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#1 Stephen1918

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:58:49 PM

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File Name: Farman HF.20

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File Submitted: 08 January 2017

File Category: Other Entente Aircraft


The Farman HF.20 was developed in 1913 and was being used by most of the air forces in Europe by the time World War I began. It was designed for reconnaissance and had very stable flight characteristics, but it didn't have a very powerful engine and wasn't suitable for fighter or bomber missions, although some pilots made the attempt. The Farman F.20 was withdrawn from front line service as more nimble aircraft became available.

 

My plane includes skins for Belgian, French, and Russian versions. Decals and my skinning templates are included in the download.

 

Ojcar has created a fake machine gun for the pilot, which causes the AI plane to be more aggressive in pursuing enemy planes. I have installed that gun on this plane. Ojcar's "DummyMachineGun" data is included with this download, in case you don't already have it.

 

Some flyers wore simple crash helmets in WWI, especially in the early days. I am using a pilot with a helmet in this plane. The pilot and installation instructions are included in the download, in case you don't already have it.

 

The Farman HF.20 has a wider wingspan than First Eagles expects so you should install my "Airfields for Large Planes" available in the Combat Ace downloads area. Otherwise, when starting on the runway, your wings may be touching the wings of the planes next to you. This will cause an immediate collision and you or other planes in your flight may lose their wingtips as soon as the game starts.

 

Credits
Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Farman HF.20 and for making the data for the dummy machine gun.

 

Thanks also to Crowford who provided resources for the Farman cockpits.

 

Installation Instructions
For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "FarmanHF20" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder.

 

For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "FarmanHF20" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "FarmanHF20". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/FarmanHF20 folder into the Decals/FarmanHF20 folder you just made.

 

You may not need to install the dummy machine gun, it has been used on other planes and you may already have it. If you don't already have it, I have included the gun and instructions for installing in a separate folder included in this download.

 

You may not need to install the pilot with helmet, it has been available for download for some time and you may already have it. If you don't already have it, I have included the pilot and instructions for installing in a separate folder included in this download.


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#2 whiteknight06604

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:10:17 AM

OMG!!! totally unexpected. thank you


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#3 Silberpfeil

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:33:24 AM

Thank you, Stephen1918!  Another drawing in an early book on aviation is now a flying model - great stuff!


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#4 33LIMA

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:07:25 PM

Excellent work Stephen! Bravo!


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For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of his country!" when the guns begin to shoot!

'Tommy', Rudyard Kipling, 1892

#5 gterl

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:13:16 PM

Thank you sir!


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#6 jeanba

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:05:13 AM

That's great


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#7 Crawford

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:59:18 AM

Nice "galosh" :good: 

But it seems that the pilot must sit in the front rather than the back (this is indicated by the elevator control levers) :grin:



#8 Stephen1918

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:48:47 PM

There were many variations of the Farman HF.20, especially after the war started and they were looking for ways to make the plane more suitable. Here are links from Wikipedia Commons for two Farmans with a gun in front.
 

https://commons.wiki...R_-_3238513.tif

 

https://commons.wiki...ert_Darbois.jpg

 

Both of these have a short tie rod from the pilot position to the elevator controls. I left those off of my model because it was starting to slow down the game. Right now, there are 14 moving parts in the elevator animation. Adding 4 more moving parts created a noticeable lag between when I moved the stick and when the elevators stared moving. Leaving them off improves the lag-time, it is still there but not as bad.

 

So, I'm afraid that you just have to pretend...


Edited by Stephen1918, 11 January 2017 - 08:49:53 PM.

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#9 gterl

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:16:05 PM

Love it!

 

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#10 Crawford

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 12:30:33 PM

There were many variations of the Farman HF.20, especially after the war started and they were looking for ways to make the plane more suitable. Here are links from Wikipedia Commons for two Farmans with a gun in front.

Both of these have a short tie rod from the pilot position to the elevator controls. I left those off of my model because it was starting to slow down the game. Right now, there are 14 moving parts in the elevator animation. Adding 4 more moving parts created a noticeable lag between when I moved the stick and when the elevators stared moving. Leaving them off improves the lag-time, it is still there but not as bad.

 

So, I'm afraid that you just have to pretend...

Well, I understand you. And I even agree with you.
Perhaps it would be necessary to make unarmed version of this aircraft? Or this one is just easy target?
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#11 whiteknight06604

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:22:53 PM

I think you can use some ini remove tricks to take the gunner and gun off the plane and just insert another pilot.


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#12 Crawford

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:47:18 PM

Unfortunately, in FE this process cannot be realized :grin:

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#13 Crawford

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 02:06:50 PM

I think you can use some ini remove tricks to take the gunner and gun off the plane and just insert another pilot.

Oh sure. But the shape of the bow of the nacelle must be changed.


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#14 whiteknight06604

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:42:01 PM

well that's all I can offer......


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#15 Crawford

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:43:37 PM

well that's all I can offer......

 

Thank you. If there is a will, there is a way. But it's something I can never do (3D models, I mean)... :cry:


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:32:36 PM

Thank you. If there is a will, there is a way. But it's something I can never do (3D models, I mean)... :cry:

I'm in the same boat. I'm too lazy and stupid to learn so that's why I have so much admiration for the guys who are still bringing us new presents.


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