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Mount Cook Magic

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Chief Captain
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Joined: Nov 30, 2005
Posts: 1625
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:54 am 

With exams just around the corner, I have spent my week nights studying hard, so come the weekend, I had to choose a special aircraft to forfill my simming addiction for the day.

I finally decided to download Rick Piper's HS.748 40mb pack (on my slow dial-up), along with the Mount Cook Airlines repaint, and took her for a spin from NZMC to NZMF- two very mountainous airports, with lots of great scenery around from my RBE 20m mesh and topo package.

Here are 12 screenshots I snapped along the way (1.71mb)

My conclusion? I love flying the classic 'liners- and/or anything made by Rick Piper. His stuff is payware quality. The model is excellent, with extremely accurate flight systems and dynamics. For a plane of her size, I managed to fly the HS.748 with ease (after about 1 hour's worth of reading and understanding the very detailed checklists first Razz), and pulled of a perfect landing on an airport with a notoriously tricky approach. The VC is stunning, the most realistic I have ever seen, and it isn't too hard on FPS either. But, my favourite thing about this aircraft has to be the included sound package. I think it was recorded on a real .748, but the fact that it is different from the stock fs9 aircraft makes a real difference, as well as making it fun to fly! Oh yeah- the NZ paint scheme rocks too Very Happy

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Chief Captain
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 7050
Location: Hellas
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:00 am 

Comments to your other post. Wink

Punk Punk Punk Punk Very Happy
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Chief Captain
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Joined: Jun 26, 2004
Posts: 5424
Location: UK
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:32 am 

Fantastic shots! Very professional job Thumbs Up!
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Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:34 pm 

Excellent job on the screenshots. Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up! Group Wave Group Wave
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Joined: Feb 13, 2005
Posts: 1
Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:36 pm 

very cool, i'm one of the lucky ones who can say they have been there Smile, we took a chopper from the Trout Farm on Lake Punakaki, an experience of a lifetime (although we are soon to apply to emigrate to NZ Big Grin

Nice shots Smile Razz
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Joined: Oct 22, 2006
Posts: 2163
Location: South Wales
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:11 pm 

Absolutely stunning! What more can i say!
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