Ivan's CFS Aircraft

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  1. Ivan1GFP

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    Hey Folks.
    Here is my current project: a Mitsubishi A6M2b Model 21 Zero.

    Performance:

    Altitude Power Speed

    500 915 293
    2500 931 303
    5000 952 309
    7500 973 316
    10000 995 324
    12500 1001 335
    13500 961 332 <-- Critical Altitude.
    15000 906 330
    17500 820 325
    20000 735 321
    22500 656 315
    25000 583 311
    27500 517 305
    30000 452 298
    32500 392 281
    35000 339 261


    Service Ceiling: 36500 feet
    Climb Rate: 3485 ft/min @ Sea Level
    Climb Rate: 3695 ft/min @ 12500 feet

    Still have a few things to tune, but the basics are there.

    - Ivan.
     

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    Hey Ivan that looks cool, are you looking for accuracy in the markings?... or happy with it as it stands?

    Happy to give you some extra info if necessary...:D
     
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    Hi Wayne,

    Any extra information would be appreciated. Keep in mind though that this isn't supposed to be any particular historical aircraft. It is only a set of generic markings but based somewhat on aircraft from the Tainan Koku Tai in Taiwan.

    Here are some issues I already know about:
    115 happens to be the tail marking from a Monogram A6M5 that I built about 30 years ago. All my current A6M types carry that marking.

    There should be a diagonal strip aft of the fuselage national insignia. I may put that on later but got tired after scribing all the panel lines in the aft fuselage. The panel lines are also somewhat inaccurate.

    The fuselage national insignia is too far aft. It is there because the model divides at the rear edge of the canopy. I may fix it later. The national insignia on the wings is also a touch too far outboard. I MAY fix that eventually.

    The IFF stripe on the wing leading edge should not be there. I just got lazy.

    The engine reduction gear housing shold be a darker blue gray. The overall aircraft colour isn't quite right but it is the closest (IMHO) from the default palette.

    - Ivan.
     
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    If it is not mean't to be any particular aircraft then I guess it doesnt matter too much then.....

    The Yellow IFF stripe was implemented on 'grey' actually grey-Green Zeroes just before the battle of Santa Cruz in October 1942. A few photo's do show this feature, most associate it with Zeroes with Dark Green upper surfaces.

    The Red warning stripe on the wing is not closed in, that is in the rectangular form that is depicted, the outer short portion was not used.

    Tainan Ku Zeroes were marked with a V- prefix so the normal would be V-115 if you continue with the 115.
     
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    Hi Wayne,

    Thanks for the information. I removed the yellow IFF stripes this morning.

    My reference for the red outline of the flap area on the wing upper surface is Aero Detail #7. The image drawn by Shigeru Nohara shows a fully boxed outline.

    Regarding the 115 marking, I think I'll leave it the way it is because it is only intended as a generic marking and the missing part is typically a unit designation. Also, the colour of the 115 is entirely arbitrary. I wanted to paint the 115 with a red outline, but the fact is that the vertical bar on the 1 is only 4 pixels wide and I couldn't texture it with an outline in a convincing manner. The texturing scale I am limited to for this AF99 / CFS aircraft is 256 pixels over 10 FEET. FWIW, some of the other aircraft I have built were more like 256 pixels over 16 feet, so each pixel gets to be pretty large and detail is limited.

    Thanks.
    - Ivan.
     
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    Here are a few more of my projects.

    - Ivan.
     

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    And yet another project.

    - Ivan.
     

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    What a skillful modeler you are, Ivan!
    Your works are all very enjoyable.
    Please go on.
     
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    Nice work there Ivan!
     
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    Those are excellent Ivan!
     
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    #11 Ivan1GFP, Aug 6, 2009
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    Thanks Guys.

    There is more to it than it appears here with building planes for CFS1. You have to determine most of the viewing planes manually and the typical tool used is AF99 which doesn't give much flexibility.

    Here is another screenshot of my B-25C. There are still a bunch of small issues. I got the landing gear doors wrong on the nose gear. There should be a window just in front of the horizontal stabilizer and there is a small bleed between the cockpit and the rest of the fuselage. The difference between this and the last screenshot is that this one has most of the panel lines.

    - Ivan.
     

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    Here is yet another project. This one was actually quite simple to build except for the rocket exhausts.

    - Ivan.
     

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    Attached are basic untextured models for a Albatros D.Va and a mystery plane. Any guesses as to what the mystery plane actually is supposed to be?

    - Ivan.
     

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    It has been sitting a while on the back burner but this looks pretty close to a final version at least from the outside.

    Wayne, Is this closer to the proper colour it should be?

    Thanks.
    - Ivan.
     

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