Thursday, July 6, 2017

Working on a Citation X for X-Plane

Hey guys, I wanted to show the start of my work. I moved to X-Plane 10 last year and I missed my Citation X so I started building one. I am sure this will take years. I started in Jan of this year and lots of new skills and information to find at this point. I just wanted to see what you guys think. There is still more then loads of work to do. This is just a starting point and flight testing model.




7 comments:

Dan George said...

You can do that? I'm hugely impressed. I used to have trouble tearing the cello wrap off the DVD's when airplanes etc came of disks. BTW, where are the propellers? Looking good to me. Again, I'm impressed.

Jonathon Boerema said...

Yeah so far the work has been done using X-Plane Maker, a tool that comes with X-Plane to do just this. I will say I took the paint from my FSX model and make changes using GIMP, another free tool. With this you are not going to get a 3D cockpit or missing parts like landing gear doors. X-Plane Maker is low polygon 3D editor and this is about the best you can get with it. Paint could be better but been working on the flight model. Once I happy with the flight model then I will start work with 3D modeling missing parts or maybe the whole aircraft again in a higher polygon count with Fusion 360, Blender and or AC3D. Only Blender and AC3D have the plugins to import and export to X-Plane but I have used Fusion 360 before and really like the interface. It is all new to me can melt your time away. I say I have put around 60-80 hours so far.

granitesquare said...

I suppose this will keep you off the street corners for awhile. Looks good so far. Good luck with the rest of the modelling. Look forward to seeing the final results.

Dan George said...

Dang Jonathon, way above my pay grade, that's for sure.

TachyonDriver said...

Impressive stuff Jonathon! Had to laugh at Dan's comment regarding the propellers :D

goalieaviation 70 said...

Wow, I can't even do basic airport redesigns!

Dan George said...

I tried airport design for two weeks. It was the absolutely worst experience of my life. No way in the world I'd ever attempt working on an airplane.