Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Feb 7, 2010 19:25:23 GMT
Can anyone advise on who to get the Translating Rings on the Engines of the DC8 10/20/30/40 to appear when its on the ground?
There does not appear to be a command to make these work.
For DC8-10, -20, -30, and -40 only (DC8 SHIP ONE 1959 and all DC8 models after the -40 series do not have Ejectors) there are 2 methods of deploying/retracting the engine Ejectors ....
1. If you are using the correct HJG panels for these aircraft (again DC8-10, -20, -30, and -40 panels only) then you will find, on the Overhead Panel, a pair of switches labeled "EJECTORS".Selecting these switches "ON" will extend the Ejector sleeves on the tail pipes of all 4 engines .... and .... also illuminate the Ejector annunciator lights located at the bottom left of the Main Panel on each of these DC8 panel versions.
2. As advised (above) by both George, and Jim, these engine Ejectors may also be deployed/retracted using SHIFT + W keyboard commands .... and which will also illuminate the associated Main Panel annunciator lights. This method should be used if you are not using the HJG DC8 panels.
FYI .... the purpose of these Ejectors was to assist noise reduction with these early P&W turbojet and RR CONWAY fanjet powered DC8 versions. Contemporary accounts tend to debate just how much noise these really did assist in suppressing though. And .... these Ejectors were typically extended for both T/O and landing .... and normally used within the flap speed range.
An extract from my DC8 manuals indicates that the maximum speeds for the use of these engine Ejectors to have been as follows ....
Post by pierredequack on Mar 19, 2010 19:43:32 GMT
as a new comer on this forum, I'm still in trouble with the DC8-70's panel. In fact I'm searching for the "hot point" to cancel the A/P flashing red light (on the Bowtie panel) when the A/P is disengaged. Panel manual says "located above the center of the Bowtie instrument....." but here is nothing in this area to clic !! Waiting for answers or information.. Thanks a lot in advance..
Post by pierredequack on Mar 19, 2010 21:45:31 GMT
tks for the quick answer. After some "sweeping" of the top area, the reactive part is now well localised. Tks again for your help.. A great pleasure to fly with these old and famous aircrafts... back to the 80's and some wonderful flights around the world.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Mar 26, 2010 23:50:06 GMT
I don't fly online .... so .... I have never experienced such a problem.
Additionally .... those whom I know and that do fly online with these these panel online have never, reported the existence of any radio/frequency related problems on either the main or sub panels ..... to the best of my knowledge.
HOWEVER .... this query is "open to discussion" if anyone wishes to offer "intelligent advise/suggestions".
This will probably seem like a case of nebie syndrome, of course I have been enjoying MSFS since flight 2.0 up through 2004 ACOF (FS9?). However I have downloaded the files to install the DC-8-61 with the Airborne Express livery, and installed the files as outlined in the reame files included. Yet the aircraft doesnt appear in the aircraft selection menu, any thoughts on what I may have errored on?
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jun 13, 2010 17:26:39 GMT
9 times out of 10 .... these situations are ther result of minor CFG editing errors, or, using texctures with the wrong aircraft base packs.
In particular .... you should check each of the following ADD TO AIRCRAFT/CFG entries ....
1. Check that the SIM= data line agrees with the AIR.FILE name.
2. Check that the TEXTURE= data line agrees with the texture folder name.
I think the AIRBORNE EXPRESS DC8-61's, like their -63's too, an unlike most other DC8-61 and -63 freighters, were not eqquipped with port side forward fuselage main deck cargo doors, so, you should then be using that texture with our standard DC8-61 base pack, rather than the DC8-61F base pack. The difference here is the AIR.FILE names .... and other CFG data for each.
Any further problem then just copy & paste .... "HERE" .... on the forum .... the [FLTSIM.X] section/ADD TO AIRCRQAFT data for your AIRBORNE EXPRESS texture .... and we'll have a look at it for you and advise accordingly if necessary !