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Re: Need help to develop an A4K Skyhawk

Postby stuart » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:26 pm

Please keep this on topic. It is, of course, completely up to SplitDecision on where they decide to host their work, though I would be happy to help them with fgaddon access should they decide to do down that route.

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Re: Need help to develop an A4K Skyhawk

Postby legoboyvdlp » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:09 pm

Is there any particular reason why it cannot be on both, which nobody seems to have mentioned?
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Re: Need help to develop an A4K Skyhawk

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:20 pm

i was mainly looking at merging it with the existing one(s) in FGAddon... i don't care if it is in any other repo...
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Re: Need help to develop an A4K Skyhawk

Postby SplitDecision » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:39 am

To be honest I don't know that much about the whole work hosting thing. Martien suggested FGMEMBERS and FGAddon seems a good idea so I guess depending on how difficult it is to merge with the ones in FGAddon we could do that. It's up to Martien because he puts the XML stuff together and I generally just do model making and texturing.
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Re: Need help to develop an A4K Skyhawk

Postby SplitDecision » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:11 am

Hi everyone,

Martien is having a problem adding the weapons and payload. The submodels show up in the preview box in FGRun but when they are selected in the dialogue box in FG, the weight is added but the submodels do not appear. Four Mk.83 Bombs show up all the time (whether they are unselected or not). Here is the code below...

Path: A-4K / A-4K-set.xml
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<weight n="0">

<name>Pylon 1 L</name>

<weight-lb>0</weight-lb>

<selected>none</selected>


<opt>

<name>none</name>

<lbs>0</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

<lbs>670</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x MK-83 HE</name>

<lbs>2028</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x MK-82 HE</name>

<lbs>1000</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x SUU-44 Flare Dispenser</name>

<lbs>1144</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</name>

<lbs>188</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x LAU-5003</name>

<lbs>108</lbs>

</opt>

</weight>


<weight n="1">

<name>Pylon 2 L</name>

<weight-lb>0</weight-lb>

<selected>none</selected>


<opt>

<name>none</name>

<lbs>0</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

<lbs>670</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>MK-82 HE</name>

<lbs>500</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>SUU-44 Flare Dispenser</name>

<lbs>572</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</name>

<lbs>188</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>LAU-5003</name>

<lbs>54</lbs>

</opt>

</weight>


<weight n="2">

<name>Pylon Center</name>

<weight-lb>0</weight-lb>

<selected>none</selected>


<opt>

<name>none</name>

<lbs>0</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>3x MK-83 HE</name>

<lbs>3042</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>3x MK-82 HE</name>

<lbs>1500</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>3x LAU-5003</name>

<lbs>162</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>Fuel droptank</name>

<lbs>2692</lbs>

<gals>396</gals>

</opt>

</weight>


<weight n="3">

<name>Pylon 1 R</name>

<weight-lb>0</weight-lb>

<selected>none</selected>


<opt>

<name>none</name>

<lbs>0</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

<lbs>670</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x MK-83 HE</name>

<lbs>2028</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x MK-82 HE</name>

<lbs>1000</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x SUU-44 Flare Dispenser</name>

<lbs>1144</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</name>

<lbs>188</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>2x LAU-5003</name>

<lbs>108</lbs>

</opt>

</weight>


<weight n="4">

<name>Pylon 2 R</name>

<weight-lb>0</weight-lb>

<selected>none</selected>


<opt>

<name>none</name>

<lbs>0</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

<lbs>670</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>MK-82 HE</name>

<lbs>500</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>SUU-44 Flare Dispenser</name>

<lbs>572</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</name>

<lbs>188</lbs>

</opt>


<opt>

<name>LAU-5003</name>

<lbs>54</lbs>

</opt>

</weight>


Path: A-4K / Models / A-4K.xml
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<model>

  <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/Payload.xml</path>


  <name>Payload</name>

  <offsets>

   <x-m>0</x-m>

   <y-m>0</y-m>

   <z-m>0</z-m>

  </offsets>

 </model>


Path: A-4K / Models / Stores / Payload.xml
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<?xml version="1.0"?>


<PropertyList>


<!-- Pylon 1 L -->


   <model>

      <name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/AGM-65/AGM-65.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>-2.10884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.39089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>AGM-65 Maverick</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[0]/selected</property>

               <value>AGM-65 Maverick</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[0]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>

   <model>

      <name>2x MK-83 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/mk83/mk83.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>-1.70884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <model>

      <name>2x MK-83 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/mk83/mk83.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>-2.40884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>2x MK-83 HE</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[0]/selected</property>

               <value>2x MK-83 HE</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[0]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>
   <model>

      <name>2x MK-82 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/Mk82/mk82.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>-1.70884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <model>

      <name>2x MK-82 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/Mk82/mk82.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>-2.40884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>2x MK-83 HE</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[0]/selected</property>

               <value>2x MK-83 HE</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[0]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>
   <model>

      <name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/AIM-9/aim-9-outside.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>-2.10884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[0]/selected</property>

               <value>AIM-9 Sidewinder</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[0]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>

<!-- pylon 2 L -->

   <model>

      <name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/AGM-65/AGM-65.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>7.35886</x-m>

         <y-m>-2.92810</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.3539</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>AGM-65 Maverick</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[1]/selected</property>

               <value>AGM-65 Maverick</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[1]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>
<!-- pylon center -->

<!-- pylon 1 R -->

   <model>

      <name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/AGM-65/AGM-65.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.46693</x-m>

         <y-m>2.106</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.39089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>AGM-65 Maverick</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[3]/selected</property>

               <value>AGM-65 Maverick</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[3]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>
   <model>

      <name>2x MK-83 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/mk83/mk83.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>1.70884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <model>

      <name>2x MK-83 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/mk83/mk83.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>2.40884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>2x MK-83 HE</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[0]/selected</property>

               <value>2x MK-83 HE</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[0]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>
   <model>

      <name>2x MK-82 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/Mk82/mk82.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>1.70884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <model>

      <name>2x MK-82 HE</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/Mk82/mk82.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>2.40884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>2x MK-83 HE</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[0]/selected</property>

               <value>2x MK-83 HE</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[0]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>
   <model>

      <name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/AIM-9/aim-9-outside.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>6.47595</x-m>

         <y-m>2.10884</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.24089</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>AIM-9 Sidewinder</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[0]/selected</property>

               <value>AIM-9 Sidewinder</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[0]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>

<!-- pylon 2 R -->

   <model>

      <name>AGM-65 Maverick</name>

      <path>Aircraft/A-4K/Models/Stores/AGM-65/AGM-65.xml</path>

      <offsets>

         <x-m>7.35626</x-m>

         <y-m>2.92810</y-m>

         <z-m>-0.3539</z-m>

         <roll-deg>0</roll-deg>

      </offsets>

   </model>

   <animation>

      <type>select</type>

      <object-name>AGM-65 Maverick</object-name>

      <condition>

         <and>

            <equals>

               <property>sim/weight[4]/selected</property>

               <value>AGM-65 Maverick</value>

            </equals>

            <equals>

               <property>controls/armament/station[4]/release</property>

               <value>false</value>

            </equals>

         </and>

      </condition>

   </animation>



</PropertyList>


Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:54 pm

If anyone wants to help develop this aircraft and have their name credited for their work, we need people to help us. Even if its just in the next few months. Martien has been struggling to finish the weapons scripts within the time he has, and I have some time but not enough experience in some areas to help him. We are aiming for a first release of this aircraft before Christmas. Anyone's help, even with limited experience would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:37 am

Hi everyone,

Development of the A-4K has progressed in the past few months with the addition of weapons and payload. Martien and I hope to make our first release on the 21st of December.

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I will also release a promotional video at that point to promote the new aircraft.

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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:55 pm

The A-4K has now been released in FGMEMBERS

https://github.com/FGMEMBERS/A-4K

Wiki: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Douglas_A-4K_Skyhawk

FlightGear A-4K Promo


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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:24 am

Hi all interested,

The development of the A-4K has somewhat progressed since its first release with the addition of more instruments to the cockpit and two new liverys made.

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Cockpit instruments additions

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Draken International Livery

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RNZAF 50th Anniversary gold livery

Please feel free to post comments about your opinion of the A-4K so far or share any screenshots of flights you've done in it.

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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:40 am

Does anyone have experience with canvas? We've decided to make the HUD a canvas HUD. I've been starting to modifying the F15 svg file to resemble the A-4K HUD, but it fails to show up in the sim when re exported. I'm using adobe illustrator to edit the svg, is there perhaps any settings I should change before exporting?
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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby Thorsten » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:17 am

SVG is fundamentally a plain text format - it's essentially xml syntax and you can read and edit it with a text editor of your choice. I'd simply have a look at what the illustrator outputs - if it's not plain readable text, you need to change the export format.

(Inkscape seems to be the tool of choice for SVG editing otherwise)
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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:13 am

Thanks for the reply. Its plain readable text, but still doesn't work. Do you want me to send you the file so you can see what i'm doing wrong?
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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby N-SCOT » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:34 am

What's a New Zealander doin' with military jets? Thought you people were all about choppers....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j_jBVC_I4E

lol

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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:35 am

That video is quite weird haha, a bunch of Iroquois pilots pretending to be jet pilots.

We had two squadrons of Skyhawks (2 Squadron & 75 Squadron) and one squadron of Aermacchi MB339CB's (14 Squadron). Unfortunately in 1999 we had a new prime minister elected who hated defence, canceled an order for F16's, and disbanded all the air combat squadrons as effective of 2001. Now the aircraft are either in museums or flying under the ownership of Draken International in the US. So many people were angry (including me).

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Re: A4K Skyhawk Development

Postby SplitDecision » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:07 am

Hi All,

New Kahu HUD has been added to the FGMEMBERS repo along with a few new instruments to the cockpit.

Here's a diagram to give you a rough idea of whats what...
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Soon we will also be making the recording module on the HUD model toggleable so that the bank indicator doesn't overlap it and a new camera view for the HUD. So you can make videos like this :wink: ....
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