View Full Version : Friday April 18, 2014 Development Update – Landing the 109

Apr-18-2014, 17:53
New update from Luthier.

Hey everyone,

Here’s some more on the Bf 109K-4.

We’re pretty much done with the cockpit and external animations. The last remaining set of cockpit tasks should take no more than 2-3 days; plus we’ve compiled a final list of fixes and updates needed to the cockpit and external models based on internal testing, which should take no more than 10 days or so for the modeler to implement.

We’re having an internal discussion on what exactly to consider an alpha stage for the 109. Obviously we owe our backers an alpha version. My own feeling is that we’re pretty much at alpha, while some at ED feel that this is very far from a version that can be given out. Next week, our plane will look like a 109, sound like a 109, and all the gauges and internal systems will operate as those of a 109. However it will not fly exactly like a 109. The engine model and the aerodynamic model is what takes the most time to perfect in DCS.

We’ll have another big internal discussion on this on Monday.

For now, here’s some screenshots of some more cockpit animations, working AFN2, and a near-perfect three-point landing.

(please note that the new render is still in development, so you're seeing some glitches in trees and shadows and other components)

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Have a great weekend!

Apr-18-2014, 18:02
This is looking great. Superb work, of course. Wish I had gotten in as a backer. I just missed it. :(

If you are still accepting backers, I am willing!

Apr-18-2014, 19:19
I wonder if the Bf109-K4 will beat the Fw190-D at this rate.

The race is on!

Apr-18-2014, 19:22
The three point landing was amazing. ])

Apr-18-2014, 21:40
fap fap fap fap
Looking good, slowly but surely.

Apr-19-2014, 06:52
I think things might slow down a bit when they get to fm tweaking. Whixh is, as I understand, what slowed down the Dora?

Apr-19-2014, 14:09
Looks very promising. I can't wait to check how 109 would fly in DCS World.

Apr-19-2014, 14:51
Looks very promising. I can't wait to check how 109 would fly in DCS World.

I expect FM will be better than in CLOD (should I even mention BOS? haha)...then again DM (at least visually) is kinda bad in current DCS Mustang...Also, it will be very interesting to see how MP will work cause it wasnt nice until last DCS patch...

We will see...

Apr-20-2014, 05:30
1 of the reasons this does not interest me is the time of development and lack of interesting planes.
I hope for better maps and effects , and actually something to do in it. I really hope for all 3 sims to be successful tho.

Apr-20-2014, 10:51
I think things might slow down a bit when they get to fm tweaking. Whixh is, as I understand, what slowed down the Dora?

The said that the main FM programmer that was going to work on the Dora FM was busy with improvements to the FM and sling loading capabilities for the UH-1 Huey.

They have also been making improvements to the F-15 and Su25 FM but I am not sure if that development conflicts with the development of the Dora or not.

Apr-21-2014, 09:58
Well much the same as happened in CLOD, 6 years delayed, but it might be worth the wait. I will start to learn the features in this game. So I am ready me thinks :)