I seem to vaguely remember hearing that Lotus sim had a MiG-29 in the works, but haven't been able to find anything about it...does anybody know anything about this?
I asked about this a few months ago, and was told by someone here that it was dropped (not sure if permanently or temporarily) in favor of a simpler project.
EDIT: Last post by Naki here:
Thanks James. I too would like to see something new come from me, haha.
The MiG-29 was turning out to be a massive headache in just about every respect, and really good reference was very hard to come by. Also at the time I felt that my programming skills were not quite good enough to do proper justice to its systems. That part at least has improved over the past year, so I may still finish that project at some point, but probably not for a long while. For the past six months I have been working very hard on simpler aircraft, but I found out a couple of days ago that another developer has been working on that very same aircraft for quite some time and is much closer to completion than I am. So that one goes on the shelf now too. Just can't seem to get a break here, hehe. At least I learned some new stuff while working on it. At the moment I'm evaluating new airframe options. The main problem I face is that there are very very few aircraft that I really and truly adore, and most of those have been done for FSX already, and done well. I'll let you know what I come up with I guess... whenever I come up with it.
I know of a few MiG-29's privately owned in the United States.
Perhaps you can send them a portfolio of what you did with the L-39. Maybe that will sway them into letting you come for a visit...perhaps even a ride!
"Your L-39 is still the definitive jet for flightsim"
Agreed. When I first loaded and flew that plane it just oozed quality. Reminds me I want to load it and fly it tonight.
Good luck with whatever you decide to produce in the future! The L-39 still gets regular use from me!
Unfortuantely in the Russian-aviation realm, there are flight manuals available for various civil aircraft (I've found stuff for the Il-18, Yak-40/42, Tu-134, etc, etc) , but they consist of hundreds, if not thousands of pages, all in Russian, so a native speaking team that is already familiar with the avionics is often required.
Of couse, the Western aircraft that I can think of that "need" to be done, usually cannot be due to ravinous legal teams! Sometimes you just can't win!
Thanks very much guys, I really appreciate your kind words! It's nice to hear people are still enjoying it a few years on.
I've learned a lot since making the L-39, so whatever I come up with next will hopefully be much better. Have learned a few lessons about what not to do as well.
And you're spot on with that analysis Sean. Trying to find an airframe that you love dearly, and which will also be reasonably popular, and for which reference is available (hopefully in English), and for which there is an accessible example to photograph and fly...and which hasn't already been done for FSX.... that's the definition of a tall order right there!
Just be aware that Sibwings are doing an An-2...might be someway off though.
...and agree re the L-39..it's still one of my top flightsim aircraft
Unfortunately the An-2 is not really the kind of airplane I like. Too big, too slow, too many wings haha. I prefer the sleek, quirky, and reasonably quick and agile stuff... airplanes that you sort of "wear" rather than climb into, if that makes any sense. It's unlikely I will do anything from WW2 or earlier because other than the Spitfire there aren't many airplanes from that era that I consider intrinsically beautiful (blasphemy here I know, sorry!), nor would I do another trainer at this point I think, too much deja-vu. I'm not however restricting myself to eastern bloc or even military for that matter. Tubeliners though (of any age, origin, or form) are entirely out of the question for me!
Thanks for the suggestion though!
How about a Tutor? hehe...
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