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    A/A refueling strange behaviour

    Hi,

    I have been trying to learn air to air refueling for quite some time, but this is what happens every time:

    - I get close to the tanker
    - they extended the basket
    - I get close enough to connect
    - and suddenly, just when i am about to get hooked to the basket, the tanker slows down exactly 4 km/h or 4 kn/h depends on the plane
    - that's just enough to make me overshoot and can't make connection

    This happens every time, I tried Su-33 and F/A-18, same thing.

    I am trying all this on DCS latest beta.

    Am i setting my practice missions wrong, or flying the plane wrong ... I really don't have a clue what is happening.

    If somebody had a similar experience any advice and/or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Ben

    #2
    Why not continue your old post:
    https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=258661
    with added track maybe?

    Have you already tried removing any mods you might have installed?
    G4560@3,5GHz/DDR4-16GB/GTX970-4GB/SATA3-SSD, Win7-64, 27"LCD-FullHD, T16000M HOTAS, customTiR
    Aircraft: FC3, F-14B
    / Supercarrier / Maps: NTTR, PG

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      #3
      What does the "speed" of a tanker or your aircraft mean?
      Is there wake turbulence or not?

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        #4
        Originally posted by draconus View Post
        Why not continue your old post:
        https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=258661
        with added track maybe?

        Have you already tried removing any mods you might have installed?
        Ah yes, totally forgot about that old post, sorry about that.

        Watched again few videos on YouTube, of people doing the a/a refueling, and noticed the same behavior, so the problem is definitely with me.

        Need more practice, I guess.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Fuujin View Post
          What does the "speed" of a tanker or your aircraft mean?
          Is there wake turbulence or not?
          By "the speed" I meant that number in the upper left corner on Su-33 HUD.

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            #6
            There are many speeds to use when flying an aircraft.
            For example, airspeed, ground speed.
            Which speed is displayed on the Su-33's HUD?
            Which is the speed of the tanker?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Fuujin View Post
              Which speed is displayed on the Su-33's HUD?
              Which is the speed of the tanker?
              Both are IAS.
              G4560@3,5GHz/DDR4-16GB/GTX970-4GB/SATA3-SSD, Win7-64, 27"LCD-FullHD, T16000M HOTAS, customTiR
              Aircraft: FC3, F-14B
              / Supercarrier / Maps: NTTR, PG

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                #8
                Originally posted by branac View Post
                - and suddenly, just when i am about to get hooked to the basket, the tanker slows down exactly 4 km/h or 4 kn/h depends on the plane
                Just one detail.
                There is no kn/h. Knot is "mile per hour". And abbreviation is kts.

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                  #9
                  Don't use autothrottle. Get used to jockeying the controls. I consider myself to be pretty good at AAR and I'm constantly making micro-adjustments on stick and throttle as I maintain the refueling position. Don't fixate on your speed. Just fly form with the tanker. Honestly, one of the better ways to train is to turn off the HUD so you just have visual cues to work off of.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Foka View Post
                    Just one detail.
                    There is no kn/h. Knot is "mile per hour". And abbreviation is kts.
                    Seeing how we are correcting things. A knot is actually 1 nautical mile per hour which is abbreviated in the ICAO standard as kt or kts, this is equal to 1.15 miles per hour which is abbreviated mph.. Kn for knots is also technically correct under ISO standards.
                    Last edited 10-01-2020, 10:14 PM.

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