Something special. Ercoupe 415 for AFS2. Wheels, floats and skis

  • I have been doing some early beta testing of a classic e415 Ercoupe on skis. They are still a bit confused between the water off Key West and the snow in the mountains of Sion, but the fun factor is stuck on 5+. This is one of the many models intended for AFS2 designed by krzyzk.


    The Ercoupe is a pre WWII design with a unique inter-connection of the flight controls to totally eliminate the use of rudder pedals. Every landing is basically a controlled crash until you get used to the feel and sound of touchdown. It was always interesting to watch students or passengers just prior to touchdown in a stiff crosswind. You couldn't crab without rudder input so you just guided the Ercoupe to a spot on the ground and held your breath as it did its thing and correctly pointed the propeller the direction you selected with the "steering wheel" - after hitting the ground.


    The e415 was advertised as the "Safest Airplane in the Air". uuh ok.


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    Edited 2 times, last by Jetjockey10 ().

  • I just received a nice new package with two additional Ercoupe415 variants. We now have standard wheels and floats (yes, you did indeed read that correctly - Floats). Although the interior is crystal clear and presents a very nice retro image, not much happens when you flip the switches or try to close the canopy. Maybe that will be coming soon. But, having wheels and floats is a blast. I immediately headed out to Dry Tortugas to see if I could wake up the manatees. Yes, beautiful scenery, and I have found an area that supports basic float landings, just no splashing.


    Here are a few images showing off the new appendages. 8o





    Rodeo and our special FSCP group built us a private dock at Dry Tortugas for our new float planes. We are looking for some volunteers to handle the lines. Maybe we can add some animated characters tomorrow. They could be standing on the dock waving us in for a cold beer. 8o





    Does anyone have a link to a few static float planes for AFS2? It would be nice to populate our new dock with some activity. Or better yet, can you convert some our these new float planes from krzysk to statics. Counting all the liveries we must have 7 or 8 now between the Ercoupe 415 and the Cub Special.


    Regards,

    Ray

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  • Jetjockey10

    Changed the title of the thread from “Something new in works. Ercoupe on skis in AFS2. Yep, sure is.” to “Something special. Ercoupe 415 for AFS2. Wheels, floats and skis”.
  • Hows this one coming along?

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  • Hows this one coming along?

    Are you asking about progress on static float planes, request to add more animated characters, or upgrading the Ercoupes?


    No progress on static float planes, however, Rodeo made us an excellent static sailplane and travel trailer, nothing on the animated characters, and the Ercoupe is still in the shop for upgrades.


    The 3 different 415 models - wheels, floats, and skis - are all separate packages. The Propeller sync and glass transparency has been tweaked on the wheel model, but, most of the developer work recently has been on the Piper Cub and other models.


    Regards,

    Ray

    When Pigs Fly. A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o

    ready for some voices in the sky? now available . . . Aerofly FS2 RC ATC https://afs2rcatc.com/