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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 7:12 AM

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
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 7:56 AM

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
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 6:28 PM

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Here she is. Handles like a dream.Smile

Last Modified By StrayCat at 18 May 2013 - 6:29 PM
chris.maddock
18 May 2013 - 8:41 PM

She's the wrong colour Tongue

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139452 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:22 PM

It's the Canadian version! Wink

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 3:55 AM

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

chris.maddock
19 May 2013 - 6:26 AM


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?

Last Modified By chris.maddock at 19 May 2013 - 6:29 AM
StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 7:20 PM

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?

Last Modified By StrayCat at 19 May 2013 - 7:23 PM
StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 9:21 PM

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
19 May 2013 - 9:55 PM


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
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2013 - 6:13 PM

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
StrayCat e2 Member 1014816 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2013 - 6:19 PM

The Lancaster is a lot of tail for one pilot.

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012604 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 10:52 AM

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.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023041 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 12:35 PM

Are we now talking in the real world, K or will it be CB and Denny cycling past with laptops?

Wink

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012604 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 12:47 PM

real world Wink

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