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  1. I have seen several screen shots of the Taube. Please note that the elevator on the Taube was operated by wing warping. In my version of the Taube, the elevators should not be moving. If your elevators are moving, go into the file named Taube_DATA.ini and in the sections under // Control Surfaces [LeftElevator] and [RightElevator] delete any entries for ModelNodeName= and AnimationID= For both surfaces, there should be nothing after the equal signs ModelNodeName= ReverseModelOrientation= AnimationID= Or you can just download the plane again.
  2. 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.
  3. Siemens-Schuckert D.I uploaded

    There is nothing in the 3D model that controls the speed of the engine animations. The speed is controlled by the game engine. The model maker creates several versions of the prop (static prop, slow prop, fast prop, damaged prop) and attaches them to the prop shaft. The game engine spins the prop shaft and calculates the RPM of the engine based on the throttle setting (controlled by the user) and the settings in the [Engine] portion of the plane's data.ini. Then the game switches the version of the prop based on the RPM settings in the [Engine] settings. I didn't notice the problem until after I read the postings by Crawford and VonS. I don't know what settings in the engine data control how fast the engine speeds up/slows down. You could probably get some change by playing with the RPM settings that VonS mentioned.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Sikorsky S-16 updated

    Thanks for the books Crawford.
  7. View File Lebed 7 The Lebed 7 was a Russian copy of the British Sopwith Tabloid. It was produced in 1915 and was intended to be used as a fighter. But with an 80hp Gnome engine and wing warping controls, it was quickly outclassed and was used primarily for recon and later for training. The Lebed 7 was shipped from the factory unarmed. The British plane had a machine gun mounted on the upper wing, so it isn't unreasonable to think that a Russian pilot might have tried mounting a gun on his plane. I have made a (possibly fictitious) version of the plane with a Lewis gun mounted on the top wing. My Lebed 7 has a fully functional cockpit, three skins - a grey paint and two clear doped linen, and a full set of number decals. My skinning templates are included. The plane comes with a helmeted Russian pilot; instructions for installing the pilot are included. Or you can change the data.ini to use one of the stock FE pilots. Many years ago Nixou recorded a a large number of sounds for First Eagles. I have included the sound file for the 80 hp Gnome Monosoupape engine, but you may already have it. Credits Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Lebed 7. Thanks to Nixou for making the sound file for the Gnome 80 hp engine. Installation Instructions For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "Lebed7" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "Lebed7" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "Lebed7". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/Lebed7 folder into the Decals/Lebed7 folder you just made. In case you don't already have it, I have included the sound file for the 80 hp Gnome engine. Move the file named "gnome80m4.wav" from my Sounds folder into your Sounds folder. You may not need to install the pilot with helmet, it has been available for download for some time and has been included with other planes. In case you don't already have it, I have included the pilot and instructions for installing it in a separate folder included in this download. Submitter Stephen1918 Submitted 06/13/2018 Category Other Entente Aircraft  
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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/
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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  
  15. Version 1.0.0

    76 downloads

    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.
  16. Lebed 7

    Looking at the top photo, it looks like the Lebed VIII also had ailerons - the Lebed VII used wing warping.
  17. 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.
  18. Lebed 7 uploaded

    Today I uploaded a new plane - the Russian Lebed 7. The Lebed 7 was a Russian copy of the Sopwith Tabloid. It was intended to be used as a fighter, but was quickly outclassed and was used mostly for recon and later for training. I have made a fictitious version (or perhaps a field mod) with a Lewis gun mounted on the upper wing. My thanks to Ojcar, once again for making the FM. By my count, this is the 60th plane that Ojcar and I have made over the years.
  19. 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.
  20. Lebed 7

    Version 1.0.0

    52 downloads

    The Lebed 7 was a Russian copy of the British Sopwith Tabloid. It was produced in 1915 and was intended to be used as a fighter. But with an 80hp Gnome engine and wing warping controls, it was quickly outclassed and was used primarily for recon and later for training. The Lebed 7 was shipped from the factory unarmed. The British plane had a machine gun mounted on the upper wing, so it isn't unreasonable to think that a Russian pilot might have tried mounting a gun on his plane. I have made a (possibly fictitious) version of the plane with a Lewis gun mounted on the top wing. My Lebed 7 has a fully functional cockpit, three skins - a grey paint and two clear doped linen, and a full set of number decals. My skinning templates are included. The plane comes with a helmeted Russian pilot; instructions for installing the pilot are included. Or you can change the data.ini to use one of the stock FE pilots. Many years ago Nixou recorded a a large number of sounds for First Eagles. I have included the sound file for the 80 hp Gnome Monosoupape engine, but you may already have it. Credits Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Lebed 7. Thanks to Nixou for making the sound file for the Gnome 80 hp engine. Installation Instructions For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "Lebed7" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "Lebed7" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "Lebed7". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/Lebed7 folder into the Decals/Lebed7 folder you just made. In case you don't already have it, I have included the sound file for the 80 hp Gnome engine. Move the file named "gnome80m4.wav" from my Sounds folder into your Sounds folder. You may not need to install the pilot with helmet, it has been available for download for some time and has been included with other planes. In case you don't already have it, I have included the pilot and instructions for installing it in a separate folder included in this download.
  21. Beautiful terrain!
  22. First Eagles ScreenshotsThread

    Nice! It looks like we have a new modder on the way.
  23. Version 1.0.0

    64 downloads

    This cockpit will repace the SPAD 13 cockpit used until now to make the stock SPAD 7 into a flyable plane. I can't find out who first converted the stock SPAD 7 into a flyable plane by using the cockpit from the SPAD 13. It seems to have been done several times over the years. The most recent version I could find was by Sinbad in 2012. I have used parts of the cockpits I made for the SPAD 11, SPAD 16, and SPAD A.2 to make a completely new cockpit for the SPAD 7 which fits the fuselage better and has the correct number of guns. The new cockpit features fully functional gauges, throttles, rudder control, and stick. This cockpit should work with all the SPAD 7s (SPAD7_150, SPAD7_180,etc.) NOTE - About 10 years ago, Gr.Viper made a SPAD 7 by converting the SPAD 13. MY cockpit will not work for that version since it uses the SPAD 13 plane with a revised FM. (If your SPAD 7 has two guns on the fuselage, then you are using GR.Viper's conversion and this cockpit won't fit.) Installation Instructions for both FE1 and FE2 Do this for each SPAD 7 you want to convert: If you have already have a flyable SPAD 7 using the SPAD 13 cockpit, delete the "cockpit" folder if it exists, and delete the SPAD7_COCKPIT.ini file. Then open my "SPAD_7" folder and place all the files - 1 folder and 1 ini file - into your folder. If you still have the stock version, Open my "SPAD_7" folder and place all the files - 1 folder and 1 ini file - into your folder. You will also have to add the following line to the plane's ini file. CockpitDataFile=SPAD7_cockpit.ini
  24. Hansa Brandenburg D.I skins

    Thank you for these, Gterl. It's always nice to have new quality skins.
  25. View File Cockpit for the SPAD 7 This cockpit will repace the SPAD 13 cockpit used until now to make the stock SPAD 7 into a flyable plane. I can't find out who first converted the stock SPAD 7 into a flyable plane by using the cockpit from the SPAD 13. It seems to have been done several times over the years. The most recent version I could find was by Sinbad in 2012. I have used parts of the cockpits I made for the SPAD 11, SPAD 16, and SPAD A.2 to make a completely new cockpit for the SPAD 7 which fits the fuselage better and has the correct number of guns. The new cockpit features fully functional gauges, throttles, rudder control, and stick. This cockpit should work with all the SPAD 7s (SPAD7_150, SPAD7_180,etc.) NOTE - About 10 years ago, Gr.Viper made a SPAD 7 by converting the SPAD 13. MY cockpit will not work for that version since it uses the SPAD 13 plane with a revised FM. (If your SPAD 7 has two guns on the fuselage, then you are using GR.Viper's conversion and this cockpit won't fit.) Installation Instructions for both FE1 and FE2 Do this for each SPAD 7 you want to convert: If you have already have a flyable SPAD 7 using the SPAD 13 cockpit, delete the "cockpit" folder if it exists, and delete the SPAD7_COCKPIT.ini file. Then open my "SPAD_7" folder and place all the files - 1 folder and 1 ini file - into your folder. If you still have the stock version, Open my "SPAD_7" folder and place all the files - 1 folder and 1 ini file - into your folder. You will also have to add the following line to the plane's ini file. CockpitDataFile=SPAD7_cockpit.ini Submitter Stephen1918 Submitted 02/25/2018 Category First Eagles - WWI and Early Years - Add On Cockpits  
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