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AusDerReihe
06-29-2005, 04:06 AM
i had this idea today, someone might have thought of it before me, but i cannot recall ever reading about it. it will probably never even be a reality. so if daydreaming isn't for you, you can just move along.

this IS a "what would i do if i had s**tloads of money" post, not the Bill Gates kind of money, but quite a bit. please don't put too much into the "money spending" aspect of this, it's the idea that counts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

anyway...

i would hire someone to create a program that would be available for free, and for which all future add-ons would also be free. i imagine an encyclopedia of aircraft with options similar to that of the IL2 in-game object viewer. you would have all the information on all types of aircraft, and a nice 3D model to look at. you could zoom in and out, rotate, go inside and look around and even skin the model to your liking. everything downloadable for free through a website.

if you only wanted Curtiss aircraft in your personal encyclopedia, that's what you'd download. categories for skins, so if you feel like showing your friend who doesn't know anything about WWII aircraft what a Spitfire looked like with invasion stripes, you could do just that.

not sure how i would acuire 3D models for this program thou. maybe modellers would do them for free as they were guaranteed that their work be made available. not sure. maybe some sort of payment for each model. i would have wanted it to be a project that didn't attract modellers and skinners purely for payment, but rather a project that they could really feel a part of.

i know there are many difficulties involved here, but as i said, i'm daydreaming http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HotelBushranger
06-29-2005, 06:40 AM
Me, if I had tonnes of money wouldn't be sittin on my @rse on a computer flying computer games, when theres an airport less than half an hour away, that has both a Mustang and an L-39 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DxyFlyr
06-29-2005, 07:26 AM
Old Joke...


Q. Why do you fly warplanes on the computer?


A. Because I can't afford the real thing.

dadada1
06-29-2005, 07:51 AM
Not sure how much money you're talking, but I'd get Flugwerke to build me a 109 and an Fw190. Then I'd come back to these forums and correct one or two people about their respective flying qualities.

JG7_Rall
06-29-2005, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by dadada1:
Not sure how much money you're talking, but I'd get Flugwerke to build me a 109 and an Fw190. Then I'd come back to these forums and correct one or two people about their respective flying qualities.

amen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

sYn-Senzaiteki
06-29-2005, 08:50 AM
I would buy a P-47D and maybe a P-38 if i had enough. Btw just make sure if you see another plane in the air. Try not to shoot it down http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

LEBillfish
06-29-2005, 08:55 AM
"If" I had all the money I needed I would focus on world domination followed by a nice glass of milk.....

However, if wishes were horses then beggers would ride http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

IvanoBulo
06-29-2005, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by sYn-Senzaiteki:
I would buy a P-47D and maybe a P-38 if i had enough. Btw just make sure if you see another plane in the air. Try not to shoot it down http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
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Iron_Hand1
06-29-2005, 09:25 AM
The irony of this post is the "If I had the money" part, because though it would cost some money to have the "Old Warbird Encyclopedia" program developed, the sad part is, what would cost the most is getting permission from the manufactuers to display their copywrited info.
LOL
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S~

Utchoud
06-29-2005, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by DxyFlyr:
Old Joke...


Q. Why do you fly warplanes on the computer?


A. Because I can't afford the real thing.

Because I can always hit the Refly button after a short time of looking sadly at the column of smoke and pieces of debris all around.

horseback
06-29-2005, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by dadada1:
Not sure how much money you're talking, but I'd get Flugwerke to build me a 109 and an Fw190. Then I'd come back to these forums and correct one or two people about their respective flying qualities.

What you'd do is drill a hole in the ground (assuming you got off the ground) without several months of intensive instruction and training. The fatality rate in WWII fighter pilot operations was something like 3:1 in favor of operational losses vs combat losses for the western Allies, flying generally more forgiving aircraft, and that was for pilots who had completed their training.

God only knows how many 109 pilots were lost operationally, but it had to be at least a similar ratio.

But hey, I'm sure that you are a natural born experte...

cheers

horseback

dadada1
06-29-2005, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by horseback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dadada1:
Not sure how much money you're talking, but I'd get Flugwerke to build me a 109 and an Fw190. Then I'd come back to these forums and correct one or two people about their respective flying qualities.

What you'd do is drill a hole in the ground (assuming you got off the ground) without several months of intensive instruction and training. The fatality rate in WWII fighter pilot operations was something like 3:1 in favor of operational losses vs combat losses for the western Allies, flying generally more forgiving aircraft, and that was for pilots who had completed their training.

God only knows how many 109 pilots were lost operationally, but it had to be at least a similar ratio.

But hey, I'm sure that you are a natural born experte...

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A natural, well of course, why my flying instructor was even convinced I had previous flying experience http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BaylorMax
06-29-2005, 10:37 AM
Retire and try to become really good at this silly game!

GreyFox5
06-29-2005, 02:59 PM
I've seen the stat that in the LW thee were 1/3 losses due to takeoff/landing accidents. I don't think those were pilot losses but aircraft losses.

My 2 cents...
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AusDerReihe
06-29-2005, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Iron_Hand1:
The irony of this post is the "If I had the money" part, because though it would cost some money to have the "Old Warbird Encyclopedia" program developed, the sad part is, what would cost the most is getting permission from the manufactuers to display their copywrited info.
LOL
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S~

yes, that is unfortunate isn't it? btw, the idea was not restricted to old warbirds, anything that would fall into the category of "aircraft" would be allowed in. i imagined something along the lines of Wikipedia, if you see something missing, put it in there. imo there are a lot of really cool planes out there that isn't related to WWII at all, like the SR-71 Blackbird, F4 Phantom and the F-104 Starfighter.

as for buying a plane, sure i would, probably some Me109 or Fw190. it would have to be a non-airworthy model though as i never think i'd dare to actually fly it. and perhaps a reconstructed cocpit from one of the above to play IL2 in...

funny how people missed the part about 'don't pay too much attention to the money aspect'. i guess my idea wasn't that great afterall ;p

Taylortony
06-29-2005, 03:13 PM
Funnily Enough the co founder of MicroDross... Paul Allan? is at present going through the US courst as he want to have LIVE .303 guns in the wings of his new Hurricane...... All 8 of them so he can fly out in the desert and waste things................ one hopes he does not go the B17 .. B29 route............. mind u he could probably afford to run a B52 as well

LStarosta
06-29-2005, 03:23 PM
I would go to a nice college, and then buy a nice home in a quiet neighborhood, probably by the river, and start a beautiful family with my gorgeous and lovely wife.

Pirschjaeger
06-29-2005, 10:09 PM
This is what he said


Originally posted by LStarosta:
I would go to a nice college, and then buy a nice home in a quiet neighborhood, probably by the river, and start a beautiful family with my gorgeous and lovely wife.

This is what he was thinking


Not originally posted by LStarosta:
I would send my kids to a far away college, and then buy a monster pc in a quiet neighborhood, probably from the shop across the river, and start a online war with my gorgeous and lovely CH flightstick and pedals.

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Fritz, AKA "Virtual Mind Reader"