JMAI F-5 P3D v4

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JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by peluso5 » 16 May 2018, 20:29

Hi:

Poll:

What is the most closer to real military life:

Ladder visible all the time after parking

or

Ladder visible 15 min before departure and 15 min after arrival

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by Firebird » 16 May 2018, 21:29

That is a good question. I know what I think is the logical answer but as the RAF never had F-5s I can't answer that.
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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by peluso5 » 16 May 2018, 21:32

Steve:

Forget the model, how do ground crew do in real life??

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by Firebird » 16 May 2018, 21:45

Oh yes, I understood your meaning completely, Tony.
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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by ahs06 » 16 May 2018, 22:22

Most detachable ladders require the canopy to be open for it to be hung on the aircraft. From what I've seen, alert aircraft are the only ones that always have the ladder on the aircraft. The ladder is normally only on the aircraft the day of a flight or during maintenance. They seem to be stowed alongside the aircraft or completely gone when not in use.
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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by peluso5 » 16 May 2018, 22:46

Thanks ahs06

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by peluso5 » 18 May 2018, 12:46

Hi guys:

Need help on this; I´m trying to do a visibility condition code that shows a part when the Nav. lights are on and hide the part before pushback. this is my code so far:

(A:LIGHT NAV,bool) 0 == (A:LIGHT BEACON,bool) or if{ 0 } els{ 1 }

This code show the part with Nav. lights on and hide the part after pushback.

So I tried to mix the above code with the Visibility condition code for the wheel choks with no luck

(A:GROUND VELOCITY,knots) 0 != (A:LIGHT BEACON,bool) or if{ 0 } els{ 1 }

So is there somebody that could help me on this please ??

THanks in advance for your help

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by Firebird » 18 May 2018, 13:33

Can you post your entire parameter section please, Tony.

It makes it easier to work out the order things are checked.
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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by hschuit » 18 May 2018, 14:33

This is what I use for chocks and ladders:

Show ladder if AI is in pre/post flight stage - NAV is on and model is not moving:

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(A:LIGHT NAV, bool) if{ (A:LIGHT BEACON, bool) if{ 0 } els{ (A:VELOCITY BODY Z, feet per second) 0 == if{ 1 } els{ 0 } } } els{ 0 }
Show chocks if AI is not pushed back or running - BEACON is off and model is not moving:

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(A:LIGHT BEACON,bool) ! if{ (A:VELOCITY BODY Z, feet per second) 0 == if{ 1 } els{ 0 } } els{ 0 }
TBH, most of the ladder models that come with AI aircraft are not very attractive/realistic (in the RW every operator seems to have a different type/color ladder) so personally I do not want them. This is why I love Fernando Martinez models, his Mirages and Tornado's do not have non essential eye candy garbage.

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by peluso5 » 18 May 2018, 15:12

First thanks Henk, will give a try with your code.

Second, so you don't like, chocks, ladder and red ribbons?? if yes is no problem to me to do models without them. right now I'm working in two variations, one close canopy and gas mask on after pushback and the other close canopy and gas mask on at T/O holding point.

If you let me know your wish I can do it, just need to delete those parts

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by hschuit » 18 May 2018, 15:31

A couple of ribbons and chocks are nice, just not ladders or fire bottles. IMHO those things should be part of the scenery, not the AI model (better for performance that way and you can make sure the gse items are of the type which should be used in the scenery).

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by peluso5 » 18 May 2018, 15:34

OK, Henk no problem, will do it

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by hschuit » 18 May 2018, 16:38

Tony, I only expressed my personal opinion, it was not my intention to tell you what to do with your project. if you are converting models for MAIW then I think you should stay close to the original FS9 model and use your own judgement. There are probably many folks out there who expect ladders and whatnot.

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Re: JMAI F-5 P3D v4

Post by Victory103 » 18 May 2018, 17:32

The one thing on F5s similar to the T38, taxi with canopy open makes them look the part. I follow a USN Tiger pilot at NAS Fallon and like the F16, ladders only go on when the crew is ready.
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