For the C-170B project, our R&D is extensive. Over the last two weeks, we have personally surveyed three different 170’s. Each with their own unique characteristics. Each and every detail is being carefully documented.
A few items I’m focusing on;
1.) Determining what’s original to the aircraft, and what is not.
2.) Finding the advantage, or disadvantage to any diversion from the original.
3.) Working with the STC holders, of common modifications, to accurately re-produce and implement those changes into the simulator. Not just visually, but technically, representing the physics.
Cumulatively, the amount of data being collected is incredible. It’s time consuming. However, the end-result will be nothing short of fabulous!