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Old 02-23-2015, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Snowbound: A search and rescue mission using the ARK-UD

VFR flight is for chumps. In this mission you're going to be using the ARK-9, ARK-UD, and doppler navigation to find your targets in the middle of a snowstorm.

There are 4 targets broadcasting in and around Sochi. Fly 20km from Sochi-Adler airport to the city of Sochi using the aid of the ARK-9 and doppler navigation. Use the ARK-UD, channels 1-4 to find each pickup. When you finish picking up all 4 targets, Return to Sochi-Adler airport.

Visibility is only 800 meters, theres a 15 knot wind, with a small chance of AK-47 fire.

Questions and comments are welcome.

Please report any bugs so that I can fix them.





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Old 02-24-2015, 01:20 AM   #2
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Nice! I'll be snagging this one in a moment! Wow you are on fire this week Socket7!

I am glad to see so many people showing the Hip some love. Makes me glad I started incorporating it into my vids.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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Ready to fire this bad boy up!
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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I just updated the download files. I fixed a possible bug that might have been making channel 2 on the ARK-UD not broadcast.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:21 AM   #5
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Christ.... what an ending! gotta think how I am gonna survive that!!!!
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Old 02-28-2015, 11:42 AM   #6
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This is a great mission with real powerful wind and snow.
Really enjoying it.
I think I forgot to switch on the pitot heating as all hell broke loose on the way back to base from the rig.

A real Spec ops mission.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:37 AM   #7
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Wow. What a challenging mission!

So I am part way and have just arrived at/near the first SOR. At least I believe I have as I have flown back and forth from different headings and watched for the needle to jump. I've noticed the needle doesn't completely reverse itself, but usually swings about 90 degrees of the track, first one way and then the other.

So I picked a place to land - but nothing happens. So I am either in the wrong spot, or too far way. But I am not sure what the next steps should be to refine the rescue point.

Anyone have any suggestions along this line?
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:17 AM   #8
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Looks like one to try thanks Socket
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:28 PM   #9
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Wow. What a challenging mission!

So I am part way and have just arrived at/near the first SOR. At least I believe I have as I have flown back and forth from different headings and watched for the needle to jump. I've noticed the needle doesn't completely reverse itself, but usually swings about 90 degrees of the track, first one way and then the other.
The locator beacon on channel 1 is on top of a building with 3 soldiers on top. They fire off a flare when you get close, as well as red smoke. There is a text prompt as well.

The ADF needle will occasionally swing around for a moment or two during normal operation, but when you fly past a beacon it will swing around keep pointing towards it. It can take some slow hunting around to find, but if you keep turning to keep the ADF needle at 12 o clock, you will do a perfect flyover of the beacon. I've spent many minutes puttering around that beacon at 20kph trying to find it, and I placed it.

(It's that building type with the tower that has 3 little blocks on the top corners. I have players land on the same type of building in my precision landing mission.)
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:18 PM   #10
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I updated the mission to version 1.2

The only change is enabling the use of labels. It won't help you find much though, units only spawn when you get close enough to trigger smoke / flares. (It's cold out, and they stay in the buildings until they see you. )
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