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How to add ramp staircase in the "services.xml"?

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I have created a domestic small airport based on the MSFS default scenery and succeeded to remove the pushback vehicle as it isnt in use at this airport, now I wonder how I program the services.xml to add a ramp staircase as their is no gate jetway either?
Appreciate any help!
Akki
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I've seen the stairs using MCX, you could always extract the model and add it as a new object, change the GUID if you have to.
 
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Not sure I understand what you mean- I was more thinking if I could get the motorized staircase ( available at larger airports default) implemented in the services.xml lines? And call for it via the ATC?
 

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No. I had seen the actual staircases. As to implementing an airstair, to work as an animated jetway, I do not believe that is possible.
You could do the same I'd described to get a static one, or you may be able to implement it to appear and move, but getting an animated airstair to connect to a defined doorway in the model file, I think it beyond the ability of the simulator.

Jetways can do it, because they have a very limited range of travel and the model must be placed exactly in the right spot for the jetway to meet the doorway.

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Add this to the <Services> section for that parking type in your services.xml

<Service name ="BoardingRamp" Filename="Shared\Asobo_BoardingRamp\BoardingRamp" AIType="BOARDINGRAMP" Frequency="1"
SpawnDistanceParkingRadiusFactor="1.0" SpawnDistanceAdditionalOffset="17" SpawnAngleFromParking="-70" HeadingFromParkingHeading="94"/>

Adjust the Offsets and headings to match where you want the boarding ramp to spawn.
 
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OK, now I better understand- and the right expression is ofcourse "boarding ramp".

Great thanks- I will try to implement that in the xml and report back.
 
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I probably added these lines not correct- the ramp do not show up.
I have enclosed the xml that I edited, did a save of the airport bgl in the Project editor in Developer mode and a new Build. (Ive changed the extension to txt to be alloud to be uploaded here.)
 

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Hi, looks good as far as I can tell, did a quick test and added your services.xml to one of my projects and after building the package the boarding ramp shows correctly, this is at a Medium Gate.
So not sure what's wrong on your end, but the xml entry does look correct.

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Peculiar. Can it be my Parking position GA-Large that is the problem? And do you have a way (when it is working) to keep the ramp stay more than 30 seconds? I know the xml is working as I have edited the pushback away from this location as the aircraft depart by a left turn on its own.
 
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Cant achive the Boarding ramp to attend despite of having it implemented in the Services file as discussed and Builded. See enclosures. I wonder if my folder setup is correct?
 

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Ive now found that it is the A320FBW version that prevent the ramp to show up, it works with the standard Asobo version. But why is the ramp disconnection without my request after 30-40 seconds?
 

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