Hello everyone, new to the forum. I have been flying flight sims of one type or another for many years. I love pistons and propellers, not much of a jet fan. Lately I have been learning to fly the L1049. I have some questions for anyone out there that has a lot of hours in them, but that I will dedicate to a more appropriate thread. Who knows, maybe I will see you in the virtual skies somewhere.
Post by carrierofechoes on Nov 27, 2015 18:44:15 GMT -5
Good evening, all. I'm new here so just wanted to introduce myself.
Many, many thanks to you Tom for the Calclassic site - I happened to stumble across it by chance and it has revived my interest in FS since until finding it I had no idea at the sheer wealth of quality freeware add-ons available for FS, especially propliners which is where my interest lay. Well, I say thank you - depends how much of a habit it becomes!
I've also decided to try my hand at painting, because there are some liveries which aren't available. Currently I'm working on G-AHCZ 'RMA Charles Samson', a BEA passenger paint for the MAAM DC-3 so hopefully that will turn out okay. Getting to grips with Paint.NET, which seems to be going well considering that I've never touched a 'complex' graphics program before.
Anyhow, as usual I've ended up writing more than originally intended.
Post by grantwilson1951 on Feb 18, 2017 22:15:15 GMT -5
Greeting All from the Great White North - no not North Dakota - but further north where the igloo's are and the Eskimos play - where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the snowstorms are with us till May - give up EH ? - As a long time supporter and user of any and all things that are Cal classic I have had to put pen to paper and thank Tom and the Cal Classic team from around the globe for allowing me to enjoy the world that once was by the creation of all the wonderful scenery that I have come to love and enjoy. As a freeware MSFS scenery designer here in Canada I find myself doing all my flying in the Cal Classic world and very little in my own Country ( I know it's very unpatriotic ) Like so many other simmers who use the CC scenery I also have several copies of FS running on my computer which are Golden Wings , Silver Wings , Modern Wings and my latest creation called BCATP Wings which uses a stock version of FS2004 ( yes I still us it and like it even though I do have FSX ) with all the air sea and ground ( UT Canada and UT USA ) add-ons to make it look right along with my very own 10 years in the making WW2 scenery of the "complete" BCATP series of airports that were built from coast to coast in Canada during the 1940's . This last undertaking is in fact being made for an aviation museum here in Canada that has a Historical connection to the BCATP. Besides the WW2 scenery they have also asked if I can include the Cal-Classic scenery as a way of back dating the sim to the 1950's ( somewhat ) to take advantage of all the wonderful CC AI traffic that flies on both sides of the border . So my question is - can I do this without infringement of some kind ? - this is all freeware coming from my group www.flightontario.com which I encourage all the CC members to visit for some great Canadian scenery . You can also download the "world famous " BCATP scenery while your there - for free !! The other question I have is - will the CC scenery that I have running in my SW version work with the modern world and UT USA installed ?Oddly enough I very seldom fly in the Modern world any more choosing instead to fly in either GWS or SW with the all -world CC scenery installed - much more fun to fly a DC-4 than a 747 any day ! Being a real world pilot I grew up on the "needle and ball" so flying the "oldies" is right down my ally. I must also voice my disappointment that there are no "Canadian" Cal Classic sceneries available to fly from - Toronto in the1950's looks nothing like the way it really was as shown in SW - so I created it ! Well I hope I did not break any rules doing this very first post and look forward to reading a reply to my questions . Until then I'll jump on my dog sled and head back to my igloo and wait for Spring to come ! Grant
Post by Tom/CalClassic on Feb 18, 2017 23:00:00 GMT -5
It's hard to find your questions inside there, but as I can understand it you are asking if the museum can include some CC sceneries and the CC AI traffic. In what form do they want to include it? Will it be offered for sale? On CD/DVD?
Some of the classic scenery will work fine with UT and others won't without some modification (the surrounding terrain will not fit the airport). You may need to make some adjustments for that.
Canada seems to be cursed - there were two Classic Canadian airport projects that were both aborted at some point, unfortunately.
And no, you did not break any rules, but further discussion of Canadian airports would probably be more appropriate as a new thread in the Discussion forum.
Post by grantwilson1951 on Feb 19, 2017 14:16:50 GMT -5
Hello Tom - thanks for your quick reply - the answer is NO to any profit being made - this all for free and will be used in the museums own simulator set up which is free to use by anyone visiting the museum - I did have a feeling that the answer would be negative as I use the CC scenery in my Silver Wings setup where it fits perfectly - but I wasn't sure how it would work in the modern world - I would try and talk them out of installing the sceneries but they seem to want them so I am stuck - sort of - will the airports mesh if I leave out UT USA and just have it default - ( was this the original design parameter ) or was it all created for the GW3 and SW platforms - I would love to share all of your wonderful creations as part of this package but if it wont work or wont look right I will not be putting any of them in but suggest they create a new setup just for it. Sorry to hear that the Canadian projects got cancelled , I guess I will just have to create one for you - I have been across Canada once with the BCATP project so I will start at the finish line and work backwards but the snow is still very deep in some parts so I may have wait for spring so I can find the airports ! Starting a new thread sounds good - where and how ? Look forward to hearing back - thanks Grant
Post by Tom/CalClassic on Feb 19, 2017 15:17:36 GMT -5
Virtually all the classic scenery was designed to fit into the default FS2004 sim without SW or GW3. It would be fine for the museum to display any of Mike Stevens or my sceneries and the AI traffic. A little credit to the CalClassic site (and URL) would be appreciated somewhere nearby. If they want to use airports by other authors you would need to contact them using the email addresses found in the text files.
A Canadian project sounds great! If you need some pictures just let me know - Mike may have some he can donate. We usually choose a year that would provide the most interesting terminals and airports, but anything between 1957 and 1962 would do fine.
To start a new thread go to the CalClassic Discussion forum and press the Create Thread button at the far right edge of the blue bar just below the ad.
New member but not a new guest to this amazing site, for about two years now I've downloaded and flown my dream aircraft from Calclassic, always a prop man, my first love will always be the DC-3/C-47, but the Connie will always be my 4 engine favourite.
So, with all these downloaded aircraft you do get the odd problem from time to time which I'm glad to say this forum is a treasure chest of wisdom, I so I have joined!!, I'm interested in most machines built between the 1920's to the 1970's, things just looked right in this time frame with care to detail and how it should look to the eye, my main interest is Railways, I was a Railway Signalman for over 36 years, my love of aircraft stemmed from living next to Filton Airdrome Bristol, you can imagine the large amount of different aircraft I watched from the early 60's to the turn of the Century, so sad to see Filton closed as an airfield, well I think I've rambled on enough.
Post by bluebottle on Aug 18, 2019 15:59:23 GMT -5
Yep, it was also the birth place of the Brabazon and Concorde, as a young lad I watch Concorde take off from Filton for her Maiden flight, can remember her testing her engines at the end of the airfield for days on end rattling our house windows before hand!, (the Brab was before my time), there was also a white Vulcan that was the test bed for the Olympus engines one of which was strapped underneath her doing flight tests every day, yes Filton, home for Rolls Royce and the Bristol Airplane Company (BAC), there is a golf coarse which runs behind the 3 large hangers, as kids this would be a great spot to watch what was going on as it was high up and you could look right down into the hangers!!, I remember seeing my first Connie there!, Filton should of been Bristol Airport, we all thought it would happen as it is best placed for Bristol, alas this was not to be, Lulsgate remains Bristol only Airport even though its not as near as Filton , Lulsgate is quite foggy at times, it was built during the war because it was foggy so that FIDO could be tested so the myth goes (FIDO = Fog investigation and Dispersal Operations), sorry, rambling again!