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by Blackace16
08 Jun 2017, 20:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Bird dog Product Support
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Bird dog Product Support

As the developers (Alex & Andre), are you still actively supporting the product and do you have plans to address any compatibility issues with the new Prepared 3d V4 64 bit sim platform? :?
by Blackace16
28 Feb 2016, 06:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Block Black Wings, No VC with P3d V2.5!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Block Black Wings, No VC with P3d V2.5!!

Got the same problem Aviationace1 experienced back in 2011 -- except reinstall of P3d V2.5 has not corrected problem as reinstall of FSX and SP1 and SP2 did for him. In this case, the program has been used extensively for several years on this machine. The only new changes are (1) replacement of C d...
by Blackace16
04 Oct 2010, 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bird Dog Screenshot Competition
Replies: 40
Views: 54214

Re: Bird Dog Screenshot Competition

Well guys, I thought an entry with my old Army O-14950 from the Vietnam years might be fun. And to make my entry interesting, I thought making a landing on the U.S. Navy's USS Nimitz (CVN-68) might be exciting. No, I never landed a bird dog on a carrier during my flying years -- but in the flightsim...
by Blackace16
21 Sep 2010, 05:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Official U.S. Army Operators Manual Available
Replies: 2
Views: 2268

Official U.S. Army Operators Manual Available

Several months, ago, In a posting with another subject heading, I included a link for those who might wish to have a copy of the U.S. Army's technical manual concerning operation of the O-1 series of aircraft. Recently, it came to my attention that there may be some of you who are not aware of the m...
by Blackace16
21 Sep 2010, 05:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: parking brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 6960

Re: parking brakes

Hi Tigerclaw, Actually, I think the way you have your controls set up is much more realistic in terms of the flight experience. Although controls such as flap settings, trim, power, are functional in the simulator, using a mouse is very unrealistic-- and distracting if outside spatial orientation is...
by Blackace16
17 Sep 2010, 22:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revised 21st and 220th RAC Paints Now Available
Replies: 2
Views: 5732

Revised 21st and 220th RAC Paints Now Available

Jim Hodkinson has been so kind to help me revise the paint schemes for both bird dogs to make them more realistic with the actual aircraft. The following changes have been made to both birds: 1. The greenish tone of the fuselages have been changed to a brownish olive color which now is very close to...
by Blackace16
10 Aug 2010, 16:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 220th RAC Repaint
Replies: 6
Views: 8328

Re: 220th RAC Repaint

Hi Jim, I wish to thank you for responding so quickly to my request on how to install your repaint of the Catkiller bird. I also got a private email from Roughrider outlining the install steps. With the great instructions from the both of you, I am sure I will have no problems installing this bird. ...
by Blackace16
09 Aug 2010, 07:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 220th RAC Repaint
Replies: 6
Views: 8328

Re: 220th RAC Repaint

Roughrider I am a former 21st RAC (Blackace) and 220th RAC (Catkiller) unit member. Have been involved with the developers for over a year now in the development and testing of the O-1/ L-19 flight sim model. I have hoped for sometime now that someone would come up with a good paint of either a 21st...
by Blackace16
14 Jul 2010, 18:02
Forum: Support
Topic: RESOLVED: BirdDog 1.2 CTD
Replies: 17
Views: 6948

Re: RESOLVED: BirdDog 1.2 CTD

Concerning the firing procedures in the flight sim: The current firing procedures are incorrect -- and the developers are aware. The emergency salvo switch on the panel is what it implies: an immediate way to fire all rockets at one time in the event of an emergecy -- such as an impending crash. In ...
by Blackace16
08 Jul 2010, 06:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BOOK ; 'MY year in Viet Nam"
Replies: 11
Views: 12389

Re: BOOK ; 'MY year in Viet Nam"

Rich, DH-2 beavers (military designation U-6) were used totally in a light transportation support role in Vietnam. They could be easily configured to carry supplies or passengers (up to 8). Because of their lift capability and ability to operate out of unimproved air strips, and flight duration, the...
by Blackace16
07 Jul 2010, 22:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BOOK ; 'MY year in Viet Nam"
Replies: 11
Views: 12389

Re: BOOK ; 'MY year in Viet Nam"

Hi Rich, Don't be too hard on Paul and Ron!! They know there are serious flight dynamic problems with the product and have been waiting patiently for several weeks now for the FDX and other corrections. Despite its shortcomings, one can fly the bird -- but it is much more difficult than the real wor...
by Blackace16
25 Jun 2010, 00:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog flight behaviour
Replies: 64
Views: 86375

Re: Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog flight behaviour

For Ron and Tigerclaw. I have checked with developers about FDX update. It has yet to be published in the software package -- so those folks buying the program at this time are getting the bird with the unrealistic flight envelope. I am told that they are 99% ready to go and they hope to publish the...
by Blackace16
10 Jun 2010, 18:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O-1/L-19 Birddog Flight Dynamics Modification Update
Replies: 10
Views: 14161

Re: O-1/L-19 Birddog Flight Dynamics Modification Update

The bird spins now -- more consistent with real world capabilities. However, in accordance with the U.S. Army's operator manual, spins should be entered clean (no flaps) since the use of flaps puts unacceptable stress on the fuselage. Although the engine is relatively large (213hp) the aircraft was ...
by Blackace16
07 Jun 2010, 07:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: O-1/L-19 Birddog Flight Dynamics Modification Update
Replies: 10
Views: 14161

O-1/L-19 Birddog Flight Dynamics Modification Update

During the past year I have been involved with other testers in assisting the developers in creating a realistic simulation of the venerable O-1 Birddog. The credentials I have brought to the project have been in the form of actual flying experience in the O-1. I have logged over 900 hours of pilot ...