - Chicago/Romeoville, Illinois - US US - Indiana - 2 added IN59 Jerry W. Humphrey - Newburgh, Indiana - US KJVY Clark Co - Jeffersonville, Indiana - US US - Iowa - 1 added C25 Waverly Mun - Waverly, Iowa - US US - Kansas - 2 added KANY Anthony Mun - Anthony, Kansas - US KLYO Lyons-Rice Co Mun - Lyons, Kansas - US US - Maine - 2 added ME28 Forest Lake - Cumberland, Maine - US ME67 Morrill Airpark - Van Buren, Maine - US US - Maryland - 1 added 1C4 Raintree - Elkton, Maryland - US US - Michigan - 3 added 6H4 Day - Napoleon, Michigan - US 83D Mackinac Co - St Ignace, Michigan - US KPZQ Presque Isle Co - Rogers City, Michigan - US US - Minnesota - 3 added 0MN0 Winner's Landing - St Paul Park, Minnesota - US 12Y Le Sueur Mun - Le Sueur, Minnesota - US KBDE Baudette Intl - Baudette, Minnesota - US US - Mississippi - 1 added 09M Charleston Mun - Charleston, Mississippi - US US - Missouri - 2 added 9K4 Skyhaven - Warrensburg, Missouri - US M12 Steele Mun - Steele, Missouri - US US - Ohio - 1 added KPHD Clever - New Philadelphia, Ohio - US US - Pennsylvania - 1 added 8N1 Grimes - Bethel, Pennsylvania - US US - South Carolina - 1 added 88J Allendale Co - Allendale, South Carolina - US US - South Dakota - 1 added KLEM Lemmon Mun - Lemmon, South Dakota - US US - Tennessee - 1 updated KSCX Scott Mun - Oneida, Tennessee - US (updated) US - Texas - 2 added 3TA0 Four Square Ranch - Rocksprings, Texas - US 8F4 Foard Co - Crowell, Texas - US Zambia - 1 added - FLSN Senanga - Senanga, Zambia Water Runway Airports - 10 added 0MN0 Winner's Landing - St Paul Park, Minnesota - US 17FA Cotton Strip - La Belle, Florida - US 1C4 Raintree - Elkton, Maryland - US 4K2 Morvro Lake - Houston, Alaska - US 62AK Wallis Lake Spb - Wasilla, Alaska - US IL48 Lunn - Byron, Illinois - US IN59 Jerry W. Humphrey - Newburgh, Indiana - US KBDE Baudette Intl - Baudette, Minnesota - US KKL Karluk Lake - Karluk Lake, Alaska - US ME28 Forest Lake - Cumberland, Maine - US - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Prior Updates: 7/2-5/19 New Bundles: 0 Updated Bundles: 45 New Diagrams: 53 Updated Diagrams: 11
  12. In the course of doing thousands of FS airport diagrams, I've collected a list of what I call... UNFORTUNATE ICAO CODES CYST DDT ENVY FLU FOOL GOOK HEAT HSSS KBUM (Kaboom) KILL KINK KLAN KLIT KLOT KOLD KRAP LIED LIMP MRSA MUNG NUL PAIL PAIN SCAR SLAG SLAP SPAM SPAY SPIN UASS UERP YECH
  13. I think the difference is probably rule-based. Some US military pilots were disciplined some time ago for busting minimums on a sports stadium flyover that looked pretty modest. I think the brass hats keep the demo teams on a fairly short leash. I've seen the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds any number of times and also single ship demos of F-15 and F-14 (back in the day) and A-10, maybe some others I don't remember. Of all of them, the F-14 put on the best show but, a) it was about 1982, I think, so different rules, and b) it was a clear, cloudless day with no ceiling. Most of the other demos I've seen had some level of ceiling or at least scattered clouds that probably constrained what they could do somewhat. My perceptions of... - Loudest air show event - Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert doing a JATO/RATO takeoff. - Loudest air show take-off/flyover - B1 Lancer, going at the speed of heat (Six Blue Angels FA-18s a close second - twice as many engines as the Thunderbirds doing the same thing in F-16s) - Loudest sustained airshow event - Harrier in hover If you really pay attention, the pre-main event for the Blue Angels is a demo of Fat Albert by her USMC crew and they REALLY horse that thing around, including steep bank turns at about 1-1/2 wingspans from terra firma, short field landings and takeoffs, backing up on the ground, etc. It's just a warm-up for the FA-18s but they put on a pretty good show. Of course, they're probably very lightly loaded when they do that, but still pretty impressive. Haven't seen any demos by non-US military pilots except the Canadian Snowbirds, a long time ago. Very precise and artistic, as I recall, but the aircraft they fly are not in the same performance category with 3rd and 4th generation fighter types. An observation about the big name demo teams and something probably overlooked by most - in a typical show they do a number of routines that end up with four (or sometimes six) aircraft heading off in different directions at high speed, sometimes at different altitudes and attitudes. Despite that, in 45 seconds, they're all back together, at the same speed and altitude, pointed in the same direction, positioned for the run-in to the field for the next maneuver. That's a hell of a lot more difficult than most people realize and speaks to hours and hours of planning and practice. All the teams I've seen seem do it equally well. John
  14. In something more conventional... power-off stall, let a wing drop as it stalls, but keep the stick far enough back to not let the nose drop and break the stall - maybe a little power on the outboard engine. In something like that, who knows? John
  15. Not sure I'd have included the P-80 and the F-104, but the C-130 should certainly be in a list of Lockheed's finest. It doesn't qualify as one of Kelley's Heroes, however, since he wasn't the designer and wasn't associated with it. He once wrote a letter to the President of Lockheed virtually begging him not to produce the C-130 because he feared it would bankrupt the company. Kelley was a smart guy, but like everyone else. he wasn't incapable of being wrong. By the way, saw a F-104 in flight this week, probably out of the warbird museum at Titusville FL (KTIX), near where we were. John
  16. 7/2-5/19 Bundle Updates The monthly update of the Airport Diagram bundle files has been completed. Bundle downloads are available here... https://mutleyshangar.com/forum/index.php?/topic/23067-airport-diagram-download-center/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Update Details - - - - - - Algeria - 1 added; 1 updated - DAAD Bou Saada - Bou Saada, Algeria - DAAT Aguenar - Tamanrasset, Algeria (updated) Argentina - 3 added - SA42 Santa Maria - Santa Maria, Argentina - SATK Alferez Armando Rodriguez - Alferez Armando Rodriguez, Argentina - SAVS Sierra Grande - Sierra Grande, Argentina Australia - Northern Territory - 1 added - YBMY Bamyili - Bamyili, Northern Territory - Australia Australia - South Australia - 2 updated - YPAD Adelaide Intl - Adelaide, South Australia - Australia (updated) - YPPF Parafield - Adelaide, South Australia - Australia (updated) Australia - Western Australia - 1 added; 2 updated - YJUN Jundee - Jundee, Western Australia - Australia - YPJT Jandakot - Perth, Western Australia - Australia (updated) - YPPH Perth Intl - Perth, Western Australia - Australia (updated) Belgium - 1 added - EBBX Jehonville AB - Bertrix, Belgium Benin - 1 added - DBBK Kandi - Kandi, Benin Bolivia - 1 added - SLAG Monteagudo - Monteagudo, Bolivia Botswana - 1 added - FBGZ Ghanzi - Ghanzi, Botswana Brazil - 1 added - SSFI Fazenda Itamarati - Fazenda Itamarati, Brazil Cameroon - 1 added - FKKF Mamfe - Mamfe, Cameroon Canada - Alberta - 1 added - EG6 Sundance - Wabamun Lake, Alberta - Canada Canada - British Columbia - 1 updated - CYYE Ft Nelson - Ft Nelson, British Columbia - Canada (updated) Canada - Northwest Territories - 1 added - CFJ2 Wekweti - Wekweti, Northwest Territories - Canada Canada - Ontario - 3 added - CPR7 Wingham - Wingham, Ontario - Canada - CYEM Manitoulin East Muni. - Manitowaning, Ontario - Canada - CYYW Armstrong - Armstrong, Ontario - Canada Canada - Quebec - 2 added - CYYY Mont-Joli - Mont-Joli, Quebec - Canada - CZBM Bromont - Bromont, Quebec - Canada Canada - Saskatchewan - 2 added - CJA7 Arcola - Arcola, Saskatchewan, Canada - CJM6 Arborfield - Arborfield, Saskatchewan, Canada Congo - 1 added - FCOO Owando - Owando, Congo Congo (DRC) - 2 added - FZAM Matadi-Tshimpi - Matadi-Tshimpi, Congo (DRC) - FZEO Beongo - Beongo, Congo (DRC) Cote d'Ivoire - 1 added - DISP San Pedro - San Pedro, Cote d'Ivoire Czech Republic - 1 added - LKHN Hranice - Hranice, Czech Republic Egypt - 1 updated - HEAX Alexandria Intl - Alexandria, Egypt (updated) Estonia - 1 added - EEKU Kihnu - Kihnu, Estonia Finland - 1 added - EFPY Pyhasalmi - Pyhasalmi, Finland France - 3 added - LFAI Les Loges - Nangis, France - LFEH Aubigny-sur-Nere - Aubigny-sur-Nere, France - LFHP Loudes - Le Puy, France Iraq - 1 added - ORT4 Al Taji AAF - Al Taji AAF, Iraq Japan - 2 added - RJEB Monbetsu - Monbetsu, Japan - RJNW Noto - Noto, Japan Kenya - 1 updated - HKJK Jomo Kenyatta - Nairobi, Kenya (updated) Lebanon - 1 added - OLRA Rayak AB - Rayak, Lebanon Libya - 1 added - HL54 Beni Walid - Beni Walid, Libya Mauritania - 1 added - GQND Tidjikja - Tidjikja, Mauritania Pakistan - 2 added - OP33 Kandhkot - Kandhkot Pakistan - OPMA Mangla - Mangla, Pakistan Philippines - 1 added - RPMA Allah Valley - Surallah, Philippines Portugal - 1 added - LP78 Alcochete - Alcochete, Portugal Saudi Arabia - 1 added - OE52 Al Artawiyah South - Al Artawiyah South, Saudi Arabia Sweden - 1 added - ESUF Fallfors AB - Fallfors, Sweden Switzerland - 1 added - LSGN Neuchatel - Neuchatel, Switzerland Syria - 1 added - OS57 Abu Ad Duhur - Abu Ad Duhur, Syria Thailand - 1 added - VTPU Uttaradit - Uttaradit, Thailand Turkmenistan - 1 added - UT1F Yangadzha - Yangadzha, Turkmenistan Ukraine - 1 added - UK62 Khmelnytskyi - Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine US - Alaska - 12 added - 2D3 Gooding Lake - Palmer, Alaska - US - 3K9 Upper Wasilla Lake - Wasilla, Alaska - US - 3Z5 Brenwicks - Glennallen, Alaska - US - 58A Tolsona Lake - Tolsona, Lake, Alaska - US - 5BL Homer-Beluga Lake - Homer, Alaska - US - 8K9 Murphys Pullout - Ketchikan, Alaska - US - AK22 Lakloey Air Park - Fairbanks, Alaska - US - BQV Bartlett Cove - Bartlett Cove, Alaska - US - KIB Ivanof Bay - Ivanof Bay, Alaska - US - OOH Hoonah - Hoonah, Alaska - US - PAHP Hooper Bay - Hooper Bay, Alaska - US - PFYU Ft Yukon - Ft Yukon, Alaska - US US - Arizona - 1 added - E95 Benson Mun - Benson, Arizona - US US - Arkansas - 1 added -69M Nolan - Jonesboro, Arkansas - US US - California - 2 added - CL84 Ahlem Farms - Hilmar, California - US - KSIY Siskiyou Co - Montague, California - US US - Connecticut - 1 added - 7B9 Ellington - Ellington, Connecticut - US US - Florida - 6 added - 0FD9 Joy Farms - Defuniak Springs, Florida - US - 8FL0 Hutson Airfield - Hastings, Florida - US - 98FD Lake Jessup - Oviedo, Florida - US - 99FL Madison County - Lee, Florida - US - FD78 Kennedy - Groveland, Florida - US - FD98 Ferguson - Winter Springs, Florida - US US - Georgia - 1 added - KJYL Plantation - Sylvania, Georgia - US US - Idaho - 2 added - KAOC Arco-Butte Co - Arco, Idaho - US - S76 Brooks - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - US US - Indiana - 2 added - 11II Atterbury Field (Camp Atterbury) - Nineveh, Indiana - US - 6IN7 Lake Pleasant - Angola, Indiana - US US - Iowa - 2 added - KFXY Forest City Mun - Forest City, Iowa - US - KVTI Vinton-Veterans Meml - Vinton, Iowa - US US - Kansas - 3 added - K88 Allen Co - Iola, Kansas - US - KCFV Coffeyville Mun - Coffeyville, Kansas - US - KTQK Scott City Mun - Scott City, Kansas - US US - Kentucky - 1 added - I35 Tucker-Guthrie Meml - Harlan, Kentucky - US US - Massachusetts - 1 added - 2MA6 Flynns Noquochoke - Westport, Massachusetts - US US - Michigan - 3 added; 1 updated - 42N Double Jj Resort Ranch - Rothbury, Michigan - US - 55G Arnold - Croswell, Michigan - US - KTTF Custer - Monroe, Michigan - US - Z98 Ottawa Executive - Zeeland, Michigan - US (updated) US - Minnesota - 8 added - 10D Winsted Mun - Winsted, Minnesota - US - 13Y Littlefork Mun/Hanover - Littlefork, Minnesota - US - 22MN Eastmans Medicine Lake - Plymouth, Minnesota - US - 2MN5 Pelican Lake - Orr, Minnesota - US - 4MN6 Whippoorwill - Park Rapids, Minnesota - US - 57MN Namakan - Ray, Minnesota - US - 8Y4 Surfside - Lino Lakes, Minnesota - US - KLVN Airlake - Minneapolis, Minnesota - US US - Missouri - 3 added - K89 Macon-Fower Meml - Macon, Missouri - US - KEIW County Meml - New Madrid, Missouri - US - MU77 Aero Britton - Fayette, Missouri - US US - Montana - 1 added - MT48 Flying Y Ranch - Livingston, Montana - US US - Nebraska - 2 added - KBUB Cram - Burwell, Nebraska - US - KFMZ Fairmont State - Fairmont, Nebraska - US US - New Hampshire - 1 added - 07NH Diving Rock - Washington, New Hampshire - US US - New Jersey - 1 added - 62NJ Old Bridge - Old Bridge, New Jersey - US US - New York - 3 added - 9G3 Akron - Akron, New York - US - D51 Clarence - Buffalo, New York - US - KMGJ Orange Co - Montgomery, New York - US US - North Carolina - 1 updated - KTDF Person Co - Roxboro, North Carolina - US (updated) US - Ohio - 3 added - 82D Weiker - Green Springs, Ohio - US - KCQA Lakefield - Celina, Ohio - US - KOWX Putnam Co - Ottawa, Ohio - US US - Oklahoma - 1 added - 17K Boise City - Boise City, Oklahoma - US US - Oregon - 1 added - 17S Chehalem - Newberg, Oregon - US US - South Carolina - 1 added - KPHH Swinnie - Andrews, South Carolina - US US - South Dakota - 2 added - 49B Sturgis Mun - Sturgis, South Dakota - US - 8D7 Clark Co - Clark, South Dakota - US US - Tennessee - 2 added - 54M Wolf River - Rossville, Tennessee - US - KTGC Gibson Co - Trenton, Tennessee - US US - Texas - 4 added - 2F4 T-Bar - Tahoka, Texas - US - 79TX AG-Air Inc - Brownsville, Texas - US - 88R Spicewood - Spicewood, Texas - US - 9XS4 McKeon Aviation - Denison, Texas - US US - Utah - 2 added - 1L9 Parowan - Parowan, Utah - US - 69V Huntington Mun - Huntington, Utah - US US - Virginia - 1 added - VA61 Scott Airpark - Lovettsville, Virginia - US US - Washington - 1 added - W55 Kenmore Air Harbor - Seattle, Washington - US US - Wisconsin - 1 added - 8W1 Antonneau Meml - Green Bay, Wisconsin - US US - Wyoming - 2 added - KRIW Riverton Regl - Riverton, Wyoming - US - WY33 Antelope Run Ranch - Daniel, Wyoming - US Uzbekistan - 1 added - UT1M Kakaydy - Kakaydy, Uzbekistan Venezuela - 2 added - SVBK Bocono - Bocono, Venezuela - SVCN Canaima - Canaima, Venezuela Zimbabwe - 1 added - FVKK Kwekwe - Kwekwe, Zimbabwe Water Runway Airports - 23 added - 07NH Diving Rock - Washington, New Hampshire - US - 22MN Eastmans Medicine Lake - Plymouth, Minnesota - US - 2D3 Gooding Lake - Palmer, Alaska - US - 2MA6 Flynns Noquochoke - Westport, Massachusetts - US - 2MN5 Pelican Lake - Orr, Minnesota - US - 3K9 Upper Wasilla Lake - Wasilla, Alaska - US - 4MN6 Whippoorwill - Park Rapids, Minnesota - US - 57MN Namakan - Ray, Minnesota - US - 58A Tolsona Lake - Tolsona, Lake, Alaska - US - 5BL Homer-Beluga Lake - Homer, Alaska - US - 62NJ Old Bridge - Old Bridge, New Jersey - US - 6IN7 Lake Pleasant - Angola, Indiana - US - 8K9 Murphys Pullout - Ketchikan, Alaska - US - 8Y4 Surfside - Lino Lakes, Minnesota - US - 98FD Lake Jessup - Oviedo, Florida - US - AK22 Lakloey Air Park - Fairbanks, Alaska - US - BQV Bartlett Cove - Bartlett Cove, Alaska - US - FD78 Kennedy - Groveland, Florida - US - FD98 Ferguson - Winter Springs, Florida - US - KIB Ivanof Bay - Ivanof Bay, Alaska - US - OOH Hoonah - Hoonah, Alaska - US - S76 Brooks - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - US - W55 Kenmore Air Harbor - Seattle, Washington - US - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Prior Updates: 6/2-5/19 New Bundles: 0 Updated Bundles: 79 New Diagrams: 129 Updated Diagrams: 10
  17. Interesting insight into recent actions by MS on some non-FS products. I can't say whether this has any bearing on the future flight simulator but it does seem to illustrate the company's view of digital customers in general.... https://gizmodo.com/ebooks-purchased-from-microsoft-will-be-deleted-this-mo-1836005672 Caveat emptor! John
  18. Yeah, I knew the JU-52 isn't any more magnetic than any other aircraft, despite another of it's nicknames - Iron Annie. She just looks like it. Pretty amazing that there was actually an earlier single-engine version of it. Anyway, not enviable duty on one of those, whether sweeping mines or the more traditional trash-hauling. John
  19. Auntie Ju ought to have been able to set off magnetic mines all by herself, probably from an altitude of 500', without needing all that magnetic crap. It's not like she needed more drag or anything to make her slower or uglier. John
  20. Well, they've done one thing right already. Josh Howard, the Baghdad Bob of the MS Flight team, is no longer with them. John
  21. No worries, Andrew. I've only been afflicted by one of those three things, but will keep you in mind if one more befalls me. John
  22. It is encouraging, but I still remember that MS cretin Josh Howard lying about all the things MS F-Lite was going to be in the early days of promoting that, before turning like a snake. I'm willing to stay open minded about this and see what develops. They are saying some "right" things, but they did before too. John
  23. Who knew? Wellingtons were used as minesweepers. Interesting article with some photos. In one case a Wellington, which had a famously strong structure, survived a 10 g acceleration from a mine detonated while flying below the 35' safety minimum and was determined upon subsequent inspection to be undamaged. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/06/17/how-fords-flathead-v-8-helped-save-lives-as-an-aerial-minesweeper-during-world-war-ii/ John
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