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SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Query about Section F8 future plans
« on: November 25, 2011, 11:28:13 AM »
Thanks Jan

I realise that the F-86 is the quintessential swept-wing jet fighter (next to the MiG 15), just as the P-51 set the mark for piston-engine fighters.

For this reason alone, it makes sense that the first true FSX version should be the very best possible, whether created by Maam-Sim or MilViz.

For now, the ported-over F-86 by Section F8 remains the gold standard.

Thanks again to you and the team, and good luck for the future.  ;D


SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Query about Section F8 future plans
« on: November 19, 2011, 09:43:42 PM »

Given the announcement and preview screenies by MilViz about their F-86 (under construction), has the team made any decisions about the dedicated FSX model that was in the pipeline?


SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Black Cockpit
« on: February 28, 2011, 04:30:35 AM »
I don't know if this will help - follow the link to an easy-to-read version of the installation instructions.


SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: gear stuck
« on: December 21, 2010, 12:41:22 PM »
If you exceed the airspeed limit for the gear and/or flaps, you will experience hydraulic failure. Once this happens, the system is frozen.

Get the speed below 180kts, and toggle the hydraulic system switch just behind the thrust lever quadrant to extinguish the amber warning light on the instrument panel. Then select gear/flaps as required, making sure not to exceed 180kts until gear/flaps are raised.

Take care ;)

SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Windows 7 FSX and installing Sabre
« on: November 28, 2010, 12:51:12 PM »
Black contrails, square propellers and black demo smoke effect are usually the result of a missing or corrupt default 'texture' folder within the FSX\Effects folder - I should know, I have had to reinstall this a few times after inadvertently deleting it.

Good luck

Sabre Pilots Briefing Room / Re: Happy Birthday Alan!
« on: August 07, 2010, 10:43:25 PM »
Thanks Chris

It is only because of your efforts that you can see my aircraft in the vicinity of the leader! Great job.

SF8 Sabre Repaints / Re: Over 30 Repaints Available
« on: July 25, 2010, 07:38:00 AM »
His name is actually "GARRY"   ;)

Sabre Pilots Briefing Room / Independence Day 2010
« on: July 04, 2010, 02:08:57 PM »

Wishing all our American friends a happy and peaceful 4th of July.

Keats (FSXPatriots Jet Team)

       - but I still fly the SF8 F-86 regularly!

SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Separate models for the FSX release?
« on: June 12, 2010, 01:05:54 PM »
Good points, Chris.

I have also noticed in multiplayer formation sessions that when I select speedbrake on my F-86, I see the speedbrake deploy on the other SF8 aircraft in the formation.

With regard to the speedbrake control: it would be nice to control the speedbrake with (for e.g.) the slider control on the X52, giving the ability to deploy say 30% speedbrake and then retract without having only an all-or-nothing button/switch. (in other words, the ability to assign an axis to the speedbrake control). I am sure this is possible, as most other default aircraft have this ability. I know it was/is possible in the original aircraft.

These are part of my wish-list for the FSX version. I hope Jan, Hansi and the team are able to do it.


SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Gear down
« on: May 04, 2010, 12:37:34 AM »
Just a thought -

Make sure your speed is at or below the maximum gear deployment speed (from memory 180kt) before trying to select gear.
 ;D ;D

SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Can't deploy speedbrakes
« on: April 22, 2010, 11:11:47 AM »
What I can't seem to achieve is mapping to the actual switch on the throttle which allows partial deployment of the spoilers. Is this possible?

Hi SkipperMac, and welcome.

I am sure Jan or Hansi will confirm that it is NOT possible. I have been trying for some time (I use only FSUIPC to control my X52), but the only possible workaround is to use the speedbrake control on the Throttle Lever, which can be moved with the mouse. It has three positions: IN-HOLD-OUT. I also find that when I try to use the switch, the emergency speedbrake lever starts moving randomly!
I still have not been able to figure out how to control it with FSUIPC - much experimenting has taken place!

I expect one of the gurus will give a more complete answer, but that is my understanding of the topic.


SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Sabre Conversion to FSX
« on: April 04, 2010, 01:34:50 AM »
If anyone wants to see the re-formatted readme.txt from the FSX port-over file "", you can read it at:

Hope this helps those who are having trouble installing this great model in FSX.  ;D

SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: Sabre Conversion to FSX
« on: April 03, 2010, 02:06:48 AM »
Hi Daniel

Confirm you downloaded the file from

I found the 'readme.txt' file difficult to read, so I have reformatted it and sent a copy to you. It is very important to follow the instructions VERY carefully - if you do it correctly, you should have no problems at all. :)


SF8 Sabre - FS9 Support / Re: Hows the version of F-86D/K/L evolving?
« on: February 02, 2010, 12:04:07 AM »
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it's a good thing we don't all have the same values.

When I was a boy, I could not stop drawing pictures of the F-86E. I have seen and flown a lot of
airplanes, from the Tiger Moth to the 747, and I still think the original operational versions of the
F-86 are aesthetically the most pleasing ;D

SF8 Sabre - FSX Support / Re: no textures
« on: December 30, 2009, 03:08:07 AM »

Just to be sure, check you have done as follows:

1. Go to the SF8 homepage, and select Download Center
2. Download the F-86E/F "Sabre Base Pack" as well as the "F-86E/F Sabre Service Pack 1", AND "F-86E/F FS9 Intermediate Fix for FSX"
3. Open the last file ( and extract to a folder of your choice.

I have re-formatted the readme.txt file to make it easier to follow (File attached). Open it and READ FULLY!
You must follow the instructions carefully to get everything to work properly.

Good luck


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