Landing on water!

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Landing on water!

Post by koshyajit » Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:43 am

September 28, 2022

Dear fellow YS Aviators/Designers;
Is there a way to design a water-runway to where we can land on it with just our pontoons??

As of right now, we can obviously create a water-runway by simply placing a "Runway" Rect. Region over water and demarcating it with runway lights of some sort. But, when you land on such a runway, you cannot land on just your pontoons -- you end up crashing!! You have to land with your gear down like on a regular runway on land. :(

So, is there a way to overcome this problem (in Scenery Editor) and create a water-runway where we can land (more realistically) with just our pontoons?

Thank you all, in advance for any help or editing tips and tricks in this area.
Sincerely,
John Yohannan

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Re: Landing on water!

Post by waspe414 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:59 pm

There is not currently. Paving the ocean is the only way
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Post by koshyajit » Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:41 pm

Okay, so when we land in amphibious craft, we still have to have our terrestrial gear down -- aka wheels?? :( :(

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Post by waspe414 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:02 pm

Yeah. You can make an aircraft where the gear animation is set to bomb bay, and the aircraft doesn't have a retractable gear in the .dat, so it'll look right. You can edit existing aircraft in Notepad by changing anything on CLA 0 with STA more than 0 to CLA 9
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Post by koshyajit » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:17 pm

Okay, thank you...will look over the .dat-files and get back to you if I don't understand your instructions. Thank you!!

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Post by waspe414 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:26 pm

You'll need to edit the .dnm for the visual stuff, and the .dat to remove the gear functionality, which isn't a necessary change
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Re: Landing on water!

Post by ROKAF-15 » Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:42 am

But on some maps, we can land on water while gear is down

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