More realistic strobes in FS9...

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More realistic strobes in FS9...

Post by harkonnen » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:15 pm

Hiya. I've noticed during development of the WASPV that when strobes come on along with the rest of your lights upon hitting 'L', if there are multiple strobes on your plane - they all flash in unison. Turn off the strobes by hitting 'O', then turn them back on with 'O' again. If they haven't started flashing separately from each other hit 'O' off and on again quickly and you should get alternating strobe flashes. (If you like them that way.)
If you try it and it doesn't work, chime in here for brief discussion....don't know if your 'Hardware rendered lights' setting affects any of this. Anyway, just a heads up.

Plus I'm not really sure what is the more realistic way for multiple strobes to flash on aircraft, concurrent or alternating. Anyone?
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Post by mel wilson » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:29 pm

I much prefer alternating.

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Post by SU37Berkut » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:31 pm

You know, I never really thought about it. I'll check next flight lesson.

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Oh, maybe, one of the Archers at my flight school doesn't have strobes. (they blew out and are not being replaced :x )
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Post by Cat1 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:11 pm

For you realistic types, there are some aircraft that do synch the wing tip strobes and or the anti-smash lights.
This is done by tying the same trigger line from one power supply to multiple lights, usually only done with the zenon type strobes.
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Post by viche12345 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:39 am

Is there an advantage to synched strobes?
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