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Durchstarten
10-22-2007, 02:59 PM
If you have a copy of FS9 here's an unusual add-on mod I made over the weekend using Gmax: a 1950s vintage Convair XFY-1 shipboard VTOL fighter:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/Reibekuchen/Pogo_Screenshot.jpg

Here's a movie clip of my model in action:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=L8CTAPa6Yso

I was quite chuffed to get the contra-rotating prop animation to work, although I think both props should have started to turn simultaneously. No doubt someone will give me a hint where to find that setting in the .cfg file.

I meant to fix the elevons using the aileron-daughter-to-elevator trick, but I only remembered once I was making the video.

I came up with two flight dynamics models. Neither worked properly.

If you fancy a really good Convair XFY-1 model for FS9 get the pogo.zip file at AVSIM by Messers P. Clawson and Rob Barendregt. It uses an excellent XML trick so you won't make yourself ill trying to transition from vertical to horizontal flight.

DPS.

Durchstarten
10-22-2007, 02:59 PM
If you have a copy of FS9 here's an unusual add-on mod I made over the weekend using Gmax: a 1950s vintage Convair XFY-1 shipboard VTOL fighter:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y276/Reibekuchen/Pogo_Screenshot.jpg

Here's a movie clip of my model in action:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=L8CTAPa6Yso

I was quite chuffed to get the contra-rotating prop animation to work, although I think both props should have started to turn simultaneously. No doubt someone will give me a hint where to find that setting in the .cfg file.

I meant to fix the elevons using the aileron-daughter-to-elevator trick, but I only remembered once I was making the video.

I came up with two flight dynamics models. Neither worked properly.

If you fancy a really good Convair XFY-1 model for FS9 get the pogo.zip file at AVSIM by Messers P. Clawson and Rob Barendregt. It uses an excellent XML trick so you won't make yourself ill trying to transition from vertical to horizontal flight.

DPS.

woofiedog
10-23-2007, 04:10 AM
Wicked! Really looks like it keeps you busy from the time you fire up for take-off till you come in to make a landing.

But I don't have FS9 or the others of the Flight Simulator games.

Mint work on this Bird though.

HotelBushranger
10-23-2007, 06:20 AM
I agree, well done mate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Durchstarten
10-24-2007, 02:47 AM
Some of the Wings Over Vietnam crowd have found another couple of examples of this interesting bird, but the only easily flyable one I've found is the one on AVSIM - where the fuselage is actually a flap, which starts fully extended - the player then selects flaps up to transition to horizontal flight.

DPS.