Hi all, I know this is a difficult question with a lot of ins and outs, but I would like to adapt some AI craft to do some carrier landings and catapult launches. The landing is not a problem, as that is relatively easy to be achieved, but to imitate the catapult launch is something I have not figured out yet how to do without spoiling the other settings (either the AI aircraft do not follow the taxi lines anymore, or they take off in a jiffy but go wild as soon as they reach their altitude or they keep on accelerating to more than 1000 kts and thereby completely lose their stability or they take off a bit too slowly for a catapult launch). Tweaking the aircraft.cfg and the air file did indeed speed up the take off but not as much as I would like to , to realistically imitate catapult takeoff. Is there somewhere some modern AI aircraft carrier fitted fighter to be found? As said, I have reached the stage where AI can decently land on a carrier but the catapult takeoff has given me headaches so far. Trying not to influence landing behavior I only messed with thrust scalar, air intake area, static thrust, zero lift drag, cruise speed, MOI and empty weight. Is there something perhaps that I am forgetting or has nobody yet found the answer? I am working on a scenery for the Arabian Gulf where things are going to be hot as far as I can tell if I have to believe the present rumors: Quote May 25, 2010 DEBKAfile's military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants. Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, in pursuit of his policy of diplomatic engagement with Tehran. For the first time, too, the US force opposite Iran will be joined by a German warship, the frigate FGS Hessen, operating under American command. It is also the first time that Obama, since taking office 14 months ago, is sending military reinforcements to the Persian Gulf. Our military sources have learned that the USS Truman is just the first element of the new buildup of US resources around Iran. It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 US aircraft carriers visible from Iranian shores. The USS Truman's accompanying Strike Group includes Carrier Air Wing Three Carrier Air Wing Three (Battle Axe) - which has 7 squadrons - 4 of F/A-18 Super Hornet and F/A-18 Hornet bomber jets, as well as spy planes and early warning E-2 Hawkeyes that can operate in all weather conditions; the Electronic Attack Squadron 130 for disrupting enemy radar systems; and Squadron 7 of helicopters for anti-submarine combat (In its big naval exercise last week, Iran exhibited the Velayat 89 long-range missile for striking US aircraft carriers and Israel warships from Iranian submarines.) Another four US warships will be making their way to the region to join the USS Truman and its Strike Group. They are the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and guided missile destroyers USS Winston USS Winston S. Churchill, USS Oscar Austin USS Oscar Austin and USS Ross USS Ross. Unquote I already have the CV69 and the CV75 in place as well as some other ships. As for planes, I already have the Fa-18C/ E/F and the A-6 Intruder landing fine on a carrier but, as said before, catapult launch is unrealistically sluggish. Roby PS: I could wait until MAIW comes up with something, but I may be late for the current events.