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carr52
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:57 am
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I've got the nose out hover down pat. Now I'm working on side on hover and it's coming along pretty well. Too windy today to do much so after 2 batteries I chickened out. Tomorrows a new day and my heli is still in one piece.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:33 pm
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carr.....
Every day you DON'T crash...is a GOOD day, IMHO!!
Right now I'm working on nose-in hovering on the sim.....as might be expected, it's not quite the same as tail-in!!! I'm good for about 20-30 minutes of this....then, it's break time!!
If I'm REALLY brave...I MIGHT try nose-in on my mCPx this Sunday at the local indoor fun-fly....There's still a couple more days to work on the sim - we'll see how THAT goes.....
Good luck!
Keep that heli in one piece!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:45 pm
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I've got the ClearView sim and it just doesn't seem the same as the real thing,so most of my practice is done with the mcpx and the novus 125fp. Guess I just dont know how to setup the clearview right so it will seem more realistic. The planes on the sim do fine it's just the heli's that arn't right. Not sure why. Probably me.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:15 am
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Hi Tom,

Try putting a little weather into ClearView. The default flat calm is almost never there in real life. The setup below is more realistic and you will have transitional lift as well as drift to cope with.

Try going to 'Settings', 'Weather Setup', 'Gusty Day 4', 'Load' and then hold Airwolf in a stable hover just in front of you. If that is not challenging enough then set up to heavier weather and try again.

Good luck.

Tom.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:57 am
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I'll do that. Sounds like a good challenge. I've been flying the planes alot. I like the Pitts. I've got it coming by sideways almost dragging it's tail. Then I crash. Not every time but quite often. At least it doesn't cost anything to crash.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:37 pm
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It is quite a challenge, as you like the Pitts here's a copy of my own personal EP Pitts with Pilot Eye View added. It will work very well in the 'Track' scenes.

Tom.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:00 pm
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Thanks tombo. I'll have to go fire up the pc and give it a go. I ordered a small foamy UMX 300 looks like it might be fun. Wont be in till next week.

Tom
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:08 am
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Nice little profile plane that, about the same size and weight as my Mini P51 (15" span). You'll need to watch the wind with that one, seems to have 12mph breeze limit with an expert flyer.

Hope you enjoy my Pitts, here's a vid from the real ones' on-board camera.

Tom.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:26 am
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I liked that video. How do I load the Pitts onto the ClearView program? Keep in mind that I am a for lack of a better term a computer idiot. I clicked on the link and a bunch of things come up. How do I get that to clearview?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:14 am
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Sorry Tom,

You've got my dev copy without the readme text. Try these following these steps:

1. Extract the contents of the zip file. (I usually use the 'Extract Here' function.

2. Open a window to the models folder of ClearView. (Normally C:\ClearViewRC\clearview\models.)

3. Move the extracted folder into the models folder. (Hold down 'shift' select the 'Pitts' folder and drag it [left mouse button] into the 'models' folder.)

4. Release button & shift and the folder should move into the ClearView models folder.

5. Start Clearview and the Pitts should appear under 'Planes'.

You need to move the entire extracted folder aziz into the ClearView models folder. Any probs give me a PM. Happy flights.

Tom.
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