Originally posted by scary_pigeon:
Yes, we're planning several scripted tutorial missions, following basic principies of flight, such as turning, diving, and more advanced and Harrier-related stuff, such as VTOL landing and ski-jump deck take-offs. Also weapons usage is planned to be included.
Truth be known..if you did a sim that ONLY modeled the Harrier (VTOL), had a decent cockpit, authentic flight model and controls (nozzle controls) and a carrier to do take-offs and landings...and that's ALL it did..I'd buy it in a heartbeat!!
I'm that excited about flying a sim built around (at least partially) the Harrier...
Mmm..Harrier...any chance of getting some videos of the Harrier doing some basic take-offs and landings when it reaches fruition? Two things I'd like to see:
1. Good smoky engine effects from the Harrier. Having seen them in real life plenty of times they seem like they are standing on a pillar of black smoke when they are doing VTOL stuff..
2. Good landing gear strut compression (independant). One of the things X-Plane does very well is modeling each landing gear strut in a convincing way (heck..A-10 Cuba did it pretty darn good 7 years ago..or whenever!). JF-18, LOMAC and Flanker 2.x, Falcon 4, JF-15 all suffered in this respect..but they ARE flight simulators, not GROUND simulators...so it's a small item.
Anyway...I need to re-read the FAQ..I'm probably making stupid statements
Keep up the great work..thos ship models are looking positively smashing!