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Re: How to make an Aircraft....

Postby openflight » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:17 am

Since the title of this thread is "How to make an aircraft", making an aircraft can be done in several quick steps:

Copy the folder of an existing aircraft to another folder. Rename the folder.
Rename the aircraft-set file in this folder: this is the name used to select the aircraft FG starts with.
Create a new 3D model (Wings 3D is easy to use) and export it to .3ds or .obj format (Wings 3D does not export to .ac)
Create the flight model file using tools such as mentioned above.

This model will have no animations or textures, but it is a start, and you can refer to the Wings 3D manual or updated how to files in the Wiki (I may have to write this myself).

Please don't give up: that is the main thing. Blender is hard to learn and use but the newer versions are better. F Wings 3D is much easier.
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Re: How to make an Aircraft....

Postby openflight » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:19 am

For information on modifying an existing aircraft see my site : https://sites.google.com/site/flightgea ... g-aircraft .

Questions will only help me improve the clarity of my instructions so feel free to ask.

EDIT: For example the 3D model in the image was created in 30 minutes using Wings 3D. It is an original design for a 2 seat light aircraft. You see what can be done in a short time after one is familiar with Wings 3D.

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Re: How to make an Aircraft....

Postby openflight » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:44 pm

The aircraft in Flight Gear using the Cessna 172 flight model. It works, and much more development needed.

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Re: How to make an Aircraft....

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:05 pm

your image is broken for some reason... nothing showing... is it public?
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: How to make an Aircraft....

Postby openflight » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:29 am

Is the site accessible?

For information on modifying an existing aircraft see my site : https://sites.google.com/site/flightgea ... g-aircraft .
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Re: How to make an Aircraft....

Postby wkitty42 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:56 am

openflight wrote in Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:29 am:Is the site accessible?

yes, the site is accessible... i easily see C-GDQG pictured there

openflight wrote in Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:29 am:For information on modifying an existing aircraft see my site : https://sites.google.com/site/flightgea ... g-aircraft .

this link is broken... you should wrap links in URL tags (and images in IMG tags) to be safe but it may not have been a complete URL to start with considering how many sites shorten displayed URLs with ellipse (aka three dots) in the middle of them...

regarding my initial report of the image not working, google sends this message...
403. That’s an error.

Your client does not have permission to get URL /r0BjMWSWa7Yk4vhN1j8FcSkK8gP_904PoDLxzox0_lrTH7C5iyYCgbEVv9AT6cIt8E928X50v_f7lXcDmO-ZI_wEVJ4fYUSRqhcSS0txE4E7HHikPg=w974 from this server.


assuming you are wanting to show the side shot of C-FGFS sitting on the ground, that image is
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https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/Y1JEzZJfx45UiYXReT2OTZ6mzYVh-HtOGRSj7v0_day3UTaNndPRX1HAHRdCvTidI2eHOb7oqK76uwHbke4obowvCgOxpah2ZsQqD-xy7ISXAGqh0os=w1175
and wrapped in IMG tags looks like
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"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: How to make an Aircraft....

Postby openflight » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:28 am

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