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727 development

Postby CaptainFG » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:07 am

So after all that sh*t that has been thrown around the main FG forums
Are you guys going to continue the development of the 727 ?
PS I have found a great 3D artists who may help us :p
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Re: 727 development

Postby IAHM-COL » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:17 pm

We are looking forward to continuing building the airship. ATM, other project is keeping me busy.

3d artists willing to learn and,or cooperate are very valuable ... Let him know to get in touch with me : as in not to duplicate efforts. :)

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Re: 727 development

Postby cain » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:03 am

let me take a look at the plane, i might be able to help.

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Re: 727 development

Postby jwocky » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:07 pm

Anything about Soitanen's changes on the FDM. He is not on this forum, so there is lately no contact. Last stand was, he declared everything I made as wrong, changed the math points (admittedly for the more realistic) and left me with a plane wobbling and whale tailing through approaches. Does anybody know whether he is still working on it?
And shouldn't we move the 727 to the Aircraft Development forum. It's a serious business.
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Re: 727 development

Postby IAHM-COL » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:25 pm

@J.
Ok. I moved this topic to the most appropriate area of Aircraft development.


I think Soitanen changes were great! Fine tuning is always needed... so it does not surprise me.
Last think I knew: He was still working on it. I don't know where does he stand after all the turmoil.
Hopefully it does not change his willingness to contribute, as it did not change he is very knowledgful in FDM tuning.

I will email kraft2001 later tonight, and tell him about the endless possibilities in 3d modelling in several of our projects,

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Re: 727 development

Postby jwocky » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:27 am

Yeah, but since I am not over there and Soitanen is not here, how would we know what is going on? It's now weeks since the 727 flew correctly an ILS after those changes and I don't know is he working on it or did he abandon it because of the turmoil.
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Re: 727 development

Postby IAHM-COL » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:27 am

same I feel.
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Re: 727 development

Postby jwocky » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:26 pm

Okay, if I find enough of my remaining brain matter, I maybe pull her fresh and take her for a spin in the KPHX test area (working ILS there). Lets see, what I find.
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Re: 727 development

Postby jwocky » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:48 pm

Okay, I did a little work on it, but as of yet, I did the changes only on the -230ADV, so it has to be done for the other versions as well. On the other hand, I would rather like to get one done and then just copy the changes into the other models in one big action, that saves work.

- moved instruments around (the issue of the guy who crept behind the panel)
- autopilot update (since the 727 is not directly connected to JPack, she misses out on bug corrections form there)
- a little better balance under AP control
- pushback works on the -230ADV
- -230ADV specific wingspan reset (the ADVs have winglets, that added 2ft total to the wingspan)
- wing area back to 1650 sqft (Soitanen changed to 1560 sqft because of one Boeing documentation, but all other documents I can find speak of 1650, so ... well).
- contrails
- wing-trails

bottom-line: She flies again with reasonable stability
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Re: 727 development

Postby IAHM-COL » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:32 pm

@legoboy

BTW lego, you can tell turnit that his KIA livery is simmetrical now.

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