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Old Sep 14, 2003, 10:48 PM
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FMS Airplane Maker?

Where can i get the software/program to make airplanes in FMS. The link on their site was broken last time i tred. And is it easy?
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Old Sep 15, 2003, 05:48 PM
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Metasequoia Link

Check my web site under FMS models. The link was working last time I tried.

-- ggunners

Link to Metasequoia

Link to model building tutorial

Enjoy!
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Old Sep 17, 2003, 11:26 PM
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Thanks it worked. I forgot that I posted this so thats why i replied late.
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 03:32 PM
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Help please

Hi,
I have a model and thats it ive saved it and everything but it wont let me fly it on fms it aint letting me on the .par folder cos there isnt one help please i want to fly it.

thanks
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Old Aug 01, 2008, 09:49 AM
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Just copy another model's .par file and rename it to your model's name .par.

Each FMS model has several files all with modelname. something.

mymodel.par = parameter file (versions for FMS 2.7 and 2.8)
mymodel.bmp = usually an image map file, i.e. paint for your model
mymodel.x = the DirectX 3D model used by FMS
mymodel.mqo = the Metasequoia 3D model you can edit
mymodel.wav = motor sound file
mymodel_prv.jpg = preview image for FMS when loading models
mymodel_readme.txt = readme comments file

So you can copy .wav, .par files from other models and rename them.

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Old Aug 01, 2008, 09:00 PM
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Here's an english version of a .par file. I belive these are 2.7 .par
but it'll still work with 2.8. There are also different .par files
so you might want to load the latest model's .par file.
Sometimes the model won't display , if you need to try out different .par.

You can just copy and past this text into a .par file
Use Notepad to open .par file



0 1:Type(-) Type[0=Plane] ParDesigner Ver0.8
18 2:Tmax(N) Maximum Thrust
0 3rmax(rad) Maximun Rudder Angle
0.17 4emax(rad) Maxmim Elevator Angle
0.003 5amax(rad) Maximim Aileron Angle
1.0 6:CLmax(-) Maximum Lift Coefficient
-1.0 7:CLmin(-) Minimum Lift Coefficient
6.2 8:CLa(/rad) Lift Gradient
13 9:CLaSt(/rad) Lift Gradient in Stall
0.018 10:CDw(-) Drag Coefficient of Wing
0.02 11:CDb(-) Drag Coefficient of Fuselage
1 12:mug(-) Friction Coefficient of Wheels
0.76 13:dCDSt(-) Rise of Drag Coefficient in Stall
0.00 14:CM(-) Moment Coefficient
0.00 15:alpha0(rad) Wing Angle
1.6 16:b(m) Wing Span
0.32 17:c(m) Wing Chord
0.08 18:hce(m) Equivalent Center of Gravity
2.1 19:m(Kg) Mass
0.11 20:Izz(Kg*m^2) Yaw Inertia Moment
0.085 21:Iyy(Kg*m^2) Pitch Inertia Moment
0.06 22:Ixx(Kg*m^2) Roll Inertia Moment
0.09 23:She(m^2) Effective Area of Stab
0.05 24:Sfe(m^2) Effective Area of fin
1.0 25:Lt(m) Tail Moment Arm
0.000 26:VForm(-) Effect of Dihedral Angle
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