About This File
The Sopwith Schneider was the floatplane variant of the Tabloid, and won the Schneider racing trophy in 1914. It was quickly adopted by the British military and was used by the Royal Navy throughout the war. Early versions used wing warping instead of ailerons. Some were armed with Lewis guns on the upper wing and could carry small bomb loads. The Schneider was used mostly for recon, some were used to intercept Zeppelins over the North Sea and some were used to attack land based targets.
Since it's a float plane, the Sopwith Schneider works best in the North Sea terrain, or in Flanders, Gibraltar or other terrain that has a lot of water. The plane will actually take off and land from a conventional airfield, but it looks strange to see the floats going under the ground. Ojcar has included take off instructions in a separate text file.
I have created two skins, an early version with the British flag on the wings, and a later version with roundel markings. I have included a set of number decals. My skinning templates are included with the download.
Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Sopwith Schneider and for providing instructions for taking off.
Thanks also to Nix for creating the sound file for the Gnome 100hp engine.
For FE1 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "SopwithSchneider" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. You also need to move the sound file "gnome100m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.
For FE2 - Unzip the file and move the folder named "SopwithSchneider" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create new folder named "SopwithSchneider". Move the folder named "D" from the Aircraft/SopwithSchneider folder into the Decals/SopwithSchneider folder you just made. You also need to move the sound file "gnome100m2.wav" into the FirstEagles/Sounds folder.
What's New in Version v1.1
- Nov 5 2013 - new data file and loadout to reduce bomb load