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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

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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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Which speed is displayed on the Su-33's HUD?

Which is the speed of the tanker?

Both are IAS.

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- 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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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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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.:D. Kn for knots is also technically correct under ISO standards.

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