• txnetcop's Avatar
    Today, 17:20
    I learned to navigate with fs9 and even though the charts don't work exactly with FSX and GPS it's pretty close. X-Plane too. X-plane professional is very expensive but it is a closer match to real world navigation. FSX A2A is more accurate if you want to learn how to care for an aircraft to keep it serviceable. I am so very impressed with the A2A GA aircraft and the T-6 Texan. You'll see what I mean and you must eat, sleep, and drink your manual to properly learn your aircraft. Ted
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    Today, 17:16
    Awesome Ed thank you sir!
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    Today, 13:33
    The real nice thing about being the developer is that you get to decide when a product is just right... Ted
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:35
    Thank you Sir; I have been waiting for this one. :jump:
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52
    Thanks for the comments; making progress little by little. Yup, finished up mapping the major exterior parts and dipped them all in paint just for kicks. Convinced a hungry pilot the aircraft was safe (enough) to test and away we go.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10
    You can paint her any way you like. She's mapped just like any aircraft. Nigel will likely provide a paint kit.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08
    Now that's my kind of boat there, TG; great job bringing this to life.:applause:
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 21st, 2016, 20:10
    Ted, thank you; it is shaping up to be a looker, I reckon. :-) Ha! Will try to do the best I can with the modeling, panel/gauges, and flight model. The rest is up to the really talented folks to bring her to life. :applause: Nice caveat there Tom :mixed-smiley-010: Thanks, I tried to make it more respectable than some of my past work. :banghead:
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 21st, 2016, 18:30
    The Launch will do this already. She has no problems tacking through. :wiggle:
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 21st, 2016, 15:58
    The logic is of course complicated, at least to me. Rob Barendregt programmed the Bounty logic to get the responses we wanted based on wind direction and speed with respect to ship direction and speed, and number of (and which) sails deployed, and angle of sails to the wind. Each of the sails contribute to a reaction of the ship to yaw, roll, and speed. There are other factors, responses, and limits built into the logic as well, too many to recall without getting back into it. If you have some specific response differences you think should be considered, lay them out here. Right now, I am simply using the Bounty logic but will be adjusting it to allow for a lighter weight, smaller vessel.
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 21st, 2016, 13:21
    I used X-Plane Professional at one of the Cessna Training Centers in San Antonio and FS9 at home. It, of course, does not replace hands on training with an instructor but useful for many other functions. Be careful of learning bad habits and using shortcuts. I thing I wish I had when I was learning were the A2A Simulation AccuFeel Piper and Cessna aircraft...very realistic training tools. http://aviation.stackexchange.com/qu...a-better-pilot https://disciplesofflight.com/flight...loting-skills/ Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 21st, 2016, 13:10
    She is a BEAUTY!!! Ted
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 21st, 2016, 11:36
    Thanks for your interest and feedback. :wavey: I have now pretty much wrapped up all I can find to do on this A-20C model. Invested 5 hours this morning with the bombardier's area fleshing out the remaining pieces to add/improve on. In good shape in terms of poly count; plenty room for the pilot and any adjustments I need to do. Next step is mapping for textures.
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  • Tako_Kichi's Avatar
    August 21st, 2016, 09:48
    I have no issues starting the Mallard from 'cold and dark' using the VC switches, 'CTRL+E' also works flawlessly. If you are using the VC switches bear in mind that you have to left-click the starter toggle switch for the left engine and right-click the starter toggle switch for the right engine. Also note that because the toggle switch is a three-position self-returning type you need to click on the 'collar' at the base of the switch and not on the toggle itself as your mouse will fall off the toggle as it moves negating the command (this applies to all three-position toggle switches on the aircraft). Did you start your flight directly in the Mallard or switch to the Mallard after the sim had loaded? Switching aircraft after sim load can sometimes cause issues...
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 15:13
    First time I recall seeing this kind of tower in FS9, at McChord AFB. Adding a couple of screenshots during testing, and one showing interior as it stands now.
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 11:53
    Thank you Sir; I am having fun as well. :-) Roman just sent code for the canopy curtains; worked straight out of the box. :-) Got the VC merged in from the "D" model as a test; after a few adjustments, that works fine. So, I am happy with the progress so far today, took a walk with the wife, and now, it's time for an afternoon nap. :wavey:
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 09:26
    http://store.x-plane.org/727-Series-Study-v2_p_496.html Ted
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  • txnetcop's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 07:30
    We are using the same PC with the exception of the GTX 285...I think I gave you my GTX 260....almost the same GPU. I just haven't found a reason to go any higher even though I am still building i7 and i5 units, it runs FSX, FS9 and X-Plane 10.5 perfectly. Thanks for props Milton...now back to that A-20 Havoc beauty you are working on... Ted
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  • Milton Shupe's Avatar
    August 20th, 2016, 07:20
    Awesome looking results there Gordon; another masterpiece on the way. :jump: Good luck withe the move Sir.
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