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Second Albatros D.Va flying !

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THE VINTAGE AVIATOR present:

 

Second Albatros D.Va built and flying !

They painted it in the colours of Adolf Schreder, Jasta 17.

 

...and for all who haven't seen the first one yet -

Here again the D.Va in the colours of Jasta 5 pilot Vzfw. Josef Mai:

 

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What a beautiful pair of Albatri. Wouldn't it be wonderful to get some actual stick time in one of those.

 

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Lou, you are speaking from my very heart, Sir!

I would even be willing to make my proper pilot license for that reason.

(I guess my WW1 license might have expired by now).

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I don't know Olham. Try presenting it to them at the field and see if they wouldn't let you take one of those kites out for a romp. :grin:

 

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Well, Gene de Marco looks like a friendly, sympathic chap, but if it comes to flying their birds, I guess he'd draw a line there.

 

 

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Rather serendipitous I'd say, Quack74. Very nice skins BTW Sir, very nice indeed.

 

Cheers!

 

Lou

 

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Those fellas over at The Vintage Aviator are really doing some fine work and very nice skins quack! :clapping:

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A fine work, quack74! The craft is also in "Over Flanders Fields", were it looks like this.

The question is, if they would have painted the production Nr. on the white fin again?

 

 

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...seems the number wasn't there after painting it white.

 

 

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I wonder what kind of engines they use for these replicas? The one Alb they built in Austria actually had an original Mercedes engine for it, but I imagine that is quite rare.

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thats just a decal for all the DV's. I just havnt removed it yet from the Decal.INI. Good eye fellas

Oh and the lozenge camo wings too. Woops

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Hasse Wind, they used original Mercedes engines, as far as I understand.

Some missing parts were handcrafted to complete the engine. See here:

 

http://thevintageaviator.co.nz/projects/mercedes-engine/mercedes-engine-restoration

 

quack, if you ever feel like owning and flying a second WW1 sim, I highly recommend OFF.

Over 3400 skins in here, and the immersion is on a very high level.

You're welcome.

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It's amazing that those engines are still available, even if some parts are missing. The Mercedes D.III series of engines was very common, but still - it's been over 90 years.

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Hasse Wind, they used original Mercedes engines, as far as I understand.

Some missing parts were handcrafted to complete the engine. See here:

 

http://thevintageavi...ine-restoration

 

quack, if you ever feel like owning and flying a second WW1 sim, I highly recommend OFF.

Over 3400 skins in here, and the immersion is on a very high level.

You're welcome.

 

 

Olham, I played OFF about two years ago. I really liked it. But I just got caught up in FE. I dont have the latest OFF though. Maybe I will get it. I still need CFS3 right?

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Olham, I played OFF about two years ago. I really liked it. But I just got caught up in FE.

I dont have the latest OFF though. Maybe I will get it. I still need CFS3 right?

Quack, I guess you knew OFF before the "Hat in the Ring" add-on. Maybe even before "Between Heaven and Hell"?

Anyway: "Hat in the Ring" rought a new, much better AI plus several new planes, and if you shouldn't know it, you

should really get it and try it out. It was a big step forward!

And yes, you still need CFS3, but you can get that cheaply for a 10er, or you still have it anyway?

I have been flying other sims, but even the great IL-2 had no much of immersion to "suck me in to".

OFF has plenty of it. I don't know how I should live without it.

:grin:

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I think I will get Hat in the Ring or BHaH. They look pretty cool. Maybe I'll see you guys here soon too.

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Quack, you need to get BHaH, as that is the next full version after the still free "Phase 2"

(I also entered OFF with Phase 2 free).

So with BHaH, you have Phase 3 - the first REAL thing.

"Hat in the Ring" was sold like an add-on about 9 months later, but it is actually again

half a new version, with a much more dangerous AI.

 

Since the devs may still have to work a while to get Phase 4 done, I recommend to get

both BHaH, and HitR. Should be almost cheap by now - see here:

 

http://overflandersfields.com/info.htm

 

And you are always welcome - hope to see you with own combat reports or screenies.

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Hey Olham, one day when I'm a billionaire I'll make sure I get VA to make you an Albi. That place is just down the road from me ;)

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A billionaire is so very unlikely...

Perhaps you can go there and make some photos for us.

You know, we Germans say, the sparrow in your hand is bigger than the pidgeon on the roof...

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A billionaire is so very unlikely...

Perhaps you can go there and make some photos for us.

You know, we Germans say, the sparrow in your hand is bigger than the pidgeon on the roof...

 

Are you rejecting my offer?

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Phantom67, I'd be more than happy to take you up on your magnanimous offer. Best of luck with your first billion Sir, I am told it's the hardest to make, (at least it certainly has been in my case).

 

Cheers!

 

Lou

 

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:rofl: No, I will be the happiest OFFer you could imagine, old chap.

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