Thursday, April 21, 2011

The real F-35 Full Mission Simulator

The F-35 Full Mission Simulator


As my previous post was about the real T-45C simulator, here is a picture of the first real "Full Mission" Simulator of the F-35, recently delivered by Lockheed Martin to Eglin Air Force Base's 33rd Fighter Wing.
Obviously this simulator sports state-of-the-art fidelity and realism, as well as a top-notch visualization system and, of course, can be set to simulate all the variants of the F-35.



Back to videogames (yes...I am a blasphemer...I still consider FSX just a videogame...) I have some good news. Meaning that I've made some significant progress with the T-45C student/pilot cockpit...and graphically I'd say it is 90% complete - I just miss some minor details here and there and I'd like to redo a couple of textures. It looks good IMHO. It is mostly "hand-drawn" meaning it looks less photographic and a little more stylized - but it is also much closer to the real deal - and IMHO it is closer to the general graphic style of FSX (& Flight - I hope that it will be possible to port it to the new simulator). Long story short it looks better than the previous one - and it is also less resouce-intensive so that it may be possible to model the instructor cockpit too (albeit I will probably not replicate some minor differences between the two cockpits that are there in the real plane - like different layout of external lights controls to name one). Still the instructor cockpit presence is not confirmed - I may not have time to complete it in a reasonable time.

I will post some WIP pictures of the new cockpit as soon as I've placed all the missing details - probably during the next weekend.

4 comments:

Maury said...

Buona pasqua dal tuo compaesano Maury...

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

Grazie Maury - da ateo convinto quale sono, la Pasqua per me รจ la celebrazione del rito della gita fuoriporta...ma pare che le previsioni per la nostra regione non siano particolarmente buone. Speriamo si sbaglino! Comunque Buona Pasqua anche a te!

Dameion Marshall said...

Hello thanks for your post. I was wondering going to be starting my own F-35 cockpit build in a few months, and what size screen is the in the cockpit thanks.

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