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Leif from the Pond

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  1. Ted Cook has released the Clutton Trabenor FRED a British homebuilt that began its life in the late 5os powered by a Triumph motorcycle engine, a Luton Minor style parasol wing desgn the FRED has about fifty copies flying worldwide, Its classic Ted Cook, Available now at Ted's website and of course "The Pond" (www.britsim,com) Enjoy Leif
  2. Well I guess I will add one DH Hornet Moth - in good company on a Breakfast Patrol somewhere in the Midlands 1965
  3. Glad Garry found his way The 44 is now also available at Britsim to registered members only. Also there is a response thread there as well as CBFSim The Fs9 Superfreighter will be in place shortly. Leif
  4. Hey Mut Simple thing == did you check the fuel panel to see if the cross feeds and boosters to three and four were open , Then - and a lot of people had trouble with this because the Proteus and the Tyne used different systems - The Britannia was an internal start ( no air start cart required) Where as the Tynes in the 44 were all bleed air started - so #1 is started from a ground air start cart *(huffer) then bleed air from # 1 is selected to the appropriate engine, I told you, Fraser makes a very immersive cockpit, that's why many many people binned Rick Pipers Viscount because they couldn't be bothered to RTFM and keep the Darts feed especially in icing conditions. Anyway stop by the Ponds thread on the 44 and you will find Garry close at hand to help you. Alan I totally agree with you about the interwar period with the exception of Ted Cooks excellent work , the RAF models have been largely ignored, I cannot speak for the Devs. at the Pond , but at present no one is working in that area (caused as much by the lack of information available) I agree the Hendon would be a wonderful addition -- of course the could thing is that Gary Jones has already produced a Roll Royce Kestrel sound file , Maybe Uncle Ted could be persuaded to produce it. And finally to the Britannia - no offence but Garry Russell's Britannia has been in development prior to Jens version, the cockpit is another Fraser jem, and includes the Britannia's unique electrical system and even such niceties as BrakeDwell, The only problem with the Brit is producing a good sound set, the Proteus and specifically the Brit with its sixteen foot paddle blades made a very very unique sound, both inside and out (I spent from the early 60s to the late 70s around Britannia's initally from the outside at Luton (Britannia Airways, British Eagle BKS BUA , Transglobe then Monarch, Air Spain, Cubana.) The at IAS as a loadmaster I spent four years riding 300s. Oh yes I also flew as a loadie on HB-IEN the Transvalair CL44 operated obo IAS. So Garry and I had a couple of conversations while he was producing the 44. Leif
  5. Alan Garry Russell plans the complete series from the Yukon through the Guppy complete with a full package of Paints -- the UK ones will be familar to you BAF,TMAC,Tradewinds and RedCoat , The PreRelease model that Kieran is reviewing will be available at www.britsim.com very shortly - its a BIG file over 120mb including Frasers brilliant panel and sound set, I can tell you there will be no VC for either Fs9 or FSX -- however again, Frasers cockpit is so indepth you wont miss it believe me. Garry also has a FULL Britannia package he is working on of ALL models both Pax and Cargo , again the Cockpit will be very very immersive. These are not hop in and Ctrl E to go flying. You really have to RTFM!!! If you cant wait for the Prerelease package to appear at the Pond you can get a copy at www.CBFSim.org - but you have to be a registered member. On another Bristol sort of note.....Garry has kindly agreed to release his Bristol 170 Mk32 Superfrieghter package --hopefully we can get bot that and the 44 up at The Pond today Please when you get them do read the documentation including as Garry and Fraser would like feed back on the 44 Leif
  6. I can't remember saying I'd review the Provost, but hey, another review to do and it'll keep me busy. And yet another one before I move over to payware reviews. But I'll still review freeware OOPS! Leif But it is rather a nice bit of kit though
  7. So Kieran have you downloaded Peter Watkins beautiful Irish paint for the Provo yet? Right up your alley I would think Leif
  8. We at "The Pond" would like to thank you for your op ed piece on our updating our website (www.britsim.com) The downloading problems we were experiencing seem to have improved vastly with the change to a new server. Rob's Shackelton has taken nearly 300 successful downloads since we made the change on Saturday and several of our members there have tried various multiple downloads of other large files with complete success. Also thanks to Keirnan for offering to review both the Shack and Keith Paines' wonderful Provost. I hope everyone will take a look through out library and find what they are looking for. I will say that in the coming months we have several really nice models coming up for both Fs9 and FSX including a couple of "missing links" that have been sadly missing from FSX and some other very British aircraft. Again thank you for your support Leif Harding Admin Staff www.britsim.com
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