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Around the World Lap 5 - --- Episode 29: Engineer Elite --- 3302 Planet Earth --Thu 9pm eastern

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  • Around the World Lap 5 - --- Episode 29: Engineer Elite --- 3302 Planet Earth --Thu 9pm eastern

    Hi pilots! Looks like its time for another adventure back in Time!

    Tonight's mission:

    In the year 3302, a young, 65 year old engineer by the name of Cornelius Tesladyne, has decided to set up an advanced engineering research facility in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh. Once completed, (with the help of our cargo delivering fleet of time travelers) the facility will offer the latest in experimental starship systems upgrades.

    Thursdays flightplan is as follows:

    Coco Island, Myanmar Departure (VYCI)
    Pathein, Myanmar (VYPN)
    Kyaukpyu, Myanmar (VYKP)
    Engineering facility-Chittagong, Bangladesh (VGEG)

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

    Required Scenery files: Click the link below to grab the required scenery file. Simply drop it into "addon scenery/ scenery".!AsFIlxhwmWg9gxHnreQCYCltoM3r

    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 16,000 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
    May 11th, 2018 01:00 AM
    May 11th, 2018 03:00 AM
    3302 Bangladesh
    Happy landings,

    Please visit my Onedrive here:

  • #2
    Thanks Storm for reminding me there is a C-130 bundled with X-Plane 11 - just tick the "show aircraft from previous version" dialog box in X-Plane at the aircraft selection screen..

    It only has a 2D panel - so in my VIVE VR, it is not flyable UNLESS you install a 3D cockpit. You can find one here:

    The yoke cannot be held by the VIVE controllers - you will need a joystick/other controller.



    • #3
      Here are some pics of the flight......


      Who has read this thread: