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#4515776 - 04/11/20 09:33 AM Blackhawk project - revival  
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The original thread for this project is here ---> Blackhawk project - original

I'm picking up work on this again, getting it to work in the latest code version. The original thread was getting quite long, and a lot of the screenshots and links had been lost.

So I'm starting a new thread to keep track of progress on this.

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#4515778 - 04/11/20 09:34 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Work in Progress
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Views
  • Add co-pilot view
  • Add co-pilot MFDs
  • Fix MFD views (F3/F4)
  • Update action camera cockpit views

Central Display
  • Add digital readout
  • Split fuel gauge between 2 tanks (pseudo real)
  • Add Oil pressure and Temp (pseudo real)
  • Add Transmission Oil Pressure and Temp (XMSN) (pseudo real)

Pilot / Co-Pilot Display
  • Add digital readout
  • Add Rotor Overspeed warning - not going to do this, as they'll never get activated in the game.

Chronometer
  • Add GMT/UTC - can't do as campaigns don't have time zones for each map to work out UTC.
  • Add Local Time
  • Add mission elapsed time

Radar Altimeter
  • Add digital readout

Countermeasures (ALE-47)
  • Add chaff readout
  • Add flares readout
  • Add damaged states - needs properly play tested

    No damage - total amounts for chaff/flare
    Left chaff damaged - show right chaff
    Right chaff damaged - show left chaff
    Both chaff damaged show XX

    Left flare damaged - show right flare
    Right flare damaged - show left flare
    Both flare damaged show XX

MFDs
  • Update flight display
  • Update engine display
  • Update FLIR
  • Update navigation display
  • Update weapon display
  • Update TSD
  • Update ASE
  • Update mission display
  • Add MFD buttons - descoped

Radar Warning Receiver
  • Implement RWR

Lower Console
  • Add caution/warning panel
  • Work out layout of instruments

Texturing
  • Resize all textures to acceptable sizes
  • Texture upper console
  • Fix texture shimmering


Check scales for all instrument needle movement

Add cockpit lights - implemented in 1.16.1

Animate switches and levers - descoped

Add wiper animation

Add rain effect

Animate controls

Add stabilator gauge

Add co-pilot instrument needles

Fix weapon selection speech

Update sounds

Update keyguide for MFDs

Add cockpit rotors

Add weapon pylons

Animate cargo doors

Export small MFDs

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#4515855 - 04/11/20 06:29 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Are you going to put it on the new 1.16.1? It will be fantastic

#4515856 - 04/11/20 06:35 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  

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with what you learned in ka50 and mi28 now you will do everything you want wink

#4515871 - 04/11/20 08:58 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: ]  
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Originally Posted by SimonAlonso
Are you going to put it on the new 1.16.1? It will be fantastic


It'll be updated to use the latest code, but won't be part of that release. It'll be an add on mod.

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with what you learned in ka50 and mi28 now you will do everything you want wink


That's what I'm hoping. The digital number displays were the last thing I was working on. So now I've done them in the ka50, I should be able to get them done in the Blackhawk.

#4515877 - 04/11/20 09:28 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  

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And they look fantastic. I did not expect such a good effect.

#4515938 - 04/12/20 05:46 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Back in the game! Up and running in the latest 1.16.1.

Now the work begins.


If anyone wants to have a look at this just now, let me know and I'll send you a link. But be aware. It is very. VERY, unfinished. Use at your own risk biggrin

So don't post about things not work or needing fixed, or textures needing resized etc. I know! biggrin

Attached Files cockpit1.jpgcockpit2.jpgcockpit3.jpgcockpit4.jpgcockpit5.jpgcockpit6.jpg
#4515943 - 04/12/20 08:08 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Hi messyhead, I want it please!

#4515947 - 04/12/20 08:51 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: SimonAlonso]  
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Originally Posted by SimonAlonso
Hi messyhead, I want it please!


Ok. I'm just going to make a few changes to make it a bit more playable, then I'll PM you a link.

#4515950 - 04/12/20 10:34 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  

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Mt only one dream that you steal flir symbology from clickable cockpits and add to blackhawk and apache wink

#4515953 - 04/12/20 10:48 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: ]  
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Originally Posted by BANITA
Mt only one dream that you steal flir symbology from clickable cockpits and add to blackhawk and apache wink


I might add it to the Blackhawk, as I'd like to use some of those MFDs, but I won't add it to the Apache in this mod.

#4515979 - 04/12/20 01:21 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: SimonAlonso]  
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Originally Posted by SimonAlonso
Hi messyhead, I want it please!


Check your PM's.

#4515986 - 04/12/20 02:08 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Hi messyhead, i'd like to have a look at your blackhawk cockpit as i have some freetime for 1.16.1 testing.

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Originally Posted by SKIP2008
Hi messyhead, i'd like to have a look at your blackhawk cockpit as i have some freetime for 1.16.1 testing.


Check your PM's.

#4516359 - 04/14/20 04:25 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Did some work on the digital readouts and got them working now for the Central, Pilot, and Co-Pilot displays.

Attached Files digital_displays1.jpgdigital_displays2.jpgdigital_displays3.jpg
#4516412 - 04/14/20 10:20 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Wow, so much going on here!!! Great news that the Blackhawk will come!

Had not much time to look in the forum the last months, cause I'm working very hard on my homepit project.

I was really surprised to see that 1.16.1 is out now. Great work!!!

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#4517022 - 04/18/20 05:46 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Chaff and Flare numbers are now shown on the control panel.

Also, how cool does it look with the cockpit lights off biggrin


It's a seemingly small update for having worked on it all week. But I had to rework a lot of things. The model in the scene for some reason was tilted, so I straightened it as it'll make adding things easier later on. But it meant I had to re-position all of the objects in the scene again. I also changed all of the digital readouts to use a single texture for each display. They were using separate ones for left/right before. But there's a finite number of textures that can be used for displays, and I was running out.

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#4517042 - 04/18/20 10:36 AM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  
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Radar altimeter digital display added. It only goes up to 1500 feet.

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#4517082 - 04/18/20 04:35 PM Re: Blackhawk project - revival [Re: blamebanita]  

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Originally Posted by messyhead


Also, how cool does it look with the cockpit lights off biggrin

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Will be looks much better when you do lighting for mfd buttons, something like that wink

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