Thursday, May 26, 2011

TF-104G project

This is a conversion of a Massimo Taccoli model. It was previously released in my old hangar as version 1.0, however that model is lost, so I'm starting again at version 0.5 (beta).

B-17F update

Updates to the B-17F project include: revised VRP, gear length, propeller animations, tail wheel steering, fuselage texture, starboard gunner's opening location.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The P-47D is now at version 1.0. It's designed to work with FlightGear 2.2 (code from this year), but it might work on older FlightGear versions as well. It comes with two 500lb bombs and a 75 gallon centerline drop tank.

Ground handling is difficult, due to poor visibility over the nose and due to plenty of torque. After landing it's a good idea to switch to external view to help stay on the runway. Be careful with the brakes - tap the brakes to slow down. A good final approach speed is 120 knots with full flaps (this helps keep the runway in sight).