The wingtip contrails are part of the effects package on the POSKY 747. Just press "i" (the default "smoke effects" key)
Yes. I had to strike the engines on landing to get the fire effect. Then I ran an instant replay. In the replay, the engines appear on fire, so I was able to get the effect that they were on fire during the flight.
To be honest, this video came together quite by accident. About two weeks ago, when my son was flying, he struck the tail on take off and it caught fire and began to shoot sparks. I had no idea that this was even doable. I have never had a tail strike, so I never saw it.
After his flight, I tried it with several other POSKY aircraft. they all did it.
So I got the idea to use that in a "dramatic" video.
When I ran my first simulation, I did the tailstike fine and got the shots I wanted. I screwed up the landing and that's when I got the engine fire. I didn't know this effect was available either. That's when the idea came together for the video.
I ran two more simulation to try and get the shots I wanted.
The biggest piece of the puzzle was finding the right music. I came across the music I used, and thought it would be pefect for this video.
It took me about two weeks to put all the elements together. I hope you liked it. I think it came out pretty well.
My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.