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Old 11-08-2017, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hello!

I would like to introduce a project I have been working on. CombatFlite is a flight planning tool for easy package-oriented mission planning, rehearsal and pre-flight preparation. Among many other features, it allows you to plan routes for multiple flights of a package, generate a mission data card and a customized route map, that you can print, save or export to your kneeboard as a .png file. One of the main planned features is the ability to create a data cartridge with flight route, aircraft loadout and aircraft systems settings (for appropriate aircraft types only -- the focus is obviously on A-10C, AJS-37, AV-8B, F/A-18C, but subject to practical feasibility to implement this feature).

The overall goal of CombatFlite is to enhance the combat flight simulation experience by enabling realistic package-oriented flight planning.

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Key features:
- Creation of holding and refueling orbits, CAPs, SEAD CAPs, reference points, polygons and bullseyes
- Easy flight route creation; snapping waypoints to created reference points, nav points, orbits, CAPs, airfields etc.
- When moving a snap-to point (CAP, reference point, AAR orbit, etc.), all waypoints snapped to it automatically move with it
- Nav point and airfield database
- Automated loadout selection according to task
- Cloning of flights for fast strike package building
- Mission rehearsal (playback) via a timeline control with highlighted events (vul times, TOTs etc.)
- Ability to create and export snapshots of critical phases of the mission
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Customizable mission data card, route map and individual route leg maps with navigation info, TCN beacon fix, altitude as AMSL/QFE/AGL
- Option to export the kneeboard, save it as a PNG, or print it
- Data cartridge creation, including flight route, aircraft systems settings and configuration (subject to DCS/module support)
- Basic .miz file import/export capability

Extra features:
- Visibility plot (360° line-of-sight visibility determination from a given point for a given aircraft height)
- Color terrain visualization and highest peak depiction based on SRTM data
- Ability to switch between different raster maps
- Ability to add custom overlays (bitmap imagery)
- Mission overview (total distances, flight durations, average speeds and altitudes of all flights)
- Unit of measure selection to better suit your aircraft
- QFE support
- Fuel/performance calculation
- Different visual themes (including High-Vis and WWII)

Development status:
All the abovementioned features are in various phases of development, many of which are complete. However, it is very much a WIP.

Any input is highly appreciated!
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