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Dreamk

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Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind & Jaguar IVa) - update 01
« on: June 05, 2012, 09:28:57 AM »

The Koolhoven had quite a role in the fighting in "Zone Norde", that has been kept under shade till now - It even served as a ground attack plane, and its performances in Holland in 39-40 were not bad at all for its tasks. I've even found photos of its modification with a rear machine gun in Spain.
It was deserved by the low power of its engine and soon withdrawn from the front line in zone center like the PWS10, Potez25, Br19 and other planes with the 450-500Hp range of engines. This last point, by the way, can be discussed, as, objectively looking at the engine data,  the engines used in Spains (420Hp Whirlwind R975E3 nine-cylinder radial and 400Hp Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVa 14-cylinder two-row radial engine) may well have created a real upgrade in the performances of an altogether good plane, although remaining in the 400-500Hp range
Indeed, a much under-rated plane - just to give an idea about its potential, in 1941 on his 365 Hp Whirlwind R975E1 engined FK51, Sgt Binckmann of the KNIL was attacked by 3 Mistubishi Zeros at take off, succeeded to dodge them till and out manoeuver them successfully till one of them crashed and the remaining two decided to leave totally disgusted and all ammo spent!






Download links
To fly this plane you'll need to install the Spanish bombs.

Koolhoven.rar
http://www.mediafire.com/?zlh5mcvhedeh55l

Arms Spain Updated
http://www.mediafire.com/?9n5tiud5j0zl73w

Additions to air.ini:

Koolhoven_FK51W    air.Koolhoven_FK51W        NOINFO  i01   SUMMER
Koolhoven_FK51J    air.Koolhoven_FK51J        NOINFO  i01   SUMMER

Additions to plane_ru.properties:

Koolhoven_FK51W   Koolhoven F.K.51 (Wright Whirlwind), 1937
Koolhoven_FK51J   Koolhoven F.K.51 (Jaguar IVa), 1938

Additions to weapons_ru.properties:

####################################################################
# Koolhoven_FK51J
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Koolhoven_FK51J.default                             Default
Koolhoven_FK51J.8x20lbsR10                       4 R10 20lbs HE
Koolhoven_FK51J.8x10kgR5                          2 R5 10kg Frag
Koolhoven_FK51J.8x12KgIncR12Reus   8 R12 Reus Incendiary
Koolhoven_FK51J.8x12KgA5      8 A5 10kg HE
Koolhoven_FK51J.none      None

####################################################################
# Koolhoven_FK51W
#####################################################################
Koolhoven_FK51W.default                             Default
Koolhoven_FK51W.8x20lbsR10                       4 R10 20lbs HE
Koolhoven_FK51W.8x10kgR5                          2 R5 10kg Frag
Koolhoven_FK51W.8x12KgIncR12Reus   8 R12 Reus Incendiary
Koolhoven_FK51W.8x12KgA5      8 A5 10kg HE
Koolhoven_FK51W.none      None


This mod is for 4.10 and has been tested on SAS modact and DBW 1.7
This package is freeware.
This software may be freely used, copied and distributed with the following restrictions:
1) the present post must be included as a "Readme" text file.
2) DO NOT place these files anywhere that requires a fee for downloading.
3) DO NOT place any of these files in any commercial package or any CD collection without the authors consent.

Original 3dModel, Java Files, FM: Dreamk
Skins and template: Agracier
Flight Testing: Real Darko
The cockpit is a reworking and repainting of an original cockpit by Loku

Theses files should not cause any problems with your computer, but we accept no responsibility if you think it does.

Thanks to Oleg Maddox and Qtim for creating Il2 and opening the gates to Mod creation, to Kumpel for his matrix tool, and thanks to SAS for enabling modders to

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Edited by SAS~Epervier with permission from the author!

Update01 : http://www.mediafire.com/?c904b1z2irt9qaa
   - correction LOD 500 (Prop1_D0.msh/Prop1_D1.msh/Prop2_D0.msh)
   - gunner dead
   - correction StrutsLn & Rn mesh (Dreamk)
   - correction Turret1B (Dreamk)
   - correction Prop1 & 2 (Birdman)

Update 02:
Fix by Birdman for the FM (eliminates the "shaking" phenomenon) and propeller sense of rotation
http://www.mediafire.com/?0xw0085l82y5a5a
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Whiskey_Sierra_972

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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 10:07:07 AM »

FANTASTIC!!!!

A new SCW son came to life and as the Vildebeest can be used in the early stages of WWII too!!!!

Thanks a lot for it!

All the best!

walter
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 10:16:01 AM »

wery nice !!!

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from me
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 10:22:12 AM »

Thanks again Dreamk. I think I'll substitute these for the R5s I had in an escort mission. It's part of a semi historical Bulldog campaign [Santander] I'm doing. The Bulldogs belong to the Basque airforce or whatever it's called.
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 10:24:12 AM »

Superb! another "forgotten" plane has come to life!
Thank you sirs!
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 10:27:06 AM »

A link to a template and skins for this very enjoyable, flyable and skinnable plane ... it is a joy to use and skin ... the Dutch Air Force profiles are really quite charming and therefore this plane will also be quite useable for the WestFront 40 map ... and perhaps even for some maps of the Pacific region. I don't know which maps there are of the Dutch East Indies or the area, but something ought to be amongst the large collection of maps we have.

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,25992.0.html



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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 10:34:16 AM »

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally other Dutch plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!!!
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 11:22:38 AM »

Super, super!!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2012, 11:25:38 AM »

Thanks for new gifts, Dreamk!

However I've encountered very annoying bug. When I tried "W" variant in QMB (DBW 1.71), it immediately started to shake very quickly. The "J" variant has a "lighter" shaking effects in dive, but explodes when reaches 300 km/h. Map was "Moscow Winter".
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 11:32:31 AM »

The shake is an AI bug, when you start a mission in mid air, it disappears by itself in a few fractiosn of seconds and does not reappear. It does not disturb anything else but it's a strange thing as this aircraft is very smooth to fly on. The AI has stranges behavoiurs sometimes - for instance after attacking a  bridge at low level it dives almost to the ground and then resources. It may be related to the "type sturmovik" implement but if one uses only the "type bomber" the AI is then very boring.... 
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2012, 11:38:07 AM »

You are right, Dreamk. The shaking disappears quickly in most of the maps in QMB, but not in Moscow Winter. On Moscow Winter I should make a roll to stop shaking. Is there any explanation of this phenomenon?
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Re: Koolhoven FK51 (Wright Whirlwind and Jaguar IVa) Ready to DL
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 11:51:46 AM »

Woah, this plane is a real surprise...thank you Dreamk!!!  ;D
It was used also by Finnish Air Force, I think
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