Monday, November 29, 2010

JessicaBelle Aeronautic Projects’ Focke-Wulf Fw 190 "Butcher Bird"

JessicaBelle Aeronautic Projects has come on the scene with the release of it’s first warplane, it’s rendition of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, also known as the “Butcher Bird.” Maneuverable, compatible with two combat systems, and with armament of machine guns, bombs, and rockets, it is both an excellent dogfighter and ground-attack aircraft in areal duels and combat RP battles.

From this writer/pilot’s point of view, the JessicaBelle Fw 190 flies easier than the other two brands I’ve flown. The engine scripts are made by Shana Carpool, whom has a record of building popular aircraft. Flight can be performed from either first-person-view/mouselook, or third-person-view from behind. Besides the owner, the plane can also be made to be flyable through someone else through guest mode.

Other controls are as follows:


start/stop=starts/stops the plane.

g=raises/lowers the landing gear.

vice on/vice off=activates the vice combat system,allowing guns/rockets/bombs to operate.

tcs on/ tcs off=activates the TCS combat system.

team1-4=chooses your vice team,default will be no team/team 0.

bt=toggles rockets/bombs

b=fires/drops rockets or bombs

left click on the mouse fires the guns once vice is active,also works in mouselook.

a=roll left
d=roll right
directional arrows also work.

page up/down=increases/decreases throttle.

The ease of flying the plane makes it ideal for dogfighting for both new and experienced pilots, able to maneuver with ease. For a combat roleplay sim with the VICE system, in which combat can be Air vs Ground vs Sea, the Dayafter Fw 190 makes for a useful addition. It can attack ground and sea targets with either bombs or rockets, the latter being the more popular choice (rockets can also be used against bombers, as real Fw 190s did, but some combat RPs consider them “cheating”).

By all means the plane is good for more than just combat. The same ease of control that makes it so good in a dogfight makes it a great plane for acrobatics, or just casual flying around.

There is also a smaller version of the JessicaBelle Fw190 available for pilots who prefer tiny avatars.

The Real Fw 190:

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (Shrike) was designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s. It was used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War in a variety of roles. Like the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 was employed as a "workhorse", and proved suitable for a wide variety of roles, including air superiority fighter, strike fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and operated with less success as a night fighter.

The Fw 190 was well-liked by its pilots. Some of the Luftwaffe's most successful fighter aces flew the Fw 190, including Otto Kittel with 267 victories, Walter Nowotny with 258 victories and Erich Rudorffer with 222 claimed kills. A great many of their kills were claimed while flying the Fw 190.

The Fw 190 participated on every major combat front where the Luftwaffe operated, and did so with success. Some 28 Fw 190s are in museums or in the hands of private collectors around the world. In 1997, a German company began manufacturing new models.

Build Team:

Scripts/texture: Shana Carpool

Build/sculpt: Selene Spellhunter & Mabon (built the bomb shape)

Plane/flight advisor: Sky Phydeau

Planner/financier: Jessicabelle Dayafter (also did some small things, like the spinner.)

DISCLAIMER: I do not support any hate-filled ideology, nor am I affiliated with any such persons or groups. I'm simply a history buff with an affection for fine aircraft. - JessicaBelle Dayafter

The plane can be found for sale at Vickster’s Flight-Pro Shop in The Channel sim at (145, 45, 3484).

Article by Bixyl Shuftan and JessicaBelle Dayafter (^.^)


  1. This plane is what serious aeronauts call "hovercraft" or "pennyturner" due to the lack of realism on the scripting part. It still stays in air at almost no speed refusing any kind of stall behavior, the turnrate makes it spin on a radius smaller than it's own size. Generally said it's made for fast, cheap ownage rather than delivering any flying experience.
    The model is obviously based on perfabrica's FW 190 using photosourced textures, which btw is frowned upon by every serious modding community, not to mention any potentially copyright or eula violations.

  2. One of the team, Sky Phydeau, is a real-life pilot, so I believe that qualifies him as a "serious areonaut."

    Also, there were these comments by Vickster Khun, of Jg-2 and the Flying Tigers:

    There has been some bashing of aircraft on our group chat, particularly about Shana Aircraft's Fighters.

    Some people are calling them penny-turners, uber fighters, or whatever.

    Shana Aircraft are not penny-turners when flown at the proper speeds. Shana Aircraft, like many in SL, have a reduced turn radius at low speed.
    Our sim rules mandate a minimum throttle setting of 70%. Flown at that speed Shana Aircraft are no longer penny-turners, but they are wicked fast and fun to fly!

    Quit whining and fly!

  3. Just think happy thoughts Anonymous,and one day you will learn how to fly to.

  4. "is a real-life pilot": people in Second Life claim to be whatever in real-life and there are not very much possibilities to approve it. Looking at the software market for flight simulation products, including freeware, and having a real-life pilot's choice come to Second Life is controversial.

    "Flying Tigers": mentioned brand is known for being banned from this group's regions in the past.

    "are not penny-turners when flown at the proper speeds": therefore they are penny-turners when NOT being flown at the proper speeds. Further they can be flown at NON proper speeds.

    "Our sim rules mandate a minimum throttle setting of 70%": workaround instead of getting a solution for the problem. It also gives an unfair disadvantage to all other products being scripted for proper flight behavior.

    "they are wicked fast": faster than modern jets and we are talking about a world war 2 fighter plane.

    "Sonic Aviation": linked primitives with freebie scripts. You can easily find comparable products in every puplic sandbox or freebie market.

    "purchased over 100 Planes": some people buy anything without having any preferences. Their opinion is nonrepresentational.

    "if I make a balloon": if you get your team back doing it for you, like this plane you are calling your work. You can take over the script from your plane and rotate the linear motor vector, the hover behavior is already in. But don't forget to decrease the thrust or you go offworld few seconds after takeoff.

    "love to see fine examples of your products": it's hard to miss them regardless where you go.