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Author Topic: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)  (Read 3399 times)

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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2018, 03:36:27 AM »

I can't say at this moment where the Spit might figure into future plans. So much to do!

This is why I pine for more modders to exert effort on improving the *core* game content. To me, far more important are good cockpits than are slick external models which you don't normally see well enough from the 'pit to warrant such refinement. Save the less crucial niceties for later, after fixing that stuff you *do* see up close and all the time. Well, if it's to be a player's sim and not a movie maker's platform. ;)

And by *core*, I mean WWII principally. It's wonderful the expansion into older and more recent eras that has occurred, greatly expanding the game so as to appeal to a wider range of interest. But for me this shouldn't come at the price of neglecting the foundational concept and content--The Big One, WWII.

We see truly awesome jet cockpits, for example, being built these days. Which makes all the sadder the acceptance of those earlier 'pits from the game's glory days to continue to languish in their original, crude simplicity. The basic work is done. And in general things have been improved via the application of 'lipstick' to these old sows. But with some 3-D tweaks--and not necessarily to particularly great extent--they can be brought up to a rather more pleasing standard.
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2018, 05:48:55 AM »

I'm with you on this too Wx, the cockpit is what you see all the time so any improvement there is worth its weight in gold. Hope to see more masterpieces from you in the ( I hope near) future.
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2018, 10:14:24 AM »

Well put Wx I only wish I had the ability to do this stuff😟
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2018, 10:48:10 AM »

I did forget to include in the 'readme' the following. When you turn on the red cabin light you'll see the upper part of the gun sight's polygons flickering, as though lit by a very unstable candle. I think this because the light source as located is too close to that part of the sight. The stock sight was just far enough forward, I guess, to not suffer this.

But I refuse to incorrectly locate the sight farther forward in order to avoid this flicker. If this is indeed the case. If someone could tweak the requisite file which places the light source and thereby end this, I'd be awfully appreciative.
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2018, 06:55:09 AM »

Working with Karabasas P-39N1-f.m. too ]thumleft[ ]salut[ ]hello2[ ]cheers[
PS: some effect only...





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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2018, 12:10:54 PM »

Tooboone,
Note that the pilot's position as drawn in the cockpit and as seen from outside is not tied to the POV. When comparing sight lines w.r.t. the 'pit and externals, try to locate the POV, and ascertain true perpendiculars to use as references. Wide FOVs can add a bit of difficulty here.

In any event, it may be the case that the 'pit is located several forward of its correct position w.r.t. the external model. I didn't concern myself with this at all because no incongruity called attention to itself.

If you want to refine things to your own tastes, simply apply the same delta to the relevant number for all cockpit elements in hier.him whose parent is the _ROOT_.
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2018, 06:59:32 PM »

I'm not surprised at all of the excellent quality of your P-39 cockpit, given the miracles you performed in the F4F.  No less blown away by the differences, however.

Bravo!

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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2018, 03:43:35 PM »

Thank You! The P-39 of any of the il-2 aircraft so needed this cockpit change!
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2018, 06:57:37 AM »

I love Wxtech's P-39 cockpit and I spend a lot of time in it (during my digital flying). Unfortunately, I've found some minor problems in it. They are not connected to WxTech’s work, but they are old issues done by Maddox team. Anyway, I hope that somebody will fix them soon... Here is the list:
1. The reduction gear oil pressure gauge (left down, at the parking brake handle) shows the wrong indication - all time underpressure (40 pounds). According to the P-39 pilot notes (P-39-Q-1, s.13), the correct indication should be in a range between 70-190 pounds. It corresponds to the green area of the gauge.
2. The propeller pitch lever moves in the opposite direction than it is supposed to (max RPM full forward, according to the USAF movie on YT and the textures in the cockpit).
3. The landing gear lights (red and green) don't work properly. The red seems to be connected to the power lever rather than to the landing gear. The green doesn't flash at all.
4. The lack of the mirror (the old photos prove that it was in the cockpit).
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2018, 05:21:10 PM »

Oh yeah, I've long noted numerous gauges in many cockpits which do not reflect actual measurements, but instead are fixed to some set value. It might be that some parameters are not considered or calculated by the FM, and hence cannot have their associated gauge reflect anything other than some 'fake' output just for appearances' sake.

I'm barely at the chimp level in Java coding, and as yet have little if any skill in addressing gauge output. If no one else attacks these issues where addressable, perhaps at some (hopefully not too far flung) time in the future I might be at a state where I could get to grips with it.

But I do have more pressing priorities; improving the basic cockpits for the P-40s, Buffalos and Hellcats, to name just a few.
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2018, 11:27:01 AM »

Oh yeah, I've long noted numerous gauges in many cockpits which do not reflect actual measurements, but instead are fixed to some set value. It might be that some parameters are not considered or calculated by the FM, and hence cannot have their associated gauge reflect anything other than some 'fake' output just for appearances' sake.
You are absolutely right! I am 100% sure that this oil pressure gauge is permanently fixed (I put it to the test). I don't want it to be calculated by FM (might be impossible), but rather to be fixed at proper/right indication (e.g. 100-120). 

If no one else attacks these issues where addressable, perhaps at some (hopefully not too far flung) time in the future I might be at a state where I could get to grips with it.
I keep my fingers crossed ;)

improving the basic cockpits for the P-40s, Buffalos and Hellcats
WOW! :o  Are you going to give us a new, beautiful Xmas gift? :D
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Re: WxTech P-39 Cockpit for Stock P-39N-1 (and D-1, D-2, P-400)
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2018, 11:52:53 AM »

Although it isn't commented, this Mod is 100% HSFX Compatible? If YES, how can I to install It?
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