JetManHuss

The VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX

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Hi all :)

 

The EuroFOX is going to be my first 2017 release, expected to be completed during January 2017.

It is a highly detailed, fully functional, animated, interactive aircraft with a fully operational, high quality 3D cockpit.

It will be released for both X-Plane 10.51 and X-Plane 11.

 

You can follow the project's development status in the EuroFOX project page at VSKYLABS website.

 

I will also post updates in this topic ( at the AVSIM forums).

 

Here is an ** under development screenshot **

 

vskylabs eurofox intro xp11 003 1024.jpg

 

 

 

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A first look into the ** UNDER DEVELOPEMT ** cockpit panel of the VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX.

 

* the radio is a functional 3d model object, but might be changed into a different type in couple of hours...

 

The project is making a good progress, hopefully will be ready by the end of January 2017.

 

More information can be found in the project's page.

 

vskylabs eurofox intro cockpit xp11 800.png

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January 3rd 2017: 
  1. Cockpit final general layout was decided: Bendix KX-155 radio and Bendix KT 76A Transponder were modeled and installed successfully. 
  2. Warning lights (for boost pump, minimum fuel and charge control) were installed and are functional. All 3D of course... 
  3. Various textures and 3D modelling work. 
  4. Thorough work on aircraft systems definition and integration. 

You are invited to keep tracks with this project in this post and in the VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX project page.

 
Here is a current screenshot:
 
vskylabs eurofox intro cockpit v02 xp11.jpg
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Looks nice! I usually don't like high wing planes but this one has no roof and doors, so it seems (?) and hence it is pretty open. I see a throttle, a mixture and a... trim...? Or a prop lever (suppose not on such a plane). Looking forward to some video's on how it looks out of the VC while flying (mainly because, as I said, I usually don't like high wings).

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Looks nice! I usually don't like high wing planes but this one has no roof and doors, so it seems (?) and hence it is pretty open. I see a throttle, a mixture and a... trim...? Or a prop lever (suppose not on such a plane). Looking forward to some video's on how it looks out of the VC while flying (mainly because, as I said, I usually don't like high wings).

 

Hi :)

 

Oh...the EuroFOX sure features doors (not visible in these screenshots), but it is a quite opened cockpit environment...

 

The EuroFOX has a fixed-pitch propeller (can be adjusted on the ground), and what is now visible in the panel is the throttle, parking and the choke (upper 3 handles), plus Carb heating, cockpit heating, and oil flap handles.

 

The project page will feature many details with pictures and links to the actual pilot operating manual and flight training supplement.

 

Videos will be available in a while...

 

Thanks,

 

JetManHuss :)

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January 5th 2017: 
Step by step...creating and adding bolts and rivets...rods and pivots...creating and tying up together all the elements into an Aeropro EuroFOX virtual kit...This is the most exciting process, bringing the design to life!
 
The current method is to collect and inspect as many as relevant exterior and interior photos of the aircraft and its variants, including videos on YouTube, and then to replicate as many details as I can. There are many design decisions to be made, including the final color scheme etc.
 
Another issue is the great number of existing cockpit layouts...The VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX initial release cockpit layout was derived from the EuroFOX Aviation Type Approved Microlight Pilot Operating Handbook, as well as from various cockpit layouts that I've found good.
 
...My idea is to get in as many details as my 3D modeling skills will allow me. I have to admit that working on this project improved my 3D skills and thinking exponentially...I'm starting to feel like Lucy :wink:  (Luc Besson's film...).
 
You can follow the project directly in the VSKYLABS Aeropro EuroFOX aircraft page.
 
Here are a couple of updated **UNDER DEVELOPMENT** screenshots, showing some more details:

 

vskylabs eurofox intro 03 800.jpg

 

vskylabs eurofox intro 04 800.jpg

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Hi! :)


 


Progress is made successfully! there is a possibility that next week...a Beta version will be released!


 


(31th January 2017) New development screenshots:


Visit the project's page for more information.


 


vskylabs eurofox intro 008 1 800.jpg


 


vskylabs eurofox intro 008 2 800.jpg


 


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Hi!

 

I'm in the final countdown for the initial release later this week (probably).

 

Here is the latest project's page (LINK)

 

vskylabs eurofox intro 010 002.jpg

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Looks great JetMan. Will this work in X-Plane 11 right out of the box?

 

Hi!

 

Thanks!

 

Yes! X-Plane 11 *fully compatible* :)

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Very interested in the Eurofox. I learned to fly in the Eurofox :)

Hi! I learned to fly in the PA-18 super cub :)

The Eurofox is almost ready in its initial release version. I hope that it will bring you back good memories.

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Love the fact that the plane has great visibility out of the side windows (a must of you love admiring the scenery) and a generous price also :-)

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Definitely will pick this up as I get a chance. There's not enough low n' slow little planes like this available to fly around and admire the scenery with. Looks fantastic too.

 

Browsing the Aerotrek website, I note that the A220 taildragger is available with 26" tundra tires as an option. Any chance of including that when you do the A220 version? I hope so, that would make it a superb little bush plane to have fun with, and also make it feel at home in some of the excellent northern scenery available in the sim!

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Hi!

Yes. My EuroFOX project will cover *at least* both versions (220,240), but also other interesting variants. Bush-plane version with the tundra tires is certainly one of them.

 

...oh! speaking of tundra's...I'm deep inside another project...light...bush-plane...a famous one...tundra tires...soon to be introduced ;)

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@JetManHuss
 
I have a strange problem with z-thrashing of textures in the cockpit see:

Screen_Shot_2017_02_17_at_20_02_08.jpg

Screen_Shot_2017_02_17_at_20_02_31.jpg

 

Any ideas what could be causing this?

 

 

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@JetManHuss

 

I have a strange problem with z-thrashing of textures in the cockpit see:

 

Any ideas what could be causing this?

 

Hi,

 

ok...inspecting your screenshots I can see that these are X-Plane 10 screenshots, and that they are not right (horrible!)

There are no shadows at all and the rendering is probably set to the lowest possible settings (assuming that you have a decent GPU).

 

Here is what you can do: Go to 'Rendering Options' menu and try to set up HDR rendering, as well as setting at least to show 3d shadows on the aircraft (or higher definition of global shadows, of course). I'm sure that it will fix the problem and you will see the entire graphics at it's best (it will affect all of your X-Plane flying experience, also with other airplanes, of course).

 

Please notify me if you got things to work right, in here, or better in the EuroFOX topic in the VSKYLABS support forum.

 

Thank's and good luck :)

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I have HDR enabled, but I'm using Mac OS X (my dev machine) in these shots and lowish settings. I'll try it on Windows with XP11 and GTX 1070 tomorrow and report back (I suspect it will be much better).

 

It has good framerates though

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I have HDR enabled, but I'm using Mac OS X (my dev machine) in these shots and lowish settings. I'll try it on Windows with XP11 and GTX 1070 tomorrow and report back (I suspect it will be much better).

 

It has good framerates though

Hi!

 

Try to 'play' with the shadows options even in the lowish settings.

 

Note that I am developing this aircraft for both X-Plane 10.51 and X-Plane 11, and you can definately use the aircraft in X-Plane 10.51, with an average-rated GPU. It should look good and work without artifacts, internal and external, in X-Plane 10.51.

 

Regardless to the EuroFOX...XP11 and GTX 1070...sounds like a party! :Party::)

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