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Fighter Squadron WWI conversions for FG.

Postby LesterBoffo » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:22 pm

I've been converting some of the more unusual aircraft from SDoE's Fighter Squadron-WWI to FlightGear. I've always liked the Aviatik B and C series, ever since the Redbaron3D Western Front Patch II added flyable two seaters and missions back in 2006.

The Aviatik, although not famous like the Sopwith Camel or Fokkers, was a mainstay of the FFA ,( Field Flier Detachment), and the later Kastas and FBS - Fliegerbeobachter-Schule or Flying School Attachments, and as a workhorse trainer and early to midwar observation plane.

It was in ways analgous to the RAF BE-2c as one of the the more frequent victims of the new fighter squadrons, and was retired for more capable and better defended two seaters like the Albatros and LVG C series, later in the spring of 1916.

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P.S in update, 11/17, since I have more WWI kites in development, this thread will be a chronicle of these SDoE FS-WWI based conversions. I have a few of my own model into this mix, Planes I want to convert or update include:

Morane Saulnier models N or the 'Bullet' .

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Morane Saulnier type L,
Vickers Gunbus,
Nieuport 10, 12, and 17 models with an update for Helijah's venerable 11
Sopwith 1 and 1/2 Strutter,
Sopwith Pup
Royal Air Factory BE2f and BE12
Farman MF11 Shorthorn
Farman F40 in the V-12 and Salmson radial powered 'Camelback' GC12 versions.
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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:15 pm

Looks good! Ever thought of a Bristol or F.E? I want to do Biggles Missions :P Even a Halberstad or Pfalz
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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby LesterBoffo » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:03 pm

Tell you what, here's a chance for you to make a plane.

I make aircraft that interest me.
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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:50 pm

The bristol is still a very good plane, like the B.E2 as it is very agile and good firepower for its time. Well if I can find a .ac model I will...
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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby LesterBoffo » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:16 pm

Some advancement in the model of the Aviatik, it's still has a some small items to refine but the FDM is complete and the interior is animated.

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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby Bomber » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:26 pm

FDM is complete?
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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby LesterBoffo » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:37 pm

Yes as in, it flies the aircraft 3D model in a manner that satisfies the prototype's gross weight, power output, top speed level speed, rate of climb, and landing characteristics.
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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby LesterBoffo » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:10 pm

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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby legoboyvdlp » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:40 pm

What other planes are you making? PS. I will attempt to make help menus (many of your planes just use defaults) and liverys. Good work!
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Re: Aviatik B.II for FG

Postby LesterBoffo » Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:46 pm

'Many of my aircraft use defaults' because there's little in the way of advanced features in most WWI aircraft, and the defaults suffice to give the keys linked to functions. This is just a first release.
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Re: Fighter Squadron WWI conversions for FG.

Postby LesterBoffo » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:50 pm

New aircraft, Morane Saulnier type N's and BB.

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Re: Fighter Squadron WWI conversions for FG.

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:44 pm

Thats good! Its looks lovely. I hope to enjoy the Pup as well, also the shorthorn. :D
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Re: Fighter Squadron WWI conversions for FG.

Postby wlbragg » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:22 pm

Aviatik B.II

Wow, really nice. I really like the feel and look of this plane.

The picture in the splash screen "OUTSTANDING".
It brought out emotion I didn't know I had.
What a GREAT picture.
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Re: Fighter Squadron WWI conversions for FG.

Postby LesterBoffo » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:47 pm

Really It looks like a typical late Fall or Winter day near the front and makes me glad I'm inside.
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Re: Fighter Squadron WWI conversions for FG.

Postby legoboyvdlp » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:24 pm

And you get such good FPS in XP/32bit! That's amazing. Must have a nice graphics card.
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