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Boof69
12-03-2011, 11:44 AM
This will be the Stampe SV-4b designed and built by the Belgian manufacturer Stampe et Vertogen. The SV.4 was designed as a touring/ training aircraft. The SV.4A improved on the original design to be used as an advanced aerobatics trainer. The SV.4b Was a further improvement with upgraded wings and engine.
This aircraft was featured in to films "Indiana Jones and the last crusade" and the "Dorthy" and "Lillian" SV.4s in "High road to China" Starring Tom Selleck.
So far I've only setup the studio, but I plan to start work today.

Boof69
12-03-2011, 11:50 AM
@Nick, If you could find as many pictures of the color scheme you want as possible that would be helpful. I've done some research but nothing that specific. You"ll have plenty of time to find them. I won't be on the color scheme for atleast a week if not longer. Good Luck!

willsonman
12-03-2011, 02:59 PM
Great... Is there going to be a CS with the shot off tail from indiana jones? :D

Boof69
12-03-2011, 03:47 PM
If you can tell me how to do that. :)

abaser
12-03-2011, 04:10 PM
Give the tail alpha texture. Check out my reaper.

doug schluter
12-03-2011, 04:34 PM
This will be the Stampe SV-4b designed and built by the Belgian manufacturer Stampe et Vertogen. The SV.4 was designed as a touring/ training aircraft. The SV.4A improved on the original design to be used as an advanced aerobatics trainer. The SV.4b Was a further improvement with upgraded wings and engine.
This aircraft was featured in to films "Indiana Jones and the last crusade" and the "Dorthy" and "Lillian" SV.4s in "High road to China" Starring Tom Selleck.
So far I've only setup the studio, but I plan to start work today.


hey Boof69 i built a Stampe SV4C about 10 years ago , a Davie systems scale kit , 1003 sqin wing area and 8.25 lbs flying weight powered with Saito 56 4 stroke and 13x6 APC prop this kit is an excellent flyer , i have many flights on it , this is a French version of the Tigermoth least thats what i was told . the picture is just after it's first flights and before the finished model , well still not completely finished : ) this EA i will get for sure . thanks

Doug

Boof69
12-03-2011, 04:34 PM
I'm sure the requester doesn't want that kind of CS. :rolleyes:

Norton
12-03-2011, 05:52 PM
Just a quick search.

Norton
12-03-2011, 06:03 PM
A few more.

Norton
12-03-2011, 06:08 PM
And of course:

Boof69
12-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Thanks Norton. There seems to be a butt ton of info for this bird. I've amassed quite a collection as well.
This is my first update. The very front of the cowl was an interesting puzzle. The off center molded opening was fun to model. There are allot of strange things going on with this model. The big square pad on the top wing center. The assist handles at the trailing center of the top wing and the mirror. Plus the external fuel tank half tucked under the cowl access door. Oh and don't forget the tiny spinner. This model has allot of character. With what's modeled so far I'm at 4,292 for polys, but there is room for optimization.

Boof69
12-03-2011, 11:24 PM
hey Boof69 i built a Stampe SV4C about 10 years ago , a Davie systems scale kit , 1003 sqin wing area and 8.25 lbs flying weight powered with Saito 56 4 stroke and 13x6 APC prop this kit is an excellent flyer , i have many flights on it , this is a French version of the Tigermoth least thats what i was told . the picture is just after it's first flights and before the finished model , well still not completely finished : ) this EA i will get for sure . thanks

Doug
The SV4c was built in France as, you guessed it, a trainer. I've read allot of good things about the RC models that are documented online.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 12:07 PM
These shots are ment as DETAIL shots as I'm sure the CS has been picked. As you have mentioned, this plane has LOTS of documentation available and there are plenty of CSs, finding both sides of the same plane is a little limited though.
I love this little plane along with all the MOTH's.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 12:09 PM
A few more

jeffpn
12-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Dang, U-Bird. The last time you posted so many reference shots for me was when I built you the Zlin 50.

Boof69
12-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Somebody's jealous. :p

jeffpn
12-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Where's Norton when I need him??

Maj. Numbskully
12-04-2011, 02:06 PM
I'd go with the painted one ;)

Boof69
12-04-2011, 02:13 PM
Well I'm going to have to choose the CS myself If I don't hear from Nick soon. He was in the forums several times yesterday and he said nothing. I sent him a PM as well....Bupkis. I hope he doesn't turn into a no show on this one. It is only day two though so.....

Boof69
12-04-2011, 02:14 PM
These shots are ment as DETAIL shots as I'm sure the CS has been picked. As you have mentioned, this plane has LOTS of documentation available and there are plenty of CSs, finding both sides of the same plane is a little limited though.
I love this little plane along with all the MOTH's.
Thanks Rick, I appreciate the research.

jeffpn
12-04-2011, 02:27 PM
Well I'm going to have to choose the CS myself If I don't hear from Nick soon. He was in the forums several times yesterday and he said nothing. I sent him a PM as well....Bupkis. I hope he doesn't turn into a no show on this one. It is only day two though so.....That never ceases to amaze me. That's happened to me a few times.

Boof69
12-04-2011, 03:20 PM
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now still.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 03:43 PM
Dang, U-Bird. The last time you posted so many reference shots for me was when I built you the Zlin 50.
YUP, that was the last time

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 04:17 PM
The Stampe does not have to wear fancy bright colors to be pretty. Some times all that color HIDES the lady within.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 04:20 PM
More

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 04:25 PM
Nice sharp phots's

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 04:27 PM
Not bad for just plain Aluminum paint

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 04:33 PM
She looks good in ORANGE, and Orange and black is vey aggressive.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 04:36 PM
Just food for thought

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 04:41 PM
Any time Scott, You are more than welcome.

Boof69
12-04-2011, 04:50 PM
Allot of those will really help with the bump map.
Guy wires, Guy wires, and more Guy wires!

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 05:17 PM
And YOUR just the guy I know who will really use this info!! Guy wires,ribs,stringers and rib stitching,rivets and fasteners, I'm envisioning another blockbuster!!
Like others who wait for your work,I to have a home for this Stampe. For anyone who wants to paint, after Scott finishes this bird, how about some more color??

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 05:24 PM
I hope Mrs. Clause got that letter I sent her requesting a LARGER monitor screen than the 2 I have now. these thumbnails really look nice.However, I do wish I had the eyes I had when I was 50.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 05:54 PM
TEA with your instrument panels anyone???

Boof69
12-04-2011, 06:17 PM
That's great. Can you find some detailed pics of the gear up close? Inner hub detail would be great. I seen Nick in here again and no response from him. This model will be for you Rick if he doesn't wake up.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 07:17 PM
I'll see what I can find for you.

Boof69
12-04-2011, 07:31 PM
Thanks Rick

Boof69
12-04-2011, 08:43 PM
Another update. The only thing I have left to model is the cockpits and the inner wheel hubs. Maybe some control horns and control lines. I still haven't seen any pics of the pilots seats.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 09:07 PM
This stuff should help a little.

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 09:09 PM
A little more

U-Bird
12-04-2011, 09:12 PM
The rest and then some R&R.

U-Bird
12-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Here's a study of one particular airframe, not the best, as in a close up walk around, but better than some, and the PRICE is right. Yup!!

U-Bird
12-05-2011, 12:27 PM
Some more, same plane, I'm sure there is something that can be gleaned here.

U-Bird
12-05-2011, 12:30 PM
Last one of this set. Boy, my avatar would look great in this baby!!

Nick
12-05-2011, 03:38 PM
Great... Is there going to be a CS with the shot off tail from indiana jones? :D
Funny you should ask that.
Me and my friend Paul used to fly mock combat at the fly ins and he did in my rudder once. Check out the duct tape repair on my rudder. :)

Nick

Nick
12-05-2011, 03:54 PM
That's great. Can you find some detailed pics of the gear up close? Inner hub detail would be great. I seen Nick in here again and no response from him. This model will be for you Rick if he doesn't wake up.
Sorry, I was watching the request here forum and didn's see the new one here.
Lots of Pics coming.
Just had a plain old plastic spinner on mine.
I started out with a semi scale gear with bungees like on a Cub but went to a heavier wire gear with no cross in the middle when I switched engines.

Your model is looking *great* the detail is amazing.
BTW the flat plate in between the hand holds on the center section is a framed rear view mirror.
On my Pics, the white spinner was pre maiden pics, red spinner was a week after.
No spinner was after switching from OS FS120 to a Super Tigre 2000.

I'll be checking here daily.
Nick

Nick
12-05-2011, 03:59 PM
More Shots, there are a couple on page one of this thread too. :)
Nick

Nick
12-05-2011, 04:04 PM
Last of all my model.... :p

Nick

Nick
12-05-2011, 04:10 PM
, this is a French version of the Tigermoth least thats what i was told

Hi Doug.
In the pic of three side by side above, the Stampe in the middle is actually a bashed GeeBee Tiger Moth. All I did was reshape the tail feathers, wing tips and add a stringer down the side to fatten her up a little.

Nick

PS, if you ever wondered if you could fly that bipe with the top wing off.....

Boof69
12-05-2011, 04:32 PM
I've ended up going the full scale route. Allot of material is available for the full size and not as much for RC. Of the RC material the scale is different between models and the hardware varied as well so I went with consistancy. I hope you like the full scale look.

Boof69
12-05-2011, 04:36 PM
PS, if you ever wondered if you could fly that bipe with the top wing off.....
Like this? :D

Boof69
12-05-2011, 04:53 PM
Some poly painted pics.

doug schluter
12-05-2011, 04:59 PM
Hi Doug.
In the pic of three side by side above, the Stampe in the middle is actually a bashed GeeBee Tiger Moth. All I did was reshape the tail feathers, wing tips and add a stringer down the side to fatten her up a little.

Nick

PS, if you ever wondered if you could fly that bipe with the top wing off.....

nice Stampes Nick , and yes with the wing area of over 1000 sq in i have wondered that : )

looking really good Boof69
Doug

Nick
12-05-2011, 05:39 PM
nice Stampes Nick , and yes with the wing area of over 1000 sq in i have wondered that : )

looking really good Boof69
Doug

Wow! I never dreamed there were so many Stampe lovers, I never heard of it til High road came out.
Want to know something else?
I did it with the Sig smith miniplane with an OS FS90 too. (sorry, no pics to prove it)

Nick

Nick
12-05-2011, 05:41 PM
Like this? :D

HAHAHAHA!
Are you going to make the top wing vanish with the three position switch?

Boof69
12-05-2011, 05:52 PM
No but I may put out a separate monoplane version. :)

brields
12-05-2011, 05:58 PM
No but I may put out a separate monoplane version. :)

You can never have to many inline engine Skywalkers on the swaps.
On second thought, their are none, so it'd be a first. :)

Boof69
12-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Huh?

Nick
12-05-2011, 07:02 PM
No but I may put out a separate monoplane version. :)
I'd love it!!

U-Bird
12-05-2011, 07:28 PM
The "INLINE" version of the "Spacewalker" is a plane called a "Sky Dancer 2". See pic,and you'll see the resemblance. She's a purty one 2.

U-Bird
12-05-2011, 07:32 PM
Wrong picture, got a picture of her with a Walter 4 cilinder.Got entirely to much stuff.

Boof69
12-05-2011, 09:41 PM
I think I'm pretty much done modeling this one. I put a in full cockpit interior. With everything minus the C-mesh I'm at 14,233 polys.

jeffpn
12-05-2011, 09:42 PM
Nice!

Leftover polies? What will you do?? :D :p

Boof69
12-05-2011, 09:44 PM
Missiles? :confused:

jeffpn
12-05-2011, 09:54 PM
Marion!! :o

U-Bird
12-06-2011, 12:19 PM
A little Cream with your Green anyone?

U-Bird
12-06-2011, 12:23 PM
The rest

willsonman
12-06-2011, 12:45 PM
I dont see any blimp pics for the plane to be attached to! Maybe as a dropable glider? That might be fun!

Boof69
12-06-2011, 05:56 PM
I'm not sure what you mean, but.....
Anyways I have the Stampe in RF6. Sorry I used your color Jeff. :)

jeffpn
12-06-2011, 06:43 PM
Nah, green will always be my color! ;) :D

Boof69
12-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Nick check your PM's

willsonman
12-06-2011, 09:29 PM
I'm not sure what you mean, but.....
Anyways I have the Stampe in RF6. Sorry I used your color Jeff. :)
From Indiana Jones. The plane is the escape from the blimp when it turns to go back to Germany.

jeffpn
12-06-2011, 09:38 PM
You really need to watch that movie, Boof! :D

Boof69
12-06-2011, 09:44 PM
Right.... Ok you got me. It's been a long time since I seen any IJ movies. I guess I should review.

jeffpn
12-06-2011, 09:55 PM
Come on down. I'll make popcorn!

Raiders was the first movie I saw at home with surround sound. Remember prologic? I got rid of that receiver after a few years because it wasn't Dolby Digital 5.1. Now I'm outdated again. Come on, Santa!

Maj. Numbskully
12-06-2011, 09:58 PM
Nah, green will always be my color! ;) :D
ya ...............you threw me for a loop with the Pepto-Pink :eek:

willsonman
12-06-2011, 11:29 PM
Yeah, that is my trademark... I know I stole it from one of you guys. :D

dhk79
12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
I'll confess. I was the first to use the pink, back when I was learning to do color schemes. I also remember catching a great deal of grief at the time too.

But it was still useful for me. I picked a color that I would never use in real life and so if I ever saw it on the plane it would stand out and I knew I had a problem with my CS.

Boof69
12-07-2011, 09:14 PM
This one was an all day sucker getting it mapped.

Boof69
12-08-2011, 05:17 PM
Started working with paint today. So far I have just the basics.

Nick
12-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Lookin' mighty good so far!

(I would throw in a BooYah but I think it's passe)

Nick :)

Boof69
12-08-2011, 11:04 PM
Thanks Nick


This is the best luck I've had with bumping wing bays! These are just done as a test.

doug schluter
12-09-2011, 12:10 AM
BooYah : )

Doug

Nick
12-09-2011, 09:09 AM
Thanks Nick


This is the best luck I've had with bumping wing bays! These are just done as a test.

Looks like the real thing!
amazing what you can do with programs now!

Boof69
12-10-2011, 10:06 PM
Not allot of noticeable progress, but I thought the Nick may enjoy a couple new shots.
I'm working towards getting the silver painted fabric look. I'm a ways off, but these are the beginning steps.

Nick
12-10-2011, 11:50 PM
Sweet! :)

willsonman
12-11-2011, 02:45 PM
Your rudder looks funny without hinges just floating there.

Boof69
12-11-2011, 02:57 PM
I have things I will go back and model. Something needs to go under the cowl too. I plan to add rudder control lines as well. It seems weird I know but all of those parts will be baked textures so it's an easy edit.

flexible
12-11-2011, 04:39 PM
The stiching looks very good.

Nick
12-11-2011, 05:03 PM
I have things I will go back and model. Something needs to go under the cowl too. I plan to add rudder control lines as well. It seems weird I know but all of those parts will be baked textures so it's an easy edit.

Not pressuring you, just curious but...
Are you going to put on the lewis gun? if so, make it fire?

Nick :)

Boof69
12-11-2011, 05:05 PM
I hadn't considered it. Maybe, but I do need to put something under the cowl. If polys allow. Engines can be expensive.

Nick
12-11-2011, 06:20 PM
I hadn't considered it. Maybe, but I do need to put something under the cowl. If polys allow. Engines can be expensive.
Not as many polys as a rotary but here's a couple of shots, one thru the access panel and one with no cowl.

It's an inverted Gypsy Major with an air starter.

Nick :)

doug schluter
12-11-2011, 07:01 PM
looking excellent Boof69 i'm really looking forward to your Stampe EA : )

Boof69
12-12-2011, 10:01 PM
Thanks fellas. I started in on the cockpit(s). Began with gauges. Look familiar? ;)

willsonman
12-12-2011, 11:33 PM
I've been trying to figure out how to properly pronounce the name of this thing... It finally clicked with me...


BTW looking really nice.

Nick
12-12-2011, 11:41 PM
Looks good from here.
BTW, we alway called it a "stomp"

Nick :)

Boof69
12-13-2011, 11:41 PM
I dub thee "Timex" :cool:

Boof69
12-13-2011, 11:47 PM
Here's some normal progress shots. I'm continuing the bump, and I have to add more color in the cockpit. After that the grunge layer and this one will be a wrap.

Nick
12-14-2011, 11:11 AM
Got a real masterpiece going there buddy!
:)
Nick

Boof69
12-16-2011, 12:10 AM
Well I'm not so sure about that, but thanks anyways Nick.
So I've been doing some house repair projects and haven't had much time for the Stampe. I did find some time today for CS work and to build a Lewis gun as you requested nick. I just have a couple more hours of cleanup on the CS and she will be ready for release. Let me know what you think so far Nick.

Nick
12-16-2011, 12:15 AM
Let me know what you think so far Nick.

I love it!!!
She's a real beauty.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Tom Seleck run up and hop in.

Nick :)

Boof69
12-16-2011, 12:22 AM
Well the gun ate up enough polys that I will have to black out the openings to the engine compartment. I could make the gun part of the "engine to show" option. This plane could be flown with or without the gun. What say you nick. Gun 24/7 or option-able?

Nick
12-16-2011, 12:26 AM
What say you nick. Gun 24/7 or option-able?
I would go for option able, is that on the edit aircraft menu?

Boof69
12-16-2011, 12:29 AM
Usually this option is used to switch between different available engines. Like a 4 stroke or 2 stroke or even electric. It can be used however for any part you may wish. Option-able it is.

Nick
12-16-2011, 12:36 AM
You're the man!

Boof69
12-16-2011, 12:37 AM
I can see that I need the gun to be off centered to the right. It was blocking the rear view anyways.

Nick
12-16-2011, 12:45 AM
Was I being too obvious?
I didn't want to be too picky with a man so generous with his time and effort. :)

Nick
12-16-2011, 12:51 AM
A side note, if you notice the doll in the front seat, she had a parachute and would bail out when rolling. but I had to take the gun off to do it, since she hung up on the rail about 2 times out of 3.

Boof69
12-16-2011, 01:00 AM
Was I being too obvious?
I didn't want to be too picky with a man so generous with his time and effort. :)
It would've been fine to mention it. What else are you holding back?

jeffpn
12-16-2011, 07:15 AM
Usually this option is used to switch between different available engines. Like a 4 stroke or 2 stroke or even electric. It can be used however for any part you may wish. Option-able it is.
I've used it once to show different engines. I've used it several times for other reasons. ;)

Nick
12-16-2011, 10:23 AM
What else are you holding back?

Just the urge to jump up and click my heels together (I never thought I would get a chance to have my old stampe in RF, where my son, who never got a chance to fly the real one can now see what it was like...)

that one little slip in the rail location is the only thing I've seen. :D

Nick :)

Boof69
12-17-2011, 05:13 PM
Here ya go Nick. I thought you might like a wallpaper to go with your model. :D

Nick
12-17-2011, 07:18 PM
Ha!
It hit the desktop before I replied. :D
Thanks.

Boof69
12-18-2011, 04:43 PM
Here are some more wallpapers. Don't worry this is it for renders. Look for the Stampe late tonight.

jeffpn
12-18-2011, 04:45 PM
Actually, I think you should do a render tute. I wouldn't mind learning how to do that.

abaser
12-18-2011, 04:46 PM
Ditto

Boof69
12-18-2011, 04:50 PM
Sure. I'd be happy to. I just learned how to use my all my maps to render specular and bump. It might be a lengthy tut though.

Nick
12-18-2011, 04:51 PM
Very Impressive, it almost feels like I'm in a Lamborghini showroom when I look at those pics.

eyes big with watching.... :eek:

Nick :)

Boof69
12-18-2011, 04:52 PM
I think it's the mirrored floor giving that impression. :)

jeffpn
12-18-2011, 04:53 PM
it almost feels like I'm in a Lamborghini showroom when I look at those pics.
Thats mostly what I though when I saw the pics.

I was curious how the bump map gets worked into the render.

Boof69
12-18-2011, 04:55 PM
Actually materials have everything to do with a quality render. Much more than the camera or lighting setup. The majority of the tutorial will be on handling material attributes.

jeffpn
12-18-2011, 04:57 PM
Just make sure you zip it when you're done, if it's going to be dozens of pictures. Heck, just email it to me!!

Boof69
12-18-2011, 04:59 PM
It may be better if I put it in a .pdf. I'll still post it in the MTOTD.

jeffpn
12-18-2011, 05:00 PM
That'd work, too.

Boof69
12-18-2011, 11:33 PM
POSTED! (http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=15984)

Nick
12-19-2011, 12:21 AM
HOORAY!!!!

It's Terrific!
Amazing!
As far as I can see after 15 minutes of wringing it out, it flys just like the model I have. The power off glide is lousy, lose power on take off and it falls out of the sky.
Stall recovery is slow.
The only tiny difference I can see is that it doesn't fall out of a roll as quickly if you don't use rudder on the knife edge segments.
I love this EA.

Kudos master builder of virtual A/C!

Nick :D :D :D

Boof69
12-19-2011, 12:29 AM
I'm glad you like it Nick. It was a fun project. I thought this plane was very ugly at first, but fell in love with it after a while. It's one of the nicer flying models I've done and it didn't take allot to get it that way. As always I learned some new things during the build that will go a good ways towards improving my future projects. I hope you continue to enjoy this model Nick. Thanks for the request.

Nick
12-19-2011, 09:32 AM
Cool!
I finally stopped spinning and rolling long enough to notice that I can fly from either cockpit!
That make strafing the cars in the parking area a lot more fun. :p
I also love the way you have to juggle the throttle on final, that is so much like the real thing that I can almost smell the nitro. :)

Nick (lining up for one more pass before landing.) :D

andy29847
12-19-2011, 07:17 PM
I love the model. Thanks for the hard work.

I had to change a few things to get it juuuusssstt right for 5.5 (lift, drag, COG). Should I post an AV or let everyone do their own alterations?

jeffpn
12-19-2011, 07:29 PM
If you already worked it out, post it! No reason for it to be done more than once.

Boof69
12-19-2011, 07:45 PM
I love the model. Thanks for the hard work.

I had to change a few things to get it juuuusssstt right for 5.5 (lift, drag, COG). Should I post an AV or let everyone do their own alterations?
Andy I've told you not to worry about that. If you worked on it post it. I'm glad your enjoying it.

andy29847
12-19-2011, 08:14 PM
Ya'll will be so proud. Postings are on the way. This one isn't bigger (yet!).

Boof69
12-19-2011, 09:39 PM
Nice to see a normal sized edit. :)
Will you ever fix your sig? Is that like that on purpose? :confused:

andy29847
12-19-2011, 10:25 PM
Will you ever fix your sig? Is that like that on purpose?

Honestly, I never noticed the problem. I fixed it now. :)

I recently was going through some of my Mom's stuff and found my 1st grade report card. My teacher commented that I could do excellent work, but that I hurried too much and made careless errors. My thoughts are that if I had been born this century (turned 59 last month), I would have been prescribed some medicine to cool me off a little . Love the Stamp!

andy29847
12-20-2011, 07:09 PM
The Stamp will land anywhere. :D

Nick
12-20-2011, 07:34 PM
If people knew what the Stampe flew like, they would have sold 100X more kits.

andy29847
12-22-2011, 10:26 PM
I started to do a smaller AV and ended up like this. :)

Nick
12-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Nice job Andy!
When you upload an AV file, does the picture shown come out of the exported file or do you upload it seperately? and did you do a printscreen capture to get a pic of the model with the blue background.
I'm working on a "Champion models" Stampe and was thinking about exporting a variant to upload.

Nick :)

andy29847
12-24-2011, 10:02 PM
The pic with the blue background is automatically generated by Realflight when the file is uploaded. I believe it is always from the same angle - high from the right front. The blue background pic is generated with AVs and CSs, but not by recordings. Most of my pics come from using the screenshot feature of Realflight (position the plane where I want it and press tab to take the picture). I normally use a photo program (I like Irfanview - free download) to re-size the screenshots so they will on the swap pages (something less than a 500kb limit). I used GIMP to create the pic with 2 Stamp's. Thanks to my practice with GIMP making CSs for Realflight models, I am getting to the point that I feel comfortable using the GIMP for photos. I have an online folder of Realflight screenshots online here:

http://andy29847.smugmug.com/Other/RD-photos/10207545_SqDdB5

Nick
12-24-2011, 11:43 PM
Thanks!
Those are good lookin' pics.
I've been using Photofiltre for working on CSs, so far it's been working for me pretty good.
(mainly because it's simple)
when you're doing an AV, even with the advanced option on, you can't delete a part of an aircraft, can you? (like the venturi on the side of the fuselage)

Nick :)

jeffpn
12-25-2011, 12:28 AM
Not if it doesn't have proper attributes. Generally, the answer is no.

andy29847
12-25-2011, 12:28 AM
when you're doing an AV, even with the advanced option on, you can't delete a part of an aircraft, can you? (like the venturi on the side of the fuselage

I think the answer is no. An AV addresses the size and flight performance of the model. Some things can be added, like guns and smoke, but the original elements of the model are fixed by the EA.

I am inexperienced at RealFlight modeling myself but I am having a great time learning.

Boof69
12-25-2011, 01:09 AM
Nick, It would be an easy thing for me to remove the venturi on the side of the cowl if you'd like. Let me know about any other subtractions you are thinking of. Additions are another story. :)

Nick
12-25-2011, 10:43 AM
I would appreciate that.
I'm downsizing to make the red and white version that's in some of the pictures I uploaded, and the venturi kinda stands out.
The red and white stampe is a great one to do a variant of, just look at that sloppy paint job. :p

(a topless version would be ok too ;) )

Nick
12-25-2011, 10:50 AM
I am inexperienced at RealFlight modeling myself but I am having a great time learning.

Ain't that the truth!
I really love how you can change the glide characteristics with that adjustable fuselage drag.

Nick :)

Boof69
12-25-2011, 11:24 AM
Look for both revisions by tomorrow.

Nick
12-25-2011, 12:12 PM
As always....
You're the man! :cool:

Boof69
12-25-2011, 01:42 PM
Here ya go Nick. This is the Stampe EA without the venturi. I think I will post the monoplane version to the swaps.

Boof69
12-25-2011, 03:12 PM
The monoplane version is POSTED (http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=16009)

Boof69
12-25-2011, 03:52 PM
Here are a couple renders for the Mono version.

Nick
12-25-2011, 04:56 PM
That is great!
I've already got two versions... yours, which really flies well. and the nose heavy version. Flies with 3/4 up elevator, just like the bipe with the top wing missing flies. :p

On the clean version, I haven't looked yet but I take it that the venturi vanishes with the machine gun?

Nick :)

Boof69
12-25-2011, 05:03 PM
No it doesn't. It's just gone. It's removed and the color scheme is even edited to accommodate the change.

Nick
12-25-2011, 07:19 PM
Ok, I see now... we just had a tech misunderstanding...
The venturi is the black tube with a double taper that's between the right cabane struts. (it produced a vacuum to drive some of the instruments.)
You removed the air scoop which is fine too.

Nick :)

Boof69
12-25-2011, 10:30 PM
I'm pickin up what your laying down. The cowl vent is still gone but the machine gun and "Venturi" will disappear when you select anything other than "2STROKE". This rfx defaults with no gun or venturi.

Nick
12-25-2011, 11:18 PM
You're the best! My son is 34 and is starting to believe in magic again ;)

Nick :)

Boof69
12-26-2011, 02:01 PM
TaDa..... :D

andy29847
12-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Just to keep from being too predictable, I did a smaller Stamp monoplane. :D

Norton
12-28-2011, 01:10 PM
Smaller? Are you yourself today? ;)

Boof69
12-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Just to keep from being too predictable, I did a smaller Stamp monoplane. :D
Look for the prop visual scale setting. It will help you fit the prop hub within the spinner without changing performance. :)

Nick
12-28-2011, 01:55 PM
Nice!
Predictability wasn't something we expected :)

andy29847
12-29-2011, 10:22 AM
Since the Stamp has a machine gun, it needs a warbird CS. I had this one almost ready to go. :)

Thanks to Boof69 for a full week's worth of entertainment with the Stamp models.

Boof69
12-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Your quite welcome. It's great to see someone enjoying it! :)

Nick
12-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Thanks to Boof69 for a full week's worth of entertainment with the Stamp models.

Amen to that!
Apparently, Andy does not need to sleep ;)

Nick :)

andy29847
12-29-2011, 09:21 PM
Apparently, Andy does not need to sleep. Nick

I forgot to tell you - I am on vacation. :D