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Old 10-28-2012, 07:05 PM
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Today's progress mostly involved working on the physics. It is still more undone than done at this point, but at least the wings and fuselage mostly line up.

I have tried to find out what airfoil the Brisfit used without success. Does anyone happen to know?
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:11 PM
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:16 PM
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Have you seen this page yet? The F2A is listed.
http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/ads/aircraft.html
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:35 PM
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The reason the guide is incomplete is now apparent. The F2a is listed which is basically the same aircraft but the airfoils are clearly questionable. Given the company extensively used the RAF-28 airfoil I would start there. Look for something along those lines with 15 to 30% chord thickness. Its a good start. Better than nothing. I've been down that road before.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:56 PM
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Have you seen this page yet? The F2A is listed.
http://www.ae.illinois.edu/m-selig/ads/aircraft.html
Thanks Jeff. I hadn't. I'll be bookmarking it.
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The reason the guide is incomplete is now apparent. The F2a is listed which is basically the same aircraft but the airfoils are clearly questionable. Given the company extensively used the RAF-28 airfoil I would start there. Look for something along those lines with 15 to 30% chord thickness. Its a good start. Better than nothing. I've been down that road before.
The RAF-28 does show up a lot but it isn't undercambered and the 3 views are showing significant undercamber. The 3-view actually does look very close to the RAF-15 listed for the F2A so I think I will go with that.

EDIT: The thought occurred to me that it is certainly possible the 3-views are wrong as well and one source is chasing the other. I just went and checked the pictures of the real thing and the wings do appear to have significant undercamber.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:11 PM
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The horizontal stab and elevator were bump mapped. The leather padding around the cockpit was mapped and bump mapped.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:19 PM
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Great looking model MR.
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One of the last details that absolutely had to make the model was the compass that is between the upper left and right wing. I have been knocking that out today. Triangles are now at 19,318.
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And one of the reasons we do renders is to find problems. In this case, I had forgotten to make the one material show both sides. There is still a mapping problem showing that I need to get to as well.
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A view of the compass with opacity and reflectivity set in the regular and _s map. I do like the reflections they are doing off of slightly reflective objects like this in RF6.5.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:50 PM
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That's looking very nice. It's nice to hear someone else likes the renderer changes in 6.5 other than myself.
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That's looking very nice. It's nice to hear someone else likes the renderer changes in 6.5 other than myself.
I'm liking it better as I get used to it, I'm just having troubles getting a good understanding of adjusting the alpha channel to get the look I want. I believe if my model wasn't white, it would be a lot better to learn on.
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