Kevin and I are glad to announce this floatplane is now released.For details, click here to enlarge.For details, click here to enlarge.For details, click here to enlarge.For details, click here to enlarge.For details, click here to enlarge.For details, click here to enlarge.For details, click here to enlarge.For details, click here to enlarge.
A few words for using this addon:
If you think the loading is too long (should not be more than 30 seconds anyway), then you can rename the broken.x file to avoid it to be loaded when loading the plane, but you will then lose the broken model.
The elements.cfg is very elaborate. All the sustentation and control surfaces have their own wing or almost. I think the behaviour is rather realistic (you need to ancicipate the rolling and pitching a bit when water-landing).
Flaps, throttle, mixture, trim wheel, pedals, control colum are all functionning.
For taking off from water, you can put the flaps on the fist crank (10°) or even leave it at 0 if you've room enought and with the mixture and throttle on full, the plane take off itself, with minimal manual command. You can of course shorten the take off course by acting on the elevator like any plane.
For water landing, usually extend the flaps at 30° or 40°, you reduce the throttle at about 20%, reduce the mixture at about 75 or 80% and anticipate the rolling and pitching quite a lot and be sweet with the commands. After some minimal practice, it's easy to handle it.
The water-rudders are functionnal, both visually and dynamically. Try to not exceed about 15/20 kts when turning whilst you're water-taxiing or the plane may "plunge" on the inner floatter. Water rudder are used very cautiously on floatplanes, so try not to capsize before even being airborn.
Other advices for using this addon are available on its readme page here
, be sure to understand and read all the legal terms before downloading it as well.
The addon is available from this page:http://www.dvomarinedesign.com/VS8.htm
Again, thousands of thanks to Kevin for having allowed me to work on his fantastic model he had originally built, as wel as for the additionnal work he has provided for it during the past weeks.
Thank you all for your support.