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    Carenado WIP: Beech D18

    It'll be hard to improve upon Milton's offerings, but it appears that Carenado has D18 in the works...

    http://www.carenado.com/CarSite/Port...8868581901.jpg
    -Mark

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    I suppose it will be nice to have an updated model, but I can't say I've enjoyed flying any of Carenado/Alabeo's aircraft for quite some time.

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    ..and really hard to repaint probably
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    Well, it's about time someone did a nice model of this aircraft. I for one am happy to see it. My old unit is 12 years old and I think this is an exciting development much needed in the FSX/P3D world.

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    Hallelujah! Couldn't agree more with Milton. I've looking forward to an brand new D-18 for a long time. It's been great to have freeware to fly but I am really glad that this aircraft is being built from scratch for FSX and beyond. Can't wait to see the new VC.

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    I wish Simcoders would produce their reality expansion packs for Carenado airplanes in the FSX/P3D environment as well
    Without this, and combined with the "almost impossible to repaint" problems mentioned earlier, I'm afraid this D-18 is not going to be very interesting...

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    It's Carenado, so it is guaranteed to be an absolutely stunning visual model. Beyond that... I'll likely pass.
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    I wish they would have done a different model. Milton did one, which is still a classic, and there are others out there as well. Maybe if they did a G model with three-bladed props and the newer wing and slightly longer nose on it, which can be modded into a Volpar very easily, I would be getting excited. What's next, another 172? I also go along with the unpaintable comments as well. BUT ....... it WILL look pretty.

    Don

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    Sticking with Milton. As much as how super their visual models are, both Carenado and Alabeo are the most aggravating to repaint. I like to personalize the aircraft I "fly".
    Until they change their paint kit ways (don't hold your breath) this is another pass. Keep up your good work Milton.

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    Looking at that model, that is one element that is still missing... self reflection. Notice the cowl reflection on the fuselage. I'v tried that once on the Howard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbiii View Post
    Sticking with Milton. As much as how super their visual models are, both Carenado and Alabeo are the most aggravating to repaint. I like to personalize the aircraft I "fly".
    Until they change their paint kit ways (don't hold your breath) this is another pass. Keep up your good work Milton.

    Totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob407 View Post
    Totally agree.

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    it's not so much the paintkit ways, I find the white textures perfectly easy to paint, I may even prefer them over regular psd paintkits, much easier on my old system. Here's one to prove my point:

    No, it's the lay-out of the textures that is the problem. Bit and pieces all over the place, cut up fuselages, sometimes rotated relative to each other as well.. I tried really hard to make some decent paints for the Aerocommander, but it was just too complicated. Remember, I do this for fun, and there was no fun in that one. So as long as they make a model with a half decent texture lay-out, count on paints from me. If not, forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TuFun View Post
    Looking at that model, that is one element that is still missing... self reflection. Notice the cowl reflection on the fuselage. I'v tried that once on the Howard.
    Really?

    Its a wip image thats not even in the sim
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    Quote Originally Posted by jankees View Post
    No, it's the lay-out of the textures that is the problem. Bit and pieces all over the place, cut up fuselages, sometimes rotated relative to each other as well.. I tried really hard to make some decent paints for the Aerocommander, but it was just too complicated. Remember, I do this for fun, and there was no fun in that one. So as long as they make a model with a half decent texture lay-out, count on paints from me. If not, forget it.
    Yes, Jan, I agree wholeheartedly. Any paint with curved tapered lines for a Carenado aircraft will drive you to drink !

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    It definitely looks stunning







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    Milton yours is going to be hard to beat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by txnetcop View Post
    Milton yours is going to be hard to beat...
    Ted
    And it cost a whole lot less....

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    And Milt's D18 probably flies better and has better systems !
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim-HH View Post
    It definitely looks stunning
    I've submitted this livery for them to paint. It was ferried to Germany a few years back. I was able to meet the pilots and check out the plane... stunning

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    Looking forward to the D18 and will be a must have purchase for me, as it is one of my favorite aircraft. I will keep Milton's and the FCS model asa they fulfill different functions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanbatc View Post
    I've submitted this livery for them to paint. It was ferried to Germany a few years back. I was able to meet the pilots and check out the plane... stunning

    IMG_2330 by ryan b, on Flickr

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    I like trim around the cowling very similar to a Staggerwing. Would be interesting to see this same style in burgundy/cream or black/burgundy.

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    I'll be buying this Carenado model in a heartbeat/just as soon as it is released. A great, great choice of aircraft.

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    A Matt Younkin version would also be great


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