Plane sailing in Second Life: the ReneMarine Ask 13

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Everybody knows Orca ain’t a flyer. But I always had a soft spot for René’s boats and her meshing and scripting skills. Her stuff is always a bit different from the paradigm set by other boatwrights. So maybe you can imagine my surprise when I read about a sailplane by René in Inara’s blog. And here it is:

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Topping a loop over Holly Kai Park in my ReneMarine Ask 13

Courtesy of someone crashing on a neighbour’s island I recently discovered the ReneMarine Ask 13 sailplane, a newcomer to Second Life (released at the end of March 2018), and built by Rene Underby, creator of ReneMarine yachts. The model brought back fond memories for me of taking sailplane lessons when in my 20s, initially in the physical world Schleicher ASK 13, so it became someone of an impulse buy for me.

The Ask 13 costs L$1000. For that, you get the glider, instructions, thermal HUD, and a box of texture scripts with pre-set colours and registrations and a set of texture 1024×1024 textures – one for the airframe, one for the seats and interior and one AO.

Overall, the design is true to early versions of the Schleicher ASK 13, with the single non-retractable wheel and nose…

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