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AI Boat/Helicopter Question

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Is there any chance i could get a lynx or merlin ai helicopter to take off and land on a destroyer or frigate with a hard deck
 

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Nope. AI require airports to land and proper parking/taxi links/runway to take off, which means you could possibly glitch a static oil platform to attract and land AI, but then you'd need to cram parking, taxi and some sort of acceptable runway onto that pad, to get the mto take off again. No vehicle hacked to look like a helicopter will take off vertically from any version of the sim thus far - MSFS promises to eventually add helicopter flight model support, otherwise no version of the sim supports true helicopter flight dynamics - and now you want to combine that into an AI vehicle and a moving boat.

It is an ambition that the simulator will not reward, thus far.
 
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Nope. AI require airports to land and proper parking/taxi links/runway to take off, which means you could possibly glitch a static oil platform to attract and land AI, but then you'd need to cram parking, taxi and some sort of acceptable runway onto that pad, to get the mto take off again. No vehicle hacked to look like a helicopter will take off vertically from any version of the sim thus far - MSFS promises to eventually add helicopter flight model support, otherwise no version of the sim supports true helicopter flight dynamics - and now you want to combine that into an AI vehicle and a moving boat.

It is an ambition that the simulator will not reward, thus far.
not 100% correct, we at AIG have been able to develop a tech-demo for a landing AI helicopter on a moving object:

And with a unique Helicopter FDE they operate like any "real" helicopter but this is only possible with SimConnect based AI traffic and not with BGL.
 

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Very impressive. It might be a little more compelling, if your images include the red AI information, like this:

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That is an AI I taught to take off and land from normal runways, using only simulator processes.

Have you conferred with anyone at FSDT, or FS2Crew? Ya, using SimConnect, these guys have completely customized the ground handling aspect of the simulator. I actually helped FS2Crew develop their addon, I created some of the models, effects and animations. One can literally take an unanimated model of a dog and make it sit up and bark, using external processes.

So I was hoping to use one of your models on an AI flight route, in one of my upcoming sceneries. I know it's a bit premature to ask, considering AI isn't even supported yet, but I remain optimistic. Is this a good place to ask?
 
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germany
so far this has only been prove of concept. But I am sure at some point we will add support for it to AIGTC (already incl. custom AI logic for landbased operations).
 
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SWS is also able to do this. Also just a proof of concept, but incredibly cool

 
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You could probably also do this in P3D using a scenario file (something very much like the FSX mission file).
 
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