AI S-3B Viking

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Joecoastie » 19 May 2017, 17:14

From Wikipedia: The S-3 was retired from front-line fleet service aboard aircraft carriers by the US Navy in January 2009, with its missions being assumed by other platforms such as the P-3C Orion, Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk, and Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Several aircraft were flown by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Thirty (VX-30) at Naval Base Ventura County / NAS Point Mugu, California for range clearance and surveillance operations on the NAVAIR Point Mugu Range until 2016, and one S-3 is operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the NASA Glenn Research Center.
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Dave Waffler » 21 May 2017, 06:57

Ohhhhh, how I would love to see my beloved Viking flying in FS again. I worked on her from 1985-1988 with VS-41 at North Island. I was a jet engine mechanic, and my wife was an electrican. It's where we met :)

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by TheFoufure » 21 May 2017, 18:59

Fokket50 wrote:
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That is an interesting thought, thank you for mentioning it, I will consider it.
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And you can also envisage that on the USN and USMC H53 heli, for a naval version using on ships decks ;-)

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Fokket50 » 17 Oct 2017, 09:01

Here is an update on my upcoming S-3 vikings. Finishing different layouts and starting on the textures. For now there are models for the S3, ES3 and US3, with/without folding wings, tie downs, fuel tanks, cargo pods, maverick and harpoon missiles. I am also working on a deploying refuelling basket, so you can simulate refuelling from a viking.

Here are 2 shots from the ES3 and US3,
before someone asks, at the moment I am not planning on a carrier fde. But at a later point I might reconsider it.

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Firebird » 17 Oct 2017, 09:16

This will be a very nice addition to the collection.
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by gsnde » 17 Oct 2017, 09:17

Menno, are you still working FS9 only? Great addition!
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by TheFoufure » 17 Oct 2017, 09:40

Yeah !! Gret work ! Thanks for that.

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Victory103 » 18 Oct 2017, 04:36

Outstanding update, the deployed basket model will get plenty of use around the boat.
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by SeanG » 19 Oct 2017, 03:19

Victory103 wrote:
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...... the deployed basket model will get plenty of use around the boat.
Not just around the boat! More Drogue tankers the better I say!

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Fokket50 » 06 Nov 2017, 11:20

Flying around, and getting low on fuel? The tanker is inbound.

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The animation is now triggered at 6000 feet. Does anyone know at what altitude the Viking would have been refuelling other aircraft?

For the moment still only for FS9, I do not have much spare time at the moment, but this can change in the future.

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Victory103 » 06 Nov 2017, 18:22

Per the manual, 1500' AGL is the minimum during the day and 2500' at night. The program I use for boat flying (vLSO) allows one to adjust the tanker alt.
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by SeanG » 06 Nov 2017, 20:55

From reading "Flight of the Intruder" and "The Intruders" by Stephen Coontz, he had the KA-6D's flying "low station" at 5000ft, and high station at 18000 or higher depending on weather.... of course.. my memory isn't that great....

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by MIKE JG » 06 Nov 2017, 21:48

That's looking good Meno!
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Fokket50 » 19 Dec 2017, 22:04

Point Mugu has a new Bloodhound:
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And Pax River also has a new bird:
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and a line up of "some" more:
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58 different textures, from all squadrons that operated the Viking.
Now trying to finish the cfg and air files, it is my first try at it, and I am hoping for an early Christmas present for you all.

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by TheFoufure » 19 Dec 2017, 22:16

Wow !! Great job. Thanks a lot

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Victory103 » 19 Dec 2017, 23:18

Very well done!
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by flyerkg » 20 Dec 2017, 01:07

Life is good! Thank you! I look forward to getting the Hoovers in the sky.

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by MIKE JG » 20 Dec 2017, 15:38

Looking great! Looks like there's a few issues with the top of your wings and the smoothing groups you are using. Looks like FSDS is shading those parts in a funny way. You can probably fix that fairly easily if you want.
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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by dworjan » 20 Dec 2017, 18:44

The Hoovers look great! They will be a wonderful addition to FS. Just a quick note on the US-3's; they don't have the wingtip pods that the S-3 and ES-3 variants have. I don't know if it is something you want to change at this point but they just have regular rounded wingtips.

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Re: AI S-3B Viking

Post by Fokket50 » 20 Dec 2017, 19:50

Thank you Chris for mentioning the wingtips, I completely overlooked it. It is an easy change to make.

Mike, if you now how to fix the shading of the wings, I would be thrilled. I have been trying to change it for weeks, but no result so far.

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