A Flock of Fletchers

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Postby Charl » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:43 pm

As announced previously, this GNZLAP Special Release is now on AVSIM.

Ever wondered where to fly your Fletcher?
Wonder no more…there's a guided tour awaiting you, courtesy of the Wanganui Aero Work Fletcher fleet.

This package is a little different from previous GNZLAP releases.
The focus is still on AI planes in New Zealand - but this time they are treated as guides to take you to some of the challenging airfields and farm strips in the Taranaki/ Wanganui/Manawatu districts.

Following the AI planes will lead you to some of the farm strips where the Fletchers (and Cresco's) stop to load up, before heading out to the fields for topdressing duty.

Startup flights are included; out of Wanganui NZWU, Stratford NZSD and Taihape NZVR.
These sceneries have been uploaded concurrently by Snowman.
You should download and install these first, as they are required for the package to work properly.
AVSIM is having a little finger trouble today, so please be a patient!
A search on "Charl" by date will no doubt get you there...
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Postby PiperDriver » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:09 am

Excellent work charl!! Thanks for making new zealand in fs better
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Postby Charl » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:06 pm

Thanks, PD. You could argue about "Better"...both Snowman and I have broken a Fletcher trying to get into farmstrip NG02 cool.gif
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Postby Alex » Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:50 pm

Looks awesome Charl (and Lawrie!), really utilising all that's out to make an awesome add-on. Cheers. cheers1.gif

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Postby Warren » Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:01 pm

What a great idea. I went on one of the "select a flight" rides and sure enough, there I was following this aircraft that gave me plenty of time to taxi out behind him on some farm strip out in the middle of somewhere. Great fun. I can see me spending some time with this addon. Thanks Charl and Lawrie, it works a treat. clapping.gif
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Postby Charl » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:09 pm

Well it gives me a genuine kick to hear you're enjoying it.
There's always a bit of doubt in there, that the dam thing won't work on someone else's setup.
Some of the strips are a real challenge, as mentioned.
Putty medal goes to the first person who gets a Dromader into NG02...
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Postby Naki » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:46 pm

In my brief looksie - it is a brilliant package Charl & Lawrie - I'll take you up on the challenge on the Dormader - I have to get it first - Avsim???
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Postby waka172rg » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:54 pm

is ts fsx or fs9? New_Zealand_etc.gif
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Postby Charl » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:19 am

Naki wrote:
QUOTE (Naki @ Sep 9 2008, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In my brief looksie - it is a brilliant package Charl & Lawrie - I'll take you up on the challenge on the Dormader - I have to get it first - Avsim???
File is pzl m-18a.zip - can't recall if it was AVSIM, bit it's Tim Conrad.
Yago9 did a brilliant photoreal paint of it, which I modified slightly at some stage.
PM me if you want it.

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QUOTE (waka172rg @ Sep 9 2008, 10:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is ts fsx or fs9? New_Zealand_etc.gif

Scenery is FS9 all the way.
The AI would work for FSX if someone did some new airfields
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Postby Warren » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:06 am

Naki wrote:
QUOTE (Naki @ Sep 9 2008, 11:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll take you up on the challenge on the Dormader - I have to get it first - Avsim???

I found this baby. The sound isn't much but that is easily fixed.

http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/file?rk=UvTay...main/search.htm

I am using FS9 and seems to be OK.

PS...

Just dropped in.
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Postby Naki » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:17 pm

Charl wrote:
QUOTE (Charl @ Sep 9 2008, 06:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well it gives me a genuine kick to hear you're enjoying it.
There's always a bit of doubt in there, that the dam thing won't work on someone else's setup.
Some of the strips are a real challenge, as mentioned.
Putty medal goes to the first person who gets a Dromader into NG02...



I haven't got round to getting the ugly Polish beast but managed to land a Piper Twin Comanche into NG02 - does that deserve something?? Actually I did it twice - first time I bounced off the edge of the hill onto the strip without any damage - the second time was dead on - although a bit left of the strip - wish I filmed it for proof! ........wouldn't dear try the other way - those trees are in the way............
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Postby Charl » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:52 pm

Naki wrote:
QUOTE (Naki @ Sep 11 2008, 11:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... managed to land a Piper Twin Comanche into NG02 - does that deserve something?? Actually I did it twice - first time I bounced off the edge of the hill onto the strip without any damage - the second time was dead on - although a bit left of the strip - wish I filmed it for proof! ........wouldn't dear try the other way - those trees are in the way............
Well you must've nailed it dead on the threshold. Takeoff you would've been 140 feet shy, dropped off like a brick did it? biggrin.gif

But (sim) pilots being the braggards that they are, I've decided to set up the Fletcher Challenge.
Entries will be in the form of a short video clip showing the landing, followed by the takeoff in the same direction, at NG02 followed by NG03.
Takeoff to be at MTOW, and pilot must survive to collect.
First successful entry will have their name engraved on the below, to appear in perpetuity, pinned to the top of this forum.

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Postby Naki » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:58 pm

haha - must give this a go - waht aircraft - any?? Yep it dropped off the ridge like a brick and brushed some trees on the way down but eventually got enough airspeed up.
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Postby Charl » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:02 pm

Let's just say a, erm, suitable aircraft.
For "Wingman" that would be a C130...
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Postby Ian Warren » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:12 pm

Charl wrote:
QUOTE (Charl @ Sep 12 2008, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Let's just say a, erm, suitable aircraft.
For "Wingman" that would be a C130...

I may get a little more relaxed and use a Caribou tongue.gif
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Postby Charl » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:10 am

I keep forgetting to post this, was reminded by someone emailing a question...
If you follow an AI plane on the downwind leg, it will assume you have right of way, and wait for you to make the base leg turn.
If you don't, it will simply keep going...forever.
SO if you think it's all going on a bit long - make a LH 360 and see what the AI does.
You can rejoin it at any time after it turns.
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Postby Nunner » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:27 pm

Charl wrote:
QUOTE (Charl @ Sep 27 2008, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I keep forgetting to post this, was reminded by someone emailing a question...
If you follow an AI plane on the downwind leg, it will assume you have right of way, and wait for you to make the base leg turn.
If you don't, it will simply keep going...forever.
SO if you think it's all going on a bit long - make a LH 360 and see what the AI does.
You can rejoin it at any time after it turns.


Found that out the hard way about 2 months ago when i was writing my race plans, followed this a/c and got so cheesed
off following it after it had reported base i I hung a hard left and blow me down this thing then reported finals at about 30 miles out !! Lol
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:11 pm

Worth a test ... full load resgistered INCOMING




bitta mowing the hedge when required

Jeepers it is short !

Oh well ..Brakes on and bite the bullet

.....mmm interesting .. and Damm LUCKY

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Postby Charl » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:24 pm

Min takeoff weight

80 klbs

Min takeoff distance with min takeoff weight

1400 ft

Min takeoff distance with min takeoff weight with abort distance

1650 ft


700 ft strip, scrolling down I found myself going
No...
NOOOO...
NO Ian NO...

[color=#000000]Bring out that Caribou... laugh.gif
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Postby PiperDriver » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:33 pm

How did you manage to land that big plane into such a small airstrip??
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