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    Any Interest?

    I've revived the Beechcraft Starship-2000 by Matt Stenova. (ca. 2012). I enjoyed flying it when it was released but oddities concerning the model turned me off to it at the time. I decided to give it another look and so I've been working on the areas I can access (mainly the VC and cabin) to update the textures and possibly give it some new life.

    I have tried contacting Matt to see if anything new had been done to it, but he was only in the Forum twice in 2012 and hasn't been on since so I doubt he'll answer the PM. He left no email address in his information nor in the readme for the original release so although I did send a PM I think it's a mute point. I think it could be an even better model if the problems can be corrected, unfortunately the biggest problem is that the exterior work was done largely in the model. . .there are no textures to allow changes to the exterior in the way they are for most other aircraft (freeware or payware). The graphics were cut into the model and filled using color tiles so there's no way to produce variations in the liveries.

    I don't know if anyone would want to tackle this but let me know via PM if you're interested. I will make the work I've done on the VC available if anyone actually has the airplane or wants the entire aircraft. . . .I'll post it up as well unless I hear from Matt and he doesn't want it uploaded (which is highly unlikely after almost 10 years).

    Starship-2021_2 by Ed Wells, on Flickr

    Starship-2021_01 by Ed Wells, on Flickr
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    Cool looking aircraft. Remember flying it in FS9 decades ago . . Any chance of an MDX native FSX/P3Dv4 conversion so people can splice in different VC's - e.g., Carneado King Air?
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Cool looking aircraft. Remember flying it in FS9 decades ago . . Any chance of an MDX native FSX/P3Dv4 conversion so people can splice in different VC's - e.g., Carneado King Air?
    The native FSX part is up to the folks who know that technique. I've never been able to get my head around how it all works (course I haven't really tried very hard either, lol). Ultimately though, if someone does want that job they would not only be looking at the conversion but also completely redoing the texturing aspect which is almost nonexistent, so it's a tall order.
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    As soon as I have the FS9 model- it is a later FS9 model where windows are not on main fuselage texture- and we have authors permission I can do that - with some time required ( FSX native and for P3DV4 )

    Roland

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunder100 View Post
    As soon as I have the FS9 model- it is a later FS9 model where windows are not on main fuselage texture- and we have authors permission I can do that - with some time required (FSX native and for P3DV4 )
    Roland
    Where can I find that model?
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    Big interest Ed. Thanks in advance! Certainly one of a kind. Very few RW ones left too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon409 View Post
    Where can I find that model?
    Where did you get yours Falcon409 ?

    I can start trying with what you use

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunder100 View Post
    Where did you get yours Falcon409 ?

    I can start trying with what you use
    I've had this one since Matt released it 9 years ago. I'll send you what I have with a download link in a PM.
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    How interesting that I conducted a search for that very aircraft earlier this afternoon and downloaded it.

    starxupd.zip

    FSX port-over, apparently. John Loney's creation, dates from 11/5/06. Kinda dated, shows FS9 origins. Still a pretty bird, though.

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    After some try and error ( Transparent windows- in fuselage textures are entertaining ) flys in P3DV4.5

    Instruments work, but will need a bit of tweaking

    THANKS ED !!!!!

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    Roland

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunder100 View Post
    After some try and error ( Transparent windows- in fuselage textures are entertaining ) flys in P3DV4.5

    Instruments work, but will need a bit of tweaking

    THANKS ED !!!!!

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    Roland
    Great work Roland. . .yes the external texturing is different, lol
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    once I even thought about doing it all, mapping the whole exterior
    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Donadon View Post
    once I even thought about doing it all, mapping the whole exterior
    Yep, basically starting the entire mapping process all over again.
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    Looks promising Ed.

    Here's a great resource for anyone interested in the Beechcraft / Raytheon Starship.

    https://www.bobscherer.com/Pages/Starship.htm
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    I'm going to do some tests here, start with a conversion to native FSX, then I'm going to do tests abroad, I didn't do this project due to lack of time, but with help it gets easier
    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Donadon View Post
    I'm going to do some tests here, start with a conversion to native FSX, then I'm going to do tests abroad, I didn't do this project due to lack of time, but with help it gets easier
    Mario, do have this particular Starship model? There are several out there.
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    i have this model


    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

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    Yep, that's the one.
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    After a long job separating everything, I started a new mapping, I chose a simple mapping of the fuselage, without dividing, simplifying the lanes



    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

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    English is not my native language, I ask your indulgence.
    Correct me, if you will.

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