Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Oct 22, 2019 12:30:34 GMT
Think you´re confusing it with the -500.
The -250´s came into existence as later/increased weight/extended range versions of earlier L-1011´s .... but .... the -1 through -250 all featured the same WS (of around 155.4 FT) and were dimensionally similar .... save for their weight and engine thrust primarily.
It was the reduced fuselage length and even longer ranging -500 which featured the increased WS (of around 164.4 FT).... the last L-1011 version produced from around 1978 until production ceased during 1983.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Oct 23, 2019 13:55:23 GMT
Upon diving much more deeply into the complex technical world of civil aviation .... it seems the L-1011-250 "did" in fact feature a WS extension and which became the foundation for the wing eventually applied to the L-1011-500.
The span was increased to 164.4 FT .... or roughly 5.2 FT extensions per wing.
This "has not" .... and likely "will not" .... be incorporated into the L-1011 model we currently host (within the forseable future) and for the following resons ....
1. We "did not" produce the L-1011 3D model we currently host.
2. The model we currently host is what we´ve been "authorized to use" .... and which is precisely what we´ve done since 2010 when our entire L-1011 flight line was first released.
3. Such a wing modification to our current L-1011 model (whilst not impossible) would also likely impose texture modifications too and for the sake of the extended wing tips .... since it´s never a good idea to just stretch existing textures over such modifications to any 3D model.
The other defining aspects in relation to all this are ....
The L-1011-250 featured "modifications" for longer range/higher weight operations and which was developed for L-1011-1, -100, and -200 aircraft. Only 6 airframes were ever upgraded though (among the 250 L-1011´s built) .... all of which were undertaken for DAL .... and some of which eventually migrated to other operators following the retirement of these aircraft from DAL service. The L-1011-250 "was not" a production standard variant.
The extended tips .... if applied to our model .... would result in features dimensioned "much smaller" (in overall size) than the height" of any PAX door on our current L-1011 model. This simply "would not" be obvious .... just as it "is not" obvious on our DC-8-62, -63, -72, and -73 3D models either .... each of which similarly lack their wing tip extensions too (we´ve had this conversation a number of times in the past), but, without having any obvious or detrimental impact upon the visual appearance of these product/s or the way each performs within FS.
Even for lack of its wing tip extensions .... our L-1011-250 simulation is otherwise technically correct in regard to its assigned weight and engine thrust specifications .... along with its flight performance too .... and which is really all that matters given what we´re "easily able to achieve".
As should now be evident per all of the above explanation .... there´s always a limit between what we can do and what we´d like to be able to do.
In summary ....
As thorough as we like to try´n be in regard to most of what we do we need to "draw the line" somewhere .... and (for reasons beyond our ease of influence on this case) we do also need to be "practical" too
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Oct 24, 2019 12:15:10 GMT
No problem Alex .... a long/thorough explanation is always better than a short/inconcise one .... so there can, in future, be no misinterpretion or uncertainty and especially given there´s usually a lot more to this sort of thing than initially meets the eye
My personal preference is to generally try´n answer more questions than are ever asked .... and before they´re even asked