Thursday, December 20, 2012

T-45C Version 2.31 and download links in hindsight


Ok, there is a small bug on version 2.30 which prevented keys 1,2 and 0 from the scratchpad to work properly... this was due to the compiler being configured for the new F-14.
So, I've released version 2.31 which you can download from my Google Drive by clicking on the link in the column aside.
In hindsight, I believe it is a much easier way for me to provide download links, and they are also easier to find for the visitors... so disregard my previous post: I will keep download links on the side column, at least until I change my mind again...

15 comments:

David Telford said...

Hey Dino, are you aware that Lockheed-Martin has your F-35 as a banner on a post for PrePar3d? Here is the link

http://www.lockheed-martin.com/us/100years/stories/prepar3d.html

Dino Cattaneo said...

I did not know about the banner... but the "1.0" version of my F-35 is featured in many places in the Prepar3d website :-) !

Unfortunately, they are using v1.0 at the moment... 2.0 is much better!

Alex Beckwith said...

Any expected release date for the cat?

Varun Krishnaswami said...

Hey Dino, so when are you planning to release the new F-14D?? I can't wait for that beautiful plane man!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanx allot for your work & Happy New Year Dino:)

Dino Cattaneo said...

Well, the Tomcat BETA is *almost* ready... needs a 3/4 hours more work...basically is missing a lot of RIO functionality (not planned for the Beta) and some coding...

I guess it will depend on the weather... if it really bad, and I am forced to stay at home, may be in a week or two.

On the other hand, I did some work on the new F-35 - and it is basically ready for release...

Anonymous said...

Dino,

I've had a chance to spend some time flying the latest T-45C. I personally don't see any improvement in the new flight dynamics and in one respect it seems to have taken a step backwards. On approach at proper AOA, it takes continuous back pressure on my joystick in addition to full nose up trim to maintain a stable approach. Also, I was hoping to see an improvement in roll rate with the new version. This jet has always had a very slow roll rate. The new FDE shows no improvement in my opinion.

Your T-45C has always been one of the best, if not THE best freeware military jet available! I hope you will take a look at the things I've mentioned above and consider some changes in an update. Thanks....Terry

Austin Howard said...

Do you still intend to release a payware version of the F-14 with RIO?

Dino Cattaneo said...

@Terry

Thanks for your feedback. I have to confess that I did not spent enough time to test the new FDE. The issues you mention (stabilizer and trim effectiveness on approach, and roll rate) are relatively easy to fix. Will do that in an update.

@ Austin

The Tomcat will be free and will feature both pilot and RIO cockpit, although the functionality will be limited due to development resources constraints.

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

@Terry (and all)

Please try this tweaked aircraft.cfg, stabilizer and trim authority increased, and roll rate decreased.
If it is OK I will make it an official update:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1VJtKJlye7FR0w5VHVfM2dXXzQ

Anonymous said...

Hi Dino,

I'm on vacation in South Carolina and won't get back to my sim machine until Jan. 8th. By the way,, I hope you meant roll rate "increased" above and not decreased. Roll rate has always been too slow, not responsive enough.

Thanks for the quick update! Happy New Year!

Terry

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ScimmiaSpaziale said...

@Terry

Oops - I understood the other way around about roll rate.

Here is a newer version - with increased roll rate, and tuned stabilizers and trim authority.
(previous link will not work anymore).

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1VJtKJlye7FckRyVHQwclozUFE

Dino Cattaneo said...

@Terry
Another version: in this one the roll-rate should be much closer to the real deal (170-180 degrees per second, as per Natops).

I will probably make a separate post for this anyway.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B1VJtKJlye7FNVk1d2FMZmlMN3M

Dino Cattaneo said...

Ok, since I will ntot have much time in the next few weeks, I have decided to release the dynamics fix as is.
Roll rate is now much closer to the Natops value, while stabilizers and trim authority have been greatly amplified - so keeping the proper speed and attitude during approach should be less problematic.