UKAR Virtual Airshow

UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby G-CVIX on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 2:21 pm

Hello all, just trying to gauge some interest as to whether or not it would be fun/possible to run a virtual airshow using fs2004/fsx. It was something that I used to do a lot a few years ago and can be a great amount of fun!

If you dont know the basics of online multiplayer/airshows then that's something we can talk about here.

If anyone is interested, post here and we can go from there.
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby TBPhoto on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 2:39 pm

I'm quite interested, I love flying on FSX, I usually go on it to do solo displays with either the Extra 330, or the Christen Eagle. Also the Lynx Mk7/9. If anyone would like to fly as the BBMF, I have the BBMF Lancaster 'Thumper MkIII'. Would mostly want to fly the Lynx, or a Solo P-51D. Not too good at formation flying though.
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 3:04 pm

Spectator is good enough for me!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 3:27 pm

Must admit display flying isn't my speciality!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby G-CVIX on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 5:18 pm

Spectator is fine of course!

The usual set up is that there is a frame rate friendly model that is designated as the spectator aircraft, so everyone switches to that when watching in order to save frame rates, and only the person displaying is actually in their aircraft. :)

Usually people are allowed to display 1-3 aircraft, each for about 10 minutes throughout the afternoon (start time is generally about 5/6 GMT to make it possible for those across the pond to join as well) but it's pretty free. If people don't turn up on the day there's the option for others to do impromptu displays in the missing person's aircraft so that no aircraft are lost.

I'm going to post this on the simviation forum where I used to do this a lot more and perhaps we can make it a cross forum show to build the numbers up!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby TBPhoto on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 5:36 pm

Hmm, not sure if I'll do it, I've just flew on my flight sim, and sad to say, I've got worse. So a no go for me, sorry.
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby Mictheslik on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 6:16 pm

Ah those were the days! vBBMF revival? :win:

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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby G-CVIX on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 6:50 pm

Mictheslik wrote:Ah those were the days! vBBMF revival? :win:

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If we cam sort it out, I'm well up for it. I just went on simv and my most posted topic was the "warbirds airshow"... 2006!!! Blimey time flies!

Tommy, I wouldn't rule yourself out too quickly! Its very low pressure / good fun and if it happens it'll be a long way away so plenty of time to practice up :).

I will pre emptively take a flanker of some sort btw.
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby TBPhoto on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 6:53 pm

Does it mean we'd have to meet up somewhere, or do we just sit at our own computers and fly?
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 7:41 pm

I've tried to get my display correct but I fail everytime, a no go for me as well!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby G-CVIX on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 7:43 pm

TommyBoxall wrote:Does it mean we'd have to meet up somewhere, or do we just sit at our own computers and fly?


We'd all be on our own computers in our own houses! Just connected through a server just like any other online gaming :)
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby Thumper on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 7:58 pm

I'd be interested in this, I've been practicing my Cobra maneuver in a Russian Knights SU-27 lately and I have to say... most of the time I manage to stay in the air! :lol:

If I'm too much of a menace in that I can do a flypast in a VC-10 or just sit on the grass in my Sabre!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 8:24 pm

Right I've decided I will stick to being a spectator!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 8:28 pm

TommyBoxall wrote:I'm quite interested, I love flying on FSX, I usually go on it to do solo displays with either the Extra 330, or the Christen Eagle. Also the Lynx Mk7/9. If anyone would like to fly as the BBMF, I have the BBMF Lancaster 'Thumper MkIII'. Would mostly want to fly the Lynx, or a Solo P-51D. Not too good at formation flying though.

Can't perform formation flying!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby TBPhoto on Sat 27 Jul 2013, 9:24 pm

G-CVIX wrote:
TommyBoxall wrote:Does it mean we'd have to meet up somewhere, or do we just sit at our own computers and fly?


We'd all be on our own computers in our own houses! Just connected through a server just like any other online gaming :)

In that case, I will hopefully take part in this, but only able to use FSX. :smile:
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby G-CVIX on Sun 28 Jul 2013, 12:41 am

Okay ill post up some more detailed information for those who haven't sone this before once I'm home and on my computer! :)
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby TBPhoto on Sun 28 Jul 2013, 10:05 am

Just got the Mosquito which I'd quite like to fly. P-51D and Mosquito for me. Which airport?
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Sun 28 Jul 2013, 1:12 pm

I'll think about displaying the Hawk but can't promise anything!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby TBPhoto on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 1:58 pm

Mosquito is very hard to display, currently working up a display routine for the P-51D and Jet Provost.
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 4:10 pm

I have put together a sequence in the Hawk but not brilliant!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 4:11 pm

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Postby MRTT on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 4:19 pm

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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby DanH on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 9:43 pm

I used to have a display routine in my fs9 Vulcan that I used to call my bat sh*t crazy routine. It wasn't particularly realistic, it involved an inverted crowd-rear arrival at about 50ft, followed by a climb to 5,000ft into a tail slide. Like I said, not particularly realistic. :grin:
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby MRTT on Tue 30 Jul 2013, 10:59 am

Ok, I've decided that the Hawk is once again a no go!
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Re: UKAR Virtual Airshow

Postby Rule 27 on Tue 30 Jul 2013, 12:38 pm

Look forward to seeing a sole display aircraft perform a gippo break.
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