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CalClassic's Convair 580 for FSX SP2/Acceleration. This is a conversion and enhancement of CalClassic's Convair 580 model. The basic mesh is back from FS2002 days and got improvements over time, but it never really arrived in the FSX world. I've always liked the Cv-580 for its paddle props, performance and the "1970s regional airline from the USA" feel, so I've asked Tom Gibson of CalClassic for the latest GMax source files of the model. After a long process that was way more than a conversion, you're still stuck with the same basic model, but with many, mostly smaller enhancements and fixes. It's not perfect at all, but I did what I deemed being feasible and I think the model is just fine now. The VC rain and the wipers are actually more of an experiment that I left in because it simply looks cool and, for one of the few times in FSX, gives the wipers an actual purpose instead of just wiping for the looks.
Posted Feb 13, 2011 10:20 by Bjoern Kesten