Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Projects update (a.k.a. lack of time complaint)....


My real life if job is consuming most of my time and life-force... and this is the reason for my recent lack of updates. Here is a quick recap.

F-35 Version 3.00 (Potentially Prepar3D v2.00 only)
The updated visual model for the F-35B is ready, and looks way better than the previous version. Experiments with TFLIR, DAS and ASR modes under P3Dv2+Tacpack were largely positive, albeit simultaneous usage of TFLIR + DAS on separate images uses too much video memory.
The plan now includes the F-35A... so the next milestone is to complete the new -A model.
With the current pace, it will be ready after the summer.

MB.339 and Eurofighter TyphoonThey both look very promising, but I do not have time right now to develop them. So they are ON HOLD. Priority is given to the new F-35. Which of the two I'll prioritize after the F-35 it is still TBD.

S-3B Viking UpdateAnother thing I have been promising for too long. Could not find the time for it either.

MB.326, F-14D Tomcat and T-45C Goshawk Prepar3Dv2-specific versionsI have been experimenting with all of them. No time for them either at the moment.

17 comments:

khai nguyen said...

If this cost money
.Will it be around 15.00 USD like when you first release the F-35.
(its okay if it is)

Jenson said...

Take your time Dino, everyone needs a balance to there lives and you are no different.
It will be done when it's done.

Shortleash said...

Dino,

I agree Jenson that you should take your time and find that balance. However, since the F-35B is complete would you consider releasing the A/C separately? As always great work.

thanks

Varun Krishnaswami said...

A very simple question, can you keep paintkits available for all your planes like you have for the MB.326?

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Jason Mayr said...

Have you considered porting your jets into a version for DCS? I'd love to fly your jets on that platform. With the actual cockpits that were designed for the plane. Unlike the versions that others made with pits from Russian aircraft.

Anonymous said...

Dino,
I just downloaded your latest version of the F-14. I had an earlier version from 2013, but Holy Smokes, the new one rocks! My son (just 8) thinks it's awesome as well. ;-)

Your work is beautiful! Thank you!

James Crew said...

I love your aircraft especially the f14 but the only problem is with the f35 is when you are parked on the ground the whole aircraft shakes and vibrates and turns gradually to the left. Please could you investigate this and fix it if you have time please thanks

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aircraft hangar door said...

These plans are so fast, amazing...

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't these planes have launch bars? at least the models A and C?

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

The F-35C is the CATOBAR version - its nose gear is different (two wheels and launch bar).

SpazSinbad said...

Dino, I have not been using FSX Accel or Prepar3D v.1 for a long time, however when first using your F-35A I found it difficult to fly a runway approach (not knowing many details about the F-35A now several years ago). Anyway the other day these snippets of info became available (about fuel which may be of interest) but also about how a USAF F-35A pilot lands the aircraft - with a flare at end - and then aero braking until putting the nosewheel on the runway at 100 knots as per:
page 22 "...3.20. [F-35A] Fuel Requirements.
3.20.1. Joker Fuel. Fuel state above BINGO at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin.
3.20.2. Bingo Fuel. A pre-briefed fuel state that allows the aircraft to return to the base of intended landing or alternate, if required, using preplanned recovery parameters and arriving with normal recovery fuel as listed below.
3.20.3. Normal Recovery Fuel. The fuel on initial or at the final approach fix at the base of intended landing or alternate, if required. Fuel quantity will be as established locally or 2,500 pounds, whichever is higher.
3.20.4. Declare the following when it becomes apparent that an aircraft may land at the intended destination or alternate, if required, with:
3.20.4.1. Minimum Fuel. 1,800 pounds or less. This is based on 20 minutes reserve at 10,000 feet MSL flying max endurance airspeed (fulfilling AFI 11-202V3 fuel reserve requirements); and,
3.20.4.2. Emergency Fuel. 1,200 pounds or less.
3.21. Approaches and Landings.
3.21.1. The desired touchdown point for a VFR approach is 500 to 1,000 feet from the threshold or the glide slope interception point for a precision approach. When local procedures or unique conditions require landing beyond the normal touchdown point, adjust the touchdown point accordingly...."
http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/END-Archive/afi11-2f-35av3(12).pdf OR http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/?txtSearchWord=F-35&btnG.x=0&btnG.y=0&client=AFPW_EPubs&proxystylesheet=AFPW_EPubs&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&output=xml_no_dtd&site=AFPW_EPubs
&
"...[Col.] Niemi said [b]typical approach speeds are 150 knots and strictly by a 13-degree angle of attack all the way to the ground.[/b] “It’s a real easy plane to fly and it has good powerful [air] brakes. At 100 knots it will sit down pretty good,” he said...."
http://www.aopa.org/News-and-Video/All-News/2015/August/06/F35-Lightning-public-debut-shows-the-right-stuff

SpazSinbad said...

RAAF F-35A Luke AFB Aug 2015 Push It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhSC3NTqT7g
"...The desired touchdown point for a VFR approach is 500 to 1,000 feet from the threshold or the glide slope interception point for a precision approach. When local procedures or unique conditions require landing beyond the normal touchdown point, adjust the touchdown point accordingly.... ...[Col.] Niemi said typical approach speeds are 150 knots and strictly by a 13-degree angle of attack all the way to the ground. “It’s a real easy plane to fly and it has good powerful [air] brakes. At 100 knots [after aero braking] it will sit down pretty good,” he said...."

ScimmiaSpaziale said...

@SpazSinbad

Thanks for the information - very useful as usual.

I am in the process of reviewing the full flight model - hopefully the next one will be better.

Also, I am reviewing the MFD functions and graphics page by page - there are a number of things that changed from the SDD to production software.

이우양 said...

Any WIP pics of the E-2/C-2 available?