JYAI C-130J Specials

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by asdro » 29 Oct 2019, 18:02

These little things bring sceneries alive.

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by SeanG » 29 Oct 2019, 20:26

John Young wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 06:46
Thanks Sean, very helpful. I'm assuming this is for FS9, but do we know how the scenery fares in FSX and P3Dv4 please?
Yes it is FS9, but allegedly runs in FSX ok. I will do a quick test and check that out.

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by jetrange » 16 Nov 2019, 01:53

I finally got a chance to work on and test my Tepper L-100s. A few tweaks need to be made. Here are the results:
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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by John Young » 16 Nov 2019, 09:43

I've had my head down for the past couple of months, trying not to get distracted from the LC-130H's and the Schenectady Airport\Stratton ANG base project and accompanying AI vehicles. It has been quite a complex undertaking, particularly with custom scenery for all 3 sim versions. I decided to split the AI vehicles out into a separate upload to help users find them in the future and so that I can return later to make more vehicles if I feel inclined.

Here are the Ski Birds at Stratton:

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Static LC-130D gate guard with 3 bladed props:

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Static Cessna's on the civil side with a static B350, plus a Bombardier Global Express in the Richmor hangar:

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The static aircraft are in a separate .bgl, so that users can remove them if desired. I have also added GA parking spots between them so a mix of AI and static is also possible.

I have made the museum, but I have not attempted the many static aircraft exhibits on display outside:

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The project wouldn't be complete without an Arctic scenario, so I made an AFCAD for Thule, Greenland and sent one of the LC-130H's there to perform circuits and TNGs:

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Finding the right time to observe the aircraft needed a bit of trial and error. For snow and daylight, April and October are about the only options.

Just some final checks to do and the manual to write and I'll upload shortly.

John

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by jimrodger » 16 Nov 2019, 09:53

It's so unfair that so much skill has been given to one person.

Just overjoyed that you are happy to share with us mere mortals :)


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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by gsnde » 16 Nov 2019, 11:22

Oh wow.... unbelievable, John!

From mobile hence short

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by Manschy » 16 Nov 2019, 22:11

Where do you get this unbelievable motivation and power :shock: ???
Regards, Manfred.

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by John Young » 17 Nov 2019, 06:56

Very good question Manfred. I'm not sure if you were expecting a meaningful response, but since I think about it nearly every time I boot my PC, I can answer it quite easily, so I might as well share it.

“Power” is probably better expressed as “ability” and for me that comes from repeatedly practicing skills accumulated since FS98 came on the scene, 22 years ago. You would have done the same of course with your great skill levels and your RAF Brüggen is testament to that. It’s coupled with focus and a determination on my part to get to the end of a project with the minimum of distraction. The importance of “customers” is also important to me, having spent a part of my working career in “Quality Management”.

Motivation is more volatile. The sustaining factors are obviously due to interest in the subject and the need to research, discover and surprise (me and the user), building on previous successes over time. Age, family and spare time are also important of course. Designing for MSFS is a great way to keep the brain active after retirement, particularly when catering for 3 sim versions. I’ve always been an early bird, so using the quite hours between 6am and 8am each day is very productive without affecting family life.

Demotivation, to the point of chucking it in, affects us all eventually. The risk for me is not the 99.7% of users who download and never utter a word, but the potential dwindling of the 0.3% who do have the courtesy to interact. So long as I can confirm that what I’m doing is worthwhile and I’m not uploading into a black hole, then I can hopefully keep going for a while yet. That assumes of course that there are still worthwhile platforms to design for. I’m just a tad worried by a mass migration to FS2020 (it looks to outstrip everything currently available) and the unknown need, potential, demand and know how at this stage to design for it. On the bright side, it may be a new haven of new learning. We just have to wait and see.

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by Manschy » 17 Nov 2019, 12:49

Thank you very much for this detailed answer - I think this is so valuable and a basic part of development. To me, my motivation continuing development is the feedback and honour of the forums people. This is the payment for freeware developers and cash in advance for all those who download our stuff without any feedback at all 8)

Sorry for off-topic...
Regards, Manfred.

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by Mark Fox » 17 Nov 2019, 17:18

John,

I, as one of the 99.7%, do appreciate your efforts and your willingness to share. I am extremely fond of your C-130s (unreformed former HC-130P/C-130E/C-130H2.5 crew chief) and your F-35s (a current F-35 DT production superintendent).

In P3D, most of my enjoyment is derived from AI. I fly very little.

Do what works for you John. You've added so much, and it's time that I honored that fact.

Mark

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by John Young » 17 Nov 2019, 18:07

Thank you Mark, much appreciated.

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Re: JYAI C-130J Specials

Post by John Young » 49 minutes ago

The LC-130H/Schenectady/Stratton ANG packages (FS9 and FSX/P3Dv4) were sent for inclusion in the Download Hangar this morning. As always, please give Greg a chance to make them available.

John

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