Aerial refueling

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Post by Blackhawk11223344 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:02 pm

We need somebody good enough to make a script like the one on the ww3 server. We need to get air to air refuel.
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by ForeverYMonster » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:17 am

maybe we can ask Soji for that in next years release, make it so you call via radio and in a few minutes a tanker is on its way
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by Blackhawk11223344 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:01 am

We had it on the ww3 server.. shouldn't be insanley difficult to do it again. I would be so happy to see this feature in ys

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But Monster, that is an outstanding idea.. I didn't think of that.
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by Barr » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:29 am

I'm sure now that refueling is possible with the refuel truck it's only a matter of adding a couple of lines to the YS code. Then again I'm no coder nor do I know how complicated the ys code is and if Soji has anytime at all.
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by ForeverYMonster » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:06 pm

Blackhawk, It thought that was how it worked, unless there is always a tanker on standby in the air and it just goes and refuels every now and then
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by decaff_42 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:50 pm

Knowing how long it takes for the auto pilot to land, the code might not be all that close to what you are thinking. I've dabbled with some basic programming (VBA, MATlab, etc) and it isn't easy. While it might be possible to have the tanker come to you, I bet it would be more realistic and easier for you to go to the tanker, get pretty close to the right speed (within a knot or so) and then call for refueling. This would be similar to surrendering your aircraft to the 'wingman' role in the code and he tanker would be the lead. The smaller difference in speed, altitude, and heading would in theory make it take less time to sync the two and begin fueling. However I know from experience that the AI has an awful hard time getting aircraft in formation while flying.

However I think the basic assumption here is that the source code allows for refuel/rearm while the ground speed is greater than zero. That is one of the conditions that has to be satisfied for refueling on the ground, so that might be 'hardwired' into the system.

I have no idea how the refueling scripts worked on the old ww3 server, however they might no longer work as certain features have been updated and the programming language features and compiling methods have changed several times.
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by Blackhawk11223344 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:06 pm

But having an ai tanker flying at random, then fly up to it to refuel is still a nice concept.. It would make fighter flights and escorts easier because if you need fuel then fly up to it to refuel. I'm sure there is somebody in the ys community that can do it. I don't know coding or anything like that, but we have great coders in the community. It is mainly on who has time and wants to do it.
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by Barr » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:54 am

Nope. We have to simply pray and wait for the YS god to implement them in a future version.
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by Scarecrow » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:12 am

Blackhawk,

The majority of these "coders" came from the Japanese YS community, not so much ours.
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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by Neocon » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:40 am

Yeah. It's like asking a muggle to cast a series of complicated spell while being attacked simultaneously by an army of Daleks, Imperial Stormtroopers, Borg, Vorlons, and Anubis' Kull warriors.

For just about everybody in the English community it would be pretty difficult, but it would be one of the greatest works of crossover fiction ever made! I want to see that movie! :lol:

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Re: Aerial refueling

Post by Blackhawk11223344 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:41 pm

I know I'm just saying it would be a nice feature. And it would be nice for Soji or somebody else to implement it.
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Post by m88youngling » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:22 am

Isn't aerial refueling like the most difficult thing to do as a pilot?
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Post by Stingx » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:36 am

As a mil. pilot? That and successfully landing on a carrier.

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Post by Welshy » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:27 am

Stingx wrote:As a mil. pilot? That and successfully landing on a carrier.
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Post by Copperhead » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:16 am

Still trying to figure out what that means...
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Post by Barr » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:07 am

Copperhead wrote:Still trying to figure out what that means...

Thats the whole point..
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Post by Copperhead » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:19 am

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Post by Dragon_Mech » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:21 am

logic suggests that the "tanker" aircraft could be a mid-air ground object. i have noticed that on some maps, ground objects are placed in mid air and made to move through the air. all that would have to be done would be to have the ground object move in a set pattern and at about 200 knots.
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Post by NightRaven » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:41 am

Yeah like the CITY-FLASH map there's a KC-10. However, "refuelling" by this method would not work as refuelling requires the player to be at a stop. Also, this thread refers to both refueler and refuelling craft to be player controlled.

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Post by Neocon » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:46 am

For future reference, OpenYS servers make mid-air refueling possible by allowing one pilot to fly a tanker (any plane with enough fuel will work as a tanker) and the other pilot getting fuel.
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