View Full Version : Chipmunk in the clouds (56k and low-res monitor warning - 1600/1200 JPG)

01-28-2005, 02:21 AM
As part of my ongoing quest to explore all the [link:fisd.fsnordic.net|Finland Scenery Design] freeware scenery, I flew from Turku to - um, the east? Only after taking off in a snowstorm did I realise that the Chipmunk has only a COM radio and a xpdr for avionics - I flew dead reckoning (actually I just flew eastwards) and followed the traffic to Helsinki, where ATC guided me to Malmi. 'De Havilland 486, winds 5 at 190. You are cleared to land runway 18, number 8 for landing...' 'De Havilland 486, go around, repeat go around, acknowledge.' and repeat until I was low on fuel, there was no traffic on the runway, and I landed anyway much to the annoyance of ATC.

Anyway, just one screenshot, looking back towards Turku in the sunset.

01-28-2005, 02:56 AM
Nice pic.... great colours and atmosphere! A bit large but a few taps of the minus key in Opera and I can zoom out.

01-28-2005, 03:12 AM
Thanks! If I rotate the camera 180 degrees, then I get the remarkable sight of a dozen aircraft anti-collision beacons all strobing in perfect synchronisation...

Here's a more reasonably sized version, for people who don't use 1.6k x 1.2k resolution...


01-28-2005, 07:39 AM
Great shot! The colouring sets a nice atmosphere!

There is a tool BTW that makes all the strobes strobe out of sync! :) It can look pretty silly if you have a lot of planes flying around. I forgot what it is called though...

01-28-2005, 09:33 AM
I'm now going to comb every file library on the www for this utility...

[edit] No comb was needed - just find a friendly file library which doesn't require half an hour of logging in and searching for the 'file library' link, and search for 'strobe' - third page or so, asynchronous_strobes_effects.zip This is probably the most useful utility I've come across yet! Thanks for informing me.

01-28-2005, 09:39 AM
Just remembered something, it's right here:


Haven't actually tried it myself TBH.

Edit Oops... just saw your edit :-lol But it's a useful direct link for others!

01-28-2005, 09:50 AM
That's the same file with a different filename. Just in case anyone else wants this and doesn't know which one to get... :)