Schleicher K7 Rhönadler two-seater glider (Version 1.3.2)
A vintage two-seater steel tubing, wood and fabric training glider which evolved into the K13, still in use in soaring clubs today.
This is a faithfully modelled ASK-7 two set training glider, which originally flew in 1960. It had good performance for its day, with a glide ratio of approximately 26:1. The K7 is constructed with a welded steel tube fuselage covered in doped aircraft fabric covering while the wing is a wooden structure, again with a doped fabric covering. This is the first modelling project for GlideSimmer67 and a huge amount of care has gone into the model (see the images incldued here). B21 helped out with the flight model and the programming.
See intro video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dprKVPPGpno
- non-linear Vertical Speed Indicator bottom-left on panel replaced with a NETTO vario reading
- Vario audio beep added to computer vario (lift-only, default OFF, enabled via Vario Switch on panel)
- Low-speed polar (35..50 knots, 63..90 kph) adjusted, handling/polar otherwise unchanged.
- Spoilers/Airbrakes effectiveness increased
- 'Imperial' (knots/feet) instruments and liveries integrated into a single package with the metric
- A couple of additional liveries added
- Added support for MSFS aerotow and winch launch
- initiate the MSFS lauch by waggling the rudder
- the yellow tow release knob can be used to drop the MSFS cable, and initiate the 'built-in' winch launch as before
- Added support for gauges in knots and feet
- install the additional complimentary package "K7_Imperial_Units"
- Camera positions re-done, so quickview up, left, right usable
- Elevator trim AXIS reversed - this fixes a long-standing issue since SU5
Version 1.10 changes as described in the changelogs
Version 1.02 corrects a model texture that accidentally included an inappropriate symbol and also properly synchronizes the internal and external views of the canopy open/close status.
Features of the MSFS model
- Exceptionally detailed model, inside and out.
- Authentic panel with both an uncompensated VSI and a TE vario, without the modern audio lift indication.
- Carefully modelled and animated yawstrings, attached to the forward pitot and on top of canopy, operating in both yaw and pitch.
- Distinctive flight model, 26:1, with a much lower wing-loading and airspeed range than modern racing gliders.
- Modelled P1 and P2 cockpits with individual panels and multi-part animated canopy.
- Automated winch launch provided via the tow-release lever. Voice output now in german language.
Buttons/key event mappings available in MSFS "Settings/Controls"
- Winch launch / tow release mapped to "TOGGLE RECOGNITION LIGHTS" (same as AS33, LS4)
- Radio knobs recognize standard MSFS events, i.e. INCREASE/DECREASE COM1 FRACT/WHOLE