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  1. Siemens-Schuckert D.I uploaded

    You'll notice that my SSW D.I incorporates all the changes you mentioned, as well as a different shape to the rudder, and different cross-section in the fuselage. You can even see the steel tubing framework in the cockpit view. The V-struts were steel tubing, but they had a wooden fairing attached to reduce drag, so they didn't have to tape the struts like the French did. I still call it a copy because the Germans started by studying the Nieuport 17, but as you say, there were many differences in the German version.
  2. Sikorsky S-16 updated

    Thanks for the books Crawford.
  3. Siemens-Schuckert D.I uploaded

    I don't know if this is the early or late version. there were also two different kinds of tail skids. When I come across conflicting reference material, I just make the version I like best. The Siemens-Schuckert D.I was well liked by the pilots who flew them, but there are reports that they were often mistaken for French planes (since they were virtually identical) and sometimes took damage from friendly fire. When the Fokker DR1 came out, the SSW-D1s in the flight schools were used to train German pilots for flying rotary engine planes.
  4. Sikorsky S-16 updated

    The Sikorsky S-16 is my favorite WWI plane. I like the look of the wings and the landing gear. I have collected a lot of information about the S-16 over the years, but I don't have the book you mentioned.
  5. Sikorsky S-16 updated

    A new version of the Sikorsky S-16 flat deck has been uploaded. The S-16 flat deck is here: https://combatace.com/files/file/12051-sikorsky-s-16-flatdeck/ The S-16 round deck is here: https://combatace.com/files/file/11991-sikorsky-s-16/
  6. Siemens-Schuckert D.I uploaded

    I'm afraid not. The props and spinners are part of the model built by the modder. In fairness, my props and spinners use about twice as many polygons than the flat ones do and probably slow the game down a tiny bit.
  7. Sikorsky S-16 updated

    The Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 would be a great addition to First Eagles, both on the Western Front and on Palestine Front. I have looked into it and started collecting data for it some time ago. My immediate goal, however, is to finish a revision of the Galicia terrain, which I've been working on for a couple of years. If I can get enough time away from the real world, I'll have the terrain finished later this summer.
  8. Sikorsky S-16 updated

    Thanks Mike. There were a lot of variations of the S.16 and it stayed in service from early 1915 right through to the end of the Russian Civil Wars. Based on what I've seen in photographs, the flatdeck version seems to have been more common, but I don't know for sure. There were also two-seat versions, and there may have been a seaplane version. Last week, I started revisions on the flatdeck version (with ailerons on both wings) and it will be finished soon.
  9. I have uploaded a new plane - the Siemens-Schuckert D.I. It was a copy of the Nieuport 17, with a different engine and a few other minor differences. Production was delayed so it wasn't used very much on the Western Front. It saw more service on the Eastern Front. My upload includes a 3 color camo skin, a full set of number decals, and a fully functional cockpit. My skinning templates are included. Ojcar has made a new FM for this plane, it flies a little heavier than the Nieuport, but has a slightly more powerful engine. I have also included a sound file recorded by Nixou.
  10. View File Siemens-Schuckert D.I The German Siemens-Schuckert D.I was a direct copy of captured Nieuport 17s. The most important difference was in the engine. The Siemens Schuckert Werke (SSW) D.I used a geared Siemens-Halske Sh.I engine which produced 1800rpm. The spinner nose and open bottom cowling were necessary to help cool the engine. A bigger prop required a taller landing gear. Problems with engine production delayed the release of the SSW D.I. The Albatros D.III was already available by the time the SSW reached the front. The Albatros was a much superior plane, and was less likely to be mistaken for a French plane. The SSW D.I only served for a short time on the Western Front, they served longer on the Eastern front. My Siemens-Schuckert D.I includes a three color camo skin, a full set of number decals, a fully functional cockpit, and damage nodes for the wings. My skinning templates and a sound file for the engine are included in the download. Historical Notes: I do not have a sound file for the Siemens-Halske Sh.I engine, I am using Nixou's sound for the Le Rhône 110 hp engine instead. Credits: My thanks to Ojcar once again for making the excellent data.ini file for this plane. My thanks to Nixou for making the sound file for the Le Rhône 110 hp engine. Installation instructions: For FE1: Unzip the file and move the folder named "SiemensSchuckertD1" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. If you don't already have it, move the file named "Lerhone110m1" from my Sounds folder into your Sounds folder. For FE2: Unzip the file and move the folder named "SiemensSchuckertD1" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "SiemensSchuckertD1". Move the folder named "D" from the Aircraft/SiemensSchuckertD1 folder into the Decals/SiemensSchuckertD1 folder you just made. If you don't already have it, move the file named "Lerhone110m1" from my Sounds folder into your Sounds folder. Submitter Stephen1918 Submitted 06/29/2018 Category Other Central Powers Aircraft  
  11. Version 1.0.0

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    The German Siemens-Schuckert D.I was a direct copy of captured Nieuport 17s. The most important difference was in the engine. The Siemens Schuckert Werke (SSW) D.I used a geared Siemens-Halske Sh.I engine which produced 1800rpm. The spinner nose and open bottom cowling were necessary to help cool the engine. A bigger prop required a taller landing gear. Problems with engine production delayed the release of the SSW D.I. The Albatros D.III was already available by the time the SSW reached the front. The Albatros was a much superior plane, and was less likely to be mistaken for a French plane. The SSW D.I only served for a short time on the Western Front, they served longer on the Eastern front. My Siemens-Schuckert D.I includes a three color camo skin, a full set of number decals, a fully functional cockpit, and damage nodes for the wings. My skinning templates and a sound file for the engine are included in the download. Historical Notes: I do not have a sound file for the Siemens-Halske Sh.I engine, I am using Nixou's sound for the Le Rhône 110 hp engine instead. Credits: My thanks to Ojcar once again for making the excellent data.ini file for this plane. My thanks to Nixou for making the sound file for the Le Rhône 110 hp engine. Installation instructions: For FE1: Unzip the file and move the folder named "SiemensSchuckertD1" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. If you don't already have it, move the file named "Lerhone110m1" from my Sounds folder into your Sounds folder. For FE2: Unzip the file and move the folder named "SiemensSchuckertD1" into the FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "SiemensSchuckertD1". Move the folder named "D" from the Aircraft/SiemensSchuckertD1 folder into the Decals/SiemensSchuckertD1 folder you just made. If you don't already have it, move the file named "Lerhone110m1" from my Sounds folder into your Sounds folder.
  12. Lebed 7

    Looking at the top photo, it looks like the Lebed VIII also had ailerons - the Lebed VII used wing warping.
  13. I have uploaded a completely new version of the Sikorsky S-16. It was not produced in very large numbers, and was quickly outclassed by other planes, so it wasnt one of the "great" planes, but I really like the way it looks. The new version has all new LODs with higher detail and lower poly count. All new skins and decals are included. Ojcar made a new FM as well. Your comments are welcome.
  14. Lebed 7

    The British Tabloid was used very successfully in the early months of the war, as an inceptor and as a bomber. I imagine that was what motivated the Russians. A single prototype of the Lebed VIII was built, with different landing gear, but it never went into production. - As I said, mine is fictitious.
  15. Where are all the terrain tiles?

    All of the terrain tiles should be in the terrain folder, or in one of the CAT files. (If there are seasonal tiles, each season will be its own folder inside the terrain folder.) If there is water on the tile, it will be in TGA format and you won't see a preview when you look in the folder on your desktop. The rest of the tiles will be in BMP format. Each terrain has a _data.ini and that assigns a Texture number to every tile. In Mue's TFD tool, missing tiles will show up as pink squares, if you align the cursor over that square, you will see the number of the missing tile at the bottom of the window. Then you can look in the data.ini to find the name of the tile - that at least tells you what you're looking for.
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