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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby FokkerCharlie » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:57 am

Yes, being able to slow down quickly is an extremely useful attribute for an aeroplane! Also, props make a good noise. :)
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby openflight » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:40 pm

Don't tell me you modelled the prop noise as well?

Also, Charlie while you are there, could you tell me what routes you used to fly in the F50 so I can download the scenery and try it myself. I know London airport with its steep approach as one - you have said so in one of your posts? What was the airline then, KLM?

Also check out my work:

https://sites.google.com/site/openfligh ... fokker-f50
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby openflight » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:37 am

Some current European operators of the Fokker 50

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityJet

Flight tracking reveals only one F50 in London - Dublin route today

http://flightaware.com/live/findflight/ZLN/EIDW/

Wow this is an eye openener:

http://www.flightradar24.com/48.05,9.8/4

There is a City Jet F50 flying from Rotterdam to London:

http://www.flightradar24.com/BCY72C

Heres another one: real time data:

Altitude 15,000 ft
Vertical Speed N/A
Speed 324 kt
Track 91°
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby FokkerCharlie » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:46 pm

If you're looking for real routes, you can try the following airports ex LCY: MAN LPL IOM JER RTM AMS EIN LUX ANR BRU. I flew to those places with VLM, now they're operating on the CityJet brand, though the route network has changed quite a bit.

For other interesting flights scenery - wise, you could try Galway - Sligo. I don't know how those places look on Fg, but it's an interesting trip irl. The approach at Sligo is not straightforward. There's the wreck of an old F27 there, which is reported to have had a terminal mishap on arrival!

For something a little different, the aircraft was also popular in Iceland (with Islandsflug, I think), so you could try operating to some of the smaller airports there. Again, I don't know what the fg scenery is like in that part of the world.

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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby Bjoern » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:47 pm

Didn't SAS (or Skyways) put F-50s into ESSB (Stockholm's more interesting airport) back in the day or were they just flying around Norway?
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby openflight » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:56 am

Hi Charlie

Sligo - do you mean this place?

http://www.sligoairport.com/sligoairporthistory.html

And why did they build the runway so that there is water at each end? I would imagine you would be worrying about undershooting and overrunning at the same time.

Meanwhile more progress here:

https://sites.google.com/site/openfligh ... fokker-f50

Cannot get the engine gauges to work - starting with a freshly downloaded model again.


Any idea where I can get a F27 model for FG? Nice looking plane as well.
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby openflight » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:37 am

Restarted the re-configuration of the aircraft again. I edited the texture entries on the .ac model and had problems.

Added <texture-path>/Liveries</Texture-path> to the fokker50.xml file in the models folder to load textures manually, since the Nasal script does not work.

Interestingly, the textures and the Livery path are hard coded into the .ac model file. I guess textures can be manually edited here and changed, provided they are the exact same size and compressed etc .

Walk-through of the set up to follow. Hopefully this process can be used to convert any FG aircraft into any version, and also to import MSFS models as well.
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby Johan G » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:36 pm

openflight wrote in Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:37 am:Interestingly, the textures and the Livery path are hard coded into the .ac model file. I guess textures can be manually edited here and changed, provided they are the exact same size and compressed etc .

Yes, the textures are hard coded into the .ac. Hence, using absolute paths would quickly turn out ugly. :wink:

I completely missed that on my first attempts to model. :oops: :roll: :lol:
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby openflight » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:50 am

Hence the need for documentation.

I am beginning to think the documentation itself will come to over 100MB, after all the new VFR manual is 8Mb already.
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby Johan G » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:25 pm

The problem is that a lot of things is documented, but a bit here and there, with the bigger picture missing. When using the wiki for example, there is a few good starting points but no real structure, or rather a clear path to follow, when for example reading in on modelling aircraft. Sometimes it can take longer to figure out what articles to read through than to actually read them through.
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Re: The New Fokker 50 Thread

Postby openflight » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:42 am

I agree - there was something about improving the WIki.

How many people are working on the FG project in all- a few hard core developers, ad a dozen aircraft developers? Wiki is us?
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