Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by John Young » 12 Nov 2016, 07:10

Thanks guys for the great feedback.

I've asked Greg if he can amend the aircraft.cfg files in the zips with the change needed to [fltsim.10] to make it visible (see Giorgio's post). Sorry about that.

Mike, thanks for the information on the drogues. I had thought about telescoping the hose sections but discarded the idea because of the polygon count needed (+264) but more importantly the 8 extra draw calls (16 if the left and right hoses need to be drawn separately). I guess these would be needed right down to around the 4th or 5th LOD. I think I would prefer flashing them on and off when triggered at altitude. As you say, users probably wouldn't see that happen and it would reduce the draw calls down to 1.

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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by Greg » 12 Nov 2016, 11:26

Both zip files were reuploaded with Giorgio's fix for the aircraft.cfg files. If you downloaded the package after this post's time stamp, then you're good. If not, then you can either apply Giorgio's simple fix or redownload the package and extract the aircraft.cfg file to replace the one you already have.

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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by merlin101 » 12 Nov 2016, 12:40

Thanks again John!
Just one question, if I want to view a a/c with boom down, any particular a/c to follow? I've downloaded the package but yet to install as at work right now!!
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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by John Young » 12 Nov 2016, 14:05

Thanks for updating the zips Greg.

Dave, all of the tankers (KC--46A, KC-767A and KC-767J) will have their boom down between 17000 and 23000 ft.

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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by merlin101 » 12 Nov 2016, 14:47

Thanks John, hopefully get to try them out Monday!
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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by Firebird » 12 Nov 2016, 16:13

MIKE JG wrote:The high end fighters don't have a problem keeping up or catching up, the A-10 on the other hand..... :smt003

I had an A-10 pilot once tell me that they had two throttle positions, Full and idle. He said there wasn't much need for anything in between. I read an article recently where an F-14 pilot told a story about providing CAS over Afghanistan during the early days of OEF. Heavily loaded D model Tomcats had to refuel with one engine in afterburner the whole time to compensate for the weight of the weapons load and the increasing weight from the fuel as it was taken on board. Crazy stuff!
Similar to that, Mike.
In the Falklands the only thing the early FGR2 guys had to use was a Hercules C.1K.
They had to fly so slowly behind the Herk that it needed one engine in burner to maintain the high AoA. The Herk meanwhile was flying balls to the wall.
As any of the pilots will tell you - the fuel transfer rate was only marginally better than the fuel use rate.
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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by TheFoufure » 12 Apr 2017, 19:58

Colombia Air Force have a KC-767-2J6ER/MMTT Jupiter in service.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Colombia ... er/2136444

This aircraft is modified i Israel by IAI.

This aircraft use only wings pods for refuling, and don't have the refueling boom.

John, do you think is it possible to realise this model ?


Brasil avec two KC-767 on order, but based on 767-300

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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by John Young » 12 Apr 2017, 20:23

Not at the moment I'm afraid - not just for one aircraft. If I were to make it at a later date, what scenery would it go in?

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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by TheFoufure » 12 Apr 2017, 21:32

I understand. But if you only remove the Boom on your model ?

For the scenery, I'll have a look where it is based.

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Re: Boeing 767 Military Derivatives

Post by John Young » 13 Apr 2017, 07:38

It's not as simple as that I'm afraid. The boom needs to be removed from 5 LODs x 2 models (FS9 and FSX) = 10 changes. Plus the repaint in 2 formats, plus the aircraft.cfg changes, plus the flight plan, plus the flight plan conversion, plus the manual update, plus the testing x 2, plus the upload time x 2. We don't know what scenery is available to accommodate the aircraft and what changes are needed there.

It really isn't time well spent for a single aircraft for an Air Force that is probably not of main stream interest. Sorry about that.

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