Fairey Firefly Project

A place to request and discuss new types or showcase models.
WarHorse47
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September 30th, 2017, 2:14 pm #121

Thanks for the update.

It's difficult to tell how close (or far away) the product will be released from the posted images.

Surely, Sketchy can give us some feedback on the status of the VC textures.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to the completed project. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

--WH
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ozrico
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October 30th, 2017, 10:15 pm #122

This is looking great – it'll be worth the wait. The Firely featured MB444 is from 1771 squadron - the second operational Firefly squadron which formed up at Yeovilton in February 1944 then transferred in March 1944 to Burscough (HMS Ringtail). It saw action from June 1945 on board HMS Implacable attacking the Japanese mainland – Harima shipyard, Konega Bay, Koriyama & Matsushima airfields etc.

In the meantime there's a nice later mark (AS5 & AS6) of the Firefly by Doug Smith over at Sim-Outhouse. It's a bit old now, but it's a good model & does have an interactive cockpit:
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/loca...=d&page=7&pp=20

There's a fix for the brake gauge by DarrenL here:
http://sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthre...-Fairey-Firefly

and a fix for the flyablility issues by the venerable Milton Shupe himself here:
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/show...=fairey+firefly

and a transparent glass and prop fix here:
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/show...oug-Smith/page2
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WarHorse47
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November 21st, 2017, 10:35 pm #123

Time for another update, heh??
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WarHorse47
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January 7th, 2018, 11:47 pm #124

Guess the Firefly has turned into vaporware.  So sad.  😟

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January 8th, 2018, 7:08 am #125

Somehow I doubt that very much. A lot of such development waxes and wanes.

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January 8th, 2018, 1:53 pm #126

You are going to have to prove it to me that this project isn't dead.

I come to this forum a couple times a day hoping for an update, and there has been no responses on requests for updates.  The last set of screenshots were over four months ago and implied it was getting close to beta, but nothing since.

In general I have not seen any posts from any admins since they changed the forum to Tapatalk.  Why have a forum if nobody wants to communicate?

I was looking forward to the Firefly, but my enthusiasm has vanished.  Like I said, so sad.

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January 12th, 2018, 3:38 pm #127

Obviously development on the Firefly hasn't gone to plan.  Essentially the 3D models, flight model, gauge coding, sounds, etc. have been complete for around a year, a lot of it was ready before that and to some extent I'd been tinkering for around 6 months before then waiting for the textures to get done.
Sketchy essentially has a much more demanding day job than I do, in fact he hasn't had time to work on the textures since the middle of last year.
Realistically to release the Firefly I have to decide if I want to take on the texturing of the model to get it finished.  If I do that for various reasons it makes sense for me to redo them from scratch to make it 100% my product.  A logical extension of that is to establish my own brand which is something I'm considering doing, more news on that once I've worked out the details.
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WarHorse47
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January 12th, 2018, 4:11 pm #128

Thank you for the update.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I'm excited or not.  It sounds like there is much more to do for something that was announced in 2012.  Furthermore, I don't sense any urgency in completing this project any time soon.  By the time its available (payware or freeware, I don't know), I'll be in the old folks home gumming my cereal.

I have all of Flying Stations products for FS9 and FSX, and am disappointed on the progress of this one.  I don't know Sketchy and its unfortunate he/she dropped the ball.  In the real world (from which I retired) it would have been nice if he/she had communicated his inability to follow through on the textures so that someone else could be found.  On the SOH forums there have been a couple freeware projects whereby the models are made available to various texture artists to produce a really nice addon.

Just my two cents.  I wish you well on whatever path you take on this project.

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