Posts by MDIvey

    Glad Im not the only one experiencing this but to be clear...

    as well as the breaking up on the ground when loading for a runway start....

    I also get what Ray said... If I load an air start and fly around for a bit... it breaks up just before touching the ground for a runway landing.


    shouldn't be the case... the objects where all individually uv mapped and just needed placing on a texture sheet... but something could have been lost in the export / import process I guess.



    Bocian Glider

    1) falls apart and crashes on runway loading before you get a chance to do the rapid up thing.

    2) Small area on front of Stab (both sides) flashing


    Hi Krzysk

    I've made a drop tank... a bit of an approximation. 967 vertices with uvw maps that will need to be laid out as you see fit either on an existing texture if space or a new one. Just pm your email and tell me what format you want and I will send a copy to you.


    Hi Krzysk… a couple of requests regarding the P40

    1) would you mind including in the repaint folder a bmp copy of the main texture for the default repaint. I would like to see if doing a HD texture set is feasible. Not making any promises but I use photoshop 6 for my Artwork and it doesn't have the ability to open XCF files (not even sure what program they are for).

    2) If it seems 1) is doable would you mind including "specular and alpha" in the material settings for the main parts?

    3) Id like to have a go at knocking up a Belly tank for the model in AC3D if you're agreeable... I'd need to know what software your using and what model of P40 were dealing with... The Warhawk was basically an E model used by the British wasn't it K? I had in mind that as Steve did with the F104 there could be a TMD file for with tank and without... because I don't think you could fly aerobatics with the tank on in RL so might be nice to have the choice of models.


    25th March

    Rapide Fixed apart from slight jiggling about on main wheels when on the ground.

    SH2 wheels fixed.

    Ref the Warhawk spinner... perfect now. Thanks K. Looks really great. I have noticed something else about the warhawk which I didn't notice before... that is that there may be a problem with the Geometry/Normals on the wings... particularly on the underside with surfaces showing dark when they should be lit and vice versa, also the tailwheel doors but not quite so noticeable... see screenshots below.

    The most recently uploaded models...


    1) no sounds


    P40 Warhawk

    Seems largely ok.

    Only observation (and I've only tried one of the repaints) is that because the model is of very nice quality it seems a shame to have the panel lining on the artwork a little bit thick and pixelated… would look better a bit more refined... perhaps larger textures required to facilitate? Wish I had time to help you out with it but my own projects are taking up the spare time I have available.


    Addendum... flying this a bit more have a few more observations...

    FIXED 1) Shouldn't the Prop spinner be a bit more conical (pointy) as I've tried to indicate on shot below?

    2) Would it be possible to have a model carrying the belly tank as these sometimes did?


    Dragon Rapide

    Superb model but a few issues...

    FIXED 1) Finish far too reflective?

    FIXED 2) no sound

    3) fidgets a bit on the runway but at least doesn't seem to crash


    Mustang III

    This was the one I think I was looking forward too most... it is a beauty but there are some problems to report

    1) Runway start engine stops on idle

    2) Propeller/Spinner wobbles a bit when rotating... very slightly off centre I think... either mesh or tm animation entry

    3) After take off gear goes up then gear has a spasm and aeroplane breaks up in mid air and crashes (tm attached)

    4) artwork is superb but maybe could do with slightly less of a gloss finish?



    • tm.log

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    Hi Krzysk… feedback follows for latest 4 models uploaded

    Shavrov SH-2

    What a lovely model... The prototype looks like someone took a canoe and some Tiger Moth bits and cobbled this together:)

    Ref the model...

    FIXED 1) Tyres /wheels a bit too reflective compared with rest of model

    2) Model doesn't slide on water surface like Duck and Beaver so cant do "water landing" unless wheels down.


    18th March

    tried most of the recent batch of releases... few things to report

    1) Tomahawk. When started on runway engine is stopped and couldn't use it. Air start and off runway from a previous flight ok.

    2) I-16 Letter decal quad on fuselage is casting a shadow. If this cant be fixed wouldn't it look better as part of the textures? Also there seems to be a bit of geometry problem on the Rudder that is affecting and spoiling the smoothing on rear edge (noticed on right side … not sure about left). The flight model seems very quick (could give an Me262 a run for its money:)) and trying to land difficult to slow down... job to work out how to slow engine revs... just cutting throttle doesn't seem to do it.

    3) Yak 18 seems all good now except for no sound... are you meant to copy over the sound files from another model?

    4) Beech C18… still crashing and resetting on ground start. I was able use it by doing an air start but on final approach and throttle back props disappear and crash and reset occurs again. Nice model though.


    Hi Krzysk, the latest update on the C18 seems to have fixed the undercarriage in that it no longer has a spasm and folds up through the wing but a problem still seems to remain... the engine seems to run in a short burst followed by a crash and reload of the model. When the engine is not running there is no visible propeller. Here is the tm file in case it helps.



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    I had noticed that it doesn't seem to want to stay up in the heavens...just assumed it was like that in real life. It feels rather like a Horsa or one of those military gliders where the aim is not to soar but just get down in one piece😀


    Amazing! How's that Malcolm Hood Mustang coming along K. It looked Superb.

    I meant to ask also if a fix had been found for the Beech C18... for me upon loading it just shakes about and then crashes repeatedly.