Hud only view?

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  • #16942
    Kelju
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    Hello, Im building a saab draken sim from real j35 draken fuselage. The cockpit part (of course) of it to be exact.
    Im still open for the sim software to be used in the sim, but p3d v5.2 is strong candidate, mostly because of this particular mod.
    Visuals would not need virtual cockpit, rather that should be optional, but most likely will not be used, (as you are flying from real j35 cockpit), but hud would be needed to be on the visuals.
    So im asking is there hud only view in this sim mod?
    Also few other guestions:
    – is there separate key/button commands for gear up/down?
    – Same questions for landing flaps (or possible “flap function” modeled in the game) ?
    – Is commercial licence for the mod available? to be more specific, no money would be taken from customers, usage would be totally free, but the sim would be in entertainment use for public. Is commercial license required for that sort of use?
    – is there simplified “arcade flight model” available, as target audience is not gonna be “flight sim savy” for the most part?

    Thanks a lot for creating this piece of aviation history, and also thanks in advance for your answers :)

    Best regards
    Kelju

    #16957
    Thomas
    Keymaster

    Hi Kelju, thanks for joining the forum!

    Bookmark Draken can be used with the virtual cockpit hidden, just like in any other Prepar3D addon aircraft. We did not include a HUD-only view as Draken does not really have a complete HUD, only a gunsight. The gunsight also has no real function in the simulation, as there is no functioning weapons system and no targeting radar.

    Draken has no flaps, in the simulation the P3D/FSX flaps command is instead used to deploy the drag chute. Gear handle position can be set with a boolean variable, so you can use separate sensors/switches in your cockpit for gear up/down. See the Prepar3D SDK documentation for more information about the possibilities in Prepar3D.

    There are a number of cockpit simulators in Sweden that are using real Saab 35 Draken cockpits with Prepar3D and Bookmark Draken software. I suggest that you contact them for advice regarding your cockpit project. See the links at the end of this post (web sites are in Swedish). I also recommend that you buy a developer license for P3D, it is a monthly subscription that will allow you to evaluate the full functionality of the program and the SDK at a reasonable cost. If you choose to use a different platform you can just cancel the subscription.

    The standard license for Bookmark Draken is a single-user licence. This applies to the freeware FSX versions as well as the payware versions for Prepar3D. If you want to use Bookmark Draken for public entertainment you must purchase a commercial license, regardless of whether you charge the users or not. See the EULA for more information about licensing.

    Kind regards /Thomas

    Links:
    https://www.novelair.com/draken
    https://www.swesim.se
    https://www.engelholmsflygmuseum.se/flygsimulatorer/

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