Thanks so much!! I did the initial coding based on an online set of pilots notes which is sadly not downloadable, so this is a great resource for me to actually have on my PC. I'm going to send you a PM with the link to the development Lightning - it works ALMOST like the real thing, as far as I can tell, with a couple of bits of functionality subtly changed to suit the FG autopilot, You can give it a fly and see what you think (there are a few bugs still to be worked out, so gain some height manually before engaging! Fortunately, gaining height is something the Lightning does particularly well )
ScottBouch wrote: Hi Algernon,
To help with your Autopilot controls, here's a section from the aircrew manual (freshly scanned) explaining how it works.
It's fantastic, really enjoyed it, especially being able to see the IFIS in operation, I had attempted to figure out how it works from the online flight manual I found but I'm seeing stuff on the video I couldn't have known about. I think I will be studying this video quite a lot in order to improve the aircraft (which is by our own admission at a very early stage anyway - this is going to help loads!!)
ScottBouch wrote: You may like this video I've just put on YouTube,
I'm in complete agreement. I suspect they are counting on it being too much hassle to prosecute them for manuals documenting very out of date technology. That said, when starting my Eurofighter Typhoon project, I was able to find online a genuine copy of the restricted avionics manual, hence many aspects of that aircraft's instruments are completely accurate. That is almost certainly a serious breach.
ScottBouch wrote: Awesome, I've never heard of that site, they have some interesting manuals there, but alas, again, one has to pay for access.... I'm a firm believer that you should't tax knowledge, hence why I want to help you guys out as much as possible.
I have always gone to Stuart for advice on which is the best aircrew model to use for whichever aircraft, but now you mention it, it might be a good idea to create a separate area in our development space for them, which would make viewing easier. You're clearly a tech-savvy kind of chap - I particularly liked your video of the Arduino driving the instruments - so no doubt we can get you access to that pretty soon. If we can meet up in FlightGear at some point when you have an hour free, we can talk about that. Incidentally, how do you feel about voice comms? We use Teamspeak to communiate when we're flying, and the easiest way to chat about development stuff is on there, if it's cool with you.
Where can I see your standard aircrew models?
Thanks for the comments on the helmets and the GTE.. I've had a few GTE's over the years, fantastic cars ,but now have boring Audi and Seat family cars instead.
The closet one can be identified by his pink t-shirt and concealed ABBA cassette
StuartC wrote: Although its unlikely we will have an exact match for a particular aircraft or time period, choosing the closet one works and we can have the flightsuit painted to a more suitable look.
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