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  • Refuelling in 1.06

    This from C3PO

    Air to air refuelling has been subjected to a major overhaul. This has resulted in a complete rewrite of the tanker and receiving aircraft AI.
    The flight leader may request refuelling and this is on behalf of the entire flight. If another flight member requests fuel, the request is for the single aircraft.

    The way the player aircraft behaves depends upon the player options. In easy mode, the player simply needs to line up approximately behind the tanker, and the new AI will take control and refuel the aircraft. In simplified mode, the AI has one hand on the aircraft along with the player. The AI and player controls are mixed together. As the aircraft moves nearer the tanker, the player has less influence over the movement. The AI provides most the throttle control, with the player throttle control becoming a modifier, allowing some influence over the speed of the jet.

    In both Easy and Simplified mode, the AI will open and close the refuelling door, plus make a “ready for gas” radio call when stabilised behind the tanker. Once the jet is refuelled, the AI will make the “Done refuelling” radio call.

    In Realistic mode, the player has full control over the jet in all respects. He must open and close the refuelling door manually, fly the jet into position, make a “ready for gas” radio call, fly the aircraft to the boom and once refuelled, make a “Done refuelling” radio call. Then fly into the waiting position until all jets in the flight have been serviced.

    In all modes, once the refuelling door is opened, the flight control computer dampens the control surfaces. This permits the pilot to make small control movements with ease.

    Major changes have occurred to the AI for the tanker and thirsty aircraft to eliminate completely the rapid jitter that occurs in FalconAF when refuelling takes place. The AI is now able to refuel during a tanker turn, and the tanker turns are now distributed in multiplayer so that the turn is consistent between clients.
    The tanker no longer struggles to maintain a constant speed or altitude during refuelling.

    After refuelling, the thirsty aircraft reduces speed and decreases altitude slightly before sliding across to the waiting position. Meanwhile, the tanker will increase its speed by a few kts only during decoupling before settling back to the previous refuelling speed. The tanker altitude will not vary between refuelling aircraft from the same flight. Tanker boom should now visibly connect in MP.
    We will be trying the refuelling level on realistic when 1.06 come out so practice it offline and make sure you know the procedure. If a refuel is authorised by the flight lead, pilots who do not know the correct procedure will wait until last to refuel.
    Jex.


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    Re: Refuelling in 1.06

    Ohhh Boy mabey we can make a few TE's and do some group Practice this weekend ?????

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    • #3
      Re: Refuelling in 1.06

      Originally posted by Wolf-119th
      Ohhh Boy mabey we can make a few TE's and do some group Practice this weekend ?????
      Please :)

      [conduct][volun][drill][sg-c1][tpf-c1]
      |TG-2nd|munchkin
      Nec aspera terrent.

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      • #4
        Re: Refuelling in 1.06

        carp - yet again I won't be there. Should be up and running within 2 weeks though. (*going through serious withdrawal here*) :)




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        • #5
          Re: Refuelling in 1.06

          I suggest practicing using the "simplified" setting for A-A refuelling until patch 1.06 comes out. If you try it on realistic, especially online... my prediction? Pain. (Thank you, Mr. T)
          [volun]

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          • #6
            Re: Refuelling in 1.06

            Originally posted by EyeSeePeeDude
            carp - yet again I won't be there. Should be up and running within 2 weeks though. (*going through serious withdrawal here*) :)
            I just put in an order for my new computer, and I should be picking it up this afternoon/tomorrow morning... :)

            Depending on how re-installs go, I might be able to make this one. :)




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            • #7
              Re: Refuelling in 1.06

              On a related note I tried a simplified refueling in the training mission. I got stuck on one thing in particular and I wanted to see if anyone else has had it happen to them.

              I called AWACS to get the vector to the tanker and proceeded inbound since I had a visual. AWACS gave me a TACAN channel, 126Y, to use in finding the tanker. Using the UFC (ICP & DED) I could only enter 126. I found no option to change from 126X to 126Y.

              The manual had this to say in the ICP and DED section:

              Use the SEQ button to toggle the TACAN domain (X/Y).
              I had to switch to the backup control on the left console to get 126Y on the TACAN.
              Pavehawk
              Any Time, Any Place

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              • #8
                Re: Refuelling in 1.06

                To change the last digit XY etc, enter 0 in the field and hit enter.

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                • #9
                  Re: Refuelling in 1.06

                  Originally posted by Ivan
                  To change the last digit XY etc, enter 0 in the field and hit enter.
                  Of course, within minutes of posting my question I find the answer on FreeFalcon.com and from Ivan as well.

                  To change the X and Y band:

                  Move the scratch pad to the empty spot on the DED (not the command steering spot) then hit ICP number "0" and hit enter. You will see the X and Y change.
                  That (0) sitting right next ot the X is your reminder.

                  Thanks Ivan!
                  Pavehawk
                  Any Time, Any Place

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