HHS wrote on Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:49 pm:
What do you mean with "publicly available data"?
Is buying an engineering book containing usefull datas "publicly available"?
Publicly available data is data which can be accessed publicly, e.g. through the internet, books, magazines, etc., as opposed to "classified" data.
How do you will check that "The aircraft must have a unique and realistic flight dynamics model based on publicly available data. Data that is not available publicly can be replaced by educated guesses as long as those stay realistic" ??
I am surely not checking every bit of the FDM, besides other reasons, because I don't have any expertise in this area. If I would, I would start the project myself. But during the development process and especially during the 2 weeks "probation" there will surely be a lot of communication with the developer and where he/she gets/got the data will surely be part of this. Besides other reasons also, because I have (at least used to have) some contacts at Boeing Vertol which *might* be able to provide some material in a compressed form.
Who are the "other contributors", who will decide if the result will be accepted and the bounty will be paid?
Bounty contributors are people which contribute to the bounty (i.e. also put up some money for it). For this bounty there are no other contributors yet (I'm obviously yet the only one in the list), but I hope, there will be more people joining.
Please see also the bounty page
I hope you are aware of that making an helicopter with an unique and realistic flight dynamic, full 3d-cockpit etc. is a very long task.
It needed some years until we got all needed datas for the Bo105 to create a sophisticated and realistic fdm.
I am. I do not expect that some developer creates an RAH-66 within 2 weeks for US$20 altogether. The idea is that first people add up to the bounty and then a developer starts working and it takes as long as it takes to fulfill the task.