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Old 06-03-2018, 04:03 PM   #41
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I tried it a couple of times and have given up, have moved on to my landing patterns lol. With the Viking I can do alright for a short bit then he starts turning and I'm stuffed. Is the AAR easier with the other tankers?
Make a mission yourself in the mission editor and set the Viking on a long straight flight path. You can get plenty of practice of approaching and staying connected then without having to worry about him making a turn on you. If you're not sure how to set a mission up I'll send you on a simple AAR mission I made.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:06 PM   #42
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It drives me crazy that when you get out of shape they say return to precontact and pull the drogue in. Once they put the basket out it shouldn't go back until we are done or they are out of gas. Having to wait and fumble with the F1 comms is nuts. I have been 5ft from the drogue and they send me to precontact and pull the basket in. Makes me wanna BRRT!
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:09 PM   #43
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HOLY FREAKING COW! That heavy almost took both aircraft out.


And no, air to air refueling is never smooth like the video is showing for the reasons I stated above.
Here is the proof, watch midway through the video for a near mid-air collision between two heavies.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:16 AM   #44
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The tanker appears to move at around 344-345kts, and if you are doing the instant mission, with the weight of that aircraft, I split the two throttles and aim to have them set somewhere around 79-80%. I'm no expert and sorry if this appears, to the purists, to be doing it by the numbers, but it does work for me.

As you get to the pre-contact position, set the two engines to 80-81%, you can gradually reduce these settings to 79% for both, at the point of contact. This should allow you to keep pace with the tanker, with an occasional adjustment usually to just one of the throttles.

You still have to worry about the lateral and vertical alignment, but if you set up early enough, you should be able to connect.

Overall though, the amount of fuel can load, before disconnecting, has increased, perhaps more down to the amount of time I have spent practising
Greyman, thanks for sharing this. Trying this led to my first full refuel. This and setting force feedback to 40% X and Y axis.
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:19 AM   #45
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Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but what is the visual line up reference? The HUD on release seems to be a lot bigger than the one shown in Mavericks video.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:36 AM   #46
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does that thing land on the Stennis? The KC-130?
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:57 PM   #47
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Great tutorial, as always !
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