At first I thought this was a tri-motor and leaped to find a Junkers airplane. But no. It is only two motors. Then I looked for a flying wing. But no. This is not a flying wing but an airplane without a tail.
I found the Russian Kalinin K-12.
At an airplane hanger in Pungo, VA USA...
Congratulations Jens. It is a different era and we are happy to have RC-SIM.de as a testament to the early days of many RC simulators. -- ggunners (Gary)
The rc-sim.de site has been a fantastic place to visit and experience many simulator friends. Before Google translate, I had to use other desktop software to cut and paste posts from the German language rc-sim.de. But, there are some great posts there and equally great people willing to share, behind those posts.
I could not have created the models for AFPD, FMS, RC DeskPilot and ClearView without the extra help from many of you.
It is hard to find the time these days to continue the efforts to build simulator models. When I explained to others that to accurately create a 3D model is not too hard if you avoid cockpit details. However, the entire effort, as many of you know, is 8 to 20 hours per model and more if you create high polygon counts with more details.
Thank you Jens and the entire rc-sim.de community for making RC sim modeling fun.
-- ggunners (Gary Gunnerson)
Cross posting from Davy Loots, developer of RC Desk Pilot. -- ggunners
It's been a very long time since my last post and I'm not even sure a lot of people still know R/C Desk Pilot.
Needless to say I am no longer actively working on R/C Desk Pilot (more on that below). However, I did still have quite a lot of improvements on my hard drive and finally had some time to put these together into a final build of R/C Desk Pilot.
You can download it here!
It contains a few extra airplanes, water, support for multiple scenery's, reflective textures and a few other minor things.
Since I don't have the time anymore to maintain the sim, I've decided to put the source code online for any brave developer that wants to extend the sim, or fix bugs. So if you want to give it a go, have a look on github.
I want to thank everyone that sent over nice comments, questions, created airplanes and even scenery's for the sim. It's been tremendous kick seeing all of you enjoying this simple sim. It's unbelievable that the previous version of the sim was downloaded 400,000 times! I would like to say a special thank you to two special friends I was lucky enough to meet through the sim (even though we've never met in person): Tom Evers and Fred Herfst. They were supportive from the beginning with advice, artwork, meteorology lessons and so much more.
The reason for the silence is that other priorities have taken over my life. I've spend every spare moment of my life for 5 years on R/C Desk Pilot (2009 - 2014) and loved every second of it.
R/C Desk Pilot is based on my own little 3D engine. Around 2014 I realized that with the advent of newer game engines like Unity, the development was at a point where I would better switch to a new engine. I couldn't get myself to invest months again to start from scratch, especially since at the time I was starting to look at a career change quitting my job and wanting to start a business of my own. And frankly, building a free R/C sim is not a good way to pay the bills. So I started a startup building VR communication software and that has in recent years consumed 100% of my time. So I apologize if you've sent me a question about the sim recently and didn't get a reply.
I might one day find the time again to create another R/C Flight Sim! Until that time I hope you enjoy this one!
P.S. Treehugger, if you can post in your native language to the main threads, I would thank you very much.
And in Blue Angels coloring
wolfi, in the experimental world, I find the Brokaw Bullet BJ-520. What a speed demon. Experimental with oxygen for a high ceiling and turbocharged TSIO Continental 520.
When I saw the downward pointed jet engines, I thought it was much like the Russian Be-200 water flyer.
I found the Beriev Bartini WA-14.
This is a NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center research flying wing drone, testing different wing designs.Quote
Flight data also reinforces a number of wing design solutions used on the Prandtl-D aircraft that were an outgrowth of ideas by aeronautical engineer Ludwig Prandtl in the early 20th century. Prandtl was a German whose research is considered a foundation of modern aerodynamics. The Prandtl-D’s designs are also based on glider concepts of German brothers Reimar and Walter Horten and incorporate the conclusions of NASAs aerodynamics pioneers R.T. Jones and Richard T. Whitcomb.
I give up !!
no matter what i'm looking - "VTOL Jet Cold War", "Vintage STOL Jet" and switch around the arguments - no pictures of the plane displayed at Google.
It seem's like a ghost.
Wolfi, it is the SNCASO Onera Deltaviex F-WBHA a prototype, test flown only. - ggunners
And here's another I found that is different.
.....dass ihr euch hier so schön vergnügt habt, während ich in Urlaub war!
Hier zur Abwechslung mal ein Detailbild unserer neuesten EF-Adaption.
Ganz schöner Brummer übrigens.
Wer erkennt ihn?
This looks like a Heinkel He-177 heavy bomber.
Um etwas Entwirrung in unser Spiel zu bringen. Das Rätsel von ggunners haben wir noch nicht gelöst. Habe mich deshalb auf die Suche gemacht und bin mit "Jets double V Tail" auf dieser Seite fündig geworden. Man muss leider sehr weit runterscrollen, um zur The Fouga CM.88 Gemeaux zu gelangen. Aber interessant ist die Seite allemal. Wolfgang P.S. Den Flieger vom higgy suche ich noch.
Yes, Wolfi is correct. Sorry for the late response, I was on holiday. -- ggunners
Damit euch nicht fad wird - einstweilen was zu suchen. Sollte sich lösen lassen.
P.S. Ich hab übersehen, dass das Rätsel vom ggunners noch nicht gelöst ist. Aber ich hoffe, Ihr habt halt dann mit 2 neuen Fliegern Spaß beim Suchen. Sorry.
I believe this is a Armstrong Whitworth AW-660 Argosy T2.
Oh, sorry I see Higgy has already identified the Argosy. -- ggunners
OK, here is one to try and figure out. Probably too easy for the experts here.
It looks like a Blohm und Voss P. 194.
Could it be a Vickers Vildebeest? Looks very close but a newer version with wheel spats maybe Mk IV.
So is it a WB-57 Canberra? That seems to fit the engine shrouds and nose profiles.
The 2nd one is the Fairchild C-82 Packet with the assist jet engine. Also seen in the movie Flight of the Phoenix where an RC airplane modeler creates a "real" airplane to help rescue the crew.