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Old 08-19-2018, 04:51 PM
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Have you considered lowering the whole assembly, so that it`s at lower end of your screenshot. ???
Yes and I lowered it just a bit when I reworked the dashboard and steering wheel this time. I lowered it probably the width of the frame, so not a lot but I was trying to move it a bit more below eye level than it was. But I do want it to look like you're looking from the pilot seat so that's why I didn't lower it more.

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Old 08-19-2018, 06:38 PM
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It looks fine to me .. been playing around with some colors on the E version.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:02 PM
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It looks fine to me .. been playing around with some colors on the E version.
Thanks for checking it out. Cool a lemon-lime version
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:41 PM
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Thanks for testing out and helping with the electric version. I can post it here as a beta AV or wait until release.
Your call I wouldn't worry about release. I'm not sure what I'll do about releasing this plane I kind of think it doesn't have an audience on the swap pages. And that doesn't bother me it's just a plane I designed to explore the 3d fields and I'm not sure that's very popular according to what I've seen people post. Yeah there's some of us but not lots.

On another note NVIDIA's next generation graphics card should be announced tomorrow so it won't be long before I can buy a new graphics card. I was hoping the new 2080 would still have a 180 watt power usage but it looks like it's going up some to 200 to 210 but I should know real numbers tomorrow if everything goes like they say. The new 2080 is said to be 50% faster than the 1080 so lots of power. I guess that puts the new 2080 faster than the 1080ti which will be nice. So I'm really excited to see what they announce tomorrow.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:50 PM
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If somebody here says they would like it I will post it up. I like the quiet of cruising around with just the whir of the electric engine.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:41 PM
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Your call I wouldn't worry about release. I'm not sure what I'll do about releasing this plane I kind of think it doesn't have an audience on the swap pages. And that doesn't bother me it's just a plane I designed to explore the 3d fields and I'm not sure that's very popular according to what I've seen people post. Yeah there's some of us but not lots.
Technoid the Lazy Eight Mk.lll is a fantastic concept for exploring and I am a sincere fan of this plane. With every beta release the model just gets better, you have made vast improvements to the plane and the attention to detail is impressive.

The only thing wrong with the Lazy Eight Mk.lll has nothing to do with you, it is all to do with Realflight software, ...the camera shake, (or more correctly the entire window/frame shake) ...as the model fly's a distance from spawn (15 - 20 miles or more) the pilot view or cine-cams shake so much it really detracts from the exploring enjoyment, so I have to switch to nose cam (F2), chase cam (F3) or orbit cam to get a stable viewing platform, (which defeats the sole purpose of the plane), Realflight/Knifeedge software engineers should address this concern, so we can fully enjoy all the hard work and dedication you have spent building the model.

YES, I will continue to fly the Lazy Eight Mk.lll regardless of the software issue, the model is flawless closer to spawn and the flight physics are perfect, I also like to fly fixed position (line of sight) with this aircraft, especially flip the "high rates switch on"and the model becomes a very agile aerobatic performer, great work Technoid, please keep making these incredible planes.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:01 AM
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Technoid the Lazy Eight Mk.lll is a fantastic concept for exploring and I am a sincere fan of this plane. With every beta release the model just gets better, you have made vast improvements to the plane and the attention to detail is impressive.

The only thing wrong with the Lazy Eight Mk.lll has nothing to do with you, it is all to do with Realflight software, ...the camera shake, (or more correctly the entire window/frame shake) ...as the model fly's a distance from spawn (15 - 20 miles or more) the pilot view or cine-cams shake so much it really detracts from the exploring enjoyment, so I have to switch to nose cam (F2), chase cam (F3) or orbit cam to get a stable viewing platform, (which defeats the sole purpose of the plane), Realflight/Knifeedge software engineers should address this concern, so we can fully enjoy all the hard work and dedication you have spent building the model.

YES, I will continue to fly the Lazy Eight Mk.lll regardless of the software issue, the model is flawless closer to spawn and the flight physics are perfect, I also like to fly fixed position (line of sight) with this aircraft, especially flip the "high rates switch on"and the model becomes a very agile aerobatic performer, great work Technoid, please keep making these incredible planes.
Very cool, thanks I'm glad you like it. And yeah the camera shake really messes it up after you fly a while but like you I still enjoy flying it. It's definitely a lot of fun to fly around slow and just look at stuff. Boy I wish they would release another cool area like Wright Island. I'm sure I'll release it but I thought I was finished and then went back and worked on the dashboard again so it seems I'm not quite finished with it yet. Speaking of the dashboard what's your thoughts on the changes I made to it? ( is the change better or worse ) I like it smaller but I'm still getting used to it being so much smaller. I may tweak it one more time.

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Old 08-20-2018, 01:16 PM
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I guess the only way right now to fix the camera shake is to create multiple spawn points throughout the map and use each one. Is this correct ?

And for anyone who wants it .. Electric version below. Also "Lemon Lime" CS.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:29 PM
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I guess the only way right now to fix the camera shake is to create multiple spawn points throughout the map and use each one. Is this correct ?

And for anyone who wants it .. Electric version below. Also "Lemon Lime" CS.
I just grabbed both, thanks!

Yeah I guess that's what you'd have to do create a few spawn points, bummer.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:36 PM
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I watched the NVIDIA presentation at Gamescon and the RTX 2080 is what I want but he showed a slide where the pre-order would be live and a price of $699 but when I went to the NVIDIA pre-order site it was $799. So I called their number and was said they were having technical problems and call back in 2 hours. Arg! I saved a screen shot of the slide he showed too just to be sure of the price. Is that bait and charge more?
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:38 PM
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Boy I wish they would release another cool area like Wright Island. I'm sure I'll release it but I thought I was finished and then went back and worked on the dashboard again so it seems I'm not quite finished with it yet. Speaking of the dashboard what's your thoughts on the changes I made to it? ( is the change better or worse ) I like it smaller but I'm still getting used to it being so much smaller. I may tweak it one more time.
The compact dash panel looks good, I am getting to like it more.
Sure would be nice to have an update for RF-X, another Island would be great.
I modified the stock X-29 model to fly at 671 mph and went searching for life beyond Wright Island, I travelled over 2.5 million feet heading East, found nothing but ocean.
Made a Gulfhawk style color scheme for the Lazy Eight Mk.lll, hope you approve.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:32 PM
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Great CS asj5547 .. I loved the Gulfhawk on the other model.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:23 PM
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The compact dash panel looks good, I am getting to like it more.
Sure would be nice to have an update for RF-X, another Island would be great.
I modified the stock X-29 model to fly at 671 mph and went searching for life beyond Wright Island, I travelled over 2.5 million feet heading East, found nothing but ocean.
Made a Gulfhawk style color scheme for the Lazy Eight Mk.lll, hope you approve.
Sure.. no problem it's all good!
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:24 PM
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:25 PM
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I need some opinions on the tweaks I just made to the dashboard so if you're interested grab the new beta and take a look and let me know if you like the tweaks. They're all small changes trying to make the smaller dashboard a little bit better. It was a pretty large change from the first dash to the smaller dash so I've had some trouble getting used to it. I do like the better view you get from it being smaller but it seemed a bit too small to me. So I made some changes trying to improve it. Here's what I did. But before you import the latest beta make sure you remember what it looked like before because the changes are fairly small, but you can definitely see the changes if you remember what it was like before. Here's what I did.

1. I resized it a small amount in width and height but I increased the width a tiny bit more than the height. You can tell these changes by looking at how the steering wheel fits inside the frame.

2. I reduced the 'depth' of the dashboard frame. The dashboard frame sits at an angle so as you look through it from the pilot seat you could see the depth and width if you looked close. I 'only' reduced the depth but that makes it look a little bit thinner and you can see the width stayed the same but the depth has been reduced if you look close at it.

3. I reduced the diameter of the stalk going from the floor up that supports the steering wheel by 5%. Again not a lot but it does make it look a bit smaller.

To me these changes improve the look of the new smaller dashboard a noticeable amount, enough that I definitely like it better. But I'd like your thoughts on it too. To me my planes are a community project not just what I like, that's why I release so many betas and always ask for your thoughts.. good or bad. So give it a try it you want and let me know if it's better or worse to you. Thanks for your time.
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