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Postby Turnit » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:34 pm

I'm hoping to start working on the MD-12. The other projects I started a few weeks ago I lost interest in, so I found this aircraft that interests me. This aircraft was never actually built, but I would like to modeled it in Flight Gear. I need help with the programming part of things, I can handle the modelling part probably. We could probably modify the A380 or AN-225 FDM, this plane is about the same size as those, or start from scratch.

A little info on the MD-12: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_MD-12
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby Martien van der P. » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:42 pm

There is already a MD-12 for FG, take a look here: http://presteshangar.wikidot.com/ maybe you could improve it if you ask the author.
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby IAHM-COL » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:03 pm

this aircraft was actually made GPL by Prestes, and the gitorious repository of his was mirrored on FGMEMBERS before gitorious went caput

https://github.com/FGMEMBERS/MD-12

Feel free to pull requests with improved versions to FGMEMBERS.
GPL stays GPL there

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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby Turnit » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:21 pm

Thanks for the info. Im probaly not going to improve it, but only if it actually needs it, and I havent flown it yet at the time of post.
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby IAHM-COL » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:28 pm

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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby Turnit » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:45 am

Didnt work for me, showed up as one of those yellow and blue planes you sometimes see around SFO on Flightgear. My try working on this aircraft though: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_KR-860
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby IAHM-COL » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:59 am

did you rename the folder after unzipping?

example

MD-12-master should become MD-12
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby Turnit » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:23 pm

Oh, thats why. I had not renamed it. Ill try that.
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby Turnit » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:31 pm

I don't know, didn't help me. May because of my laptops suckish graphics...
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby IAHM-COL » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:36 pm

I doubt it. It could be the plane is broken. I'll check.
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby Jabberwocky » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:03 pm

COL, check if the model file name and path has the same capitalization. Macs and Linux make that difference and we have always this little glitch when a plane was developend on a Windows machine.
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby IAHM-COL » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:28 pm

@Turnit, @JWocky

Yes. Ive just checked.
No. The problem was not on a capitalization
The problem was a malformed Models/MD-12.xml file because it lacked the header
<xml version=1.0?> to have a properly formated file.

After correcting that the aircraft shows fine in FG.
The model is very early beta development thou.

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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby Turnit » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:47 pm

I may just put that into the programming or just wait till it gets a little more developed and try again.

Update:
I went and checked the xml file, and it does start with the <?xml version="1.0"?>
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby joster m » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:22 pm

any pictures of the md-12
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Re: MD-12 Development

Postby IAHM-COL » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:34 pm

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