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SpongeBob

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Small issue with Cessna O-1 Bird Dog propeller
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:22:15 AM »

Hello everybody!

I'm creating a mission for the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog in JTW. Everything goes fine, but it seems that the plane's propeller is not shown from cockpit. It is not a very important issue, but it makes difficult to check if the engine is correctly switched on from inside view (remember that engine start usually fails randomly). User must check that the engine is properly working via external view or by looking the rpm gauge.

This is what I see from cockpit while flying (no propeller animation at all):



I am using standard BAT 3.3.1 Evolution Pack Install with no mods. Other Cessna and similar planes show their propellers correctly.
Has anyone experienced the same problem? Does anyone know a fix for that?

Thank you!
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Re: Small issue with Cessna O-1 Bird Dog propeller
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 11:40:27 AM »

I vaguely remember that Monty once mentioned cockpit compatibility troubles with the Bird Dog....

Looking around the cockpit I get the impression it is the placement of the cockpit in relation to the fuselage that prevents the prop from showing. I don't think there will be a simple fix.
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Re: Small issue with Cessna O-1 Bird Dog propeller
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 11:46:45 AM »

A quick check with the stand-alone mod reveals that this is a feature that comes with the original O-1 Mod. There also the prop does not show.

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but it makes difficult to check if the engine is correctly switched on from inside view
I believe the instruments should somehow indicate revs and pressure?  :o
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Re: Small issue with Cessna O-1 Bird Dog propeller
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 11:54:30 AM »

I don't think there will be a simple fix.

Try and Error is needed but,

If cockpit 3d's position value changing ---- moving root's X value to minus ---- will fix it without any bad side effects, .... easy .... ?

..... only wondering .....
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Re: Small issue with Cessna O-1 Bird Dog propeller
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 11:56:24 AM »

Thank you Vampire,
as I said, it is not a serious problem and it doesn't affect flying.
I chose that plane because it is the only JTW civil-looking plane having weapons and it is funny to use it in (otherwise) peaceful scenarios.

Concerning the instruments, you're right: there is a rpm gauge that works correctly and shows that the engine has started. It is less intuitive that looking at the propeller, but it can be used instead.

Thanks again.
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