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Feathered_IV
12-17-2004, 03:45 PM
*Hint*

On the bright side, a WWI planeset would be cool and would suit the lone-wolf style of online play very well indeed.

westcoastphil
12-17-2004, 05:18 PM
Glad it won't affect the movie "Meet the Fokkers" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Feathered_IV
12-17-2004, 06:40 PM
Heh.

Sorry 'bout the double postings all

Bearcat99
12-17-2004, 06:58 PM
Plus under these FMs it should be a piece of cake... much less complicated.

RAF74_Buzzsaw
12-17-2004, 07:03 PM
Salute

Flight Models are not less complicated. An aircraft is an aircraft.

Also, there are rotary engines in some WWI aircraft. These entire engine actually rotate with the prop, generating immense torque effects in the very light airframes in which they were installed. This would need to be modelled.

Pentallion
12-17-2004, 07:40 PM
Buzzsaw is right. If anything, FM's would be much MORE complicated than WW2 planes.

HotelBushranger
12-18-2004, 02:43 AM
yeah. but still, how cool would that be?!?!?!?! id love it, finally jumpin into a Brisfit and taken it for a ride!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif niiice

k5054
12-18-2004, 06:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> These entire engine actually rotate with the prop, generating immense torque effects in the very light airframes in which they were installed. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pedantic nitpick follows, do not read unless you are tolerant.

Torque is purely a function of HP and prop RPM. Whether the engine is rotating is another matter entirely, it doesn't affect the torque.
Gyroscopic forces, OTOH, are seriously affected by a rotary. Any control which moves the engine off-axis causes an effect felt 90% further round in the direction of rotation. Pitch up, go left, turn right, nose up, turn left, nose down. (depending on the direction of rotation, of course.)

Pedantry ended.

Po-cat
12-18-2004, 06:50 AM
Agree that Gyro forces made for 'left and down' dogfighting, but the effect of un-throttling a 9-cylinder rotary from firing on 1 cylinder only to all 9 in the blink of an eye must have been pretty ****' torquey too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

A WWI sim would DEFINITELY get my cash, and probably that of a few others previously put off by the mysteries of complex engine (keyboard!) management.
Go for it!
Next UBI Poll?

I suspect that Sopwith & de H data now copyright BAE (Big And Expensive)Systems Ltd. I promise not to tell them.