Saturday, 09 November 2013 12:03

Project Status

We are not dead!

Project is still very much alive!

The 3D work is nearly complete but some tedious work remains, like the flap mechanisms, transmission boxes, torque tubes, elements of the landing gear and wheel wells also. We would guess the 3D is 95% complete. The cockpit texturing is slow going at the moment though so we are reluctant to do any movie updates until that work is further along and is the major reason for the lack of video updates as we focus on other parts that also need attention.

WingletDraw

(Above is one other item we are working on)

We are filling in small system functionality that required some custom sounds and we are integrating our new 3D spatial sound engine which took some time to write and now sounds come from where they are supposed to. For example, if you turn on the hydraulic pumps, you cannot hear them from the cockpit, but if you walk down the cabin, you'll hear them as you pass over the wingbox area, same for the flap actuations. Gyro sounds come from the gyros, Noise energy from air-drag emanates from the flaps as flaps are deployed, etc.

For the curious, the most recent work performed was to model up the IRS DC alarm system, which is quite a loud alarm. If, on the ground, an IRS unit reverts to DC system because the AC busses it normally uses is not powered for some reason, perhaps the pilot was texting and forgot to power the AC busses... then the IRS unit will begin to drain the battery at a rate worthy of attention. For this reason, a loud alarm sounds to let the pilot know so they can take appropriate action. Also, there is other time-delay functionality associated with the IRS units but you will have to dig into the FCOManual to get those particulars. Current work is adding new sounds, working on the remaining 3D and programming smaller and simple systems. As soon as a few more areas are addressed, we have two additional sneak-peek videos planned.

6 comments

  • Comment Link Friday, 14 November 2014 02:39 posted by Yohanan

    Thank you for this wonderful work. Take all time you need to make it perfect, but please, keep us informed!

  • Comment Link Saturday, 08 November 2014 07:03 posted by roberto

    Some excellent work, peeps! Can't wait! Christmas 2014 release?

  • Comment Link Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:59 posted by Slava

    Hello!
    If you need help with texture painting let me know, I will be glad to help you guys :0)
    Regards

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:45 posted by christian

    WOW WOW WOW ... it looks very very great!!!
    I am hopeful, that we can take a seat in cockpit very soon!?
    I'm sure we will love this plane.
    Thanks for excellent work for us!
    Thanks for great video tutorials ;-)

    regards christian

  • Comment Link Friday, 21 March 2014 10:05 posted by James Williams

    All I can say is WOW. I really can't wait to fly this!

  • Comment Link Monday, 17 March 2014 22:29 posted by julien

    Good evening, I'm really happy to see that 737 days will see soon .. my question is ... when? we have news of the project? I do not know if I should resign myself ... thank you very much

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