As for future projects... I've already started working on a further Tomcat remake (this time based on professional 3D data - I've already paid several hundred dollars for the licence) and a remake of the Goshawk (no professional data available - I am remaking this from scratch, but this time I have the Natops flight manual to work with). I know I keep on doing the same planes again and again... but I'm not yet happy with the current renditions.
Keep up the good work. BTW, for the quality of work that you do I do not mind paying a reasonable amount. Well worth it for the product and well worth it to support your work.
I'm sure, like others, I find there are few FSX aircraft that keep my attention for long... I tend to move on as the next beauty arrives! But your Goshawk has my name on it... It's easily become one of my top five aircraft in FSX - and freeware at that.
Keep up the good work - the F-35 price is definately right at 10 - 15 Euros!
p.s. I can imagine the work involved in making a 'C' version, but I'd still like one
Again, thanks a lot for your appreciation.
I'd love to make the F-35B and C...if just had the time! While the F-35A is a good starting point, the other versions are significantly different (much more than what it was advertised / desired at the beginning of the JSF program). From the modeling standpoint, the F-35B would be easier to make: while it is more complex and has many moving parts, the modifications would be confined to few areas. The F-35C has a totally different, and much wider, wing which it is difficult to attach to the existing model (by the way, the first F-35C prototype made its first flight just few days ago: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/p...rstflight.html )
As for the new T-45 and F-14... I've already did some preliminary work on both, and they look very promising - significantly better than the current versions.
@XLR8 - this is the only screen I have at hand... but it is from a slightly older build.
Yes, you are right - I was only mentioning the wings are they are the item that makes it difficult to convert my 3d model into the F-35C.
To complete the list, the F-35C has also, of course, a refuel probe (instead of the receptacle) like the F-35B and, afaik, it is the only model in which the APU exhaust is on the top surfaces (same location of the AA-1 model, while it has been moved on the bottom for F-35A and B) - I think that was requested by the Navy for crew safety concerns.
Also, of course, wings are foldable and have spoilers. And yes, the tailhook is bigger and stronger (and has bigger bulge and different door design).
For the record, afaik, the Navy version has also different materials distribution and thicker billets - it has, in general, a stronger structure - the obvious reasons.
Not so sure about the canopy, though, as the drawings I have show the same canopy design of the F-35A (and is different from the F-35B). But then again the drawings may be outdated...and the project is surely evolving.
So...a pretty long list of differences. For the modeling perspective, the wing is a difficult one - the others are time consuming, but not that hard.
In any case, I need to complete the "boring" (meaning not suitable for Javier Fernandez's carrier) version first :-)
EDIT: I forgot the absence of the internal gun (which is also true for the F-35B)...
Well, the A model will keep me occupied for quite a while...
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Dino thank you so very much for the screen . I looks just absolutely wonderful . I watched the F-35 C do its flight ,just a wonderfully sight,I also watched the A and B fights as well .
Keep up the great work,and can hardly wait for its release .
PS I have a brand new credit card for this bird .
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