I know the feeling. We went looking for a game engine years ago. It's a long story.
You already know the chant: "There is no money in flight sims." Well, there isn't for big game companies who sell at Wal-Mart. But profit is profit even if it is not enough to satisfy Blizzard. I would do it in an instant but the skillset required resides in very few heads. The quite obvious choice of people to make a new flight sim involving our models, stories, the game's campaign engine, our sky, our trees, our objects...all that? TK.
Our new set of planes just landing at Takhli. I have been painting all day, have a headache and am going blind. If I paint the G first, the other two will be easy. So I am about half done with it now. The aluminum one is going to look nice.
To me, the Thud was always THE Air War in Vietnam. It's our Crown Jewel.
Note: drag chute hatch. Upper and lower petals close when gear is down.
A couple more tricks not ready to show yet.
Now check this.
We can make it spin.
New ejection seat is so good, we need to make a new pilot.
Lots of placards and aging and continuity but we are now all ready to break the Bombing Halt.