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ATAG Pattle

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  1. Hello All, Just to let everyone know who is wondering if TF dropped off the face of the earth... no, we are still here. We are busy right now in putting together our first Beta for the Beta Testing group... it is taking longer than we expected for a number of reasons, mostly to due with the fact we are all doing this in our spare time and sometimes real life work and family demands reduce the available time we have for the game development. But overall progress on TF 5.0 is going well... all the major aircraft have their 3D work completed, the map development is going well, the new music has been composed, new ships/vehicles are progressing rapidly, etc. Of course the devil is in the details... as is the case in the example below where you see the new Macchi C.202 Series III model. (will also be a series VIII, with the option for versions of both series with high alt engines) As you can see in the image, there are elements which need work... the prop blade damage is not implemented, the pilot is improperly positioned, grass still shows through the wing, (that is code work), etc. etc. All of which, naturally, will be corrected as the work goes on. But overall we are making good progress. Bonkin and I plan to have a proper update out for the community in the next two weeks. Cheers, Pattle
  2. Hi all, Great to be a part of your forums.ATAG Torian and I exhibited Cliffs of Dover at the Hunter Valley Airshow last weekend.Day 1 was great. Steady stream of people having a look and fly. A few break also gave us the opportunity to watch the aircraft on display.Day 2 - went off! Thought I would share the report.It was the crowd of people, not just enjoying the event, but in checking out and having a go at Cliffs of Dover. All day!!!From about 9.30am to event close at 4pm, Torian and I would have had 30 minutes to ourselves. Torian was the only one of us lucky to sneak a lunch in.Day 2 started nice and early with a 7am tour of the flight line, hosted by one of Australia's top Warbird photographers, Mark Jessop. https://mynikonlife.com.au/news/gear/the-air-up-there/ Image 1. Torian really looking down the barrel! Image 2 The gates opening for the event turned into flood gates for us. DD Sheriff dropped into what was literally a room full of people having a go or in line waiting. Sorry I didn't have much time to chat Sheriff!Many kids also had a fly, watched on by very happy and photo snapping parents with massive smiles, watching their young chargers getting stuck in. Was great seeing people wanting to try and land. I enjoyed giving instruction and watching the sense of achievement on the faces of those that survived it! It was great having the Hurricane outside our door, as we could say to the kids, see that Hurricane, jump in and lets fly it! Worked a treat.And I mean literally outside! Pic 3Later in the afternoon I switched from the joystick to yoke, with a highlight for me watching an 8 yr girl flying a Heinkel! And doing a good job, with a bit of coaching. Her parents were absolutely thrilled.Plenty wanted to give a 109 a run to use the cannon's. I had my $50 bargain surround sound system and subwoofer turned right up. The sound and the air rush coming out of there was awesome.Lost count of how many people had a taste of what Cliffs had to offer yesterday. 100+ easily. Many openly commenting and in awe of how good it looked. One guy was super excited to hear that a flyable Wellington will be in 5.0 as his grandfather flew them in the war.Best of all, we have been invited back when the event is back on!Thanks again to Torian for hanging our and representing our community. Also, I am now with Team Fusion in a PR role. Looking forward to being more of a presence in the Danger Dogs forum. Between Bonkin and I, we will be sharing information on the progress and later release of 5.0.Exciting times.Cheers,Pattle
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