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B-29 Building Progress

73.1k WIZARD2017  3 months ago

It's been quiet a long time that I not too active on this site due to the graduation of mine and works and stuffs. I'm finally start building this structurized ww2 bomber which I mentioned months ago in another forum post. This time I decided to create a new forum post to update my building progress also to have a better way to receive advices.
Welcome for comment.


1. June 30th


Most part of the fuselage frame is finished.


2. July 02nd



All frame is finshed, green parts are the fuel tanks, with accurate capacity and position.
The frame were consisted with some "big sections" which can simulate damaged when destory, each sections can also protect other parts from damage.


3. July 05th



Fuselage skin 70% finished.
Four bubble glass finished.
Bomb bay finished.
Rear door finshed.


4. July 07th


Nose finshed.
I didn't use the "smooth connection"due to the skin parts are all seperated independently to protect other connected parts being damage when destoryed.


5. July 09th



Vertical and horizontal stablizer is finished.
Tail turret almost done.


6. July 13th



Wing skin is nearly finished.
Rebuild tail turret, looks more smooth.


7. July 18th





Wing finished, including flaps and wing tip.
Added lights: Nav light, Position light, Landing light and bomb bay light.
Cockpit and cabin floor in progress.
Pressurized tunnel crawlway finished. (Connected to the observe hatch)
Update piston-control bomb bay door.
Front and rear pressure bulkhead finished.


8. July 21th


Engine finshed.
Custom cowl flaps.
Cold start up progress and smoke effect.


9. July 26th




Main gear and gear door is finnished.


10. July 27th




Front gear and gear door is finnished.
Added speed limited function. (389km/h)
Adjusted gear retract time: 18s (Front), 23s(Rear)


11. July 29th


100 ft falling landing gear test at max take off weight (140,000lbs).


12. July 31th



First flight. (The moment of first take off and landing)


13. Agu. 08th





Avalible payloads:
1. 500lb bomb * 40
2. 2000lb bomb * 8
3. Little Boy *1 + Fat Man * 1


14. Agu. 09th




Paintjob: "Coral Queen" 869th bs 497th BG


15. Agu. 13th




Turrets finished.

The magazine of turret extent to the inside of the fuselage and it should have a cover protected from inside, I didn’t make the cover for showing more magazine details.

Auto and manual modes are avalible.

Airborn auto turret code, auto manuver correction. (code by JoshuaW )

Turret shooting auto avoiding:
Turret 1 & Turret 2 to vertical stablizer.
Turret 3 to fuselage rear section.
Turret 4 to nose gear. (when gear down)

Gunsight is finished.

Norden bomb sight finished.

Auto bomb sight code is made by Snowflake0s.

Bomb sight share camera with nose gun sight, use AG3 (manual turret mode) to do the switch.

In manual mode, nose gunner can control 1&4 turret. The top, waist and tail gunner can control the 2&3&tail turret.


16. Agu. 16th



Cabin finshed, including 4 bunks and a toilet.
APU finshed, it can generate sound during engine start up.


17. Agu. 19th


Tiny update: The guns now have a limited ammunation.
The max operate time is = 80s =1000round / 12.5round per sec
Also if you want to reload you can press group7.


18. Agu. 25th


Pilot seat details.
The instruments will be installed after the game update.


19. Agu. 26th


Flight engineer's seat finshed.
All levers functions.


20. Agu. 27th


Radio operator's seat finished.


21. Agu. 31th


Navigator's seat finished.
Functional navigator map.


22. Sept. 06th


Camera switch: 10 different views can be switched by using AG6

Nose gunner and bomb sight switch by AG3

Waist gunner switch.


23. Sept. 06th

By far, the whole aircraft is finished except for the instruments.
Huge thanks for all the supports for reaching 1000 followers!


24. Oct. 07th




New details added after update.

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    150 T57HEAVY

    @WIZARD2017 TEST FASTER
    TEST HARDER
    TEST BETTER

    5 days ago
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    73.1k WIZARD2017

    Hmmm, not now.@Hiistory

    5 days ago
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    210 Hiistory

    Mind sharing the custom Bombs?

    +1 5 days ago
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    @WIZARD2017 oh, really? Cool!
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    Thank you for that info

    8 days ago
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    73.1k WIZARD2017

    All of them have the throttle on b29 and the flight engineer only control the throttle when start up or other emergency situation.@LieutenantSOT

    +1 8 days ago
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    @WIZARD2017 oh, I get that lol. That's super cool!
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    I phrased my question terribly though
    I meant like, on the real aircraft, do the controls both function for the pilot and flight engineer? I thought only the flight engineer had the throttle and mixture controls, but I've seen drawings of the B-36 and B-29 that have the throttles on both areas. I just want to make sure this is a true fact before I add it

    8 days ago
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    73.1k WIZARD2017

    All throttle functions.
    The pilot and co-pilot is manual by VR.
    The flight engineer’s is auto due to the engine start up is having a complex control.@LieutenantSOT

    8 days ago
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    I have a question, do both the pilot and the flight engineer have throttle control?
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    I'm asking because I've seen the throttles on your aircraft, and on the B-36 cockpit I was looking at for my build

    8 days ago
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    150 T57HEAVY

    @WIZARD2017 ****

    8 days ago
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    581 F1849

    @PoinX25tlessWhyShouldI yeah ik but it's dumb

    8 days ago
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    105 Iamanoob

    Makes sense @LieutenantSOT

    8 days ago
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    @Iamanoob if you've got no money, you can't get a good phone

    8 days ago
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    105 Iamanoob

    Don’t get it but alright @Sparky6004

    8 days ago
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    Looking amazing, dude!!!

    +1 8 days ago
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    73.1k WIZARD2017

    After v1.11 officially publish.@T57HEAVY

    +2 8 days ago
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    8,830 Sparky6004

    @Iamanoob @F1849 no good job = not much money
    not much money = bad phone
    skill issue at life
    (Joke but also not a joke)

    8 days ago
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    150 T57HEAVY

    Release when?

    8 days ago
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    It was a joke lol @F1849

    8 days ago
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    105 Iamanoob

    Yes, please explain how

    8 days ago
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    581 F1849

    @Sparky6004 how does skill=phone stats

    8 days ago
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    8,830 Sparky6004

    @F1849 skill issue.
    Don’t play it if you can’t handle it.
    Complaining doesn’t help

    8 days ago
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    581 F1849

    @WIZARD2017 yup my phones gonna explode

    8 days ago
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    73.1k WIZARD2017

    Check the update.@F1849

    +2 9 days ago
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    150 T57HEAVY

    @Sparky6004 prob 12

    11 days ago
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    8,830 Sparky6004

    @Galaxyace that’s a pathetic excuse.
    It’s not a nuclear bomber specifically, we aren’t dumb here. It was never designed specifically for nuclear armament. It was to be a better, longer range bomber for higher altitudes.
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    I suggest you read more and actually think about what you’re gonna comment, and the result.

    How old even are you...?

    11 days ago
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