Looking for some help on AI positioning

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Looking for some help on AI positioning

Post by mel wilson » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:24 pm

Guys..........

I have a little project of my own, which involves the Maddie Beech & Honda.

I have succesfully written flight plans for the above aircraft, and it works ok, what I am missing somewhere, and I have searched through the TTools help pages........... and found nothing.

My home airport is Biggin Hill (EGKB) I have based both the Maddie's there....... I also have installed, a large Beechcraft double hanger, with taxiways in and out.

My question is, how do I get both aircraft to park in said hanger (everytime) once they have landed ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by rd » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:33 pm

You can use AFCAD to assign who parks where.

If you need any more help, let me know.

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Post by jaeger52 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:59 pm

Hey Mel,

Will "Slewing" or "Pushback" serve or even work for what you are trying to design?

I don't know if this is of any help or even of relevance, but back in the 1990's, when I once belonged to VA AirAustralia (remember them?), I was told that for purposes of realism, no aircraft shall enter or exit a hangar with engines running.

Ha ha! Imagine all the flying debris, maintenance paperwork flying about, not to mention accidental engine runups, collisions with other aircraft parked in the hangar, Insurance Premiums! I thought it was a good policy. Question is: can Pushback be configured to move the aircraft forward as well as backward and left and right. That would be the cat's ass!

According to admin at AirAustralia---and for purposes of realism---Slewing or Pushback was the only proper way to enter/exit a hangar before or after engine shut down/start up (simulating tug). I thought it was a pretty neat policy at the time!

Anyhow, my two cents for your consideration.

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Post by rd » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:15 am

Read the post carefully....

Mel is talking about AI aircraft, and not his own. So it doesn't matter, as the sim will move them.

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Post by mel wilson » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:15 pm

I am indeed, thanks RD....... At present, both the Beech and the Honda are parked up on the other side of the airfield, am I right in guessing that the parking codes in the aircraft.cfg file need to match up with those parking slots in the Afcad ?

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Post by rd » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:13 pm

Yessir they do.

Going to work right now, will explain more when I get home.

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Post by mel wilson » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:02 pm

Thanks a bunch RD........... Dont bust a gut over it..... there's no rush.

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Post by rd » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:47 am

Hmmm, let's see, tonights agenda.......

11pm....Home

11:01... Pop a brewski

11:15... Shower

11:30... Fix a small meal (lunch sized)

11:45... finish eating, pop a brewski

00:00... Check emails, and reply

00:15... Check SurClaro forums, ArachnoFreaks, Firehouse, Farmy's, EVT, pop a brewski

01:15 (aprx)... Create Flt 16 and send it off.

01:45 (aprx)... Do 3-4 more textures for the last leg of the Maddie Flight.

02:30 (aprx)... Check into the Mirage, and swap A/B's. Post up pics if mine work/look better. Pop a Dew

03:00 (aprx)... Send email to Big Boss and Fire Chief as to the current status of all fire and rescue equipment.

03:15 (aprx)... Check into Mels AFCAD thingy, and post up pics.

03:45 (aprx)... Pop a Dew. Recheck emails and all forums.

04:15 (aprx)... Hit the sack, after making any replies.


Not a problem Mel. This is an easy night for a change. :twisted:

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Post by rd » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:42 am

ooopsy....

Sorry Mel, didn't get a chance at yours tonight.

However, I will in the morning, before I go to work.

Also, can you send me your .bgl for your scenery and AFCAD??? More than likely, I'll have to modify yours, so it will work.

Crap, past my bedtime....

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Post by mel wilson » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:48 am

Ok Matey.......... only trouble I have with the bgl side, is that there are a few of them, I have been adding bits over a long period of time......... Afcad is no problem.

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Post by rd » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:53 pm

I just need the .bgl with the hangers, so I can install it on my machine. As well the AFCAD file.

This way I know everything works good, as it should. When it does, I'll resend you the modified AFCAD.

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Post by mel wilson » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:19 pm

Standby RD.......... I think I may have cracked it..... I will update a little later

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Post by rd » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:49 am

No problem, I'm here if you need me.

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Post by mel wilson » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:55 pm

Cracked it buddy, got them both where I want them........ Yeeeah. :lol:

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Post by jaeger52 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:24 pm

I am so jealous right now!

Can't wait to see a SurClaro.com hangar situated (anywhere).

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Post by rd » Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:29 am

Glad ya got it Mel.

Wasn't really that hard now, was it???

Send me the texture of you hanger, and maybe I can do something with it, that would be appropriate. :wink:

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Post by capt.PropwashKCHS » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:01 pm

hey mel, did you remember to put the "Thompsons Aluminum Weather Sealer" on your roof after you moved your building ????

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