Convair B-58 Hustler under development

Hi simmers, I have started working on the development of a Convair B58 Hustler. The initial model was created for FSX and then abandoned, but now I want to update it and increase quality and realism with the power of the new simulator. I hope that many simmers will enjoy this mighty and beautiful plane!
Just to start with something interesting, here is the main gear extension sequence.
Engineers put a lot of efforts onto this gears, because they had to fit a big structure with 8 wheels and a considerable height inside a pretty limited space.
This is the result.

It is worth noting that all the movements are controlled by only one actuator. All other parts move by a kinematics chain, really brilliant in my opinion (I mean the real thing!)

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Some pictures of the B58 Hustler on its first ride on MSFS, compiled after some bug-fixing. Very few animated parts for now, but the initial sensation is… atomic!

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Nice, always a beautiful bird

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Yessssss, I’ll take early cold war supersonic planes any day!

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Beautiful. I’ve always loved the clean, futuristic look of the B58. Thanks for developing this classic.

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■■■■ this was one of my first and favorite plastic models as a kid. Great design and one of the best names in the business.

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Oh my. I’m so excited I think I p’d a little.

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This is going to be awesome

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oh, very cool!

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Nice to see such a classic beauty getting the focus!

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Beautiful work.

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Nice, looks good! Any thoughts on the flight model? That’s not going to be easy within MSFS…

had the pleasure of seeing this in the metal at Pima. Always been a favourite, looking forward to this aircraft

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Early cold war jet? Sign me up.

I always thought that era of jets was beautiful. Glad to see another one coming to the sim.

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A classic beauty. I’m really looking forward to see this come alive. Buona fortuna!!

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Thanks.
The first pictures are with low resolution textures. Since I use vector-graphics I can scale up 2 or 4 times. Currently I am scaling them from 1024x1024 to 2048x2048.
Next pictures will be with 2K resolution textures, just to see if they look good, but I will then go up and scale to 4K, but only if it will be clear that the difference in quality is worth the possible frame rate loss.

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Looks like we’re in for another treat, thanks Airmax!

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Awesome. Not only have I always loved this plane, but my dad did some of the design work on it (he was one of the engineers working on the design of the pod system I believe), so there’s a personal connection, too.

Please add the - to the name before it’s too late - B-58 Hustler. A B58 is a Beech Baron. I was a bit confused… :wink:

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Yes B58 can be confusing; I wrote Convair B58 that is a good hint… but better specify “the Hustler”, I don’t know if I can change the title of the thread, but I’ll try, thanks FlyingsCool5650

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DONE! Now it’s Convair B-58 Hustler under development. Hope this helps.

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