This is a little project of mine.
What is it?
It's the Ready For Pushback V2 747-200 panel with a couple little upgrades I've added to it. I use this exclusively on the Project OpenSky 747-1/200 V3 and 4. It would be a crime to use anything less than the best panel available on such a fantastic model.
ISG FMC to replace the CIVA INS which was a pain in the neck to program, then expired and wouldn't work anymore.
AOG FSWXR2100 functioning weather radar. In the picture there isn't any weather, but I angled the beam downwards and it is showing terrain. It works like a charm.
The other thing that isn't stock is the TCAS VSI gauge and transponder. That wasn't created or installed by me though.
I created this for my own personal enjoyment within the confines of my boredom. It's not perfect, but it works for me and that's all that matters. I'll continue to refine it as time goes on.
I've also taken up the forbidden art of painting. Soon I shall speak in esoteric terms, and lord my skills over all those who cannot paint. Heh, yeah right. Anyways, I thought I would share my first successful attempt at creating textures. I know, my computer sucks, so ignore the fact that the plane looks like it's made of Lego and that there is no scenery.
It needs the registration (C-FTOA) and the fin number still. Like the panel I showed before, I'm working on it in bits and pieces. But I don't think it's bad for a first attempt of someone who has zero experience with creating textures and using Photoshop.
It's meant to look like this.
The old school Air Canada font was done by me, by hand. The engine and wing textures are borrowed from the World Airways paint someone else did and are there for visual effect only.
I think it turned out rather well, and I hope you like it.
A very special thanks to Nick Wilkinson for all his help, guidance and patience.
Feedback and questions are welcomed.
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