On Wednesday 15 Jun 2005 08:47, Vivian Meazza wrote: > > Still not tempted by a Bucc? ;-) Oh well, one mustn't be greedy! > Yes - I went as far as to look at a cockpit section at the Manston Museum > last year. Daunting!
Certainly... It didn't take me long to decide that I certainly wasn't going to manage a Bucc as a first attempt! They're not short of difficult-looking curves. > I was also put off by the arrangements of BLC, blown > flaps etc. I haven't abandoned the idea yet, but lack of technical data is > holding me back. There is a bit more stuff available on the web now than there was about a year ago when I last looked, but I don't know of the pilot's notes being around anywhere. I really struggled to find 3-views of any worth on the web too, but found pretty reasonable ones at http://www.airwar.ru/other/drawe.html - it seems like a pretty good resource (and has a couple of Sea Vixen drawings too). Apologies if everyone else already knows about it! > I'm researching the Sea Vixen right now. 14 (yes 14!) fuel > tanks, and a tail which is linked to the flaps (as was the Buccaneer's). > All very complex. So far I've only modelled aircraft for which I've had > access to the pilot's notes, and, in the case of the Seahawk and Hunter, a > pilot. It is a pretty interesting plane, I've a few clips from the British Pathe site which feature the Sea Vixen. I don't directly know any Buccaneer pilots, although I do slightly know the father of one. There must be plenty of them still about though, since it's only been out of service ten years! > I use AC3D - I dislike Blender with a passion - too complex and > non-intuitive. I gave up in frustration. The latest AC3D has some nice > features. Others can do great things with Blender - Melchior can make it > sit up and beg. Funnily enough, I surprised myself by what I was able to produce "by sight" in Blender, random household objects etc. Producing something reasonably exact from 3-views has proved a completely different story though... > Have you seen the recent Aeroplane magazine? It has comprehensive series of > articles on the Lightning: excellent source data. I haven't, no. Will look out for it though, thanks. > Keep at it - it just takes time - you can hijack most of the Hunter > instruments for the interior. If I ever reach that stage, I will! <Regarding the YASim patch> > > I must confess I didn't, but if I get a chance tomorrow, I'll give it a > > go. Well, I've tried it and the sky hasn't fallen on my head yet, seems to work as advertised. Will continue to test it, but no ill effects noticed yet... AJ _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearemail@example.com http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel 2f585eeea02e2c79d7b1d8c4963bae2d