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Lancaster Bomber


StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
18 May 2013 7:12AM
When I was a boy, many years ago, we lived next to one of the runways in Gander, Newfoundland, and I remember standing with family and neighbours watching Lancaster after Lancaster land after a trip across the Atlantic. For most of the pilots it was their first landing in the Lancaster, and they porpoised down the runway, with some of them groundlooping, and some going out into the grass. It's still a vivid memory 60 years or so later. A beautiful machine. I have tried many times to find one for Microsoft Flight Sim X. There are some available, but none with good reviews.

Denny

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StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
18 May 2013 7:56AM
Update: just found a great Lancaster model for Microsoft FSX, bought it, plus a Sea King also. Our son worked on the Sea King for years.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
18 May 2013 6:28PM
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Here she is. Handles like a dream.Smile
chris.maddock 13 3.5k United Kingdom
18 May 2013 8:41PM
She's the wrong colour Tongue
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
18 May 2013 9:22PM
It's the Canadian version! Wink
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
19 May 2013 3:55AM
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Here's yours, the MK I Special Ops, Bomb and all.Smile
chris.maddock 13 3.5k United Kingdom
19 May 2013 6:26AM

Quote:Here's yours, the MK I Special Ops, Bomb and all.Smile


That's more like it - and carrying a Grand slam too Wink

Which mission is it, or do you just configure the aircraft and do what you like with it?
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
19 May 2013 7:20PM
I bought the license for the aircraft for $19.00, downloaded the program, and it gives you a number of variants for it. The Lancaster has quite a few variants, including different models, but the cockpits are all the same. I have a subwoofer on my PC, you should hear those Merlins starting up.Wink The way I use FSX is disable ATC, and select free flight. I also select minimal air and ground traffic, which speeds it up, and lessens the chance of a midair. I also select real world weather, which it updates every 15 minutes from the internet. $25.00 for the program, and a $50.00 joystick, and you're set to go. There are 100s of free downloads all over the web.

Chris, what airport is closest to where you live?
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
19 May 2013 9:21PM
A question from a friend: What was the Radio programme, perhaps during the war years or soon after?
The 'speaker' was a Lancaster who would say ,"Lancaster
Bomber they call me" I can recall nothing else. It might have been a
pictorial documentary.
chris.maddock 13 3.5k United Kingdom
19 May 2013 9:55PM

Quote:Chris, what airport is closest to where you live?


Southampton Airport - but I doubt the runway's long enough for a Lanc with a grand slam on board.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
20 May 2013 6:13PM
Chris, I tried the Lancaster at Southampton last night; no wind, I think the temperature was 53. I held it on the brakes till reaching full power, then released them, and managed to get airborn just before the threshold, which was crossed at 50 feet exactly. Had the grandslam aboard, and full fuel. I did a turn back in the opposite direction and landed, used about half the runway to a full stop. Only legal during wartime. I took some pictures but having trouble converting to jpegs. I kind of got the same feeling I used to get departing Mexico City in the Airbus A320, the airport elevation is 7300 feet asl, and it's always hot. We could never leave there with a full load of passengers and enough fuel for Toronto and an alternate. Sometimes we landed in Monteray just for fuel.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.1k 2 Canada
20 May 2013 6:19PM
The Lancaster is a lot of tail for one pilot.
27 Feb 2014 10:52AM
In August this year the Canadian Lancaster is coming to join the BBMF for some one off events in Lincolnshire. There is to be a flypast (details of where are not confirmed yet but it will be in Lincolnshire - somewhere!) of the two Lancasters, possibly with air support, plus other events. I'll update the thread for anyone interested if I get more news.
keithh Plus
11 23.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Feb 2014 12:35PM
Are we now talking in the real world, K or will it be CB and Denny cycling past with laptops?

Wink
27 Feb 2014 12:47PM
real world Wink

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