OAHU for AFS2 in development - Share our excitement!

  • I went out to see if I could fly formation with the Icon A5 and ended up over at Kaneohe just marveling at the number of new static planes we will be able to introduce to AFS2. I am going to post some of the images so you will have something to look at while we work to get the 1st installment out the door.



    here are some large area shots of Kaneohe air base and Kaneohe Bay.







    A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o
    Out now: Hawaiian Islands 8) Part 1: Kauai + Niihau v2 and Part 2 Oahu Island.

    On short final Part 3: Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kohoolawe + Molokini Crater



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    Almost 24 hours now without an update - should we be worried? :)

    Only if you want to be worried. The team tries to work 25 hours a day to complete the scenery, but, occasionally we have a conflict with other things like life and summer and weekend camping trips, but, usually one or more members are at it at any given time of day or night.


    We are wrapping up the documentation for the first release, which takes a bit of time to make sure we have all the proper credits and we have made good choices for dividing up the large files so the users will have easy decisions when it is time to install it and start up.


    On Thursday we added a significant amount of animations for our first release and we have been working on performance levels and such. The day before I noticed a small glitch in the orthos that had waves running up the side of the mountain. This was where 4 different grids all came together and created a nightmare for the ortho builders. For the most part the blend of the blue water, shallow emerald colored water, white foam waves, sandy beaches and the natural mountains looks very natural. Hawaii does not look like that in the images from space.


    I spent the last two days adding more animated sailboats near most of the bays and larger coves. Yep, everyone of those that you see in this screen shot is moving under sail power.


    A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o
    Out now: Hawaiian Islands 8) Part 1: Kauai + Niihau v2 and Part 2 Oahu Island.

    On short final Part 3: Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kohoolawe + Molokini Crater



  • why only 25h a day ? are you getting tired? :D8)8|

    We had planned to order those 30 hours/day clocks for this final stretch, but, this damn Covid-19 has interfered with everything.

    A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o
    Out now: Hawaiian Islands 8) Part 1: Kauai + Niihau v2 and Part 2 Oahu Island.

    On short final Part 3: Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kohoolawe + Molokini Crater



  • I just hate to be working on a Saturday with such nice weather, so I grabbed the Yellow Cub and took off for Princeville. Two new things are quite obvious, but I don't know which one is getting the most attention. There is that Red Ferrari and the two black dogs blocking the door and the coke machine, but, there is a hot spanking new Phenom 300 in the old man's Learjet spot. Feathers are gonna fly when he shows up later today. woah.


    I couldn't get past the dogs to get a coke so I taxied over to the gas tank to get my 4 gallons of gas. I just love that sign. I get a good chuckle every time I fill up here. It is soooo true.


    Ouch, 4 gallon of 100LL was almost $30.00. I'm sure glad I ain't buying a tank of jet fuel for the Learjet.



    A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o
    Out now: Hawaiian Islands 8) Part 1: Kauai + Niihau v2 and Part 2 Oahu Island.

    On short final Part 3: Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kohoolawe + Molokini Crater



  • It would be awesome to have those Coast Guard Helicopters flyable.

    If you can fly Larrylynx's Mk 7 then you can fly all of them 5 maybe 6 liveries, they all look the same from the cockpit. I guess you could say that is awesome. 8o

    A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o
    Out now: Hawaiian Islands 8) Part 1: Kauai + Niihau v2 and Part 2 Oahu Island.

    On short final Part 3: Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kohoolawe + Molokini Crater



  • Switching gears, for you Navy and Military fans you will be glad to hear both the USS Scott, DDG 995, and the USNS Patuxtent will both be assigned to the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands. The USS Scott is already making trial runs along a fixed animation path just offshore from the base. Due to the proximity of the neighboring military bases you might see either or both of these ships docked in Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay MCBH.


    The Patuxtent only arrived about an hour ago after ending a Middle East and African theater deployment with the Military Sealift Command. Patuxent is a Combat logistics Force ship and is U. S. government owned so she will fit in nicely at PMRF.


    As part of the most recent upgrade for Pacific deployment, the helideck has been totally rebuilt and strengthened to allow landings and takeoffs with the Navy version (skids) of the Larrylynx Mk 7. Of course, the IPACS R-22 looks rather small when on the helideck, but, makes a great practice chopper.



    A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o
    Out now: Hawaiian Islands 8) Part 1: Kauai + Niihau v2 and Part 2 Oahu Island.

    On short final Part 3: Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kohoolawe + Molokini Crater



  • I was out flying around in my cub looking for a free hot dog on Father's Day and found this almost secluded beach in the na pali area of Kauai. It doesn't take much flat sand to make a landing area for the cub. You just have to make sure it is level because you can't even find duct tape out here so you don't want to bend it.


    Gotta go, I just got a text that said, get back home and upload my last minute updates. I wonder what they have in mind for next week? hmmmm.





    A steely-eyed Sierra Hotel record setting F-15E Strike Eagle simulator pilot. 8o
    Out now: Hawaiian Islands 8) Part 1: Kauai + Niihau v2 and Part 2 Oahu Island.

    On short final Part 3: Molokai, Maui, Lanai, Kohoolawe + Molokini Crater