Hey guys, we have been a little quiet here and we want to give you an update. I want to post a message from our Project Director, here it is as quoted.
"Hi Gang, We haven't been out of the shop much this last week. We've been pretty busy behind the scenes. I'm working on some stuff I hope to announce soon that's very exciting and I've been busy getting some new systems and tools implemented for the team to help us out.
We're also going back and revisitng the floats. We've been noticing they're not quite right so with the help from our freinds over at Wipaire who make the Wipaire 10000 Floats for the Fire Boss, we're gonna redo them so they're to scale and add in the scooping system which I originally decided to leave out. My reasoning at the time was that they'd be under water and no one would see em and also at the time the project was going to be more for fun than realism. This is going to make the plane bigger and it'll look bad ass with that wide stance.
We've started the FRDS (Fire Retardant Dispersal System) this week and with help from the guys over at Trotter Controls who make the system, we've started modeling, artwork and programming on the FRDS. We're planning on making it work exactly as it does on the real aircraft so that's pretty exciting.
I'm hoping to make a big announcement by the end of the week so stay tuned for a press release from us. Cheers!
We will have more soon.....www.fsairtractor.com
Great News! I vote for the realism factor! cant wait for this aircraft to come out sounds like alot of hard work going into the smallest of details
Wow guys so much is happening.....here we go.....
There's some great things happening and now we can finally share them with you.
We've now partnered with Fire Boss LLC (www.firebossllc.com) who make the Air Tractor Fire Boss AT802F. We are working closely with the guys at Fire Boss LLC to ensure our Fire Boss kicks as much butt in flight sim as it does in real life. Having the blessing and support from an aircraft manufacturer is rare and this translates into a better aircraft for our flight sim customers. We're excited to be working with the guys at Fire Boss LLC in bringing their AT802F Fire Boss to the virtual world of Flight Sim.
We've purchased virtual property at Andras Field (www.andrasfield.com) where we'll house our European Training Facility. Our Chief Pilot and Beta Tester Walt Darran has also stepped up to be our Chief Of Operations there. Walt will be helping in teaching and mentoring our flight sim customers in learning how to fly their Air Tractor and how to conduct virtual fire fighting operations based on real world techniques. Working with Mathijs at Aerosoft has been a great experience and we now have a good place where future Air Tractor pilots can come and learn how to fly their aircraft and learn some fire fighting operations from real Air Tractor and Fire Boss pilots. If you own the Andras Field scenery, look for our facility near runway 9 in the next update. Stop by and have a look at our static ai Air Tractor in development in our lot in the next update from Aerosoft.
Wow awesome! I still can't get over how cool it is that you have Walt Darran involved in the project.
Another Milestone has been reached in the Air Tractor Project.
Flight Sim Nation Development Group, the designers behind the Air Tractor series for Flight Simulator 10 announced today another partnership with manufacturers involved in the production of the real Air Tractor. Trotter Controls who makes the FRDS (Fire Retardant Dispersal System) have signed on in supporting the dev group and have become an official partner.
Chris Story of Trotter Controls said "The FRDS you've made for your flight sim Air Tractor looks great! We're all real excited over here, we can't wait to get our hands on it.”
Flight Sim Nation Dev Group Director Vance Dylan added "Having Trotter Controls on board is another big step forward in getting all the companies involved in making Air Tractors supporting our project and helping us develop our Tractor for flight sim as realistic as we can get it. It's a very exciting time for us and our future customers"
The Gen I FRDS in the FSN AT802F "Fire Boss" and "Air Tanker will work exactly as it does in the real world with all three modes of auto, manual and pneumatic E dump. They're also including auto salvo which ships with the more recent Gen I version. The FRDS system will allow virtual Fire Boss pilots to select the type of water and retardant drop with selectable coverage type depending on speed, gallons selected, length of ground line and amount of foam mix. A fully functioning PSI system that operates the fire gate is also included complete with valve cycling during pre flight. The beauty of this system is that it works for all skill levels. Users will be able to dive deep into the FRDS system and use it to it's fullest capabilities or they can switch it to manual mode or E Dump and simply drop the full load.
For more information visit the Air Tractor project for FSX at www.fsairtractor.com
Still in existence? Any news about this group. Read somewhere that it was due to be released but it's fewb already and still haven't seen much?
Don't get your hopes up too much. Unfortunately they had problems in the developers end...and, it's a guessing game now.
a quick 2 mins check on their site get you this from january this year
yes i know i cant spell half the time! Thank you kindly to those few who pointed that out
While not meant to attempt dousing a fire, the email I received..and other source, the release remains to be seen. But OK
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