Flight Simulation projects by Dino Cattaneo. Current home to the T-45C Goshawk, F-14D Tomcat, S-3B Viking and F-35 Lightning II projects for Flight Simulator X:Acceleration and Prepar3D v3.0. Also: opinions, reviews and findings about recreational flight simulation and flight games.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tomcat cockpit WIP pictures
And - sorry if it disappoints you - do NOT expect a RIO panel. I know it would be great, but: 1) I definitely have no time to do it. 2) It would make the cockpit model huge (and it is already pretty heavy) 3) Most of the functionalities would be gimped or lacking due to FSX limitations.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
As for the VC, most of the front panel is done. It still needs a lot of work...but I think it is not bad. Some artistic licence here and there....but I think it looks reasonably realistic and useable.
Friday, March 20, 2009
T-45C comments and suggestions for future updates
I am relatively happy with the overall quality of the Goshawk. I hope you all like it, too, and have fun flying it. Still, there are some things that are far from being perfect. While I am fully committed to deliver the Tomcat in a reasonable time (i.e.possibly before Easter) - I will try also to improve the Goshawk. At present, version 1.25 being the current release, I have the following points in my agenda:
Thursday, March 19, 2009
And now something completelty different...Freeflight for mobile phones: 260.000 downloads!
Tomcat Dogfight screenshot
Monday, March 16, 2009
...and some shots of the Tomcat,too
T-45C Goshawk version 1.25 released
U.S.Marine Corps livery by Russell R. Smith now inlcuded in the package along with other repaints.
Several improvements in the cockpit. Some improvements in the geometry and the textures make the cockpit appear closer to the original. Also, few minor bugs are fixed now.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Yet another Goshawk update...
Several changes in the cockpit: I've improved the colors, fixed some bugs and changed the geometry. Now it should be even closer to the real one.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Better burner effect....
Monday, March 2, 2009
F-14D Outer model complete!
Of course, the model features full moving parts. The crew access ladder is animated (linked to "door_1" variable), the refuel probe can be extended ("door_2"), the nose can be tilted-up to show the Hughes APG-71 antenna ("door_4") and the wings can be "overswept" for onboard storage.
It is likely that I will make the current model available upon request for repainters or early testers in a week or so. Still some rules and restrictions will apply.
Hopefully the interior model will not take more than 3-4 weeks. My target is to provide the same quality level of the T-45C cockpit, but it is likely that the initial release will have limited functionality. And, before I get several emails complaining about the loadouts, yes I know that the Tomcat cannot land on a carrier with four 2000lbs JDAMs. Still, I think it looks cool... ;-)