Simplified Flight Model

Here are a couple of programs that demonstrate a simplified vector-based flight model that takes into account the basic forces affecting flight - lift, drag, thrust and gravity.
Basic Demo
Flight Demo with Sopwith Pup
This is a work-in-process, so feedback is appreciated.
Phil

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Looking really good! The controls felt a bit sensitive at first, but once you get used to things the planes fly great (I only used my laptop touch pad though)

I’d highly recommend creating a demo with terrain or floating objects so we can get a better sense of speed and how the plane handles :slight_smile:

Thanks.
Yes, I definitely plan to create a little “sandbox” for the aircraft - someplace where you can land, take off, chase enemies, etc.
I’m glad the touchpad works. That is a control I hadn’t tried