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    Default teson1 flying the mail

    Lock Haven to Clarion


    Gas and oil filled up, mail bags stowed away, gun in the holster on the hip, map strapped to the leg, goggles down - ready to go.

    Contact!

    While I had been eagerly following the cold front approaching from the west, hoping for some bad weather for a challenging flight, it was probably better it didn't arrive yet, and weather stayed CAVOK...
    In fact I've wandered all over the place... Of course that's due to the facts that the winds were different from those forecast, right? (In truth I just can't hold a heading, or at least just didn't pay attention with this good weather LOL).
    It's always interesting to observe how mental capacity is reduced to 20% when things start to go wrong. Doing stupid stuff like reading off the wrong numbers from the flight plan ect. Makes the flight more.. interesting...
    But with sufficient conspicious landmarks to find the way I made it to the airport nevertheless.

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    I've been flying pretty low. Seems the .txt file has been overloaded. It's on the Duenna flight page anyways:

    http://fs-duenna.com/flights/ShowFli...iz4ZFTLNLI7fk4
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    Great flight, Gunter!

    Of course, you weren't down there low, weaving back and forth, shooting out the glass insulators on top of the telephone poles with your pistol now, were you?

    If I get a chance this weekend, I want to fly this flight as well as the 2004 version of the Hell Stretch, just to give it a try. I found a great DH-4 that I can use and
    still adhere to the 115 kt. speed limit. It's also painted up in Lindbergh's CAM livery, too!

    Alan

    "I created the Little Black Book to keep myself from getting killed..." -- Captain Elrey Borge Jeppesen
    P4 3.0 SINGLE CORE 2GB CORSAIR RAM ATI RADEON 4650 1GB GPU SAMSUNG 160 GB HDD WIN XP SP3 FS8 FS9 CFS CFS2 IL2

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperPilot2 View Post
    Of course, you weren't down there low, weaving back and forth, shooting out the glass insulators on top of the telephone poles with your pistol now, were you?

    If I get a chance this weekend, I want to fly this flight as well as the 2004 version of the Hell Stretch, just to give it a try. I found a great DH-4 that I can use and
    still adhere to the 115 kt. speed limit. It's also painted up in Lindbergh's CAM livery, too!

    Alan
    Haha. Bang bang bang.

    Can you post the name of the DH-4 please. A nicely modeled aircraft correct for the period would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teson1 View Post
    y
    Haha. Bang bang bang.

    Can you post the name of the DH-4 please. A nicely modeled aircraft correct for the period would be great.
    Gunter,

    Here's the DH-4 for FS 9...

    http://simviation.com/1/download-fil...p&fileId=20679

    I think you'll like it; she flies very nicely!

    I read in a book I have about the early Air Mail pilots about shooting out the glass insulators; apparently it was a fairly popular pastime with the
    Pilots.

    Alan

    "I created the Little Black Book to keep myself from getting killed..." -- Captain Elrey Borge Jeppesen
    P4 3.0 SINGLE CORE 2GB CORSAIR RAM ATI RADEON 4650 1GB GPU SAMSUNG 160 GB HDD WIN XP SP3 FS8 FS9 CFS CFS2 IL2

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    Cool

    Oh Boy!!

    Another Scud Runner hitting the Alleghenies ....

    Yeah ... you guys go ahead and poke a hole down through there for there rest of us .... ... good of ya!






    Wow this guys' pretty good huh?
    salt_air

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    Cool

    The DH-4 is the most like what was used then ... except for the Jenny ... of all I can find.

    It's a little too strong and the Jenny too weak ... not complaining ... I haven't made any aircraft yet myself.




    You'd think modelers would have jumped all over the early airmail planes like they did some of the planes from other eras ... oh well.




    I'm testing .... and will probably use ... a plane from the Waco hanger.

    Not sure which model (freeware) yet.
    salt_air

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperPilot2 View Post
    Gunter,

    Here's the DH-4 for FS 9...

    http://simviation.com/1/download-fil...p&fileId=20679

    I think you'll like it; she flies very nicely!
    Checking her out.
    Thanks.

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    Default Clarion to Johnsons Field

    Nice and easy flight, with pretty good weather, and enough landmarks to follow along with the finger on the map.
    A little tension looking for that grass field at the end, but landed safe

    http://fs-duenna.com/flights/ShowFli...aMTC41K330rUhY
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    Default Johnsons Field to Huffman Farm

    If the tab's on me I better hurry up...

    Quite a bumpy ride. One moment going up at 1000 fpm, the next one down. Just fortunate that there's not a lot of airplanes flying around.

    Maybe I went a bit overboard with that airport. Really difficult to find... 20 seconds out by the stopwatch still nothing to see. Then suddenly there it was, almost below. Some steep S turns brougt the plane down in almost one piece.
    These country roads running E-W really helped to home in.

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    Nice Flight ... this is a pretty good event huh?


    and really there's no rush for you to get to Chicago mate ... just take your time ...
    salt_air

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