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The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:38 pm

Hi!
I'm interested in getting every glider much flown in real life to a great state in flightgear.
Therefor I'd like to ask you to help me with creating a list, first.
Here's a beginning:
(sorted by manufacturer)
Civilian Gliders - modern
DG Flugzeugbau (earlier Glaser-Dirks)
-DG1000/1001 (development) https://github.com/D-ECHO/DG1001
-DG808
-DG500/505
-LS8 (former Rolladen-Schneider LS8) (done) https://github.com/D-ECHO/LS8
-LS10
Rolladen-Schneider
-LS4 (alpha) https://github.com/D-ECHO/LS4
Alexander Schleicher
-ASK13 (done)
-ASK21 (done, in constant development)
-ASW28 (early production) https://github.com/D-ECHO/ASW28
-ASG30
-ASH31
-Ka6(CR/E) (early production, only -CR atm) https://github.com/D-ECHO/Ka6
-Ka8
Grob
-G103 Twin Astir (beta) https://github.com/D-ECHO/G103
Schemp-Hirth
-Arcus (alpha)
-Ventus
-Nimbus
Lange Aviation
-Antares 23E (in progress)
SZD
-Bocian (done, update suggested by Michat)
-SZD55 (alpha) https://github.com/D-ECHO/SZD55
Civilian Gliders - oldtimers
Scheibe
-Bergfalke (alpha) https://github.com/D-ECHO/Bergfalke
-Spatz
-Zugvogel
Schneider-Grunau
-SG38 (early production) https://github.com/D-ECHO/SG38
-Grunau Baby
LET
-L-13 Blaník (early production) https://github.com/D-ECHO/L13
-L-23 Super Blaník
Military (Cargo) Gliders
Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant
Gotha Go 242
Blohm & Voss BV 40
Junkers Ju 322
Horsa
-Airspeed (done, update/fix suggested by Michat)

DFS 230 - First glider used in warfare (at Fort Eben Emael).

AS.51 Horsa I - Used during D-Day.
AS.58 Horsa II - Used during D-Day.
Waco CG-4A - I would love to see C-47 pickup in FGFS or even fly Waco rescue mission from Shangri-La (see book "Lost In Shangri-La").


[EDIT] I've sorted the gliders after being civilian or military, please note that I'll not do any primary military used gliders, for various reasons not needed to discuss here ;)
Please post other wishes/suggestions and what you find the most important!
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Re: The big glider project

Postby Michat » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:30 pm

There are some others to include in the list.

Bocian: ( http://wiki.flightgear.org/SZD-9bis_Bocian-1E ) perhaps it needs some updates.

Horsa Airspeed: ( http://helijah.free.fr/flightgear/tar.g ... 016.tar.gz ) Cargo glider that needs a programming solution for an stronger rope among some other cares.

Waco: Still does not exists in FG. It is a cargo glider.


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Re: The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:08 pm

Thanks ;) Interesting, most of them I've never heard of before :D
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Re: The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:12 pm

Current state DG-1001 and Antares 23E:
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Re: The big glider project

Postby dg-505 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:20 am

- Ka6
- Ka8
- Ls4
- Grunau Baby
- SG-38
- Club-/ Standard-Libelle
- Schemp-Hirth Arcus, Ventus, Nimbus
- Grob G 103 Twin Astir


Once I started with a DG-505 which I flew IRL until some time ago, but this project is currently stalled......
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Re: The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:41 pm

Added ;)
Could you send me your files for the DG-505, I'd be happy to continue it, we also have a DG-505 Elan in our club.
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Re: The big glider project

Postby mermar » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:08 pm

My gliders wishlist:

DFS 230 - First glider used in warfare (at Fort Eben Emael).

AS.51 Horsa I - Used during D-Day.
AS.58 Horsa II - Used during D-Day.
Waco CG-4A - I would love to see C-47 pickup in FGFS or even fly Waco rescue mission from Shangri-La (see book "Lost In Shangri-La").

Let L-13 Blaník - More than 3000 built.
Let L-23 Super Blaník

Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet

Gotha Go 242
Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant
Blohm & Voss BV 40
Junkers Ju 322
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Re: The big glider project

Postby Fritz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:54 pm

Not a wishlist, but you forgot Scheibe in your list (Bergfalke, Spatz, Zugvogel...).
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Re: The big glider project

Postby Michat » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:34 pm

@D-ECHO . I don't know exactly what kind of improvements you have made for Bocian and Horsa Gliders. Sound good (thank you) , however I can't check it as I don't have FG installed on this PC.
For any improvement for the Horsa, I suggest you getting contact with Emmanuel ( Helijah Hangar ) so he can update your work and put your name in the honour contributors list.

Two more gliders for FG:

Ikarus Laminar ( don't think it needs any tweeking )

Paper plane http://wiki.flightgear.org/Paper_airplane

Also there are others like the wing glider and the parachutist glider that perhaps don't match your list.

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Re: The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:41 pm

Ooops, I think you've understood me wrong. I did NOT make any improvements to the Horsa and Bocian, I just noted that you proposed updates to them ;)
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Re: The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:00 pm

The DG1001 now features a quite nice (IMO) ground handling system:
1. When choosing Menu-> Assist gears from the void suddenly a friendly person appears who is as nice as to hold your wings :D He/She can run up to 15kts.
2. When choosing Menu-> Ground handling you can turn the aircraft easily on the ground using the rudders (as if someone stood on the wing and was tearing it around) and when using the throttle your aircraft gets pushed/pulled forward (after pressing Delete at throttle <0.15 backwards)
It's on the git repo.
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Re: The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:18 pm

The Schneider-Grunau SG38 "Schulgleiter" now flies!
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Re: The big glider project

Postby Johan G » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:38 pm

Interesting idea for for a view in addition to the model, chase and helicopter view: The selfie-stick view. ;)

I can only think of a small handful of aircraft you can do this in: 8)



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Re: The big glider project

Postby abassign » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:02 am

The The Schneider-Grunau SG38 "Schulgleiter" in FGFS ... where is it ?
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Re: The big glider project

Postby D-ECHO » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:16 am

On my computer and in progress :-P
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