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by Mgchristy
27 Apr 2019, 16:36
Forum: Lockheed Electra Information
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Welcome

Sounds good. Thanks, Otmar. But honestly, I would REALLY recommend switching to Prepar3D. It's soooo much better 8-) I plan on upgrading within the next year when I finally replace my current rig. Like many, I still have a bundle of FSX-only “stuff” that I’d like to keep using in the meantime. I kno...
by Mgchristy
27 Apr 2019, 14:41
Forum: Lockheed Electra Information
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Welcome

Fantastic! This will be a worthy companion to the Vega.

Not sure if the details are ironed out at this phase, but will this also be available for FSX as well as P3D - much like the Vega?
by Mgchristy
19 Apr 2019, 16:06
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Support
Topic: Fuel Management
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Fuel Management

Thanks for the input, Otmar! That makes perfect sense. I'd been burning the wings first, while switching between L & R every 15 minutes or so - and leaving the center empty for short flights, but just wanted to make sure I wasn't botching the procedure. I need to remind myself that this is an vintag...
by Mgchristy
19 Apr 2019, 14:47
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Support
Topic: Fuel Management
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Fuel Management

Hello Otmar, Congrats on 0.85! This plane is a real gem...and keeps getting better! I have a question about fuel management in the 3-tank Vega. From the forum post below, I get the impression this might be a bit of an unknown, but hopefully someone might be able to shed some light: http://forum.wing...
by Mgchristy
03 Aug 2018, 17:08
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Long range navigation in the Vega
Replies: 16
Views: 14362

Re: Long range navigation in the Vega

Willow Grove! Thanks for sharing your Dad's exprience there. I have some indirect history that relates to Willow Grove that you might find interesting. Go here to read about my wife's second solo flight that ended at NAS Willow Grove. I could sense an awful sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach ...
by Mgchristy
03 Aug 2018, 13:24
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Long range navigation in the Vega
Replies: 16
Views: 14362

Re: Long range navigation in the Vega

When I showed up for flight training a couple years later the first aircraft I touched was a Beechcraft UC-45J and I loved that old bird (way older than I was), too. The martinet Marine flight instructor, not so much. He featured himself a jet jockey and his assignment to a Bugsmasher was a slam to...
by Mgchristy
22 Jul 2018, 06:06
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Long range navigation in the Vega
Replies: 16
Views: 14362

Re: Long range navigation in the Vega

You're a lucky man, Tom. She's a beautiful machine. Great pics, too. The one of NC3242 flying over the multi-hued field is fantastic. My new background on my desktop.... I've had my eye on the Bobcat for a while but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'll probably pick it up on the next big Milviz sale...
by Mgchristy
20 Jul 2018, 20:07
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Long range navigation in the Vega
Replies: 16
Views: 14362

Re: Long range navigation in the Vega

According to a fella by the name of Smella, Noonan had an, um, beverage problem. I bought a 1929 Travel Air biplane back in the late '80s. It was at wonderful grass strip north of Philadelphia called Van Sant (9N1) run by ol' Billy Smella who knew Travel Airs and who knew Noonan. Tom, Thanks for th...