Welcome to my journey, hopefully, our journey, as we develop the CH53E Super Stallion.
What's this all about I hear you ask, maybe a short explanation to help or not.
I came up with the mad idea of attempting to show the user the process of aircraft/helicopter development from the modellers view as it's something we don't appreciate until we dip our toes into the shark invested water. Perhaps it's not the correct way but it's the only way I know. Please do not expect to fly this model at the moment, it's a WIP, it's there for you to look around, see how things progress or not, to see just how long it takes and perhaps why. To be there when that magic moment arrives and it staggers into the air. Yes it's going to be a complicated beast but that's life so lets all get over it.
So what better way than to let you see the development as it happens. To this end I will be posting the model as I am working on it during its build process, plan at the moment is every 2 weeks. Eventually you will be able to fly it as I fly it, from a bag of **** to a workable model.
This WILL be a five minute wonder model, you will load it up, look around for 5 minutes and move on to something else and that's what I do too. Work on the model, load it up, look around, note the errors, go back to work on the model.
If you note things are wrong, missing etc please do say so. Doesn't mean it will get added as I have to balance polygon count against is it really needed. Poly count at the moment...300000 ish..and please don't tell IPACS. Still below the Lynx but lots still to add. Yes there is a lot missing as I am still modelling, textures are very basic as is the TMD. Talking of which.
As we get into the TMD I will attempt to explain what is required and how I do it. Some heli specific bits of it will not be discussed, need to respect the gods on this so that's the rules. Yes its as scary as hell, full of mumbo jumbo and you'll never understand it as long as you live. Someone I know said that and went on to produce a Lynx, so if this 63 year old can do it so can you.
My aim is to get you potential developers interested, we need aircraft and helicopters to keep this great sim moving forward. Scenery development is going great but we need more aircraft developers to stand up and be counted. ARE YOU THAT MAN OR WOMAN !!!!
Will I regret doing this, probably, but lets give it a whirl
First error of the developer...put in download link...DOH