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Tanker Orbit ME Control


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Reading up on real world tanker rendezvous, there appears to be only one that might be feasible within DCS. Namely RV Echo.

However this rendezvous requires the tanker to pass through the RVCP at a specific time and maintain a specific track tempo.

The request being made here is that we have the ability to control the bank angle of the tanker that it will hold throughout the fuelling process. So we can set 30AOB and it will never turn with anything other than that bank.

The effects of this change will mean we can have a consistent time per orbit and allow us to properly execute tanker rendezvous using at least some semblance of real world procedure.

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135 guy here.  Echo is used mostly for dragging fighters from one place to another, e.g. from their home base to an exercise.  To meet that timing we adjust our takeoff time.  Orbiting at the ARCP is done in RV Delta (point parallel).  RV Alpha is the most common with fighters.  With the new draw tool coming out, folks can make refueling areas on the map.  Your suggestion to manipulate the tanker AOB is still a good idea because the area may be more limited in terms of space, requiring a higher AOB, depending on the situations the mission maker has in mind.


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