C-130J Super Hercules Status.

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C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by SpaceHippy1975 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:28 pm

Hi All,

Apologies if I have been blind but I would love to know the status of the C-130J Super Hercules.

I havn't seen much recently on it's progress, is it still being worked on? If so any ideas when?!

Just missing the Capt-Sim version since upgrading to P3D 4.

Kind Regards,

Keith.

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by doodlebug » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:35 pm

I can confirm that it is still being worked on.
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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by N4GIX » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:28 am

And I can confirm I'm working on it... :lol:
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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by BlueThing » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:46 pm

Thank you N4GIX and doodlebug for your confirmation.

If I'm not mistaken, It seems that this project is under development for already couple of years now and therefore I wonder if there is any rough time line?
When can we expect it to be released to the public (even as alpha)?
Is it planned to support P3D v4? XP11? DCS?

Excuse me for being impatient, I've been simply waiting for a decent super Hercules now for years ... :)

Thumbs up for the project and hope to hear more updates soon

BlueThing

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by McFly » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:48 am

Any news about C-130J?
I`m missing a C130 and a ATR for my P3D Hangar....

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by doodlebug » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:57 pm

Both are in code. The ATR is where we try something for X-plane (no promises) so there is extra work which will prolong the development process.
The Herc is HUGELY complex so won't be rolled out for quite some time yet.
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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by McFly » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:35 pm

Any news about the C-130 or ATR? I miss they at P3D.

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by Max » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:10 pm

McFly wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Any news about the C-130 or ATR? I miss they at P3D.
C-130H is now part of P3D V4.3

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by endl3ss » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:57 am

Max wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:10 pm
McFly wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:35 pm
Any news about the C-130 or ATR? I miss they at P3D.
C-130H is now part of P3D V4.3
That may be, but I'm fairly certain that MilViz C-130J will be a lot better than the version supplied with v4.3.
Reports so far indicate that those who have tried the v4.3 Hercules is not impressed...

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by CAPFlyer » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:27 pm

It's because the C-130 included is the almost decade old CaptainSim C-130 with some minor enhancements. The model still looks good, but the rest is definitely showing its age and lack of real systems knowledge by the designers.

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by BlueThing » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 pm

with all due respect to captain sim. Their C-130 was a great product 10 years ago, but in nowadays standards it is politely said: outdated!

In this regard, I must express my huge disappointment of LM. I would expect from the company that brought the c-130 to life, to take the blueprints out of the draw and give us a descent C-130 model instead of using captain-sim's obsolete add-on .
In my opinion, 2D images of the instrument or cockpit environment, are simply unacceptable anymore and the J-model cockpit is actually an H-model cockpit (in spite of the glass-instruments of the engines)

So MilViz, you guys are our last hope and I really hope this project will see the light of day, rather sooner than later.

kind regards,

BlueThing

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by endl3ss » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:53 pm

BlueThing wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:25 pm
with all due respect to captain sim. Their C-130 was a great product 10 years ago, but in nowadays standards it is politely said: outdated!

In this regard, I must express my huge disappointment of LM. I would expect from the company that brought the c-130 to life, to take the blueprints out of the draw and give us a descent C-130 model instead of using captain-sim's obsolete add-on .
In my opinion, 2D images of the instrument or cockpit environment, are simply unacceptable anymore and the J-model cockpit is actually an H-model cockpit (in spite of the glass-instruments of the engines)

So MilViz, you guys are our last hope and I really hope this project will see the light of day, rather sooner than later.

kind regards,

BlueThing
What he said!

Our C-130 hunger has not been stilled, not by a long shot... ;)

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by endl3ss » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:03 pm

So no pressure, MilViz, but have you guys seen this? :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g5SGF8hL5g

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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by wells » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:49 am

Hope those wing spars are good!
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Re: C-130J Super Hercules Status.

Post by CAPFlyer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:31 pm

I love how sensationalism gets such BS out there today.

1) It's not a loop.
2) The guy who took the video knows it and purposely zoomed in close to remove perspective, knowing it would make the demonstration look more dramatic.

Here is same demo from a more normal position (close to show center instead of outside the airfield almost in line with the runway centerline) and not over using zoom to remove perspective.

https://youtu.be/1g5SGF8hL5g

The maneuver is a Chandelle, a normal maneuver required to be demonstrated by every Commercial Pilot during his practical test. It's a ~1.5 - 2G maneuver and puts no exceptional stress on the airframe.


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