Republic Seabee takes too the virtual FSX skies!

Im extremely proud to announce that the Republic RC-3 Seabee project has hit the next benchmark!  The Seabee is up and flying in FSX!  It still has a long ways to go untill its on sale, but this gives you a good preview of what the external model will look like.  Please ignore the cockpit model as its un-textured and unfinished, but the external is 95% done!

Can anyone guess what film this famous Seabee is from?

 

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Announcing the KCFS Republic Seabee!

First renders of the next KCFS product is in, and its a Seabee!

This product is being created with cooperation from both the International Republic Seabee Owner’s Club and local Washington Seabee owners to make the most accurate and detailed virtual representation of the Seabee ever!  Below are some early 3D renders of the external model.  The external model is mostly done, but missing its trademark corrugation on the flying surfaces.  Those will be added via normal mapping in the texture for performance reasons.  Feel free to discuss the project in the forums!

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Forum Disabled Temporarily

I had to shut down the forums due to a mass flood of spam from
bots. I dont have the time to constantly delete these post’s AND work on the
SportStar SP1 plus the next product. I will try to re-enable it in 24 hours and
see if the bots have gone away. If not, I will need to enforce user login for
post’s, and thats something I dont want to do. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Livery Pack Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that the livery pack is almost finished!  Soon the SportStar will be updated too SP1 with new details, bug fixes, and the added livery’s!  We are hoping for an early September release of the SportStar SP1.

Here are some screenshots of the custom livery from the contest winner!  The metal flake is a new technique I found (new for me at least) and I think it looks really cool, but would LOVE some feedback from the community and customers.

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KC Flight Shop SportStar Livery Contest!

So, I am planning to make a KCFS Livery pack free to all of our customers as a “Thank You” for there support. So far I have made a few great livery’s, but I NEED MORE!!! This is were you, the community, can help pitch in!!!! Also, get a little somethin in return.

Here is how it works. Im going to make this contest as simple as possible, so that ANYONE can enter it, with or without any artistic skills!  Posted below will be a livery kit for the SportStar.

In it is a layered PSD file for people who have Photoshop, and a JPG for people who dont. So if you have other programs like Gimp or even Windows Paint, you can use it!

Also, if you dont have any digital painting skills, thats fine! You can find a interesting photo of an aircraft livery and POST IT! Thats right! Find a photo of an aircraft that you think has a really cool and or unique aircraft livery that you would like to see on the SportStar and post it on this forum!!! ANYONE CAN ENTER!!!

Also, for those skilled livery painters, the full SportStar paint kit is also available!

So, what do you get? Simple. The winner(s) will get a free copy of the SportStar! If they already have the SportStar, they can opt to give there license to 1 friend, or save there license and use it on a free copy of our NEXT (un-announced) product!

Here are
the rules.

#1, all entries must be posted by Thursday, 8/11/2011 Midnight PST. I will announce the winners Friday.
#2, ALL entries agree to let me use there concept in a free livery regardless of if they win or not. Credit will be given if your livery concept is used.
#3, You can only submit a maximum 5 (five) concepts, so make them count! Dont flood the thread!
#4, Entries must be in the form of A: JPG of the livery template, or B: A clear JPG of a real aircraft. Please post them in this thread.
#5, Judging will be based on creativity, uniqueness, and style. I will pick the
winners that I like. I will also critique entries to help people zero in on what I like, and let them re-submit if they wish.
#6, Since I will be painting these livery’s, please dont make them too complex, see example below

Really
cool livery, but would take me YEARS to paint with all the tiger stripes! Yikes!

Here are the files.

Livery Kit

Lets see what sort of creativity this community has! Contest starts NOW!

Visit our forum to submit your entry here http://www.kcflightshop.com/?page_id=39&mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=12#postid-30

Pro-Flight

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Pro-Flight!  I wanted to thank them for giving me access to there SportStar for our project.  Being able to not only study the aircraft, but also do flight testing greatly helped us to make this a better product.  If anyone is in the Seattle area and is looking to get an LSA license, just give them a call!  They do LSA flight instruction along with Private, commercial, all the way up to instructor level!

http://www.flyproflight.com/  (425) 228-9510 

The SportStar and LSA license is not yet listed on their web page.

KCFS Evektor SportStar is released!

KC Flight Shop is proud to announce the release of its first product, the Evektor SportStar!

The SportStar is a small 100HP personal aircraft under the new Light Sport Aircraft classification and is in fact the first aircraft to be certified Light Sport in the US!  The
SportStar’s roomy cockpit, exceptional performance, and unmatched visibility make it truly a pilot’s aircraft.

The KCFS Evektor SportStar offers an amazing package of value, detail, and versatility and an unbeatable price at only $15.00 (USD)!

You can purchase this product by following this link!

Kevin Millers interview on TMT posted!

I had a lot of fun talking with Archammer on Ten Minute Taxi Thursday night and wanted to thank him for being a great host!  I did get a little long winded I think going on for over 15 minutes, but I had a LOT to say!  You can watch the 40 minute long “After Show Show” with my interview below.

As I said on the show, hopefully the SportStar will go on sale TONIGHT! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s screen shots and hearing about there experiences! Word of mouth is always the best form of advertising!

 

KCFS on Ten Minute Taxi tonight!

Please join us for some exciting news about KCFS on Ten Minute Taxi!  Archammer will be interviewing Kevin Miller about the Evektor SportStar and KCFS!  Watch tonight’s show Thursday at 5:30 Central and stay tuned after that.

I will post a Youtube link once its posted for those who missed it.