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by snave
17 Sep 2006, 19:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First movie... ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 7474

Any way to smooth that out? It completely shattered then illusion for me and I couldn't bear to watch it to the end..!? It has potential to be a great video, but not with that s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-t-t-t-t-u-u-u-t-t-e-r-i-n-g! Unless its my rig? But I did view it in several different apps, just to be sure...
by snave
17 Sep 2006, 00:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 5042

OK, so I see what he means, but for me there's no problem - it looks very similar to the way the Europe monowheel undercarriage system works - which apart from gliders, is the only hand-operated system I'm familiar with. As I said, it's a spring-assisted manual undercarriage: There appears to be no ...
by snave
17 Sep 2006, 00:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 5042

I wouldn't know, I fly Flight Sim, not Control Tower sim... but I'll make a special visit to spot view to check it out and see if it upsets my sensibilities. :roll:
by snave
16 Sep 2006, 23:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GEAR
Replies: 18
Views: 5042

That could be a function of lowering the gear at too high an airspeed. The gear limiting speed is listed at just 175km/h (96 knots) for the B and D variants, and still only 200 km/h for the C... The undercarriage is completely manual in operation, with a clever form of spring assistance. You can see...
by snave
16 Sep 2006, 15:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestion for your next project...
Replies: 73
Views: 19919

Hmm, similar to a Safir..? Warbird, but not WWII? Not single seat. Hmm, designed in the Thirties then? Communincations and general purpose transport? Not a biplane? To be similar to the Safir it would have to have retractable gear. That narrows things a bit. My guess is outward retracting gear. Tail...
by snave
16 Sep 2006, 15:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Flight Modeling/Landing
Replies: 13
Views: 10137

vati1werner wrote:I've been trying to master landing; doing quite a few touch and go's. I'm starting to get the hang of this bird and it's a blast! Thanks for the tips.
Our pleasure. It really is a remarkable flight model, well up there with the best ever... :wink:
by snave
15 Sep 2006, 21:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Flight Modeling/Landing
Replies: 13
Views: 10137

:-D :-D :-D :-D ....Oh and Ssshh! The other main reason for floating is you're landing downwind... We've all done it. Just to practice you understand.... indeed.. you will remember it after yo uhave done it :lol: Usually when someone points at the windsock, leaving you only a brief window of opport...
by snave
15 Sep 2006, 21:39
Forum: Support
Topic: re-install
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

That took much longer than I was expecting :lol: We are under threat of a power cut that will last for several hours, possibly a day while they replace a mains cable, so I have had the computer off for much of the last couple of days while Southern Electric get their finger out, and the pipework in...
by snave
15 Sep 2006, 14:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Flight Modeling/Landing
Replies: 13
Views: 10137

The model was tested by Safir owners, and has been commented on for its accuracy. I love it! It seems that the split flaps add more lift than drag and have quite a pitch trim change when operated - this was common in older aircraft when flaps were essentially little more than airbrakes and given the...
by snave
15 Sep 2006, 14:38
Forum: Support
Topic: re-install
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

I'm glad I saw this thread. I was just about to send an email to Support to have my original installation deactivated so I could move it to a new PC. I suspected what I needed to send but now know. So thanks. But then I read further... Irregardless of what the EULA says, if you bothered to read the...
by snave
14 Sep 2006, 19:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Flight Modeling/Landing
Replies: 13
Views: 10137

It's called ground effect and is exactly what I've been waiting for from a flight model for years. Touchy, but rewarding if flown right. I haven't flown a Safir, but I do have over 800 hours in high and low-wing aircraft and they all have some kind of quirk when close to or on the ground. Generally,...
by snave
13 Sep 2006, 20:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the SAAB Safir ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4903

All pilots must pull the red handle. It's the rules... :P :-D On our old club Cessna there was a wire hanging down under the dash on the left hand side, just under the yoke. Of course, one of the members just had to pull that thing out, "becasue it might foul the controls...." ...not much danger of ...
by snave
13 Sep 2006, 20:26
Forum: Support
Topic: re-install
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

Oh Graham, you'll never know how close I got to mentioning FSD is my last post, because I was thinking them, too! :) Egocentric to the point of thinking they have some divine right to install spyware on the users system, and I know who you are referring to when you dare to complain... And we're not ...
by snave
13 Sep 2006, 01:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the SAAB Safir ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4903

Thank you Brian ! My screnshots are on a beginners level but hopefully I will learn some day. :D The Sibwings Safir is really impressive with all the attention to detail. For the first time in my life I've been able to jettison the canopy without having the technicians breathing down my neck afterw...
by snave
12 Sep 2006, 19:43
Forum: Support
Topic: re-install
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

Thanks, that clears things up a little. I am sure if you get the business side of things sorted properly now, it will save you from a world of pain in years to come. Too many developers have disappeared from this market, this hobby, because they didn't get the legal side of things right, only to fin...
by snave
12 Sep 2006, 18:38
Forum: Support
Topic: re-install
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

The EULA has all the hallmarks of having been drawn up as an afterthought by someone who didn't think it was important, when it is actually more important than the product itself, as it defines the relationship between the customer and the developer... Not only at its inception and through the purch...
by snave
12 Sep 2006, 03:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting the Word Out
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Consider Hinch, that you won't be the first - there have been several topics on the Saab already at Avsim, as well as some magnificent screenies in the screenshot forum. This release has been a subtle - but more effective for its subtlety - process of `seepage`. There has been no need for major prom...
by snave
12 Sep 2006, 00:43
Forum: Support
Topic: re-install
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

I hope that was an attempt at humour. There was no mention of limitations on the number of activations in the specific contract I entered into with SibWings. Here's the EULA, as contracted, in full, in case no-one reads these things before they click away (I always do; a lesson for us all): SOFTWARE...
by snave
11 Sep 2006, 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PH-RLA and G-HRLK repaints ready
Replies: 48
Views: 15032

Looks like a repaint `in ths style of` rather than pedantically correct to the pantone! Aircraft also fade over time, depending in how and where they are parked, how and with whatthey are cleaned, even how they are looked at in different light! The dayglo paints have an active ingredient in the pain...
by snave
11 Sep 2006, 15:39
Forum: Support
Topic: re-install
Replies: 19
Views: 5642

I'm doing the same and have the same problem - the `old` activation code is shown as not correct and when I copy/paste the request code via the authentication page I see the message: Your copy was already activated. Your request will be handled manually. You can send any questions to our e-mail: sup...