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TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby wrg » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:02 pm

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Tupolev 154 goes GPL

It has been almost 5 years since Tu-154B-2 first appeared in FlightGear. Now, after years of development and bug-fixing, release 3.0 is available - and it is GPL compliant and Rembrandt ready!

Unfortunately, many FlightGear pilots do not even know this airplane exists. The reason is, the Tu-154B-2 is a converted version of Project Tupolev's Tu-154 originally created for MFS. It was not GPL compliant, and, thus, not available on the FlightGear page for download. Till now.

We have now been allowed by Project Tupolev to distribute Tu-154B-2 under GNU/GPL. In addition, the model has undergone major overhaul regarding the Rembrandt project. It now provides a full specter of real lighting, for both exterior model and the cockpit.

The Tupolev Tu-154B-2 is one of the most sophisticated and beautiful airplanes in FlightGear. Hardly any other aircraft combines that much beauty of design and such a high degree of systems realization. With its flight dynamics based on a real Tu-154, it handles in the air like a real aircraft of its kind. However, due to its complexity, it might be not a suitable airplane for beginners.

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The Tu-154B-2 exterior model.

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Release 3.0 now features tire smoke and pushback. Also, navigation and beacon lights have been enhanced.

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Even with Rembrandt disabled the cockpit looks beautiful.

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Rembrandt is now fully supported, in the cockpit and on the exterior.
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Re: TU-154B Ver 1.0 is ready!

Postby Gijs » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:22 pm

Wow, that's the best news I've heard in a long time! It's bedtime here now, but I know what I'll be doing tomorrow ;-) Thanks!!

Will you create a merge request for this? Else I can review it and commit the package directly to fgdata when all is fine. If we can get it in before July 17, it'll end up on the upcoming download page.
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Re: TU-154B Ver 1.0 is ready!

Postby wrg » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:52 pm

There are two ways to download the Tupolev Tu-154B-2: as a stable release and as a development revision from the SVN server.

The latter is known to be a better option since we don't create releases very often. For instance, a huge number of bugs has been fixed between January and June on the SVN server, and we managed to create a new release just now. However, keep in mind that due to an additional liveries pack in the development revisions, the SVN version of the Tu-154B-2 is not GPL compliant!

To download the stable release, simply use the link provided above.

To download a development revision from the SVN server, proceed as follows:

1. Download and install an SVN client. TortoiseSVN, for instance, does a good job.
2. With TortoiseSVN installed, create a folder on your computer. Name it "tu154b".
3. Right click the "tu154b" folder and select "SVN checkout" from the menu.
4. In the URL field, insert the SVN link: http://svn.dev.flightgear.ru/tu154b
5. Click OK. The aircraft is being downloaded in the "tu154b" folder.

When the download is complete, make sure to leave the "tu154b" folder where it is, and simply put a copy of it in your FG aircraft folder. If you move the "tu154b" folder entirely, you won't be able to receive the updates from SVN server and will need to download it again completely.

6. To download the updates, right click the original "tu154b" folder and select "SVN update" from the menu. The updates are being downloaded from the SVN server.
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Re: TU-154B Ver 1.0 is ready!

Postby sa7k » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:36 am

This is such great news! We were just today talking about this great plane in the FANW trip and this comes about, what a coincidence (or maybe the other guys knew about this mmm) anyways, awesome :D
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Re: TU-154B Ver 1.0 is ready!

Postby yurik_nsk » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:53 am

IMHO, may be right create new topic about V3.0 cause it name mismatch now...

Else I can review it and commit the package directly to fgdata when all is fine


It will be fine!

I'm not sure i'm ready to write merge request:)
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby Hooray » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:18 am

added to the upcoming July 2013 newsletter (also added it as aircraft of the month): http://wiki.flightgear.org/FlightGear_N ... 4_goes_GPL
You may want to upload a bunch of screen shots for the newsletter/wiki: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Special:UploadWizard
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Re: TU-154B Ver 1.0 is ready!

Postby Gijs » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:06 am

yurik_nsk wrote in Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:53 am:I'm not sure i'm ready to write merge request:)

Ok, I'll commit it directly then. Just to be sure, should I take the download link, or the SVN verson (minus some liveries)?
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby Hooray » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:40 am

during your review, please make sure to check that the aircraft handles reset/re-locating properly, which are often not supported by many aircraft: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Release:Airc ... n_Criteria
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby Gijs » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:57 am

I'm not reviewing this aircraft with the intention to include it in the base package. I think it's too heavy for that (unless we would drop all other base aircraft) and the base package is already fixed anyway. But to take away your concern, yes it can be repositioned without any issues ;-)
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby yurik_nsk » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:43 pm

Just to be sure, should I take the download link, or the SVN verson (minus some liveries)?


It's equal now, so you can take any source for you conveniency.
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby Gijs » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:35 pm

After a couple of fixes, the Tu-154B is now availabe from Git! Thanks a lot to Yurik and his team and of course the original authors of the model for their kindness!
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby vtty0 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:06 pm

Thanks to Yurik and entire team who made this great model available in Flightgear! :-)

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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby abassign » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:46 pm

Yurik, I start to flight with this beautifull airplane, it is fantastic work!!!
Thank for your great work end thank for your team.
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby Soitanen » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:54 am

We are happy to announce Tu-154B2 version 3.1!

Changelog from version 3.0:
  • custom friction module. Now landing in the snow can be very tricky;
  • improved fuel and payload dialog;
  • fully reworked autopilot's pitch channel. Now much more stable;
  • many bugfixes;
  • some new liveries;
  • reviewed FDM.

Aircraft can be downloaded here: http://yurik.flightgear.ru/tu154b-relea ... 014.tar.gz

Please, merge this 3.1 release into git.
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Re: TU-154B Ver 3.0 is ready!

Postby Gijs » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:58 pm

Soitanen wrote in Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:54 am:Please, merge this 3.1 release into git.

Done! Thanks for the continuous work on this beauty!
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