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Lockheed L-18 Lodestar update

Lockheed L-18 Lodestar update Thank you for all the constructive feedback received, this allows me to present a more complete and final version of this aircraft. Changes: Now uses KingAir cockpit so that throttle, mixture and trim can be adjusted from cockpit - can also shut down engines. She...

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Lockheed L-18 Lodestar update

Thank you for all the constructive feedback received, this allows me to present a more complete and final version of this aircraft.

Changes:

Now uses KingAir cockpit so that throttle, mixture and trim can be adjusted from cockpit - can also shut down engines.

She can be steered  during taxi and on runway.

Six new liveries:  Panam, United, Trans Australian Airlines, RAF Transport, KLM and TWA.

Watch out for cockpit animations !!     

Flight dynamics also slightly adjusted . . . .  now she flies even better . . .

What she cannot do:   Cannot start engines manually, only cold start on runway, sorry.

 . . and no new cockpit, my modeling skills does not allow for that, so this is the final version of the Lodestar.

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This excellent aircraft was originally created by Milton Shupe and team: Tom Falley, Scott Thomas, Ken Mitchell, Racheal Whiteford,

Stuart Cox, Andre Reimers, Mark Rogers , sounds by Nigel Richards and pilot figures by Jan Visser - thanks for a wonderful aircraft !!

(Installation:  unzip, then drop file into Community folder)

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Sim Update 11 0 0
Initial Release
October 12, 2021
Last Updated
1 year(s) ago — Final.1

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Final.1

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  • Updated to version Final

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Hello, it is not possible for the motors to start, I don't know how to do it.
I need help thanks

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hermankreimes

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

Thank very much for this beautiful aircraft. Handles very nicely after the FDE update.

Herman

Not working, takes off and flys nice for a couple of minutes, then bigins shacking and climbing like crazy then I have no control ?

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aaolmosh07

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

It´s a great plane, congrats

I have fixed the tyre problem, and new aircraft file uploaded. I apologise for having to download this again ! For those who don't want to download the aircraft again: you can copy the texture "tiretreadnew.dds" from any of the other liveries who has this texture, and then paste into the texture folder (livery) where required. e-mail me if you have problems, I can also send you the texture ([email protected])

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fosheem

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

Love the plane and the latest tweaks, especially the new cockpit. I know you said this was the final version, but roughly half the models now have white wheels and tires (including the first one, the orange livery and Pan American). Any chance you could tweak that before putting it to bed? Many, many thanks if you can.

Again, most enjoyable to fly and to listen to in 3rd person. Kudos!

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buckzx12r

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

This plane is a blast to fly!Very nice flight characteristics,as long as you keep the throttle back.I took off and was at 220 soon after.Just backed off and cruised around NYC at 160.Handles very much like a true tail dragger on the ground.Beautiful effort!

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DuaneCates

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

Flies like a Beauty, cannot taxi or steer on the ground?

Config files need some work. Couldn't adjust the mixture. Was either fully rich or engine cutout. Couldn't restart engines. Prop didn't seem to do anything.Throttle didn't seem to do much either. Had to come in hot with engines off. No pitch trim adjustment. Guess you know all that though.

Nice start notwithstanding the above. Look forward to seeing how far you can take it.

I removed the WT CJ4 and that fixed it! Thanks!

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Bella

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

...nicht perfekt aber OK!

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The_Fly

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

Pretty nice aircraft, it would be amazing if you would implement the real cockpit in the next updates and maybe also the real cabin. But thanks for your work

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Edsandro

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

Congratulations! Please continue the conversions. I even have a list of planes i used on the FSX and are not available even at low level.

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Alois

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

Toll, aber nicht einfach in VR

Thank you for your effort, would it be possible to implement a classic cockpit in the next updates?

not sure why, but after installing in community folder and starting msfs, when I try to fly the plane it shows "warning, incompatible livery" on the panel. if I try to fly anyway, it's like trying to fly a brick and stalls out.... any clue?

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Josette

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

Thanks for your work that provide us this very nice addon

for some reason i cant get the engines started.

hi there, glad you like it. I will post more liveries in the near future. Enjoy.

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armageddon51

1 year(s) ago / Thanked by albie

I like it. It's really fun to fly that historic plane over New-York. Nice liveries too. I don't mind the cockpit. It is not for serious flying for sure but for fun, it's perfect and great for snapshots. Note: The trim doesn't seams to work though.

Thanks for the effort to bring it to MSFS all for free. I hope you gave us more.




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  • Version Final.1 October 22, 2021

    Three models show white tyres . . . the new upload fixes that.
    I do apologise as this is a big download !

    Alternatively, just copy the texture "tiretreadnew.dds" from any other livery who has this texture,
    and drop it into the livery which shows white tyres, like "Private", "SAA" for instance. Reload MSFS.

    Where to find:
    Community folder > Lockheed L-18 Lodestar > Simobjects > Airplanes > Lockheed L-18 Lodestar > now you see all texture files.
    Click on texture.Aerotran, copy the texture "tiretreadnew.dds", and paste into texture files as required:
    Private
    SAA
    Blue2307K
    etc where required. I do apologise.

  • Version Final October 21, 2021

  • Launched October 12, 2021

    Initial release of this file just launched. Welcome aboard!

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