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Hello,Is it possible to model wing-flex in turbulent conditions ? I think i remember seeing the wings of a Posky 747 flex during some turbulence once...not too sure.also if possible, would this be a realistic feature to add to a twin engine GA ?My first and only (really) windy flight in a GA was in a C172, but i was concentrating so hard on the instruments that i barely looked out the window! :-shy I've added a wing-flex using the l/r_gear name with the wings flexed slightly upwards at key frame 100 almost level at 140 and flexed slightly downwards at 200, and gives a very nice effect to the model.thanks, http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~elche/Genera...a_fl_md_wht.gif http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~elche/Genera...a_fl_md_wht.gifDiego CoslovichWebsite: http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~elche/index.htm (under construction)E-mail: elche@ihug.com.au

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>Hello,>>Is it possible to model wing-flex in turbulent conditions ? I>think i remember seeing the wings of a Posky 747 flex during>some turbulence once...not too sure.It is quite easy. There is an extensive thread in the freeflight design forum at http://www.aerodynamika.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi on this procedure, using embedded XML in the model itself.>also if possible, would this be a realistic feature to add to>a twin engine GA ?My thinking is, that if there is any 'flex' at all, it would be so subtle as to be unnoticable. Typically, wingtip excursions are only going to be noticable on very long, tapered wings. A very long moment arm is required to see much effect... :)

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Tanks Bill, out of all the times i've been to freeflight design shop i've never noticed the forums i have a lot of reading to do now :)>My thinking is, that if there is any 'flex' at all, it would be so subtle as to be unnoticable. Typically, wingtip excursions are >only going to be noticable on very long, tapered wings. A very long moment arm is required to see much effect... :)oh well.... i guess i'm gonna have to make two models...one without the flex to keep it realistic and a flexing one for myself ( it just looks too good not to include it! :( )Congrats' on an awesome release Bill (and the Eaglesoft team)! and thank you for taking the time to answer my e-mail, it cleared up a few things for me, Thank you.http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~elche/Genera...a_fl_md_wht.gif http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~elche/Genera...a_fl_md_wht.gifDiego CoslovichWebsite: http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~elche/index.htm (under construction)E-mail: elche@ihug.com.au

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