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RTWR 2012: White List Update
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:53 PM
RTWR 2012 White List UpdateFebruary 8, 2012The deadline has passed and the Committee has considered new submissions for the White List of aircraft that will be eligible for the RTWR 2012. We also clarify the usage of an older FS9 model and a newer FS9 turboprop.We shall be happy to answer questions about what is now likely to be the finalized White List. Please let us know about issues as they come up. It is better to examine marginal matters now, before the race, than during the rush of events.The Wilco Avanti II (FS9- and FSX-native)Wilco Publishing Paywarehttp://www.wilcopub....004/category/4/Two confirmatory flight tests.Vne=260, Mmo=0.70, Max MP (NA), Test Platform FSXMaximum Speed at 40,000 is between 397 KTAS and 410 KTAS. This speed is limited by the aircraft's Mmo (max_mach) parameter. The two testers obtained slightly different results when running at slightly below and slightly more above the Mmo=0.70 (at M=0.693 and M=0.720). The slower speed seems a better representation of usable speed.Range at the tested speed is 1074nm.This new aircraft model seems to be a reasonable complement to the two FS9 Avanti packages, with just about the same speed parameters. It offers an FSX-native model and a native "glass-cockpit."Approved.The First Class Simulations Hawker Tempest Mk.V (FSX)First Class Simulations Paywarehttp://www.firstclas...ode=FCS-HAWKERHOne test report.Vne=400, Mmo=NONE, Max_Mp 64, Test Platform (FSX)Maximum Speed at 25,000 Critical Altitude is 381 KTAS.Range at tested speed is 550nm.This new model provides another option among the FSX-native warbirds. Its speed puts it at the lower ranges of competitive aircraft and its range is marginal. But it does provide a high quality British option for pilots who are not consumed by speed or range. We would like to have had more than one test to confirm the results, but judge the speed as tested by a veteran member of the community to be well below the range of providing an unfair competitive advantage.Approved.Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 (FS9)Dave Hanvey with update v2.3 by Peter ForsterFreeware available at FlightSim.com.(Look for SFREL1.ZIP, SFREL1U.ZIP and fs2004_seafury_upgrade_v2301.zip)The required update is dated February 2010.There is some question about whether the "external tanks" version is legal. (Activating the external tanks version requires editing out a "//" comment in the aircraft.cfg [fuel] section to enable the tanks. It also requires editing the airfile reference to the only existing airfile: "sim=seafury".)This model is a very competitive aircraft which, with the external tanks, puts it at the top rank of our "normal racing" aircraft. These manipulations of the aircraft.cfg are well within the standards set in previous years when it comes to authors' using the same aircraft.cfg to represent both clean and tanks-laden aircraft. (More modern technology may produce better models, but this was good practice for most of the last decade.) We note that the external tanks are properly modeled in the visual representation of the aircraft.Approved as implied in the current White List.PAD Dornier Do 328T Turboprop (FS9-Native and FSX-Compatible)Premier Aircraft DesignFreeware available here http://www.premaircr...o328/index.htmlWe respond to an inquiry asking whether this aircraft was eligible in the "Under 350 KTAS" category because its top speed is at 350 KTAS. Our testing confirms the team's data within a margin of measurement error. While the aircraft might or might not strictly fall under the "no testing required" category, it is certainly eligible for the race. Note that this is the Do 328T, a turboprop, not the Do 328 JET.Approved.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:50 PM
Austin Davis has been nice enough to spot and correct an error in the line of "upgrades" to the Hawker Sea Fury above. It should read:
(Look for SFREL1.ZIP, SFRE1U.ZIP and fs2004_seafury_upgrade_v2301.zip)Thanks to Austin for picking this typographical error and letting others know where to find the right files.--M