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Re: Cessna 182 - Improving the model

Postby openflight » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:01 am

I experimented on the original model to find out to what extent changing the texture would help improve realism. Replacing the featureless white improves the realism of the model, I think, still, it is low-polygon and not too realistic.

See mods here:

https://sites.google.com/site/openfligh ... ls-gallery

EDIT: Inline pix (sorry for huge URL)

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Re: Cessna 182 - Improving the model

Postby stuart » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:54 pm

Hi All,

Gilberto asked that I split the topic at this point so that he could provide a status update on the project on the first post. The new topic is here: http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=28475.

Best regards,

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Re: Cessna 182 - Improving the model

Postby gsagostinho » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:57 pm

Thanks, Stuart!
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Re: Cessna 182 - Improving the model

Postby openflight » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 am

I am proceeding with my own mods to the Cessna 182 model. I had two nice flights in FG1 from KSFO to KHAF, then on to KSJC in VFR, navigating by compass and then by VOR. Very satisfying. The Cessna 182 has a good climb rate around 1000 fpm and a decent speed.

The original model needs a lot of improvement, with a strange bulging out cabin area. Exporting it to Wings 3D I think I can make into into a reasonable representation.

Also, I want to create a version with the (simulated) engine upgrade to IO 550 300 HP engine, and STOL mods. Is there a precedence for this? I can list by tail numbers in the launcher. Will the owners object to using the actual tail numbers?

This looks a good subject: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_18 ... arp.cc.jpg
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