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Around the World Lap 5 - Episode 26: -- A Castle built for a Mouse- 2004 Hong Kong -- Thu 9pm eastern

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  • Around the World Lap 5 - Episode 26: -- A Castle built for a Mouse- 2004 Hong Kong -- Thu 9pm eastern

    Hi pilots! Looks like its time for another trip back in time in those majestic Herky-birds!

    Thursday night we will set the singularity drive to the year 2004 to help in the construction of Hong Kong Disneyland.

    We're only weeks away from the dedication of Sleeping Beauty Castle and getting low on construction materials. Our job on Thursday will be to deliver needed supplies and materials to the construction site on Lantau Island.

    Thursdays flightplan is as follows:

    Phoenix Intl, Sanya Departure (ZJSY)
    Meilan, Haikou (ZJHK)
    Hong Kong Intl, Hong Kong (VHHH)
    Pratas Island, Pratas Island (Z28X)

    A flightplan .PLN file for this flight can be found here:

    This flight will take place using JoinFS!

    As always with these Around the World flights the preferred aircraft is the timeless Captain sim C130 Hercules, but feel free to use any cargo prop that can maintain 250 KIAS at around 15,000 ft. Please do Not bring a jetliner to this event because they stick out like a sore thumb and are a distraction.

    Not sure what to fly?

    For those who don't have or don't want to fly the C-130, Storm was kind enough to document which are the best planes for these "Around the World" cargo flights. This should help you decide.
    • C-97 Stratofreighter Popular, quality freeware that comes with an installer (v2) available here, or without an installer (v3) but with extra models and separate optional extra mods and liveries here (look in the Cargo props section).
    • C-133 Cargomaster Largest aircraft with massive payload. Easy to fly (with practice). Keeps up with the C-130. Download it here (look in the Cargo props section; install both v1 + cumulative v1.3 upgrade). Warning: a small number of pilots have frame rate problems when flying this aircraft.
    • An-12 Most similar to C-130. Most extras (airbrake, autothrottle, paradrop). Russian annotations. Most difficult to fly. Download it here (look in the Cargo props section).
    • An-32 Most frame-rate friendly. Best cockpit model. Easy to fly except long spool time. Needs refueling on long flights. Download with an installer here.
    • Howard 500 Easy for piston engine pilots. Best climber. Tail-dragger. Performance tails off at altitude. Poorest frame rates. Download it here (look in the Cargo props section).
    • C-119 Boxcar Easiest to fly. Download it here (look in the Cargo props section).
      • Re-engined (French) variant: Faster. Normal climb rates.
      • Normal engine variants: Slower. Half the climb rate so gets left behind on short-medium length flights.

    Comparative flat-out speeds:

    Happy landings,

    Please visit my Onedrive:!AsFIlxhwmWg9gXDknswc2wPvdr1p

    April 13th, 2018 01:00 AM
    April 13th, 2018 03:00 AM
    Hong Kong
    Happy landings,

    Please visit my Onedrive here:

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    X-Plane pilots should note: there is no scenery for our final airport Z28X. However, it is possible to land without damage on the northern arm of the island on fields where the runway 11/29 would be, providing the weather is good! Final approach should be at 107/287. About 5000ft is available and there are no obstructions.
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    • #3
      Here are my pics of another great flight........


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