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by Tom Collins
02 Jun 2010, 13:28
Forum: General
Topic: The End of an A340
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

Re: The End of an A340

It's hard to believe an airplane built ownly a few short years ago has already ended up as a pile of scrap. It kind of makes you wonder about the early 777's from Boeing and how close are those planes to retirement! (maybe...) MSN 27108 / 27109 are both retired, due to be scrapped. Both ex-Varig, o...
by Tom Collins
01 Jun 2010, 19:01
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: A380 Lufthansa D-AIMA flight training @ EDDP
Replies: 20
Views: 8251

Re: A380 Lufthansa D-AIMA flight training @ EDDP

esg wrote:These photos also show how difficult it is to get the Lufthansa gray right
Indeed - and also how much of the wing (and pylons) are painted grey.
by Tom Collins
01 Jun 2010, 18:38
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Qatar A319 W.I.P.
Replies: 58
Views: 18706

Re: Qatar A319 W.I.P.

Yeah.. I paint the files one by one in another folder so I wont overwrite any bmp by mistake. Then I move them to the folder of the aircraft to see how it looks.. BtW.. Does anyone knows what is the correct color for the Qatar Logo and the fuselage paint? I use the color I see in Pics from airliner...
by Tom Collins
01 Jun 2010, 18:28
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Qatar A319 W.I.P.
Replies: 58
Views: 18706

Re: Qatar A319 W.I.P.

and by the way here is my repaint, http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8919/unbenanntmg.jpg You're within an inch of getting banned, Aeroflot2685. For the second time, this isn't your paint. In this case you've claimed David Aquino's work as your own. http://feelrealdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/06/um-a...
by Tom Collins
01 Jun 2010, 15:06
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

DT's great - you'll learn to love him...

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by Tom Collins
01 Jun 2010, 06:57
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

Oh stop complaining, I'd rather have them all released at once. And plus, for work like this, I can wait 'til Christmas! :D Keep up the good work! No but seriously now, even the most patient of people must be getting pretty jacked now. Two years in development, and they're not releasing the package...
by Tom Collins
31 May 2010, 20:58
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

House colours as promised:

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by Tom Collins
31 May 2010, 15:34
Forum: Texturing
Topic: Qatar A319 W.I.P.
Replies: 58
Views: 18706

Re: Qatar A319 W.I.P.

Aeroflot2685 wrote:You can use Denis Minaevs textures, just paint the Engines
Not without permission you can't.
by Tom Collins
29 May 2010, 21:17
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

I may have a go at the house colours...
by Tom Collins
27 May 2010, 07:33
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A319-132 (Texture Request)
Replies: 23
Views: 6572

Re: A319-132 (Texture Request)

Yes I noticed that ;)
by Tom Collins
27 May 2010, 07:03
Forum: Texturing
Topic: A319-132 (Texture Request)
Replies: 23
Views: 6572

Re: A319-132 (Texture Request)

Looks like Denis Minaev's paint to me.

http://www.fsrepaint.ru/index.php?cstar ... ory=airbus
by Tom Collins
26 May 2010, 07:32
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Some Airbuses!
Replies: 13
Views: 3836

Re: Some Airbuses!

But Tom.. you might were unlucky with the staff of Emirates thought... A friend of mine flew with them and was amazed! Especially with the color lighting at the cabin.. Doubt it - flown with them 4 times and same issues every time. The mood lighting is nice at first but not really a big deal - I'd ...
by Tom Collins
24 May 2010, 14:05
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Some Airbuses!
Replies: 13
Views: 3836

Re: Some Airbuses!

And Emirates is the best airline when it goes abot entertainment and service It really isn't, based on my experience. Very average. The AVOD system was good but the actual entertainment selection (quality-wise) was pretty poor. The service was very bad; no smiles, as well as cramped and hard seats ...
by Tom Collins
24 May 2010, 09:28
Forum: Texturing
Topic: ALL PAINT REQUESTS GO HERE
Replies: 179
Views: 88115

Re: ALL PAINT REQUESTS GO HERE

I may do some "fictionals" for airlines that have ordered the A380 but not yet taken delivery - perhaps BA / Virgin / Korean etc. Not really planned for sure though.
by Tom Collins
24 May 2010, 08:03
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: Some Airbuses!
Replies: 13
Views: 3836

Re: Some Airbuses!

Nice pics :)
by Tom Collins
21 May 2010, 06:30
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter update discussion post.
Replies: 148
Views: 41879

Re: Twitter update discussion post.

Tranceaddict wrote:Maybe Tom knows better but we just didn't see him at all after his initial work on the FDE
Nope, haven't spoken to him since his work here...
by Tom Collins
17 May 2010, 07:05
Forum: General
Topic: Ash cloud, strike two
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

Re: Ash cloud, strike two

Just been listening to Radio 4 as I do on the way in to work and they were hammering the NATS representative pretty hard on it - they don't seem to have any evidence that the closures are justified based on the ash density. Very frustrating indeed - they pointed out most of continental airspace when...
by Tom Collins
17 May 2010, 07:02
Forum: General
Topic: Ash cloud, strike two
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

Re: Ash cloud, strike two

Looks like a standard approach based on some of the arrivals I've been on into LHR during morning long-haul rush hour before!
by Tom Collins
15 May 2010, 13:54
Forum: General
Topic: What happened to......
Replies: 10
Views: 3619

Re: What happened to......

"They" as in the team? Seemed perfectly decent to me. The forum became a bit of a free-for-all but I quite enjoyed it as an alternative.
by Tom Collins
14 May 2010, 07:42
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap A380 seats available now
Replies: 38
Views: 13057

Re: Cheap A380 seats available now

yup they putting the A380 on the route so its not just sitting in Paris for 18hrs after it arrives from FAJS and before it re-departs. That's always the problem on the SA routes - SAA themselves must suffer with the low fleet utilisation. I remember years ago before BA had a franchise in South Afri...
by Tom Collins
13 May 2010, 20:50
Forum: General
Topic: Cheap A380 seats available now
Replies: 38
Views: 13057

Cheap A380 seats available now

Hello all, A380 geeks like me will be happy to know that Air France are offering LHR-CDG return flights from £80 incl taxes! Great way to get a flight on her for relatively little money. http://www.airfrance.co.uk/GB/en/local/guidevoyageur/destination/Paris_on_Airbus_A380_from_London_heathrow.htm? J...
by Tom Collins
10 May 2010, 12:06
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: A few heavies
Replies: 10
Views: 3662

Re: A few heavies

I'm not aware of that model, or is it a repackaged CLS product? If so, they will work.
by Tom Collins
08 May 2010, 18:28
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

Seeing as you're all having to search quite a long way back through this thread... http://savemeextra.co.uk/other/graphics/fs/PA/a380_ek_prev.jpg http://savemeextra.co.uk/other/graphics/fs/PA/a380_sq_prev.jpg http://savemeextra.co.uk/other/graphics/fs/PA/a380_sq_prev_2.jpg The last one - metaphor fo...
by Tom Collins
08 May 2010, 13:33
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: A few heavies
Replies: 10
Views: 3662

Re: A few heavies

More I look at that old Emirates paint the more crap it looks every time. Nice shots though :)
by Tom Collins
06 May 2010, 18:55
Forum: General
Topic: Happy birthday Tom Collins!
Replies: 13
Views: 4270

Re: Happy birthday Tom Collins!

Thankyou kindly folks... :)
by Tom Collins
06 May 2010, 14:32
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: [rFactor] Formula 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6019

Re: [rFactor] Formula 1

rFactor's a bit like the driving equivalent of FS - the basic stock software doesn't come with much but there's a large community that produces freeware "mods" for a whole variety of racing types / seasons / cars / tracks - I'll let Sam expand more on that since I've only had the sim since Jan. I've...
by Tom Collins
06 May 2010, 07:32
Forum: Screenshots and videos
Topic: [rFactor] Formula 1
Replies: 14
Views: 6019

Re: [rFactor] Formula 1

Great shots Sam! I'm becoming a bit of an rFactor nut myself in the last few months...

[youtube]aLoxmVhTNSI[/youtube]

Not really got the hang of getting the most out of the mods though yet.
by Tom Collins
05 May 2010, 23:08
Forum: General
Topic: Happy birthday Tom Collins!
Replies: 13
Views: 4270

Re: Happy birthday Tom Collins!

Thanks fellas! Aside from it being a day at the office it's been a good one.
by Tom Collins
05 May 2010, 07:54
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter update discussion post.
Replies: 148
Views: 41879

Re: Twitter update discussion post.

Yeah I believe SKC is the reg (I'm at work and my memory's not the best). Picked it arbitrarily, glad it means something to someone!
by Tom Collins
05 May 2010, 07:36
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter update discussion post.
Replies: 148
Views: 41879

Re: Twitter update discussion post.

DomSQ wrote:I personally could'nt care a less about the other liveries, SQ is the one I really want, can't wait to do a LHR-SIN flight.
Gave her a good 3 hours of my attention last night (more than my wife got, certainly) so she's getting there... :)
by Tom Collins
19 Apr 2010, 08:41
Forum: General
Topic: Eyjafjallajökull eruption still ongoing
Replies: 4
Views: 2468

Re: Eyjafjallajökull eruption still ongoing

Thought this made for some interesting philosophical musing on the subject...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/ne ... 626927.stm
by Tom Collins
19 Apr 2010, 07:48
Forum: Community projects
Topic: My 737
Replies: 93
Views: 44878

Re: My 737

Great work so far Andrew (& team)!
by Tom Collins
21 Mar 2010, 16:53
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

Well if you're only after videos of myself drinking beer and looking pensive then fine - that's about all I can muster this week...
by Tom Collins
21 Mar 2010, 16:49
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

I don't follow. Take a look at the videos I've posted on Youtube to get a sense of how they operate.
by Tom Collins
21 Mar 2010, 16:45
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Random W.I.P Screenshots
Replies: 641
Views: 232288

Re: Random W.I.P Screenshots

Thomas wrote:but what happened to the randomly moving ailerons?
They've not gone anywhere. Just no deflection shown in the shots.
by Tom Collins
11 Mar 2010, 10:04
Forum: General
Topic: How do you recycle a jumbo jet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: How do you recycle a jumbo jet?

Impressive that something designed/produced in the 60s - 70s is ~70% recyclable. Nevertheless a very sad sight when that tail collapses.
by Tom Collins
04 Mar 2010, 12:24
Forum: General
Topic: Project Airbus A380 virtual cabin?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 3055

Re: Project Airbus A380 virtual cabin?!?

At the very end of the video when the camera moves around it's just that section you see.
by Tom Collins
19 Feb 2010, 11:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Crazy texture issues on A319/A320
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Re: Crazy texture issues on A319/A320

Oh, that's just MetroAir's "combat-ready" variant ;)

It's not a texture issue - I should know as I painted that one - looks like you may have a hardware issue actually; is your graphics card working particularly hard?
by Tom Collins
04 Feb 2010, 07:18
Forum: Community projects
Topic: 717
Replies: 228
Views: 96725

Re: 717

So far so awesome!
by Tom Collins
29 Jan 2010, 07:15
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Slap an A380 on your Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 7944

Slap an A380 on your Firefox

With the release of Firefox 3.6, you can now add "personas" to your browser...

http://www.getpersonas.com/en-US/persona/89217

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by Tom Collins
25 Jan 2010, 16:50
Forum: General
Topic: question
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Re: question

Ok thank you for your answers I saw emirates airline repaint interior video today and it's pretty well done thanks to the liveries designer(s :?: ) if i knew they were this good i wouldn't ask ;) sorry i couldn't resist http://www.mcphatstudios.net/images/stories/rokdownloads/a380v2/uae.jpg don't f...
by Tom Collins
22 Jan 2010, 08:41
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Moving on, part 5
Replies: 350
Views: 151734

Re: Moving on, part 5

just curious, but since you say that the exterior is done, will you be releasing the version without the VC first or are you releasing them all together? just curious, ive waited the past year and a half, so i can wait longer for the vc to be done which ever you answer Please read the first post in...
by Tom Collins
16 Jan 2010, 11:09
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Moving on, part 5
Replies: 350
Views: 151734

Re: Moving on, part 5

esg wrote:What am I supposed to be looking at?
Was about to ask the same question...
by Tom Collins
15 Jan 2010, 07:45
Forum: General
Topic: The A380 VC
Replies: 13
Views: 6410

Re: The A380 VC

I don't mean to keep bothering you guys, but I as wondering - what kind of systems will be useable? eg the unique FMS on the A380, and the Onboard Information Terminal (near the pilot's sidestick)? Please remember we're a freeware group - and adjust your expectations accordingly. Not to say it won'...
by Tom Collins
14 Jan 2010, 23:08
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Moving on, part 5
Replies: 350
Views: 151734

Re: Moving on, part 5

LOL @ Tom's up-to-the-minute updating The cabin looks great. Although this may sound like a dumb question, but will there be one where we can opt to simply have the wingviews? I do admire and respect the fact that a considerable amount of effort was made into the cabin, but I honestly don't drool o...
by Tom Collins
14 Jan 2010, 20:42
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Moving on, part 5
Replies: 350
Views: 151734

Re: Moving on, part 5

Julian007 wrote:Have you created the whole cabin or just a part?
I think you should do the whole cabin so you can feel like a passenger on a longrange flight :)
Most passengers don't see the whole cabin; only the section they're in. Besides - doing the whole cabin isn't possible due to polygon limits.
by Tom Collins
14 Jan 2010, 13:12
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Moving on, part 5
Replies: 350
Views: 151734

Re: Moving on, part 5

Alexis' fantastic work on the virtual cabin: http://www.flightsimpaints.com/data/images/PA/pa_a380_vcabin_qf_1.jpg http://www.flightsimpaints.com/data/images/PA/pa_a380_vcabin_qf_2.jpg ...and a video: Youtube [youtube]je12EjB0D_0[/youtube] Vimeo (with some music to help the time go by) [vimeo]http:/...
by Tom Collins
12 Jan 2010, 13:06
Forum: News and previews
Topic: Moving on, part 5
Replies: 350
Views: 151734

Re: Moving on, part 5

It seems that the centre aileron did most of the work @ sharp turns.. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Airbus-Industrie/Airbus-A380-841/1379237/L/ That's not necessarily the case; the centre aileron actually acts as a dampener and is usually in a reverse position to the other two ailerons; depending ...
by Tom Collins
03 Jan 2010, 14:11
Forum: General
Topic: Editing Flight Characteristics
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: Editing Flight Characteristics

Hi Phillip, You can indeed; if you want to make some quick fixes / edits you can always edit the parameters in the aircraft.cfg file in the aircraft folder (thrust scalars, lift scalars etc). For more advanced (and accurate and consistent) editing, you need to edit the .air file (you can use AirEd t...