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Re: Improving R44 Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby D-ECHO » Mon May 15, 2017 6:14 pm

First of all, you should note that fgaddon is using svn, not git. Probably the best thing to get your changes on fgaddon is first to contact the original author (helijah) -> memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=111 and ask him if he could submit your changes. As far as I know, he has direct access to fgaddon. Else, the general flow to get aircraft on fgaddon is to get a sourceforge account and then contact an FGADDON maintainer (curt, e.g.) and ask him to get access so you can upload your work.
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Re: Improving R44 Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Mon May 15, 2017 6:25 pm

For now i managed to get the changes merged to the main repo on FGMEMBERS, it looks a little more complicated with fgaddon so i will wait to complete some things im doing an then will try.

RenanMsV wrote in Mon May 15, 2017 4:41 pm:
paju1986 wrote in Sun May 07, 2017 7:38 pm:And if you want a more realistic flight experience i recomend you to turn off sas and cas once you are ready for take off with the keys Ctrl+d Ctrl+e


I can not fly without disabling CAS and SAS. CAS causes the aircraft to rotate around itself a few times.


CAS do not work very well... i heredated it from the old repo and i didnt have look at it at all...
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Re: Improving R44 Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Tue May 16, 2017 7:59 pm

little improvements on the panel, better fitted texture to fix some twisted lines, inclusion of glass effect and frames to the clock and the "for now empty" hours logger.

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Re: Improving R44 Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:13 pm

First implementation of the collective hours logger gauge (not functional yet). With this all the gauges of the copter are present. :)

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Re: Improving R44 Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby D-ECHO » Fri May 19, 2017 6:11 pm

Very very good work!
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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:03 pm

Thanks you! I'm learning a lot of Blender and Gimp with this project, really fun :)


I changed CAS and SAS to be disabled by default so you will get the realistic behavior out of the box (and because they don't work very well).
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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:17 pm

Instrument lighting!!!

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I'm basing the lighting on this video:

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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Sat May 20, 2017 5:52 pm

And we have landing lights!!! we are ready for night fliying now! :)

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Landings lights switch on the cyclic.

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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Sat May 20, 2017 6:44 pm

Added a menu option to show/hide the garmin196 gps, for those who don't like to fly with it :)
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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby D-ECHO » Sat May 20, 2017 7:47 pm

Very very good!
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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Sun May 21, 2017 11:57 am

Some tweaking on the instruments lights to be closer to reality. And now the dimmer knob works and the lights can be dimmed whit the mouse wheel on the knob.

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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby wlbragg » Tue May 23, 2017 3:29 am

I've been following this work, nice, thank you!

Just a small thing I noticed while testing, after I somewhat lost control and damaged the main rotor to the point it no longer was rotating I still got the rotor wash effect of debris around the aircraft. Maybe you could figure out a way to make sure the wash effect is shut off it the main rotor isn't spinning.

I took it out to my local lake and landed on the water, any thoughts about adding hydro to the FDM?

Something else more general. I've notice in virtually every helicopter there is no ability to repair the aircraft after you make a mistake. In all of them you must start the sim over. I personally make enough mistakes in these thing it would be really nice if I could perform a repair and go on about my business.
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Re: Improving R44 Clipper/Raven II Helicopter Project

Postby paju1986 » Wed May 24, 2017 9:26 am

wlbragg wrote in Tue May 23, 2017 3:29 am:Just a small thing I noticed while testing, after I somewhat lost control and damaged the main rotor to the point it no longer was rotating I still got the rotor wash effect of debris around the aircraft. Maybe you could figure out a way to make sure the wash effect is shut off it the main rotor isn't spinning.


I can look into that for future improvements but right now I have other things on my list of priorities

wlbragg wrote in Tue May 23, 2017 3:29 am:I took it out to my local lake and landed on the water, any thoughts about adding hydro to the FDM?


I don't know to much about FDM sorry.... I even I don't know if that is possible with a yasim fdm...

wlbragg wrote in Tue May 23, 2017 3:29 am:Something else more general. I've notice in virtually every helicopter there is no ability to repair the aircraft after you make a mistake. In all of them you must start the sim over. I personally make enough mistakes in these thing it would be really nice if I could perform a repair and go on about my business.


I will look it for future improvements too
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