An iconic German WW1 Fighter, made famous by Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known, as the Red Baron.
I felt like flying some WW1 aircraft but realized there wern't many out there for free. You know what that means right? Another 1 week challenge with MSFS SDK! I put in roughly 10-12 hours each day, modeling, painting textures, animating, and tweaking the flight model. I genuinely hope you all enjoy this aircraft as much as I enjoyed making it.
It was quite a challenge finding consistant referance imagery and performance figures as this aircraft was built during aviations infancy. Working within the SDK's limitations on airfoils, etc.. I managed to put together a relatively close simulation of the aircraft's characteristics.
I'm also working on an EVTOL FLIGHT SIMULATOR!
If you would like to get early alpha testing, join discord.gg/vdr4zg2Q8B
or visit https://www.nexteragame.com/
- Red Baron, Iconic design of Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen
- Dazzle, A common style I saw multiple times across my research on the DR1
- White Raven, Lt von Ruben's DR1 paint scheme from the Jaster 7 Squadron
- America 1930s, a post war US Army themed livery for a captured DR1
- BF109, a Messerschmitt adapation of a WWII era aircraft on this WWI classic
UPDATE 1.1.1 is out!
- Added exterior pilot model
- Ground handling significantly more stable on taxi, takeoff, landing
- Animated engine cylinders like real aircraft
- Minor performance tweaks to engine & propeller performance (more responsive RPM)
- Fixed bug that caused rudder to switch direction mid-flight
- Adjusted rear fuselage to be more boxy & repainted liveries match
- Added exhaust heat effects
- Fixed rear landing skid mesh geometry normals
- Fixed bugged cylinder that appeared as chrome
- Improved registration decal (should flicker less at a distance)
- Finncq for advice while painting America 1930s and BF109 liveries
- ZeykaFX for help recording clips for the trailer
- The entire FlyPizza community for cheering me on and pulling me through late nights