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WIP Freightliner FS-65

Discussion in 'Land' started by Dummiesman, Aug 7, 2013.

  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.
     
  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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