Monday, February 1, 2010

Kent's F-104C and F-86F

Kent Esbenshade's new F-104C and F-86F models are available at the hangar. You need to check these out!

6 comments:

  1. Dear Dave:

    They are both really good aircraft and I particularly like the F-86. However, although I have a good pc the framerate drops so much I cannot get the F-86 to take off. Also the sound goes at the same time. Maybe it is just me?

    Regards Upkeep

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  2. I get 27 fps in cockpit view and 3 fps in chase view. I'm guessing it's the engine smoke that's causing the difference. Maybe you can try turning off the smoke.

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  3. Dave's probably right. The 3D modeling and animation is more complex than usual--deliberately so--and your graphics card will be challenged. I noticed when I was test-flying the pre-release model that when both contrails and engine smoke were selected, my frame rate took a spanking as well. If you've got an XML editor (I use XML Marker, but there are other free ones out there), just go into the Models folder, open F-104C.xml, find the contrails and exhaust plume animations and either delete them or hide them with inclusions.

    Good luck and happy flying.

    Kent Esbenshade

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  4. Dear Dave and Kent: Thanks very much for your advice re: contrails and engine smoke. And thank you for the very fast response. I will do what you suggest when I get home tonight and see if there is an improvement. I am VERY keen to try the aircraft and I'll let you know how I get on. Regards. Upkeep.

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  5. Dear Dave and Kent: Did what you said and removed the contrails and engine smoke and all works very well. What an excellent aircraft!!!! Thanks a lot for your help with this. Regards. Upkeep.

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