Here's another oldy.
Kann es sein, dass der Hersteller dieses Flugzeuges mal auch die Formel 1 mit seinen Reifen belieferte?
Ah it's a joke about the tire size.
Yes, that is correct Hans.
I lofted the 3D shapes using Paul Clawson's textures from his FS2002 model.
I cannot say if the Weihe's shapes are accurate because of the textures, but the aircraft looks OK to me. It has interior modelling also.
Yes, I'm going to send it off to Dieter soon.
Here's another rare one,
Was anybody able to guess the floatplane I posted earlier?
Und in meiner Mailbox habe ich wieder einige schöne EF-TrueScales von Dieter gefunden,
darunter dieses nette Gerät.
Wer weiß, wie es heißt?
That is a Lippisch L13A. It was originally tested as a tow behind glider, and was eventually meant for a ram-jet type of engine.
Here's a rare one..
I'd say it looks like a Douglas X-3 Stiletto. Nice 3D model, is that from Emmanuel Barranger?
Hans you need a XB49 to complement that Northrup XB35.
Yes Errorwolfi you are correct.
Now, about that Nieuport.
OK here's one taken from the cockpit looking out, anyone care to identify this aircraft?
Hallo liebe Mitrater
Wenn ihr schon so darauf wartet - dann hab ich da was für Euch.
Sehr seltsames Gerät.
»errorwolfi« hat folgendes Bild angehängt:
I believe that's a Bartini-Beriev WA-14 prototype Ekranoplan or Ground Effect Vehicle. They were first tested from runways, not water.
Bis Wolfi sein nächstes Rätsel stellt,
hier aus unserer EF-Werkstatt was Leichtes zwischendurch:
I believe that's a Northrup XB-35. I met a fellow who was an employee of Northrup during their Flying Wing design years. They called themselves 'NorCrafters'.
There was a lot of anger in their company, that the US Army Air Force was more interested in the Consolidated B-36, than the XB-49. The XB-49 had better performance, but couldn't pass what Jack Northrup thought was the ridiculous aft C/G bomb loading test the USAAF demanded of both designs.
I think, this might be such one: Nieuport Ni-17
The aircraft is a two-seater, observation type, improved from the model that preceded the Nieuport 11.
Here's one for those well versed in early WWI Observation aircraft.
I was going to suggest it looked a lot like the high altitude, reconnaissance version of the Martin RB57D that NASA uses. Another plane I'd like to make for FlightGear.
Yes, you would be correct, it is a 1913 Borel Militaire. my version a 'what if' of an early WWI observation/scout type with a twin row Gnome Lambda-Lambda.
OK I think I can play this game,
We're guessing aircraft?
OK what is this... cheers,
Hello RC-Simmers, It's been a while since I was last here, I've been working with another sim, flightGear..
this is an odd question, but has anyone heard from Dieter via an email saying he got himself in a financial jam with some hotel in the Far East and could he kindly have you, ( the email recipient..) send 1650.00 Euro's to bail him out of his money situation he owes the hotel he's at?
It seems like a scam phishing attempt. I don't know him well enough but he seems to do a lot of good work with Hans Wonner for Easyfly and Aerofly and this seemed a bit out of character.
I also have a couple of models made for FS-WWI. Yes I know this isn't a RC simulation, but it's parent company, Activision, at one point was making an RC simulator.
I have my RE8, Farman III, and The Eastbourne Monoplane imported, plus since it supports driveable ground vehicles, I also imported a 1917 Ford model T flatbed truck, which has working first and second gears, plus brakes and reverse, and a hand cranking start sound when the "engine' is started.