USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:17 pm

If you'd like to try the DHC6, C172P, or PBY?
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby SkyBoat » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:11 pm

Hey Everybody--

I've tested probably ten different planes and decided I like MV-DPs Albatross for the tour. It's easy to fly and I was able to do several consecutive water landings and take-offs with no problems.

@MV-DP-- I'm thinking about adding radios and upgrading the cockpit instruments. Nothing fancy, but filling in a few of the holes in the instrument panel. Do you want me to send you my changes for the official repository version?

Everyone:I also changed the castering nose wheel to be a steerable nose wheel by making the following revision in the Albatross-yasim.xml file:

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<control-input axis="/controls/flight/rudder" control="STEER" square="true" src0="-1.0" src1="1.0" dst0="-1.5" dst1="1.5"/>
  <control-input axis="/controls/gear/gear-down" control="EXTEND"/>

  <control-output control="EXTEND" prop="/gear/gear[0]/position-norm"/>

  <control-speed control="EXTEND" transition-time="5"/>
 
  <!-- <control-input axis="/controls/gear/gear-down" control="EXTEND"/>
  <control-input axis="/controls/gear/tailwheel-lock" control="CASTERING"
                 src0="0" src1="1"
                 dst0="1" dst1="0"/>
  <control-speed control="EXTEND" transition-time="5"/>
  <control-output control="EXTEND" prop="/gear/gear[0]/position-norm"/> -->


For my system, I added the nosewheel steering parameters I use for my Saitek Pro Flight Yoke. Below my set-up, notice I commented out the block that is the original text of the XML file.

I can now steer the Albatross on the ground using my yoke, as well as in the water, with some use of the throttle. Feel free use my "system" and adapt it for your needs.

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby LesterBoffo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:50 am

Texturing and interior getting closer.

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No one's been able to guess the aircraft? It's a rare one: a hint would be that it's from a manufacturer that also made a light, parasol winged, single seat trainer with the same tail surface shapes. It also uses the same engine, ( times 2) as the parasol wing trainer. It's common name is the German name for a small bird of prey. It was used as a advanced two engine bomber trainer, ground forces co-operative go-fer, and an aerial ambulance, and was not seen often as a floatplane. It was remarkably light and speedy for a small twin engine trainer.

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:49 pm

I thought so. I knew by the tail that it was a German. Nice job. Should be a Focke Wulf if I just happen to know my parasol wing trainers?
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby LesterBoffo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:44 pm

I've got to thank Cpn. Goosen for the YASim and system files borrowed from his JU-34W to make this plane work. Thanks!

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby IAHM-COL » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:21 pm

It looks awesome Lester. I have no idea what craft is that yet.
It may be too sensitive on my part, but you went too authentic with the cross in the tail :cry: :oops:
(Ive seen it replaced by a straight X, sometimes)
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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby LesterBoffo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:39 pm

Yes I'm aware of the swastika. This is just a temporary texture till I can make post war Swiss decalage, I would like to keep the splinter camouflage.

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby Martien van der P. » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:25 pm

@SkyBoat, I think could just do that, but after all I didn't make the model and FDM this is work from Detlef Faber. I only made it livery selectable.

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby LesterBoffo » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:29 pm

New texture and added aircraft exhaust, water spray and lighting effects. Image

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Re: USA TOUR Event | SAT MARCH 5TH 17:00 - 24:00 UTC

Postby LesterBoffo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:39 pm

I thought I'd add this code for the Grumman Albatross's Wright R-1820-32's engines, it adds more thrust and idles the engines down better.


just copy and paste it into the <propeller> section of the albatross-yasim.xml

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  <!-- Engine Wiki information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_R-1820

   Wright R-1820-32

  General characteristics

    Type: Nine-cylinder single-row supercharged air-cooled radial engine
    Bore: 6.125 in (155.6 mm)
    Stroke: 6.88 in (174.6 mm)
    Displacement: 1,823 in3 (29.88 L)
    Length: 47.76 in (1,213 mm)
    Diameter: 54.25 in (1,378 mm)
    Dry weight: 1,184 lb (537 kg)

Components

    Valvetrain: Two overhead valves per cylinder with sodium-filled exhaust valve
    Supercharger: Single-speed General Electric centrifugal type supercharger, blower ratio 7.134:1
    Fuel system: Stromberg PD12K10 downdraft carburetor with automatic mixture control
    Fuel type: 87 octane rating gasoline
    Oil system: Dry sump with one pressure and one scavenging pump
    Cooling system: Air-cooled

Performance

    Power output: 1,000 hp (746 kW) at 2,300 rpm for takeoff
    Specific power: 0.46 hp/in/3 (20.88 kW/L)
    Compression ratio: 6.45:1
    Specific fuel consumption: 0.6 lb/(hp*h) (362 g/(kW*h))
    Oil consumption: 0.35-0.39 oz/(hp*h) (13-15 g/(kW*h))
    Power-to-weight ratio: 0.84 hp/lb (1.39 kW/kg)

     -->

<propeller   x="-5.349" y="2.993" z="1.278"
           radius="1.57"
           mass="870"
           moment="24.5"
           blades="3"
           cruise-alt="5000"
           cruise-power="910"
           cruise-speed="140"
           cruise-rpm="1186"
           gear-ratio="0.54"
           min-rpm="500"
           max-rpm="1242" >
  <actionpt x="-4.688" y="2.993" z="1.342"/>
  <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[0]/propeller-pitch" control="ADVANCE" />
  <piston-engine
          eng-power="1000"
          eng-rpm="2300"
          displacement="1823.2"
          bore="6.125"
          stroke="6.875"
          min-throttle="0.067"
          supercharger="1"
       turbo-mul="1.46"
       wastegate-mp="39.5"
          compression-ratio="6.45"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[0]/throttle" control="THROTTLE"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[0]/starter" control="STARTER"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[0]/magnetos" control="MAGNETOS"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[0]/mixture" control="MIXTURE"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[0]/boost" control="BOOST"/>
</propeller>

<propeller   x="-5.349" y="-2.993" z="1.278"
           radius="1.57"
           mass="870"
           moment="24.5"
           blades="3"
           cruise-alt="5000"
           cruise-power="910"
           cruise-speed="140"
           cruise-rpm="1186"
           gear-ratio="0.54"
           min-rpm="500"
           max-rpm="1242" >
  <actionpt x="-4.688" y="-2.993" z="1.342"/>
  <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[1]/propeller-pitch" control="ADVANCE" />
    <piston-engine
          eng-power="1000"
          eng-rpm="2300"
          displacement="1823.2"
          bore="6.125"
          stroke="6.875"
          min-throttle="0.067"
          supercharger="1"
       turbo-mul="1.46"
       wastegate-mp="39.5"
          compression-ratio="6.45"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[1]/throttle" control="THROTTLE"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[1]/starter" control="STARTER"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[1]/magnetos" control="MAGNETOS"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[1]/mixture" control="MIXTURE"/>
    <control-input axis="/controls/engines/engine[0]/boost" control="BOOST"/>
</propeller>


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