Request a feature

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Re: Request a feature

Post by Vitus » 27 Aug 2018, 12:55

YoYo wrote:
26 Aug 2018, 21:55
In Vega no any trim indicator, is it possible to add to this tooltip pisition of trim (for example Elevator trim -1.15)?
You get what a Vega pilot of the 1920s got. And as far as I can tell, there is no trim indicator in the Vega. Sooooo... nope! :lol:
Unless you can prove me otherwise ;)
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Any chances to mask this gaps (glass)? From pilot view its ok, but from pax we will see the sky :) (they are transparent).
Ugh, ugly. I didn't notice this. I'll have a look and fill the gap. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Re: Request a feature

Post by Jarek » 27 Aug 2018, 17:51

You get what a Vega pilot of the 1920s got. And as far as I can tell, there is no trim indicator in the Vega. Sooooo... nope! :lol:
Unless you can prove me otherwise ;)
Actually there was an indicator on all trim gear boxes I've seen. Small arrow on the top surface of the gear box or at the back (between the wall and box). This would not be visible with current design, so probably this would require quite significant amount of rework. Such trim boxes appeared in Sirius, Orion and Vega. I'm not sure if you would like to touch the cockpit layout at this stage.

Tailspin45 wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 02:27
I heartily agree with the view that adding anything that makes this bird anything other than the most amazing late '20s aircraft she is should be avoided. A map, yes; moving map, no. Lo Freq radio, yes; ADF, VOR walkie-talkie, VHF/ATC...NO!

There are oodles of aircraft with radios, GPS, moving map etc. That's not what this aircraft is about.

Authenticity!

I'm sharing the same idea here, the goal should be different here than making another T-6 ;-) Just my 2c here...

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Re: Request a feature

Post by Vitus » 27 Aug 2018, 19:38

The elevator trim is modeled after this one:
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Gosh, I never even noticed the little arrow on top of the case. :oops:

OK, you get your trim indicator then :lol:

On a side note: I didn't want to use Earhart's trim, because it requires animating the cables rolling up on the shaft of the crank...
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Re: Request a feature

Post by Vitus » 27 Aug 2018, 21:08

What do you think of this:
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Re: Request a feature

Post by Jarek » 27 Aug 2018, 22:08

Vitus wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 21:08
What do you think of this:
Haha, this is it :-) Otherwise it would be easy to mess up with this and this could en up with some surprise on final ;-)
If you would like to be more authentic - Yes, I know I'm grumbling :-) - this version appeared in mid '30s and uses a shaft (instead of cable) that goes to the back horizontally over the wall. Picture is available from DL-1 and others if I search my archive:
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From the John Magoffin's movie it looks like at least 10 full revolutions are required to move trim between full up/down marks.

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Re: Request a feature

Post by Jarek » 28 Aug 2018, 13:24

Better shot - from Sirius:
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And from Orion (thanks to John Oder and his remarkable job of documenting Lockheed's details):
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Re: Request a feature

Post by YoYo » 28 Aug 2018, 21:37

Vitus wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 21:08
What do you think of this:
Great idea with this indicator! Thx.

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Re: Request a feature

Post by Vitus » 29 Aug 2018, 07:42

Jarek,
yes, I only saw this tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny little arrow after you pointed it out. I hope you're also ok with my solution ;)
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Re: Request a feature

Post by Jarek » 29 Aug 2018, 08:54

Looks good! I thought that it will be easier to do it without this extra hole on the top surface, but this will be invisible anyway from pilot's perspective.

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Re: Request a feature

Post by Vitus » 29 Aug 2018, 09:00

The slot on the top is not part of the geometry, but painted on the texture.
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