Thursday, December 30, 2010

First flight of the new T-45C (and first carrier landing of course!)

Finally I've exported the T-45C model into FSX - and needless to say I took it around the boat for some traps. I'm very happy with the quality of the work so far. Most of the external model is done, the main outstanding area being the cockpit and the canopy.
Soon I'll start working on the virtual cockpit. It is not yet clear to me how long it will take, as I cannot say how many parts can be reused from the previous version (which has several inaccuracies). But the external model is just few hours from being done!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Another rendered image of the new T-45C

Another rendered image of the new T-45C showing some progress. The textures are still preliminary and lack some detail - however it should already look better than the previous one IMHO. The external model is approximately 70% done. Fuselage,wings, stabilzers, rudder and the main landing gear are done. I still have to work on the cockpit and the nose gear, as well as several minor details like lights and antennas...
I'm quite happy with the results, however I have no idea when it will be ready for testing - although I plan to make the first flight in FSX soon.