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    Got Friends F4F Wildcat announcement

    Looks like their going to do it after all. https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t...friends/603969

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    They have nice products. However I wouldn't expect anything deeply simulated.
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    Sounds like you donít have their Wilga, RyanÖ Itís really well done, with tons of detail among the variants.

    Iím looking forward to it. If it sounds and flies like an F4F, Iím good. If I donít have to pump up the gear lever for 45 seconds, Iím okay with that.

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    I'm so glad that this project is still moving forward. I posted a video on that thread, which I just happened to see earlier today on Facebook, which does a great job of illustrating the operation and ratchet sound of retracting & lowering the landing gear. It's great to see the developer has responded to say that they have the hand crank simulated, but will also likely provide an option for an easier to operate up/down switch. Although the majority of the Wildcats flying today still only have the original manual crank, I remember reading about one FM-2 that was restored with an electric motor so in that one it is as simple as selecting gear up/gear down.

    I recently purchased the Got Friends Wilga, and have been very impressed by it - it's full of advanced-coded features, and in addition to a very nice model and textures, the flight model and sounds are excellent too.

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    I for one will be very interested. And if it lacks study level detail and prices, I will be more interested. Like Denny said, as long as it flies and sounds like an F4F.
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    It is very nice to hear that we are getting another US Navy fighter! The Wildcat will be a good companion for the Hellcat and Corsair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber_12th View Post
    I'm so glad that this project is still moving forward. I posted a video on that thread, which I just happened to see earlier today on Facebook, which does a great job of illustrating the operation and ratchet sound of retracting & lowering the landing gear. It's great to see the developer has responded to say that they have the hand crank simulated, but will also likely provide an option for an easier to operate up/down switch. Although the majority of the Wildcats flying today still only have the original manual crank, I remember reading about one FM-2 that was restored with an electric motor so in that one it is as simple as selecting gear up/gear down.
    John, which particular FM-2 was restored with electrical operated landing gear?

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    The one I'm referring to is the old Howard Pardue FM-2 (N5HP), which was modified to have an electric motor for the gear in addition to the hand crank. I've seen reference to it being one of a few (of the 15 flying) that have been modified as such. They did the same with the new-production F3Fs as well.

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    I am aware of their Wilga....but I believe they had announced they were changing to more "xbox" compatible aircraft.

    Maybe this Wildcat will be like the Wilga!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanbatc View Post
    I am aware of their Wilga....but I believe they had announced they were changing to more "xbox" compatible aircraft.Maybe this Wildcat will be like the Wilga!
    Check out this recent preview. Looks like a lot of work in this one. https://fselite.net/content/got-frie...-and-previews/
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    Looks like this is too be released this month, its looking fantastic! https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t...nds/603969/254

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    Oh Mercy! I always had a softspot for the Wildcat.

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    I love the Wildcat in that pre-war paint -
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    I'm going to be all over this!!

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    Well, that's pretty.
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    I hope it comes with an authentic era pilot option and a paint kit. I'd like to do an Eastern Aircraft FM-1 in the Atlantic anti-submarine colors like my model shown here.

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    Two more F4F pre-release videos : https://youtu.be/Ixp15OSDzaI?si=z6Iq6YM12YHTJfwZ

    and https://youtu.be/bpoJ5FhIWpY?si=pvqKFBEqUiAFWARh

    Very much unlike the Virtavia F7F, even before release it seems already pretty popular by video reviewers.. I remember waiting for a video review of the F7F for about two weeks after its release...

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    When it's released, please start a fresh thread. It's easier than having to make edits to an existing thread.
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    I have watched some of the review videos, and it looks likes this is a must buy, since it has many interesting features, including firing guns and working bombs.
    Tom

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    I watched a few of the UTube reviews. Aircraft certainly looks well modelled inside and out. However to me the engine sounds that I heard (admittedly only snippets) didn't seem anything like the Wildcats that I see and hear at Duxford.

    They have a very distinctive "clackety clack" - to me this one sounds like a generic radial engine.

    However, let's wait and see what feedback we get on the sounds when it is released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collensr View Post
    I watched a few of the UTube reviews. Aircraft certainly looks well modelled inside and out. However to me the engine sounds that I heard (admittedly only snippets) didn't seem anything like the Wildcats that I see and hear at Duxford.

    They have a very distinctive "clackety clack" - to me this one sounds like a generic radial engine.
    In their defense both the Wildcat's at Duxford are the FM-2 variety with Wright 1820 9 cylinder powerplant vs the F4F 14 cylinder P&W R-1830

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    There is only one F4F-type Wildcat flying in the world today (P&W R-1830), while all the rest of the flying Wildcats are FM-2s (Wright 1820). The one and only flying F4F is the -3 owned by Rod Lewis, and some bits of its sound can be heard here in taxi, takeoff, and solo pass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB-daKqJRm8

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