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by Dragon029
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: ROKAF decide to introduce A330MRTT Tanker
Replies: 4
Views: 876

ROKAF decide to introduce A330MRTT Tanker

MRTT buddies! The RAAF has also just decided to order another 2 tankers - @Spektrum; they have a boom and 2 drogue pods on the wings. The MRTT has had some serious issues in the past, but they've recently completed the relevant fixes, with the tankers performing well in assisting the fight against I...
by Dragon029
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: 3rd Party Programs
Topic: [PROGRAM] OpenYS - Open Source YSFlight Server!
Replies: 967
Views: 58582

[PROGRAM] OpenYS - Open Source YSFlight Server!

I know you're working on a fair bit (and this would probably come under your existing WIP), but any chance of having a trainer / plugin that reads extra / custom weapon data from an aircraft's .dat (stored within some commented-out section)? :mrgreen: But yeah, this obviously opens up a ton of oppor...
by Dragon029
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: 3rd Party Programs
Topic: [PROGRAM] OpenYS - Open Source YSFlight Server!
Replies: 967
Views: 58582

[PROGRAM] OpenYS - Open Source YSFlight Server!

Exciting history was made today - I've mapped the "ordinance spawned" packet - the one that tells YS a missile, bomb, agm, or even flare is created. I can now launch bombs from the gun cannon for example (in fact I've already done so, it was HILARIOUS!). We need vidyas ASAP Is it possible for you t...
by Dragon029
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: 3rd Party Programs
Topic: [PROGRAM] Png2Srf
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

[PROGRAM] Png2Srf

Yep, always gotta be careful of the 1-sided double-polygons during the sketchup conversion process. I always just try to ensure that I paint my model in Sketchup before exporting it, allowing me to use the colour split script to get what I want off it; you can do the same thing in geopolyx, etc, but...
by Dragon029
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General YS
Topic: 65K Landing Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 2922

65K Landing Challenge

It all works now; I was missing Pat's ground pack in my current installation; to shorten the trip I just created a starting point out near the carrier. Landed a stock F-16 on it so far, just going to see if I can land a few other things on it before I post a video. Edit: Here we go; used the stock F...
by Dragon029
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: General YS
Topic: 65K Landing Challenge
Replies: 32
Views: 2922

65K Landing Challenge

Am I doing something wrong? I couldn't find it in an SR-71, so I jumped in an F/A-37 Talon with 75% fuel and cruised south from Lihue at Mach >4 until it ran out of fuel (~20 minutes later) and I still didn't find it, checking the 100 mile radar monitor every 10 seconds or so. I also tried to open t...
by Dragon029
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:02 am
Forum: General YS
Topic: Overrun Tailstrike
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Overrun Tailstrike

There just needs to be roughness coefficient for maps and a landing gear suspension coefficient for aircraft that allows something between negligible vibration and flipping over aircraft. You could probably add a damage-per-distance factor (with an upper limit) into that as well, so if you're landin...
by Dragon029
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: EX-50 Design Process
Replies: 3
Views: 783

EX-50 Design Process

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by Dragon029
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Screenshots & Media
Topic: GIFs (Unedited)
Replies: 34
Views: 5378

GIFs (Unedited)

You guys should try to use gifv's:

http://lifehacker.com/imgur-can-now-con ... 1682567747

They're roughly 10x smaller in filesize without loss in quality.
by Dragon029
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Nice article on A-10 developments
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Nice article on A-10 developments

Why can't the Army or Marines buy the A-10's instead? If the Air Force is reluctant to do the job required of them, but instead focuses on the economics and profitability of war as a business, the A-10's could be taken over and take a seat next to the choppers and fixed-wings already in service. It...
by Dragon029
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Northrop Grumman - Aircraft TV Commercial
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Northrop Grumman - Aircraft TV Commercial

They are, but NGB isn't a thing anymore; LRS-B superseded it.

Also, Lockheed doesn't have that much of a stake in this; it's primarily Northrop Grumman vs Boeing.
by Dragon029
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Northrop Grumman - Aircraft TV Commercial
Replies: 12
Views: 1225

Northrop Grumman - Aircraft TV Commercial

Briefing time! The aircraft vaguely advertised at the end of the commercial is meant to represent Northrop Grumman's entry for the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) program which seeks to develop a B-3 stealth bomber. Right now, Northrop Grumman is competing against a Boeing / Lockheed Martin team (B...
by Dragon029
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Aviation Photos/Videos
Replies: 743
Views: 87877

Aviation Photos/Videos

Yeah; easiest way to identify a HARM is with it's massive (especially when compared to the tail) forward fins (1.1m tip to tip).
by Dragon029
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Aviation Photos/Videos
Replies: 743
Views: 87877

Aviation Photos/Videos

The outwards cant is just an optical illusion; they're just simply tilted downwards which, when combined with the upwards elevation of the wing's middle hardpoint, makes it look like it's facing away from the camera more. As for the HARM; it's not pictured in that image, but it is slated for later a...
by Dragon029
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Miscellanea
Topic: Advice on Jet
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Advice on Jet

Looks awesome; what's it's estimated thrust? Also, make sure you develop a safety plan / operating procedure before you get to it's maiden run; it might help too to get clearance to run it in different areas, in case your neighbours complain about the noise, or your college workshops don't want to h...
by Dragon029
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Indonesian Air Asia flight 8501 disappear
Replies: 9
Views: 1017

Re: Indonesian Air Asia flight 8501 disappear

There's talk that there may have been an issue stemming from a frozen pitot tube - there are procedures to deal with such a thing, but it might have been the originating problem from which others arose.
by Dragon029
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: How well do you know Principles of Flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: How well do you know Principles of Flight?

Damn, 86%, but only because I second-guessed myself on the constant speed prop question.
by Dragon029
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: 3rd Party Programs
Topic: Elevation Grid Generator
Replies: 52
Views: 5931

Re: Elevation Grid Generator

Yeah, the reason I asked originally was because I got curious after seeing the 60x60 bitmaps and so I tried a bitmap with 500x500; I let it run for about 3-5 minutes and then decided it was either going to take a very long time or it might maybe have become frozen (memory usage was only climbing may...
by Dragon029
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: 3rd Party Programs
Topic: Elevation Grid Generator
Replies: 52
Views: 5931

Re: Elevation Grid Generator

This is great; how well does it run as the image sizes get larger; or rather, what's the largest bitmap you've tried it with?