What's he building in there..?

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Crazypilot » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:34 pm

Instead of A-10 you can call it something cool like a nickname like mustang for P-51
A name:A-10 Death Angel?
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Gunny » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:35 pm

Yes Grigor its true my MENSA meetings no longer stimulate me ether(tongue firmly in cheek).I have always been of the opinion that(If it aint broke dont fix it.)IE the A-10.Well it looks like you fixed it to the 10th power.
I was wondering did you fall in love with a Skyray when you where a baby.
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Grigor » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:42 am

Gunny wrote: I was wondering did you fall in love with a Skyray when you where a baby.
If you're referring to the A-64 then, yeah, there was a little bit of Skyray in there. Also a bit of Short Sherpa (all-moving wing tips). A lot of it was A-4 Skyhawk, small, simple, no afterburner even...

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Shutter » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:38 pm

Wow Grigor, that's looking really awesome.

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by halberdier25 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:16 am

I'M NOT REQUESTING ANYTHING, SHUTTER

I'm merely pointing out to Grigor that a second seat for a FAC in the A-10 would be superb. We (the US) played with the idea for a long time.

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Bombcat » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:23 am

Wow. You're right, Halb - that would be pretty sweet. Either way, it's great to see you around again, Gregor, and I am defiantly excited about those new planes. That A-10 looks kickass.
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by NavyGator » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:15 am

A new plane deserves a new name; equally as ugly as the name "Warthog"...
How about the A-10 "Wombat"? [IMHO](or is that one already used elsewhere?)
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by halberdier25 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:58 am

I think it looks like... a puma!

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Gunny » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:23 am

Javilina or Peccary.Lighter versions of a warthog ;)

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Dragon029 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:38 pm

halberdier25 wrote:I think it looks like... a puma!
What, like a Chupathingy?
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Welshy » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:42 pm

Crazypilot wrote:Instead of A-10 you can call it something cool like a nickname like mustang for P-51
A name:A-10 Death Angel?
That was not a nickname, it was the official British designation and it became the official US name for it!!!
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by halberdier25 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:37 pm

Dragon029 wrote:What, like a Chupathingy?
Stop making up animals!

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by MPP » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:57 pm

Grigor, your killing me. I love the look of those planes. (Mainly, the A-64 Samurai. Not so much the A-10. I like the A-10 for it's capabilitys, not looks, though your A-10 looks much better) Come on, Me Want Those Planes! (Take your time though)
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by NavyGator » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:12 am

If you're thinking of the mythical 'Chupacabra' it did at least trigger a sound-string that may work; it even includes a 'death' reference.

Shorten the word Maccabre and add a different prefix and you arrive at a word remenicient of 'Super Sabre': SupraCabre. I haven't checked the entymology(?) to see if it would mean anything.
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by halberdier25 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:17 am

Skip to 3:10.

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by iqmal_97 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:58 am

^ :lol: ^

My questions :
-Will it use the new weapons and flare system. It would be dandy if you added those.
-Does it have functioning lights? *pressing 'i' to turn it on/off and shines in the dark*

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Iceman » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:33 pm

Epic A-10 Flavor.
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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Grigor » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:07 am

Okay, guys... it's done. The A-10 (and others) are now released in the Grigor's Planes pack. I'll leave it up to each of you to call the new A-10 what you like. Replying at random:
- The wombat isn't that ugly.
- Maybe the animal name (if it has to be that) should be something more carnivorous / predatory than some bumbling (not to mention cute) vegetarian. Remember the official designation was Thunderbolt II. Given our love of things digital, I wouldn't rule out something cold and calculating like Thunderbolt 2.1. But that's kind of dull.
- I think the generals might squirm at the name "Death Angel", though it is kind of appropriate. All that goshdarn political correctness... maybe Dark Angel might get through, but even that doesn't quite sound completely right.
- Chupacabra? Isn't that also known as the Mexican Goat Sucker? Hmmm....

...And as for things like switchable lights and two-seater versions... feel free to modify and expand on this idea (so long as you give me credit for the original). I find building these planes a lot of hard work, since I do everything in Anim8or. It's especially hard creating those clean edges, having to export each component thus: Anim8or > export as 3ds, 3ds to Wings3d > export WRL, WRL to SRF, merge SRF files if need be, then SRF into DNM. Oh, the pain, the pain...

Personally I'd like to see fewer repaints and more New Stuff. Failed prototypes of the forties and fifties, like the Douglas Skyshark, the XB-42 Mixmaster, the XF-84 Thunderscreech or the XF-103 Thunderwarrior.

Now there's a name for a plane.

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Grigor » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:56 am

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I keep going back to the old '57. Apart from the placement of the intakes it seems the most feasible shape. (It'd be better to have the engines and intakes above, to protect them from ground fire and foreign object ingestion, but the as it is shape has a nice flow to it.)
I'm working on a YF-57 / FA-57H version, just stretching the forward fuselage a tad; taking the asymetrical gun / missile launch tube from the -G model. This one will also include intake doors and ventral louvres to cope with gravel runways, and drooped wingtips for better ground-effect handling. The canopy has been given a few more polygons to smooth it out. The .dat file is about as good as it can get, now that the SMOKEGEN has been included to stop the instrument panel from flashing whenever you hit a ground target. (See post elsewhere)

More to follow.

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Re: What's he building in there..?

Post by Grigor » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:15 am

If you want something done, you might as well do it yourself. A few hour's work on a lazy afternoon gets us the basis of the F-103 Thunderwarrior. Not sure how I'm going to do the missile bays. This thing's going to be a Beast.

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