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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: ArgonV's wishlist of aircraft for FS-WWI: Reply with quote

Over the years I had always hoped these would get built... To my saddness they never have although one came close. If anyone does wish to build one of these kites I have so longed for I would be more than happy to help in the assembly and coding. Smile

Gotha G.IV
Nieuport 28
R.A.F. R.E.8
Lebed 12
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a few planes, please PM me...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argon, you've got mail...



You sure you don't want anymore pushers?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got them! Thanks a ton! I might want more pushers once I get the two kites you just sent in-game. I like to go in baby steps... Wink So I don't feel too overwhelmed. That M.F. floatplane looks neat!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might give making a Nieuport 28 a shot, I've been a little leery of the prominent fuselage stringers, if they would be better created using mapping instead of actual 3D reliefing.

The Lebed, isn't it a French made 3 seater version of the Sopwith Strutter?

Now the Strutter and the Avions de Reconnaissance AR-1 would useful additions, as they made up a good portion of two seater operations from about 1916-1917.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the engine could handle them in 3d, as long as they were simple.

The Lebed 12 is actually a Russian built 2 seater: http://www.theaerodrome.com/aircraft/russia/lebed_12.php

Once a Strutter was made by Wakeup Tailgunner, but it was lost in a hard drive crash... Sad That would be a useful kite indeed!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have the 3d files of one for Flying Model Simulator. It's not perfect, but I've been updating, cutting out moving surfaces, and fixing overlapping polys. It will need a better 3D model of the Clerget engine.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we have one of those already! Smile This is getting exciting!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Russian plane that would be a good addition would be the Anatra Anasal, the Lebed wasn't considered a good aircraft from those that flew it. according to Wiki.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A screen shot of the Strutter in Metasequoia, and a screen shot of the FE4 from my offline test of Richthofen's Skies.




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good! The FE4 is a very unique kite indeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought it had a jaunty look to it. Rather jolly to sit in the pilot's seat as it has an excellent field of view.

In RS's flight modeling it's not a bad aircraft, no bad handling problems, a bit slow because of the forest of strutting, and it's only got a pair of Beardmore 160's, and it weighs about 6000 lb's. It carries a good bomb load and has clear enough defensive gun arcs that it should be able to fend off attacks. The only real weakness is the fuel tank and the bombs are pretty close together. Big Kaboom if it gets hit right.

It's a shame that it didn't go into production enough to be used on the front, as they had the prototypes flying before Handley Page had the HP 0/100 flying.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange then why they didn't build more... What was used for armament? I will need specs as I lack any about bomb load, weight, wing spans, and so on when I start to assemble her.
The R.E.8 is coming along. I have the wings and ailerons imported, and I'm working on getting the fuselage cleaned up and mapped.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The drawings I have show two Lewis's on pintle mounts with a semi clamshell sort of wind shelter for the forward Gunner/Observer, ( he sits behind the pilot,) I may not have made a seat or shield for him, I might have to add that when you get to it.

I made a Scarff ring for the rear gun, seemed like a better arrangement.
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