There is always a search for content. I have created many missions for others and they are appreciated. But one interesting method of creating good and fast content is converting a mission or campaign for one plane to another aircraft.
Dirty Rotten Flieger a,k.a. JustinCWood had that bright idea. He converted the MiG-29 campaign "Over the Hump" from the Mig-29 to a MiG-21bis. As per his notes: he swapped out the modern planes and reduced the missile loads to equalize the firepower.
"The missions are perfect length for MiG-21 with drop tanks. Just take off and fly 90% till your flight catches up . This way they will not spend all their fuel on afterburner catching up to you."
You can download this MiG-21bis updated campaign "Over the Hump" http://www.digitalco...n/files/895430/
MiG-21bis Forum discussion - http://forums.eagle....ad.php?t=138720
Campaign Forum discussion - http://forums.eagle....ad.php?t=131424
Kudos and good thinking.
The idea was also done by Angst who uploaded the Mig-29 GCI mission modified for use with the Mig-21.
Lessons from My Conversions
In the past I have taken the older Lockon A-10A mission-packs I completed and then used them for the basis of Su-25T mission-packs. The Su-25T were carrying out the same tasks but had different tools than the A-10A. The missions had to be amended and tweaked but it was fun.
Recently, at the request of Lockonfiles user Freak, I created a full beach assault mission for the Black Shark Ka-50. I then turned it into a full project with conversions first to the A-10C and then the Su-25T.
What I learned from that project is that conversion can be a fun process. But there is a difference between something you do for a bit of flying fun and something you offer up to other flight-simmers. When I did the A-10C version, it received a negative and detailed response - that would be called play-testing.
I had assumed too much about the A-10C from the success of the Ka-50. Sure, both aircraft destroyed things, but the much more static Ka-50 had a much higher level of information feed-back than the A-10C. Much of the corrections were about connecting the A-10C to action/results on the ground.
See the discussions about that process and lessons learned
Mission Atmosphere - http://www.lockonfiles.com/blog/10/entry-167-atmosphere-ka-50-beach-prep-mission/
Reflections on this Project http://www.lockonfiles.com/blog/10/entry-172-beach-prep-missions-lessons-learned/
Ka-50 Beach Prep Mission - http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/2961-ka-50-beach-prep-sp-mission/
A-10C Beach Prep Mission - http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/2967-a-10c-beach-prep-sp-mission/
Su-25T Beach Prep Mission - http://www.lockonfiles.com/files/file/2978-su-25t-beach-prep-sp-mission/
So, keep an eye out for interesting missions in other aircraft. If those aircraft do the same category of air-task, it would be a chance to swap in your preferred aircraft and have some fun. And maybe provide a bit of content for the community
I am currently working on transferring some Su-25T Lockon mission-packs from FlamingCliffs 1.12 to the DCS World package. More content, yaa!!