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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon May 04, 2020 3:45 pm

Just saw an amazing video on Reddit (courtesy of Rudolf who passed on the link) of an Air Crane in action as a firefighter:

I can't figure out how to post the direct link to the video, so here is the link :
https://www.reddit com/r/aviation/comments/gd9c88/precision/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Mon May 04, 2020 4:19 pm

Wow, how many years of flying does it take to be able to judge a drop like that? That is remarkable.
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby Johan G » Mon May 04, 2020 10:41 pm

Indeed. I have seen that clip pop up now and then, but it still never fails to amaze me. 8)
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Fri May 15, 2020 9:10 pm

Pushed some changes to the compaddon branch on GitHub. Fixed a few panel and switch material settings. Added a couple more CWS light logic's. Switch from interior shadow cube (model-interior) to compositor real-time interior shadows for testing purposes.
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Tue May 26, 2020 3:32 pm

Adding more overhead panel switches and knobs. The new additions are currently not activated.

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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby helijah » Wed May 27, 2020 6:00 am

nice :)
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Wed May 27, 2020 1:41 pm

Thanks

A couple more panel clusters.
I'm anxious to hook up the cable shear system.

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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Thu May 28, 2020 3:37 am

Refactored texture paths and location of interior files. Also pushed all the new panel groups I've been working on. It was a considerable amount of work. Please let me know if I messed anything up.
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Fri May 29, 2020 6:04 am

ELT

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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Fri May 29, 2020 6:09 am

Overall the cabin is starting to look busy.

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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wkitty42 » Fri May 29, 2020 3:09 pm

i'm curious if you've been able to get armchair99 into the craft and see how it handles compared to the real thing he flies IRL...
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Fri May 29, 2020 4:24 pm

Unfortunately that probably wont happen. I actually mentioned something to that effect to him and I got the distinct impression he was not computer literate, at the least in a "gaming" sense.
I was hoping that would be another benefit of contacting him.
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wkitty42 » Fri May 29, 2020 6:28 pm

yeah... he is fairly literate... i met him on the firewall support forum i moderate... anyway, i was just wondering... i got the same impression when i asked him... oh well :)
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby WoodSTokk » Sat May 30, 2020 1:39 pm

wlbragg wrote in Fri May 29, 2020 6:09 am:Overall the cabin is starting to look busy.


Please double the UVmapping of the floor. The structure is way to big.
All other thinks are very nice modeled and textured.
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Re: Erickson S-64 Aircrane anyone?

Postby wlbragg » Sat May 30, 2020 7:59 pm

It's actually not even the correct texture. But it best matches the size and spacing of the correct texture pattern according to this images I was referencing.
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