Flying Iron Simulations doesn’t often post but when they do its often filled with information on what they are working on and what they are doing next. In this latest update we see the high detail A-7 3D model that they are doing along with some status updates on the various aspects of the A-7 module’s development trajectory. Let’s have a look!
Corsair II well underway
There’s a growing collection of cold war era of jet aircraft coming in this sim and it the A-7 is going to add to that capability with another very interesting carrier borne aircraft. Flying Iron’s update includes news that their phase 1 development which includes the simple flight model for AI, basic testing of the EFM for players, testing the HUD, coding the core systems, and testing a simplified simulation of the TF41, is now complete.
Phase two is now well underway as the team expands the basic functions of the jet and their programming capabilities. Meanwhile, they also report that their 3D modeler is now working on a detailed pass of the jet’s exterior model. The results speak for themselves.
Fuel systems, electrical systems and the more advanced flight model are all now priorities of the team as they work towards finishing the project. Phase two is part of a four part project plan laid out by the team so this will still take some time to put together but it is great to see yet another classic cold war era jet come together.
Check out their development update for more details and some links to some interesting explanations on how the aircraft’s fuel system and HUD (the first modern HUD in a US aircraft BTW) work.