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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:47 pm

Big updates to come...
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby Catalanoic » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:32 pm

That would be nice!!
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby Octal450 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:22 am

Yup
I've been working on the CFM56 models, right now they are LEAPX model :oops:

Also, I fixed a bug in IT-AUTOFLIGHT which may cause instability in the PITCH axis when in ALT HLD, or V/S modes.

Planned changes:
New performance profile for IAE engines
New thrust logic to help with thrust stability during climbout
Add CRS knob for NAV1 and NAV2 in cockpit.
Redo annunciator on PFD for full glass cockpits
New autopilot-annunciator for EFIS-analog cockpits

And more

And we are working with chad3006 for a new E/WD like this (left one of course :mrgreen: ):
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:26 pm

It's going to be a whole revolution, we're rethinking the whole engine part of the project.
We are switching from the CFM56-5B4 to the CFM56-5B7: same thrust, better model.
And as Josh said before, the IAE V2500-A5 engines, are getting a new performance profile and improvements to exterior model.

And that's only one aspect of the whole... ;)
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:09 pm

A dream which has become reality...

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And again it's thanks to Martien VDp for his usual outstanding work!
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:07 am

First post TODO list has been updated.

A lot of work recently, especially regarding the RC-137R and the CFM56-5B7 engines.

A few pics from yesterday's testing at Robins AFB:

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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby Octal450 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:43 pm

The engine color still are wrong.

I think they might have a material applied to them, causing the UVmap for the livery to look weird.
I'll check.
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:25 pm

it0uchpods wrote in Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:43 pm:The engine color still are wrong.

Same regarding the IAEs.
Thanks for checking ;) .

Recent commit introduced new avionics sounds to the aircrafts!
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby Octal450 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:03 pm

Roger.
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:36 pm

"Enjoyed" a nice trip form RAF Mildenhall to Frankfurt am Main earlier:

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More updates to come to the Rivet Joint 3D in the next few days, stay tuned ;) .
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:05 pm

Engines material has been fixed by Martien Van Der P. some time ago, and some other updates have been made in the recent days, e.g. the Gmeter now shows the max and min Gs pulled during the flight.

A question I have is: would it be possible to create some kind of ECMs and radar jamming systems to an aircraft?
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby Octal450 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:40 pm

They would do nothing unless you modify the other planes as well, and send a property over MP

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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:41 pm

it0uchpods wrote in Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:40 pm:They would do nothing unless you modify the other planes as well, and send a property over MP

Well, if it can be done with OPRF aircrafts why not, the ECM thing would mainly be used for ops we do there.
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby PINTO » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:04 pm

J Maverick 16 wrote in Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:41 pm:Well, if it can be done with OPRF aircrafts why not, the ECM thing would mainly be used for ops we do there.


To be frank (and this is getting off topic, but whatevs), the state of radar and radar handling is pretty bad in every aircraft that has it. We don't account for weather, terrain (unless using that code that 5H1N0B1 and Leto worked on), jamming, active vs passive vs off, RCS, and a bunch of other stuff.

It could be fixed airplane-side, but we are going to have to get creative with how we use our multiplayer properties so we don't over-fill the packets. I'd love to do this or see this done. I'm definitely going to be working on RCS with the MiG, and hopefully we can find a solution to the rest that is workable. Richard's emesary system looks nice, but I'd need to figure it out first.

Some of that stuff can also be very expensive computationally, too.
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Re: KC-137R family project

Postby Octal450 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:22 pm

OK. I'm open to working/integrating with the OPRF system then.
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