Since more than 2 years, I read and learned a lot of good ideas in this forum, particularly about the subjects I like, ie Sceneries and Planes.
But we found also a lot of mistakes and half-truths.
And this second part is very time consuming. And we must make a lot of experimentation to find our way.
Believe me, making a glider or scenery is not only Art. It is also an industrial process where, organization and management took a great place, as research and development. Only the last touch of color or texture should be considered as Art.
In real life we do work that way, and we have very few times for our hobby, so please make us the way easier.
I know, I am a “new be” as scenery maker or glider maker, but I hope that I gave back my little knowledge when I thought it was interesting.
I am very proud to show you the work of my friend CAPRICORNE with his last glider a Wassmer BIJAVE. An old school wooden glider and it is in that ship I made my fist solo flight years ago.
It is a static glider, and it is quite easy to introduce this ship in sceneries.
But it’s a pity this ship will never fly. Its level of creation is similar to LOD1 but it can’t meet the Condor’s specifications! Why?
Because we cannot find the complete specifications in the forum in one page and we have no time to make the work twice.
OXO pointed this problem in this topic LOD GUIDELINES
But, it is only a discussion between OXO and GREGOR, and not specifications, and not all specifications are written in this discussion.
You can understand that we cannot consume time to restructure our glider’s making off, again and again, at every time we find a new forgotten specification, coming out from outside!
You can also understand that the making process must be structured to be efficient, and if we don’t know the final goal it is very difficult to achieve it.
Make a good static glider is quite the same work that to make a LOD 1 glider. But there are many manners to make a static glider and very few manners to make a Condor flyable glider, because we must meet THE specifications.
So after, a long discussion with my friend Capricorne, we came to the conclusion that we cannot continue that way and that it will be very helpful if we can find in that forum one message where the whole specifications about flyable Condor’s gliders bodies are described.
So please can you publish them, it will be worthy for the whole community and will develop new talents, even if very few of this new structured static gliders will fly in Condor.
My two pence.
*****- Xavier - (XDL * F-DELX) -*****