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Diamond Twin Star DA42 - Progress!

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by n4gix, 31/7/07.

  1. n4gix

    n4gix Resource contributor

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    I have just this evening finished up mapping ALL of the exterior parts. Every vertex now has "paint" on it... ;)

    Sporting new glass and fuel filler caps and warning decal in place, along with the other decals (reduced by 50% from the original size).

    Pilot is in place already, but I still need to add the copilot and perform sex-change surgery to make female... :)



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    It's hard to notice, but the "mounting plate" for the pitot tube assembly is also visible.

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  2. fredneck

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    That is awesome! not a big fan of the GA aircraft but I will be looking for this one!

    This is freeware, right? ;)
  3. n4gix

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    Um, nope. This is a joint project between Eaglesoft Development Group and Mindstar Aviation (G1000).
  4. fredneck

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    Ah...:( In any case, I think it'll do well. Good looking aircraft!
  5. Brother23

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    Good choice!

    When selecting my first aircraft to do, this plane was in the inner circle.

    I find her elegant and she has a panorama screen to look at the outer
    cosmos.

    The wings are thin and long, that smells after optimized speed and
    long range economics inside this class.

    There is surely a lots of fun discovering the world in her.

    Greetings
  6. Alex Barrett

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    Lovely aircraft!

    I plan on doing my Twin ticket on this hopefully sometime next summer so I'll be looking forward to this release!

    You've done an excellent job with the details.

    Alex
  7. hinch

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    awesome,

    I followed this project for so long on FFS, I can;t wait for it!
  8. =Hollywood=

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    Is Mindstar Aviation related to the same guys as Mindstar Productions who make the screenwriting software I use?

    I have a feeling it's the same guys as I remember finding out about Mindstar Productions during the FSX beta.
  9. MichaelD

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    Very, very nice. Great detail. I particularly like the golf clubs! :)
  10. n4gix

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    Yep! Stasi Poulous owns Mindstar, and he is indeed the chief programmer for the G1000 units sold through his company, Mindstar Productions... :D

    Here's an updated picture showing the lovely "Peggy Poly" pax in the current build. Check out the 'bling' on her left hand! :cool:

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  11. =Hollywood=

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    Thanks Bill, yeah he's a great guy. Met him on the FSX beta and have been using his screenwriting software ever since.

    I'm amazed how many film and tv people are avid simmers. Matt Ford has a whole 737 sim built in Los Angeles.
  12. Waugh

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    Very nice Bill. Was wondering where my golf clubs had gone. :D

    Patrick
  13. fligurl

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    are there any new updates on this plane? I see it on the eaglesoft website now so we gotta be getting close. I have a few hours in the single engine version so I'm pretty excited to see this one.
  14. n4gix

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    I've been working on the DA42 between higher priority tasks as time allows. Right now, there's a lot of small interior parts to be modeled, mapped and textured.

    The DA42 is third in line for release at the moment, but no "target date" has been set as of yet. "Sometime this summer" is about as firm as jello, but it's the best we can provide at this time.

    1. Citation X v2.0 for FSX
    2. CJ1+ v2.0 for FS9 and FSX
    3. DA42 v1.0 for FS9 and FSX
  15. spotlope

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    I have a confession to make. What was my first thought when I saw your lovely in-progress shot above? Was it "oh wow, look at that gorgeous mesh" (it is), or "nice paint job" (oh, yeah!), even "geez, Bill's a really good people modeler" (you are!)... was it any of those things?

    No sir, my first thought was "damn, that's some good looking tarmac texturing. Wonder what add-on he's using?" Scenery design; it's a sickness I tell ya.

    Seriously though, beautiful work, Bill. I'm really looking forward to this release.
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    Good work Bill - i have one or two images of a Twin Star if you want me to send them over for reference ?
  17. n4gix

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    Thanks! Honestly, I don't remember where I had the a/c in the last screenshot. It was shot in FS9 of course, since I haven't begun the FSX model yet...

    ...there's little point in doing so until the FS9 model is completely nailed down!

    As for the people, I'm particularly pleased with pretty Ms. Polly Perfect... :D
  18. n4gix

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    Send 'em along then: n4gix@comcast.net

    After all, one can never have too many source photos! :cool:
  19. Southwest

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    All send Bill.
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  20. VAEjonp

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    Nice work Bill, that is a pretty plane and it looks fun to fly. :) Look forward to seeing the FSX version.

    JonP

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