I released my first electric powered plane about two weeks ago called Boxie Flyer EP, it was named after the excellent BoxTrainer tutorial by Boof69. After I released it I ask the designers in the RealFlight 7 Designers Corner to take a look and let me know where I could have done better. I got some excellent feedback and wanted to incorporate all the changes into Boxie Flyer EP, but the Swap Pages doesn't have any version control so I had to make a decision. First I could release an AV which requires the user to have the original plane installed or I could release it under a different name as an EA so you only need one plane installed to enjoy all of the changes. I didn't want to have two planes installed, the original and a variant, to fly my plane so I decided to release a new version called Boxie Flier EP as an EA. So please forgive me for two releases but this was my first plane and I'll do better next time.
The comments I got on the original plane were in two areas and they've both been fixed in this release.
1. I got a lot of comments about the high gloss finish which seems to be out of place these days so I toned that down a lot. I also found out the RealFlight 7 graphics engine works different for medium and high graphics settings, which I didn't know before so that's been fixed in the new release. So if you use the medium graphics setting the specular mapping should look the same as someone using the high graphics setting.
2. There was some serious shading on the outer wing tips which looked really bad but I didn't know how to fix them. But after testing the plane one of the designers told me about a fix and how to do it. The shading looked very bad and the fix definitely improves the look of the plane.
So the plane has been changed quite a bit and all for the better. I know this release will affect all of the great color schemes released for the first plane but hopefully they will be released again for the final version. This is what I wanted the first plane to be but I guess I needed a little practice. Here's a short video I put together flying the Glow Powered version of Boxie Flier. Playin' With The Boys.