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Postby skyop » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:05 am

Hi all,

I have started development of the ATR 72, which should hopefully be another fantastic turboprop to add to FG's (underpopulated) regional class.

Progress on the model: basic fuselage, wings, and stabilizers completed.
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Re: ATR 72

Postby Sealbhach » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:57 am

It's the only turboprop I've been in. I had a lovely flight with Aer Arann from Stansted to Galway in one of these, it was a beautiful flight. The Aer Arann livery is quite nice:

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Re: ATR 72

Postby nickyivyca » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:38 am

Naturally I'm asking what's happening with the FDM. :P

Anyways, since the Dash8 seems to not be out hopefully this one will be flyable. I remember that we do have a 42 model, but you can't crash it while flying (it just bounces off the ground) and I think there was another annoying thing about it.
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Re: ATR 72

Postby Flightgear_captain » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:23 am

Yeah. It was a static model that had NO animations, the doors were open all the time which ruined realisim, and it was a bit oversized.
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Re: ATR 72

Postby ThomasCookAirlines » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:08 pm

Beautiful beginning so far:)Keep going :P
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Re: ATR 72

Postby 439Tiger » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:37 pm

Hi Nick,

If you go to the Aircraft Download page on Flightgear.org the Dash-8 is now available as the DHC8Q300. I think it is fairly recent, I don't remember seeing there a few weeks ago. It is not fully instrumented but it is flyable. I can't wait for the ATR 72 also.
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Re: ATR 72

Postby skyop » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:41 pm

The engines are done and I'm trying to cut holes for the cockpit windows right now. When I finish that I'll post a screenshot.
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Re: ATR 72

Postby skyop » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:53 pm

How does the nose section look?

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Re: ATR 72

Postby i4dnf » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:15 am

Looks fine so far, maybe the nose should be a little bit shorter (but that might be the perspective and the wide angle that's creating a false impression).
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Re: ATR 72

Postby Sweetgrapes » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:24 am

Same here, looks pretty good.
Is it me, or do the windows look a bit too big, when compared to the image above?
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Re: ATR 72

Postby 439Tiger » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:51 am

I think I would agree with Wingtipped, the windows might be a little big.
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Re: ATR 72

Postby skyop » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:53 am

Yeah, all of you are right. I think the windows look a bit big, but it is to the dimensions of the 3 view. I'll have to work on that later.
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Re: ATR 72

Postby 439Tiger » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:04 am

Even though its an ATR-42 can you make mine in Inter-Canadien???

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Re: ATR 72

Postby skyop » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:35 am

It looks a little better now...

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Re: ATR 72

Postby i4dnf » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:04 am

It still looks to me that the nose is a bit too long and pointy, from the photos it looks like the the line from the tip of the nose to the botom edge of the windscreen needs to be a bit steeper,the underside too, also the front windows of the windscreen seem to be a bit steeper that they appear on your model, and those at the back need to extend a bit more to the back. These need just small adjustments, and I know how tedious a job it is ;).

I know it might look like you're folowing exactly the 3view reference you have, but depending on the image and the scale factor in blender the diference between one side of a black line to the other is pretty big in the model, that's why reference photos are needed too, and you have to check them from time to time, to get it just right ;)
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