Ian P's Dark Corner

FSX WW2 Scenery and whatever else I put here!

HMS Tern: A Question of AI.

Right. Dragging my head out of The Dark Corner and trying to actually achieve something again – other than tidying the dumping ground that was dining room table, which I achieved at about one o’clock this morning!

HMS Tern was a RN Fleet Air Arm Fleet Requirements station in the Orkney islands. The airfield itself was actually named after an adjacent village, but if I use the proper name the major search engines will decide that I’m an adult content site, so HMS Tern it is! If you want to know where I’m talking about, the other adjaent village is Isbister, which would have been a much better name, but someone at the Admiralty clearly had a sense of humour!

Anyway, this isn’t a discussion about the name, it’s a question… I need to set up some AI to test the layout and would be interested to know if there are any WW2 Fleet Air Arm models that people would like to see included? No guarantees can be given that anything will be included – I have a handful of commercial ones installed and can use freeware ones, obviously, but finances (or a complete lack thereof) say very clearly that I won’t be buying any more payware to do this.

Oh, one other thing, this version of the airfield won’t include the unique tower which is still present on the airfield site. I’d love to model it, but it’s a long way down the list at present.

Let me know via the comments box or contact page (or by e-mail if you have actually read one of my readme files!) if you have any suggestions. Ta!

5 Comments

  1. David

    The simplest might be the Tiger Moth or Dominie from the ACG Duxford. That would fit any period, and would be easier to find and probably less frame-heavy than any Swordfish or Barracuda. Maybe an Oxford, if you can find one?

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    1. Ian P (Post author)

      We’re distinctly short on Oxboxes for FSX… To the point where I considered making one myself (and failed spectacularly, needless to say. πŸ˜‰ ) – John’s Spit and Hurricane are definite possibilities for Seafire and Sea Hurricane-a-likes but I hadn’t thought of the Dominie. Good shout, thanks. πŸ™‚

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      1. David

        Another possible might be a Wildcat.

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        1. Ian P (Post author)

          I’ve got the JF/AH Wildcat/Martlet and have been using it quite a bit for testing, so that’s definitely one I’m going to try, along with their Corsair. How well the FDE will cope with Sub Lieutenant A. I. Code’s dodgy flying skills can always be fun, though.

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          1. David

            I like the JF/AH types a lot as player a/c, but I wonder if they might be a bit frame-heavy for AI use.

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