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User Name: Don Sebastian
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Joined: Monday, November 26, 2018
Last Visit: Friday, February 22, 2019 1:31:33 PM
Number of Posts: 11
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Topic: Chat causing loss of control
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:04:38 PM
This has happened to me twice now in USNS tasks. Ruined two long and very good flights. They were in two different sceneries. They both occured hours into the flights. I have not used chat much so far because I do not type well left handed. It started the same both times. I hit the backspace to start a chat message. I typed the message, looked at the screen and the channel was displayed but no message.

The first time I totally lost control of everything. The sailplane kept flying but I could do nothing to control it. I was in level flight with a little rudder in when it started. The plane did a huge flat slowly descending circle. I had plenty of time to try things. Nothing I tried had any effect except for the escape key. Before I plowed into a mountain I exited the flight by the escape key.

The second time I had already sent a couple of chat messages to a pilot near me. I was climbing in a very strong and turbulent thermal. I started one last message and it happened again. Same thing but this time I still had control of the stick but nothing else. I was in a significant skid/slip on final 35 miles out over high mountains in 22 kt wind. I was curious to see if I could manage to make it back safely under these conditions. With the flaps stuck down it was a long slow difficult leg. I belly landed with water, no spoilers, and the wheel up. Nailed it smooth. Center of the runway.

At this point I guess I will be mute from now on unless someone has a solution.
Topic: Netherlands or NetherlandsHD?
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:17:31 PM
Are Netherlands and NetherlandsHD the same scenery with different level of detail? Are they interchangeable? In other words if a task is called for Netherlands can you fly it in NetherlandsHD?
Topic: C2 sceneries used so far in USNS
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:05:25 PM
Does anyone have a comprehensive list of C2 sceneries used so far in USNS?
Topic: Monday Night soaring
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:08:38 PM
Wondering same. I also know how real life can interrupt your fun. Happy someone can can host at all. I was thinking maybe the USNS crew could agree on a plan B for the nights that USNS is not available. One option is to prearrange a meet on one of the Condor Club servers shortly after USNS normal launch time if there is no task.
Topic: Does Condor Club's search interface suck or do I suck?
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:05:02 PM
Actually the do have a method for a direct to a specific scene. Not quite as nice as a simple search and a little buried. It is faster than the page search. Hover over the sceneries tab and just below that a set of sub tabs appear. Click on scenery details. This will open a new page. At the top of the scenery details is a scenery drop down box. Click on that box and a drop down box with all available sceneries in alphabetical order will appear. If you were looking for say Southern Norway there are four versions listed. If you select say Southern Norway 4 you will have selected the Condor 2 version. this is confirmed by the C2 logo at the end of the title on the title page.
Topic: 1-26 Class?
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:30:31 PM
I am for it. Did not see that the 1-26 was available. I will have to get one. I would add the SG-38 to the occasional flight as well. Very Happy
Topic: Condor 2 flight with VR
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:23:44 PM
"In case you missed it, Condor team gave us a present for Christmas: native support for Virtual Reality with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive!" Anybody try it yet? In car racing sims there seems to be mostly enthusiastic support for VR. Guys are dumping expensive gaming harware in favor of VR headsets.
Topic: XCSOAR Map for scenery Bebedouro2?
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:39:47 PM
Thanks for the maps Paulo. I went to the XCSOAR web site and used the map generator. I used the Bebedouro2.cup file that came with the scenery to automatically generate a map. It was quick and seemed to work well. I will have to compare the maps and see if the auto generated one matches yours.
Topic: XCSOAR Map for scenery Bebedouro2?
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:33:14 PM
Does anyone have a XCSOAR Map for scenery Bebedouro2?Sad
Topic: kicked out, modified landscape?
Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:11:29 AM
I had a problem with a landscape and got good advice that it was probably a glitch in the Landscape install. I deleted the Landscape and reinstalled it carefully. Then I tried it. Problem solved. Hope it works for you.

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