Sunday, August 30, 2009
I've posted a newer F-5E model. Still no cockpit, and lots more animating and painting to go. I did put a hook on it, and "someguy" and I have been trying to do carrier traps with it, with about a 15% success rate. Oh well, it wasn't meant for carrier ops anyway. Like most Air Force airplanes the hook was only meant for use in catching a departure-end cable. I'll be checking it against the BAK-12, and if it catches that (departure-end) OK then I'll consider the hook done. Also, as someguy noticed, the yaw damper needs to be turned up a bit, or the base yaw stability derivative needs to be increased a bit. Either way.