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Zenith 701 for FSW progress.

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Its been a while since I posted here, but I have some very good progress done on the Zenith 701!  Follow me on Facebook to keep track of the progress.  In-game shots will be posted soon and I update at least weekly.

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The Zenith 701 is a fun little aircraft for people who like "low and slow" and will have some very nice features!  Zenith Aircraft is helping me out directly, even so far as to give me 3D Cad data that allows me to model this aircraft accurately within ~1mm tolerance. Its not often us 3rd party dev's get that chance!  

Kevin "Gibbage" Miller

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Looks great! Keep it up! I'm impressed by your dedication and attention to detail.

Chris

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Kevin, bring the Good Spirit of MS FLIGHT into FSW !

Great looking ULM!

 

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Wow! I had no idea this airplane was being developed for FSW and it´s indeed looking great so far. Really nice to know.

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A fantastic job Kevin, the attention to detail is superb! Really looking forward to trying out this little gem!

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Nice work, exciting to see people working on thing's even if they don't have the SDK I guess they can work on the art part right?

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On 10/3/2017 at 5:51 PM, Learjet777 said:

Nice work, exciting to see people working on thing's even if they don't have the SDK I guess they can work on the art part right?

Who says I dont have the SDK?  ;)  

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For the love of God will nobody do me a Maule?!

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My kind of aircraft. This is one I will pick up for FSW. Will there be a float version?

I do have your Seabee for FSX.

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The Maule is on my short list of aircraft that I would model next.  I modeled and textured the one in MS Flight for Microsoft, so im familiar with it.  The biggest problem would be trying to license it.  

As for floats, its something im looking at doing if I can find enough information and references on them.

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37 minutes ago, Gibbage said:

The Maule is on my short list of aircraft that I would model next.  I modeled and textured the one in MS Flight for Microsoft, so im familiar with it.  The biggest problem would be trying to license it.  

As for floats, its something im looking at doing if I can find enough information and references on them.

That would be fantastic. It was always my favourite VFR / sightseeing plane in both FSX and MSFlight. Particularly MSFlight actually, you did a really good job with that one.

Best of luck!

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1 hour ago, Gibbage said:

I modeled and textured the one in MS Flight

Good work! I thought that was well done and used to enjoy plugging around in that.

Chris

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2 hours ago, Gibbage said:

The Maule is on my short list of aircraft that I would model next.  I modeled and textured the one in MS Flight for Microsoft, so im familiar with it.  The biggest problem would be trying to license it.  

As for floats, its something im looking at doing if I can find enough information and references on them.

Any chance to build a Robin HR200 / DR400?
It seems that no one is willing to make it a payware - also I wonder if it is easy to get the licensing with the company as well.

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1 hour ago, Gary Law said:

Any chance to build a Robin HR200 / DR400?
It seems that no one is willing to make it a payware - also I wonder if it is easy to get the licensing with the company as well.

Lionheart Creations have already made one for FSX & P3D: http://www.lionheartcreations.com/Robin.html

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1 hour ago, Gary Law said:

Any chance to build a Robin HR200 / DR400?
It seems that no one is willing to make it a payware - also I wonder if it is easy to get the licensing with the company as well.

 

35 minutes ago, A32xx said:

Lionheart Creations have already made one for FSX & P3D: http://www.lionheartcreations.com/Robin.html

As well as Aerosoft: https://www.aerosoft.com/en/fsxp3d/prepar3d/aircraft/1765/robin-dr400-x

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7 hours ago, Gibbage said:

The Maule is on my short list of aircraft that I would model next.  I modeled and textured the one in MS Flight for Microsoft, so im familiar with it.  The biggest problem would be trying to license it.  

As for floats, its something im looking at doing if I can find enough information and references on them.

You did it?

Thank you, this  aircraft i like the most. Not only in MS Flight but overall. Did most of my flight simming hours in the MS Flight Maule. Love it and still miss it.

Looking forward to your contributions in FSW.

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Another update on my Facebook page.  The cockpit is almost fully textured!  Just a few more tweaks and weathering.  Hoping to run it through the SDK and get it in-game soon.

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Nice work Gib, an aircraft I would enjoy to fly. It is on my "to buy list"....

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It looks fantastic. Very enjoyable to watch the progress on your FB page, thanks for doing that.

 

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Very good looking Model!  I've flown in two Zenith 601's, one a homebuilt and one mfr. built LSA.  They are fun aircraft to fly, although the LSA had trouble with its wings that resulted in a spar upgrade.  I flew one in Florida and one in Arizona at a flight school in 2006.  The 701 is a hardy, STOL aircraft with great short field performance.

I've also flown a Luscombe 8A, amazing historic taildragger.  In the air, it was the most well harmonized aircraft I have ever flown, and I flew it in some wind and some chop.  Of course I had a CFI in there with me since I was a student pilot.

I flew the Luscombe from a grass strip in PA.  I leveled off at about two thousand feet AGL and flew about ten miles from the field, did some gentle 360's, then flew back toward the field to line up for final.  The flight instructor let me overnight at his home.  At the field there were some tall trees right before the threshold of the grass runway, so he did what he called an "ally oop", a dive over the trees then a strong flare to touch down.  He could roll to a stop in less than one hundred feet on the soft, wet grass.

John

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