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    F-5E Wing Tip Tanks Mod

    Thanks SkateZilla !!!

    Wow, you created that .lua file very fast !
    Is it possible that arg 309 should be 308, that's the one with arg 314 I edited for the example picture.

    Thanks again, great help !
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    #2
    moght be 308 yeah, i typed too quick.

    you might have to add arg value for the rest of the tip loadouts to say arg value 0.0

    Im in my office so I cant test, I also dont have a shape, other then SuperHornetWingtip Pods to test with.

    Might also have to decrease the drag coefficient, as its for a 480 gal size tank and not a 50 gal wing tip, the drag coeff from the Su-27 ECM tip pods would prolly work better.

    I'll post a revised code in a lil bit.
    Last edited 07-27-2016, 09:16 PM.
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      #3
      I need time to clean up some code, because I need a separate EDM for Left/Right Tanks.
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        #4
        Separate L/R Tanks Done, Just need to clean up textures Make a PSD, and get a step by step.
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          #5
          Edit: New Version Posted..
          Last edited 07-30-2016, 04:08 PM.
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            #6
            Skate,

            You do a nice job. can you place the tanks a little back? or are these good placed atm?
            You do a nice job..
            Last edited 07-28-2016, 12:40 PM.
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              #7
              I also think they should be slighly back

              nice job though !
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                #8
                Amazing job mate!! Thanks!!
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                  #9
                  i know, Ima fix that tonight, as I said in the 1st line of my post.
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                    #10
                    That is great! Will the tanks work or are they just cosmetic?

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                      #11
                      I'd assume cosmetic only as the Pylons in the PFM and PSM are not modelled to transfer fuel.
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                        #12
                        I hope you can upload a copy of your F-5E.lua file, did six trials, adding and replacing your text lines, but I still seem to mess it up. ( I'm not an .lua expert but know you can make mistakes quickly and make the file useless )
                        DCS won't start up when I install my edited file ...

                        Thanks anyway for your ultra fast work on this SkateZilla !
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                          #13
                          The tanks look good but they are too far forward, if you'd move them about 20cm backwards they would be spot on. Well done so far!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by TheSnark View Post
                            The tanks look good but they are too far forward, if you'd move them about 20cm backwards they would be spot on. Well done so far!
                            Agree, the tanks must be a bit backwards.
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                              #15
                              Great work! You could probably make them work (sort of)
                              1. add drag/weight to new wingtip tanks. 2. Modify or make new tank (with same fuel capacity) for the center or inner pylons. Make them invisible and loose the drag. You will sacrify some payload doing this.

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                                #16
                                Man, can't wait to see the template released...

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Wine View Post
                                  I hope you can upload a copy of your F-5E.lua file, did six trials, adding and replacing your text lines, but I still seem to mess it up. ( I'm not an .lua expert but know you can make mistakes quickly and make the file useless )
                                  DCS won't start up when I install my edited file ...

                                  Thanks anyway for your ultra fast work on this SkateZilla !
                                  Worked out fine for me, try this JGSME version i made. It only works with the US f-5 SouthEast Asia skin. And whatever numbers i change in the position i cannot move the tanks? Am i missing something?
                                  Thx for the work SkateZilla
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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by VTS|Goose View Post
                                    Worked out fine for me, try this JGSME version i made. It only works with the US f-5 SouthEast Asia skin. And whatever numbers i change in the position i cannot move the tanks? Am i missing something?
                                    Thx for the work SkateZilla
                                    I will resolve the tank positioning within the source 3d file before exporting,
                                    Hopefully tonight or tomorrow, depends on how hot it is

                                    its a Lose / Lose Scenario for a month or so in the summer,
                                    HOT w/ AC ON = Constant Power Outages in my Area due to power draw overloads from everyone's AC Units,

                                    Hot with AC OFF = Unable to Push System too hard to avoid any overheating on the GPUs and Harddisks
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                                      #19
                                      07/10/2017: NOTE, FOR DCS WORLD 2.1, I NEED TO ADJUST TEXTURES and RE-EXPORT, PLEASE STAND BY

                                      *Revised on 10/04/16 To Remove A Step*
                                      Attached is a New .RAR w/ the EDM Files, DDS Files, PSD File, and Instructions are Below:

                                      BACKUP THE F-5E.LUA BEFORE YOU EDIT IT!


                                      Modify the F-5E.lua in NOTEPAD++
                                      (Revised on 10/04/2016)
                                      Under Local TIPs, Add:
                                      Code:
                                      { CLSID = "{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-L}", arg = 308, arg_value = 1.0, required ={{station =7, loadout={"{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-R}"}}}},            -- Wingtip 50 GAL Tank
                                      { CLSID = "{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-R}", arg = 314, arg_value = 1.0, required ={{station =1, loadout={"{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-L}"}}}},            -- Wingtip 50 GAL Tank

                                      Add Loadout Declarations to the Bottom of F-5E.lua, Below the make-tiger() Line:
                                      Code:
                                      declare_loadout(
                                      	{
                                      		category		= CAT_FUEL_TANKS,
                                      		CLSID			= "{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-L}",
                                      		attribute		=  {wsType_Air,wsType_Free_Fall,wsType_FuelTank,WSTYPE_PLACEHOLDER},
                                      		Picture			= "PTB.png",
                                      		displayName		= _("F-5A Wing Tip Aux Fuel Tank 50 U.S. GAL - Left"),
                                      		Weight_Empty	= 15, --kg
                                      		Weight			= 15 +  3.084 * 50, --kg
                                      		Cx_pil			= 0.000244140625,  
                                      		shape_table_data = 
                                      		{
                                      			{
                                      				name 	= "PTB_50_F5A-Left",
                                      				file	= "F5A_WingTipAuxTankL";
                                      				life	= 1;
                                      				fire	= { 0, 1};
                                      				username	= "F5A_WingTipAuxTankL";
                                      				index	= WSTYPE_PLACEHOLDER;
                                      			},
                                      		},
                                      		Elements	= 
                                      		{
                                      			{
                                      				ShapeName	= "F5A_WingTipAuxTankL",
                                      			}, 
                                      		}, 
                                      	}
                                      )
                                      
                                      declare_loadout(
                                      	{
                                      		category		= CAT_FUEL_TANKS,
                                      		CLSID			= "{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-R}",
                                      		attribute		=  {wsType_Air,wsType_Free_Fall,wsType_FuelTank,WSTYPE_PLACEHOLDER},
                                      		Picture			= "PTB.png",
                                      		displayName		= _("F-5A Wing Tip Aux Fuel Tank 50 U.S. GAL - Right"),
                                      		Weight_Empty	= 15, --kg
                                      		Weight			= 15 +  3.084 * 50, --kg
                                      		Cx_pil			= 0.000244140625,  
                                      		shape_table_data = 
                                      		{
                                      			{
                                      				name 	= "PTB_50_F5A-Right",
                                      				file	= "F5A_WingTipAuxTankR";
                                      				life	= 1;
                                      				fire	= { 0, 1};
                                      				username	= "F5A_WingTipAuxTankR";
                                      				index	= WSTYPE_PLACEHOLDER;
                                      			},
                                      		},
                                      		Elements	= 
                                      		{
                                      			{
                                      				ShapeName	= "F5A_WingTipAuxTankR",
                                      			}, 
                                      		}, 
                                      	}
                                      )
                                      Now Modify the Livery description.lua You Use with the Tanks to Load the Textures:
                                      Add:
                                      Code:
                                      	{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankL", 0 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF", false};
                                      	{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankL", 2 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_SPEC", false};
                                      	{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankR", 0 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF", false};
                                      	{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankR", 2 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_SPEC", false};
                                      	{"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS", 0 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS", false};
                                      Now Download RAR,
                                      Extract the .EDMS to /CoreMods/Aircraft/F-5E/Shapes/ Folder
                                      (Wing Tank Shape Taken from T-38/F-5A/B MAX File Created By FastCargo)

                                      Extract .DDS Files to the Livery Folder You want to Use Tanks With, ie /CoreMods/Aircraft/F-5E/Liveries/F-5E/USA Standard/
                                      Attached Files
                                      Last edited 07-10-2017, 03:28 PM.
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                                        #20
                                        Well done Skatezilla, looks just like the real tank!

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