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Pylons for air racing.

Postby Student_Pilot_Noob » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:11 pm

With the Red Bull air race coming in June 20Th I was wondering if we could set up a virtual race or something.
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby MD-Terp » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:57 pm

The San Diego course is already in the default scenery, I'm pretty sure, or is it the San Fransisco one?... the pylon models already exist, that much I am 100% sure of. So, all that needs to be done is to place the pylon models wherever this years' course is (see any one of a hundred tutorials on scenery object placement), and then post an invitation in the "Multiplayer" forum. Go for it!
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby stuart » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:05 pm

IIRC someone put together a timed course, using some Nasal to score the run, as a mod to FG.

I don't recall who it was, but you might want to Google based on the author of some of the aerobatic aircraft.

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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby simbabeat » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:52 pm

If the pylons are there in the scenery you could use the in game stopwatch. Then maybe make it an MP event. With one person in a ufo timing everyone with the in-sim stopwatch.

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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby Gijs » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:07 pm

stuart wrote:IIRC someone put together a timed course, using some Nasal to score the run, as a mod to FG.

The wiki is our friend, as always: http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php/Red_Bull_Air_Race :)
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby MD-Terp » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:31 pm

stuart wrote:I don't recall who it was,

Oh, I completely forgot about that! It was Tat Nikosha if I now remember correctly.
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby ac001 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:44 am

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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby hvengel » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:05 pm

How about the pylons at Stead (Reno) AFB for the National Air Race style events? I have flown into Stead in FG and these are missing. Has anyone considered creating them?
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby Avionyx » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:38 pm

I actually have this months copy of PILOT magazine which has an excellent article on Reno. I'll have a go at recreating the pilons later on tonight for anyone who's interested in placing them?

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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby hvengel » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:12 am

Avionyx wrote:I actually have this months copy of PILOT magazine which has an excellent article on Reno. I'll have a go at recreating the pilons later on tonight for anyone who's interested in placing them?

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I also have lots of photos from the Reno air races and if you need it I can give you some of these to use for textures. In particular the pylon right in front of the grandstands is fairly colorful and covered with advertising. Just let me know if you would like one of these photos. Also there are three courses at Reno for the different classes of airplanes although this information may be old because they have added several new classes in recent years so there may be four courses now. The unlimited course is 9.3 miles in length and the others are smaller. So you will need to look this up to get details of the layouts for each course.

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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby Avionyx » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:37 am

I've got the pylons done now so any and all images for textures would be brilliant!

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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby rico001 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:07 pm

I found an addon for Air Racing,
Hope this is on topic: http://macflightgear.sourceforge.net/home/addons/ it says it works in versions besides mac.
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby hvengel » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:23 pm

I was not able to find the download link for this addon. Anyone have any idea how to download the addon?
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby Torsten » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:39 pm

It's probably the addon I wrote a good while ago. There is a tiny wiki page at
http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php/Red_Bull_Air_Race
and the addon itself is here:
http://www.t3r.de/fg/fgfs-rbar.html
It might be a little bit rotten and I can't guarantee, it's still running. However, I know one of the air-race pilots is using this script and FlightGear to familiarize himself with a new course.
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Re: Pylons for air racing.

Postby HHS » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:18 pm

Torsten wrote: However, I know one of the air-race pilots is using this script and FlightGear to familiarize himself with a new course.


:shock: :shock:

Who? We really talk about the Red Bull Airrace?
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