• Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 17:18
    Just for your information, Euroastar350 has started the FSX native conversion for the AC520. He intends to do the series (560, 680, 500) as time permits. Obviously the 680 will be last as the upgrade for it is not yet done. The others are in line for him to do.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 10:22
    What's the question. I personally do not use it. If you use the prop adjustments properly, the only time the prop seems "still" is when on full takeoff power. After initial takeoff, power and prop should be pulled back appropriately allowing plenty of visual movement of the animation.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 05:09
    Yes, I completely forgot that one. :-/ //Trailing Edge Flaps type = 1 span-outboard = 0.5 extending-time = 7
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Today, 05:08
    Gear doors in the RW (on smaller aircraft) are usually mechanically opened as the gear moves. In modeling, one usually uses the gear animation tags. The doors must open quickly to allow the tire (which is very close to the doors) to move without penetrating through the doors.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:25
    The gear deployment and retractions can be changed in the contact points. point.0 = 1, -33.5, 0, 0.5000, 1574.803, 0, 0.667, 180, 0.3, 3.0, 0.5, 5, 5, 0, 150, 180 point.1 = 1, 1.755, -7.81, -7.2900, 1574.803, 1, 1.708, 0, 0.8, 1.5, 0.7, 5, 7, 2, 150, 180 point.2 = 1, 1.755, 7.81, -7.2900, 1574.803, 2, 1.708, 0, 0.8, 1.5, 0.7, 5, 7, 3, 150, 180 Any "exits" (canopies, doors, bomb bay doors, etc.) can be changed in the Exits section of the cfg as well assuming that the animations are not controlled by a gauge.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46
    Not a problem asking Sir; wanting a de Havilland Dash 7 is exactly the reason I got into modeling back in 2000. :-) The plate is a bit full for now through the next two years likely and I do agree that request is better targeted to others. Thank you for thinking of me though. :-)
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 18:04
    LOL Yes, could also be MSN, Inc. on some projects :-) (or S-N-M (aka S&M) :-)
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  • Tako_Kichi's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 10:11
    I think you may have to make that album public Rob. I just get a message saying that I need to be signed in to my Flickr account in order to see the images and I don't have one.
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 18th, 2014, 06:50
    yup!!! A big hammer
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    August 17th, 2014, 19:11
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  • WND's Avatar
    August 17th, 2014, 16:31
    Congrats Bob !! I still remember when I first soloed at age 16 - something you'll never forget.. Great times ahead now !!!! Bill
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 16th, 2014, 08:29
    Wow Bob! That is awesome to hear, and to accomplish. My hat is off to you Sir. I am proud that you are able to realize your dream. Have fun and great to see you around here again. :applause:
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 16th, 2014, 08:22
    Strangely enough, I think I still have all those changes. I am attaching the FM and the panel.cfg here. See if this is what you are looking for.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 15th, 2014, 12:04
    Thanks Maarten. Actually, it's not too bad but it can get complicated trying to lay it all out and get appropriate angles on all the rounded and recessed parts so they can be properly painted without stretching. The process and methods are important. I did start over from scratch on these cowlings, exhaust rings, air and oil cooler intakes, nacelles and exhaust stack covers. The mapping also covers the main gear and tail gear parts and main gear light mounts. Trying to keep things simple and similar, get all the angles, and make it easy for the texture artists is the goal. Anyway, this set of nacelles are now properly mapped for textures and that wraps up the mapping for the Lodestar L-18 variants. :jump: EDIT: Actually the other engines are more complicated but required...
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 15th, 2014, 09:21
    Oh Wow! Great news :jump: I am still mapping those engines for the Wright cowlings; been a real bear and only half way done. :-/ I may have to start over ... again.
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  • Tako_Kichi's Avatar
    August 14th, 2014, 12:59
    Pure magic!
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    August 13th, 2014, 19:30
    luckydog replied to a thread Mach 1 in The NewsHawks
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 13th, 2014, 17:22
    I am now! Thank you:applause: Ted
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