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IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:38 pm

Here we go again.

The challenge
- In your Douglas DC-3, takeoff from San Francisco Airport (KSFO)
- Fly towards the Golden Gate bridge (bay side)
- Fly underneath the bridge (SCREENSHOT)
- Continue on a course out to sea
- Land on the USS Kitty Hawk (SCREENSHOT)

The route is indicated here:
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The 'flare' displayed whilst flying under the bridge will be judged along with your position on the USS Kitty Hawk upon landing.

Extra merit will be awarded for adverse weather conditions. Although rain/snow maybe visible in screenshots, an extra screenshot to prove wind speed would be required (zoomed picture of cockpit instruments or red text).

Rules
Douglas DC-3 only.
5 attempts allowed (so choose your submissions carefully)
2 screenshots must be submitted (as indicated above)
Video footage is welcomed, but will not give you extra marks (unless your flying skills do the talking)
Crash settings must be ON (you can crash)
It must be daylight
Numbering your attempts will assist the adjudicators critique
Dan4th is again the Judge and Jury (unless he retires while still on top ;) )
Closing date is Friday 6th February 2009 23:59 GMT.

Prize
Pure glory and getting points on the board ( ;) )

As with the previous round, this competition is all about trust. Play fair people. Fly the whole course, no map jumping ;)

To ensure you can see the carrier, check your scenary graphic settings are at least "medium high".
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:43 pm

My 1st Attempt:

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(I paused the replay, but you can see my speed is 0.0 knots ;) )

Flight time was approx 15mins.

For my own benefit and a little advertising for the forums, I made this video of my attempt :))
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Prometheus » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:38 pm

Very nice Wedgy, I shall give the full competition requirements a bash now that I've managed to land on the a/c carrier.

Edit: Wedgy, what is the name and artist of the sound track ?
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:40 pm

Vangelis ;) "Alpha"
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Mayfly » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:49 pm

Excellent Wedgy well done :ymapplause:

think I'll give up now :(
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Tom.com » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:27 pm

I've done it!

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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Prometheus » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:46 pm

Well done Tom :)
I've been trying to fly the DC-3 inverted for some added 'flare' but she's not having it :(
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Dan4th » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:00 pm

Matt:

I predict at LEAST a dozen new members from that!

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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Tom.com » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:18 pm

and I didn't skid to a halt - no, no slowed nice and smoothly :D
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Saracenman » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:21 pm

...ly ;)
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:33 am

My 2nd Attempt from last night.

Take off
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Tried inverted, but only got this far :D
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Braking distances MUCH reduced with a lesser fuel and payload :))
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:37 am

Prometheus, Stevieboy where are you? Just 1 week left ;)

Mayfly, I know your free time is no existent right now, but I'm sure Dan4th would accept a partial attempt if you find time :)
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Stevieboy » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:15 pm

Wedgy wrote:Prometheus, Stevieboy where are you? Just 1 week left ;)

Mayfly, I know your free time is no existent right now, but I'm sure Dan4th would accept a partial attempt if you find time :)


Bit of trouble with the Pratt and Witneys at the moment. The guys are working on it and hope to be airborrne latter in the weekend. ;)

May also be a few issues with the 24 hours from bottle to throttle guidance too. [-x

Attempt 1:
Well the P&Ws have been fixed and the bottle has been put down (unfortunately some of it down my gullet) and the challenge taken up.

Lots of inverted practice up at 2000'. This is easy, let’s give it a go. Lined up over Alcatraz, nice and steady. Nose down for a bit of airspeed, flicked her over inverted - lovely. Gentle decent down to about 200', nice and straight and level, lots of nose down trim to keep her out of the water, yes what a pilot I am, this is easy.














OOOPS. [-x :ymblushing: :ymblushing:

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Maybe I need some more of that bottle. Rodney you plonker. =))
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Tom.com » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:10 pm

I tried that I thought it would look good but it will not be flown upside down
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Stevieboy » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:15 pm

Tom.com wrote:I tried that I thought it would look good but it will not be flown upside down


It can be done. ;)

Needs full power and full control deflection plus trim. You'll lose height if you try to make any turns though. :p

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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Tom.com » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:23 pm

best I try again
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:21 pm

Just 4 days left and only Tom.com and me with full entries?
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:58 pm

My 3rd attempt.
Set weather settings to "Major Thunderstorms", which not only gave me a very slippery deck, but also 18-28kt winds :(

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And with tradition ... the video :D
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Saracenman » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:20 pm

here's my one and only attempt at the challenge :D

i used the same weather too - "Major Thunderstorms" - but i also opted to do it at dusk \:D/



shame the video-capture graphics are so crap :(

edit - forgot to add screenshots! i forgot to get any at the time so will have to use these stills from the crap video :((

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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Mayfly » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:30 pm

well done both :)
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Stevieboy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:54 pm

After being shaken by my excursion outside I thought that it was about time that I put in a full attempt. :p

Wind 75 degrees at 36kts to simulate carrier steaming in to wind (us paupers don't get moving carriers in FS9).

Decided not to attempt the bridge inverted but chose the short San Fransisco span.

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Then a wing over and back through the centre span.

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Back over the bay for a gentle turn (only just pulled up in time narrowly avoiding becoming a submariner following the previous wing over [-x ) before coming back for the other short span.

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Then off to the carrier for recovery on the angled deck (thought that I was going overboard as I lost sight of the deck near the end :p ).

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Repositioned to the stern and succesfully launched.

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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Dan4th » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:18 pm

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW!!!!!!!!!

Entries for Flightsim II will close at Midnight Your Time.

TODAY! (Feb. 6th 2009)

I will TRY to get results posted-up for your breakfast
tomorrow, but MIGHT not get to it 'til later.

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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Saracenman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:12 pm

gives us all time to wire our bribes gifts of genuine human kindness to our Murkin adjudicator :D

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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Mayfly » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:42 am

:!! :p

or have I missed the results somewhere :D
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Re: IA's Flight Simulator Competition - Round 2

Postby Wedgy » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:46 am

He's keeping us in suspenders \:D/
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