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Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« on: January 29, 2019, 02:51:47 PM »



  Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
High Fidelity all-weather, single-seat, multi-role fighter-bomber aircraft Add-on for FSX/P3D

Compatibility: FSX (ACC PACK), FSX:SE, Prepar3Dv3/4
Compatible with both TacPack and vACMI (required to have weapon working)
All models require at least vACMI installed (vACMI is freely downloadable from SSW site)

Home Page
vACMI
TacPack Combat System
FRF-104G complete flight manual here





SIM SKUNK WORKS is..

".. a group of experts simmers for many years acting into the flight simulation field. We are aircraft engineers, programmers, CAD specialists, experts in computer graphics, former real fighter pilots, both military and civilian aircrafts pilots, that have decided to pool their expertise to produce highest fidelity software for flight simulators."


Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"

The single-place F-104G is a high-performance, all-weather, day and night fighter-bomber-interceptor powered by an axial-flow, turbojet engine with afterburner. The air-plane, built by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, is designed for high subsonic cruise and high supersonic combat speeds. The two-place TF-104G is used primarily as a pilot trainer. Notable features of the air-plane include extremely thin flight surfaces, short straight wings with negative dihedral, irreversible-hydraulically-powered flight controls, controllable horizontal stabilizer, engine inlet duct anti-icing, an anti-skid brake system, an automatic pitch control system, and on single-place aircraft a manoeuvring automatic pilot. The wings have leading edge and trailing edge flaps, and a boundary layer control system which is used in conjunction with the trailing edge flaps to reduce landing speeds. An upward ejection system is used for emergency escape. A drag chute is installed to reduce the landing roll and an arresting hook is available for bringing the aircraft to an emergency stop. Internal fuel cells and external fuel tanks may be serviced through a single-point pressure refuelling system. The photo reconnaissance version of the F-104G has three cameras installed in area of the shell-case stowage compartment and is referred to as the RF-104G.

The F-104G was an improved version of the C model built in the US under the Military Assistance Program and internationally by Consortium. The USAF never bought any G models; however, the aircraft was operated by the USAF for training of non-USAF pilots primarily from Germany.


The F-104 was the brainchild of the same man who would later design the world’s fastest plane, the SR-71 Blackbird. Clarence ‘Kelly’ Johnson

This Sim Skunk Works Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G for P3D v4 provides highly detailed and frame-rate-friendly models with fully animated virtual cockpits in both single player and multiplayer versions. Both are fully compatible with TacPack and vACMI.

Almost all systems work as they do in the real-world aircraft and flight dynamics are 99% accurate. Features include Dynamic Drag Index System, NASARR R-21G radar, Litton LN-3 inertial navigator, dual timer bombing system and scenery of two air bases in Italy.


OFFICIAL PROMO (2012)


MODEL
•   Highly detailed model, fully animated
•   Highly detailed 3D cockpit, fully animated and working
•   Frame rate friendly in single and multiplayer, it comes in two versions:
 - 'SOLO' for single player use
 - 'UBUNTU' optimised for multiplayer (available on SSW support forum)
•   Complete 3D-lights systems both internal and external, no flaws on low visibility

TEXTURES
•   Complete multinational liveries set in different tone and aging
•   Bump, speculars applied
•   A complete paintkit will soon be available for painters

SYSTEMS
•   Almost all real systems have been modelled and working as the real thing
•   Flight dynamics modelled 99% close to the real aircraft; fully tested and validated by qualified real-world F-104 pilots
•   Fully functional and close to real NASARR R-15, A/G and A/A mode with:
 - STT (Single track target)
 - LOCK-ON
 - ATTACK
 - GROUND MAP PENCIL
 - GROUND MAP SPOILER
 - CONTOUR MAP
 - TERRAIN AVOIDANCE
•   Aerodynamic pitch up, inertia coupling and BLC system reproduced
•   Payload drop actually changes aircraft weight, balance and drag as well
•   Inertial navigator Litton LN-3 fully implemented
•   Dual timer bombing system
•   Special weapon delivery system
•   Conventional weapon system, rocket launch, AA missiles launch system - requires vACMI


DDI (DYNAMIC DRAG INDEX)

The SSW F/RF-104G uses the Dynamic Drag Index concept; i.e. when you load/drop external loads not only is the GW changed but also the drag coefficient is affected and the model aerodynamics change accordingly. This is particularly important in the F-104 where external loads affect greatly the dynamic behaviour of the model.

Every specific model has its own internal layout with custom gauges (e.g. Dutch and German Zippers have their own altimeter etc.).

Also note that the internal layout will change into sub-versions depending on the ordnance you're carrying.


SOUND SET

A custom sound set has been developed from scratch, using live recording to give you a full immersion into the Zipper environment. If you are a Zipper fan,you will enjoy staying outside and 'playing' with the throttle, listening to it's unique voice.

F-104G by Sim Skunk Works - The sound (2012)



WEAPONS ON MULTIPLAYER

A custom menu for each version (Fighter/Bomber,Interceptor,F/B 'Recce' and RF) gives the possibility to load a complete variety of weapons

Model is optimised for Multiplayer; it loads, fires/drops/launches AIM9, MK82/83/84, LAU-10/3, M117; weapon drop/blast and missile launch are visible both in single and multiplayer mode with no or negligible FSX server clogging (tested and verified with up to 10 players and 25 weapon, bandwidth load remains below 80 KBytes). vACMI is freely downloadable from SSW site.




DOCUMENTATION/OTHER

The model comes with complete docs including:
•   Three pilot checklists (normal, emergency,weapon procedures)
•   Zipper hints (a doc that help the pilot to use it effectively)
•   NASAR R15A simple user guide
•   Original 700-page Flight Manual in PDF format


SOLO/MULTIPLAYER CONSIDERATIONS (SOLO vs UBUNTU)

UBUNTU models are optimised for multiplayer environment; fuselage has less than 80,000 triangles, no bumps nor specular maps still maintaining an excellent graphical quality, it does not require great rendering resources and is frame rate friendly.

UBUNTU models can be used with more than 10 players with no or little frame drop; above 20 players frame rate is still acceptable on high end machines.

SOLO models can be still used in multiplayer as well, however they do have more complex fuselage, bump and specular maps. We suggest that you do not fly with more than 6 players with SOLO models. The installer let the user also install UBUNTU models or not.































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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 02:52:26 PM »
Product DRM

ACTIVATION KEY REQUEST

1.   At the end of installing process you will be prompted to ask for an activation key:
2.   If you want the activation key fill requested fields:
    1.   Order number (get it from our confirmation message or viewing your order list at SSW site)
    2.   Your mail address (enter "Return" key to validate the mail address)

3.   Hit on "Send", a mail containing your registration file based on your system information will be sent to SIM SKUNK WORKS, such file has the name of your PC followed by the name of the purchased model and ending with .ssw

4.   A copy of that mail will be sent also to you to have confirmation that the activation key request process has ended successfully.

5.   Soon you will receive a zipped file containing the activation key, unzip the file and double click the .reg file(s) received to activate the registry keys, this procedure is completely safe, alternatively right-click on the .reg file and choose "Open with.." regedit program.
    1.    In most cases, activation keys are emailed shortly after receipt of the registration file and payment confirmation, but please allow a maximum of 48 hours for the process to be completed, mostly depending on our working times and time zones.

6.   Once registered and activated, the time limit on the model will be removed.

7.   NOTE: The activation key request can be delayed at your will in order to maintain the withdrawal/refund right, the installer will have to be run again if you skip the activation request.


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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 02:52:49 PM »
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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 05:36:42 PM »
I really like the look of this . Must ... Resist ... The temptation .. To .. Buy ! :pilotfly

How is it with Tacpack Asid ? Or do you fly it with vACMI ?
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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 01:45:27 AM »
I really like the look of this . Must ... Resist ... The temptation .. To .. Buy ! :pilotfly

How is it with Tacpack Asid ? Or do you fly it with vACMI ?

I haven't had much time with it but I fly it with vACMI as it was designed specifically for that. It does work with Tacpack as well though.

I like it. It is sleek, fast and nimble. I think it is very well modelled. It comes with lots of documentation as well...delve deep my friend  :thumbsup

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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 10:09:32 AM »
Sounds cool , I really like the SSW Tornado which is pretty deep and fly's awesome , so will probably get this one aswell at some point .

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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 12:03:53 PM »
One thing about the F104 S and G versions is that the weight of fuel and load-out has a big affect on handling. You must consider this when you plan on manoeuvring after dropping a bomb(s) for example. It also has many systems modelled. The dev claims 99%, If I remember correctly.

I think it is a great aircraft and worth adding to your collection if you are interested in military planes of this era.

Don't forget there is an S version as well. They are also developing LOCKHEED TF-104 G

Early work in progress screens





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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 02:03:24 PM »
Heres an old demo for the F-104s link

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Re: Sim Skunk Works LOCKHEED FRF-104G "Zipper"
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2019, 04:54:14 PM »
Thanks for the link . The model looks amazing in those screenshots !