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WIP Freightliner FS-65

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  1. waboll

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    this looks pretty good ngl
     
  2. ThatGuyOverThere

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    I have a suggestion, when you do the red and amber lights for the bus, you should program them to use the beacon/siren lights button. It'll be more convenient and much better than the controls on the Dansworth bus.
     
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  3. Dummiesman

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    I was thinking of writing my own little system for that, activated by a control, that'd let you define light patterns in a jbeam file (so people could release mods to add patterns for example)
     
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  4. Dummiesman

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    Finally something to fill the large void under the hood. The CAT C7!
    Modeled by @VeyronEB
     

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  5. marlenemancuso

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    Noice. That’s actually looking really good.
     
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  6. Dat-Mudkip

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    One thing I've noticed when it comes to school bus engines is that they generally have a spaghetti-like appearance...

    (Found via Bing because Google Images is freaking worthless these days...)

    I6-Turbo engines do seem to be a common power source it seems, so the model will certainly fit the bill. Not entirely sure you want to "spaghettify" the engine; that's probably not worth the trouble.
     
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  7. Dummiesman

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    Both the Caterpillar C7 and the MBE900 (will be done too) are power plants actually used in the FS65. I've looked at a bunch of these and there's not too much "spaghetti" going on.

    See this channel if you want to see some examples. They've posted multiple FS-65's with CAT C7 installed
    https://www.youtube.com/user/nwbus123
     
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  8. VeyronEB

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    I think its also down to the lack of a radiator, all the tubing for that will add quite a bit more detail and textures will help a lot also. There is a lot of wiring around the firewall on these buses but as it is the engine is already like double the poly count of comparable official vehicle engines so I don't want to add too much more, although I guess some of that could be added to the body of the bus as the official cars do.

    irl comparison:

     
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  9. Dat-Mudkip

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    Good to know. I'll have to keep that in mind should I need it for future reference.

    On an unrelated note, I found out that there's a few places on the East Coast (United States) that are debuting electric school buses. Didn't look too far into this, but there has at a minimal been trials carried out and I think a few districts might have even placed orders already!
     
  10. Dummiesman

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    Hey it's kinda under its own power now
     

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  11. AfterShock360

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    *hands trophy for longest running mod dev on the forum*.

    Great job man, glad to see this still in progress!
     
  12. Dummiesman

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    Engine and transmission now moved to the front and mounted! (Didn't mean to hit the sign lol)
     
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  13. ericyost1

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    Will the transmission be a automatic?
     
  14. Dummiesman

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    Yes, the installed transmission is an Allison 2000
     
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    any chance of a manual?
     
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  16. gdfastner

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    10/10 driving skill.
    Also, looks great! I've grown bored of the s w o o p t a s t i c front of the Dansworth C-type bus and this same damn bus drives past my house every morning, so this hits close to home.
     
  17. Dummiesman

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    Dunno. It'd require some dash remodeling (shifter pedestal replaced with storage area on manuals), and they're not that common afaik

    also an update:
    Reshaped some of the front to match the real bus more. (left = old, right = new)
    still todo: scale on X axis by 95%, it['s ever so slightly too wide
    upload_2019-5-23_16-27-28.png upload_2019-5-23_16-27-43.png
     
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  18. Dummiesman

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    such an awkward shape to jbeam
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    but its ingame now :)
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  19. umustbeloggedintododat

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  20. Dummiesman

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    Front bumper jbeamed. Cracked the hood fiberglass when I bent it too :p
    (btw, hood wont bend too much, its fiberglass)

    upload_2019-5-24_8-41-36.png

    Also the body of the bus will detach in hard collisions. This is a safety feature that is on the bus IRL as well.
    upload_2019-5-24_8-57-5.png
     
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