Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

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Coming Soon to an Army airfield near you

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A little more to do to get these finished. Steve is doing the FDE's and has already done a fantastic job on the Otter. I've also done the turbine Otter but I don't know if any military is using it.
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This will be a very nice addition to the AI a/c list, with both retro and current military users around the world, not to mention the many civilian users as well. I guess the painters will have a bunch of backlog coming up! Thanks for making this. Ron

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Cool !!
Us Canadians had the BEST paints though !!
Much like the CF-104's the Otters were meticulously polished and scrubbed !Airmen were "voluntarily " invited to loose a game of Crud and pay for the beer if they weren't
Very much looking fwd. to the Otter .

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Oh WOW! looking forward to those two!! have you done a Float version?

Wes...

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There will be float versions for the Beaver, Otter, and turbine Otter. Just got the FDE from Firebird for the piston Otter and it looks great! "Civvie STOL" takeoff looks really good! He is doing the Beave and turbine as well. Don't know if I can ask him to do the FDE for a float version :oops: , but we'll see. Ray Parker is doing some preliminary paints so he will probably post them here at some point.

I hope someone will jump in with the civvie paints because there are a bunch of these guys still being flown all over the world as bush aircraft. (Anyone want to do Harrison Ford's Beaver?)

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This one's a little farther down the line, especially since I've lost my makemdl xml codes :( . Also there has been a lot of improvement in helo xml since I last worked on this. If anyone can point me to where any of this is documented, I'll start playing with it again.
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Holy mother of...

A B-52 and a UH-1 in progress at the same time :smt007

Oh hell... JGSDF has hundreds of those...

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Yeppee kai yeah! Ron

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WOW Jake. Like my grandkids say, You are the greatest. You have made my day with that model. I will be looking foward to this one. :D :D :D

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Follow the yellow taxi line. Otters and Hueys and Buffs ! Oh, my ! :lol:
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Actually, the BUFF is out of my hands now. That's why it will get finished :lol:

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Anyone want to do Harrison Ford's Beaver
I thought Harrison Ford had a peaker, not a beaver! lol

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aerogator wrote:Actually, the BUFF is out of my hands now. That's why it will get finished :lol:
In seven plus years now we've come to learn that the only way some models ever see the light of day is to orphan them off to someone else who has the drive to see them all the way to the finish line.

That's a lot harder to do than most people know btw.
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In seven plus years now we've come to learn that the only way some models ever see the light of day is to orphan them off to someone else who has the drive to see them all the way to the finish line.
I've found over the years that it is more fun to produce complex models and versions of them when your working within a team of developers. Many of the top rated AI developers of the past worked there models within a group or with another individual.
Yes, even the great Henry had offsiders.
Many hands make light work and helps keep the hobby interesting. The swapping of ideas and the personal input of other people just enriches the project. Yes, it is hard to pick up a project and start work on it as each developer has there own way of doing things but I've also learn't a heap from doing so. It's no fun when it takes two years to bring a model to light rather than just a few months, as it can be in many cases.

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Well, might as well empty the closet. LOD1 is nearly done. It's been languishing on the shelf for about three years. Maybe I'll get around to it someday... I used to watch all of these flying around near Ft Benning in the mid sixties. I thought they were cool aircraft. :)

I also have a Beech 18 in about the same shape but you might not see too many at an Army airfield. :wink:
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Jake,

You know how much I wanted the Mohawk to see the light of day. Thank you :smt001
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Very cool, wish the Mohawks were still around (in US service), glad Piglet's FS9 works good in FSX.
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There is a US private company on the East Coast somewhere that still has two of them flying as ISR research platforms.

Just saw a picture of them parked somewhere the other day, can't remember where I saw that picture at though.
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I find both the Mohawk and the Bronco are aircraft of a very distinguished look and design and very likeable.
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Mohawk update. Still LOD 1 with rough skin and even rougher FDE.
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