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Aerial refueling

42.1k GuyFolk  3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    Just testing something new in the 1.11 Beta.
    Aerial refueling to be exact.
    This is another level of difficulty, I was holding my breath the whole time.

    Pinned 3 months ago
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    45 Melogi

    I'm trying so hard to connect the refuel probe but bro I cant it's too hard

    2 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @ShawnJohn20
    That'll be a mess, I'm sure.

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @BBCP117 @rexzion
    It's not too difficult with practice I think.
    I just recently discovered that lower the stick sensitivity helps a lot, like 70% easier, I tried that on stock tutorial plane and it works for me.
    But the biggest problem is judging the depth from a 2D screen lol.

    +4 3 months ago
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    Imagine doing this in multiplayer...

    +1 3 months ago
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    22.9k rexzion

    pilots train for like years ofc it's gonna be hard for regular people
    i've done it and it's not SUPER difficult but yea you kinda have to activate 100% brain usage lol

    3 months ago
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    34 BBCP117

    @GuyFolk well Pilot's have mastered Formation Flying, plus, they have really great Eye-to-Hand Coordination, not to mention the ease of flying with they're top class Fly-By Wire...

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @Nerfaddict
    Come to think of it, I might actually can make auto refueling as well because it is just auto aiming plane (which I've made one) with a few extra steps. (Just shift the point of aim and you get an auto formation flying)

    3 months ago
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    21.7k Nerfaddict

    @GuyFolk reverse engineered from this
    working to make it a "bolt-on" system (it could be put on any aircraft with little to no modification) and to make it more stable and responsive

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @Nerfaddict
    Link?
    That's sound a bit exaggerated to be honest but I'm curious.

    3 months ago
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    21.7k Nerfaddict

    @GuyFolk surprised that someone can do it while manually controlling their plane
    mostly because I found it hard enough that just automating the process via reverse engineered FT code I found was much easier

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @BBCP117
    I really mean Hornet irl.
    Also I just tried tone my stick sensitivity way down and it works far smoother than this video, even with un-assisted drogue.
    My biggest issue with refueling is I sometimes over-correct for drift.

    3 months ago
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    34 BBCP117

    @GuyFolk is it in DCS or in real life? if in DCS then he is probably using HOTAS, that way its easier, its what i use, though i either am 7 knots faster than the tanker or a hundred 50 knots slower, its cunfusing sometimes. but what i do is form up with the tanker to match its speed then allign the with the drogue, then the problem is just to stay in that speed to stay in contact.

    3 months ago
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    me after watching those rudder airbrakes
    do it again

    +2 3 months ago
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    3,889 RC1138Boss

    Ok thanks @GuyFolk

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @RC1138Boss
    It's just my Su-57 with a simple probe on it, go to my profile and it's right there.

    3 months ago
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    3,889 RC1138Boss

    T@GuyFolk I mean the one you used to fuel.

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @RC1138Boss
    450.
    Tanker

    3 months ago
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    3,889 RC1138Boss

    Please link the plane and airspeed u made the tanker go.

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @CC1010 Yeah

    3 months ago
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    2,603 Dathcha

    @GuyFolk flying like 1 mph faster than the tanker works too

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @CC1010
    Magnet is just for the drogue to stick to the probe so you can stay connect to the tanker as long as you like.

    3 months ago
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    42.1k GuyFolk

    @BBCP117
    lol.
    Now I want to know how difficult it is in dcs.
    I saw a vid of a Hornet stay connected to the drogue for 8 mins, I wonder how he fly so smooth.

    3 months ago
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    2,603 Dathcha

    Nah i found a paneled drouge so i can insert just a long fuselage. No magnet needed @GuyFolk

    3 months ago
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    34 BBCP117

    @GuyFolk i always fly the F/A-18C and the A-10C and sometimes when necessary do refuel with them, i guess its time for me to use the MiG-29 for fun and for refuel practice

    3 months ago
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