Bf108 Taifun

06 Apr 2020 01:43 #45865 by Vodoun da Vinci
First we tear them all apart and fix all the stuff and then we put them all back together again. Whew....



In Game tomorrow. This one is gonna be a bad ass.

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06 Apr 2020 08:46 #45866 by Avionyx
Fantastic. I think I saw one on the flesh at an airshow a few years ago.
Looking at how many are left there are A LOT in the USA.

axis.classicwings.com/Luftwaffe/messerschmitt/me108.htm
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06 Apr 2020 20:17 #45877 by geed
S E X Y A S H E L L !

Aaaand we have a flying one right on the island :)

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06 Apr 2020 22:52 #45879 by Vodoun da Vinci
Just flying it and tweaking....lots of tweaking.



Now to be known by her Asian name only - Ho Lee Shit. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Gaad, I do love these 1930's - 1940's aircraft. We'll never see the likes of these again now that computers aid the engineering. Back in this day they did it with a slide rule and a idea of what it should do.

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08 Apr 2020 16:38 #45885 by Vodoun da Vinci
God I do love rolling my own aircraft, my own Way, and flying them.



Way too much FGFS fun..... a lot of tedious work but totally satisfying.

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08 Apr 2020 17:28 #45887 by geed
I totally like that :woohoo: :)

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13 Apr 2020 19:53 #45904 by Vodoun da Vinci
Quick Gifs of the daVinci_Bf-108-Taifun......









Really happy so far and almost ready to release her...FDM is not my best skill but this one flies pretty well and credible. Still tweaking lights and animations.

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15 Apr 2020 13:14 #45923 by Vodoun da Vinci
Liveries....13 so far. Took her for an evening/dusk flight from Aosta to Zurich last evening in real weather.







Almost ready to put in .Dev for testing but I am in love....:P

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15 Apr 2020 19:52 #45925 by geed
Oh she sure looks sexy as hell ... can't wait hehe

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17 Apr 2020 17:19 #45953 by Vodoun da Vinci


Watch this at 9:18 where Dude opens the canopy on the Starboard side......







I'm pretty happy with it.....super thanks to everyone with the help! :kiss:

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17 Apr 2020 18:06 #45955 by thebroons
What! No curtains!
Dude definitely has some. And could be part of the image map so could be livery swappable! And be the FIRST FGUK aircraft with some. :lol:

Absolutely lovely job you've done there. Kudos!

I'm curious - is this airframe the basis for the Romanian IAR 823? Lots of similarities there - of course being (then) a Warsaw Pact nation there's a lot of capacity for ripping off designs originating in the "West".

Keep on doing whatcha do - that's some rare eye candy there! ;)

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17 Apr 2020 18:13 #45956 by geed
Yeah!! Nice!

Ok, I was looking for sounds of this and of course it is not easy to find stuff on the interweb but here is a small video from within that bird :)

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17 Apr 2020 18:18 #45957 by geed
VooDoo some amaaazing sights and soudns here - you can hear that V8 growling ... Wow thats beautiful!



Thanks for working on it! You're bringing back some german history here, you know? :)

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17 Apr 2020 19:02 #45958 by Vodoun da Vinci
I always thought Willy Messerschmitt was possibly one of the greatest aviation designers of the pre computer age. I have always thought the Bf-109 was one of the worlds most brilliant fighters so when I saw that Bf-108 I had to make it fly.

Gary, the Me-208 was a tricycle version of the '108 and I suspect the Romanian aircraft is just a variant of that.

I just can't seem to get the FDM the way I want it but I'm still tweaking and obsessing. I'll have a prototype in Dev by the end of the weekend.

VooDoo

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18 Apr 2020 08:36 #45965 by Avionyx
What's the endurance and cruise speed of this thing? It looks gorgeous and those animations are WOW.

It just screams like a perfect lazy tourer.

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18 Apr 2020 11:16 #45970 by geed
I have an old manual in German language. I will try to translate the numbers

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18 Apr 2020 11:26 - 18 Apr 2020 15:09 #45971 by geed
I have these numbers so far:

At a weight of the aircraft of 1380kg:
Max Speed: 303 km/h
Cruise speed: 265 km/h
Landing speed: 85 km/h
Endurance speed seems to be: 170km/h

Aircraft weight is 1280kg with a maximum load of 500kg

Ceiling is 5000m as the engine greatly decreases power output with altitude.
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18 Apr 2020 15:16 #45973 by geed
The aircraft sinks significantly if the flaps are being retracted. Would be nice if we could simulate something like that. It is therefore forbidden to retract flaps in a Go Around or at low altitudes.
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19 Apr 2020 00:01 - 19 Apr 2020 00:07 #45976 by Vodoun da Vinci
From Wiki and pretty much verified as close:

General characteristics

Crew: 1 or 2
Capacity: 2 or 3 pax
Length: 8.29 m (27 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
Height: 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 16.4 m2 (177 sq ft)
Airfoil: root: NACA 2416; tip: NACA 2413[7]
Empty weight: 806 kg (1,777 lb)
Gross weight: 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 10C V-8 inverted air-cooled piston engine, 174 kW (233 hp)
Propellers: 2-bladed variable-pitch propeller
Performance

Maximum speed: 305 km/h (190 mph, 165 kn)
Cruise speed: 260 km/h (160 mph, 140 kn)
Landing speed: 85 km/h (53 mph; 46 kn)
Range: 1,000 km (620 mi, 540 nmi) at 250 km/h (160 mph; 130 kn)
Service ceiling: 6,200 m (20,300 ft) (with 3 pax + 50 kg (110 lb) baggage)
Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 3 minutes 12 seconds
2,000 m (6,600 ft) in 7 minutes 30 seconds
3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 14 minutes
4,000 m (13,000 ft) in 22 minutes
5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 39 minutes
Wing loading: 82.3 kg/m2 (16.9 lb/sq ft)
Power/mass: 0.133 kW/kg (0.081 hp/lb)

Mine's way too fast yet but it does want sink like a rock when the flaps are retracted. I'm working on it......I'm not a literate Developer and I'm a lot less interested in "numbers" than in how it "feels" and flies. If the performance is credible I really don't care what the numbers/math say. I'm more concerned with capturing cruise speeds and climb rates and fuel consumption. I have been watching every video I can find and this aircraft is actually about 2/3rd of a fighter aircraft capable of some pretty serious maneuvers. I want to capture that but doubt my ability with the FDM Development. V1.0 we'll concentrate on eye candy and credibility.

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19 Apr 2020 10:40 #45982 by geed
If, and only if you really like to put it up to the cloud, I would try to either model some additional devices and attachments like those fabrics in the cockpit and such (using the cloth modifier from blender) and give you a hand with coding nether needed bits for the engine modeling like oil temperature and pressure or fuel flow and such. It seems to be important as the manual talks about all that in its preocedures like Before Takeoff, After Takeoff, Engine Runup and such

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